Meet Our Counselors


Amanda Loretoni
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Amanda Loretoni, LPC

Amanda Loretoni received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Mary Baldwin University and her Master of Arts in Counseling from Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Virginia with seven years of experience in the mental health field. 

Amanda has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families in a range of settings including in-home as well as in school settings. She has used a number of techniques and modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, and Structural Family Therapy in order to work with diverse diagnoses including but not limited to ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and Reactive Attachment Disorder.

My goal is to stand alongside you in support and provide a safe space through your own experiences and challenges, and to make changes you want in order to grow.

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

Brent Burhite, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
Doctor of Nursing Practice

Specialties

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

Bridget Famogun, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

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

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

Education

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

Specialties

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

Camille Brenke, PMHNP

**Camille offers services in Spanish.

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master of Science

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
  • Alternative and Complementary medicine
Crystal Miller-Williams
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • 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
Danielle Winters
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Danielle Winters, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Danielle Winters is a Resident in Counseling in Virginia and a former Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Ohio.  She has six years’ experience in mental health and wellness and has worked with children, teenagers, adults, individuals, couples, and families.  She has a special passion for working with those who are in the military and veterans and is comfortable providing faith-based counseling services.  Danielle completed her BA in Political Science and her Master of Public Administration at Bowling Green State University, as well as her Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Dayton.  She is currently in her third year of work towards her Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision at Old Dominion University.

Danielle’s approach to counseling is strength-based, working with the client to utilize existing strengths to work through challenges.  She works through a lens that includes elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, positive psychology, and rational emotive therapy.  Danielle believes in providing the client with a toolbox of skills to help aid in self-empowerment and personal growth, and enjoys working collaboratively and creatively to achieve this goal in therapy.  As a lover of music, she also enjoys including music in session when appropriate and beneficial to the client.

Danielle looks forward to working with you to help you enhance, empower, and enjoy your life to the fullest, and will work diligently with you to create a validating and supportive environment in which to explore the challenges life brings.

Education

University of Dayton
MSEd, MPA

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Military personnel and veterans
  • Couples
  • Life transitions and adjustments
  • Personality disorders
  • Psychotic spectrum disorders
Elizabeth Eunjin Pak
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • Tricare
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
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Magellan
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
Gayle Daniel
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Gayle Daniel, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Gayle Daniel is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Virginia with over a decade  providing services to a diverse array of clients that include teens, adults and seniors. She enjoys working closely with clients seeking support in learning ways to manage the stressors of everyday life, depression, and anxiety that impede reaching personal goals. Gayle completed her Bachelor of Science in clinical psychology at Averett University and obtained her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.

Gayle provides a cognitive behavioral modality of therapy that assesses each client’s unique strengths and abilities while focusing on a person-centered approach in delivery of services. Gayle offers trauma-focused therapy, as well as directive play therapy and mindfulness for all ages during the lifespan. Gayle recognizes the importance of personal balance in an individual’s life and encourages a holistic approach for clients seeking support.

Gayle looks forward to working with those wanting to make a change in their lives and will walk alongside each client at a pace that is comfortable for them. She encourages each client to expand their horizons and supports her clients in obtaining inner peace and tranquility that are cornerstones in achieving personal balance in their lives.

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Cognitive Behavior Approach
  • Trauma-focused
  • Person-Centered
  • Christian Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Women’s Issues
  • Domestic Violence
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
Germaine Kelley-Pope
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • ComPsych
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Germaine Kelley-Pope, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Sleep Disorder
Karmaria Negron
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Karmaria Negron, LCSW

The healing journey can take us down many roads and can often be difficult to navigate. Karmaria Negron is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who will join with you on your journey. She has over 15 years of experience in the clinical field, having worked with men, women and children, families and parents, military, other professionals, the IDD population and survivors of trauma. She has utilized various treatment modalities and specifically enjoys working with Attachment, Experiential, and Solution Focused approaches. She obtained her Graduate Degree at Howard University in 2009 after many years of working in the field. 

