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

Elizabeth Onyejekwe, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

Education

Walden University
MSN, PMHNP

Specialties

  • Mood Disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Stress Management
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • PTSD
  • ADHD
Elizabeth Eunjin Pak
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Elizabeth Pak, PMHNP

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

Philosophy of Care

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

Prior to becoming a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Elizabeth worked as a Registered Nurse for 4 years on a transplant and bariatric surgery unit at Penn Medicine. She completed her Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. Elizabeth is of Korean ethnicity but also has a heart for Latino and Brazilian cultures.

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

Education

University of Pennsylvania
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Psychiatric evaluation & Medication management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Insomnia
Fawn Workman
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Fawn Workman, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-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
Hiawatha Clemons
Self Pay Rate: $130

Hiawatha Clemons III, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Hiawatha Clemons III is a Resident in Counseling who has 15 years of 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, Hiawatha completed his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Human Services at Old Dominion University and his Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at 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 clients 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
Holly Wingate
Self Pay Rate: $130

Holly Wingate, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Holly Wingate is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has over 21 years of experience providing assessment and therapy to adults, adolescence, and couples seeking help with anxiety, depression, trauma-related problems, alcohol and drug addiction, relationship problems, personality disorders, and LGBTQ related issues. She is a strong and concerned ally for her clients and will give all of her intention to the complexity of your situation and, along with you (you really are the expert when it comes to who you are), will develop a plan to tackle the situation and remedy the issues being addressed.

Holly completed her Bachelor's degree in Psychology at the University of Oregon and earned her Master’s degree from the Valdosta State University Clinical Psychology program in 2001. Holly engages the client in dialogue to create a collaborative and individualized treatment plan. Holly utilizes a variety of techniques, all tailored to the individuality and concerns of each client, such as strength-based therapy, solution focused, DBT, cognitive-behavioral, trauma and grief therapies, and multi-systemic therapy.

Holly is a compassionate and caring therapist with a very approachable personality, one that is inviting and calming for client. She focuses with client to help to create treatment plans and goals collaboratively while always focused on the client’s strengths. Holly will strive to create a warm and friendly environment that will leave the client feeling safe to share and collaborate with her to meet their goals and heal what struggles are ailing you.

Education

Valdosta Sate University
Master's in Clinical Psychology

Specialties

  • Couples/Relationships
  • Families
  • Psych Testing
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • BP
  • Personality Disorders
  • Addiction
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectic Behavior Therapy
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Psychodynamic
  • Anger Management
  • Grief/Loss
  • LGBTQIA
  • Self-harm
  • Sexual Offenders
  • Performance Anxiety
Jeffrey Hodgdon
Self Pay Rate: $130

Jeffrey Hodgdon, LPC

Philisophy of Care

Jeff Hodgdon is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner (LSATP) who has 10 years of experience providing services to adults with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, relationship and self-esteem issues, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders, as well as to those experiencing difficult life transitions. He has previously worked at an outpatient addictions clinic, at a nonprofit outreach program, and at a state psychiatric hospital.

Jeff completed his Master of Arts (MA) in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine at Boston University. He is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Jeff uses a collaborative and person-centered approach. He believes that the quality of the therapeutic relationship is critical for progress to be made. Jeff 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.  Jeff 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
Jennifer Pittman-Dixon
Self Pay Rate: $239: intake $189: Follow-ups

Jennifer Pittman-Dixon, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care  

Jennifer Pittman-Dixon is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 16  years experience in the mental health field. Jennifer began her career in community mental health  supporting those with severe mental illness with medication management and basic life skills. She spent  10 years as a registered nurse working inpatient psychiatric facilities with both children/adolescents and  adults including four years as Nurse Manager of a psychiatric unit for a non-profit hospital. As a nurse  practitioner, Jennifer has experience working with all age groups from 5 – 98 years old in a variety of  settings including private practice, community mental health, hospitals and skilled nursing  facilities/nursing homes.  

Jennifer has a passion for providing holistic care focusing on the mind, body and spirit. She will take into  account each individual’s culture, socioeconomic status, background, environment, lifestyle and  nutrition when developing a treatment plan. She will provide ample education and resources for  patients so they may play an active role in decisions regarding their care and treatment.  

Jennifer seeks to develop a collaborative relationship with her patients to assist them in meeting their  goals and to create a life of peace and balance in their mental, physical and spiritual health.  

Education  

University of South Alabama
Master of Science in Nursing  

Specialties  

  •  Depression  
  •  Anxiety Disorders  
  •  Trauma/PTSD  
  •  Stress Management  
  •  Mood Disorders  
  •  Adjustment Disorders  
  •  Insomnia  
  •  Neurocognitive Disorders
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.

