Richmond Counselors

Richmond Counselors

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Kathy Verano LPC LMFT

Kathy-Verano richmond counselorKathy Verano received her master’s and Educational Specialist degrees from the College of William and Mary, and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Mary Baldwin College. She is a licensed professional counselor and licensed marriage and family therapist.

She has effectively guided others on a path to healing and wholeness for over 20 years, providing traditional counseling and creative and alternative therapies to children, adolescents and adults in outpatient, residential, school and hospital settings.

Kathy has expertise working with life transitions, trauma, attachment difficulties, stress reduction, grief, loss, depression, anxiety and building effective interpersonal relationships. She has in-depth experience helping with the challenges surrounding chronic illness.

Kathy has a person-centered, strength-based approach to therapy, designing treatment strategies in collaboration with the client to meet their unique needs. In a supportive, nonjudgmental and nurturing environment, a variety of modalities may be introduced such as journaling, art, sand tray, guided imagery and mindfulness meditation, to assist with the healing process. She employs psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and family systems approaches as well.

In all aspects of her work, Kathy uses a culturally competent and trauma informed perspective which facilitates recovery and empowerment.


Shannon Poppa

Shannon Poppa richmond counselorShannon Poppa earned her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Marymount University in Arlington, VA. She has over ten years of experience in providing therapy services to a wide variety of populations, including military personnel and families, adolescents and young adults, GLBT, individuals living with a chronic illness, couples, and families.

Shannon’s approach to therapy is one that is client-centered and strengths-based in an effort to find workable solutions and inner peace.

She strives to provide a safe and comfortable environment for client’s to explore and work through challenges.”

Shannon has also worked extensively with clients to help them develop coping strategies to effectively manage intense emotions, such as anxiety, depressive symptoms, and impaired self-esteem. She believes the therapeutic process is a journey to greater self-discovery and self-acceptance.


Dr. Harry Keener Ph.D.

Harry Keener richmond counselorDr. Harry Keener Ph.D. received his doctorate in Counselor Education from The College of William and Mary and a Bachelors of Science and Master’s of Community Counseling from Loyola University of New Orleans. Dr. Keener has been a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Virginia since 2006. While Dr. Keener works with a variety of clients he has a particular interest in working with couples, families, adults with depression and anxiety, and adolescents and teenagers with acting out and defiant behaviors, individuals dealing with trauma, and clients dealing with grief and loss.

In counseling, he employs a mix of cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic and person-centered approaches to help individuals in resolving problems, deal with conflicts, build positive relationships, and manage mental health symptoms in a healthy manner.”

He has worked in the mental health field for over 16 years providing individual, group and family counseling in a variety of settings to adolescents and adults. These setting include outpatient counseling centers, adolescent residential treatment, schools, a crisis stabilization unit, and in community mental health. He has presented on the local, regional, state, and national levels on topics such as male depression, clinical supervision, family counseling, and crisis counseling.

Since 2007, Dr. Keener has been an adjunct professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Rehabilitation Counseling Department teaching classes on Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling Theories and Crisis Counseling.


Connect with a Richmond Counselor today at 804-554-0356, to set up your first session and start the process to change.

Jennifer Erikson

Jennifer Erikson

LPC

7459 Old Hickory Drive, Ste 105,
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
@ The Refocus Center

Jennifer completed her internship in professional counseling at New Life Journey, Inc. under the supervision of Donna Grile, LPC where she gained experience in substance abuse and addiction. She is currently supervised by Connie Jenks, LPC at Grapevine Counseling and Therapy.
She specializes in depression, excessive worry and anxiety, panic disorder, life balance issues, stress, codependency and anger management. She also runs specialized groups focusing on managing weight, living with a chronic illness, and increasing self-esteem. Jennifer utilizes a cognitive behavioral therapy and
solution-focused approach toward resolution, healing, and peace.

Jennifer holds a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. She is continuing her education with Walden University, working toward her Ph.D. in Health Psychology with a goal of contributing to behavioral research. She recently completed studying abroad to further her cultural understandings. Her years of experience as a professional in the healthcare business have given Jennifer the life experience of balancing career, family, and self. With more than two decades in the field of management and leadership, Jennifer continues to help others improve their careers and balance their personal life to find self-fulfillment.

The challenges of raising two children and maintaining a career prompted Jennifer to change her career to help those who struggle like herself. This helped deepen her conviction that a person should be supported as a whole, addressing connections between the mind, body, and spirit.

