Meet Our Team. Click on an image below to read each staff member’s full bio.
Brad Kinder is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor through the Virginia Board of Health Professions. He is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and American Counseling Association. He has served as the clinical director and sole owner of Healing Waters Counseling Center, LLC since May 2010.
Mr. Kinder has several years of mental health, assessment, and treatment experience, including individual, couples, and family therapy. He is experienced in working with a wide variety of mental disorders, emotional difficulties and relationship problems. Mr. Kinder also enjoys working with clients who are not experiencing any significant problems, but would like to enhance their quality of life and functioning. Therapeutic modalities incorporated include cognitive-behavioral therapy with a primary emphasis in incorporating faith based treatment approaches. Mr. Kinder has an eclectic approach of therapeutic strategies when working with children and adolescents, including the use of play therapy and modern games and activities to help reach today’s youth.
Mr. Kinder is interested in an integrated care approach to holistic treatment for individuals and families. He also enjoys examining the impact faith and spirituality has on emotional well-being. Additionally, he seeks to practice effective parenting techniques during life-cycle transitions. Mr. Kinder has a special interest in providing marriage counseling services and desires to assist in improving the marital satisfaction of couples experiencing communication problems or more serious issues including loss of trust, infidelity, or discontentment. He provides effective treatment approaches in individual counseling services for various problems including depression, anxiety, grief, substance abuse, and relationship problems. Mr. Kinder has a very relaxed style of therapy and tends to utilize a more simplistic and practical approach coupled with using humor and common sense versus employing complicated techniques that tend to be confusing and ineffective.
Mr. Kinder has experience working with various populations, including children, adolescents, adults, and families. He was previously an adjunct professor with Southwest Virginia Community College and Bluefield College, teaching several courses in the field of psychology and counseling. He worked for over five years with the Virginia Department of Corrections as a Psychology Associate and Psychology Associate Senior. He currently provides supervision to masters and bachelors level students and residents. Additionally, he teaches bachelors level courses for Lindsey Wilson College. He maintains involvement in increasing awareness and support for social and psychological issues within the community. He is a member of the Clinch River Kiwanis Club and has a strong desire to enhance the quality of life of others. Mr. Kinder is an active member of Destiny Outreach Ministries Church, located in North Tazewell, Virginia.
Donna Offield received a Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Education, specializing in elementary education, from Nashville Bible College in 1989. After getting married and spending several years working as a receptionist-customer service representative, she felt God’s call on her life to pursue counseling and to help hurting people. In May of 2010 Mrs. Offield graduated from Liberty University with a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family therapy.
During graduate school, Mrs. Offield did an internship where she worked in a Christian high school guidance office. There, she worked with adolescents who were struggling with self-injury, suicidal thoughts and phase of life issues. She also had the privilege of doing individual therapy with women in a church setting. Mrs. Offield’s passion is to work with adolescent girls, women and couples who are hurting, to help them find God’s healing in their lives.
Angela N. Eades is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker through the Virginia Board of Health Professions with over a decade of professional experience in her field. She received her Masters in Social Work from Radford University in 2003. She is a member of the North American Christians in Social Work. She has varied experience in her field, including crisis intervention in a medical setting, case management, academic research and outpatient services. She also has experience treating individuals with physical disabilities.
She is currently an outpatient therapist who uses eclectic therapeutic approaches in working with her clients. Angela believes that her work is her calling and she has a passion for working with her clients to help them to be the people they were created to be.
Andrea Perkins, M.A., Resident in Marriage & Family Therapy, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry from King College in 2009. Andrea went on to receive a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University in 2012. She has experience in working with a variety of disorders including: Disruptive Behavior Disorders, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Mood Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Substance Abuse Disorders, Personality Disorders, and Intellectual Disabilities. She is interested in providing individual, couples, and family therapy. Her primary treatment approach incorporates the cognitive/behavioral therapies.
Andrea is a member of the American Counselors Association, Association of Christian Counselors, and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists. Andrea is a volunteer at Teen Venture in Richlands, Virginia, and an active member of Cornerstone Tabernacle Church in Cedar Bluff, Virginia.
Justin ‘Travis’ Cross M.A., Resident in Counseling
Justin ‘Travis’ Cross, M.A., Resident in Counseling, serves as supervisor for the Intensive In-Home Services program offered by Healing Waters Counseling Center. Additionally, he provides outpatient counseling services to adults, couples, and children. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from King College, and his Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University. Travis also holds a Master’s degree in Practical Theology with a concentration in Community Counseling from Regent University.
Travis previously worked for several years providing grief counseling to hospice patients and families. He also has worked in the public school and home settings providing therapeutic day treatment and intensive in-home services to children and adolescents. In addition, he has worked as a crisis specialist at a local community services board and has experience addressing a variety of disorders.
