Meet Team Lynchburg

At Thriveworks Lynchburg, it’s our goal to provide the most client-centric counseling and life coaching care in the U.S. Staying true to this mission, Thriveworks counselors and life coaches have built strong reputations for providing expert, caring and compassionate services to their clients. In addition to learning tools and skills for personal and career success, clients continually comment on the value they experience through the strong personal relationships they build with their Thriveworks therapists and life coaches.

If you’re looking to schedule an appointment for psychiatry or medication management, please see our providers here.

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

Afua Ayim, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Each patient is a unique individual and should be treated as such. Work together with the patient to achieve patient’s desired goal while respecting the patient’s preferences.  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
Amanda Otey-Hall
Accepting:
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $89

Amanda Otey-Hall, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Amanda Otey-Hall is currently a resident in professional counseling with 5 years of experience working with families and individuals in Virginia. She has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and received a Master’s degree in professional counseling from Liberty University. She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in the community and therapy office settings. 

Amanda uses an insight based approach to work towards managing anxiety, depression, stress, relationship/familial issues, and transitions of life. She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, mindfulness, and insight based therapy. 

Amanda engages in a collaborative manner to build relationships and work towards gaining understanding to bring about change. She believes that empathy, understanding, and empowerment are important tools in a therapeutic relationship.

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anger Management
Amber Jack
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Amber Jack, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Amber is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has close to 10 years of clinical experience. She has worked with diverse populations of individuals ranging from 5 years-old to 80 years-old. Amber obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Lynchburg in 2012 (formerly known as Lynchburg College). She went on to receive her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling also from the University of Lynchburg in 2015.

Amber began her counseling career as a day treatment clinician and supervisor. After 6 years of working with children, she expanded her scope to adults.  Some of the areas that Amber has counseling experience and enjoys working in are depression, anxiety, stress management, ADHD/impulse control, grief/loss, self-esteem, relationship issues, Bipolar Disorders, Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorders, identity issues, and anger management.

Amber uses a diverse approach to counseling; some of the modalities she uses include Cognitive- behavioral therapy, behavioral therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Reality therapy.

In her free time, Amber enjoys reading, listening to music, going to rock and country music concerts, and spending time with her family and friends. She resides with her husband, their young daughter, and the 3 family pets (2 dogs and a cat).

Education

University of Lynchburg
Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Relationships
  • Marriage
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Academic/Work Issues
Beata Sims
Accepting:
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • 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
Brent Burhite
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • 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
  • Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders
  • CBT
Bryan Hunsley
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Bryan Hunsley, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Bryan Hunsley is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia who has over 3 years experience working alongside children and adults who are seeking help with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, substance abuse, and crisis intervention. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Religion and his Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. 

Bryan utilizes an eclectic approach toward counseling and incorporates techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, and solution-focused therapy. Bryan has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and couples throughout his career and enjoys providing support and encouragement through the counseling process. 

Bryan seeks to engage with clients in a meaningful way to help them understand how to move forward in meeting their goals and continue their process of personal growth. 

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Self Esteem
  • Life Transitions
  • Faith-Based Counseling
  • Grief & Loss
  • Trauma 
  • Couples Therapy
  • Relationship Issues
Camille Brenke
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Optima
  • 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
Carson Winston
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Carson Winston, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Carson Winston is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 17 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of clinical settings.  Her professional experience has been attained working in residential treatment, outpatient settings, emergency mental health, and hospice.  She enjoys assisting individuals in coping with life transitions, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues.  Carson received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Education in Community Counseling from Lynchburg College.

Carson’s approach to therapy encompasses a variety of techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy, gestalt therapy, and person-centered therapy.  She also utilizes mindfulness-based practices and relaxation techniques to support clients.  Carson values the individuality of each client and ensures therapy is tailored to clients’ specific needs and preferences.

Carson offers a safe, non-judgmental space for you to openly express yourself, discover your strengths, and work towards your personal goals.

Education

Lynchburg College
Master's in Community Counseling

Specialties

  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress management
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
Christel Hammett
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Christel Hammett, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Christel Hammett is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience working with children from early childhood to adolescence and their families. She has her Bachelor’s degree in political science and psychology from the University of Georgia and Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from the Liberty University. She has experience in outpatient treatment, crisis counseling and inhome behavioral treatment. 

