Valley Counseling Services, Inc
Kirsten Herman received her B.S. in Nursing from UNC-Charlotte in 1984 and worked for three years as an R.N. in the ICU at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. She received her Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Montana State University-Bozeman, in 1992. In addition to being a Registered Nurse, Kirsten is a Licensed ProfessionalCounselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor. She has been in private practice since 1992 and has been with Valley Counseling Services since 1997. Kirsten enjoys working with a variety of adolescent and adult issues. Her areas of expertise include depressive disorders, coping with medical disorders/ chronic pain, childhood and adult trauma, and faith-based issues. Kirsten assists clients in the process of discovering what they are already doing well and building on those strengths.
Contact Kirsten at extension 5 or or you can email her at
Stacey Lester received a Bachelor's degree in Communicative Disorders from the University of Central Florida in 2000 an a Master's in Social Work also from the University of Central Florida in 2005. She received her Clinical licence in social work in 2015. The majority of her practice centers around children, adolescents, and adults with focus on issues related to depression, abuse, anxiety, anger, victims of trauma, and oppositional defiant disorders.
Contact Stacey at extension 6.
Gwynn Polidoro is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned her Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Georgia. She is a Board Certified Diplomate in clinical social work and is in the Academy of Certified Social Workers. Gwynn has experience in the public and private sectors both in hospitals and outpatient settings. She has had a private practice for over twenty years and has been with Valley Counseling Services, Inc. since 1993 working with adults and adolescents. She enjoys helping individuals and couples find and use their strengths and community resources to resolve or better manage the problems they bring into counseling.
Contact Gwynn at extension 1.
Jennifer Slone has been a resident of the New River Valley since 1993. She received a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from Radford University in 1994 and a Masters of Science degree in Counseling Psychology also from Radford University in 1997. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She joined VCS June, 2008. She has been working with adolescents, adults and families since 1995. She has over thirteen years experience working in intensive residential care with adolescents. Jennifer believes very much in helping people find their own answers and solutions from within. She believes that struggles are opportunities for growth and that behaviors are a form of communication. Jennifer works with children ages 10 and above, adolescents and adults. Her interests and areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, women’s issues, relationship issues, abuse recovery, and oppositional defiant behaviors.
Contact Jennifer at extension 2.
Peter Golladay is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who earned his Master of Social Work degree from Radford University. In the past eleven years, he has used a client-driven approach to his practice, recognizing each person or family as unique. He has served in various professional capacities providing clinical (out-patient, crisis-intervention, school-based) and prevention services to children, adolescents, and families in the New River Valley. He enjoys helping people discover and use their strengths and resources in order to overcome obstacles to personal growth and satisfying relationships. He has extensive experience helping people who are struggling with parent-child conflicts, trauma, substance abuse, depression/ anxiety, suicidal/self-harming behavior, and delinquency. He welcomes opportunities to work with children, adolescents and adults. 
Contact Peter at extension 4. 
Jennifer Slone

Casey Henshaw graduated from Radford University with her BS (2001) in Criminal Justice and her MS (2003) in Counselor Education and Human Development.  Casey has been a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia since 2008.  Healing often happens through relationship, and Casey takes an approach that acknowledges trauma and attachment and helps individuals understand how it impacts current functioning at home, work, and school.  Casey works with children, adolescents and their parents, as well as individuals with needs related to anxiety, depression, mood disorders, self-harm, and relationship issues.  
Contact Casey at extension 7.