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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.

Ashly Bradley
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ashly Bradley, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Ashly Bradley is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Virginia who has over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families in a variety of settings. Ashly has primarily provided services in school-based therapeutic programs to include therapeutic day treatment, school-based outpatient, group therapy, and individual therapy to provide support for ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, and life stressors.

Ashly earned her Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and uses an eclectic approach to counseling. She utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, solutions-focused therapy, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based techniques to offer personalized treatment.

Ashly approaches counseling in a warm, accepting manner, and takes time to form a trusting therapeutic relationship. She seeks to establish a safe environment in order to assist in working toward meeting your goals and desires and looks forward to helping you on your journey.

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Self-esteem
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 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
Self Pay Rate: $99

Carson Winston, LPC, CCAPT

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 is also certified as a Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional.

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
Crystal Miller
Self Pay Rate: $99

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
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
Danielle Ott
Self Pay Rate: $99

Danielle Ott, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Danielle Ott is a Resident in Counseling in the state of Virginia and a Nationally Certified Counselor with the National Board of Certified Counselors. Danielle provides therapy and counseling to adults, teens, and couples who are seeking counseling for depression, anxiety, life transitions, self-esteem issues, and challenges regarding religion, spirituality, and the church.

Danielle completed undergraduate degrees at Valencia College in Orlando, Florida, and Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. She also completed her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling at Liberty University where she graduated with distinction.

Danielle approaches each client from both a cognitive behavioral and emotion-focused approach, believing that both thoughts and emotions are equal components to successful healing. Danielle creates a safe environment that is conducive for each client to work towards their goals at their own pace.

After working with numerous clients, Danielle understands that each person faces unique challenges and requires equally unique attention and treatment. If you’re looking for someone that will work alongside you on your personal goals in an understanding and genuine way, Danielle would love to help.

Education

Liberty University
Master of Arts in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Self-Esteem 
  • Religion/Spirituality
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Couples/Marriage Therapy
  • Stress Management
  • Post-Partum
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 Elizabeth Onyejekwe
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Elizabeth Onyejekwe, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Elizabeth Onyejekwe is a Board Certified psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Virginia with prescriptive authority. She is trained in psychiatry across the lifespan, and has 7 years of experience in working with adults aged 18 years and above, with behavioral and mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and ADHD. She received her Bachelor in Nursing Science at Grand Canyon University and Masters in Nursing/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Walden University. Elizabeth provides medication management and counseling to mental health clients. With more than two decades of experience in patient care, Elizabeth applies evidence-based practice in psychiatric medication management to ensure that each of her clients receive excellent treatment for the best possible outcome. She treats her clients with compassion, dignity, and respect, and enjoys helping them to become the best version of themselves. Elizabeth cares about your overall well-being. She seeks to build rapport and collaborate with you in managing your medications, so that you are empowered to live the life you desire, to the fullest. She has a flexible schedule to accommodate each individual, unique needs. She is a member of ANA, APNA and Sigma Theta Tau Society.

Education

Walden University
MSN, PMHNP

Specialties

  • Mood Disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Stress Management
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • PTSD
  • ADHD
Elizabeth Eunjin Pak
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Elizabeth Pak, PMHNP

**Elizabeth offers services in English, Spanish, and Korean

Philosophy of Care

Elizabeth Pak is a multi-lingual (English, Spanish, and Korean) Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) in the state of Virginia She has experience working with adults seeking treatment for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, psychosis, among other mental health conditions. Elizabeth is well versed in conducting psychiatric evaluations, prescribing medications and managing follow up care. She has worked in a community mental health clinic serving the Latino population in Philadelphia.

Prior to becoming a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Elizabeth worked as a Registered Nurse for 4 years on a transplant and bariatric surgery unit at Penn Medicine. She completed her Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. Elizabeth is of Korean ethnicity but also has a heart for Latino and Brazilian cultures.

Elizabeth believes in the importance of holistic care that is individually tailored. She believes that the optimal care and treatment comes from collaboration among the individual, family members, prescriber, therapist and others. She values working together with the individual as a team to identify the correct diagnosis and treatment plan. It is Elizabeth’s goal to enable individuals to reach their true potential and live a purposeful life. As a Christian, Elizabeth understands the value and impact of spirituality in one’s overall well being, as well.

Education

University of Pennsylvania
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Psychiatric evaluation & Medication management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Insomnia
Fawn Workman
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Fawn Workman, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-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
Self Pay Rate: $99

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
Jaime Miller
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jaime Miller, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Jaime Miller is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has 8 years of experience in the mental health field. Jaime has experience working with children, teenagers, adults, individuals, couples, and families.

Jaime completed her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology at Bridgewater College and her Master of Arts (MA) in Professional Counseling at Liberty University. She offers an eclectic approach to counseling, utilizing several different theories, including cognitive behavioral, strength-based, mindfulness, solution focused, and internal family systems. Jaime enjoys incorporating humor into the healing process.

Jaime has a passion for helping others and is honored to be a part of your journey. She aims to achieve a warm, accepting, and trusting relationship with you. Jaime assists you in establishing your goals and working to achieve the life you imagined.

Education

Liberty University
Master’s of Arts in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Stress management
  • Grief & Loss
Jeanie Felty
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jeanie Felty, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Jeanie Felty is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Virginia who has 6 years of experience providing therapeutic services to individuals in a variety of outpatient settings. She has a passion to support those seeking help with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, perinatal loss and infertility, trauma and adjustment issues, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and life transitions. She is trained in perinatal mental health, trauma crisis response, Christian counseling and is an adoption competent counselor.