Christel utilizes an eclectic approach with primary approach in cognitive behavior therapy while also utilizing behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, psychoeducation and attachment based approaches. Christel enjoys working with individuals to realize their strengths and ability in treatment with the overall goal of working on healing. She encourages self-reflection so individuals can grow from their treatment and move forward with personal growth. 

Christel enjoys working with individuals who are working on depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, self-esteem as well as those who have developmental disabilities. She focuses on a person centered approach to improve overall functioning.

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment 
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
Christopher Hollingsworth
Accepting:
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $89

Christopher Hollingsworth, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Christopher is a Resident in Counseling with 3 years of experience working in a variety of counseling settings, including ambulatory crisis stabilization, inpatient hospitalization, residential treatment, and school-based services.  Christopher has extensive experience treating clients with mood disorders; anxiety disorders; trauma- and stressor-related- disorders; and disruptive, impulse control, and conduct disorders.  He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Randolph College and Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Lynchburg College.  

Christopher believes in the power of strength-based and person-centered approaches to counseling.  He believes that providing a nonjudgmental and encouraging environment can help to stabilize and support individuals with a variety of mental health conditions.  Christopher enjoys forming open and empathetic relationships with his clients and walking with them through their path to healing and actualization.  He utilizes elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy, humanistic therapy, anger management, mindfulness, and dialectical behavior therapy to assist his clients in reaching their goals and improving the quality of their lives.

In his free time, Chris enjoys running, playing with his dogs Meeko and Rooney, and enjoying live music experiences.

Education

Lynchburg College
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional regulation
  • Anger management
  • Childhood trauma
  • Adjustment to life transitions
  • Coping skills
  • Self-esteem
Crystal Miller
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Crystal Miller, LPC

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 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 attended Liberty University where she received her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling. She enjoys providing support and encouragement to individuals throughout all walks of life to promote hope and healing.

Crystal’s areas of interest with clients include:

  • Adolescent issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Grief/loss
  • Faith-based counseling
  • Anger management
  • ADHD
  • Coping skills
  • Self-esteem

Crystal has resided in the Lynchburg area for 12 years and enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters. 

Crystal Miller-Williams
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • 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
  • Schizophrenia
  • Medication Management
Ethan Zehr
Accepting:
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $89

Ethan Zehr, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Ethan Zehr is a Resident in Counseling and working towards the Licensed Professional Counselor credential in the State of Virginia. Ethan has 2.5 years of experience with adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families as they seek help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, crisis, ADHD, anger management, trauma, and relationship issues, etc. Ethan completed his Bachelor of Arts in Religion from the University of Georgia and received his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University.  

Ethan utilizes a cognitive-behavioral, strengths, and solution-focused approach to therapy as he always maintains creativity, flexibility, and the awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual, couple, and family.

Ethan seeks to establish a warm therapeutic relationship to assist building on your strengths and to better collaborate with you towards meeting your treatment goals as you pursue to live your meaningful life.

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self-esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Relationship/Family issues
  • Grief/Loss
  • Self-injurious behaviors/Self-harm
  • Crisis
  • ADHD
  • Trauma
Fawn Workman
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Magellan
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
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
Geralyn Fortney
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Optima
Self Pay Rate: $89

Geralyn Fortney, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Geralyn is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is passionate about working with individuals to overcome the challenges that lead them to seek therapy. She has over seven years of clinical experience in the mental health field and has provided services in a variety of settings including outpatient, inpatient, emergency mental health, and school-based services at elementary, high school and university levels. Geralyn attended Lynchburg College where she earned a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

Geralyn utilizes a holistic, eclectic approach to therapy that includes techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, gestalt therapy, and Adlerian therapy. Geralyn enjoys leading her clients through mindfulness practices that the client can take with him or her outside of the session. She has been trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and is always seeking out ways to better assist her clients. 

Geralyn believes it is an honor to walk with you through your journey and seeks to develop a warm, empathetic relationship with those that she serves. She lives in Lynchburg with her husband and two dogs and enjoys volunteering and practicing yoga.

Education

Lynchburg College
Master's of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Life Transitions or Changes
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Grief
  • Self-Esteem
  • Couples/Marriage therapy
  • Stress Management
  • LGBTQIA+ Issues
Germaine Kelley-Pope
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • 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
Jeanie Felty
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Jeanie Felty, LPC

Jeanie Felty is a licensed professional counselor in Virginia with a B.S degree in psychology from Frostburg State University and a M.A. degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. She enjoyed working with outpatient community mental health centers and partial hospitalization/intensive outpatient mental health programs before moving to Thriveworks in 2018. Jeanie is an Adoption Competent Counselor and has received training in Crisis Response & Trauma and Christian Counseling.