Kara 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
Micah Fleitman
Self Pay Rate: $130

Micah Fleitman, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Micah Fleitman is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has 8 years of experience in the mental health field. Micah treats individuals, couples, and families.

Starting 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 Micah, he will listen with warmth, empathy, and respect. Together, you 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. You and Micah 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 Relationships
  • Parenting Skills
  • Depression
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Addiction and Substance Use
  • ADHD
  • Anger
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

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

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

Rebecca Smith, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Rebecca Smith is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) who has experience treating a broad range of psychiatric disorders in children, teens, and adults who are suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and psychotic disorders.

Rebecca graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she received her Master's degree in Nursing. Her clinical career then took her on a journey throughout the healthcare system, from inpatient neurology to compliance. She has experience managing the care of everyone from young children to older adults with psychiatric and mental health disorders. Rebecca has trained and worked in a variety of settings including in-patient psychiatry, psychiatric ER/crisis intervention, consultation services, and outpatient psychiatry.

Rebecca believes in a holistic approach in caring for clients by combining biological, psychological, social, and spiritual elements of mental health care. In addition, she believes it takes collaboration with her clients to meet the needs of their desired treatment outcomes. Her clients, from all diverse backgrounds and cultures, trust her and appreciate the empathy she provides as she works with them in making informed decisions for their plan of care. In her words: "I am here to guide your mental-health wellness journey." Team up with Rebecca to start addressing your mental health needs with a personalized treatment plan.

Education

Masters Degree in Nursing
Virginia Commonwealth University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Adolescents
  • Stress
Rebekah Jordan
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Rebekah Jordan, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education 

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

Specialties

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

 

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

Robert O’Byrne, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care 

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

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

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

Education

University of Virginia
Master's in Nursing

Specialties:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
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
Ryan Grubb
Self Pay Rate: $130

Ryan Grubb, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care 

Ryan Grubb is a Resident in Counseling (RIC) with more than 4 years of professional experience working with children, teens, adults, and couples seeking help with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationships, emotional health, trauma, faith-based issues, and life transitions.

Ryan Grubb completed his Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. 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 (CBT), mindfulness-based, narrative, rational emotive, acceptance and commitment (ACT), and solution-focused approaches.

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 fullest.

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties 

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional Health and Wellness
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-esteem and Self Worth
  • Trauma
  • Stress Management
  • Christian Counseling 
  • Mindfulness 
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. She is also an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN).

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

Education

Old Dominion University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • 18+ Medication Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Coping Skills
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
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

A board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with over 10 years of nursing experience. I have spent most of that time working in behavioral health care, collaborating with patients to improve their mental health by providing education on disease process, medication use, effectiveness, and support with overall well-being.

My personal experience with mental illness makes me especially passionate about providing effective treatment. My desire is to help put you on the path to living a happier more meaningful life. My goal is for you to embark on mental stability. Allow me to help you live up to your full potential through restorative communication and medication management

Take your life back. Don’t let your lack of mental stability continue to control you. Allow me to assist you along that journey. I believe that with proper treatment and support, accomplishing that goal is well within your reach.

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
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
Kelsey Fassieux
Self Pay Rate: $140

Kelsey Fassieux, Psy.D

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Kelsey Fassieux is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP) with over 19 years of experience working with work with adults, children, teens, and families who are faced with issues related to stress, poor coping skills, low self-esteem, identity issues, grief, loss, social communication issues, anger management, social and generalized anxiety, OCD, depression, management of ADHD, as well as executive functioning challenges.

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. Dr. Fassieux integrates a variety of counseling techniques into her work, often focusing upon interpersonal relationships, utilizing principles of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), 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 gentle soul. Not only does she improve the well-being of everyone she meets she decreases stress and anxiety. Dr. Fassieux offers personalized service to every client, meeting them where they are with professional guidance and support.

Education

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
Fielding Graduate Institute

Specialties

  • Stress
  • Self-esteem
  • Grief/ Loss
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • ADHD
Tracey Mallard
Self Pay Rate: $130

Tracey Mallard, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Tracey Mallard is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Her focus is working with adolescents, adults, and families interested in making changes through the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) 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. Tracey specializes in depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, grief and loss, personality disorders, self-harm, and mood disorders.

Tracey 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 recently relocated from Arkansas to Charlottesville.

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.

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
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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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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I really loved working with John Stone

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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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Useless

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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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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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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

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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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Great experience

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