Meet our staff

Alicia Fahr
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Alicia Fahr, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Alicia V. Fahr is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia who has 16 years of experience partnering with children, adolescents, adults, and couples, who are seeking help with anxiety, depression, PTSD, sexual abuse trauma, chronic illness, grief and loss, adjustment disorders, codependency, career direction, and relationship issues. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University, her Master of Education in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from Pennsylvania State University, and received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision, with a clinical specialty in Gerontology from Western Michigan University.

Dr. Fahr seeks to establish a warm and caring relationship with you in order 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. She firmly believes that we are all connected at some level and none of us are here at this time together by accident. Dr. Fahr promises to always treat you with the utmost respect, genuineness, unconditional positive regard, and compassion, as you navigate through this difficult time in your life and move on to healing and wholeness.

Education

Western Michigan University
Doctorate of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision

Specialties

  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Depression
  • Chronic Illness
  • Aging Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Sexual Abuse and Assault
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Play Therapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Women’s Issues
Amanda Etube
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Amanda Etube, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Looking for an opportunity to be heard and have an authentic exchange about your healing? Feeling increasingly overwhelmed with day to day challenges? When we are in "survival mode" there is limited time for rest, reflection and healing. I am passionate about walking beside you during your journey, creating realistic goals with you, developing coping skills and getting to a place of healing, whatever that may look like for you! I am honored to be a part of your journey and serve as a source of support as well as an advocate.

Theoretical orientations used include the following:
A person-centered approach with a collaborative counseling experience. Cognitive behavioral approaches- identifying negative patterns of thinking and behavior and identifying alternatives which better fit your needs. In addition, but not limited to, trauma informed, solution focused/strength based approaches as well as expressive therapeutic techniques.

Education

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Couples/Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Depression
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Anger Management
  • LGBTQIA
Andrea Braxton
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Andrea Braxton, LPC

Philosophy of Care

I am a dedicated professional who believes that understanding my client’s worldviews and values are the framework of a good therapeutic relationship and I will always acknowledge their unique lived experiences.  I am passionate about being a co-facilitator in helping my clients accomplish their goals to live successfully.  I believe that the expert in the therapeutic process is my client and my role is to help facilitate their emotional growth through goal achievement and behavioral change.  You will often find me with a smile on my face when I greet my clients, which to me is important in cultivating the relationship.  My goal is to help my client learn specific skills to facilitate their movement towards individual goals. 

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Trauma
  • Family Therapy
  • Anger Management

 

Annisha Dunaway
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Annisha Dunaway, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Annisha Dunaway is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia who has experience partnering with adults who are seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, PTSD and empowerment. Annisha is a veteran and has a background working with active-duty military and forensic social work. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Maryland University College and her Master of Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University. Annisha continues to increase knowledge so she may serve her clients to the best of her abilities. She is currently working towards her Doctorate in Social Work 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, she 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
Brent Burhite
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
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
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
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
Brooke Varma
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
  • Value Options
Pending:
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Brooke Varma, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Brooke Varma is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia with more than a decade of experience supporting a wide range of populations through a variety of life’s circumstances. She has extensive experience working alongside individuals, couples, and families and has a passion for supporting individuals within the disability community. Brooke graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology from George Mason University before completing her Masters in Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University. She received the Social Justice Award from VCU and has continued to receive praise for her work. Brooke 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 of you to support you in taking the next small step on your journey. And then, another.

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Masters Of 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
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
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
Courtney Breven
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Courtney Breven, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Courtney Breven is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about partnership in the therapeutic setting -- believing that you are the expert on your own experience. Courtney has worked 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 as they navigate life’s transitions. Courtney also has experience working with couples that are non-monogamous and/or polyamorous.

Using a collaborative, strengths based, and emotionally focused approach, Courtney 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
Courtney Graves
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Courtney Graves, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Courtney is a board certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with almost 6 years experience as a Registered Nurse and nearing 4 years experience evaluating and treating individuals with a wide variety of psychiatric disorders in her work as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Originally from Austin, Texas, Courtney obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with distinction from Hendrix College in 2012, and her Master of Science in Nursing from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in 2017. 