Jeanie completed her Master's in Professional Counseling at Liberty University. She utilizes an array of therapy strategies with respect to each client’s unique needs and goals as the foundation of a successful counseling experience. She often uses approaches such as cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based, person-centered, solution-focused, and narrative therapies. She strongly believes in a collaborative treatment process to build a secure and motivating therapeutic relationship.

Jeanie recognizes that the process of therapy can feel daunting at times and is honored to come alongside those individuals who wish to focus their well-being as they navigate the challenges and opportunities of life.

Education

Liberty University
M.A. degree in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • Perinatal Loss and Infertility
  • Trauma Disorders
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Mood Disorders
Jennifer Pittman-Dixon
Self Pay Rate: $239: intake $189: Follow-ups

Jennifer Pittman-Dixon, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care  

Jennifer Pittman-Dixon is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 16  years experience in the mental health field. Jennifer began her career in community mental health  supporting those with severe mental illness with medication management and basic life skills. She spent  10 years as a registered nurse working inpatient psychiatric facilities with both children/adolescents and  adults including four years as Nurse Manager of a psychiatric unit for a non-profit hospital. As a nurse  practitioner, Jennifer has experience working with all age groups from 5 – 98 years old in a variety of  settings including private practice, community mental health, hospitals and skilled nursing  facilities/nursing homes.  

Jennifer has a passion for providing holistic care focusing on the mind, body and spirit. She will take into  account each individual’s culture, socioeconomic status, background, environment, lifestyle and  nutrition when developing a treatment plan. She will provide ample education and resources for  patients so they may play an active role in decisions regarding their care and treatment.  

Jennifer seeks to develop a collaborative relationship with her patients to assist them in meeting their  goals and to create a life of peace and balance in their mental, physical and spiritual health.  

Education  

University of South Alabama
Master of Science in Nursing  

Specialties  

  •  Depression  
  •  Anxiety Disorders  
  •  Trauma/PTSD  
  •  Stress Management  
  •  Mood Disorders  
  •  Adjustment Disorders  
  •  Insomnia  
  •  Neurocognitive Disorders
Jesse Byers
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jesse Byers, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Jesse Byers is a Resident in Counseling in the state of Virginia. The client-centered and cognitive approach that Jesse uses has shown to be helpful for clients who are facing issues such as, anxiety, depression, stress, grief, addiction, relationship conflicts, infidelity, men's issues, impulse control, life changes, and premarital counseling. Jesse maintains that people are multifaceted and that spiritual, physical, physiological, emotional, and historical factors can play a role in whether we are living healthy, fulfilling lives. Jesse’s aim is to build trust and respect throughout the counseling relationship so that the experience is positive and clients have the support needed to thrive.

Jesse encourages a safe, therapeutic environment so that clients can explore root causes for hang-ups and begin to make conscious decisions for the positive changes that they seek. He provides feedback and gives clinical assessments throughout the counseling process so that you have all the information that you need to track progress and reach your goals.

Jesse believes that every person is made in God’s image, holds intrinsic value, and is worthy of mutual respect and love by others. Therefore, he encourages clients from a variety of backgrounds, beliefs, and cultural perspectives to reach out for counseling. He has experience using faith-integrated and psychology-based interventions for therapy.

Education

Liberty University
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Men's Issues
  • Stress
Joseph Wall
Self Pay Rate: $99

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
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
Joshua Kee
Self Pay Rate: $99

Joshua Kee, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Joshua is a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 12 years of clinical mental health experience and has worked in community and academic settings with children, adolescents, adults, and families.  He received his Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2014.  

Joshua has enjoyed working with individuals who have experienced various symptoms of depression, anxiety, anger management, parent/child difficulty, mood disorders, stress management, ADHD/Impulse control issues, and family and relationship issues among others.  Joshua is highly skilled in building rapport and trust with his client’s in order to create an effective therapeutic alliance.  

He utilizes an eclectic approach that is based in Cognitive Behavioral Techniques, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT, Mindfulness and Meditation.  Joshua works to address negative thought patterns and habits while restoring self-regulation and improving daily functioning.  Joshua seeks to provide a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable environment for his client’s to achieve their therapeutic goals.  In his free time, he prioritizes his family and spending time traveling, exploring the outdoors, being active in sports, and hanging out with his dog. 

Education

Liberty University
Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling

Specialties 

  • Anxiety (general, social, phobias)
  • Depression
  • Mindfulness
  • Mood Disorders
  • Family Relationships and Conflict
  • Impulses and Self-Control
  • Trauma Focused Care 
  • Child and Adolescents
Karla Schooler
Self Pay Rate: $99

Karla Schooler, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Karla is a Resident in Counseling pursuing licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). 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 completed her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Lynchburg. She 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. She 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 for ourselves is ourselves, and the best resource we have for 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
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
Kathleen Van Allen
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kathleen Van Allen, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Kathleen is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Virginia who has over 5 years of counseling experience in various settings including crisis services, school-based services, and in-home services. She completed her Master of Science in Counselor Education from Longwood University in 2016.

Kathleen is passionate about building a strong therapeutic relationship to provide optimal support for her clients to be successful with their counseling goals. She uses an integrative, holistic, and humanistic approach to assist with a range of mental health diagnoses, symptoms, and specialties. She focuses on utilizing person-centered approaches to assist clients with finding their path in life, improving self-worth, identifying goals/objectives, reducing negative symptoms, and improving overall functioning in life. She strives to teach clients skills to assist with improving thinking patterns, communication skills, motivation, mindfulness skills, interpersonal effectiveness, and problem-solving skills, among other areas.

