Meet our Counselors

Colette Brooks

Colette Brooks, NCC, CCTP, MA, M.Ed, Resident in Counseling and Practice Owner

We walk through life viewing the world through our own unique experiences. It's like looking at the world through a straw. Try this: Take your hand and form a circle with all your fingers. Now, look through that circle. Notice how limited your view is? Imagine if you could open new possibilities and new potential by broadening your view and changing your narrative?  Colette can help you work through issues from the past and rediscover happiness.

As a military spouse (Retired Army) and former business executive, Board Certified Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and Certified Life Coach, Colette brings a wealth of experience to her role as Resident in Counseling and owner of Thriveworks Fredericksburg and Hanover.  She has been recognized for her skills by CEO Magazine with the Executive Management Award, holds a BS in Business, an MA in Education and Human Development and an MA in Mental Health Counseling.

Colette can help with:

  • Life Coaching
  • Career and life transitions
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Couples counseling
  • Women’s issues

Crystal Waites, LPC

Crystal is an LPC who strives to help others increase awareness of their personal choices and tap into their creative freedom.  Her aim is to guide the exploration of various possibilities to ultimately bring about new, positive behavior patterns and accomplish desired outcomes for one's life.

For over 12 years, she has worked in a variety of settings helping individuals and families experience emotional healing.  She provides counseling using an array of treatment modalities including DBT, Rogerian, Play Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and CBT to include counseling techniques such as active-listening, role-play, simulation, parent-child interactive, behavioral assignments, activity monitoring, thought recording and other activities befitting to provide individualized counseling services.

Crystal believes that the relationship between counselor and client is a collaborative one. She spend her leisure time hiking, traveling and further enhancing my skill set. She also enjoys spending time with my family and our friends.

Crystal can help with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Substance Use
  • Anger Management
  • Women’s issues

Eydie Guerrero, LCSW

Are you ready to identify and explore road blocks to your happiness, health and hope?

Eydie Guerrero has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over twelve years in the commonwealth of Virginia. She holds a Bachelor's of Arts in Organizational Communication and a Master's of Social Work both from the University of Michigan.

Eydie works with clients (ages 13+) to create a safe environment to explore issues. Eydie has specialized training in critical incident response to work with EMS, Fire, Police and Military populations. She uses Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused Therapies to challenge and support individuals and families to healthy outcomes. These techniques, can improve quality of life by changing negative thought patterns and behaviors. She also uses Meditation and Mindfulness to support the goals of my clients. Additionally, she also consults with organizations to address workplace issues and initiatives for health and wellness. Eydie can help with:

  • Addiction/Dual Diagnosis
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma (PTSD)

Eydie has specialized training in critical incident response to work with EMS, Fire, Police and Military populations. She also consults with organizations to address workplace issues and initiatives for health and wellness.

Aimee Kluczinski, LCSW

Aimee is a LCSW with over two decades of experience helping people improve the quality of their relationships with others and themselves. She holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Delaware and a Master's in Social Work from Widener University.

Aimee enjoys partnering with her clients and assisting them to develop a healthy sense of self. Some approaches Aimee uses are solution-focused therapy, CBT and DBT. She has worked with clients in a number of settings including hospitals, outpatient mental health clinics and domestic violence shelters.

When she's not in the office, Aimee can be found devouring the latest mystery novel or hiking with her two Labrador retrievers Daisy and Bear.

Aimee can help adults who are struggling with:

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain or Illness
  • Depression
  • Self Esteem Issues
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Self Harm
  • Trauma
  • Women's Issues

Krista Hale, LPC

Krista has worked with children and families in a variety of settings. She enjoys providing help and support to individuals of all ages, couples, families, and groups in diverse life situations.

A holistic counselor, Krista uses a person-centered approach which is accepting and non-judgmental and is respectful of other’s world views. A warm, intuitive, and empathic counselor with a sense of humor, Krista helps clients flourish despite life’s setbacks. Depending on the needs of her clientele, she utilizes a variety of evidence-based interventions drawing from theoretical orientations such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-focused Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, and Motivational Interviewing, as well as incorporating non-traditional interventions that complement healing such as expressive arts and meditation.

Krista holds a BSW and MS in Counseling. She is a member of the Virginia Counselor’s Association. Krista enjoys spending time with her four children and grandchildren, gardening, cooking, traveling, writing, and photography.

Book your appointment today and begin your journey to a better life.

Krista can help with:

  • Couples therapy
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Gender Identity
  • Mood Disorder
  • Suicidality
  • Self-harm behaviors

Kate Fountain, MA Resident in Professional Counseling

Kate brings over 5 years experience working with families. She enjoys working with adults, children and families experiencing a variety of issues. She includes CBT, Mindfulness and Narrative therapy techniques to assist clients in healing and creating positive change in their lives. She is passionate about offering counseling that is non-judgmental and supportive for every client.

Kate is a Resident in Professional Counseling working towards her licensure in the state of Virginia. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.

Kate can help with:

  • Grief
  • Anger
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Relationships
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Women's Issues
  • Interpersonal Conflicts
  • Depression and Mood Disorders
  • Trauma recovery

Whitney Wiley, MA Resident in Professional Counseling

Whitney Wiley enjoys working with children, adolescents, young adults, families and couples. She incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to assist individuals with processing thoughts and behaviors and developing solid coping skills. She also utilizes Strategic Family Therapy to help improve relationships and family dynamics. As a military spouse, she understands the unique needs of military families.

Whitney is a Resident in Professional Counseling working towards her licensure in the state of Virginia. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Services and a Master’s of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University.

Whitney can help with:

  • Grief
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma recovery
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm behaviors
  • Family Relationships
  • Depression and Mood Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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