The Counseling Center at MBC
The Counseling Center at MBC exists to serve individuals, couples and families through professional, biblically-centered counseling. Within a safe and supportive environment, our counselors strive to provide the best care possible, pointing to the power of Christ to restore and heal.
The Counseling Center is located on the third floor, East Wing of MBC Tysons in Vienna, VA.
Our Counseling Philosophy
Our counseling staff combine Gospel-centered, biblical truth with some of the best tools from counseling psychology. Christian counseling encourages spiritual growth and emotional healing while assisting people in developing a closer relationship with God and others.
Schedule an Appointment
To meet with one of our counselors, please completely fill out the intake form and email it back to us at email@example.com. [Please save it to your computer before you fill it out, then use "Save as..." when finished.]
Once we have your intake form, the Intake Coordinator will contact you to complete the process. If necessary, you can fax it to us at 703-770-3836, but email is preferred. Be sure to include a copy of the front and back of your insurance card if you have a BlueCross/BlueShield insurance policy you would like to use.
Our licensed counselors can provide help with:
Emotional, Behavioral, and Spiritual Problems facing individuals, couples and families
Marital, Premarital and Family Issues
Relationship Concerns (couples, singles and others)
The Counseling Center staff is comprised of the following:
Staff Therapists Licensed in Virginia
Dana Medcalf, Ph., D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Medcalf completed his Masters degree in Counseling from Georgia State University and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The University of South Dakota. Having worked in the Mental Health field for over thirty years, his experience includes private practice, working as an Air Force Psychologist and working for the New Life Clinics/Meier Clinics (faith based clinics) for thirteen years. During this time, Dr. Medcalf developed and managed several inpatient and day treatment programs at hospitals and outpatient facilities and was the Regional Director of the Northeastern United States.
His areas of professional interest include marriage and family issues, men’s issues, teen issues, individual therapy for mood disorders, anxiety disorders, sexual addictions, adult psychological testing and executive coaching.
Dr. Medcalf enjoys opportunities to do presentations on mental health issues such as depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, marriage, parenting and integration of Christianity and Psychology.
Mary Ann Morgan, M.A., N.C.C, L.C.P.C., L.P.C.
Mary Ann is a counselor with 11 years of experience, having spent the last nine at McLean Bible Church. She has nearly twenty-five years of experience in other disciplines which include business and academics.
Her approach to counseling is biblically based and acknowledges God as the primary influence in the healing process. She counsels adult individuals, teens and couples suffering from trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, anger, sexual and other abuse, addictions--including sexual addiction, family issues, divorce, forgiveness, personal and spiritual identity and other issues.
She is an EMDR certified therapist, which is an evidence based therapy currently in use by the VA for trauma related and other disorders. She also practices Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Somatic Therapy, and Heart Sync, which is a Christ centered therapy which takes advantage of advances in neuroscience to combine a spiritual and psychological therapeutic approach. She also practices Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Imago Relationship Therapy.
Mary Ann holds a Masters in Community Counseling from Regent University, where she earned the Award of Excellence for Outstanding Graduate in the School of Counseling and Psychology. She is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS), the Virginia Counseling Association (VCA), and EMDRIA, the international association for EMDR certified practitioners. She is also a counselor with New Life.
Gail Thompson, L.P.C.
Gail earned her undergraduate degree at Syracuse University, her Masters of Counseling degree from Regent University and she is licensed as a Professional Counselor in Virginia. She has served in Christian ministry for over 37 years. She has worked as a clinical therapist in a local psychiatric hospital and in a therapeutic foster care agency, was the Clinical Director of a faith-based inner city drug treatment/dual diagnosis program in Washington, D.C. and was in another private practice before joining the clinical staff at McLean Bible Church in August 2001. Gail works primarily with individuals and groups treating depression, anxiety and compulsive behaviors, addictions, sexual and other forms of abuse and trauma, grief and family, boundary and other relational issues. Gail’s passion is embracing a biblical model of health and spiritual and emotional maturity in the pursuit of Kingdom well-being.
