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We understand that you are dynamic,so our approach is dynamic and personalized.
We understand that you are dynamic,so our approach is dynamic and personalized.
We understand that you are dynamic,so our approach is dynamic and personalized.
We understand that you are dynamic,so our approach is dynamic and personalized.
We understand that you are dynamic,so our approach is dynamic and personalized.
We understand that you are dynamic,so our approach is dynamic and personalized.
We understand that you are dynamic,so our approach is dynamic and personalized.
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Dr. Tim Barclay

dr. tim barclayDr. Barclay is the clinical director of Advanced Psychotherapeutics. He has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. He is also a professor of Psychology at Liberty University. Dr. Barclay has a diverse background. In addition to his clinical practice, he is a retired police officer from the Pittsburgh, PA area where he served for 20 years in the patrol division and criminal investigations bureau. He is also a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger Schooland served in the 7th Light Infantry Division.

Dr. Barclay maintained a clinical practice for many years and developed treatment programs for juvenile offenders for the Court of Common Pleas. Dr. Barclay completed his residency at Piedmont Psychiatric Center/Virginia Baptist Hospital in Lynchburg, VA.

He specializes in the treatment of ADHD, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and addictions. He has received training from Harvard Medical School in the clinical and research applications of non-invasive brain stimulation techniques which he uses for ADHD, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Addiction, Depression, and Anxiety. He is a Fellow with the American Institute of Stress. Dr. Barclay is a trained practitioner of neurofeedback therapy.

Dr. Barclay is also a staff psychologist with the international telemedicine group Doctor on Demand. In addition to clinical practice and teaching, Dr. Barclay is a published author and researcher in resilience and the clinical use of positive psychology. He is the creator of the High Capacity Model of Well-being. He has also authored and co-authored many academic publications and books. 



 Dr. Jared Pingleton

Dr. Jared Pingleton is the Director of the Institute for Pastoral Vitalization and a Christ-follower, husband, father, and grandfather. He is also a minister, clinical and consulting psychologist, author, and speaker who is passionate about communicating Jesus’ love, mercy, and grace to a hurting and conflicted world. A respected leader in the Christian mental health field, Jared has been in professional practice since 1977 offering help, hope, and healing to thousands of individuals, couples, families, and churches. Dually trained in theology and psychology, he has been a professor at several Christian universities and seminaries, served on the pastoral staff of two large churches (where he founded and directed church-based community counseling centers) and has authored or co-authored eight books, including the innovative Making Magnificent Marriages (available at drpingleton.com).

Jared earned Doctor of Psychology and M.A. degrees in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology,  Biola University; an M.A. in Counseling from the University of Missouri-Kansas City; and a B.S. in Psychology and Biblical Studies (Summa Cum Laude) from Evangel University. He did additional graduate studies at the University of Kansas and at the Assemblies of God, Talbot, and Fuller Theological Seminaries. Dr. Pingleton currently serves as the Director of Mental Health Care and Ministry for the American Association of Christian Counselors. Formerly Director of Counseling Services at Focus on the Family, Jared was also in private practice for 36 years.

Dr. Pingleton has extensive national and international media experience--appearing as a guest, host, or co-host on hundreds of television and radio programs and in many leading print publications. He maintains several professional affiliations, has received five “Who’s Who” awards along with several other national recognitions, and is a popular national and international speaker and conference leader.


Dr. Jeanne Brooks

Dr. Jeannie Brooks


Dr. Brooks has over 25 years of experience working with families and helping them cope with divorce. She has expertise in performing custody evaluations in preparation for court proceedings and is an expert witness in such matters in Texas and Virginia. She is frequently called on by the courts throughout Virginia to assess family strengths and to work with families in the rebuilding process.









Dr. Greg Mears

Dr. Mears


Because he believes that each individual is important and brings his or her own unique experience to the session, Dr. Mears approaches therapy from a client-centered perspective that often embraces elements of existential philosophy and utilizes a cognitive-behavioral approach to treatment. However, because each individual and situation is unique, other appropriate interventions are incorporated as necessary to help that individual reach their personal goals. As a Christian, Dr. Mears is comfortable addressing spiritual concerns, although because he embraces the idea that all truth originates from God, overtly religious interventions are not always necessary for a person to be successful in his or her quest to make positive changes in their life. 

Dr. Mears has provided services in a variety of locations, including in-home, school-based, outpatient, and inpatient settings. His previous experience in the medical field has afforded him the opportunity to intimately interact with individuals and families who have experienced traumatic events, suffered grief and loss, or live with chronic illness. Additionally, he has worked with individuals who struggled with autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, PTSD, substance abuse, as well as those with family, career, and educational concerns. 

Dr. Mears. is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia and a licensed guidance counselor in Pennsylvania. He received his doctorate in professional counseling from Liberty University and his master’s degree in counseling from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Mears has over ten years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Her is also trained in the use of EMDR.

Brittany Finch, M.A.

Brittany Finch


Brittany Finch is a Resident and trained provider in sLoRETA neurofeedback and QEEG. She serves as a staff psychometrician, resident counselor, and a trained EMDR provider.











Dr. John Thomas

Dr. Thomas


Dr. Thomas is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in marriage and family therapy. He is also a certified sex therapist and certified substance abuse counselor. He is the Clinical Director of the Center for Sexual Healing and Wholeness at Advanced Psychotherapeutics.  Dr. Thomas has two doctoral degrees. The first in Counselor Education and the other in Industrial Organizational Psychology. He is an author of popular and academic books and is a highly sought after speaker in the area of marriage counseling and sex therapy. Dr. Thomas is also a Professor of Counseling in the Center for Counseling and Family Studies at Liberty University. He also worked as a consultant for DuPont for many years. 






David Martin, LPC., NCC., CSAC. 

David is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Substance Abuse Provider. He was instrumental in the launching and development of two Celebrate Recovery Ministries and has served in various capacities within the organization. David was previously employed for six years with Centra Health Inc. including time at Bridges Residential Treatment Center and Krise 6 Acute Psychiatry for adolescents as well as the Mundy 3 Acute Psychiatry Unit for adults.  David most recently served as Lead Mental Health Professional at Virginia Baptist Hospital and Pathways Recovery Lodge in Amherst, VA. 

One of David's most notable quotes is "If getting sober is tough, staying sober is even harder". David identifies with research that validates Addiction Counseling and appropriate Mental Health Treatment coupled with Peer Support as the primary Evidence Based Treatment for Substance Abuse Disorders. David practices primarily from a Cognitive Behavioral perspective. A true Behaviorist, David challenges his clients with behavior modification techniques that facilitate habit changes to bypass additional damaging effects of continued Substance Abuse.

David offers a unique perspective combining extensive education, training and credentials with real life experience.