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Ashley Watson
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ashley Watson, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Ashley Watson is a Resident in Counseling with 5 years of experience working in the Mental Health field. During her 5 years of experience she has worked in variety of settings in Community Mental Health including Case Management, Crisis Intervention and Outpatient Treatment. Ashley has experience in providing therapeutic care to adults seeking help with anxiety, depression, substance use, relationship issues, trauma and life transitions. Ashley received her Master's Degree in Counseling and Human Development from Lindsey Wilson College as well as a Substance Abuse Certification.

Ashley has a passion for what she does and it shows through her enthusiasm and ability to think outside of the box while working with those who are looking to make improvements in their lives. Her main goal is to help you have a better understanding of yourself so that you can reach your goals and make the changes you want in your life. Her gentle, yet challenging approach helps those who are ready to look deeper into themselves to make lasting change. Ashley utilizes a collaborative cognitive behavioral approach to treatment, always keeping in mind that goals are evolving and may not be as concrete as they seem. Having this way of thinking allows her to meet you where you are and walk along side of you through your journey.

Life is challenging. Whether it be new or old challenges Ashley is dedicated to providing a supportive therapeutic relationship to help you get on the path to reaching your goals.

Education

Lindsey Wilson College
Master's Degree in Counseling and Human Development

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • ADHD
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy/Prenatal/Postpartum
  • Self Esteem, Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women’s Issues
Brianna Mcmillan
Self Pay Rate: $99

Brianna Mcmillan, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Brianna McMillan is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who specializes in anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, parenting, addiction, anger management, grief and loss, motivation, and relationships.

Brianna utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and solution-focused therapy to encourage clients to process their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and subsequently implement any necessary changes. By utilizing these approaches and other strategies, you will be empowered with new tools and the strength to overcome.

"It is my joy and honor to embark on life’s journey with you!" says Brianna. "Life can be difficult with a variety of unpredictable challenges; therefore, it is my goal to provide a safe and supportive environment to find victory in your situation."

Education

Lynchburg College
M.Ed. in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Parenting
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Grief and Loss
  • Motivation
  • Relationships
Caley Gelsomino
Self Pay Rate: $99

Caley Gelsomino, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Caley Gelsomino is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who specializes in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, and grief. Caley completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Simmons College.

Caley believes that life’s challenges show no bias and that everyone experiences changes and overwhelming emotions. While those differ from person to person, what everyone has in common is that they don’t have to do it alone. Counseling offers a listening ear, resources, and a safe space to process thoughts and feelings. To do this, you and Caley will build your toolbox and strengthen your resilience to help achieve the goals you set. She enjoys using a range of therapeutic approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness. The first step--reaching out for help--is always the hardest. But you did it, and Caley is proud of you for being here! She looks forward to meeting you!

Education

Masters in Social Work
Simmons College

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Mindfulness
  • Relationships
  • Grief
Cassandra Simpson
Self Pay Rate: $99

Cassandra Simpson, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Cassandra Simpson is Resident in Counseling (LMHP-R) who has 5 years of experience providing clients with clinical therapeutic assessment and treatment of depression/anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, and mood regulation. Cassandra is also specialized in assisting clients who are currently experiencing or have previously endured domestic/intimate partner violence.

Cassandra completed her Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Administration of Justice at Northern Arizona University and her Master of Arts (MA) in Professional Counseling at Ottawa University in Phoenix, Arizona. She approaches her clients with empathy and validation, while encouraging individuals to self-reflect on their behaviors and actions as well.

Cassandra utilizes a collaborative approach, practicing cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapies, emotionally focused and solution focused therapies, narrative, and expressive arts therapy. Her intention is to acknowledge each client as a unique individual and tailor the therapeutic approach to best meet their needs.

Cassandra is focused on establishing a positive rapport, while collaborating with you to identify your therapeutic goals and working to improve your self-reliance and quality of life. Her goal is to assist you in becoming empowered through this process towards living the life you aspire to.

