Meet our Providers

Thanks for taking your time to read about our counselors! Counseling isn’t a “one size fits all” service, and we understand that choosing the right counselor or therapist is a very big decision. At Thriveworks Counseling Charlottesville we’re very selective in our hiring process. We aim to bring you the best service possible, provided through a caring staff, highly trained to help with a wide variety of life issues. We hope you’ll be able to find the right fit for you!


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

Aimee Stailey, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Aimee Stailey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Indiana, Florida, and Virginia.  She has over 10 years of experience working with children and adults seeking assistance with behavioral and emotional matters including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, parenting, and behavior modification. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Western Kentucky University and received her Master of Social Work from Indiana University. 

Aimee believes in her clients’ right to self-determination.  As a professional, it is her role to help clients access tools and skills needed to achieve their mental wellness goals. Aimee utilizes cognitive behavioral, mindfulness based, and solution focused methodologies in her therapy to assist clients in meeting these personal goals.  

Aimee works hard to build trusting and supportive relationships through a client-focused, strength-based, and collaborative approach.  She seeks to create a warm and inviting environment, free of judgment and highlighting your personal strengths.  Aimee is honored to walk alongside you in your mental wellness journey.

Education

Indiana University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Depression
  • Self-Esteem
  • Anger Management
  • Parenting Concerns
  • Behavior Disorders/Behavior Modification
Brent Burhite
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Brent Burhite, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Brent Burhite is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) in the state of Virginia who has over 24 years of healthcare experience.  He has worked as a nursing assistant, EMT, Registered Nurse and PMHNP.  He specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, PTSD, mood disorders, sleep disturbances and helping individuals cope with overall life stressors.  He completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Minot State University in 2005 and his Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in 2018 and is currently serving in the United States Air Force.  

Brent emphasizes the use of evidence based psychopharmacology coupled with cognitive behavioral strategies to treat mental health symptoms.  He strongly believes in a holistic approach to mental health care and stresses interprofessional collaboration with peers to meet unique client needs.  He is a firm believer that medication management is only a portion of treating mental health concerns and will help clients utilize all resources available to meet their treatment objectives.  

Brent seeks to form an authentic relationship with his clients in order to achieve therapeutic goals.  He understands that building a strong client/provider relationship is key to successful treatment and strives to create an honest, open and comfortable atmosphere to foster growth and healing. 

Education

Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
Doctor of Nursing Practice

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Mood disorders
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Military issues
Bridget  Famogun
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Bridget Famogun, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Bridget U. Famogun is a compassionate Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She holds a Master of Science degree as a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Across the Lifespan) PMHNP, and she is Board Certified. Before becoming PMHNP, Bridget was a Psychiatric Registered Nurse for eight years with a history of working in the hospital & clinical Trial care setting. Bridget completed her Master's in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Walden University and graduated with honors. 

Bridget earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia, in 2010, and has worked in the nursing field since then.

Bridget is skilled in Psychiatric Assessment, Psychiatric Diagnoses and Medication Management, Health Promotion, Crisis Intervention, Clinical Supervision, and Healthcare Management.

Bridget has a passion for working with vulnerable populations. She is a firm believer in a holistic approach to treating disturbances in mental health that can involve medication management, psychotherapy, and alternative treatment modalities. Additionally, Bridget is interested in working with patients with eating disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder, and talk therapy. Moreover, she is proficient in working with adult ADD, psychotic, mood, self-esteem, stress management, anger management, and anxiety disorders.

Bridget's main goal and focus as a PMHNP at Thriveworks is to grow and connect her knowledge and understanding of the brain's biology and interconnections, with the neuropathology of psychiatric illnesses and psychotherapy and prescriptive practice.

Education

Walden University
Master's in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Psych Testing
  • Autism
  • Eating Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • CBT
Camille Brenke
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Camille Brenke, PMHNP

**Camille offers services in Spanish.

Philosophy of Care

Camille is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Virginia who has experience working with children and adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, psychosis and dementia. She completed her Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing at Virginia Commonwealth University. She also holds a minor in Spanish and certificate in Community Engagement.

Camille is a culturally sensitive and queer-affirming provider. She has a special interest in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders as well as alternative and complementary medicines.

Camille seeks to establish a genuine relationship with you and collaborate on creating a treatment plan that is both evidence based and centered on you. It will focus on meeting your goals and improving quality of life.

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master of Science

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
  • Alternative and Complementary medicine
Courtney Graves
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Courtney Graves, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

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

Crystal Miller-Williams, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Crystal Miller-Williams is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner who is qualified to practice in both primary and psychiatry; diagnose, treat, and prescribe medication for children, adolescents, and adults. Some of her practice specialties include (but not limited to) ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, and Schizophrenia. Over the course of ten years of medical practice, Crystal has had the privilege of working in many practice areas, including primary care, family practice, gynecology, and internal medicine.

Crystal prefers the patient centered approach, along with the integration of  therapy, daily physical movement and improved sleep practices as foundations for care. Overall Crystal tends to be more conservative in her prescribing practices, especially in regards to prescribing controlled substances such as benzodiazepines.

Education

University of Michigan-Flint
MSN

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Medication Management
David Choi
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

David Choi, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

Education

Drexel University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

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

Diane Justusson, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Oregon Health and Science University
Master of Science

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management/ Life transitions
  • Women’s issues
  • Anger management
  • Mood Disorders
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
Emily Ludwig
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
Self Pay Rate: $129

Emily Ludwig, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Philosophy of Care

My name is Dr. Emily Ludwig and I am a licensed clinical psychologist working in beautiful Charlottesville Virginia. As a psychologist, I am trained to evaluate, diagnose, and treat mental health conditions through empirically validated therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Problem Solving Therapy. However, I always emphasize to clients that having a clinical diagnosis is not the only reason to seek help! I believe that anyone can benefit from working with a counselor, even those who are simply seeking support as they work toward personal goals. I enjoy helping clients learn to live consistently and authentically, through introspection, realistic goal-setting, and skill building. Work begins by creating an alliance with the client, where we discuss and agree upon goals together before setting out on the therapeutic journey as a team. The client can expect to learn all sorts of handy skills to help them better help themselves in between sessions and beyond! The ultimate goals is to get a client to a place where they can fly solo with confidence and clarity. This process often involves exposure to mindfulness, relaxation training, a discussion of personal values, and other helpful stress management tools. You know your story best and your perspective is always highly valued! Furthermore, I strive to be culturally competent and sensitive to diverse perspectives. Much of my training and work has emphasized the mind-body connection, helping me to serve clients with an awareness of the important interplay between our physical health, behaviors, and mood.  I believe that improvements in one piece of this dynamic often permeates into the others.  I particularly enjoy working with depression, anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, self-esteem, weight loss, and stress management.

I graduated from Radford University with my doctorate in counseling psychology and am fully licensed as a clinical psychologist in the state of Virginia.

