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Annisha Dunaway
Self Pay Rate: $119

Annisha Dunaway, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Annisha Dunaway is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has 5 years of experience partnering with adults who are seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and empowerment. Annisha is a veteran and has a background working with active-duty military and forensic social work.

Annisha completed her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology at the University of Maryland University College and her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Our Lady of the Lake University. She continues to increase her knowledge so she may serve her clients to the best of her abilities. Annisha is currently working towards her Doctor of Social Work (DSW) Clinical Expertise.

Annisha believes healing is a collaborative endeavor that requires honest caring without judgment. Goals are developed following the lead of the client and what they want to accomplish. Rather than adopting one methodology for all individuals and issues, Annisha draws from a variety of methods to create a tailored approach for each individual and situation. As a therapist she considers herself to be warm, open, encouraging, and direct. Annisha creates the space to safely process, without judgement, and nurtures the courage to be imperfect. She believes that challenges and changes occur to give individuals opportunities to examine their lives and draw from their inner strength the ability to redirect their life’s path. Obstacles are only opportunities for your future.

Education

Our Lady of the Lake University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Phase-of-life changes
  • Anger management
  • PTSD
  • Relationship issues
Ashley Jereda
Self Pay Rate: $119

Ashley Jereda, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Ashley Jereda is a Resident in Counseling with experience providing clinical assessment and therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. She has been able to center her experience on clients living with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, stress management difficulties and self-esteem issues. She completed her Master of Science in Counseling at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida.

Ashley utilizes cognitive behavioral techniques and a strengths-based approach to help clients meet their needs. She is enthusiastic about working with people of diverse backgrounds and acknowledges the importance of one’s culture in therapy.

Ashley believes the therapeutic process begins once the foundation of the therapeutic relationship is built. She relies on the collaborative effort between the therapist and client to assist the client in achieving their goals which will contribute to a life of improved overall wellness.

Education

Nova Southeastern University
Master of Science in Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Self-Esteem
Brent Burhite
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: 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
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: 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
Brooke Varma
Self Pay Rate: $119

Brooke Varma, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Brooke Varma is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 15 years of experience supporting a wide range of populations through a variety of life’s circumstances. Brooke has extensive experience working alongside individuals, couples, and families and has a passion for supporting individuals within the disability community.

Brooke completed her bachelor's degree in Psychology at George Mason University and her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is Wrightslaw trained. Brooke received the Social Justice Award from VCU and has continued to receive praise for her work. She was the recipient of the Martha Glennon Disability Inclusion and Equality Award from the Fairfax Area Disability Services Board, a nominee for an award from the Fairfax County Special Education PTA, and has been featured on local news media outlets.

Brooke utilizes collaborative, strength-based, cognitive behavioral, solution focused, and narrative approaches in working with her clients to empower individuals to take informed and supported next steps. She believes that meeting individuals where they, taking the time to understand their unique experiences, and partnering with them is what creates the best opportunity for success. Brooke seeks to create an environment of authenticity as she comes alongside you to support you in taking the next small step on your journey. And then, another.

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Family Therapy
  • Couples Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • PTSD
  • ADHD
  • Adoption and Foster Care
  • Attachment Based Family Therapy
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Christian Counseling
Camille Brenke
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: 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
Courtney Breven
Self Pay Rate: $119

Courtney Breven, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Courtney Breven is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has 5 years of experience working with teens, adults, and families as they embark on a journey towards change. Courtney has experience working with families touched by foster care and adoption; individuals exploring their sexuality and gender identity; individuals learning to manage anxiety and depression; and families and individuals navigating life’s transitions. She also has experience working with couples that are non-monogamous and/or polyamorous.

Courtney completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is passionate about partnership in the therapeutic setting--believing that you are the expert on your own experience. Using a collaborative, strengths based, and emotionally focused approach, Lori will help you to see your areas for growth as connected to a larger experience, while offering practical and useful coping skills.

By meeting you where you are and gently pushing you towards your identified goals, Courtney hopes to help you progress in your unique journey. The first step on the journey is the hardest, and you’ve already taken the first step. Courtney invites you to continue on this journey by scheduling today!

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Foster Care and Adoption
  • Sexuality
  • Gender Identity
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life’s Transitions
Crystal Miller-Williams
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Crystal Miller-Williams, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Crystal is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings over the last four years. Crystal has primarily served the community in school-based therapeutic programs to include group therapy, school-based outpatient, and individual therapy to provide support with ADHD, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, grief/loss, and life stressors.

Crystal attended Liberty University where she received her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling. She utilizes an eclectic approach to counseling including techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, and faith-based counseling. Crystal has also administered clinical assessments for three years, helping children, adolescents, and adults connect with numerous mental health services.

Crystal enjoys providing support and encouragement to individuals from all walks of life to promote hope and healing. She has resided in the Lynchburg area for 12 years and enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters.

