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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
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 Nobles
Self Pay Rate: $149

Courtney Nobles, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Courtney Nobles is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has over 10 years of experience working with adults to improve coping skills with life stressors in a variety of clinical settings. Courtney specializes in treating individuals experiencing mood disorders, psychotic disorders, and anxiety disorders.

Courtney completed her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology at the University of Mary Washington and her Master of Arts (MA) in Forensic Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She also completed a Master of Science (MS) in Rehabilitation Counseling at Virginia Commonwealth University. Some of the modalities Courtney regularly uses are cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and person-centered approaches to create a partnership during the therapeutic process.

Courtney believes that all clients have the potential to live their best life and she promises to be a constant support throughout the journey. Together, you and Courtney will work as a team to increase your life satisfaction, coping skills, and overall experience in therapy.

Education

Fairleigh Dickinson University; Virginia Commonwealth University
MA Forensic Psychology; MS Rehabilitation Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia/Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Life/career stressors
  • Coping skills
  • Stress management
  • Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
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
Eileen Mulcahy
Self Pay Rate: $99

Eileen Mulcahy, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Eileen Mulcahy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who works primarily with children, teens, adults, and families. She has over 27 years of professional experience that she uses to assist clients suffering from stress, family conflict, anxiety, depression, ADHD, women's issues, trauma, PTSD, and more.

She completed her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Maryland-Baltimore, specializing in families and children, and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Women’s Studies from Goddard College. Eileen’s approach to counseling is strengths-based and family systems-oriented (FST), focusing on collaborating with her client to build a supportive and empowering relationship together in counseling sessions.

Eileen seeks to establish a warm and caring working relationship in sessions. Her goal is to create an alliance with you in order to empower you to bring about the changes you desire for your future.

Education

University of Maryland
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Family Therapy
  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Stress Counseling
  • ADHD/ADD – Adults and children
  • Depression Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Family Systems/ Attachment Based Family Therapy
  • Adoption/ Foster Care
  • Women’s Counseling
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
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
ijeoma Ajayi
Self Pay Rate: $199:Intake $149: Follow-up

ijeoma Ajayi, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care 

Ms. Ajayi is currently licensed as a PMHNP-BC/FNP-C in the states of Texas, California, and Colorado. Ms. Ajayi has dedicated over 20 years to the healthcare profession. She completed her Masters of Nursing at the University of Texas Rio-Grande Valley. Ijeoma’s experience with mental health spans over 20 years in inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and correctional settings across a broad range of client populations. Ijeoma has a passion for mental health and people’s wellbeing and works diligently to help restore personal health and wellness to the mind, body, and soul. She believes in utilizing a holistic approach to treatment whenever possible and believes in working closely with her clients to deliver an effective individualized treatment. With her passion for providing mental health care to clients of all ages. Ijeoma engages clients, by providing psychopharmacological education, with the goal of empowering the client in their treatment plan. 

It is her goal to provide culturally competent and compassionate care to persons of diverse backgrounds. Ijeoma is a highly requested Provider in her community. Her personal statement, “I am continuously evolving in order to grow my expertise so that my patients can get the possible care. Patient’s needs are always paramount in my care and also their wellbeing are at the forefront of my Practice.” In her free time, Ijeoma enjoys watching TV, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. 

Education

University of Texas
Masters of Nursing

Specialties

  • 18+ Medication Management
Iman Khatib
Self Pay Rate: $149

Iman Khatib, LPC, ATR

Philosophy of Care

Iman Khatib is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist in Virginia with over 3 years of experience providing client-centered support to adolescents and adults. Iman has experience in acute settings including a trauma clinic, adult and adolescent inpatient units, and a partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient facility.

Iman received her Master's in Art Therapy and Clinical Counseling from George Washington University in Virginia. Iman is a firm believer in using a strengths-based approach paired with dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and experiential interventions to promote mental health resilience. The combination of verbal and visual expression can create diverse opportunities for exploration and healing.

Iman utilizes a supportive approach with creativity and curiosity to discover new avenues to experience a meaningful and fulfilling life. Building mindfulness, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills in a safe environment can be liberating. Iman’s personal and professional motto is, “We are in this together!”

