Counselors and Coaches in Charlottesville, VA

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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
Self Pay Rate: $130

Aimee Stailey, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Aimee Stailey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Indiana, Florida, and Virginia with 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's degree in Sociology from Western Kentucky University and received her Master's degree in Social Work from Indiana University. Aimee believes in her clients’ right to self-determination, and that 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 (CBT), mindfulness-based, and solutions-focused methodologies 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
Alexis Bahnmaier
Self Pay Rate: $99

Alexis Bahnmaier, LMSW

Philosophy of Care

Alexis Bahnmaier is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Virginia with over 12 years of experience working with clients that struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma. She also specializes in helping individuals in the LGBTQIA+ community work through questions of gender, sexuality, identity, as well as the social prejudices and anxieties associated with family, friends, and workplaces.

Alexis earned her Master's degree in Social Work from Florida State University and implements a warm counseling style that is interactive, and heavily client-centered. Focusing on treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, without using stigmatizing labels. Her approach combines cognitive-behavioral (CBT), humanistic, and solutions-focused (SFT) methods.

Alexis will focus on tailoring sessions and treatment plans to meet your unique and specific needs. She is a firm believer that rather than pushing an individual through treatment, therapy should guide and support them at their own pace. Ashley knows that it takes courage to seek treatment for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps toward positive change.

Education

Florida State University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Stress management
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Kink friendly
  • Intimate partner relationship
  • Military treatment background
  • Sleeping difficulty
  • Anger management
Brent Burhite
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Brent Burhite, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
Doctor of Nursing Practice

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Mood disorders
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Military issues
Bridget  Famogun
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Bridget Famogun, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

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

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

Education

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

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Psych Testing
  • Autism
  • Eating Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • CBT
Camille Brenke
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Camille Brenke, PMHNP

**Camille offers services in Spanish.

Philosophy of Care

Camille Brenke is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who has experience working with children and adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, psychosis, and dementia. Camille has a special interest in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders as well as alternative and complementary medicines.

Camille completed both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) 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.

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
ClairissaGinise Bradford
Self Pay Rate: $130

Clairissa Ginise Bradford, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Clairissa Bradford is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has 5 years of experience in the mental health field. Clairissa's great passion is to bring healing to people who have been through a traumatic/stressful experience. She works with a variety of populations, including children and adolescents, adults and families, military affiliates, and older adults.

Clairissa completed her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Florida State University. She is currently a doctoral student at Simmons University in Boston, Massachusetts. Clairissa is certified in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), with specialized trauma-informed training. She knows that no single approach is the right one for every individual, and so she has been trained in a range of modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), DBT, motivational interviewing, narrative exposure therapy, emotionally focused therapy, behavioral activation therapy, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).

Navigating through life can be difficult, and at times appear inconceivable. When the human condition propels us into the stressors of the world, it can feel like our lives are unraveling. While it is normal to experience intermittent levels of stress now and then, complicated stress can lead to dysfunction. It can create boundaries to growth and impact our relationships, occupations, and perspectives. Let’s not stay there. Together, you and Clairissa will reimagine what strength looks like. You will build on your attributes and intrinsic skills to create a safe space to explore what can be, what should be. Clairissa can help you find and nurture healthy perceptions of yourself so you may become complete, whole, and peaceful. She looks forward to working with you!

Education

The Florida State University
Masters in Clinical Social Work

Specialties

  • Family Therapy
  • Couples/Relationship Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
Crystal Miller-Williams
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Crystal Miller-Williams, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Crystal is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings over the last four years. Crystal has primarily served the community in school-based therapeutic programs to include group therapy, school-based outpatient, and individual therapy to provide support with ADHD, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, grief/loss, and life stressors.

Crystal attended Liberty University where she received her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling. She utilizes an eclectic approach to counseling including techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, and faith-based counseling. Crystal has also administered clinical assessments for three years, helping children, adolescents, and adults connect with numerous mental health services.

Crystal enjoys providing support and encouragement to individuals from all walks of life to promote hope and healing. She has resided in the Lynchburg area for 12 years and enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters.

Education

University of Michigan-Flint
MSN

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Medication Management
Debra Morton
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Debra Morton, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Debra Robbins Morton is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has 23 years of experience providing mental health therapy and medication management. As a nurse Debra has delivered babies, taught childbirth and parenting, and cared for various medical troubles.

