Bertresh London-Nuñez
Self Pay Rate: $65

Bertresh London-Nuñez, Ph.D

I have worked with children and families for over 20 years as a counselor and teacher helping individuals to extract excellence.  I have worked with a variety of individuals, couples and families ages 5-years-old and above from a variety of backgrounds.  I use person-centered, creative and evidence-based interventions to help individuals use their strengths and passions to overcome their struggles.  My services incorporate optimism, appropriate humor, transparency, and acceptance.

I have a PhD in Human Services with a focus in Counseling Studies from Capella University.  I have a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University, and I am comfortable doing Christian Counseling.  I can speak and understand French, Spanish, and sign language.  I am working on becoming a certified play therapist, getting a license in professional counseling, and getting a license in marriage and family therapy.  I enjoy quilting, crochet, knitting, yoga, dancing, Pilates, animals, crafts, board games, and going to the beach.

Brittany Morris
In network with:
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Optum
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $65

Brittany Morris, MSW, LCSW

I earned my Masters of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA in 2014, but I have been working in the mental health field since 2009. During these ten years, I have worked inpatient, intensive outpatient, in-home and school settings and I am looking forward to transitioning into an outpatient setting. I prefer to work individually with children, adolescents and adults as well as groups. I also enjoy working with non-traditional, culturally diverse and military families. I have special experience working with individuals with chronic illness, eating disorders(anorexia, bulimia, orthorexia, binge eating disorder, diabulimia) and disordered eating , trauma survivors and LGBTQ adolescents. I also have experience working with individuals with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, autism and general life coaching. My goal as a clinician is to create a collaborative environment to help clients be successful. I work to provide person centered treatment allowing for personalized treatment to make YOU the most successful version of yourself.  I prefer to utilize a multi-disciplinary approach including but not limited to CBT, DBT, play and art therapy techniques to address issues in the way that feels best for each person. I work hard to create a non-judgmental, warm and non traditional therapy environment in hopes to break down the stigma of mental health and create overall healthier communities for us to be a part of.

Char Bentley
In network with:
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Tricare
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $65

Char Bentley, LCSW

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and a Board-Certified Diplomat (BCD) in Clinical Social Work with over 10 years of clinical experience. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and earned my Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland. I began my professional career by providing counseling services at a non-profit, therapeutic foster care program. I later worked with adults, adolescents, and children at a community-based mental health program in Maryland. For six years, I served as an officer and clinician in the United States Navy where I continued to provide counseling in various settings (Department of Defense schools, large military treatment facility, and a remote, outpatient clinic overseas).

I am eager to continue my pursuit of supporting children, adolescents, and adults from ages 4-65 years old as they overcome obstacles, build resiliency, and achieve peace. Most of my professional experience has focused on assisting those who struggle with the aftermath of trauma, but I also have extensive experience working with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, adjustment disorders, grief and loss, and phase of life problems. I believe mental and emotional well-being is essential to one’s overall health and thus participating in counseling can be an integral part of achieving a healthy and fulfilling life.

Amanda Trent
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • United

Dr. Amanda N. Trent, Psy.D

Dr. Amanda N. Trent is excited to be part of the Thriveworks team after moving back to the Hampton Roads area. Originally from Michigan, Dr. Trent moved to Virginia Beach in 2005 to complete her graduate school training at Regent University where she received both her Master’s and Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. Since being licensed as a Clinical Psychologist, she has worked in private practice with children, teens, and adults, providing individual therapy, psychological testing, neurofeedback, and group therapy in various places around the state. She also has experience as a Clinical Director of a community-based mental health agency and a rape crisis center.  One of her specialties is using principles of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in her work with clients. She also specializes in spiritually-integrated therapy which helps clients develop their spiritual resources and use their faith as a way to cope and experience post-traumatic growth. Dr. Trent has also been trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR Level 1 and 2, Sexual Identity Therapy Level 1 by M. Yarhouse, and infralow neurofeedback training.  She has received trauma training through Green Cross Academy of Traumatology and is a Compassion Fatigue Educator and Therapist. Dr. Trent is passionate about providing excellent clinical care to anyone who desires to build a life worth living, especially those with a trauma history.

Patricia Jones
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beacon
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Patricia Jones, Psy.D.

Dr. Jones previously practiced as a Licensed Psychologist in Maryland prior to relocating to the Hampton Roads area in Virginia during the Spring of 2017. She is currently a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Virginia. She finds it to be very rewarding to assist adults with addressing mental illness and daily stresses of life. Dr. Jones has a passion to help clients become successful in effectively coping with various mental illnesses for diagnoses on a spectrum to include addictions, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and post traumatic stress disorder, among others. She assists individuals who struggle with substance abuse and gambling addictions, as well as, people with mood disorders, individuals encountering difficulties in daily living, and those who have experienced traumatic events.

Dr. Jones primarily works with clients from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy perspective. She works with individuals to assist them in recognizing their negative thoughts that are influential in producing negative emotions, which in turn, involves responding with a negative pattern of behavior. Dr. Jones also integrates Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, and Structural Family Therapy principles to collaboratively work with clients to help them to overcome dysfunctional thinking, emotions, and behaviors that prevent them from living productive and satisfying lives.

Dr. Jones’ goal is to assist clients with becoming “their own therapists.” Her clients are able to achieve this by utilizing strategies and solutions that were learned in therapy to solve other problems that may arise. Additionally, she works with clients to aid them in viewing themselves from a holistic perspective by considering aspects of their Physical, Psychological, Emotional, Spiritual, Cultural, Social, and Economic selves.

Dr. Jones obtained a Doctorate of Psychology Degree in Clinical Psychology in 2010 from Argosy University, The American School of Professional Psychology in Arlington, Virginia. She has since worked with individuals and conducted group therapy.

