Our Team

Mental Health Therapists: (In addition to our founders, Mr. Steve Baker and Mr. Ryan Thomas Neace)

Julie Lawrenson, MAJulie Lawrenson, BS, MA, holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology, and a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling.

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.


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.