Meet Our Team
Our team is passionate about helping children, adolescents, and adults become the best versions of themselves and carry out their future goals.
Christine Willing, M.Ed., NCSP
Mrs. Willing has worked as a school psychologist in Northern Virginia for the past 8 years, before opening up her own practice. Her extensive knowledge and experience includes working with special education laws and procedures, comprehensive psychological evaluations, developing IEP's, behavioral consulting, and implementing accommodations through a 504 plan. Throughout her career, Mrs. Willing has completed hundreds of psychological evaluations on school age students, pre-k through high school. Her comprehensive evaluations contribute to the development of academic, social, and emotional supports for students. She has also provided individual and group counseling to students with a wide variety of needs. Including, but not limited to, ADHD/executive functioning, social skill development, behavior management, and anxiety/depressive disorders.
Mrs. Willing received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from James Madison University and graduate degree in School Psychology from the University of North Carolina, at Chapel-Hill. During her graduate studies she worked at the Frank Porter Graham Child Developmental Institute in Chapel Hill as a research assistant on the Carolina Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Project. There Mrs. Willing studied the language development in children with Autism, Fragile X Syndrome, and Down syndrome. She has also worked at the Duke University ADHD Clinic, where she supervised and administered psychological testing to participants.
Mrs. Willing is currently a Licensed School Psychologist. Mrs. Willing has provided extensive therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and young adults suffering from severe anxiety, depression, and executive functioning deficits. Mrs. Willing works to design and implement highly specific positive behavior support plans to reduce inappropriate behavior while enhancing adaptive skills to replace problematic behavior. Mrs. Willing educates and trains the family and others who live and work with the individual to set up a consistent system of support across all settings. Mrs. Willing is passionate about creating a positive lifestyle in order to improve mental and physical health. She currently resides in DC with her husband.
Jacintha Carson, LPC, NCC
Mrs. Carson is a Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor and has worked as a mental health
therapist in the DMV area for over 8 years providing therapy to adolescents, adults, families and groups.
Throughout her career, Mrs. Carson has worked with clients on topics such as coping with stress,
depression, anxiety, ADHD, high functioning ASD, life transitions, cultural identity, grief and loss. Mrs.
Carson has extensive experience using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques, and believes in a
holistic wellness approach to therapy. She uses a strengths-based approach to improve clients’ thought
processes, physical health, sleep hygiene and social connections. She believes that her role, as a
therapist, is to be a support, educator, and guide to help empower clients to live their best lives.
Mrs. Carson completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Virginia and went
on to complete her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the George Washington
University. After graduating from her Master’s program, Mrs. Carson worked for a nonprofit that
focused on at-risk adolescents in a Silver Spring, MD middle school. There, she started a Girls on
Track/Girls on the Run program and led groups relating to social skills, self-esteem for girls, and an
outdoor adventure camp. Prior to coming to the office, Mrs. Carson spent 4 years at JSSA, a non-profit in
Fairfax, working with individuals, families, and leading groups. There, she helped create and facilitate a
life skills program for young adults on the autism spectrum and an anxiety group for adolescent girls.
Outside of work, Mrs. Carson lives with her husband and daughter in Northern VA. She enjoys spending
time with family and friends, traveling, and yoga. She also enjoys dance workouts and outdoor activities
in the DMV area.
Jacklyn McMillan, LCSW
Jacklyn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, earning her Bachelors in Psychology from James Madison University, followed by her Masters in Social Work from New York University. While earning her graduate degree, Jacklyn worked at the Center for Community Alternatives, building and incorporating curriculum to assist youth with cognitive restructuring and behavior modification, as well as, preparing parents to integrate these techniques and changes into everyday life. Post grad school, Jacklyn has spent the past 7 years as an experienced clinician in Northern Virginia outpatient mental health for Fairfax and Arlington County. During her career, Jacklyn has provided services to a diverse population in regards to age, history/onset, severity of mental duress, symptom presentation, and clinical need. Jacklyn is skilled in delivering individual, group, and couples therapy. Her group work has included anger management, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), substance abuse recovery, harm reduction, behavior modification, stress management, and Trauma Recovery and Empowerment (TREM). In private sessions, Jacklyn is able to use these modalities, as well as a strong emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and solution focused therapy, to assist clients struggling from a variety of mental health stressors and needs including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, trauma, personality disorders, bipolar and psychotic disorders, communication, and self-esteem.
Jacklyn is also a registered yoga teacher teaching both in Maryland and Virginia. Jacklyn incorporates yogic strategies and practices, including breath work, meditation, and the physical postures, in her approach to help support overall mind/body health for herself and her clients. This is an effective tool for all ages in managing responses to human emotion and cognition.
Outside of clinical work, Jacklyn is very social spending time with family and friends, while also enjoying reading, her own yoga practice, and exploring the DMV area.
Linda Ahn, LCSW
Linda is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, earning her Bachelors in Family Science from the University of Maryland, College Park, followed by her Masters in Social Work from the University of Maryland.During her graduate studies, Linda worked in schools to provide counseling services to students with emotional and behavioral goals on their IEP’s.Postgrad, Linda worked in a therapeutic setting for children in treatment foster care with moderate to severe mental health issues.
Linda has an extensive background in utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as well as a variety of other therapeutic techniques to help support clients with depression, anxiety, social skills, self-esteem, and ADHD. Linda spent 4 years working at Jill’s House, a respite facility for families with children that have special needs.There she worked to create and implement behavioral plans or Individualized Treatment Plans (ITP).Most recently, Linda spend 3 years working in Treatment Foster Care in the state of Maryland, facilitating and leading treatment plans and deescalating crisis and emergencies. There she served as the case manager of several children with varying mental health diagnoses.
Linda has over six years of experience working with children, adolescents and families to provide therapeutic and behavioral support.Linda is passionate in facilitating and establishing a connection with the family so that they may be equipped to support the individual receiving therapy services.
Outside of work, Linda lives with her husband in Northern Virginia and enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching movies and listening to good audiobooks.
School Psychology Residents
School Psychologist Resident
Mrs. LaBelle has been employed as a school psychologist in Falls Church City Public Schools for over ten years where she has gained experience working with children of all ages from preschool through high school. Throughout her career, Mrs. LaBelle has completed hundreds of psychological evaluations for preschool and school age students in addition to providing individual and group counseling. Moreover, she regularly consults with teachers and parents to support the academic, social, and emotional needs of children in school. She has extensive knowledge of special education laws and procedures as well as the development of IEPs and 504 Plans. Mrs. LaBelle has provided school psychological services to children with a variety of needs including, but not limited to ADHD and executive functioning, Autism, social skills, behavior management, and anxious and depressive disorders. Mrs. LaBelle has particular interests in mindfulness, mental health and wellness, and learning disorders.
Mrs. LaBelle earned a bachelor’s degree from James Madison University with a major in psychology and a minor in special education. From there, she earned her master’s degree and certificate of advanced graduate studies from George Mason University in school psychology. She is a member of both the National Association of School Psychologists and the Virginia Academy of School Psychologists. She has met and maintained the qualifications to be a Nationally Certified School Psychologist in the public school setting. Mrs. LaBelle is currently working under the supervision of a Licensed School Psychologist. When not working, Mrs. LaBelle enjoys spending time with her husband and son. Mrs. LaBelle is working under the supervision of Christine Willing and Stephen Quinn.
Ronayne “Ronne” Lancaster,
School Psychologist Resident
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