In my free time, I enjoy wine tastings, watching reruns of the Office, going to rock concerts, hiking, and spending time with my family.  I look forward to meeting you!

Education

Doctorate in Counseling Psychology
Radford University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Chronic Pain
  • Self-esteem
  • Weight Loss
  • Stress Management
Fawn Workman
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Fawn Workman, APRN, FNP-C, PHMNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Fawn Workman is a dual-board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner in the state of Virginia, and has more than 20 years of nursing experience in providing biopsychosocial care to patients and families of all ages and stages. Fawn’s experience as both a ‘physical’ and ‘mental’ health NP assists her in her holistic approach to care.  She completed her Bachelors in Nursing at Liberty University, and both her Master’s in Nursing degree (FNP) and post-master’s psychiatry specialization (PMHNP) at Frontier Nursing University. 

Fawn desires to work with you to develop a plan for treatment. She prescribes medication, when appropriate, as an add-on to non-medication therapies. These may include (as indicated and accepted by you): counseling and behavioral therapies; lifestyle, social, spiritual, and self-care needs; consideration of possible underlying medical/ health needs and conditions that can contribute to symptoms (in collaboration with your medical care providers); meditation/ prayer; and other therapies. 

Fawn recognizes that most people, at some point, have rough patches in life. Seeking help is not a sign of weakness. She encourages you to reach out and discuss the issues that are most important to you on your path towards mental wellness, and together help you realize and strengthen your abilities, and work towards meeting your goals.

Education

Frontier Nursing University
Master's in Nursing and Post Master's Psychiatry Specialization

Specialties

  • Medication management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Women’s mental health
  • Special interest in Tourette’s Syndrome
Germaine Kelley-Pope
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • ComPsych
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Germaine Kelley-Pope, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Germaine is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner certified to provide mental health and substance abuse services to patients across the lifespan. She has over 12 years of experience working as a nurse in the mental health specialty. She has special interest in mood disorders, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD and substance use disorders. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing and her Master of Science in Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a member of American Psychiatric Nurses Association, the American Nurses Association, and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honors Society.

As a dedicated and compassionate provider, she provides patient centered care that respects each patient's unique physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and environmental strengths and challenges. She works with patients to explore the root cause of problems and the best treatment plan for meeting the patient’s goal. This can include medications, psychotherapy or combination of both.

Life is full of challenges that can be difficult to overcome without inner strength, effective coping skills, and a good support system. Germaine strives to provide every patient with the support, skills, and unconditional respect they need as they embark on their journey to wellness and recovery.

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Sleep Disorder
Hiawatha Clemons
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Hiawatha Clemons, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Hiawatha Clemons III is a Resident In-Counseling and Licensed Mental Health Professional in the state of Virginia who has 15 years experience partnering with adults and children seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, veteran issues and family issues. Upon his honorable discharge from the US Marine Corps, he completed his Bachelor of Arts in Human Services from Old Dominion University and received his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regent University.  

Hiawatha utilizes narrative, collaborative, strength based, cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing, solution focused and emotionally focused approaches to therapy always maintaining the authenticity, genuinely hearted, open-minded, and spiritual approaches needed to understand everyone and explore the root of any issues they face. 

Hiawatha seeks to establish an honest and open relationship with you in order to assist in building on your strengths and better collaborate with you towards meeting your goals and becoming the best person within yourself that you aspire to be.

Education

Regent University
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Career Coaching
  • Anger management
  • Men’s issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Military/Veteran Issues
  • Substance Abuse Issues
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

 

Jay Varela
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $129

Jay Varela, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care 

Jay Varela is a Resident in Counseling in Virginia with over seven years of experience in mental health care. Jay has worked with all ages, races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations thanks to his experience in community mental health care. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Virginia in 2014 and his Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University in 2020. 

Jay uses a flexible, creative approach that draws from both the cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic realms, e.g., CBT, solution-focused, internal family systems, Jungian, and existentialism. He uses this dynamic approach to help individuals with depression, anxiety, life transitions, men’s issues, relationship issues, and more. 

Jay believes strongly in the power of the therapeutic relationship. He will work to establish a warm, caring relationship with you to help you build strengths, meet goals, and live a meaningful life. 

Education

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Capella University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Men’s Issues
  • Obesity
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD
Jeff Hodgdon
Accepting:
  • Optima
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Jeff Hodgdon, LPC

Philisophy of Care

Jeff Hodgdon is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner in Virginia, as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor.  He has almost ten years of experience with providing services to adults with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, relationship and self-esteem issues, substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders, and those experiencing difficult life transitions.  He has previously worked at an outpatient addictions clinic, at a non-profit outreach program, and at a state psychiatric hospital.  He completed his MA in Mental Health Counseling & Behavioral Medicine at Boston University.  

Jeff uses a collaborative and person-centered approach.  He believes that the quality of the therapeutic relationship is critical for progress to be made.  He enjoys utilizing Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Choice Theory interventions to assist clients with the change process.  He loves seeing the progress that people can make!

Jeff meets people where they are at, without judgment.  He acknowledges that clients are the best experts of their own lives, and believes that each client is capable of taking charge of their lives and making positive changes.  He looks forward to working with you to assist you with reaching your goals!  

Education

Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine
Boston University

Specialties

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

Jill Jones, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

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

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Medication Management
  • Stress
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • School Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
John Rogers
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $129

John Rogers, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

John Rogers is a board-certified counselor and counselor educator. He holds a PhD in counseling and supervision from James Madison University , masters and education specialist degrees in clinical mental health counseling from James Madison University, a master’s degree in East Asian Studies from Stanford University, and a bachelors degree from Yale University. He is currently an adjunct instructor at Longwood University’s Counselor Education graduate program and at the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies.  John is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Virginia Counselors Association, and Chi Sigma Iota.  He is a National Certified Counselor and a licensed resident in counseling in Virginia. He has written and spoken extensively on topics of counseling interventions, homelessness, child protective services, and crisis counseling.  

John uses a wellness and mindfulness orientation to help clients work through challenges they face with mental health, substance use, and relationships. He uses a number of therapeutic tools, including relational, cognitive behavioral, DBT, and solution-focused therapy to help clients meet their goals. 

 John believes that each of us has innate strengths and the capacity to grow and change, and He enjoys developing a working partnership that fits each client’s unique needs. He loves working with adults, teens, couples, and families, and John is a strong advocate and ally for multicultural and LGBTQQI+ clients. 

Education

PhD in Counseling and Supervision
Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
James Madison University

Specialities

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Substance use disorders
  • Relationship issues
  • Family and career transitions
  • Sexuality and gender expression
Katherine Hughes
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Katherine Hughes, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Katherine Hughes is a dual, board-certified Nurse practitioner with specialties in family and psychiatric mental health. She received her undergraduate nursing degree from Georgetown University in 1996, her masters in family specialty in 2012 from George Mason University, her post master's certificate in psychiatric mental health specialty in 2019 from George Mason University and her doctorate from Maryville University in 2015.

