Elana Sowers
In network with:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Elana Sowers, LCSW

Elana is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2007 from the State University of New York College at Brockport and her Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2009 from the State University of New York University at Albany.

Elana brings to the Hampton Roads area over 10 years’ experience working with a diverse range of clients from children (ages birth to 12), adults, couples, families, and people who identify as LGBTQ+. Elana has worked in a variety of settings that include outpatient services with children and families in foster care and with service members, their spouses, and their families on military bases in the US and abroad. Elana’s experiences have assisted her in becoming a culturally competent, trauma-informed, and strengths-based clinician. 

Elana uses an integrative, multi-disciplinary approach that includes being solution focused and person-centered to best help her clients meet their goals. Elana believes that mental health services should be individualized and truly speak to each person’s, couple’s, and family’s preference and need.  

Areas of clinical focus and experience include: 

  • Early Childhood Mental Health 
  • Parent-Child Relationships, Family Dynamics 
  • School and Behavioral Issues
  • Adjustment Disorders and Life Transitions 
  • Military (service members/spouses/families coping with changes in status or military lifestyles, deployment, retirement, and other variables)  
  • Stress/ Acute Stress
  • Grief and Loss 
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self Esteem
  • Anger management
  • Marriage/ Couples Counseling
  • Trauma, including victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse/neglect

In Elana’s spare time, she enjoys reading, travel, hiking, and spending time with her son, family, and friends. 

Frances Futrell
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $65

Frances Futrell, LPC

As one who is passionate about journeying with others to assist and support them with overcoming life’s obstacles, my goal is to operate with integrity, authenticity, compassion and professionalism while highlighting individuals’ abilities to maintain fulfilling lives. My experiential background of almost 10 years includes working in the private and public sectors, from residential/ group home settings to the home to private practice. I have assisted clients with addressing issues such as, but not limited to:

  • Grief and loss
  • Depression
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Self-harming behaviors
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Self-esteem/ self-image
  • Familial relations
  • Postpartum related depression and anxiety
  • Parenting concerns

I'm excited to begin this journey with you!

Ife Milligan
In network with:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $65

Ife Milligan, LCSW

Born and raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Ìfé Milligan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Holistic Life Coach. She received her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Columbia University in 1996 and her Bachelor’s in Psychology, from Morgan State University in 1993. She received her Holistic Life Coach certification, in 2018, upon completion of a 6-month program, from the University of Wellness. She has worked in a variety of settings and populations, including Outpatient Mental Health, 

School based therapy, Medical Social Work, Residential Care, Geriatric Care Management and Managed Care. Ife truly enjoys assisting others on the journey of healing and growth.

Jazzmin Coleman
In network with:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $65

Jazzmin Coleman, LPC

I focus on both individual work and repairing broken relationships related to the impact of addiction and trauma. I enjoy working with individuals who suffer from addictions (substance, sex, and gambling). I will help you get to root of how your addiction began and establishing coping skills to keep you on the right path. I work with couples on gaining intimacy, trust, and effective communication. 

I am training with the International Institute for Trauma and Addictions Professionals (IITAP) for sex addictions. I am a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider (CSOTP) and I am in the process of becoming a Certified Sex Therapist through the American Association of Sexuality, Educators, and Therapists (ASSECT). 

I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with the majority of my clients. I value the family system and also use Brief Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) to assist with clients who want to complete treatment in 6-8 sessions.

Rhiannon Davies-Hackenberg
In network with:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $65

Rhiannon Davies-Hackenberg, LCSW

Rhiannon Davies-Hackenberg is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia with over 29 years of professional experience working with children, adolescents and adults. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and History at Albion College in 1989 and subsequently, her Masters’ degree in Social Work at the University of Michigan in 1990.

Rhiannon offers various treatment modalities to include cognitive behavioral therapy, brief solution focused, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness-based approaches. Rhiannon enjoys providing individual treatment but also welcomes couples counseling, parenting sessions, and family therapy.

