Christopher Doyle, LPC, CCTP

Christopher is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional in the commonwealth of Virginia, and the Founder/Clinical Director of Northern Virginia Christian Counseling. Living and working in the Washington, D.C. area, Christopher has fifteen years of experience practicing with individuals, couples, and families. He is internationally known for his intensive family therapy model Healing the Family, an evidence-based family systems therapeutic approach (

Christopher is the author of several books, and his therapeutic work has been published in scientific peer-reviewed journals, including Issues in Law & Medicineand the Journal of Human Sexuality, along with many print and online outlets. He has been interviewed and featured in hundreds of media outlets, including The Dr. Oz Show, National Public Radio, CNN, NBC News, USA Today, Associated Press, ABC/ Fusion, Fox News, AOL, BuzzFeed, The Washington Post, World Magazine, The Atlantic, and many more. 

When he’s not working with families, Christopher enjoys cycling and exploring the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains in western Loudoun County, Virginia with his five children!

Karen E Mann, MS

Karen 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.

Hosea Carter, MA
Hosea 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. During his work career, he worked for over 15 years in the Information Technology field in programmer, technician, and infrastructure roles at academic institutions in Mississippi. He is skilled at providing customer service and working with a diverse population. His success in private industry has been linked to his ability to work with different cultures by facilitating a warm atmosphere. 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 2011, Hosea started the Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s degree at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia where he graduated in May 2014. During his educational path at Marymount, he completed a practicum at Phoenix Program, which is under the umbrella of Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic. At 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 also worked a semester of Internship at Arleigh Burke Pavilion, a Vinson Hall Retirement Community program, which was started to provide a retirement community for military officers’ wives. Arleigh Burke Pavilion, which is named in honor of the late United States Navy Admiral Arleigh Burke, provides skilled nursing, in an assisted living environment. It promotes physical and spiritual well-being by offering fitness programs, group activities, health services, pastoral support and counseling services/social services.
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 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.” Hosea does not see this as literally numbering the days left to live, but one where it teaches us to value each day and live in the present moment, with an outlook toward the next life.
Hosea has served as Pianist, Minister of Music, Sunday School Teacher, Treasurer and other roles in churches across Mississippi and as Hospitality Team member, Productions Team member, and Special Needs Buddy/Mentor at his church in Fairfax, Virginia.

Ann N. Goger, MA MFT, B.A., MSTT, QMHP A/C, RBT

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.

Juan P. Barrios, MA

Juan has a passion and love for helping others expand and integrate strengths to build a meaningful life. Juan is fluent in Spanish and English, with over a decade of experience working with adults and children ages 6-17. He has a background in social services, crisis/conflict resolution, school settings, severe mental health needs, suicidal ideation, disabilities, and relationships.

Specializations: anxiety, depression, trauma, family conflict, and relationship difficulties.

Juan has coordinated interventions and strategies for youth, families, homeless outreach, mission trips, and created retreats for many parishes in the NOVA area. Through his work Juan has been inspired by transforming the lives of others, embracing a lifestyle as a devout follower of Christ, and the intrinsic value of the human person.

He also has a background working with at risk youth interventions and juvenile detention. He incorporates Values-ACT, CBT, Family Systems, Solution-Focused, Person-Centered, and Humanistic elements. Juan utilizes perspectives of truth, freedom, care, and scripture. He helps others expand and integrate strengths to build a meaningful life.

Mi objetivo es ayudar a mejorar lo que es útil, y crear una vida internal positiva.

Scriptures incorporated:

Psalms 86:5: 5 You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to


Philippians 4: 5-7: Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.

Juan has a Master’s in Counseling and Development through GMU, a Post Master’s Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and BAs in Psychology and Conflict Analysis.