Katherine's goal is to build a collaborative relationship with patients, listen to their unique needs and implement a plan that affects positive change. She utilizes a combination of medication management and psychotherapy when necessary, implementing cognitive behavioral, mindfulness and solution focused therapy techniques. As a nurse practitioner, Katherine looks at and values the whole person when considering treatment goals.

Education

George Mason University
Maryville University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Dementia
Katybeth Eller
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Katybeth Eller, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Hi, I’m Katybeth, and I’ve been in the counseling field since 2009. I am passionate about working with people who are searching to find their own unique voice. I love working with young adults who are looking to carve out their path in the world and women developing their sense of identity.

I have experience working with clients and addiction, addicted family systems, recovery from substance use/abuse, codependency, LGBTQ+ issues, and self-compassion. I love helping people develop self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-worth in a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship.

Whatever your needs, I want to empower you to make healthy decisions for yourself without feeling guilty or afraid. Give me a call today and we'll talk about how best to discover and work towards your authentic self.

Specialties

  • Addiction
  • Substance Abuse
  • Codependency
  • LGBTQIA
  • Self-esteem
Kim Roberts
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Kim Roberts, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Kim Roberts is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with individuals, couples, and young adults to help equip them spiritually, emotionally, and psychologically with the skills and tools needed to navigate life’s challenges. She believes that you are the expert in your life, and aims to work collaboratively with you on your journey to personal growth and healing. Kim specializes in the areas of anxiety, depression, self-esteem, healing from trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, self-rediscovery, college/graduate school issues, relationship difficulties, women’s issues, and professional/career issues. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Connecticut and Masters of Social Work from New York University Silver School of Social Work  and is a Zelda Foster Palliative and End-of-Life Care fellow. 

Kim believes in utilizing an integrative approach from a trauma-informed, social justice and strengths based lens. She integrates various modalities including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) in her work to help you optimize your resilience. 

Kim is compassionate, relatable, professional and is known to be a catalyst of change. She creates safe, open, connected and empowered spaces where you can access your highest potential, transform your mindset, and transcend limitations. 

Education

Masters of Social Work
New York University Silver School of Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem
  • Trauma
  • Grief
  • Life Transition
  • Academic/Career Counseling
  • Women's Issues
Linda Modelfino
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Magellan
  • Optima
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Linda Modelfino, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Linda Modelfino is a psychiatric nurse practitioner in the state of Virginia who has  been working in healthcare for over 26 years. Linda’s background consists of  acute psychiatry in a hospital setting, ICU, management and education. She  assists her clients to overcome their difficulties with depression, anxiety, mood  instability, trauma, ADHD, behavioral and other disorders. She obtained her bachelor's degree in nursing from VCU/MCV and her Master’s degree in Nursing  from Wilkes University. 

Linda doesn’t just provide medication management to her patient’s but also seeks  to get to know her patients and understand what’s important to them, their  struggles, where they have been and assist them with helping to obtain their  goals for the future. She believes in a biopsychosocial approach to help patients  get to their highest level of functioning and life satisfaction. 

Life is always throwing curveballs, don’t struggle alone. Let’s collaborate together  and help your child who is struggling in school, your depression that keeps you  from being able to function or your mood instability that is causing problems  within the family. 

Education

Wilkes University
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Insomnia 
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder 
  • Personality Disorders 
  • Trauma/PTSD 
  • Adjustment disorders 
  • Depression/Anxiety 
  • ADHD 
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Child psychiatry
Meghan Rise
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Meghan Rise, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Meghan Rise is a licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Virginia who has been working in psychiatric care since 2013. Meghan has worked in many different capacities as a mental health provider including working with adults, children, and families across the lifespan. She received her Bachelor of Science and her Master of Science in Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. 

Meghan is highly experienced in medication management and treatment for clients struggling with depression, anxiety, and mood disorders, as well as a variety of individual mental health disorders. She believes medication is a tool to help cope with mental health disorders and can be highly effective when paired with other treatments such as therapy. 

Meghan’s strength is listening to your needs and finding solutions to help meet your goals. She aims to build a warm and respectful partnership with each of her clients. She looks forward to working with you!

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders (Generalized Anxiety, Panic Disorder, OCD, and PTSD)
  • Bipolar and Mood Disorders 
  • ADHD 
  • Postpartum Depression / Anxiety
  • Grief / Adjustment Disorders
Micah Fleitman
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Micah Fleitman, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Starting individual, couples, or family therapy can feel overwhelming. By the time we seek therapy, we have often carried our pain for years, and it has now become unbearable. Maybe our relationships are falling apart or we are slipping at work. We may be keeping painful emotions at bay with substance use, self-harm, or even thoughts of suicide. We may worry that we are crazy, or that things can never get better.

But the fact that you are here now, reading these words, shows that a part of you is ready for change. It takes courage to face our feelings and work through them to build a better life. When we do face our feelings, we find that everything we are feeling and doing has helped us to survive our past experiences. We learn to give compassion and understanding to ourselves and our loved ones, and recognize that we have each been doing our best. We can then learn new ways of relating with our feelings and our loved ones that brings joy and connection.

If you are ready to take the next step and meet with me, I will listen with warmth, empathy, and respect. Together, we will start to make sense of the issues that have brought you here, and outline a path toward the life and relationships you have yearned for. We will then tailor therapy to you and your family by integrating a variety of emotion focused, cognitive behavioral, systemic, experiential, and psychodynamic therapies.

Specialties

  • PTSD and Complex Trauma
  • Family and Marital Conflict
  • Depression and Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Addiction and Substance Use
  • Self-Harm and Suicidality
  • ADHD
  • Anger
  • Grief and Loss
  • Parent Coaching
Michele Mitchell
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Michele Mitchell, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Michele is a Board Certified Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years’ experience supporting clients as they navigate all phases of life. She has experience working with diverse populations, including various cognitive levels and adult age groups.  Michele has individual and group counseling experience. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Purchase College and received her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University.

Michele utilizes various therapy approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Applied Behavior Analysis, Psychodynamic and Person-Centered Therapy.  She prefers an eclectic counseling style, incorporating relevant aspects of various counseling methods and tailoring her therapy approach to each unique client. She has the skills required to adapt and remain flexible to every situation as necessary. 

Michele utilizes a holistic and collaborative approach, while fostering a warm & caring professional relationship. She understands that quality of life can dramatically improve when given the tools necessary to make positive change. She strives to help her clients not only heal but achieve & maintain vitality. Michele looks forward to the opportunity to provide you with the skills and tools to be the best version of you. Allow her to guide you on your journey to optimal health & wellness.

Education

Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling
Long Island University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Drug & Alcohol Addiction / Recovery
  • Intellectual & Developmental disabilities
  • Mood Disorders
  • Stress Management
  • Crisis Intervention
Nicole Powers
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Nicole Powers, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

I believe in a holistic approach when it comes to treating my patients. I want to treat the person in their entirety; meaning therapy and medication management. I believe these are the building blocks for an excellent treatment plan and quality of life.

