Welcome to The Village Wellness Center


Mindfulness, Meditation, Mind/Body Wellness


Mental health services for self-awareness and personal growth


Offering support through community, educational and therapy groups.

Independent practitioners at The Village Wellness Center promote well-being by providing services and resources in mental health and wellness.

A mindfulness-based philosophy is used to emphasize present-moment awareness as a pathway to recognizing and dismantling counterproductive habits in thoughts, emotional reactivity cycles, and lifestyle patterns. Through cultivating mindful awareness, we can unlock new approaches to life; reduce stress, interact with greater empathy and compassion, focus and solve problems more effectively, and experience life more fully with those we love. 

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About Us

Georgianna Achilles, PhD


Licensed Clinical Psychologist  

Founder, The Village Wellness Center

Dr. Achilles works with adults, teens and children. She has worked in academic, non-profit and private practice settings with specialization in trauma treatment and mindfulness.  Mindfulness utilizes present-moment awareness to better understand and address self-defeating patterns, improve mental focus and imbue daily life with acceptance and compassion. A strengths-based journey paves the way towards gathering insight, inviting healing, and overcoming areas of persistent difficulty.   

Areas of clinical focus: depression, anxiety, stress management, trauma, child abuse, parenting stress, child behavior problems.

In network insurance plans: Blue Cross Blue Shield / Anthem; Cigna

Bennett Crawford, MSW


Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Independent Practitioner, The Village Wellness Center 

Bennett Crawford is a licensed social worker with experience providing therapy across a range of presenting concerns. Concurrent to his private practice, he works for the Fairfax County Community Services Board as a mental health and substance abuse counselor.

Bennett is devoted to teaching mindfulness and has been practicing for over 15 years. He has received training in facilitation and coaching, and has studied many eastern and western philosophies and practices in the field of change and transformation. He has led seminars and workshops over the years and is inspired to share with others the gifts of deeper trust, wisdom and compassion through the practice of mindfulness and mindful mutuality and how this can make such a difference in the world.

In network insurance plans: Blue Cross Blue Shield / Anthem (Cigna pending)

Paul Henry, MS


Licensed Professional Counselor

Independent Practitioner, The Village Wellness Center 

Paul Henry has over 20 years experience in the mental health field, having worked extensively with youth, adolescents and adults in a variety of school systems.  He employs a strengths-based, client-centered approach to address individualized needs.  He brings empathy to the clinical relationship with an emphasis on the collaborative nature of therapy.  Techniques include cognitive-behavioral and relaxation strategies.  In addition to his LPC, Mr. Henry also has national certifications as a Career Counselor and a Master’s of Science degree in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University-Maryland, which lends a pastoral approach if requested.

Mr. Henry also addresses executive functioning skills (EF; i.e. time management, task initiation, planning ahead, organizing, attention/focus, self regulation) - the building blocks of academic, professional and life-management success! 

Areas of clinical focus: ADHD; substance abuse; emotional dysregulation; anxiety; behavior problems; stress management; career development.  

In network insurance plans: Blue Cross Blue Shield / Anthem; Cigna

Beth Spring, LMFT


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Independent Practitioner, The Village Wellness Center

Beth Spring facilitates mindfulness workshops at The Village Wellness Center, drawing from her credentialing in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and other evidence-based mindfulness programs. She is also a facilitator of the Meditation Community of Herndon/Reston meditation group.   She has an active private practice in Herndon, VA where she works with individuals, couples and families, supporting them in their journeys through difficult times and self-discovery. Please visit her website for further information and to take in her inspired writings: www.bethspringtherapy.com.

Unaffiliated Practitioners


John Walker, LMFT 

Also practicing at our location, Dr. Walker is a psychotherapist specializing in treating children, teens, families and couples. He is also the director of Family Connections, a program in Loudoun County, Virginia for difficult teens and their families. 

Contact John at 302-354-1078.



A Mindful Journey: Befriending Yourself

Facilitator: Beth 

At The Village Wellness Center

Fee: $75 


Stress in our lives is inevitable – we can’t avoid it. How we respond to stress matters. If our thoughts cascade in patterns of fear, worry, or self-criticism, then stress may feel even more overwhelming, making us vulnerable to physical as well as emotional distress. 

When we respond to stress from a place of compassion, first for ourselves, then for others, our experience can shift significantly. Cultivating awareness of our own self-worth and competence – befriending ourselves – is a key element of mindfulness. 

Befriending Yourself is a unique introduction to mindfulness. Drawing on top authors and her own practice, Beth Spring provides guided sitting meditations, an experience of mindful eating, discussion about stress management, and resources to assist in beginning or maintaining your own practice.

A Mindful Journey: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Facilitator: Beth Spring, LMFT

Fridays 11:30 - 1pm beginning as enrollment allows
At The Village Wellness Center  

Many suffer with ongoing conditions and circumstances that increase daily life stress. In this group series you’ll learn to apply mindfulness techniques from Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) to help cope with difficulties (e.g. anxiety, depression; loss), decrease stress and return an awareness of the joys of living.

A Mindful Journey: Mindfulness & Meditation Group Therapy

Facilitator: Bennett Crawford, LCSW

Time: Tuesdays 6:30-8:pm beginning in Feb., 2019 (8 weeks)

At The Village Wellness Center

This therapeutic process group will present a mindfulness framework for coping with chronic stress, anxiety, and depression. Foundations of mindfulness such as present-moment awareness, curiosity and inquiry (e.g. objective examination of thought habits, emotions, and relationship patterns) will be explored in a mutually supportive atmosphere.  Foundations in focused meditation practice will be taught.

How to Register for a Group

Please email contact@thevillagewellnesscenter.org or call 703-464-7017 for more information about registering for groups at VWC. 

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

The Village Wellness Center

1043 Sterling Rd., Suites 203-204, Herndon VA 20170

(703) 464-7017


Practitioner schedules vary. Hours are by appointment only.