Lynchburg Team

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Meet Team Lynchburg

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

Ashly Bradley
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ashly Bradley, LPC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Self-esteem
Brent Burhite
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Brent Burhite, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
Doctor of Nursing Practice

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Mood disorders
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Military issues
Bridget  Famogun
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Bridget Famogun, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

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

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

Education

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

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Psych Testing
  • Autism
  • Eating Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • CBT
Camille Brenke
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Camille Brenke, PMHNP

**Camille offers services in Spanish.

Philosophy of Care

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

Camille completed both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Virginia Commonwealth University. She also holds a minor in Spanish and certificate in Community Engagement. Camille is a culturally sensitive and queer-affirming provider.

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

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master of Science

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
  • Alternative and Complementary medicine
Carson Winston
Self Pay Rate: $99

Carson Winston, LPC, CCAPT

Philosophy of Care

Carson Winston is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with 18 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of clinical settings. Carson attained her professional experience 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 completed both her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology and her Master of Education (MEd) in Community Counseling at Lynchburg College. She is certified as a Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CATP).

Carson’s approach to therapy encompasses a variety of techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), 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. She offers a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to openly express yourself, discover your strengths, and work towards your personal goals.

Education

Lynchburg College
Master's in Community Counseling

Specialties

  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress management
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
Crystal Miller
Self Pay Rate: $99

Crystal Miller, LPC

Crystal is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings over the last four years. Crystal has primarily served the community in school-based therapeutic programs to include group therapy, school-based outpatient, and individual therapy to provide support with ADHD, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, grief/loss, and life stressors. Crystal utilizes an eclectic approach to counseling including techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, and faith-based counseling. Crystal has also administered clinical assessments for three years, helping children, adolescents, and adults connect with numerous mental health services. 

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

Crystal’s areas of interest with clients include:

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

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

Crystal Miller-Williams
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Crystal Miller-Williams, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

University of Michigan-Flint
MSN

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Medication Management
Danielle Ott
Self Pay Rate: $99

Danielle Ott, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

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

Education

Liberty University
Master of Arts in Professional Counseling

Specialties

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

Debra Morton, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
PMHNP

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Sleep or Insomnia
Fawn Workman
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

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

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

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

Specialties

  • Medication management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Women’s mental health
  • Special interest in Tourette’s Syndrome
Geralyn Fortney
Self Pay Rate: $99

Geralyn Fortney, LPC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

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

Specialties

  • Life Transitions or Changes
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Grief
  • Self-Esteem
  • Couples/Marriage therapy
  • Stress Management
  • LGBTQIA+ Issues
Jaime Miller
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jaime Miller, LPC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Liberty University
Master’s of Arts in Professional Counseling

Specialties

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

Jeanie Felty, LPC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Liberty University
M.A. degree in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • Perinatal Loss and Infertility
  • Trauma Disorders
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Mood Disorders
Jesse Byers
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jesse Byers, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Liberty University
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

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

Joseph Wall, LPC, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

Joseph Wall is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and National Certified Counselor (LPC, LMFT-NCC) with over 5 years of professional experience working with couples, teens, adults, and seniors with issues related to depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, family conflict, trauma, and more.

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

He strives to help each and every client to build a secure base of trust, safety, and hope within themselves and through healthy relationships with those around them. Talk with Joseph and develop a unique, personalized treatment plan to address your needs.

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss
  • Adjustment to Life Transitions
  • Marriage, Couples, Relationship
  • Adult/Child Attachment
  • Young Adults
  • Family Counseling
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Childhood Trauma
Josephine Dakin-Davis
Self Pay Rate: $239: Intake $189 Follow-ups

Josephine Dakin-Davis, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Medication Management
Joshua Kee
Self Pay Rate: $99

Joshua Kee, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Joshua Kee is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with more than 12 years of clinical mental health experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families 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 clients in order to create an effective therapeutic alliance. He received his Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2014. Joshua utilizes an eclectic approach that is rooted in cognitive behavioral techniques (CBT), dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT), trauma-focused cognitive approaches (TFCBT), and mindfulness and meditation-based approaches.

Joshua works to address negative thought patterns and habits while restoring self-regulation and improving daily functioning. He seeks to provide a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable environment for his clients to achieve their therapeutic goals.

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
Katherine Hughes
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Katherine Hughes, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

Education

George Mason University
Maryville University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Dementia
Kathleen Van Allen
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kathleen Van Allen, LPC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Longwood University
Master of Science in Counselor Education

Specialties

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

Katie Oliver, LPC

Philosophy of Care

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

Katie received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Services from Elon University her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. She uses an eclectic approach to counseling, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), attachment-based therapy (ABT), motivational interviewing techniques, grief counseling, and mindfulness-based techniques.

She works to help clients improve coping and problem solving skills, challenge thinking patterns, and supports personal growth through encouraging overall health and wellness. Katie approaches counseling in a warm, accepting manner, believing that all individuals can benefit from having an unbiased and objective listener to help them navigate through many of life’s challenges.

