Meet Our Counselors


Barbara Darby
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Magellan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $65

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.

Caroline Csongos
In network with:
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Highmark
  • Humana-Military
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Caroline Csongos, LCSW

Caroline Csongos is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience providing mental health and substance abuse treatment.  She earned her Master's in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1998 and has held a clinical license since 2001.   Caroline has worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center for the past 14 years providing mental health and substance abuse treatment to veterans and their families.  She has also served as an adjunct professor at Virginia Commonwealth University where she taught an advanced clinical practice class to graduate level social work students.  Caroline worked at Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute providing treatment to the seriously mentally ill adult population for 7 years prior to working at the VA Medical Center.  She has also worked with children and adolescents in an inpatient psychiatric setting in the past.
Caroline specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, substance abuse, relationship conflicts, grief, and existential issues. Caroline has extensive experience providing individual, couples, and group psychotherapy.  She is highly skilled in motivational interviewing, insight-oriented therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.  Caroline believes in a strengths-based approach to treatment with an emphasis on individualizing care based upon the client's needs. She is compassionate with a strong desire to help people to become the best version of themselves.
Jennifer Watson
In network with:
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
Self Pay Rate: $65

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
Lindsey Reed
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $65

Lindsey Reed, LCSW

Lindsey Reed, LCSW: Lindsey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with almost 6 years of experience working with military and veterans providing trauma therapy and case management. Lindsey works primarily with trauma survivors, but also treats Mood Disorders, grief/loss and bereavement and uses techniques such as Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered Therapy and Trauma-Informed Care. Lindsey believes that each client brings something different to the session, and enjoys working with the individual to provide therapy that meets their specific needs. Lindsey received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Maryland, and her Masters in Social Work from George Mason University.

Lindsey's primary areas of treatment include:

  • Military/Veterans Treatment
  • Trauma
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Depression
Melissa Renner
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Optima
Self Pay Rate: $99

Melissa Renner, LPC

Melissa Renner is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia and holds a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling and another in Forensic Psychology from Marymount University. I specialize in sexual issues and am certified in Virginia as a Sex Offender Treatment Provider (CSOTP). I am a certified health coach with Optavia through the Center for Obesity Prevention and Education (COPE). I have worked in the community with individuals, couples and families for more than 12 years. I am passionate about helping people achieve their best selves and living their best lives. Clients I have worked with have struggled with stress, depression, anxiety, pornography, social media addiction and eating disorders. By utilizing cognitive behavioral, solution focused and client centered therapy techniques I strive to help my clients breakthrough their own barriers and thrive!

Stefanie Jackson

Stefanie Jackson, Life Coach

How you view the experiences of your life influences the stories you tell about it. The importance of re-framing your life’s struggled is an ability that takes time to develop. Some call it magical thinking and will fight to justify keeping problematic thoughts, and emotions in telling the same problem stories from a position they are no longer in. Then there are others who are tired of these stories and ready to turn the page and write and tell new stories about who they are, how they live and how they experience life. Those people see therapeutic guidance and assistance from me. And together we co-create and cultivate new beginnings, new understandings, new experiences and new meanings.

The things that are the most amazing, inspiring and worthy take their time in beginning built. The same goes for your mental health and wellness.

I have aspired and been  inspired to provide life changing therapy that aid my clients in experiencing better relationships, less stress, an abundance of creativity and renewed excitement about their lives.. I work with for individuals, couples and families who want to transform and utilize their strengths to develop resiliency and Learn to become the facilitator of change And growth in all areas of their lives. As a practitioner, I help my clients relate differently to their stressors, anxieties and traumas and use them to draw on for fuel toward a more positive future.

This therapeutic space, time and my presence and guidance are reserved for clients actively seeking to make a change in their lives. These people are willing to do what it takes by following through to the best of their abilities on the interventions and directives given to them. This is a place where you can come to vent but also a place of action and forward movement. There are no victims here.

Stephanie White
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
Self Pay Rate: $65

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.

Tricia Prickett
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beacon
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $65

Tricia Prickett, LMFT

Tricia is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience helping children, adolescents, and adults be the best they can be. Her Bachelor of Science Degree is from John Brown University and her Master of Arts was earned at Azusa Pacific University. Beyond her formal education she is grateful for all that she has learned from her clients, her husband, her children, and grandson. She is committed to continuing to learn new and better ways to help you face your challenges, build on your strengths, and reach your goals.

Tricia utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and other interventions like play, art, crafts, journaling, relaxation, etc. to help you heal and grow. She knows that every client is unique and she is flexible in helping each person find the tools they need to live life more effectively. Tricia also offers Christian counseling for individuals who desire to include faith-based elements in therapy.

Tricia’s specialties include:

  • Anxiety, Depression, and Mood Disorders
  • Adjustment and Stress-related Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief and Loss Issues
  • Foster and Adoption Issues
  • Physical Disabilities
  • PTSD
Althilia Moore
In network with:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield/Anthem
  • Havard Pilgrim
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $99

Althilia Moore, LPC

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, Gender Identity and Solution Focused and Brief Therapy just to name a few.

 

Ryan Culkin

Ryan Culkin, MA

Ryan is the current Regional Clinic Director who oversees the daily operations and staffing of all Company Clinics in Virginia. He brings nearly a decade of clinical experience to Thriveworks. As a small business owner and a clinician, Ryan has many skills that make his role of growing the Virginia clinics, as well as all Thriveworks locations, imperative. While he is new to this role, his drive and passion for top-quality client services show through all of his efforts. In addition to his administrative role with Thriveworks, he is currently in the process of obtaining his LPC licensure in Virginia. Ryan is currently not accepting new clients, but possesses a vast amount of experience working with children and adolescents that are experiencing a variety of emotional and behavioral issues. Ryan received his Masters in Professional Counseling from Liberty University, and currently resides in Lynchburg, Va with his wife Rylie.

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