Meet our Providers

Alexandria Smith
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Alexandria Smith, Resident In Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Alexandria Smith is Licensed Resident in Counseling with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. She obtained a Master of Education in Counseling and Human Development from Lindsey Wilson College. Alexandria has supported youth, active-duty service members, veterans, and geriatric populations. She works with clients who are experiencing a range of emotional, mental and relational concerns such as low self-esteem, past trauma, anxiety, and depression. Everyone is different and therapy is not one size fits all, Alexandria utilizes an Integrative theoretical approach which allows you to incorporate techniques from various evidence-based theories to achieve optimal results for you or your loved ones.

Education

Lindsey Wilson College
Master of Education in Counseling and Human Development

Specialties

  • Low Self-esteem
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Couples Therapy
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
Brent Burhite
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Brent Burhite, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
Doctor of Nursing Practice

Specialties

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

Bridget Famogun, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

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

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

Education

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

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Psych Testing
  • Autism
  • Eating Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • CBT
Camesha Wright
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Camesha Wright, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Camesha Wright is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience providing mental health care to children, adults, and military families. She has experience treating anxiety, depression, disruptive behaviors, self-esteem issues, substance abuse, trauma and developmental and intellectual disorders. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Lewis & Clark College and received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

Camesha is a person-centered therapist and utilizes a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectic Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and psycho-education. Camesha believes that individuals need to be understood as a whole and assist clients with the exploration of situations that impact their overall wellness. She understands how important it is to identify all dimensions in life that impact well-being, including physical health, social support systems, work or school systems, environmental conditions, and faith/spirituality. Camesha has an interactive approach and believes in working in partnership with clients, utilizing their strengths to help them sort out their challenges and achieve their goals.

Camesha seeks to help you make peace with your thoughts through counseling by providing a safe and healing space to work through life's difficulties. She believes that therapy is a collaborative process and works with you to increase self-awareness, gain new perspectives, decrease symptoms, and increase personal strengths, in order to have a more meaningful life experience.

Education

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Mood Disorders
Camille Brenke
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Camille Brenke, PMHNP

**Camille offers services in Spanish.

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master of Science

Specialties

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

Crystal Miller-Williams, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

Education

University of Michigan-Flint
MSN

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Medication Management
Donielle Irby
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Donielle Irby, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Donielle is a Licensed Professional Counselor in both Virginia and Idaho who specializes in individual, couples and family therapy. Among her areas of expertise are communication, anxiety, depression and trauma. Donielle also has specialized training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, family therapy, and Trauma Focused CBT. 

Donielle believes everyone has the ability to overcome the challenges they face. She uses her training and genuine desire to support those who are struggling in order to assist each individual build on their existing strengths to live their best possible life.

Education

Northwest Nazarene University
Master of Science in Clinical Counseling

Specialties

  • Communication
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Family Therapy
  • Couples Counseling
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Trauma Focused CBT
Elana Sowers
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Tricare
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. 

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

Elizabeth Onyejekwe, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

Education

Walden University
MSN, PMHNP

Specialties

  • Mood Disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Stress Management
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • PTSD
  • ADHD
Elizabeth Eunjin Pak
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Elizabeth Pak, PMHNP

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

Philosophy of Care

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

Prior to becoming a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Elizabeth has worked as a Registered Nurse for 4 years on a transplant and bariatric surgery unit at Penn Medicine. She completed her Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a minor in Spanish. Elizabeth has an ethnic background of being Korean but also has a heart for the Latino and Brazilian cultures. She is able to provide care in respective languages as needed.

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

Education

University of Pennsylvania

Specialties

  • Psychiatric evaluation & Medication management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Insomnia
Fawn Workman
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

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

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

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

Specialties

  • Medication management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Women’s mental health
  • Special interest in Tourette’s Syndrome
Frances Futrell
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

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!

