Our Behavioral Health Staff

Carl Street, Jr., LPC, LSATP, MAC

Assistant Vice President of Programs 

Carl StreetI began my service at Youth For Tomorrow in 1990 holding several positions over a span of fifteen years to include: Residential Shift Supervisor, Substance Abuse Counselor, Assistant Director of Residential Services, and Director of Residential Services. In 2005, I joined Prince William County Community Services as a Mental Health/Substance Abuse Therapist with Drug Offender Recovery Services. Having never forgotten the mission and work of serving youth and families, I returned to Youth For Tomorrow in 2015 and I currently serve as the Director of Behavioral Health Services.

A native from Northern Virginia, I graduated from George Mason University College with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Masters’ degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. I am credentialed in the state of Virginia as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner (LSATP) and I am certified as a Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) through NAADAC.

Barry Lawlor, LPC, NCC, DBTC   - Manassas Office

Senior Clinical Supervisor

My name is Barry Lawlor, LPC, NCC, DBTC.  I have experience in a variety of settings, I have worked for Youth For Tomorrow’s (YFT) Residential Treatment Center serving at risk adolescents and their families for 6 plus years.  From 2012 through 2014 before I returned to YFT I worked as an Intake Therapist for Novant Prince William Medical Center for Psychiatric and Addiction Treatment Unit as well as working in the ER doing emergency assessments. I have done outpatient therapy for brief periods of time throughout my time as a Therapist.  I have clinical experience working with adolescent/adult mental health disorders including: depression, dysthymia, bipolar disorder, PTSD, Complex Trauma, physical and sexual abuse, Borderline Personality Disorder. I work primarily with adolescents and adults.

I grew up in the Northern Virginia area and graduated from Regent University with my Masters in Community Counseling in 2005.  I am credentialed as a Licensed Professional Counselor and I am certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).  Along with DBT, I use Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Family Systems as well as using Christ Centered interventions.  I have a heart to work with the Human Trafficking population of the Northern Virginia/Maryland/DC area as this has been a population I have served while in the Residential Program.  In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, watching baseball, and listening to music.

Beverly Faught, LCSW - Woodbridge Office

Onsite Supervisor

Beverly FaughtMy name is Beverly Faught, LCSW.  I am an experienced generalist practitioner who works with children 5-18 years old, adults, families, couples, and groups in a therapeutic environment.  I have helped people and families cope with a variety of issues including depression, stress and anxiety, relationship problems, anger management and social skills.  I have expertise working with children, teens and adults with Asperger’s Syndrome.  I utilize cognitive-behavioral, solution focused, strengths-based, and family systems therapy.  In addition to being a seasoned professional I am a kind and empathetic therapist who believes in helping clients achieve healthy well-being. 

I earned a Bachelor’s in Social Work at the University of South Florida in 1995 and a Master’s in Social Work in 2001.  I became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2004 in the state of Virginia.  I am a current member of the National Association of Social Workers.   I have completed training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Relationship Development Training, and I am certified to supervise unlicensed therapists to help them become an LCSW.

I work for Youth For Tomorrow at the Manassas and Woodbridge locations. 
I am originally from the Northern Virginia area and I enjoy watching movies, reading, camping and being in the outdoors. 

Dr. Ronald Koshes, M.D., DFAPA

Ronald Koshes, M.D., DFAPA is a Board certified psychiatrist and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Koshes served in the U.S. Army medical corps and is the former president of the society of American Military Psychiatrists and on the Board of Directors of the Veterans Writing Project. Currently, Dr. Koshes has academic appointments and professional assignments at George Washington University, and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. His numerous awards include The Meritorious Service Medal (U.S. Army) and the Excellence in Military Psychiatry Research Award (Society of Military Psychiatrists). Dr. Koshes has presented nationally and internationally on the topics of chronic mental illness and psychopharmacology, in addition to writing numerous articles, books chapters and book for publication. Several of his books chapters, and articles directly related to the Warrior-Patient Centric Healthcare Training (WCHT-PCHT) curriculum and include, “The Care of Those Returned: Psychiatric Illnesses of War,” Debriefing Following Combat,” Educating Health Care Workers in Combat Psychiatry.”