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Specialties

Medication Management

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

Olivia Glance, DNP, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care 

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

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

Education

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

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Raechel Brittain
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Raechel Brittain, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Raechel Brittain, LCSW, earned her Bachelors degree in Psychology from Longwood University and her Masters degree in Clinical Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has extensive clinical experience working with adolescents and adults in various settings throughout her career, including their homes, the outpatient setting, a residential treatment setting, and the hospital setting.

This breadth of experience in different treatment settings has prepared her to work with a diverse client base. Raechel believes people already have the internal resources they need to overcome the challenges they are facing, but can benefit from guidance and support to access these resources in a new and different way that is most helpful to them.

Raechel’s therapeutic style is comprised of non-judgment, validation, and supportive confrontation- the ingredients she believes are most necessary to promote change and growth. She enjoys supporting individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, stress management, personality issues, crisis prevention/intervention and trauma. Raechel will incorporate family therapy when appropriate and has a passion for helping families to restructure, reorganize, and heal.

Education

Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work
Virginia Commonwealth University

Specialties 

  • Anxiety, Stress, Panic
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Trauma and Stress Related Disorders
  • Self-injurious behaviors
  • Health/Medical Problems
  • Academic/Occupational Issues
  • Family therapy
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
Robin Blackwell
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Robin Blackwell, Supervisee in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

Robin Blackwell is a Master level Social Worker who is currently in supervision for LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) in the state of Virginia.   Robin has 15 years of experience working with adults and children seeking help with depression, anxiety, anger management, inability to focus, and life transitions.  She completed her Bachelors of Social Work and Masters of Social Work from Radford University.

Robin utilizes motivational interviewing techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness based  and solution focused treatment. Robin enjoys using a holistic approach to include breathwork, meditation and guided imagery to assist with acceptance, relaxation, and mood regulation.   

Robin seeks to establish a therapeutic relationship and assist you in building on your personal strengths to achieve your goals and enhance your overall wellbeing.  Robin will encourage and help you strive to be your best possible self. 

Education

Radford University
Masters of Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Foster Care and Adoption
Ryan Grubb
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ryan Grubb, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care 

Ryan Grubb completed his Masters degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and is currently a resident in counseling in the state of Virginia. He has over three years of experience in the clinical setting working with children, teens, adults, and couples seeking help with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationships, emotional health, trauma, Christian counseling, and life transitions. Ryan’s background in ministry and corporate training makes him a strong ally. He is positively affirming, believing highly in others and their ability to find personal improvement.

Ryan’s approaches in his counseling practice include cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, narrative, rational emotive, acceptance and commitment, solution focused and relationship work. Using a strength-based approach, he frequently finds that creative, out of the box deliveries best help support his clients’ specific needs and lead them to the new results they are seeking.

Ryan believes it is important to provide a safe relational space in order to allow his clients the opportunity to make the shifts and changes they desire and assist them in reaching their goals. He desires to bring meaning and value to others so they can learn to love who they are and live life to the full. 

Education

Liberty University
Masters of Professional Counseling

Specialties 

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional Health and Wellness
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-esteem and Self Worth
  • Trauma
  • Stress Management
  • Christian Counseling 
  • Mindfulness 
Sandra Monohan
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $129

Sandra Monohan, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Sandra Monohan is an experienced counselor who has helped clients with depression, anxiety, relationships, communication, grief and loss, and life transitions. She has worked with individuals including adolescents and adults as well as couples and families. Sandra seeks to help clients heal through a therapeutic relationship that explores current and past hurts and unhelpful patterns, while focusing on strengths and increasing self-compassion.

Counseling women at various stages has been a specialty of hers as she provides emotion-focused support, while helping clients find balance and fulfilment in their lives. Sandra seeks to come alongside all clients in a collaborative effort to reach their counseling goals. Clients are deeply valued and cared for when they engage in counseling with her. 

Sandra wishes to join you in a journey toward healing, freedom, and a more joyful, peaceful, and satisfying life. 

Education

Master of Arts in Counseling
Reformed Theological Seminary

Specialties 

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Grief
  • Career
  • Stress
  • Self-Esteem
  • Premarital and Marital
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Infertility, Postpartum 
Stacie Davidson
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Stacie Davidson, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Stacie Davidson has both professional and personal experience with how difficult, yet brave, it is to let go of the fear of judgment when coming into a counseling setting. Her first goal of therapy with any client is to build a trusting relationship and a safe, non-judgmental space where they can feel free to explore, understand, and challenge themselves.

Once the therapeutic relationship is established, Stacie determines which techniques and interventions will best fit the needs of each client. She specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy which entails exploring automatic and unhelpful thought patterns and restructuring them to be healthier, truer, and more helpful thoughts in living a happy and fulfilled life. This often calls for teaching mindfulness skills, which is a first step in learning to become aware and more in control of thoughts.

In addition to holding a Master’s Degree in Education and Mental Health Counseling, Stacie is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. Her experience providing counseling in the home, community, school, and office settings to all different demographics gives her a well-rounded ability to connect with people and meet them where they are.

Stacie has confidence that everyone has the strength and ability to make positive changes in their lives. As a guide, she does not make changes for you, but expects you to take responsibility for the changes that you want to make in your life through self-exploration and actively trying new and healthier ways of thinking and living.

Education

Masters Degree in Education and Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Couples Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Trauma
SungCheol Kim
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Sung “Sunny” Cheol Kim, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Sunny Kim is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner in the state of Virginia who has 3 years of experience working with the adults who are seeking assistance with psychotropic medication management for depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia and substance abuse. Sunny received his Master of Science in Nursing at Virginia Commonwealth University and is experienced in psychiatry and addiction medicine.

Sunny utilizes trauma informed care model to create collaborative environments to provide the needs of every unique individual. Previous experiences in psychiatry and addiction medicine enables Sunny to practice without the stigma against mental health and addiction with evidence based care.

Sunny seeks to establish a stigma free relationship to assist you in building the strength that you need to live the meaningful life that you desire.

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance abuse
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Panic disorders
  • ADHD
Suvi Hyytiainen,
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Suvi Hyytiainen, A-GNP, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Suvi Hyytiainen was born in Finland. Suvi completed her undergraduate nursing degree in Finland and has worked in Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom prior to moving to the United States. Suvi has completed the graduate nursing degrees in the United States. Suvi is a board-certified adult geriatric and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Suvi believes in humanistic philosophy of holistic care for both mind and body and has a commitment to individualized and comprehensive care for the patients.

In her free time, Suvi enjoys outdoors, hiking with her friends and rescue Australian Cattle dog, Topi.

