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Meet OUR TEAM

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Kimberly Milam, LPC, NCC, BCN

Founder & Owner 

As a veteran, I understand trauma's impact on an individual, family members, and friends.  I specialize in working with women and young females who are or have struggled with traumatic events, anxiety, and depression.  I served in the Army for 21 years. During my service, I started working to help victims of sexual assault. I knew immediately that this was my life’s calling!  I retired from the Army in 2010, and in 2012 I earned my MA in Community Counseling from Argosy University in Arlington, VA.  

From 2013 - 2017, I worked as a resident in counseling for Prince William County, where I provided intensive in-home therapy for at-risk youth and their family members.  In 2016 I received my Virginia Licensure as an LPC and founded Neurofeedback Therapeutic Solutions in 2017. Here at Neurofeedback Therapeutic Solutions, I strive to employ therapists with a wide variety of skills and experiences with a variety of disorders and interventions to help all clients find the help they need.  

 

The overall vision and goal of Neurofeedback Therapeutic Solutions is to offer a variety of evidence-based therapeutic interventions to help clients reach their goals and change their lives. 

Therapeutic interventions include talk therapy (CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Internal Family Systems, Family Systems, Acceptance, and Commitment Theory), Neurotherapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy, Hypnotherapy, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) - Tapping, Auriculotherapy (ear acupuncture).

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Victoria Otchere, LPC

I completed my first master’s degree in 2003 at Virginia Tech. I worked at a residential treatment center for adolescent males in New Jersey.  There, I discovered my true passion for working with at-risk youth and their families.  While functioning as a Clinical Coordinator and utilizing the Structural Family Therapy (SFT) framework, I specialized in working with adolescent sexual offenders as well as those suffering from ongoing anger management issues, including dually diagnosed youth.  It is this experience where I recognized the importance of treating both the individual and the family.  I believe everybody has the capacity to change and it is the role of the therapist to support people in recognizing what they are capable of accomplishing.  

 

After four years in New Jersey, I made the decision to return home to Virginia to be closer to family.  I continued my clinical career in Washington, D.C., working for a nonprofit for at-risk youth.  During my seven years at this agency, I provided therapeutic services to adjudicated youth and their families, in addition to directing programs targeted at rehabilitation.  In addition to overseeing the programs designed to support the juvenile justice system, I directed a homeless shelter for young adults, trained other directors in Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) and participated in the writing grant proposals, and program development and implementation.  

 

For the last five years, I have worked as a Therapist, providing home-based services to youth and their families.  With a passion for the field, I made the decision to return to school to continue to pursue my education.  I graduated with a master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2017.  I am working towards licensure as a resident in counseling.  I bring my passion for working with at risk youth, their families, and those who have a history of trauma to my continued residency working at Neurofeedback Therapeutic Solutions. 

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Danijela Nardelli, LPC, NCC 

I earned my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University in 2017.  My primary focus is working with adults and adolescents with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and developmental trauma.  I am coming to mental health counseling as a career changer from software systems engineering because after 20 years in the tech field I felt strongly that my true interest and value are in helping people overcome their mental health challenges.  I started my graduate program in 2014 and graduated in 2017. 

 

During my practicum and internship in 2016 and 2017, I worked in community mental health settings and a substance use treatment facility.  I started my residency in 2018 working both as a talk therapist and a neurofeedback clinician. As a mental health counselor, my primary interest is to help people heal from their traumatic experiences whether it is a “small t” or “capital T” trauma.   Trauma stays in the body and can manifest as many mental health issues including anxiety, depression and mood disorders. Both traditional talk therapy and Neurotherapy can provide relief from mental health symptoms because of a person's innate ability to progress towards healing.  Our brain is equipped with neuroplasticity and our mind is capable of changing its problematic thinking and feeling patterns. Therefore change happens both through our body and our mind

 

As a first-generation American who came to the United States from Croatia, I am very much interested in multigenerational culture blending and other acculturation challenges. In my approach, I use a variety of therapeutic strategies including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Neurotherapy.

