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
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ashly Bradley, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Ashly Bradley is a Licensed Professional Counselor 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 uses an eclectic approach to counseling using cognitive-behavioral therapy, person centered therapy, solution focused therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and mindfulness techniques. Ashly
approaches counseling with a warm, accepting manner, and takes time to establish a trusting therapeutic relationship. Ashly seeks to establish a warm and caring relationship with you in order to assist in working toward meeting your goals, living the life you value and desire, and looks forward to helping you on your journey.

In her free time, Ashly enjoys spending time with my family and friends, camping, traveling, and cooking.

Education

Liberty University
Master of Art in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Self-esteem
Brent Burhite
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Brent Burhite, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Brent Burhite is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) in the state of Virginia who has over 24 years of healthcare experience.  He has worked as a nursing assistant, EMT, Registered Nurse and PMHNP.  He specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, PTSD, mood disorders, sleep disturbances and helping individuals cope with overall life stressors.  He completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Minot State University in 2005 and his Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in 2018 and is currently serving in the United States Air Force.  

Brent emphasizes the use of evidence based psychopharmacology coupled with cognitive behavioral strategies to treat mental health symptoms.  He strongly believes in a holistic approach to mental health care and stresses interprofessional collaboration with peers to meet unique client needs.  He is a firm believer that medication management is only a portion of treating mental health concerns and will help clients utilize all resources available to meet their treatment objectives.  

Brent seeks to form an authentic relationship with his clients in order to achieve therapeutic goals.  He understands that building a strong client/provider relationship is key to successful treatment and strives to create an honest, open and comfortable atmosphere to foster growth and healing. 

Education

Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
Doctor of Nursing Practice

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Mood disorders
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Military issues
Bridget  Famogun
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Bridget Famogun, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Bridget U. Famogun is a compassionate Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She holds a Master of Science degree as a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Across the Lifespan) PMHNP, and she is Board Certified. Before becoming PMHNP, Bridget was a Psychiatric Registered Nurse for eight years with a history of working in the hospital & clinical Trial care setting. Bridget completed her Master's in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Walden University and graduated with honors. 

Bridget earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia, in 2010, and has worked in the nursing field since then.

Bridget is skilled in Psychiatric Assessment, Psychiatric Diagnoses and Medication Management, Health Promotion, Crisis Intervention, Clinical Supervision, and Healthcare Management.

Bridget has a passion for working with vulnerable populations. She is a firm believer in a holistic approach to treating disturbances in mental health that can involve medication management, psychotherapy, and alternative treatment modalities. Additionally, Bridget is interested in working with patients with eating disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder, and talk therapy. Moreover, she is proficient in working with adult ADD, psychotic, mood, self-esteem, stress management, anger management, and anxiety disorders.

Bridget's main goal and focus as a PMHNP at Thriveworks is to grow and connect her knowledge and understanding of the brain's biology and interconnections, with the neuropathology of psychiatric illnesses and psychotherapy and prescriptive practice.

Education

Walden University
Master's in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Psych Testing
  • Autism
  • Eating Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • CBT
Camille Brenke
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Camille Brenke, PMHNP

**Camille offers services in Spanish.

Philosophy of Care

Camille is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Virginia who has experience working with children and adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, psychosis and dementia. She completed her Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing at Virginia Commonwealth University. She also holds a minor in Spanish and certificate in Community Engagement.

Camille is a culturally sensitive and queer-affirming provider. She has a special interest in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders as well as alternative and complementary medicines.

Camille seeks to establish a genuine relationship with you and collaborate on creating a treatment plan that is both evidence based and centered on you. It will focus on meeting your goals and improving quality of life.

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master of Science

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
  • Alternative and Complementary medicine
Carson Winston
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
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
Courtney Graves
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Courtney Graves, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Courtney is a board certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with almost 6 years experience as a Registered Nurse and nearing 4 years experience evaluating and treating individuals with a wide variety of psychiatric disorders in her work as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Originally from Austin, Texas, Courtney obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with distinction from Hendrix College in 2012, and her Master of Science in Nursing from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in 2017. 

Courtney believes in and is committed to a holistic approach to psychiatric care, assisting clients in building comprehensive, and collaborative treatment plans. She understands the importance of including therapy, physical health and mindfulness practices in addition to pharmacological treatment in order to best address her clients’ psychiatric symptoms and improve their overall quality of life. 

