Meet Our Counseling Staff

Alise Lindsey
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Alise Lindsey, LPC

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 me, you will understand you are control of the process and my role is to facilitate progress. Ultimately, counseling is about you; your needs, your style of learning and growth. After our work together, you will be empowered, aware and capable of maintaining your emotional and social wellbeing.

I utilize a CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) 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. I also utilize 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 my preferred approach, I utilize interventions from other theories that prove useful, as my purpose is to help you improve, therefore, I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.

I have over 15 years of professional experience in the mental health field. My professional experience has been diverse, allowing me first-hand 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 I’m not working, I enjoy reading with my book club, writing, listening to music, going to concerts and traveling with my family and friends.

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

Brent Burhite, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
Doctor of Nursing Practice

Specialties

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

Bridget Famogun, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

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

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

Education

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

Specialties

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

Camille Brenke, PMHNP

**Camille offers services in Spanish.

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master of Science

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
  • Alternative and Complementary medicine
Chewanda Moore
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Chewanda Moore, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Ms. Chewanda R. Moore is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC). She has over 25 years of experience working with children, individuals, veterans, and military families as an agent of change, support and guidance. 

Ms. Moore maintains a commitment to serving the needs of children and families from all social, ethnic and economic backgrounds. She has extensive experience working with clients with depression, drug and alcohol addiction, anxiety, relationship concerns, family conflict, post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), codependency issues, trauma, behavioral issues, grief and loss, and other disorders. 

Ms. Moore has an eclectic approach, utilizing various theoretical methodologies when working with individuals and families to help them navigate their personal challenges, issues and concerns. Her clinical approaches include the following: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Trauma Focused Therapy. Through her work, she strives to foster a safe space where clients express themselves through their story, while gaining insight as to how it has impacted them, resulting in solution focused outcomes. 

Ms. Moore is a graduate of Hampton University and holds an Education Specialist Degree in Counseling, (Ed.S), a Master of Arts Degree in Urban Education and Counseling from Norfolk State University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work from Christopher Newport University. 

Education

Norfolk State University
Master's in Urban Education and Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Phobias
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anger Management
  • Grief/Loss
Christina Mena
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $119

Christina Mena, Ph.D., LCP

Philosophy of Care

Perhaps you feel weighed down with the stress of daily life, have lost interest in things that used to bring you joy, or are feeling unsatisfied in your relationships. Dr. Mena believes everyone can benefit from a deeper understanding of themselves and how to better cope with life’s difficulties. She is dedicated to building strong therapeutic relationships with her clients, and strives to provide a safe and validating environment for clients to feel heard in and achieve personal growth.

Dr. Mena is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, having earned her Master’s Degree and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She primarily utilizes a psychodynamic approach, helping adolescents and adults explore how past experiences may continue to negatively impact their current emotions and relationships. However, she believes every client’s goals and needs are unique and therefore also utilizes techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).

Taking the first step towards getting help can seem daunting, but rest assured it is a valuable investment in yourself. Dr. Mena is ready to guide you towards building a more fulfilling life in line with your goals and values.

 

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Trauma/Abuse
Christina Triantafillou
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Christina Triantafillou, LPC

Philosophy of Care

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over seven years of experience in the field. I have worked with adults, children, adolescents, and families. When I began my Master’s program in counseling in 2011, I quickly discovered that this was the field I wanted to be in for the rest of my life. I believe that above all, counseling requires a solid relational foundation to promote change. It is my job to help you see the best in yourself, to take an honest look at what could help, and then to help equip you with the tools needed to see positive change in your life. I take this job seriously and strive to be the best I can every day to help others on their journey. 

I have experience providing counseling in a variety of settings including in-home counseling, outpatient offices, women’s shelters, public school, and universities. I am trained in the use of trauma-informed care, which gives me a solid understanding of how trauma can impact the way you view the world around you and communicate with others. I use this in much of my therapy practice, as well as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy. I am also trained in Motivational Interviewing, which focuses primarily on addiction concerns. I have completed the Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

I have experience in helping individuals/families with: 

  • Trauma/Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic 
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Depression
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Psychosis and Psychotic Disorders
  • Domestic Violence 
  • Divorce and Custody 
  • LGBTQ+  Concerns
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Addictions and Substance Abuse
  • Self-Esteem 
  • Adolescent Concerns 
  • Grief/Loss
  • Multicultural and Minority Concerns
  • Anger Management
  • Relationship Issues 
  • Self-Harm/Thoughts of Suicide

This list is not exhaustive and I always believe in growing and learning more about how to help others. 

