Lisa Ould, LPC - Director
Lisa Ould joined The Barnabas Center in 2000 and has worked with individuals, couples and families in a variety of mentoring and counseling capacities. Lisa passionately desires the church to be better equipped to care for its people. After many years of ministry in Charlotte, Lisa moved to Richmond, VA, and subsequently began The Barnabas Center-Richmond in 2009.
Although she began formal counseling in 1997, Lisa has been in ministry since the late 1980s, volunteering with adolescents and their families through the ministry of Young Life and working for several churches. Lisa is a nationally certified licensed professional counselor (LPC), holds a master’s degree in counseling (marriage and family therapy concentration) from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a bachelor’s degree in retail management from Hood College. She is married to Nelson who is a pastor in Richmond, and they have one daughter. Lisa finds joy in partnering with Nelson in ministry through Barnabas and Community West Church. In her spare time she loves to swim, take long walks, and be with her family, friends and dog anywhere that involves the outdoors and coffee.
Andrea Mitchell, LCSW - Counselor
Andrea Mitchell joined the Barnabas Center, Richmond office, in August 2012. Andrea works with individuals, couples, families and adolescents, and specializes in helping people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships, and eating disorders. Andrea received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Virginia and her Masters of Social Work from VCU (2000). Andrea has experience counseling groups and individuals in community mental health, adolescent substance abuse, schools, private practice, and non-profit settings. Andrea blends a Biblical perspective with research based methodology to help people heal and grow in their relationship with God.
Kim Greene, LPC - Resident in Counseling
Kim Greene is a Counselor with the Barnabas Center. She earned her BA in Psychology from Wake Forest University and her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regent University. She worked for nine years in college ministry, mentoring students and supervising staff. Since 2005, Kim has been the Director of Women’s Leadership Development at West End Presbyterian Church, training leaders, counseling and writing curriculum. She joined the Barnabas Center part-time in 2014. She counsels individuals and couples, and facilitates Barnabas Training groups. Kim is married to Kevin, and they have two teenage children. She enjoys being with her family, listening to live music, and finding a good quote.
Dan Carson, LPC - Resident in Counseling
Dan earned a BA in Psychology from Flagler College and his Masters of Arts in Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando. He worked in student ministry and community mental health before counseling in the Oviedo Counseling Clinic. He has experience counseling, teaching and training, individuals, couples and groups.
Laine Sims, LCSW - Barnabas Resident
Laine Sims grew up in Richmond and attended James Madison University for an undergraduate degree in Psychology. She completed a Masters in Social Work at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Laine has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2001 and has worked in a variety of settings. She often counsels in the areas of anxiety, depression, ADHD, life transitions, parenting issues, and relationship struggles. She is looking forward to continuing to grow in her application of the Barnabas Center's model of change to her own life and with her clients.
Michelle Conrad - Administrative Assistant
Michelle joined The Barnabas Center in February of 2011 and serves as one of the Administrative Assistants for the Richmond office. She earned her BA in Sociology from Covenant College. Michelle is married to Andrew and they have four children and one grandson. She enjoys spending time with her family, exercising (especially outdoors), and traveling.
Kim Johnson - Administrative Assistant
Kim joined Barnabas in 2017 as an Administrative Assistant serving as a Client Coordinator and Database Administrator. She earned a B.S. in Economics from Texas A&M University, and afterward worked in non-profit development. Kim is married to Roger, and they have three daughters. She enjoys volunteering at her church and her daughters’ school, playing tennis, and reading a good book (preferably while sitting on a beach somewhere).