Helps with:

  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depressed Mood
  • Drug Abuse
  • Fear/Phobia
  • Gambling Problems
  • Goal Setting
  • Grief & Loss
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep/Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Test Anxiety
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women’s Issues
Porcher Jackson
In network with:
  • Cigna
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $65

Porcher Jackson, LCSW

Greetings my name is Porcher Jackson, LCSW and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker currently licensed in the following states Virginia and Florida.  I have experience in providing individual, couple, family, and group psychotherapy services in an array of settings including public, private, military, telephonic, and video-conference settings.  I operate from a person-centered concept in which I allow clients to take an active role in the development and implementation of their treatment plan goals and objectives in order to achieve desired outcomes for treatment.

Stephanie Gore
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $65

Stephanie Gore, MSW, LCSW

Stephanie Gore, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker who treats children, adolescents, and adults from diverse backgrounds using a variety of individual, family, and group treatment modalities. Treatment is tailored to each individual in accordance with his/her strengths, interests, and goals for treatment. Ms. Gore has provided clinical services for over 15 years. Her varied background includes work in foster care and adoption settings, community service boards, juvenile/adult court systems, schools and private practice.

Ms. Gore utilizes an eclectic approach to therapy, which includes cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, empowerment therapy, and strengths-based perspectives. Issues she helps clients address include depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, anger management, child behavior and social skills issues, relationship issues, life transitions, grief and loss, school-related problems and workplace stress.

Ms. Gore believes that the knowledge of one’s life helps guide them to the answers that bring about necessary changes. If you are able to get a person to identify when a trauma or major life event occurred, they can draw on their strengths to move past it and realize their potential to live a more fulfilling life. Ms. Gore provides a safe environment of dignity, respect, compassion and support; while also giving a realistic view so that individuals can identify and overcome obstacles and flourish in life.

Tiffany Crayton
In network with:
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $65

Tiffany Crayton, Ph.D., LPC-S

Dr. Tiffany M. Crayton deeply values creating a space that awakens one’s bravery. A space that is free of shame and helps clients discover their true authentic selves. Dr. Crayton invites you to show up as you are with your complexities. All the things that make you who you are. 

Dr. Crayton works from a non-pathological approach, which means we will look past the diagnosis and work on the root causes of issues creating stress and hopelessness in one’s life. Dr. Crayton believes most circumstances are solvable and survivable. Dr. Crayton is a strong advocate of connections and being present in the journey of her clients. She believes humor and authenticity are the elements to a strong relationship; these are tools that are paramount in developing a therapeutic relationship. 

Dr. Crayton earned a Ph.D., in Counseling Education and Supervision with a concentration in Trauma and Crisis from Walden University. She earned her M.Ed., in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Central Oklahoma. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the states of Virginia, Texas, and Oklahoma. She is also a National Certified Counselor and an approved LPC Supervisor. In addition to serving as a secondary counselor for over 16 years, she has worked with children, adolescents, couples and families on various life impacting issues as a mental health professional. Dr. Crayton specializes in working with those who have experienced trauma, intimate partner violence, sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+ experiences and the value of self. 

Dr. Crayton is committed to being trauma informed and healing centered in her work and honors the trust a client places in her to guide them on their journey. Together we can explore ways to cope with the stressors of life past or present and help move towards a positive direction. Dr. Crayton is a strong believer in our inherent worth and value as human beings by simply embracing who we are. I see you and I have a place for you if you are ready for me to accompany you on your journey to peace, empowerment and the rediscovery of your voice. I look forward to meeting you!

Valerie Proctor
In network with:
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Medicare
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $99

Valerie Proctor, MSW, LICSW

Valerie Proctor is a licensed psychotherapist, life coach, and group facilitator. Previously, she has been employed by Morehouse College, Simmons College, Harvard University, and has had a private practice in Boston and Atlanta. In addition, she is a facilitator for Team Building, Conflict Resolution, and Diversity/Cross-Cultural trainings. Her areas of interest include personal growth through self-reflection, mental health and wellness in marginalized populations, treating trauma, and advocacy for women and children.
She has been Program Director for a Department of Justice grant on violence against women. The grant focused on outreach and education as well as policy development on dating violence and sexual assault on college campuses.
She has presented numerous keynotes and talks on African American Women and Self-care, Trauma and African Americans, Media Images and Stereotypes of African American Women, Cross Cultural Clinical Practice, Considering Culture When Treating Addictions, and Racial Identity Development.
Ms. Proctor received an MSW degree in clinical social work from Smith College and a BA in psychology from Spelman College. In addition, she has a post graduate certificate in addictions treatment from Boston University.
James Baughman
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $65

James Baughman, LCSW

James Baughman is a native to Virginia. Born in 1970 he remained a Virginia resident until 1994. From 1994 until 2002 he served in the United States Army as a mechanic. After completing military service in 2002 he remained in Oklahoma where he has live for the last 16-years (2002-2018) raising a family and furthering his college education. He studied social work at the University of Oklahoma. He focused his studies in clinical social work practice with diverse populations with severe mental illness. He specializes in working with adults with mood disorders including bipolar and depressive disorders. He uses a Cognitive Behavioral approach to assist people in modifying cognitive schemas/constructs and utilizing the therapeutic relationship to help the client build catharsis in solving everyday life problems. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker he has spent most of his time in clinical practice working with adults having severe mental illness and/or co-occurring disorders. He has also provided crisis services to adults. His passion is to work with adults experiencing mental health problems achieve self-sufficiency, resilience, and optimal health & Wellness. He provides individual therapy, group therapy, and couples therapy. He especially enjoys working with Individuals experiencing:

  • Bipolar disorders
  • Depressive disorders
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Grief and loss
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • PTSD

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