Our Behavioral Health Staff

Carl Street, Jr., LPC, LSATP, MAC
Director of Behavioral Health Services 

Carl StreetI began my service at Youth For Tomorrow in 1990 holding several positions over a span of fifteen years to include: Residential Shift Supervisor, Substance Abuse Counselor, Assistant Director of Residential Services, and Director of Residential Services. In 2005, I joined Prince William County Community Services as a Mental Health/Substance Abuse Therapist with Drug Offender Recovery Services. Having never forgotten the mission and work of serving youth and families, I returned to Youth For Tomorrow in 2015 and I currently serve as the Director of Behavioral Health Services.

A native from Northern Virginia, I graduated from George Mason University College with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Masters’ degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. I am credentialed in the state of Virginia as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner (LSATP) and I am certified as a Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) through NAADAC.

Barry Lawlor, LPC, NCC, DBTC

Clinical Supervisor

My name is Barry Lawlor, LPC, NCC, DBTC.  I have experience in a variety of settings, I have worked for Youth For Tomorrow’s (YFT) Residential Treatment Center serving at risk adolescents and their families for 6 plus years.  From 2012 through 2014 before I returned to YFT I worked as an Intake Therapist for Novant Prince William Medical Center for Psychiatric and Addiction Treatment Unit as well as working in the ER doing emergency assessments. I have done outpatient therapy for brief periods of time throughout my time as a Therapist.  I have clinical experience working with adolescent/adult mental health disorders including: depression, dysthymia, bipolar disorder, PTSD, Complex Trauma, physical and sexual abuse, Borderline Personality Disorder. I work primarily with adolescents and adults.

I grew up in the Northern Virginia area and graduated from Regent University with my Masters in Community Counseling in 2005.  I am credentialed as a Licensed Professional Counselor and I am certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).  Along with DBT, I use Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Family Systems as well as using Christ Centered interventions.  I have a heart to work with the Human Trafficking population of the Northern Virginia/Maryland/DC area as this has been a population I have served while in the Residential Program.  In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, watching baseball, and listening to music.

Chris Coleman, LPC, LSATP, CSAC, MAC, CCDP, NCC

Outpatient Substance Abuse Program Manager

Chris Coleman

I started my career in substance use disorders in 1994, in a residential substance abuse cottage, with at-risk youth, from the inner cities of New York State. Following this, I entered the outpatient setting, working in a crisis center for the indigent and homeless population, in need of substance abuse services. I would perform individual and group counseling, while referring patients into proper levels of treatment like inpatient, intensive outpatient, outpatient and halfway houses. During this time, I also performed volunteer work in the prisons, working with substance abuse cases in a faith-based organization. 

I stepped out of the field in what I like to refer to as my “Jonah experience”; a prophet in the Old Testament from the Bible that tried to run from God. This experience had me realize that the field of helping professions is more than a job and career, but a calling of compassion, healing and empathy. I re-entered the field working in medication assisted treatment, and then assisting in the development a substance abuse program and group facilitation with intensive in-home counseling. I have provided services with the probation & parole population, have worked in secure and locked facilities as a therapist developing substance use disorder program, private practice with children, adolescents and adults, as well as a therapist in the outpatient role of Community Services Boards. I specialize in substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders (those with mental health and substance use disorders), anxiety, high/at-risk populations with substance use disorders and criminal thinking.

I have Masters degrees in: Addiction Counseling and Professional Counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Provider & Certified Substance Abuse Counselor with the Commonwealth of Virginia, Master Addiction Counselor through NAADAC, a Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional with International Certification & Reciprocal Consortium (IC&RC), and National Certified Counselor through National Board of Certified Counselors.

Beverly Faught, LCSW

Onsite Supervisor

Beverly FaughtMy name is Beverly Faught, LCSW.  I am an experienced generalist practitioner who works with children 5-18 years old, adults, families, couples, and groups in a therapeutic environment.  I have helped people and families cope with a variety of issues including depression, stress and anxiety, relationship problems, anger management and social skills.  I have expertise working with children, teens and adults with Asperger’s Syndrome.  I utilize cognitive-behavioral, solution focused, strengths-based, and family systems therapy.  In addition to being a seasoned professional I am a kind and empathetic therapist who believes in helping clients achieve healthy well-being. 

