Dr. J. Paul Marks, D. Min., MA, LPC

Dr. J. Paul Marks, D. Min., MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Paul Marks has been providing professional counseling in the Lynchburg area for over 20 years. His specialty in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) certified treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is highly sought after. Paul believes that EMDR enables individuals' minds to heal from psychological trauma and emotional distress just like the body has the ability to heal from physical trauma. He sees clients for marriage and individual counseling for a variety of areas such as depression, sexual abuse & trauma, addictions, infidelity, obsessive compulsive behavior, and anxiety. Paul is trained in psychotherapy, theology, and psychology. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, dual Master’s degrees in Religion and Christian Theology and received his Doctorate of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling in 2007.
Larry Bell, MS, LPC, CRC

Larry Bell, MS, LPC, CRC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Larry has over 40 years of experience in assisting people who are dealing with depression, anxiety, parenting concerns, or healing from grief. He believes that it is essential to address the Physical, Psychological and Spiritual realities of our existence {I Thess. 5:23}. He therapeutically utilizes Biblical principles in a Cognitive-Behavioral format. He has been married 48 years and enjoys working with couples in solving marital conflict and pre-marital counseling. Larry completed a Bachelor of Science Degree from Fairmont State University majoring in Sociology and Psychology. He earned a Master of Science Degree from West Virginia University majoring in Rehabilitation Counseling. Larry is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia and West Virginia. He also holds national certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC).

Beth B. Ulrich, MSW, ACSW, LCSW

Beth B. Ulrich, MSW, ACSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Since October of 2008 Beth Ulrich has been providing services at CCS. She brings more than 40 years of experienced care related to medical and mental health challenges. Her focus is on individual therapy, primarily related to those struggling with repression, anxiety, mood disorders, codependency, grief, and women's issues. Her significant area of expertise is with seniors/geriatric clients dealing with the various challenges associated with this season of life. She holds a Masters of Social Work from Florida State University and is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Social Workers in addition to the North American Association of Christian Social Workers. Beth is currently the Behavioral Health Specialist at Centra PACE in Lynchburg Virginia helping to address mental health and adjustment issues for the frail elderly and their families and caregivers.
Ryan Vaughn, MA, LMFT, LPC

Ryan Vaughn, MA, LMFT, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Ryan Vaughn is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Ryan has been providing counseling services for 12 years and believes that families and individuals want to be successful and thrive. Areas of specialty focus include identity and self esteem, anxiety, depression, defiant behavior, addictive patterns, sexuality and same sex attraction, conflict resolution, and premarital foundations. Ryan’s core belief is that the breakdown of the family precipitates dysfunction in the individual. He works with clients to identify and change negative thought patterns that manifest in dysfunctional behaviors. He specializes in connecting with individuals and families to help them work through behavioral concerns and emotional issues. Ryan holds dual Masters Degrees from Liberty University.
Erica Gray, MA, LRIC

Erica Gray, MA, LRIC

Licensed Resident, Ph.D. Student in Counseling Education & Supervision

Erica is a Licensed Resident Counselor who earned her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling at Liberty University in 2019 and is currently working toward her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision. She aims to be personable, relational, caring, warm, and supportive.

Erica facilitates a safe and caring space for people from all walks of life regardless of personal struggle, sexual orientation, or mental health disorder. Much of her research has been focused on self-compassion and she enjoys incorporating Compassion-Focused Therapy as well as other therapeutic approaches into sessions. She looks forward to continuing to provide a space of nonjudgmental care for anyone who she has the honor of walking through life with in this capacity. Areas of experience include working with clients through anxiety, depression, addictions, trauma, sexual orientation or confusion, life transitions, divorce, remarriage, self-discovery, personal identity building, and struggles with self-worth.

Originally from the Chicago area, she taught middle school and high school before moving to the Lynchburg area in 2012 as part of a major life transition. Erica co-founded a school for homeschooling families where she has taught many classes and fulfilled numerous roles, including the role of middle school and high school counselor. Although Erica loved teaching, she recognized early on in her career that she cared more about building people up and making sure her students were personally supported and encouraged than she did about their academic progress. This began a dream of becoming a counselor, which finally came to fruition a few years ago with the opportunity to go back to school.

Victoria Gravatt, MA, LRIC

Victoria Gravatt, MA, LRIC

Licensed Resident

Victoria is a Licensed Resident in Counseling and holds a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Over the past 8 years, Victoria has worked with a variety of ages and demographics providing mental health care including residential treatment, outpatient counseling, community mental health services and foster care support services. This has included work with birth families, children, adolescents and foster families. She holds an Advanced Certificate of Completion of the C.A.S.E Training for Adoption Competency.

Victoria’s counseling approach is holistic, encompassing a combination of addressing biological, social, psychological and spiritual facets. She focuses on adapting her approach to meet each client’s unique needs, and is passionate about every client seeing their own individual worth and value, as being image-bearers of God. Her deepest desire is that every person can find true freedom. Areas of specialty include adoption, foster care, relationship/family conflicts, attachment styles, grief and loss, anxiety and depression, identity development and spiritual formation.

Chloe Parker, MA, LRIC

Chloe Parker, MA, LRIC

Licensed RESIDENT

Chloe is a Licensed Resident in Counseling who received her masters in clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University. She has experience working with children, teens, and adults from a variety of backgrounds. Viewing clients through a holistic lens, she chooses to address them with biological, psychological, social, and spiritual components. She is particularly passionate about creatively and intentionally integrating one’s faith throughout the counseling process and desires to see people living in the abundance that authentic healing and freedom can bring.

Chloe voices gentleness while exploring one’s thoughts and emotions, all while tailoring her approach and treatment plan to fit each individual client. Catering specifically to client needs, she chooses to use elements of Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Chloe seeks to create a space for clients’ stories to not only be heard but honored and recognizes that all people are made wonderfully complex by God. With this belief, she affirms that no one is called to wrestle with life’s complexities alone and wishes to be available to whoever might benefit from talking about their struggles and experiences.

When Chloe isn’t counseling, she is laughing with her family and friends, playing tennis or running outside, creating playlists, and planning her next trip to the ocean.

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