Education

Master of Professional Counseling
Ottawa University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Mood regulation
  • Relationship issues
  • Domestic/intimate partner violence
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress/crisis management
Courtney Zongrone
Self Pay Rate: $99

Courtney Zongrone, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Courtney Zongrone is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who is passionate about delivering the highest quality of counseling services to the clients she serves. Courtney has over 5 years of clinical mental health counseling experience working with adults in a variety of inpatient and outpatient care settings. She commits herself to serving clients regardless of gender identity, race, health status, national origin, relationship status, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion. All are welcome here.

Courtney completed her Master of Education (MEd) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Lynchburg College and is currently pursuing her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Counselor Education and Supervision at Virginia Tech.

Courtney focuses on enriching her clients' experiences within the counseling space by integrating a variety of skills and techniques to best meet their presenting needs. She engages a holistic, person-centered, and relational-cultural therapy approach through her counseling style. Courtney honors the therapeutic relationship she builds with her clients through respect, authenticity, and genuineness.

Education

Lynchburg College
Master of Education

Specialties

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Personal/Professional Development
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
Fia Midboe
Self Pay Rate: $99

Fia Midboe, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Fia Midboe is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in helping clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, stress-related disorders, grief and loss, stress, and health or medical issues. She uses a range of therapeutic approaches depending on the need presented, including narrative therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MIT), and solution-focused treatments to work with those who are wanting to see positive change in their lives.

Life can be beautiful. It can also be challenging, isolating, and scary at times. While it is easy to spend a majority of our energy thinking about what we should do or whom we should do for, there are times when we forget ourselves in that process. Entering into therapy is a chance to work in a non-judgmental atmosphere toward finding peace, remembering what is important to you, and becoming vulnerable in the hopes that a clearer path will emerge.

"Whether you are going through a period of profound struggle or need to sort through obstacles on your path to moving forward, it can help to have a partner to join you to gain perspective and explore new ways of problem-solving on your journey toward growth," says Fia. "I believe that the endeavor of therapy is to find what is truly meaningful to you, to develop a healthier mindset, and to rediscover the joy in the journey of life. I look forward to embracing the journey together!"

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma, Stress Related Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Health/Medical Issues
  • Mindfulness
  • Stress
Hannah Pinkston
Self Pay Rate: $99

Hannah Pinkston, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care 

Hannah Pinkston is a Resident Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia with years of experience in the mental health field. She has worked with individuals, groups, couples, and families at various life stages and from diverse backgrounds that are seeking sustainable empowerment through habit development, increased self-awareness, and enhanced life perspectives.

Hannah studied Sociology with a focus on human rights and global studies at Mount St. Mary’s College, earned her Bachelor of Science in Marriage & Family Studies from Brigham Young University-Idaho, and received her Master of Science in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University.

Hannah’s comprehensive, person-centered approach to therapy, prioritizes the overall well-being of the client and maintains alignment with their personal goals. She values effective, evidence-based methodology by staying up-to-date and educated on relevant studies and research. She has successfully integrated several types of therapies including family systems, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based, nutrition-focused, solution-focused, and emotionally focused methods.

Hannah strives to maintain a genuine, caring, and welcoming atmosphere for a strong and collaborative counseling relationship to flourish.

Education

Master of Science in Professional Counseling
Grand Canyon University

Specialties

  • Depression  
  • Anxiety/Performance Anxiety  
  • Stress Management  
  • Trauma & Stress Related Disorders (PTSD/Acute Stress) 
  • Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD/ADD) 
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Aspergers Counseling  
  • Relationship Issues  
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement  
  • Anger Management 
  • Academic/Occupational Counseling 
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
JohnN. Toliver, Jr.
Self Pay Rate: $99

John N. Toliver, Jr., LPC, NCC

Philosophy of Care

Life is an expedition, and on the trails of life we find ourselves at times satisfied on top of towering and enthralling peaks, while in other moments we wander unsure into lonesome and frightening valleys. It is safe to say that wherever we roam, having the right tools for the moment can go a long way in shaping the outlook of your journey. Every traveler needs a guide, and that is exactly how I view my role as a therapist. As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) I have walked down varying paths with individuals from many walks of life. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions, or grief; I believe in your ability to walk the path you envisioned. Sometimes we have just forgotten how. In those moments, counseling can be a very effective tool to light the way.