She has a special interest in Maternal Mental Health, having completed the PSI and 2020 MOM Professional Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training and Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Psychotherapy Training.

Jeanie offers a wide range of therapy strategies while respecting every client’s unique needs and goals as the foundation of a successful counseling experience. She typically uses an eclectic approach to counseling often including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, solution-focused brief therapy, narrative therapy, family-systems therapy, and person-centered therapy.

Jeanie commonly works with Young Adults and Adults in the areas of:
• General Adjustment and Stress-related Disorders
• Post-Partum Disorders
• Foster and Adoption Issues
• Grief and Loss
• Trauma and Abuse
• Life Changes and Occupational Stress Issues
• Depression and Bipolar Mood Disorders
• Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
• Personality Disorders

Jenifer Suri
Accepting:
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $89

Jenifer Suri, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

** Jenifer offers therapy services in Tagalog/Filipino

“Every behavior makes sense.” Jenifer first heard this principle while in graduate school and it has resonated with her ever since. She fully believes that “People do the best that they can with what they have.” These tenets are felt throughout each counseling session; as Jenifer places a high value in accepting people just as they are. She provides a supportive and judgment-free space where clients can process their issues and current struggles, while simultaneously working toward their personal goals. 

Jenifer received her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling, from Liberty University in 2012. She has years of experience working with children, teens and adult in crisis. 

Jenifer has also provided Outpatient therapy and Parenting Education services for clients involved with the local Child Protective Services. Jenifer works well with children, teens and adults who are diagnosed with ADHD, Anxiety, Depression and those who have experienced trauma.  

Jenifer utilizes an eclectic approach to therapy, tailoring her approach to meet each of her client’s specific needs. Jenifer pulls from different aspects of each theories: Solution Focus Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Person Centered and continues to grow and evolve in her therapeutic style.

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
Joseph Wall
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Joseph Wall, LPC, LMFT

Joseph is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, National Certified Counselor.

Joseph obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Lancaster Bible College in Professional Counseling/Biblical Studies and his Master’s from Liberty University in Marriage and Family Counseling.

Joseph strives to help young adults, couples, and families find safe people and places in their lives to build a secure base of trust, safety, and hope within healthy relationships with those around them.

Joseph specializes in Adjustment to Life Transitions, Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Young Adults. Marriage, Couples, Relationships, Family Relationships, Attachment issues

Joseph has worked in Outpatient Counseling, School Based Outpatient Counseling, Community Based Mental Health, School-Based Mental Health, and Medically Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addictions.

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss
  • Adjustment to Life Transitions
  • Marriage, Couples, Relationship
  • Adult/Child Attachment
  • Young Adults
  • Family Counseling
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Childhood Trauma
Kandice Ketterling
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Kandice Ketterling, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Kandice Ketterling is a Licensed Professional Counsellor with 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, families, and adults in various of clinical settings. Kandice received both her Bachelor's in Psychology and Masters of Professional Counseling at Liberty University. Her professional career consists of providing service with inpatient and outpatient services, In-home services, school setting, and hospice. She specializes in providing services to individuals and families with adjustment to life changes, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, parent training, and behavioral therapy for children. 

Kandice's main approach to counseling is Cognitive Behavioral therapy however further incorporates Gestalt therapy Solution Focused therapy and Person Centered therapy with mindfulness and relaxation techniques to help improve quality of life, self-awareness, and coping skills. Kandice believes in maintaining a safe space encourages each of her clients to share as they feel comfortable and supports each client individually with their identified goals.

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Relationships
  • Families
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss
Karla Schooler
Accepting:
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $89

Karla Schooler, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Karla is a Resident in Counseling pursuing licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Karla has experience working with anxiety, depression, ADHD, eating disorders, grief/loss, family system and communication concerns, social and other life adjustments, career development and stress, and wellness across the lifespan. Previous supervisory experiences have included family systems, dialectical behavior therapy, and play therapy approaches to the counseling process with clients 5-25 years old. Karla is passionate about helping anyone that allows her onto their life journey! 

