Newport News VA Counselors

Get affordable in-person or online care — we accept most major insurances and have self-pay rates as low as $99.

Meet Our Counseling Staff

Alise Lindsey
Self Pay Rate: $99

Alise Lindsey, LPC

Alise Lindsey is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has over 15 years of professional experience in the mental health field. Alise's professional experience has been diverse, allowing her firsthand experience with the courts, social services, foster care, community-based counseling, therapeutic day treatment counseling, inpatient, domestic violence and sexual assault survivors and perpetrators, substance abuse counseling, and mental health evaluations. When she's not working, Alise enjoys reading with her book club, writing, listening to music, going to concerts, and traveling with her family and friends. While she realizes the importance of connecting to clients, Alise is not comfortable utilizing her own ethnicity and experiences to do so.

Alise utilizes a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) approach, aiding you in understanding how your thoughts impact your feelings and actions. Once you are able to understand the rogue messages your brain sends based upon past negative life experiences, you will be better able to control them. Alise also utilizes a person-centered approach, meeting you where you are; meaning we engage in activities and address concerns at a pace that is meant to help you, rather than overwhelm you. Although CBT is her preferred approach, Alise utilizes interventions from other theories that prove useful, as her purpose is to help you improve, therefore, she is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).

Counseling is a safe space to be your authentic self. It is an opportunity to enhance the skills you desire to improve your overall wellbeing and relationships with others. When working with Alise, you will understand you are in control of the process and her role is to facilitate progress. Ultimately, counseling is about you: your needs, your style of learning and growth. After your work together, you will be empowered, aware, and capable of maintaining your emotional and social wellbeing.

Brent Burhite
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Brent Burhite, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
Doctor of Nursing Practice

Specialties

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

Bridget Famogun, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

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

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

Education

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

Specialties

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

Camille Brenke, PMHNP

**Camille offers services in Spanish.

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master of Science

Specialties

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

Corrie Minges, LPC

Dr. Corrie Minges is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who works with children, adolescents, and adults. Since 2006, Corrie has worked as a counselor in Louisiana, Kansas, and Virginia. She has over 10 years of experience and is skilled in working with diverse age groups and socio-economic populations, including service members, military families, and dual-diagnosis clients.

Corrie completed her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Family and Consumer Sciences and Child, Family, and Social Services; as well as her Master of Arts (MA) in Psychological Counseling at Nicholls State University. She completed her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Counselor Education at the University of New Orleans.

Corrie practices counseling from a humanist perspective. She firmly believes that every client is the expert on their lives. Corrie provides a safe, nonjudgmental space for the client to explore and find the direction that is best for his or her life. She views counseling as a partnership and works to tailor her counseling sessions to best meet the needs of her clients.

Education

Ph.D. Counselor Education
University of New Orleans

M.A. Psychological Counseling
Nicholls State University

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Disorder
  • Behavioral Concerns
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief and Loss
  • LGBTQQIA+
  • Major Life Transitions
  • Military Related Stress
  • PTSD/Trauma/Abuse
  • Relationships
  • Self-Harm/Suicidal ideation
  • Self-Esteem
  • Severe Mental Illness
  • Sexual Abuse/Assault
Crystal Bland
Self Pay Rate: $99

Crystal Bland, NCC, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Crystal Bland is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) who has 13 years of experience in the mental health field. Crystal specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults who are coping with depression, anxiety, and general phase of life challenges.

Crystal completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. At VCU, her desire to help became ignited as she assisted in many volunteer efforts to help others throughout the city. Crystal completed her master’s degree in Counselor Education; Mental Health at Old Dominion University. She began her professional journey in 2012 as a community-based counselor. Throughout that journey, Crystal gained experienced with mental health skill building, intensive in home, therapeutic day treatment, and outpatient therapy. She has served individuals in schools, community, and various juvenile detentions in the Hampton Roads Area.

Crystal's theoretical approach is rather eclectic and integrative in general.  However, person-centered could be considered the platform in which she practices. Crystal believes in creating a safe space for the client, creating an opportunity for them to be their authentic selves. Alongside person-centered practices, she may also use cognitive-behavioral approaches, solution-focused therapy, reality therapy, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing when appropriate. Crystal believes that rapport is essential to the therapeutic process. She provides a safe, nonjudgmental space with openness and transparency. Crystal believes in empowering individuals so that they can take the driver seat of their lives. She would love to be your passenger.

