Our Counselor’s and Coaches

Brook-Lynn Velvin
In network with:
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $65

Brook-Lynn Velvin, LPC

I am a board certified Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Virginia, practicing as a therapist in community and private practice settings in the Richmond and Midlothian areas. On a daily basis I am striving to help others through voluntary work and being active in the community. In practice I am dedicated and passionate about providing each of my clients with practical, individualized treatment plans that can be integrated into their daily lives and routines.

My education and professional background are in health psychology, health and exercise science, and biofeedback. These area’s marinated together have given me a unique perspective on how the mind and the body interact. Having a background in these identified areas has increased my effectiveness and shaped my current holistic approach to counseling today. 

I have a master’s level education in mental health counseling and a health sciences bachelor’s degree in health psychology. I have been in the providing mental health services for 7 years. Outside of private practice, I have worked as a therapist in a variety of settings providing community based services as a : camp counseling site coordinator; crisis mental health provider; pre-screener/ hospital liaison; family engagement specialist; youth prevention specialist; youth mentor; parent coach; mental health skill building clinician; community adult mental health services worker; traumatic brain injury life skills trainer;  intensive in-home counselor; at risk youth family counselor; therapeutic day treatment supervisor; jail clinician program coordinator; domestic violence clinician; drug and mental health court liaison; and jail and incarceration clinical specialist. I currently teach suicide awareness and crisis intervention training in the community. 

I have experience treating children, adolescents, and adults with diverse backgrounds and ranges of concerns. I have training in integrative, military cultural competency, cognitive-behavioral, internal family systems, family systems, dialectical behavioral, motivational interviewing, grief, yoga informed trauma, and mindfulness therapy as well as positive psychology. I am a cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, person-centered therapist.

In addition to my license as a professional counselor I continue to educate myself by attending national and local conferences, keeping up with current therapy research, and seeking supervision.

If you ever have a question, please ask. I do not have all the answers, but I will help you find them.

Interests and specialties:

  • Military Trauma/ Veterans
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Grief and loss
  • Family relations
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Adjustment disorders
  • School and adolescent behavioral issues
  • Adoption/ Parenting
  • Incarceration to Community Transition- Juvenile
  • Incarceration to Community Transition- Adult
  • Socialization/Social Anxieties
  • Body Image Concerns
  • Career changes and retirement
  • College-specific adjustments
  • Depression
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Life transitions and adjustment problems
  • Peak performance
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Sport psychology
  • Substance use

Education

  • BA – Health Psychology from Jefferson College of Health sciences
    • Minors: Health Promotions, Health and Exercise Sciences
  • MS –Clinical Counseling from Radford University

Licenses/Certifications

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) – VA State # 0701008476

Christina Rawls-Dolin
In network with:
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $65

Christina Rawls-Dolin, LPC

Are you seeking high quality psychological care? I possess a balance of active listening and effective communication skills. Just remember, therapy is a collaborative approach. I work with my clients to devise a therapeutic treatment plan that best suits their individual needs.

I could tell you what population of clients I am skilled to work with, but a skilled clinician should have a variety of expertise. My background includes non-for-profit, community based mental health, outpatient substance abuse, inpatient behavioral health, school and correctional based mental health and I have served in the military.

I have worked with high functioning clients all the way to the severely mentally ill. With my varied experience, I have worked with a spectrum of mental health diagnoses, which includes personality, psychotic, depressive, obsessive-compulsive, anxiety, trauma and stress and dissociative disorders; along with sex therapy, gender dysphoria and individual, couples and family therapy.

In my therapy sessions, I incorporate various modalities of psychotherapeutic approaches such as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Anger Management, Developmental Psychology, Existential Psychotherapy, Family Systems Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy are just some of the main approaches that I utilize.

What else separates me from the rest? After you leave my office, I continue to brainstorm and develop therapeutic treatment plans that will benefit you in the next session. As a clinician, I am driven, responsible, concise and empathetic. Self-care is not just physical, but it is also mental. Your mental health is what is going to determine your true success in life and it is what is going to keep you there!

