Meet our Providers

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

Brianna Mcmillan, LPC

Philosophy of Care

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, it is my joy and honor to embark on life’s journey with you! 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.

I utilize 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, together we’ll empower you with new tools and the strength to overcome.

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Parenting
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Grief and Loss
  • Motivation
  • Relationships
Caley Gelsomino
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
Self Pay Rate: $99

Caley Gelsomino, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Life’s challenges show no bias, we all experience changes and overwhelming emotions.  While those differ from person to person, what we all have in common is that we don’t have to do it alone.  Counseling offers a listening ear, resources and a safe space to processes thoughts and feelings.  

To do this, we will build your tool box and strengthen your resilience to help achieve the goals you set.  I enjoy using a range of therapeutic approaches.  Most often I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), Solution-focused Therapy. 

The first step- reaching out for help is always the hardest.  But you did it, I’m proud of you for being here! I look forward to meeting you!

Education

Masters in Social Work
Simmons College

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Mindfulness
  • Relationships
  • Grief
Cassandra Simpson
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Cassandra Simpson, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Cassandra Simpson is an LPC Resident in Counseling, LMHP-R, in the state of Virginia with 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. She approaches her clients with empathy and validation, while encouraging individuals to self-reflect on their behaviors and actions as well. She completed her Bachelor of Applied Science in Administration of Justice at Northern Arizona University and received her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling at Ottawa University in Phoenix, Arizona.

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 Arts in Professional Counseling
Ottawa University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Mood regulation
  • Relationship issues
  • Domestic/intimate partner violence
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress/crisis management
Courtney Graves
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Courtney Graves, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Social Anxiety 
  • ADHD
  • Panic disorder
  • Adjustment issues/disorders
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Other mood disorders
Courtney Zongrone
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Self Pay Rate: $99

Courtney Zongrone, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Courtney is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is passionate about delivering the highest quality of counseling services to the clients she may serve. She has over five years of clinical mental health counseling experience working with adults in a variety of inpatient and outpatient care settings. Courtney attended Lynchburg College where she conferred her Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is currently pursuing her 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. 

Courtney 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.

Education

Lynchburg College
Master of Education

Specialties

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Personal/Professional Development
David Choi
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

David Choi, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

Education

Drexel University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

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

Diane Justusson, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Oregon Health and Science University
Master of Science

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management/ Life transitions
  • Women’s issues
  • Anger management
  • Mood Disorders
Elizabeth Elizabeth Onyejekwe
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Optima
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Elizabeth Onyejekwe, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

Education

Walden University
MSN, PMHNP

Specialties

  • Mood Disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Stress Management
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • PTSD
  • ADHD
Elizabeth Eunjin Pak
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Multiplan
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Elizabeth Pak, PMHNP

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

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

University of Pennsylvania

Specialties

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

Fia Midboe, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

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 who 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 with you with to gain perspective and explore new ways of problem-solving on your journey toward growth.  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 use a range of therapeutic approaches depending on the need presented, including narrative therapy, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MIT), and solution-focused treatments, to work with those who are wanting to see positive change in their lives.  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
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
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. She 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 
Ibrahim Iftoni
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Ibrahim Iftoni, PMHNP

Philosophy of care

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

Education

Walden University
Masters Degree

Specialties

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

 

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

Jill Jones, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

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

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Medication Management
  • Stress
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • School Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
JohnN. Toliver, Jr.
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Tricare
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 peeks, while in other moments we wonder 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
Kristin Rasmussen
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kristin Rasmussen, Supervisee in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

The driving force in my therapy practice is  empathy. Having understanding and  empathy allows me to help my clients to  feel comfortable focusing on the areas of  their lives that may feel complex and  formidable. The therapeutic relationship I  strive to develop with my clients is one of  warmth, compassion, and trust. I view  therapy as a time to allow the client to  discuss any issues they would like to grow  from or resolve, without judgement.  

I employ a range of therapeutic approaches, which are used as appropriate for the best care of my clients. Some of these approaches include  CBT, narrative therapy, and solution focused therapy. I utilize EMDR for clients  who have simple or complex trauma to  process and move on from. I am a huge  proponent of the benefits of EMDR.  My therapy sessions are tailored to the  individual needs of each client. 

Education

Masters in Social Work
Radford University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • EMDR
Maria Tarquinio-Kuhn
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Maria Tarquinio-Kuhn, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Hi, I’m Maria! I’m friendly, welcoming, caring and I’d love to help you reach your goals, overcome your fears, deal with your struggles; all while providing guidance and understanding.

​I ​believe in and respect your ability as a person to learn, to grow, and to thrive.  My job, as your therapist, is to provide an emotionally safe space and supportive relationship.  In our therapy sessions, you’ll be encouraged to understand old patterns, resolve old issues, and most importantly, you’ll learn new, more positive ways of dealing with difficult emotions, obstacles in relationships, and other problems in living that interfere with our experiencing peace of mind, satisfaction, and contentment in our daily lives.

