Providing Psychological Healthcare Since 1983
HOWARD J. BIERENBAUM, Ph.D.

Education:
  • Yale University, B.A.
  • University of Rochester,
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston

Professional Affiliations/Credentials:
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Former Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology, College of William and Mary


Practice Description:

Specializing in treatment of children, adolescents and families; couples and individual adults.

FREDRICK P. FRIEDEN, Ph.D., ABPP

Education:
  • Old Dominion University B.S.
  • Radford College, M.A.
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Ph.D.

Professional Affiliations/Credentials:
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Board Certified in Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology
  • Board Certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, College of William and Mary


Member of:
  • American Psychological Association
  • Tidewater Academy of Clinical Psychologists
  • Virginia Psychological Association
  • Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists
  • Fellow, American Academy of Clinical Psychology

Practice Description:

In my private practice with children, adolescents and adults I offer a range of individual, marital and family psychotherapy services. I see psychotherapy as a creative challenging process where motivated individuals learn alternative approaches to dealing with problems in living and interpersonal relationships. I want my services to be a positive and meaningful learning experience for my clients. My recent professional interests include working with individuals who are struggling with stress, depression and anxiety, couples dealing with marital and sexuality issues, and children (and adults) dealing with ADHD and autism spectrum disorders.

NAOMI S. GOLDBLUM, Ph.D.

Education:
  • University of Pennsylvania, BA, Psychology
  • Michigan State University, MA, PhD, Clinical Psychology

Professional Affiliations/Credentials:
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
  • Tidewater Academy of Clinical Psychologists
  • Virginia Psychological Association


Practice Description:

I have been a psychotherapist for over 25 years and I treat children, adolescents and adults. The individuals I work with fall into three groups. One group is seeking assistance for an emotional problem, whether they see it in themselves, or perhaps a child. These individuals may be struggling with a concern such as depression, anxiety, or ADHD, which could be impacting life at home, school or work. Another group are those that have experienced a specific loss or trauma, including divorce, emotional abuse, or sexual abuse. They need help facing the loss, rebuilding their lives, and moving forward. The third group is seeking assistance with health or wellness concerns. Some are looking for help with specific habits, like smoking or eating, while others are in need of relaxation training and stress management to cope with a medical concern such as chronic pain. Whether individuals are looking for help with emotional or physical concerns, my focus is on helping them develop skills to manage their challenges more effectively. I have extensive training and experience in cognitive-behavioral therapy and family therapy, with children and adults. I have certification in hypnotherapy and have completed Level II training in EMDR.

ALISON MASCALO, Ph.D.

Education:
  • The Ohio State University, B.A.
  • University of Connecticut, M.A.
  • University of Tennessee, Ph.D.

Professional Affiliations/Credentials:
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Past Board Member and President, American Anorexia/Bulimia Association of Virginia, Inc.


Member of:
  • Virginia Psychological Association
  • Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists
  • American Psychological Association

Practice Description:

As a practicing clinical psychologist for more than twenty years, I have worked in college counseling centers, hospitals, and private group practices. Over the years I have refined my clinical specialties to include eating disorders, couples therapy, and depression and other mood disorders. Being a military spouse, I have a special interest in working with military families as well.

CATHLEEN A. REA, Ph.D.

Education:
  • University of Winnipeg, B.A. (Honours)
  • University of Virginia, M.Ed., Ph.D., School/Clinical Child Psychology

Professional Affiliations/Credentials:
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Federal Advocacy Coordinator, Virginia Psychological Association
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Riverside Family Practice Residency Program
  • Former President, Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists
  • Former Assistant Professor, Eastern Virginia Medical School


Member of:
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists (VACP)
  • Tidewater Academy of Clinical Psychologists (TACP)
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)
  • Virginia Collaborative Professionals (VaCP)
  • Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Tidewater (CDST)
  • Collaborative Divorce Solutions of the Virginia Peninsula (CDSVP)

Practice Description:

My practice primarily addresses assessment and psychotherapy with children and families concerning emotional, behavioral, and developmental issues, including psychological testing. I have special interests in family loss issues (bereavement, separation/divorce transition, relocation), co-parenting consultation and collaborative divorce, preschool concerns, adjustment struggles associated with Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism, and ADHD/learning problems. I utilize a play and problem solving approach that respects a child’s ability to reflect on his/her own circumstances and to make changes based on that awareness, and I very much believe the family (parents, siblings, and extended family) is an important part of that change. Referrals come to me by way of medical, attorney, and school offices, and self-referrals are welcome!

GREGORY ANDERSON, Ph.D. (Independent Contractor)

Education:
  • University of Iowa, B.S.
  • Eastern Kentucky University, M.S.
  • University of Kentucky, Ph.D.

