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 6-90 years who are struggling with a variety of mental health, adjustment, family, marital,school, work, and life 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 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.  

CCG Management

Todd Stehlin, MBA, MA, LPC Is the Chief Executive Officer 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. He has provided counseling services in a diverse range of settings, including community based, outpatient, and residential programs since 1999.  Todd has experience working with a wide variety 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, and he is a registered Supervisor for Licensed Residents in Counseling with the Virginia Board of Counseling.  

David Beaudoin, BA is the Chief Financial Officer for the Center for Counseling and Growth, PLC. As the CFO, David executes the Center's financial strategies and he manages all accounting procedures. David works closely with Cheryl and Todd to develop plans for the growth and expansion of the Center. Finally, David is responsible for all insurance billing, as well as for the reconciliation of client accounts.

Cheryl Beaudoin-Stehlin, MS, LPC, NCC is an Owner and Managing Partner 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 no longer offers outpatient mental health counseling services to clients. Instead, she assists Todd in managing the Center. In addition, she is available to provide mental health trainings, as well as team-building trainings, for community partners.


Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed Clinical Social Workers
 Allison FunkMA, LPC. Allison earned her Master's degree from Eastern Mennonite University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2019 and earned her title as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in 2021. She has experience working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders/disordered eating, personality disorders, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and a variety of other disorders. She has a special interest working with adolescents/adults who want to address issues related to self-esteem/body image, identity exploration, spiritual growth, and creating meaning in life. Allison utilizes an integrative approach pulling from theories such as existentialism, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), person-centered therapy, feminism, humanistic, and psychodynamic therapy. She believes that therapy should be a safe space filled with acceptance, non-judgement, and compassion to help clients feel empowered to make positive, lasting change. Allison is an ally to the LGBTQ+ community and openly welcomes individuals of all races, religions/spiritualities, gender identities, gender expressions, and sexual orientations. In her spare time, Allison enjoys creating art/music, reading, and spending time with her friends and family.

Kristen Scaife, MSW, LCSW (telehealth/online only). Kristen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from SUNY Stony Brook in 2004 and her Master's degree in Clinical Social Work from NYU in 2006. She has experience working with client who are struggling with symptoms of substance use, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety disorders, depression, other mood disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and chronic illness/pain. Kristen has a special interest in issues involving pregnancy, infertility, chronic illness/pain, and caring for aging/dependent loved ones. She draws from a variety of therapy models to help her clients to meet their therapeutic goals, including, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Ego Supportive Therapy, Mind/Body Therapy, and Trauma Informed Therapy. She believes that all people are capable of growth, and she sees it as the therapist's role to provide a safe and supportive relationship to facilitate that growth. In her spare time, Kristen enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, hiking, knitting, and reading.

Sarah Shade, M.Ed., LPCSarah is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who earned her Master's degree in Community Agency Counseling from George Mason University in 2018. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults who are navigating the symptoms of depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, trauma, and grief. She has a special interest in working with members of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as with clients who suffer from chronic pain and/or chronic health conditions and their caregivers. Sarah draws from a variety of therapy models to help her clients to achieve their desired personal growth, including existentialism, trauma-focused approaches, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). She believes that a strong therapeutic relationship is as the core of the collaborative therapeutic process, and that the most profound and lasting changes occur when past wounds are confronted, processed and healed. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys volunteering with community service projects, watching musicals, cooking, and spending time with her friends and rescue dog.

Anna Swogger, MA, LPC (telehealth/online only). Anna is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who earned her Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2016. She has experience working with clients who are struggling with symptoms of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and a variety of other diagnoses. Anna has a special interest in working with children, adolescents, and adults who want to improve their overall social, emotional, and behavioral well-being. She draws from a variety of therapy models to help her clients to meet their therapeutic goals, including Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Anna believes that clients are central to their healing and, by building rapport with a therapist, they will feel supported, encouraged, and motivated to change and grow so that they may reach their goals. In her free time, Anna enjoys being outside, watching hockey, and spending time with her family.