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

Crystal Miller-Williams, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

University of Michigan-Flint
MSN

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Medication Management
Debra Morton
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Debra Morton, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
PMHNP

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Sleep or Insomnia
Emma Dowman
Self Pay Rate: $99

Emma Dowman, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Emma Dowman is a Resident in Counseling who has served clients at child advocacy centers, public schools, a university counseling center, and a psychiatric hospital. Emma has experience working with individuals with depression, anxiety, foster/adoption issues, trauma, and religious/spiritual issues. She enjoys working with clients of all ages: children, adolescents, and adults.

Emma completed both her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Human Services with a concentration in Counseling and her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling at Johnson University. She has a passion for collaborating with each individual to meet their needs while using a cognitive-behavioral, narrative, and solution-focused approach to counseling.

Emma seeks to create an empathetic relationship with individuals to build upon their coping skills and strengths so they can reach the goals they set for themselves and live the life they desire. She hopes to provide each individual with a grace-filled holistic healing opportunity and feels honored at the prospect of doing so.

Education

Johnson University
Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Foster/Adoption
  • Children/Adolescents
  • Spiritual/Religious Issues
Fawn Workman
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

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

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

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

Specialties

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

Jamie Bullock, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Jamie Bullock is a licensed professional counselor out of Virginia clinically certified in Trauma and EMDR certified who has over seventeen years experience in the mental health field. During this time she has provided therapeutic care to children, teens and adults. She has worked with clients seeking help for substance abuse issue’s, dual- diagnoses (mental health and substance abuse), anxiety, depression, conduct disorder, explosive disorder, oppositional defiance disorder, couples, families, sexual disorders, obsessive disorder, general life skills and specializes in trauma. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Sociology and Criminal Justice at Drury University and her Master's of Counseling with a dual emphasis of marriage, family, children and mental health at Webster University.

Jamie utilizes a integrative/holistic, strength based, psychoanalysis/dynamic, Cognitive behavioral, Humanistic, Mindfulness, Trauma informed, solution, emotionally focused and EMDR approaches to therapy; maintaining creativity, flexibility and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual and couple.

Jamie seeks to establish a warm and caring relationship with you in order to assist you with identifying the root of the issue, bring the implicit into the explicit and gain more awareness and interconnectedness between your brain and body in order to build skills to gain self awareness and esteem to work toward living a meaningful life.

Education

Webster University
Master of Arts in Counseling

Specialties

  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Self Esteem
  • Substance Abuse
Josephine Dakin-Davis
Self Pay Rate: $239: Intake $189 Follow-ups

Josephine Dakin-Davis, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

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

Katherine Hughes, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

Education

George Mason University
Maryville University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Dementia
Kathryn Alberti
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kathryn Alberti, LPC

I believe that every individual can get through difficulties that arise in life and sometimes we need some help. I am passionate about providing a safe space for you to talk about your story.

Whether you are grieving the loss of a relationship, struggling to communicate to the important people in your life more effectively or you are unsure about how to build a stronger relationship with your child. With compassion and respect we will unearth what is getting in the way of what you want.

I use a personable and direct approach to provide solution focused counseling.

Kimberly Green
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kimberly Green, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Kimberly Green is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (LPC, CSAC) in the state of Virginia with over 18 years of experience working in a variety of settings with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and veterans.

Kimberly earned her Master's degree in Counseling from Norfolk State University and specializes in cognitive behavioral (CBT), behavior modification, client-centered, rational-emotive, family systems (FST), and brief solution-focused therapies (BSFT). She is a strong advocate of empowering her clients to be the best version of who they are in order to succeed and go far physically and mentally. Kimberly is also dedicated to instilling in her clients the need to be a part of the solution and not a part of the problem.

Kimberly strongly believes in treating her clients with respect, fairness, and compassion. She'll help you learn to live your life as though it’s golden, making the rest of your life the best part of your life—and only comparing yourself to the person you were yesterday.