Education

University of Michigan-Flint
MSN

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Medication Management
Debra Morton
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Debra Morton, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Debra Robbins Morton is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has 23 years of experience providing mental health therapy and medication management. As a nurse Debra has delivered babies, taught childbirth and parenting, and cared for various medical troubles.

Debra completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at the University of Virginia, her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Norfolk State University, her Master of Science in Nursing as Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) at Old Dominion University, and her PMHNP at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Debra’s patients are grateful for her calm, supportive, and informed style of teaching them everything they will need to attain their best mental health.

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
PMHNP

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Sleep or Insomnia
Dwan Rowe
Self Pay Rate: $119

Dwan Rowe, LPC, LSATP

Philosophy of Care

Dwan Rowe is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner in the commonwealth of Virginia. Dwan has 8 years of experience proving outpatient and community-based treatment. Dwan has experience with partnering with various populations including children ages 7 and up, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. Topics of specialty are the following: mood disorders (depression, anxiety, Bipolar and Schizophrenia), life transitions, women’s issues, ADHD or poor impulse control, substance use issues and relationship issues. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice from Virginia Commonwealth University and received her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling with Post Baccalaureate in Addictions Counseling from Capella University. Dwan is also licensed in the state of Indiana as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.

Dwan believes that all people deserve to be happy and fulfilled with every aspect of their lives. Dwan believes that changing unhelpful behaviors can improve the overall quality of life for any client. Dwan utilizes strength-based, trauma focused, collaborative, cognitive or dialectical behavioral, mindfulness based, solution focused approaches to therapy always maintaining the creativity, flexibility, and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual and couple. Dwan’s strengths are using humor, being nonjudgmental and having a real desire to help others.

Dwan seeks to establish a warm and caring relationship with you to assist in building on your strengths and better collaborate with you towards meeting your goals and living the meaningful life you value and desire.

Education

Capella University
Master's in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance Use
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • ADHD/Impulse Control Issues
  • Women’s issues
  • LGBQIA
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief & Loss
Ebony Fenwick
Self Pay Rate: $119

Ebony Fenwick, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care 

Ebony Fenwick is a Board-Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (SAC-BC) and Resident in Counseling (RIC) in Virginia who has over 10 years of experience working with adults who are suffering from addictions, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, and PTSD.

Ebony earned her Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Maryland—Eastern Shore. Recently, she began her doctoral studies with Walden University to focus on Counselor Education and Supervision. Ebony strives to provide excellent care to those who are dealing with a variety of personal issues that may result in negative emotions. Her theoretical orientation is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), but has experience utilizing other therapies to assist her clients. She has completed training in Trauma Recovery Empowerment Model and Moral Reconation Therapy.

Ebony is passionate about providing those she serves with the educational tools and emotional support to manage whatever challenges they are facing. Using compassion and empathy, she empowers others to make progress along their self-healing journey. Create a personalized treatment plan with Ebony's assistance, one that prioritizes your mental health needs.

Education

University of Maryland—Eastern Shore
Master's in Rehabilitation Counseling

Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD
Elizabeth Elizabeth Onyejekwe
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Elizabeth Onyejekwe, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Elizabeth Onyejekwe is a Board Certified psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Virginia with prescriptive authority. She is trained in psychiatry across the lifespan, and has 7 years of experience in working with adults aged 18 years and above, with behavioral and mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and ADHD. She received her Bachelor in Nursing Science at Grand Canyon University and Masters in Nursing/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Walden University. Elizabeth provides medication management and counseling to mental health clients. With more than two decades of experience in patient care, Elizabeth applies evidence-based practice in psychiatric medication management to ensure that each of her clients receive excellent treatment for the best possible outcome. She treats her clients with compassion, dignity, and respect, and enjoys helping them to become the best version of themselves. Elizabeth cares about your overall well-being. She seeks to build rapport and collaborate with you in managing your medications, so that you are empowered to live the life you desire, to the fullest. She has a flexible schedule to accommodate each individual, unique needs. She is a member of ANA, APNA and Sigma Theta Tau Society.

Education

Walden University
MSN, PMHNP

Specialties

  • Mood Disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Stress Management
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • PTSD
  • ADHD
Elizabeth Eunjin Pak
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Elizabeth Pak, PMHNP

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

Philosophy of Care

Elizabeth Pak is a multi-lingual (English, Spanish, and Korean) 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 worked as a Registered Nurse for 4 years on a transplant and bariatric surgery unit at Penn Medicine. She completed her Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. Elizabeth is of Korean ethnicity but also has a heart for Latino and Brazilian cultures.

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. As a Christian, Elizabeth understands the value and impact of spirituality in one’s overall well being, as well.