One truth I have discovered along the way is that our greatest pursuit in life is not the pursuit of happiness, but rather the avoidance of pain. I often utilize Contextually based interventions, specifically Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help people learn the skills to face the challenges of life without the need to avoid them so that they can persist towards their valued goals. Because we are thinking beings with personal stories, at times I employ Cognitive and Narrative-based interventions to address unhelpful thoughts that have become blueprints for the way we live our lives.

Daring to reach out for help can fill us with apprehension and uncertainty. Taking the first steps to do so takes an enormous amount of courage. When you feel lost or unsure of what to do next, sharing the journey with an empathic other can be a life changing experience. I am glad you are here, and I would love to walk with you for a while. Where to next?

Specialties

  • Adults
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Stress Management
  • Relationships
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
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 Blevins
Self Pay Rate: $99

Katherine Blevins, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Katherine Blevins is a Resident in Counseling with 6 years of experience working with children, teens, adults, and families who are struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger and behavioral issues, coping skills, divorce, family conflict, gender identity problems, grief, Health Monitor, Infidelity, Life Transitions, stress, OCD, oppositional defiance, and PTSD. Women’s Issues.

Katherine received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a specialization in Christian Counseling, and her Master's degree in Professional Counseling, both from Liberty University. Her wealth of knowledge and experience with children, their needs, and intensive work with families has provided her with the ability to insightfully assist in family issues. Katherine has a strong sense of empathy that enables her to effectively seek to understand and help work collaboratively with her clients. Most of her work has involved collaborating with families, resources in the community, and case management. Katherine has worked with individuals using trauma-informed care, and has attended to individuals whose goals align with bettering themselves and their families.

Katherine invites you to experience a compassionate, yet solution-focused experience that aligns with your personal values, increases your confidence, well-being, and incorporates your strengths in a person-centered approach. Most of all, this experience will help motivate you to build the life you've been striving for. As a resilient individual herself, she sees the impact of building your own self-confidence.

Education

Master in Professional Counseling
Liberty University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Relationships
  • Trauma and PTSD
Kristin Rasmussen
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kristin Rasmussen, Supervisee in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

Kristin Rasmussen is a Supervisee in Social Work (SISW) with more than 5 years of professional experience working with adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitional issues, chronic stress, and more.

Kristin earned her Master's degree in Social Work from Radford University and employs a range of therapeutic approaches, which are used as appropriate for the best care of my clients. Some of these approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, and solutions-focused therapy. She utilizes EMDR for clients who have simple or complex trauma to process and move on from. She is a huge proponent of the benefits of EMDR and each therapy session is tailored to the individual needs of each client.

The driving force in Kristin's therapy practice is empathy. Having understanding and empathy allows her to help her clients to feel comfortable focusing on the areas of their lives that may feel complex and formidable. The therapeutic relationship she strives to develop with her clients is one of warmth, compassion, and trust. Kristin views therapy as a time to allow the client to discuss any issues they would like to grow from or resolve, without judgment.

Education

Masters in Social Work
Radford University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • EMDR
Nathan Cooke
Self Pay Rate: $99

Nathan Cooke, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Nathan Cooke is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 20 years of experience helping clients and families of all ages with mental health needs that include trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, stress, family conflict, and relationship difficulties.

After graduating from Concord  College in 1996, Nathan began his career helping senior citizens by coordinating with services throughout West Virginia to ensure their needs were being met. Eight years later, Nathan furthered his studies by earning his Master's degree in Social Work program from West Virginia University. Nathan will assist you through your journey through the evidence-based treatments connected to cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and solutions-focused therapy (SFT).

