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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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Grace Stapleton, B.A., M.S.W., Supervisee in Social Work

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 to keep their trust. She believes that true inner peace is a gift from 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 and is working towards becoming an LCSW (licensed clinical social worker).

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


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Anne Stewart Freeman, B.A., Intern

Anne Stewart has a desire to walk alongside people experiencing life’s trials and help them find the tools to weather the storm. She believes in the transforming power of God’s grace and enjoys helping people discover God’s truth and love for them in the midst of difficulty.

Qualifications and Experience:

Anne Stewart is pursuing her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regent University. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, as well as a Minor in Psychology, from Virginia Tech in 2012. She has six years of experience working with middle school students and two years of experience leading and mentoring college students through the ministry of Young Life. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends, reading, cheering on the Hokies and the VCU Rams, going to the river, and playing with her sweet niece and nephew.

Anne Stewart’s clinical interests include anxiety, depression, OCD, school and work stress, relational conflicts, and life adjustment challenges and transitions.