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SANCTYOUARY FOUNDING TEAM
Founding Members

Keimishia Holloway

Co-Founder, MSN, PMHNP

Keimishia Holloway, PMHNP, currently serves the veteran population at Hampton Veterans Affairs in Hampton, VA. She graduated from Hampton University School of Nursing, earning her bachelor's degree in 2020. Keimishia persevered as a new registered nurse proceeding with COVID during that time. She has provided patient care and gained experience in the medical-surgical unit. She ultimately pursued her love for mental health improvement and stability.

Keimishia earned a master’s degree in nursing science. She is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner striving to make a difference. Keimishia has proven her expertise in improving the gaps within mental health care. She strives daily to reduce recidivism within our mentally ill population. Critical objectives for medicine and psychiatry include providing patients with the highest caliber of treatment and ensuring the most remarkable outcomes possible. SanctYOUary's vision leads to intense action to address persistent gaps and access to care. Keimishia has over 15 years of experience as a medical professional. She will continue to individualize patient care throughout her community.

Adriana M. Jones

Co-Founder, MSN, PMHNP

Adriana Jones is a highly skilled and compassionate board-certified psychiatric nurse and graduate student at Old Dominion University. Adriana obtained her bachelor's of nursing at Baker University and minored in business administration. With numerous years in the healthcare field, she has developed a deep understanding of the complexities of healthcare. She is committed to provider-centered care that meets the unique needs of each individual.

Adriana has experience working with children/adolescents and those with addiction and psychotic disorders. SanctYOUary was founded on the principles of mind, body, and community that correspond with her ideals of giving patients a secure and supportive environment. Adequate mental health care, in Adriana's opinion, shouldn't be considered a luxury but should be accessible to everyone, regardless of resources. Adriana is active in her community and a member of the American Psychiatric Association.

SANCTYOUARY TEAM
Core Team Members
Ronald Mejzak, DO, FASAM
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr.Mejzak is a board-certified, fellowship-trained addiction medicine specialist.He started his career as an anesthesiologist and practiced for nearly 20 years before becoming an addictionologist. Dr. Mejzak witnessed the devastating effects of the opioid epidemic and the continued stigma associated with addiction and felt compelled to help. He completed a one-year fellowship in addiction medicine at the University of Florida.

 

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

“I believe everybody deserves the highest quality, evidence-based care for their disease. Make no mistake about it – addiction is a disease, like diabetes or high blood pressure, that CAN be treated. It is not a ‘choice’ or a ‘moral failing’ and deserves the same compassionate care.” Dr. Mejzak enjoys spending time with his family and four children. He is an avid outdoorsman and loves to fish whenever he can.

Dr. Craig Coleman, D.O
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Coleman is a distinguished healthcare professional operating out of his primary office in Suffolk, Virginia, and extending his reach to a secondary location in Danville, Virginia. With a decade-plus of experience under his belt, Dr. Coleman has cemented his reputation in the healthcare landscape.

One of Dr. Coleman's hallmark specializations is family medicine, a field where he brings his extensive experience and depth of knowledge to the fore. His journey in the medical profession started in earnest in 2012 when he earned his medical degree from the prestigious Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine.Today, Dr. Coleman continues to provide exemplary healthcare services, reflecting a deep-seated commitment to patient wellness, and a dedication that's been a constant throughout his impressive 11-year career

Marisa
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC)

Marisa, is the lead clinician at SanctYOUary. With a copious amount of years of experience in the field of social work, Marisa is dedicated to aiding individuals with improving their mental health. She has a background in child and adolescent therapy and working with individuals with severe mental illnesses.

Marisa’s educational background includes a Master’s in social work from the New York University School of Social Work. She holds licensure as a clinical social worker and a certified substance abuse counselor.

Marisa describes her passion for working in the mental health field as her “one true calling in life.” Marisa is passionate about helping marginalized individuals and families and believes that every individual has the potential to lead a happy and healthy life.

Erin
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

As your online therapist, Erin is a licensed clinical social worker available to assist you. She has a special way of listening to you with empathy and offering advice and ideas to help you deal with different obstacles in life.

She is aware that asking for help can be intimidating, but please realize that you are not alone. She is here to provide a judgment-free, secure environment for you to express your ideas and emotions. Her strategy is based on active listening, empathy, and compassion. She believes that real human connection still has strength, even in an online environment.

She makes an effort to comprehend your distinct experiences, difficulties, and objectives. She would be delighted to collaborate with you to investigate various viewpoints and methods to support you on your journey.

Erin’s mission is to support you in managing your mental and emotional health by providing tools, guidance, and insights. She values privacy and confidentiality above all else. Her ultimate objective is to be a reliable guide for you on your path to wellbeing, personal development, and self-discovery. Together, we will explore your inner talents and how they might help you live a more satisfying life.