She works to create a supportive, safe, and encouraging environment to aid clients in reaching their highest potentials in life by finding personal growth through counseling services. "Counseling can be a daunting journey but having an experienced counselor there every step of the way makes it that much easier!" says Kathleen.

Education

Longwood University
Master of Science in Counselor Education

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Life Transitions
  • Mental Stress
  • Relationships
  • Women's Issues
Katie Oliver
Self Pay Rate: $99

Katie Oliver, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Katie is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has over 13 years of clinical experience working in community mental health with adolescents, teens, young adults, and families who are struggling with depression, anxiety, stress management, anger management, grief, loss, phase of life problems, self-esteem, identity issues, and relationship issues.

Katie received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Services from Elon University her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. She uses an eclectic approach to counseling, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), attachment-based therapy (ABT), motivational interviewing techniques, grief counseling, and mindfulness-based 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. Katie approaches counseling in a warm, accepting manner, believing that all individuals can benefit from having an unbiased and objective listener to help them navigate through many of life’s challenges.

Education

Liberty University
Master’s in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management
  • Grief/Loss
  • Self Esteem
  • Identity Issues
  • Relationship Issues
Lora"Leanne" Dudley
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lora “Leanne” Dudley, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Lora "Leanne" Dudley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has over 10 years of experience in providing clinical assessment and therapeutic care to adults and couples seeking assistance with depression/anxiety, trauma, life transitions, and post-traumatic stress. Leanne completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Radford University.

Leanne seeks to establish a caring and therapeutic relationship with you in order to assist in building on your strengths to assist you in meeting and living your best life. She is respectful and nonjudgemental in her work. Leanne utilizes collaborative, strength-based, mindfulness-based, and emotionally-focused approaches to therapy; being mindful of flexibility in order to best meet the unique needs of all individuals and couples.

Education

Radford University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Alzheimer’s/Geriatric Services
  • Anger Management
  • Crisis Intervention/Stabilization
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • End of Life/Death Issues
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Trauma
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
Marie Boyd
Self Pay Rate: $99

Marie Boyd, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Marie Boyd is a Resident in Counseling who has a wide range of experience working with children and adults who struggle with anger, depression, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, suicidal ideation, and self-harm. Marie has extensive experience in trauma-informed care and she strives to help those with healing from these experiences to create a safe space in processing trauma and developing coping skills to manage their symptoms and make strides in eliminating maladaptive behaviors.

Marie completed her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology at Lynchburg College and her Master of Education (MEd) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Lynchburg. Marie’s clients are willing to invest in their growth and healing process and will complete any assigned "homework" which will help them reach their treatment goals outside of scheduled sessions. Marie also works with those who are interested in personal growth or struggle with life changes, but do not know where to start. She helps clients develop personal goals and create a plan of action in order to meet those goals as well as navigate the ever-changing journey that life takes them on. Marie believes that all clients are worthy of respect, a safe space to share their thoughts, emotions, and experiences, and they are worthy of living the life they have dreamed of.

Marie knows that starting therapy can be scary and difficult, but she would love to help you with your goals in either managing symptoms of your diagnoses or simply working through life struggles and changes. She will take her time and work at whatever pace feels comfortable for you. Marie uses an eclectic mix of person-centered therapeutic techniques such as psychoeducation, identifying helpful coping skills, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)- and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)-informed techniques, art and play therapy-informed interventions, and trauma-informed care. She is client-focused and will adjust her counseling style to meet your needs. Marie will help you examine underlying thought patterns and core beliefs which lead to negative thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. She works on restructuring thought patterns in order to help clients live healthy and fulfilling lives. This is your time to heal and grow and Marie is happy to join you for that journey.

Education

University of Lynchburg
Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Suicidal Ideation/Self-harm
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
Rebecca Smith
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Rebecca Smith, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Rebecca Smith is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) who has experience treating a broad range of psychiatric disorders in children, teens, and adults who are suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and psychotic disorders.

Rebecca graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she received her Master's degree in Nursing. Her clinical career then took her on a journey throughout the healthcare system, from inpatient neurology to compliance. She has experience managing the care of everyone from young children to older adults with psychiatric and mental health disorders. Rebecca has trained and worked in a variety of settings including in-patient psychiatry, psychiatric ER/crisis intervention, consultation services, and outpatient psychiatry.

Rebecca believes in a holistic approach in caring for clients by combining biological, psychological, social, and spiritual elements of mental health care. In addition, she believes it takes collaboration with her clients to meet the needs of their desired treatment outcomes. Her clients, from all diverse backgrounds and cultures, trust her and appreciate the empathy she provides as she works with them in making informed decisions for their plan of care. In her words: "I am here to guide your mental-health wellness journey." Team up with Rebecca to start addressing your mental health needs with a personalized treatment plan.

Education

Masters Degree in Nursing
Virginia Commonwealth University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Adolescents
  • Stress
Rebekah Jordan
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Rebekah Jordan, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Rebekah Jordan is a dual certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP and FNP) in Virginia and Maryland with over eight years of experience. She started out as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Neurology, Pain Management, and Internal Medicine quickly realizing that there was a lack of understanding and availability of care for patients with mental health challenges. She went back to school to obtain a second master’s has a PMHNP at Duke University allowing her to advance her scope of care and help reduce the access shortages to mental health care. 

As a PMHNP, Rebekah continues to be a patient advocate to further reduce the Stigma of Mental Health with special interest in women’s mental health, PTSD, and ADHD care. She utilizes a combination of pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches.  Her non-pharmacological approaches include cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based modalities. 

Rebekah utilizes her broad experience as a Navy Veteran, FNP, and mom to provide a partnership with her patients and their families to help them achieve their goals and knowledge. She is taking new patients.