Courtney seeks to build a genuine, authentic connection with you in order to best understand your needs and how to work with you to help manage your symptoms so you can be fully present and enjoy your life.  

Education

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Social Anxiety 
  • ADHD
  • Panic disorder
  • Adjustment issues/disorders
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Other mood disorders
Crystal Miller
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
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
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Humana
  • Magellan
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Crystal Miller-Williams, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Crystal Miller-Williams is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner who is qualified to practice in both primary and psychiatry; diagnose, treat, and prescribe medication for children, adolescents, and adults. Some of her practice specialties include (but not limited to) ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, and Schizophrenia. Over the course of ten years of medical practice, Crystal has had the privilege of working in many practice areas, including primary care, family practice, gynecology, and internal medicine.

Crystal prefers the patient centered approach, along with the integration of  therapy, daily physical movement and improved sleep practices as foundations for care. Overall Crystal tends to be more conservative in her prescribing practices, especially in regards to prescribing controlled substances such as benzodiazepines.

Education

University of Michigan-Flint
MSN

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Medication Management
David Choi
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

David Choi, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

David Choi is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner licensed in Virginia and New Hampshire. He has nearly 6 years of experience working in the mental health field including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorders, and schizophrenic disorder as advanced registered nurse practitioner and registered nurse. As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, he has experience providing psychiatric care across several practice settings, including acute inpatient, outpatient, and dual diagnosis treatment. He graduated magnum cum laude in Bachelor of Science degree in political science and pre-medical courses from SUNY Stony Brook University. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Rutgers University in Newark, NJ and was awarded with nursing leadership and received his Master of Science in Nursing from Drexel University.

David Choi prides himself on providing patient-centered and individualized care with a holistic approach. Also, he uses sound reasoning to solve mental health problems and keeps up to date on current practices. He approaches all patients with an open mind to achieve an accurate diagnosis and a responsible treatment plan. David Choi maintains a positive approach in handling mental health problems and aims to develop a safe medication management to achieve mental wellness.

Education

Drexel University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Panic
Diane Justusson
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Compsych
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Diane Justusson, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Diane Justusson is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 10 years of experience as a Women’s Health Provider and Midwife prior to transitioning to work as a full-time Mental Health Provider 2 years ago.  She is dedicated to Mental Health care as the fundamental basis for enhancing wellness for everyone. Diane enjoys partnering with adults and older adolescents to collaborate on individualized medication management plans. She works with people seeking help with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, life transitions, women’s issues. She completed her Master of Science at Oregon Health and Science University and her Post-Master’s Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate with Frontier Nursing University.  

Diane will help to support you with medication management in a respectful shared decision-making process. Diane is experienced with Cognitive Behavioral Techniques and with alternative to medications and/or adjunctive treatments. She will fully explore all your concerns and questions with you. 

Diane’s goal is to help you to find prolonged wellness to meet your unique life circumstances and goals. If you are ready to get started, she invites you to reach out to ThriveWorks to begin.

Education

Oregon Health and Science University
Master of Science

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management/ Life transitions
  • Women’s issues
  • Anger management
  • Mood Disorders
Elizabeth Elizabeth Onyejekwe
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Optima
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: 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
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Multiplan
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Elizabeth Pak, PMHNP

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

Philosophy of Care

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

Prior to becoming a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Elizabeth has worked as a Registered Nurse for 4 years on a transplant and bariatric surgery unit at Penn Medicine. She completed her Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a minor in Spanish. Elizabeth has an ethnic background of being Korean but also has a heart for the Latino and Brazilian cultures. She is able to provide care in respective languages as needed.

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

Education

University of Pennsylvania

Specialties

  • Psychiatric evaluation & Medication management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Insomnia
Fawn Workman
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

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

Philosophy of Care

Fawn Workman is a dual-board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner in the state of Virginia, and has more than 20 years of nursing experience in providing biopsychosocial care to patients and families of all ages and stages. Fawn’s experience as both a ‘physical’ and ‘mental’ health NP assists her in her holistic approach to care.  She completed her Bachelors in Nursing at Liberty University, and both her Master’s in Nursing degree (FNP) and post-master’s psychiatry specialization (PMHNP) at Frontier Nursing University. 

