Our Navigators

Therapeutic Navigators: 

Timothy E. Mathia 

Tim has a passion for pursuing personal health, whole-life wellness and being a catalyst for other people seeking the same.

Tim has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling.  In addition to his educational pursuits, he has over 21 years of mental health experience and is currently licensed as a Professional Counselor in the State of Virginia.

Professionally, Tim works for Horizon Behavioral Health as the Program Manager for Emergency Services for children and adolescents.  Tim has experience in providing outpatient therapy, Intensive In-Home therapy, and was a member of the Mobile Crisis Team for Horizon.  Tim uses the family systems therapy model as the foundation of his counseling, and his specialties include: assessment and evaluation of mental health needs, trauma-focused care, issues related to anger and anxiety, physical and sexual abuse treatment, addictions counseling, mindfulness, substance abuse counseling, vocational wellness, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapies, anger, anxiety, depression and grief and loss counseling.

While Tim is passionate about his personal faith, he values the opportunity to help others express their own spirituality without judgment or imposing his faith onto others.  He enjoys exercise, reading, hiking, and spending time with Sara, his lovely wife.  Tim very much enjoys helping others lead a more balanced life and become healthier in their relationships.

 

Karen Leadem

Greetings! Thank you for taking the time to get to know me.

Professionally, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2002. Over a span of 35 years, I have been providing counseling in a variety of settings including Addictions, Career Transition, Depression, Women’s Issues, Education, Children, Adolescents, Families and Couples. I have been known to be an advocate for the “underdog” over the years to support those without a voice. I spent 15 years in the education field as a School Counselor and Special Education Teacher. My reputation as an “out of the box thinker and risk taker” has proven to be some of my greatest success stories and adventures. My approach to counseling is eclectic; however, my pendulum sways towards Reality Based and Attachment strategies to engage a client.

On a more personal note, I grew up in the military and several members of my family continue the “Patriot Legend”. I have a heart for military families as they represent a mini subculture in our society with unique needs and world perspectives. I am blessed to say that I have been married to my best friend for 36 years. We have three grown children, three grandchildren and two dogs. Speaking of dogs, I trained my golden retriever to be a therapy dog some years back, God rest her soul. Yes, I do believe, all dogs go to heaven!

During my free time, I enjoy Yoga for fitness, walking, reading, floating in the pool on a warm day, hiking with my grandchildren, learning to speak Spanish and “second hand shopping”. Did I mention COFFEE? I love having coffee and most importantly the fellowship that goes along with it.

If I had to say what my passion is that wakes me up every morning, it is the opportunity to serve others, help them discover their passion in life and to find peace in their soul. I look forward to the opportunity to come alongside you in your unique journey.

 

Julie Lawrenson

Julia holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology, and a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling.

Julie Lawrenson, MA

Julie has worked in the helping profession in some capacity for over 10 years, including her serviceas a career counselor for the last three years, assisting clients through life transitions, professional development, and career assessment and selection.  She has also worked as a group and individual counselor in a variety of settings assisting those struggling with life transitions, domestic violence, trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, relationships, stress management, PTSD, and a number of personality disorders. Julie aspires to assist people as they grow, connect with their calling and move towards wholeness. She is currently pursuing licensure as a Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Julie has been married for 25 years to her husband, Scott, and they have two grown daughters.

Julie is available for career counseling, adult counseling, adolescent counseling and mentoring.

Mental Health Therapy/Spiritual Direction:

Mike Kunzinger, MA, LPC

Mr. Mike Kunzinger, M.A., M.A., LPC, holds a Master of Arts in Religion as well as a Master of Arts in Counseling.  He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  He has worked in the mental health field providing counseling for fifteen years.  Mike has worked in many settings, which include, private counseling clinics, churches, treatment facilities, group homes, Psychiatric units (adult and adolescent), as well as the University setting.   This has afforded Mike the opportunity to work with a wide range of individuals with a wide range of difficulties.

Mike’s counseling interests include trauma, sexual addictions, as well as couples and family counseling.

Mike has also had extensive training in family therapy.  Mike has previously worked at Lynchburg League of Therapists where he was supervised in Structural Family Therapy for two years.

Mike has a passion to see people come to a place of healing and wholeness through redemptive relationship.  Mike is married to his amazing wife Kelly and has two beautiful sons, Jacob and Judah.

Mike is available for adult counseling and adolescent counseling, as well as Spiritual Direction.


Exercise:Mark Haskew, BS, CSCS

Mark HaskewBS, CSCS, is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the highly respected National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the owner of Classika Sport and Fitness, a limited liability corporation which engages in personal training and fitness programs. 

Mark is also the head volleyball coach at Holy Cross Catholic School, and active, high-level volleyball and tennis player himself.  Mark provides one on one exercise training tailored for individual client goals for The Change Group to help them meet physiological and psychological goals.


Wellness:

Stephannie Makovsky, BA, is a certified, experienced Fitness Professional and Health Coach who loves to share her passion for fitness and wellness.  Her energetic, positive, and supportive approach has helped many people make lasting improvements to their overall health, vitality and physical fitness.  In addition to her personal training certification via the American Council on Exercise,Stephannie also completed postgraduate study at Duke University’s Integrative Medicine Program and at the University of Virginia’s Mindfulness Based-Stress Reduction Program.

Her previous work experience includes acting as Fitness Director for WTS International, Inc. at The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg, Personal Trainer and Pilates Instructor for B-Defined Innovative Personal Training and Wellness, and Health Coach and Fitness Specialist at the YMCA.  In addition, she served four years in the U.S. Air Force.

Stephannie delights in helping others reach their wellness goals and thoroughly enjoys encouraging people, coaching, educating, observing personal transformation, and positively influencing lives.  She is the founder of Seek Health, an integrative health coaching practice that promotes optimal health in women.


Christine EuhusYoga:

Christine EuhusBS, R.Y.T. 200 Yoga Alliance, is a certified yoga instructor through Yogafit, the mind-body-fitness education leader, and Yoga Alliance, the national certification body.  Christine has been practicing yoga for 15 years and teaching for 2 years in a variety of venues. Christine believes that the practice of yoga to help her become a kinder, calmer, less judgmental person, particularly because yoga embraces no competition or judgment, and involves feeling, breathing, and listening to our bodies. Christine is wonderfully grateful for Steve, her overwhelmingly supportive husband of 27 years, and she marvels at her unique and amazing four grown children.