Debra completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at the University of Virginia, her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Norfolk State University, her Master of Science in Nursing as Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) at Old Dominion University, and her PMHNP at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Debra’s patients are grateful for her calm, supportive, and informed style of teaching them everything they will need to attain their best mental health.

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
PMHNP

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Sleep or Insomnia
Fawn Workman
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

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

Philosophy of Care

Fawn Workman is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner (PMHNP) in Virginia with over 8 years of experience assisting adult clients struggling to cope with OCD, low self-esteem, insomnia-related issues, stress, trauma, women’s issues, anxiety, depression, anger, ADHD, grief, difficult life transitions, and more.

Fawn offers expert psychiatric services to her clients but is also able to work with those who are currently or just starting counseling with a therapist. She can help individuals to explore medication options that support their efforts towards mental wellbeing. Fawn can also assist patients as they work towards reducing their chronic stress and gaining stability in their health, social, and interpersonal realms.

Fawn looks forward to your consultation and is ready to help provide you with a unique psychiatric plan to help you attain your mental health goals with her expertise and professional support.

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
John Rogers
Self Pay Rate: $130

John Rogers, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

John Rogers, PhD, is a Resident in Counseling and a Counselor Educator. John loves working with adults, teens, couples, and families, and he is a strong advocate and ally for multicultural and LGBTQIA+ clients. John has written and spoken extensively on topics of counseling interventions, homelessness, child protective services, and crisis counseling.

John completed his bachelor's degree at Yale University and his master's degree in East Asian Studies at Stanford University. He completed additional master's and education specialist degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, as well as his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Counseling and Supervision, at James Madison University. John is currently an adjunct instructor at Longwood University’s Counselor Education graduate program and at the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies. He is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Virginia Counselors Association, and Chi Sigma Iota. John is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC).

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, dialectical behavior therapy (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. He enjoys developing a working partnership that fits each client’s unique needs.

Education

James Madison University
PhD in Counseling and Supervision
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialities

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Substance use disorders
  • Relationship issues
  • Family and career transitions
  • Sexuality and gender expression
Josephine Dakin-Davis
Self Pay Rate: $239: Intake $189 Follow-ups

Josephine Dakin-Davis, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the of state Virginia. With over 15 years of clinical nursing experience, I came to the realization that a sound mind is the precursor to the sound body hence my ardent passion for Mental Health. 

I graduated from George Mason University 2010 with my BSN, after ten years of nursing in diverse areas including mental health, I decided to get my MSN degree from Walden University, specializing in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. My vast experience has helped me to understand the philosophy of mental health and my nursing education has exposed me to a variety of health care settings. I’m goal driven, detailed oriented nurse practitioner, with patient satisfaction at the top of my professional agenda. I aim to create a cordial, warm and collaborative relationship with my peers and patients.

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Medication Management
Kara Tracy
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kara Tracy, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Kara Tracy is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 4 years of experience helping adolescents and adults through various life traumas, adolescent out of home placement, life transitions, depression, anxiety, infertility, grief/pregnancy loss, and substance addiction.

Kara completed her Bachelor of Arts (BA) at Mary Baldwin University and her Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Mental Health at Capella University.

Kara seeks to build a collaborative, supportive, non-judgmental therapeutic relationship with you to help you establish, maintain, and achieve your mental health and life goals. She will create a personalized treatment plan that meets your specific needs, utilizing various therapies to help create a calmer sense of self within her clients. These therapies include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), person-centered therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, and trauma-focused CBT.

Education

Capella University
Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Anger
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Substance Use
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women’s Issues
Katherine Hughes
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Katherine Hughes, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

Education

George Mason University
Maryville University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Dementia
Katybeth Eller
Self Pay Rate: $130

Katybeth Eller, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Kathryn "Katybeth" Eller is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has been in the counseling field since 2009. Katybeth has experience working with clients and addiction, addicted family systems, recovery from substance use/abuse, codependency, LGBTQIA+ issues, and self-compassion. She loves helping people develop self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-worth in a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship.

Katybeth is passionate about working with people who are searching to find their own unique voice. She loves working with young adults who are looking to carve out their path in the world and with women developing their sense of identity. Whatever your needs, Katybeth wants to empower you to make healthy decisions for yourself without feeling guilty or afraid. Give her a call today and together you can talk about how best to discover and work towards your authentic self.

