|806 E. Main Street, Ste. 200
Bedford, Virginia 24523
Phone: (540) 583-5095
Fax: (540) 583-5098
Welcome to our Bedford office.
Welcome to our Corporate Office, here is a little about our staff at this location.
Tammy Solari, MS, QMHP-A&C
Tammy earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Radford University and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice/Counselor Education from Radford University. Her career began in law enforcement in 1995. She accepted a Social Work position in Roanoke City investigating Adult Protective Services and Child Protective Services complaints for almost 5 years. Her passion for helping others continued as she accepted employment with the Virginia Department of Corrections as a Clinical Substance Abuse Social Worker in an all-male prison facility.
Tammy worked as an Intensive In-Home Counselor, Mental Health Supports Manager and was Lead Therapeutic Day Treatment Counselor before she and her husband opened United Support Services in 2008. With over 23 years of experience in human services, counseling and mental health business management. Tammy is the owner and CEO of United Support Services serving residents in Roanoke, Bedford and surrounding locations. Tammy’s passion for helping others is the foundation of United Support Services. Helping clients maintain independence and stability in their homes, schools and communities is her mission and her company motto of “People Helping People” emphasizes the structure and goal of United Support Services.
Tammy has volunteered at Roanoke City Public Schools (HOSTS) Program, Disabled American Veterans, and is a proud supporter of the local chapters of the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, Alzheimer’s Association and the Wounded Warrior Project. Tammy is a board member for the AWARE Foundation, Inc., 501 (c)(3), that educates communities on the dangers of predatory violence and provides advocacy and direction for the families and communities burdened by unspeakable tragedies of the missing, endangered and murdered. She is also a board member for Project Support 501 (c)(3), that supports, nurtures, and empowers the mental health population to secure a better quality of life by providing assistance with food, clothing, shelter and educational opportunities to obtain self-sufficiency and become a productive member of the community.
Tammy is a strong advocate for quality mental health services for children and families. She has worked diligently to improve mental health services, poverty, crime and substance abuse treatment to many cultures in the community she currently resides in and the community where she was raised and attended school.
Mark Solari, BS
Mark earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Norwich University Military College of Vermont and has over 25 years combined experience in business management and finance.
Andrea Lester, BS, CPC
Senior Financial Specialist
Andrea earned a Bachelors Degree from Radford University and is a Certified Professional Coder. She has 19 years of experience in medical billing, provider contracting and credentialing and financial management.
Kendra Brandt, BS
Office Program Manager
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Instructor
CPR/First Aid Instructor
Kendra Brandt earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in History Education from Liberty University, and previously worked as a teacher in Michigan. She has over 15 of office/administrative experience with HR, and over 11 years of experience working in the coordination of community-based services including ID & DD Waiver, Mental Health Skills Building, Intensive In-Home, and Therapeutic Day Treatment.
Michelle Price, LPC
Clinical Program Manager
Michelle is currently registered through the Virginia Board of Counseling as a Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C.) and qualifies as a L.P.C. Clinical Supervisor. Currently she is working towards a Ph.D. in Counseling with a focus on supervision and teaching. She earned her M.A. in Professional Counseling through Liberty University in 2008 and has been licensed through the Virginia Board of Health as an L.P.C since May 2013. Positions that she has held in the counseling field include Clinical Program Manager (current), Outpatient Services, Crisis Services, and Intensive In Home Services.
Michelle has been working in the counseling field for 11 years. While most of her experience is working with children and families, she has experience working with the adult population as well. All of her counseling experience has been through community mental health services, as she enjoys working with a diverse population with various needs. Michelle’s theoretical orientation comes from a cognitive behavioral point of view. While this is the predominant modality that she utilizes, she does pull techniques from other models if they prove to be beneficial to the client. Michelle enjoys using CBT in her practice because it is easy to grasp, very flexible to implement to the client’s needs and it is evidenced based (has been proven to be effective). Areas that Michelle has received training include Trauma-focused CBT, Attachment Based Family therapy(ABFT), Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA), and Al’s Pals. She has also been trained with administering the K-SADS.
DeLisha Dickerson, Resident in Counseling, QMHP-C
DeLisha is registered with the Virginia Board of Counseling as a Resident in Counseling. DeLisha earned her Bachelor in Science degree in Psychology from Lynchburg College in 2003. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Licensed Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2012. DeLisha has been in the mental health field for 14 years. DeLisha has experience in therapeutic day treatment, community based counseling and crisis services.