Our Providers

Betty Luo
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Betty Luo, Supervisee in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

Betty Luo is a Supervisee in Social Work, LCSW, who has two years of experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds seeking therapeutic services for depression/anxiety, life transitions, interpersonal relationship issues, trauma, and daily life stressors. She can support and strategize with individuals looking to achieve specific goals and offer guidance for those who are trying to figure out their next steps. Betty completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Virginia, her Juris Doctorate from George Mason University, and her Master’s in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Betty uses a variety of evidence-based approaches to help her clients reach their treatment goals, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, psychodynamic therapy, strengths-based and person-centered modalities, and solutions-focused therapy, in order to meet the unique qualities and needs of each individual.

Betty believes that building a caring, respectful, and collaborative therapeutic relationship is essential to effective therapy. She offers nonjudgmental listening and helps build on her clients’ existing strengths and abilities to help them thrive.

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
MSW

Specialties

  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Stress Counseling
  • Panic Counseling
  • Depression Counseling
  • Trauma and Stress Related Disorders (PTSD)
Brandie Chaney
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Brandie Chaney, Supervisee in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

Brandie’s ideal client is an individual yearning for change; someone who may be currently hopeless but is motivated to make the changes they need. She believes that we all can live the life we dream of if we tap into the best parts of ourselves. She has worked with clients involved with the criminal justice system, juvenile court, and child welfare systems. Past clients have included those coping with homelessness, substance abuse, poverty, depression, anxiety, parenting issues, loss, grief, and domestic violence. She understands the impact of stress and wants her clients to be equipped to manage challenging situations without fear.

Brandie specializes in therapeutic approaches to manage stress, anxiety, and depression. Brandie utilizes a relationship approach which focuses on the role relationships play in shaping our daily experiences, attempts to help people understand patterns appearing in the thoughts and feelings they have toward themselves. This approach is based on the idea that strong relationships with others can help individuals maintain their emotional well-being. This approach is beneficial to people seeking therapy to address long term emotional distress. Brandie also loves to utilize motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy because she believes in helping the client focus on solutions instead of the problems and helping them change their negative thinking to learn healthy coping skills.

Brandie understands that individuals seek therapy for several reasons including job loss, relationship matters, grief, trauma, and stress. She wants you to know that you are not alone and seeking help is a major accomplishment. She believes that you should celebrate this moment because it is the first step to fulfilling your goals and living the life that makes you happy. Brandie wants you to feel supported as you make these major changes in your life. She aims to support you and provide compassionate therapy. Her therapeutic approach is warm, and empathetic. Brandie hopes to form a therapeutic alliance with you that helps you build your self esteem so that you will feel confident in managing

Education

University of Connecticut
MSW

Specialties

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Life Transitions
  • Stress management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Domestic Violence
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Parenting Support
  • Self-Esteem
  • Child Welfare
  • Adoption/Foster-care Support
Brent Burhite
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Brent Burhite, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Brent Burhite is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) in the state of Virginia who has over 24 years of healthcare experience.  He has worked as a nursing assistant, EMT, Registered Nurse and PMHNP.  He specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, PTSD, mood disorders, sleep disturbances and helping individuals cope with overall life stressors.  He completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Minot State University in 2005 and his Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in 2018 and is currently serving in the United States Air Force.  

Brent emphasizes the use of evidence based psychopharmacology coupled with cognitive behavioral strategies to treat mental health symptoms.  He strongly believes in a holistic approach to mental health care and stresses interprofessional collaboration with peers to meet unique client needs.  He is a firm believer that medication management is only a portion of treating mental health concerns and will help clients utilize all resources available to meet their treatment objectives.  

Brent seeks to form an authentic relationship with his clients in order to achieve therapeutic goals.  He understands that building a strong client/provider relationship is key to successful treatment and strives to create an honest, open and comfortable atmosphere to foster growth and healing. 

Education

Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
Doctor of Nursing Practice

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Mood disorders
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Military issues
Bridget  Famogun
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Bridget Famogun, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Bridget U. Famogun is a compassionate Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She holds a Master of Science degree as a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Across the Lifespan) PMHNP, and she is Board Certified. Before becoming PMHNP, Bridget was a Psychiatric Registered Nurse for eight years with a history of working in the hospital & clinical Trial care setting. Bridget completed her Master's in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Walden University and graduated with honors. 

Bridget earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia, in 2010, and has worked in the nursing field since then.

Bridget is skilled in Psychiatric Assessment, Psychiatric Diagnoses and Medication Management, Health Promotion, Crisis Intervention, Clinical Supervision, and Healthcare Management.

Bridget has a passion for working with vulnerable populations. She is a firm believer in a holistic approach to treating disturbances in mental health that can involve medication management, psychotherapy, and alternative treatment modalities. Additionally, Bridget is interested in working with patients with eating disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder, and talk therapy. Moreover, she is proficient in working with adult ADD, psychotic, mood, self-esteem, stress management, anger management, and anxiety disorders.

Bridget's main goal and focus as a PMHNP at Thriveworks is to grow and connect her knowledge and understanding of the brain's biology and interconnections, with the neuropathology of psychiatric illnesses and psychotherapy and prescriptive practice.

Education

Walden University
Master's in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Psych Testing
  • Autism
  • Eating Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • CBT
Camille Brenke
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Camille Brenke, PMHNP

**Camille offers services in Spanish.

Philosophy of Care

Camille is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Virginia who has experience working with children and adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, psychosis and dementia. She completed her Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing at Virginia Commonwealth University. She also holds a minor in Spanish and certificate in Community Engagement.

Camille is a culturally sensitive and queer-affirming provider. She has a special interest in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders as well as alternative and complementary medicines.

Camille seeks to establish a genuine relationship with you and collaborate on creating a treatment plan that is both evidence based and centered on you. It will focus on meeting your goals and improving quality of life.

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master of Science

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
  • Alternative and Complementary medicine
Colleen Rogers
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Colleen Rogers, LCSW-C

Philosophy of Care

Colleen Rogers is a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical in the state of Maryland, and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia (she accepts self pay only in VA). Colleen has 15 years of experience working with adults, older adults, and families facing a variety of issues related to aging, including life transitions (retirement, relocation, etc.), caregiving, serious illness, and grief & loss. Colleen received a Bachelor of Social Work from James Madison University and a Master in Social Work from Hunter College.