Education

Wilkes University
Post Graduate Certificate, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Specialties

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing, Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

Pirkanmaa Polytechnic
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression, Bipolar and Other Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders, Including PTSD
  • Grief and Adjustment Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Reminiscence Therapy
Uche Umejei
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Uche Umejei, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Uche Umejei is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and is licensed in the State of Virginia with over 20 years’ experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner.  She has been working in Mental Health and Behavioral Services for over 10 years.  She is experienced in treating adults with both medical and mental illnesses.  Being both Family and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, she applies integrative health care model in dealing with her patients.

Uche completed her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing at Norfolk State University, Master’s degree at Hampton University as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Doctorate degree at Old Dominion University, all in Virginia.  She completed her Post Master’s degree at the University of New Hampshire as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, (PMHNP).  In her training as a PMHNP, she acquired extensive knowledge with children’s and adults’ mental health care such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar disorder, substance abuse and Insomnia.

Uche focuses on evaluating and diagnosing patients, along with treating them with psychotherapies. She prescribes medications and focuses on a holistic approach to healthcare. She diagnoses mental health issues, including substance abuse, depression, PTSD, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, anxiety disorder for both adults and children. With you working with her, she will be able to manage your mental illness and get you back to living your normal life. She is responsible for assessing your mental health status by studying your medical history, performing comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and identify risk factors that might be affecting your mental health. She manages your medications and ensures that your medications are accomplishing their intended job and also manage whatever side effects they may have.

She is compassionate and empathetic.  She educates and informs patients and their families about mental health issues and steps they can take to boost their care.  She takes care of mental illness of patients ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics and all people between.  She determines most effective plan of care by utilizing the knowledge of psychotherapy modalities and psychopharmacology, and in collaboration with other professionals to provide the best treatment for the patient.  She feels rewarded when she sees the changes and growth in her patients that she has facilitated.

Education

Hampton University
Family Nurse Practitioner

Old Dominion University
Doctorate

Specialties

  • ADHD for both children and adult
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance Abuse
  • Insomnia
  • Eating disorder
Andrea Dilley-Frame
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $129

Andrea Dilley-Frame, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Andrea Dilley-Frame is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and a former Certified Rehabilitation Counselor.  Andrea obtained a Bachelor’s of Science from Marshall University in Huntington, WV and a Master’s of Science from Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA.  Andrea served in the Virginia Community Service Board system for 15 years in rural, suburban and urban areas before entering private practice.

Andrea's specialties include addictions and severe and persistent mental illness. She approaches treatment from a person-centered, strength-based perspective. She seeks to understand a person's motivation for change while drawing from a theoretical foundation in: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Crisis Counseling strategies, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care, Mindfulness and Grounding Strategies, and Solution Focused Therapy. She is currently in process of completing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) training for treatment of traumatic experiences. Andrea is comfortable working with individuals and couples ranging from adolescence to retirement life stage.

Education

Masters of Science
Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia

Specialties

  • Addiction
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Co-occurring Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Grief/Loss
  • Relationships
Stephanie Valeri
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Humana
  • Optima
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Stephanie Valeri, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Gonzaga University
Master's of Nursing

Specialties

  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Insomnia and other sleep disturbances
  • Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Bipolar I and II
  • Social Anxiety
  • Smoking Cessation
Jared Vega
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • ComPsych
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Jared Vega, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Jared Vega is a dually certified Family (FNP) and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) in the state of Virginia who has over 10 years of healthcare experience.  He has worked as an EMT, Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner. and has worked in community and public health for most of his career. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at the University at Buffalo in 2011, his Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Simmons University in 2017, and his post-masters certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing at the University of New Hampshire in 2019.

Jared has a special interest in PTSD and trauma. Jared’s goal is to build a partnership with his patients that provide tools that include medication management and therapy to help the patients achieve their goals. He enjoys working with patients to develop goals and providing education about medications as well as tips to increase their everyday wellbeing. He looks forward to developing a plan that works for you!

Education

UNH (post-masters certificate)
MSN, Post-Master Certificate

Specialties

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

Beata Sims, PMHNP, ARNP, MSN

Philosophy of Care

Beata Sims is a double Board-Certified Advance Nurse Practitioner. She launched her career in 2007 and received her Master’s Degree in Primary Care and a Post Master’s Degree in Psychiatric Mental Health.

Her approach is based on integrative psychiatry including

  • Prescribing medications
  • Motivational, person-centered therapy
  • Complementary medicine

She enjoys working with a variety of age groups and provides 100% confidential and non-judgmental environment.

She is licensed to practice statewide and conduct visits by a video call from the safety and comfort of your home. Telepsychiatry makes it possible to get support from anywhere.

Beata has helped thousands of people to regain their health with appropriate medication and therapy.

She speaks English and Polish.

“Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t work out, just take another shot.” Richard Branson

Education

Master’s Degree in Primary Care
Post Master’s Degree in Psychiatric Mental Health.

Specialties

  • Life Transitions
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Depression and Low Self-Esteem
  • Bipolar and Personality Disorder
  • Trauma and PTSD
Afua Ayim
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Afua Ayim, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Afua is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) in the state of Virginia. She has 15 years of experience in nursing and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice. Afua acknowledges that each patient is a unique individual and should be treated as such. She engages with you to work together to achieve desired goals of treatment while respecting your preferences as the patient.  She works to provide patients and families with accurate and detailed information about their diagnosis to empower them to participate in their care.

Education 

George Mason University
DNP

Specialties

  • Ages 18+
  • Medication Management
Amy Nash
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Optima
  • Optum
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Amy Nash, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

I’m a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with a passion for helping people heal from pain and find peace and joy in their lives.  I’ve worked for twenty five years with diverse families, children, teens, and adults around a variety of issues including adoption, foster care, grief and loss, recovering from trauma, depression, anxiety, self-harm, life transitions, gender issues, ADHD, and more.

I earned my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from James Madison University in 1992, and my Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1995, with a concentration in clinical mental health.

My therapeutic style is warm, empathic, non-judgemental, and strengths-based.  I can help you find the self-understanding you seek, and the communication and relationship skills to help you feel better understood by others.  Together, we can tap into your personal power and inner wisdom to help you improve your interpersonal effectiveness, understand and cope with difficult emotions and self-doubt, and improve your sense of self-worth and self-love.  Using an eclectic approach, I will draw techniques from motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, humanistic therapy, and family-systems approaches to tailor treatment for you -- supporting you in discovering how resilient and strong you truly are.

Education

Master of Social Work
Virginia Commonwealth University

Specialties

  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-harm
  • Life Transitions
  • ADHD
Kelsey Fassieux
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Kelsey Fassieux, Psy.D

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Kelsey Fassieux is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 19 years of experience. In 2009, she earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate Institute.

Dr. Fassieux has provided services in a variety of settings, including, outpatient mental health centers, psychiatric treatment hospitals, therapeutic boarding schools, and private practice. Her work with adults, children, teens, and families has focused on issues related to stress and coping, self-esteem building, identity development, grief and loss, social communication strategies, anger management, social and generalized anxiety, OCD, depression, management of ADHD, as well as executive functioning challenges.

