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887 B Rio East Court
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Phone: (434) 220-4686
Fax: (434) 220-4687

Serving the mental health needs of Virginia's families



Anthony W. Poehailos, M.D. is a licensed physician, board certified in both child and general (adult) psychiatry. He has extensive clinical, administrative and supervisory experience throughout the spectrum of child and adolescent mental health services including outpatient, inpatient, partial/day treatment, residential and school consultation.

Philip D. Dupont, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has specialized in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, adults, and families for over 15 years. He provides individual therapy for children (including play therapy), adolescents, and adults; as well as family and marital therapy, and parent consultation informed by extended family systems theory and developmental psychology. Other specialty areas include working with individuals and families where anxiety is a prominent symptom, and family of origin work designed to understand and strengthen relationships in all areas of life.

Anna H. Vanhoy, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience in providing individual and family therapy to children, teenagers, young adults and adults, particularly in the treatment of anxiety and depression. Ms. Vanhoy’s treatment approaches include mindfulness-based therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and self-compassion therapy. She teaches a college-level course and facilitates workshops in the use of mindfulness and self-compassion to address stress-related issues. Ms. Vanhoy also leads Mindful Wellness programs at Poehailos, Dupont & Associates.

Lisa B. Duval, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with a wide range of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She joins Poehailos, Dupont & Associates with a focus on providing individual cognitive, behavioral, and emotional assessment services. With the general goal of identifying areas of strength and struggle to maximize individual's functioning in school, work, and life in general, Dr. Duval is available to provide assessments to children, adolescents, and adults. In her spare time, Dr. Duval enjoys yoga, baking, and being outdoors.

Matthew Tolman, Psy.D is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist that has worked in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, and community mental health clinics. He has also worked at UVA’s Counseling and Psychological Services providing psychotherapy to undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Tolman specializes in treating children, adolescents, and adults using an approach that integrates classic and modern psychodynamic theory with contemporary approaches including family systems, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness-based treatment. In his approach, Dr. Tolman strives to help individuals to utilize their strengths to overcome painful emotional symptoms and negative behavioral patterns that can be associated with life transitions, loss, trauma, personality development and interpersonal difficulties. When working with children, play therapy is often a key component of Dr. Tolman’s treatment as well as frequent parent consultation. Dr. Tolman is coauthor of the book, Psychodynamic Perspectives on Eating Disorders.

L. Wrenn Carlson, Ph.D. (Licensed Clinical Psychologist), completed her doctoral training at the University of Virginia's Clinical and School Psychology Program in the Curry School. She joins the practice following fellowships with Eastern Virginia Medical School and the Charlottesville League of Therapists. Dr. Carlson has experience providing child, couples, and family therapy in outpatient and inpatient settings. Her areas of interest and previous research have included working with the parents of adolescents, issues regarding bullying, high-stress families, and women with trauma histories. She also provides comprehensive assessments for children and adults using cognitive, achievement, and personality measures. She aims to make assessments a useful addendum to therapy, psychiatric care, and improved classroom and home functioning.

Joelle V. Siegel, Psy.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has a strong background treating children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. She has practiced for over 20 years in outpatient settings. She was most recently in private practice for 15 years. In the past she has provided forensic assessments for the courts in the State of Maine and provided services in child protective cases. Dr. Siegel treats children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Her practice focuses on treating mood and anxiety disorders, stress and trauma, and life transitions. She also provides therapy in the areas of relationship conflict, divorce and separation, and parenting. Dr. Siegel comes from a background in psychodynamic theory, object-relations theory, and developmental psychology. Her treatment approach includes psychodynamic strategies based and cognitive-behavioral strategies. Her approach is supportive and collaborative based on each individual's needs.

Jon H Siegel, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has been in practice for more than thirty years with the goal of facilitating realistic and lasting change, working in a manner that is direct and offers both concrete and feasible approaches to change. He works with adolescents and adults; individual, family, and couple modalities. Areas of concentration include anxiety, anger, stress, parenting, teens, sexuality, marriage, trauma and major mental illnesses. He has also worked in the area of forensic psychology and has testified widely in areas including parenting and child maltreatment, competency and state-of-mind and professional misconduct.

Kirsten E. Franke, LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), received her master's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work. Ms. Franke has almost 30 years experience working with individuals in their recovery from addiction, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and trauma. She incorporates a variety of theoretical modalities including psychodynamic therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Internal Family Systems, all from a strengths-based perspective. As the former Clinical Services Director at The Women's Initiative, she served women in our community presenting with relationship, parenting, trauma, and other stress-related issues, in addition to providing clinical supervision for licensure. She is also a certified yoga teacher and incorporates mindfulness based practices into her therapeutic work which serve as a foundation for meaningful and transformative experiences. Ms. Franke specializes in assisting adolescents, couples, and adults on their path to wellness and wholeness.

Jonathan R. Mills, PMHNP-BC (Licensed Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner), recently completed his Master of Science in Nursing at Yale University’s School of Nursing with a specialization in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Mr. Mills has experience in a variety of settings providing evaluation and intervention services, including Medication Evaluation and Management as well as individual and family-based therapy with children, adolescents, and adults. He utilizes a comprehensive biopsychosocial approach in assessment and brings a strength-based, collaborative orientation to the therapeutic process. Areas of interest include anxiety, depression and mood disorders, attachment-related difficulties, and the treatment of medical and psychiatric comorbidities in the pediatric population.

Mecca Antonia Burns, RDT-BCT received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Performing Arts in 1984, and her master's degree in Counseling Psychology (Emphasis: Drama and Movement Therapy) in 1992. She is a Registered Drama Therapist and Board-Certified Trainer who has served on the Board of the North American Drama Therapy Association as Standards & Ethics Chair. Since 1980, she has taught creative drama and movement, written and directed plays for children, and provided Drama Therapy for both adults and children. For the past twelve years she has been director of Drama Therapy services at Family Compass in Reston, Va. (You may find some articles about Drama Therapy here.) She lives in Charlottesville, Va. where she offers Drama Therapy for children with special needs, and leads workshops for Drama Therapists in training.  She is director of PRESENCE Center for Applied Theatre Arts, applying theatre to social issues in Virginia, Romania and East Africa.