LCSW VTMHI Clinical Supervisor
Gretchen has over 10 years of solo private practice experience working with individuals and couples. Additionally, she has worked in inpatient and non-profit outpatient settings providing direct therapeutic services, case management, crisis intervention, and resource and referral to a wide range of populations including domestic violence survivors, people without homes, persons with severe mental illness, veterans, and under or uninsured persons. Her graduate research, career, and the populations she enjoys working with most are centered around people who suffer from the effects of trauma and incorporating a variety of therapeutic interventions to alleviate symptoms, including EMDR. Her career began in the non-profit free clinic sector providing both direct and programmatic services and her work with VTMHI will once again combine those focuses to serve the individual and community at large.
Dr. Lakesha Roney, Ed.D. LCP
Dr. Roney is a long-time advocate for counselors in the Commonwealth. She has a rich experience in outpatient counseling services, consulting, trainings, and clinical supervision. As a Clinical Supervisor, she helps organizations with the growth of their clinical and program development and provides clinical supervision for residents in counseling and interns.
Dr. Roney serves as an Executive Board member of the Virginia Counselors Association (VCA) and is the current Treasurer and Co-Chair Racial Justice and Diversity Committee, working to promote the counseling profession by supporting, empowering, and advocating for the diverse needs of all counselors in Virginia. She is the owner of a Richmond-based private practice, Inner Self Counseling and Consultation LLC, and is an adjunct faculty member at George Mason University.
Dr. Roney holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Virginia State University, Master of Education in Counseling from Virginia State University, and a Doctor of Education Counseling Psychology Concentration in Education and Supervision from Argosy University.
Director of VTMHI
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