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Faye Bonnick Counseling
a Center for Healing & Recovery

The Faye Bonnick Counseling Center for Healing and Recovery is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2017 in loving memory of Ms. Faye Bonnick and serves teens, adults, couples, and families to help them navigate through painful feelings, setting personal boundaries, anxiety, depression, grief, anger, sexual trauma, and sexual addiction through our certified and qualified counselors. 

We uniquely work to accommodate clients of various economic backgrounds, so everyone is able to access the clinical mental health therapy services they need to move through trauma and experience recovery.

Faye's Story

Faye was a strong believer and follower of Christ, who experienced her own personal journey of healing.  She believed that the process of healing from trauma and emotional brokenness is God’s way of leading us to “rivers of living waters” (John 7:38).  

Faye touched the lives of so many through family and friendship. She loved connecting with people and encouraged others to do the same. On January 5th, 2017, Faye passed away at the age of 69.  The Center was created by her children to honor her as a mother, grandmother, friend, and now “angel."


Meet Our Counselors

We guarantee our counselor will be welcoming and kind. You can choose the one you would like to have your sessions with or we can recommend one for you based on your needs. Each of our counselors brings years of formal education, training, and expertise in their areas of focus. Our common goal is to help you and your loved ones move through trauma and addiction to a journey of recovery resulting in healing, improved mental health, and increased wellbeing

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Dr. Heather Fritch, Ph.D., LPC

Therapeutic Speciality Area

  • Partner trauma, betrayal

  • Marital conflict

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Body image and disordered eating

  • Somatic pain

Dr. Heather Fritch received her Ph.D. from Liberty University in 2017. She has a holistic comprehensive approach to healing and change that centers on each person, their created design, and overall well-being.

Dr. Fritch has experience working with individuals, children/adolescents, couples, and church leaders. She specializes in partner trauma, betrayal, addictions, marriage conflict, anxiety and depression, body image and disordered eating, somatic pain, and other various marriage and family issues.

Her redemptive worldview is grounded in hope from watching people experience deep healing moments through therapeutic intervention and connection with God. In addition to her work as a therapist, she is a wife and mom of 4. Dr. Fritch is a Licensed Professional Counselor and also serves as online faculty with Liberty University’s Graduate Counseling Program.


Latoya Wells, LPC, CSOTP 

Therapeutic Speciality Area

  • Porn addiction and sexual offenders

  • Couples therapy

  • Teen sexual recovery group

  • Anxiety

  • At-risk youth

  • Sexual relapse prevention

LaToya Wells, LPC, CSOTP, is a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider (CSOTP) specializing in treatment for porn addiction and those with a sex offending history. Porn and inappropriate sexual urges do not have to run your life. Anxiety does not have to be permanent. However, to have healthy relationships and intimacy, you first need a healthy heart and mind.


You may not have been raised in the best home or with both parents. Your relationship choices and career path may not match the American dream, but if you're willing to shift your focus, you can find purpose through your pain and lessons from your losses.


If we partner in therapy, you'll learn to identify your triggers, create healthy boundaries for better relational and sexual experiences, and develop confidence in your ability to recover from stressful situations such as conflict, relapse, or anxiety flares. In addition, male teens can process their road to recovery and implement practical tools alongside supportive peers in our group setting.


Esther Aquino Levine

Therapeutic Speciality Area

  • Aspires to specialize in trauma and play therapy

Esther Aquino Levine is an intern with the Faye Bonnick Counseling Center for Healing and Recovery. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. She was influenced by her work as a mental health Clinic Manager for Pathways to Wellness in northern California and aspires to become a licensed professional counselor specializing in trauma and play therapy in the next stage of her career.

Currently, Esther is completing her Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. She is a member of the American Counseling Association. Esther is a mom and a long-time resident of the Hampton Roads area. She enjoys traveling with her kids and a miniature Schnauzer named Thor.


Robie Armbruster

Therapeutic Speciality Area

  • Food Addiction

  • Childhood Trauma

  • Sex addiction

  • Substance abuse

Robert Armbruster (Robie) is currently pursuing his Master of Education degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Old Dominion University. He holds a BA/MA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (specializing in Psychology) and an MSc in Systems Technology from Naval Postgraduate School. He grew up in England, then served 24 years in the U.S. Navy as a Submarine Officer. After eight years as a government contractor, he finally realized that his calling was in counseling. Robie is a member of the American Counseling Association and has experience working with sex addiction and substance abuse.

Robie is an elder in his church, where he leads a weekly Discipleship Class and directs the audio-visual component of worship. However, he enjoys working with clients of any faith, and clients with no religious conviction.


David Fritch

Therapeutic Speciality Area

  • Pornography & / Sex Addiction

  • Infidelity &  Betrayal

  • Shame, Anxiety, Depression

  • Spiritual Growth

  • Leadership Challenges

David Fritch is a Pastoral Sex Addiction Professional (PSAP candidate) and a certified life coach. He received his M.A. in Practical Theology from Regent University and was ordained as a Pastor in 2002. He has served in full-time ministry for 24 years as a pastor, teacher, author, and itinerant speaker. 

David has experience coaching pastors, church leaders, and business professionals. He specializes in helping Christian men, and those in leadership positions overcome unwanted sexual behavior, heal from infidelity and rebuild their lives and marriages.

David integrates practical coaching tools, accountability, and spiritual practices in his coaching sessions. His belief in God as the ultimate healer of our hearts provides an atmosphere of hope and strength to help men move beyond mere goal setting and behavior modification into true transformation and lasting change. In addition to his work as a coach, David is a husband, father of four, and a small business owner.

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