Nathan firmly believes that every person has room for growth and every person has the capability for happiness and fulfillment. Often, the journey is difficult and seemingly impossible. He will develop treatment goals and objectives together that will focus on your needs.

Education

Masters of Social Work
West Virginia University

Specialties

  • Couples/Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
Rebekah Jordan
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Rebekah Jordan, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education 

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

Specialties

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

 

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

Robert O’Byrne, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care 

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

Robert earned his Bachelor's degree in Nursing from the University of Florida and his Master's degree in Nursing from the University of Virginia. As a Nurse Practitioner, he has worked in both the acute care setting (inpatient) as well the outpatient settings. Robert served in the Navy for 25 years practicing as a clinician, as well as holding a variety of leadership roles that include Director of Mental Health and Medical Director.

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

Education

University of Virginia
Master's in Nursing

Specialties:

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

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

Philosophy of Care

Shirley Hudson is a dual board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) who is passionate about providing evidence-based and personalized care to adult clients. Shirley began her health career treating patients in a wide variety of settings including spinal cord injury, intensive care, hematology, oncology, and medical surgical units. After years of practice as a registered nurse, she fulfilled her goal of completing her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Old Dominion University and began practice as an FNP, 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 not only in underserved communities, but in 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. She is also an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN).

Shirley believes that the best patient outcomes are built on the foundation of a strong and authentic patient/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. Shirley 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
Tara Lineberry
Self Pay Rate: $99

Tara Lineberry, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Tara Lineberry is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia and has over 15 years of experience assisting children, adolescents, adults, and couples with mental health, relationship, and trauma concerns.  She completed her Bachelor of Science in Human Development/Human Services from Virginia Tech and received her Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California.  Tara has experience conducting therapeutic sessions in both the inpatient psychiatric and outpatient mental health settings.  

Tara utilizes multiple therapeutic modalities to try to best meet the needs of each individual, couple, and family.  These include strength based, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, mindfulness based, emotion focused, and solution focused therapies.  Additionally, Tara has an extensive history assisting survivors of trauma including intimate partner violence, sexual violence, harassment, grief/loss, and military.  

Tara looks forward to creating a positive therapeutic relationship with you to assist you in meeting your goals and living your best life.  Tara is a firm believer in the strength possessed by each individual and wants to help you to build on that strength and realize your own potential for growth and healing.  

Education

University of Southern California
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Mood Disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 
  • Stress Management 
  • Women’s Issues 
  • Pregnancy/Postpartum Issues
  • Self Esteem 
  • Life Transitions 
  • Personality Disorders 
  • Anger Management 
  • Grief and Loss 
  • Trauma  
  • Relationship Issues 
Traci Terry
Self Pay Rate: $99

Traci W. Terry, LPC, CCTP

Philosophy of Care

Traci Terry is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional in the state of Virginia. She has over 10 years of experience providing counseling and support services to individuals impacted by trauma, anxiety, life transitions, depression, women’s issues, and relationship issues. She is LGBTQIA+ affirming and respects all faiths and spiritualties.

Traci completed her Masters of Science in Counseling and Human Development from Radford University in 2010 and is a native of the New River Valley community. She approaches therapy through a trauma-informed and anti-oppressive lens and mostly utilizes strengths-based, cognitive-behavioral, somatic, relational, and mindfulness-based approaches to therapy and strives to ensure clients receive services in a way that feels safe, supportive, and individualized to meet each unique individual’s and couple’s needs.

"You and your story matter. I consider it an honor to assist clients in becoming the best, most authentic version of themselves," says Traci. "You deserve to live a life that is unapologetically yours. Whether you’ve experienced a major life change or disruption, are struggling with anxiety or grief, have experienced something traumatic, or need a safe space to explore who you are, healing and wholeness are possible."

