Meet Our Team
Teresa C. Berry, LPC, LMFT
Teresa has been with SARA since 1986. She earned her M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Radford University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC); Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT); and, a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT). She has over 30 years of extensive experience working with survivors of sexual violence, grant writing, program development and fiscal management. She is an avid runner and marathoner who one day hopes to run the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
Director of Education and Outreach
Bethny joined the SARA Roanoke team in April 2023 as our Director of Education & Outreach, cultivating relationship in the community and providing training and education to the community. Bethny graduated from Hollins University in 2014 with a B.A. in English. In 2019, she received her J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law and became a member of the Virginia State Bar and certified as guardian ad litem in early 2020. Since that time, she has practiced family law and represented children in court cases. Bethny has spent the past decade advocating for survivors of violence, for reproductive justice, and for LGBTQ+ rights.
Director of Crisis Services
Graham joined the SARA Roanoke team in April 2023 as the Director of Crisis Services, overseeing our 24-hour crisis hotline and volunteer program. He graduated from Radford University in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in Women and Gender Studies. Since graduation Graham has worked with marginalized communities affected by domestic and sexual violence, severe mental illness, trauma, substance abuse, and medical and health care inequity. His passion and core values are helping those in need, providing an empathetic ear and advocating for those whose voices have been stolen. Graham strongly believes that we need to break stereotypes of sexual violence being a gender specific issue and recognize that interpersonal violence impacts everyone regardless of identity. He believes that we all need to take an active role in combatting misogynistic rhetoric, victim blaming behaviors, and the silence that perpetuates violence in our community.
Laura B. Guilliams, MA, RYT-500, C-IAYT
Director of Support Services
Laura joined the SARA team in October 2016 originally as our Director of Crisis Services and in 2023 shifted to the role of Director of Support Services where she provides ongoing counseling, yoga therapy, and advocacy for survivors. Laura earned a B.S. in Communication from Radford University, an M.A. in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida, a RYT-500 yoga teacher certification from The Breathing Space in Blacksburg, Va., and an 800-hour yoga therapy certification from The Institute for Living Yoga in Portland, Ore. Laura is a certified accessible yoga teacher and Accessible Yoga Ambassador as well well as a Certified Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Through her yoga therapy practice & yoga classes, Laura seeks to provide students & clients with a safe, compassionate, and inclusive space to navigate their own healing through the teachings and practices of yoga as well as neuroscience-based therapeutic approaches. Laura has worked in the field of crisis intervention & victim advocacy for more than 20 years both at non-profits and in higher education and has been teaching yoga since 2014.