Fawn desires to work with you to develop a plan for treatment. She prescribes medication, when appropriate, as an add-on to non-medication therapies. These may include (as indicated and accepted by you): counseling and behavioral therapies; lifestyle, social, spiritual, and self-care needs; consideration of possible underlying medical/ health needs and conditions that can contribute to symptoms (in collaboration with your medical care providers); meditation/ prayer; and other therapies. 

Fawn recognizes that most people, at some point, have rough patches in life. Seeking help is not a sign of weakness. She encourages you to reach out and discuss the issues that are most important to you on your path towards mental wellness, and together help you realize and strengthen your abilities, and work towards meeting your goals.

Education

Frontier Nursing University
Master's in Nursing and Post Master's Psychiatry Specialization

Specialties

  • Medication management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Women’s mental health
  • Special interest in Tourette’s Syndrome
Geralyn Fortney
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Optima
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
Germaine Kelley-Pope
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • ComPsych
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Germaine Kelley-Pope, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Germaine is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner certified to provide mental health and substance abuse services to patients across the lifespan. She has over 12 years of experience working as a nurse in the mental health specialty. She has special interest in mood disorders, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD and substance use disorders. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing and her Master of Science in Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a member of American Psychiatric Nurses Association, the American Nurses Association, and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honors Society.

As a dedicated and compassionate provider, she provides patient centered care that respects each patient's unique physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and environmental strengths and challenges. She works with patients to explore the root cause of problems and the best treatment plan for meeting the patient’s goal. This can include medications, psychotherapy or combination of both.

Life is full of challenges that can be difficult to overcome without inner strength, effective coping skills, and a good support system. Germaine strives to provide every patient with the support, skills, and unconditional respect they need as they embark on their journey to wellness and recovery.

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Sleep Disorder
Ibrahim Iftoni
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Ibrahim Iftoni, PMHNP

Philosophy of care

People have great ability to grow and develop that is affected but not destroyed by mental disorders. Psychiatrist mental health nurse practitioners nurtures the capacity for resilience and growth as well as diagnose and treat illness. The key element of mental health care includes a bio-psychosocial perspective, recognition of the importance of healing relationships and emphasis on symptom management and self care. The PMHNP effectively advocate for patients to obtain the service they need are available in the current treatment system, to utilize other community resources such as self-help organizations and to advocate for the development of more effective services.

Education

Walden University
Masters Degree

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Panic
  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Mood disorders

 

Jaime Miller
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jaime Miller, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Jaime Miller is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has 8 years in the mental health field. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Bridgewater College and a Master’s of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Jaime has experience working with children, teenagers, adults, individuals, couples, and families.

Jaime 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
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jeanie Felty, LPC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Liberty University
M.A. degree in Professional Counseling

Specialties

• General Adjustment and Stress-related Disorders
• Post-Partum Disorders
• Foster and Adoption Issues
• Grief and Loss
• Trauma and Abuse
• Life Changes and Occupational Stress Issues
• Depression and Bipolar Mood Disorders
• Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
• Personality Disorders

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

Jill Jones, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Jill Jones is a dual certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Virginia. Jill has over 20 years of nursing experience in caring for patients throughout the lifespan from pediatrics to geriatrics in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine from Old Dominion University, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Virginia and received her Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from The Catholic University of America. She later completed her Post-Master's Certificate as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Liberty University. 

Jill focuses on patient-centered care offering comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and medication management to her patients ages 18-65 with mental health conditions and disorders. 

Jill is a conservative provider and passionate about collaborating with other healthcare providers to ensure there is a holistic approach to the care of her patients. She seeks to develop a strong rapport with her patients and families providing a safe and compassionate approach to clarity, wellness and overall health and well-being. 

Education

Catholic University of America
Master of Science in Nursing- Family Nurse Practitioner

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Medication Management
  • Stress
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • School Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
Joseph Wall
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
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
Joshua Kee
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
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
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
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. Karla has experience working with anxiety, depression, ADHD, eating disorders, grief/loss, family system and communication concerns, social and other life adjustments, career development and stress, and wellness across the lifespan. Previous supervisory experiences have included family systems, dialectical behavior therapy, and play therapy approaches to the counseling process with clients 5-25 years old. Karla is passionate about helping anyone that allows her onto their life journey! 

