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

Founder 

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.

 

Licensed Associates

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

Rachel LaBelle,

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

Ronne Lancaster has been a school psychologist in Fairfax County Public Schools for 18 years working with children from preschool age through high school. She has extensive experience providing comprehensive psychological evaluations and navigating the special education process. She has also conducted individual and group counseling services to students with a variety of needs and has provided parent consultation and guidance. Specific areas of interest include using behavioral and cognitive skill based techniques for anxiety, social skill training, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Ronne is currently working on her residency hours to become a licensed school psychologist under the supervision licensed psychologists, Mrs. Christine Willing and Dr. Stephen Quinn.
Ronne received her Masters of Science in Educational Psychology in 1998 and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies specialization in School Psychology in 1999 from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She received her Bachelors of Arts degree from Providence College, where she majored in psychology and minored in mathematics. Prior to being a school psychologist in Fairfax County, Ronne Lancaster was a home-based therapist for the May Institute Center for Early Childhood Education working with parents and children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. She also worked at the May Institute Center for Traumatic Brain Injury and Rehabilitation, serving as a case manager for students with traumatic brain injuries in a group home.
In her spare time, Ronne enjoys running and hiking with her husband and two dogs. She also enjoys playing golf, doing yoga, and reading.

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