Education

University of Pennsylvania
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Psychiatric evaluation & Medication management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Insomnia
Elizabeth Spresser
Self Pay Rate: $119

Elizabeth Spresser, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

Elizabeth Spresser is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the commonwealths of Virginia and Pennsylvania with 20+ years experience supporting a wide range of populations through a variety of life’s circumstances. She has extensive experience working alongside individuals, couples, and familiesShe received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Penn State University and received her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University.   

Elizabeth utilizes compassionate, collaborative, strength based, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness based, solution focused and emotionally focused approaches to therapy.  She works to maintain an environment of creativity, flexibility and awareness necessary to best meet the unique needs of each individual and couple. She has extensive experience working with individuals dealing with anxiety, trauma/PTSD, depression, stress management, mood disorders, borderline personality disorder, serious mental illness, grief and loss, adjustment, relationship and co-dependency issues.

Elizabeth’s therapeutic style consists of a non-judgment, validation, and supportive confrontation to promote change and growth. She seeks to establish a collaborative and caring relationship with you in order to assist in building on your strengths and better empower you towards meeting your goals and living the meaningful life you desire.

Education

Brigham Young University
Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Codependency
  • Trauma and Abuse
  • PTSD
  • Stress management
  • Depression and Bipolar Disorder
  • Life transitions
  • Women’s issues 
  • Grief & Loss 
  • Self-Harm Behaviors 
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Women’s Issues
  • Teen issues
  • Family and Relationship Issues
Fawn Workman
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Fawn Workman, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-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
Germaine Kelley-Pope
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: 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 Pittman-Dixon
Self Pay Rate: $239: intake $189: Follow-ups

Jennifer Pittman-Dixon, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care  

Jennifer Pittman-Dixon is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 16  years experience in the mental health field. Jennifer began her career in community mental health  supporting those with severe mental illness with medication management and basic life skills. She spent  10 years as a registered nurse working inpatient psychiatric facilities with both children/adolescents and  adults including four years as Nurse Manager of a psychiatric unit for a non-profit hospital. As a nurse  practitioner, Jennifer has experience working with all age groups from 5 – 98 years old in a variety of  settings including private practice, community mental health, hospitals and skilled nursing  facilities/nursing homes.  

Jennifer has a passion for providing holistic care focusing on the mind, body and spirit. She will take into  account each individual’s culture, socioeconomic status, background, environment, lifestyle and  nutrition when developing a treatment plan. She will provide ample education and resources for  patients so they may play an active role in decisions regarding their care and treatment.  

Jennifer seeks to develop a collaborative relationship with her patients to assist them in meeting their  goals and to create a life of peace and balance in their mental, physical and spiritual health.  

Education  

University of South Alabama
Master of Science in Nursing  

Specialties  

  •  Depression  
  •  Anxiety Disorders  
  •  Trauma/PTSD  
  •  Stress Management  
  •  Mood Disorders  
  •  Adjustment Disorders  
  •  Insomnia  
  •  Neurocognitive Disorders
Jennifer Redlin
Self Pay Rate: $119

Jennifer Redlin, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Jenny Leigh Redlin is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor (LMHC, LPC) with over 10 years of experience assisting adults who are struggling with trauma, shame, regret, difficult life transitions, low feelings of self-worth, anxiety, depression, or identity-related issues.

Jenny received her Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. While she loves to create unique treatment opportunities for her clients, she also recognizes that the client is the expert in their own life and views herself in a supporting role. Integrity, respect, and compassion are the core values that compose every session with Jenny.

Work together to create an individualized course of action that will support your strengths, and offer you helpful coping strategies to address the areas of life that you want to work on. With Jenny's expert guidance, you'll be able to start making better mental health a reality.

Education

Capella University
Master's in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Orientation/Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women’s Issues
John Howard
Self Pay Rate: $119

John Howard, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

John Howard is a Licensed Professional Counselor Resident in the state of Virginia with experience providing therapeutic care and clinical assessment to adolescents, adults, and couples dealing with depression, anxiety, and identity development.

John completed his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Dallas and received his M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Marymount University. He utilizes collaborative, cognitive-behavioral, and person-centered approaches to therapy, integrating the most productive methods for helping clients deal with their presenting needs. He truly believes the connection between therapist and client is paramount to creating an open line of communication to ensure trust, reliability, and consistency.

John believes we each see the world through our own lens and form a worldview that is a unique combination of our background, personality, and development. He looks forward to fostering that connection to help you meet goals, stay motivated, open-minded, and see meaningful growth.

Education 

Marymount University
M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling 

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Relationship Issues
Josephine Dakin-Davis
Self Pay Rate: $239: Intake $189 Follow-ups

Josephine Dakin-Davis, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the of state Virginia. With over 15 years of clinical nursing experience, I came to the realization that a sound mind is the precursor to the sound body hence my ardent passion for Mental Health. 

