Henrico VA Counselors

Henrico VA Counselors


Brent Burhite
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Optima
  • 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
  • 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
Camille Brenke
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • 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
  • 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
Domonique Wilson
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Domonique Wilson, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Domonique Wilson is a Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC in Virginia. She has over 10 years’ experience in the field of human service. Domonique obtained her bachelors in psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She was awarded a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from Capella University.

Domonique has experience providing counseling and administrative services in a variety of settings. Prior to joining Thriveworks Domonique’s professional experiences included in home care, supervised residential, and forensics. While using an array of person-centered approaches, she primarily uses Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Solution Focused therapy, Mindfulness and meditation, and, Dialectical Behavioral therapy from an Adlerian based perspective. Domonique specializes in persistent mental illness and trauma informed care but welcomes clients with any level of need.

Domonique strengths include the ability to quickly develop rapport with individuals, to assess situations and develop practical plans in full collaboration with the clients. Domonique is innovative and flexible, with her main goal being to find what works for you!

Education

Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Capella University

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coping skills
  • Grief
  • Life transitions
  • LGBTQ+
  • Self esteem
  • Relationships
  • Personality Disorders

While not at work Domonique enjoys spending time with her children, cooking, hiking, and hanging out with her pets especially her dog Suki. She is an avid animal lover.

Elizabeth Dille
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross Blue Shield
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
Self Pay Rate: $129

Elizabeth Dille, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Elizabeth Dille is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. She provides counseling services and clinical assessment to adults and couples. Her experience is in community mental health settings with individuals experiencing issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma and stress. She completed both her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders and her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Longwood University.

Elizabeth strongly believes that individuals have the potential to live an abundant life in alignment with their values, even in the midst of struggle. She recognizes that the client is the expert of their story and therapy is not one size fits all.  Elizabeth utilizes a variety of therapeutic interventions including acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioral, person-centered, solution- focused, mindfulness based, and borrows from emotional freedom techniques. Elizabeth also utilizes Gottman methods while working with couples. 

Elizabeth’s goal is to establish a warm, trusting therapeutic alliance with you to help you reach your goals. She would be honored to take this journey with you.

Education

Longwood University
Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Phase of life issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief and loss 
Elizabeth Eunjin Pak
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • 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
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Magellan
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
Germaine Kelley-Pope
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • 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
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • 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

 

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

Nicole Powers, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

I believe in a holistic approach when it comes to treating my patients. I want to treat the person in their entirety; meaning therapy and medication management. I believe these are the building blocks for an excellent treatment plan and quality of life.

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Specialties

Medication Management

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

Priscilla Herzberg, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Priscilla Herzberg is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia who partners with adults and couples seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, trauma, and relationship issues. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Human Development from Virginia Tech and received her Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Priscilla utilizes Emotional Freedom Techniques (“tapping”), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness, solution focused, yoga practices, and the Gottman Method to support you in making positive change. Priscilla values holistic care that is culturally sensitive and effective.

Priscilla is warm and compassionate which allows you to feel safe, comfortable, and empowered to reach your goals. Priscilla is honored to journey with you, beginning wherever you are.

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Trauma
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • LGBTQ+
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief & Loss
Robert O'Byrne
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • 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
Roberta Morell
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Roberta Morell, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Roberta Morell is a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience in the field. She received her Masters in Social Work from the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. She completed her post-graduate residency at Washington hospital in Washington D.C. and the District of Columbia Day Hospital  in Georgetown.  As an outpatient therapist,  Roberta’s practice consisted primarily of young adults. Her work in the inpatient hospital setting consisted of a multicultural mixed population ranging from young adulthood to geriatrics. Roberta has also been privileged to work with the visually impaired and welcomes the opportunity to treat individuals with physical challenges.

As the leader of an inpatient multidisciplinary treatment team, the care provided was based on the medical model of care. The medical model presumes that there is something broken that needs to be fixed, rather than people experiencing problems to be worked through that would greatly contribute to a more creative and fulfilling life. Under Roberta’s leadership the team moved to a patent centered model of treatment that used the entirety of a person’s life including goals, concerns, interests, aspirations, relationships and strengths to assist the person in achieving their goals and living a more fulfilling life. She implored a number of therapeutic interventions but all were weighted on cognitive, behavioral and life style changes.

