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Youth Counseling

Counseling Services

We understand the importance of positive mental health and provide counseling for adults, children, couples, and families. Whether through individual counseling or group counseling, our trained counselors assist with a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, anger management, domestic violence, marital problems, adolescent self-esteem and self-harm, and trauma. 

 

Counseling sessions are conducted in a safe, private, comfortable, and supportive environment. 

"I have gained immense respect for counselors. Everyone in the agency has been kind, understanding, and helpful through the course." 

- Dwight, Group Counseling Client 

Groups and Classes

Anger Management Group

CCC's Anger Management Group is a 12-week group where participants gain skills to express and manage feelings of anger in healthy ways. We offer day or evening Anger Management groups.

Healthy Relationships Group

This 24-week program teaches new ways of dealing with relationship conflicts. Participants learn ways to handle conflicts and identify feelings, attitudes, and behaviors to prevent escalation and aggression, experience better communication, more control over behaviors, and stronger relationships. 

CCC's Healthy Relationship program is certified by the Virginia State Batterer's Intervention Program.

John School - Breaking the Solicitation Cycle 

John School - Breaking the Solicitation Cycle is a one day class that teaches the impact of  soliciting  and prostitution. CCC counselors facilitate the class with Victim Witness, Henrico Health Department, and the legal system. Class participants learn behavior modification techniques to use in place of solicitation.

Shoplifting Prevention Class 

Shoplifting Prevention is a one day class that addresses the feelings and thoughts that go with shoplifting. Participants will evaluate their choices and the consequences of those choices, and learn to understand the impact that shoplifting has on their lives, their family, and their community.   

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Groups & Classes
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Individual & Family 

Adult Counseling 

In individual counseling sessions, our experienced professional counselors meet privately to confidentially discuss life difficulties and help resolve mental health issue like depression, anxiety, emotional pain, or stress. Using therapeutic techniques our clinicians provide a safe space to facilitate change and healing. 

Child and Adolescent Counseling 

Working with a counselor can be effective when a child begins to isolate themselves, have trouble expressing their feelings, or exhibit negative behaviors towards themselves or others. CCC's child-centered play therapy rooms in Richmond are a supportive place where children can express their feelings and thoughts through play while engaging with their counselor.

Couples Counseling 

The stresses of life can strain a relationship and cause hurt feelings and problems communicating. Our experienced counselors can help navigate these issues and repair and rebuild relationships. Even those on the brink of separation or divorce can benefit from the support and clarity of couples counseling.

Parent-Child Counseling

Parent-child relationships can be challenging. No matter what the situation, CCC's professional counselors can help to improve the parent-child relationship. Our experienced and skilled counselors will identify the issues and develop clear specific goals to get the relationship back on track. 

Church & School Counseling

Counselors can lead individual or group sessions at our office or at churches and schools to meet the needs of parishioners, staff, students, and parents. Sliding fees are available. 

Meet our Counselors

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Anna Borrelli, MSW

Counselor and Group Facilitator

Richmond

Anna is experienced in outpatient services and intensive in-home services for both individuals and families. She is also experienced in elementary and middle school counseling. Anna works with adults and adolescents who are processing trauma, grief and loss, adjustment difficulties, anxiety, and depression among other mental health challenges. Anna utilizes a person-centered, individualized, strengths-based approach. She is passionate about working with family systems and uses differing therapy methods and theoretical frameworks depending on the family’s needs. Anna sees success with her individual clients when utilizing therapeutic approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness intervention styles. Anna enjoys focusing on rapport building and client collaboration in the treatment plan in order to help ensure the clients can successfully reach their goals.

 

Anna earned both her bachelor’s degree in Social Work with a minor in Psychology and her master's degree in social work from Virginia Commonwealth University. 

Kaitlyn Dawson

Kaitlyn Dawson, MSW

Counselor and Group Facilitator

Richmond

Kaitlyn Dawson has experience in individual, couples, and group counseling and holds three degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University—a master’s in Social Work, a bachelor’s in Psychology, and a bachelor’s in Gender and Women’s Studies.

