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.

Cheryl specializes in assisting adolescents, adults and families in meeting their personal or professional goals through the therapeutic process. She uses a variety of techniques to assist her clients in learning how to successfully manage their symptoms related to depression, anxiety, stress, anger, grief/loss, mood disorders, family conflict, and school/employment issues as they work toward a restored state of well-being.  She believes in a client-centered, goal-driven approach to counseling. Therefore, the goals and needs of her clients always drive the therapeutic process.

Cheryl is a trainer for the Prevention of Adult Sexual Misconduct in Schools, as well as Threat Assessment in Schools.  She is experienced in working with school teams to evaluate their overall effectiveness and to address conflict/discord on the teams. She was listed as an approved facilitator of team maintenance (effectiveness) meetings in Pennsylvania.  Finally, she has led crisis responses in schools related to the serious injury or death of school community members since 1991. 

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.

Counselors

Candace ThompsonM.S., LPC, NCC. Candace is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. Candace earned her Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University and has experience in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Candace enjoys working with many diverse populations and uses an existential-integrative approach, emphasizing client-centered and meaning-centered therapy. She uses art, music, and bibliotherapy in individualized sessions with adolescents and adults. Candace also enjoys working with young clients and their parents/guardians in adjusting to changing family dynamics and school-related concerns. Her passion for life extends to her hobbies as an outdoor enthusiast and adventurer. Candace can help you achieve your therapy goals and improve overall well-being.

Meghan Davis, MS, Resident in Counseling. Meghan earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Hood College and has experience in in-home and outpatient settings. Meghan specializes in the area of grief and loss, earning a second Master’s Degree from Hood College in Thanatology, the study of death and dying. Although her specialization is in grief, she has experience working with many issues, including depression, anxiety, teens issues, sexuality, and relationships. Meghan takes an individualized approach to therapy, using techniques and theories from a number of approaches to help her clients adjust and grow through their unique experiences. While techniques are important, Meghan understands that the therapeutic relationship is at the foundation of meaningful change. Outside of the office, Meghan enjoys spending time with her family and listening to all kinds of music.

Catherine Patterson, MSEd, Resident in Counseling. Cathy earned a Master of Science (MS) degree in counselor education from Old Dominion University. She has provided therapeutic support to children, adolescents, and adults through outpatient individual and group therapy. Cathy’s experiences have involved working with clients who are struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, anger, stress, grief/loss, and mood disorders. Her special interests include assisting clients who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as those who have been affected by trauma.  She often uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques when working with her clients; however, she employs a variety of therapeutic strategies to meet the individualized needs of each client. Cathy believes in meeting her clients where they are in life. She enjoys helping people.  Therefore, in addition to her residency in counseling, Cathy has volunteered at Blue Ridge Hospice and the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging.  

Hope Wisler, MSW, Supervisee in Social WorkHope earned her Masters of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient offices, schools, and homes. She works primarily with children and adolescents who are struggling to manage tough emotions and experiences. She works to empower children and their families to transform these struggles into meaningful growth and development. She often utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Bibliotherapy (books), Art, Play, Mindfulness, and Solution Focused Therapy as tools for this transformation. She is also a Certified Yoga Instructor and enjoys practicing yoga, hiking, and spending time with her family and dog.