Often times we can become overwhelmed with maintaining a sense of normalcy and control of our lives while internally we may be feeling disempowered and hopeless. Her experience with trauma, depression and anxiety and a willingness to meet people where they stand are key in her desire to help you address the goals you have for yourself. It is hopeful that you will understand the importance of building strong bonds and connections as the foundation to developing and strengthening capacity to address trauma and other challenges in your life. 

What we understand about trauma and stress is that they can impact the physical body, therefore incorporating the entire body in therapeutic process can be an important step to healing. Mind, Body and Movement are key tenants in the healing process. 

As a working mother of three she understands value of time and her desire is to help you achieve the changes you are seeking so that you can be fully present and achieve peace in all aspects of your life. 

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

Katherine Hughes, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

Education

George Mason University
Maryville University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Dementia
Linda Modelfino
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Magellan
  • Optima
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Linda Modelfino, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Linda Modelfino is a psychiatric nurse practitioner in the state of Virginia who has  been working in healthcare for over 26 years. Linda’s background consists of  acute psychiatry in a hospital setting, ICU, management and education. She  assists her clients to overcome their difficulties with depression, anxiety, mood  instability, trauma, ADHD, behavioral and other disorders. She obtained her bachelor's degree in nursing from VCU/MCV and her Master’s degree in Nursing  from Wilkes University. 

Linda doesn’t just provide medication management to her patient’s but also seeks  to get to know her patients and understand what’s important to them, their  struggles, where they have been and assist them with helping to obtain their  goals for the future. She believes in a biopsychosocial approach to help patients  get to their highest level of functioning and life satisfaction. 

Life is always throwing curveballs, don’t struggle alone. Let’s collaborate together  and help your child who is struggling in school, your depression that keeps you  from being able to function or your mood instability that is causing problems  within the family. 

Education

Wilkes University
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Insomnia 
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder 
  • Personality Disorders 
  • Trauma/PTSD 
  • Adjustment disorders 
  • Depression/Anxiety 
  • ADHD 
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Child psychiatry
Maddy Khurshid
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Maddy Khurshid, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Maddy Khurshid is a license-eligible Resident in counseling in the state of Virginia. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults seeking services for substance abuse, depression, anxiety, bereavement, mood disorders, self-esteem problems, relationship issues, obsessive compulsions, attention-deficit, trauma, stress management, disordered eating, and behavioral problems. Maddy has completed her Bachelor of Sciences from University of Central Florida and has received her Master in Sciences in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University, Florida.

Maddy likes to apply cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, existential mindful-based, and person-centered approaches to counseling her clients. She likes to incorporate unique and creative approaches in her practices.

Maddy is seeking clients that are ready to commit to healing and optimizing their mental health goals through therapy. She is a collaborative and integrative therapist that works to support those that are prepared in finding their own mental calmness in order to maintain a healthy and functional life.

Education

Nova Southeastern University
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Substance abuse
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Mood disorders
  • Self-esteem problems
  • Relationship issues
  • Obsessive compulsions
  • Attention-deficit
  • Trauma
  • Stress management
  • Disordered eating
  • Behavioral problems
  • Co-occurring disorders
Meghan Rise
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
  • Tricare
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
Nicole Powers
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Optima
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Nicole Powers, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

I believe in a holistic approach when it comes to treating my patients. I want to treat the person in their entirety; meaning therapy and medication management. I believe these are the building blocks for an excellent treatment plan and quality of life.

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Specialties

Medication Management

Robert O'Byrne
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
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
SungCheol Kim
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
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:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Tricare
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
Tonjesia Gilchrist
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Tonjesia Gilchrist, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Tonjesia Gilchrist is a Licensed Professional Counselor Resident in the state of Virginia who has over 20 plus years’ experience as a military service member and have assisted individuals, military families and couples that were seeking help to work through stressful/traumatic events.  Her passion is to bring healing to those dealing with depression, anxiety, substance abuse and relationship problems.  She completed her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University.

Tonjesia utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness based, solution focused approaches to therapy; understanding that every individual and couple is unique and using these approaches will help clients develop life skills and provide a myriad of resources to make positive life changes.

Tonjesia wants to establish a caring and warm relationship and believes that therapy is a collaborative effort between the therapist and client.  Tonjesia will provide a safe and non-judgmental space that is conducive to bring strength, peace, and wholeness in life.

