ABOUT US

New Vita Neurotherapy brings together an outstanding team of therapists and counselors dedicated to improving the mental, emotional and physical lives of adults, adolescents and children.

New Vita uses the most up-to-date brain-training techniques of neurofeedback and neurofitness to help clients improve emotional balance in their lives and achieve peak performance in their personal and business endeavors. Our team also places a special focus on helping children, adolescents and college students break through the unique barriers they face in gaining personal and scholastic success on their paths to adulthood.

OUR TEAM


Sherry M. Todd
PhD, LPC, ATR-BC, CTS, TFTdx

Clinical Director

After earning her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision at Old Dominion University and a MS in Art Therapy from Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Todd served as the Program Director for the CACREP Accredited Masters in Counseling Program at Regent University for four years. She is the Clinical Director of the Tidewater Emergency Medical Services’ (TEMS) Critical Incident Stress Management Team, on the Green Cross Board of Directors, the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialist certification committee, two advisory boards, and is a Premier Speaker with the National Center for Crisis Management. 

Sherry was the recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Faculty Award, 2009 Making a Difference Award from TEMS, the 2008 Chi Sigma Iota National Outstanding Supervisor / Practitioner Award, and the Paul Fink, MD Outstanding Art Therapist Award in 1994. Sherry has extensive experience in crisis response, traumatic stress, suicidality, and cutting edge treatments.

Early in her career, Sherry recognized the brain played a key role in trauma and attachment problems with adolescents involved in the juvenile justice system. A significant number of us will experience a traumatic or critical event in our lifetimes. It is Sherry’s firm belief that traumatic stress is the underlying cause of most psychological problems and many medical conditions. Traumatic stress affects every aspect of our lives. Our thoughts, feelings, bodies, and behaviors are affected, as well as our relationships and spiritual beliefs. Because traumatic stress is multidimensional and the way the brain stores it, resolving traumatic stress requires more than talk therapy. As a Board Certified Register Art Therapist, Sherry views art as a direct and irrefutable snap shot of a person’s unconscious brain processes. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is also a powerful tool to change how the brain processes traumatic events. Cranial Electro Stimulation has also proven very effective in reducing beta waves in the brain to treat insomnia, anxiety, and depression. Later Thought Field Therapy (TFT) was incorporated into her practice and has been used to resolve phobias and traumatic stress symptoms. More recently, Biofeedback and Neurofeedback have been part of her treatment toolkit. Neurofeedback is providing the most effective and least invasive treatment available.

If you would like to set up a therapy consultation with Sherry please e-mail her at sherrymtodd.phd@gmail.com.


Moriah Blackmon
M.A.

Resident in Counseling

Moriah Blackmon is a Resident in Counseling with New Vita Neurotherapy. Moriah received her Bachelors in Science degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Substance Abuse in 2016 and her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Trauma and Substance Abuse/Addictions in 2019, at Regent University. Moriah has experience working in settings including in-home services, crisis stabilization services, and providing counseling services for at-risk adolescents within juvenile detention centers. Moriah provides assistance to adults and children over the age of 4, addressing a wide range of issues that include, trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss and substance use.

If you would like to set up a therapy consultation with Moriah please e-mail her at nvnmoriah@gmail.com.


Jane Lujan
M.A., U.S. Army, Retired

Resident in Counseling

One of her greatest passions is advocating for those who do not have a voice and helping people who are hurting. She works alongside her clients to help them achieve daily levels of healthy functioning. She is a proud veteran of the United States Army, and, after 20 years of faithful service, retired as a Sergeant First Class. While serving in the personnel field, Jane mentored, counseled and assisted soldiers and their families with various professional and personal needs. As a senior leader, some of her key areas of responsibility were Drug and Alcohol Coordinator, Basic Instructor, and Combat Lifesaver. Her time in the Army set the stage for her in the field of counseling.

Jane achieved a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Saint Leo University, and graduated from Liberty University with a Master of Arts Degree in Professional Counseling in December of 2018. Her counseling approach is based on the needs of the client with focuses on Christian Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, and EMDR, as well as a Neurofeedback Technician. The populations she works with include children, adults and families. 

Jane has been happily married for 23 years. She enjoys singing, drawing, painting and serving in various ministries at her home church. She strives to always be sensitive, empathetic, encouraging and compassionate with her clients to promote positivity; to live their best lives to the fullest. 

If you would like to set up a therapy consultation with Jane please e-mail her at NewVitaJaneL@gmail.com.