I graduated from George Mason University 2010 with my BSN, after ten years of nursing in diverse areas including mental health, I decided to get my MSN degree from Walden University, specializing in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. My vast experience has helped me to understand the philosophy of mental health and my nursing education has exposed me to a variety of health care settings. I’m goal driven, detailed oriented nurse practitioner, with patient satisfaction at the top of my professional agenda. I aim to create a cordial, warm and collaborative relationship with my peers and patients.

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Medication Management
Kat Milberger
Self Pay Rate: $119

Kat Milberger, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Kat Milberger is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a fellow human being! Kat is committed to embracing life and helping others to work through life’s challenges to rediscover empowerment, joy, and connectedness. Kat understands that we cannot always choose the cards we are dealt; sometimes we deal with fear, loss, rejection, isolation, stress, anxiety, and pain due to personal or societal events that we have no control over. In counseling sessions, Kat can help you unpack, examine, and better understand the weight that you are carrying so that you can let go of things that you don’t need and build the tools to carry the rest with greater ease. 

Kat works through a mindfulness, culturally-affirming and trauma-informed lens and has a Cognitive Behavioral, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Sensorimotor background. They use dialogue, mind-body work, and creative therapies to help you non-judgmentally explore, be curious about, process, and make changes to your patterns of thinking, feeling, and doing. Kat earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Studio Art at William and Mary and a Master’s in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University.

In Kat’s spare time, they enjoy live music, art and poetry, exploring nature, lifting weights, skating, and working on their camper van.  

“Investing in your own healing can be intimidating and overwhelming, but it has the capacity to open your life up in profound ways. I look forward to witnessing your growth and transformation.”
- Kat (any pronouns are welcome - they/them, she/her, he/him are all fine!)

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Autism Spectrum, ADHD or other Neurological Differences
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma and Trauma-related Challenges, PTSD
  • Romantic Relationships, Sexual Difficulties, Polyamory
  • Family and Friendship Conflicts
  • Gender and Sexuality Concerns
  • Self-advocacy, Assertiveness and Communication Skills
  • Anxiety, Phobias, Panic
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Anger Management, Impulse Control, Frustration Tolerance
  • Depression and Isolation
  • Health-related issues, Disability
  • Discrimination and Systemic Oppression
Katherine Hughes
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: 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
Lydia Sharp
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Lydia Sharp, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Lydia Sharp is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner (PMHNP-BC) from Virginia, with 5 years of experience assisting children, adolescents, and adults with such issues as anxiety, depression, ADHD, mood disorders, anger problems, and other complex psychiatric conditions.

Lydia earned her Master's degree in Nursing Education. She previously served over 26 years in the military in a variety of patient settings such as Medical-Surgical Nursing and Perioperative Nursing (Walter Reed Army Hospital), and as a Nurse Administrator serving in Army Combat Support Hospitals located in California and Fort Bragg, and much more. She also gained direct psychiatric experience and knowledge by working in a Behavioral Health Service Community Health Clinic, which was also part of a behavioral school for troubled youths.

Lydia will prescribe and manage medications, diagnose and assess psychiatric problems, identify health goals, record symptoms and problems, provide therapeutic treatment, and educate clients and their families about mental health. Partner with Lydia to find the treatment methods that work best for you.

Education

Regis College
PMHNP

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Women's Issues
Maclovia Butler
Self Pay Rate: $119

Maclovia Butler, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Maclovia has over twenty-five years of experience in the mental health field, and more than twelve years as a licensed professional counselor. She is a licensed professional counselor in the states of Virginia and Georgia. She is also a National Certified Counselor with the National Board of Certified Counselors. She has worked with adults, children, and families in private to non-profit settings, specializing in clientele dealing with depression, anxiety and trauma. Her therapeutic approach involves modalities such as CBT, EMDR and Positive Psychology. Maclovia has a deep appreciation for cultural diversity and for the uniqueness of the human race. She has travelled abroad extensively, and has worked with patients from the Americas, Asia, and Africa. She believes that when one is frequently exposed to diversity, one develops a greater sensitivity towards another's life story. She is also proficient in Brazilian and Continental Portuguese.

Education

Regent University
Master's in Counseling

Specialties

  • PTSD and Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Self-Esteem
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitioning
  • Christian Counseling
Margaret Tucker
Self Pay Rate: $119

Margaret Tucker, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Margaret Tucker is a Resident in Counseling who specializes in treating anxiety, mental health conditions, stress, life changes, relationships, and more in adults. Margaret’s background is in outdoor education, where she was once a student and then became an educator. She found that wilderness trips laid bare people's fears and vulnerabilities, which allowed for meaningful change to begin.