Coulter Weaver, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist-LMFT, Licensed Professional Counselor-LPC
Coulter’s career in counseling, (MA Clinical Psychology, Western Seminary) began over 30 years ago, providing counseling services for couples and families. He has extensive counseling experience in private practices, as well as in church settings. Along with his counseling practice, Coulter leads workshops, retreats, seminars, and is the Director of Preparing for Marriage. Coulter has completed a doctoral program (ABD) in cognitive psychology and special education, and has taught and counseled high school students in Fairfax County Public Schools for over 25 years.
As a result of his clinical experience, Coulter has extensive expertise in the areas of premarital and marriage counseling, parenting, and child-adolescence therapy. He practices from a distinctly Christian perspective, and integrates a biblical worldview into his work with marriages, families, and individuals.
Coulter enjoys spending time with his spouse of 28 years, and teaching Preparing For Marriage together, traveling with his wife and their two children (ages 23 and 26), and volunteering with Young Life. He is also actively involved in water sports and enjoys being on the water.
Staff Non-Licensed Counselors (in Virginia)
Donn Northup, M.A.
Donn received his undergraduate degree from the U.S. Naval Academy. Donn also has a Certificate in Biblical Studies from Capital Bible Seminary, as well as a Master’s in Counseling and a Certificate of Advanced Counseling Studies from Regent University. He is currently pursuing doctoral studies in Biblical Counseling.
Donn’s professional career has included military service in the surface warfare and naval intelligence arenas, including an attaché assignment in the former Soviet Union. Moreover, he has been an Associate Pastor of Pastoral Care at a church in Washington D.C., as well as a Program Director and Senior Counselor at an Adult Rehabilitation Facility in Maryland.
Donn is a biblical counselor who embraces the sufficiency of Scripture to help men and women address their most challenging struggles and deepest sorrows. He specializes in working with pre-marital, marriage, and family concerns, as well as life transitions, relationship issues, men’s problems, and addictive behavior.
Donn is married to his high school sweetheart, and they have one daughter and one son.
Adelle Ritchey, B.S.N., M.S., N.C.C., L.C.P.C.
Adelle is a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (licensed in Maryland) with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. She holds a Master of Science degree in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University Maryland, a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Oregon School of Nursing and is a Registered Nurse in the state of Virginia. She is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA).
In her career Adelle has worked in a variety of settings including an in-patient mental health crisis unit, an emergency psychiatric service, a juvenile detention home, the Meier Clinics Christian-based Day Treatment Program, and a women’s shelter. As a result, she has had the opportunity to work with a broad age-range of people from varied backgrounds (both in-patient and out-patient) who faced a wide array of challenging situations.
Adelle has been affiliated with The Counseling Center since 2009.
She views counseling as a transformational process enabling people to grow and better connect with themselves, with others, and with God. It is Adelle’s conviction that ultimately it is God’s presence in this process that redeems and restores.
Adelle is a wife, mother and grandmother.
Kathleen Bennett Schweiker, M.A.
Kathleen received a Post Graduate certificate in Community Counseling at Johns Hopkins University in 2008 and a M.A. in Professional Counseling from The American School of Psychology at Argosy University in 2006. Her clinical interests include: individuals, adolescents, couples and families in life transitions; education, career, issues; grief, bereavement and loss; deployment of military personnel, relocation of families; depression and anxiety disorders; eating and substance abuse disorders; those with chronic health issues; and adult s stressed by multiple responsibilities with work, family and aging parents. Kathleen and her husband have seven children.
Fees for Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed Clinical Social Workers
The cost for the initial assessment is $165.
The cost for a regular 55-minute session is $130.
Fees for Non-Licensed Counselors (including graduate school interns)
The cost for an initial assessment is $75-$115.
The cost for a regular 55-minute session is $60-$90.
The variation in fees reflects the unlicensed counselor's level of experience.
Fees for Psychologists
The cost for an initial assessment is $190.
The cost for a regular 55-minute session is $170 for individuals or $180 for couples/families.
Payment Types: Cash, Check or Credit due to MBC at the time of the appointment.
Partial reimbursement by your medical insurance may be available to you. We will provide receipts which you can submit to your company. Prior to the first appointment, it is the responsibility of each client to contact the insurance company to determine their mental health benefits.
We participate with most Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO policies only. Unfortunately we do not participate with Anthem HealthKeepers, CareFirst BlueChoice, or any other insurance plans. We currently have limited availability for new clients trying to use in-network benefits for Blue Cross/Blue Shield.