Local psychologist gives tip for people afraid of needles

WATCH FULL VIDEO HERE   BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Some people have reservations about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. But for some, it is more than a reservation, it is a phobia. Trypanophobia is an extreme fear of needles, and it is the reason some people will not get the covid-19 vaccine. Local psychologist Dr. Kristi […]

Beckley Grows builds garden to transform community

WATCH FULL VIDEO HERE   BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — A group in Beckley is on a mission to make positive changes in the city of Beckley, and they are starting at the roots. Beckley Grows is a new organization in the community. They recently partnered with Vicki Web of the Transformation Center, Dumas Psychology Collective, […]

Hometown Hero: Dr. Kristi Dumas

Watch Video Here BECKLEY W. VA. (WVVA) – Dr. Kristi Dumas has been a resident of Raleigh County for nearly ten years after coming to work in the area. Since then, Dumas has been dedicated to giving back through different initiatives. “There’s probably been eight to ten,” said Dumas. “[It’s about] just always finding a […]

Psychologist provides free therapy to teachers

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Schools are preparing to re-open for the fall semester. Those plans include plenty of changes and restrictions. Dr. Kristi Dumas, owner of Dumas Psychology Collective, said teachers may be the ones more worried about the return as opposed to students. “We have quite a few clients who just came to our […]

Gruesome murder in Greenbrier County shows to be driven by a decline in mental health

(WVVA)-“Mental health is nothing to joke about or taken lightly. When someone begs, pleads, cries out for help, please help them. You just might save a life or more lives. Thank you. Again initials O. A. M,” said Greenbrier County Sheriff, Bruce Sloan. Those initials belong to Oreanna Antoinette Myers, Meyers murdered three of her […]

Community members use MLK day to volunteer for Beckley Success Closet

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Local volunteers used their day off to do some good! People gathered in the basement of Robert Dunlap’s office on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 to organize clothes for the Beckley Success Closet. They accepted professional clothing donations from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. One of the organizers, Dr. Kristi Dumas, said […]

The Beckley Success Closet begins taking donations

BECKLEY W. VA. (WVVA) – The Beckley Success Closet began taking donations on Monday. The closet will provide free professional clothing to people with limited resources who are looking to find a job or enter the business industry. Robert Dunlap, one of the organizer’s of the success close, said the community’s support has been incredible […]

Beckley Success Closet sees dozens of supporters come out during donation day event

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – Local organizations have partnered to provide free professional clothing to job seekers. Monday morning, residents around Raleigh County put in work to support the new Beckley Success Closet. The project is a collaborative effort from The Dumas Psychology Collective and the law office of Robert Dunlap. The Success Closet is meant […]

Two locals collect professional clothing to donate to community

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Walking into a job interview can be extremely intimidating. You might be asking yourself, “Will I say the right thing?” “Am I qualified?” But Dr. Kristi Dumas and Robert Dunlap want to make sure the people in the Beckley community do not stress about one thing: “Do I look the part?” […]