Courtney believes in and is committed to a holistic approach to psychiatric care, assisting clients in building comprehensive, and collaborative treatment plans. She understands the importance of including therapy, physical health and mindfulness practices in addition to pharmacological treatment in order to best address her clients’ psychiatric symptoms and improve their overall quality of life. 

Courtney seeks to build a genuine, authentic connection with you in order to best understand your needs and how to work with you to help manage your symptoms so you can be fully present and enjoy your life.  

Education

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Social Anxiety 
  • ADHD
  • Panic disorder
  • Adjustment issues/disorders
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Other mood disorders
Crystal Miller-Williams
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • 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
David Choi
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

David Choi, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

David Choi is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner licensed in Virginia and New Hampshire. He has nearly 6 years of experience working in the mental health field including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorders, and schizophrenic disorder as advanced registered nurse practitioner and registered nurse. As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, he has experience providing psychiatric care across several practice settings, including acute inpatient, outpatient, and dual diagnosis treatment. He graduated magnum cum laude in Bachelor of Science degree in political science and pre-medical courses from SUNY Stony Brook University. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Rutgers University in Newark, NJ and was awarded with nursing leadership and received his Master of Science in Nursing from Drexel University.

David Choi prides himself on providing patient-centered and individualized care with a holistic approach. Also, he uses sound reasoning to solve mental health problems and keeps up to date on current practices. He approaches all patients with an open mind to achieve an accurate diagnosis and a responsible treatment plan. David Choi maintains a positive approach in handling mental health problems and aims to develop a safe medication management to achieve mental wellness.

Education

Drexel University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Panic
Diane Justusson
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Compsych
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Diane Justusson, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Diane Justusson is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 10 years of experience as a Women’s Health Provider and Midwife prior to transitioning to work as a full-time Mental Health Provider 2 years ago.  She is dedicated to Mental Health care as the fundamental basis for enhancing wellness for everyone. Diane enjoys partnering with adults and older adolescents to collaborate on individualized medication management plans. She works with people seeking help with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, life transitions, women’s issues. She completed her Master of Science at Oregon Health and Science University and her Post-Master’s Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate with Frontier Nursing University.  

Diane will help to support you with medication management in a respectful shared decision-making process. Diane is experienced with Cognitive Behavioral Techniques and with alternative to medications and/or adjunctive treatments. She will fully explore all your concerns and questions with you. 

Diane’s goal is to help you to find prolonged wellness to meet your unique life circumstances and goals. If you are ready to get started, she invites you to reach out to ThriveWorks to begin.

Education

Oregon Health and Science University
Master of Science

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management/ Life transitions
  • Women’s issues
  • Anger management
  • Mood Disorders
Dwan Rowe
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

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 of Science 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
Elizabeth Elizabeth Onyejekwe
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Optima
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: 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
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Multiplan
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
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
Elizabeth Spresser
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

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
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
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
Germaine Kelley-Pope
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • ComPsych
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
Ibrahim Iftoni
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Ibrahim Iftoni, PMHNP

Philosophy of care

People have great ability to grow and develop that is affected but not destroyed by mental disorders. Psychiatrist mental health nurse practitioners nurtures the capacity for resilience and growth as well as diagnose and treat illness. The key element of mental health care includes a bio-psychosocial perspective, recognition of the importance of healing relationships and emphasis on symptom management and self care. The PMHNP effectively advocate for patients to obtain the service they need are available in the current treatment system, to utilize other community resources such as self-help organizations and to advocate for the development of more effective services.

Education

Walden University
Masters Degree

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Panic
  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Mood disorders

 

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

Jill Jones, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Jill Jones is a dual certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Virginia. Jill has over 20 years of nursing experience in caring for patients throughout the lifespan from pediatrics to geriatrics in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine from Old Dominion University, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Virginia and received her Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from The Catholic University of America. She later completed her Post-Master's Certificate as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Liberty University. 