Margaret completed her Master of Education (MEd) in Counselor Education at the University of Virginia. Her favorite quote is: "No one lives on the top of the mountain. It's fine to go there occasionally - for inspiration, for new perspectives. But you have to come down. Life is lived in the valleys. That's where the farms and gardens and orchards are, and where the plowing and the work is done. That's where you apply the visions you may have glimpsed from the peaks." This quote has transitioned seamlessly with Margaret into the counseling field, where its meaning is just as relevant. She works with people who are struggling in the valley - whose everyday lives are not going the way that they want due to various issues. In therapy, people have a chance to step away, gain inspiration, see new perspectives, and practice new skills for living well.

Margaret seeks to help you have more realistic and helpful thoughts, manage distress in a variety of contexts, and discover more about your values and how to live by them. The foundation of her practice is based in humanistic theory, which emphasizes empathy and unconditional positive regard for the client. Margaret will create a personalized treatment plan that meets your specific strengths and needs, utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). You're here because you want to see change, learn more about yourself, and thrive. Life can make it hard to do those things, and having some guidance from a professional can make it a little bit easier. If you think you and Margaret would be a good match, please reach out! She can't wait to get to know you, hear about your goals and hopes for therapy, and get to work.

Education

University of Virginia
Master of Education in Counselor Education

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
  • Life Transitions
  • Stress
  • Women’s Issues
MaryAlice Fields
Self Pay Rate: $119

Mary Alice Fields, LPC

Philosophy of Care 

I believe most people do the best they can with the knowledge and experience they possess.  At times in our lives, our knowledge and experience are not enough to solve problems and live our most productive life.  At times like this, collaboration with a licensed professional counselor can help us discover ways to solve issues and achieve our full potential.

Changing or perception of issues can be most helpful.  By adjusting our thought process, we can begin to see our problems in a new light, and discover solutions to seemingly insurmountable issues.  Again, collaboration with a counselor can assist in this process.  Old thought patterns can be replaced with new, healthier thought patterns that help us live our best life.

The most important thing necessary to get you on your way to a more productive life is an open mind and a willingness to change.  As a counselor, I am your partner in ushering in this change.  I cannot solve your problems, but I can and will assist you in learning new ways to achieve your goals.

Education

Lindsey Wilson College
M.Ed.

Specialties

  • Couples Counseling
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Stress Counseling
  • CBT
Meghan Rise
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: 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
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: 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

Nicole Schulz
Self Pay Rate: $119

Nicole Schulz, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Nicole Schulz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has 19 years of experience partnering with adults, adolescents, couples, and families seeking help with depression, anxiety, relationship and communication issues, life transitions, stress management, grief and loss, trauma and recovery, anger management, adjustment to illness, and alcohol and substance use disorders.

Nicole completed her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology at the University of Delaware and her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Rutgers University. She utilizes solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, strength-based, collaborative, and mindfulness approaches. Nicole also utilizes motivational interviewing and family systems when appropriate. She believes in the ability for everyone to grow, heal, and learn.

Nicole brings unique experience to therapy due to the majority of her career being in the medical field. She hopes that working together will bring positive energy to improve your life. Nicole uses tools and strategies to help resolve conflicts and stressors. She does this while conveying advocacy, compassion, empathy, and patience. Nicole exhibits warmth and unconditional acceptance. She is sensitive to her clients' needs. Nicole encourages clients to express their thoughts and feelings, set goals, and develop positive and healthy behaviors and attitudes.

Education

Rutgers University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma and Recovery
  • Adjustment to Illness/Chronic Pain
  • Relationship and Communication Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Peer Relationships
  • Work/ School issues
  • Career Management
  • Anger Management
  • Domestic Violence
  • Divorce Codependency
  • Addiction
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Women's Issues
Rebecca Smith
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Rebecca Smith, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Rebecca Smith is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) who has experience treating a broad range of psychiatric disorders in children, teens, and adults who are suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and psychotic disorders.

Rebecca graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she received her Master's degree in Nursing. Her clinical career then took her on a journey throughout the healthcare system, from inpatient neurology to compliance. She has experience managing the care of everyone from young children to older adults with psychiatric and mental health disorders. Rebecca has trained and worked in a variety of settings including in-patient psychiatry, psychiatric ER/crisis intervention, consultation services, and outpatient psychiatry.

Rebecca believes in a holistic approach in caring for clients by combining biological, psychological, social, and spiritual elements of mental health care. In addition, she believes it takes collaboration with her clients to meet the needs of their desired treatment outcomes. Her clients, from all diverse backgrounds and cultures, trust her and appreciate the empathy she provides as she works with them in making informed decisions for their plan of care. In her words: "I am here to guide your mental-health wellness journey." Team up with Rebecca to start addressing your mental health needs with a personalized treatment plan.

Education

Masters Degree in Nursing
Virginia Commonwealth University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Adolescents
  • Stress
Rebekah Jordan
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Rebekah Jordan, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Rebekah Jordan is a dual certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP and FNP) in Virginia and Maryland with over eight years of experience. She started out as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Neurology, Pain Management, and Internal Medicine quickly realizing that there was a lack of understanding and availability of care for patients with mental health challenges. She went back to school to obtain a second master’s has a PMHNP at Duke University allowing her to advance her scope of care and help reduce the access shortages to mental health care. 

