Offering in-person therapy at our Manassas, VA location and virtual therapy across all of VA & NY

Our Team

Angelique Lawrence, Founder & Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Greetings and welcome to ALCC Health Services!

Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist with Christian values. I have over 20 years experience with child psychologist and families, I also counsel couples, parent-child relationship, drug education, conflict resolution, anger management, divorce mediation, and reunification. I am also available for consultant and house calls.

I received a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Hofstra University in NY. I received a second Master’s in Military Psychology from Adler University. I’m also Certificated in Alcohol and Substance abuse (CASAC), Sexual therapy, and Divorce Mediation in NY and VA.

Specialist in Child psychology all ages major focus on 8-17 years old. Children and co-parenting issues is my second specialty in helping family navigate through life. Depression, anxiety, family reunification, divorce and parenting, behavioral concerns, just to name a few.

Beri Bongfen-Zaumu, Resident Clinical Mental Health Therapist

Verberi Bongfen-Zaumu, known affectionately as Beri, is a dedicated Resident Clinical Mental Health Therapist practicing in Virginia. With a strong background in psychology and counseling, Beri is committed to providing compassionate and effective therapy services to individuals, children, couples, and families needing support.

Beri takes a holistic approach to therapy, recognizing the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit. She integrates a variety of therapeutic modalities, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), mindfulness-based interventions, and solution-focused therapy, to tailor treatment plans to each client’s unique needs and goals. With a warm and empathetic demeanor, Beri creates a safe and supportive space where clients can explore their thoughts and feelings, gain insight into their challenges, and develop coping strategies to thrive.


  • Trauma recovery
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Multicultural counseling
  • Stress management
  • Self-esteem and empowerment

Beri is passionate about empowering her clients to overcome obstacles, cultivate resilience, and live authentically. She believes deeply in the transformative power of therapy to foster healing and growth. Committed to ongoing learning and professional development, she stays informed of the latest research and best practices to ensure her clients’ highest quality of care.

Outside of her practice, Beri is actively involved in the local community, volunteering to raise awareness about mental health issues and reduce stigma. She participates in outreach events, workshops, and speaking engagements to educate the public and support individuals needing resources and support.

Verberi Bongfen-Zaumu, or Beri, is a trusted ally and advocate for individuals on their journey toward healing and wholeness. With her guidance and support, clients can navigate life’s challenges with courage, resilience, and hope.

Aleice Barry, Professional Counselor Intern

I am passionate about solution-focus therapy centered around a person’s needs. Life sometimes presents us with challenges that we don’t always have control over. As a member of A.L.C.C. I aim to help you uncover and rediscover strengths, weaknesses, and any obstacles that may be in your way of thriving. I specialize in supporting adolescents, young adults, intellectually disabled adults navigating anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, etc. I am here to create a safe, non-judgmental space for you to express yourself freely to someone who is actively listening.

Nicola Richards, Professional Counselor Intern

My name is Nicola Richards. I was born and raised in Virginia. I am a mother of four children and I have been with my husband for ten years. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from Old Dominion University. I am currently a student in my final semester at Liberty University pursuing a Master’s Degree in School Counseling. I am also taking extra classes to become a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and plan to take the licensing exam upon completion of my M. Ed.. My interests are counseling children, adolescents, families, and couples. I am especially interested in working with women/children/adolescents that are experiencing family conflicts, having difficulty in school, and/or emotional/social issues. I volunteer at Birthright counseling expecting mothers that are struggling due to economic/financial concerns. I help them work through their issues, and connect them with community resources to help them meet their basic needs. I have a strong passion to help others in need, and this desire led me to the counseling profession. ​ Fee: First two sessions $80, continue sessions $60.

Damon Saunders, LCSW

Philosophy: Damon believes in using a variety of techniques designed to meet the needs of each client. He places strong emphasis on building a strong therapeutic relationship with all new patients, confidentiality, genuineness and self determination. Damon Saunders received his Bachelor of Social Work degree from George Mason University. He then completed his graduate studies at Virginia Commonwealth University receiving a Master’s degree in Social Work. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Saunders worked in Child Welfare for 9 years with an emphasis on child abuse and neglect. In that time, he gained a knowledge base in family dynamics, effective communication, and human behavior, as he worked in the home environment with adolescents and their families. Mr. Saunders credits his years in child welfare as valuable and instrumental with his transition into psychotherapy. Mr. Saunders specializes in depression, anxiety, anger management, parent-child conflict, marital problems, life-stressors, men’s issues, past trauma and work related issues. Treatment modalities include Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Client Centered, Psychodynamic, and Solution Focused Therapy. Mr. Saunders is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who practices individual, group, and family therapy with adolescents and adults.

Favorite quote: “Everything you want is on the other side of fear” – Jack Canfield