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

Germaine Kelley-Pope, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Sleep Disorder
Ibrahim Iftoni
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Ibrahim Iftoni, PMHNP

Philosophy of care

People have great ability to grow and develop that is affected but not destroyed by mental disorders. Psychiatrist mental health nurse practitioners nurtures the capacity for resilience and growth as well as diagnose and treat illness. The key element of mental health care includes a bio-psychosocial perspective, recognition of the importance of healing relationships and emphasis on symptom management and self care. The PMHNP effectively advocate for patients to obtain the service they need are available in the current treatment system, to utilize other community resources such as self-help organizations and to advocate for the development of more effective services.

Education

Walden University
Masters Degree

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Panic
  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Mood disorders

 

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

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.

Specialties

  • Grief and loss
  • Depression
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Self-esteem
  • Familial relations
  • Behavioral/conduct disorders
  • Anger management
  • Abuse victims
  • Parenting
  • Couple/relationships
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • School related concerns
  • Stress
  • Mindfulness/ Meditation
  • Life Coaching
Jazzmin Coleman
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

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.

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

Jill Jones, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

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

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Medication Management
  • Stress
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • School Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
Katherine Hughes
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Katherine Hughes, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

Education

George Mason University
Maryville University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Dementia
Kristen Fulcher
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kristen Fulcher, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Kristen Fulcher is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia who has 10 years experience partnering with adults, couples, and families seeking help with depression, anxiety, stress management, life transitions, relationship issues, and grief and loss.  She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Radford University and received her Master of Social Work degree from Norfolk State University.

Kristen utilizes cognitive behavioral, solution focused, strength based, relational approaches to therapy while maintaining flexibility and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual, couple, and family.

Kristen seeks to establish a warm and caring relationship with you in order to assist in building on your strengths and to better collaborate with you towards meeting your goals and living the meaningful life that you value and desire.

Education

Norfolk State University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • Aging
  • Women's Issues
Linda Modelfino
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Magellan
  • Optima
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Linda Modelfino, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Wilkes University
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

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

Meghan Rise, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders (Generalized Anxiety, Panic Disorder, OCD, and PTSD)
  • Bipolar and Mood Disorders 
  • ADHD 
  • Postpartum Depression / Anxiety
  • Grief / Adjustment Disorders
Michelle Chappell
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Humana
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Michelle Chappell, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Michelle Chappell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Virginia with more than a  decade of experience, providing support to a wide range of populations through a variety of life's  circumstances. She completed her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Norfolk State University and Master of Social Work in Advanced Clinical Practice from Saint Leo University.  Michelle's extensive experience includes working with individuals, groups and families. 

Michelle is a strengths based counselor, employing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational  Interviewing, Person Centered, Mindfulness and Narrative approaches to best meet the needs of  each individual. Michelle's goal in the therapeutic alliance is to create an opportunity for self understanding and validation. She also works collaboratively with helping clients build skills in  order to manage mental wellness, prevent distress in the future and give them a better quality of  life. 

Michelle believes the critical foundation for successful therapy is building and maintaining a  trusting and comfortable therapeutic relationship with her clients. She approaches each client's  issues with openness, compassion and knowledge. Michelle thrives on helping people feel  listened to accepted and comforted.

Education

Saint Leo University
Master of Social Work in Advanced Clinical Practice

Specialties

  • Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Counseling
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Christian Counseling
  • Anger Management
  • Women's Issues
  • Life Transitions
Robert O'Byrne
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Robert O’Byrne, PMHNP

Philosophy of care 

Robert O’Byrne earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Florida (‘92) and his Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Virginia (‘04). As a Nurse Practitioner he has worked in both the acute care setting (inpatient) as well the outpatient setting.

He served in the Navy for 25 years practicing as a clinician as well as holding a variety of leadership roles that include Director of Mental Health and Medical Director.

Education

University of Virginia
Master's in Nursing

Specialties:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
Sandra Teague
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Sandra Teague, LPC

**Sandra offers therapy services in Spanish**

Philosophy of Care

Sandra Goris Teague is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia who has over 20 years’ experience with children and their family in the foster care system, community centers, in schools and intensive in-home therapy services to include treatment for ADHD/ADD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, and Personality conflicts. In addition, to a partnership with a psychiatric hospital to facilitate crisis intervention for clients dealing with addictive behaviors, substance abuse, bipolar and psychotic conditions. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Human Development from Binghamton University, and a Master of Arts in Community Counseling and Education from Norfolk State University. Sandra utilizes solution focused, cognitive behavioral, and mindfulness-based approaches to therapy alongside the flexibility to include other techniques to accommodate clients distinctive familial or individual needs.
Sandra’s objective is to create a positive therapeutic experience to facilitate self-discover. In this process strengths will surface providing passage to achieve goals and create the desired life.