​Regardless of how long our therapy relationship lasts, my commitment to you will always be to respect your choices, to facilitate your self-determination and healing, and to offer the very best of my experience, skills, and seasoned judgment in support of you, and your goals.

Both my personal and professional experience has inspired my interest in helping people enjoy a fulfilling life, and manage life transitions in a healthy way. Sometimes change throws us off balance, or even into a tailspin. You may feel frustrated, angry, overwhelmed, sad, alone, defeated or just plain stuck. You may experience racing thoughts, or poor concentration. How we handle change and manage stress has a huge impact on our quality of life, not only for our present well-being but also how we grow beyond our current circumstances.

Much of my work with clients involves sorting through complex issues, gaining insight, discovering new paths, and making sense of things. You’ll find that I’m a good listener, but also an active participant in our work together. I look forward to meeting you and working collaboratively towards meeting your therapy and life goals!

Specialties

  • Couples/Marriage/Relationship Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy(DBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Work issues
  • Adoption/Foster care
  • Anger Management
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • Health issues
  • LGBTQIA
Olivia Glance
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Medicare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Olivia Glance, DNP, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care 

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

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

Education

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

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Robert O'Byrne
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Robert O’Byrne, PMHNP

Philosophy of care 

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

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

Education

University of Virginia
Master's in Nursing

Specialties:

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

Traci W. Terry, LPC, CCTP

Philosophy of Care

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional in the state of Virginia. I have 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.

I am LGBTQIA+ affirming and respect all faiths and spiritualties. I mostly utilize strengths-based, cognitive behavioral, somatic, relational, and mindfulness-based approaches to therapy and strive 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. 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
Cassie Ramus
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Cassie Ramus, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

After going through some trying times in my own life, I realized that I wanted to help others through their own difficult situations. These experiences along with my education allow me to provide an empathetic approach using a variety of techniques to work with you through your own unique situations.

No matter how young or old you might be, life can be difficult.  It can be tough during these times to ask for help but as your counselor, I will provide an encouraging and supportive environment where you are free to express yourself.  I am here to help you reach your goals. Whether it be mental, physical or relational, I am here to walk through these trying times with you.  Let’s take on this wild thing called life together!

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

Ginny Puckett, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Nobody is exempt from life’s challenges. We all experience major life transitions, overwhelming emotions, or self-limiting beliefs. Luckily, we all have the ability to heal and grow. Counseling simply offers an avenue to take on life’s challenges using your innate resources and strengths while also developing self-awareness and building resiliency.

I practice from an integrative approach. I believe that every individual is unique and that the therapeutic interventions should be specifically catered to the needs of the client. My goal is to help my clients develop insight, create meaning, and establish concrete tools that can be used long after our work has been completed. I do this by creating a positive and supportive environment that allows for vulnerability and growth. I work solely with adults 18 and over, and I look forward to meeting you!

Specialties

  • Addiction
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Depression
  • Existential Issues
  • LGBTQ
  • Life Transitions
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
  • Women’s Issues
Julie Neely
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Julie Neely, LPC

Philosophy of Care

A Counselor-Client relationship, like any other, is based on mutual respect, trust, and a willingness to share life experiences. However, if we are not emotionally well, it can feel almost impossible to engage in many life experiences. I would like to join you on your journey, providing you with a listening ear, useful skills, and strategies to move from a place of “emotionally unwell to emotionally well."

In my years of experience, I have worked with adolescents, teens, and adults in settings including community mental health and school based environments. I come into our therapeutic relationship with a person-centered approach in order to give each person I work with the space to feel safe and comfortable.

I utilize cognitive behavioral techniques, solution focused strategies, and talk therapies as needed with my Clients. This will provide a setting for you to safely learn new skills and become empowered to face difficult situations. I welcome the opportunity to work with adolescents, teens, and adults.

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

Kelly Cummings-Karkenny, LPC

Philosophy of Care

"Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong.” -Mandy Hale

As a Licensed Professional Counselor I consider it my goal to help you through times of pain, growth, and change. Taking the first step of attending counseling is a brave and challenging decision, but I am here to offer support and to teach you the tools necessary to reach your goals.

I take a person-centered approach with my clients, and actively listen while prompting personal growth. I use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and brief solution-focused therapy to facilitate the recognition of how thoughts and feelings influence behaviors, and to encourage clients to make the changes they desire. I use a variety of therapy tools; including play, art, journaling, and talk therapy.

I look forward to meeting and working with you!