Roberta’s philosophy of practice is rooted in humanistic approach formulated by the philosophies of Martin Buber and Soren Kierkegaard which emphasizes that the therapist assists the person in the change process by communicating their concern, care and interest. The existential theory that utilizes free will, self-determination and search for meaning also undergird her own life and  philosophy of practice. This is not to diminish the importance of skilled therapeutic interventions, but simply to say that if the client’s goals are always in the foreground, the therapeutic relationship coupled with sound therapeutic interventions will yield the desired outcome. This changes the relationship to a partnership. In this partnership clinician and client decide on together on the course of treatment. Roberta has found that having a plan that both parties agree upon and then modifying the plan as needed provides the best outcome.

Though Roberta’s training is heavily based on psychodynamic theory, behavior theory and family systems theory; she has special certifications and training in cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness, positive psychology, solution focused therapy, brief treatment models, grief and loss, and telehealth.

In her free time Roberta enjoys the water, particularly swimming. She enjoys fishing and gardening with her husband, playing the piano, and playing professionally when she has the opportunity. Roberta teaches several music students who are a delight.  Roberta also loves to paint when she has the time.

Education

Masters in Social Work
Catholic University of America

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Blind/Visually impaired
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Christian Counseling
  • Geriatric
  • Grief/Bereavement
  • Mood Disorders
SungCheol Kim
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
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
  • 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
Uche Umejei
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Optima
  • 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
Emily Jackson
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Emily Jackson, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Emily Jackson is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia who completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology in 2013 from Virginia Commonwealth University then went on to obtain a Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling in 2016 from Virginia Commonwealth University. Emily has experience providing Intensive In-Home services and Mental Health Skills Building services in a community-based setting in Richmond, Virginia. Emily works with children, adolescents, young adults, and families with a variety of clinical issues.

Emily uses many approaches in treatment which include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness techniques, Motivational Interviewing, Person Centered Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy treatment modalities. Emily has the ability to build rapport and work collaboratively with her clients to achieve goals successfully. She has developed a strong passion for utilizing strengths as a way to cultivate personal growth with her clients.

Emily enjoys live music, cooking, spending time with loved ones including her dog, and traveling.

Education

Master of Science in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling
Virginia Commonwealth University

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Depression
  • Peer relationships
  • Personality disorders
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Esteem
  • Substance use disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
Julie Wilcox
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Julie Wilcox, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Julie Best Wilcox is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has over 20 years of clinical experience. She Received her Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Baylor University.

Julie has experience in hospital, residential, and community settings with children, adolescents, families and adults. She currently teaches part-time at the VCU Masters Social Work program.

Julie believes that respect for individual uniqueness is paramount to the therapeutic process. Working from the framework that therapy is a partnership between an individual and their counselor, Julie prides herself on offering the individuals she serves the opportunity to resolve issues and learn more effective ways to manage life’s stresses, anxieties and adversities. Therapy styles and focus are individualized and often include many of the following: CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Expressive and Talk Therapy techniques, Gottman Couples Work, Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work, Facilitator Strengths and Solutions Focused Frameworks. Julies also provides clinical supervision for Supervisees in Social Work.

When not working, Julie enjoys time being active outdoors with her family and dogs.

Education

Masters in Social Work
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Specialties

  • Addiction and Substance Use
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Borderline Personality Disorder/ Bipolar Disorder
  • PTSD
  • Co-Parenting Education and Family Therapy
  • Couples and Relationships, including poly and kink lifestyles
  • LGBTQ+ , including gender confirmation
  • Parenting Assessments and Education
  • Parents of Children with Behavioral/Mental Health issues
  • Separation and Divorce Recovery
  • Stress and Life Balance
Melanie Black
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Melanie Black, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Melanie works with children and adolescents having difficulty managing stressors associated with family life. She is able to assist caregivers in developing parenting and coparenting plans that align with the needs of their child(ren). She specializes in trauma recovery, grief and loss, anxiety and depression.

