Old Towne Counseling Services was founded in 1998 with the goal of meeting the needs of and participating in the community. Our professional team of Licensed therapists possess the educational, clinical training and life experiences to be able to meet your needs.
Old Towne Counseling Services is dedicated to providing mental health counseling services to children, teens, individuals, families and couples. As a practice we approach therapy from a holistic and solution focused perspective and additionally the vast experience of our therapists allows them to provide the particular strategies and interventions that will meet your needs and expectations.
Jeri Lewis, LPC – Director/Counselor
Olivia Reinchenbacker, RN, MSN, PMHNP-B
It is my joy and passion to help my clients achieve mental wellness. I practice psychiatry from a patient-centered perspective that addresses your unique life circumstances to help guide you in attaining health on your terms. My primary objective is always to provide you with as much education as possible so that you feel empowered and capable of working with me to determine the best treatment plan for your life.
While my principal role is to manage psychiatric medications, I believe in holistic care and address all aspects of my clients’ health. I work hard to provide my patients with high quality care, which involves not only staying up to date on new research and treatments, but also providing an environment where you feel comfortable, respected, and accepted.
I enjoy caring for children and adults (ages 6 and up) who have a variety of diagnoses including, but certainly not limited to, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and PTSD. I am particularly passionate about working with women throughout the lifespan, and have focused much of my additional learning on issues specific to women’s mental healthcare, including special training on perinatal mental health. I am an active member of Postpartum Support International and provide care for women with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including perinatal and postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, and psychosis.Olivia Reinchenbacker, RN, MSN, PMHNP-B
Mary Butler, LCSW – Counselor
Mary is a clinical social worker licensed in the State of Virginia. She graduated from Norfolk State University with her MSW in 1980 and had post-graduate work at the Family Therapy Practice Center in Washington, DC. She comes to Old Towne Counseling Services with 30 years experience working in various settings including United Way, Children’s Hospital and private practice. She has extensive experience in working on issues including chronic illnesses, childhood cancer, military life and consequences of childhood abuse and neglect.
Mary works with individuals, families and older adults using a strength-based approach. She helps the client discover those aspects of him- or herself that can help to overcome the difficult moments of life. Challenges in life relating to grief, loss, depression, and relationship difficulties are of particular interest to her. She works with the client to improve conditions at work, in the home and in the wider community.
Susann Schwarz, LPC – Counselor
Susann-Nicole Schwarz is a Licensed Professional Counselor and an approved Supervisor in the Commonwealth of Virginia as well as Massachusetts. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice, Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology, and Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology at American International College in Springfield Massachusetts. She has worked in the mental health field for over 10 years in settings such as addiction rehabs, jails, crisis stabilization units, and outpatient services. She uses a wide variety of therapeutic approaches based on the individual needs of her clients to facilitate growth and change. She enjoys working with difficult and resistant clients and is very direct in her approach. She has considerable knowledge in the field of addiction and very much enjoys working with clients that struggle in that area.
Patricia Wilkinson, LCSW, SAP – Counselor
I come to the practice of mental health counseling through personal experiences shaped by the necessity of flexibility and change. My family followed my dad’s corporate career through multiple states and an overseas assignment. My high school years were spent in Ireland and my brother and I had the privilege of being among a small handful of American students at an Irish school. Those years in particular have influenced my understanding of the effect of culture on the development of beliefs, the capacity of people to adapt to change and the appreciation of views other than my own.
I graduated from The Ohio State University with a Masters Degree in Social Work in 1976. My professional life has included experience in the not-for-profit world and now with over 20 years in clinical experience. My areas of interest include working with individuals, couples and families facing substance abuse, trauma, mood disorders, work difficulties, chronic disease and life transition issues. Of personal interest to me is the positive ways in which animals can assist in the healing process.
I am a long term resident of Virginia and my home is always shared with several dogs and cats. Outdoor activities and traveling with my family are an essential part of my life. I volunteer weekly with Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Therapeutic Riding Center in Toano, Virginia where I am continually amazed at the resilience of people overcoming challenges and the healing energy of animals.
Margaret (Peggy) Blaylock, LCSW, CSAC – Counselor
I graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Masters in Social Work. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. My counseling experience includes working with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and loss, addictive behaviors and substance abuse. I provide therapy for individuals, couples and adolescence with difficulties in such areas as communication problems, processing grief, major life events, parenting and anger management.
We all need a safe environment and someone to talk to who will really listen. My goal is to provide that for you. I approach therapy from a nonjudgmental and person-centered perspective. My desire is to guide and support you in identifying what needs to change, discovering your potential to change and assist you in developing healthy coping skills. The therapies I use include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, Strengths Based and Trauma Informed. I look forward to beginning this journey with you.
