River Valley Associates
Karla Hale, M.A. is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Marshall University. She also has a Master’s degree in Psychology from Marshall University. Karla is experienced in treated adults and children with mood disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance abuse. She has been trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat children that have experienced trauma.
Natalie L. Criss, M.S., M.A. is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her Master's Degree in Counseling from Marshall University as well as a Master's Degree from Fordham University in Religion and Religious Education with coursework in Pastoral Counseling. Natalie specializes in treating LGBT clients. She treats many transgender clients and guides them on their journey toward transitioning through HRT. She also treats anyone who struggles with anxiety or depression and has worked with many clients who suffer from PTSD. She is trained in EMDR and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Her previous work experience was with children who had suffered from trauma and also worked with families at risk of having their children removed from the home. She has experience in Pastoral Counseling from her time as a Campus Minister at Marshall University.
Jasmin Calcote, M.A. is a supervised psychologist with a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Marshall University and is currently working towards her doctorate (Psy.D.) at MU. Her resume includes working with children, adolescents, and adults who experience mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Additionally, she has served adolescents in residential facilities and provided parent management training. Jasmin is interested in working with people who are suffering from substance use disorder, transitioning from incarceration, or struggling with gender identity.
Christie Hill is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of WV. She earned her BA in Psychology, and MA in Mental Health Counseling, from Marshall University. She has worked in multiple settings including inpatient, outpatient, educational, community mental health, and private practice. She enjoys working with children, teens, couples and families.
Christie believes that each individual has unique strengths, diverse learning experiences, and a distinct path toward finding his or her balance. When facing tough challenges, it is reassuring to know there is a safe, nonjudgmental space for clients to be heard and valued. Her passion is to help others navigate through their personal journey toward peace, healing, and genuine happiness.
Emily Engelland Wilson, licensed psychologist, has been providing psychological services in West Virginia since 1994. She received her graduate degree at Connecticut College, after completing a year- long practicum in the Psychology Department at Yale University. She works with adults and families, provides relationship counselling and specializes in helping women suffering from depression and anxiety. She performs evaluations for adults and children with behavioral or emotional disorders, including ADHD and Autism. She is an adjunct instructor for the Marshall University Medical School, and a consultant to area residential programs and schools. She has obtained national certifications in helping those with substance use disorder and gambling addictions and provides treatment for those who are seeking recovery.