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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, administrative and clerical opportunities. Submit your cover letter and resumes to Jora at firstname.lastname@example.org. The file area below will be updated when we have specific job descriptions.
Elissa Jarvis, PsyD, LCP, CCTP is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with Rawles & Associates, PLC.
Dr. Elissa Jarvis is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University, and she received her Master of Arts and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from Regent University. Dr. Jarvis completed her dissertation on the practice of cultural humility in therapy, and she is passionate about providing culturally sensitive services to individuals who often fall through the cracks of mental health care. Dr. Jarvis also serves on the pastoral care team at a local church.
Dr. Jarvis has worked in a variety of mental health settings, including a correctional facility, a group practice, and a Christian-based outpatient clinic. She also completed an APA-accredited internship at the Coatesville VA Medical Center. Dr. Jarvis is especially interested in serving adults and adolescents with depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder. She has experience with providing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. She also offers treatment that is informed by Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Dr. Jarvis takes an interpersonal approach to treatment, with a special focus on individualized care that is based on research. She also offers trauma-informed and spiritually-integrated services.
Dr. Elissa Jarvis, PsyD, LCP, CCTP
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
“…in order to be a good therapist, you need to be a good listener.” (Michael Johnson)
Mr. Michael Johnson is a Licensed Professional Counselor with Rawles Psychological Services. A native of Washington, DC, Mr. Johnson served 22 years in the U.S. Navy Submarine Service, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Norfolk State University and a Master of Arts in Counseling at Regent University. Mr. Johnson is happily married to his wife of 36 years and they have 3 children.
Mr. Johnson has over eight years of counseling experience as an intensive in-home counselor and mental health skill builder working with adults with severe mental health diagnosis. He has served as a parenting coach for 3 years and over five years delivering church-based pre-marital counseling through his church. Mr. Johnson served as Director of the Healing for the Soul Counseling ministry, where he developed the ministry from the ground up.
Mr. Johnson is an ordained minister and serves as an Associate Minister at Tabernacle Worship Center in Virginia Beach. He has been in ministry since 1984, serving in the Baptist church.
He has served as Youth Pastor for eight years and Lead Teacher for Sunday School. He assists his pastor in teaching our ministers-in-training in classes designed to prepare them to be ministers of the gospel.
Mr. Michael Johnson, LPC
Sanford Martin, EdD, LCP, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and certified in Psychological Testing. He is an ordained pastor and has pastored and served in several churches over many years throughout Eastern Virginia and Northeastern, North Carolina.
Dr. Martin received his Doctorate degree in Counseling from The College of William and Mary in Virginia, where he was also trained in psychological and neuropsychological testing and did his seminary studies at the Liberty University Seminary. He has worked in various mental health specialties for over 40 years and was licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Professional Counselor in 1993.
Dr. Martin has specialized in therapy services regarding marital counseling, co-dependency, military issues, PTSD, and with victims of all forms of childhood abuse. He also specializes in Neuropsychological, ADHD/Autism and Mood Disorder related psychological testing with both children and adults. He primarily engages in providing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and when desired incorporates a Christian component including Theophostic/ Transformational Prayer Ministry for anyone desiring Christian-oriented counseling. He has served as pastor of several churches over the years and also provides church health staff and congregational support/coaching, as well as conducting church-based marriage retreats.
Specialty Issues: Marital Issues, Co-Dependency, Sexual Abuse, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Abuse Recovery Issues, Spouse Abuse, Men’s Issues, Sexual Addiction, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Terminal Illness, Grief and Loss, Depression, Autism, ADHD, Chronic Illness/Pain Disorders, Panic Disorders, Military Issues, Dissociative Disorders, Sexual Disorders, Learning Disabilities/Developmental Disorders, Academic Testing, Head Trauma and Strokes, Neuropsychological Disorders, Theophostic Prayer Ministry (TPM)
Dr. Sanford Martin,
Licensed Professional Counselor LCP
Dr. Farrow earned his Bachelor of Science in General Psychology from the University of Mount Olive and received a Master of Arts degree in Community/Clinical Psychology from Norfolk State University. Dr. Farrow completed his second Master of Arts and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University where he studied under the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Track. Dr. Farrow’s dissertation addressed Perceived Racism and Africultural Coping Styles as a Moderator for Psychological Distress Outcomes Among Young African American Men and Women.
Dr. Farrow trained in Clinical Psychology at a private practice in Virginia Beach and Norfolk Virginia where he developed skills in psychological and neuro-forensic evaluations, and various forms of therapy (i.e., REBT, ACT, Existential, and Psychodynamic to name a few). Dr. Farrow completed his pre-doctoral internship at Keene State College, in Keene New Hampshire. Dr. Farrow later graduated from Princeton University with a fellowship diploma in Clinical Psychology where he participated in leading small group lectures on racism and cultural-specific coping, college mental health, and other related factors.
Dr. Farrow's clinical and research interests include areas such as: social justice, social influences on health, racial trauma, cultural-specific stress and cultural specific coping to race-related issues, college student’s mental health, African American men’s issues (including depression and anxiety), neuropsychology with an interest in concussions (including post-concussive syndrome and athletes’ mental health) and other neuropsychological disorders, spiritual and religious concerns related to mental illness and psychotherapy, stress management and sleeping disorders. Dr. Farrow was a former professor of undergraduate psychology and nursing at several universities in Virginia Beach.
Dr. Farrow has served on a psychology committee to develop course curriculum, spoke on panel discussions, guess lectured at different educational institutions, held the position of lead faculty chair the health sciences department, and held a position on the board of trustees at a university in Santa Barbara California.
Daryl L. Farrow, Ph.D.
Dr. Cornell Jones is a Clinical Psychologist with a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology. He works under the supervision of Dr. Jarvis and Dr. Rawles. Dr. Jones conducts individual outpatient therapy and psychological evaluations for both youth and adults. Dr. Jones completed his dissertation on Theoretical Applications of Executive Behavioral Control and Emotional Distress Amongst At-Risk Youth.
Dr. Jones has worked in a variety of mental health settings, including the juvenile justice system, and community mental health. Dr. Jones served in the Unit States Navy for 8 years. Dr. Jones is interested in serving children and adults with depression, ADHD, posttraumatic, and mood disorders. Dr. Jones also services those of the LGBT and military community.
Dr. Jones has experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-centered therapy, and Motivational Interviewing (MI). In addition to offering psychotherapy services, Dr. Jones conducts psychological evaluations to clarify diagnoses and determine appropriate treatment recommendations.
Cornell Jones, Psy.D
I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, and individuals seeking to fulfill their personal goals. My goal is to create a safe and nonjudgmental environment to support healing, encouragement, and growth.
Everyone has unique strengths that can we can build upon to handle challenging life circumstances such as depression, anxiety, trauma/loss, anger, and sexual violence. I value the relationship connections developed through the counseling process and I am passionate about empowering my clients to identify and build upon their strengths to reach their fullest potential.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor that enjoys using a Person-Centered approach with other evidence-based therapeutic techniques such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness techniques to meet my clients’ needs.
I also have experience working with adolescents/teens, college students, and adults in both individual, group, and family settings. Sometimes in life we may experience pain and challenges that are too difficult to navigate alone.
I am an empathetic listener committed to understanding my clients’ needs and building a strong relationship so that we can collaboratively work together to bring clarity, healing, and growth. No issue is too big or too small to discuss.
Ms. Ashley Tennyson, M.A. CCMHC
Licensed Professional Counselor