Education

Masters of Science in Counseling and Human Development
Radford University

Specialties

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Women’s Issues
  • Postpartum Anxiety
  • Self-esteem
  • Relationship Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief & Loss
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
Cassie Ramus
Self Pay Rate: $99

Cassie Ramus, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Cassie Ramus is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has over 5 years of experience helping children, teens, and adults to better handle the effects of conditions or concerns arising from anxiety, depression, anger, dysfunctional relationships, ADHD, behavioral issues, poor coping skills, family conflict, parenting issues, pregnancy, prenatal, and postpartum issues, academic issues, low self-esteem, and more.

In sessions, Cassie utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Christian counseling, family systems therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), and more. Cassie knows that no matter what age we are, life can be difficult.

She knows that it can be tough during trying times to ask for help but as your counselor, she will provide an encouraging and supportive environment where you are free to express yourself. Cassie wants to help help you reach your goals; whether they be mental, physical, or relational, she is here to walk through hard times with you.

Specialties

  • Couples/Marriage/Relationship Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders/Bipolar Disorder
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Anger Management
  • Grief/Loss
  • Health/Medical Problems
Brianne Burden
Self Pay Rate: $99

Brianne Burden, LPC

Philosophy of Care

I believe, that most often times, it takes an individual to experience significant pain or dissatisfaction in their life in order for them to pursue counseling and change. I understand that the step to reach out and ask for assistance with life’s issues is a huge step and I do not take that lightly. As your therapist, it is my commitment to come along side of you and support you through the more challenging times in life.

The goal of my practice is to provide a safe environment where clients can discuss difficult issues which are free from judgment, and develop meaningful life change so that they can work towards their goals and have a better quality of life. My approach to counseling integrates several skill and evidenced based approaches into therapy such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Person-Centered Therapy (PCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), mindfulness, self-care, and boundary setting. I am experienced in working with teenagers, young adults, and adults. My areas of special interest are: depression, anxiety, grief, mood disorders, vocational counseling, spirituality, faith-based counseling, self-esteem, coping with physical illness and pain, relationship issues, substances use disorders, and life transitions.

I look forward to meeting and working with you!

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  •  Stress
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Anger Management
  • Grief, Loss, Bereavement
  • Christian counseling
  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Mindfulness
Julie Neely
Self Pay Rate: $99

Julie Neely, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Julie Neely is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has over 15 years of professional experience working with children, teens, and adults in a wide variety of settings, including community mental health and school-based environments. She specializes in treating concerns or conditions related to anxiety, anger, depression, chronic stress, ADHD, women's issues, panic-related problems, and spirituality-based issues.

Julie earned her Master of Arts (MA) in Counselor Education at Virginia Tech. She utilizes cognitive behavioral techniques (CBT), solutions-focused strategies, and talk therapy approaches, depending on the client's preference and situation. This will provide a setting for you to safely learn new skills and become empowered to face difficult situations. She believes that the counselor-client relationship, like any other connection, is based on mutual respect, trust, and a willingness to share life experiences.

Julie comes into the therapeutic relationship with a person-centered approach in order to give each person she works with the space to feel safe and comfortable. She would like to join you on your journey, providing you with a listening ear, useful skills, and professional strategies.

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Panic
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Depression
  • Trauma and Stress Related Disorders
  • CBT
  • Attachment Based Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Adults 18+
  • Women's Issues
  • Faith-based counseling
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
Sam Cowart
Self Pay Rate: $99

Sam Cowart, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Sam Cowart is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 12 years of experience helping adult clients who are suffering from panic attacks, anxiety, depression, adjustment-related issues, anger, OCD, trauma, PTSD, and more.

Sam utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solutions-focused brief therapy, and a humanistic approach to assist each client as a unique individual. She knows that counseling is inevitably a vulnerable experience. It’s one that gently asks you to let your guard down a bit, and it’s a way to get to know yourself better, regardless of what you’d like to work on.

