Meet the Team


Brandie Carlton:

Brandie Carlton, MSW, LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist and owner of Positive Growth.  Brandie received an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Social work from Virginia Commonwealth University.  As a psychotherapist, Brandie has experience working with a wide range of clients including adults, couples, adolescents, and children.  Brandie currently focuses on adolescents and young adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, and/or low self-esteem.  

Brandie has experiencing working with clients while using the therapeutic modalities of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Positive Psychology, Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).  As an LCSW, social justice is an important aspect of Brandie's clinical work and she is open to working with folx who identify as LGBTQ+.  

Laura Jones:

Laura Jones, LCSW received her Bachelors in Social Work with Radford University and Masters in Clinical Social Work from George Mason University.  As a clinician, Laura values social justice and inclusivity. Laura has experience working with diverse populations to support people increasing their resiliency and growth during difficult situations. Laura currently works with young adults, adolescents, and children who are experiencing post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. Laura uses a combination of therapeutic modalities such as, Trauma-focused therapy, mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, expressive therapy, and positive psychology interventions to provide a collaborative, creative, and relaxed person-centered approach.

Mica Claiborne

Ms. Mica Claiborne, MSW in Social Work, is a Clinical Social Worker who has four years of experience working with diverse populations in the mental health field. Ms. Claiborne obtained her Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Virginia State University and Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Norfolk State University. Mica specialties include grief, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, post-traumatic stress disorder, and psychosis. Ms. Claiborne’s primary goal is to ensure clients are able to develop healthy patterns of behaviors that can allow them to build relationships and resilience. Ms. Claiborne incorporates a variety of therapeutic approaches to include Family Systems, Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy.

Kat Wallace

Kat Wallace, MSW, LCSW is an experienced clinician with 15 years of experience working with varied populations.  Kat received her Bachelors of Arts from George Mason University and her Masters in Clinical Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University.  Kat prides herself on being a trauma-informed and strengths-based therapist who enjoys helping others foster skills of mindfulness, CBT and solutions-focused therapy.  Kat has worked with individuals who have endured significant trauma, challenges with mental health and issues with family of origin.  Kat is a passionate ally to the LGBTQIA+ community and welcomes clients from various backgrounds, cultures, races, sexualities, gender identities, body sizes & abilities.  Kat specializes in assisting in build coping skills for frustration tolerance, ADHD, anxiety, self-esteem and depression; she loves working with adolescents and young adults who are embarking on life transitions.  As a clinician, Kat hopes to help others discover and embrace their authentic selves, work to restructure negative thoughts that are no longer serving them and accept life's challenges in a non-judgmental atmosphere.

Ben McClure

Ben is a Supervisee in Social Work and has worked in the mental health field for almost two years, earning their Master’s in Social Work at the University of Wisconsin. They specialize in talk therapy using techniques from DBT, CBT, mindfulness, emotion-focused family therapy, internal family systems, and motivational interviewing. Ben has experience working with adults, adolescents, young children, families, and co-parents who are seeking support for a variety of mental health needs. Ben identifies as gay and non-binary, and has experience supporting fellow members of the LGBTQ+ community through psychoeducation, connection to community resources, identity formation, and providing support and information for their families. They have experience supporting clients with needs associated with depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, personality disorders, ADHD, and autism. In their free time, Ben enjoys music, road trips, reality TV, and long walks.

Mary Nell Donahue

Mary Nell is an LCSW that has worked in the mental health field for over five years after having earned her Master's Degree in Art Therapy and Counseling. Mary Nell strives to promote a safe and non-judgmental environment that enables her clients to feel heard and that provides them the opportunity to be their authentic selves. In her clinical experience, Mary Nell has worked with a wide range of populations that include children, adolescents, adults, parents, and families. Her broad experience has promoted clinical strengths in supporting clients with needs related to attachment-based work, trauma, DBT skills, positive self-talk, perspective taking, vulnerability work, anxiety management, depression, anger management, and emotional regulation. 

Mary Nell is not only well versed in traditional therapeutic interventions and methods of processing, she is also trained in Art therapy. She will invite and encourage clients to explore the possibility of processing their needs through the form of art based interventions; however, you can trust that she does not consider this form of processing mandatory. Above all, Mary Nell's priority is to ensure a sense of comfort and respect as she administers to each client's processing needs. 

Mike McLane

Mike is our office manager dedicated to ensuring you have an exceptional experience throughout.

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