Karla uses reality, narrative, person-centered, and family systems approaches to the counseling process. Karla encourages creativity through interactive and experiential interventions combined with mindfulness based approaches in treatment. Karla is passionate about wellness, early intervention, and prevention-based education. 

Karla believes everyone has the ability to overcome what challenges them and that we all need help sometimes! She often tells her clients: the best tool we have to ourselves is ourselves, and the best resource we have to each other is each other. Karla tailors treatment to the client to produce sustainable outcomes and looks forward to working with you!

Education

University of Lynchburg
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Mindfulness 
  • Depression
  • Anxiety 
  • Academic and career development 
  • Stress management 
  • Creative coping strategies 
  • Solution-oriented treatment 
  • Psychoeducation
  • Young adults 
  • Wellness across the lifespan
Kate Hanselman
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kate Hanselman, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

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

Education

King’s College London
Master’s in Science

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • PTSD and trauma
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions
  • Grief & Loss
  • OCD
  • Insomnia/sleep issues
  • Coping skills
  • Women’s Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress
  • Medication Management
  • School Issues
  • Transgender
  • Parenting
  • LGBTQ+
Katherine Hughes
Accepting:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • 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
  • Schizophrenia
  • Dementia
Kathleen Van Allen
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Heath Plan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Kathleen Van Allen, LPC

I have been working in various mental health settings over the past 4 years with experience working as a crisis counselor, in-home counselor,  school-based services, and providing outpatient counseling within a community service board organization. My integrative, holistic, and humanistic approach assists me with a range of mental health diagnoses, symptoms and specialties my clients may experience. I have experience working with young children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. I enjoy using psychoeducational activities, worksheets, visual aids, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and person centered activities to assist clients with finding their path in life, reaching self-actualization, identifying goals/objectives, reducing negative symptoms, and improving overall functioning in life. Daily, I strive to teach my clients skills to assist with improving thinking patterns, communication skills, motivation, mindfulness skills, interpersonal effectiveness, and problem solving skills. I want my clients to feel supported, safe, and encouraged to reach their highest potentials in life by finding personal growth through counseling services.  Starting counseling can be a daunting journey but having an experienced counselor there every step of the way makes it that much easier to achieve your goals in life. I look forward to walking this journey with each and every one of my clients!

Katie Oliver
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
Self Pay Rate: $89

Katie Oliver, LPC

Katie is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has over 13 years of clinical experience working in community mental health with adolescents, teens, young adults, and families. She received her Bachelor’s in Human Services from Elon University in 2006 and obtained her Master’s in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2014.

Some areas she enjoys working with individuals on include depression, anxiety, stress management, ADHD/impulse control, anger management, grief/loss, phase of life problems, self-esteem, identity issues, and relationship issues.

Katie uses an eclectic approach to counseling, using Cognitive-behavioral therapy, attachment based therapy, Motivational Interviewing techniques, grief counseling, and mindfulness techniques. She works to help clients improve coping and problem solving skills, challenge thinking patterns, and supports personal growth through encouraging overall health and wellness.

In her free time, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband, friends, and family, traveling, seeing live music, exercising, and trying new foods and experiences. She is an animal lover and enjoys hiking, reading, and meeting new people. She approaches counseling with a warm, accepting manner, believing that all individuals can benefit from having an unbiased, objective listener to help them navigate through many of life’s challenges.

Katie Singleton
Accepting:
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $89

Katie Singleton, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Katie Singleton is a Resident in Counseling in the state of Virginia who has 4 years experience partnering with adolescents and adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, substance abuse issues and life transitions. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Georgia and received his Master’s degree in Counselor Education from the University of Lynchburg.

Katie utilizes cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, reality based, solution focused and emotionally focused approaches to therapy always maintaining the creativity, flexibility and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual.

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

Education

University of Lynchburg
M.Ed Counselor Education

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Grief & Loss
Kelly Bonebright
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Kelly Bonebright, LPC

Kelly was born in Lynchburg Virginia and raised in Southern California but has been back east in this area since the early 90s. Kelly is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), with over a decade of experience across many different settings consisting of inpatient, outpatient, intensive in-home, university, mental health agency work.

Kelly graduated from Liberty University with his PhD in professional counseling in January 2013; and has taught graduate students in group therapy skills and individual therapy techniques. Kelly tends to be eclectic in his counseling approach, employing CBT, person centered, reality therapy, trauma informed therapy, and other effective emotional/behavioral therapies that develop an effective therapeutic relationship.