I earned a Bachelor’s in Social Work at the University of South Florida in 1995 and a Master’s in Social Work in 2001.  I became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2004 in the state of Virginia.  I am a current member of the National Association of Social Workers.   I have completed training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Relationship Development Training, and I am certified to supervise unlicensed therapists to help them become an LCSW.

I work for Youth For Tomorrow at the Manassas and Woodbridge locations. 
I am originally from the Northern Virginia area and I enjoy watching movies, reading, camping and being in the outdoors. 

Catherine Baker, LCSW, RPT, CTP

Catherine BakerI have extensive training and experience in providing clinical services to children, adolescents and families.  I earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Catholic University of America in 2004 with honors.  I also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. 

I hold a License in Clinical Social Work in Virginia.  I am also a Registered Play Therapist by the Association of Play Therapy and a Certified Trauma Practitioner by the National Institute for Trauma and Loss for Children.  I have specialized training in working with children and adolescents and attachment-related issues.  Prior to entering private practice, I provided services to youth and families in the Child Welfare System.  I have provided services to adults and families who struggle with severe and chronic mental health issues and substance abuse through the Community Services Board.  I also have provided emergency mental health services for Prince William County.  I work with clients to better cope with topics including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, ADHD-related issues, parenting issues, attachment-related problems, adoption/foster care, substance abuse, self-injurious behavior, eating disorders, trauma, and adolescent issues.

Erica Bindrim, MSN, Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

I am a happily blessed married mother of three. One adolescent daughter and four year old boy and girl twins. As a result I have acquired a deep understanding of the daily challenges balancing work and family life can require. I am originally from the New England area and have been able to enjoy traveling throughout the world with more potential for travel always on the horizon as this is part of one of my favorite hobbies.

Practicing psychiatry as a Family PMHNP is my third career. I have been working with the mental health population for almost 20 years. I have cared for the psychiatric population of all ages in various settings to include but not limited to residential treatment, emergency crisis management, psychiatric hospitals and private practice outpatient treatment. I currently specialize in psychopharmacological treatment and management of children and adolescents however I do believe in treating the family as a whole to achieve optimal outcomes. I enjoy empowering my patients by educating them so as to help them make informed decisions for themselves.

My treatment philosophy consists of providing culturally competent care throughout the lifespan with and emphasis in patient empowerment, responsibility and accountability through collaboration in achieving optimum outcomes using patient directed goals. At Arizona State University and during my first career, although my youth was spent in a mostly laboratory setting, I came to the realization that I felt called to a higher purpose. I went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude with my BSN from Boise State University and began employment as an RN. Then, after discovering a growing need for more specialized psychiatric services in the US I went on to graduate from Stony Brook University, MSN, Psychiatric Mental Health NP with highest honors. I see myself as forever being a student open to learning all that life has to offer and hope to aid in the further betterment of others.

Melanie Calhoun M.A., NCC, Resident in Counseling

Melanie CalhounHi, I’m Melanie! I am originally from the Northern Virginia area but did reside in western Pennsylvania for six years while completing higher education. I am currently a Resident in Counseling (RIC) working on obtaining my LPC, as well as a National Certified Counselor (NCC). I started with Youth for Tomorrow (YFT) as a Clinical Intern to complete requirements for my Master’s program, and remained in this position for a year. Additionally, I worked full-time as a Residential Counselor in the girls’ homes on campus. I am passionate about working with clients in a person-centered, non-judgmental environment where we can collaboratively instill positive change and growth in the client’s daily living. I enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds, but do have a love for adolescents and young adults. I utilize Solution-Focused Therapy, Reality Therapy, and elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I also incorporate methodology from Existential theory. I serve clients at the Manassas office.

