Our professionals are ready to provide you with customized support that covers your holistic needs. They are experts in a wide array of counseling and wellness services that promote your quality of life. They also acknowledge the importance of allowing you to have an active role during sessions and working with you as you take the road toward a better and healthier life. For your peace of mind, we make sure that each of our professionals has gone through background checks and is licensed to offer our services.
Carina Williams, LCSW
I am Carina Williams, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who has worked successfully through my extensive experience with adolescents and adults. I have served adolescents and adults with severe mental health diagnosis specializing in depression, mood disorders, anxiety, ADHD, social issues/concerns, and family issues.
Being a proud graduate of Norfolk State University I obtained a Masters in Social Work. My expertise, thus far, has included school settings, outpatient therapy, inpatient hospital settings and community outreach. A variety of my treatment approaches include Behavioral Modification, Psychoeducational, Person-Center, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Therapy is one of the first steps in “Healing”.
Working with adolescents and adults during my career have given me great pleasure. It is my goal to provide you with the tools, support and information needed for a positive change. I have over 10 prosperous years of experience in clinical social work and counseling.
“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” You have now started the process, my goal is to assist you with going through those steps.
Chanel Wright BA, Master’s of Biblical Studies
James 1:5 reads, “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you”. Chanel Wright graduated from Old Dominion University, majoring in Human Services Counseling, with a minor in Psychology, in December 1999. Chanel has worked in various capacities in the Human Services Field, to include: Diversion Worker for CHINS (Child in Need of Services), PACT (Parents and Children Together) Coordinator, Family Stabilization Worker, and Reunification Supervisor. After Chanel matured in Christ, Chanel subsequently answered the call into ministry; in preparation, Chanel earned a Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies from Providence Bible College and Theological Seminary, in June 2007. As an ordained Elder, Chanel has served in various capacities, from working with the youth, teaching Sunday School, and being an executive secretary for the bishop. In 2016, Chanel earned a 2-year certificate of completion from Leadership Training Institute. In January 2020, Chanel is scheduled to earn a certification to become an instructor with Leadership Training Institute.
Chanel believes James 1:22, “But be ye doers of the word, and not hears only, deceiving your own selves”. It is Chanel’s desire to support others with applying the Word of God to his or her life and produce fruit. Chanel has opted to provide pastoral counseling (to both individuals and engaged couples) to support people with resolving internal conflict, as well as interpersonal conflict, with the ultimate goal of augmenting their relationship with God.
Shantora Chamberliss, LCSW
Greetings! My name is Shantora Chamberliss and I am so appreciative of you visiting our website! First, I am a proud native of the rural town of Surry County, Virginia. Due to challenging experiences in my upbringing, I have always known that one day I wanted to be to others what I needed then which for me meant becoming a social worker. So, after graduating from Surry County High School in 2000, I began my college career at Virginia State University majoring in social work. When that program was no longer offered, I transferred to Christopher Newport University where I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Social Worker in 2005. Shortly after graduating, I was very excited to be offered a paid position at Lutheran Family Services where I had completed my internship. During the time at LFS, I was provided the opportunity to do some juvenile diversion work, mentoring, case management for therapeutic foster children, intake, and facilitate a social skills group for young people preparing to transition into the independent living setting. Also, during that timeframe, I was able to complete the MSW program at Norfolk State University. In 2011, I made the difficult decision to transition from LFS and began working full time at the Hampton Newport News Community Services Board where I was afforded the opportunity to work as a Clinical Intervention Specialist within the Hampton School System for three years, complete the requirements to become a licensed clinical social worker and work as an outpatient therapist. I briefly left the HNNCSB in December 2016 and relocated to Columbia, South Carolina and was ecstatic to be hired as a Clinician at the University of South Carolina in the counseling center. There, I was not only able to counsel young adults struggling with various adjustment, emotional and historical mental health challenges, I was able to work with a dynamic interdisciplinary team who emphasized the concept of integrated health. In my current full-time role as a Behavior Health Case Manager with Anthem, I have gained further insight on the importance of integrating physical and mental health care. So, in late 2019, Carina Williams, Chanel Wright, and I became the proud co-owners of C&S Holistic Counseling and Consulting, LLC. I must say that through all of these experiences, the relationships I’ve established both professionally and personally during these years have proved to be invaluable and one of the greatest gems of my lifetime. Out of all of this, all of these words, all of these experiences, all of these amazing moments in time, I am MOST proud to be the mother of a Senior at Radford University, who despite being the product of a teenage mother, has transformed into this beautifully unique, intelligent, funny, ambitious, athletic, spiritually inclined human being. She makes me proud every day and I could not have prayed for a better role model for my second miracle which came 19 years later- a feisty, brilliant, loving, affectionate, precocious little girl who also amazes and force me to be a better and stronger person every day. My future aspirations include growing our practice to include a non-profit organization and working directly with pregnant and teenage mothers. During my free time-which basically no longer exist, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, meeting new people, learning, reading, relaxing, traveling and my guilty pleasure reality tv. I LOVE to laugh but more so, I love to see others smiling and happy. An interesting fact about me is that I was voted class clown during my senior year of high school mainly because I knew laughter was an escape, contagious, free and lastly, still one of the best forms of therapy available.
Be You, Be Well, Be Great!
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