Transformation Health Services

Meet our THS Wellness Team

Transformation Health Services, PLLC provides innovative and comprehensive mental health services to clients that are looking for a positive change, or as we call it a transformation.

We offer a unique approach to mental wellness, incorporating the family and social context of each client. Qualified, informed clinicians collaborate as an integral part of the treatment team to deliver comprehensive mental health services. The providers of Transformation Health Services, PLLC come from diverse backgrounds with a breadth of experience and a refreshing approach to treatment planning, therapy, and medication management.

c9538b95-ab31-4fed-affb-5ff4ca6f5ade

Marcelli Pascal-Rodriguez

PMHNP-BC, AAOPM-C

Marcelli Pascal-Rodriguez is the owner/founder of Transformation Health Services. He completed his training at VCU in Richmond, Virginia. Pascal has worked in numerous settings to include: in-patient, out-patient, addiction medicine, and the forensic setting.  He is able to treat across the life span starting at age 4.

“I work with a diverse group of clients and offer a safe non-judgmental approach in my care. I’m able to treat any condition that affects a persons thinking, feelings, or mood. I utilize a collaborative approach so that we can share the same vision in formulating an individualized treatment plan based on your situation or specific needs. So if you are looking for a provider that is approachable, open-minded, and passionate about mental health look no further. Allow me to partner with you on your journey to stability today!”

Cheryl Huber

PMHNP Student

Cheryl is currently a student at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program with an anticipated graduation date of May 2024.

She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from James Madison University. She has worked in the hospital setting for several years caring for patients in labor & delivery, high-risk antepartum, postpartum, and gyn surgical.

She has had a lifelong passion for mental healthcare with special interest in perinatal mental health. Cheryl believes all people deserve access to high quality care.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, cooking, gardening, and doing any activity that gets her outdoors.

Melita Wilson-Primus

PMHNP-BC

My name is Melita Wilson-Primus. I am board-certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse. Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). I have been a Registered Nurse for the past ten years, and the past six years I have worked with patients of all ages experiencing acute psychiatric crisis. Clients with depression, anxiety disorders, substance use disorder, PTSD, schizophrenia, and many other disorders can partner in making informed decisions to achieve a more fulfilling life. I treat each client as a unique individual and not merely their diagnosis. I practice culturally competent, holistic care, evidence-based, client-centered, and backed by clinical experience. My approach allows me to partner with clients to achieve therapeutic goals. Mental health treatment must be a team approach, and I will help you make informed decisions. I am a passionate, informed, culture-competent, and non-judgmental provider. I look forward to meeting you. I will share with you one of my favorite quotes from Nelson Mandela “It always seems impossible until it is done”.

Nicholas Jones

PA-C

Nick received his training from Eastern Virginia Medical School, Physician Assistant Program. Certified through National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and fellow member of American Academy of PAs.

His previous experience in Men’s Health with testosterone replacement gave him insight into the different biological and normal processes that can influence mood and over all well- being.

He is an experienced clinician, passionate about providing patient specific mental health care. He looks forward to helping patients improve their quality of life.

Originally from Chicago, this former college football and track athlete is a proud husband and father to two daughters.

Ashley Kelly

PA-C

Ashley Kelly, PA-C received her training from Eastern Virginia Medical School, Physician Assistant Program.  She also completed a six month fellowship in Pediatric Urgent Care through Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughter and EVMS and she has continued to work there since.

She enjoys working with children, helping to mold and shape their formative years as a good role model.  Children are engaging, amusing, intriguing, and resilient and for these reasons, she is passionate about working with children and young people.

She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Society for Pediatric Urgent Care.

When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, young son, family and friends; traveling, reading, and watching movies.

Kenisha Reese

LCSW

Greetings, My name is Kenisha Reese and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), specializing in mental health, families, and children. I started my career as a Qualified Mental Health Professional over 13 years ago after graduating with my bachelor’s degree in Social Work (BSW) from Shaw University. Later, I pursued my master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. I have experience in working with individuals that suffer with mental illness in many different settings; community-based, institutions, hospitals, and private homes. I believe that although we face tough times, we deserve to have a good quality of life and to excel in reaching life’s potential.

