Meet our Counselors

Colette Brooks

Colette Brooks, MA, Ed and 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?

Now, imagine opening New Possibilities and New Potential that broadens your view. Just widen your circle of fingers. Essentially your straw widens and your view expands. This is what coaching is all about. As a Life Coach, I focus on what is going on right now, help you examine obstacles and determine the course of action to move your life in the direction you desire. I believe that you already have what you need to succeed; the inner wisdom and strength to Make it Happen! You have the Answers and I have the Questions! Together, we identify goals and build a plan of action to help you get clear, unstuck and find balance.

As a military spouse (Retired Army) and business executive, Colette brings a wealth of experience to her role as a Life Coach and owner of Thriveworks Fredericksburg. She has been recognized for her skills by CEO Magazine with the Executive Management Award, holds a BS in Business, a MA in Education and Human Development and a MA in Mental Health Counseling (To be conferred May 2018).

Colette can help with:

  • Life Coaching
  • Career and life transitions
  • Building mental toughness
  • Accomplishing personal or career goals
  • Identifying your gifts

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

Stephen Flora, LPC

Stephen Flora is a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience providing counseling services to school age children, adolescents and adults. Stephen has worked in a variety of settings over the past 12 years serving populations to include foster care, Autism spectrum, military cadets, active duty Coast Guard and Native Alaskan residents. He holds a Bachelors degree from Bridgewater College and a Masters in Counseling from Eastern Mennonite University.

Stephen uses Attachment theory as his main approach and also employees others such as Emotionally Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy to help his clients reach their goals. He is trained in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.

Stephen can help with:

  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Depression
  • First Responders and Military
  • PTSD
  • Substance Use Disorder

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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    Fredericksburg , VA 22401

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