Education 

Duke University
MSN Family Nurse Practitioner
MSN Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Specialties

  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Trauma
  • ADHD
  • Post-Partum Depression 
  • Substance Abuse with her suboxone waiver 
  • Women’s Health Complexities such as perimenopause and menopause changes 
  • End of Life Transitions 

 

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
Sarah Justice
Self Pay Rate: $99

Sarah Hardee, LPC, CSAC

Philosophy of Care

Sarah is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor in the state of Virginia since 2018. She has provided mental health services to clients since 2014 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 has worked with individuals who hold no religious or spiritual beliefs and also aided individuals in integrating their spiritual beliefs into counseling. She works primarily with adults 18 years of age and older who want to learn to utilize coping skills to aid in management and/or relief of anxiety and depression symptoms, general life stress, 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 in operating therapy based on the values of the individuals she sees. She approaches counseling holistically, considering the physical, emotional, relational, and the spiritual (only when client-requested) health of the individual and how they interact to influence overall health. Sarah has an eclectic approach utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help individuals challenge and replace/reframe 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 likes to help her clients have an opportunity to share their story to increase insight and help clients be an active participant in implementing and collaborating on coping skills that help improve and manage symptoms.

Sarah’s number one priority with clients is that they do what is best for their mental health, whether that is with her as a counselor or with another counselor transfer. Sarah hopes to provide a space for clients where they feel comfortable and able to process stressors, gain new insights, and gain new coping skills to carry with them as they move forward in life. Sarah’s main goal is to provide all the tools necessary so a client has what they need to not only survive but to thrive in life.

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Adults 18 and older
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Women's issues
  • Couples/marriage therapy
  • Substance use disorders
  • Integrating faith into therapy.
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. She is also an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN).

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

Old Dominion University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • 18+ Medication Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Coping Skills
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Sierra Klotz
Self Pay Rate: $99

Sierra Klotz, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Sierra Klotz is a Resident in Counseling with 3.5 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in the community and office setting. Sierra has worked with clients through life transitions, anxiety, depression, and managing stress.

Sierra has a Bachelor's degree in psychology and family studies and received her Master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from Liberty University. She provides an accepting environment for clients to feel safe within the therapeutic relationship and utilizes an eclectic approach to therapy, understanding that each client is different in their needs and goals. Sierra uses techniques from solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, strength-based therapy, and faith-based counseling. She strives to have her clients feel valued and understood.

Sierra seeks to engage with clients to assist them in reaching their goals and improving their understanding of themselves. She enjoys working with clients to help them see their full potential.

Education

Liberty University
Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
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

A board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with over 10 years of nursing experience. I have spent most of that time working in behavioral health care, collaborating with patients to improve their mental health by providing education on disease process, medication use, effectiveness, and support with overall well-being.

My personal experience with mental illness makes me especially passionate about providing effective treatment. My desire is to help put you on the path to living a happier more meaningful life. My goal is for you to embark on mental stability. Allow me to help you live up to your full potential through restorative communication and medication management

Take your life back. Don’t let your lack of mental stability continue to control you. Allow me to assist you along that journey. I believe that with proper treatment and support, accomplishing that goal is well within your reach.

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
Chad Steele
Self Pay Rate: $99

Chad Steele, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Chad Steele is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Virginia who has over 14 years of experience in the mental health field. His specialties include depression, anxiety, trauma, stress management, self-esteem, relationship issues, child and adolescent issues, anger management, autism, parenting, grief, Christian counseling, and life transitions.

Chad has provided mental health services in a variety of settings and with a variety of clients. He has worked with children and adolescents in the residential, inpatient, and outpatient settings. He conducts clinical assessments and provides outpatient therapy in addition to supervising a number of counseling residents. In addition to working with children and adolescents, Chad has received training in anger management, the Collaborative Problem Solving model, and marriage and family therapy.

Chad received his Bachelor of Arts from Johnson University (Tennessee) and his Master of Education degree from the University of Lynchburg. He utilizes collaboration, goal setting, strength-based, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and solution-focused approaches to counseling. He believes that flexibility, increasing awareness, and creativity are key to meeting the needs of his clients. Chad wants to establish a helpful relationship where clients can chase their goals and become their best selves.

Education

Master's in School Counseling
University of Lynchburg

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Stress Management
  • Self-Esteem
  • Relationship Issues
  • Child & Adolescent Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Autism
  • Parenting
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Christian Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Men’s Issues
Kimberly Plourde
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kimberly Plourde, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

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 is licensed in the states of Maine & Virginia

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. In 2021 Kimberly completed training in Brain Health Coaching Certification (BHCC) with Dr. Daniel Amen.

She received a Masters degree in social work from University of New England and a Bachelor's degree in social work from Gordon College.
Kimberly has been 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.

Education

University of New England
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Couples Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Christian Counseling
  • Grief/Loss
  • Peak Performance
  • Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing

 

Mary McNeil
Self Pay Rate: $99

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
Megan Jennings
Self Pay Rate: $99

Megan Jennings, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Megan is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia who has 10 years experience in working with youth, adolescents and adults in various clinical settings. She has experience in working with depression, anxiety, life transitions, ADHD, trauma, relationship issues, stress management and self-esteem issues. Megan graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.S. in Psychology (2007) and obtained her M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from Longwood University (2016). 

Megan utilizes person-centered, supportive, collaborative, cognitive behavioral,  mindfulness, and various other strategies to assist individuals with meeting their personal counseling goals. She believes that each individual or couple faces unique challenges and offers a variety of different strategies to assist individuals with meeting personal and relationship goals. 

