Dr. Hedrick has a B.A. from
University and a D.Min. from Union Theological Seminary in
He is certified at the Diplomate level by the American
Association of Pastoral Counselors and at the Clinical Member
level of the American Association for Marriage and Family
Therapy. He is licensed as a Professional Counselor and as a
Marriage and Family Therapist by the
Virginia. He was the Founding Director of TPCS. Dr. Hedrick
retired from full time counseling in the summer of 2010. Currently, he counsels on a part time basis and remains an active
participant in the activities of TPCS.
Martin W. Phillips, M.A.
Mr. Phillips has a B.S. from Manchester College and a M.A. from
Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, IN. He is a
Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of Virginia. He
is also a National Board-Certified Counselor and a Certified
Clinical Mental Health Counselor. He is certified at the Fellow
level by the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. He is the Current Director of TPCS. Marty facilitates
most of the Pre-Marriage Seminars and is available for other speaking engagements.
Dr. Nielsen has a B.A. from
University, a M.Div. from New Brunswick Theological Seminary,
and a S.T.M. and a D.Min. from New York Theological Seminary.
He is certified at the Fellow level by the American Association
of Pastoral Counselors, Full Supervisor in the Association of
Clinical Pastoral Education and Certified Chaplain in the
Association of Professional Chaplains. Kim specializes in the
treatment of PTSD and a number of other veteran related mental
Dr. Austin has a B.A. from Culver-Stockton College and a D.Min.
Lexington Theological Seminary. He is certified as a Member of
the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and is licensed
as a Professional Counselor by the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Bill's articles are featured regularly in the publication "The Shopper".
He is the author of two books on relationships. Dr. Austin also
facilitates groups and accepts speaking engagements. Recently,
he has conducted three successful grief groups in partnership with
Lutheran Family Services.
Peggy Newman, LCSW
Ms. Newman has a B.S. from the Univeristy of Georgia and an M.A. from Bowie State University.
She also has a M.A. in Social Work from Norfolk State University.
She has extensive experience working for the City of Virginia Beach
Community Health System. She specializes in trauma, grief, anxiety and
other mental health related issues.
Jack Mallery, LMFT, LPC
Mr. Mallery has a B.A. from the Hampton University and an M.A. from Old
Dominion University. He has extensive experience working for the City of Virginia Beach
Community Health System. He specializes in many areas of mental health
including substance abuse and addiction.
Rev. Brabban-Johnson has a B.S. from West Liberty State
College, a M.A. from the Presbyterian School of Christian
Education and a M.Div. from Columbia Theological Seminary. She has completed
coursework at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in the field of counseling. Georgianna
has facilitated several groups concerning "Being a Care Giver".
Amber Carver, MA in Counseling
Ms. Carver has a B.A. from Lincoln Christian College and an M.A. from Regent University.
She holds certificates in Prepare-Enrich marital counseling, Treating Traumatized Families,
and is a Compassion Fatigue Educator. She focuses on couples and family counseling as well
as issues facing adolescent girls.
Reverend George Oehler
Kay Dezern, Grief Specialist
Ms. Dezern has a BS from Milligan College, a Masters Degree from Old Dominion University,
and extensive studies at Roanoke Bible College. She has done workshops and addressed a
multitude of church and civic groups on grief and life transitions. She has conducted
grief support groups in the Chesapeake area for the past eight years.
Jack Carter, Chaplain