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

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

Education

University of Lynchburg
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Mindfulness 
  • Depression
  • Anxiety 
  • Academic and career development 
  • Stress management 
  • Creative coping strategies 
  • Solution-oriented treatment 
  • Psychoeducation
  • Young adults 
  • Wellness across the lifespan
Katherine Hughes
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Katherine Hughes, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Katherine Hughes is a dual, board-certified Nurse practitioner with specialties in family and psychiatric mental health. She received her undergraduate nursing degree from Georgetown University in 1996, her masters in family specialty in 2012 from George Mason University, her post master's certificate in psychiatric mental health specialty in 2019 from George Mason University and her doctorate from Maryville University in 2015.

Katherine's goal is to build a collaborative relationship with patients, listen to their unique needs and implement a plan that affects positive change. She utilizes a combination of medication management and psychotherapy when necessary, implementing cognitive behavioral, mindfulness and solution focused therapy techniques. As a nurse practitioner, Katherine looks at and values the whole person when considering treatment goals.

Education

George Mason University
Maryville University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Dementia
Kathleen Van Allen
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Heath Plan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kathleen Van Allen, LPC

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

Katie Oliver
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Katie Oliver, LPC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

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

Education

Liberty University
Master’s in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management
  • Grief/Loss
  • Self Esteem
  • Identity Issues
  • Relationship Issues
Katie Singleton
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Katie Singleton, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

University of Lynchburg
M.Ed Counselor Education

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Grief & Loss
Kelly Bonebright
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kelly Bonebright, LPC

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

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

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

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

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

La'Quita Williams
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

La’Quita Williams, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Longwood University Farmville VA
Masters in Counseling Mental Health Track

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Marriage & Family issues
  • Relational issues
  • Anger Management
  • Grief & Loss
  • Substance Abuse
  • Sex Offender Treatment
  • Healthy Relationships
Laura Guise
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Laura Guise, LCSW

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

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

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

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

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

Lora"Leanne" Dudley
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lora “Leanne” Dudley, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Lora Leanne Dudley is a License Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia 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. She is respectful and non-judgement in her work. She completed her Bachelor and Master of Social Work at Radford University.

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.

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.

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
Magda Evans
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Magda Evans, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma and Stress Related Disorders
  • Self-injurious behaviors 
  • Children, Adolescents, and Adults
  • Foster/Adoptive Family 
  • Family and Relationships
MarthaGunter Martha Gunter
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Martha Gunter, LPC

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

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

Some of Martha’s areas of expertise include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief/ Loss
  • Group Therapy
  • Life Transitions
  • Serious Mental Illness
  • Stress Management
Meghan Rise
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Meghan Rise, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Meghan Rise is a licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Virginia who has been working in psychiatric care since 2013. Meghan has worked in many different capacities as a mental health provider including working with adults, children, and families across the lifespan. She received her Bachelor of Science and her Master of Science in Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. 

Meghan is highly experienced in medication management and treatment for clients struggling with depression, anxiety, and mood disorders, as well as a variety of individual mental health disorders. She believes medication is a tool to help cope with mental health disorders and can be highly effective when paired with other treatments such as therapy. 

Meghan’s strength is listening to your needs and finding solutions to help meet your goals. She aims to build a warm and respectful partnership with each of her clients. She looks forward to working with you!

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders (Generalized Anxiety, Panic Disorder, OCD, and PTSD)
  • Bipolar and Mood Disorders 
  • ADHD 
  • Postpartum Depression / Anxiety
  • Grief / Adjustment Disorders
Olivia Glance
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Medicare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Olivia Glance, DNP, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care 

Olivia Glance is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner providing psychiatric evaluation and medication management services. Olivia knows that, as Dr. David Satcher said, “There is no health without mental health.” Since mental health is essential to an individual’s overall wellbeing, she believes in a comprehensive approach to care, tailoring it to meet people’s individual needs. Her mission in practice is to provide the best mental healthcare to all of her clients, with the goal of improving their overall quality of life.

A believer in client-centered care, Olivia has worked in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Although she treats clients struggling with a wide array of different psychiatric conditions, she is proudest of her work in eating disorders, having gained extensive experience treating and managing this very complex and often overlooked issue. Her mission is and always has been to provide the most comprehensive, highest quality care that she can to each individual that she encounters in her work, always taking the personal background, values, and beliefs of her patients into consideration when treating them.

Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Doctor of Nursing Practice in Psychiatric Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Robert O'Byrne
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Robert O’Byrne, PMHNP

Philosophy of care 

Robert O’Byrne earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Florida (‘92) and his Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Virginia (‘04). As a Nurse Practitioner he has worked in both the acute care setting (inpatient) as well the outpatient setting.

