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Melissa Renner, LPC, CSOTP

Melissa Renner is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider in the state of Virginia. She graduated from Barton College in 2004 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice/Criminology and a specialization in Forensic Science. She graduated magna cum laude in 2007 with a Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology and another in Community Counseling from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia.  Melissa has a strong interest in forensic science and criminology, and utilizes this interest in her current work with offenders. In addition, she spent six months as an intern with VanGuard Services, in Arlington, Virginia, working with people suffering from substance abuse. Since January 2007, Melissa has been a counselor and group facilitator for CFS, and facilitates relapse prevention groups in multiple districts. In addition, Melissa has been working with individual adults and juveniles, as well as couples and families, with a multitude of problems since 2006. Theoretically, Melissa utilizes cognitive-behavioral, solution focused, and systemic forms of counseling.  Melissa provides services in our Woodbrige, Alexandria, and Warrenton offices.
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Shiden Sarmadi, LPC


Shideh Sarmadi is a Licensed Professional Counselor experienced in variety of mental health settings including Outpatient, Inpatient, emergency Services and Psychiatric research. Her 10 years of experience in outpatient therapy includes Infant Mental Health, Child, Adolescents and Adults, in individual and group settings as well as couples counseling.  She has earned her bachelor degree in Psychology in 1998 and her Master’s degree in community counseling in 2002 from University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  Shideh enjoys working in mental health environment with a focus on patient recovery and welfare. Her 15 years of experience in this field in a wide age range and command of two languages have enabled her to effectively understand and relate to clients with multi-cultural background.  Shiden provides service in the Woodbridge office.
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Colette Giovanniello, MA, LMFT

No matter where your path leads you the opportunity to heal is a gift. I have devoted my life to understanding the art and science of Clinical Psychotherapy. We get one chance in this lifetime let the healing begin today. It is never too late to learn how to trust, communicate, and love yourself again. Your life matters, family matters, financial stability matters, your friends matter, animals, and career. Live your truth, forgive forget, move on, and heal. Love and light are yours to hold forever. It starts with a light heart and a sense of humor, my ability to help you feel comfortable no matter the reason needing assistance to heal, communicate, learn about yourself or others. I will help you navigate your way through any situation. Love light, laughter and healing begin with today.


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Madalyn Humphreys, CSOTP

Madalyn Humphreys is a Resident with Counseling and Forensic Services, Inc. currently working toward licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor.  She received her certification as a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider in June 2016. Madalyn earned her Undergraduate Degree in Psychology and her Minor in Criminal Justice at Virginia Commonwealth University in May 2011. She then attended The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, DC Campus and earned her Master's Degree in Forensic Psychology in July of 2014. Madalyn completed her internship with Counseling and Forensic Services, Inc. at that time and was hired as an employee with the company. She currently facilitates several court mandated Anger Management and Substance Abuse Groups for the Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) in Prince William County as well as facilitates Phase I Sex Offender Treatment in our Woodbridge office. She co-facilitates Phase II Sex Offender Treatment Groups in Fredericksburg and Alexandria, VA as well as conducts Evaluations for Domestic Violence Treatment. Madalyn has experience working with forensic populations as well as youth, individuals with intellectual disabilities, and private clients.

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