Christy Mayes, LPC

Clinical Director of MHSB/CRISIS

Christy Mayes is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Substance Use Counselor. She joined the Epic Family in August 2019. Christy obtained her Master's Degree in Professional Counseling and Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Liberty University. In the past 5 years, Christy has worked directly with youth and adolescents as well as adults, providing mental health and substance use services in various professional roles. Currently, she is a Clinical Director for both Mental Health Skill Building and Crisis Stabilization Services for Epic. Christy is married with 2 children and portrays a passionate heart for helping others!



Shanel Beard-Williams, LPC

Clinical Director of ARTS/MHSB

Shanel Beard Williams, M.Ed, LPC is a licensed professional counselor from Chatham, Virginia. Shanel received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The University of Virginia and her Master's of Education from The College of William and Mary. Shanel has served others by aiding them in improving their mental health and overall life experience for several years in various capacities. Shanel’s passion is providing hope to those who may be stuck in the cycle of addiction by offering them a turning point. Shanel loves singing, dancing, all things sports, and spending time with her family which includes her husband Daniel, son Jayon, and her furry son, Cash. Shanel came to Epic in Aug 2019 and currently serves as the Clinical Director of Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services and Mental Health Skill Building.


Carla Pruitt, LMHP-S

Crisis Stabilization Clinical Supervisor

Carla Pruitt is a Supervisee in Social Work who was born and raised in the Danville/Pittsylvania County community. She worked 3 years in crisis intervention before joining the Epic family as Clinical Supervisor for Crisis Stabilization. Carla obtained her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Lynchburg College in 2012. She went on to obtain her Master of Social Work degree from Radford University in 2014. Carla is currently working toward becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has a passion for social work and mental health crisis. Carla lives in Danville with her husband and daughter.



Emily Marshall, LCSW

Senior Director of Clinical Services

Emily Marshall is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe mental illness, veterans, and children. She obtained her Bachelors of Social Work from James Madison University and her Masters in Social Work from Radford University. Field placements included Commonwealth Center for Children and Adolescents, New River Valley Community Services, and Salem VAMC. She joined the Epic family in November 2017 and now serves as the Senior Director of Clinical Services. When not working, Emily enjoys exercising, being outside, and spending time with her husband and son.