Staff

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Carl Siegel, PhD

The Reverend Dr. Carl Siegel, Clinical Psychologist and an ordained Episcopal clergyman, joined the staff of PC&CC/The Imago Center in 1990. Dr. Siegel is the Executive Director of the Imago Center. Dr. Siegel specializes in Imago Relationship Therapy and dynamic approaches to individual, couples and group therapy to address anxiety, … Continue reading
Anne Contee

Anne Contee

Presently, Anne is completing a second Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Loyola University’s Pastoral Counseling degree. Anne will be providing professional counseling services, integrating a holistic approach which emphasizes the connection of mind, body and spirit. Anne lives and instructs authentically and holistically, encouraging alignment of mind, … Continue reading
Caroline Bernhardt-Lanier

Caroline Bernhardt-Lanier, MS, MEd

Areas of Focus: -Couples Caroline is passionate about Imago Relationship Therapy and enjoys helping couples experience deeper connection, healing, wholeness, and joy in their relationship. –Individuals She has experience working with adults struggling with depression, anxiety, anger, self-esteem, and interpersonal issues. –Multicultural Issues French and American, she has lived in … Continue reading
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Ciara Simonson

Ciara Simonson, M.Div., brings a heart of compassion, genuine care and empathic understanding in her counseling practice. She serves as a counseling intern under the supervision of the licensed clinical supervision team at the Pastoral Counseling and Consultation Center. Ciara’s approach to working with clients includes a combination of cognitive … Continue reading
Hayley Hoffman

Hayley Hoffman

Hayley Hoffman is a Counselor Intern who approaches counseling from a psychodynamic base with attention to mindfulness and behavior therapy strategies. The core of her practice is rooted in Rogerian “unconditional positive regard” for her clients and the value of a safe haven for exploring vulnerability and change in areas … Continue reading
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Joanne Comstock, PhD

Joanne intentionally incorporates people’s openness to religion and spirituality into the counseling setting to promote the client’s psychological and emotional healing and flourishing. Joanne continues to be interested in the interconnection between positive psychology and spirituality, focusing on people’s strengths to promote growth and well being. She has worked with … Continue reading
Kelly Brown

Kelly Brown, MS

Kelly D. Brown is a counselor intern who takes a caring and compassionate approach to therapy, believing that every person’s experience is unique, endeavoring to understand the depth of each client’s individual perspective, and committing to addressing their specific needs through the client-therapist relationship.   Faith/Spirituality. Kelly believes faith and … Continue reading
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Lena Aburdene Derhally, MS, LPC

I am a firm believer that people can have healthy, happy and fulfilling lives in both their relationship with themselves and with others and it is my goal for each client to help them achieve that.  I believe that psychotherapy is so much more than the client talking to me … Continue reading
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Nicole Twaalfhoven, MS

After having spent two years in the DC and Virginia school systems as a counselor, Nicole decided to take a more clinical approach by going back to school and getting fully trained as a mental health therapist. She now sees individuals, couples and families. Services offered Nicole provides mental health … Continue reading
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Rebecca Sears, MDiv, LPC

Rebecca Sears has been in practice as a pastoral psychotherapist since 1986. As a Clinical Instructor with the Institute for Imago Relationship therapy, she is now training clinicians and other professionals in Imago Relationship Therapy. Deeply rooted in the healing and growth potential of Imago Relationship Therapy, Rebecca is passionate about … Continue reading
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Robert Gordon, MSOD, MA, MS, LGPC

Bob employs a whole-person approach to coaching that helps his clients achieve balance and harmony in relationships, work, and the spiritual aspect of being human. He is experienced in working with clients on life purpose, calling, and career; relationship and marriage; addiction and recovery (including sex, love, spending, and internet); … Continue reading
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Tory Joseph, M.Ed., LGPC

Is there too much tension, conflict, disrespect or indifference in your relationship with a loved one?  Is being a parent too stressful?  Are you struggling to find balance and peace in your family life?  Maybe you have a child who is challenging and you are feeling overwhelmed or locked in … Continue reading

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