Colleen utilizes supportive, person-centered, strength based, mindfulness based, cognitive behavioral, and solution focused approaches to therapy. Colleen works from a place of compassion and believes that every person is unique and possesses an inherent capacity for healing and growth. Colleen’s openness and genuine curiosity allow her to work successfully with a diverse client population.

Colleen seeks to establish a supportive relationship with you and to be present as you work to learn new skills, access inner resources and wisdom, and take meaningful action towards your goals.

Education

Hunter College
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Aging-related issues
  • Caregiving
  • Life transitions
  • Serious Illness
  • Death & Dying
  • Grief & Loss
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management

**Colleen offers in-person and virtual counseling

Crystal Miller-Williams
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Humana
  • Magellan
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Crystal Miller-Williams, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Crystal Miller-Williams is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner who is qualified to practice in both primary and psychiatry; diagnose, treat, and prescribe medication for children, adolescents, and adults. Some of her practice specialties include (but not limited to) ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, and Schizophrenia. Over the course of ten years of medical practice, Crystal has had the privilege of working in many practice areas, including primary care, family practice, gynecology, and internal medicine.

Crystal prefers the patient centered approach, along with the integration of  therapy, daily physical movement and improved sleep practices as foundations for care. Overall Crystal tends to be more conservative in her prescribing practices, especially in regards to prescribing controlled substances such as benzodiazepines.

Education

University of Michigan-Flint
MSN

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Medication Management
Dee Jacobi-Edwards
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Dee Jacobi-Edwards, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

** Offering Online Counseling Only**

Dee is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the Commonwealth of Virginia and an LISW-CP in the State of South Carolina.  She received her Master of Science in Social Work from The University of Texas at Arlington, and Master of Education in Rehabilitation Counseling from Springfield College.  Dee works with clients 18 to 99 years old.  She has helped individuals, couples, and families for over 20 years.  Her clients have presented with issues including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and relationship difficulties.  She has also helped clients who have experienced fear or isolation caused by COVID-19.  She understands that grief, loss, and bereavement do not only occur when someone dies, but also when a job is lost, or poor health occurs.  Having been a hospice social worker, Dee has also counseled individuals and family members after a loved one has been given a terminal diagnosis.

Using a conversational style, Dee collaborates with her clients, whether an individual, a couple or family members, to identify areas of concern.  Together, Dee and her client analyze what the perceived difficulties are and identify achievable goals.  In a supportive and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship, Dee encourages open communication to resolve conflicts from misunderstandings.

Utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques clients develop an understanding of the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and are encouraged to cultivate flexibility in the process, leading to change in automatic problem-solving responses.  Other techniques used include mindfulness, cognitive restructuring, and relaxation techniques.

Education

The University of Texas at Arlington
MSSW

Specialties

  • Stress Management
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Depression
  • Health/Physical Disability
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • End of Life/Death Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Divorce
  • Women’s Issues
Elizabeth Eunjin Pak
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Elizabeth Pak, PMHNP

**Elizabeth offers services in English, Spanish, and Korean

Philosophy of Care

Elizabeth Pak is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) in the state of Virginia. She has experience working with adults seeking treatment for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, psychosis, among other mental health conditions. Elizabeth is well versed in conducting psychiatric evaluations, prescribing medications and managing follow up care. She has worked in a community mental health clinic serving the Latino population in Philadelphia.

Prior to becoming a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Elizabeth has worked as a Registered Nurse for 4 years on a transplant and bariatric surgery unit at Penn Medicine. She completed her Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a minor in Spanish. Elizabeth has an ethnic background of being Korean but also has a heart for the Latino and Brazilian cultures. She is able to provide care in respective languages as needed.

Elizabeth believes in the importance of holistic care that is individually tailored. She believes that the optimal care and treatment comes from collaboration among the individual, family members, prescriber, therapist and others. She values working together with the individual as a team to identify the correct diagnosis and treatment plan. It is Elizabeth’s goal to enable individuals to reach their true potential and live a purposeful life. She considers various factors in an individual’s mental health including emotional, physical and spiritual components. As a Christian, Elizabeth understands the value and impact of spirituality in one’s overall well being.

Education

University of Pennsylvania

Specialties

  • Psychiatric evaluation & Medication management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Insomnia
Esonija' d'Almeida
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $99

Esonija’ d’Almeida, LCSW

**Offering online counseling only

Esonija' d’Almeida is licensed as an Independent Social Worker in the states of MD, DC and VA. She has provided therapeutic services for more than twenty years across the life span. She enjoys advocating for minority youth to have equal educational opportunities, especially as it relates to pursuing STEM careers. Esonija’ d’Almeida received her Masters Degree from University of Maryland-Baltimore City and her Ph.D. from Norfolk State University. Her treatment models include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered, Personhood, In Circle, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Family Systems and Motivational Interviewing. The use of spirituality is also incorporated at the patient’s request. Esonija’ d’Almeida believes that the power to heal yourself from dis-ease is inside of you. Your soul is always in search of balance.

Fawn Workman
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Magellan
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Fawn Workman, APRN, FNP-C, PHMNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Fawn Workman is a dual-board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner in the state of Virginia, and has more than 20 years of nursing experience in providing biopsychosocial care to patients and families of all ages and stages. Fawn’s experience as both a ‘physical’ and ‘mental’ health NP assists her in her holistic approach to care.  She completed her Bachelors in Nursing at Liberty University, and both her Master’s in Nursing degree (FNP) and post-master’s psychiatry specialization (PMHNP) at Frontier Nursing University. 

Fawn desires to work with you to develop a plan for treatment. She prescribes medication, when appropriate, as an add-on to non-medication therapies. These may include (as indicated and accepted by you): counseling and behavioral therapies; lifestyle, social, spiritual, and self-care needs; consideration of possible underlying medical/ health needs and conditions that can contribute to symptoms (in collaboration with your medical care providers); meditation/ prayer; and other therapies. 

Fawn recognizes that most people, at some point, have rough patches in life. Seeking help is not a sign of weakness. She encourages you to reach out and discuss the issues that are most important to you on your path towards mental wellness, and together help you realize and strengthen your abilities, and work towards meeting your goals.

