Henrico VA Counselors

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Henrico VA Counselors


Amber Jennings
Self Pay Rate: $129

Amber Jennings, Supervisee in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

Amber Jennings is a Supervisee in Social Work working toward becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia. Amber has 3.5 years of clinical experience working with various populations in the Richmond area. She has worked in the community setting with children, adolescents, families, adults, and therapeutic groups. Amber has assisted those who are experiencing an array of challenges such as depression, anxiety, life transitions, ADHD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and trauma-related disorders.

Amber received her undergraduate in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and her Masters of Social Work from Simmons University in Boston Massachusetts. She utilizes a person-centered approach with all individuals and believes this is vital to the therapeutic process. Amber uses a strength-based approach with all individuals helping them make positive and healthy changes. She uses a variety of different modalities and approaches with each individual that best fits their needs.

The therapeutic methods that Amber uses are individualized based on each individual’s needs. She firmly believes in meeting each individual where they are in the therapeutic process. These approaches include many of the following: motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, art and expressive talk therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy.

In her free time, Amber enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, and spending time with her dog Milo the Husky. She also enjoys reading and traveling.

Education

Simmons University
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Bi-Polar Disorder 
  • PTSD & Trauma Related Disorders 
  • ADHD 
  • ODD 
  • Stress/Life Balance 
  • Family Therapy 
  • Self-Esteem
  • Life Transitions
Andrea Benton
Self Pay Rate: $129

Andrea Benton, Supervisee in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

Andrea Benton is a Supervisee in Social Work in the state of Virginia. She received a Masters of Social Work from Boston University and has experience providing counseling to adults overcoming struggles with trauma, emotional abuse, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, depression, anxiety, substance use, anger, life transitions, relationship issues, and grief/loss. She also has experience working with service members, veterans, and military spouses.

Andrea utilizes a client-centered and collaborative approach to therapy to try to best meet the needs of each individual. These include strengths-based, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, psychodynamic, and solution-focused therapies.

Andrea views the therapeutic relationship as the heart of treatment and looks forward to establishing a trusting and caring therapeutic relationship. She works to provide a safe, empowering, and validating space for you as you work towards improving your overall well-being. 

Education

University of Boston
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Trauma/PTSD/C-PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues 
  • Stress Management 
  • Anger Management 
  • Grief and Loss 
  • Pregnancy/Postpartum Issues  
  • Life Transitions 
Brent Burhite
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: 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
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: 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
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Camille Brenke, PMHNP

**Camille offers services in Spanish.

Philosophy of Care

Camille Brenke is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who has experience working with children and adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, psychosis, and dementia. Camille has a special interest in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders as well as alternative and complementary medicines.

Camille completed both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) 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.

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
Christina Carter
Self Pay Rate: $129

Christina Carter, Supervisee in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

Christina Carter is a Supervisee in Social Work with 3 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, children, groups, and families in a variety of community settings. Christina has worked with individuals experiencing stressful life transitions, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders.

Christina completed her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) at Mary Baldwin University and her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has received training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, and trauma-informed approaches.

Christina offers a safe, nonjudgmental space to partner together to navigate through challenges and to achieve life goals.

Education

Master of Social Work
Virginia Commonwealth University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Substance Use Disorders
Crystal Miller-Williams
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Crystal Miller-Williams, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Crystal is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings over the last four years. Crystal has primarily served the community in school-based therapeutic programs to include group therapy, school-based outpatient, and individual therapy to provide support with ADHD, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, grief/loss, and life stressors.

Crystal attended Liberty University where she received her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling. She utilizes an eclectic approach to counseling including techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, and faith-based counseling. Crystal has also administered clinical assessments for three years, helping children, adolescents, and adults connect with numerous mental health services.

Crystal enjoys providing support and encouragement to individuals from all walks of life to promote hope and healing. She has resided in the Lynchburg area for 12 years and enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters.

Education

University of Michigan-Flint
MSN

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Medication Management
Debra Morton
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Debra Morton, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Debra Robbins Morton is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has 23 years of experience providing mental health therapy and medication management. As a nurse Debra has delivered babies, taught childbirth and parenting, and cared for various medical troubles.

Debra completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at the University of Virginia, her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Norfolk State University, her Master of Science in Nursing as Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) at Old Dominion University, and her PMHNP at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Debra’s patients are grateful for her calm, supportive, and informed style of teaching them everything they will need to attain their best mental health.

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
PMHNP

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Sleep or Insomnia
Elizabeth Dille
Self Pay Rate: $129

Elizabeth Dille, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Elizabeth Dille is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has 6 years of experience in the mental health field. Elizabeth 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.

Elizabeth completed both her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Communication Sciences and Disorders and her Master of Science (MS) in Mental Health Counseling at Longwood University. She utilizes a variety of therapeutic interventions including acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioral, person-centered, solution- focused, and mindfulness-based approaches, and she borrows from emotional freedom techniques. Elizabeth also utilizes Gottman methods while working with couples. She recognizes that the client is the expert of their story and therapy is not one-size-fits-all.

Elizabeth strongly believes that individuals have the potential to live an abundant life in alignment with their values, even in the midst of struggle.