As a PMHNP, Rebekah continues to be a patient advocate to further reduce the Stigma of Mental Health with special interest in women’s mental health, PTSD, and ADHD care. She utilizes a combination of pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches.  Her non-pharmacological approaches include cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based modalities. 

Rebekah utilizes her broad experience as a Navy Veteran, FNP, and mom to provide a partnership with her patients and their families to help them achieve their goals and knowledge. She is taking new patients.

Education 

Duke University
MSN Family Nurse Practitioner
MSN Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Specialties

  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Trauma
  • ADHD
  • Post-Partum Depression 
  • Substance Abuse with her suboxone waiver 
  • Women’s Health Complexities such as perimenopause and menopause changes 
  • End of Life Transitions 

 

Robert O'Byrne
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Robert O’Byrne, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care 

Robert O’Byrne is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner (PMHNP) with more than 17 years of professional experience working with adults and seniors who are seeking assistance in coping with stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD, chronic fatigue, familial conflict, chronic illness, life transitional difficulties, and much more.

Robert earned his Bachelor's degree in Nursing from the University of Florida and his Master's degree in Nursing from the University of Virginia. As a Nurse Practitioner, he has worked in both the acute care setting (inpatient) as well the outpatient settings. Robert 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.

Robert strives to offer every client an unprecedented level of personalized treatment, creating individualized plans that seek to address every client's specific needs. With Robert's assistance, you'll start working together towards a better quality of life with psychiatric care from Thriveworks.

Education

University of Virginia
Master's in Nursing

Specialties:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
Shirley Hudson
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Shirley Hudson, MSN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C

Philosophy of Care

Shirley Hudson is a dual board certified Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner who is passionate about providing evidence based and personalized care to her clients. Shirley began her health career in Hampton Roads, Virginia, treating patients in a wide variety of settings including Spinal cord injury, ICU, hematology, oncology, and medical surgical units. After years of practice as a registered nurse, she fulfilled her goal of earning her Master of Science degree in nursing, and began practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner, specializing in gastroenterology and urology.

Through her years of experience at the hospital bedside and clinic, Shirley became more aware of the increasing need for psychiatric mental health care providers in not only underserved, but all communities. In an effort to increase access to psychiatric and mental health services, Shirley continued her education and earned her Post-Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification.

Shirley believes the best patient outcomes are built on the foundation of a strong, authentic, patient and provider relationship. She values the client as an integral part of the treatment team and works diligently to provide education about all aspects of the mutually agreed upon treatment plan, including medication and non-medication therapies. She also has a mission to reduce the stigma of psychiatric disorders by educating patients, families, and the community about mental health disorders to reduce risk, promote wellness, and achieve healing.

Education

Old Dominion University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • 18+ Medication Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Coping Skills
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Solomon Okwueze
Self Pay Rate: $239: Intake $189: Follow-ups

Solomon Okwueze, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Solomon Okwueze is a Board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Virginia with over 16 years of experience in the healthcare field. He has had the opportunity to work in a different healthcare setting. He has worked in a teaching Hospital, as well as NGOs such as Doctors without Border. He has provided mental health services both here in the USA and Canada.

Solomon has always had a passion for providing mental health services to the community. He became a Licensed Psychiatric Nurse in 2007. His desire to provide the best mental health services led him to obtain a Master's degree as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Solomon has experience in Outpatient, inpatient, and Telemedicine settings.

Solomon is a provider who displays attentiveness, particularly when assessing a patient's condition, and goes out of his way to ensure that a patient's needs are met. Solomon takes his time to educate his clients about their condition, different treatment options, and resources that could assist them in reaching their full potential.

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Uche Umejei
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: 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
Wykemia Swan
Self Pay Rate: $239: Intake $189: Follow-ups

Wykemia Swan, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

A board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with over 10 years of nursing experience. I have spent most of that time working in behavioral health care, collaborating with patients to improve their mental health by providing education on disease process, medication use, effectiveness, and support with overall well-being.

My personal experience with mental illness makes me especially passionate about providing effective treatment. My desire is to help put you on the path to living a happier more meaningful life. My goal is for you to embark on mental stability. Allow me to help you live up to your full potential through restorative communication and medication management

Take your life back. Don’t let your lack of mental stability continue to control you. Allow me to assist you along that journey. I believe that with proper treatment and support, accomplishing that goal is well within your reach.

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
Rebecca Fry
Self Pay Rate: $119

Rebecca Fry, LPC

Rebecca has always been passionate about helping others. Energetic, enthusiastic, and extremely conscientious, Rebecca’s unique personality equips her to provide friendly, loving, and wise counseling from a person centered approach. Drawing from approaches in Gestalt, Reality, Client-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral, and Expressive therapy, Rebecca is able to provide a truly custom approach to help her clients to reach personal goals. 