Kelly enjoys working with individuals/couples in, but not limited to, the areas of:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar
  • PTSD
  • Divorce
  • Grief and loss
  • Spiritual identity
  • Trauma
  • Life transitions
  • Adjustment disorder’s
  • Mood disorders
  • Marriage/couple counseling
  • Chronic mental illness

Kelly seeks to assist all his clients in achieving internal peace, focus and adaptability to all of life‘s struggles and achieving one’s life goals.

La'Quita Williams
Accepting:
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $89

La’Quita Williams, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

La'Quita Williams is a Resident in Counseling, LPC and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor Supervisee in the state of Virginia, who has over 7 years of experience connecting with diverse populations in need of therapeutic services. These services range from individuals with addictions, depression, anxiety, life transitions, relational and marriage issues, sex offender treatment, co-occurring disorders, and daily life stressors. She completed her Bachelors of Arts in Human Services Counseling from Old Dominion University and received her Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Longwood University.

La'Quita utilizes relational, collaborative, strength-based, person-centered, mindfulness based, solution focused, and cognitive behavioral therapy approaches to therapy while always maintaining the inventiveness, flexibility and consciousness required to best meet the needs of every distinctive client that is encountered.

La'Quita seeks to establish a warm and compassionate relationship with you to assist in identifying and development of your strengths and collaboratively work with you towards meeting your goals with the ability to live a meaningful life that you value and desire. I truly look forward to working with you.

Education

Longwood University Farmville VA
Masters in Counseling Mental Health Track

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Marriage & Family issues
  • Relational issues
  • Anger Management
  • Grief & Loss
  • Substance Abuse
  • Sex Offender Treatment
  • Healthy Relationships
Laura Guise
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Laura Guise, LCSW

I am a passionate, energetic, and dedicated Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a love for the art of engagement in the work of therapy with individuals, families, and groups. I have experience working with adults, families, children, adolescents, and providing group based clinical interventions.

My areas of clinical focus are: individuals with substance abuse issues; serious mental illness diagnoses; family and role related issues; children and adolescents displaying behavioral difficulties; behavioral modification/interventions; trauma survivors, with a special focus in working with victims of human trafficking; and issues specific to both women and adolescent girls.  

My practice is guided by the biopsychosocial model and an awareness of the interconnected relationship of brain-based responses to psychological functioning or dysfunction with a special concentration on the effects of trauma both in childhood and adulthood related to mental health issues.  I have a particular interest in providing therapeutic interventions that reflect a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) informed practice with the intention of increasing my training in this particular modality and a goal of being fully trained to provide DBT adherent clinical services. I have completed the Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

Previously, I have provided clinical services in multiple settings  to include those such as a residential program, the acute psychiatric care setting, a partial hospitalization program, emergency services with a local Community Service Board, and an adolescent crisis shelter.

My strengths as a clinician and effectiveness as a therapist are founded on an ability to see every clinical interaction as an opportunity to establish and strengthen the therapeutic relationship;  the philosophy that accurate and through assessment/diagnosis is essential for understanding; high ethical standards; an attitude that seeks out and values collaboration; my belief in the ability for each person to find their  recovery no matter the circumstance; and a love for providing therapeutic clinical services. 

Lynn Lemon
Accepting:
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $89

Lynn Lemon, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Lynn believes everyone has value and is capable of living the life they dream of. The environment that one is raised in greatly influences how one feels about themselves and interacts with others. There are unconscious patterns that play a role in one’s ability to make choices that will take them from where they are, to where they want to be. To identify the maladaptive automatic responses is the key to growth and to live the life of ones dreams. 

Lynn is a Licensed Resident in Counseling with over 5 years of clinical experience working with adults in the mental health field. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. She is learning the skills to be certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and is trained in the technique. Lynn has experience with individuals diagnosed with anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, substance abuse disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. 

Lynn’s therapeutic approach although eclectic is greatly influenced by Psychodynamic theory. Each client comes to therapy with different needs and Lynn collaborates with them developing a unique treatment plan. She believes in order to move forward one must look within and to the past to uncover obstacles preventing change. Cognitive Behavioral therapy is used to assist the client in changing the negative thought patterns, and exposure therapy to overcome the avoidance of situations causing anxiety. EMDR is used to change the negative emotions associated with all types of trauma and negative core beliefs about the self.   