Education

Norfolk State University
Master of Arts in Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Schizophrenia Disorder
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Krystin MdAdams
Self Pay Rate: $99

Krystin McAdams, M.ED, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Krystin McAdams, MEd, is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who began her journey in the counseling field in 2012. Krystin has experience in mental health skill building, intensive in-home services, therapeutic day treatment, and professional school counseling. She has worked with a variety of populations with varying challenges such as social/emotional deficits and mental illnesses, including, but not limited to, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, and depression.

Krystin is a dedicated and results-oriented counseling professional who brings expertise developing comprehensive treatment plans. She has a passion for listening to those who feel no one will listen to them, and that no one understands how they are feeling. Life doesn’t come with instructions, and sometimes going through it on your own can be tedious. However, Krystin believes therapy can result in change and transformation. She is committed to working with her clients as they uncover what it is they believe and want for themselves.

Krystin utilizes techniques from solution focused brief therapy (SFBT), motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). She provides a safe, nonjudgmental environment within the therapeutic process that can lead to personal growth. Krystin looks forward to being a part of your journey.

Lauren Green
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lauren Green, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Lauren Green is a Resident in Counseling in the state of Virginia who has over 7 years of experience providing therapeutic care and clinical assessment to youth and adults seeking assistance with trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, and other life transitions. Lauren also has experience working with children and adolescents who display severe behavioral concerns as well as young and middle-aged adults with serious mental illnesses.

Lauren completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Old Dominion University and received her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Walden University. She utilizes cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and mindfulness approaches to therapy. Lauren focuses on empowering clients by building on their strengths and finding evidence-based solutions. Lauren values collaborating with the client to develop a treatment plan that best addresses the client’s needs.

Lauren looks forward to cultivating and maintaining an inviting and supportive relationship with you in order to assist with fostering positive change, and long-term growth and healing.

Education

Walden University
Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • ADHD
  • Mood Disorders/Bipolar Disorder
  • Stress
  • Anger Management
  • Self-Esteem
  • Relationship Issues
  • Human Sexuality
Lydia Sharp
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Lydia Sharp, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Regis College
PMHNP

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Women's Issues
Mario Barnes
Self Pay Rate: $99

Mario Barnes, LCSW

Mario Barnes is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults who are coping with depression, anxiety, relationships issues, and major life transitions or challenges. He has had 9 years of experience working in the mental health field and also has a background in school social work enabling him to provide his expertise regarding the educational system. Mario received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Christopher Newport University and a Master of Social Work degree from Norfolk State University. He works well with individuals experiencing difficulties with identifying and regulating negative thoughts and emotions. Additionally, he works with families and couples experiencing relationship challenges as well as individual struggling with substance abuse.

Mario’s approach is rooted in bringing awareness to the connections between thoughts, feelings, and actions using a number of different techniques tailored to each individual. He aims to help individuals develop a deeper understanding of themselves at all levels, which can often lead to improved self-management and self-awareness. He strives to help individuals learn practical skills to incorporate into their everyday lives. Mario is skilled at tailoring therapy to meet the unique needs of each person he meets by drawing on their strengths to enhance their personal growth and empowerment.

Mario utilizes a Person-Centered approach to therapy, which allows for collaborative problem solving, questioning, and personal exploration. Additionally, he has strong foundations in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Reality Therapy, and Choice Theory. Mario seeks to assist individuals in regaining power and regain control over their lives through personal accountability and evaluating choices, as he is a firm proponent for individuals’ right to self-determination. He believes in the power of unconditional positive regard, compassion, understanding, respect, and empathy.

Meghan Rise
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Meghan Rise, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders (Generalized Anxiety, Panic Disorder, OCD, and PTSD)
  • Bipolar and Mood Disorders 
  • ADHD 
  • Postpartum Depression / Anxiety
  • Grief / Adjustment Disorders
Philip Burke
Self Pay Rate: $99

Philip Burke, LPC

Do you find yourself in a rut, having difficulties adjusting to a new circumstance, or feel your situation is hopeless? Do you frequently worry about where your life is headed? Do you find yourself afraid to face situations that others do not? Are you afraid to discuss these things for fear of being judged or misunderstood? If so, consider speaking with me to discuss your concerns in a confidential, safe setting. We can work together to lessen or eliminate the impact of whatever problems, worries or concerns you may have. 

