received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology/ Argosy University Chicago (APA accredited). Dr. Wolfberg's therapeutic style is highly experiential, and her interventions are heavily influenced by “third wave” cognitive-behavioral approaches such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). In family therapy, Dr. Wolfberg draws regularly upon training in Structural Family Therapy (Minuchin), Collaborate Problem Solving (CPS), and Solution-Focused/ Narrative therapies.
Prior to New Lifestyles, Dr. Wolfberg's clinical training included residences at Mt. Sinai Hospital, Chesterfield Community Service Board (CSB), Bridge View Extended Therapeutic Day School, and the United Stand Family Counseling Center. Her pre-doctoral internship was completed at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children (APA accredited). Dr. Wolfberg additionally served as the Psychological Assessment Coordinator at the League of Therapists , conducting comprehensive psychological assessments with adults, adolescents and children with a wide range of presenting difficulties. She completed her undergraduate studies at the Blitstein Teacher's Institute, graduating with honors and earning dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in psychology and Bible studies. Prior to this, she attended the Darchei Binah Seminary for Women in Jerusalem, Israel, where she completed a two-year Judaic studies program. As an undergraduate student, she participated in a clinical research trial involving the treatment of individuals with specific phobias utilizing virtual reality equipment.
Dr. Wolfberg's current clinical interests include psychological assessment; affect regulation; behavioral activation; interpersonal process; trauma-focused therapy; gender/LGBTQ- affirmative therapy; and the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders.
completed his training at the Argosy University-Orange County campus and was fortunate enough to complete his practicum rotations at The Anne Sippi Clinic in Los Angeles, California and his pre-doctoral internship at Laurelwood Hospitals & Counseling Centers in Cleveland, Ohio. He has been involved in the biomedical research field in some capacity for almost 17 years. He has clinical experience in assessment and diagnostic Training in Projective, Objective, Cognitive, and Brief Neuropsychological instruments, behavioral medicine assessment and treatment with a strong focus on theoretical underpinnings and systems of psychology as well as history and development of therapeutic modes of treatment. His training has a strong emphasis on psychopathology and empirical understanding of client issues as well as practical, community based treatment strategies. His research experience included developing databases for various research trials, assisting in developing survey forms and implementing survey research in the field, as well as developing background research for NIH proposals as well as privately funded research studies. His field work included managing patients and clinical research files as well as analysis of data. He has been trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy as part of his pre-doctoral internship. Areas of interest include Interpersonal psychotherapy, mood disorders, and social rehabilitation.
After a 10 year hiatus, John Wood, formerly Program Manager at New Lifestyles, has returned to assume the position of Program Director. During his absence, John gained corporate experience both as an organizational director and administrator overseeing the delivery of services within both clinical and religious settings. His experience includes the development of programmatic systems that emphasized professionalism, customer service, departmental coordination, and quality of workplace environments. John graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Valley Forge Christian College in 1995 and immediately was employed by the school to train student teams in dynamic recruitment and public relations. In addition to his considerable work experience, John brings us his talents as a "casual" musician and enthusiastic public speaker.
graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. While at Longwood, she was initiated into PSI CHI, the national honor society in Psychology. She completed her undergraduate internship at Poplar Springs Hospital in Petersburg, Virginia, where the focus was on adolescent females in therapeutic groups and recreation. In the summer of 2010, Sally joined the staff of New Lifestyles and since then has served in multiple positions with increasing responsibility. She appreciates the challenges emerging adults face and is empathic toward the struggles they face in this transitioning phase of life. Sally finds fulfillment in supporting and guiding young adults as they find direction in life and gain independence.
has dedicated the last twelve years of her career to improving the lives of individuals with behavioral and emotional difficulties due to disabilities and mental health issues. She has worked with children, adolescents, young adults and adults with specialized needs in Winchester and Loudoun County, Virginia since 2000. Since 2004, her work has focused primarily on the utilization of the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis on verbal behavior in home-based, school-based, and clinic-based settings. Her tenacity for learning and precise application of knowledge is key when training staff and parents in the effective application of behavior analysis. The vast experience and proficiency in data recording and data analysis she brings to NL enables her to spearhead systems to make data driven decisions based on the needs of individual students.
earned his Bachelor in Arts degrees in both Psychology and Biblical Studies from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri. After college, he worked on the West coast with adolescents at-risk for gang involvement. He then returned to the East coast where he continued to work with an adolescent population. He is currently enrolled in a Master’s program and enjoys fly fishing, hunting & canoeing in his spare time.