JFS Counselors

Meet Our Professionals

To schedule an appointment with a JFS counselor, call 804-282-5644, ext. 239.


JFS Counseling Staff

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Anna Merrill Cameron LCSW

Anna Merrill Cameron, LCSW, is a clinician with Jewish Family Services providing counseling services in the outpatient counseling office and in skilled nursing facilities in the Richmond community. Anna comes to  JFS with 11 years of program management and 13 years of clinical social work experience. Anna has experience in the areas of the nonprofit sector, hospice care, home health care,  community mental health, and outpatient counseling services. Anna received her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. Anna completed a special certification in Early Childhood Intervention. Anna has experience addressing issues with abuse and neglect, trauma, grief and loss, terminal illness, chronic mental illness, family issues, co-parenting and divorce, chronic medical conditions, and mood/ behavioral disorders. Anna is particularly interested in treating women’s issues, PTSD, gender identity, gender confusion, and LGBTQI issues. Anna is also trained as a Licensed Clinical Supervisor through the Virginia Board of Social Work and provides clinical supervision for license eligible clinicians in the state of Virginia. Anna is committed to providing strengths-based clinical social work services to her clients.

Shannon Carey, LCSW,

Shannon Carey, LCSW, Counselor

Shannon has over seven years of experience and has worked with adolescents and dually-diagnosed adults, young parents and infants, children in foster care and adoption, and children and teens who have experienced trauma. Shannon was the Director of the Adoptions program at a large social service agency in California for over five years before moving to the East Coast.


Jessica Carty, LCSW, Counselor

I work with clients to help them reach their parenting and family goals. In addition, I work with pregnant women as well as clients who have grief and loss issues surrounding infertility. I enjoy working with families, couples, and children, with a special focus on relationships. I facilitate a support group for licensed foster parents in a safe environment, which offers education, and a chance to meet and share ideas with other foster families.


Syreeta Chapman, LCSW, Counselor

I work with children, adolescents and their families through interactive activities allowing them to express their experiences and feelings through a natural, self-guided, self-healing process. I utilize play therapy techniques to communicate with children and their families, to prevent or resolve psychosocial challenges and to help them towards better social integration, growth and development. I am experienced in the areas of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), oppositional and defiant behavior, anger, depression, anxiety, and trauma.

Olivia Faries, LCSW

Olivia Faries, LCSW, Counselor

Olivia Faries works with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She has extensive experience with children and families in adoption and foster care settings. She is an adoptive parent and an adult adoptee, and she incorporates this insight, along with training in attachment theory, family therapy, and the impact of childhood trauma into work with adults and adolescents. Before coming to Richmond, she provided clinical oversight to a federally funded program in Falls Church, Virginia, for survivors of torture, domestic violence, human trafficking, and other refugee and immigrant populations. Throughout the past 20 years she has advocated for and provided direct services to unaccompanied refugee and immigrant minors. Presently she enjoys providing mental health services to those experiencing depression, anxiety, or adjustment to life transitions.

Sydney Fleischer, JFS Jewish Family Services Richmond Virginia

Sydney Fleischer, Ph.D., LCSW, COO, Home Care Administrator

As the Chief Operating Officer at JFS, my work is primarily program administration and development. I also provide limited consultations, assessments and counseling. I practice from a solution-focused perspective with people of all ages.


Ellen Glass, LCSW, Counselor

I work with individuals, couples and families, using a multi-theoretical approach, depending on the different types of personal difficulty and the uniqueness of each client and their situation. My focus is on the client-therapist relationship where I provide a safe environment of mutuality, respect, and acceptance. I assist clients in identifying and utilizing their strengths, and I believe each client has the ability to grow and reach his or her full potential.

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Theresa Goff, LCSW

I have over 15 years of counseling experience. 


David Guion, Ph.D., Director of Clinical Services

I am a licensed clinical psychologist.  I work with a broad range of ages and concerns including  anxiety and depression, men’s and gender issues, relationship difficulties, career/vocational issues, and trauma. I also have specialized experience with substance abuse. In therapy I encourage a collaborative, transparent, and empathic environment. I use an integrative theoretical approach based on your situation, with an emphasis on interpersonal theory, and I draw from humanistic, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques. I also conduct assessments for intellectual disability and more general mental health disability determinations.


Phyllis McCafferty, LCSW, Senior Clinician

I work with a diverse range of people, concerns, and issues. In particular I have specialized in working with persons with brain disorders/mental illnesses and with their family members helping to build affirming recovery programs. My goal is to use a therapeutic path that moves my client toward health and healing as quickly as possible. One underlying theme with all people is “to look for health and build on it.” I primarily work with adults, focusing on individual issues and couples/relationship issues. I also teach stress management workshops at JFS and for businesses.

Lynn O. Mosby, LCSW

Lynn O. Mosby, LCSW, Counselor

Lynn recently relocated from Annapolis, Maryland, and brings 26 years of experience in the field of mental health. The bulk of her work has been with children and families, including in foster care, adoption and protective services programs, and outpatient clinical settings. Areas of specialty include adolescents and children who are experiencing grief and loss through death, divorce, out of home placements, adoption losses and other challenges. She also has extensive experience with ADHD, executive functioning issues, and childhood anxiety disorders. A large part of her outpatient practice includes women's issues, particularly navigating life changes such as divorce, "empty nest" issues, career choices and aging. She values goal setting from clients, with her job being to "coach" them towards their desired changes.


Zena Tulchinsky, LCSW, Counselor

I work with adult individuals and couples.  I believe that talking with a therapist who has an accepting, empathic, and nonjudgmental approach is healing, and I work hard to build caring, intimate therapeutic relationships. I am an attentive, compassionate and sensitive therapist. I believe that therapy should help people to enhance their relationships with others.   I came to this county from Russia and understand, firsthand, the adjustment issues faced by immigrants. I am bilingual in English and Russian.

Contact: Cheryl Johnson

To schedule an appointment or to learn more about JFS Counseling, contact Cheryl Johnson, Client Intake Coordinator at cjohnson@jfsrichmond.org or call 804-282-5644, ext. 239.

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Important Forms:   General Intake Form   •   Welcome Letter   •   Client Service Agreement   •   HIPAA Notice   •   Client Information Sheet

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