It is my belief that people know themselves better than anyone, therefore they are the best source when it comes to their treatment and what works best for them. My role is to work together with individuals, couples, and families to provide therapeutic knowledge, skills, and treatment to develop solutions to presenting issues.

I believe that a good therapeutic relationship includes trust, genuineness, openness, and positive outcomes, and that is the type of service I intend to provide. I know that no single approach works for every individual, and so I have some experience in a range of modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Task-Centered/Problem Solving Therapy to name a few.

It is my passion to assist with bringing understanding and resolution to individuals who have been through stressful and traumatic events. My goal is to help individuals with healthy insights of themselves and others as well as strengthen their interpersonal relationships so they can experience a sense of peace and to feel safe.

Outside of caring for others, I love spending time with family and friends and enjoying life

Rhonda Yancey

LCSW

Rhonda is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of Mental Health experience.  She earned her Master’s Degree from Norfolk State University in 2006, and has worked in various settings, to include a psychiatric hospital, Public School System, Mental Health Emergency Services, Community Mental Health, Medical Social Work, and nearly 10 years of Private Practice.  She has had significant success in helping adults work through issues of anxiety, depression, family issues, stress management, parenting skill, and insight building personal growth development.

She has been very effective in facilitating couples who have sought to improve intimacy, develop productive communication and resolve conflict.  Rhonda specializes in helping adults, adolescents, and children with the following issues:  trauma, PTSD; anxiety/stress; depression; grief; emotional, physical, and /or sexual abuse; military combat stress; first responder stress; and medical trauma.  Rhonda strives to help her clients move toward improved emotional health and freedom; and adamantly believes that the therapeutic relationship is founded on trust and respect.

Brendan O'Connor

LPC

Brendan is a Licensed Professional Counselor and earned his M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. He has experience in out-patient, partial hospitalization, substance use disorder treatment, forensic counseling, and in-patient. His clinical interests are grief and loss, anxiety, depression, substance use disorder recovery, LGBTQ+ related issues, and clinical mental health maintenance.

“Seeking help is hard, and meaningful personal growth even more so. My focus is to provide a fully supportive safe space while challenging clients to grow. Through a collaborative therapeutic process I empower clients to reach their mental health goals and offer support, skills, tools, and alternatives to get there.”

Lisa Edmond

LCSW

Lisa Edmond is native to North Carolina. Lisa started her career as a Qualified Mental Health Professional over 16 years ago after graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Winston Salem State University. She went on to obtain a Master’s Degree from North Carolina Agricultural & Technology State University and the University of North Carolina Greensboro joint program. Lisa has a passion for helping others and eliminating impairments that inhibit daily life functioning. She has worked with many individuals, from children and adolescents through adulthood with a wide range of mental health and behavioral issues including substance abuse. Lisa believes in meeting the client where they are and finding the right approach and to help the individual feel safe, complete, and functioning at their highest level possible. Lisa’s desire is to see people grow and flourish into the best possible versions of themselves.

Tracee Gregory-Harris

LCSW

Tracee Gregory-Harris is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 20 years of counseling, consulting, teaching and supervision experience.

She earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree from North Carolina State University and Master of Social Work degree from East Carolina University.

Tracee received clinical training at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina and John Umstead Hospital in Butner, North Carolina. Tracee is licensed to practice in Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland. She also earned a certification from the PEARLS Community-Based Depression Treatment Program with the University of Washington. Since becoming licensed in the field of social work, Tracee has worked as a Clinical Director, Clinical Supervisor, Clinical Consultant, EAP Counselor and Therapist.

Tracee has worked in the private, inpatient hospital, community-based sectors and has provided clinical consultation to corporations and human service agencies.

Tracee enjoys working with adults, couple and families. Some areas of specialization include: treating survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault through a trauma-focused model, mental health assessment and treatment related to bariatric care and body dysmorphic concerns. Tracee has worked closely with bariatric physicians to determine clinical appropriateness and readiness for bariatric surgery.

Other areas of clinical focus include depression, anxiety and grief. Treatment modalities utilized consists of, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy.

