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Bethann Detwiler, M.A., LPC-S

Beth is creative, energetic and dedicated to offering help to both individuals and families with counseling that is rooted in biblical truth while utilizing sound therapeutic techniques. She has a passion to help people achieve wholeness and life transformation by experiencing grace in their relationship with God, themselves, and others.

Qualifications and Experience:

Beth is a Virginia Board Certified Supervisor and Licensed Professional Counselor. She has a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University as well as a Bachelors of Science from James Madison University in Special Education with an emphasis on Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. Beth worked as a child and family therapist in Raleigh, North Carolina before moving to the Richmond area in 2010.  Beth has been Associate Staff with the Navigators and involved in counseling and mentoring for over 30 years. She relaxes by reading and cooking and has recently learned to knit. Beth and her husband have four grown children and five adorable granddaughters.

Her clinical interests include anxiety, depression, OCD, relational conflict, premarital and marital counseling, sexual abuse, PTSD, work stress, children and families of divorce, parenting, trauma and crisis intervention, grief, loss and life adjustment challenges.

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Dr. Chad A. Houchin, MPhil, PSY. D.

Chad is a thoughtful, reflective, and innovative problem-solver. In both his therapy and assessment work, he uses reliable and time-tested Biblical principles, as well as interpersonal connection, sound rational strategies, and evidence-based therapeutic treatments to arrive at helpful solutions for clients.  The goal is to account for the “big-picture,” but also to be practical, workable and accessible.

Qualifications and Experience:

Dr. Houchin holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Colorado State University, a Master’s in Philosophy of Religion & Ethics from Biola University, and his Master’s and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from George Fox University.

He has been licensed in Virginia as a Clinical Psychologist since 2013. He has worked for three Christian Universities in various roles, including two years as a professor. He has counseled and evaluated people of all ages, genders, and ethnicities. Previously, he was on staff with two different Christian ministries, including Summit Ministries and Stand To Reason and has taught in various churches and locales.

Interpersonally, Chad is curious, determined, careful, and precise, yet also very adaptable, imaginative, and sometimes witty.  He relaxes and unwinds by spending time with his wife of 18 years and two teenage children. He enjoys lots of tennis, reading, board-games, music, movies, travel and projects when possible.

He specializes in Psychological Testing & Assessment and Counseling in a wide range of treatment areas, using evidence-based, best-practice therapeutic modalities and treatments. He offers psychological testing and assessment for adults, adolescents and children – and counseling for adolescents and adults.

His clinical / therapeutic interests include various life-adjustment challenges and transitions, anxiety, depression, relational conflict, parenting strategies, work stress, and premarital counseling.

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Julie Fletcher, M.A., Resident in Counseling

Julie has a longing to help people find answers for real life situations in a relationship with God.  She enjoys helping people apply biblical truth to their lives.

Qualifications and Experience:

Julie received her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regent University. Julie is a resident in counseling working towards licensure in Professional Counseling. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Richmond in Psychology.  She has 25 years of experience working with teenagers through the ministry of Young Life.  She has worked alongside her husband in ministry caring for people in Young Life and their church. Julie has studied Biblical Counseling at Christian Counseling & Education Foundation and holds a Foundations of Biblical Counseling Certificate.  She and her husband have three grown children and two grandchildren.

Julie provides individual and group counseling for adults, adolescents and children. Her interests include anxiety, depression, relational conflict, eating disorders, self-harm, sexual abuse, work stress, children and families of divorce, parenting, grief, loss and life adjustment challenges.

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Alan Lee, MAR, M.Div., MABC

The gospel-centric focus in his life and training enables Alan’s approach in counseling to be biblical, dynamic, and interpersonal. It’s biblical in that his understanding of people, relationships, problems and their solutions are grounded in God’s word and the gospel. It’s dynamic in that people are often unaware of what motivates them to think the way they think, feel the way they feel, and behave the way they behave. It’s interpersonal in that he believes failed relationships and the way we respond to them are often a big part of the emotional distress we experience, and an intimate relationship with God and gospel-inspired relationships with others are key to well-being. He believes the counseling process is collaborative and insight-oriented -- that an understanding of the past often sheds light on the present and affords a new depth of awareness in matters of responsibility and choice. For that reason, counseling will sometimes focus on relational patterns that began in the past and are maintained in the present through self-reinforcing cycles of interaction. In all cases, he aims to make the counseling environment a safe, compassionate and authentic one in which you will be able to talk about life and your concerns without fear of judgment.

Qualifications and Experience:

Alan earned a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling under the direction of Dr. Larry Crabb and Dr. Dan Allender at Colorado Christian University. In addition, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Special and Elementary Education from Duquesne University and Master of Arts in Religion and Master of Divinity degrees from Westminster Theological Seminary. He is certified as a Prepare/Enrich facilitator and, most recently, received training in spiritual direction with Dr. Crabb. 

In addition, Alan worked as a pastoral counselor in Ghana with the Mobile Member Care Team, served as a church-planter in western Uganda with World Harvest Mission, was the organizing pastor of a PCA congregation in Philadelphia, and is currently on staff at Stony Point Church as an assistant pastor. He joined the Wellspring staff in September 2018. 

Alan provides individual counseling for adults, and pre-marital and marriage counseling for couples. His areas of interest include pre-marital counseling, couples counseling, relational conflict, depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, sexual addiction, work stress, grief, loss, life adjustment challenges, cross-cultural problems, and spiritual direction.