Dr. Koshes has worked for Youth For Tomorrow as a contractor over the past eight years treating individuals for medication management services who are currently receiving counseling services through Youth For Tomorrow. He currently works at both the Woodbridge and Manassas offices treating adolescents and adults.

Erica Bindrim, MSN, Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Manassas Office

Erica BindrimI am a happily blessed married mother of three. One adolescent daughter and four year old boy and girl twins. As a result I have acquired a deep understanding of the daily challenges balancing work and family life can require. I am originally from the New England area and have been able to enjoy traveling throughout the world with more potential for travel always on the horizon as this is part of one of my favorite hobbies.

Practicing psychiatry as a Family PMHNP is my third career. I have been working with the mental health population for almost 20 years. I have cared for the psychiatric population of all ages in various settings to include but not limited to residential treatment, emergency crisis management, psychiatric hospitals and private practice outpatient treatment. I currently specialize in psychopharmacological treatment and management of children and adolescents however I do believe in treating the family as a whole to achieve optimal outcomes. I enjoy empowering my patients by educating them so as to help them make informed decisions for themselves.

My treatment philosophy consists of providing culturally competent care throughout the lifespan with and emphasis in patient empowerment, responsibility and accountability through collaboration in achieving optimum outcomes using patient directed goals. At Arizona State University and during my first career, although my youth was spent in a mostly laboratory setting, I came to the realization that I felt called to a higher purpose. I went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude with my BSN from Boise State University and began employment as an RN. Then, after discovering a growing need for more specialized psychiatric services in the US I went on to graduate from Stony Brook University, MSN, Psychiatric Mental Health NP with highest honors. I see myself as forever being a student open to learning all that life has to offer and hope to aid in the further betterment of others.


Nurse Lydia Sharp, RN  - Manassas & Woodbridge Offices

Lydia SharpHello, my name is Nurse Lydia Sharp, I earned a baccalaureate nursing degree from the University of Virginia. I worked for over twenty six years as an active duty Army Nurse Officer. Once I retired, I decided to earn another Master’s Degree and my focus was nursing education. What to do next? Retired Army Nurse Officers must stay busy, so I initially volunteered to work for YFT Behavioral Health Services to understand how they service their community and school. On my journey, I discovered that BHS serves the community with two dedicated doctors, a team of dynamic therapists and administrative staff. The BHS team works in a way that focuses on providing intense patient therapy first and if needed includes medication support as deemed necessary. I provide medication: education, coordination, work to create policy to assist the organization with medication patient services. I am quality control to all things involving medication issues coordination and patient care.


- Woodbridge Office

Outpatient Substance Abuse Program Manager

Chris Coleman

I started my career in substance use disorders in 1994, in a residential substance abuse cottage, with at-risk youth, from the inner cities of New York State. Following this, I entered the outpatient setting, working in a crisis center for the indigent and homeless population, in need of substance abuse services. I would perform individual and group counseling, while referring patients into proper levels of treatment like inpatient, intensive outpatient, outpatient and halfway houses. During this time, I also performed volunteer work in the prisons, working with substance abuse cases in a faith-based organization. 

I stepped out of the field in what I like to refer to as my “Jonah experience”; a prophet in the Old Testament from the Bible that tried to run from God. This experience had me realize that the field of helping professions is more than a job and career, but a calling of compassion, healing and empathy. I re-entered the field working in medication assisted treatment, and then assisting in the development a substance abuse program and group facilitation with intensive in-home counseling. I have provided services with the probation & parole population, have worked in secure and locked facilities as a therapist developing substance use disorder program, private practice with children, adolescents and adults, as well as a therapist in the outpatient role of Community Services Boards. I specialize in substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders (those with mental health and substance use disorders), anxiety, high/at-risk populations with substance use disorders and criminal thinking.