Megan strives to build warm and supportive relationships with individuals and couples to promote positive growth during services. She believes that everyone has the opportunity to lead full and meaningful lives and should have the opportunity to better themselves!

Education

Longwood University
Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief/Loss
  • Family Conflict 
  • Relationship Issues
  • ADHD
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Life Transitions 
  • Stress Management 
  • Anger Management 
  • Women’s Issues 
Erika Theodorides
Self Pay Rate: $99

Erika Theodorides, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Erika Theodorides is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has more than 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families in outpatient counseling and school setting. She specializes in treating issues related to anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, 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. She received her Master’s degree in Counselor Education from Lynchburg College and is a member of the American Counseling Association, Virginia Counselors Associations, and the Lynchburg Area Counselors Association. Erika uses an eclectic approach in her therapy sessions including cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TFCBT), attachment-based family therapy (ABFT), person-centered approaches, and grief counseling.

She can also provide a unique therapeutic experience to clients through the use of a certified therapy dog. Erika will establish an environment where you'll feel respected, safe, and supported during your counseling experience. Work together with her, as you both explore your strengths and address the areas of your life that need improvement.

Education

Lynchburg College
Master's in Counselor Education

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • School Issues
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
Bryan Prinzivalli
Self Pay Rate: $99

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
Self Pay Rate: $99

Chad Hatchel, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Charles "Chad" Hatchel is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 7 years of experience in the mental health field. Chad specializes in working with clients who are experiencing depression and anxiety. He also works with couples who are having problems communicating with one another. His professional experience includes group and individual therapy, working with individuals ranging from ages 4 and up.

Chad completed his Bachelor of Science (BS) at Virginia Tech and his Master of Arts (MA) in Professional Counseling at Liberty University. He has also completed Resident Supervisor Training. Chad has lived in Lynchburg, VA for about 10 years. He currently supervises an emergency services department, where he and his staff specialize in crisis counseling.

Education

Master of Arts in Professional Counseling
Liberty University

Specialties

  • Family issues
  • Divorce
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Parenting Skills,
  • Grief and Loss
  • Physical and Sexual abuse, and
  • Adolescent Issues.
Ethan Zehr
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ethan Zehr, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Ethan Zehr is a Resident in Counseling who has 3 years of experience with adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families as they seek help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, crisis, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anger management, trauma, and relationship issues, and more.

Ethan completed his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Religion at the University of Georgia and his Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Liberty University. He 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 in building on your strengths and to better collaborate with you towards meeting your treatment goals as you pursue a 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
Christel Hammett
Self Pay Rate: $99

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
Bryan Hunsley
Self Pay Rate: $99

Bryan Hunsley, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Bryan Hunsley is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has 5 years experience working alongside children, adolescents, adults, and couples who are seeking help with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, substance abuse, and crisis intervention.

Bryan completed his Bachelor of Science (BS) in Religion and his Master of Arts (MA) in Professional Counseling at Liberty University. He utilizes an eclectic approach toward counseling and incorporates techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), person-centered therapy, and solution-focused therapy.

Bryan enjoys providing support and encouragement through the counseling process. He 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
Stacia Hanson
Self Pay Rate: $99

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
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
Kandice Ketterling
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kandice Ketterling, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Kandice Ketterling is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, families, and adults in a variety of clinical settings. Her professional career consists of providing service with inpatient and outpatient services, In-home services, school settings, and hospice.

Kandice received both her Bachelor's in Psychology and Masters of Professional Counseling at Liberty University. Her main approach to counseling is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) but also incorporates Gestalt therapy, solutions-focused therapy (SFT), and person-centered therapy to help improve quality of life, self-awareness, and coping skills.

Kandice believes in maintaining a safe space, encouraging each of her clients to share as they feel comfortable. She'll support you as the unique individual that you are, helping you to achieve your identified goals.

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Relationships
  • Families
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss
Amanda Otey-Hall
Self Pay Rate: $99

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 uses an insight-based approach to work towards managing anxiety, depression, stress, relationship/familial issues, and life transitions.

Amanda 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. 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 an 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
Lynn Lemon
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lynn Lemon, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Lynn Lemon is a Licensed Resident in Counseling (LRIC) with over 5 years of clinical experience working with adults in the mental health field. Lynn has experience with individuals diagnosed with anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, substance abuse disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.

She received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. She is on her way to becoming certified in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). 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 (CBT) is also used to assist the client in changing negative thought patterns and exposure therapy is also used 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.

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.

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
Rebeccah McCully
Self Pay Rate: $99

Rebeccah McCully, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Rebeccah is a Resident in Counseling in the state of Virginia and is working toward obtaining licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Her counseling experience includes working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings over the past several years.

Rebeccah graduated from Liberty University with a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling. She 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 (CBT), 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
Kate Hanselman
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Kate Hanselman, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Kate Hanselman is a Board-Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with over 10 years of professional experience working with adults and seniors who are dealing with a wide variety of issues, including family conflict, transgender issues, grief, sexual orientation issues, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, anger issues, dysfunctional relationships, ADHD, behavioral issues, women’s issues, and more.

Kate earned a Master’s degree in Nursing 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, she is particularly passionate about working with health care workers, educators, and those in the helping professions. She 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.

As a PMHNP, Kate prioritizes a collaborative, creative approach. She offers honed clinical expertise, a dynamic set of tools including medication and therapy, and a firm belief that each person is the expert on their own life. Kate provides thorough, holistic care by using CBT, trauma-informed, solution-focused, and mindful approaches to better understand and target the root causes of distress. You do not have to struggle alone. Whether you’re looking for support with an ongoing issue, or this is your first time seeking help, Kate will meet you where you are, and together you’ll decide on a plan that fits your needs.