Melanie enjoys working with Millennials struggling with anxiety, stress and life transitions. LGBTQI needs is an additional area of clinical focus. She has a special interest in helping clients with vocational and career counseling needs. Melanie enjoys teaching clients mindfulness meditation techniques social and coping skills. She is open to integrating clients' various spiritual and religious beliefs into the therapeutic process.

I have learned that the most powerful intervention when working with children is to help parents and caregivers develop the skills and tools needed to support their child. You are the expert on your child. Rather than working with a small child individually for one or two hours a week, we will make more progress if I serve as a guide and coach to parents. I often help parents learn how to manage their child's behaviors at home by providing practical strategies and problem solving support. Working with behavior challenges can be overwhelming for parents and caregivers. Once I get to know a child and learn more about their needs, I often encourage parents to come to sessions without the child so that we can speak candidly about the family's struggles and develop ideas to address the child and parent's needs.

I honestly believe that Millennials are uniquely positioned in history to help our country and communities heal and grow. Being a young adult can be exciting, confusing and stressful. I want to help Millennials thrive and become their best selves so that they can make the positive difference they want to see in the world!

Usually we get the "boring stuff" out of the way first otherwise known as policy, procedure and billing. I then share that I am a Licenced Professional Counselor which is kind of like a general practitioner for mental health. I know a little bit about a lot of issues and if I don't feel like I am the right person to help you, I will do my best to get you to the right person. I tell folks that I have a collaborative style, meaning that while I may suggest strategies and help you navigate your feelings and thoughts, you will always be the expert on you. I also encourage people to let me know if something isn't working for them throughout the counseling process or if we just aren't a good fit. This is because your relationship with your counselor is going to be the most important contributing factor to your success in therapy. Once new clients have had a chance to ask questions, I ask them to tell me the story of what brings them here. I also ask additional questions to assess the new client's needs. At the end of the session we talk together about the frequency of treatment needed and scheduling.

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Grief
  • Family Therapy
  • LGBTQIA
Pam Crepps
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Pam Crepps, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Pam is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified School Social Worker and a Certified Trauma Specialist. Pam is also certified to provide clinical supervision for license eligible social workers.

Completing her post graduate studies at East Carolina University Pam has spent over 20 years working in behavioral health and treatment based school settings in Chicago, Connecticut, North Carolina and Virginia. Pam provides individual, couples and family counseling to children, adolescents and adults. Pam offers counseling for children as young as 12 years of age.

Pam’s outside hobbies include spending time with friends and family and reading

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Depression
  • School/Learning Issues
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Trauma (including physical or sexual abuse, neglect, and family dysfunction)
  • Grief
  • Marital Separation and Divorce
Theresa Goff
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Theresa Goff, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Theresa Francisco Goff is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 20 years of experience providing mental health services to individuals, couples and groups.  She received her master’s degree in Social Work and undergraduate degree in Rehabilitation Counseling specializing in Alcohol and Drug Education, both from Virginia Commonwealth University.  She has practiced in long term care, medical and psychiatric hospitals, outpatient practices and has experience as a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator for pharmaceutical trials

Theresa has extensive experience working with individuals with mood and anxiety disorders, women and relationship issues, substance use disorders, and with parents of special needs children.

The following describes Theresa’s approach to the therapeutic process:

  • Relationships are at the core of our existence.  Emotional distress such as depression, anxiety, addictions and poor communication can destroy those relationships which are most important to us.
  • Primary goal is to assist each client in recognizing their strengths and aid in finding practical solutions that can make his/her life more enjoyable.

Education

Masters Degree in Social Work
Virginia Commonwealth University

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Grief
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Postpartum
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
Wendy Couch
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Wendy Couch, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Wendy Couch, a licensed professional counselor has over 8 years of clinical experience. Wendy received her graduate degree in Community Counseling  and Addictions from the College of William and Mary. She works with young adults, adults and geriatrics and has experience working in a variety of clinical settings including community mental health and the VA Department of Corrections.

Wendy has experience in working with individuals with depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety, substance and alcohol use disorders. Wendy also has experience working with individuals experiencing major life transitions to include divorce, occupational changes, grief and stress. Wendy works primarily with individuals and groups, and utilizes dialectical behavioral therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy to help individuals work to develop coping skills, manage emotions and improve communicative skills. She often utilizes DBT skills with individuals in recovery from alcoholism and substance use disorders.