I graduated in 2013 from Slippery Rock University with Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Dance, and in 2016 with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Youth. I had the honor of receiving the 2016 Outstanding Graduate award from my Master’s program. Outside of YFT, I have been a dancer, dance educator, and choreographer for many years and love the arts in general. In addition to dance, I also enjoy spending time with loved ones, walking my dog, reading, traveling, and watching baseball and football.

Mayra C. Cardenas, MA, RIC

Mayra CardenasI am currently a Resident in Counseling (RIC) here at Youth For Tomorrow and am under supervision to obtain my CSAC and LPC. I graduated from Argosy University in 2016 with a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health and received my Bachelor's of Science in Psychology/ minor in Biology from George Mason University in 2012. I completed my internships in Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (PRS) working with adults as well as the Merrifield Adolescent Day Treatment Program. I have experience as a home-based counselor working with families and individuals and have worked with Arlington  County Juvenile Courts in a girls' program with teenagers on probation. I am bilingual and speak Spanish fluently. Throughout these experiences I have led and co-facilitated various groups to include: anger management, stress reduction, healthy relationships, substance abuse and conflict resolution. My approach in counseling lies heavily in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness techniques. 

 A little more about me (outside of work): I have resided in Northern Virginia practically my whole life. I enjoy travelling and being in nature (except in Winter--not a big fan of the cold). I listen to music whenever possible and am a lover of the arts! I have a large immediate family and enjoy spending time with them as much as possible as well as time with my black lab, Ace. When I need some alone/quiet time I enjoy reading, watching movies, and yoga. 

Donna Caron, LPC

Donna CaronI am a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 10 years of experience in the field. I began my educational at High Point University where I earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology, I then earned a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from West Chester University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in both Virginia and Pennsylvania. I have experience working with adults, children, and adolescents in: residential treatment facilities, out-patient, crisis facilities, and schools settings. I began working with Youth for Tomorrow in the summer of 2016 and I work in the Behavioral Health Services office in Gainesville, VA.

I work with adolescents from 13 up as well as adults, families, and couples. My goal is to always work with the client in such a way to enhance their situation through the therapeutic relationship. I have experience working with (but not limited to): children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, oppositional defiant disorders, conduct disorders, and autistic spectrum disorders in individual, family, and group therapy. I work with adults with (but not limited to): adjustments disorders (such as grief, a major life change, moves, divorces, entering or leaving the work force) as well as depression and anxiety. I utilize many modalities, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mode Deactivation Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband, children and our four legged family, as well as my extended family that lives throughout the greater Washington D.C. area. I enjoy reading, spending time in my yard, and going to history museums.

Karla Delgado, LPC

Karla DelgadoI am from Northern Virginia and graduated from Virginia Tech with Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology, Sociology, and Human Development and a Masters’ degree in Counselor Education. I am credentialed in the state of Virginia as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and I am also a National Certified Counselor (NCC). It is my goal to help clients achieve their goals through a collaborative, supportive process. I believe people have the inherent capacity to change and create a worthwhile life for themselves. You know you better than anyone else does, so you are in the driver’s seat and I help with the navigating.

I have worked in outpatient and residential settings, intensive outpatient programs, and partial hospitalization programs providing individual, family, group, and couples counseling and I provide Spanish speaking therapy.  The majority of the modalities I use are person-centered, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, reality therapy, and motivational interviewing techniques. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with friends and family, going to shows and concerts, reading, and learning new things like painting or meditating.

Andrew Harar, LPC

Andrew HararI have been with Youth For Tomorrow since graduating with my Master’s in Counselor Education from Virginia Tech in 2013. Prior to joining YFT, I have worked with adolescents and young adults in group home, foster care, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient settings. In addition, I have worked with children, providing therapeutic day treatment services in an elementary school setting. I work with children ages seven and older, teens, and adults, and specialize in working with families. In my counseling approach, an emphasis is placed on building a collaborative therapeutic relationship in a nonjudgmental and growth-encouraging environment. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy, in addition to employing Person-Centered, Existential, and Family Systems approaches. I am available to provide services in both our Woodbridge and Manassas locations.