Education

Lee University
Master of Counseling

Specialties

  • Addiction
  • Substance Abuse
  • Codependency
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Self-Esteem
Lydia Sharp
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Lydia Sharp, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Lydia Sharp is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner (PMHNP-BC) from Virginia, with 5 years of experience assisting children, adolescents, and adults with such issues as anxiety, depression, ADHD, mood disorders, anger problems, and other complex psychiatric conditions.

Lydia earned her Master's degree in Nursing Education. She previously served over 26 years in the military in a variety of patient settings such as Medical-Surgical Nursing and Perioperative Nursing (Walter Reed Army Hospital), and as a Nurse Administrator serving in Army Combat Support Hospitals located in California and Fort Bragg, and much more. She also gained direct psychiatric experience and knowledge by working in a Behavioral Health Service Community Health Clinic, which was also part of a behavioral school for troubled youths.

Lydia will prescribe and manage medications, diagnose and assess psychiatric problems, identify health goals, record symptoms and problems, provide therapeutic treatment, and educate clients and their families about mental health. Partner with Lydia to find the treatment methods that work best for you.

Education

Regis College
PMHNP

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Women's Issues
Mariel Andersen
Self Pay Rate: $130

Mariel Andersen, Supervisee in Social Work

Philosophy of Care 

Our supervisee in social work, Mariel Andersen, is working towards LCSW licensure after earning her Master’s from Virginia Commonwealth University. Mariel earned her first Master’s in clinical psychology from the University of Maryland, where her capstone project examined social support during young adulthood transitions. At the University of Virginia, Mariel majored in Cognitive Science while researching perception, virtual reality, and relationships. Mariel has provided services in diverse contexts, where she has focused on alleviating distress associated with depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, and existential concerns. 

Mariel draws from her strong research background to balance empirical knowledge of clinical phenomena with a non-categorical approach. This allows every client to be seen as an individual, not as a diagnosis. Mariel sees the therapeutic process as reciprocal, with the client’s perspectives determining which interventions enter into the clinical partnership. 

Mariel shapes the therapy session into a judgment-free space where her clients are free to engage with their most authentic thoughts and feelings. She draws from varied theoretical influences, from Carl Rogers to Mr. Rogers. Her therapeutic style is warm, natural, and eclectic, creating a relaxed atmosphere for self-expression and growth. 

Education 

Master’s in Social Work (M.S.W.)
Virginia Commonwealth University 

Master’s in Psychological Science (M.P.S.)
University of Maryland, College Park

Specialties 

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • ADHD 
  • Trauma 
  • Attachment 
  • Relationships
  • Family conflict 
  • Behavioral concerns 
  • Mood disorders 
  • Substance use 
  • Childhood 
  • Adolescence 
  • LGBTQIA+ 
  • Self-harm 
  • Suicidal ideation 
  • Anger management 
  • Mindfulness 
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) 
  • Narrative therapy 
  • Art therapy
Meghan Rise
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Meghan Rise, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders (Generalized Anxiety, Panic Disorder, OCD, and PTSD)
  • Bipolar and Mood Disorders 
  • ADHD 
  • Postpartum Depression / Anxiety
  • Grief / Adjustment Disorders
Michele Mitchell
Self Pay Rate: $130

Michele Mitchell, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Michele is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 10 years of experience supporting clients as they navigate all phases of life. Michele has experience working with diverse populations, including various cognitive levels and adult age groups. She has individual and group counseling experience.

Michele completed her Bachelor of Arts (MA) in Psychology at Purchase College and her Master of Science (MS) in Mental Health Counseling at Long Island University. She utilizes various therapy approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), applied behavior analysis, psychodynamic, and person-centered therapy.

Michele 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 and caring professional relationship. She understands that quality of life can dramatically improve when given the tools necessary to make positive change. Michele strives to help her clients not only heal but achieve and maintain vitality. She looks forward to the opportunity to provide you with the skills and tools to be the best version of you. Allow Michele to guide you on your journey to optimal health and 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
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Nicole Powers, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Nicole Powers is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who has 5 years of experience in the field. Nicole specializes in medication management. She completed her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Nicole believes in a holistic, client-focused care approach when it comes to treating her patients. She wants to treat the person in their entirety. Everyone's care is individualized and with therapy and medication recommendations. Nicole believes 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

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

Robert O’Byrne, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care 

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

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

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

Education

University of Virginia
Master's in Nursing

Specialties:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
Robin Blackwell
Self Pay Rate: $130

Robin Blackwell, Supervisee in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

Robin Blackwell is a master's level social worker who is currently in supervision to be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). 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 both her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Radford University.