Education

Capella University
Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Substance Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Vocational Problems
Uche Umejei
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Uche Umejei, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

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

Education

Hampton University
Family Nurse Practitioner

Old Dominion University
Doctorate

Specialties

  • ADHD for both children and adult
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance Abuse
  • Insomnia
  • Eating disorder
Keleisha Dixon
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Keleisha Dixon, LPC

People are experiencing life in numerous ways. No one is always living the ideal life, no one is always perfect, or armored for everything life brings in their path. Triumphantly or despairingly, whether for short or long periods of time, whichever way one is experiencing life, counseling is here for you. One may need a safe place to work through their issues, a shoulder to lean on, or have in-depth introspection; whatever you are dealing with counseling is here for them. Many people want to have the best relationships with family, friends, and loved ones. Many people want joy, companionship, and to figure out their place in life. Some people want to belong. Counseling is here for them.

As a counselor, with professional experience of helping people from various walks of life who have dealt with such issues as anxiety, depression, teens who self-harm, parents in need of support, trauma, relationships, and phase of life transitions, counseling can provide one with self-examination, alternative points of view, concrete steps and skills to see one through on this endeavor call life. In counseling, one can learn new ways to make better choices and conduct their relationships with evidenced based techniques. Techniques from Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy are some of the techniques that can be utilized to gain insight, restructure negative thoughts, and find coping skills to manage symptoms of one’s diagnosis. 

It may seem scary to begin changing and improving one’s life, but it is not impossible. The possibilities are endless of what one can learn, how strong one can become, and the potential to rebuild broken relationships. Take a chance on improving one’s life, learning better ways of dealing with issues in relationships, and on finding joy by coming in for counseling. Contact the offices for counseling today; one’s time will not be wasted because seeking to improve one’s self is never a waste of time.

Specialties:

  • Trauma/PTSD 
  • Phase of life transitions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships (couples, familial, children, etc)
  • Domestic Violence
  • School/Career
  • Mood Disorders
  • Cultural issues
Dr.Maya Deskins
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Compsych
Self Pay Rate: $130

Dr. Maya Deskins, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

“It’s your road and yours alone, others may walk it with you but no one can walk it for you.” -Rumi

Dr. Maya Deskins is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia. I earned a BS of Psychology from Xavier University, a MA in Counseling from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Houston in Counseling Psychology. Upon graduation  I completed an APA accredited internship at the St. Louis VA in Clinical Psychology where my focus was on military trauma, health psychology and studied the cycles of re-integration as I worked with generations of this nation's heroes who had been held as POW’s from several military conflicts.

Dr. Deskins is a Clinical Psychologist who works with adolescents, adults, couples and geriatrics to address a myriad of presenting mental and behavioral health issues and develop and discover healthier alternatives. Clients vary, and this corresponds to their therapeutic needs. To meet clients where they are upon entering treatment, I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches aimed to assist clients meet their individual treatment goals. Some of these approaches include, but are not limited to

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy

Dr. Deskins conducts psychological assessments with a variety of populations. For clients seeking formal testing Dr. Deskins can complete testing with comprehensive reports in the following areas:

  • ADHD
  • Learning Disability 
  • Intellectual Functioning
  • Personality and Emotional Functioning
  • Suicide Autopsies 

To facilitate client healing, Dr. Deskins offers Tele-Health services in addition to some evening and weekend hours. I also offer supervision for those requiring clinical hours in VA and DC.

Dr. Deskins primary areas of therapy:

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • PTSD and Trauma
  • Veterans and Active Duty Military 
  • Mood Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Dual Diagnoses

Dr. Deskins completes full psychological evaluations to assess for varying trauma related ailments, various personality traits, and career batteries. In addition she can complete evaluations to determine one's intelligence quotient, aptitude and assess any current intelligence deficits, as well as ascertain if there are any neurocognitive or memory deficits.

Stephanie Valeri
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
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
Althilia Moore
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Optum
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Althilia Moore, LPC, EMDR / Consultant Candidate

Althilia is a licensed professional counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the state of Connecticut.