Education

Frontier Nursing University
Master's in Nursing and Post Master's Psychiatry Specialization

Specialties

  • Medication management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Women’s mental health
  • Special interest in Tourette’s Syndrome
Gayle Daniel
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Gayle Daniel, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Gayle Daniel is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Virginia with over a decade  providing services to a diverse array of clients that include teens, adults and seniors. She enjoys working closely with clients seeking support in learning ways to manage the stressors of everyday life, depression, and anxiety that impede reaching personal goals. Gayle completed her Bachelor of Science in clinical psychology at Averett University and obtained her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.

Gayle provides a cognitive behavioral modality of therapy that assesses each client’s unique strengths and abilities while focusing on a person-centered approach in delivery of services. Gayle offers trauma-focused therapy, as well as directive play therapy and mindfulness for all ages during the lifespan. Gayle recognizes the importance of personal balance in an individual’s life and encourages a holistic approach for clients seeking support.

Gayle looks forward to working with those wanting to make a change in their lives and will walk alongside each client at a pace that is comfortable for them. She encourages each client to expand their horizons and supports her clients in obtaining inner peace and tranquility that are cornerstones in achieving personal balance in their lives.

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Cognitive Behavior Approach
  • Trauma-focused
  • Person-Centered
  • Christian Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Women’s Issues
  • Domestic Violence
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
Germaine Kelley-Pope
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • ComPsych
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Germaine Kelley-Pope, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Germaine is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner certified to provide mental health and substance abuse services to patients across the lifespan. She has over 12 years of experience working as a nurse in the mental health specialty. She has special interest in mood disorders, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD and substance use disorders. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing and her Master of Science in Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a member of American Psychiatric Nurses Association, the American Nurses Association, and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honors Society.

As a dedicated and compassionate provider, she provides patient centered care that respects each patient's unique physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and environmental strengths and challenges. She works with patients to explore the root cause of problems and the best treatment plan for meeting the patient’s goal. This can include medications, psychotherapy or combination of both.

Life is full of challenges that can be difficult to overcome without inner strength, effective coping skills, and a good support system. Germaine strives to provide every patient with the support, skills, and unconditional respect they need as they embark on their journey to wellness and recovery.

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Sleep Disorder
Jennifer Freeman
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jennifer Freeman, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Jennifer Freeman is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia with seven years of experience working with a wide variety of clients including children, teenagers, and adults.  Her experience includes working with depression, anxiety, gender and identity, ADHD, life changes, women’s issues, and behavioral adjustments in both the home and school.  She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a focus in social policy from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. She received her Master of Science from Walden University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a focus in crisis and trauma counseling.

Jennifer uses person centered therapy, strength based, narrative, family system, creative based, cognitive behavioral, and mindfulness in order to empower and make each individual client feel motivated in the therapy process.

Jennifer is committed to assisting you on your journey to a life full of fulfillment in a judgement-free zone.  She is typically available during the evenings and weekends to help with school and other busy schedules.

Education

Walden University
Masters of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders
  • Self-Harm
  • Solution focus
  • Stress management
  • ADHD
  • Women issues
  • Military and Veteran Population
  • Phase of life issues
Jessica Lee
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jessica Lee, Supervisee in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

Feeling stuck and ready to move forward with your life? I believe life is about learning how to live and we’re all doing it at our own pace. The truth of the matter is that you don’t have to do it alone. Sometimes reaching out for help and partnering with someone is the bravest thing anyone can do. I provide a safe and compassionate space for you to share your story and will partner with you on your healing journey to explore reasons, impacts of, and solutions for your areas in your life where you feel stuck.

As a Supervisee in Social Work, I have experience working with children, adults, and families with various issues ranging from mild to severe mental illness. I enjoy working with teenagers and adults who are seeking help for depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, and life transitions. My approach is collaborative and interactive, with a trauma informed and person-centered approach. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy and apply a multi-modality approach, drawing upon psychodynamic, reality therapy, and solution focused therapy techniques, to customize to the needs of every unique individual.

Opening yourself up to the unknown can feel very vulnerable and scary. Therapy can be a great place to gain insight, support, and find more adaptive ways of living and enjoying life. I am committed to creating a therapeutic environment for my clients. My aim is to help you regain better functioning in various areas of your life. Whether it’s new skills or a new perspective you’re looking for, I thank you for considering me and I am cheering you on!

Education

George Mason University
Masters Degree in Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood disorders
  • Stress management
  • Self-esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
Karen Eldridge
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • ComPsych
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Karen Eldridge, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Karen Eldridge is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. She has experience working alongside individuals and couples.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, Virginia and her Masters (MEd) in Counseling from Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, KY. Karen is in the final stages of completing her PhD in Psychology from Capella University.

Karen uses person-centered, reality-choice and solution focused therapy to guide clients into a deeper understanding of self, and the issues they face. Karen fosters a therapeutic relationship of openness and supportive awareness and empowerment for individuals and couples struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, stress management and life transitions.

Education

Lindsey Wilson College
MEd

Specialties

  • Marriage Counseling
  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Trauma and Stress Related Disorders (PTSD)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Anger Management
Katherine Hughes
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Katherine Hughes, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Katherine Hughes is a dual, board-certified Nurse practitioner with specialties in family and psychiatric mental health. She received her undergraduate nursing degree from Georgetown University in 1996, her masters in family specialty in 2012 from George Mason University, her post master's certificate in psychiatric mental health specialty in 2019 from George Mason University and her doctorate from Maryville University in 2015.

Katherine's goal is to build a collaborative relationship with patients, listen to their unique needs and implement a plan that affects positive change. She utilizes a combination of medication management and psychotherapy when necessary, implementing cognitive behavioral, mindfulness and solution focused therapy techniques. As a nurse practitioner, Katherine looks at and values the whole person when considering treatment goals.

Education

George Mason University
Maryville University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Dementia
Kristen Dwyer
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kristen Dwyer, Supervisee in Social Work, LMSW

Philosophy of Care

Kristen Dwyer is a Licensed Master of Social Work in the State of Virginia as well as New York. She received her Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work degrees from Adelphi University, located on Long Island, NY. Kristen has experience working with children, young adults, and adults who have experienced varying life events, stressors, and challenges. She has experience supporting and guiding individuals who experience anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), postpartum, and adjustment disorder. Kristen believes in the power of working from a strengths-based approach, and encourages clients to recognize and appreciate the strengths within themselves.

