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Bethann Detwiler, M.A., LPC

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 a their relationship with God, themselves, and others.

Qualifications and Experience:

Beth holds a license as a Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. 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 three 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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Julie Fletcher, B.A., Intern

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 is pursuing her Masters in Professional Counseling at Regent University. 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 children, ranging from high school to college.

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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Grace Stapleton, M.S.W.

Grace is a compassionate counselor with an unconditional regard for those she serves. She recognizes that it is an enormous risk for someone to reach out for help, and she is honored when those individuals trust her. She believes that true inner peace comes from a close relationship with God, and lasting change is possible through His grace.

Qualifications and Experience:

Grace received her Bachelors of Arts from Covenant College. She lived and worked in Washington, DC for a time, before deciding to go back to school for her Master’s of Social Work. She graduated with honors from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2004.

Grace specializes in working with women and teenagers struggling with depression, anxiety, self harm, trauma recovery, stress from family, work and school. She and her husband have three children, 16 chickens, a bunny and a cat.


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.