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Main Office
887 B Rio East Court
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Phone: (434) 220-4686
Fax: (434) 220-4687

Satellite Office
199 Spotnap Road, Suite 4
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Phone: (434) 995-5600
Fax: (434) 995-5620

Serving the mental health needs of Virginia's families

Rio Office | Spotnap Road Office


Rio Office

887 B Rio East Court

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 since 1989. He provides evaluation and therapy services for children (including play therapy), adolescents, and adults; as well as family and parent consultation. His approaches are informed by extended family systems theory and developmental psychology, as well as mindfulness and attunement. 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.

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.

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.

Abby A. Bode, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who completed her doctoral training at the University of South Carolina in Community-Clinical Psychology. She joined PDA following an APA-accredited Predoctoral Internship at the Florida State University Multidisciplinary Evaluation and Consulting Center. Her training primarily emphasized diagnostic evaluations in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Disorders, and internalizing and behavioral concerns, providing consultation and evaluation services in rural school districts, and providing direct mental health services to youth. Abby conducts diagnostic evaluations for children and adults at PDA, and brings her cutting edge training in assessing Autism and Attentional disorders to the practice. Evaluations typically include assessment of intellectual functioning along with direct assessment of symptoms to help clients and their families understand the psychological contributions to a person's difficulties. Her treatment focus is primarily skills-based behavioral and cognitive approaches to target a variety of presenting difficulties, with the goal of helping young people generalize skills to be more successful in their home, school, and social lives.

Katherine Greiner, LPC received her master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from James Madison University. Her work experience includes intensive in-home family counseling, working with children, adolescents, and adults using structural family therapy. She has also worked at Region Ten Community Services Board as an outpatient clinician and program manager, serving adults with serious mental illnesses and addiction. In addition, she has provided individual counseling and co-lead groups on a pro bono basis at The Women's Initiative. Katherine will be working with children, adolescents, and adults at PDA. She is person-centered in her approach with clients, and often utilizes structural family therapy, play therapy, motivational interviewing, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and mindfulness in her work with clients.

Sara Hafenbreadl, LPC (she/her) is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in the treatment of children and adolescents. Sara received her Master's degree from Vanderbilt University and has since worked with individuals and families in community and outpatient settings. She works with children and adolescents on concerns related to life transitions, anxiety, identity, attachment, and trauma. Sara incorporates caregivers in treatment to provide them with tools they can use to strengthen the family unit. Sara is perusing her credentialing to become a Registered Play Therapist and utilizes a play-based approach in treatment with children. She is LGBTQ+ affirming and passionate about making clients feel welcome and comfortable in therapy.

Caitlyn R. Owens, Ph.D. is a Post-Doctoral Fellow who recently completed her doctoral training in School Psychology at North Carolina State University. Dr. Owens believes in taking a warm, client-centered approach to care, and values the importance of partnering with caregivers, schools, family members, and other providers to treat the whole child. She utilizes evidence-based treatment practices with a focus on cognitive and behavioral therapies. She has experience and expertise in early childhood, anxiety, depression, trauma, burnout, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, parenting, and post-partum difficulties. Dr. Owens will be providing both therapeutic and assessment services. Her unique training in school psychology also allows her to provide specialized educational consulting to assist families with navigating various school procedures and policies such as, special education services (IEP/504 plans), Response to Intervention (RTI), and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS). Dr. Owens has a passion for empowering parents in their caregiving roles. Therefore, in addition to her work at PDA, she also travels the country training clinicians in an evidence-based parenting support program (Triple P-Positive Parenting Program).

Kendra Mason, PMHNP-BC is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Dillard University and Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Virginia. She has over twenty years of nursing experience, including pediatric intensive care, adult acute care, and case management. She uses a collaborative approach to develop a treatment plan for each client and emphasizes the importance of shared decision-making and client education. She feels passionate about the destigmatization of mental illness and provides a safe, non-judgmental space for her patients to work towards developing coping strategies to manage life's difficulties. Her interests include anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders.