Kristen believes therapy is not ‘one size fits all’, each client deserves personalized and individualized support for positive growth. She emphasizes the importance of building a safe and trusting therapeutic alliance with her clients while encouraging a collaborative approach. She aims to meet her clients where they are at, guiding and supporting them through their own unique healing process.

Ultimately, Kristen aims to make her clients feel heard, respected, and empowered, while working to challenge unhealthy and unrealistic beliefs, standards, and actions. Kristen recognizes the strength it takes to begin this journey and encourages her clients to recognize and appreciate that strength too.

Education

Adelphi University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment Disorder/Life Transitions
  • Self Esteem
  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
Lance Crawford
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lance Crawford, LPC

Philosophy of Care

My name is Lance Crawford and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Virginia. I have been in the mental health field since 2013 and have worked with a wide variety of populations including: young adults, at-risk youth, LGBTQ, substance abuse, and community mental health. I have a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Counseling from Eastern Mennonite University. My calling to this field has afforded me the opportunity to sit with individuals who have a range of mental health concerns and assist them in navigating through “the storm” to land at a place of calm and stability. In my experiences working with clients, I have found that we, as humans, are all capable and deserving of having a life fulfilled with meaning and purpose.

My approach to counseling is organic, meaning that the goal is for trust and the therapeutic relationship to develop naturally. I believe that counseling is a powerful experience that provides individuals with the opportunity to access vulnerable emotions and to do that effectively, a positive rapport must be established. The therapeutic lens in which I work derives from both Motivational Interviewing and Attachment Theory. I find that exploring our attachment patterns help to reveal deeper understanding of the relationships in which we find ourselves and in return, rewards us with a stronger sense of self and security to manage our own lives. I am also driven to help my clients make positive change by exploring and resolving ambivalence. Learning how to trust our own internal compass (or gut feeling) increases our self-awareness and resiliency.

I look forward to meeting you and joining you on this journey of self-discovery!

Education

Eastern Mennonite University
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Stress Counseling
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Depression Counseling
  • Trauma and Stress Related Disorders (PTSD)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Linda Modelfino
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Magellan
  • Optima
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Linda Modelfino, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Linda Modelfino is a psychiatric nurse practitioner in the state of Virginia who has  been working in healthcare for over 26 years. Linda’s background consists of  acute psychiatry in a hospital setting, ICU, management and education. She  assists her clients to overcome their difficulties with depression, anxiety, mood  instability, trauma, ADHD, behavioral and other disorders. She obtained her bachelor's degree in nursing from VCU/MCV and her Master’s degree in Nursing  from Wilkes University. 

Linda doesn’t just provide medication management to her patient’s but also seeks  to get to know her patients and understand what’s important to them, their  struggles, where they have been and assist them with helping to obtain their  goals for the future. She believes in a biopsychosocial approach to help patients  get to their highest level of functioning and life satisfaction. 

Life is always throwing curveballs, don’t struggle alone. Let’s collaborate together  and help your child who is struggling in school, your depression that keeps you  from being able to function or your mood instability that is causing problems  within the family. 

Education

Wilkes University
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Insomnia 
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder 
  • Personality Disorders 
  • Trauma/PTSD 
  • Adjustment disorders 
  • Depression/Anxiety 
  • ADHD 
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Child psychiatry
Lisa Swann
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lisa Swann, LPC, NCC

Philosophy of Care

Lisa Swann is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia; has been a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Addiction Counselor II in the District of Columbia for the last 9 years. Lisa is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). Lisa holds a Bachelor’s in Human Development & Psychology and Master’s in Counseling.

Lisa is a catalyst for change and helping people transform themselves by guiding them through their challenges and empowering them to reach their goals. Her role as a therapist is ensuring a safe, collaborative, and creative place to explore the complexities and challenges of life. She believes therapy is about guiding people to achieve goals they may not think were possible; and assisting clients to learn to recognize their strengths.

Lisa is committed to helping adults and takes a person-centered approach using a strength-based model in working with clients. She brings Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing to assist clients in their discovery, growth, and development.

Specialties:

  • Depression
  • Suicide Ideation/Self-harm
  • Anxiety/Social Anxiety/Phobias/Panic Disorder
  • Complex Trauma
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Substance Abuse & Dependence
  • Support Recovery
  • Anger Management
  • Grief & Loss
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Low Motivation
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Coping with Childhood Trauma
  • Chronic Pain
  • Stage of Life Challenges
  • Career Guidance
Meghan Rise
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Meghan Rise, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Meghan Rise is a licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Virginia who has been working in psychiatric care since 2013. Meghan has worked in many different capacities as a mental health provider including working with adults, children, and families across the lifespan. She received her Bachelor of Science and her Master of Science in Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. 

Meghan is highly experienced in medication management and treatment for clients struggling with depression, anxiety, and mood disorders, as well as a variety of individual mental health disorders. She believes medication is a tool to help cope with mental health disorders and can be highly effective when paired with other treatments such as therapy. 

Meghan’s strength is listening to your needs and finding solutions to help meet your goals. She aims to build a warm and respectful partnership with each of her clients. She looks forward to working with you!

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders (Generalized Anxiety, Panic Disorder, OCD, and PTSD)
  • Bipolar and Mood Disorders 
  • ADHD 
  • Postpartum Depression / Anxiety
  • Grief / Adjustment Disorders
Nicole Powers
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Optima
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Nicole Powers, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

I believe in a holistic approach when it comes to treating my patients. I want to treat the person in their entirety; meaning therapy and medication management. I believe these are the building blocks for an excellent treatment plan and quality of life.

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Specialties

Medication Management

Oluwaseyi Soetan
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Oluwaseyi Soetan, PMNHP

Philosophy of Care

Oluwaseyi is a psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner certified to provide quality mental health and substance abuse care to clients across the life span. He has over 15 years of experience working as a nurse in the mental health field. His mental health services focus on mood disorders, anxiety, substance use disorders, schizophrenia spectrum disorders, Bipolar and cognitive disorders.

Oluwaseyi obtained his BSN from Babcock University, Nigeria, and MSN at the Virginia Commonwealth University. Currently, Oluwaseyi is pursuing a Ph.D. in nursing at the Virginia commonwealth university. He is a Sigma Theta Tau member, the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, the American Nurses Association, and the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental health nurses

As an empathetic and culturally competent professional provider, Oluwaseyi provides holistic, patient-centered care to his clients, considering their cultural, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social needs, strengths, and challenges. He provides both symptoms and root cause treatment to alleviate symptoms and mitigate those factors that might contribute to the etiology of the patients mental health disorders.

