The counselors at Emmaus Family Counseling Center are dedicated to assisting clients toward personal wholeness, interpersonal competence, mental stability, and spiritual maturity.
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Chris Cole, MA, LPC, NCC
Chris is the founder of Emmaus Family Counseling Center in Sterling, Virginia. He also has served for 14 years as the Director of Counseling and more recently as the Director of Congregational Care at Christian Fellowship Church in Ashburn, Virginia. He has been a network counselor with New Life since 2002.
Mr. Cole utilizes a Biblical framework to think through the issues that people seek help with. He brings many years of pastoral experience and counseling together to effectively bring healing and restoration to people in relationships. Areas of experience include working with men in recovery from addiction, couples counseling, and group work including Making Peace with Your Past. He has trained lay facilitators and implemented support and recovery programs in a local church setting. He lives in Ashburn, Virginia with his wife Helen and their four children.
Chris can be reached via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Connie Edens, LCSW
Connie Edens has over eighteen years of experience as a therapist seeing adults and children, working with individuals, couples, groups and families. She earned her Master of Social Work degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1997, and she became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2000. Her training included work with traumatic brain injury patients and their families. She has worked in community mental health and also at a non-profit counseling center. She has been with Emmaus Family Counseling Center since 2013.
Connie specializes in working with individuals and couples who are experiencing relationship difficulties, parenting challenges, loss, anxiety, depression, or who may have experienced trau-ma or abuse. Her passion is to help clients find spiritual and emotional healing, recovery, and life transformation. She draws from therapy models proven effective by research, including mindfulness and acceptance and commitment therapy.
In her work with couples, Connie uses Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT). Many couples find that over time, negative interactions begin to erode the bond they once shared. Anger, hurt and emotional distance seem to take over. Connie helps partners repair their bond—or even build a stronger bond than they have known before. She is currently working toward certification as an EFT therapist. Connie has been married twenty years and is the parent of two teenagers.
Connie can be reached via email at: email@example.com or by phone at: 571-306-2334.
Marjorie Davis, MA, LPC.
Marjorie Davis is licensed to practice counseling in the state of Virginia and a practitioner at Emmaus Counseling. She received her Masters of Counseling degree from Marymount University in Arlington, VA.
She spent her residency treating adolescent clients in a residential treatment center and in an intensive outpatient program (IOP). She also has experience working in a Hospice setting and an Intensive in Home Counseling company. Marjorie has worked with clients who experience a variety of challenges including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, substance abuse, spiritual/ faith based struggles, family conflict and self injurious behaviors. She considers treating anxiety as her area of specialty. Marjorie utilizes primary cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness techniques in her treatment. She and her husband live in Western Loudoun County, have one young daughter and a few farm animals.
Marjorie can be reached via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Patti Broderick, PhD, LPC.
Dr. Patti McCarthy Broderick was born third of six children in an Army family. Patti graduated from the US Air Force Academy in 1985 with a BS in Engineering. She worked for five years as a civil engineer and an Air Force officer before taking on the more challenging role of mother. She graduated in 1994 from Boston University with a MEd in counseling. She was widowed with three children in 1995 when her husband’s F-16 crashed into the Adriatic Sea. In 1999, she remarried Terry Broderick, a widower with two children of his own. She earned her PhD in professional counseling through Liberty University in 2009. She has counseled in military settings, a veterans hospital, a church and private practice. Her preferred theoretical framework is mostly cognitive/behavioral, with a relational/existential underpinning. She specializes in counseling from a Christian perspective. In her free time, she enjoys working out, playing sports, reading and writing.
Patti can be reached via email at: email@example.com
Beth Mich, MA, LPC, PLLC
Beth Mich earned her master’s degree in clinical psychology from Wheaton College in 1997 and her bachelor’s degree from James Madison University in 1993. Her experience includes work with couples, individuals and older adolescents in both the non-profit and private sectors. Beth uses a psychodynamic approach to assist clients in better understanding themselves and their ways of relating with those significant to them. She strives to help her clients make positive changes personally as well as interpersonally with respect to decision-making, boundary setting, identification and expression of needs, empathy building, etc. She works closely with clients to reach their goals, providing them with encouragement, insight and a faith-based perspective. The primary issues she addresses include: life transitions, single parenting, conflict in marriage, blended families, communication issues, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, parenting of adolescents and premarital work.
