Meredith Luttrell, LPC

Founder of Balanceworks Counseling
Psychotherapist in Arlington, VA and Virginia Beach, VA

Meet Our Providers

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Alexis Buckheit Hurdle, LPC

Psychotherapist

Kate D'Amica Hostetter, LGPC

Resident in Counseling

 

Kay Kelly, RD

Dietitian

Katrina Crichton, RD

Dietitian

Meredith Luttrell LPC

Owner, Psychotherapist

Jamie Kanter, LMFT

Psychotherapist

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Katrina Crichton, RD, LD

Registered Dietician

Katrina earned her bachelors degree in dietetics with a minor in psychology from the University of Dayton in 2011 and graduated from her dietetic internship through Virginia Tech in Northern Virginia in 2012.  Katrina will graduate with her masters of science in health communications from the University of Illinois in spring 2019.  Katrina has experience providing one-on-one nutrition counseling in a variety of settings, including eating disorder treatment centers.

Katrina understands that for many people, food can hold a lot of power and can be a significant source of fear, stress, and anxiety.  She provides individualized nutrition counseling and strives to empower her clients to rediscover enjoyment in eating by helping them improve their relationship with food and their body. Through an intuitive eating approach to nutrition, she will work with you to uncover how food and nutrition can best serve your unique lifestyle.

Meredith is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Supervisor in both Arlington, VA, and now virtually in Virginia Beach, VA, and is Founder of Balanceworks Counseling. In her private practice, Meredith specializes in working with clients with eating disorders and sees individuals, couples, families and runs therapy groups for people with a variety of relationship or family difficulties, anxiety, depression, trauma, and has extensive training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.

 

Prior to starting her practice in 2012, Meredith provided therapy to clients in multiple levels of care at the Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt, as well as in the Baltimore Washington Medical Center, the DC and Boston Area Rape Crisis Center’s after receiving her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. At these sites she provided individual, couples, family, and group therapy to men and women from a variety of cultural backgrounds struggling with the effects of trauma, eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. She  particularly enjoys working with clients hoping to change hurtful and unfulfilling relationship patterns, manage the effects of depression and anxiety, and confront new stages in life. She is licensed in Virginia and in Maryland to provide therapy as well as Clinical Supervision.

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Katrina Crichton, RD, LD

Registered Dietitian

Katrina earned her bachelors degree in dietetics with a minor in psychology from the University of Dayton in 2011 and graduated from her dietetic internship through Virginia Tech in Northern Virginia in 2012.  Katrina received her masters of science in health communications from the University of Illinois in spring 2019.  Katrina has experience providing one-on-one nutrition counseling in a variety of settings, including eating disorder treatment centers.

Katrina understands that for many people, food can hold a lot of power and can be a significant source of fear, stress, and anxiety.  She provides individualized nutrition counseling and strives to empower her clients to rediscover enjoyment in eating by helping them improve their relationship with food and their body. Through an intuitive eating approach to nutrition, she will work with you to uncover how food and nutrition can best serve your unique lifestyle.

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Alexis Buckheit Hurdle, LPC

Psychotherapist

Alexis is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is passionate about working together with clients during challenging times in their lives and believes in healing for all. She sees the therapeutic relationship as the most important factor in supporting clients to explore and understand themselves and move towards self-discovery, self-acceptance, and healing. She is a warm, empathetic person and strives to provide a safe and supportive space to foster a productive therapeutic relationship, allowing individuals to create enduring and lasting change within their lives.

In therapy, Alexis' approach is holistic and interpersonal, while also pulling from aspects of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to meet each client's unique needs. She enjoys working with clients who suffer from eating disorders, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, trauma, grief, and managing life's transitions. Alexis is also experienced in working with individuals who are part of the LGBTQ+ community.