A Northern Virginia native, I attended the University of Virginia graduating with a Bachelor’s in Psychology, prior to pursuing Master’s studies at Virginia Tech. I have returned to Virginia Tech for post-master’s education, seeking to continue upon a path of growth and advancement in my profession. In my free time, I enjoy exercising, keeping up with the local area sports teams, and spending time with my family and two dogs.

Carolyn Kramp, LMFT

Carolyn KrampAs a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist I have provided mental health services for over 20 years to children, teens and adults.  I have worked in a variety of settings – residential treatment facilities, a diagnostic center for children, psychiatric hospitals, intensive day treatment, an EAP program, a private practice and outpatient clinics.  My training is in family systems, cognitive-behavioral therapy, play therapy, DBT, communications theory, attachment therapy, and short-term psychodynamic therapy.  Depending on a client’s age, issues and counseling goals, I draw on one or more of those orientations.  In addition, I view a person as an integrated whole, and therefore I consider how mental, relational and physiological factors are contributing to a person’s current problems.  I currently work with children (5-12 yo), teens, adults, couples and families providing psychotherapy or play therapy.  I put a high priority on collaborating with my clients, affirming their strengths, and being compassionate.

I have lived mostly in northern Virginia and in California.  After studying and working in economics for the Federal government, I pursued a career change and went into the mental health field.  My Masters’ degree is from the School of Psychology at Fuller Seminary.  It has been very rewarding to help my clients achieve hope, healing and growth in their lives and relationships.  Outside of work I enjoy art, biking, traveling and spending time with my family and friends.

Linda Lindamood, LPC

Linda LindamoodI am a native of Kentucky, and made Northern Virginia my home after marrying my husband in 1974. Together we raised 4 children and have been blessed with 2 grandchildren (so far). In my leisure time, I enjoy reading, sewing, scrapbooking, spending time with family and crafting with my granddaughter. I am an active member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

I am a graduate of George Mason University with a BA in Psychology and completed my Master of Arts in Community Counseling at Eastern Mennonite University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist. I am trained in Child-Centered Play Therapy, Filial, Trauma and Sand Tray. My clinical focus is addressing the needs of children and families struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief and loss, trauma, and PTSD. I am able to use a strength based approach to therapy with an attachment focus. I am a member of the American Counseling Association, the Virginia Counseling Association, the Association for Play Therapy, and the Virginia Association for Play Therapy. I feel blessed to be able to serve the needs of children and families in the community.

Jennifer O’Bryan, LCSW

Jennifer O'BryanI am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Virginia. I graduated from Radford University with both my graduate degree in Social Work and my undergraduate degree in Social Work with a minor is psychology. I have worked with children, adolescents, young adults and families using an eclectic approach tailored to the unique needs of each client. I have worked in the field for over 15 years in a variety of settings, including both long-term and brief interventions.

My clinical experience with children and adolescent mental health disorders includes, but is not limited to: anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, attachment disorders, physical and sexual abuse, school problems, behavioral issues, and ADHD. The theoretical models that I use includes a combination of person-centered, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mode deactivation therapy, parent management training, and motivational interviewing techniques. I utilize and incorporate variety of mindfulness techniques, play therapy techniques as well as art therapy techniques when working with clients.

Kat Perez, LPC

Kat PerezMy name is Kat Perez, LPC. I have experience working with adults, children, teenagers and families from a variety of different backgrounds with a variety of different therapeutic needs. I received my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the College of William and Mary in 2009. I have experience in both inpatient and outpatient treatment settings. I am credentialed as Licensed Professional Counselor and am currently under supervision for credentialing as a Registered Play Therapist. I utilize a person centered integrated approach that includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychosynthesis and Structural Family Therapy approaches to address my clients’ needs. I have clinical experience working with childhood/adolescent/adult mental health disorders including: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, PTSD, trauma, physical and sexual abuse, ADHD, high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and other mental health disorders that impact clients throughout the lifespan. I have helped individuals and families cope with a variety of issues including divorce, grief and loss, stress, times of transition, anger management, relationship problems, behavioral difficulties in school and social skills. 