Life is full of ups and downs; therefore, the importance of internal locus of control, social and cultural supports can not be overemphasized. As a dedicated and experienced provider, Oluwaseyi will do everything possible to guide and support his clients in recognizing their inner strength and exploring available supports that can contribute to their wellness and recovery.

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Cognitive disorders
Robert O'Byrne
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Robert O’Byrne, PMHNP

Philosophy of care 

Robert O’Byrne earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Florida (‘92) and his Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Virginia (‘04). As a Nurse Practitioner he has worked in both the acute care setting (inpatient) as well the outpatient setting.

He served in the Navy for 25 years practicing as a clinician as well as holding a variety of leadership roles that include Director of Mental Health and Medical Director.

Education

University of Virginia
Master's in Nursing

Specialties:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
Samantha LaPlante
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Samantha LaPlante, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Samantha LaPlante is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia who has worked in the mental health field since 2014. She earned her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Old Dominion University and her Bachelor of Art in Psychology from the College of William & Mary. She enjoys working with adults, adolescents, and pre-adolescents experiencing depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, substance abuse, grief and loss, and relationship conflict.

In her practice, Samantha takes a strengths-based approach to treatment and personalizes her therapeutic approach to meet the unique needs of every individual. She utilizes elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and mindfulness techniques from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

Samantha believes that a strong therapeutic relationship with empathic, active listening provides the foundation to facilitate healing while building lifelong skills and a strong sense of self-worth. She welcomes you in starting your journey fostering wellness, overcoming personal challenges, and building a healthy mind.

Education

Old Dominion University
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Stress Management
  • Self-Esteem
  • Relationship Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Substance Abuse
Samantha Shellum
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Samantha Shellum, Supervisee in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

Samantha is a Supervisee in Social Work who has 7 years of experience working with a number of populations. She has a bachelor’s degree in Public Health as well as a master’s degree in Clinical Social Work. Samantha has experience in working with many individuals and families who are coping with difficult life transitions, life-limiting illnesses, women’s issues, mental illness, and life’s daily stressors. She is particularly interested in working with young adults who struggle with self-esteem, body image, anxiety, relationship issues, women’s issues, and life transitions.

When working with clients, Samantha strives to develop a level of trust and understanding so that her clients feel both accepted and challenged to learn and grow in meaningful ways. She has a passion for empowering clients to develop a stronger connection with themselves and considers it a privilege to work with her clients through experiences of pain, sadness, and fear. Samantha is eager to support you while you build motivation to change, identify and embrace your own strengths, work towards self-acceptance, and cope with life’s challenges.

Samantha utilizes a strengths-based approach and incorporates a variety of therapeutic techniques, depending on each client’s needs and goals. Samantha primarily uses a psychodynamic perspective and integrates elements from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and other methods.

Education

George Mason University
Masters of Social Work

Specialties

  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Women’s issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Body image
Stacey Calabro
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Stacey Calabro, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Stacey Calabro is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Virginia and Florida who has 30 years experience treating adolescents, adults and families with depression and other mood disorders, as well as anxiety, life transitions, PTSD and relationship issues. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Trinity College in Vermont and received her Master in Social Work at Boston University.

Stacey utilizes a variety of therapy approaches to meet the individual needs and goals of her clients, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), mindfulness, skill building, solution focused, and trauma focused therapy. She always maintains the flexibility necessary to adjust the therapy based on her client's treatment needs and goals.

Stacey's primary philosophy of care is to establish a supportive and trusting relationship with you, building on your existing strengths and skills to reach your treatment goals. This working relationship will help you live the healthy life you desire and deserve.

Education

Boston University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression/Mood Disorders
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Self Esteem
  • Adolescent Life Issues
  • Personality Disorders
  • Self Harm
  • Grief and Loss
  • Relationship Issues
SungCheol Kim
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Sung “Sunny” Cheol Kim, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Sunny Kim is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner in the state of Virginia who has 3 years of experience working with the adults who are seeking assistance with psychotropic medication management for depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia and substance abuse. Sunny received his Master of Science in Nursing at Virginia Commonwealth University and is experienced in psychiatry and addiction medicine.

Sunny utilizes trauma informed care model to create collaborative environments to provide the needs of every unique individual. Previous experiences in psychiatry and addiction medicine enables Sunny to practice without the stigma against mental health and addiction with evidence based care.

Sunny seeks to establish a stigma free relationship to assist you in building the strength that you need to live the meaningful life that you desire.

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance abuse
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Panic disorders
  • ADHD
Suvi Hyytiainen,
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Suvi Hyytiainen, A-GNP, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Suvi Hyytiainen was born in Finland. Suvi completed her undergraduate nursing degree in Finland and has worked in Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom prior to moving to the United States. Suvi has completed the graduate nursing degrees in the United States. Suvi is a board-certified adult geriatric and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Suvi believes in humanistic philosophy of holistic care for both mind and body and has a commitment to individualized and comprehensive care for the patients.

In her free time, Suvi enjoys outdoors, hiking with her friends and rescue Australian Cattle dog, Topi.

Education

Wilkes University
Post Graduate Certificate, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Specialties

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing, Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

Pirkanmaa Polytechnic
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression, Bipolar and Other Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders, Including PTSD
  • Grief and Adjustment Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Reminiscence Therapy
Tiffany Perry
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Tiffany Perry, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Tiffany Perry is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor in the state of Virginia and Texas who has over 5 years of experience partnering with children, adolescents, families, adults, and couples seeking help with trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, women issues, relational issues, familial issues, and Schizophrenia related disorders. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Abnormal and Social from Park University and received her Master of Arts in Community Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Tiffany utilizes relational, collaborative, strength based, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness based, cognitive processing, and culturally competent approaches to therapy. Tiffany prides herself in the therapeutic environment that she creates, that involves equality between the client and the therapist.

Tiffany seeks to develop a compassionate, supportive, and encouraging relationship with each client that she comes into contact with. Tiffany believes that development is continuous, and encourages her clients to be kind to themselves during their process to their ideal self.