Natalia Tague, Ed.S, LPC, ACS, CCTP (telehealth/online only). Natalia is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who earned her post-Master's degree in Counselor Education, with a focus on Marriage and Family Therapy, from the University of South Carolina in 2011. She has experience working with clients who are struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, relational and marital conflict, LGBTQIA identity conflict, domestic violence, and other mental health disorders. Natalia has a special interest in working with clients who have experienced domestic violence, familial conflict, are struggling with issues of identity, and/or with adjustment to a new culture. She draws from a variety of therapy models to help her clients to meet their therapeutic goals, including Family Systems Therapy with a specialization in Strategic and Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and the Person-Centered Approach. She believes that psychotherapy is the practice of healing, and fostering personal growth and adjustment to change. Together we will do just that. Together, we will navigate through the challenges that are keeping you stuck, and we will identify possible resolutions so that you may live a more fulfilling life. In her spare time, Natalia enjoys traveling, cooking, and hiking with her dogs.



Licensed Residents in Counseling

Marissa Hodge, MS, Licensed Resident in Counseling. Marissa earned her Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University in 2016. She has experience working with clients who are struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, ADHD, and bipolar disorders. She has a special interest in working with clients who are struggling with transition issues and social anxiety. Marissa draws from a variety of therapy models to help her clients to meet their therapeutic goals, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Brief Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She believes in meeting her clients where they are (emotionally and mentally) while supporting and guiding them to achieve their therapeutic goals. In her spare time, Marissa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, traveling, reading, and playing ball with her Goldendoodle, Logan.

Alexandra Lorraine, MA, NCC, Licensed Resident in Counseling. Alexandra eared her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Nicholls State University in South Louisiana. She has experience working with adolescent and adult clients who are struggling with a variety of issues, including anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, and interpersonal connections (e.g., family and relationship issues).  Alexandra draws from a variety of therapy models to help her clients to meet their therapeutic goals. In particular, she uses techniques from Solution-Focused therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Alexandra's goal is to establish a safe, trusting, respectful, and supportive counseling environment through which her clients may discover and understand their emotions, thoughts, and experiences. In her spare time, she enjoys reading various genres, doing yoga, exercising with her dog (Stella) by her side, and spending time with the meaningful people in her life.

Alexander Mitchell, MAC, M.Div, Licensed Resident in Counseling. Alex earned his Master's degree in Counseling from Eastern Mennonite University in 2016. He has experience working with clients who are struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, interpersonal difficulties, family disruptions, identity, and goal-setting. Alex uses Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Person-Centered, Existential, and Solution-Focused modalities to support clients in reaching their goals. He understands corrective emotional experiences and relationships are what lead to change both in therapy and in one's personal life. In his spare time, Alex enjoys weight lifting, running, playing video games, reading, and learning about new ideas with friends.

Daniela Otoya, MA, Licensed Resident in Counseling. Daniela earned her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2020. She has experience working with clients who are struggling with symptoms associated with various mental health disorders, including autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, intellectual disabilities, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and bipolar disorder. Daniela enjoys working with culturally diverse populations, and she is bilingual (fluent in Spanish). Her central therapeutic modality is person-centered, alongside of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) and psychodynamic theory. As a therapist, Daniela is genuine, empathetic, and non-judgmental while assisting her clients in creating the change that they want to see. In her spare time, she loves relaxing by the river. She also has a great love for hiking, yoga, reading, meditating, art, music, and spending time with people.

Eeremene Piaro, MS, Licensed Resident in Counseling. Eeremene received her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Clayton University. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults who are struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief, trauma, autism spectrum disorder, LGBTQ+ issues, life stage transition difficulties, and other mental health disorders. Eeremene uses a holistic approach when providing services to her clients. She is skilled in the use of various therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution-Focused therapy. Eeremene is passionate about making therapy culturally relevant for her clients. In her spare time, Eeremene enjoys meditating, practicing yoga, kayaking, painting, gardening, salsa dancing, interior designing, biking, and attending the theater.


Darris Wallner, MA, Licensed Resident in CounselingDarris earned his Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Union College in Barbourville, KY. He believes that the client-therapist relationship is crucial to success and leverages clients' strengths to help them to achieve their goals. Darris draws from a variety of therapeutic models, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Solution-Focused Therapy. He has a special interest in working with adolescents, adults, and couples to address issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship difficulties. In his free time, Darris enjoys listening to podcasts, as well as spending time with his wife, daughter, and 9 cats.