Our Team

April Hepler

Executive Director

With over 20 years of experience working with families and youth in a variety of roles, April's work is also informed by her experience as a wife and mother, as she parents in a blended family and raises a child with developmental disabilities.  As a therapist, she brings a trauma-informed attachment perspective, believing in the powerful healing possible in the context of our relationships.

 

Want to contact April?  Email april@adagiohouse.org

Casey Hurren

Resident in Counseling

Casey Hurren is an Eastern Mennonite University alumni, a graduate from the Masters in Counseling program. She is a resident in counseling with a passion to work with children and adolescents. A native of Michigan, Casey went to Northern Michigan University to get her bachelor’s in Psychology and minor in art. She now likes to incorporate expressive art into her work, providing individuals sitting with her a warm creative space.

 

Want to contact Casey?  Email casey@adagiohouse.org 

Hannah Hall

Licensed Professional Counselor

Hannah is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), with a Masters in Counseling from Eastern Mennonite University.  She has experience working with children, adolescents, families, and groups and has worked in care settings with adults with intellectual disabilities and their families. Hannah works from a trauma-informed lens and believes that through relationships, both with others and ourselves, we can find healing, growth, and see shifts happen in our lives.  She offers a warm counseling environment, often using expressives, play therapy, body awareness, and energy healing techniques.

 

Want to contact Hannah?  Email hannah@adagiohouse.org

Brandie Elliott

Skilled Caregiver

Brandie is an alumni of Bridgewater College with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication studies. Brandie is passionate about serving individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities and has worked in a large variety of roles over the last 10 years. Brandie values relationships with people and is excited about serving the families at Adagio House!

 

Want to contact Brandie?  Email brandie@adagiohouse.org

Stephanie Morehead

Graduate Counseling Intern

Stephanie is a Qualified Mental Health Professional and a counselor-in-training working towards a graduate degree in Mental Health Counseling through the University of the Cumberlands.  She has worked in the field of mental health for the past five years.

Her background in the person-centered therapeutic model is the foundation for her beilef in the power of the therapeutic relationship. 

Stephanie offers unconditional support for her clients through empowerment, learning, and growth.

 

Want to contact Stephanie?  Email April april@adagiohouse.org

Kristen Inouye

Resident in Counseling

A variety of life experience has informed the way Kristen approaches counseling.  Kristen uses a person centered approach utilizing an existential lens. Most importantly, Kristen believes in creating a warm and safe space where individuals can explore and develop self-awareness and identify personal strengths and inner resources.  

Outside of work, Kristen enjoys spending time with her family and being outside and she is  happiest when she can combine those two things. She especially loves gardening and hiking and is often found wandering around the plentiful trails in Shenandoah National Park and elsewhere in the beautiful state of Virginia.

 

Want to contact Kristen?  Email kristen@adagiohouse.org

Kristina Blakely

Resident in Counseling

Kristina is a graduate from Eastern Mennonite University’s Counseling Master’s program.  She practices from a person-centered, attachment and trauma informed approach.  She grew up in Ethiopia, Canada and Kenya and eventually settled in Harrisonburg VA which is now home.  She brings a multicultural approach and has years of experience working in mental health within the community with both children and adults.  

 

Want to contact Kristina?  Email kristina@adagiohouse.org

 

Meghan Helbert

Resident in Counseling

I  received a master’s (MEd) and post-master’s degree (Ed.S.) in mental health counseling in 2008 from the University of Virginia. I graduated with a Ph.D. in counseling from Montclair State University in the spring of 2020. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and am currently completing residency requirements for licensure as an LPC in Virginia. Concepts from existentialism are a core part of my understanding of human behavior. The importance of meaning, the power to change yourself, but not always your situation, freedom, and responsibility, and striving for identity and relationship to others are concepts central to my therapeutic approach. I believe a therapeutic relationship provides a space for the client to learn about themselves, work towards personal growth. 

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