Meet Our Counseling Staff

Patricia Jones, Psy.D.

Dr. Jones previously practiced as a Licensed Psychologist in Maryland prior to relocating to the Hampton Roads area in Virginia during the Spring of 2017. She is currently a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Virginia. She finds it to be very rewarding to assist adults with addressing mental illness and daily stresses of life. Dr. Jones has a passion to help clients become successful in effectively coping with various mental illnesses for diagnoses on a spectrum to include addictions, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and post traumatic stress disorder, among others. She assists individuals who struggle with substance abuse and gambling addictions, as well as, people with mood disorders, individuals encountering difficulties in daily living, and those who have experienced traumatic events.

Dr. Jones primarily works with clients from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy perspective. She works with individuals to assist them in recognizing their negative thoughts that are influential in producing negative emotions, which in turn, involves responding with a negative pattern of behavior. Dr. Jones also integrates Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, and Structural Family Therapy principles to collaboratively work with clients to help them to overcome dysfunctional thinking, emotions, and behaviors that prevent them from living productive and satisfying lives.

Dr. Jones’ goal is to assist clients with becoming “their own therapists.” Her clients are able to achieve this by utilizing strategies and solutions that were learned in therapy to solve other problems that may arise. Additionally, she works with clients to aid them in viewing themselves from a holistic perspective by considering aspects of their Physical, Psychological, Emotional, Spiritual, Cultural, Social, and Economic selves.

Dr. Jones obtained a Doctorate of Psychology Degree in Clinical Psychology in 2010 from Argosy University, The American School of Professional Psychology in Arlington, Virginia. She has since worked with individuals and conducted group therapy.

Helps with:

  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depressed Mood
  • Drug Abuse
  • Fear/Phobia
  • Gambling Problems
  • Goal Setting
  • Grief & Loss
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep/Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Test Anxiety
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women’s Issues

Stephanie Gore, MSW, LCSW

Stephanie Gore, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker who treats children, adolescents, and adults from diverse backgrounds using a variety of individual, family, and group treatment modalities. Treatment is tailored to each individual in accordance with his/her strengths, interests, and goals for treatment. Ms. Gore has provided clinical services for over 15 years. Her varied background includes work in foster care and adoption settings, community service boards, juvenile/adult court systems, schools and private practice.

Ms. Gore utilizes an eclectic approach to therapy, which includes cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, empowerment therapy, and strengths-based perspectives. Issues she helps clients address include depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, anger management, child behavior and social skills issues, relationship issues, life transitions, grief and loss, school-related problems and workplace stress.

Ms. Gore believes that the knowledge of one’s life helps guide them to the answers that bring about necessary changes. If you are able to get a person to identify when a trauma or major life event occurred, they can draw on their strengths to move past it and realize their potential to live a more fulfilling life. Ms. Gore provides a safe environment of dignity, respect, compassion and support; while also giving a realistic view so that individuals can identify and overcome obstacles and flourish in life.


Corinne Sisti, LPC

Corinne Sisti is a licensed professional counselor and a 2014 graduate of La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA. At LaSalle, she received a Masters of the Arts in Professional Clinical Counseling with a specialization in addiction treatment. She works with individuals on a wide array of concerns including addiction, trauma, depression, anxiety, women’s issues, and general life satisfaction.

Mindfulness and motivational interviewing drive the service Corinne provides. These therapeutic schools allow her to utilize a wide array of clinical interventions. Her clinical approach benefits from extensive training and supervision in trauma informed treatment and by catering to each client’s unique needs. She believes that each person’s background, belief system, personality, family history, and goals differ, and therefore the best treatment for each individual differs.

Corinne believes in personal accountability, for herself and for her clients. She believes the most compassionate approach is an honest and transparent one that respectfully acknowledges a person’s thoughts, feelings, and the consequences of their behaviors. Thankfully, being approachable and genuine allows her to be kind and honest with clients. She is dedicated to collaborating with each client to create change, grow toward their personal goals, and improve their lives.


Cece Dorough

Cece Dorough, LCSW

Cece Dorough, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been providing supportive counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families since 2007. Cece’s clients have pursued counseling and therapy with her for a variety of reasons including

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Chronic pain & illness
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Relationship issues,
  • Grief and loss
  • Abuse
  • Self-actualization
  • Shame.

She works with clients as a collaborative team within the frameworks of western psychology, neuroplasticity and contemplative practices to rewrite their internal scripts, reframe how they interpret life around them and change their behaviors. Her current treatment modalies include: CBT, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, positive psychology, motivational interviewing, and strengths-based therapy. She engages with absolute non-judgment to help her clients discover the roots of their emotional distress and self-limiting beliefs as she guides them along their journeys toward internal freedom and living their true potential.

Cece’s own experience living and traveling extensively along with her work with international clients contribute to her foundation of loving kindness and openness to all diversities. And in her own existential journey, she continues to connect with our underlying oneness. She is passionate about the work that she does and the care that she takes with her clients.


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Dr. Jones – Great Consultation

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I stopped by the office this week to have a consultation with Dr. Jones. I was seeking help for an issue with ...Read more

a family member. I found it very easy to pour my feelings & concerns out on the table, because Dr. Jones was very warm and genuine. Dr. Jones gave me some valuable information and the process of therapy to consider. I will relay this information to my family and see if they would like to have a session with Dr. Jones.

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Very helpful

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I went to therapy here for about 3 months, and only stopped because I moved. It was a wonderful place, the sta...Read more

ff is incredibly kind, and Thriveworks has a great customer service base that can be contacted anytime. Despite this being a new location, the quality of service is great. The counselors are very professional and helpful. I saw Patricia Jones, and she helped me a lot with my anxiety, depression, and panic attack issues. In my short time with her, I definitely left feeling much better and with many tools in my belt to use in the future. She not only helped me through the issues I started going to her for, but helped me find other areas in my life where improvement was needed. Overall, it was a great experience. My only issue was that each session began with paying for the session, which made the sessions seem more clinical and about the money than about the therapy. However, this was the only issue and was not reflective of the care during appointments at all!

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Caring and Professional

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I have known Stephanie for approximately 13 years professionally. She is professional, caring, and resourcefu...Read more

l. She places the needs of her clients first and empowers them to reach their highest potential.

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