Her goal is to establish a warm, trusting therapeutic alliance with you to help you reach your goals. Elizabeth 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 
Fawn Workman
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

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

Philosophy of Care

Fawn Workman is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner (PMHNP) in Virginia with over 8 years of experience assisting adult clients struggling to cope with OCD, low self-esteem, insomnia-related issues, stress, trauma, women’s issues, anxiety, depression, anger, ADHD, grief, difficult life transitions, and more.

Fawn offers expert psychiatric services to her clients but is also able to work with those who are currently or just starting counseling with a therapist. She can help individuals to explore medication options that support their efforts towards mental wellbeing. Fawn can also assist patients as they work towards reducing their chronic stress and gaining stability in their health, social, and interpersonal realms.

Fawn looks forward to your consultation and is ready to help provide you with a unique psychiatric plan to help you attain your mental health goals with her expertise and professional support.

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
Jennifer Brown
Self Pay Rate: $129

Jennifer Brown, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Jennifer Brown (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia with more than 14  years of experience working with folks across a wide variety, including children, families,  couples, and individual adults seeking support in dealing with anxiety, depression, traumatic  experiences, abuse/neglect, self-injury, suicidal thoughts/urges, substance use/addiction needs,  relationships, and family issues. She takes an open-minded, affirming, supportive approach and  values the opportunity to give others time and safe space to openly be themselves as they seek  connection, happiness, and fulfillment.  

Jennifer utilizes a collaborative, person-centered approach in her work, and has a variety of  methods at hand to put into practice, depending on her clients' needs and preferences --  including cognitive behavioral (CBT), motivational, dialectical (DBT), mindfulness/meditation,  emotion focused (EFT), solution focused, polyvagal, and EMDR.  

With an undergraduate background in math, astronomy, and physics, Jennifer is used to  expanding her awareness and thinking about things from differing perspectives. She sees her  purpose as to follow your lead and put appropriate, available tools to work in order to help you  elevate your consciousness and achieve your goals. 

Education 

Master's in Social Work, Clinical Track
Boston University School of Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety  
  • Depression  
  • Trauma/ PTSD  
  • Mood disorders  
  • Substance use/Addiction 
Josephine Dakin-Davis
Self Pay Rate: $239: Intake $189 Follow-ups

Josephine Dakin-Davis, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the of state Virginia. With over 15 years of clinical nursing experience, I came to the realization that a sound mind is the precursor to the sound body hence my ardent passion for Mental Health. 

I graduated from George Mason University 2010 with my BSN, after ten years of nursing in diverse areas including mental health, I decided to get my MSN degree from Walden University, specializing in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. My vast experience has helped me to understand the philosophy of mental health and my nursing education has exposed me to a variety of health care settings. I’m goal driven, detailed oriented nurse practitioner, with patient satisfaction at the top of my professional agenda. I aim to create a cordial, warm and collaborative relationship with my peers and patients.

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Medication Management
Katherine Hughes
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: 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
Lydia Sharp
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Lydia Sharp, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Lydia Sharp is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner (PMHNP-BC) from Virginia, with 5 years of experience assisting children, adolescents, and adults with such issues as anxiety, depression, ADHD, mood disorders, anger problems, and other complex psychiatric conditions.

Lydia earned her Master's degree in Nursing Education. She previously served over 26 years in the military in a variety of patient settings such as Medical-Surgical Nursing and Perioperative Nursing (Walter Reed Army Hospital), and as a Nurse Administrator serving in Army Combat Support Hospitals located in California and Fort Bragg, and much more. She also gained direct psychiatric experience and knowledge by working in a Behavioral Health Service Community Health Clinic, which was also part of a behavioral school for troubled youths.

Lydia will prescribe and manage medications, diagnose and assess psychiatric problems, identify health goals, record symptoms and problems, provide therapeutic treatment, and educate clients and their families about mental health. Partner with Lydia to find the treatment methods that work best for you.

Education

Regis College
PMHNP

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Women's Issues
Meghan Rise
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: 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
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Nicole Powers, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Nicole Powers is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who has 5 years of experience in the field. Nicole specializes in medication management. She completed her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Nicole believes in a holistic, client-focused care approach when it comes to treating her patients. She wants to treat the person in their entirety. Everyone's care is individualized and with therapy and medication recommendations. Nicole believes 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
Self Pay Rate: $129

Priscilla Herzberg, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Priscilla Herzberg is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia who partners with adults 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, and yoga practices 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
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Robert O’Byrne, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care 

Robert O’Byrne is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner (PMHNP) with more than 17 years of professional experience working with adults and seniors who are seeking assistance in coping with stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD, chronic fatigue, familial conflict, chronic illness, life transitional difficulties, and much more.

Robert earned his Bachelor's degree in Nursing from the University of Florida and his Master's degree in Nursing from the University of Virginia. As a Nurse Practitioner, he has worked in both the acute care setting (inpatient) as well the outpatient settings. Robert 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.

Robert strives to offer every client an unprecedented level of personalized treatment, creating individualized plans that seek to address every client's specific needs. With Robert's assistance, you'll start working together towards a better quality of life with psychiatric care from Thriveworks.

