OUR CLINICIANS

THS Wellness team

Transformation Health Services, LLC provides innovative and comprehensive mental health services to clients that are looking for a positive change, or as we call it a transformation.

We offer a unique approach to mental wellness, incorporating the family and social context of each client.

Qualified, informed clinicians collaborate as an integral part of the treatment team to deliver comprehensive mental health services.

The providers of Transformation Health Services, LLC come from diverse backgrounds with a breadth of experience and a refreshing approach to treatment planning, therapy, and medication management.

Marcelli Pascal-Rodriguez

PMHNP-BC

Marcelli Pascal-Rodriguez is the owner/founder of Transformation Health Services. He completed his training at VCU in Richmond, Virginia. Pascal has worked in numerous settings to include: in-patient, out-patient, addiction medicine, and the forensic setting.  He is able to treat across the life span starting at age 4.

"I work with a diverse group of clients and offer a safe non-judgmental approach in my care. I'm able to treat any condition that affects a persons thinking, feelings, or mood. I utilize a collaborative approach so that we can share the same vision in formulating an individualized treatment plan based on your situation or specific needs. So if you are looking for a provider that is approachable, open-minded, and passionate about mental health look no further. Allow me to partner with you on your journey to stability today!"

Kanisha Belt

PMHNP-BC

Kanisha Belt received her bachelor’s degrees in nursing and psychology from Old Dominion University. She graduated summa cum laude with a Master’s as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She is nationally certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners. She has experience treating clients across the lifespan. 

“As a provider, it is my goal to provide the best unbiased, client-centered care possible. I utilize evidence-based practice to guide my care. I listen to my clients as we work together to create an individualized treatment plan. I am passionate about helping people achieve the best version of themselves as identified by the individual.”

Jessica Tabb

Physician Assistant

Ms. Tabb received her training from Eastern Virginia Medical School, Physician Assistant Program. She is nationally certified through the National Commission on Certification if Physician Assistants and also holds a certification in added qualifications in psychiatry from the NCCPA. She has experience working with a spectrum of psychiatric illnesses from patients 5 years old to geriatric.​

“My passion is to destigmatize care so that everyone can live their best life.”

Nicholas Jones

Physician Assistant

Nick received his training from Eastern Virginia Medical School, Physician Assistant Program. Certified through National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and fellow member of American Academy of PAs. His previous experience in Men’s Health with testosterone replacement gave him insight into the different biological and normal processes that can influence mood and over all well- being. He is an experienced clinician, passionate about providing patient specific mental health care. He looks forward to helping patients improve their quality of life.

Originally from Chicago, this former college football and track athlete is a proud husband and father to two daughters.

Ashley Kelly

Physician Assistant

Ashley Kelly, PA-C received her training from Eastern Virginia Medical School, Physician Assistant Program.  She also completed a six month fellowship in Pediatric Urgent Care through Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughter and EVMS and she has continued to work there since.

She enjoys working with children, helping to mold and shape their formative years as a good role model.  Children are engaging, amusing, intriguing, and resilient and for these reasons, she is passionate about working with children and young people.


She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Society for Pediatric Urgent Care.


When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, young son, family and friends; traveling, reading, and watching movies.

Donna McCain

PMHNP-BC

Donna McCain, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC earned an undergraduate degree at Old Dominion University, and a master’s degree from Walden University. She is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner trained to provide psychotherapy and psychopharmacological services across the life span. With over twenty years of experience as a registered nurse,  Donna has specialized in the treatment of the care for a diverse population of patients ranging from burn trauma, neurological, general ICU, antepartum, postpartum, nephrology, and oncology. For the past thirteen years, her focus has been working with Veterans from every military branch to include the Air Force, Navy, Army, Marines and Coast Guard.

Her experience as a nurse practitioner provides a close and personal view of issues currently affecting individuals such as sexual trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, ADHD and addiction.

The foundation of her unbiased and holistic treatment approach to mental health care is prioritizing the client’s safety and well-being. Furthermore, collaboration of care with the client is a must to create a treatment plan of care that matters most to the client.

