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Andrea Arcona, PhD

Arcona Andrea, PhD - CHKD Blog Author Mental Health
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Andrea Arcona, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist at CHKD who sees patients at Partners in Pediatric Care in Virginia Beach. She is interested in the evaluation and treatment of a broad range of social-emotional, behavioral, attention, learning, and developmental disorders, particularly in preschool and elementary-age children.

Posts written by Andrea Arcona, PhD

Anne Russell, LCSW

CHKD Blog Author Anne Russell, LCSW Mental Health
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Anne Russell has worked with children in the community since 2005 and has been providing therapy to children since 2009. Russell became a licensed clinical social worker in 2013 and started her LCSW career as a clinician at CHKD’s Child Advocacy Center in 2013. She is considered an expert in child maltreatment and trauma. She joined the CHKD Mental Health Program in 2018.

Posts written by Anne Russell, LCSW

Anne West Kesner, MA, BCC

CHKD Blog Author Anne West Kesner, MA, BCC CHKD Chaplaincy

Anne Kesner is a full time chaplain at CHKD. She and her husband James are parents to 14-month-old, Parker. She continues to fight PPD/PPA/OCD with an amazing spirit and support from ‘Healthy Mommy, Healthy Baby’ meetings, group facilitators, her family and therapist.

Posts written by Anne West Kesner, MA, BCC