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."
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.
Resident in Counseling
Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling, Liberty University 2016
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology-Human Development, Liberty University 2012
With much anticipation and the drive to work with individuals who have experienced trauma, relational difficulties, and deep-rooted hurt, Brandi Thomas began her journey to work in the counseling field in 2012. After graduating in 2016 with her Masters in Professional Counseling, Brandi began her residency program to work towards becoming licensed. Brandi strives to build a relationship with her clients to instill trust, and to create a foundation for healing. Everyone, no matter what background, has experienced loss or hurt in some form or another. It is Brandi's goal to come alongside those who are searching for healing, and to create a safe place for those individuals.
Brandi has clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults both in outpatient and in-home settings. She has experience using play therapy and attachment-based interventions for children and their families. Brandi also uses clinically supportive models with individuals who have experienced complex developmental trauma.
Resident in Counseling
Amy received her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regent University in May 2018. Amy has 10 years of clinical experience working as a psychiatric nurse with children and adolescents in an inpatient setting. In addition, she has counseling experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in an outpatient and group setting as well as working with children and adolescents in an in-home setting. Amy works with clients with a variety of needs including anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, grief, adjustment issues, crisis related issues, family issues, and spiritual development. Amy also has a special interest in working with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced trauma including abuse or neglect. Amy enjoys building therapeutic relationships with her clients and utilizes a holistic, client-centered approach to counseling. In addition, Amy is trained in a variety of treatment modalities to best meet the unique, individual needs of clients and families. Some of the treatment modalities include EMDR, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), play therapy, expressive arts therapy, family therapy, and Christian counseling. Amy believes it is a calling and privilege to walk with clients through trials, pain, or uncertainty, and she is passionate about helping clients achieve their personal goals, and experience emotional, mental, and spiritual wellness.