Rhiannon offers a warm, safe, and non-judgmental atmosphere that will allow each client the opportunity to safely address areas of concern, while encouraging personal growth.

Rhiannon specializes in the following areas:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Behavioral/conduct disorders
  • Anger management
  • Grief
  • Abuse victims
  • Parenting
  • Couple/relationships
  • PTSD
  • OCD
  • School related concerns
  • Communication enhancement
Sherry Lee
In network with:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $65

Sherry Lee, LPC

Sherry is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who earned her Advanced Certificate in Professional Counseling in 2016, Master’s Degree in 1996 and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 1992. All of her degrees were earned from Virginia Commonwealth University.

She has worked with children (ages 4-12) and parents as a School Counselor in the public school system for 24 years. She has become knowledgeable about the special education process, 504 educational plans, school and behavioral problems, grief and loss, stress, anxiety, school phobia, issues that children face when their parents deploy in the military, anger management, self-esteem issues, trauma, autism and other childhood mental health disorders.

Sherry also worked as an intensive in-home counselor and parenting coach for almost three years with children (ages 5 to 17) and parents. During that time, she conducted numerous family sessions and utilized a variety of approaches to assist her clients.

She has worked with a variety of diagnoses including conduct disorder, ADHD, autism, ODD, bipolar, anxiety, school phobia, and depression. She utilizes a variety of therapy modalities (Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Expressive Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, and Solution- Focused Brief Therapy) to meet the needs of her clients.

“’I believe that services should be tailored to meet the needs of each unique individual and I look forward to working with you.”

Tammy Green
In network with:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $65

Tammy Green, LCSW

I am Tammy Green, LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) in the state of Virginia. I received my Masters of Social Work from University of Southern California in 2017. I have worked with so many people in different walks of life. Most of my career has been spent helping those who struggle with addiction, personality disorders, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive personality disorder, ADHD, ADD, and trauma- just to name a few. 

I believe in a person-centered approach to therapy. This means that therapy should be tailored to...YOU! What works for one person will not always work the same way for another. Therapy is an intimate experience, where you have to be comfortable with the therapist you choose, and the work you choose do to. As the client, you decide the goals and the direction of therapy, and I will use my experience, expertise and training to implement cognitive- behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, dialectical behavioral therapy, and solution- focused therapy to assist you. 

Through my experience I have learned that sometimes just having someone outside of our day-to-day lives can truly help us. It allows for us to take time for ourselves to vent, problem solve, or simply have someone to talk to. Therapy can sometimes be very scary, and overwhelming. I hope that through our work together, we can empower you to learn to make the best decisions for you and your life circumstances.

Taryn O'Shea
In network with:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • ComPsych
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $65

Taryn O’Shea, LCSW

Taryn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia with over 10 years of experience working with young children, adolescents, young adults and couples seeking support with managing stress, anxiety and depression through all life’s transitions. Taryn completed her Masters in Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University where she worked with boys and girls and their families experiencing heightened stress, anxiety, trauma and grief.

Taryn has expertise in maternal mental health and families welcoming new babies. Taryn believes that there is no other transition like welcoming a new baby. Becoming pregnant and giving birth can be as stressful as rewarding. The transition of welcoming a new baby puts strains on the individuals, the couple and additional family members.

Taryn has a relational, strengths based, mindfulness introspective approach. She establishes safe warm empathetic relationships focused on the individual or family’s strengths values and goals.

Taryn’s specialties:

  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Families with Children under 3
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-Esteem
  • Relationship Issues
  • Teen Issues
  • Children under 12
Valerie Proctor
In network with:
  • Tricare
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.

Brittany Morris
In network with:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
Self Pay Rate: $99

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:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
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 BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare

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 BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
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 depressive and anxiety 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
Tiffany Crayton
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

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!

James Baughman
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • 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
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.

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