Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples and Families

Creative Therapy Associates Team
L to R: Moira Shiels, Amy Neumann, Maureen S. Bethea, Michelle Ward, Sarah Briggs, Christina B. Frank, Jenny Eckert, Rachel Cheche. Not pictured: Lula Lambert.

To schedule an appointment with one of our therapists, please call (703) 591-3377 or email our intake coordinator.

Our Team

  • Sarah Briggs Sarah S. Briggs LPC, RPT-S
    Sarah is a Virginia State Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S). Sarah received her M.A. and Ed.S. in Counseling from James Madison University and worked in Richmond Virginia before practicing in the Fairfax area. She treats adults, children, and their families and has specialized training in play therapy, expressive art therapy and trauma and loss issues. Sarah has public speaking experience on topics of parenting, adolescents, and trauma. (full profile)

  • Michelle Ward Michelle Ward LPC, LMFT
    Michelle is a Virginia State Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). She is a Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. Michelle received her M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Virginia Tech University. She provides outpatient therapy to individuals, couples, and families, using various therapy interventions to treat adolescents/young adults with behavior, anger, anxiety and mood management, couples with relationship issues, and families with communication and conflict problems. Michelle is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). (full profile)

  • Jenny Eckert Jenny Eckert LCSW, RPT
    Jenny is a Virginia State Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Registered Play Therapist (RPT). Jenny received her BSW and MSW at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. She practiced social work in North Carolina before moving back to Virginia. Jenny specializes in using play and expressive arts therapy. She has public speaking experience on the national and local level. (full profile)


    Maureen Bethea Maureen S. Bethea LMFT
    Maureen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). She is an Associate Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. Maureen completed her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Virginia Tech University. She provides therapy to individuals, couples, families, and adolescents who are experiencing problems related to anxiety, depression, trauma, life adjustment, parenting, family conflict, marital/relationship distress, and gender and sexuality issues. Maureen is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).(full profile)

  • Amy Neumann Amy Neumann LCSW
    Amy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). She completed her Masters of Social Work degree from Catholic University. Amy provides therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families, and she specializes in using play therapy and expressive arts therapies. In addition, Amy also has a subspecialty in women's reproductive health issues with a focus on fertility and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs). (full profile)

  • Christina Frank Christina B. Frank LMFT
    Christina is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Christina completed her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy at Virginia Tech University. She is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. Christina provides counseling to individuals, couples, families, adolescents, young adults, and adults who are experiencing a range of issues including family conflict, anxiety, stress, anger, and depression. Christina also provides counseling to couples seeking parenting support, and couples suffering from marital conflict, intimacy issues, and infidelity. Christina has specialized training in teaching teens and families Digital Citizenship. (full profile)

  • Moira Shiels Moira Shiels MS, Resident
    Moira Shiels is a Resident in Marriage and Family Therapy. Moira completed her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy at Northwestern University. She is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Therapy. Moira provides counseling to individuals, couples, and families for a broad spectrum of issues including relationship concerns, intimacy and sexuality, gender identity, mood disturbances, communication, conflict management, life transitions, and family functioning. She has received specialized training in Human Sexuality as well as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. (full profile)

  • Lula Lambert Lula Lambert, MA, Resident
    Lula Lambert is a Resident in Counseling and Art Therapy. She completed her Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling at George Washington University, and she is a member of the American Art Therapy Association. Lula provides therapy to individuals and families for a range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress and conflict, life transitions, grief and loss, and behavioral issues. Through the use of art therapy, play therapy, and sand tray therapy, she creates a space for clients to cultivate coping skills, initiate self-expression, and stimulate self reflection and insight. Lula is also a certified yoga instructor, and incorporates mind-body connection and mindfulness practices into her therapy. She has received specialized training in trauma and grief treatment, as well as autism.(full profile)

  • Rachel Cheche Rachel Cheche, MS, Resident
    Rachel Cheche is a Resident in Marriage and Family Therapy. She completed her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy at Virginia Tech University. She is also member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. Rachel provides counseling to individuals, couples, families, and children who are experiencing a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, life adjustment, behavioral problems, parenting, family conflict, and relationship distress.(full profile)

Contact Us

  1. 10339-A Democracy Lane
    Fairfax, VA 22030

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