Professional Affiliations/Credentials:
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Clinical Member, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Consultant, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
  • Member, American Academy of Pain Management


Practice Description:

I specialize in the treatment of children, adolescents, adults and the elderly, and provide individual, marital and family therapy, clinical hypnosis, pain management and psychological testing for ADHD, memory and learning disorders.

MICHELLE LANGE, Psy.D. (Independent Contractor)

Education:
  • College of William and Mary, B.A.
  • University of Hartford, Psy.D.

Professional Affiliations/Credentials:
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Instructor, Psychology Department, Christopher Newport University


Practice Description:

In addition to working regularly with people experiencing depression and anxiety, my special areas of interest include relationship and family concerns, support for military spouses, and other communication and interpersonal difficulties.

Cathy G. Cooke, Psy.D. (Independent Contractor)

Education:
  • University of Mary Washington, B.S.
  • Old Dominion University, M.S.
  • Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology, Psy.D.
  • Residency in Clinical Child Psychology, Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, EVMS
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Psychology, Department of Pediatrics, EVMS

Professional Affiliations/Credentials:
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Old Dominion University
  • Co-Investigator, Old Dominion University Family Health Study


Member of:
  • American Psychological Association
  • Association for Psychological Science
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
  • International Society for Autism Research
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy International

Practice Description:

I am a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialty in pediatric psychology.  My practice includes the assessment and treatment of behavioral, developmental, mood, anxiety, adjustment, and health-related disorders in children and adolescents.  I see individuals of all ages and work with individuals, couples and families.  I have specialized training in the assessment of autism (ADOS) and in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).  Upon your first visit, we will conduct a  review of  history, symptoms, and current needs.  Based upon that initial evaluation, further assessment or treatment will be scheduled.  My goals are to help children, adolescents and adults identify their strengths and weaknesses and assist them in developing coping skills to improve their life and relationships.  Helping parents manage their children’s behavior and improve their relationship with their children resolves many conflicts and supports children in their development. The intervention techniques I use are evidenced based and include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), CBT Play Therapy, and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. Each assessment and intervention is tailored to the individual receiving treatment.  I expect my patients to actively practice new skills and techniques to help them improve. 

JENNIFER E. DALY, Ph.D. (Independent Contractor)

Education:
  • University of Houston

Professional Affiliations/Credentials:
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Adjunct Professor of Psychology, College of William and Mary
  • Adjunct Professor of Psychology, University of Richmond
  • Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Adjunct Professor of Psychology, University of Houston
  • Adjunct Professor of Psychology, University of Hawaii


Practice Description:

I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Houston, Houston, Texas in 1997 with a residency in multicultural assessment and treatment at the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children in Honolulu, Hawaii.  I specialize in evidence-based treatments for depression, anxiety and stress among adults and couples.  I also offer coordinated care for elderly adults coping with memory loss, grief, transitions to assisted living and end-of-life issues. Over 20 years of practice, I have taught as an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at several colleges and universities, including the College of William and Mary, the University of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Houston and the University of Hawaii.  My approach to mental health draws from neuro-physical science, psychology, social relations, psychodynamics and mindfulness theories to offer a problem-focused plan for improved health and well-being.

David L. Deaver, Ph.D. (Independent Contractor)

Education:
  • Johns Hopkins University, BA, 1964
  • Loyola College, MA Clinical Psychology, 1971
  • Veterans Administration Hospital, Houston, TX, 1973-1974
  • University of Georgia, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, 1975
  • Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, New York City, 1979-1980 (two-year postdoctoral program in group psychotherapy

Professional Affiliations/Credentials:


Member of:
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Society for Clinical Hypnosis
  • EMDRIA (International organization for EMDR)

Practice Description:

I have been a clinical psychologist for 40 years.  Diagnostic and therapeutic services are offered to children, adolescents, and adults.  I am primarily interested in providing individual psychotherapy to these populations.  My approaches include psychodynamic and insight psychotherapy, hypnosis, play therapy, mindfulness meditation, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).  This last approach is most often used for the treatment of PTSD, generalized anxiety disorders, phobias, stress-related disorders, complicated bereavement, and complex trauma resulting from repeated neglect, and physical or sexual abuse.  It is useful in the treatment of depression, particularly in those patients who have an extensive trauma history. It has also been helpful in treating patients with chronic pain. Children, particularly those that are relatively noncommumicative, often respond positively to EMDR.

 

DAVID HOPKINSON, Ph.D. (Independent Contractor)

Education:
  • Dartmouth College, B.A.
  • DePaul University, M.A., Ph.D.

Professional Affiliations/Credentials:
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Former Assistant Professor of Counseling and School Psychology, Graduate Programs, College of William and Mary
  • Member, American Psychological Association


Practice Description:

Treatment of children, adolescents and adults from a family and systems perspective. Clinical interests in anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, mindfulness, and acting out adolescents. Sees patients in the Newport News office and in our satellite office in Williamsburg.