Tina Motley, LCSW
Tina Motley, LCSW founded Fig Tree Therapy in 2012 with the committment to serve God through service to others. Tina graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2002 with a Master's in Social Work and became licensed in 2009. After working with various populations, she recognizes her primary passion is helping those who have experienced traumatic experiences heal. Tina has been trained extensively in a specific psychodynamic technique called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR is used to treat trauma related disorders, such as PTSD. By using EMDR, clients have been able to alleviate anxiety caused by traumatic memories without having to "re-live" the traumatic event. Because trauma significantly impacts our primitive brain, traditional methods aren't typically successful. Therefore, she has added LENS Neurofeedback to her treatment modalities. Neurofeedback assists the brain in reorganizing itself, bringing further adaptation and integration to the traumatized brain. While these modalities certainly expedite the healing process, it is necessary to develop the skills needed to navigate life. Subsequently, she has been trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and faciliates weekly adult groups using this approach to teach others how to develop skills to regulate emotions, survive emotional crises, develop mindfulness skills and effective interpersonal skills. Additionally, Tina provides Christian counseling to those who desire such, based in teachings of Jesus. It is her hope that others find hope and are inspired to change dysfunctional patterns through their interactions with Fig Tree. Fig Tree Therapy is a symbol of rest, for those who need a place to pause, reflect and restore. Fig Trees are enormous trees and in Biblical times provided rest for large amounts of people because of the shade they produced. Not only did the people of that time like them for that reason, they also produce fruit, the fig. One pastor said it something like this, "That fig is a symbol of love. It has grown ONLY because it is attached to the vine."
Nikole Muriithi, LPC
I graduated from Liberty University with a Master's degree in Professional Counseling in 2014. I have been working in an outpatient setting since 2013 and became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2016. In 2017, I became fully trained in using the approach of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and am now a Certified EMDR Therapist. I am fully trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and utilize this skill based knowledge in my counseling approach. While the use of all of these modalities has proven to be effective for many, it is my belief that complete healing involves Jesus.
Kathleen Carey, LCSW
Kathleen received her Masters of Social Work from VCU in 2014. She works with adults and adolescents experiencing a variety of needs including anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, and grief. She has a particular focus on acute or complex trauma and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Kathleen works collaboratively with clients to create space for personal growth through deeper understanding of life circumstances and creating hope for the future. Kathleen hopes for all clients to feel comfortable and supported as they move through the therapeutic process, and looks forward to helping you work to achieve your goals. Kathleen is also certified through Postpartum Support International. She completed her training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD) Components of Care and is pleased to be able to assist those experiencing symptoms.
David Hawxhurst, MA,
Resident in Counseling
David received his Masters in Counseling from Regent University in 2013. He has had clinical experience working with children, adolescents and adults in both outpatient and in-home settings. He specializes in treating trauma, depression, anger issues, ADHD, addiction, grief and loss, and relationship issues. He has been trained extensively in a psychodynamic technique called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Which is used to treat trauma related disorders, such as PTSD. He is also trained in LENS Neurofeedback, which assists the brain in reorganizing itself, bringing further adaptation and integration to the traumatized brain. David believes that it is a calling and a privilege to travel along with others on their journey through suffering and struggle towards hope, healing and growth. He utilizes an eclectic approach of therapeutic treatment modalities combined with an awe and understanding of God’s presence in the counseling relationship. David currently works with adults in the community as well as provide outpatient services to those with Medicaid or private pay.
Melody Underwood, MA
Resident in Counseling
Melody graduated from Liberty University with a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling. She is a graduate from the Elijah House Prayer Counseling and has a background of ministry. Melody grew up on the mission field and has a heart for all cultures.
Melody believes in helping people by walking with them and empowering them as they find hope to reach their own personal goals. She is passionate about integrating spiritual principles in therapy and believes knowing who we are in Christ can bring total healing. She uses an eclectic approach through CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Christian Counseling, and as well as other modalities. Melody is grateful for the opportunity to journey with others as they find their healing.