Beth can be reached via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jordan De Jong, MA, LPC
Jordan De Jong is a licensed counselor in the State of Virginia and has experience working with adults and teens. She received her Masters in Counseling from Regis University in Colorado Springs, CO. Upon graduating, Jordan joined a community health agency in Colorado working with the Homeless population, meeting individuals in their own community and encouraging them to seek assistance and support to find hope and purpose in their lives.
Jordan enjoys working with individuals processing through trauma, anxiety, addictive behaviors, and struggles with self- acceptance, forgiveness and self-esteem. Jordan utilizes Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to assist clients as they process through trauma, negative self-talk, setting boundaries and limitations and learning to forgive and validate themselves as goals are developed.
Jordan recently moved to the Northern Virginia area from Colorado with her husband and young daughter. She enjoys time with her family playing games and enjoying the great outdoors.
Jordan can be reached via email at: email@example.com
Layla Zickefoose is passionate about helping individuals and families live life to the fullest by offering counseling services. Her first career as news reporter in Northern Virginia was a lot of fun, but after years of writing about people, she decided to do something allowing her to directly serve them.
As a social worker at a special needs therapeutic school, Layla has experience providing individual, group, and family counseling. She enjoys counseling adolescents with emotional and behavioral needs and has a heart for helping people affected by trauma. Layla specializes in serving people struggling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, social anxiety, learning disabilities, and Autism. Her in-depth knowledge of special needs enables her to help individuals with disabilities tackle the unique challenges faced at home, community and schools. She takes a wrap-around approach to counseling and is willing to work collaboratively with families, teachers, and other mental health professionals.
Layla’s approach to counseling is grounded in clinical knowledge and a trust that the gospel of Jesus Christ changes lives. She draws from a combination of approaches including cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness to help clients achieve mental wellness and personal goals. As a Christian counselor, Layla also approaches therapy from the belief that people need help outside themselves which is offered in the truths of God’s word.
Layla graduated with a B.A. in Public Policy and Journalism from Patrick Henry College in 2000. She earned her Master of Social Work degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2012. When she can, Layla volunteers her times with the Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Initiative, an organization rescuing local victims of sex trafficking. In her free time, Layla enjoys spending time with her husband Dusty, serving at Sterling Park Baptist Church where they are members, and being outdoors. Layla and Dusty both grew up in the country and really love being in Virginia’s beautiful country side.
Sarah Bascom is a resident counselor currently working toward her licensure as a professional counselor in Virginia. Sarah graduated from James Madison University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a minor in Family Issues. Sarah also completed her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling degree through Liberty University in 2012. She received supervision for her Master’s internship under both Dr. Patti Broderick, LPC, and Chris Cole, LPC, and looks forward to further supervision under Chris Cole. Sarah is most passionate about working with today’s youth and coming alongside them to help them persevere through the trials they may be facing. Her counseling approach includes but is not limited to cognitive-behavioral and relational theories but believes most importantly that the integration of Christian beliefs and values can play a significant role in the healing process. Sarah has been happily married for over 10 years and has been blessed with three children that keep her quite busy. In her free time she enjoys running, baking and playing with her three small children.
Gregory A. Law, M.D.
Dr. Law is board certified in both General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Hereceived his Doctor of Medicine from George Washington University School of Medicine in 1990. He completed his residency in General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 1995 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He served as a psychiatrist in the U.S. Army from 1995 through 1998 at Ft. Bliss in El Paso, TX. He then came to work for Loudoun Hospital in 1998. He has since been in private practice seeing children and adults primarily between the ages of 6 and 64 years of age. From 2000 to 2013, he also worked with adolescents in residential treatment at Graydon Manor in Leesburg, VA which subsequently became Grafton’s Leesburg campus where he was the medical director.
Dr. Law’s extensive experience ranges from working with youth in a residential setting to working with children and adults through outpatient services. He has a particular interest in integrating a Christian perspective in his work with those who are interested. Gregory can be reached by phone or fax at (703) 436-9941