Donna Janiec, LPC, NCC


Life can be messy and we can get turned around while trying to work through major life transitions or issues that arise. These things can greatly impact our overall well-being, especially if we do not have some effective tools to manage them. It can seem like a daunting task to overcome our life stressors and process through overwhelming feelings that go with them. I would like to help you on your mental health journey; together we can learn how to positively manage life's challenges and celebrate your successes.

In 2018, I graduated from Regent University in Virginia Beach with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. As a licensed professional counselor (LPC), I have been working in private practice and community mental health organizations for 4 years. I primarily work with clients experiencing depression/anxiety, trauma situations and PTSD. I have experience working with clients who struggle with personality disorders. I have been a part of the military community as a "brat", a spouse, and a Department of Defense civilian. I have been using EMDR to assist both men and women struggling with traumatic life events.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 I focus on adults and children, using trauma-focused, cognitive, and dialectical behavioral therapies to help my clients think about the issues they’re facing, viewing them from two sides of a coin or through a different lens. By developing skills to help you think/act differently, and how to interact with others, you can be empowered to enact life changes that are important to you. I will endeavor to work toward building a trusting relationship with you in which you feel heard and valued. Together, we can break down those daunting trials in your life.

Margaret Scott, MSN, PMHNP-BC


I am a board-certified, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I started my career in pediatric nursing almost thirty years ago. My passion for mental health, especially for pediatric and adolescent populations, took root five years ago for personal reasons and has only continued to grow. Through ongoing education, I have progressed from a Diploma in Registered Nursing from our local DePaul Medical Center School of Nursing to a Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University. Promoting education, I continue to serve as a preceptor to other nurses pursuing a career as Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners. 

My nursing background includes experience in Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units, Medical/Surgical Units, Outpatient Treatment Units, Home Infusion and Psychiatry. My local training and experience continues to fuel my passion to encourage and support my clients through their journey to improving the quality of life for them individually and in our community. In my free time, I enjoy socializing with friends and family, reading, and watching movies.

"You are worthy of happiness and peace of mind as there is no shame in seeking help for your mental health.

~David Eickholt

Joanna Martorelli, LPC, LMHC, ATR-BC

I am a creative, energetic mental health counselor licensed in Massachusetts and Virginia with over 13 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and board-certified art therapist. I am comfortable treating adults with various degrees of concerns and/or mental illnesses and have a significant amount of experience working with active-duty military, military families, and veterans. 

My counseling style is warm, interactive, genuine, professional, and supportive to foster self-exploration and expression of feelings in session without fear of judgement. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. 

My approach to counseling is eclectic to meet the needs of my client but often combines cognitive-behavioral, short-term solution focused, motivational interviewing and dialectical behavioral concepts. I can tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. For times when there are no words, I am happy to switch to utilizing metaphor, art or creative arts therapies. When it comes to your treatment, you're in charge. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you.

Lisa Haslam, Resident in Counseling, CSAC


Seeking help and sharing your inner most personal thoughts can seem frightening. Deciding to work towards healing is Empowering. My goal is to make your healing journey as tranquil and simplistic as possible. A quote in which I use to motivate clients is, “The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination” – Carl Rogers

I graduated from Hampton University with my Master’s Degree in Counseling. I have over 10 years of experience working in community mental health organizations, institutional settings, and private practice providing care to children, adolescents, and adult populations. I work with clients who are experiencing depression/anxiety, substance abuse, anger/stress management, coping skills, and grief and loss. I use solution focused, person-centered, and cognitive behavior therapies to empower my clients to develop the skills which will allow them to begin to take steps towards their desired directions and goals in life.   

Abby Fairley, BS, Counseling Intern

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I am a graduate student of Clinical Mental Health Counseling, expected to graduate in August 2024 from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA. I know a thing or two about changing careers since my original path led me to a BS in Chemical Engineering. Through extensive self-exploration, I realized my passion for serving others by empathizing with their life experiences, especially those marginalized by society. I primarily treat adults struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and complex PTSD. 

I have experience treating survivors of sexual assault, interpersonal violence, childhood trauma and neglect, and housing insecurity. Since no two people are the same, I enjoy tailoring individualized treatment plans based on my client's specific strengths, goals, and preferences. I draw from a variety of effective theoretical influences. Person-centered therapy is grounded in the genuineness of the therapeutic relationship, creating a safe and non-judgmental environment. Social Justice and feminist therapies explore how society, culture, gender norms, and other contextual situations affect our functioning. You can expect that I will provide Trauma-Informed Care, promoting the pillars of safety, voice and choice, collaboration, trustworthiness, and empowerment.

            "The key to healing is not just knowing what happened but transforming how the mind, body, and soul still remember it. Most of all, healing is an act of accepting, reclaiming, and being able to love our most wounded and rejected young selves."

 ~Janina Fisher, PhD

Jasmin Sobczack, BS, Counseling Intern


I am a graduate student of Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy, at Regent University and am expected to graduate Summer 2024. I have experience working with teens and young adults as a youth leader for 3 years. I worked with them through transitional stress, career stressors, and navigating family relationships. I also have a certification in SYMBIS (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts), an assessment for pre-marital counseling. 

I have a passion for working with couples and families. Transforming your relationships makes for more balanced lives as well as healthier and happier future generations.  

As a military spouse myself, I am interested in working with military couples and families. I primarily treat adults and teens with anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, stress, and depression. 

I believe counseling is a tool we can use when we have come to a place in our lives where our childhood coping skills no longer work and we need some new skills for the new season in our lives. Our lives should change as we change.