Rhonda Yancey

LCSW

Rhonda is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of Mental Health experience.  She earned her Master’s Degree from Norfolk State University in 2006, and has worked in various settings, to include a psychiatric hospital, Public School System, Mental Health Emergency Services, Community Mental Health, Medical Social Work, and nearly 10 years of Private Practice.  She has had significant success in helping adults work through issues of anxiety, depression, family issues, stress management, parenting skill, and insight building personal growth development.

She has been very effective in facilitating couples who have sought to improve intimacy, develop productive communication and resolve conflict.  Rhonda specializes in helping adults, adolescents, and children with the following issues:  trauma, PTSD; anxiety/stress; depression; grief; emotional, physical, and /or sexual abuse; military combat stress; first responder stress; and medical trauma.  Rhonda strives to help her clients move toward improved emotional health and freedom; and adamantly believes that the therapeutic relationship is founded on trust and respect.

Brendan O'Connor

LPC

Brendan is a Licensed Professional Counselor and earned his M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. He has experience in out-patient, partial hospitalization, substance use disorder treatment, forensic counseling, and in-patient. His clinical interests are grief and loss, anxiety, depression, substance use disorder recovery, LGBTQ+ related issues, and clinical mental health maintenance.

"Seeking help is hard, and meaningful personal growth even more so. My focus is to provide a fully supportive safe space while challenging clients to grow. Through a collaborative therapeutic process I empower clients to reach their mental health goals and offer support, skills, tools, and alternatives to get there."

Sandra Eason

LPC

Sandra is a Registered Nurse, Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist, and Nationally Certified Counselor with experience and passion for the life span. Over the last six years, Sandra has invested and immense amount of time conducting intensive clinical work in the community with children, adolescents, adults, and family systems. This work includes intensive in-home therapy, adult ID residential services as well as the outpatient setting providing outpatient therapy. 

Sandra’s theoretical orientation and treatment approaches are grounded in counseling and nursing encompassing philosophies which resembles the work of Virginia Henderson and Betty Neuman. Her client’s embrace her as a member of a partnership on their journey through this chapter of their life. Sandra focuses on being sounding board or mirror by way of reflective listening to assist with clarifying meaning or reaching an understanding with her patients. Sandra’s belief is that self -awareness is the most influential remedy and cure for any anomaly or illness that plagues the human body and mind. Healing, rejuvenation, and a reset is different for everyone and within her practice. Treatment is molded and personalized for each individual. This is a process in which Sandra proudly refers to as “Achieving Autonomy Through Self Actualization."

Stability, sustainability, and tranquility are the foundation for peace of mind. With this, Sandra aspires to assist her clients with achieving this through self-concept and self-actualization. Consultation is available to individuals, couples, families, groups, and organizations. Therapy techniques utilized are existential and solution focused in conjunction with an integrative approach. There are also options for Play Therapy and Expressive Arts techniques based on desire or need.

Holly Parker

Resident in Counseling

Holly graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree Psychology with an emphasis on Clinical Psychology and Counseling from Saint Leo University, in September 2017. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Southern New Hampshire University in August 2021. Holly completed her counseling internship at the LGBT Life Center in Norfolk, Virginia and is currently employed as a resident at the Transformation Health Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where she is pursuing certification as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Her professional counseling experience includes working with children, adolescents, adults and aging individuals. She’s had extensive experience supporting domestic violence survivors, at-risk children and adolescents, and the LGBT community. Holly is currently accepting clientele from teens to adults. 

“As a professional counselor, I’ve dealt with diverse clientele of all ages and diagnosis, resulting in an acute awareness of the need to be a passionate and empathetic counselor. My goal is to make a positive, lasting impact in my client’s lives, providing the tools and support necessary to learn, grow and thrive; always moving forward! I follow the teachings of Albert Ellis with Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and utilize techniques relating to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to provide needed support and guidance to improve my clients’ futures.”