Education

George Washington University
Master's in Art Therapy and Clinical Counseling

Specialties

  • Adolescent Therapy
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Crisis Intervention/Stabilization
  • Depression
  • Group Therapy
  • Mood Disorders
  • Panic Disorders
  • Self-Injury
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Trauma
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
John Vymetal-Taylor
Self Pay Rate: $149

John Vymetal-Taylor, LPC

Philosophy of Care

John has been working with adults, children and adolescents from different countries and backgrounds for more than 30 years. He has helped his clients address a variety of life problems including depression, substance abuse, grief and loss, and recovery from sexual and physical abuse. John is a licensed professional counselor in both Virginia and Wisconsin and is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor – Assistant in Virginia. He received his Master’s degree from San Diego State University, where he participated in a counseling program focused on multiculturalism and social justice.

He uses his skills of listening, of dialogue, and of exploration to help them understand themselves, their issues and their choices in new ways. While he is always open to many approaches, he has found that most of the problems that hold us back are our own thoughts and judgements, and strives to help move them with caring, understanding and honest reflection.

John recognizes that you are the expert of your experience. He welcomes the chance to help you, without judgement or preconditions, to recognize and celebrate your uniqueness and to move forward in life.

Education

San Diego State University
Master of Science in Counseling

Specialties   

• Depression
• Anxiety
• Grief and Loss
• Substance Abuse
• Parenting/Family
• LGBTQ Issues
• Recovery from abuse
• Adjustment

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
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
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

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 

 

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
Startasha Dillard
Self Pay Rate: $149

Startasha Dillard, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Startasha Dillard is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia and the District of Columbia. She has 13 years of experience in the behavioral health field. She has worked with individuals with both mental health and substance use disorders. She has worked with adults seeking help with addiction, anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, anger, and relationship issues. She has completed her Doctor of Education in Counselor Education and Supervision and Master of Art in Community Counseling from Argosy University.

Startasha utilizes collaborative, supportive, person centered, strength based, motivational interviewing, and solution focused approaches to therapy. She creates a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to share. She always maintains an open ear, flexibility, and awareness best necessary to meet the unique needs of the individual.

Startasha seeks to provide a supportive space to assist you in navigating personal challenges and life transitions. Through collaborating and increasing your self-understanding our therapeutic work can assist you in reaching your goals and learning skills to prevent future distresses.

Education

Argosy University
Doctor of Education in Counselor Education and Supervision

Specialties

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief
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
Yo-at Silverman
Self Pay Rate: $149

Yo-at Silverman, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

Yo-at Silverman is a licensed marriage and family therapist who focuses on client care from a perspective of compassion, kindness and adaptability. She began working in the field of mental health over 15 years ago, and in that time, has worked with a wide variety of patients across mental health settings including private practice, homeless shelters, schools, and day treatment facilities. Today, Yo-at works with adults as they navigate the roads of anxiety, depression, life-change and adjustment struggles.

Yo-at utilizes strength-based, solution-focused individually-minded approaches designed to promote self-awareness, enhance self-care and coping skills, and support clients in their times of transition and need.

Yo-at seeks to form a warm and supportive relationship with you as you work together in reaching your mental health goals.

Education

New College of California
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology

Specialties

  • Couples/Marriage Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Depression
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Mood Disorders
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Anger Management
Ophelia Boadi
Self Pay Rate: $149

Ophelia Boadi, LMFT

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

I am an experienced Children and Family Mental Health Therapist with a history of working in the field since 2010 in Nonprofit Organizations, community –based organizations, Individual/Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Crisis Intervention, and Psychotherapy based on research studies to help Children and Families meet their goals in treatment.

I work with children, adolescents, and adults to help them gain insight and build tools to face challenges related to ADHD, anxiety, depression, mood disorders and other relationship issues with others including peers/family , trauma, self-esteem, life transitions, grief and loss, and specific life stressors.

Family/Couple conflict can create stress and distance within the family. I work with family members looking to reduce conflict, and improve the interactions and connections in order to positively impact the family relationships and problem solve. I also support parents with additional parenting skills using evidence based models such as Strengthening Family Program.

I use multiple approaches including Psychodynamic (Talk Therapy), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, Narrative, Solution-Focused, and Family Systems therapies and evidence-based approaches such as Trauma Focused-CBT and Manage and Adapting Practice.

Some of my areas of expertise include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Distress (with peers, family and other adults)
  • Trauma
  • Social anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Self-Esteem
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Grief
  • Sexual abuse
  • Children of Domestic Abuse
  • Family Conflict
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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