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+
Christopher Hollingsworth
Self Pay Rate: $99

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 stress-related- disorders; and disruptive, impulse control, and conduct disorders.

Christopher completed his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Randolph College and Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Lynchburg College. He believes in the power of strength-based and person-centered approaches to counseling and 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.

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
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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People Love Our Providers!

Overall Rating: 5★★★★★ based on 71 5 1 71 reviews. See all reviews
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Caring, Respectful, Non-judgemental

★★★★★
Working with Dr. Tiffany Stephens has been so helpful! She is very approachable, easy to talk to, and genuinely cares about concerns and circumstances. She can help think through problems and works toward a better outlook and teaching real skills that help toward calmness and strength in the midst of complicated issues. She helps teach courage to be vulnerable in the moment, so I can learn patterns and work at replacing them with more healthy ones— her style of preparing clients to approach things differently makes all the difference when difficulty arises. I feel safe and confident (but not tight and overly-clinical) when talking with her. I absolutely recommend working with her if you are working toward a better you!
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Skilled Therapist

★★★★★
Dr. Tiffany Stephens is an amazing therapist. She is engaging as well as empathetic. I highly recommend Tiffany for anyone looking for a highly skilled and compassionate therapist.
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Great Counseling

★★★★★
Bryan Hunsley has been a great help in providing counseling to myself and my husband! He begins our ZOOM sessions on time. Bryan is great at his job in that he is easy to talk to and nonjudgmental. His feedback is even tempered (appropriate, positive and welcoming), plus clear and easy to understand. My husband and I feel that Bryan provides sensitive care and treats us both with ultimate respect! He is flexible in that he can easily switch gears according to the urgency of our needs for any particular session and is quick to offer any needed support between sessions. He provides a professional high quality of care that is also relaxing and informative. I am more than satisfied with his services being provided and find myself looking forward to the next session! Bryan has and continues to strengthen our marital wellness with his superb counseling expertise!
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Jenifer Suri

★★★★★
Jenifer Suri is an energetic, lively woman who felt like a confidant during our very first meet up. She was engaging and listened well!
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Counseling

★★★★★
Jeanie has been working with me for over 5 months on developing Effective strategies and coping methods to better manage my anxiety and depression. She has been wonderful throughout this whole process and I definitely recommend her for a counselor!
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Kim Plourde

★★★★★
I came in knowing I wanted to strengthen my mental wellness but previous encounters with therapists hasn’t proven helpful. I met with Kim Plourde and it changed my perspective. She is easy to talk to, nonjudgmental and gives clear and easy to understand feedback that’s relative to the issue at hand. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking someone to talk with about their mental well being.
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Thankful

★★★★★
So thankful that Thriveworks is so responsive and available. Our family went through a very devastating situation while visiting Lynchburg and I was agonizing on how to go forward. Crisis never happens at a convenient time but we were quickly able to get a family counseling meeting with a very respectful and skilled therapist, Regina. In one visit alone, Regina was able to help us see clearly the next steps needed for healthy family dynamics, and although I wish I could bring her back home with me, perhaps our other family members will take advantage of this great blessing available. Thanking God for your help.
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Very Pleased with Kimberly Plourde

★★★★★
Kimberly was very helpful at a time when my husband and I experienced a terrible crisis. She helped me identify goals and was patient while I transitioned from the shock of the crisis to a point of being able to listen to her useful and practical ideas of how to move forward. She helped me realize the tendency to blame others and helped me to take responsibility for how I contribute to my own discontent. I would highly recommend Kimberly, especially to someone who is ready to make changes in their life.
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Great first session

★★★★☆
Our son had been dreading going to counseling but enjoyed his first session so much he asked to come back every week. I was told we would get our counselor’s email address though, which we don’t have yet, but we plan to ask about this week. For the premium price, I’d like to be able to take advantage of that.
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Great atmosphere

★★★★★
Great atmosphere, great customer service and very professional.
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Thriveworks in LYH has been amazing!

★★★★★
Thriveworks in LYH has been amazing! Taylor is awesome.
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Everything has been great.

★★★★★
Everything has been great. Scheduling appointments is very easy through the site.
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Great atmosphere

★★★★★
Great atmosphere, and Mary McNeil has been a big help 😁
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Thriveworks has been so professional and easy to work with

★★★★★
Thriveworks has been so professional and easy to work with. Appointments are easy to schedule, insurance is billed promptly, and I was able to get in with a counselor almost immediately. More importantly, my counselor is caring, helpful, and made me feel at ease from the start. I cannot recommend Thriveworks Lynchburg highly enough.
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Quinn Hall is amazing

★★★★★
Amazing. Look forward to every session. Quinn Hall is amazing. Great listener and very understanding. In the few weeks I’ve gone I feel so much better than I did before.
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Awesome job!!

★★★★★
Awesome job!!
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Seems good so far.

★★★★★
Seems good so far. Brian is a good counselor. Very convinient location and hours
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My assigned counselors are kind and understanding.

★★★★☆
My assigned counselors are kind and understanding. They are great at what they do! So far, I enjoy my sessions every week with them.
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Great job

★★★★★
Great job
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I love the atmosphere

★★★★★
I love the atmosphere and we had a great first experience.
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My counselor was thoughtful

★★★★★
My counselor was thoughtful caring and focused on our Father’s plan for our lives.
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Wonderful environment and wonderful people!

★★★★★
Wonderful environment and wonderful people! Ready for my next appointment. Regina was very supportive and warm hearted!
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I’ve had only two visits so far and my counselor seems caring and astute.