Lisa Edmond

LPC

Lisa Edmond is native to North Carolina. Lisa started her career as a Qualified Mental Health Professional over 16 years ago after graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Winston Salem State University. She went on to obtain a Master’s Degree from North Carolina Agricultural & Technology State University and the University of North Carolina Greensboro joint program. Lisa has a passion for helping others and eliminating impairments that inhibit daily life functioning. She has worked with many individuals, from children and adolescents through adulthood with a wide range of mental health and behavioral issues including substance abuse. Lisa believes in meeting the client where they are and finding the right approach and to help the individual feel safe, complete, and functioning at their highest level possible. Lisa’s desire is to see people grow and flourish into the best possible versions of themselves.

Karen Jackson

LCSW

Karen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) and a Medication Assisted Treatment Counselor (MATC). Karen provides telehealth services with Transformation Health Services in Virginia Beach, VA. She works with teenagers, young adults, individuals, couples and families using an eclectic approach tailored to the unique needs of each new client with supporting therapeutic approaches to problem solving.


Karen has over 18 years of experience in substance abuse counseling services including assessments, group and individual counseling and outpatient treatment.


Karen’s Specialty areas are: Substance Abuse Counseling; Relationship challenges (Couples and families); Anxiety and Depression; Life Stresses and next step phases of life; Grief and Loss and PTSD.

There are so many changes that happen as families and individuals grow and develop with the passing years, pandemics and life stressors and Karen is here to help you with these transitions.

Karen provides an environment of compassion and support to help individuals and families so they can lead happier and more productive lives.

Betty Gray-Henson

MSW, ACSW

Betty Gray-Henson, MSW, ACSW, is a seasoned mental health pioneer with over 35 years of providing mental and behavioral health services to children and families through Intensive In-Home Services.

She was born and grew up in Portsmouth and has lived in Norfolk for 30 years. She received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Norfolk State University.  As a master level social worker, she was the first person to bring “Home-Based” services to Hampton Roads to prevent out of home placements and reduce recidivism of our children as a “minority business owner”.  Betty believes that “family” is the best vehicle to raise children and parents are the guiding beacon to train and nurture them to become the independent human beings they aspire to be. She does her best work with teens who tend to be the most resilient and challenging.

Betty enjoys working with those who have experienced trauma, sexual abuse, abandonment and who have made poor choices which have led to legal encounters. She is Gang Certified and certified in Structural Family Therapy with over fifteen years of re-teaching those with sexually reactive/offensive behaviors. She brings a wealth of knowledge, skills, and abilities to the team at Providence Psychological Services as a mental health therapist.

When she is not assisting others in finding their “Authentic Selves” she enjoys spending time with her husband of 33years, their adult sons, and their two handsome grandsons.

Shelonda Townsend

LCSW

Hello. My name is Shelonda Townsend. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience working with individuals, families, and groups. I have a strong faith in God. I understand that life can get the best of anyone, at any time, and in those times support is necessary.

Looking for the bright side in dark situations can be difficult, however, learning to manage helps to create resilience. I think it is important for me and you to work together on your concerns as a team.

I have the tools that will facilitate growth and development. BUT ultimately YOU have the POWER.  I believe in empowering one to take the initiative. I will provide support, coping skills and empowerment to help you change your thoughts, heal wounds from your past and grow into the person you want to be.

My areas of expertise are ADHD, anger management, adjustment to new transitions in life, anxiety, depression and postpartum. I enjoy helping others, it is my true passion and purpose. Let me be an ally and come alongside you in your journey to a healthier YOU.

Nephetia Whittaker

LPC

She, Her, Hers

Nephetia is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience providing mental health care for individuals.  Nephetia earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2000 and a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2012.

Nephetia is a compassionate and affirming therapist who strives to provide a safe and judgement-free space for clients to express themselves and utilize their strengths to achieve their goals. Decreasing negative symptoms and helping each client live healthier lives is the ultimate goal. Building strong therapeutic rapport with clients and her ability to empathize with them on issues they are dealing with daily are her strongest qualities.