Education

University of Texas at San Antonio
MA in Community Counseling

Specialties

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relational Issues
  • Familial Issues
  • Couples
  • Schizophrenia Related Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Stress Management
  • Women's Issues
  • Cultural Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Trauma- Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Uche Umejei
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Uche Umejei, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Uche Umejei is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and is licensed in the State of Virginia with over 20 years’ experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner.  She has been working in Mental Health and Behavioral Services for over 10 years.  She is experienced in treating adults with both medical and mental illnesses.  Being both Family and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, she applies integrative health care model in dealing with her patients.

Uche completed her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing at Norfolk State University, Master’s degree at Hampton University as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Doctorate degree at Old Dominion University, all in Virginia.  She completed her Post Master’s degree at the University of New Hampshire as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, (PMHNP).  In her training as a PMHNP, she acquired extensive knowledge with children’s and adults’ mental health care such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar disorder, substance abuse and Insomnia.

Uche focuses on evaluating and diagnosing patients, along with treating them with psychotherapies. She prescribes medications and focuses on a holistic approach to healthcare. She diagnoses mental health issues, including substance abuse, depression, PTSD, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, anxiety disorder for both adults and children. With you working with her, she will be able to manage your mental illness and get you back to living your normal life. She is responsible for assessing your mental health status by studying your medical history, performing comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and identify risk factors that might be affecting your mental health. She manages your medications and ensures that your medications are accomplishing their intended job and also manage whatever side effects they may have.

She is compassionate and empathetic.  She educates and informs patients and their families about mental health issues and steps they can take to boost their care.  She takes care of mental illness of patients ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics and all people between.  She determines most effective plan of care by utilizing the knowledge of psychotherapy modalities and psychopharmacology, and in collaboration with other professionals to provide the best treatment for the patient.  She feels rewarded when she sees the changes and growth in her patients that she has facilitated.

Education

Hampton University
Family Nurse Practitioner

Old Dominion University
Doctorate

Specialties

  • ADHD for both children and adult
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance Abuse
  • Insomnia
  • Eating disorder
Benealia Carter
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Benealia Carter, LMHC, LPC, EdD

**Offering online counseling only

Benealia Carter is currently a psychotherapist in the public and private sector. She has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from Temple University, a Master of Education in Counseling Psychology from Cambridge College, and a Doctor of Education in Professional Counseling and Supervision from American International College. Her areas of specialized training are crisis intervention, family systems work, and behavior modification with clients diagnosed with comorbid disorders. Dr. Carter is also an Adjunct Faculty member at Goodwin University with a public health background, helping students explore psychological factors that might affect academic success.

Her areas of interests are post-traumatic stress disorder, vicarious traumatization, microaggressions in the workplace, and acculturation. As a former emergency services clinician, she welcomes discussion of the impact of pandemic-related worries due to COVID-19 on clients and their loved ones. She welcomes first responders and clients with chronic medical problems that have difficulty coping during this time.

Benealia's treatment specialties include:

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Family Therapy
  • Comorbid Disorders
  • Behavior Modification
  • Crisis Intervention & Management
Kristi Gannon
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kristi Gannon, LCSW

Kristi Gannon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both the state of Virginia and Florida. Kristi currently offers telehealth sessions only for both of those states. Kristi completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Northern Illinois University and received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Aurora University.

Kristi has worked with diverse adult populations with different backgrounds throughout her career, including both on an individual basis and with couples. She has undergone specialized training to be recognized as a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional by the ICATP. Kristi understands that no single approach to therapy works for every individual, and therefore integrates a variety of therapeutic approaches, such as cognitive-behavioral, person-centered therapies, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness techniques to help clients achieve their desired goals.

Kristi is passionate about the work she does with her clients and uses a collaborative approach to empower clients in taking control of their own recovery. She offers an empathic, non-judgmental, and safe atmosphere that promotes growth and healing.

Kristi’s specialties include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood disorders
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Trauma
  • Addictions
  • Stress Management
  • Relationship problems
Laney Stenquist
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Laney Stenquist, LCSW

Philosophy of care 

I believe in the individual and their ability to help themselves. I focus on the pursuit of self-awareness and actualization through analysis of thought processes, past life experiences, family systems and other concerns the client identifies. While this requires strength, empathy, humility, and vulnerability, a greater understanding of oneself will lead to emotional intelligence, maturity and, ultimately, increased happiness and healing. In this respect, counseling can benefit anyone.  I meet clients where they are and capitalize on the client’s natural strengths, enabling them to make lasting and meaningful changes. 

I genuinely enjoy building a trusting relationship with my clients. I prioritize respect and understanding. Counseling is a tool to achieve insights that can be applied to one’s self, not a way to force anyone to fit any mold. I want my clients to know that they are loved, valued and important and I help them see the hope, healing and potential their lives hold. I am passionate about mental health and raising awareness in our community to stop stigma and judgment. Mental health is an important part of each individual and should be given the proper attention and care to promote health and healing. 

Education and Licensure 

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Masters of Social Work, MSW at George Mason University, Fairfax Virginia, 2014
Bachelors in Speech Communication and International Studies at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City 2008

Specialties

Anxiety

  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Panic Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Body Image Issues

Trauma

  • Abuse (Survivors and Perpetrators)
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Complex Trauma
  • Religious Trauma

Depression

  • Suicide Ideation
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Grief, Bereavement & Loss
  • Self Harm / Parasuicidal Behaviors
  • Loss of motivation

Family

  • Teen Issues
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Strengthening Healthy Relationships
  • Parenting Issues
  • Adolescents / Behavioral Issues
  • Couples / Marital / Relationship Conflict & Dysfunction
  • Divorce
  • Women’s Issues

Life Transition

  • Identity Crisis
  • Religious Faith Crisis / Transition
  • LDS / Mormon Faith Crisis / Transition
  • Post-Mormon Issues 
  • Religious / Life Questioning
  • Informed with Religious Culture

**LGBTQ Affirmative Therapy

Ages served 14+

Laura Grandy
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Laura Grandy, Supervisee in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

Taking the first step and reaching out to a therapist is hard work. Whether you are seeking therapy to find concrete solutions to problems that feel unmanageable, heal from past
experiences, explore gender and sexuality issues, or better understand yourself and your story, Laura would be honored to be a part of your process.