Wendy believes in strengths based counseling and in the individual's ability to make positive, healthy changes. She utilizes a variety of different approaches including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy. She also integrates mindfulness in to clinical practice and is an advocate of yoga and other activities promoting a strong mind-body connection. Wendy's therapeutic style is based on developing a genuine, positive, and honest relationship with individuals.Her personal interests include spending time with family, hiking, and traveling.

Education

Masters in Community Counseling and Addictions
College of William and Mary

Specialties

  • Life Transitions
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Substance/Alcohol Use
  • Grief
Stephanie Valeri
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
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
Kristen Lawrence
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Kristen Lawrence, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Kristen Lawrence is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her undergraduate degree in Anthropology at Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York and her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work at Boston College with a concentration in healthcare. She has worked with a wide variety of populations in many different settings including emergency medicine, inpatient hospital units, and community oncology and geriatric clinics.

Kristen works with young adults, adults and geriatrics specializing in working with individuals with diagnosis of Major Depression, Generalized Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Schizophrenia. Areas of passion and clinical passion are working with those and families experiencing chronic illness, traumatic injury, end of life, grief and loss and those in experiencing sudden life changes

An area of particular passion for is providing intervention those experiencing or family and/or caregivers of individuals illness, trauma, grief and loss. Kristen finds herself as a natural advocate to those experiencing hardship, and finds that developing the therapeutic relationship as the key to providing exceptional care. She has extensive experience in working with individuals experiencing crisis helping them to learn valuable coping skills, and ultimately find meaning and value in their experiences.

Helping individuals and families find their strengths, and helping clients heal and find their self worth is the foundation of Kristen's clinical work. It is through this work that Kristen belives clients are best able to realize their potential grow, seek and maintain positive change. Kristen utilizes different therapeutic techniques from psychodynamic, motivational interviewing, to cognitive behavioral as suites the clients needs.

Her personal interests include traveling, hiking, playing soccer, reading, and spending time with her precious dog.

Education

Masters in Clinical Social Work
Boston College

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Scizophrenia
  • Chronic Illness
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
Jared Vega
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • 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
Rebekah Lowenstein
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Rebekah Lowenstein, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Rebekah is a licensed clinical social worker in the Commonwealth of Virginia with over a decade of experience. Rebekah also serves on the Virginia Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Rebekah is a Board approved supervisor for those pursuing the LCSW credential as well as an Adjunct Faculty Member for Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Social Work and aims to promote positive change and growth in her work with her clients and students alike.

Rebekah treats children ages 0-17, adolescents, adults, families, couples and geriatrics. After pursuing her Master of Social Work through the University of Maryland - Baltimore, Rebekah started her career working as a Dementia Care Coordinator and subsequently moved into the areas of Therapeutic Foster Care, Hospice and Clinical Supervision at an intensive in-home agency. Rebekah welcomes the opportunity to treat clients facing issues of trauma, emotional and behavioral disorders of childhood and adolescence, family support for children facing out of home placement as well as grief, loss and bereavement. Additional areas of experience include abuse and neglect, ADHD, anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, co-parenting issues, women’s issues (including postpartum depression), PTSD, caregiver stress, life transition issues.

Rebekah employs a diverse combination of treatment modalities that are individually designed to fit her client’s individual goals. Rebekah meets her clients where they are at and aims to establish and maintain a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship throughout treatment. Treatment approaches include but are not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Mindfulness techniques, Play and Art Therapy techniques, Relaxation techniques, Motivational Interviewing and the Gottman method of couples counseling.

When she’s not at work Rebekah enjoys reading, creative writing and spending time with her husband and two young children. Rebekah is excited to be a part of the Thriveworks Family and to her continued service within the Greater Richmond Community.

Education

Master of Social Work
University of Maryland

Specialties

  • Trauma/ PTSD
  • Grief
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Women's Issues
  • Life Transitions
Beata Sims
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Optima
  • 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
  • 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
Chinyere Ugwanyi
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • 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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