Newport News

Our Office is located at: 

610 Thimble Shoals Blvd, Suite 303 B
Newport News, VA 23606

Phone: 757-240-5595

Fax: 757-282-5963

For billing questions, please call 804-433-3530 or email

Meet the Staff


Brandy Gresham, LPC, CSAC, CAADC


Site Director

I have been with NCG since July 2012. I have held the position of a Community Based Counselor II/Clinical Assessor, Assistant Site Director and my current role as Site Director. I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and my Master’s degree in Community and Clinical Psychology from Norfolk State University. I have always valued the importance of remaining humble and being a helping hand to those less fortunate and or to anyone in need. Some of my interests include staying spiritually grounded, traveling, listening to music, spending time with my family and friends, living outside the box, and online shopping.  


Crystal Bland, MSED, NCC, LPC


Clinical Supervisor

I have a drive and a passion to help others. I received my Master's degree in Counseling Education/Mental Health from Old Dominion University which is where I started the process for licensure. I am currently finishing up my residency towards my LPC. Within my 4 years at NCG, I have managed to grow as a community based counselor as well as grow within my current position as a clinical supervisor. My passion to help others is evident in my work at NCG but also in the service and philanthropy that I engage in in my personal life through mentoring and service activities through my sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


Patricia Felton, M.Ed., MA, QMHP-C


Clinical Supervisor

I have been with NCG since October of 2011. I received my Baccalaureate in Social Work, M.Ed. in Interdisciplinary Studies and a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. Since 1997, I have always demonstrated a passion when working and supporting individuals in the mental health community. Over the years, I have worked for Albemarle Mental Health as a case manager for the intellectually disabled, City of Portsmouth as a clinician and a supervisor for a day treatment program. Since being with NCG I have enjoyed providing therapeutic support for Mental Health Skills Building, Intensive In-Home (IIH) counseling , Mentorship and Therapeutic Day Treatment. My current position is Therapeutic Day Treatment Clinical Supervisor for the Newport News office. In addition, I am also pursuing a Licensure in Clinical Mental Counseling, to help individual’s reach their fullest potential.


Nakia Howard, MS


Clinical Supervisor

I am a graduate of Hampton University, where I received both my bachelor’s and master's degrees, while also coaching the women’s basketball team. My background primarily includes working with children, teenagers, and young adults, though I have counseling and case management experience with adults as well. Currently, I provide supervision for those who have clients receiving mental health skill-building services and home based services. In the past, I worked for Hampton University, Newport News Secure Detention Center, and have served approximately 8 years with National Counseling Group Inc in various roles. I enjoy working with adults, children and families; helping them accomplish their goals, empower themselves, and maximize their strengths in order to reach their full potential.