About Genesis

Our Mission: Touching and inspiring more lives, more completely, in more parts of the world.

Genesis Counseling Center

Genesis Counseling Center is a leading behavioral healthcare company committed to touching lives and inspiring life in our communities. Our caring therapists and medical team provide evidence-based therapies and medication management from a Christian perspective to help individuals, couples, and families overcome life’s challenges. We provide services “to bind up the broken-hearted and set the captives free” (Isaiah 61:1).” Experience a safe and nurturing environment for healing and growth.

Our Core Values

Our core values are our own North Stars. They provide an anchor to guide our success especially when we’re challenged the most. They push us forward and upward and remind us why we do what we do. We think every team should stand for something … why not six things?

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Excellence

Best in class delivery of services for our clients in all we do.

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Teamwork

A healthy organization unified to achieve our purpose & mission.

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Character

Godly character – uncompromising biblical beliefs, standards & actions.

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Legacy

Big picture thinking & acting – leaving a legacy, Transcendence.

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Growth

Learner mindset; always seeking to improve.

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Ownership

We are all in and do what is best for the team.

The Genesis Story

Genesis Counseling Center was founded after much prayer in 2006 when colleagues Barbara Ward, Brent Griffin, Shelby DeBause, and Dr. Trina Young Greer banded together when their employer unexpectedly left the area. This incredible group of founding members set in motion the organization that today touches and inspires many lives in the communities that we serve.

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Genesis Counseling Center was founded as a prayerful result of colleagues Barbara Ward, Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Brent Griffin, Licensed Professional Counselor; Shelby DeBause, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; and Dr. Trina Young Greer, Licensed Clinical Psychologist banding together to continuing serving the Hampton Roads Virginia community with excellent Christian counseling. Rev. Ryan Davidson also served as a student and resident clinician. These founding therapists of Genesis Counseling Center wanted to continue serving the community together in practice after their previous employer unexpectedly moved from the area leaving their future as a team in question.  Dr. Trina Young Greer, LCP (then Dr. Young) purchased the practice (founded in 1995) and renamed it to Genesis Counseling Center in April 2006 and the Genesis story began.

In January 2010, Genesis Counseling Center merged with Beacon Counseling and Consulting of Williamsburg, Virginia. Beacon Counseling and Consulting which was founded by Dr. Eric Scalise (SVP at Hope for the Heart) is now named Genesis Williamsburg.  Steve Greer came on staff as Chief Operating Officer, in a part-time executive role in 2010 which became full-time in 2021 when he finished his career at Procter & Gamble.  In 2011, Cameron Ashworth, MA, came on-board as the Director of Operations and was promoted to Vice President of Operations for Genesis in 2018.

In July 2022, Genesis launched Genesis Autism Center, a clinic-based provider of compassionate Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy for young children with Autism.  Genesis Autism Center serves children ages 18 months to 8 years old with a clinic in Hampton and plans to expand across Hampton Roads.

In January 2023, Genesis merged with Eden Counseling Center of Norfolk, Virginia. Eden was founded by Dr. Paul VanValin in 1995 and has strong relationships with churches and organizations on the Southside of Hampton Roads. Eden Counseling’s office on the peninsula had become the original Genesis Counseling Center location in 2006. Genesis is excited to join forces with Eden as we believe we are better together in serving the needs of our community.

In March 2023, Genesis relaunched Genesis Psychiatric Medicine to more completely touch and inspire lives through medication management. Genesis Medicine serves patients in-person in Hampton Roads and virtually across Virginia.

In November 2023, Genesis Counseling Center of Texas launched with a dynamic team of Christian therapists under the leadership of Jen Belz, LPC, who worked with Genesis in Virginia before moving to Boerne, Texas several years prior. Genesis Texas serves the Texas Hill Country (near San Antonio) as well as residents throughout Texas via telehealth.

Genesis Counseling Center has experienced significant growth with licensed therapists located in multiple states. We also have many students, interns, and residents on the team and Genesis is an APPIC member for our doctoral internship program. With our growing team across the US and multiple locations our dream is for everyone to have access to excellent Christian behavioral services: Touching and inspiring more lives, more completely, in more parts of the world.

The Genesis Group also includes Genesis Autism CenterGenesis AssistGenesis Coaching and Consulting, and an outstanding training program for future Christian therapists.

Our Leadership Team

Cameron Ashworth, M.A.

MA, Vice-President of Operations

Candace Lassiter, Psy.D.

LCP, Director of Clinical Training

Cassie Jaqua

Hampton Office Manager

Cindy Kotcamp

Southside Regional Office Manager

Jen Belz, M.A.

LPC, NCC, Executive Director - Genesis Texas

Mark Mortier, M.A.

LPC, Director of Christian Therapy

Ramona Mortier

Williamsburg Office Manager

Rondell Davis

Director of Operations

Stephanie Bomar, MHR

Director of Marketing and HR

Steve Greer

Chief Operating Officer

Trina Young Greer, Psy.D.

LCP, LPC, LMFT, Executive Director

Genesis World View

We believe what a person does is based on their view of the world, themselves, and others.  At Genesis, our therapists are committed to principles which unify and direct our work.  Below are key concepts that will help you understand the “why” behind our work.

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We believe what a person does is based on their view of the world, themselves, and others.  At Genesis, our therapists are committed to principles which unify and direct our work.  Below are key concepts that will help you understand the “why” behind our work.

We believe that there is one God, who is eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, given to us for direction, reproof, and instruction in living a healthy and purposeful life.
We believe everyone has been created in God’s image. Therefore, regardless of what you have ever done, you deserve our respect and can experience God’s grace.

We believe that you can find meaning, contentment, and inspiration in your life. No matter how long you have struggled with pain and problems, you can grow and improve your life.

We believe in holistic treatment.  We focus on the whole person – mental, physical, emotional, relational and spiritual.

We believe each person is unique with different gifts, abilities and struggles.  We are committed to walk with you on your journey to growth and healing without judgment.

We value life from the beginning through every stage of this adventure.