New Vita Therapy
Train your brain. Live a fuller life.

The human brain.
The most complex and wondrous mechanism known to man—a 100 billion cells (neurons) communicating through electrical pulses (brain waves) traveling along a trillion or more pathways.

Your brain is control central for your mind and body. It's the originator of your every thought, the storehouse for all you'll ever learn. It monitors and manages all the physical activity of your life. And it determines in large measure how you respond emotionally to the world around you.

Neurotherapy uses the innovative techniques of brain training to help you achieve emotional balance in your life and reach your peak performance levels physically and mentally. It also can help your children overcome the most common barriers to personal and scholastic achievement.

Our Team

New Vita Neurotherapy brings together an outstanding team of therapists and counselors dedicated to improving the mental, emotional and physical lives of adults, adolescents and children. New Vita uses the most up-to-date brain-training techniques of neurofeedback and neurofitness to help clients improve emotional balance in their lives and achieve peak performance in their personal and business endeavors.

Our team also places a special focus on helping children, adolescents and college students break through the unique barriers they face in gaining personal and scholastic success on their paths to adulthood.

Sherry M. Todd, PhD, LPC, ATR-BC, CTS, TFTdx
Clinical Director
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Lindsey Watts, MS
Resident in Counseling, EMDR trained, Neurofeedback Technician

Lindsey is completing her Residency in Counseling at New Vita Neurotherapy and Counseling. She is EMDR trained and a Neurofeedback Technician currently working towards certification in both. She holds a license to teach regular and special education K-12. She has a MS in Early Childhood Special Education and a second MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She taught in Special Education for 22 years. She has a wealth of experience working with special education issues like eligibility and IEP compliance.

Lindsey works with children, teenagers and adults. She focuses on the clinical and emotional needs of her clients. She uses holistic approaches like EMDR and Neurofeedback to help her clients move towards a more balanced life. She specializes in treating trauma, depression, anxiety, OCD and so much more. She treats emotional needs as well physical concerns, like high blood pressure, Parkinson’s, migraines, sleep issues and eating disorders.

Jessica Harrington, M.Ed.
Resident in Counseling

Jessica is a Resident in Counseling with New Vita Neurotherapy and Counseling. She has a M.Ed. in clinical mental health counseling from the College of William and Mary. She uses a cognitive-behavioral approach, along with elements of mindfulness, as she works with clients to develop a plan to help them reach their goals.

Most of Jessica’s clients are teens and adults. Many of her clients struggle with depression, low self-esteem, trauma, and anxiety. She works closely with victims of sexual assault and victims of domestic violence. She has experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings, community mental health, and grief counseling. She is currently accepting new clients and is available on weekdays, for both day and evening appointments.

Ron Riffle, MA
Resident in Counseling

Are you on active duty or a veteran, first responder or a family member looking for assistance dealing with stress, anxiety, or transitions? Ron is a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer who now serves as a Resident in Counseling at New Vita Neurotherapy. His experience and passion demonstrate that he can work with many different people. He has worked with people ages 11 to 65, individuals & couples, focused on developing communications skills, career goals, grief and loss or improving overall quality of life. He served in many environments and understands many of the challenges facing those returning from deployments and reuniting with family. Work through life transitions today.

He has extensive training to work with those affected by traumatic events. He earned a Certificate in Graduate Studies in the field of Trauma, skilled in Trauma Focused-CBT, Certified Level 4 Field Traumatologist from Green Cross. He believes that goal setting and establishing a path is a key to success and that failing safely is essential success of people.

If you are ready to begin to live a better life, want to communicate better with others, or processing traumas that impact your quality of life reach out today to arrange a phone consultation or an in-office consultation. Ron offers appointment times Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9am till 8pm, Friday noon till 5pm, and Saturdays by appointment. Reach out to Ron today either by email or by phone 757-309-0409. 

Jane Lujan, MA
Resident in Counseling
Jer 29:11
One of my greatest passions is advocating for those who do not have a voice and helping people who are hurting. I work alongside my clients to help them achieve daily levels of healthy functioning.

I am a proud, retired veteran of the United States Army. While serving in the personnel field, I mentored, counseled, and assisted soldiers and their families with various professional and personal needs. I graduated from Liberty University with my Master of Arts Degree in Professional Counseling in December of 2018. My counseling approach is eclectic, based on the needs of the client, with focuses on Christian Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Person-Centered Therapy, as well as a Neurofeedback Technician. I work with children, adults and families.

I strive to always be sensitive, empathetic, encouraging, and compassionate, encouraging clients to live their lives to the fullest. Together we can achieve your goals, let me join you on your healthy journey.

Nate Stanton, MA
Resident in Counseling

My name Is Nathan Stanton. I am a Resident in Counseling at New Vita Neurotherapy, working towards my VA LPC licensure. I currently am a full time fire fighter with the City of Norfolk, VA. I am also a former Virginia Beach Police Officer. As someone who cares for others, I have found it my calling to assist others during their time of need, especially first responders.

I graduated from Regent University with a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a certificate in Trauma. I obtained my BS in Human Services from Kaplan University. I have been trained in Trauma Therapy, Critical Incident Stress Management, EMDR, and am currently training in Neurotherapy. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy , and a strength-based approach to therapeutic treatment with my clients.

My dedication towards assisting individuals in crisis, during traumatic events or work and life-related situations is what drives me to become the best therapist I can be, for you.

Moriah Blackmon
Counseling Intern

Moriah Blackmon is a Mental Health Counseling Intern with New Vita Neurotherapy. She received her BS in Psychology with an emphasis in Substance Abuse at Regent University in 2016. Currently, she is completing her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Trauma and Substance Abuse/Addictions. She provides assistance to clients with a wide range of issues that include, trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss and addictions. Schedule a free consultation with her, as she is accepting new clients! You can reach her at

Brittany Peeples, MA.Ed.
Counseling Intern

Brittany Peeples is a Mental Health Counseling Intern with New Vita Neurotherapy. She graduated from Norfolk State University in 2008 with a Masters of Arts in Urban Education degree in Community Counseling. Currently, she is pursuing an Educational Specialist Certificate in Mental Health Counseling from Old Dominion University. She has 10 years of experience working with at-risk youth and parents in educational settings. Brittany is passionate about addressing the stigma surrounding mental health conditions in minority communities and ensuring quality mental healthcare for all. She believes awareness and advocacy are the best ways to combat this stigma. You can follow her on Instagram at @therapywithbrittany as she shares community resources, inspirational thoughts, and sheds light on mental health issues.