Spotnap Road Office

199 Spotnap Road, Suite 4

Emily A. Boshkoff, Psy.D, BCBA is a Licensed Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Emily completed her doctoral training at the University of Indianapolis in 2014. Emily has extensive training in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of children and adults with autism spectrum disorder and other neurological disorders, children with complex medical conditions or genetic disorders, and children who present with severe and challenging behavior. Emily received most of her training in outpatient hospital settings, and most recently worked at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital in their Center for Disabilities and Development prior to moving to Charlottesville. Emily enjoys providing evidence-based behavioral interventions for children under 12 with a range of challenges, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, early intervention services and parent training for young children on the autism spectrum, and assessment of learning, behavioral, intellectual, and social disorders for adults and children of all ages. Emily loves working with kids under the age of 6, and looks forward to bringing that specialization to PDA. Emily also provides some limited psychotherapy services for adults, primarily related to parenting and relationship challenges, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety and depressive disorders.

Mary Elise Polce, PhD is a developmental psychologist and licensed professional counselor with over twenty-five years experience providing a range of psychology services. Her specialties include psychotherapy with women, older adolescents, parent consultation, and men's issues. Her experience includes treating general mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, infidelity, ADHD, and trauma as well as situational stress and life transitions, pre/postpartum mental health, miscarriage/infant loss, and coping with major health diagnoses. Dr. Polce individualizes treatment using various approaches including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and somatic approaches to stress management. She integrates self-compassion into her sessions and is committed to helping clients reach goals, resolve symptoms, and develop healthy boundaries in relationships to better enjoy life. When a person's faith tradition is important she welcomes this into the therapy relationship. Her career experience also includes college level teaching, conducting workshops, and publishing books. Her office is located in Pantops at 199 Spotnap Road, Suite 4. To schedule an initial appointment contact our main office at 434-220-4686; Her direct phone number is 434-995-5600 x103.

Paige Nolt, LCSW, (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), received her Master of Social work degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008. Since that time, Paige has been providing mental health services in a variety of clinical settings and has experience in the treatment of depression, anxiety, mood disorders and trauma. She uses a variety of treatment options including EMDR and somatic body healing to support those that she works with to overcome challenges and lead healthy and productive lives.

Molly Yazman, MSN, PMHNP (she/her) completed her graduate training with a Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN), as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) at the University of Virginia. Mrs. Yazman is a gender affirming clinician who offers psychotropic medication management alone or in conjunction with psychotherapy. Her areas of interest include working with children ages 10-18 with anxiety and OCD spectrum disorders, the LGBTQIA youth community and their families, complex medical conditions and major health diagnoses, trauma, depression, grief, and bipolar disorder. Mrs. Yazman's background in end-of-life care, Pediatric ICU, teen, and young adult health gives her a unique perspective on the role of psychiatry in managing the mental health and well-being of children, teens, and young adults.

Aisha Hayat, LPC received her masters degree in mental health counseling from the University of Virginia in 2009. She worked for many years at The Women's Initiative as the Clinical Coordinator and as a therapist providing individual counseling to adults presenting with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship stressors, and grief and loss. Her experience also includes supporting those who are in recovery from addiction. Aisha approaches counseling using person-centered, strengths-based, and culturally responsive frameworks. She incorporates a range of trauma-informed treatment modalities, including attachment theory, Internal Family Systems, and EMDR. She also integrates mindfulness practices into her therapeutic work as she supports clients in their recovery and healing.

Liz Dinwiddie, Resident in Counseling, a National Certified Counselor (NCC) received her Masters from East Tennessee State University. Until joining PDA in 2020, she worked as a School Counselor at both the middle and high school levels. Liz is a Registered Yoga Teacher and enjoys integrating breath, movement, and mindfulness practices into therapy. She has experience with individual, group, and family counseling and meets with children, adolescents, and adults at PDA. Liz approaches therapy as a safe, non-judgmental relationship through which to explore concerns and solutions and incorporates solution-focused language, play therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and mindfulness.

Rachel Weaver, M.Ed., LMHP-R, Resident in Counseling, is a National Certified Counselor and received her master's degree in Counselor Education at the University of Virginia in 2015. Prior to joining PDA, Rachel worked as a K-12 school counselor and at Region Ten Community Services Board. At Region Ten, she was a clinician at Wellness Recovery Center, and later joined Child & Family as a crisis and outpatient clinician. Her work experience includes treating clients ages 5+ in residential, in-home, and outpatient settings. Rachel's areas of interest include trauma, depression, anxiety, and attachment and relational issues. She also works with clients who present with concerns related to ASD and ADHD. At PDA, she will see children, adolescents, teens, and adults. Rachel is EMDR trained and utilizes IFS, attachment theory, and other trauma-informed modalities in her clinical work.