Travis has particular interests in Cognitive-Behavioral and Gestalt theories as applied to counseling. He also has a strong interest in integrating counseling and theology as ethically appropriate. He is an active member of Lebanon Community Fellowship in Lebanon, Virginia.
Gary Lyons is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 34 years of experience in both the public and private sectors providing inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services. He has been an Ordained Minister for more than 22 years. Gary earned his undergraduate degree in Sociology in 1977 from Virginia Tech, his Masters degree in Social Work in 1986 from Virginia Commonwealth University and his Master of Divinity in 1997 from Emmanuel Christian Seminary. He has been a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) since 1988.
Amanda Ellis-O'QuinnAmanda Ellis-O’Quinn, Ph.D., Resident in Counseling, serves as a therapist at our Cedar Bluff Office. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Emory and Henry College in Public Policy and Community Service with a Human Services emphasis and continued her studies at Radford University to receive a Master of Science degree in Counseling and Development and then completed a Doctorate of Philosophy Degree from Old Dominion University. Amanda spent fourteen years in higher education at Southwest Virginia Community College as a Counselor, Professor, and Administrator. She spent 2 ½ years in family ministry when God presented an opportunity for her to work full-time in ministry. She has published several academic articles and the faith-based children’s book, The Unlucky Donkey. As a member of the Virginia Counselors Association, Amanda has presented at the State Conference on the topic of Military Families. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Four Seasons YMCA and the Southwest Virginia Community College Education Foundation. She is an active member of Community Heights Church in Richlands, VA and as a member of the Mission Team has taken multiple mission trips. She provides outpatient counseling services to adults, couples, and children. Amanda has experience in working with a variety of disorders to include: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Adjustment Disorders, Mood Disorders, and Intellectual Disabilities. She completed additional training in Career Counseling and Diagnostic Testing. Amanda believes that it is God’s forgiving and sustaining grace that sets people free and incorporates the idea that each individual is worthy and loved into her counseling practice.
Madison SingletonMadison Singleton received a Bachelor of Arts in Counseling and Human Services from Lindsey Wilson College, School of Professional Counseling, and will graduate in 2017 with a Masters in Mental Health Counseling, specializing in Addiction Counseling. She is a proud member of the Chi Sigma lota Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society and serve as a graduate/research assistant at Lindsey Wilson College. She provides Intensive In-Home Counseling at Healing Waters Counseling Center. Madison combines traditional forms of therapy including Existential, Psychodynamic, and Cognitive approaches with spiritual and mindfulness-based cognitive thought process techniques. She strives to help clients decrease shame and guilt and increase confidence and inner peace. Madison believes it is essential to create a safe, non-judgmental, empathetic, environment and help individuals become aware of the underlying root of their sabotaging behavior while challenge negative thought patterns.
Kelley NelsonKelley serves as the Coordinator of the Intensive In-Home Services program with HWCC. She is a 2016 graduate of Liberty University with a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling. Kelley pursued her undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 2006. At that time, Kelley began her career as a mental health treatment provider, and has worked in both public and private agencies providing case management, therapeutic day treatment, and intensive in-home services, which includes both individual and family therapy. Kelley is passionate about helping children, families, and individuals heal from trauma and challenging life circumstances. Taking an eclectic approach to therapy, some the preferred therapeutic models that Kelley includes in treatment are cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, narrative, and reality theories. In her spare time, Kelley enjoys spending time with family and friends, enjoying music and nature, and writing music. She has released three Bluegrass/Gospel albums and enjoys participating in church worship.
Jimmy RobertsJimmy Roberts received a B.S. in Human Services Counseling from Old Dominion University, a development certification in Recreation Therapy from Radford University, and a M. Ed. In Counseling and Human Development from Lindsey Wilson College. Jimmy is very active in his community and his church. He is a dog-lover and can often be found with his two pet therapy dogs in tow, Daisy and Belle. Along with his passion for helping others in the mental health aspect, he is also very passionate about his love for the outdoors. He can be found camping, kayaking, or hiking with his wife and three children.
Pam MeadePam Meade is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Pam obtained her undergraduate degree in Social Work from East Tennessee State University in 1993. She obtained her Masters of Science Degree in Social Work from Radford University in 2007. Pam has over 20 years’ experience working with individuals, families and couples who are dealing with social, emotional and environmental problems. Pam utilizes a strength-based approach to assist individuals in creating personal success in their lives by incorporating hope, resiliency, and healing. She draws from several treatment modalities that are specific to the individual’s treatment needs. Her special interest areas include depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, substance abuse, life transitions, self-esteem, parenting challenges, and behavioral issues.