Rebecca is a proud wife and mother. Understanding the many challenges that come from balancing work, marriage, and parenting, Rebecca shows compassion for men and women navigating challenges in those three arenas. Rebecca hopes to see all marriages improve, derailed dreams restored, and insurmountable obstacles overcome. In a rapidly changing world of technology and alternate realities, it can sometimes be hard to understand how to thrive. Rebecca understands these challenges first hand and is ready to help you make decisions and changes where necessary. Change can be scary and seem immensely painful, but you can do uncomfortable things, and Rebecca is here to help.

“So often we waste our lives worrying about how to make them perfect. If we can just let that go, and enjoy the moments of both success and failure - drawing strength from our success and wisdom from our mistakes - we will truly be able to live our best life.” – Rebecca

Caitlin Durney
Self Pay Rate: $119

Caitlin Durney, LCSW

Life can be challenging. Are you feeling distracted by anxiety or stress? Lethargic or withdrawn? Empty or stuck with no hope for change? We all get overwhelmed with the complex demands of life. I am here to provide the tools that will empower you to manage any stressors that may come your way. 

As a therapist, I aim to provide a safe and trustworthy environment and utilize a person-centered, strengths-based and integrated approach. Collaboratively, we address key questions as the first step in guiding your own therapeutic process. What are your strengths? What are your areas of need? What are your goals? What skills do you want to build? What habits do you want to change? We will work together to empower you to be a catalyst for change in your own life. 

An integrated approach allows us to apply a myriad of therapeutic techniques/ modalities such as motivational interviewing, behavioral modification, cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, solution-focused, mindfulness, systems theory, trauma-focused, etc. 

I have a passion for helping people by starting where each individual client is in his/her/their own life I have worked in social work for over 10 years, specializing in working with the following: 

  • Anxiety and Depressive Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Children & Adolescents Diagnosed with Learning Disabilities and/or Behavioral Disorders
  • Permanency/Adoption/Foster Care Issues
  • Child Abuse/Neglect Issues
  • Adults with Managing Chronic Mental Health Symptoms
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Grief & Loss
  • Anger Management
  • Career Stress
  • Stress Management
  • Skills Building
  • Trauma & PTSD

I have focused my education, career and livelihood towards helping enhance the livelihood of others. I earned both my Bachelors in Arts & Sciences with a concentration in Social Work followed by my Masters in Clinical Social Work from The Catholic University of America. I am currently licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia and Independent Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia. 

I am excited to work with you!

Jorge Wallace
Self Pay Rate: $119

Jorge Wallace, LPC

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, CCTP

Jorge Wallace is a native of Memphis, Tennessee and has recently relocated to the DMV area.  Jorge has an undergraduate degree in social work from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Maryville University and is a licensed professional counselor in the states of Missouri and Virginia. He has over 15 years’ experience in the mental health and social service fields and has taught and counseled adolescents, teens and young adults throughout his career. Mr. Wallace has vast experience in the areas of Substance Abuse, PTSD, Trauma and Veteran’s Issues.

Kayla Barnoski
Self Pay Rate: $119

Kayla Barnoski, LPC

Hi my name is Kayla Barnoski, LPC and I have been in the counseling field for 6 years. I received my undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Science of Psychology with a minor in Child Development and Family Studies at West Virginia University. I went on to pursue my education with my Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pa where I grew up. Throughout graduate school, I worked doing ABA therapy and in-home counseling with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I completed my internship at a Residential Treatment Facility for children aged 4-21. I completed individual counseling and group counseling with a variety of diagnosis ranging from anxiety, trauma, depression, attachment disorders, oppositional defiant disorder, and conduct disorder. After completing my masters, I moved to Charlottesville, Va to begin my License Professional Counseling residency. I worked in in-home counseling, doing individual and family counseling with individuals ranged from 4-18 and families of a variety of backgrounds. After a year, I transferred into working through the community service board and doing Therapeutic Day Treatment Counseling in an elementary school for three years, while finishing my license. Through that job, I gained experience with individuals aged 5-10, family counseling, group counseling, crisis intervention, and helping and providing support in a variety of settings on a daily basis. Upon completion of my license, I chose to move to Northern Virginia and continue my career in private practice with families, children, adolescents, and adults.

McKenzie Green
Self Pay Rate: $119

McKenzie Green, LPC

Dr. McKenzie Green is a Therapist/Licensed Professional Counselor. In this role, McKenzie coordinates all aspects of counseling services including Intake Assessment, Pre/Post Assessment and Quarterly Review.

McKenzie is no stranger to field, having spent 21 years as a Therapist and 5 of those years as a Licensed Professional Counselor, where she provides counseling services to school age children with Childhood Diagnoses and Trauma.