 

Kaitlyn is committed to providing a safe space for clients to address problems, build on strengths, and practice tools and techniques that will assist them in taking on life’s challenges. Whether struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationships, difficult experiences, or life transitions, Kaitlyn collaborates with clients to develop a treatment plan that promotes growth, healing and connection.

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Tonya Farmer, MSW

Counselor, Group Facilitator

Newport News

Tonya is a MSW honors graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BSW graduate from Christopher Newport University. Currently, Tonya is a Supervisee of SW awaiting her LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Work certification. Tonya provides therapy to individuals, families, and groups to include intensive-in home, mental health skill building, pregnancy counseling, and psychosocial assessment. Tonya has been assisting individuals with mental health for over ten years. Tonya has been practicing social work for over ten years. She has assisted men, woman, and children from many nationalities, creeds, socioeconomic backgrounds, and ethnicities. Tonya provides support to persons who experience trauma, ADHD, Depression, Bipolar, Gender Dysphoria symptoms and other mental health concerns. Tonya has a passion for spiritual connections through positive mental health.

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Cinnamon Langley, MSW

Counselor and Group Facilitator

Richmond

Cinnamon Langley is passionate about giving clients a safe, non-judgmental space to grow and heal. Cinnamon specializes in working with individuals that have experienced traumatic events throughout their lives and works from an understanding that everyone is the expert of their own experiences. Cinnamon’s practice utilizes a variety of approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic theory, and mindfulness-based activities. As a clinician, Cinnamon aims to help you identify and achieve your goals. In her spare time, Cinnamon enjoys spending time with her animals, and caring for her many plants.

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Tia Lukanova, MSW

Individual Counselor and Group Facilitator

Richmond

Tia Lukanova has over ten years of social work experience. She believes that counseling is a collaborative process that enables individuals to gain perspective on their emotions, core beliefs, relationships, and behaviors. Tia provides a client-centered, non-judgmental, and empathetic presence and believes that everyone deserves and is able to heal from past trauma. Her practice is based in a strengths-based perspective that assists individuals as they face life's challenges through a combination of cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic therapies. Tia received a bachelor's degree in Psychology from San Diego State University and holds two master's degrees—one in Human Behavior from National University and one in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. 

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Desiree Molina, MSW, ICAP-II

Bilingual Counselor and Group Facilitator 

Richmond

Desiree Molina is originally from Maracaibo, Venezuela. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master's degree in clinical psychology. Additionally, she completed the VCU Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program in 2007 and is an International Certified Addiction Professional II  (ICAP-II).

 

In her career which spans 35 years, Desiree has worked to provide help and support to a wide variety of individuals  with mental health and drug abuse disorders.

Being an immigrant gives her a unique perspective and combined with the ability to speak Spanish, her goal is to provide a multi-cultural supportive service to those who are unable to communicate their feelings in English. She is always committed to a continual professional development to give the best guidance to clients facing tough choices and situations. With a natural easy-going style, she finds on motivational enhancement therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, alongside compassion, and acceptance, the foundation for building an effective approach to support her clients.

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Aaron Zatcoff, M.Ed., CRP

Counselor, Group Facilitator, Case Manager

Charlottesville

Aaron Zatcoff joined Commonwealth Catholic Charities in 2002, working as a group facilitator for what is now known as the Healthy Relationship Program, which teaches participants how to handle conflict, prevent escalation and aggression, and build strong, happy relationships. This grew to also include groups in Louisa and Orange, VA. Aaron now leads six groups each week.

Aaron earned his B.A. in English and M.Ed. in counseling from the University of Virginia, and he has worked in varied human service fields to include the aging population, the disabled, and injured workers. He has worked with seniors with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program; in vocational rehabilitation in a sheltered workshop environment as well as in private rehab with injured workers.

 

Since 1982, Aaron has volunteered for WTJU-FM 91.1 as a jazz disc jockey for public radio. Aaron has an adult son and lives in eastern Albemarle County with his wife.

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