Laura believes every client is unique, and therefore, has an eclectic person-centered approach in working with her clients. Laura uses dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, creative art therapies, and mindfulness strategies to help those in her care meet their needs, reach their treatment goals, and create change. Laura’s goal is to provide a safe, nonjudgmental, and compassionate environment where individuals can safely express their feelings, process emotions, as well as learning how to regulate their emotions with healthy coping strategies.

Laura received Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from William and Mary and received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from George Mason University. She has been providing mental health services to both adults and adolescents for the last 19 years. She has a wealth of experience working in both mental health programs and in domestic violence shelters. Laura specializes in working with adults and adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, gender, sexuality, learning differences, trauma, and body image issues.

Education

George Mason University
MSW

Specialties

  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Depression Counseling
  • ADD and ADHD
  • Mood Disorders
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Anger Management
Quintin Talley
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Quintin Talley, LCPC

Philosophy of Care

Quintin Talley is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Maryland, and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of VA (he accepts self pay in VA). Quintin has nearly 10 years of experience working with adults (18 - 90) and children (5-17), in a number of therapeutic settings. Quintin has experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. He has helped clients to work through issues related to anxiety, depression, mood disorders, personality disorders, school problems, career/job stress, communication problems in marriages and relationships, trauma, and other behavioral concerns. Quintin has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Bowie State University and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Towson University. 

Quintin uses CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) based, person centered, mindfulness, solution focused, play therapy, and family systems interventions to help his clients meet their therapeutic goals. Quintin also provides coaching and counseling to couples and marriages having difficulty with communication and other relationship stressors. 

Quintin is very warm and approachable, yet intuitive. He understands that change can be difficult, and structuring a therapy plan that is both realistic and challenging is the key to making lasting change. Quintin understands that every individual is unique, and needs a customized approach in order to become the best versions of themselves.

Education

Towson University
Master's in Counseling Psychology

Specialties

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Marriage/Relationship issues 
  • Social Interaction 
  • Men’s issues 
  • Family dynamics 
  • Self-Esteem 
  • Children (5-17) 
  • Grief and loss 
  • Life Transitions
Delinda Swanston
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Delinda Swanston, LPC

Delinda Swanston is a licensed professional counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia whose work includes meeting needs of adults, children, and adolescents in inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and field settings. Her 25 years experience includes confidential service to military personnel and their families oversees, and stateside. She has served for 11 years as an officer for local human rights committees, and 7 years in executive leadership, administration and management, including program development and services provision. Delinda has successfully provided counseling addressing a wide variety of concerns, including: traumatic stress, mood disorder, anxiety, childhood OCD, depression, complicated grief, & chronic illness.

Delinda provides assessments and evaluations for diagnosis. She works collaboratively with patients to develop an individualized, evidence-based approach and treatment plan. Delinda has a strong inclination toward Resiliency Psychology and resiliency skills development to cope with, and overcome, adversity, trauma, and the effects of tragedy in one's life.

Delinda uses therapeutically sound methods and techniques which may include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Short term Solution Focused Therapy, or Psychodynamic approach with complimentary techniques such as expressive therapies and relationship skills training.

 

Stephanie Valeri
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Stephanie Valeri, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Stephanie has spent over 12 years as a nurse emphasizing the importance of therapeutic communication, empathy, and patient education. She understands that she is not just treating symptoms, but a person with a past, present, and future. She feels in helping patients understand their diagnosis and treatment options; they can make the best treatment decisions for themselves. She believes in developing a strong therapeutic relationship where there is open communication and time for questions so the patient feels comfortable when they leave the appointment with their plan of care, and understands the next steps if this plan is not effective. 

Stephanie believes a therapeutic relationship is the foundation of a strong treatment plan. In this line of thinking she takes the time to listen and understand the patient's history so that she can understand not just where they are now, but how they got here. She then works to help her patients meet their own goals for their future through medication management and therapeutic techniques.

Stephanie is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (across the lifespan). She received her bachelor's in Psychology from Virginia Tech and then her Associate's Degree in Nursing. She has returned to her love of behavioral health and received a Master's of Nursing from Gonzaga University. Stephanie has spent her time as a Psychiatric Mental Health Practitioner focusing on treatment of multiple disorders including (but not limited to): 

Education

Gonzaga University
Master's of Nursing

Specialties

  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Insomnia and other sleep disturbances
  • Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Bipolar I and II
  • Social Anxiety
  • Smoking Cessation
Ihsan Warren
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ihsan Warren, LCSW

Ihsan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 15 years of experience providing counseling to adolescents, young adults, adults, and couples, in both private practice and in substance abuse programs. He specializes in working with individuals and families dealing with addiction, trauma, grief and loss, depression and anxiety.

Ihsan has specialized training in family therapy and crisis intervention. He enjoys working with all types of personalities and will work collaboratively with you to help you solve challenging problems and overcome stressful family situations.

Ihsan approaches problems from a Strength-Based perspective. He will help you identify your unique capabilities and strengths and help you work with your strengths as a starting point for change. He will empower and motivate you to find your own solution. He also incorporates Cognitive Behavioral and Client-centered techniques to help you achieve your goals.

Jared Vega
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Jared Vega, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Jared Vega is a dually certified Family (FNP) and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) in the state of Virginia who has over 10 years of healthcare experience.  He has worked as an EMT, Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner. and has worked in community and public health for most of his career. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at the University at Buffalo in 2011, his Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Simmons University in 2017, and his post-masters certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing at the University of New Hampshire in 2019.

Jared has a special interest in PTSD and trauma. Jared’s goal is to build a partnership with his patients that provide tools that include medication management and therapy to help the patients achieve their goals. He enjoys working with patients to develop goals and providing education about medications as well as tips to increase their everyday wellbeing. He looks forward to developing a plan that works for you!