Arlene Peterson
M.A.

Resident in Counseling

Arlene is a graduate with a Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regent University. She previously earned a bachelors degree in psychology at Regent University. She currently is a Resident in Counseling in the State of Virginia, license #0704007694 Date 01/01/2021.

She is passionate about grief and loss, as well as depression and anxiety disorders. She has a certificate in Grief and Loss from Regent University Center for Trauma Studies. Her volunteer efforts have focused on grief and loss. She uses a Mindfulness-based approach in counseling to help those who have experienced death of a loved one, a medical diagnosis that will produce medical and emotional struggle, compassion fatigue, and trauma. Through mindfulness-based therapy, her clients gain three essential skills: self-regulation (the ability to be self-aware and to self-soothe in situations of emotional intensity); self awareness; self-compassion (the practice of diffusing shame and self-criticism through a deeper form of self-acceptance). She has training in individual and group therapy for grief and loss. She has a certificate in telehealth and anxiety disorders.

She is currently taking Telehealth Counseling clients only. She lives locally with her husband and two cats. She has a combined family of 5 adult children with 5 grandchildren, one great grandchild, and one grandchild on the way.  If you would like to set up a therapy consultation with Arlene please email her at newvitaarlene@gmail.com.


Ron Riffle
M.A., U.S. Navy, Retired

Resident in Counseling

After 20+ years in the Navy, serving in intelligence, and retiring as Chief Petty Officer in 2013, Ron now serves as a Resident in Counseling at New Vita Neurotherapy. He is passionate about assisting veterans and families of veterans but has proven that he can work with many different people. He has participated in many trainings outside of his degree requirements to include Grief and Loss, Psychological First Aid, Disarming the Suicidal Mind, Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Training, Neurofeedback, EMDR, and CISM Team training.   

In 2016, Ron received a bachelor’s degree in Leadership Studies and 2018 he completed a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health and a Certificate in Graduate Studies in the field of Trauma at Regent University in Virginia Beach. His studies have focused on the impact of trauma on people, addictions, and Cognitive Behavioral Theory. He has skills to examine past experiences and how they impact a person’s current situation. He believes that goal setting and establishing a path is a key to success and he believes that failing safely is essential in overall success of people.  In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, yardwork, camping, and serves as a volunteer for a local Veteran of Foreign Wars Post, Tidewater Emergency Management Services (TEMS), and Chesapeake Medical Reserve Corps. Additionally, he is an adjunct professor at Regent University’s College of Arts and Sciences.  He has been married for over 25 years and he and his wife have been blessed with four boys.

If you would like to set up a therapy consultation with Ron please e-mail him at nvnron@gmail.com.


Chris Reinhart

Counseling Intern

Chris Reinhart is a counseling intern at New Vita Neurotherapy. He is currently in the third year of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Regent University in Virginia Beach. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. He is a Christian counselor whose hope is to be used by God to counsel individuals who are traversing through the challenges and hardships in their lives. Regardless of the challenge or hardship that the individual is facing Christopher’s desire is for the individual to leave therapy with increased overall wellness mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. He endeavors to provide understanding, support, and encouragement to his clients. His theoretical backbone for treatment is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. 

If you would like to set up a therapy consultation with Chris please e-mail him at newvitachris@gmail.com


Dallas Greeson

Counseling Intern

Dallas A. Greeson is an intern in clinical mental health counseling studying with Liberty University with concentration on trauma and substance abuse addictions.  Dallas uses a cognitive-behavioral and talk therapy approach.    Dallas has an extensive history with trauma related matters including close work with military, first responders, and the people they encounter.  Dallas believes the greatest asset to a hurting person is a no judgement environment, a safe space to explore feelings, and human contact to walk with the client in times of need.  Dallas served in the United States Air Force and has worked with Law Enforcement.  Dallas has two teenage children and enjoys family outings, bike rides, painting and arts and crafts.  

If you would like to set up a therapy consultation with Dallas please e-mail her at dallasgreeson@me.com.


Heather Serio

Counseling Practicum Student

Heather Serio is currently working towards her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Regent University.  She is also pursuing a Certificate in Trauma Counseling.  Heather’s goal is to create a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space where clients can explore their experiences and feelings.  She believes a strong therapeutic relationship is essential, as it builds the trust needed to share intimate thoughts, beliefs, and emotions.  As a seasoned military spouse, Heather is passionate about providing support to military service members and their families.    

If you would like to set up a therapy consultation with Heather please e-mail her at newvitaheather@gmail.com.


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