Education

Liberty University
Master’s in Professional Counseling

Specialties

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

Lora “Leanne” Dudley, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

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

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

Education

Radford University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Alzheimer’s/Geriatric Services
  • Anger Management
  • Crisis Intervention/Stabilization
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • End of Life/Death Issues
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Trauma
Lydia Sharp
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Lydia Sharp, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Regis College
PMHNP

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Women's Issues
Marie Boyd
Self Pay Rate: $99

Marie Boyd, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

University of Lynchburg
Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

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

Meghan Rise, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders (Generalized Anxiety, Panic Disorder, OCD, and PTSD)
  • Bipolar and Mood Disorders 
  • ADHD 
  • Postpartum Depression / Anxiety
  • Grief / Adjustment Disorders
Robert O'Byrne
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Robert O’Byrne, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care 

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

Robert earned his Bachelor's degree in Nursing from the University of Florida and his Master's degree in Nursing from the University of Virginia. As a Nurse Practitioner, he has worked in both the acute care setting (inpatient) as well the outpatient settings. Robert served in the Navy for 25 years practicing as a clinician, as well as holding a variety of leadership roles that include Director of Mental Health and Medical Director.

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

Education

University of Virginia
Master's in Nursing

Specialties:

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

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

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Liberty University
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post Graduate Certificate

Old Dominion University
Master of Science in Nursing

Hampton University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • 18+ Medication Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Christian
Sierra Klotz
Self Pay Rate: $99

Sierra Klotz, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Liberty University
Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
Uche Umejei
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Uche Umejei, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

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

Education

Hampton University
Family Nurse Practitioner

Old Dominion University
Doctorate

Specialties

  • ADHD for both children and adult
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance Abuse
  • Insomnia
  • Eating disorder
Wykemia Swan
Self Pay Rate: $239: Intake $189: Follow-ups

Wykemia Swan, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

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

Chad Steele, LPC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Master's in School Counseling
University of Lynchburg

Specialties

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

Kimberly Plourde, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Kimberly Plourde is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Maine and Virginia with many years of experience in the fields of mental health and child welfare. We are all impacted by traumatic events or serious life stressors, which can make us stronger. Kimberly has a desire to help people find the strength and joy that can come through healing the wounds from those events. Kimberly enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families. She brings a warm and friendly approach to this very important process.

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

Kimberly has been a member of ASWIS (Alliance of Social Worker in Sport) since 2020 and has been listed in the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee Mental Health Registry since 2020. She has a history of participating in interscholastic and intercollegiate athletics as a player and coach. Kimberly played in professional athletics (WNFL) as well as senior Olympics. She has also worked with college and Olympic athletes assisting them to improve their personal lives and positively improve their athletic performance.

Education

University of New England
Master of Social Work

Specialties

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

 

Mary McNeil
Self Pay Rate: $99

Mary McNeil, LCSW

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

Some of Mary's areas of expertise include:

  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Family Counseling
  • OCD/Phobias
  • Attachment
  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Learning Disorders
Megan Jennings
Self Pay Rate: $99

Megan Jennings, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Megan is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia who has 10 years of 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 her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and obtained her Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Longwood University.

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

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

Education

Longwood University
Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

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

Erika Theodorides, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Erika Theodorides is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has more than 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families in outpatient counseling and school setting. She specializes in treating issues related to anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, abuse, grief, attention-deficit and disruptive behavior disorders, adjustment disorders, anger management, social skills, and parenting issues.

Erika also has a vast range of experience in group counseling including anger management, bullying, goal setting, emotion management, and stress management. She received her Master’s degree in Counselor Education from Lynchburg College and is a member of the American Counseling Association, Virginia Counselors Associations, and the Lynchburg Area Counselors Association. Erika uses an eclectic approach in her therapy sessions including cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TFCBT), attachment-based family therapy (ABFT), person-centered approaches, and grief counseling.

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

Education

Lynchburg College
Master's in Counselor Education

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • School Issues
Stephanie Valeri
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Stephanie Valeri, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

Stephanie completed her bachelor's degree in Psychology at Virginia Tech and then her Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN). She has returned to her love of behavioral health and completed her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Gonzaga University. Stephanie believes in developing a strong therapeutic relationship where there is open communication and time for questions so the patient feels comfortable when they leave the appointment with their plan of care, and understands the next steps if this plan is not effective.

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

Education

Gonzaga University
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Insomnia and other sleep disturbances
  • Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Bipolar I and II
  • Social Anxiety
  • Smoking Cessation
Bryan Prinzivalli
Self Pay Rate: $99

Bryan John Prinzivalli, LPC, LMFT

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

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

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

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • PTSD
  • Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Family Dynamics
  • Christian Counseling
Chad Hatchel
Self Pay Rate: $99

Chad Hatchel, LPC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

Education

Master of Arts in Professional Counseling
Liberty University

Specialties

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

Ethan Zehr, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

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

Ethan completed his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Religion at the University of Georgia and his Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Liberty University. He utilizes a cognitive-behavioral, strengths, and solution-focused approach to therapy as he always maintains creativity, flexibility, and the awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual, couple, and family.