Christine Myers
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Christine Myers, LMFT

Christine Myers is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in working with individuals, couples, and families. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from East Carolina University.  Christine also possesses training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that concentrates on identifying, addressing, and healing from childhood trauma. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings with diverse populations and a broad range of behavioral, emotional, developmental, and mental health diagnoses to include depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, personality disorders, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, and ADHD. She also has extensive experience providing couples counseling focused on issues to include, but not limited to, infidelity, intimacy challenges, strengthening communication, and conflict resolution.

Christine is a native of the Richmond area and is invested in building meaningful therapeutic relationships with each of her clients. She is committed to tailoring each therapy session to meet her client’s individual needs. As a marriage and family therapist Christine utilizes a systemic approach to help her clients identify and explore the varying factors that play a part in the issues that bring them to therapy as well as develop comprehensive treatment plans to help them successfully achieve their personal goals.

Erica Pognon
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $65

Erica Pognon, LCSW

Erica Pognon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has over 10 years of clinical experience, working in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, jails, juvenile detention centers and private practice.  She has extensive experience working with adolescents and children, as well as adult individuals and couples.  Erica incorporates solution-focused, CBT and DBT methodologies to empower individuals to effect change in their lives. She is very passionate about guiding people in times of crisis, times of transition and times when life just isn’t going the way you envision.  Life is complicated and messy.  Families and relationships are tough. Erica truly believes that your life and relationships can get better!  With some work and time,  Erica is here to make that happen.

Jenine Stallings
In network with:
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
  • Magellan
  • Optum
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $65

Jenine Stallings, LPC

Jenine Stallings is a licensed professional counselor in Virginia and holds a national board certification as a counselor. Jenine is a board approved supervisor in Virginia. She is currently practicing as an outpatient therapist in the healthcare industry.

 She has experience with various mental health and adjustment issues including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, substance abuse, relationships, and grief and loss. She has worked with various populations in community mental health to include children, adolescents, adults and families. She takes a holistic and person centered approach in developing a treatment plan that can be integrated into the client’s daily life.

She holds a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. 

My background includes providing crisis assessments to determine hospitalization, assessments and diagnosis for adults, children, and adolescents; person centered treatment planning and treatment for individuals with severe mental illness, forensic populations, and co-occurring disorders. My ability to connect with individuals and establish trusting relationships along with using evidenced-based practices have prepared me to thrive in the position.

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

Lauren Campbell, MSW, LCSW

Lauren is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia with experience working in multiple settings with individuals and families who have experienced significant trauma and stress.

With a background in Psychology, she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and completed her Master’s of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has over 15 years of  experience working with a mix of ages (children, adolescents, families, and adults). She has provided community based mental health services, parent education and support, outpatient therapy, club house management for adults with traumatic brain injuries, as well as school based mental health support.

Lauren uses a variety of therapeutic approaches treating each client individually and holistically, depending on each client’s needs. Specifically, Lauren uses person-centered approach that may incorporate trauma informed strategies, with a strengths-based approach in combination with an attachment based approach. Other modalities Lauren utilizes are theraplay techniques, relational, positive psychology, solution-focused therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Life experiences, such as family of origin, are commonly explored to manage current symptoms and distressful patterning. Lauren teaches mindfulness practices to help bring compassion and presence to each moment.  Lauren is a firm believer in creating a mutual respectful and trusting therapeutic relationship in order to support clients in reaching their goals.

Lauren enjoys playing basketball with her two sons as well as exploring outside.

Linda Barker
In network with:
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $65

Linda Barker, LCSW

Linda is a licensed clinical social worker who obtained her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Oklahoma State University and her graduate degree in social work from Virginia Commonwealth University.  She has worked in the field of mental health and in health care arenas in the Richmond area for almost 25 years.  Linda is available to offer individual counseling sessions for adult clients aged 18 years and older. She also has experience in couples counseling and with the provision of group therapy.  Linda understands that for most people the decision to enter into therapy is not taken lightly.  She is aware that the in-depth exploration of the emotional experiences and unique circumstances of a person or couple can be life changing.  Linda utilizes evidence based treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), brief solution focused methods and trauma informed care to build a treatment alliance with clients in an effort to obtain the most optimal outcomes for those she serves.

