About Us

In the autumn of 2015, Cheryl Beaudoin-Stehlin and Todd Stehlin formed the Center for Counseling and Growth, PLC.  Our first clients were seen in February of 2016 and, since that time, our Center’s therapists have been able to meet the needs of clients ages 5-75 years who have a variety of mental health issues.  Opening the Center for Counseling and Growth was a natural progression for Cheryl and Todd after working a combined 40+ years in the counseling profession.  From the beginning, our goal has been to serve the mental health needs of our community by extending office hours to include Saturdays, as well as accepting a variety of insurances, including Virginia Medicaid.  We believe in the importance of treating all of our clients and community partners with dignity, respect, and professional courtesy.  

Cheryl Beaudoin-Stehlin, MS, LPC, NCC is the Executive Director of the Center for Counseling and Growth, PLC.  Cheryl earned a Master's Degree in Community Counseling from Shippensburg University in 1991 and a certification in School Counseling from Millersville University in 1994. She has been a National Certified Counselor since 1991 and a Licensed Professional Counselor since 1997.  In addition, Cheryl earned her doctoral degree (Ed.D.) in Organizational Leadership from Shenandoah University in 2011.

Cheryl has provided therapeutic support to children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings.  She has worked with military families and soldiers on an Army base, provided crisis counseling services to clients through a hospital crisis program, and supported positive change in families as an in-home therapist.  Cheryl has also provided brief, solution-focused counseling services to middle and high school students, in the school setting, since 1995.  Finally, Cheryl has provided outpatient counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.

Todd Stehlin, MBA, MA, LPC Is the Director of Operations and Finance at the Center for Counseling and Growth, PLC. Todd earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University (formerly American School of Professional Psychology) in 2007 and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Shenandoah University in 2012. Todd is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia.  Todd has provided counseling services in a diverse range of settings to include community based, outpatient, and residential programs since 1999.  Todd has experience working with a wide range of mental health topics with children, adolescents, adults, and families.   In addition to working with individuals and families, Todd has experience facilitating group therapy services focusing on severe mental health issues.  Todd uses a solution focused and client centered approach to help his client’s achieve their self-identified goals.


Brittany Bishop, MS, Resident in CounselingBrittany earned her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Longwood University and has experience working with clients in home, outpatient, and residential settings. Currently, she attends Widener University as a doctoral student in their Sex Therapy program. While her special interests are in human sexuality and couples counseling, she has experience working with a large variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, substance use, and child behavioral concerns. In counseling, Brittany utilizes several approaches and theories including Family Systems theory, Cognitive-Behavioral therapy (CBT), relaxation therapies, and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). Brittany believes the best therapeutic relationship meets the individual where they are and finds growth from there. When she isn't in the office, Brittany enjoys reading, listening to hours of podcasts, and ballroom dancing.

Rachel Cerretani, MA, Resident in Counseling.  Rachel received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Eastern Mennonite University in 2019. She has worked in higher education settings, nonprofit organizations, schools, and women’s shelters. Rachel has experience providing counseling to a diverse population of clients who are struggling with a variety of mental health issues including: anxiety, depression, family and relationship difficulties, loneliness, recovery, self-esteem, transitional issues, and trauma. She particularly enjoys working with athletes, young adults, and women of all ages. She works from an attachment theory perspective, and she implements interventions that include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, person-centered, and play therapy. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys being outdoors, reading, running, working out, and spending time with family.

Allison FunkMS, Resident in Counseling. Allison earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Eastern Mennonite University in 2019. She has worked with college age students through individual and group counseling, adults in a community clinic setting, and children and teens in an after-school setting. Allison has experience and an interest in working with individuals who are struggling with eating disorders, body image concerns, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), perfectionism, and survivors of domestic violence. She also has experience working with issues such as post-traumatic stress (PTSD), anxiety, depression, grief/loss, relationship concerns, and life transitions. Allison’s style of counseling pulls from a variety of theories, such as client-centered therapy, existentialism, CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), and psychodynamic theories. In her free time, Allison enjoys creating music, kickboxing, and spending quality time with her family and friends.

Marissa Hodge, MS, Resident in Counseling.  Marissa earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University in 2016 and has experience working in settings, such as outpatient private practice, community mental health, schools, and homes. Marissa has experience working with an array of different populations (e.g.  ages 5-84 years old) who are struggling with a variety of mental health issues, such as mood disorders, anxiety, depression, transitional issues, stress, child behavioral problems, and anger management. Marissa has a special interest in trauma and grief/loss issues. She understands that each person faces unique life challenges, and she works with her clients to overcome those challenges. She meets her clients where they are and works with them to achieve their goals for therapy.  Marissa views herself as a counselor and a coach.  She employs a variety of interventions with her clients, including cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), person-centered therapy, art therapy, play therapy, and bibliotherapy (books). In Marissa’s spare time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with her family.

Sarah Shade, M.Ed., Resident in CounselingSarah earned her Master's of Education in Community Agency Counseling from George Mason University.  She has a particular interest in assisting individuals and families cope with major life changes, particular chronic or terminal illness.  Sarah also has experience working with issues such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and LGBTQ+ issues. Sarah has been trained in Impact Therapy, which utilizes a blend of several counseling theories and techniques to provide efficient and effective counseling services. Sarah will work with you to create a treatment plan that meets your unique needs.  Away from work, Sarah spends time binge-watching Netflix, participating in community service projects, and belting out showtunes from musicals.