Prior to working in private practice, Alexis has worked in RTC, PHP, and IOP levels of care treating eating disorders, as well as at a university setting treating students with various mental health concerns. Alexis is also committed to professional excellence and furthering her training as a clinician.  She regularly participates in trainings, workshops, and other learning opportunities to advance her clinical skills. Most recently, Alexis completed an advanced certificate in the treatment of trauma further advancing her skills working with clients who have experienced trauma and abuse. 

Alexis' passion as a therapist is to support individuals on a path to healing and looks forward to working together to support you to make the changes you want in your life. 

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Jamie Kanter, MA, LMFT

 

Psychotherapist

Jamie Kanter, MA, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with individuals, couples, and families. She specializes in issues related to relationship difficulties, life transitions, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Jamie has a special interest in working with couples in therapy to help them recognize problematic communication patterns and find mutual understanding. She also greatly enjoys working with individuals who are facing struggles with identity, self-criticism, and managing strong emotions.

After receiving her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Syracuse University in 2015, Jamie provided therapy in both school and clinic settings through an outpatient mental health facility. Here she worked with clients from a variety of backgrounds around issues of depression, anxiety, and past trauma. She utilizes a client-centered approach that focuses on the importance of the therapeutic relationship.  Jamie seeks to create a warm environment and a space where clients feel safe to be their true, authentic selves in order to promote healing and maximize their potential. She provides support and validation while also challenging clients and guiding them towards growth and change in order to assist them in achieving their individual goals.    

Kate D'Amica Hostetter, LGPC 

 

Resident in Counseling 

Kate is a Resident in Counseling in Virginia and a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in DC who works with clients struggling with eating disorders and co-occurring disorders, depression, anxiety and life transitions.  Having worked in various levels of care from inpatient to PHP programs specializing in eating disorder treatment, Kate has provided counseling and support to those seeking recovery from all types of eating disorders. 

 

Kate is passionate about working with both men and women to find freedom from their eating disorder by gently confronting barriers, building on strengths and challenging unhelpful relational and thought patterns. Making lasting, impactful change is possible for everyone and Kate supports her clients on their journey through empathy and empowerment. Kate has additional experience working in a general mental health program and enjoys working with adolescents and adults. 

 

Kate received her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from George Washington University and receives clinical supervision from Meredith Luttrell, LPC.

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Kay Kelly, RD

Dietitian

Kay has been a registered dietitian (RD) for over 12 years and is licensed in both Virginia and Maryland. In 2000, after receiving her bachelor’s degree in multicultural counseling and psychotherapy from Loyola University in Baltimore, Kay went on to study nutrition, food science and dietetics at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her dietetic internship followed in Colorado. Since 2009, Kay has worked with clients in residential, partial and outpatient treatment settings for eating disorders, as well in private practice using her clinical knowledge to support them in reaching their dietary and nutritional goals. She employs a firm but compassionate approach, while guiding clients to an understanding of mindfulness and intuitive eating. In addition to being well-versed in general nutrition, her expertise in medical nutrition therapy allows her to work successfully with individuals with medical diagnoses that can be managed or improved through dietary intervention to increase quality of life and nutritional status. 

  

Kay enjoys working with people who desire a healthier, more positive relationship with food and their physical bodies. When a person struggles with body image, often their mental and emotional health in addition to their personal and professional relationships are negatively impacted. Helping you overcome your dietary challenges and finding your healthiest self while living in the real world, Kay will guide you towards living your most peaceful life.

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Cooper

Our Therapy Dog

Meet Cooper, Balanceworks Therapy Dog! This sweet, sleepy, friendly guy loves to meet new people, but is very respectful of personal space and usually will only approach if you invite him to! He spends his time at the office hard at work: snoozing in the sunshine, hoping for treats, and when clients wish, he will gladly accept a snuggle on the sofa for support.  Cooper is a wise 11 year old puppy, and loves his job as Balanceworks therapy dog! While he is a great supportive addition to therapy sessions, not everyone loves working with animals--and Cooper understands this. He is only in the session if a client prefers! Contact us today to learn more.