Sheri Phuong, LCSW – Counselor
Valerie McDonnell, MSW - Counselor in Residence
I graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with my Masters degree in Clinical Social Work in 2014. Presently I am working towards obtaining my license to be a clinical social worker. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. My passions include working with women issues as well as with children and adults who have experienced trauma from abuse, neglect, or domestic violence. I also enjoy working with clients from various cultural backgrounds and those in the LGBT community.
My experience with children and adolescents includes providing in home therapy and play therapy. Additionally, I co-facilitated a grief counseling group while volunteering at Full Circle Grief Center consisting of elementary aged children who had recently lost a close relative or family friend.
My experience working with adults includes working at The Salvation Army providing case management services to adults who were in need of emergency financial aid and food assistance. I also worked at Richmond Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA) providing counseling services to adults with anxiety, depression, serious mental illnesses, substance abuse, and trauma-related disorders such as PTSD. Additionally I co-facilitated a group at RBHA for women with substance abuse problems and mental health issues.
I am very excited about the opportunity to get to know you and work alongside you to develop a plan that will help you maximize your well-being. I believe that all of us have the potential to live a meaningful life and that each person has innate strengths and resources available to them that can be tapped into with the help of a supportive therapist.
Anita Wiles, LCSW - Counselor
Anita Wiles, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker who earned her Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and has been practicing for over 25 years. She is certified to provide clinical supervision to social workers seeking licensure. Anita has experience working with adolescents and families in residential, community based and hospital settings. Using Cognitive Behavioral and Relational Therapy she has treated adolescent and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, separation and divorce, life transitions and relationship issues.
She has a compassionate, caring and genuine style and can help you identify underlying issues and learn skills to promote healing and a sense of well being, utilizing a strength-based and holistic approach.
Dr. Priscilla Wright , Psy D., LPC, NCC – Counselor
My name is Priscilla Wright and I have worked in the Human Services Field for 10 years. I am a licensed professional counselor. I began by working as a Special Education Teacher in Richmond,VA. I wanted to make a difference in the lives of children and their families by providing services that were person centered and emphasized the individual rather than the diagnosis. Given this I obtained my Masters in Counseling from Virginia State University. Since that time I have worked with adults and children in a wide range of settings. I am passionate about helping children and adults reach their maximum potential through a strengths based approach. It will be my pleasure to work with you in increasing your quality of life.
William (Bill) Butler, LCSW – Counselor
Lauren Roseman, LCSW – Counselor
Tracy Glovier, Office Manager
Mary Beth Baker, LCSW – Counselor
Mary Beth is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 15 years of professional experience in the field since earning her Masters in Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2002. During that time she has worked both in public and private settings, inpatient (both residential and acute care) as well as outpatient. Mary Beth specializes in treating children and adolescents, providing trauma informed care to individuals and their families. She provides a whole-person, strengths-based approach to treatment. Mary Beth draws from a myriad of therapeutic approaches including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused, techniques of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, both non-directive and directive Play Therapy, Sand Tray, and Social Skills Training. Mary Beth is a Certified Autism Specialist, and uses sensory tools and techniques of play therapy to assist in meeting the unique needs of this population. She recognizes that the relationship and therapeutic rapport established between client and clinician is the single best predictor of success in treatment.
Counselor in Residence:
OTC is pleased to offer the services of our Residents in Counseling. A “Resident in Counseling” is an approved status by the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Department of Health Professionals for an individual to pursue clinical experiences under the regulations that govern the practice of Professional Counseling. Such individual is required to complete certain number of clinical hours as part of the process of seeking licensure in Virginia.
Our Residents work under the direct supervision of Peggy Blaylock, LCSW.
Residents provide services on a fee for service basis. The fee is based upon a sliding scale. Upon scheduling an appointment the sliding scale fee will be determined based upon income and the number of people in a household.
This option works well for clients who may not have insurance, or they can’t afford to use their insurance. Others choose this option because they are on a limited budget. If interested in this option please contact us at 804 398 8401 and specifically ask about our Resident Counselor services.
Careers with Old Towne Counseling Services
OTC is always interested in meeting caring and skilled clinicians who are interested in joining an established private practice. If you are interested and think that OTC may be the right fit for you, please contact us to discuss the possibilities.
Current Job Openings
Psychiatrist: Full or part time
PMHNP: full or part time
Mail, email, or fax letter of interest and resume to:Old Towne Counseling Services
Attn: Jeri Lewis
7489 Right Flank Rd. #330
Mechanicsville, VA 23116 FAX: 804-789 8881 firstname.lastname@example.org