Yasmeen
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

I am Yasmeen with sanctYOUary offering individual therapy that focuses on the whole person, their environment, and their natural supports. By education and experience, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in the field for nine years in outpatient therapy, residential settings, and crisis stabilization. I have extensive experience working with individuals managing depression, suicidal thoughts, and self-harming behaviors. I began working in the field of mental health and substance abuse after noticing how minorities have been misunderstood and misdiagnosed. My core belief as a therapist is that the client is the expert with the skills to improve their circumstances. However, they may benefit from the support of a therapist. I often use cognitive and behavioral restructuring, crisis intervention, and holistic practices like yoga in sessions.

Jackie
Counseling Resident

Jackie, a counseling resident, is passionate about working with children and their families. She has worked in inpatient facilities with adolescents experiencing a variety of mood disorders and with children with disabilities in school settings.

Her passion for working with children has been reinforced by her support of her spouse during his 20 years in the armed forces. During this time, she served as a Family Readiness Leader throughout deployments, functioning as a point of contact for the families of the service members. Her interactions with other families have enhanced her knowledge of many cultures, which she can now share with her patients.

Jackie offers a supportive approach to counseling by utilizing techniques such as Person-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, and Mindfulness. Her goal is to create a safe, nurturing, and encouraging environment where she may accompany you on this journey to discover emotional peace and healing through what you have experienced.

Monica
Group Counselor

Hi, I'm Monica with SanctYOUary! My role here is the group counselor. I lead Dialectical Behavior Therapy groups to equip my clients with tools to cultivate mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. I also offer therapeutic writing groups that use clients' inherent creativity to unlock their healing and true potential. I chose this profession because I believe in the power of safety and connection that I help provide as a group leader.My main goal for my clients is, as the creator of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Marsha Linehan puts it, to help clients build a life worth living. I'm here to foster skill-building that empowers clients to have a higher quality of life. I also want to help people experience the transformative power of mindfulness. I find solace in writing, poetry, and art. I'm enthusiastic about employing these creative outlets asa therapeutic approach.

Lisa
Counseling Resident

Take yourself on a journey towards feeling confident, fulfilled, and meaningful with Lisa. She won't tell you “everything is going to be okay” because there will be days when it rains and days when it storms. In your work together, Lisa hopes to give you the tools to navigate those days; the tools to help you feel prepared and confident to weather any storm.

Your well-being is Lisa's priority, and she is committed to providing you with a safe, non-judgmental space where you can be your authentic self. The goal is for you to feel validated and ultimately empowered to confront the challenges in your life. Lisa is already proud that you've taken the step to find a therapist, and she's honored that you're considering her. It's her priority to share and teach you techniques and interventions for living the peaceful life you deserve.

Lisa specializes in working with adults, college students, teenagers, children, and working professionals. Her expertise covers anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, OCD, ADHD, anger issues, substance abuse, relationship issues, grief, multicultural issues, immigration, self-esteem issues, bipolar, schizophrenia, and other psychotic disorders.

She earned her Bachelors at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA, and her Masters in Social Work, Clinical/Mental Health track at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Her experience includes Harm Reduction, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Group Therapy, Culturally Sensitive, Family Systems, Person-Centered, Psychoanalytic, Reality Therapy, Strength-Based, Structural Family Therapy, Trauma Focused, Play Therapy, and Crisis intervention.

Dana
Certified Yoga Teacher (RYT)

Dana Roux is a passionate yoga instructor who currently resides in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia. At age seven, her father started practicing yoga as an addition to his blood pressure medication. This is when she first encountered yoga. She loved to meditate and would frequently practice with her father.

Yoga was not often done until 2021 when it became a common way to deal with and get over both physical and mental ailments. Dana describes how yoga helped her heal in ways that are beyond explanation. She has always had a strong love for people, education, and learning. Due to her training and experiences, she is now able to share her love for teaching.

Her preferred method for both teaching and practicing is deliberate, gentle movement that is centered on the breath. She advises her students to take it slow and pay attention to their bodies' needs. Dana aspires to help people achieve a profound connection between the mind and body by means of the spiritual practice of yoga.

Tamira
Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)

Tamira holds a wealth of expertise in establishing safe, effective, and customized fitness programs adapted particularly to each client's stage of pregnancy, postpartum, and so forth. She ensures that every exercise program is made to assist the mother's evolving body and promote the greatest possible wellness for both mother and child.

In addition to her wealth of knowledge, Tamira understands the pressures a woman faces before and after a pregnancy as a mother. She delivers a holistic approach to pre and postnatal fitness since she also recognizes the value of attending to her client's emotional and mental health.

Tamira wants to participate in safe antepartum and postpartum exercises in this program, incorporating mental wellness and making modifications as needed. Her goal is to give women a voice during this time of profound change in their lives.

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