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Health and Medical Issues
  • Anger Management
  • ADHD
  • ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder)
  • LGBTQ+
  • Mindfulness
  • Academic and Work Concerns
  • Peak Performance
Renee Anderson
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Cigna
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Renee Anderson, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Renee Anderson is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of North Carolina and Virginia, with over 25 years experience providing assessment and treatment of adults and children. Having worked in hospital emergency assessment, nursing home and dialysis support, foster care, and private and agency counseling, she has a broad perspective and wide range of skills to assist you.

Renee believes times of crisis can be opportunities for growth. Utilizing Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other appropriate techniques, she can help you develop a new understanding of yourself and enhance your coping skills, discovering strengths you never knew you had.

Even persons with otherwise strong coping skills can sometimes become overwhelmed. While changes in relationships, family or career can be uncomfortable, unexpected or unwanted, they can be overcome with a strong, integrated support system. Renee offers a safe, collaborative and purposeful space to improve your life.

Education

Mars Hill University
BA in Psychology

Gardner-Webb University
MA in Agency Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Motivation
  • Life Transitions
  • Sports Performance
Stephanie Valeri
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Humana
  • Optima
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Stephanie Valeri, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Gonzaga University
Master's of Nursing

Specialties

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

Sam Cowart, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Counseling is inevitably a very 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, my number one goal as your counselor is to provide you a safe, nonjudgmental environment so that you can feel comfortable navigating these things. From there, I’d love to help you figure out coping strategies that work best for you!

Specialties

  •  Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Trauma
  • OCD
  • Anger Issues
  • Relationship issues
  • LGBTQ+
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Tapping
Brandi O'Quinn
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Brandi O’Quinn, LPC

Philosophy of Care

For over ten years, I have been dedicated to working with individuals who struggle with the many challenges that life has to bring.  While we all face challenges, sometimes there are hardships or circumstances that leave us feeling like things are out of our control. If you're going through some difficult times, or if you just want to become the best version of you, I'd love to meet you!  I am passionate about providing the support and tools to help overcome these things and help you get to a place in your life where you can thrive.

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I take a very person-centered approach to the counseling relationship and experience. I incorporate various therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused, and existential therapy. I have worked extensively with people who have faced severe challenges in their lives. This has given me with a significant and unique insight which I believe is beneficial to my clients. I promote and provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where you can freely express your thoughts, feelings, and emotions.

Making the decision to see a therapist can be difficult and scary, but I can provide you with support throughout your journey and personal growth.

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Self-Esteem
  • Anger Management
  • Grief
  • Abuse/Trauma
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
Courtney Sutphin-Hebdon
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Optima
  • Humana
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Courtney Sutphin-Hebdon, LCSW, CMHIMP

Philosophy of Care

In my years as a licensed clinical social worker, I have come to understand that the relationship of therapy can and should look very different from person to person. My experience has enabled me to tailor my approach to fit individual needs, from adolescents and emerging adults to parenting to seniors, at some point we all have a need for support as we tackle life's obstacles.

I believe strongly that mental wellness is critical to overall health and well-being, and that we can not separate physical and mental health. Becoming mired in life's problems is exhausting and can be debilitating, and as a therapist my job is to help you move through whatever you are facing. I take a holistic approach to mental health, incorporating cognitive therapy, mindfulness skills, and motivational interviewing skills into this process.

I'm a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider, focusing on helping individuals meet their potential by combining effective psychotherapy techniques with lifestyle and wellness factors.

I look forward to working with you, supporting your choices, and assisting in your growth. I believe that everything is figure-out-able and that together, we can do hard things!

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

Johanna Jones, LPC

Philosophy of Care

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. 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.

My own bumpy road to learning who I was and what I wanted made me eager to help others who were struggling, too. My solid educational background in evidence-based therapy has given me tools I can share. These come from many sources, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, 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.

My focus is adults, and I have a special place in my heart for LGBTQ populations, the mentally ill and those who identify with Asperger’s Syndrome. Things can get pretty bad, and support can make a difference; sometimes it’s hard to think outside the box alone.

Give me a chance to walk beside you for a while, and help transform the life you have into the life you want.

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

Mia Mickenberg, LPC

Philosophy of Care

"I believe that "one life is a world." I hope you'll let me into the world you live in, and to help you thrive and grow in both your world and the world at large. I believe that counseling is not a one size fits all process - everyone is different and their counseling process will differ as well. I provide a safe space to explore life experiences and help you to identify and learn new solutions and coping skills to life’s challenges. Through the ebbs and flows of life we can hit hard times. My goal is to help you through these times. It can get better, and counseling can help.

I use 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. I draw from various theories and techniques, including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Reality, Solution-Focused, mindfulness and motivational interviewing, as well as incorporating the creative arts. My time working in various settings, including schools, homes, a college counseling center and a substance abuse prevention center has equipped me to work with diverse populations and many different issues. I enjoy working with and have a great deal of experience in counseling youth, adolescents and adults. Whether you're struggling, or want to work towards thriving and being the best version of YOU, I'd love to join you on your path.

Specialties

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

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