Meet our professional staff!
Patricia A. Smith, PsyD, LPC, LMFT, CSAT, CMAT ,CAC, CSAC, CP, has specialized in substance use disorder as well as behavioral issues, since 1984. Her clinical work has been in public agencies, private practices, hospital settings, and with EAP’s (employee assistance programs). Areas of expertise are problematic sexual behavior, family of origin issues, relationship problems, couples therapy, recovery work, mood disorders, and group work. Ms. Smith utilizes EMDR, hypnosis, and psychodramatic techniques in her approach.
Saulo Ortiz, LCSW, has a variety of experiences working with troubled youth and adults. As a bilingual therapist able to provide services in both Spanish and English, Mr. Ortiz utilizes a broad array of approaches to treat the whole person, and not just the problem. He has a strong understanding of substance abuse and mental health concerns, and has shown to be effective in working with older teens and adults. Specialty areas include, but are not limited to, adolescent issues, men's issues, marital problems, substance abuse, trauma, and mood related disorders.
Anthony J. Foy, LCSW, CSAC, has over 20 years experience providing therapy for adolescents and adults. He is an expert substance use disorder. His areas of expertise include depression, relationship issues and trauma. Mr. Foy enjoys helping individuals find balance by addressing the issues that keep them stuck. He believes that every person has the capacity to heal and change and facilitates that healing process through the use of therapeutic tools such as EMDR, and other mindfulness based treatments.
Regina Carroll, LCSW, CEAP is a licensed clinical social worker with experience counseling individuals and couples. Her work with a local employee assistance program has provided her with a broad knowledge base for working with both individual and family issues throughout the life span. Her areas of expertise include trauma recovery utilizing EMDR, women’s issues, relationships, addiction/recovery support, grief support, workplace problems, anger/stress management, divorce recovery, family of origin issues, crisis management and personal growth. She welcomes clients from diverse backgrounds.
Leah Sanders, LPC, CSAC, CCMHC has experience working in a variety of settings to include inpatient psychiatric and chemical dependency units, intensive community-based counseling, and group work. She has experience in both the public and private sectors. Her areas of expertise include substance use disorder, relational issues, recovery work, and group work. She focuses on therapy from a mindset of empowerment, identifying assets, cultivating self-awareness, and motivating clients to be the best version of themselves.
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Heidi A. Kulberg, MD, MPH: Dr. Kulberg’s mission “to inspire, empower and support others so that they may explore the boundless possibilities that await them along their journey” fuel her medical practice. As a board-certified Family Physician, she has spent over two decades treating patients with chronic disease. Combining the knowledge of chemical dependency as a chronic neurologic disease with her passion to partner with individuals along their recovery journey, she joins Meridian Psychotherapy with enthusiasm. Dr. Kulberg served in the United States Navy for 10 years providing medical care to military personnel and their families on three continents. She then earned a Master of Public Health degree and joined state service. With the Virginia Department of Health, Dr. Kulberg found her niche working to combat the opioid crisis. She served as the VDH Health Commissioner’s representative on the Governor’s Substance Abuse Services Council and was the Region 5 Medical Lead for the Governor’s Executive Leadership Team on Addiction. She contributed to the Policy Council on Opioid and Substance Abuse recommendations to Governor Northam. Dr. Kulberg looks forward to partnering with individuals as they explore, sustain and thrive along their recovery journey.
Danielle Gange, NP-C attended West Virginia University, Morgantown, and South University, Virginia Beach. She served as the Director of Nursing for an outpatient surgery center and also was the Care Coordinator for Sentara Leigh Hospital. She provides medication management services for adults with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. She provides Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opiate Use Disorder using buprenorphine (Suboxone). Danielle's philosophy is that medication, combined with patient education and care coordination, will allow her support the patient to achieve their long term mental health goals.
Sophie Henderson, LPC I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a heart to help my clients to improve their overall quality of life. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution focused and person centered techniques to help assist my clients to achieve their therapeutic goals. I have experience working with clients who suffer from chemical dependency, depression, anxiety, and grief and loss. I also have experience working with children and parents to address behavioral concerns to help alleviate dysfunction with the home, school, and community settings. My goal is to help my clients to strengthen their coping skills and be able to utilize their strengths to reach their highest potential, to be able to enjoy their day not just get through it
Deborah Jones, LCSW Debbie completed her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work in 2013 and is fully Licensed as a Clinical Social Worker. She has more than 15 years of both clinical and non-clinical experience with people across the life span in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatric, outpatient specialty clinics, crisis centers, and private practice. Jones is also a 20-year first responder in the Hampton Roads area and holds a certification as First Responder Counselor. Her expertise includes: Mood and Anxiety Disorders; First Responder Trauma; Behavioral and Discipline Challenges; Hospice/Death and Dying; Complicated Grief; Anger and Stress Management; Chronic Mental Illness, including Schizophrenia; Teen Issues;Family and Relationship Issues. Jones employs a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Psycho-Education on individuals aged 13 years and up.
Sheryl L. Losick-Smith LPC I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia; with over 15 years of experience helping individuals. I have worked with adults, families, and children. I have experience with a wide variety of concerns such as serious mental health issues, trauma, marital/relationship issues, depression, anxiety, anger management, and grief and loss. I have worked with individuals with a variety of diagnoses (Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, and PTSD to name a few). Other areas of concern include : adjusting to life changes (careers, relationships, parenting and life changes/transitions). My goal is to provide the best possible support, guidance and clinical intervention to enhance the lives of each individual and family I serve.
Meg Lubas, LCSW has over ten years of clinical experience working primarily in medical settings, supporting individuals and families adjusting to life with a chronic illness. Meg uses a person-centered framework to partner with clients and focus on client identified goals and approaches. Specialty areas include: grief/loss, behavioral sleep interventions, depression, and adjustment to medical stressors. Meg is currently providing services via telehealth.
Sayward McCullough, MSN, PMHNP-BC is an advanced practice registered nurse, a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, and a United States Air Force veteran. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA and her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree at Union University in Jackson, TN. Sayward completed her clinical experiences at a VA Medical Center and community mental health centers, providing mental health care to diverse populations.
Sayward McCullough assesses, formulates diagnoses, provides medication management, and prepares treatment plans for the mental health needs of adults across the lifespan. Her interests and experience include anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Michael E. Bohan, MD Dr. Bohan developed an interest in substance use disorder while an Internist in the US Navy. He retired from the Navy in 1982. In 1986, Dr. Bohan was one of the first doctors to be certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). From 1981 to 1987 he was a member of the World Board of Trustees of Narcotics Anonymous. Dr. Bohan has been a medical school faculty member at various medical schools since 1967, and currently is an Associate Professor of internal Medicine on the Community Faculty of Eastern Virginia Medical School. He has given numerous talks and published articles on substance use disorder. He was a board member of SASH - Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health from 1998-2004. He has been with Meridian Psychotherapy since 1992.
Dr. Bohan formally retired from Private Practice in December 2021. He remains connected to Meridian as a non-practicing physician, providing inspiration and information to the prescribers, therapists and clerical staff .