Education

UNH (post-masters certificate)
MSN, Post-Master Certificate

Specialties

  • PTSD
Alaina King-Harvey
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Alaina King-Harvey, LCSW

If you are experiencing any difficulties in life, one of the bravest things that you can do is seek help. I am here to help you accomplish your goals to live a happy, healthy, and successful life!
Caring for others was introduced early in my life as I witnessed my family support foster youth in their homes, provide mental health services, and develop a nonprofit organization to support underserved populations - in honor of my late grandmother. I assist individuals in need of healing from depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, grief, and other mood disorders. I have 7+ years of experience assisting adolescents and young adults struggling with the above-mentioned needs, as well as ADHD, oppositional defiance, PTSD, school behavioral problems and conduct disorder. I also appreciate partnering with individuals experiencing daily life struggles and stressors such as relationship conflict, work dissatisfaction, and school or college difficulties. My tailored approach allows me to utilize different therapeutic skills to best ‘meet you where you are', to achieve positive outcomes. I strive to foster a safe space that allows you to feel comfortable embracing growth by establishing a helpful therapeutic relationship.
Beata Sims
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Beata Sims, PMHNP, ARNP, MSN

Philosophy of Care

Beata Sims is a double Board-Certified Advance Nurse Practitioner. She launched her career in 2007 and received her Master’s Degree in Primary Care and a Post Master’s Degree in Psychiatric Mental Health.

Her approach is based on integrative psychiatry including

  • Prescribing medications
  • Motivational, person-centered therapy
  • Complementary medicine

She enjoys working with a variety of age groups and provides 100% confidential and non-judgmental environment.

She is licensed to practice statewide and conduct visits by a video call from the safety and comfort of your home. Telepsychiatry makes it possible to get support from anywhere.

Beata has helped thousands of people to regain their health with appropriate medication and therapy.

She speaks English and Polish.

“Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t work out, just take another shot.” Richard Branson

Education

Master’s Degree in Primary Care
Post Master’s Degree in Psychiatric Mental Health.

Specialties

  • Life Transitions
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Depression and Low Self-Esteem
  • Bipolar and Personality Disorder
  • Trauma and PTSD
Lolita Allen
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lolita Allen, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with families in individual, couple and family therapy. I am committed to helping adults and children develop personal/relational skills and strategies needed to build and maintain a positive, meaningful life and healthy relationships.

I received a Master Degree in Social Work from Howard University and am licensed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My specialties include:

Marital/Premarital counseling
Couples healing from infidelity
Premarital counseling
Healing from sexual abuse
Trauma
Domestic/Intimate Partner Abuse (for victims and offenders)
Blended family issues
Grief
Depression
Anger Management
Parenting
Anxiety
Behavioral Issues
Women’s Issues

I am passionate about working with anyone who wants to take the first steps to becoming a better version of themselves by exploring therapy and healing. I integrate multiple modalities of practice, including: systems approach, structural family therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and strength based approaches.

Gelila Habte
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Gelila Habte, LCSW

My name is Gelila Habte and helping people is my passion. I have been providing community based mental health services in Fairfax County for the past seven years and consider it a privilege to be in a position to help others. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, my intention is to create a safe environment full of empathy, acceptance and unconditional positive regard that allows you to open up and share your story.

I believe that each person is unique and will respond differently to each model of therapy. This is the reason why I provide treatment from an integrated framework, one that utilizes tools and techniques derived from Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Together we can identify your strong points, develop greater insight, interrupt unhealthy patterns, and enhance coping skills to improve your overall quality of life.

Life can be stressful and at times emotions might overwhelm us, but with the right tools and support you shall overcome every obstacle that stands in the way of your happiness. If you are ready to make changes in your life and get closer to your desired goals, please reach out to me so that we can start the journey together. I look forward to meeting you.

I especially enjoy working with clients struggling with:

  • Depression
  • Relationship/Marital Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Substance Abuse
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Self-harm
Afua Ayim
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Humana
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Afua Ayim, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Afua is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) in the state of Virginia. She has 15 years of experience in nursing and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice. Afua acknowledges that each patient is a unique individual and should be treated as such. She engages with you to work together to achieve desired goals of treatment while respecting your preferences as the patient.  She works to provide patients and families with accurate and detailed information about their diagnosis to empower them to participate in their care.

Education 

George Mason University
DNP

Specialties

  • Ages 18+
  • Medication Management
Kate Hanselman
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Kate Hanselman, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Have you been having a hard time lately? You don’t have to struggle alone. The first step toward feeling better can be challenging, so let’s take it together. It’s okay to need a little extra help!

Kate Hanselman specializes in working with healthcare workers, educators, and those in the helping professions, though she serves all ages and demographics. Whether you’re looking for support with an ongoing issue, or this is your first time seeking help, she will meet you where you are, and together you will decide on a plan that fits your needs.

Kate prioritizes a collaborative approach and offers honed clinical expertise, a dynamic set of tools including medication and therapy, and a firm belief that you are the expert on your own life. In addition to medication management, she provides thorough, holistic care by using CBT, trauma-informed, solution-focused, and mindful approaches to better understand and target the root causes of your distress.

Kate is a board-certified PMHNP and received a Master’s in Nursing (PMHNP) from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s in Science from King’s College London. With over a decade of experience in mental health as a nurse, a first responder in New York, and a health professions educator, Kate has a unique familiarity with the challenges particular to these roles. Especially now, with the pandemic increasing stressors and diminishing opportunities for coping, everyone needs and deserves a little extra help. That includes you. Come on by and let’s talk.

Education

King’s College London
Master’s in Science

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • PTSD and trauma
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions
  • Grief & Loss
  • OCD
  • Insomnia/sleep issues
  • Coping skills
  • Women’s Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress
  • Medication Management
  • School Issues
  • Transgender
  • Parenting
  • LGBTQ+
Chinyere Ugwanyi
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Chinyere Ugwanyi, DNP, PMHNP

Chinyere is a Board Certified licensed, Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a BSN degree from Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA, an MSN degree from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA—all with honors. Chinyere has 13 years of healthcare experience with 12 years of that as a psychiatric nurse and 7 years of experience as a nurse practitioner, providing psychiatric evaluation, treatment and medication management to patients with varying degrees of mental illness, in inpatient/outpatient settings. In addition, Chinyere has worked in a major community mental health system alongside nursing homes and feels comfortable working with a variety of mental and behavioral health conditions, including serious mental illnesses She has expertise in treating mainly adult patients, but can work with adolescent patients as well. She treats patients with disorders that include anxiety, depression, personality disorders, ADHD, PTSD, substance abuse, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Chinyere’s approach to care of her patients is straightforward and clear. She is very professional, caring, respectful and strives to offer personalized mental health services. Chinyere seeks to build a lasting therapeutic relationship with you, while showing empathy with listening ears to your mental health concerns.

Chinyere’s goal is to provide every patient with the highest quality care while empowering them to live a successful, fulfilled life, alongside being in control of their mental health.

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