The mental health clinicians at New Encounters Counseling Center have long standing, strong working relationships with managed care organizations, employee assistance programs, physician referral sources, and other mental health providers.
Vanessa is a bilingual clinical therapist, fluent in English and Spanish. She has over 14 years of experience working with a wide array of adults, children, adolescents, and couples in various therapeutic settings. Vanessa has worked extensively with individuals suffering from substance abuse and addiction and their family members. She understand the disease model that surrounds addiction. Vanessa has a passion for helping people reach their full potential in all areas of their life, specifically in their personal relationships.
Adrienne S. Wilson, LPC
Carolyn is Licensed Professional Counselor and a Master Addictions Counselor. Few independent providers in the CSRA have this high level of credentialing. As a military spouse for 20 years, she understand the challenges of the military lifestyle and has a passion for working with the military and their families. Carolyn has 20+ years experience working in a variety of settings, including inpatient, outpatient, hospitals, schools and private practice. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma recovery and those with severe mental illnesses.
Carolyn S. Metheny, LPC, MAC, NCC, LLC
Adrienne has over 25 years experience as a licensed professional counselor. In addition to private practice, she has worked in a psychiatric hospital setting and neuropsychology outpatient clinic. She has taught at the college level as well as given seminars on stress reduction and teaches parenting classes. She currently works with older adolescents and adults, including couples. Her specialties are anxiety and trauma. She is trained in crisis intervention. EMDR, brain spotting, DBT, cognitive behavioral therapy as well as psychodynamic processing and relational work.
Brian M. Germann, LPC
Brian finds joy in empowering clients to find solutions to crises and challenges. He has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2007, and has over 15 years of clinical experience. He uses empirically tested and evidence-based methods to work with clients. Brian has worked in a variety of settings, including hospitals, schools, clinics, prisons and courts. His clients range from children in crisis and delinquent youth all the way to elderly facing end of life issues. Brian has experience with many areas of counseling including: Depression, Anxiety Issues, Grief/Loss, Trauma, Suicide Prevention and Behavioral Issues.
Vanessa L. Crawford, LPC
Anne E. Watts, MS, LPC, NCC
Anne has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 1992 with over 20 years of clinical experience. She has experience helping children, individuals and families improve their quality of life and create healthy relationships. Anne has been managing and co-facilitating the court ordered Parents of Children in Divorce since 2001. Her program is based on extensive research, which has developed highly effective methods to reduce the stress of divorce for children and their parents. She is a Certified Co-parent Coordinator and collaborates with the courts in Richmond and Columbia Counties in regards to custody of children in high conflict divorce cases. Anne Watts has experience with many areas of counseling including: Martial Issues, Adoption Issues, Effects of Divorce on all family members, Depression, Anxiety Issues, Grief/Loss, Blended Family issues.