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Addiction
  • Self-hate
  • Domestic violence
  • Loss of someone to suicide
  • Grief
  • Raised in an alcoholic home
Magda Smith
Accepting:
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $89

Magda Smith, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Magda is a Resident in Counseling in the state of Virginia who has experience working with children, families, and adults. She has assisted individuals seeking help with trauma and stress-related disorders, depression, anxiety, self-injurious behaviors. Magda earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University. 

Magda uses an eclectic approach with a person-centered style to provide therapy to best meet the needs of each individual. She utilizes cognitive-behavioral and other evidence-based techniques to discover and grow your strengths.

Magda establishes a caring therapeutic relationship with you and creates a safe and non-judgmental space. She collaborates with you in growing your strengths to empower you in accomplishing your goals. 

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma and Stress Related Disorders
  • Self-injurious behaviors 
  • Children, Adolescents, and Adults
  • Foster/Adoptive Family 
  • Family and Relationships
MarthaGunter Martha Gunter
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Martha Gunter, LPC

Martha Gunter is a Licensed Professional Counselor, who has nearly 18 years of clinical experience.  Most of her experience is working with adults and older adults in a Mental Health Outpatient setting.  For the past couple of years, Ms. Gunter has worked in a Hospice setting providing support to families after the death of their loved one.

Martha received her Masters degree from Lynchburg College in Community Counseling.  She has always had a desire to help others. Martha believes that everyone has their own unique inner strengths and through the counseling relationship one can discover their inner strengths and how resilient one can be.  Ms. Gunter has a very calming demeanor and strives to build a positive counseling relationship with her clients. Martha has completed the Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

Some of Martha’s areas of expertise include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief/ Loss
  • Group Therapy
  • Life Transitions
  • Serious Mental Illness
  • Stress Management
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
  • United Healthcare
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
Rebeccah McCully
Accepting:
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $89

Rebeccah McCully, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Rebeccah graduated from Liberty University with a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling.  Currently Rebeccah is a Resident in Counseling in Virginia and is working towards obtaining  licensure as an LPC. Her counseling experience includes working with children, adolescents,  and adults in a variety of settings over the past several years. Rebeccah has served primarily in  the different communities in school-based therapeutic programs including group counseling,  school-based outpatient, and individual therapy. Rebeccah has also conducted clinical  assessments for several years helping families, children and adults connect with numerous  mental health services. Rebeccah utilizes a multifaceted approach to counseling including  techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy and faith based  counseling. 

In her free time, Rebeccah enjoys  photography, travel, spoiling her dog Charlotte, and spending time with her family

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  •  Anger Management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD/Impulse Control
  • Grief/Loss
  • Phase of Life Problems
  • Self-Esteem
  • Identity Issues
  • Relationships
Sarah Justice
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Sarah Hardee, LPC, CSAC

Sarah is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. Sarah has provided mental health services to clients for the past 5 years with various populations and in various settings. She has worked with children, adolescents, and families in the school setting, adults in substance use treatment and groups, and adults struggling to cope with life stressors, mental health symptoms, grief, and relationship issues.

Sarah believes counseling is an important part of life, which can help individuals or couples cope with life stressors or difficulties as well as mental health disorders and symptoms. She believes that many times individuals have the answers they need and that therapy can help them work through and cope with difficulties or pain. She believes on operating therapy based on the values of the individuals she sees. Sarah has an eclectic approach utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help individuals work through negative thought patterns, mindfulness and relaxation techniques to help with perspective and coping in life, and other techniques that work well in understanding a person’s story and their personal goals in life such as Narrative Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy.

Sarah has called Lynchburg home for the past 10 years and loves the mountain views and foliage of the area. In her spare time, she enjoys time with her husband and dog George, hiking on the parkway, and attending community events.

Some of her specialties include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Women's issues
  • Couples/marriage therapy
  • Substance use disorders
  • Integrating faith into therapy.
Stacia Hanson
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Stacia Hanson, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Stacia is a Licensed Professional Counselor who loves helping others reach their personal goals. Stacia has over 12 years of experience working with children, adolescents, families, and adults in multiple clinical settings. She has experience working with individuals who struggle with ADHD, anxiety, depression, Autism, social skill deficits, stress management, self-esteem issues, and relationship issues. Stacia has provided clinical services in a variety of settings including Crisis/Emergency services, Therapeutic Foster Care, Independent living skills with young adults, Outpatient therapy, and being in management roles in an Intensive In-Home program and Therapeutic Day Treatment.

