Woodbridge Behavioral Health

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Youth For Tomorrow has three locations in Prince William County

Woodbridge - Haymarket - Dumfries

Youth For Tomorrow's Behavioral Health Services (BHS) offers a broad scope of  outpatient counseling services for children (ages five and up), adolescents, adults, families, and couples. Our mental health professionals are here to serve you and your family. 

For more information or to schedule an appointment
please call 703-659-9900 or email us


Our services are designed to meet the needs of clients and families from diverse backgrounds who may benefit from outpatient assessment and treatment. We diagnose and treat children, adolescents and adults with a wide variety of issues including but not limited to: depression, anxiety and panic symptoms, post-traumatic stress, anger issues, obsessive-compulsive issues, grief and loss, self-harm, issues related to attachment, co-occurring disorders, aggression, attention deficits and other behavioral concerns, as well as familial and relational issues.

We provide behavioral health services with professional excellence, Christian integrity, professional insight, and genuine compassion.  Our staff is comprised of therapists with various credentials, backgrounds, trainings, and specialties, so we are able to offer a wide variety of treatment, including play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-informed care, and behavioral intervention.  More information about our experienced, dedicated staff of mental health professionals can be found below.

Our Services Include:

  • Comprehensive Mental Health Assessments
  • Risk Assessment (ie. suicide/self-harm, aggression, etc.)
  • Psychiatric Assessment for Medication Management (must be in tandem with on-going therapy with one of our professional therapists)
  • Comprehensive Treatment Planning
  • Information and Referral

We offer the following treatment modalities:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Play Therapy (for children)
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Parent Training

Our staff includes psychiatrists, licensed clinicians, therapists, and nurses.

Please call 703-659-9900 to schedule an appointment. 

We accept most insurance plans including but not limited to:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Anthem HealthKeepers
  • Anthem Health Keepers Plus 
  • Carefirst
  • Cigna
  • Intotal Health
  • Medicaid
  • Optima Health
  • TriCare
  • TriCare Plus
  • United Health Care
Call 703-659-9900 to schedule an appointment.

 

The Potomac Health Foundation awarded a one year grant to Youth For Tomorrow to improve Community Health and serve residents of eastern Prince William County, Lorton, and North Stafford communities through its Howard L. Greenhouse Large Grant Program to further the Foundation’s mission to improve the health of the community by increasing access to health care for the medically underserved.

If you are underinsured or not insured and reside in one of the following zip codes:  20112 / 22193/ 22192 / 22079/ 22191 / 22125/ 22025 / 22026/ 22172 / 22134/ 22135 / 22556/ 22554 you are eligible to apply for a sliding scale fee for services. See the map below. 

Please feel free to download and complete the form below and then contact our BHS Intake Coordinator to discuss setting up services at 703-659-9900.

Click here to download the application form


Woodbridge Office

14000 Crown Court, Suite 101, Woodbridge, VA 22193

Barry Lawlor, LPC, NCC, DBTC

Assistant Vice President for Outpatient Clinical Services

Barry LawlorMy 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.

Emmaculate Ndifor MSN, FNP-BC, PMHNP

Emma NfidorEmma Ndifor is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a post Master's Certificate in Psychiatric- Mental health.  Emma completed her Family Nurse Practitioner degree at Maryville University in 2014 and earned her Postgraduate Psychiatry Mental Health certification from Liberty University in 2020. She has worked in a variety of settings, including Med-surgery, critical care, long term care and Memory support care both inpatient and outpatient practices. Emma’s interests include mental health awareness, preventative medicine and maintaining a holistic approach when treating acute and chronic mental health conditions. Nurse Practitioner Emma believes that mental health is intrinsically connected to all body systems and, therefore, it is most optimal when a holistic approach of care is embraced. 

Christopher Coleman, LSATP, LPC
Substance Abuse Program Manager

Chris ColemanFrom the words of LL Cool J’s song: “Don’t call it a comeback, I’ve been here for years” would be a statement upon my return to Youth For Tomorrow. Hello, my name is Chris Coleman, a dually licensed therapist in the Commonwealth of Virginia (Licensed Professional Counselor & Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Provider), the Substance Abuse Program Manager, and I was an integral part of developing the substance abuse program for Youth For Tomorrow, from 2017-2019. Another hip-hop reference would be my return is like the rap group from the 1990’s, EPMD: Unfinished Business. While away in my private practice, I remained in contact, observing the changes and work being done, growth & expansions, even providing some consultation here and there, yet my heart was still here.