He served in the Navy for 25 years practicing as a clinician as well as holding a variety of leadership roles that include Director of Mental Health and Medical Director.

Education

University of Virginia
Master's in Nursing

Specialties:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
Sarah Justice
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
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
MA 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.
SungCheol Kim
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Sung “Sunny” Cheol Kim, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Sunny Kim is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner in the state of Virginia who has 3 years of experience working with the adults who are seeking assistance with psychotropic medication management for depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia and substance abuse. Sunny received his Master of Science in Nursing at Virginia Commonwealth University and is experienced in psychiatry and addiction medicine.

Sunny utilizes trauma informed care model to create collaborative environments to provide the needs of every unique individual. Previous experiences in psychiatry and addiction medicine enables Sunny to practice without the stigma against mental health and addiction with evidence based care.

Sunny seeks to establish a stigma free relationship to assist you in building the strength that you need to live the meaningful life that you desire.

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance abuse
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Panic disorders
  • ADHD
Suvi Hyytiainen,
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Suvi Hyytiainen, A-GNP, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Suvi Hyytiainen was born in Finland. Suvi completed her undergraduate nursing degree in Finland and has worked in Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom prior to moving to the United States. Suvi has completed the graduate nursing degrees in the United States. Suvi is a board-certified adult geriatric and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Suvi believes in humanistic philosophy of holistic care for both mind and body and has a commitment to individualized and comprehensive care for the patients.

In her free time, Suvi enjoys outdoors, hiking with her friends and rescue Australian Cattle dog, Topi.

Education

Wilkes University
Post Graduate Certificate, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Specialties

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing, Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

Pirkanmaa Polytechnic
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression, Bipolar and Other Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders, Including PTSD
  • Grief and Adjustment Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Reminiscence Therapy
Tiffany Stephens
Accepting:
  • Medicare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Tiffany Stephens, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Tiffany Stephens is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia with over 20 years’ experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and elderly seeking therapeutic support and interventions for ADHD, anxiety, behavioral issues, anger management, family system issues, medical issues, death and dying, grief and loss. She is a strong advocate and works from a strength- based model. Tiffany completed her Bachelor of Science from Old Dominion University, Master’s Degree in Social Work from Norfolk State University, and a Doctorate degree in Social Work from Capella University.

Tiffany utilizes a collaborative, solution focused, emotionally focused therapy, with cognitive behavior therapy as the foundation to assist in changing negative behaviors, patterns, and mindsets. She believes in meeting the individual where they are and listening to the goals that the individual wants to accomplish, assisting with developing goals for treatment from there.

Tiffany seeks to establish a caring and positive therapeutic relationship with you to assist you in accomplishing your goals, changing your mindset, and being the best you, you can be.

Education

Capella University
Doctorate of Social Work

Specialties

  • Adolescents
  • ADHD
  • Adults
  • Geriatric
  • Health/Medical
  • Anxiety
  • CBT
  • Solution Focused
Uche Umejei
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Uche Umejei, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Uche Umejei is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and is licensed in the State of Virginia with over 20 years’ experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner.  She has been working in Mental Health and Behavioral Services for over 10 years.  She is experienced in treating adults with both medical and mental illnesses.  Being both Family and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, she applies integrative health care model in dealing with her patients.

Uche completed her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing at Norfolk State University, Master’s degree at Hampton University as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Doctorate degree at Old Dominion University, all in Virginia.  She completed her Post Master’s degree at the University of New Hampshire as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, (PMHNP).  In her training as a PMHNP, she acquired extensive knowledge with children’s and adults’ mental health care such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar disorder, substance abuse and Insomnia.

Uche focuses on evaluating and diagnosing patients, along with treating them with psychotherapies. She prescribes medications and focuses on a holistic approach to healthcare. She diagnoses mental health issues, including substance abuse, depression, PTSD, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, anxiety disorder for both adults and children. With you working with her, she will be able to manage your mental illness and get you back to living your normal life. She is responsible for assessing your mental health status by studying your medical history, performing comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and identify risk factors that might be affecting your mental health. She manages your medications and ensures that your medications are accomplishing their intended job and also manage whatever side effects they may have.

