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Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed?  Perhaps you or a loved one is feeling depressed and anxious and you are not even sure why.  Are you having a hard time finding satisfaction in you relationship or do you feel like the everyday stress of being a parent, working, going to school or trying to be there for everyone is too much to handle? Are you having difficulty achieving your goals?

The therapists at New Directions Counseling Group are compassionate, strengths-based, and solution-focused therapists who provide support and feedback to clients in a safe comfortable environment.  We work with our clients to help resolve current issues and symptoms as well as long-standing patterns or behaviors.

We all face challenging times and struggle through different stages in our lives.  If you are looking for guidance and support to make a positive change in your life, we look forward to working with you.

       Our Team

Thomas F. Lamp

I believe that for every person is unique and treatment solutions should be tailored to meet these individual needs.I stress creating a comfortable-judgement free environment to maximize trust and comfort in the therapeutic relationship. Within the safety of a trusting and respectful therapeutic relationship lies the power to overcome the most seemingly overwhelming obstacles.

In addition to being a Licensed Professional Counselor, I am a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist, Substance Abuse Professional, and have been an expert court witness.

I specialize in addiction, trauma, and mood disorders. I have one Relapse Prevention Group and two Sexual Addiction Groups. My practice is geared toward helping people with addictions and their families toward recovery and normalcy. I completed my graduate studies at Central Missouri State University where I received a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology.


I look forward to helping you get to where you would like to  be.

To schedule an appointment with Thomas Lamp, phone 703-853-7711, or email

Petrina  Yemane, LPC
David Tsveer, MA, RIC, NCC

As a New York Native, I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from The City University of New York. I have 15 years of experience working in the Mental Health field. I have worked with individuals who experience depression, anger, anxiety, trauma, chronic illness, addiction and bereavement. I am currently EMDR Trained. I also utilize a Cognitive-Behavioral, Supportive and Person-Centered approach for counseling people with Depression, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and those who have difficulty managing their emotions.

I have provided counseling services to individuals, couples, groups and families. I have much experience working with children, teenagers, adults, and older adults. My therapeutic work has included prestigious hospitals, large churches, family focused agencies, public schools and two years of humanitarian work overseas as an Aide Worker. I have been married for 17 years and have two children. In addition, I am a published author, manage two blogs on healthy marriages and humanitarian giving.

To schedule an appointment with Petrina Yemane, phone 703-261-4553 or email

Susan Miller, LPC

Over the past 25 years, working with individuals, couples, and groups, I have combined traditional solution based therapy with innovative techniques including EMDR, Mindful Meditation, Life Force Yoga, Reiki, and Equine Assisted Mental Health Therapy. I specialize in treating adults who have issues arising from stress and trauma, Adult Children from Dysfunctional Families, and LGBT. My treatment goal is to provide compassionate support while providing insight to help individuals address current and long standing challenges.

In addition to my practice in Falls Church City, I operate an equine assistance practice in Gainesville on weekends, using the unique interaction between client and horse to uncover and assist in healing emotional wounds that cannot be easily accessed through talk therapy.

 I received a bachelor's degree from Gettysburg College in 1975 and a Master's degree in counseling from George Washington University in 1980. I am clinically licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor and have been recognized as a Nationally Certified Counselor by the National Board of Certified Counselors, Inc. I am also a member of the International Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship.

To schedule an appointment with Susan Miller, phone 703-845-0666, or email

As a resident in counseling under the supervision of Thomas Lamp, I am active in helping individuals suffering from addiction, depression, anxiety, etc. I strive to provide my clients with a safe and respectful environment where they can feel free to be open and honest with me. My area of focus is with clients ages 11-19 as well as adults. I offer individual counseling, group therapy, and family counseling.


I believe clients are afflicted by various thoughts or a single recurring thought (cognitive) that manifests in negative actions (behavioral). My therapeutic orientation is Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT); however, I believe techniques can be applied from various orientations such as Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and Gestalt Therapy. Additionally, I utilize relaxing techniques such as mindfulness meditation to help soothe clients who are feeling uneasy or anxious about a certain event or situation in their lives.


I received my Master of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. As an intern for Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic, I was able to begin my counseling career by listening to youths discuss their personal issues of addiction, ADHD, mood disorders, etc. I received my National Certified Counselor (NCC) status to aid individuals in a therapeutic atmosphere.


To schedule an appointment with David Tsveer, call 571-406-4796 or email

Milagros Vascones-Gatski, LCSW

For more than 20 years, I have helped adults, adolescents and their families to improve their lives through counseling. In my perspective, counseling is a process in which client and counselor work cooperatively on mutually agreed goals, towards client’s betterment and emotional health.

My counseling philosophy is integrative and strength-based. As such, I integrate different counseling perspectives into my practice. Therefore, I may focus on clients’ cognitions, the emotions that may be experienced, or behaviors and how to change them. Additionally, the strengths a client brings into the counseling setting, and the areas for growth, are incorporated into the treatment plan. Thus, my counseling approach is eclectic and rooted in theories such as, Cognitive-behavioral, Psychodynamic, Resiliency, and Stages of Change, among others.

          I received a Bachelors in Psychology from the Catholic University in Lima, Perú, a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland and a Doctor in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University. In addition, I hold a Masters in Addiction Counseling and a Certification in Substance Abuse Counseling from Virginia. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia and Maryland. My bilingualism —Spanish-English—allows me to work efficiently with clients who speak either language.

          To schedule an appointment, call me at (703)831-7659 or email me at

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