Education

University of Virginia
Master's in Nursing

Specialties:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
Shirley Hudson
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Shirley Hudson, MSN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C

Philosophy of Care

Shirley Hudson is a dual board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) who is passionate about providing evidence-based and personalized care to adult clients. Shirley began her health career treating patients in a wide variety of settings including spinal cord injury, intensive care, hematology, oncology, and medical surgical units. After years of practice as a registered nurse, she fulfilled her goal of completing her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Old Dominion University and began practice as an FNP, specializing in gastroenterology and urology.

Through her years of experience at the hospital bedside and clinic, Shirley became more aware of the increasing need for psychiatric mental health care providers not only in underserved communities, but in all communities. In an effort to increase access to psychiatric and mental health services, Shirley continued her education and earned her Post-Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification.

Shirley believes that the best patient outcomes are built on the foundation of a strong and authentic patient/provider relationship. She values the client as an integral part of the treatment team and works diligently to provide education about all aspects of the mutually agreed-upon treatment plan, including medication and non-medication therapies. Shirley also has a mission to reduce the stigma of psychiatric disorders by educating patients, families, and the community about mental health disorders to reduce risk, promote wellness, and achieve healing.

Education

Liberty University
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post Graduate Certificate

Old Dominion University
Master of Science in Nursing

Hampton University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • 18+ Medication Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Christian
Tricia McCarty
Self Pay Rate: $129

Tricia McCarty, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Patricia "Tricia" McCarty is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys helping people work through life transitions, addiction, grief/loss, chronic illness/pain, anxiety, depression, stress, and low self-esteem. Tricia uses a humanistic approach and a variety of therapeutic modalities, including cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based, strength-based, narrative, acceptance and commitment, expressive art as therapy, and positive psychotherapy.

Tricia completed her Master of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University. She will actively listen, help you gain perspective, explore with you what is keeping you from becoming the best version of yourself, and make a plan that will empower you to reach your goals.

“In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety” (Abraham Maslow). Sometimes what feels safe, comfortable, and familiar, is actually unhealthy; change can be hard and the unknown scary. Do you feel stuck, repeating toxic patterns or negative thinking? Have life events or stress become overwhelming or seem unmanageable? Maybe you just need a supportive space to talk about what you’re going through and how you are feeling.

Education 

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Life Transitions
  • Self-esteem
  • Coping Skills
  • Ages: 18+
Uche Umejei
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: 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
Wykemia Swan
Self Pay Rate: $239: Intake $189: Follow-ups

Wykemia Swan, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Wkyemia Swan is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with over 10 years of nursing experience. She specializes in assisting adults and seniors who are suffering from anxiety, depression, mood disorders, insomnia, PTSD, OCD, chronic stress, fatigue, and more.

Wkyemia's personal experience with mental illness makes her especially passionate about providing effective treatment. Her desire is to help put you on the path to living a happier more meaningful life. Wykemia's goal is for you to achieve mental stability. She'll help you live up to your full potential through restorative communication and medication management

Take your life back, with assistance from Wykemia. Don’t let your lack of mental stability continue to control you. Allow her to assist you along your ourney. With proper treatment and support from Wkyemia, accomplishing your personal goals can become not only a possibility but a reality.

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
Emily Jackson
Self Pay Rate: $129

Emily Jackson, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Emily Jackson is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia with 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. She specializes in ADHD, anger, anxiety, communication, conflict resolution, depression, peer relationships, personality disorders, PTSD, self-esteem, substance use disorders, and suicidal ideation.

Emily 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 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's 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
Wendy Couch
Self Pay Rate: $129

Wendy Couch, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Wendy Couch is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has over 8 years of clinical experience. 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 worked with individuals who have depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety, substance, and alcohol use disorders. She also has experience working with individuals experiencing major life transitions including divorce, occupational changes, grief, and stress.

Wendy received her graduate degree in Community Counseling and Addictions from the College of William and Mary. She 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.

Wendy also integrates mindfulness into 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

Master's in Community Counseling and Addictions
College of William and Mary

Specialties

  • Life Transitions
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Substance/Alcohol Use
  • Grief
Stephanie Valeri
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Stephanie Valeri, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Stephanie Valeri is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who has spent over 12 years as a nurse emphasizing the importance of therapeutic communication, empathy, and patient education. Stephanie has spent her time as a PMHNP focusing on treatment of multiple disorders across the lifespan. She understands that she is not just treating symptoms, but a person with a past, present, and future. Stephanie feels in helping patients understand their diagnosis and treatment options; they can make the best treatment decisions for themselves.

Stephanie completed her bachelor's degree in Psychology at Virginia Tech and then her Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN). She has returned to her love of behavioral health and completed her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Gonzaga University. Stephanie 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. Stephanie then works to help her patients meet their own goals for their future through medication management and therapeutic techniques.

Education

Gonzaga University
Master's in 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
Afua Ayim
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Afua Ayim, PMHNP, DNP

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
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: 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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Phone number (804) 205-3408
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Address 12093-95 Gayton Rd
Henrico, VA 23238
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