Here we GROW Again! We have grown and now have a team of over 20 mental health care professionals. Want to join our team? RPS has ongoing hiring of licensed mental health professionals, operations, clerical and administrative opportunities. Submit your cover letter and resumes to Jora at email@example.com. The file area below will be updated when we have specific job descriptions.
Michelle Howard is a License Eligible Counselor with Rawles Psychological Services. Dr. Rawles serves as her clinical supervisor. Ms. Howard received her Master of Arts, in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from South University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, a CACREP accredited program.
Ms. Howard conducts individual and group therapy with youth and adults at Rawles Psychological Services. Ms. Howard completed her Master’s internship at Christian Psychotherapy. During this internship, Ms. Howard provided individual and group therapy to children, adolescents, and adults, presenting with a variety of mental health issues such as: attention-deficit hyperactivity, depression, bipolar, dysthymic, anxiety, cognitive, schizoaffective, and borderline personality.
Prior to pursuing a Master’s degree, Ms. Howard worked many years in financial departments of corporate settings.
Michelle Howard MA
Mrs. Boston is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and Resident in Counseling. Mrs. Boston earned her Master of Science in Counseling from Old Dominion University and her Master of Arts in Psychology from the University of Phoenix. She also earned a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Psychology from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Mrs. Boston has over 15 years of experience in providing community mental health services for adults and children with severe mental illness. She also works as a supervisor and trainer for in-home counselors.
Mrs. Boston is passionate about providing quality services for vulnerable populations and empowering individuals with severe mental illness to make their own healthcare decisions and gain independence.
Sarah Boston, MA ,CSAC
Ashley Dyer is a License Eligible Counselor with Rawles Psychological Services since March 2021. Dr. Sanford Martin, EdD, LPC Serves as her clinical supervisor. Ashley received her Master of Arts in Counseling from Liberty University, a CACREP accredited program, in 2019. She completed her graduate practicum and internship at Christian Psychotherapy Services. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Virginia Tech in 2005.
Ashley conducts individual therapy with youth beginning at age 6 and adults at Rawles Psychological Services. She has experience providing individual therapy and administering psychological evaluations to children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of mental health concerns such as autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and trauma.
Prior to earning her master’s degree, Ashley worked in social work with homeless and at-risk populations within the non-profit sector. She also has over 10 years of experience working in school settings. Her previous experience has fueled her passion for helping others by meeting people where they are.
Ashley Dyer, M.A. – Resident in Counseling
Markisha Gravely earned her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a certification in Trauma Studies from Regent University in Fall 2021. She is currently a Resident in Counseling.
She has a dual bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University earned in 2018. Markisha has been trained in basic Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, a therapeutic approach used to recount and process distressing memories. She is also a Qualified Mental Health Professional for Children (QMHP-C) and adolescents up to 22 years of age.
Markisha sees a diverse body of clients with several backgrounds of life, including depression, anxiety, trauma, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Markisha provides in-person and virtual outpatient services while obtaining hours towards licensure.
Markisha Gravely, M.A. QMHP-C
Resident in Counseling
Sal Settineri is a resident in counseling at Rawles Psychological Services. He is originally from New York and was a student at Stony Brook University during the 9/11 attacks. He is a member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi Iota Delta Chapter fraternity. The attack’s impact on him and his peers was pivotal in his Naval career, subsequent retirement, and higher education in the Clinical Counseling field. He completed his graduate Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at South University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, a CACREP accredited program.
He has volunteered extensively with Contact Community Suicide Prevention hotline, Adult Literacy Volunteers of America, Bon Secours Hospice, and Trinity Episcopal Church. He has a passion for empowering people to overcome personal, family, and professional obstacles. Sal is passionate about Executive Leadership Counseling and a skilled practitioner well equipped to serve those in leadership positions.
He is experienced in working with Active Duty and Veteran clients, transitioning service members, navigating the Veterans Administration disability and healthcare systems, and highly skilled assisting clients through the military healthcare system. He is experienced and passionate about equipping individuals with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and the full spectrum of mental health concerns live their best lives.
