Hello, I’m Kimtrese! My purpose is to journey alongside you as you do your healing work. As a military veteran, I have been exposed to diverse cultures and can identify with challenges related to this lifestyle. I carefully create supportive, nonjudgmental spaces that make it safe for you to explore the difficulties that may be preventing you from living your best life. My greatest reward as a professional helper is watching my clients go from despair to possibility.

I will aid you with releasing the ties of the past that may have attributed to today’s burdens. I will assist you in identifying and replacing learned patterns of behavior. We will identify your inner strengths and build your new “Normal” I have a practical approach in which I implement art, music and other creative avenues that treat the body, soul, and spirit. We will work on building skills in the areas of reducing stress, regulating emotions, solving problems and building healthy interpersonal relationships.

I graduated from Liberty University with a Masters degree in Human Services/Marriage and Family Counseling and a Masters degree in Professional Counseling. I am also a certified clinical trauma professional. My goal is to transform the world by helping its women heal. 

Kimtrese Slaughter, LPC, Owner/Therapist

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Hello, my name is Tonya and it is such a pleasure to meet you! I believe in the power of meeting folks where they are. I look forward to the opportunity to walk alongside you in a non-judgemental healing space that is safe and helps you create the most authentic you possible.

Creating your best self takes courage, confidence, and commitment. Let me help you heal in a space where all three of those elements can coexist. Trust me, you will not be alone as we walk this path together. Whether it is depression, trauma, anxiety, or any other issue, freedom is possible. I'm ready when you are.

Tonya Bond, Resident in Counseling

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Do you often feel like you have no one to turn to when experiencing feelings of depression, anxiety, or stress?  Or, are constantly faced with challenges that are preventing you from experiencing the joys that life has to offer? I am here to help you identify your strengths and to utilize these strengths to live your best life. Together we will work on strategies that can be utilized to help you successfully cope with life’s challenges.

I am passionate about helping others learn how to cope with life’s challenges and appropriately react to stressors that can often result in a disruption of normal daily activities. 

I am currently a Resident in Counseling in Newport News, VA, and have over 5 years of experience working with both adults and children suffering from depression, stress, anger, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and ADHD.  I focus on a client-centered and strength-based counseling approach, and will collaborate with you on effective treatment planning that is best suited to meet your needs. 

Achieving happiness and regaining a sense of normalcy can be accomplished with the right tools and having someone such as myself who is compassionate and non-judgmental, to help you discover solutions while developing a sense of empowerment.

Virginia Massey, Resident in Counseling

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Hi there! My name is Kim, and I am excited that you chose HCSW for your therapeutic journey and even more excited that I can share this experience with you. I believe that everyone has a story and deserves to be heard with an empathic ear. I am sure to provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental space where you can explore heavy topics.


While seeking therapy can be scary, the healing process can be very rewarding. I provide individualized therapy in which I assist clients with navigating anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, and major life transitions. With my support, you will be able to reflect on not just the mind but the body and soul. You deserve to be happy!


If you’re ready, I am ready.

Kimberly Haney, Resident in Counseling

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Hello, I am a licensed professional counselor in Virginia who is trauma-informed and holds contemplative practice certifications. I predominantly work from a person-centered and solution-focused approach. Sessions are designed to empower and educate by offering a supportive, non-judgmental space to discuss concerns, interests, and opportunities because counseling is not always about past trauma.


I have worked with various groups to help recognize external and internal barriers. Diverse course work reflects an appreciation for influential factors such as family, lifestyle, culture, sexuality, and spirituality. Consequently, I consider a holistic perspective, and systems perspective, and sometimes suggest mind-body practices. Psychoeducational information such as identifying coping skills, understanding thought-behavior cycles, considering social systems effects, and emotional processing may be offered in the session.


Let us start a renewed journey towards your personal growth and life goals. I believe many individuals already have the tools necessary to make desired changes. Life is challenging at its best and sometimes collaborating with a trusted professional is the next best step.

Julia Lancaster, LPC

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