Linda’s areas of expertise include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger management
  • Recovery from trauma
  • Posttraumatic stress
  • Grief, loss and bereavement
  • Relationship issues
  • First responder and military support

Linda offers a safe, compassionate, non-judgmental atmosphere for her clients to enable them to feel comfortable as they enter in to the therapeutic experience.  Linda is very passionate in her role as a counselor and is excited to extend this passion to you as you seek to understand and grow in your life experiences.

In her free time Linda enjoys knitting, swimming, exercising and exploring the many local antique shops for finds to add to her collection!

Mandy Bass
In network with:
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
  • Magellan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $85, $99

Mandy Bass, LPC

Mandy Bass is a Licensed Professional Counselor who holds her National Counseling Certification. She graduated with Distinction from Liberty University with a Masters in Professional Counseling. She has been in the counseling field for five years. Prior to this career, Mandy spent over seven years as an Officer in the United States Air Force. She has worked in outpatient settings, jail and prison settings, in home counseling, and public school settings.

Mandy has experience working with individuals in areas of depression, life adjustments, emotional issues, marital conflicts, family relationships, anxiety, interpersonal conflict, trauma, grief/loss, military issues, and substance use. She also has experience in family counseling with parent/child conflict, blended families, couples, parent/child reunification, and foster child transitions. Her therapy style is to be empathetic, warm, non-judgmental, and to help clients identify their personal strengths to overcome struggles they are facing. Mandy works with her clients to minimize feelings of confusion, isolation, and lack of control they may feel they are having in their lives and helps them to navigate their surroundings to find what strategies will work best for them in their situations. She works with individuals, couples, and families to help them be able to effectively communicate and reach their goals.

Megan Hageman
In network with:
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
  • Magellan
  • Optum
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $65

Megan Hageman, LPC

Megan Hageman is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia who has experience helping others through challenges with depression, parenting problems, anxiety, LGBTQ+ issues, and relationship issues. Megan has a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lynchburg College and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from Randolph College. Megan has worked in a wide array of settings from inpatient to outpatient and feels that these experiences help her to meet her clients where they are and to be actively non-judgmental.

Megan utilizes a mix of cognitive behavioral, strengths based, and mindfulness focused therapies during sessions. Megan feels that the balance of these types of therapies help to look at how to calm the mind down and refocus the thoughts for lasting positive changes.

Megan works hard to try to use humor and honesty in all sessions to help meet you where you are during sessions. Megan works to help her clients identify their strengths and to create solutions together to quickly find things that will work for them.

Megan’s specialties:

  • Anxiety
  • Couple’s Therapy
  • Depression
  • LGBTQ+ issues
  • Teen Issues
  • Parenting Problems
  • Self-Esteem
Stephanie Breitenbach
In network with:
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $65

Stephanie Breitenbach, LPC

Stephanie Breitenbach is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Arizona State University and a Master’s degree from Grand Canyon University. Stephanie has over seven years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents and adults in individual and family settings. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Therapy are a few of the treatment modalities Stephanie relies upon when working with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, life challenges or trauma. Her practice is guided by a strengths based, person centered, trauma informed care, family systems and play intervention holistic approach. Stephanie believes in the individual journey, people have inherent strengths and once accessed can empower positive change.

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

Thea Green, LPC

We all have a story. And each of our journeys is unique. I am a licensed professional counselor with almost 20 years of experience and specialize in depression, anxiety, spiritual issues, cultural issues, LGBTQ, and trauma informed care.  I received a Master of Arts in Counseling from Michigan State University and a PhD in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University, Maryland.  I use a person-centered approach to therapy with solution focused strategies to help guide you through your journey in a way consistent with your values and lifestyle.

I work well with children/teenagers, parents, women (women’s issues) and members of the LGBTQ community.  I grew up in the Richmond, VA area and currently reside in Midlothian, VA with my family.

