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Kessler Psychological, LLC

Psychotherapy and Evaluation Services

Virginia Beach, VA

Adam Hanson, Licensed Professional Counselor & Clinical Supervisor

Adam Hanson was born in Albany, NY, and grew up outside of Boston, MA, as well as in Virginia Beach. After graduating from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, he spent several years working with college students on career development, as well as on employee training and staff development. It was while doing this work that Adam discovered his passion for mental health counseling, at which point he returned to ODU to earn an M.S.Ed in Counseling. After completing the program, he spent several years practicing intensive in-home therapy with children, adolescents, and families. Utilizing play-based, recreational, cognitive-behavioral, narrative, and solution-focused approaches, he helped to facilitate growth and change in clients of all ages and backgrounds. Adam has been with Kessler Psychological for almost three years, and in addition to working with individuals, couples, families, and groups, he now provides clinical supervision for our residents as they work towards licensure. Adam has a specific passion for working with teens, young adults, and LGBTQ populations, and enjoys finding creative solutions for facilitating transformations.

Breanne Fenning, Licensed Professional Counselor & Clinical Supervisor

Breanne Fenning was born and raised in Coudersport, PA. Her first class in psychology, combined with her own personal life experiences, quickly allowed her to realize that helping others through their life challenges was her passion. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Lock Haven University and then continued on to receive her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from The University of South Carolina-Aiken. She gained clinical experience during her internship, providing individual psychotherapy, as well as conducting psychological testing for children and adults. She also led psycho-educational groups on parenting skills, anger management, and ADHD. Upon completion of her Master’s Degree, she began providing mental health services in a day treatment center with adults experiencing a range of psychiatric disorders, as well as community based mental health services within the home and school setting for children and adolescents. She has also continued offering psychological assessments and psychotherapy services. Breanne has been with Kessler Psychological for several years and now provides clinical supervision for our residents as they work towards licensure. She incorporates a cognitive-behavioral and emotion-focused therapeutic orientation to provide services to individuals with a range of mental health issues, challenging them to explore their thoughts and behaviors in a safe environment and identify positive changes and skills to reach their fullest potential.

Sydney Beasley, Resident in Counseling

Sydney Beasley was born and raised in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. She obtained her undergraduate degree at Troy University where she majored in International Relations, which affirmed her desire to help a wide variety of individuals. Sydney further narrowed her focus by obtaining her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Eastern Kentucky University. During her Master’s program, Sydney completed her internship working with children, adolescents, adults, groups, and families at a private practice, community outreach program, and daycare academy. After graduating, Sydney moved to North Carolina where she continued her training by completing psychological testing intakes in a community mental health agency. After moving to Virginia a few years later, she worked at a regional prison conducting psychoeducational groups and individual therapy. Sydney’s approach to psychotherapy includes helping individuals to identify: meaning and value in life, areas of strengths, solutions, and desires and abilities for change. She particularly enjoys findings ways to meet clients at their current levels of functioning and assisting them with moving forward towards achieving their goals.