Welcome to the Meridian Group

Founded in 1994, we are a comprehensive mental health private practice supporting adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families in the greater Chesterfield, Virginia area.

COVID-19 Update

The providers at the Meridian Group are committed to the health and safety of our patients, staff, and clinicians. During the COVID-19 outbreak and the constantly evolving situation, we have made some adjustments in the way we provide services. Read more (PDF) »

John P. Dwyer, Ph.D.

Dr. Dwyer is a founding partner of the Meridian Group of Chesterfield and has been practicing clinical psychology for more than 30 years. He specializes in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families and provides individual and family therapy from a developmental perspective in treatment of individuals of all ages.

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David L. Epstein, Psy.D.

Dr. Epstein has been practicing clinical psychology since he was licensed in 2009. He specializes in individual psychotherapy with older adolescents and adults who present with a variety of problems.

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Melissa Davis Findlay, LCSW

Ms. Findlay has practiced in the Richmond area since 1994. She has a multifaceted practice, but children and adolescents, divorce related issues, and trauma are often a large part of her cases.

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Elizabeth A. Novak, LCSW

Ms. Novak has been practicing as a clinical social worker since 2004. In 2006 she joined the Meridian Group, where she treats adults with a wide variety of concerns.

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Jill Sexton-Newton, LPC

Ms. Sexton-Newton has provided outpatient, crisis counseling and assessment services for over 27 years. She joined the Meridian Group in the fall of 2018.

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Chelsi Simmons, LPC

Ms. Simmons is a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 12 years of providing a wide range of therapeutic services to individuals, couples, and families from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

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Leah Harlan, M.A.

Ms Harlan is a Resident in Counseling who uses a holistic approach to help children, adolescents, and adults, overcome anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem.

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Julianne Luck, MSW

Ms. Luck is a Resident in Counseling who works with adolescents, adults, and seniors to help them overcome issues with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and trauma.

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Our Practice

About Us

Our goal is to provide professional, individualized mental health services in a manner sensitive to your needs, to help you through your personal concerns.

We are fully licensed, experienced therapists, committed to providing quality counseling, psychotherapy, and assessment services to our community.

Our practice has been together for more than 25 years. We respect the importance of your decision to seek treatment, understand that it may be difficult, and strive to help you feel at ease. We respect your privacy and value each and every individual who has chosen us to assist them.

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