Tonya Osmond
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS of VA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Compsych
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Medicare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Tonya Osmond, EdD, LPC

Tonya Osmond is a licensed professional counselor with a Masters Degree in Counseling from Virginia Tech, a Post-Master’s Certificate in Counselor Education from the University of Maryland, and a Doctorate in Higher Education from Morgan State University.

Tonya has over 20 years experience treating adults and adolescents 16+ with various mental health and adjustment issues including anxiety, depression, and mood disorders. She specializes in assisting adults navigate life transitions related to relationships, parenting, workplace and career issues, and grief and loss.

Tonya takes a person-centered and holistic approach to better understand where clients are developmentally. She also uses an integrative approach in customizing a treatment plan that works best for each client. CBT and strengths-based therapy are often utilized in helping clients identify goals and develop solutions that are meaningful to them.

Emily Tyre
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield/Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Emily Tyre, LPC

I believe that each client has the capability to provide self-care to enhance their individual well-being once they are provided with the appropriate “psychological tools” to place in their wellness tool belt. Emily G. Tyre received her Master’s degree in Counseling Education from Florida A and M University in Tallahassee, Florida in 1998 and is a Licensed Professional Counselor, active in the state of VA and North Carolina. Emily has over twenty years of experience providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to individuals, couples, children, families and groups. Ms. Tyre has also worked with the military population providing brief, Solution-focused counseling to service members and their families on a military installation. Prior to that, Emily worked in a hospital, assessing the needs and making referrals for appropriate mental health care for patients of all ages. Her areas of expertise include working with clients through crises and trauma, offering bereavement and grief support, working with blended families and providing counseling and support to those diagnosed with and being treated for Affective Disorders. Ms. Tyre recognizes the potential in each individual and allows opportunities for positive and effective change and continual growth in areas that a client may feel overwhelmed or “stuck.”

Emily especially likes to work with those seeking help with:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Blended Families
  • Relationship Issues
  • Military/Veterans issues, including Crises and Trauma
  • Bereavement and Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Women's Issues
  • Brief, Solution-Focused Therapy
Emma Denat
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield/Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Emma Rixmann, LCSW

Emma is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than seven years of experience working with patients and families managing chronic or terminal illnesses, grief, and loss.

With a background in public service and direct patient care, Emma has a Bachelors in Social Work and Emergency Health Services from UMBC in Baltimore, Maryland, and an MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has experience in hospice and palliative care, complex disease management, end-of-life planning and pain management.

She specifically enjoys working with young adults managing illness, helping families find meaning through their end-of-life journeys, and assisting the aging to maintain independence. When not “social working”, Emma can be found on her farm in Amelia County training rescue horses, playing with her pitbulls, gardening, reading memoirs, attending to Richmond festivals or cooking.

Some of Emma's current areas of expertise include:

  • Chronic Illness
  • Terminal Illness
  • Pain Management/Pain Counseling
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Grief & Loss/Bereavement
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Mindfulness
  • Family Counseling
Ellen Morgan
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield/Anthem
  • BCBS - Healthkeepers
  • Beacon
  • Cigna
  • Cigna Telehealth
  • Compsych
  • Coventry
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan Commercial
  • Magellan SAP
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ellen Morgan, LPC, CSAC, SAP

Ellen Morgan is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is nationally certified. She earned her Bachelor's of Arts degree in Psychology from Wake Forest University prior to graduating with a Master's in Pastoral Counseling from Marymount University.

Ellen has also earned her certification as a Nationally Certified Counselor, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

“I strive to treat the whole person. I work towards this by fostering an open therapeutic environment that supports the discussion of the life stressors and changes. By encouraging self-exploration through the therapeutic process, confidence in your abilities to use healthy coping skills in various situations grows.”

Ellen helps with:

  • Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Coping Skills
  • Life Transitions
  • Divorce
  • Relationships
  • Women’s Issues
  • Self-Harming

Throughout her career, Ellen has worked with individuals to empower them to enact positive changes in their lives. She has gained experiences working with various issues, including substance abuse, women's issues, and grief and loss
throughout the lifespan. Ellen has worked primarily with adults and utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as holistic therapy.

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