She is compassionate and empathetic.  She educates and informs patients and their families about mental health issues and steps they can take to boost their care.  She takes care of mental illness of patients ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics and all people between.  She determines most effective plan of care by utilizing the knowledge of psychotherapy modalities and psychopharmacology, and in collaboration with other professionals to provide the best treatment for the patient.  She feels rewarded when she sees the changes and growth in her patients that she has facilitated.

Education

Hampton University
Family Nurse Practitioner

Old Dominion University
Doctorate

Specialties

  • ADHD for both children and adult
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance Abuse
  • Insomnia
  • Eating disorder
Chad Steele
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Chad Steele, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Chad Steele is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia who has over 14 years of experience in the mental health field. He 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 work with children and adolescents, he has received training in anger management, the Collaborative Problem Solving model, and marriage and family therapy. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Johnson University (Tennessee) and his Master of Education degree from the University of Lynchburg. 

Chad utilizes collaboration, goal setting, strength based, 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

Masters in Education
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
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna Telehealth
  • Compysch
  • Highmark
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • PCHP
  • United Healthcare
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
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • PCHP
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
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
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 
Amir Cotton
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon
  • Compsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan Commercial
  • PCHP
Self Pay Rate: $99

Amir Cotton, LPC

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

Amir has experience with:

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

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

Erika Theodorides
Accepting:
  • ACI
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon
  • Cigna
  • Compsych
  • Humana
  • Lifesync
  • Magellan Commercial
  • MHN
  • MHNet
  • PCHP
Self Pay Rate: $99

Erika Theodorides, LPC

Erika Theodorides is a licensed professional counselor in Virginia.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stephanie Valeri, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Stephanie has spent over 12 years as a nurse emphasizing the importance of therapeutic communication, empathy, and patient education. She understands that she is not just treating symptoms, but a person with a past, present, and future. She feels in helping patients understand their diagnosis and treatment options; they can make the best treatment decisions for themselves. She believes in developing a strong therapeutic relationship where there is open communication and time for questions so the patient feels comfortable when they leave the appointment with their plan of care, and understands the next steps if this plan is not effective. 

Stephanie believes a therapeutic relationship is the foundation of a strong treatment plan. In this line of thinking she takes the time to listen and understand the patient's history so that she can understand not just where they are now, but how they got here. She then works to help her patients meet their own goals for their future through medication management and therapeutic techniques.

Stephanie is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (across the lifespan). She received her bachelor's in Psychology from Virginia Tech and then her Associate's Degree in Nursing. She has returned to her love of behavioral health and received a Master's of Nursing from Gonzaga University. Stephanie has spent her time as a Psychiatric Mental Health Practitioner focusing on treatment of multiple disorders including (but not limited to): 

Education

Gonzaga University
Master's of Nursing

Specialties

  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Insomnia and other sleep disturbances
  • Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Bipolar I and II
  • Social Anxiety
  • Smoking Cessation
Bryan Prinzivalli
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon
  • Cigna
  • Compsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan Commercial
  • Multi Plan
  • PCHP
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
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna Telehealth
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan Commercial
  • Optima
  • PCHP
  • United Healthcare
  • Value Options
Self Pay Rate: $99

Chad Hatchel, LPC

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

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

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

Crystal Hicks, PMHNP-BC

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

Ethan Zehr
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ethan Zehr, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self-esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Relationship/Family issues
  • Grief/Loss
  • Self-injurious behaviors/Self-harm
  • Crisis
  • ADHD
  • Trauma
Jared Vega
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • ComPsych
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Jared Vega, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Jared Vega is a dually certified Family (FNP) and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) in the state of Virginia who has over 10 years of healthcare experience.  He has worked as an EMT, Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner. and has worked in community and public health for most of his career. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at the University at Buffalo in 2011, his Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Simmons University in 2017, and his post-masters certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing at the University of New Hampshire in 2019.

Jared has a special interest in PTSD and trauma. Jared’s goal is to build a partnership with his patients that provide tools that include medication management and therapy to help the patients achieve their goals. He enjoys working with patients to develop goals and providing education about medications as well as tips to increase their everyday wellbeing. He looks forward to developing a plan that works for you!

Education

UNH (post-masters certificate)
MSN, Post-Master Certificate

Specialties

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

Beata Sims, PMHNP, ARNP, MSN

Philosophy of Care

Beata Sims is a double Board-Certified Advance Nurse Practitioner. She launched her career in 2007 and received her Master’s Degree in Primary Care and a Post Master’s Degree in Psychiatric Mental Health.

