Most of the time we can handle life’s difficulties on our own. But, at times, the problems may seem a little overwhelming, and we don’t know where to turn.

Asking for help is often difficult, but it is actually the first step in resolving the problem or finding effective ways to cope. Our staff is available for individual consultation and short-term, focused counseling for a variety of personal issues and common concerns.

Meet the Staff

Beth Danehy
Director and FEAP Consultant

Master of Science Marriage and Family Therapy, (2016), University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution, (2000), Antioch University. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

Ms. Danehy, joined FEAP in August 2019, coming from the University of Rochester where she was the Director of Life-Work Connections and UR Medicine EAP and an Assistant in Psychiatry. Ms. Danehy is a Certified Employee Assistance Professional and completed Mastery Training for Coaches from the Arbinger Institute. Prior to becoming an Employee Assistance professional, Ms. Danehy was an Advanced Practitioner Mediator in private practice. Ms. Danehy has extensive experience in bio/psycho/social assessment, worksite and manager consultations, conflict and communication coaching, mediation and couples therapy. Member Employee Assistance Professionals Association, International Association of Employee Assistance Professionals in Education, and American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.

Ms. McLaughlin holds a Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling with a specialty in deafness from Gallaudet University. She has worked in a variety of community mental health settings including several Community Services Boards (CSBs) providing mental health and substance use/misuse services. Ms. McLaughlin most recently worked at the Region Ten Community Services Board from 2007-2020 providing a variety of mental health and substance use services that included comprehensive assessments, individual therapy, group therapy, emergency services, crisis intervention, and most recently as the Program Manager of Region Ten’s Access and Adult Clinical Services team. Ms. McLaughlin uses a strengths-based, solution-focused approach. Ms. McLaughlin is passionate about self-care and eldercare.

Master of Science in Nursing (1992), University of Virginia; Bachelor of Science in nursing (1978), University of North Carolina.  Certified as an Employee Assistance Professional and as a Clinical Specialist in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.

Ms. Mason has extensive experience with substance abuse assessment, intervention, and treatment, particularly among Health Care Professionals. She is a DOT Qualified Substance Abuse Professional. Ms. Mason has additional expertise in helping employees improve interpersonal/communication skills, manage stress, deal with trauma, anxiety, depression, and crisis. Member of the American and Virginia Nurses Association and Employee Assistance Professionals Association.

Masters in Social Work (1996), University of Maryland Baltimore; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (1993), College of William and Mary. Additional training through the Coaches Training Institute.  Member of the FEAP staff since 1996.

Ms. Sherman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia and a Certified Employee Assistance Professional.  Ms. Sherman has extensive experience with coaching, short-term problem solving, management consultation, mediation, and facilitation on a range of personal and workplace issues.  She has additional expertise helping employees improve communication skills, balance work and home, manage stress, increase happiness, in domestic violence work, and in helping employees deal with anxiety and depression. Member of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association and the College and University Work Family Association.

Master of Social Work (1987), Virginia Commonwealth University.  Virginia LCSW since 1993. Post Graduate training in Family Systems Theory and certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Professional Trainer.

Ms. DeLong has extensive experience in couple’s work, parenting, and adjustment to chronic or sudden medical issues as well as in dealing with grief and loss.  Ms. DeLong uses a strength based, solution focused approach in her clinical work to help clients manage stress and intense emotions effectively. Additionally she has extensive experience in developing and sustaining effective interdisciplinary teams so they can bring a shared vision to fruition.

Master of Education in Counseling (1999), University of Virginia; Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science (1987), Mount Holyoke College. Licensed Professional Counselor since 2004.

Ms. Maughlin is proficient with assessment, intervention and treatment of adults, adolescents and children.  She has experience assisting individuals managing crisis, depression, anxiety, professional and interpersonal relationships and interactions. Ms. Maughlin also has extensive experience helping individuals and families with communication, parenting, stress management and most personal and workplace concerns.  Member of the American Counseling Association.

Joyce Camden
FEAP Consultant & Trauma Specialist
(434) 924-2966
Master of Social Work, (1990), Virginia Commonwealth University. Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1992. Ms. Camden worked with the Faculty and Employee Assistance Program (FEAP) in the early years of its development, 1992-1996 and has been in private psychotherapy practice since 1996.

Ms. Camden has extensive clinical experience dealing with individual, couples, families and adolescents.  In addition, Ms. Camden has training and experience in crisis/trauma work, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, mediation, career coaching, and solution focused therapy. Ms. Camden has provided Ethics workshops for Mental Health Professionals and has offered multiple forms of volunteer work in the Charlottesville community throughout her professional career. She additionally holds memberships with the Virginia Society of Clinical Social Workers and the National Association of Social Workers and, is the Social Worker Consultant for The Center for Ethical Practice.

Masters of Counseling, (1991), Western Maryland College, Bachelor of Science, James Madison University (1985). Post-Graduate work from George Washington University, Gallaudet University and Catholic University and certification training in Reality Therapy. Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia since 2003.

Deb Early, MA, LPC, CEAP- One of the primary focuses of Deb’s work over the past twenty eight years has been to help partners forge a path to relational maturity and to help build a unique “tool box” for cultivating healthy, satisfying and compassionate relationships. Using an eclectic therapeutic approach, Deb educates and guides couples/partners through bio/psycho/social assessment, Enneagram exploration of individual core needs, building and bridging effective communication and exploring intimacy within their relationships. Prior to coming the UVA FEAP, Deb worked for the Department of Defense as a therapist specializing in family/couples issues related to deployment and she ran a private therapy practice in Old Town, Alexandria. Deb also has a variety of experience involving issues related to grief and recovery, separation and divorce, post-traumatic stress, parenting, depression, codependence, depression and anxiety.

Ken V. Horne
FEAP Consultant & Trauma Specialist
(434) 297-5285
Master of Social Work (2007), University of Denver; Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (2001), University of Colorado at Boulder. Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia since 2009.

Prior to graduate school, Mr. Horne worked in therapeutic residential treatment with youth and families at the Howard Center in Burlington, Vermont. During graduate school, he gained experience on the child and adolescent psychiatric units at Children’s Hospital Colorado and completed clinical internships in school-based social work and community-based day treatment at the Mental Health Center of Denver. Since graduate school, Mr. Horne has worked in child welfare, crisis stabilization, emergency room social work, and private practice. He has extensive experience in crisis management, stress reduction, trauma work, and mindfulness-informed psychotherapy. Mr. Horne is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.

Extensive administrative experience, in pediatrics, family medicine, and employee assistance. Past Board member of Exceptional Assistants’ Network, peer mentor to administrative professionals; Notary Public. Volunteer with United Way and Hands On Greater Richmond. 2016 Leonard W. Sandridge Outstanding Contribution Award recipient. In 2018, Ms. Straughn also became a Certified Professional Coach.
John B. Schorling
Physician Liaison
MD (1980) Ohio State University, Residency in Internal Medicine (1980-84) University of Virginia, Masters in Public Health (1988) University of Washington.

Dr. Schorling has been a member of the faculty at the University of Virginia since 1988 where he is now Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences.  He has also served as the Director of the Physician Wellness Program since 2002 and has provided clinical assessment and counseling for stress, communication issues, substance abuse, anger, and depression, focusing on these issues among physicians.  Has also served as the Director of the UVA Mindfulness Center since 2006 where he teaches mindfulness-based stress reduction as well as other mindfulness-based approaches to promoting well-being.

Experience in administration and finance in the retail and service industries. Volunteering with the UT Navigator and American Red Cross Society in Knoxville, Tennessee.