My name is Philip Burke, a Licensed Professional Counselor practicing therapy and counseling services in the Hampton Roads area since 2013. I have provided in-home counseling services, working with children, adolescents and adults, providing guidance regarding child and adolescent behavior, addressing parenting concerns, and facilitating family therapy sessions along the way. I have also worked with adults individually addressing personal problems. I specialize in issues of anxiety, depression, life challenges, and grief and loss. I integrate a number of therapy approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, behavioral reinforcement (children & adolescents), parenting concerns, and partner-relationship problems. All the while, I maintain a person-centered stance in addressing these concerns.

Whatever your problems or difficulties, my goal is to make sure you feel heard, valued, and understood. Please feel free to schedule an initial visit with me so that we can work together to help you move forward in achieving your goals and live a happier, more fulfilling life.

Issues Addressed / Populations Served:

  • Children / Adolescents / Adults
  • Couples / Marriage / Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Parenting Techniques
  • Anxiety / Stress / Panic / Phobias
  • Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD / ADD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder / Asperger’s Counseling
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders / Bipolar Disorder
  • Trauma and Stress Related Disorders (PTSD/Acute Stress)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Systems / Attachment Based Family Therapy
  • Relaxation strategies / techniques
  • Academic / Occupational / Work Issues/ Career
  • Anger Management
  • Grief / Loss / Bereavement
  • Men’s issues
  • Performance Anxiety
Robert O'Byrne
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Robert O’Byrne, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care 

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

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

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

Education

University of Virginia
Master's in Nursing

Specialties:

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

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

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Liberty University
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post Graduate Certificate

Old Dominion University
Master of Science in Nursing

Hampton University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Specialties

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

Stacy Via, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Stacy Via is a Resident in Counseling and Qualified Mental Health Professional who specializes in working with children and adults experiencing severe and persistent mental illnesses including ADHD, anxiety disorders, and depression. She also helps clients dealing with moderate life adjustment problems including marriage, death, financial burdens, and more.

Stacy received her Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. As a counselor, she places a great deal of importance on listening to your needs and concerns. Stacy mainly employs cognitive behavioral techniques to assist clients.

Stacy hopes to help you cultivate an openness to the possibility of change. As your counselor, she’ll provide encouragement and support along your personal journey towards better understanding and newfound emotional growth.

Education

Walden University
Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Relationships
  • Women’s Issues
Tiffany Brown
Self Pay Rate: $99

Tiffany Brown, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Tiffany Brown is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) who has been in the field for about 9 years. Tiffany has experience working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, and serious mental illness, among other things. She specializes in LGBT/sexuality and crisis intervention.

Tiffany completed her master’s degree in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling at South University in Virginia Beach. She uses a person-centered, holistic approach, giving the person the lead to discuss and express themselves however they see fit.

Searching for a counselor can be stressful. Will this person be the right fit? Will they understand me? Will they judge me? It is Tiffany's passion to help people to understand and navigate the world of counseling and get to the point where they can ultimately understand and navigate their own lives.

So, let’s get started!

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start." -Nido Qubein

Uche Umejei
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Uche Umejei, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

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

Education

Hampton University
Family Nurse Practitioner

Old Dominion University
Doctorate

Specialties

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

Wykemia Swan, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
Stephanie Valeri
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Stephanie Valeri, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Gonzaga University
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Insomnia and other sleep disturbances
  • Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Bipolar I and II
  • Social Anxiety
  • Smoking Cessation
Afua Ayim
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Afua Ayim, PMHNP, DNP

Philosophy of Care

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

Education 

George Mason University
DNP

Specialties

  • Ages 18+
  • Medication Management
Kate Hanselman
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Kate Hanselman, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

King’s College London
Master’s in Science

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • PTSD and trauma
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions
  • Grief & Loss
  • OCD
  • Insomnia/sleep issues
  • Coping skills
  • Women’s Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress
  • Medication Management
  • School Issues
  • Transgender
  • Parenting
  • LGBTQ+
Chinyere Ugwanyi
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Chinyere Ugwanyi, DNP, PMHNP

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

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

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

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