Helps With…
  • ADHD / ADD
  • Addiction
  • Adolescents
  • Aging
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Anger
  • Anorexia
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger’s
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Blended Family
  • Brain Injury
  • Bulimia
  • Careers
  • Children
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples
  • Dependency
  • Depressed Mood
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Fear / Phobia
  • Gambling
  • Grief / Loss / Bereavement
  • Impulsivity
  • Infidelity / Affair
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Money / Financial
  • OCD
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorder
  • Racial Issues
  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction/Co-Addiction
  • Sexual Issues
  • Sleep / Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma / PTSD / Stress Disorders
  • Underachievement
  • Weight Management
  • Workaholism
Payment Options…

 

  • $30 Cash/ Self Pay
at 804-554-0356
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Dr. Bridgette Williams

Dr. Bridgette Williams

PhD, CSAC, ADS, MAC

Richmond Address:

5310 Markel Rd. Suite 102 Richmond, VA 23230

Fredericksburg Address:

120 Falcon Drive, Suite 3 Fredericksburg, VA 22408

Dr. Williams has a Master’s degree in Counseling, a PhD in Pastoral Counseling. She is a licensed Substance Abuse Counselor. She has worked as an ACU-Detox Specialist, a Recovery Coach, and she also previously had a Life Coaching business. She provides both individual and group therapy, and has led both support and bereavement groups. In addition to her counseling and coaching experience, she also has been a hospice worker and is a published author.

Dr. William’s is a passionate counselor, also a devoted minister, dually qualified to reach and to teach, specializing in the treatment of addiction. As the child of an alcoholic, she learned firsthand the devastating impact of addiction and how it impacts not only the individual sufferer, but the entire family; she has lived the experience. Years later, she suffered the devastating loss of her brother to a heroine overdose. She knows the life devastation caused by addiction; she has experienced it firsthand TWICE. It was this personal experiences that inspired her to combine her professional talents and abilities with her personal experience to create a comprehensive recovery program to help addicted persons overcome addiction.

Her mission is to reach out to a population in need, individual sufferers and others impacted by addiction, to empower addicts to confront, then arrest this disease, also to teach addicts and others impacted by addiction on how they can effectively deal with addiction’s devastating impact. Dr. Williams admits, “They cannot do it alone”. Overcoming an addiction is a major undertaking, but for anyone that seeks treatment at The Angelo Center, their journey of recovery will not be alone. The Treatment Center, and all of its resources, will be there to support recovery efforts, to guide, prepare, fortify participants in preparation for this fight, provide the tools and support, in a variety of forms, to support recovery.

Helps With…

 

  • Addiction
  • Aging
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Careers
  • Children
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples
  • Dependency
  • Depressed Mood
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Fear / Phobia
  • Goal Setting
  • Grief / Loss
  • Bereavement
  • Impulsivity
  • Infidelity / Affair
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Relationships
  • Recovery Coaching
  • Self Esteem
  • Single Life
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • cutters
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma / PTSD
  • Underachievement
  • Weight Management
  • Women’s Issues
Payment Options…

 

  • $30 Cash/ Self Pay
at 804-554-0356
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B Williams Overall rating: ★★★★★ 4.8 based on 9 reviews
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HAPPY CLIENT

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Dr. Williams helped me to deal with my anxiety and depression, including my grief. While working through the program I felt I had the weight of the world on my shoulders; however, within a few weeks I began to regain normalcy back into my life. The sessions along with the program and the workbook allowed me to evaluate the different areas of my life that kept me in an anxious and depressed state, and how to gain the strength to face them head on. I would recommend this program to anyone facing anxiety and depression. The work she has put into this program was evident that she had experienced anxiety which gave me hope and the courage to heal.

Excellent

★★★★★
5 5 1
My experience with Dr. Williams has been more than helpful. I initially came to her for couples counseling, but ended up seeing her one on one and finding my sanity again. My experience has been more than helpful. I highly recommend her.

free and happy!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Dr. Williams helped me through the steps of getting out of my anxiety and on my way to self confidence and a positive outlook on life. Her program is wonderful and id recommend it to anyone with anxiety issues.

Great Counselor!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Dr Williams is a great counselor. She is very easy to talk with and has a great anxiety program. Highly recommended.

Premarital Counseling

★★★★★
5 5 1
My fiance and I were looking for a premarital counselor who could help us tie up any loose ends in terms of our relationship before getting married. We came in with no real subjects in mind and were very pleased with the coursework and material that Dr. Bridgette Williams took us through. Now we feel like we are ready to work through all the trials and tribulations that can come with a marriage. Not to mention starting off on the right foot with open dialogue that we learned from Dr. Williams.

Life Saver

★★★★★
5 5 1
Dr. Williams is a life saver. From the moment I (a veritable mess) walked into her office, she made me feel welcomed and comfortable. I was at an extremely low point in my life, but through her guidance and motivation, I was able to find the peace and inspiration that I desperately needed. She has continued to keep me honest with myself, and maintains an encouraging attitude toward recovery. I am incredibly thankful for her and would recommend her to everyone.

Dr. Williams is the BEST!!

★★★★★
5 5 1
I have tried other avenues without much success. After just two sessions, myself as well as friends and family have noticed how effective her counseling is. She has not only provided much needed hope but also checks in to make sure I'm still on the right path. I simpy cannot sing her praises enough! Dr. Williams truly is the best!