The services that McKenzie provides, help underserved populations, children who have experienced trauma and school age children to overcome life challenges.

In her spare time, McKenzie enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and learning new cooking recipes. McKenzie is also a Professional Organizer and Certified Event Planner.

Stephanie Valeri
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Stephanie Valeri, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Stephanie Valeri is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who has spent over 12 years as a nurse emphasizing the importance of therapeutic communication, empathy, and patient education. Stephanie has spent her time as a PMHNP focusing on treatment of multiple disorders across the lifespan. She understands that she is not just treating symptoms, but a person with a past, present, and future. Stephanie feels in helping patients understand their diagnosis and treatment options; they can make the best treatment decisions for themselves.

Stephanie completed her bachelor's degree in Psychology at Virginia Tech and then her Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN). She has returned to her love of behavioral health and completed her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Gonzaga University. Stephanie 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. Stephanie then works to help her patients meet their own goals for their future through medication management and therapeutic techniques.

Education

Gonzaga University
Master's in 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
Afua Ayim
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Afua Ayim, PMHNP, DNP

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
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Kate Hanselman, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Kate Hanselman is a Board-Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with over 10 years of professional experience working with adults and seniors who are dealing with a wide variety of issues, including family conflict, transgender issues, grief, sexual orientation issues, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, anger issues, dysfunctional relationships, ADHD, behavioral issues, women’s issues, and more.

Kate earned a Master’s degree in Nursing 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, she is particularly passionate about working with health care workers, educators, and those in the helping professions. She 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.

As a PMHNP, Kate prioritizes a collaborative, creative approach. She offers honed clinical expertise, a dynamic set of tools including medication and therapy, and a firm belief that each person is the expert on their own life. Kate provides thorough, holistic care by using CBT, trauma-informed, solution-focused, and mindful approaches to better understand and target the root causes of distress. You do not have to struggle alone. Whether you’re looking for support with an ongoing issue, or this is your first time seeking help, Kate will meet you where you are, and together you’ll decide on a plan that fits your needs.

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
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: 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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Lolita is a very thoughtful therapist. She also has a good understanding of children as she worked with my son at the ages of 15 & 16. She was an advocate for him, and she was eager to work with him in goal-setting, which my husband and I appreciate very much. We may continue to seek our her assistance in the future should our needs change. Thank you for all of your help.
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Can’t thank you enough

★★★★★
I was skeptical at first to open up to a complete stranger and express my problems and thoughts but Gelila made me feel completely comfortable within the first couple of sessions. She is very kind, a good listener, and extremely helpful. I have been talking to her for a couple of months and I feel instantly relieved of stress after our sessions. I can’t thank her enough for helping me out through tough times.
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Rebecca Fry is amazing

★★★★★
Rebecca has been my therapist for almost a decade and I can not recommend her enough. She is thoughtful and caring, while also great at challenging and giving direct recommendations on how to deal with issues. She even stayed with me after I moved out of the area and worked to figure out a remote option. She has worked with me through many issues and remained a valuable resource I can rely on.
Thriveworks Counseling Alexandria

Rebecca is incredible!

★★★★★
I can't speak highly enough of Rebecca Fry - she is compassionate, patient, attentive, and encouraging. She is celebratory of growth and honest in her feedback without ever being critical or judgmental. For someone who was fearful of entering therapy, she embraced me with warmth and understanding. She has helped me tremendously by equipping me with practical coping mechanisms that are manageable and realistic but challenge unhealthy habits when necessary. On top of her professionalism - Rebecca is so easy to relate to and never makes me feel like I have anything to be ashamed of. She cares deeply for her patients and wants to help them lead healthier lives. She is an absolute treasure and I can't recommend her highly enough!!
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Highly Recommend Kayla Barnoski

★★★★★
I would highly recommend Kayla Barnoski as a therapist. She is caring and knowledgeable. She listens and works with you to find a solution that works for your individual situation. She has experience with many age groups and is a hard worker. You will not be disappointed.
Thriveworks Counseling Alexandria

Only one session so far, but it’s going well.

★★★★★
Only one session so far, but it’s going well.
Thriveworks Counseling Alexandria

I love Lisa Cornelius!

★★★★★
I love my sessions with Lisa Cornelius! She helps me to work through issues and is just a fantastic listener!
Thriveworks Counseling Alexandria

Lisa is great!

★★★★★
Lisa is great! Easy to relate to and very helpful. I appreciate her flexibility as well.
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Loving my therapist!

★★★★★
Loving my therapist!
Thriveworks Counseling Alexandria

Great Counselor – Lisa Cornelius

★★★★★
I'm so glad I found Lisa. She's an awesome therapist, and I really enjoy my visits with her!
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So far so good!!!!

★★★★★
So far so good!!!!
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