I have Masters degrees in: Addiction Counseling and Professional Counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Provider & Certified Substance Abuse Counselor with the Commonwealth of Virginia, Master Addiction Counselor through NAADAC, a Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional with International Certification & Reciprocal Consortium (IC&RC), and National Certified Counselor through National Board of Certified Counselors.


Catherine Baker, LCSW, RPTS, CTP -  Gainesville Office

Catherine BakerI have extensive training and experience in providing clinical services to children, adolescents and families.  I earned my Master’s Degree in Social Work from Catholic University of America in 2004 with honors.  I also have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. 

I hold a License in Clinical Social Work in Virginia.  I am also a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor by the Association of Play Therapy and a Certified Trauma Practitioner by the National Institute for Trauma and Loss for Children.  I have specialized training in working with children and adolescents and attachment-related issues.  Prior to entering private practice, I provided services to youth and families in the Child Welfare System.  I have provided services to adults and families who struggle with severe and chronic mental health issues and substance abuse through the Community Services Board.  I also have provided emergency mental health services for Prince William County.  I work with clients to better cope with topics including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, ADHD-related issues, parenting issues, attachment-related problems, adoption/foster care, substance abuse, self-injurious behavior, eating disorders, trauma, and adolescent issues.

Melanie Calhoun M.A., NCC, Resident in Counseling - Manassas Office

Melanie CalhounHi, I’m Melanie! I am originally from the Northern Virginia area but did reside in western Pennsylvania for six years while completing higher education. I am currently a Resident in Counseling (RIC) working on obtaining my LPC, as well as a National Certified Counselor (NCC). I started with Youth for Tomorrow (YFT) as a Clinical Intern to complete requirements for my Master’s program, and remained in this position for a year. Additionally, I worked full-time as a Residential Counselor in the girls’ homes on campus. I am passionate about working with clients in a person-centered, non-judgmental environment where we can collaboratively instill positive change and growth in the client’s daily living. I enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds, but do have a love for adolescents and young adults. I utilize Solution-Focused Therapy, Reality Therapy, and elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I also incorporate methodology from Existential theory. I serve clients at the Manassas office.

I graduated in 2013 from Slippery Rock University with Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Dance, and in 2016 with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Youth. I had the honor of receiving the 2016 Outstanding Graduate award from my Master’s program. Outside of YFT, I have been a dancer, dance educator, and choreographer for many years and love the arts in general. In addition to dance, I also enjoy spending time with loved ones, walking my dog, reading, traveling, and watching baseball and football.

Mayra C. Cardenas, MA, RIC - Woodbridge Office

Mayra CardenasI am currently a Resident in Counseling (RIC) here at Youth For Tomorrow and am under supervision to obtain my CSAC and LPC. I graduated from Argosy University in 2016 with a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health and received my Bachelor's of Science in Psychology/ minor in Biology from George Mason University in 2012. I completed my internships in Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (PRS) working with adults as well as the Merrifield Adolescent Day Treatment Program. I have experience as a home-based counselor working with families and individuals and have worked with Arlington  County Juvenile Courts in a girls' program with teenagers on probation. I am bilingual and speak Spanish fluently. Throughout these experiences I have led and co-facilitated various groups to include: anger management, stress reduction, healthy relationships, substance abuse and conflict resolution. My approach in counseling lies heavily in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness techniques. 

 A little more about me (outside of work): I have resided in Northern Virginia practically my whole life. I enjoy travelling and being in nature (except in Winter--not a big fan of the cold). I listen to music whenever possible and am a lover of the arts! I have a large immediate family and enjoy spending time with them as much as possible as well as time with my black lab, Ace. When I need some alone/quiet time I enjoy reading, watching movies, and yoga. 