I am a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and Northern Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors (NVLPC).  I stay up to date with the current research in order to be in the best place to provide evidence-based approaches in my work with clients.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, trying new recipes and decoupage!

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Carmen L. Kimball, LPC

I earned my bachelor’s degree in Biology and master’s degree in Counseling and Development from George Mason University. My clinical mental health therapeutic practice includes neurofeedback therapy and individual and group counseling for those struggling with depression, anxiety, bereavement, chronic illness, bipolar, attention deficit, autism spectrum, trauma-related disorders, and other mental health issues. I take an integrative approach to counseling that is rooted in awareness and understanding of the mind-body continuum - an essential factor in the design and facilitation of treatment tailored to best suit the needs and goals of each Client. I am a culturally competent counselor who is a native Spanish speaker, and I provide counseling services in English and Spanish.

 

From 2016 – 2019 I worked as a Research Assistant with the Physiological and Behavioral Neuroscience in Juveniles Lab at the Krasnow Institute; during this time, I collected and analyzed data as well as presented and published neuroscience research related to learning and memory. I was employed as an Academic Coach with Learning Services at George Mason University during my final year of graduate school. I worked with students to help them find a balance between their academic and personal lives and facilitated various workshops to support student well-being and academic performance. In 2018, I earned certification from the Department of Justice to teach Law Enforcement, Prosecutors, and Mental Health Professionals about the neurobiology of trauma. I also facilitate a variety of neuroscience-based training and lectures for students, faculty, and staff at Universities, as well as mental and physical health professionals around the world.

 

I am a member of the American Counseling Association, Society for Neuroscience, Fairfax County Trauma Informed Community Network, and Virginia Neuroscience Initiative. I volunteer with Hopecam – a nonprofit organization that has helped mitigate the negative effects of social isolation experienced by children diagnosed with cancer and other chronic illness since 2016.

 

Overall, it is my mission as a counselor to assist you in learning more about who you are, aid you in the discovery of who you want to be, and help guide you on the journey toward self-actualization.

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Natasha Black, MS, Resident in Counseling

I am a dedicated and compassionate therapist specializing in children, adolescents, and young adults. I am committed to assisting patients in achieving long-term self-management of their mental health. I firmly believe the first step in youth mental health treatment is recognizing that therapy is not a punishment but an opportunity to unlock one's potential. I strive to create a safe and supportive space that fosters growth and development, allows individual development of coping skills, identifies sources of support, increases mindfulness, and promotes accountability of mental health goals. , I empower my clients to take an active role in their well-being by establishing trust and building a strong therapeutic alliance. I am passionate about helping young individuals unlock their potential, develop healthy coping mechanisms, and navigate life's challenges with resilience. By providing a nurturing and non-judgmental environment, I strive to empower my clients to embrace their strengths and achieve their mental health goals. I employ diverse interventions, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, goal-setting, and creative wellness techniques.

 

My experience working with at-risk youth and their families has provided me with valuable insights into the challenges they face and the various dynamics that impact their lives. I am passionate about supporting my clients with the necessary tools to overcome obstacles and build resilience. I strive to maximize my client's growth and development potential by utilizing evidence-based practices and developing individualized treatment plans.

 

I earned my bachelor’s degree in Rhetorical Communication at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and two master’s degree programs at Alabama A&M University in Clinical Psychology and Family and Consumer Sciences with a concentration in Human Development. My diverse educational background emphasizes my commitment to understanding the complexities of individuals and their relationships within a broader context.  I actively read research studies of family and child psychology, as well as human psychological development, allowing me to incorporate the latest findings into my practice, ensuring that I provide up-to-date, evidence-based interventions that are effective and relevant. If you are seeking a therapist who combines expertise, empathy, and a person-centered approach, I am here to assist you. Together, we can embark on a journey toward emotional well-being and personal growth. Please feel free to reach out and schedule an appointment.

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