Her approach is based on integrative psychiatry including

  • Prescribing medications
  • Motivational, person-centered therapy
  • Complementary medicine

She enjoys working with a variety of age groups and provides 100% confidential and non-judgmental environment.

She is licensed to practice statewide and conduct visits by a video call from the safety and comfort of your home. Telepsychiatry makes it possible to get support from anywhere.

Beata has helped thousands of people to regain their health with appropriate medication and therapy.

She speaks English and Polish.

“Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t work out, just take another shot.” Richard Branson

Education

Master’s Degree in Primary Care
Post Master’s Degree in Psychiatric Mental Health.

Specialties

  • Life Transitions
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Depression and Low Self-Esteem
  • Bipolar and Personality Disorder
  • Trauma and PTSD
Christel Hammett
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
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
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Magellan
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
Self Pay Rate: $99

Bryan Hunsley, LPC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Self Esteem
  • Life Transitions
  • Faith-Based Counseling
  • Grief & Loss
  • Trauma 
  • Couples Therapy
  • Relationship Issues
Stacia Hanson
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Magellan
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
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Afua Ayim, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Afua is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) in the state of Virginia. She has 15 years of experience in nursing and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice. Afua acknowledges that each patient is a unique individual and should be treated as such. She engages with you to work together to achieve desired goals of treatment while respecting your preferences as the patient.  She works to provide patients and families with accurate and detailed information about their diagnosis to empower them to participate in their care.

Education 

George Mason University
DNP

Specialties

  • Ages 18+
  • Medication Management
Kandice Ketterling
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Cigna
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kandice Ketterling, LPC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Relationships
  • Families
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss
Jenifer Suri
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jenifer Suri, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

** Jenifer offers therapy services in Tagalog/Filipino

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

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

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

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

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
Amanda Otey-Hall
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
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 has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and received a Master’s degree in professional counseling from Liberty University. She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in the community and therapy office settings. 

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

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

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anger Management
Lynn Lemon
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lynn Lemon, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Addiction
  • Self-hate
  • Domestic violence
  • Loss of someone to suicide
  • Grief
  • Raised in an alcoholic home
Rebeccah McCully
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Rebeccah McCully, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

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

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

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  •  Anger Management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD/Impulse Control
  • Grief/Loss
  • Phase of Life Problems
  • Self-Esteem
  • Identity Issues
  • Relationships
Kate Hanselman
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Kate Hanselman, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

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

Education

King’s College London
Master’s in Science

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • PTSD and trauma
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions
  • Grief & Loss
  • OCD
  • Insomnia/sleep issues
  • Coping skills
  • Women’s Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress
  • Medication Management
  • School Issues
  • Transgender
  • Parenting
  • LGBTQ+
Christopher Hollingsworth
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
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 stressor-related- disorders; and disruptive, impulse control, and conduct disorders.  He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Randolph College and Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Lynchburg College.  

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

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

Education

Lynchburg College
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional regulation
  • Anger management
  • Childhood trauma
  • Adjustment to life transitions
  • Coping skills
  • Self-esteem
Chinyere Ugwanyi
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Chinyere Ugwanyi, DNP, PMHNP

Chinyere is a Board Certified licensed, Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a BSN degree from Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA, an MSN degree from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA—all with honors. Chinyere has 13 years of healthcare experience with 12 years of that as a psychiatric nurse and 7 years of experience as a nurse practitioner, providing psychiatric evaluation, treatment and medication management to patients with varying degrees of mental illness, in inpatient/outpatient settings. In addition, Chinyere has worked in a major community mental health system alongside nursing homes and feels comfortable working with a variety of mental and behavioral health conditions, including serious mental illnesses She has expertise in treating mainly adult patients, but can work with adolescent patients as well. She treats patients with disorders that include anxiety, depression, personality disorders, ADHD, PTSD, substance abuse, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Chinyere’s approach to care of her patients is straightforward and clear. She is very professional, caring, respectful and strives to offer personalized mental health services. Chinyere seeks to build a lasting therapeutic relationship with you, while showing empathy with listening ears to your mental health concerns.

Chinyere’s goal is to provide every patient with the highest quality care while empowering them to live a successful, fulfilled life, alongside being in control of their mental health.

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Overall Rating: 5★★★★★ based on 69 5 1 69 reviews. See all reviews
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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.
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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.
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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%
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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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