Donna Caron, LPC - Gainesville Office

Donna CaronI am a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 10 years of experience in the field. I began my educational at High Point University where I earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology, I then earned a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from West Chester University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in both Virginia and Pennsylvania. I have experience working with adults, children, and adolescents in: residential treatment facilities, out-patient, crisis facilities, and schools settings. I began working with Youth for Tomorrow in the summer of 2016 and I work in the Behavioral Health Services office in Gainesville, VA.

I work with adolescents from 13 up as well as adults, families, and couples. My goal is to always work with the client in such a way to enhance their situation through the therapeutic relationship. I have experience working with (but not limited to): children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, oppositional defiant disorders, conduct disorders, and autistic spectrum disorders in individual, family, and group therapy. I work with adults with (but not limited to): adjustments disorders (such as grief, a major life change, moves, divorces, entering or leaving the work force) as well as depression and anxiety. I utilize many modalities, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mode Deactivation Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband, children and our four legged family, as well as my extended family that lives throughout the greater Washington D.C. area. I enjoy reading, spending time in my yard, and going to history museums.

Mishawn Glover, M.Ed., Resident in Counseling - Manassas Office

Mishawn GloverI am Mishawn Glover. I am a Resident in Counseling as well as completing my credentialing requirements towards becoming a registered play therapist. I hold a Master degree in Counselor Education from Virginia State University as well as training including clinical and family trauma treatment, Nurturing Parenting Facilitator and motivational interviewing.

I am passionate and dedicated to providing trauma informed counseling and crisis intervention to children and adult. I feel I was called to be of service and help others heal, grow to their fullest potential, and develop resilience so that they may have successful outcomes in life. My experience includes, but not limited to PTSD, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and ODD. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, traveling, and spending time with loved ones.

Andrew Harar, LPC - Woodbridge Office

Andrew HararI have been with Youth For Tomorrow since graduating with my Master’s in Counselor Education from Virginia Tech in 2013. Prior to joining YFT, I have worked with adolescents and young adults in group home, foster care, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient settings. In addition, I have worked with children, providing therapeutic day treatment services in an elementary school setting. I work with children ages seven and older, teens, and adults, and specialize in working with families. In my counseling approach, an emphasis is placed on building a collaborative therapeutic relationship in a nonjudgmental and growth-encouraging environment. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy, in addition to employing Person-Centered, Existential, and Family Systems approaches. I am available to provide services in both our Woodbridge and Manassas locations.

A Northern Virginia native, I attended the University of Virginia graduating with a Bachelor’s in Psychology, prior to pursuing Master’s studies at Virginia Tech. I have returned to Virginia Tech for post-master’s education, seeking to continue upon a path of growth and advancement in my profession. In my free time, I enjoy exercising, keeping up with the local area sports teams, and spending time with my family and two dogs.

Linda Lindamood, LPC, RPTS - Manassas Office

Linda LindamoodI am a native of Kentucky, and made Northern Virginia my home after marrying my husband in 1974. Together we raised 4 children and have been blessed with 2 grandchildren (so far). In my leisure time, I enjoy reading, sewing, scrapbooking, spending time with family and crafting with my granddaughter. I am an active member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

I am a graduate of George Mason University with a BA in Psychology and completed my Master of Arts in Community Counseling at Eastern Mennonite University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. I am trained in Child-Centered Play Therapy, Filial, Trauma and Sand Tray. My clinical focus is addressing the needs of children and families struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief and loss, trauma, and PTSD. I am able to use a strength based approach to therapy with an attachment focus. I am a member of the American Counseling Association, the Virginia Counseling Association, the Association for Play Therapy, and the Virginia Association for Play Therapy. I feel blessed to be able to serve the needs of children and families in the community.