Tracee’s philosophy and treatment approach promotes a supportive and safe therapeutic environment for clients. She is an advocate of mental health preventative care. Tracee believes that being mentally and emotionally healthy is the key to one’s ability to truly live, instead of just existing.

In addition to her work as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Tracee’s most important role is her role as a mother and wife. She enjoys traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Lianna Pevar


Lianna Pevar

Resident in Counseling

Lianna graduated from Old Dominion University in 2022 with her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She gained clinical experience providing mental health treatment and crisis intervention with adults at the Virginia Beach Psychiatric Hospital as well as a variety of outpatient practices.

Lianna employs a supportive, non-judgmental and empathetic approach and has experience working with adults with mood disorders, trauma, schizophrenia, stress, relationships, and adjustment/life changes. She enjoys collaborating with professionals on multidisciplinary teams in a variety of settings and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Lianna believes in the power of the therapeutic relationship and utilizes a strengths-based, solution-focused lens with CBT and ACT techniques. She hopes to help you enhance your capacity for introspection, reflection, and self-awareness to better understand and navigate your past, present, and future.

In her free time she enjoys photography, spending time with her family in Connecticut, true crime podcasts, and long hikes with her forever puppy Khaleesi.

Karen Jackson

LCSW, MATC, CSAC

Karen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) and a Medication Assisted Treatment Counselor (MATC). Karen provides telehealth services with Transformation Health Services in Virginia Beach, VA. She works with teenagers, young adults, individuals, couples and families using an eclectic approach tailored to the unique needs of each new client with supporting therapeutic approaches to problem solving.

Karen has over 18 years of experience in substance abuse counseling services including assessments, group and individual counseling and outpatient treatment.

Karen’s Specialty areas are: Substance Abuse Counseling; Relationship challenges (Couples and families); Anxiety and Depression; Life Stresses and next step phases of life; Grief and Loss and PTSD.

There are so many changes that happen as families and individuals grow and develop with the passing years, pandemics and life stressors and Karen is here to help you with these transitions.

Karen provides an environment of compassion and support to help individuals and families so they can lead happier and more productive lives.

Sherry Marcano

LCSW

Sherry is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned her Master’s degree from Norfolk State University.  She is also a veteran having services in the United States Army and is married to a retired Navy veteran.  This experience enables Sherry to recognize the rewards and challenges that are a part of this unique community. She has extensive experience working with individuals, families and couples who are in the midst of mental health and relationship challenges.  Sherry has worked in various mental health settings during a career expanding 20+ years. Her experience includes working in Inpatient psychiatric facilities, dept of Social Services, medical Social Work, Intensive in-home and domestic violence victim outreach. This diverse background enables her to be an effective mental health professional.

“We are all unique and so are our experiences. My style of treatment includes collaborating with my clients to assistance them in improving self-awareness and utilizing their inner strengths and resilience to improve overall functioning   I believe there is no one size fits all model when providing mental health treatment. I utilize an eclectic approach and rather than adopting one modality for all clients, I draw from various models to create a tailored treatment plan. “

Sherry enjoys helping and empowering others to be the best version of themselves. She believes that one of the most beneficial steps one can take is to include improving mental health in their self-care routine.  “It is a rewarding experience to witness the transformation that can take place during the therapeutic process. It is inspiring to witness client’s ability to change their perspective about life and themselves.  If we decide to embark on this therapeutic journey together, I promise to be supportive and to provide an emotional safe place for you to share your thoughts and emotions.”

Natalie Thomson

Resident in Counseling

“Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.” – Haruki Murakami, author.

Often because of events we cannot control, some people may experience trauma while others feel the effects of anxiety, depression, and other mental health difficulties.  I strive to help clients make sense of their traumatic experiences and to develop coping skills for times when life’s circumstances lead us through challenging times.  It is my goal to walk with clients on their journey, assist them to rebuild their resilience and provide a safe, confidential space where clients can emerge from suffering into healing and restore their quality of life.

I am a resident in counseling in the state of Virginia and a graduate of Old Dominion University and I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults. I also enjoy working with various diverse populations, including the Latinx populations due to my familiarity with Latinx culture.  I am a trans-, LGBTQIA+, and neurodivergency-affirming counselor and have experience working with clients in the polyamory and kink community.