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

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self-esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Relationship/Family issues
  • Grief/Loss
  • Self-injurious behaviors/Self-harm
  • Crisis
  • ADHD
  • Trauma
Christel Hammett
Self Pay Rate: $99

Christel Hammett, LPC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment 
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
Bryan Hunsley
Self Pay Rate: $99

Bryan Hunsley, LPC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

Bryan enjoys providing support and encouragement through the counseling process. He seeks to engage with clients in a meaningful way to help them understand how to move forward in meeting their goals and continue their process of personal growth.

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Self Esteem
  • Life Transitions
  • Faith-Based Counseling
  • Grief & Loss
  • Trauma 
  • Couples Therapy
  • Relationship Issues
Stacia Hanson
Self Pay Rate: $99

Stacia Hanson, LPC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety/ Stress management
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Social skills
  • Depression
  • Self-Esteem
  • Relationship Issues
  • Life transitions
Afua Ayim
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Afua Ayim, PMHNP, DNP

Philosophy of Care

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

Education 

George Mason University
DNP

Specialties

  • Ages 18+
  • Medication Management
Kandice Ketterling
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kandice Ketterling, LPC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

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

Amanda Otey-Hall, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Amanda Otey-Hall is currently a Resident in Professional Counseling with 5 years of experience working with families and individuals in Virginia. She uses an insight-based approach to work towards managing anxiety, depression, stress, relationship/familial issues, and life transitions.

Amanda has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and received a Master’s degree in professional counseling from Liberty University. She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in the community and therapy office settings. She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, and insight-based therapy.

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

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

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

Lynn Lemon, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

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

She received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. She is on her way to becoming certified in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Lynn’s therapeutic approach, although eclectic, is greatly influenced by Psychodynamic theory. Each client comes to therapy with different needs and Lynn collaborates with them developing a unique treatment plan.

She believes in order to move forward one must look within and to the past to uncover obstacles preventing change. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is also used to assist the client in changing negative thought patterns and exposure therapy is also used to overcome the avoidance of situations causing anxiety. EMDR is used to change the negative emotions associated with all types of trauma and negative core beliefs about the self.

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

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

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

Rebeccah McCully, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

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

Rebeccah graduated from Liberty University with a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling. She has served primarily in the different communities in school-based therapeutic programs including group counseling, school-based outpatient, and individual therapy. Rebeccah has also conducted clinical assessments for several years helping families, children and adults connect with numerous mental health services.

Rebeccah utilizes a multifaceted approach to counseling including techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), person-centered therapy, and faith-based counseling. In her free time, Rebeccah enjoys photography, travel, spoiling her dog Charlotte, and spending time with her family.

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  •  Anger Management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD/Impulse Control
  • Grief/Loss
  • Phase of Life Problems
  • Self-Esteem
  • Identity Issues
  • Relationships
Kate Hanselman
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Kate Hanselman, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

Kate earned a Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s in Science from King’s College London. With over a decade of experience in mental health as a nurse, a first responder in New York, and a health professions educator, she is particularly passionate about working with health care workers, educators, and those in the helping professions. She has a unique familiarity with the challenges particular to these roles. Especially now, with the pandemic increasing stressors and diminishing opportunities for coping, everyone needs and deserves a little extra help.

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

Education

King’s College London
Master’s in Science

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • PTSD and trauma
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions
  • Grief & Loss
  • OCD
  • Insomnia/sleep issues
  • Coping skills
  • Women’s Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress
  • Medication Management
  • School Issues
  • Transgender
  • Parenting
  • LGBTQ+
Christopher Hollingsworth
Self Pay Rate: $99

Christopher Hollingsworth, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Christopher is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 3 years of experience working in a variety of counseling settings, including ambulatory crisis stabilization, inpatient hospitalization, residential treatment, and school-based services. Christopher has extensive experience treating clients with mood disorders; anxiety disorders; trauma- and stress-related- disorders; and disruptive, impulse control, and conduct disorders.

Christopher completed his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Randolph College and Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Lynchburg College. He believes in the power of strength-based and person-centered approaches to counseling and that providing a nonjudgmental and encouraging environment can help to stabilize and support individuals with a variety of mental health conditions.

Christopher enjoys forming open and empathetic relationships with his clients and walking with them through their path to healing and actualization. He utilizes elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy, humanistic therapy, anger management, mindfulness, and dialectical behavior therapy to assist his clients in reaching their goals and improving the quality of their lives.

Education

Lynchburg College
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional regulation
  • Anger management
  • Childhood trauma
  • Adjustment to life transitions
  • Coping skills
  • Self-esteem
Chinyere Ugwanyi
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Chinyere Ugwanyi, DNP, PMHNP

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

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

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

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Location details

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Thriveworks Counseling & Child Therapy Lynchburg is located at 1000 Jefferson St Suite 1B, Lynchburg, VA 24504. We are in the downtown area and share an office building with Medical Web Pros, Stimulus Advertising and Web Design, Life Support Team, and other businesses.

Phone number (434) 528-3263
Ratings
★★★★ 4.00 (72 reviews)
Address 1000 Jefferson St Suite 1B,
Lynchburg, VA 24504
Office Hours Shown in ET
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm

Support team hours Shown in ET
Friday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Thursday 7:00am - 9:30pm

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