Robin utilizes motivational interviewing techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based, and solution-focused treatment modalities. She 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. She 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
Sandra Monohan
Self Pay Rate: $130

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 fulfillment 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 
Shirley Hudson
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

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

Philosophy of Care

Shirley Hudson is a dual board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) who is passionate about providing evidence-based and personalized care to adult clients. Shirley began her health career treating patients in a wide variety of settings including spinal cord injury, intensive care, hematology, oncology, and medical surgical units. After years of practice as a registered nurse, she fulfilled her goal of completing her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Old Dominion University and began practice as an FNP, specializing in gastroenterology and urology.

Through her years of experience at the hospital bedside and clinic, Shirley became more aware of the increasing need for psychiatric mental health care providers not only in underserved communities, but in all communities. In an effort to increase access to psychiatric and mental health services, Shirley continued her education and earned her Post-Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification.

Shirley believes that the best patient outcomes are built on the foundation of a strong and authentic patient/provider relationship. She values the client as an integral part of the treatment team and works diligently to provide education about all aspects of the mutually agreed-upon treatment plan, including medication and non-medication therapies. Shirley also has a mission to reduce the stigma of psychiatric disorders by educating patients, families, and the community about mental health disorders to reduce risk, promote wellness, and achieve healing.

Education

Liberty University
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post Graduate Certificate

Old Dominion University
Master of Science in Nursing

Hampton University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • 18+ Medication Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Christian
Stacie Davidson
Self Pay Rate: $130

Stacie Davidson, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Stacie Davidson is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in anxiety, depression, couples issues, mood disorders, personality disorders, and trauma. Stacie 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.

Stacie completed his Master’s Degree in Education and Mental Health Counseling. 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. 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 (CBT), 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.

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

Old Dominion University
Masters Degree in Education and Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Couples Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Trauma
Uche Umejei
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Uche Umejei, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

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

Education

Hampton University
Family Nurse Practitioner

Old Dominion University
Doctorate

Specialties

  • ADHD for both children and adult
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance Abuse
  • Insomnia
  • Eating disorder
Wykemia Swan
Self Pay Rate: $239: Intake $189: Follow-ups

Wykemia Swan, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Wkyemia Swan is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with over 10 years of nursing experience. She specializes in assisting adults and seniors who are suffering from anxiety, depression, mood disorders, insomnia, PTSD, OCD, chronic stress, fatigue, and more.

Wkyemia's personal experience with mental illness makes her especially passionate about providing effective treatment. Her desire is to help put you on the path to living a happier more meaningful life. Wykemia's goal is for you to achieve mental stability. She'll help you live up to your full potential through restorative communication and medication management

Take your life back, with assistance from Wykemia. Don’t let your lack of mental stability continue to control you. Allow her to assist you along your ourney. With proper treatment and support from Wkyemia, accomplishing your personal goals can become not only a possibility but a reality.

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
Andrea Dilley-Frame
Self Pay Rate: $130

Andrea Dilley-Frame, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Andrea Dilley-Frame is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (SSAC-C) and a former Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (RC-C). She has over 17 years of experience working with adult clients who are dealing with the effects of grief, Life transitional issues, low self-esteem, sexual abuse, stress, trauma, PTSD, women’s issues, anxiety, depression, anger issues, dysfunctional relationships, poor coping skills, family conflict, and more.

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.

Andrea is comfortable working with individuals and couples ranging from adolescence to retirement life stage. Partner together with her to start developing a unique treatment plan that addresses your needs with compassion and professional support.

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
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Stephanie Valeri, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Stephanie Valeri is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who has spent over 12 years as a nurse emphasizing the importance of therapeutic communication, empathy, and patient education. Stephanie has spent her time as a PMHNP focusing on treatment of multiple disorders across the lifespan. She understands that she is not just treating symptoms, but a person with a past, present, and future. Stephanie feels in helping patients understand their diagnosis and treatment options; they can make the best treatment decisions for themselves.

