About Quarternote Counseling

We have three highly-skilled professionals to serve you.

Gilliand Clissold - Quarternote Counseling> Gillian Clissold LPC, Owner

  • Licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health Professions as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) on 11 May 2015, license # 0701006150.
  • Certified by the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA), 27 June 2015, as Mental Health Specialist and Equine Specialist, certificate #26885.
  • Certified by the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA) in as a Certified Therapist in EMDR on 1 June 2017.
  • Holder of Certificate in Trauma Studies, from the Trauma Institute, Justice Resource Center, Brookline, Massachusetts, June 2016. Eight month course provided by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk.

Please see additional information below for Ms. Clissold.

Margarita Johnson - Quarternote Counseling> Margarita Johnson, Resident in Counseling

Ms. Johnson is a Masters-Level Resident in Counseling registered with the Virginia Board of Counseling. She provides services to clients ages 13 to adult in both English and Russian. A native of Ukraine, she attended a rigorous multi-year post graduate program at the Moscow Gestalt Institute and practiced for several years as a psychotherapist overseas, focusing in Clinical Gestalt Therapy, Body Focused Therapy, and Crisis and Trauma Counseling. Ms. Johnson approaches counseling from a trauma informed and holistic perspective.

 

Mishawn Glover - Quarternote Counseling> Mishawn Glover, Resident in Counseling

Ms. Glover is a Masters-Level Resident in Counseling registered with the Virginia Board of Counseling. She provides services to clients ages 5 to adult, with a particular focus on children and adolescents. Ms. Glover has extensive experiences in church counseling ministries, non-profits, community-based mental health services and behavioral health hospitals. She is certified in Clinical Trauma, Nurturing Parent Facilitation, Youth Trauma Treatment, Family Trauma, and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention. She is working towards certification in Play Therapy

Gillian Clissold, LPC

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION:

  • Licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health Professions as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) on 11 May 2015, license # 0701006150.
  • Certified by the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA), 27 June 2015, as Mental Health Specialist and Equine Specialist, certificate #26885.
  • Certified by the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA) in as a Certified Therapist in EMDR on 1 June 2017.
  • Holder of Certificate in Trauma Studies, from the Trauma Institute, Justice Resource Center, Brookline, Massachusetts, June 2016. Eight month course provided by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk.

LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL SKILLS:

  • Fluent Spanish speaker,  extensive experience with Caribbean, Mexican and Central American cultures.
  • Resided in Western Europe or 8 years. Familiar with British, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Scandinavian cultures.
  • Traveled extensively in Africa, familiar with cultures of Southern, Eastern and Western Subs Saharan Africa.

EDUCATION:

  • M.A.Ed., Community Counseling, May 2012.
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Northern Virginia Center. GPA 4.0. Scored in 98th percentile on National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE).
  • PhD, International Relations, May 2001.
    London School of Economics, London, United Kingdom.
  • B.A., Philosophy of Law, May 1978.
    Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts.

CURRENT TRAINING:

  • Psychodrama – Currently enrolled in twelve month “Laurel Psychodrama Training Group,” headed by Catherine Nugent, located in Laurel, Md.
  • Neurofeedback – Currently in mentorship with BCIA-approved mentor Joan Ordmandy.
  • Internal Family Systems – Currently in training with the Center for Self Leadership regarding Internal Family Systems therapy, an evidence-based practice rated as effective for improving a wide variety of mental health symptoms.

VOLUNTEER WORK:

  • Trauma – Current volunteer with the Central Virginia Trauma Recovery Network, which provides free early interventions to minimize the emotional effects of traumatic events that occur in Virginia.
  • Post-incarceration re-entry services – Provide free mental health services (up to two one hour slots per week) to individuals recently released from incarceration and to family members of individuals who are incarcerated.