Are you searching to embrace all of you? Do you want to embrace your new? Have you experienced a traumatic event or lost a loved one, divorce, job, incarcerated, pet etc.? Well if so, I am here to meet you where you are. Have you questioned yourself and your answer is why or what?

As a Trained EMDR Therapist. We will explore your past, present and together build your future you! Allow me to support your feelings, guide you to building a healthy perception that can offer you results you can live out! I am an active listener. I provide an open space that is safe, non judging, empathetic and accepting.

I am a Licensed Psychotherapist. I work with multiple modalities that are geared to your concerns. EMDR Trained, Trauma Informed Therapy, Grief Support, CBT/PCT/Family/ Couples Therapy and Solution Focused and Brief Therapy just to name a few.

 

Lindsey Reed
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Highmark
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lindsey Reed, LCSW

Lindsey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has 7 years of experience working in mental health, with a focus in military and veteran trauma therapy and case management. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Maryland and her Master of Social Work from George Mason University.

Lindsey uses multiple experiential modalities including EMDR, psychodrama, and other tools to incorporate the body into the treatment process. Lindsey strongly believes that early experiences and traumatic events impact current symptoms, relationships and every day stress. The experiential modalities Lindsey uses work to target the brain and nervous system's survival response, and helps move clients past feeling stuck.

In addition to trauma related disorders, Lindsey treats:

  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • Relationship/Marital Issues
Taylor Reeves
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Taylor Reeves, LPC

Taylor Reeves received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Kennesaw State University in Georgia and her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington DC. She is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Virginia with 6 years of experience in the mental health field. 

Taylor’s experience includes working with diverse populations in a variety of settings, including in-home, residential, outpatient and school based.Throughout her years of experience, Taylor has worked with children, adolescents, adults and families who present with various diagnoses including but not limited to depression, anxiety, oppositional defiant disorder, substance abuse, eating disorders, ADHD and PTSD. She utilizes therapeutic techniques tailored to the client’s individual needs, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mode deactivation therapy, mindfulness and person-centered approaches. Taylor is currently under consultation to receive her certification in trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (TF-CBT).

My ultimate goal is to provide clients with a safe space to overcome life’s challenges and support their desire to learn, heal, and grow. Living authentically, intentionally, and happily is one of life’s greatest gifts.

Jared Vega
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
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
Stephanie White
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Stephanie White, LCSW

Stephanie respects your struggle and desire to live a healthy happy life. She has 13 years of experience using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other evidenced based approaches to support adolescents, young adults, adults, and older adults to make changes, feel better, and live their best lives. She can help you figure out how to improve your mood, reduce stress and anxiety and live genuinely.

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

Beata Sims, PMHNP, ARNP, MSN

Philosophy of Care

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

Her approach is based on integrative psychiatry including

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

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

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

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

She speaks English and Polish.

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

Education

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

Specialties

  • Life Transitions
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Depression and Low Self-Esteem
  • Bipolar and Personality Disorder
  • Trauma and PTSD
Jennifer Watson
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • CareFirst BCBS
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jennifer Watson, LCSW

Jennifer Watson is a Bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker serving various populations for almost 9 years. Jennifer graduated with her Masters from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois and soon began her career in mental health. Jennifer has provided psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults, specializing in mood disorders, trauma and loss. Jennifer has extensive experience using a variety of treatment modalities from Trauma-Informed Care, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. Jennifer is bilingual and able to provide psychotherapy fluently in Spanish as well. 

“Therapy can be a bit intimidating when feeling overwhelmed by life itself.  My approach to therapy is individual and specific to your needs while providing a nurturing and safe environment. My overall goal is to provide you with therapeutic support, empower you to make changes you feel are necessary and provide insight and tools to achieve your best sense of self.” 

Jennifer’s primary areas of treatment include:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Depression 
  • Mood Disorders
Barbara Darby
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Barbara Darby, LPC

Barbara Darby is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia and holds a Masters of Science in Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. I have over 16 years of counseling experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I approach therapy using methods and techniques from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Theory, EMDR, Mindfulness Based Interventions, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

I believe counseling is a partnership to help you heal, change, and grow. This partnership is built on mutual trust and respect. My role is to provide a comfortable, safe, confidential place for us to meet, to bring the best of my professional training, and to listen to you with an open mind and open heart. I specialize in many different life challenges including life-transitions, career changes, anxiety, depression, spiritual problems, co-dependency, trauma, and addictions. I also enjoy working with military personnel, veterans and their families, as I am a military spouse myself and a veteran. I believe that counseling is a joint effort that involves both the training of the counselor and work with commitment on the part of the client. I also offer Supervision services to Residents in Professional Counseling who are working towards licensure in the state of Virginia.