Education

Master of Arts in Community Counseling and Education
Norfolk State University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Personality Conflicts
  • Trauma
  • Anger management
Sherry Lee
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Sherry Lee, LPC

Philosophy of Care

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.”

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University

Specialties

  • Conduct Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • ODD
  • Bipolar
  • Anxiety
  • School Phobia
  • Depression
SungCheol Kim
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Sung “Sunny” Cheol Kim, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

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

Suvi Hyytiainen, A-GNP, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

Education

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

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

Pirkanmaa Polytechnic
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression, Bipolar and Other Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders, Including PTSD
  • Grief and Adjustment Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Reminiscence Therapy
Tammy Boone
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Tammy A. Boone, LPC

Philosophy of Care

“People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.”- Theodore Roosevelt

Tammy has over 18 years of experience in mental health to include community based and outpatient therapy. The gamut of her experience includes treating children, individuals, couples, and families with a variety of treatment needs. She is further experienced in the treatment of marital relationships, parent child relationships, loss and grief, personality disorders, life transitions, adjustment disorders, stress management, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorders. Tammy’s approach to therapy is to simply meet her clients where they are on their respective journeys while offering unconditional positive regard, compassion, and authenticity. Tammy is committed to assisting every client she has the privilege of serving become their very best version of themselves through self discovery, introspection and eliminating self defeating narratives that are dishonoring and inhibiting progression.The focus of your treatment will always be to your strengths and how to better expand upon them to facilitate your evolvement into a healthy and happy person with a positive sense of self-worth, thus functioning at your highest and most authentic self. Her treatment will always be tailored to your cultural and social background, including ethnicity, race, gender, religion, and sexual orientation. Seeking therapy and actually following through with meeting a complete stranger and telling them your story can feel overwhelming, even though you want to feel better. Take the first step and be assured you will be validated, supported, seen and provided a safe and calming space where you will be accepted, regardless of the concerns you are experiencing. Together, we will work together to find real world answers to the issues you face and help bring the joy back to your life.

Education

South University, Virginia Beach
Master's in Clinical Counseling

Specialties

  • Marriage
  • Families
  • Stress
  • Panic
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Self-Harm
  • Anger Management
Uche Umejei
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Uche Umejei, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

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

Education

Hampton University
Family Nurse Practitioner

Old Dominion University
Doctorate

Specialties

  • ADHD for both children and adult
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance Abuse
  • Insomnia
  • Eating disorder
Valerie Proctor
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Optima
  • United Behavioral Health
Self Pay Rate: $89

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.

Veronica Snow-Benton
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Veronica Snow-Benton, Supervisee in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

Veronica Snow-Benton is a Supervisee in Social Work (LCSW-Supervisee) who has been working in the field of social work for 27 years.  She works with adults and children with a variety of challenges and backgrounds.  She works with individuals struggling with mood disorders and anxiety, and believes that every client has the potential to experience growth and make positive changes.  Veronica utilizes a variety of counseling techniques to best meet the needs of her clients, with particular emphasis on integrating Cognitive Behavioral, DBT, Person-Centered approaches.

Veronica graduated with her B.S. in Social Work from Slippery Rock University, and received her M.S.W. from Marywood University.  Veronica has maintained her L.S.W in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since 1999.

Veronica has lived in the Tidewater area for nine years, and enjoys exploring the parks, fishing, and spending time with her family and animals.  Veronica believes that when you allow people the opportunity to explore their goals within a caring therapeutic environment, people can learn to live and fulfill their lifes purpose.