Dr. Fassieux integrates a variety of counseling techniques into her work, often focusing upon interpersonal relationships, utilizing principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and identifying individual strengths. She believes people are resourceful and often solve problems intelligently and creatively, especially when supported within the context of an encouraging and therapeutic relationship. When working with children and teens, Dr. Fassieux works from a developmental perspective to explore lagging skills and develop concrete strategies to build competencies and capabilities. 

Dr. Fassieux provides all therapy services with her four-legged partner Kalia. Kalia is a fully certified service dog. She knows over 50 commands and is a gentile soul. Not only does she improve the wellbeing of everyone she meets she decreases stress and anxiety.

Education

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
Fielding Graduate Institute

Specialties

  • Stress
  • Self-esteem
  • Grief/ Loss
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • ADHD
Tracey Mallard
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Tracey Mallard, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Tracey Mallard is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who graduated with honors from Arkansas State University with a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Social Work. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. She has recently relocated from Arkansas to Charlottesville.

Her focus is working with adolescents, adults, and families interested in make changes through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Reality Therapy. These therapies assist clients in overcoming the inability to gain satisfaction in life by challenging unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviors to improve emotional regulation and develop personal coping strategies. Believing that people are products of their past powerful influences, she acknowledges that they can make changes to overcome their history in order to create a positive future. She is also experienced in working with grief and loss. As a certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (TF-CBT), she works with children and adolescents to resolve issues resulting from experiencing trauma.

Education

Master of Social Work
Arkansas State University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety/stress
  • Trauma
  • Grief and loss
  • Personality disorders
  • Self-injurious behaviors/self-harm
  • Mood disorders
  • Family therapy
Afton Cordoba
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Afton Cordoba, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Afton Cordoba is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has worked with children, adolescents and young adults in the area of mental health since 2009. She is a graduate of James Madison University's’ counseling program and has worked in both the school and private practice settings.

Afton has experience working with individuals in the areas of anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflict, trauma, grief/loss and life transitions. Afton believes that every person is fully capable of change, growth and healing. Her work focuses on empowering clients to recognize their inner strengths and cultivate healthy mindsets. Afton integrates elements of cognitive behavior therapy and solution focused therapy to aid clients in challenging negative thought processes, setting goals and envisioning their future selves. She also uses mindfulness as a way to help clients explore their present situation and find joy and peace despite suffering or undesirable circumstances. Her work specifically with children focuses on using play and art therapy to increase self-esteem, improve emotion regulation and develop interpersonal skills. Additionally, she has run social skill development therapy groups for individuals with high functioning autism.

In session with Afton, she hopes that you find a warm and vibrant connection where you feel comfortable to explore your thoughts and share your experience.

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Grief/Loss
  • Life Transitions
Cynthia Sherman
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Cynthia Turnbull Sherman, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Cynthia Turnbull Sherman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with ten years of Social Work experience to compliment her many years serving in the Community Based Health and Human Services Field. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a Minor in Women’s Studies, from Potsdam State University and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Syracuse University. Cynthia feels that person centered therapy is key to progressive treatment, and she has a solid foundation in utilizing techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution focused therapy.

Cynthia is known for an honest, caring, realistic, relaxed, and empathetic approach to counseling; helping clients explore ways to make the changes in their lives that will allow them to look forward to the future with hope. Cynthia meets you where you are and works with you from a strength-based, positive and affirming approach to help you achieve your goals.

Education

Masters Degree in Social Work
Syracuse University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • PTSD
  • Family Relationships
  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse
  • Sex Offender Treatment
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Mental Health Effects from Physical Health Conditions
  • Eating Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Mood Disorders and Mood dysregulation
Denise Crosson
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Denise D. Crosson, PhD, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Denise D. Crosson, PhD, PMHNP has been a nurse for twenty-five years, a nurse practitioner for nine years, and a nurse researcher for five years. Denise has extensive experience working with both children and adults in hospital, home, hospice, community-based, and outpatient settings. She earned a Masters and Doctoral degree from Virginia Commonwealth University where she was a fellow in the VA-LEND neurodevelopmental disabilities training program, which focused on children and families. In addition, her dissertation research focused on short- and long-term effects of preterm birth on childhood development. More recently, Denise has served the Charlottesville community as a Psychiatric Mental health Nurse Practitioner helping her clients to improve their lives by providing both therapy and medication management services.

Education

Masters Degree
Doctoral Degree
Virginia Commonwealth University

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
Jennifer Shenk
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Jennifer Shenk, LPC

Philosophy of Care

My work is rooted in psychodynamic theory that is multifaceted and flexible to serve your individual needs and unique experience. My primary focus is providing a compassionate atmosphere in which you are able to speak honestly as well as be deeply understood and respected unconditionally. In addition, we will use memories, metaphors, symbols, contextual dream analysis, and creative discovery to seek insights into what motivates or compels you. Through this work, we seek not to just merely relieve symptoms, but to also understand who you are, what experiences have shaped you, and to identify emotional "blind-spots”- all for the development of more adaptive and permanent ways of being. From this journey together, we will examine opportunities for you to grow, manage suffering, and seek more beneficial ways of engaging and belonging in your world- leading to a more fulfilling life.

Through the continuous study of the human condition and education in the psychoanalytically-oriented theoretical perspective, I am committed to the steady development of my clinical skills in order to offer the most informed services to you. I am currently enrolled as a student in the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis and graduated with honors with my Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Arts in Counseling from Eastern Mennonite University.

Education

Master of Arts in Counseling
Eastern Mennonite University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Trauma
Chinyere Ugwanyi
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Chinyere Ugwanyi, DNP, PMHNP

Chinyere is a Board Certified licensed, Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a BSN degree from Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA, an MSN degree from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA—all with honors. Chinyere has 13 years of healthcare experience with 12 years of that as a psychiatric nurse and 7 years of experience as a nurse practitioner, providing psychiatric evaluation, treatment and medication management to patients with varying degrees of mental illness, in inpatient/outpatient settings. In addition, Chinyere has worked in a major community mental health system alongside nursing homes and feels comfortable working with a variety of mental and behavioral health conditions, including serious mental illnesses She has expertise in treating mainly adult patients, but can work with adolescent patients as well. She treats patients with disorders that include anxiety, depression, personality disorders, ADHD, PTSD, substance abuse, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Chinyere’s approach to care of her patients is straightforward and clear. She is very professional, caring, respectful and strives to offer personalized mental health services. Chinyere seeks to build a lasting therapeutic relationship with you, while showing empathy with listening ears to your mental health concerns.

Chinyere’s goal is to provide every patient with the highest quality care while empowering them to live a successful, fulfilled life, alongside being in control of their mental health.

Jennifer Smith
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Jennifer Smith, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Jennifer Smith is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has over thirteen years of experience in the field and has a solid foundation in utilizing techniques from Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Schema-Focused Cognitive Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution focused therapy.