★★★★★
I’ve had only two visits so far and my counselor seems caring and astute.
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I like Taylor

★★★★★
I like Taylor and the whole process has been pretty easy and I love the homey feel of the offices in Lynchburg!
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Outstanding Commitment!

★★★★★
Regina is such a committed person to her clients! She's empathetic, patient, and knowledgeable. She makes you feel comfortable. I believe that everything will work out for my life!
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Regina is a great counselor

★★★★★
Regina is an awesome counselor. She is very knowledgeable and has a lot of compassion for her clients. She is patient and takes the time to listen and understand. Regina is especially effective in faith based counseling and very respectful of others' personal views. I especially appreciate her ability to integrate mental and emotional concerns with Christian values.
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Bryan is awesome!

★★★★★
Bryan is awesome! Definitely looking forward to coming back and speaking with him more!
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I had a lovely session with Erika.

★★★★★
I had a lovely session with Erika. She was very thorough and thoughtful. Thanks!
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Excellent session.

★★★★★
Excellent session. My 10 year old was apprehensive but Melissa put him completely at ease.
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So far this has been a great experience.

★★★★★
So far this has been a great experience. I look forward to working with Thriveworks!
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A very calm and serene enviroment

★★★★★
At my first appointment I remember that the atmosphere was very calming and serene, I felt within minutes of my first session with Ms. Regina that it was a good match. I could tell that she was very attentive to what I was saying, she challenged my thought process and explained things to me in a non condescending way. I feel that with her help I am finally able to start a healthy and safe healing process.
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Excellent support

★★★★★
Regina provides excellent support. She has a welcoming and caring attitude, and displays a passion for helping others heal. She is very knowledgeable and is consistently providing information about other supports and resources outside of counseling. Her empathy and non judgemental attitude makes her very easy to talk to.
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Lobby was clean and calm.

★★★★★
Lobby was clean and calm. Therapist was prompt, attentive and friendly. We will be coming back for more.
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Our first visit was very enjoyable.

★★★★★
Our first visit was very enjoyable. Amir was very easy to talk to and was attentive to our story. We felt very comfortable and welcome. Would certainly recommend Thriveworks to a friend. Thanks!
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I feel Erica will be a good person to deal with our family.

★★★★★
I feel Erica will be a good person to deal with our family.
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Awesome experience

★★★★★
Awesome experience
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Horrible experience

★☆☆☆☆
We will never go to this place!!! I had made an appointment for my son, but he got really sick which is not something you can plan ahead. I called to try and re-schedule for the following week and was told I would be charged 99$ because I didn’t call 48 hours in advance. I explained that my son was sick and they were extremely rude. That’s okay we will go somewhere else! I would never recommend them to anyone!!!!!
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Too early to tell but so far, so good.

★★★★☆
Too early to tell but so far, so good. I hope the Counselor can stay neutral and provide good advice and suggestions for both my wife and I to work on.
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The staff was very relatable

★★★★★
The staff was very relatable. The office was beautiful. I loved the cat.
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Excellent staff. Very good experience.

★★★★★
Excellent staff. Very good experience.
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I loved my first meeting with Erika today.

★★★★★
I loved my first meeting with Erika today. She took care of all of our questions and concerns, and genuinely listened. I am so happy we have found this place because I think it is going to be a great place to grow and learn.
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So far so good!

★★★★★
So far so good! I like that someone is always availible by phone and that the hours of operation are extensive. I think that the up front cost, and cancelation fee is a bit steep. I also think 24 hour cancelation would be better verses 48 as there seems to be a decent amount of clients waiting to be seen on short notice anyways. My daugher connected well with her counselor. The counselor was timely and attentive and very helpful so far. I was very pleased.
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Like the availability

★★★★★
Like the availability
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It was easy

★★★★★
It was easy and helped a lot!
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Relaxed atmosphere was nice.

★★★★☆
Relaxed atmosphere was nice. Erika was very warm and inviting.
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Brian is very personable

★★★★★
Brian is very personable and easy to speak to. He made me feel very at ease and was enjoyable to talk with. I look forward to more sessions with him.
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I felt comfortable and relaxed with Amir.

★★★★☆
I felt comfortable and relaxed with Amir. It helped when he have his background about himself and his work. Can’t wait to see how it goes!
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Bryan was excellent.

★★★★★
Bryan was excellent. He was unbiased in our couples counseling session and encouraged open and honest communication.
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Bonnie was wonderful

★★★★★
Bonnie was wonderful, extremely personable!
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5+ Star rating.

★★★★★
5+ Star rating. Erika is the best. I have know her for at least 10 years! We have followed her with prior employers and now Thriveworks for my grandson. I know Erika’s success and knowledge. A wonderful counselor and most of all....person. She has made such a difference for our family. Thanks Thrivevorks and thanks Erika!
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I feel as though I am already on the path

★★★★★
I feel as though I am already on the path to recovery after just one appointment. I cannot wait to continue my journey with thriveworks!
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It was a difficult session but very necessary.

★★★★★
It was a difficult session but very necessary. My husband and I do not want to talk about our issues but we NEED to. The counselor was helpful in stepping in when necessary. This is just our first session. We still have a lot to cover.
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Great Experience!

