The Rest of the Genesis Story

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. Rev. Ryan Davidson 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 moved from the area.  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 is now named Genesis Williamsburg.  Steve Greer came on staff as Chief Operating Officer, in a part-time executive role in 2010.  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.


Genesis Counseling Center has experienced significant growth with more than 50 licensed therapists and multiple locations in Hampton Roads, Virginia. 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 Center, Genesis Assist, Genesis Coaching and Consulting, and a best-in-class training program for future therapists.