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

Chinyere Ugwanyi, DNP, PMHNP

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

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

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

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Depression

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I believe my depression is coming from the lack of education, I have and the loss of so many jobs. It's finding but hard to keep a job. I'm embarrassed it has been hindering me for many years now I can't stand it I've been trying to get help for a while now and don't know where to go I am on suppression medication. I see a doctor every two weeks I have talked to him about this and until u was blacking the blue in the face. I think he sees it now. Thank good
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Great first experience

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So far I’m having a great first experience with Therapy.
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Lisa

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I started with Thriveworks and Lisa 3-4 months ago and I was nervous about telling a "stranger" my deepest issues and things I'm not always comfortable admitting myself. I have to say she has been amazing through an really tough relationship break and other things I was or am going through in life. She makes you feel comfortable and truly listens, providing support and options for situations which allow me to be able to look at situations differently. She has made an incredible improvement on my life and I always look forward to meeting with her. It has become a breath of fresh air for me. She is amazing and I consider her a friend. You can't go wrong.
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So far I am liking my sessions and my counselor

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So far I am liking my sessions and my counselor
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My counselor is great

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My counselor is great
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Lisa Cornelius- My wonderful experience with her.

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I worked with Lisa Cornelius for more than 6 months and she really is amazing. She helped me through my struggles by giving me strategies that could help me involve my well being. She is honest and she will connect with your situation by putting herself in your shoes. I've never connected with a therapist like I have with her. She really knows what she is doing. I highly recommend her!
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Counseling appreciation

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A note of thanks to my counselor Lisa Cornelius. I have seen her for 2 years now and through our sessions an finding that I am a good person who has needs and a future that I never knew at 72 I coukd look forward to. Our lives go full circle sometimes and after bad things happen we start to think we have no right to try to be anyone but who others think we should be....not true! Hopefully Lisa and I can continue this journey and I can learn to relax in the real me and be content and happy with myself...thank you Lisa ....
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Ms. Lisa

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Ms. Lisa is a very amazing counselor. She helps you understand and can relate to you, which makes you feel better. Her way of counseling is different from past counselor. It was more dull with my past counselor, but with Ms. Lisa it is different. It is better to me. I definitely recommend Ms. Lisa because everytime I leave I feel lighter and a little bit better. 😊
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Shannon Oesch

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Shannon Oesch is an excellent therapist and friend. I met Shannon years ago in Hawaii where I worked at a domestic violence shelter. Shannon came and facilitated a weekly support group and made a huge impact on many lives. Shannon is easy to talk to and a great listener!
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Shannon Oesch LCSW

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Shannon was very supportive as a Clinical Supervisor and extremely knowledgeable and experienced in her field. She has helped me develop my clinical skills and competencies throughout my Social Work career.
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It was an excellent experience.

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It was an excellent experience. I have been suffering from high anxiety and was skeptical about talking with someone who didn’t know me. After my first session I could finally see light at the end of the tunnel. I cannot wait for my next appointments so that I can learn how to take my life back.
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So far, so good!

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So far, so good!
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Had a very pleasant conversation with Mary

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Had a very pleasant conversation with Mary. It’s difficult to tell if she’s the one for me. Went as inspected .
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Thriveworks is amazing.

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Thriveworks is amazing. It is such a relief to feel you are connecting with someone who truly understands the root of your problems and gives you hope that you can work through them. I am very thankful for this place.
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Comfortable, compassionate and welcoming staff.

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Comfortable, compassionate and welcoming staff. My daughter and I have been impressed with every aspect of our experience with Thriveworks. High five!
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Yes!

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I've taken a tour of this counseling practice, and met some of the staff. This practice is way above par, for sure.
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