Education

Marywood University
MSW

Specialties

  • Women’s issues,
  • Depression,
  • Anxiety,
  • Emotional regulation,
  • Grief/loss,
  • Life transitions,
  • Challenges of military lifestyle.
Brittany Morris
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • 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
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

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.

Patricia Jones
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $119

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:

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  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depressed Mood
  • Fear/Phobia
  • Goal Setting
  • Grief & Loss

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  • Performance Anxiety
  • Couples/Relationship Counseling
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep/Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Test Anxiety
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women’s Issues
Stephanie Valeri
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Stephanie Valeri, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Gonzaga University
Master's of Nursing

Specialties

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

Jared Vega, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

Education

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

Specialties

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

Beata Sims, PMHNP, ARNP, MSN

Philosophy of Care

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

Her approach is based on integrative psychiatry including

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

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

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

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

She speaks English and Polish.

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

Education

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

Specialties

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

Afua Ayim, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

Education 

George Mason University
DNP

Specialties

  • Ages 18+
  • Medication Management
Kate Hanselman
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Cigna
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Kate Hanselman, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Have you been having a hard time lately? You don’t have to struggle alone. The first step toward feeling better can be challenging, so let’s take it together. It’s okay to need a little extra help!

Kate Hanselman specializes in working with healthcare workers, educators, and those in the helping professions, though she serves all ages and demographics. Whether you’re looking for support with an ongoing issue, or this is your first time seeking help, she will meet you where you are, and together you will decide on a plan that fits your needs.

Kate prioritizes a collaborative approach and offers honed clinical expertise, a dynamic set of tools including medication and therapy, and a firm belief that you are the expert on your own life. In addition to medication management, she provides thorough, holistic care by using CBT, trauma-informed, solution-focused, and mindful approaches to better understand and target the root causes of your distress.

Kate is a board-certified PMHNP and received a Master’s in Nursing (PMHNP) from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s in Science from King’s College London. With over a decade of experience in mental health as a nurse, a first responder in New York, and a health professions educator, Kate has a unique familiarity with the challenges particular to these roles. Especially now, with the pandemic increasing stressors and diminishing opportunities for coping, everyone needs and deserves a little extra help. That includes you. Come on by and let’s talk.

Education

King’s College London
Master’s in Science

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • PTSD and trauma
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions
  • Grief & Loss
  • OCD
  • Insomnia/sleep issues
  • Coping skills
  • Women’s Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress
  • Medication Management
  • School Issues
  • Transgender
  • Parenting
  • LGBTQ+
Bertresh London-Nuñez
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Bertresh London-Nuñez, PhD, LPC, LMFT

Dr. Bertresh London-Nunez has worked with children and families for over 20 years as a counselor and teacher helping individuals to extract excellence. She has worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups ages 5 years and above from a variety of backgrounds. During these services, individuals have used the names Dr. B., Dr. London, and Dr. Nuñez.

Dr. B. uses person-centered, creative and evidence-based interventions to help individuals capitalize on their strengths and passions to overcome their struggles. Dr. B. is comfortable and enjoys doing Christian Counseling when suitable. Dr. B's services incorporate optimism, appropriate humor, transparency, and acceptance into a blend of rational emotive behavioral therapy approach and solution focused therapy. Additionally, Dr. B accepts a person's holistic history and presentation to assist them to understand and thrive within biological, psychological, social, behavioral, cultural, spiritual and emotional contexts.

Dr. B. has a PhD in Human Services with a focus in Counseling Studies from Capella University which was obtained in 2015. She has a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University. Dr. B. can speak and understand some French, Spanish, and sign language. She is dual licensed in the state of Virginia as a professional counselor and a marriage and family therapist.

Dr. B. adores helping people through counseling and helping them obtain a better quality of life. When not counseling, Dr. B.enjoys spending time with family. Her hobbies include quilting, crocheting, knitting, doing yoga, Spanish Ballroom dancing, doing Pilates, interacting with animals, doing crafts, playing board games, sewing, dancing, and going to the beach.

