Staff Bio’s

Christopher Doyle, MA, LPC is a licensed professional counselor and Board-approved supervisor in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the founder and clinical director of Northern Virginia Christian Counseling, specializing in the integration of psychology and theology in counseling. Christopher is the author of several books, and has been published in Issues in Law & Medicine and the Journal of Human Sexuality along with many print and online outlets, including Townhall, World Net Daily, The Christian Post, Barbwire, CNS News, and Lifezette. Christopher has been interviewed in hundreds of media outlets, and has been a guest   

on numerous radio and television shows, including The Dr. Oz. Show, Fox News Radio, National Public Radio, American Family Radio, and the Christian Broadcasting Network. His work has been featured in USA Today, CNN, Associated Press, ABC/Fusion, NBC News, AOL, BuzzFeed, The Washington Post, World Magazine, Atlantic Magazine, National Catholic Register, and many more. Christopher earned his master’s degree in professional counseling from Liberty University, and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from Grove City College. He is a father of five children and attends Cornerstone Chapel in Leesburg, Virginia.

Karen E Mann, MS
Earned a Master of Science in Community Counseling from Georgia State University. Karen has vast experience working with children, adolescents, families, and couples. She has received advanced training in grief and trauma and integrates the positive psychology resiliency model to promote emotional wellness. Karen utilizes diverse therapeutic approaches tailored to the client’s needs and circumstances.
                                                                                                                                                                              Throughout her professional career, she has incorporated strength-based and person-centered practices to assist individuals in increasing their coping skills to address a variety             
of life challenges. Her holistic approach explores different unique aspects of each individual including emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and spiritual. She advocates the emotional well-being of her clients, encouraging personal growth and acceptance.
                                                                               Karen believes in discovering an individual’s passions, talents, and strengths while promoting healthy living. She has traveled extensively throughout the United States and abroad, oftentimes working with survivors after disasters. She offers individual, family, couples, and group counseling through in-person and online services.

Lisa Harris, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience working with children, adolescents, and adults to develop skills/strategies to manage day-to-day living. Taking an integrative approach to counseling, Lisa utilizes a therapeutic style of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She also has over 20 years of experience with children that exhibit behavioral/specific learning disabilities. Lisa specializes in working with clients that experience depression, anxiety, stress, and anger management. 

Lisa has received holistic, integrative training. She has been

 

trained as traditional Naturopath, a Certified Wellness Coach, and a Certified Personal Trainer. She has also been a minster for close to 20 years, and has authored two books: “Rebuilding the Temple: A Practical Guide to Wellness,” and “The Five Pillars of Wellness.” An accomplished public speaker in the areas of brain gut connection, overall wellness, and wellness and employee productivity, Lisa has also obtained credentials to teach K-12 Special Education. 

Lisa holds a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University, a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Fayetteville University and is currently working towards a Ph.D. in Psychology.

Hosea Carter, MA has been walking with the Lord since age eight when he had a conversion experience. His faith work has guided his work, from music ministry to work in private industry. He has worked for over 15 years in the Information Technology field as a programmer, technician, and in infrastructure roles at academic institutions in Mississippi. During this time, he began to notice a pattern where people would want to speak to him and have him pray with them regarding personal matters and general issues. Furthermore, with prayer, Hosea acknowledged a call to get training in mental health counseling. In 2014, Hosea graduated from the Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s degree at Marymount University. He then began working with the Phoenix Program, a men’s residential treatment facility, he worked with a psychiatrist, counselors and staff to use a 12-Step approach to address a wide range of substance abuse and co-occurring mental health problems. 

During his practicum, he worked with clients from the Veterans Administration system who presented with traumatic brain injury, post traumatic stress disorder, and substance abuse and/or dependence. Hosea has worked for three years as a community support specialist teaching living skills to special needs young people while helping them integrate into the community. He worked for four years as a crisis counselor for a crisis stabilization unit for men and women with serious mental illness, with the goal to avert hospitalization or as a step-down from a psychiatric hospital. Hosea’s theoretical orientation is psychodynamic, that each client is unique and should be rendered counseling that is tailored to their individual needs. He has a passion for mentoring and believes that there is a place for faith to intersect with a range of career paths. One of his favorite scriptures is Psalm 90:12 “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”

Ann N. Goger, MA MFT  The challenges of life today are many and sometimes we just need a little help navigating those challenges, or simply managing day to day tasks. I have been helping individuals do this for several years. In addition to having a background in Marriage and Family therapy, I have also been working in the field of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) for the past five plus years, initially as a behavior technician and currently as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT). I have spent the entirety of my clinical experience in mental health (four plus years) working with at risk youth and their families, providing a variety of services such as parent coaching, therapeutic mentoring, mental health skill building, TDT (therapeutic day treatment) counseling, Intensive In Home counseling, Multisystemic Therapy (MST), and family counseling. 

The range of diagnoses for clients include anxiety, depression, ADHD, gender dysphoria, Bi-Polar, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), ASD (autism spectrum disorder), trauma, and more.

No challenge is too great or too small. If you need someone to walk with you on your journey of healing and wellness, or some support with becoming the best version of yourself, contact me. I am available for morning, day, evening, and weekend appointments. I can see you in person or via telehealth. My formative training includes an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Kean University in New Jersey and a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University in Virginia.