Niya McCray-Brown, M.Ed., RIC - Woodbridge Office

Niya McCray-BrownI am excited and honored to be serving clients at the Woodbridge office of Youth for Tomorrow as a Resident in Counseling (RIC) working toward obtaining my LPC. I graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2017, earning my Masters of Education (M.Ed) in Counseling and a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy. In 2015, I earned my Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and English Arts from Hampton University, in Hampton, Virginia.

I have experiences working in a variety of therapeutic environments including The New Horizon’s Family Counseling Center in Williamsburg, VA and the Hope and Healing Bereavement center in Newport News, VA. During this time, I facilitated therapeutic groups, conducted psychoeducational classes, and provided counseling services in a variety of topics including: Self-esteem, Communication Skills, Anxiety, ADHD, and Bereavement.

As a clinician at YFT, I utilize Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Narrative Therapy methodologies to empower my clients toward positive change and to assist them in navigating life’s daily challenges. I currently work with children, teens, and adults from a variety of backgrounds.

I am originally from Northern Virginia and I am proud to call this area “Home”. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling, and trying new recipes. I also love listening to music, reading poetry, and watching movies.

Kat Perez, LPC - Manassas Office

My name is Kat Perez, LPC. I have experience working with adults, children, teenagers and families from a variety of different backgrounds with a variety of different therapeutic needs. I received my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the College of William and Mary in 2009. I have experience in both inpatient and outpatient treatment settings. I am credentialed as Licensed Professional Counselor and am currently under supervision for credentialing as a Registered Play Therapist. I utilize a person centered integrated approach that includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychosynthesis and Structural Family Therapy approaches to address my clients’ needs. I have clinical experience working with childhood/adolescent/adult mental health disorders including: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, PTSD, trauma, physical and sexual abuse, ADHD, high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and other mental health disorders that impact clients throughout the lifespan. I have helped individuals and families cope with a variety of issues including divorce, grief and loss, stress, times of transition, anger management, relationship problems, behavioral difficulties in school and social skills. 

Elizabeth Taylor, LCSW, CSAC, CETP - Woodbridge Office

Elizabeth TaylorI have 10 plus years of experience providing therapy and counseling services to children through adults whom I have the pleasure of working in alliance with.  The modalities I enjoy working with are individuals, families, groups, and couples.  The theoretical model I use is strength based and person-centered believing that each one of us have inherent strengths that help us manage the difficulties of life.  My framework is based on trauma and attachment approaches which emphasize that the stress an individual experiences is usually rooted in traumatic event(s) that led to the formation of automatic maladaptive beliefs / behaviors.  I have found that the specialized training I have received in the trauma and addiction fields have helped each one of my clients gain an understanding of the neuroscience behind their automatic thoughts and behaviors.   It is my belief, that through the increased awareness of unhealthy patterns, the recognition of inherent personal strengths and the use of healthier thinking and positive coping techniques growth can begin.   The areas of specialty that I work with are co-occurring disorders (substance use and a mental health diagnosis), post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, attachment, healthy relationships / effective communication, plus many others.  I also offer Biblical counseling for those interested in addressing their spiritual journey as an important piece to the mind-body-sprit approach to overall well-being. 

On a personal note, I was born and raised in Upstate New York.  I moved to the Virginia area in 1996 shortly after being honorably discharged from the United States Army where I served on active duty for 7 years.  I am a Christian and I actively worship at a local church in the Fredericksburg, Virginia area.  I am an active volunteer with several community agencies and I truly believe in the spirit of brotherhood.  Two of my favorite scriptures are Matthew 25:40 and 1 Samuel 12:20 which state “I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!  Serve the Lord with all your heart.”  

I know that the ability to make lasting changes comes from having hope in tomorrow and the relationship with your therapist is an important step in this process.  I believe in your potential to improve your life circumstances and have a brighter future!  

Eric Becker - Manassas Office
Office Manager 

David Munoz-Vasquez - Woodbridge Office
Administrative Office Assistant

Mikka Sturdivant
Quality Control