Bristol Counselors

Get affordable in-person or online care — we accept most major insurances and have self-pay rates as low as $99.


Meet Our Providers

Dena Wentz
Self Pay Rate: $99

Dena Wentz, LMSW

Philosophy of Care

Dena Wentz is a Supervisee in Social Work with 15 years of experience. She has experience working in health care assisting individuals with coping and adjustment to chronic and acute illnesses. Other specialties include anxiety, stress management, self-esteem, life transitions, relationship issues, pediatrics, parenting, grief and loss, and depression.

Dena completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from Millersville University and received her Master of Social Work from Temple University, both from Council of Social Work Education accredited programs. Dena applies techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, humanistic modalities, and strength-based approaches to therapy. She uses solution-focused and mindfulness-based methods to help her clients meet their therapy goals. Because of her experience in the health care setting, she meets clients where they are at and is able to build rapport quickly with genuine concern.

"The time in therapy is your own and is offered in a judgment-free zone. You are unique and you have a lot to offer others, the community, and the world around you," says Dena. She is passionate about helping to provide you with tools for coping with life’s transitions and challenges, all the while helping you to grow so that you can live your best life.


Millersville University
Bachelor of Social Work

Temple University
Master of Social Work

Dena’s specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Self Esteem
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Pediatrics
  • Parenting
  • Chronic Illness
  • Coping and Adjustment to Acute/Chronic Illness
  • Grief and Loss
  • Depression
Patty Linville
Self Pay Rate: $99

Patty Linville, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Patty Linville is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia who has worked with the Army for the last 9 years, providing therapy for active-duty soldiers and their spouses. She provided couple counseling, therapy for retirees, and Veterans. Their issues ranged from anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, co-dependency, and transitioning into the civilian world. Although her population served was military, Patty has also worked in the private sector providing therapy for mental health issues, helping people become mentally healthy in order to improve quality of life.

Patty says she has been told by many clients that her helping was due to me being authentic and genuine. They are comfortable in her presence and recognize she is there to help them meet their goals. Patty is direct yet empathic and caring. She has confidence in her clinical skills and clients perceive that which creates a therapeutic atmosphere of trust. The bottom line: Without trust, there isn't any therapeutic relationship.

Patty has many years of providing therapy to many people. She is goal-oriented and enjoys building therapeutic relationships with her clients. She also has clinical skills that will assist you to build coping skills. Patty says she believes it is a privilege to be invited into your life to share your journey of wellness.


Master of Arts
University of Illinois


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Substance Abuse
  • Couple Counseling
Stephen Handley
Self Pay Rate: $99

Stephen Handley, LMSW

Philosophy of Care

Stephen Handley is a Supervisee in Social Work who has a heart for people and earned his Master’s in Social Work to be able to help people on a deeper level. Upon graduation from Virginia Commonwealth University, he has been working with adults and adolescents seeking help with anxiety, depression and trauma. Stephen’s current focus is with young men ages 12-30 and couples in the pre-marital/engagement stage. Stephen helps young men excel in their lives and overcome emotional, behavioral, academic, or substance-related issues.

He believes that health is holistic and works to integrate the client’s thoughts, feelings, personalities, experiences, and relationships into the therapy process. He works to establish an authentic relationship with his clients and helps them to develop a greater sense of identity, purpose, confidence, and direction to live a more fulfilling life.

Stephen utilizes a relational, cognitive-behavioral, attachment-based, strengths-based approach. He takes a positive, optimistic approach and builds on his clients’ strengths to help them feel confident and meet their goals. Stephen understands the courage it takes to seek professional help and is intentional about meeting clients where they are in the process.

Stephen is currently offering online therapy or teletherapy to help make therapy accessible to as many people as possible during the Covid-19 crisis. Online counseling is easy to access and just as effective as in-person therapy.


Virginia Commonwealth University
Master of Social Work


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Trauma and Stress Related Disorders (PTSD/Acute Stress)
  • Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorders
  • Substance Related Disorders
  • Mindfulness
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Attachment Based Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Tertia Marshall
Self Pay Rate: $99

Tertia Marshall, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Tertia Marshall is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 6 years of experience counseling teens, adults, and families in diverse populations with a variety of challenging issues including parenting difficulties, life stressors, low self-esteem, relationship issues, mood disorders, trauma, and anxiety disorders such as PTSD.
Tertia's counseling approach is non-judgemental, respectful, genuine yet direct. She utilizes various therapeutic methods based on the needs of the client some of which include solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral (CBT), and client-centered techniques, Tertia's goal is to provide a safe space for individual growth and to encourage those who may be having difficulties in various areas of their lives. If you are willing to do the work, she is willing to help support you through the process.

With your knowledge and expertise in conjunction with Tertia's academic accomplishments and experience, you can create attainable goals to meet your needs. It takes a lot of courage to reach out and ask for help. She'd like to congratulate you on taking the next step towards healing and happiness. A quote that sticks in Tertia's mind is, "Change is hardest at the beginning, messiest in the middle and best at the end." -Robin S. Sharma


Master of Arts
Bowie State University


  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Parenting
  • Relationships


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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Abingdon is located in the same building as Caris Healthcare. Across Russell Road NW is Empire Ford Used Car & Truck Center 2, and A Step Ahead salon, as well as All Things Custom and Sunshine Sewing & Screen Printing. Down the road is Figaredo’s restaurant and Northgate Pharmacy. We are located right near Porterfield Highway and Route 19, as well as Route 58.

Phone number (423) 556-4532
★★★★★ 5.00 (2 reviews)
Address 361 Falls Dr
Bristol, VA 24210
Office Hours Shown in ET
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm

Support team hours Shown in ET
Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Thursday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Friday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm

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