Abigail S. Rainie, LPC, NCC

Abigail RainieI joined the YFT team in 2015, working as an outpatient therapist in the Manassas office. After graduating from Virginia Tech, I went on to complete my Master’s degree at Argosy University in Arlington, Virginia. I am credentialed as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia, as well as a National Certified Counselor.

For over three years, I have been providing clinical services to children, adolescents, adults and families, treating a wide variety of mental health diagnoses including depression, anxiety, co-occurring disorders, ADHD, developmental delays, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, conduct disorder and other behavioral issues, personality disorders, psychotic disorders, eating disorders, as well as relational and familial issues. Having worked in multiple treatment settings, including group homes, residential services, community-based agencies, and outpatient settings, my experience includes an array of therapeutic services, such as conducting assessments, providing evidence-based counseling, developing in implementing individualized treatment plans, and providing case management services to individuals of all ages and their families.

The majority of my engagement with clients includes a combination of person-centered, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and Motivational Interviewing techniques. I have a particular interest in utilizing and incorporating play therapy techniques as well as trauma-focused cognitive behavioral techniques and mindfulness practices into my practice when working with children and adolescents. I am a passionate and empathetic therapist, dedicated to helping clients reach their goals. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, biking, traveling, meditation, and spending time with my family and friends.

Nurse Lydia Sharp, RN

Lydia SharpHello, my name is Nurse Lydia Sharp, I earned a baccalaureate nursing degree from the University of Virginia. I worked for over twenty six years as an active duty Army Nurse Officer. Once I retired, I decided to earn another Master’s Degree and my focus was nursing education. What to do next? Retired Army Nurse Officers must stay busy, so I initially volunteered to work for YFT Behavioral Health Services to understand how they service their community and school. On my journey, I discovered that BHS serves the community with two dedicated doctors, a team of dynamic therapists and administrative staff. The BHS team works in a way that focuses on providing intense patient therapy first and if needed includes medication support as deemed necessary. I provide medication: education, coordination, work to create policy to assist the organization with medication patient services. I am quality control to all things involving medication issues coordination and patient care.

Elizabeth Taylor, LCSW, CSAC, CETP

Elizabeth TaylorI have 10 plus years of experience providing therapy and counseling services to children through adults whom I have the pleasure of working in alliance with.  The modalities I enjoy working with are individuals, families, groups, and couples.  The theoretical model I use is strength based and person-centered believing that each one of us have inherent strengths that help us manage the difficulties of life.  My framework is based on trauma and attachment approaches which emphasize that the stress an individual experiences is usually rooted in traumatic event(s) that led to the formation of automatic maladaptive beliefs / behaviors.  I have found that the specialized training I have received in the trauma and addiction fields have helped each one of my clients gain an understanding of the neuroscience behind their automatic thoughts and behaviors.   It is my belief, that through the increased awareness of unhealthy patterns, the recognition of inherent personal strengths and the use of healthier thinking and positive coping techniques growth can begin.   The areas of specialty that I work with are co-occurring disorders (substance use and a mental health diagnosis), post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, attachment, healthy relationships / effective communication, plus many others.  I also offer Biblical counseling for those interested in addressing their spiritual journey as an important piece to the mind-body-sprit approach to overall well-being. 

On a personal note, I was born and raised in Upstate New York.  I moved to the Virginia area in 1996 shortly after being honorably discharged from the United States Army where I served on active duty for 7 years.  I am a Christian and I actively worship at a local church in the Fredericksburg, Virginia area.  I am an active volunteer with several community agencies and I truly believe in the spirit of brotherhood.  Two of my favorite scriptures are Matthew 25:40 and 1 Samuel 12:20 which state “I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!  Serve the Lord with all your heart.”  

I know that the ability to make lasting changes comes from having hope in tomorrow and the relationship with your therapist is an important step in this process.  I believe in your potential to improve your life circumstances and have a brighter future!  

Eric Becker
Office Manager

David Munoz-Vasquez
Administrative Office Assistant

Jennifer Lee
Front Office Staff

Mikka Sturdivant
Quality Control