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Meet Our Team

The Across Counseling team is a dedicated group of mental health professionals that are committed to helping people through their lifespan. Our team has a range of experience and training to help meet the unique needs of each of our clients. Read the bios below to learn more about our therapists.

Call 703-389-1913 or email and we will be happy to help you schedule an appointment with the best therapist for your needs. We are also happy to answer any questions you may have.


We look forward to talking with you.

Meet Our Team
Anne C Ross< MSW, LCSW is the owner and clinical director at Across Counseling
Anne C Ross, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Director


Provides Clinical Supervision


Learn more about Anne Ross

Grace Gray, MSW, LCSW is a therapist at Across Counseling
Grace Gray, MSW, LCSW


PhD in neural sciences

Grace Gray (She/Her/Hers) specializes in counseling individual adolescents and adults as well as couples and families. Grace's areas of focus include Gender Identity issues, especially in adolescents, developmental trauma (Level 2 training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, which specifically addresses this kind of trauma), depression, anxiety, and executive functioning disorders (including ADHD).  Grace also has training in EMDR (eye movement and desensitization reprogramming) and TIR (traumatic incident reduction), which are both used in the treatment of trauma.

Learn more about Grace Gray

Diane Bowers, MSW, LCSW provides therapy at Across Counseling
Diane Bowers, MSW, LCSW


Diane specializes in counseling adults in English or Spanish with a special focus on substance abuse disorders, addictions, recovery coaching, relapse prevention, dual diagnosis, co-dependency, PTSD, domestic violence survivors, trauma recovery, anger management, LGBTQ, and self acceptance.

Learn more about Diane Bowers

Nellis Crigler provides counseling at Across Counseling
Nellis K. Crigler, LPC


Nellis provides counseling for adults in English and Spanish. She specializes in anxiety, trauma, OCD, relationship issues, grief and bereavement, cancer and chronic illness, aging/caregiving, and multicultural/culture shock issues

Learn more about Nellis K. Crigler

Kathianne Smith, Therapist at Across Counseling
Kathianne Smith, MSW, LCSW

Kathianne Smith specializes in individual and family therapy, and couples. She works with children adolescents, and adults and is LGTBQ affirming. Her areas of focus include child and family therapy including play therapy, parenting, trauma, attachment disorder, adoption, autism spectrum disorder, and more. Kathianne is a certified Competent Trauma Professional,  EMDR II trained, and trained in formal Attachment Assessments and Theraplay, Adoption Competent (TAC trained). TAC is the prestigious Training for Adoption Competency program that trains mental health therapists nationwide. These mental health professionals are certified as having the specialized skills to address the unique needs of adoptive, kinship and foster families.

Learn more about Kathianne Smith

Ami Lynch PhD, MSW is a Therapist at Across Counselig
Ami Lynch, PhD, MSW, LCSW, LICSW

Ami is a psychotherapist who specializes in counseling adolescents, adults, couples, and families, of all genders and sexual orientations. Her areas of focus include trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, adjustment challenges, stress reduction, LGBTQIA+ concerns and identity issues, family disruptions, and relationships (including polyamory/ENM/CNM) (in no particular order). Ami also works with those who have experienced misattributed parentage (MPE), often discovered by an online DNA/ancestry test. Ami supports clients experiencing grief and loss.

Learn more about Ami Lynch

Jennifer Fuller, MMFT, LMHP-R is a therapist at Across Counseling
Jennifer Fuller, MMFT, LMHP-R

Marriage and Family Therapist, Counseling Resident at Across Counseling, supervisor Stefani Whetzel, LMFT-S, LPC. Jennifer specializes in counseling couples and families of all genders and sexual orientations, adults only and also counseling for individuals. Jennifer has several years experience providing counseling with couples and families of various constellations. She also has experience working with LGBTQ+ clients and kink couples. She also has extensive experience with couples and families involving substance abuse. Jennifer is comfortable working with clients of all relationship preferences.

Learn more about Jennifer Fuller

Alexandra Harvey is a therapiast at Across Counseling
Alexandra Harvey, MSW

Alexandra works with individual adult men and women, teens, and groups. To schedule an appointment with Alex call our main number at 703-389-1913 and to contact her directly, you can email her at Her areas of focus include mood and anxiety disorders, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and sexual identity Issues, separation, divorce and post-divorce and improving self esteem and self-empowerment.

Learn more about Alexandra Harvey

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J. Blake Rushin, M.Ed

Blake Rushin provides fitness motivation and support on an individual basis. This is often provided as an adjunct to our other therapeutic services but is also offered as a stand alone program. Exercise and fitness are important contributors to good mental health and can aid in alleviating problems with stress, anxiety, depression and other issues.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call our main number 703-389-1913

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