Jill focuses on patient-centered care offering comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and medication management to her patients ages 18-65 with mental health conditions and disorders. 

Jill is a conservative provider and passionate about collaborating with other healthcare providers to ensure there is a holistic approach to the care of her patients. She seeks to develop a strong rapport with her patients and families providing a safe and compassionate approach to clarity, wellness and overall health and well-being. 

Education

Catholic University of America
Master of Science in Nursing- Family Nurse Practitioner

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Medication Management
  • Stress
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • School Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
John Howard
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

John Howard, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

John Howard is a LPC 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. He 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. 

John 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
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
Kat Milberger
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Optima
Self Pay Rate: $99

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
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
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
Linda Modelfino
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • 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
Maclovia Butler
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

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
Marina Green
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Marina Green, LCSW

**Marina offers therapy services in Portuguese

Philosophy of Care

Marina Green is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia who specializes in substance use and co-occurring disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and chronic pain management. She received both her Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and has experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, families, and seniors. Marina uses an eclectic approach based on each client’s unique needs and strengths. She is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, brief therapy, solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness-based therapy. She seeks to develop strong, non-judgmental rapport with clients from the very first session in order to optimize treatment engagement and outcomes. Marina’s style is straightforward and realistic, yet warm and caring. She is adept at collaborating with clients in identifying and achieving their goals while remaining flexible and approachable should treatment needs change. She looks forward to connecting with and empowering you to live the life you seek and deserve.

Education

Virgina Commonwealth University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • 12-65+
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Dual-Diagnosis
  • Codependency
  • Trauma
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • BPD
  • Grief and Loss
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Stress Management
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Anger
MaryAlice Fields
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

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
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
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
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
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

Nicole Schulz
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Nicole Schulz, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Nicole Schulz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia. She has 18 years of 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. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Delaware. She received her Master's degree from Rutgers University.

Nicole utilizes solution -focused , cognitive- behavioral , person centered, strength based, person centered, collaborative and mindfulness approaches. She also utilizes motivational interviewing and family systems when appropriate.

Nicole believes in the ability for everyone to grow, heal and learn . She uses strategies to help resolve conflicts and stressors. She conveys advocacy ,compassion, empathy . Nicole utilizes a collaborative approach with unconditional acceptance.

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 their lives. She uses tools and strategies to help resolve conflicts and stressors. She does this while conveying advocacy , compassion, empathy and patience. She exhibits warmth and unconditional acceptance . She is sensitive to her clients needs . She encourages clients to express their thoughts and feelings , set goals and develop positive and healthy behaviors and attitudes.

Education

Rutgers University
MSW

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

Olivia Glance, DNP, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care 

Olivia Glance is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner providing psychiatric evaluation and medication management services. Olivia knows that, as Dr. David Satcher said, “There is no health without mental health.” Since mental health is essential to an individual’s overall wellbeing, she believes in a comprehensive approach to care, tailoring it to meet people’s individual needs. Her mission in practice is to provide the best mental healthcare to all of her clients, with the goal of improving their overall quality of life.

A believer in client-centered care, Olivia has worked in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Although she treats clients struggling with a wide array of different psychiatric conditions, she is proudest of her work in eating disorders, having gained extensive experience treating and managing this very complex and often overlooked issue. Her mission is and always has been to provide the most comprehensive, highest quality care that she can to each individual that she encounters in her work, always taking the personal background, values, and beliefs of her patients into consideration when treating them.

Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Doctor of Nursing Practice in Psychiatric Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Robert O'Byrne
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
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
SungCheol Kim
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
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:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
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
Uche Umejei
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
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
Rebecca Fry
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
Self Pay Rate: $99

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

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
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

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
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • Beacon
  • Cigna Telehealth
  • Value Options
Self Pay Rate: $99

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

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
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Humana
  • Optima
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
Jared Vega
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • ComPsych
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
Beata Sims
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Medicare
  • Optima
Pending:
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • 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
Afua Ayim
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Humana
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:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Cigna
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
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
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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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 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.
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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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