Sal Settiner, M.A.
Resident in Counseling
Stephanie Scott-Lewis recently earned her Master of Sciences in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University which was CACREP accredited. She also earned two bachelor’s degrees: a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Social and Criminal Justice from Ashford University.
She has a passion to help those in need. She is fascinated with human behaviors, how the brain works, and Trauma. She has done an introduction training to Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and plans to continue learning about trauma and getting certified. She also completed her internships at Rawles Psychological Services. During her internships, Stephanie worked with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults providing them with various therapy treatments using multiple counseling approaches. She has worked with populations presenting with various mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, bipolar, and post-traumatic stress disorder among many others. Her theoretical orientation includes various theories such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered, and Solution-Focused. She uses an integrative approach to best help her clients.
Prior to pursuing her master’s degree, she volunteered at the Up Center where she gained experience in planning and promoting flyers to reach the community in need of mental health assistance. Stephanie is also bilingual and can speak fluent French Canadian and English.
” I believe everyone can always teach you something. People are unique, and I can learn remarkable things from all my interactions. Individuals all have something to share and want to be seen and heard. I also believe people possess the necessary tools to live happy fulfilling lives, and I can act as a guide to get them where they want to be. I hold the mirror so that they can truly see themselves and learn to love themselves. Therapy can be scary and taking steps to change one’s life can also be a challenge but, I will be with you throughout this journey by creating a space where you can feel truly heard, seen, and never judged”.
Stephanie Scott-Lewis M.S.
Resident in Counseling
Victoria Totten is a Resident in Counseling with Rawles Psychological Services. Ms. Totten received her Master’s of Science in Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, a CACREP accredited program.
Ms. Totten conducts individual therapy with youth and adults at Rawles Psychological Services. Ms. Totten completed her Master’s internship at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. During this internship, Ms. Totten provided individual therapy to, adolescents, and adults, presenting with a variety of mental health issues such as: attention-deficit hyperactivity, depression, bipolar, anxiety, schizophrenia, and borderline personality. Ms. Totten also counseled adults with substance use concerns. Ms. Totten also facilitated post-partum support groups for mothers and their babies. Ms. Totten also worked with adults who were experiencing Psychosis in the emergency department.
Prior to pursuing a Master’s degree, Ms. Totten worked for four years as a Juvenile Probation Officer for the Virginia Beach Court Service Unit. There she handled a caseload of between 20-25 at-risk youth in the community implementing interventions to reduce recidivism. Ms. Totten has a passion for helping at-risk youth in the community which led to her career switch to become a mental health counselor. Ms. Totten realized the youth she was working with had mental health needs that were either contributing to their delinquent behaviors or interfering with their ability to develop pro-social skills.
Now, Ms. Totten looks forward to helping youth and their families address behavior issues from a therapeutic lens.
Resident in Counseling
Zackary (Zack) Todaro is a resident in counseling that primarily conducts individual therapy sessions with youth and adults. Zack graduated with his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Old Dominion University. He returned to his alma mater to receive a CACREP-accredited master’s degree in mental health counseling.
Zack has spent much of his career serving at-risk youth in our community through crisis work and counseling services. He is confident in working with various challenges that clients and families may be navigating. He completed his fieldwork for his master’s degree in counseling alongside hospital and medical staff in the emergency department and inpatient care units with children and adults.
In counseling sessions, Zack is determined to tailor services to meet the need of the individual and the concerns of the family. He often incorporates a Person-Centered approach with influences from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy to address those reoccurring negative thoughts, actions, and feelings that can get the better of any of us.
He believes that therapy is a journey that we travel together in every session.
Zackary Todaro, M.S.Ed.
Resident in Counseling
Mr. Steven Turner is a Resident in Counseling with Rawles Psychological Services.
A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Mr. Turner served 13 years as a U.S. Navy Combat Hospital Corpsman and acquired a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Phoenix and a Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at South University.
My passion is to assist active and former military individuals and their families with difficult occasions, life-changing events, and emotional issues.
Steven Turner, M.A
Resident in Counseling