Holistic Outpatient Counseling Services
Holistic counseling is an approach to treatment, founded on HFS’s for quadrant wellness which focuses on the entire human being and their life experience treating the individual from a physical and spiritual context. When it comes to treating a number of health issues, it’s important that the mind-body connection be considered. Counselors who practice holistically are able to help their clients put their best foot forward in their day-to-day experiences physically, mentally and emotionally.
FRS’ counselors are also highly concerned with the psychological wellness of their clients. As mental health practitioners, our counselors are also well-equipped to provide clients with the psychological support they need moving forward. Holistic therapies will be used to address a number of challenges that clients may face, including depression, anxiety, mood regulation, somatic ailments, stress and trauma. Through a combination of spiritual, emotional and physical treatment our counselors will help individuals to work in harmony to support their day-to-day function.
FRS Counselors may suggest a number of complementary and alternative therapies that aid in their client’s well-being, including yoga, guided meditation, chiropractic techniques, massage therapies, gardening, aromatherapy and adjustments to diet and exercise.
FRS offers counselors with diverse experiences and specializations to include: cognitive-behavior therapy, family dynamics, parenting with love and logic, substance abuse, person centered motivational approach, wellness, trauma, LGBT issues, mood regulation and work with service members to address the high suicide rates amongst their ranks.
Available Service Providers
- United Health Care
Angela M. McDowell, LCSW: Angela received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Social Work from Norfolk State University. Angela holds a current Virginia license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Angela has 24 years experience working with youth/adolescents, adults, families, and couples in community based settings. She has extensive experience with bipolar disorder, depression, crisis management, youth and adult mental health well-being, and adjustment to multiple family dynamics. Angela’s emphasis is healthy relationships, self-care, depression, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. Angela’s therapeutic style is strengths based and down to earth.
Mary Darden-Robinson is an outpatient therapist that practices in an intimate and warm counseling environment located in the Hampton Roads area. Mrs.Robinson specializes in providing evidence-based practices utilizing cognitive behavioral, person-centered, and motivational interviewing techniques to engage youth and families. Mrs.Robinson strives to assist youth and families with living holistic, safe, and healthy lifestyles by addressing everyday life situations such as familial discord, self-esteem and acceptance, stress management, crisis intervention, and coping with challenging as well as intrusive thoughts and behaviors that impact one’s overall emotional wellness. Mrs. Darden-Robinson has a strong clinical background that consists of providing therapeutic services to those that are involved with the Court system, Department of Human Services, and Family and Assessment Planning Teams (FAPT). Her experience also includes providing services within the residential, detention, school, and community settings. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and holds a Master’s degree in Counseling from Norfolk State University. Additionally, she holds a certificate as a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) along with a Master Addictions Counselor certificate (MAC) and is recognized as a Human Services Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP). Furthermore, Ms. Darden-Robinson is a Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner(LSATP) with sixteen years of experience within the field. She is SAMHSA GAINS Center’s trained in providing “How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses”. Upon being afforded the opportunity to assist you and your family with navigating through such challenges, Mrs. Darden-Robinson will immediately work toward establishing and building a therapeutic rapport, assess your individual needs, engage you in treatment planning and work toward accomplishing your goals.
Willow (Susan A) Gallenz, received her undergraduate degree from the State University College in Oneonta, New York. Ms. Gallenz, completed her graduate studies at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, and earned a Masters of Social Work at University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. Ms. Gallenz, is dually licensed as a clinical social worker (LCSW) and a certified substance abuse counselor (CSAC), in addition to taking continuing education credits in a wide variety of topics, including cognitive processing therapy, law and ethics, the opioid crisis, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and the skill of forgiveness. Ms. Gallenz has worked with incarcerated juveniles, the LGBT community, adults, and members of the armed services. Ms. Gallenz, was also a part of a team addressing the high rate of suicides with active duty service members who are being administratively or adversely separated from the military. Ms. Gallenz also served in the Peace Corps in Jamaica between 1996 and 1998 as an at risk youth volunteer.