ACCESS AIDS Care and The LGBT Center of Hampton Roads would like to introduce our growing team of mental health professionals. We offer affordable mental health care to HIV positive, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTH+) individual’s based on their financial circumstances. Our professional are very familiar with the issues LGBTH+ people face and have years of professional and life experiences. Currently we accept cash, Medicaid, and Ryan White funding as payment, and soon we will accept payment from private health care insurance.
Mary Aab, LPC, was the first mental health care professional to join The LGBT Center’s mental health team. She is a member of the LGBT community with more than 28 years of experience working with people with a variety of issues. She specializes in life change, transition, and transformation. Her approach to therapy is to help persons find their own way by embracing their authentic self. Mary effectively addresses significant emotional concerns as well as simple life transitions and couples counseling sessions. Mary is approachable, engaging, and provides a comfortable and safe environment for personal exploration and growth. Mary offers individual, group, and couples counseling sessions.
Stacy Richardson, LPC, has worked in substance abuse as an Admissions Director and as a licensed therapist working with individuals, couples and families. Stacy currently works as an Employee Assistance Counselor. She has worked with individuals in the LGBT community for almost a decade. She addresses relationship matters, sexual orientation, and individual concerns such as depression, anxiety and self-esteem. Stacy offers individual, group, and couples counseling sessions and is the current facilitator of The Center’s newest support group – Non-transitioning (non-transgender) Partner/Significant other group.
Kevin Maskrey is a LCSW practicing as both an Employee Assistance Counselor and private clinician and is a member of the LGBT community. His particular areas of interest and expertise include depression and anxiety, intimacy and relationship issues, sexual trauma, and sexual-orientation and gender-identity issues. Kevin offers individual, group, and couples counseling sessions in addition to facilitating The Center’s “Coming Out” support group with his partner of 15 years, Vincent.
Derek Robertson is a licensed professional counselor with over 18 years of experience providing therapy, structuring, and administering programs to serve culturally diverse client populations. He began his career providing direct care to children in residential care who have emotional and behavioral problems, later becoming director of the therapeutic group home program. For over 13 years, he worked with people living with HIV/AIDS, many of which immigrated to the US from Central & South America as well as Africa and Asia. Mr. Robertson counsels clients in both French and Spanish. Now in his third year of the PhD program in Counselor Education at the College of William & Mary, Mr. Robertson’s emphasis is on global perspectives in counseling.
Dr. Victoria Foster, LPC, LMFT, is a Professor in the Counselor Education Program at the College of William & Mary, and also serves as the Faculty Director of New Horizons Family Counseling Center. She has over twenty-five years of counseling experience in diverse settings including residential treatment programs for children and adolescents, women’s centers and in private practice in sex therapy and couples work. Victoria’s areas of interest include feminist therapy, gender issues, sexual health, and global contexts in clinical practice. Her approach to counseling offers an open process designed to support clients to develop a wide range of coping skills and behaviors that are freely chosen and to become personally empowered.
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