Meet Our Team

To schedule an appointment or learn more about our practice:

email or call (434) 582-9061

Counseling Rates:

LPCs – Insurance accepted, cash rates may vary

Residents – $45 – $65 per session

Interns – $35 per session

Dr. Jeanne Brooks

Dr. Jeanne Brooks is the clinical director of Sitting Well Counseling having a PhD in psychology working in the mental health field for over 35 years. Dr. Brooks is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Board Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator (CFMHE). She teaches in a CACREP accredited Master and Doctoral program training future mental health clinicians and educators while maintaining a private practice specializing in forensic work. The National Board of Forensic Certification is the nation’s only renowned and prestigious training and certification program for forensic evaluators. Dr. Brook’s expertise in forensic work, specialized training, and certification process offers her the capability to offer specialized assessments to the courts speaking to parenting, custody, disability, competency and other criminal related issues. She has had thousands of hours of experience and training to provide quality sound evaluations. In addition to her forensic work, her other specialty areas are working with troubled adolescents, alcohol and drug addiction, as well as helping children and families adjust to divorce. Her passion for working in crisis area and with trauma victims began while working with children caught in high conflict divorce and the trauma related symptoms. She has led teams around the world teaching on trauma and the neuroscience behind trauma. She has spent her career advocating for those in need and training others to become valued mental health professionals.

To contact Dr. Brooks email her at

Gregg R. Albers MD FAAFP

Dr. Gregg Albers MD, has practiced in Lynchburg since 1983. He was trained at the Medical College of Ohio and completed his residency in Family Medicine at Mercy Hospital, Toledo. Dr. Albers has been the medical director of Pathways and a medical consultant consultant for the department of Psychiatry, both adult and child unites. He is board certified in Family Practice, Addiction Medicine, and maintains a DEA license, MRO Certification. Dr. Albers is a published author, a nationally broadcast radio program, “Health Journal,” works with publishers for articles and editing. He has authored four books including, “American Academy of Family Practice Family Health Guide,” published by Word, and three books on AIDS, articles in various journals/magazines, and numerous contributions to book chapters.

Dr. Albers provides Medication Management for Sitting Well Counseling.

Insurance accepted: Sentara, Privia, Anthem Blue Cross, United Healthcare

Sydney Walton

MA, Resident in Counseling  

Sydney is currently a Resident in Counseling and recently graduated with her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University. Sydney is supervised by Dr. Jeanne Brooks and Dr. Trish Kimball. Sydney has a passion for working with children and has experience facilitating play therapy sessions with toddlers, adolescents, and school-aged children. Although Sydney has mostly worked with minors, Sydney has also assisted adults. Areas that Sydney has experience assisting clients in include grief work, family conflict, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), difficult life transitions, depression, and anxiety.

Sydney believes that each person is uniquely designed and therefore tailors counseling sessions to what works best for each individual. Ways in which she approaches therapy have included talking, using play techniques, sand tray therapy, and other creative expressive arts. Sydney prefers a gentle approach to counseling and believes in the importance of creating a safe and nurturing space for clients to be heard. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exercising, going for walks, creating art, and baking.  

To schedule an appointment, contact Sydney at:

Jason Kent

MA, Resident In Counseling

I offer individual therapy for adults and adolescents, with a primary focus and expertise on those that are currently struggling with anxiety, addiction, depression, grief, and trauma. Other areas of expertise include family conflict, difficult life transitions, career/vocational issues, and challenges unique to men during this season.

I believe everyone has the innate ability and resources within themselves to reach their full potential. Whether it’s trauma, family dysfunction, or attachment-based struggles, those resources become hidden or lost. My job as a therapist is to assist in your self-discovery to access those strengths while developing psychological flexibility and resiliency.

Reaching out for therapy can be overwhelming. Therapy can be complex, but in that struggle, you will find a greater sense of purpose and meaning. Through therapy, we will work together to make sense of early experiences, address present-day problems, and shift patterns that may no longer serve you as they once did. Please reach out if you’re ready to begin!

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Nathan Roberts

Nathan Roberts, MA LPC Counseling Resident, has been in the counseling field since 2013. This has involved Rehabilitation counseling along with mental health counseling. I am currently a Counselor in Residence under Dr. Jeanne Brooks. I graduated with my undergraduate degree in Education from Liberty University and my Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling: Mental Illness from George Washington University. Together, we will work on strategies that allow you to address the root causes of your difficulties and build a meaningful and healthy life while breaking out of isolation. I meet with individual adults, families, and couples and utilize a Cognitive Behavioral and Person-Centered approach to treatment. During counseling, my goal is to assist you in personally discovering what the root impacts have been so that healing may be found by moving from the root to the “branches” while, at the same time, using other strategies and therapies that are going to best support the healing.

To schedule an appointment contact Nathan at 434-515-1166 or

Brandy Vancil

Be Still and Know Retreats Director

Licensed Professional Counselor

Brandy, M.A. LPC, has gratefully been part of Sitting Well At The Well Ministries since its beginning.  She currently serves as our Retreats Director and is excited to work with you and your group to custom-design a retreat plan that meets your specific needs.  Brandy has helped coordinate, speak, lead worship at, and teach in retreat and camp settings for years.  These experiences include women’s retreats, Centrifuge/M-Fuge/Centri-Kid camps through LifeWay, college and leadership retreats, and more!

Brandy holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with focused coursework in Education from Mary Washington College.  Her counseling experiences and areas of focus for practice include premarital counseling, marital counseling, anxiety, depression, sexually-addictive behaviors and partner support, leadership, grief, and adjustment. 

In working with couples, Brandy utilizes a research-backed Level 1 and Level 2 Gottman Method Couples Therapy framework.. Prepare-Enrich trained, Brandy enjoys working with premarital and marital couples and considers walking life with others individually or in groups a truly sacred privilege. 

A wife and Mom herself, Brandy believes building strong marriages and family networks is essential to thriving communities. Believing that “play” is a God-given way to navigate the stresses of life, Brandy enjoys utilizing her musical, theatrical, and creative interests and talents in both her work and daily living.

To discuss retreats contact Brandy at

Mallory Bailey

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

I love to help others feel comfortable in sharing their stories without guilt and shame. I try to give an open space for clients to share what they are looking for during counseling and specific outcomes they would like to achieve. One of my goals is to help clients take time to become aware of their thoughts and feelings amid demanding work, school, and personal schedules. When we are more aware of thoughts and feelings, we can decide how to respond to them giving them less control over our lives.

I am trained and licensed in Clinical Mental Health as well offer Spiritual Direction within the Christian tradition. I use counseling techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Strategic Therapy. I specialize in anxiety, depression, OCD, spiritual concerns, and female sexual concerns.

I’d love to hear your story and help you make connections to your thoughts and emotions. Please reach out if you feel I’d be a good fit for you!

To schedule an appointment contact Mallory at