Stacia graduated from Liberty University with a B.S. in Psychology (2008) and a Master’s in Professional Counseling (2011). She is eclectic in her therapy approach utilizing techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, faith-based counseling, mindfulness practices, motivational interviewing, and person-centered therapy.

Stacia understands that every person’s struggles are unique and challenging in their own way and individualizes every session to your needs and goals. Stacia loves supporting individual’s to help them meet their personal goals, overcome their challenges, and learn new skills to use every day! She believes that every individual is capable of reaching their goals and looks forward to being a part of your journey!

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  •  ADHD
  • Anxiety/ Stress management
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Social skills
  • Depression
  • Self-Esteem
  • Relationship Issues
  • Life transitions
SungCheol Kim
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
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

  • Psychotropic medication management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance abuse
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Panic disorders
  • ADHD
Suvi Hyytiainen,
Accepting:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • ComPsych
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
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
Tina White
Accepting:
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $89

Tina White, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Tina is a Resident in Counseling with more than ten years of experience working with adults and  adolescents in a variety of settings, including outpatient counseling, community-based mental health and crisis stabilization. She received a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University in 2018.

Tina has partnered with individuals in their search for healthy ways of managing stress, anxiety,  depression, trauma, grief, adjustment disorders, anger, and parenting issues. Tina uses both Client Centered and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. 

Tina seeks to provide you support and encouragement in a non-judgmental and safe atmosphere. She invites you to join her in a collaborative process to help you identify and resolve internal conflicts so that  you may live your best life. 

Education

Capella University
Master's in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Grief 
  • Stress 
  • Adolescent issues 
  • Self-esteem 
  • Adjustment issues
Uche Umejei
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • 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
Chad Steele
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Chad Steele, LPC

I have worked in the mental health field for over a decade now, with the past four years of experience as a licensed professional counselor (LPC). I have worked as an outpatient counselor, a counselor on an inpatient psychiatric unit, a counselor in a residential treatment center, and as a conductor of autism assessments (using the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule). I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults in various settings.
I also have interests in our community, as I regularly volunteer in my church as well as with the YMCA as a youth sports coach.

I especially enjoy working with clients struggling with:

  • Child and Adolescent Counseling
  • Anger Management
  • Autism
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Grief & Loss
  • Family Therapy
  • Couples Counseling
Kimberly Plourde
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cigna Telehealth
  • Highmark
  • Magellan Commercial
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • PCHP
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Kimberly Plourde, LCSW

We are all impacted by traumatic events or serious life stressors, which can make us stronger. Kimberly has a desire to help people find the strength and joy that can come through healing the wounds from those events. Kimberly enjoys working with individuals, couples and families. She brings a warm and friendly approach to this very important process.

Kimberly has been working as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2006, and draws from experience in the fields of mental health and child welfare. She has been trained in trauma focused cognitive behavioral treatment as well as motivational interviewing skills.

She received a Masters degree in social work from University of New England and a Bachelors degree in social work from Gordon College.
Kimberly is a member with ASWIS (Alliance of Social Worker in Sport) since 2020 : as well as being listed in the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee Mental Health Registry since 2020.

She has a history of participating in interscholastic and intercollegiate athletics as a player and coach. Kimberly played in professional athletics (WNFL) as well as senior Olympics. She has also worked with college and Olympic athletes assisting them to improve their personal lives and positively improve their athletic performance.

Mary McNeil
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • PCHP
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Mary McNeil, LCSW

Mary has worked as social worker in a wide variety of settings for over 25 years. She graduated from Lynchburg College, receiving a Master’s Degree in Special education, and from VSU, receiving a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Her experience includes Department of social services, residential treatment, treatment foster care, counseling, foster parent training, adoptions (counseling/child preparation/parent support/attachment) and clinical supervision. The focus of her clinical work is on helping children, families and adults with individualized interventions become the agents of their own change. Mary relies on both disciplines in understanding the needs of clients and addressing that need from both developmental and mental health lense. Mary believes that the whole person must be understood and engaged during therapeutic process. She is committed to social justice, the dignity and worth of all persons, and the importance of positive human relationships.