Jennifer is known for a warm, relaxed, empathetic approach to counseling; helping clients explore ways to make the changes in their lives that will allow them to look forward to the future with hope. Jennifer works with clients from a strength-based, positive and affirming approach.

Jennifer earned her BS degree in Clinical Psychology from York College of Pennsylvania, and her MS degree in Mental Health Counseling from Springfield College in Massachusetts. Jennifer works with a wide range of issues including: depression, anxiety, unresolved emotional issues, grief and loss, relational/family concerns, and substance abuse/co-occuring disorders.

Jennifer can also provides faith-based counseling to those individuals that want to incorporate this into their sessions.

Education

Masters in Mental Health Counseling
Springfield College

Specialties 

  • Relational and Marital Conflict
  • Mood Disorders and Mood dysregulation
  • Low self worth and/or lack of fulfillment
  • Addiction
  • Grief and Loss
Judith Carlisle
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Multiplan
Self Pay Rate: $129

Judith Carlisle

Philosophy of Care

Judith Carlisle sets herself apart by providing a holistic approach to treatment for her clients. As a Certified Life Coach, Substance Abuse Counselor, Certified Trauma Specialist, Marriage and Family Therapist, Wellness Coach and Registered Massage Therapist, Judith has a wide variety of highly sought-after qualifications that give her a unique ability to provide a multi-faceted approach to working with her clients. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psycho-Biology from Quinnipiac College, a Master’s Degree in Education and Counseling from George Mason University, as well as a Post Master’s Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Virginia Tech. Judith also possesses a long history of working with the military community and has received several awards for her work in this field. She has been published in several venues on her passionate advocacy for the Wounded Warrior Policy and focus on reducing the stigma of the more Invisible wounds of war including PTSD, TBI and the addiction that often follows pain management care of this population.

Judith lead’s with her heart and follows a practice that integrates neuroscience and mindfulness with her clients. She possesses a strong knowledge base of various techniques such as MI, CBT, and a focus on Resiliency allowing her to individualize care for her clients.

Education

Masters in Education and Counseling
George Mason University

Post Master's Certification in Marriage and Family Therapy
Virginia Tech

Specialties

  • Addiction
  • Trauma
  • Life Coaching
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
Lori Richards
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Humana
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Lori A. Richards, LPC, CSAC

Philosophy of Care

Lori A. Richards is a graduate of Liberty University with her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling. She has been involved with counseling for over 20 years, leading groups for caregiver support, eating disorders, sexual assault, grief and loss, self-esteem, behavior modification and substance abuse, Lori interned with the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail, where she worked with the substance abuse community and in the Medical community working with inmates diagnosed with co-occurring and personality disorders.

Lori uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Person Centered Therapy in her work with patients. She embraces the tools of role play, journaling, and mindfulness techniques to help her patients begin to see how they think about themselves and others while offering the space to practice positive dialogue. Lori has presented seminars on forgiveness, grief and loss, and anger management. She continues to grow in her capabilities as she encourages her patients towards sobriety in recovery and/or wellness in everyday life.

Education

Master of Arts in Professional Counseling
Liberty University

Specialties

  • Eating Disorders
  • Sexual Assault
  • Grief
  • Self-esteem
  • Substance Abuse
  • Personality Disorders
  • Anger Management
Diana Smith
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Humana
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $200: Intake
$150: Follow-up

Diana Smith, MD

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Diana Smith is a board certified psychiatrist specializing in general adult psychiatry spanning ages 18-elderly care.

Dr. Smith was raised in Charleston, South Carolina and has made Charlottesville her home for over 12 years. She attended The University of South Carolina and received a Bachelor of Science in Biology graduating Cum Laude in 1997. After spending 4 years working in solid organ and bone marrow transplant services she attended The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston graduating in 2005 with her Medical Doctor degree.

She decided to pursue a speciality in psychiatry and she was accepted to The University of Virginia Psychiatry Residency where she also served as Chief Resident during her 4th year.

After graduation she worked for the Veterans Health Administration both in Staunton and Charlottesville for 5 years and then as a civilian physician psychiatrist in Wiesbaden Germany, working with active duty Army members and families.

After completion of her work in Germany, she joined the staff of Augusta Medical Center in Fishersville, VA where she works on the inpatient psychiatry unit. She loves working in a community health care, helping people in times of crises find solid ground. Additionally she is an associate professor at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine and enjoys sharing her passion for psychiatry with medical students during their rotation.

Dr. Smith brings an extensive array of clinical expertise to her practice.

Education

Medical Doctor degree
Medical University of South Carolina

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • ADHD
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Trauma/PTSD
John Stone Jr.
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $129

John Stone Jr., LPC

Philosophy of Care

John Stone Jr., LPC has been practicing in the mental health field for over 18 years. He has worked with individuals of all ages, in the Charlottesville Community. In his practice, John is skilled in working with children, adolescents, and adults using a diversified approach that is specific to the individual’s needs. He has demonstrated skills in working with individuals in crisis and providing crisis prevention education. Using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing approaches John has assisted clients in achieving their goals for change. John has an easygoing personality, and a person centered approach. John appreciates client feedback and encourages clients to find their voice for healing.

John received a Master’s of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Professional Certificate in Counseling from Capella University. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He has received training to provide Counseling Supervision to Residents in Counseling for licensure as LPC’s. He is dedicated to training and continued education to foster growth in his clients.

Education

Masters of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling
Virginia Commonwealth University

Specialties

  • Crisis Prevention and Intervention
  • EMDR for Trauma
  • Trauma Counseling
  • Play Therapy
  • Addictions
  • Mindfulness
Anita Dean
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Anita Dean, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Anita Dean is a licensed professional counselor who has practiced in the Charlottesville area for over 29 years. She has counseled individuals, couples, groups, children, and families. She has experience in multiple settings, including community mental health, private practice, residential treatment, and a crisis treatment center. She has supervised and trained many counseling interns from the University of Virginia, James Madison University and other programs.

Anita believes that mutual trust and respect are essential in the counseling relationship. She knows each client is unique, and her goal is to understand and collaborate with each client, to help them find the solutions that work best for them. She works from a strengths-based approach, helping clients identify and build on the strengths they already have.

Anita finds that most clients who have been through difficult times are much stronger than they think. She seeks to be a supportive and encouraging guide to her clients as they navigate through new challenges and life transitions. One of her main goals is to help clients live fully in the present moment, rather than dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. She frequently uses CBT and DBT to help clients achieve this goal.

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Codependency
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Relationship Issues
  • Divorce Recovery
  • Women’s Issues
Glen Bowman
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • PCHP
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
Self Pay Rate: $140

Glen Bowman, PhD

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Glen Bowman is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years of experience. He earned a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the State University of New York at Albany in 1993, with his predoctoral internship at Penn State University.

Glen has provided services in a variety of settings, including college and university counseling centers, outpatient mental health centers, and psychiatric treatment hospitals. His work with adults, children, couples and families has focused on issues related to stress and coping, identity development, sexual orientation, grief and loss, communication and anger management, perfectionism, social anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, depression, and substance abuse.