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

Chinyere Ugwanyi, DNP, PMHNP

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

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

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

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Overall Rating: 5★★★★★ based on 30 5 1 30 reviews. See all reviews
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Positive Feedback

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I've had the pleasure of working with Tammy Boone for about 5 months now and it has been a wonderful journey. She has challenged me to do the work and express myself in ways I never thought was possible. She provides ways to cope with difficult situations without being judgmental. I couldn't have asked for a better clinician!
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Simply the BEST

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Dr. P. Jones, I can only say that she is simply the best!!! I found Dr. Jones in a rush, she had authentic concern for the situation, she went over and WELL ABOVE assisting us with our needs. She was our angel during this process!!!
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Phenomenal services with Dr. Jones

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I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Jones for the past 9 months. She is incredibly genuine and easy to confide in, even over our online sessions. She was able to help me through a difficult time and I will truly miss my sessions with her. I highly recommend her services. Thank you Dr. Jones!
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Close out Review

★★★★★
Close out review with Dr. Patricia Jones. Outstanding service and was extremely helpful in giving me several techniques that I can use. Having video sessions was very convenient and effective. Highly recommend Dr. Jones just for her listening skills and the ability to relate to what you are going through. Very passionate about her job and you will not be disappointed when selecting her as your counselor!
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Close out Review

★★★★★
This is a close out review for Dr. Patricia Jones. Amazing therapist who helped me with increasing self-esteem and gave me tools to assist with problem solving skills and healthier thinking techniques. Extremely easy to talk to and sincerely engaged in every session. I look forward to using the tools to document my daily mood/thoughts and finding ways to keep myself active. She will definitely be missed!!!
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Great Service

★★★★★
I really appreciate the efforts that Dr. Jones put toward helping me. Even in an online environment, I felt really comfortable and the tools and skills I acquired have continued to help me today.
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Excellent Counselor

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Sherry Lee is an excellent counselor. I have had the pleasure of knowing her and having her as a colleague for over 20 years. She is empathetic, caring, knowledgeable ,competent,and responsible.
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Parent

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Mrs. Sowers is by far the best counselor out there!! She made such an impact on my children, providing them with tools they can utilize everyday. She personally helped me learn positive coping mechanisms that have had a tremendous impact. Mrs Sowers is the best! I highly recommend to everyone!
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Dr. Patricia Jones Review

★★★★★
Therapy was a brand new experience for me and i was actually very nervous about going. Dr. Jones was so great and helpful! She made me feel comfortable the very first day. She provided me the tools and guidance to combat my negative thoughts and anxiety. I was given great handouts that I can even carry with me in my wallet. I really enjoyed speaking with her and looked forward to each session and finding new tools to help me improve my self-esteem. I am truly grateful for the guidance I received from Dr. Jones!
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Excellent Rapport

★★★★★
First of all, I was so afraid to go to counseling yet open up to a total stranger. However, Dr. Crayton is THE exception to the rule. I didn't feel like I was being judged, or that I was "crazy... She is so kind, calm, and very easy to talk to. She helped me overcome my hesitation about counseling. She allowed me to talk and "hear" my inner voice. Her style and compassion for helping people seems to come naturally. She allowed me to see things from a variety of perspectives but did not discount my feelings and perception. I feel like a new person just from my initial session. I welcome the next session and have already reflected on my mini homework assignment that she suggested. Dr. Crayton has given me a new outlook. I will definitely continue with her!
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DTRs changed my life lol!

★★★★★
I have spent the last year learning so much about myself and mental/emotional health! From day 1 Dr. Patricia Jones, has been open, welcoming and nonjudgmental. She truly created a space for me to work through the things I was going through there in the office but also gave me the tools that continue to help me now. DTRs changed my life lol, but seriously I would recommend Dr. Jones in a heartbeat! Also Thriveworks is simple to work with and the newsletter articles are great
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Great Place for People Considering Therapy

★★★★★
At first I was super hesitant on going to therapy for myself. Once I found out about Thriveworks, I started up for about a month. Dr. Jones, Patricia Jones, helped me with much more than my mental health and it exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend her if you are considering therapy. It is a very reasonable priced place to go to if you have a great copay as well. I changed for a better during my time there and would 101% recommend if you are considering counseling.
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Great Guy!