Some of Mary's areas of expertise include:

  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Family Counseling
  • OCD/Phobias
  • Attachment
  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Learning Disorders
Amir Cotton
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield/Anthem
  • Beacon
  • Cigna
  • Compsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan Commercial
  • PCHP
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Amir Cotton, LPC

Amir Cotton is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor with nearly a decade of experience working with diverse populations. Amir has extensive training in the area of crisis and emergency counseling as well as experience in working with individuals struggling with addiction and the seriously mentally ill. He has treated individuals with mood disorders, PTSD/trauma, bipolar, and adjustment disorders. He has provided individual counseling and group counseling to adults, adolescents, and children and adolescents in crisis.

Amir has experience with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addiction
  • Substance abuse
  • Relationship issues
  • Coping skills
  • ADHD
  • Anger management
  • Self-esteem
  • Marital and premarital
  • Codependency
  • Grief

Amir graduated from Liberty University with a Master’s in Professional Counseling. He utilizes an eclectic approach to support and to walk with people through life problems. Amir has the willingness to help people accomplish their goals of achieving a healthier life.

Erika Theodorides
Accepting:
  • ACI
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield/Anthem
  • Beacon
  • Cigna
  • Compsych
  • Humana
  • Lifesync
  • Magellan Commercial
  • MHN
  • MHNet
  • PCHP
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Erika Theodorides, LPC

Erika Theodorides is a licensed professional counselor in Virginia.

Erika received her bachelor's degree from Lynchburg College and received her master’s in counselor education from Lynchburg College.

She is a member of the American Counseling Association, Virginia Counselors Associations and the Lynchburg Area Counselors Association.

Erika has more than 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents and families in an outpatient counseling and school setting."

Erika has provided counseling with individuals and families to address various issues such as anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma and abuse, grief, attention-deficit and disruptive behavior disorders, adjustment disorders, anger management, social skills, and parenting issues. Erika also has a vast range of experience in group counseling including anger management, bullying, goal setting, emotion management and stress management.

Erika uses an eclectic approach in her therapy sessions including cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, attachment based family therapy, person centered therapy and grief counseling. She can also provide a unique therapeutic experience to clients through the use of a certified therapy dog. Erika wants to create an environment where the client feels respected, safe and supported in their counseling experience.

Bryan Prinzivalli
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield/Anthem
  • Beacon
  • Cigna
  • Compsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan Commercial
  • Multi Plan
  • PCHP
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Bryan John Prinzivalli, LPC, LMFT

Bryan has over a decade of experience in the mental health profession. Since obtaining his professional license in VA in April 2014, he has worked in clinical settings to assist children, adolescents, adults, and couples with finding the clinical support and healing needed to move beyond past experiences.

Bryan’s areas of specialty include ADHD, PTSD, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, ODD, Conduct Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Reactive Attachment Disorder. I enjoy working with children of all ages, adults, couples, and families to help clients make lasting change take place both in the child and the family dynamics.

Bryan worked in out-patient counseling, school based and after-school counseling programs, residential settings, and community-based mental health. He studied at Davis College in Johnson City, NY and received a Bachelor of Religious Education in Christian Ministries. He continued his education at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA and received a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy.

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • PTSD
  • Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Family Dynamics
  • Christian Counseling
Chad Hatchel
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield/Anthem
  • Cigna
  • Cigna Telehealth
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan Commercial
  • Optima
  • PCHP
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • Value Options
Self Pay Rate: $89

Chad Hatchel, LPC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 7 years experience in the mental health field. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Tech, and a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. I have lived in Lynchburg, VA, for about 10 years.

I currently supervise an emergency services department, where my staff and I specialize in crisis counseling. My professional experience includes group and individual therapy working with individuals ranging from ages 4 and up. I especially enjoy working with clients struggling with:

  • Family issues
  • Divorce
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Parenting Skills,
  • Grief and Loss
  • Physical and Sexual abuse, and
  • Adolescent Issues.
Crystal Hicks
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield/Anthem
  • Beacon
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan Commercial
  • Multi Plan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Crystal Hicks, PMHNP-BC

Crystal is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specializing in providing treatment and consultative care for children, adolescents, and young adults. She brings over 10 years of nursing experience to Thriveworks in the mental health field, including work in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings. Crystal received her Master's of Nursing from the University of Virginia. She enjoys working with and helping individuals with a variety of challenges including Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, histories of trauma, mood disorders, Panic and fears, and school problems.

Chinyere Ugwanyi
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • 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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