I possess a Masters degree in Addiction Counseling and a Master’s degree in professional counseling, and I have earned a degree in biblical studies. I am a Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) through NAADAC (The Association for Addiction Professionals), a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP/DOT). I have worked in residential, inpatient, outpatient, crisis centers, jails, prisons, locked facilities and with probation & parole. I currently serve on the state affiliate board of NAADAC, called Virginia Association of Addiction Professionals, or VAAP, as the writer of the newsletters on the communications team, and work with the Advocacy and membership team. I am also a Virginia approved Clinical Supervisor, and currently possess licenses to practice in North Carolina, Maryland, and Florida.

My career began working with at-risk youth in 1994, in a residential setting for substance use disorders, gang members, foster children and behavioral issues. My experiences and strengths are group therapy, substance use and co-occurring disorders, trauma, men’s issues, depression, anxiety disorders and anger management. My theoretical approach is eclectic; however, I primarily use Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral & Dialectical Behavioral, Solution-Focused, Client-Centered/Strength Based, and Schema Therapy. With that said, everything and anything I have and utilize, starts and ends with the gracious empowerment of a biblically based approach and skill, as I also provide Christian Counseling. Without The Lord leading, guiding and empowering me, I can do nothing. One of my mottos: “If it causes a problem, then it IS, a problem.” I look forward to working with you.

Alexandra Jones, MSW Supervisee in LCSW

Alexandra JonesHi! My name is Alexandra Jones I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Virginia State University and my Master’s Degree Social Work degree with a concentration in Children, Youth, and Families from George Mason University. I am currently obtaining supervision to fulfill my role as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I utilize a variety of integrative approaches such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). I have enjoyed working with individuals and families from all walks of life. I excel in connecting with people in a way that would leave you feeling understood and I have the experience and skills to guide you to the place where you can understand your options for relief, growth, and change. Outside of YFT, I am a fitness enthusiast, I enjoy yoga, and I love going on nature walks. In addition to fitness, I enjoy connecting with my loved ones, cooking, and horseback riding!

Scarlete Davis MA, RIC

Scarlete DavisScarlete Davis is a substance abuse/ mental health therapist here in the Woodbridge office. Scarlete is currently under supervision for licensure in LPC and CSAC. Scarlete obtained a bachelor’s in psychology from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania and her master’s in professional counseling from Liberty University. For the past 13 years her work has been in the mental health field beginning with residential counseling for Northwestern Human Services in Delaware County, PA. From there she obtained experience in intensive case management in Philadelphia and neighboring areas as well as Lehigh Valley section of Pennsylvania. Scarlete has worked as an intensive outpatient/outpatient substance abuse clinician, outpatient mental health therapist as well as an intensive in-home family-based therapist. Her client population has included but is not limited to children, adolescents, and adults. She has experience in facilitating individual, couple, family and D&A/ psych rehab group sessions.

Specialty populations include substance abuse and mental health due to the wide spread negative stigma that is faced at the societal and at times the service level of care. Scarlete has helped individuals in treatment with depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar, substance abuse and other mental health disorders through collaboration of services and by fostering a safe environment that allows for the transition of skills for healthy coping and forming agreeable cognitive patterns. Scarlete enjoys taking on an eclectic approach to counseling using a combination of evidence-based modalities that is individualized and designed specifically for the individual’s needs. The goal is always for the individual to reach an optimal level of independence and wellness to be productive members in a society we all share and are responsible for.

Melissa Rios, MSW, Supervisee for LCSW

I am bilingual in English and Spanish. I received my Master’s in Social Work with a minor in Military Social Work from Walden University. I started my journey in Social Work to help military families, children, and spouses understand that they are not alone. I offer an emphatic, non-judgmental approach to treatment in which my patients can feel understood and unconditionally accepted. I have over seven years of experience in various treatment settings, which include inpatient & outpatient psychiatry, foster care, and school systems. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, strengths-based approach, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy. I integrate toys, art, and creativity to help engage my younger clients into therapy. I can work with adults, adolescents, and children by helping individuals function well within their family system. I do this by incorporating family systems therapy, educating individuals, and their parent(s) and/or guardian(s) to help create a home filled with love, healthy boundaries, and fun. My emphasis is to help empower the family as a whole and meet the client where they are at in supporting them with developing their goals throughout treatment.

I took a leap of faith and started my Doctorate in Social Work while I am also working on receiving supervision toward becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I enjoy spending time with my loved ones, traveling, fast cars, photography, and cuddling with my dog. Growing up as a military child, and now supporting my husband as a military spouse, wasn’t always easy. Life is challenging and therapy is a place where you can explore those challenges and grow from them. My philosophy in life is that I am here because I have been "Blessed to be a blessing".

Karen Artola 
Executive Assistant BHS

Karen Artola

Ashley Duncan
Medication Assistant