Glen integrates a variety of counseling techniques into his work, often focusing upon interpersonal relationships, utilizing principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and identifying individual strengths. He believes people are resourceful and often solve problems intelligently and creatively, especially when supported within the context of an encouraging and therapeutic relationship.

Dr. Bowman can provide comprehensive psychological testing and evaluation, to contribute to a better understanding of an individual's cognitive abilities, personality factors, values, strengths, problem issues, and/or treatment needs. He is a long-standing member of the American Psychological Association (APA).

Education

Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
State University of New York at Albany

Specialties

  • Stress/ Anxiety
  • Panic Disorder
  • Depression
  • OCD
  • Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Grief and loss
Sharon Davis
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Sharon Davis, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Sharon M. Davis, M.Ed. is a passionate, experienced practitioner with over thirty-three years of practice in a variety of settings and with diverse clients. She works with adults, children, adolescents and families using an eclectic approach tailored to the individual needs of each client. These include both long-term and brief interventions, promotion of healing and desired change in a unique and respectful manner. She has had the privilege of witnessing dramatic transformations in clients with a wide range of emotional, behavioral and adjustment issues.

Sharon received her BA in psychology from Mary Washington College, her M.Ed. in counseling, and completed a counseling practicum from the University of Georgia. She is licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia, as an LPC and LMFT in Oklahoma, and is a National Certified Counselor and a National Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Sharon also served a three year term on the Oklahoma Licensed Professional Counselor Board. She is eager to apply her expertise with clients to aid them to heal, improve their quality of life, attain a sense of fulfillment, and learn life skills for the future.

Education

Masters Degree in Counseling

Specialties

  • Children’s emotional and behavioral issues including trauma, family adjustments, attention deficits
  • Play therapy
  • Eating Disorders
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Relationship challenges: couples and families
  • Trauma therapy using EMDR
  • Women’s issues
  • Phase-of-life changes, grief, loss and end of life issues
  • Life stresses, adjustments, and next-step skill-sets
Thriveworks Counseling Charlottesville

People Love Our Providers!

Overall Rating: 5★★★★★ based on 21 5 1 21 reviews. See all reviews
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Safe environment where clients matter

★★★★★
Reaching out to Thriveworks was a great decision. The service is excellent and the representative matched me with the best counselor for my needs. I have to admit that I was skeptical at first, but I was pleasantly surprised when I met Anita Dean. She is very knowledgeable, professional, and genuinely cares about others. I have observed that she doesn't create cookie cutter plans. Instead, she creates a plan specific to the needs of her her clients. My husband and I lost our sweet family pet of over 15 1/2 years and it also caused the loss of a child to resurface. Anita, has handled my situation with care and assisted me as I walked through the grief process. I am so grateful.
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The Best

★★★★☆
I have been involved in therapy for most of my adult life. I can say with all honesty and sincerity that my experience with Thriveworks has been the best so far and I am 55, now that's saying a lot!
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Great experience so far.

★★★★★
Great experience so far.
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Great practice!

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Great practice!
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I really loved working with John Stone

★★★★★
I really loved working with John Stone. He’s an awesome councelor from what i can gather from one visit. The environment was also comfortable and relaxing in his office. He made me feel it was safe to approach him. Im gonna continue my seesions with him.
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Exceptional place with the best docs!

★★★★★
Exceptional place with the best docs!
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Just had the

★★★★★
Just had the one appointment so far but my son immediately connected with Ms Cynthia. I'm so happy to continue bringing him there. It feels like such a safe space. So glad Thriveworks was suggested to me.
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Useless

★☆☆☆☆
Receptionist couldn't have been less helpful -- after waiting on hold 20 minutes, I told her I wanted to make an appointment to get assessed for some psychological issues, and she told me, simply, "We don't have anyone who can do that." That was it, no other comment. We just sat there in silence. She was unable to think, work, or put in any effort to help me try to find what I was looking for, or offer any kind of explanation of what she meant. I guess she was busy looking at memes on her phone or something. Or maybe ThriveWorks literally does not assess people for their psychological issues before counseling them? SOOOOO confused and frustrated.
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Wonderful to talk to

★★★★★
Jennifer Smith was wonderful to talk to and was very clear about how to progress for our personal needs. It didn't feel like a counseling session and she made it very comfortable to just have a conversation
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very comfortable

★★★★★
The office interior is very comfortable and inviting. Amanda was also very kind, easy to talk to, and welcoming.
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No help available

★☆☆☆☆
Does not have the ability to meet advertised capability. Needed help with my daughter and made the first difficult call to be told no appointment available till after middle of May. One therapist only no other options. My daughter and I were excited when looking at the website and shocked on the outcome. However the phone specialist was very pleasant and he handled the call with the utmost respect.
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Top Notch Counsel

★★★★★
We've been seeing Anita Dean weekly for over 6 months now and have felt so rewarded by our time together. We have nothing but totally positive things to say about her approach, demeanor and the positive change that she has helped us achieve. We feel comforted and supported by Anita's presence and we would strongly recommend her to anyone seeking compassionate counsel. She's top notch - bright, funny, relatable and most importantly, we always leave feeling renewed!
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Marriage Life Saver

★★★★★
Anita is kind, patient, funny, thoughtful and very trustworthy. We always leave the office better than when we came in. We would highly recommend Anita to anyone who is married; she can help you improve your relationship regardless of how good or bad it is. The office is friendly and inviting, sessions always start on time and the insight we have gained from Anita has proven to be invaluable. We cannot thank enough.
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Awesome office!!!

★★★★★
The office looks great. It's a great addition to the community, and it will help a lot of people.
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Genuine

★★★★★
My wife and I are good friends with the owners - definitely a couple with a genuine heart for people.
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Passionate people!

★★★★★
I have worked with these people in the past and they are very passionate about helping people. I can only see them benefiting the Charlottesville area by them opening up this business here! Very excited for them and the many lives they are going to help and effect!!!!
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Warm and Friendly

★★★★★
The office looks beautiful and the owners are very friendly and quick to make you feel welcomed - you will feel comfortable right away.
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Hard Working and Caring!

★★★★★
My husband and I are very glad to hear about ThriveWorks! Not only because we know the owners and know that they are kind hearted and care about others but also because they are very dedicated to there jobs and what they do! Check it out!
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Great experience

★★★★★
I have such a great experience when I visit Thriveworks. The clinicians are very professional and start the sessions on time and jump right in to the therapeutic process. This is a very comfortable and person-centered practice that I highly recommend for others to experience.
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Great People

★★★★★
I've known the owners of the Charlottesville branch for years and their passion for helping people makes this an easy choice for any counseling needs.
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Geunuinely Efffective & Personable

★★★★★
is extremely professional, uplifting, genuine, and personable. Even interacting with them outside the parameters of their business, I feel they exhibit all these qualities. What a refreshing approach!
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