Brian Martin, LPC, Executive Director
Brian Martin is a licensed professional counselor and has been the Executive Director of the Community Counseling Center since August 2018. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Goshen College in 2011 and a Master’s degree in Counseling from Eastern Mennonite University in 2013. Brian has a background doing intensive in-home counseling for at-risk children and has experience with individual children, adults, and parents. Brian’s counseling includes structural family counseling as well as client-centered, emotion-focused and attachment-based counseling. He was originally drawn to counseling after seeing the potential for helping others while he studied psychology at Goshen College. In his free time, Brian enjoys running, reading, and spending time with his friends and family.
Sylvia Rhodes, LCSW
Sylvia Rhodes is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with Community Counseling Center. Sylvia’s passion for helping others was shaped in part during a cross-cultural experience where she witnessed first-hand the impact of social and political injustice. After returning to the States, she pursued a career in social work and received her Master of Social Work degree from Radford University. Her background includes working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of mental health community settings, including the school system and crisis stabilization. She believes that healing happens in relationships and therefore places high importance on building a safe and supportive therapeutic alliance with her clients. Her approach is client-centered and includes elements of cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and mindfulness. In her free time, she enjoys playing board games, traveling, and conversations around a fire in her backyard or over a meal with friends. She lives in Harrisonburg with her husband and three children.
Shirley L. Steward-Jones
Shirley L. Steward-Jones is a Resident in Counseling, having earned a Master of Arts in Counseling from Eastern Mennonite University in 2016. She joined The Community Counseling Center in January of 2020 working as an outpatient counselor and group counselor for anger management. She uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy and/or Attachment Theory based on the needs of her clients. She had previously worked as a counselor at Augusta Psychological Associates as well as a group facilitator at Gemeinschaft Home in Harrisonburg, VA. Shirley is a mother of four adult children and the grandmother of eight grandchildren. She enjoys music, skiing, dancing, and playing board games.
Terry L. Miller, LPC
Terry L. Miller is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Center for Marriage and Family Counseling. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Bible & Religion from Bethel College in N. Newton KS, his Master’s in Pastoral Counseling from Eastern Mennonite Seminary, and an additional Master’s in Community Counseling from Eastern Mennonite University.
Terry’s background includes working with teens and adults in individual and group settings, dealing with a wide range of issues including bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, sexual abuse, anxiety, depression and faith issues. He is interested in psycho-education believing that understanding one’s mental illness is an important part of treatment and living life to the fullest. Terry’s style leans toward cognitive behavioral therapy.
Alexandra (Sandy) Norton, LPC
Alexander (Sandy) Norton is a licensed professional counselor at the Community Counseling Center. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of North Texas and her graduate degree from James Madison University. Her counseling focuses on couples, families, and life transitions. Sandy has been using client centered counseling for thirty-five years with military members and their families. Her interest in the field of counseling led her to help people better themselves. In the past she served as the director of Big Brothers, Big Sisters. Currently, at the Community Counseling Center, she takes pride in helping people who want to improve themselves but could not otherwise afford it.
Chuck Richards has a Masters in Counseling from Eastern Mennonite University. He is happy to join the team here at the Community Counseling Center. Most of his counseling experience has been working with children. The last two years he worked in a school in Rockingham County as a TDT counselor. He has experience working with families and children as a In-home counselor and as a mentor. Previous to that experience he was a Special Education teacher and a residential counselor at a specialized school outside of Charlottesville. He resides in Staunton with his wife and six year old daughter. He specializes in working with children and families.
Board of Directors
Jim Elmore – President
Grant Penrod – Vice Chair
Rose Longworth, LPC
Originally from Ireland, Rose Longworth is a licensed professional counselor at the Community Counseling Center. She got her master’s degree in counseling from Eastern Mennonite University and specializes in mental health and anger management for individuals and children. Since 2001, she has been using cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and motivational interviewing to help her patients. She was originally drawn to counseling through her interest in dreams and art. Since then, she has held dream workshops in Guatemala and Morocco, has been listed as a counselor in Psychology Today, and participates in dream counseling on Facebook.
Glennys Shouey, LPC
Glennys Shouey is a licensed professional counselor from the Harrisonburg area who enjoys the collaborative atmosphere of the Community Counseling Center as well as its philanthropic mission. Staying local, she got her Master’s and Education Specialist Degrees from James Madison University. At the Community Counseling Center, she specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy for adults and couples.
Brendaly Nieves Santiago, MSW
Born in Puerto Rico, Brendaly Nieves Santiago is a bilingual Spanish Supervisee in Social Work looking to complete her hours towards her Clinical license here at the Community Counseling Center. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Mennonite University in 2016. Brendaly discovered her passion for counseling after working with survivors of domestic violence and children with behavioral and mental health issues. She has a background working with individuals and families as an intensive in-home counselor and mental health skill builder. Brendaly received a Master’s degree in Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University in 2019. She is interested in helping others become the best version of themselves. In her free time, Brendaly enjoys reading, listening to music, and spending time with her friends and family.
Deborah Brinkley, LCSW
Deborah Brinkley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an MSW from the University of New England, Maine. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and a member of the board of the Arc of Augusta. Debi is a dedicated supporter of equal access and opportunity for all. She works tirelessly to find creative, holistic, and effective ways to improve the well-being of people through all disciplines of life. She is a strong advocate for people with disabilities and for the development of appropriate systems to enable people to be successful. Debi provides counseling services to individuals, couples and children as well as services in the following areas: Substance use disorders/ASAM certified assessments, Substance abuse treatment groups, Attachment, Parenting/Co-Parenting Education, Developmental Diversities, Issues Related to Caregiving, Social Skill Building, Adjustment and Life Transitions, and Life Purpose and Direction.