Our Staff

Jacques de Broekert, PsyD, LPC, LSATP, CSAC, DAC, MAC
Psychotherapist



Dr. Jacques de Broekert, PsyD, LPC, LSATP, CSAC, MAC, is a psychotherapist and Doctor Addiction Counselor at the Wellspring Mind Body treatment program located in Reston, VA. He specializes in treating addictions ranging from alcohol, heroin, cocaine, shopping, sex, and pornography. With over 12 years experience as a clinician he has learned that it is never easy to find effective treatment for individual or co-occurring or co-morbid disorders and so he uses many different tools to treat individuals and their conditions. He works with individuals, couples, and groups and use Attachment Theory and Interpersonal Neurobiology theory as a treatment orientation. He is also trained in  EMDR, and Gottman style treatment methods. He also performs interventions and believes that there are many ways to reach the very resistant client who has perhaps rejected help from loved ones or tried multiple times to succeed in treatment but failed. He education as a doctoral student in psychology at California Southern University focused on trauma recovery as a primary approach to treating addiction. His research in the area of trauma induced addiction resulted in a significant shift in treatment of addiction away from the focus on the employment of a coping mechanism (substances and behaviors) to one of treating the more important trauma.

Among my areas of expertise are:

*Addiction

*Trauma/Abuse Victims
*Family/Relationship Therapy
*Depression
*Anxiety


Dr. de Broekert is a practical, interactive, emotionally focused therapist. His treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. He incorporates a blend of conventional and alternatives approaches, drawing upon a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. He regularly incorporates meditation, inner visionary therapies, and faith based approaches to the practice depending upon client needs. With sensitivity and compassion, he works with each client to help them build on their strengths to identify and achieve life goals. In addition, he has conducted educational presentations to large and mid-sized audiences on topics ranging from addictions, healthy lifestyle choices, exercise, eating disorders, eating and dietary changes, sports psychology, motivational presentations, and healthy cooking.

He has been certified as a personal trainer since 1994 and has seen that physical well-being is very dependent upon having a strong and healthy body. He has always used exercise as a bridge to improving a client’s life. He began working as a fitness instructor in 1981 and has been incorporating fitness in his therapy model since beginning private practice.

He is very active in a variety of sports including martial arts, boxing, and tennis. He maintains a strict adherence to a philosophy of personal fitness leading to overall personal wellness. He believes that a healthy lifestyle is a reflection of how we live our lives so he firmly believes that fitness is a state of being both physically and mentally that leads to a  healthy and balanced life.

Education:

  • California Southern University, Doctor of Psychology
  • George Mason University, Master of Education. Counseling and Development
  • Georgia Southern University, Bachelor of Science, Recreation Administration
  • Marymount University, Associate of Nursing (partial completion)


Licensure and Certifications:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Virginia License #0701006390
  • Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Texas License #81433
  • Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner, State of Virginia License #0718000363
  • Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, State of Virginia License #0710102895
  • Doctor Addiction Counselor, National Association of Forensic Counselors
  • Master Addiction Counselor, National Association for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors
  • Gottman Marriage Counseling, First Level Training, Gottman Institute
  • EMDR Level One Training
  • Certified Personal Trainer, National Federation of Professional Trainers


Professional Activities and Memberships:

  • American Psychological Association, Professional Member
  • National Association of Forensic Counselors, Professional Member
  • National Association for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors,Professional Member

Heather Hagaman, MA, Counselor in Training, C-IAYT

Addiction Counselor

Heather Hagaman is an Addiction Counselor and holds an Master of Arts in Psychology from Marymount University. Heather is also a certified trauma informed Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT). She is the co-creator of a 30 hour Trauma Informed Yoga Certification program for psychotherapists and yoga therapists with a special focus on Addictions at Beloved Yoga in Reston, Virginia. In addition Heather also a counselor in training and is pursuing a Certified Substance Abuse Certification with the Virginia Counseling Board and is conducting individual and group counseling at Wellspring Mind Body.

She is a pioneer in the new field of yoga and addictions recovery. This emerging field utilizes Trauma Informed Yoga (TIY) to help people start to move beyond addiction, complex PTSD, Anxiety, or Depression and start to build fulfilling lives. There are numerous studies now that show that tools of yoga complements addictions recovery. She treats people by including TIY in conjunction with psychotherapy in the first 90 days of recovery in order to gain the calming focus necessary to create a lifestyle that supports their recovery from addiction.