Awesome Experience

★★★★★
5 5 1
I am a paralegal for a local law firm in Fredericksburg Virginia. We have many clients with various addictions that desperately need treatment. Unfortunately, there are few options for outpatient treatment. Most times people in need of treatment get funneled through various treatments where the patient feels like a number and sometimes it can take months for a first appointment. When I contacted the Angelo Recovery Center for a client that was in desperate need for immediate outpatient treatment Dr. Williams and her assistant was able to get my client in the very next day for an assessment. Dr Williams is creating a treatment plan that is specifically for my clients addiction and needs. My client will now be getting individual and group therapy. Not to mention the fact that Dr. Williams is accessible for her patients when they are in need. I highly recommend any person, family member, friend, doctor, or attorney with an individual in need of immediate treatment to bypass all the typical routine treatment facilities and try something new that can really help a person suffering from the disease of addiction.

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★★★★☆
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As a new client, I discovered I felt immediately at ease with dr. Williams. She demonstrates an impressive combination of admirable counseling traits; knowledgeable, flexible, understanding, engaging and focused on client success. Her demeanor communicatesthe perfect balance of professionalism as well as compassion all times. To me this is crucial for me to feel comfortable and ultimately invaluable for my success! Dr. Williams consistently provides a most inviting setting for progress and success. I appreciate her diverse background of experiences as personal experiences provide a depth of understanding and relatability that goes beyond educational training;giving her an added advantage of perspective which I believe will really help all clients progress, resolve problems and develop real coping skills for life. She is the real thing...extremely dedicated, engaging, sincere and capable of helping her clients move forward through life's trials with persevereance and achieve goals of success and life happiness!
Lia Ferrell

Lia Ferrell

MSW

2707 W. Cary Street, Suite 3
Richmond, VA 23220

Lia Ferrell is an experienced therapist who builds heartfelt and authentic relationships to provide effective mental health interventions. She received the Master of Social Work degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and has completed Level I training in Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy. Lia works with a variety of clients, with a particular interest in providing services to individuals who experience traumatic stress, addictions and relationship conflicts. Lia employs a variety of approaches to therapy, such as IFS, experiential and family systems modalities that are tailored to the client’s needs and goals. She creates a therapeutic atmosphere of warm acceptance that facilitates and empowers the individual’s transformative work.

Lia works with clients age 18 above.

Helps With…
  • ADHD / ADD
  • Addiction
  • Adolescents
  • Aging
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Anger
  • Anorexia
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger’s
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Blended Family
  • Brain Injury
  • Bulimia
  • Children
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples
  • Dependency
  • Depressed Mood
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Fear / Phobia
  • Gambling
  • Grief / Loss / Bereavement
  • Impulsivity
  • Infidelity / Affair
  • Internet Addiction
  • OCD
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorder
  • Racial Issues
  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction/Co-Addiction
  • Sexual Issues
  • Sleep / Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma / PTSD / Stress Disorders
  • Underachievement
  • Weight Management
  • Workaholism
Payment Options…

 

  • $30 Cash/ Self Pay
at 804-554-0356
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Brian Mayer

Brian Mayer

MSW

7459 Old Hickory Drive, Ste 105,
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
@ The Refocus Center

Brian completed counseling internships at Figtree Therapy in Midlothian under the supervision of founder Tina Motley, LCSW and at Cloverhill Assembly of God under the supervision of Dr. Lisa Compton, LCSW. Brian counsels individuals and couples experiencing, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and other relationship and career distress. While at Hanover Counseling Associates in Mechanicsville, he has counseled adults, children, and couples experiencing similar issues including the need to work through previous traumatic experiences. He currently works under the supervision of Robin Hornstra, LCSW.
He specializes in relationship stress, worry and anxiety, panic disorder, co-dependency, and anger management. He has run specialized groups focusing on depression, co-dependency, and divorce care. Brian works from a strengths perspective to help the client discover the means to solve issues based on previous successes, the utilization of the clients own power to overcome difficulties, and the use of external resources. When a client gets stuck, Brian likes to work through a cognitive behavioral therapy and a solution-focused approach.
Brian holds a Masters in Social Work from Western New Mexico University. Prior to this Brian also has over 20 years of experience in field of business management. From this experience, Brian has learned to be creative in his approach to problem solving. He has a knack for really listening and understanding and then taking what he has learned to work together with others at their pace and comfort level.
Brian is married to an elementary school teacher and has one college age daughter who is studying to be a nurse. Brian knows and understands the importance of a healthy family and so desires to help others navigate and heal from unhealthy family situations and relationships. Brian considers himself to be a life-long learner and likes to implement research based strategies in his practice to help his clients with interventions that are proven to work.

Helps With…
  • ADHD / ADD
  • Addiction
  • Adolescents
  • Aging
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Anger
  • Anorexia
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger’s
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Blended Family
  • Brain Injury
  • Bulimia
  • Careers
  • Children
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples
  • Dependency
  • Depressed Mood
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Fear / Phobia
  • Gambling
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men’s Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
Payment Options…

 

  • $30 Cash/ Self Pay
at 804-554-0356
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Important! We have several location in the greater Richmond area. Please double check your provider's address (sent via email upon booking).
Thriveworks Richmond
5310 Markel Rd. Suite #102
Richmond, VA 23230

Tel : (804) 554-0356

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Sat-Sun: 8AM-5PM


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