★★★★★
Ryan has been an amazing counselor to work with! He is professional, thorough, and takes the time to make sure I understand the details of counseling and an comfortable while he is meeting with my child. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know him and would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a great counselor in Lynchburg!
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Not true

★☆☆☆☆
The website says you'll never get an answering machine. I always get an answering machine especially on the weekends. They don't call back. Email says they'll respond in a couple of hours. Not on a weekend. You won't hear from them. Our therapist, Taylor, was so hard to get a hold of when we really needed her. She then said she couldn't be our counselor in the future because of her schedule. Made my daughter feel abandoned. Just what she needed. I am sure there are good counselors there, but so far our experience has not bern good.
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Amir Cotton – Commendation

★★★★★
I have had the pleasure of working with Amir for a number of years at Horizon Behavior Health. I also had the opportunity of supervising Amir during his internship and practicum for his Masters degree. Amir has proven himself as a professional and an affable individual with so many positive qualities. He has great passion for the clients he serves and clients can always be guaranteed that Amir will provide for them best practice driven service and attitude. Amir is also a great asset to any organization as he is a great team player and will go out of his way to meet team needs when called upon.
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Clinicain

★★★★★
Amir Cotton is one of the most effective therapist I know. He works hard to help his client see what is the best for them. He is thorough in his work with his clients. He is efficient and He does the best for each of his clients. Amir will search the best therapy for not only an individual, but also families and couples. Amir values his work. He is also determined to help individuals, couples and families get to an effective working relationship separately together.
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Amir Cotton

★★★★★
Amir Cotton was a wonderful asset to our team. He has the ability to gain rapport with individuals we serve, both adults and children. He has awesome clinical skills and passion for the work he does.
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Amir Cotton is Great

★★★★★
I have had the pleasure of supervising Amir for at least 3 years and had the privilege of watching him work with many individuals who needed emergency services. During this time, Amir counseled many individuals whom were in crisis and at risk for hospitalization due to suicidal and homicidal behaviors. He has assisted these individuals with receiving help in order for the them to continue to lead healthier lives. I recommend Amir because he is exceptionally competent, compassionate and caring with each individual making sure he or she receives excellent care .
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Amir Cotton

★★★★★
Never have I encountered such a passionate professional that juxtaposes clinical expertise with a defined and pronounced degree of joviality and supreme regard for his clients as Amir Cotton. His respect for the client's personal therapeutic expedition and the distinctive sensitivity to his role as a guide is truly noteworthy. Anyone battling through the nadir of life's challenges would be well kept in his capable hands.
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Amir is Awesome

★★★★★
Amir is one of the greatest counselors I have had the privilege of knowing. I have known Amir for over four years and during this time he was working on his training to become a great counselor. He worked with individuals who had substance abuse issues, anxiety issues, depression issues and other issues that would hinder them from becoming a productive member in society. I have seen Amir make a difference in the lives of individual's who struggle with life.
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Amir Cotton

★★★★★
I have known Amir for at least 5 years. I was his supervisor during his residency for LPC. He possessed great qualities of a counselor then and they have only grown over the years. He is skilled at working with individuals from all walks of life. He is empathetic, caring, genuine, and insightful.
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Caring Clinician

★★★★★
I worked with Amir Cotton as an intern and resident and his mentorship and guidance was invaluable to me. He is knowledgeable, caring, compassionate and a man of strong character. I recommend him to any one taking the journey through counseling as he is talented and a leader in his field.
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Top notch

★★★★★
I highly recommend Melissa McGinness. I've struggled with issues for years and it seems that in no time I was redirected to a better life. Thank you Melissa.
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Counselor

★★★★★
I went to my first appointment yesterday at the Lynchburg location. I saw Amir Cotton he seems like a very good counselor. I am looking forward to my next visit. I would strongly recommend people go to ThriveWorks. The staff seems like a great group of people.
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Quinn

★★★★★
As a colleague of Quinn Hall, I highly recommend her if you desire an open minded, ethical and effective counselor. Her warmth and authenticity are refreshing!
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A Guiding Light

★★★★★
I highly recommend Bonnie Curran as a counselor. When I came to her, my life and my emotions were out of control, and I was unsure how to regain what I had lost. Bonnie worked with me to help me finally face a trauma from when I was a child. She also helped me identify my addiction to work and to affirmation. Yet what I appreciated the most about Bonnie was that in addition to identifying the sources of my struggles, she also helped me through the steps necessary to overcome them. Now, a year later, I am a different person. And I am thankful for Bonnie's guidance to get me to this point.
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Bonnie

★★★★★
Bonnie is an incredible counselor who exponentially helped me deal and manage with anxiety and panic attacks. She helped me to understand ways to cope with and deal with these attacks which were affecting my job and quality of life. I felt like I was speaking to a friend during our sessions and loved the friendliness and professional way she handled me as a client. Now, I have freedom back in my life and am able to enjoy daily activities again.
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Therapist Review

★★★★☆
I would like to recommend Melissa McGinness,my experience with her has been very positive. She is a very good listener and effective collaborator in solving personal problems.
Thriveworks Counseling Lynchburg

Gifted Counselor

★★★★★
Welcoming and able to establish the therapeutic relationship quickly. She is able to filter through situations and guide in the process of sorting through life situations. As another life situation arises I would return to Melissa McGinness.
Thriveworks Counseling Lynchburg

Awesome Experience

★★★★★
I had such a fantastic experience here. The counselors and therapists are so kind and supportive in working to fit my needs and help me with my issues. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else! Recommend 100%
Thriveworks Counseling Lynchburg

Great Counselor

★★★★★
Really good experience. The office is really nice. I've been to other counseling practices in town and this is a great place with a wonderful team!
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Thriveworks Counseling & Child Therapy Lynchburg

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  • 1000 Jefferson St Suite 1B,
    Lynchburg, VA 24504

  • Mon-Fri:7AM-9:30PM
    Saturday:7AM-6PM
    Sunday:8AM-5PM

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