She firmly believes that addiction and trauma disorders are closely linked. She treats individuals with a philosophy that the original goal of addiction was a survival strategy of coping with unresolved trauma. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recognized in 2017 trauma informed yoga as an evidenced-based intervention for trauma recovery. She uses the latest science of trauma awareness and psychotherapy tools to help clients to learn how to self regulate, to self soothe and make healthy decisions for themselves while abstaining from addiction. By creating a non-judgmental and confidential environment, she helps clients to connect, to feel safe and whole as they move away from addiction and live fulfilling lives.

Education:

  • Master of Psychological Services, Marymount University
  • Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice, Chaminade University

Licensure and Certification:

  • Addiction Counselor in Training
  • International Association of Yoga Therapist Certified Trauma Informed Yoga Therapist
  • Certified Brain longevity Specialist

Mark Kim

Mark Kim, MA, LPC

Psychotherapist

Mark Kim is a licensed psychotherapist and addictions counselor at the Wellspring Mind Body treatment program located in Reston, VA. He comes with over 12 years of experience, specializing in the fields of trauma, grief, and addictions. Being trained in psychoanalytic / psychodynamic therapy early in his career helped him understand to not only treat the symptoms but to therapeutically “peel the onion back” and find ways to help manage the traumatic origins preventing the client from moving forward in their life. 

Due to his experience working with combat Veterans, active duty military deployed from combat zones and victims of sexual assault,  Mark has seen the complexities and resiliency of the human brain. Because of this experience and his understanding of neuroscience, he employs a holistic approach, incorporating different psychotherapeutic modalities, eastern traditions, mindfulness, and Brene Brown’s, Daring Way. In addition, he utilizes a strength based paradigm instead of a deficit based approach. This focus has helped clients stay sober and find purpose in their lives. 

 

Education:

  • Masters in Science, Positive Organizational Development, Case Western Reserve University 
  • Masters of Arts, Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness, New York University
  • Bachelors of Science, Criminal Justice, UC Irvine

 

Licensure and Certification:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Virginia License #0701008177
  • Associate Certified Coach, International Coaching Federation
  • EMDR Level 1 Training
  • Certified Daring Way Facilitator


Sandra Sale, BSW, M.Ed., LPC, MAC

Sandra Sale is a Licensed Professional Counselor with extensive experience in treating addiction. In addition to her clinical experience in nursing and counseling she is also an educator who has served as an adjunct professor at George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College. She has worked for 15 years as the Northern Virginia Director of high risk addiction services for women, as well as 15 years working in the criminal justice system as Court, jails, case management, and probation liaison. Her experience in treatment of adults ranges from private practice individual counseling to groups in clinical settings as well as institutional settings giving her a unique perspective on what an addicted individual deals with day to day in their struggles in recovery. Her experience with the criminal system allows her to navigate through the system with a client facing personal loss and legal issues.  

In addition, for the past 15 years she has worked at the Northern Virginia Community College as an adjunct professor in the administration of justice division teaching narcotics and dangerous drugs focusing on addiction and crisis intervention strategy to law enforcement professionals (FBI, probation, correction officers and police. Sandi is currently serving as the liaison between NOVA and the Prince William Adult Detention Center. She completed the DEA citizens academy at the Washington DC DEA field office and Quantico marine base FBI/DEA training facility.  In addition she is serving a three year term as the mayor of Fairfax City appointee to serve on the asap policy committee. She previously worked as co-facilitator of intervention services in Northern Virginia and successfully completed the requirements for the Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) certification through the NAADAC. With certificate of state mac exam. She is an experienced presenter at both local and state conferences. Her treatment approach is to look at addiction through genetic predisposition with family and social environment factors for a holistic recovery plan. 

 Education:

  • George Mason University, Master of Education
  • George Mason University, Bachelor of Social Work

Licensure and Certifications: 

  • Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Virginia License # 0701005097
  • Master Addiction Counselor, National Association for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors


Contact Me

Location

Availability

Primary

Monday:

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Tuesday:

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Wednesday:

9:00 AM-6:00 PM

Thursday:

9:00 am-7:00 PM

Friday:

9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed