Heather is a licensed professional counselor with experience in a variety of settings, including domestic violence and sexual assault crisis agencies, community clinics, and a university setting. She has worked with students dealing with sexual assault and abuse, dating violence, and LGBT issues, as well as anxiety and depression. Heather currently works with individuals ages 12 and up to address their mental health concerns and meet each client's unique therapy goals.
A variety of life experiences have shaped the approach Rose takes to providing therapy. Appreciative of how body, soul, and spirit interact to affect the whole person, she considers the impact of each of these areas on an individual in treatment. Rose encourages awareness of personal strengths and inner resources. Through use of supportive presence and expressive modalities such as journaling, art, sand tray, role-playing, puppets, and therapeutic games, she facilitates getting in touch with areas affecting well-being and moving towards personal empowerment and growth.
Her areas of expertise include children and adolescents, women of all ages, and families, dealing with loss, depression, adjustment, and self-esteem issues. Rose is a member of the Virginia Association for Play Therapy.
Bonita H. Jantzi, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, has many years of experience in the social work and mental health fields. In addition to her practice at Newman Avenue Associates, she has provided services in a variety of settings including an outpatient behavioral health center, a retirement community, and a foster care agency. Prior to her work as a licensed therapist, Bonnie worked as a social worker for the Department of Social Services.
Using her training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Bonnie has extensive experience working with persons who have problems with anxiety. With her experience and insights regarding life's journey characterized by losses, grief and change, she maintains an ongoing interest in working with older and retired adults and persons with chronic illness. Bonnie sees adults of all ages addressing a wide range of mental health concerns.
Jenny A. Kuszyk is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked in a variety of clinical settings including inpatient hospitals, outpatient mental health clinics, in-home with families, public schools and in private practice. Her interest in health and wellness lead to a holistic approach in her practice.
Jenny specializes in Certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for treatment of complex childhood trauma and attachment disorders, and is a certified mental health and child specialist for collaborative law cases.
Saranna, a licensed clinical social worker, joined NAA after working in a variety of community and private settings including the Department of Social Services and a Community Services Board. She believes that counseling is based on a mutual relationship of trust and respect. She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy with an emphasis on solution focused treatment to help individuals, couples, families and groups to improve their current well-being.
Saranna is experienced working with individuals and families in crisis stemming from emergency mental health issues including grief, trauma and substance abuse related issues. She is trained to provide critical incident stress management to both the fire and police departments as well as community members. She is also skilled in empowering those with more serious mental health needs to move towards stability and recovery.
Mercy joined NAA after working at a university counseling center. She particularly enjoys working with young adults and the unique challenges and opportunities they face as they engage in the process of identity development, individuation from family of origin and creating meaningful and intimate relationships.
She has experience providing counseling services to a diverse population presenting a wide range of issues, including working with a multidisciplinary treatment team for eating disorders. Currently, she also provides workshops on eating disorders for both health professionals and the general public. Mercy strives to engage clients in a therapeutic process where clients feel safe to explore and learn about themselves, try new skills, and achieve their own individual goals for change.
Sandra, a Psychiatric Licensed Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, has many years of experience in the inpatient and outpatient mental health fields. Her Master of Science Degree in adult mental health nursing has helped her develop a variety of clinical skills that she applies in her outpatient practice. Sandy specializes in working with adults, adolescents, couples, and families who are struggling with psychosocial problems that are interfering with their life. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT, and anxiety and stress management to help individuals with health issues such as fibromyalgia, chronic pain, insomnia, depression, mood disorders, panic disorder, and chronic illnesses.
Sandy believes that stress management and self-care are vitally important to balance day-to-day stressors that can impact one’s life. Her therapeutic approach is interactive, supportive, and educational. She is an honorary member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, PI MU-AT- LARGE Chapter, James Madison University and Eastern Mennonite University.