Maybe you’re going through a particularly hard time, or maybe you find yourself feeling like there’s something in your life you’d like to change. Whatever the reason may be, Sam's number one goal as your counselor is to provide you with a safe and nonjudgmental environment so that you can feel comfortable navigating these things.

Specialties

  •  Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Trauma
  • OCD
  • Anger Issues
  • Relationship issues
  • LGBTQ+
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Tapping
Courtney Sutphin-Hebdon
Self Pay Rate: $99

Courtney Sutphin-Hebdon, LCSW, CMHIMP

Philosophy of Care

Courtney Sutphin-Hebdon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP) who has 20 years of experience in the mental health field. Courtney completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) at the University of Tennessee.
Courtney understands that the relationship of therapy can and should look very different from person to person. Her experience has enabled her to tailor her approach to fit individual needs. Courtney focuses on helping individuals meet their potential by combining effective psychotherapy techniques with lifestyle and wellness factors. She believes strongly that mental wellness is critical to overall health and wellbeing, and that we cannot separate physical and mental health. Courtney takes a holistic approach to mental health, incorporating cognitive therapy, mindfulness skills, and motivational interviewing skills into this process.

Becoming mired in life's problems is exhausting and can be debilitating, and as a therapist Courtney's job is to help you move through whatever you are facing. From adolescents and emerging adults to parents to seniors, at some point we all have a need for support as we tackle life's obstacles. Courtney looks forward to working with you, supporting your choices, and assisting in your growth. She believes that everything is figure-out-able and that together, we can do hard things!

Education

University of Tennessee
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Abusive relationships
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Addiction
  • Physical and emotional trauma
  • Parenting
  • Chronic health concerns
  • Women's issues
  • Integrative Medicine for Mental Health
Johanna Jones
Self Pay Rate: $99

Johanna Jones, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Johanna Jones is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in helping people with adjustment disorders, anger management, anxiety, co-dependency issues, chronic illness, relationship issues, depression, grief, LGBTQ+ issues, mood disorders, panic disorders, personality disorders, PTSD, schizophrenia, sexual abuse, stress management, substance abuse, and trauma. Her focus is adults, and she has a special place in her heart for LGBTQ populations, the mentally ill, and those who identify with Asperger's Syndrome.

Johanna's solid educational background in evidence-based therapy has given her tools she can share. These come from many sources, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), EMDR, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and reality therapy, to name a few — proven interventions for beating addiction, increasing motivation, and living life on your own terms.

"Life can begin to feel out of control. You can run out of energy, out of good ideas – or maybe someone else is trying to make decisions for you. But it really can get better, and perhaps I can help," says Johanna. "In my work with substance abuse recovery, severe mental illness, and getting through tough times, I’ve had two decades of experience counseling people with challenging issues."

Specialties

  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Co-dependency
  • Chronic illness/disability/pain
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss
  • LGBTQ
  • Mood Disorders
  • Panic Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • PTSD Schizophrenia
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma
Mia Mickenberg
Self Pay Rate: $99

Mia Mickenberg, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Mia Mickenberg is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has 10 years of experience in the mental health field, working with diverse populations, many different issues, and in various settings, including schools, homes, a college counseling center and a substance abuse prevention center. Mia enjoys working with and has a great deal of experience in counseling youth, adolescents, and adults.

Mia believes that counseling is not a one-size-fits-all process; everyone is different and their counseling process will differ as well. She provides a safe space to explore life experiences and help you to identify and learn new solutions and coping skills for life’s challenges. Through the ebbs and flows of life we can hit hard times. Mia's goal is to help you through these times. It can get better, and counseling can help.

Mia uses a holistic and integrative approach to counseling, because as people we are not just our minds or physical selves but a combination of the two. She draws from various theories and techniques, including but not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), reality, solution-focused, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing, as well as incorporating the creative arts. Whether you're struggling, or want to work towards thriving and being the best version of YOU, Mia would love to join you on your path.

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA
  • LGBTQIA - adolescents
  • Substance Abuse
  • ADHD Counseling

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