★★★★★
I have accessed therapy myself but have never had the opportunity to see James for therapy. I have known James for a long time, probably about ten years and have always found him to be eager to help and able to help. He is a very devoted father and a good friend. I would trust him as a friend and as a therapist.
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James Baughman

★★★★★
James is a very capable and compassionate counselor. He goes the extra mile to assist his clients to accomplish their counseling goals. I definitely recommend him.
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counseling review

★★★★★
I attended several sessions from February-July with Patricia Jones. Ms. Jones provided me with breathing techniques, positive thinking, situation analysis and how to resolve different problems. I am now able to deal with daily stress and I can handle situations better by turning them into positive resolutions. Ms. Jones is an awesome counselor and it was a pleasure working with her in providing me with the help that I desperately needed.
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Dr

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Valerie Proctor is a seasoned therapist with expertise and compassion for clients struggling with trauma histories, relationship challenges, and identity issues. She has a special talent for working with biracial, multicultural, and LGTBTQ clients. Her keen insights paired with sound/proven intervention approaches serve to empower and equip clients for wholistic growth. Very Highly recommended!
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Quality Counselor

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Jame Baughman (LCSW) is an experienced counselor that has greatly helped me in my path toward a healthy mental life. He's a good listener and offers several different aspects of dealing with issues. Thriveworks is definitely a better place with him there! - One door closes, another opens! Thanks, James.
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Mental illness hits close to home

★★★★★
We have a family member who suffers from anxiety and depression. It affects the entire family as well as the victims. It's ok to talk and get help. We encourage anyone with any mental health problems to not hide those issues, but seek help from professionals trained n these areas.
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Brittany Morris

★★★★★
Ms. Morris is compassionate and approachable. She listens and in nonjudgmental.She has insight and gently guides individuals to authenticate themselves.
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Former Coworker to James Baugh

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James was always respectful to coworkers and fellow colleagues in the field, always pleasant to work with, was professional, and seemed to have great passion for his clinic and the work he did.
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Great therapist

★★★★★
James Boughman is a great therapist. He is especially skilled helping individuals, couples and families deal with depression and other difficult mood disorders. I believe in him.
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Brittany Morris is a top choice!

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I had the pleasure of Brittany Morris working with me in my 4th grade classroom this past school year! She not only helped me manage my many students with anxiety and social adjustments, but she helped guide me along the school year as well. Brittany has a knack for keeping chaotic situations calm, reminding adults and children that they are being heard and are important. Brittany shares stories and advice that easily help children and adults in not so easy situations. She was not only a counselor to me and my class, but also became a friend. I will treasure everything Brittany taught me and my young students! I cannot say enough positive and wonderful things about her, I highly recommend her to anyone!
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Valerie Proctor

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Valerie Proctor is a dynamic therapist! Her experience and breadth of knowledge, coupled with her kindness and compassion make her one of the best in her field. Highly recommend!
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Valerie Proctor

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Valorie Proctor is an excellent therapist. She is empathetic, professional, and very knowledgeable in her field. I recommend Valerie to any one seeking mental health services.
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Dr. Trent’s Sessions

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My first ever long-term counseling sessions were spent with Dr. Trent. In being apprehensive about therapy, Dr. Trent provides a safe and comfortable space to freely discuss my emotions. Her professionalism, kindness, and care were vital in my journey to control my mental health.
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James Baughman

★★★★★
James is an awesome listener always mild toned
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James is great!

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James used to work with me in Oklahoma and I think he would be a great therapist to see!
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Outstanding and caring individual

★★★★★
James is an outstanding therapist/social worker. He listens well and offers sincere advice. He’s a very caring individual with a true heart to help others.
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James Baughman

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James is an awesome social worker. His knowledge of the system is truly amazing. The compassion he has for his clients is truly beyond compare. He's definitely, one of a kind.
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James Baughman

★★★★★
You have an extremely caring counselor in James who’s empathy helps him relate to those he comes in contact with. I had the pleasure of getting to know him before he left Oklahoma and consider him a great asset to your organization.
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