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Who We Are

Rev. Judy Hall

Rev. Judy Hall, MSW, LCSW, MTS, a licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia, is a graduate of Catholic University of America (Master of Social Work) and Wesley Theological Seminary (Master of Theological Studies). She is an inclusive ordained deacon in The United Methodist Church, a graduate of the Institute of Pastoral Psychotherapy, and a veteran of 15 years training and supervision in Comprehensive Therapy. She invites individuals, couples and families into a collegial relationship in which therapist and client partner to bring deeper spiritual meaning, authentic relationships and greater personal freedom into the client's life, breaking up restrictive patterns of thought and behavior. She works through a variety of therapeutic modalities including cognitive behavioral, family systems therapy, transactional analysis, and EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing). Rev. Hall's work with people is grounded in her respect for the resilience and strengths that they bring to the process of change and reconciliation. She is experienced in working with adults, families, couples and adolescents and has particular interest in working with trauma, grief, depression, attachment disorder, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, shame and conflicted relationships. Judy works at PCNV's centers in McLean and Springfield. She can be reached at (703) 335-6172 voice mail extension 325, or via email.

Dr. Gary L. Hulme

Dr. Gary L. Hulme, DMin is a inclusive ordained United Methodist minister and a long time resident of Manassas. Gary holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion and Philosophy from Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk Virginia, as well as a Master of Divinity degree and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. He is also a graduate of the Institute for Pastoral Psychotherapy. In addition to having been certified as a Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors,following the AAPC merger with ACPE, Gary is a Certified Psychotherapist with the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, Gary is also a Board Certified Professional Counselor by the American Board of Professional Counselors established by the American Psychotherapy Association and a member of the International Positive Psychology Association. He is also a provider with CHAMPUS/Tricare/Healthnet, the insurance provider for military dependents. He likes to work with a variety of persons and provides individual counseling and psychotherapy, marriage counseling, couples counseling, family counseling and adolescent counseling. In addition to anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, grief, abuse survivors and other mental health issues, Gary likes to work with persons around how family of origin issues impact current life systems in a way that moves toward healing, wholeness and health. He works at the Manassas Center. He can be reached at (703) 335-6172 voice mail extension 361, or via email.

Dr. Anne Martin

Dr. Anne Martin, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and an Episcopalian. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Rice University in Houston Texas, and her post-doctoral retraining in clinical psychology from George Washington University. Anne has a strong interest in how brains work, and an even stronger interest in working in relationship with clients to help overcome obstacles to a full, productive and satisfying life. She works mainly with adult individuals and groups, and has extensive experience providing psychotherapy to people suffering from depression (unipolar and bipolar) and anxiety (including post-traumatic stress and panic), along with addictions and chronic illnesses such as diabetes and HIV. Anne is also trained as a facilitator of psycho-educational groups that incorporate Dr. Bren? Brown?s research on shame, vulnerability and courage. She serves on the Diocese of Virginia Commission for the Prevention of Sexual Misconduct, and co-facilitates workshops on preventing child sexual abuse and adult sexual misconduct. Anne works at the McLean and Vienna Centers, and can be reached at (703) 335-6172 voice Mail Extension 320, or via email.

Rev. Beth Neil

Rev. Beth Neil (M.Div., M.A., M.Ed.) is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor, with offices in Falls Church and McLean. Given the concerns regarding the corona virus (Covid-19), it's not surprising that anxiety and worry can be high. If you'd like support during these unique times, please consider calling. Counseling can be done either by phone or video-conferencing.

Emphasizing your strengths, Beth provides counseling for those dealing with self-esteem issues,difficult relationships, parenting challenges, anxiety, depression, and cross-cultural concerns. Having lived overseas in seven countries, she understands firsthand what it is like to live outside one's own culture.

As a pastor with the United Methodist Church, Beth also provides pastoral counseling for those to whom faith matters, regardless of your faith tradition.

She holds a:

  • Master of Divinity, Wesley Theological Seminary
  • Post-masters training in Marriage and Family therapy, Virginia Tech
  • Master of Psychology, George Mason University
  • Master of Special Education, Georgia University
  • Currently pursuing Doctorate of Ministry in pastoral counseling, Wesley Theological Seminar (You might say she likes school!)

She can be reached at (703) 335-6172 voicemail extension 340 or via email

Rev. Carl Ripley

Rev. Carl Ripley, M.Div., M.S., C.A.S., L.P.C., is a former teacher and coach, long time United Methodist minister, spiritual director, and pastoral counselor. Carl earned his Master of Divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington D.C., his Master of Science, and Certificate of Advanced Studies in Pastoral Counseling and Psychology from Loyola of Maryland. He did his clinical intern and residency work at the Springfield Site of Fairfax County's Outpatient Mental Health Services and The St. Charles Borremeo Pastoral Counseling Services in Arlington, Virginia. In addition to his clinical work Carl has also completed two post-graduate spiritual guidance programs including The Shalem Institute of Spiritual Formation. Carl works with a variety of persons - individuals, couples, families and adolescents over a broad range of issues such as anxiety, panic, depression, addictions, obsessions, compulsions, grief, loss, bereavement, marriage, divorce, guilt, shame, abuse, post traumatic stress, meaning, identity, sexuality, life adjustments and transitions, etc. Along with his skill in both analytical and Jungian orientations to therapy and dream analysis, he employs a wide variety of therapeutic orientations. In the tradition of all wounded healers, he sees the religious task and the healing task as essentially analogous: to help persons become free from the things that inhibit growth and development in order to facilitate the spiritual journey of the soul. Carl, a licensed professional counselor, works at the Centers in Manassas and Arlington. He can be reached at (703) 335-6172 voice mail extension 322, or via email.

Ms. Alexandra Roth

Alexandra Roth, LCSW, has been a social worker and a psychotherapist for thirty years. She especially likes helping people get clarity about their relationships and their boundaries. She works well with couples and individuals in difficult marriages, with children and parents trying to establish adult bonds, with codependent people, and with anyone who wants warmer, happier, more peaceful interactions in their life. She invites adults who have depression and/or anxiety, teens and their parents, couples, minor-attracted persons, LGBTQ folks and people who don't know why they feel bad to work with her toward growth, solutions, spiritual deepening and happiness. Alex has experience with diagnoses like bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, depression, and OCD and has developed a client-centered and collaborative style. She is open to feedback about the therapy process. She draws eclectically from a number of protocols, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Jungian dreamwork; she has studied with Rick Rappaport, Ph.D and the Imago Relationships training program. With offices in McLean and Fairfax, VA, she offers flexible availability. You can reach her at (703) 470-9429 or via email.

Rev. Jonna Garvin

Rev. Jonna Garvin has relocated outside of the area and is no longer working at PCNV.

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