1501 Lee Highway, Suite 130, Arlington VA 22209

757-403-1615

Meet Our Providers

Alexis Buckheit, MS

Psychotherapist

Katrina Crichton, RD

Dietician

Meredith Luttrell LPC

Owner, Psychotherapist

Jamie Kanter, LMFT

Psychotherapist

Cooper

Therapy Dog

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 Luttrell, LPC

Founder of Balanceworks Counseling
Psychotherapist

Meredith is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Supervisor In Arlington, 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.

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 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.

Alexis Buckheit, M.S.Ed

Psychotherapist

Alexis is a license-eligible resident in counseling and therapist who is passionate about working collaboratively with clients during challenging times in their lives and believes in healing for all. She provides a comfortable, non-judgmental space for clients to explore and understand themselves and move towards self-discovery, self-acceptance, and healing. She is a warm and empathic person with genuine care and concern for the clients she works with. She approaches counseling using a holistic and eclectic approach, pulling from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in order to meet the unique needs of each individual and understand each person as a whole. Alexis strives to provide a safe space to foster a productive therapeutic relationship, allowing individuals to create enduring and lasting change within their lives.

 

Alexis has experience treating eating disorders, anxiety, depression, self-esteem difficulties, body image concerns, and supporting individuals to manage life transitions. Alexis most recently worked treating adult women with eating disorders at the residential level of care and has also worked in 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.

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.    

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 9 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.