Stephanie completed her bachelor's degree in Psychology at Virginia Tech and then her Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN). She has returned to her love of behavioral health and completed her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Gonzaga University. Stephanie believes in developing a strong therapeutic relationship where there is open communication and time for questions so the patient feels comfortable when they leave the appointment with their plan of care, and understands the next steps if this plan is not effective.

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

Education

Gonzaga University
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Insomnia and other sleep disturbances
  • Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Bipolar I and II
  • Social Anxiety
  • Smoking Cessation
Afua Ayim
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Afua Ayim, PMHNP, DNP

Philosophy of Care

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

Education 

George Mason University
DNP

Specialties

  • Ages 18+
  • Medication Management
Amy Nash
Self Pay Rate: $130

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
Cynthia Sherman
Self Pay Rate: $130

Cynthia Turnbull Sherman, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Cynthia Turnbull Sherman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with ten years of Social Work experience to complement 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
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Denise D. Crosson, PhD, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Denise D. Crosson, PhD, is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) who has been a nurse for 25 years, a nurse practitioner for 9 years, and a nurse researcher for 5 years. Denise has extensive experience working with both children and adults in hospital, home, hospice, community-based, and outpatient settings.

Denise completed her master's and doctoral degrees at 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 PMHNP 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
Self Pay Rate: $130

Jennifer Shenk, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Jennifer Shenk is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 8 years of experience working with adults who are seeking help in overcoming the symptoms of depression, anxiety, chronic stress, career changes, life transitional issues, ADHD, family conflict, women's issues, and more.

Jennifer is currently enrolled as a student at the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis and earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and her Master's degree in Counseling from Eastern Mennonite University. Through the continuous study of the human condition and education in the psychoanalytically-oriented theoretical perspective, she stays committed to the steady development of her clinical skills in order to offer the most informed services to you.

Jennifer is firmly rooted in a multifaceted, eclectic counseling approach, and maintains flexibility in order to serve your individual needs and unique experience. Her 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, you both will use your memories, contextual dream analysis, and creative discovery to seek insights into what motivates or compels you.

Education

Master of Counseling
Eastern Mennonite University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Trauma
Chinyere Ugwanyi
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Chinyere Ugwanyi, DNP, PMHNP

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

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

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

John Stone Jr.
Self Pay Rate: $130

John Stone Jr., LPC

Philosophy of Care

John Stone Jr. is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia who 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.

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

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. He has an easygoing personality and a person-centered approach. John appreciates client feedback and encourages clients to find their voice for healing.

Education

Master's in Rehabilitation Counseling
Virginia Commonwealth University

Specialties

  • Crisis Prevention and Intervention
  • EMDR for Trauma
  • Trauma Counseling
  • Play Therapy
  • Addictions
  • Mindfulness
Glen Bowman
Self Pay Rate: $140

Glen Bowman, PhD

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Glen Bowman is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP) with more than 30 years of experience providing counseling services in a variety of settings, including college and university counseling centers, outpatient mental health clinics, and inpatient psychiatric centers. His work with adults, children, couples, and families has focused on issues related to stress and coping, transition and identity-related issues, communication skills, anger management, grief, loss, perfectionism, social anxiety, panic disorders, OCD, depression, and substance abuse.

Glen earned a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the State University of New York-Albany in 1993. In sessions, Glen utilizes personalized treatment plans while remaining centered in an integrative, cognitive behavioral (CBT), and positive psychology-based approach. He is also a longstanding member of the American Psychological Association (APA).

Glen can provide psychological testing and evaluation to contribute to a better understanding of an individual’s cognitive abilities, personality factors, and treatment needs. In every session with Glen, he'll help you to reinforce your strengths while addressing the areas of your life that need attention.

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
Self Pay Rate: $130

Sharon Davis, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Sharon Davis is a nationally certified Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LPC, LMFT-NCC) with over 33 years of practice in a variety of settings and with diverse clients. She works with children, adolescents, adults, and families who are struggling with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, adjustment-related issues, and much more.

Sharon received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Mary Washington College, her Master's degree in Counseling, and completed a Counseling Practicum from the University of Georgia. Sharon also served a three-year term on the Oklahoma Licensed Professional Counselor Board.

In sessions, she uses an eclectic approach, tailored to the individual needs of each client. 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

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