Nephetia’s theoretic approach is based on the belief that clients are in charge of their counseling experience so that treatment is individualized.  Nephetia uses an integrative therapeutic approach, including CBT, Person Centered, Motivational Interviewing and Acceptance an Commitment Therapy.  Nephetia enjoys being able to help others reach their goals and feel more emotional stability overall.  She has experience assisting and supporting clients overcome and cope with depression, anxiety, grief, issues specific to women,  low self-esteem and anger.

Kenisha Reese

LMHP-S

Greetings, My name is Kenisha Reese and I am a Licensed Mental Health Professional-Supervisee (LMHP-S), specializing in mental health, families, and children. I started my career as a Qualified Mental Health Professional over 13 years ago after graduating with my bachelor’s degree in Social Work (BSW) from Shaw University. Later, I pursued my master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. I have experience in working with individuals that suffer with mental illness in many different settings; community-based, institutions, hospitals, and private homes. I have a strong faith in God, and I believe that although we face tough times, we deserve to have a good quality of life and to excel in reaching life’s potential.


It is my belief that people know themselves better than anyone, therefore they are the best source when it comes to their treatment and what works best for them. My role is to work together with individuals, couples, and families to provide therapeutic knowledge, skills, and treatment to develop solutions to presenting issues. 

I believe that a good therapeutic relationship includes trust, genuineness, openness, and positive outcomes, and that is the type of service I intend to provide. I know that no single approach works for every individual, and so I have some experience in a range of modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Task-Centered/Problem Solving Therapy to name a few. 

It is my passion to assist with bringing understanding and resolution to individuals who have been through stressful and traumatic events. My goal is to help individuals with healthy insights of themselves and others as well as strengthen their interpersonal relationships so they can experience a sense of peace and to feel safe. 

Outside of caring for others, I love spending time with my family and enjoying life!

Benita James

LPC

I am a License Professional Counselor with over 15 years of experience providing mental health services to Children and Adults. I obtained my Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies in 2002 from Quincy College in Massachusetts, Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology/Sociology in 2004 Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts, Substance Abuse Certifications and a Master’s degree in Education Mental Health in 2007 from Cambridge College in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

I am very compassionated and believes in meeting a person where they are utilizing their strengths to help them manage their emotional stability in a non-judgmental environment, with the believe we are equal. My belief and approach are based on the client’s oversee their own counseling experiences as we work together for them to gain the tools needed to manage their own emotional stability. I integrated several different approaches such as CBT, Person Centered, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment in different and unique therapeutic areas along with therapeutic play therapy. 

My experiences are in Substance Use Disorders, Anger, Grief, Low Self-Esteem, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma (PTSD), children, adults, and couples.

Sherry Marcano

LCSW

Sherry is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned her Master’s degree from Norfolk State University.  She is also a veteran having services in the United States Army and is married to a retired Navy veteran.  This experience enables Sherry to recognize the rewards and challenges that are a part of this unique community. She has extensive experience working with individuals, families and couples who are in the midst of mental health and relationship challenges.  Sherry has worked in various mental health settings during a career expanding 20+ years. Her experience includes working in Inpatient psychiatric facilities, dept of Social Services, medical Social Work, Intensive in-home and domestic violence victim outreach. This diverse background enables her to be an effective mental health professional.

“We are all unique and so are our experiences. My style of treatment includes collaborating with my clients to assistance them in improving self-awareness and utilizing their inner strengths and resilience to improve overall functioning   I believe there is no one size fits all model when providing mental health treatment. I utilize an eclectic approach and rather than adopting one modality for all clients, I draw from various models to create a tailored treatment plan. “

Sherry enjoys helping and empowering others to be the best version of themselves. She believes that one of the most beneficial steps one can take is to include improving mental health in their self-care routine.  “It is a rewarding experience to witness the transformation that can take place during the therapeutic process. It is inspiring to witness client’s ability to change their perspective about life and themselves.  If we decide to embark on this therapeutic journey together, I promise to be supportive and to provide an emotional safe place for you to share your thoughts and emotions.”