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Erin Sullivan, LCSW, DCSW
Director/Counselor

Sullivan is a licensed clinical social worker who has been in practice for over 24 years (8 years at SCS). She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Mary Baldwin College and her master’s degree at Virginia Commonwealth University. Erin has enjoyed living and working in the NRV since 1987.

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John Betzel, LPC, LMFT
Counselor

John is a licensed professional counselor and a marriage and family therapist, who has practiced in a variety of settings for more than 33 years (10 years at SCS).  He obtained his master's degree from Georgia State University.  Originally from Atlanta, GA, John and his family have enjoyed living and working in the beautiful New River Valley since 1996.

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David Hamilton, Ph.D., LCP
Clinical Psychologist

Hamilton is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been practicing in a variety of settings for over 30 years.  He obtained his doctorate from the University of Virginia, completed an internship in a university counseling center and has enjoyed living and working in the New River for 25 years.

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Deborah Miller, LPC, LMFT
Counselor

Miller is a licensed professional counselor and a  marriage and family therapist who has been in practice for over 25 years.  Deborah  moved to the NRV to completed her masters at Virginia Tech and joined the SCS staff in 2010 .

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Courtney McConnell, MA

Counselor

McConnell is a post-masters predoctoral intern in psychology who has two years of college counseling center work experience. She earned her master's degree in clinical psychology from George Fox University and her bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University. Courtney recently relocated from the west coast to the NRV. 

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Stirling Barfield

Counselor

Barfield recently relocated to Virginia from Florida. She has a Masters in Clinical Social Work from Florida State University and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Stirling has 9 years experience as a mental health clinician.

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Anjela Arbogast, MD
Psychiatrist

Dr. Arbogast received her masters’s degree in public health from Boston University and medical degree at Tashkent Medical Institute in Utbekistan.  She worked as a neurologist and family practitioner for sixteen years before completing her degree in child and adolescent psychiatry with the Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA.  Dr. Arbogast  joined the SCS team in 2013.

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Sarah Gayle Ballagh
Health Educator

Ballagh graduated from Radford University in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion/ Health Education and is pursuing a master’s in public health from Virginia Tech. In addition Sarah Gayle is a Staff Sergeant in the US Army Reserves having served over 8 years as a medic and health educator in various units.

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Sandra Watson
Medical Office Assistant, II

Watson joined the SCS Office as the Clinical Office Associate in October 2003. She has lived in the New River Valley all of her life and enjoys working with the students and staff at Radford University.

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Sherrie Smith
Medical Office Assistant

Smith has lived in the New River Valley all of her life.  She has worked as a receptionist for counseling centers for the past 12 years and enjoys working at the Student Counseling Services staff.

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Eleanore Gubitosa, NCC, LPC

Counselor

Eleanore is a licensed professional counselor who has primarily worked with youth and young adults.  She obtained her Master's degree from Marymount University.  Eleanore joined the SCS staff in 2013 and is enjoying living in southwestern Virginia.