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

Corrie Minges, LPC

Dr. Corrie Minges is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with children, adolescents, and adults. Since 2006, Corrie has worked as a counselor in Louisiana, Kansas, and Virginia. She has over ten years of experience and is skilled in working diverse age groups and socio-economic populations, including service members, military families, and dual-diagnosis clients. Corrie has had the privilege of working with a wide range of client issues and concerns such as:

  • 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

Corrie practices counseling from a humanist perspective. She firmly believes that every client is the expert on their lives. Corrie provides a safe, non-judgmental 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:

2012 Ph.D. Counselor Education
University of New Orleans

2006 M.A. Psychological Counseling
Nicholls State University

2004 B.S. Family and Consumer Sciences
Child, Family, and Social Services
Nicholls State University

Courtney Graves
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Courtney Graves, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Courtney is a board certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with almost 6 years experience as a Registered Nurse and nearing 4 years experience evaluating and treating individuals with a wide variety of psychiatric disorders in her work as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Originally from Austin, Texas, Courtney obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with distinction from Hendrix College in 2012, and her Master of Science in Nursing from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in 2017. 

Courtney believes in and is committed to a holistic approach to psychiatric care, assisting clients in building comprehensive, and collaborative treatment plans. She understands the importance of including therapy, physical health and mindfulness practices in addition to pharmacological treatment in order to best address her clients’ psychiatric symptoms and improve their overall quality of life. 

Courtney seeks to build a genuine, authentic connection with you in order to best understand your needs and how to work with you to help manage your symptoms so you can be fully present and enjoy your life.  

Education

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Social Anxiety 
  • ADHD
  • Panic disorder
  • Adjustment issues/disorders
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Other mood disorders
Crystal Bland
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Crystal Bland, NCC, LPC

Crystal Bland is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in working with children, adolescents and adults who are coping with depression, anxiety, and general phase of life challenges.  She received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology form Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. In Richmond, her desire to help became ignited as she assisted in many volunteer efforts to help others throughout the city. She earned her Master’s degree from Old Dominion University in Counselor Education; Mental Health.  She began her professional journey in 2012 as a community based counselor. Throughout that journey, she gained experienced with Mental Health Skill building, Intensive In home, Therapeutic Day Treatment and outpatient therapy. She have serviced individuals in schools, community, and various juvenile detentions in the Hampton Roads Area. 

Her theoretical approach is rather eclectic and integrative in general.  However, Person Centered could be considered as the platform in which she practice on.  She believes in creating a safe space for the client, creating an opportunity for them to be their authentic selves is important. Alongside Person -Centered practices, she may also use Cognitive-Behavioral approaches. Solution-Focused Therapy, Reality Therapy, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing when appropriate.  She believes that rapport is essential to the therapeutic process. In which, she provides a safe , nonjudgmental space with openness and transparency to aid in the therapeutic process. She believes in empowering individuals so that they can take the driver seat of their lives and she would love to be a passenger.

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

Crystal Miller-Williams, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Crystal Miller-Williams is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner who is qualified to practice in both primary and psychiatry; diagnose, treat, and prescribe medication for children, adolescents, and adults. Some of her practice specialties include (but not limited to) ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, and Schizophrenia. Over the course of ten years of medical practice, Crystal has had the privilege of working in many practice areas, including primary care, family practice, gynecology, and internal medicine.

Crystal prefers the patient centered approach, along with the integration of  therapy, daily physical movement and improved sleep practices as foundations for care. Overall Crystal tends to be more conservative in her prescribing practices, especially in regards to prescribing controlled substances such as benzodiazepines.

Education

University of Michigan-Flint
MSN

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Medication Management
David Choi
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

David Choi, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

David Choi is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner licensed in Virginia and New Hampshire. He has nearly 6 years of experience working in the mental health field including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorders, and schizophrenic disorder as advanced registered nurse practitioner and registered nurse. As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, he has experience providing psychiatric care across several practice settings, including acute inpatient, outpatient, and dual diagnosis treatment. He graduated magnum cum laude in Bachelor of Science degree in political science and pre-medical courses from SUNY Stony Brook University. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Rutgers University in Newark, NJ and was awarded with nursing leadership and received his Master of Science in Nursing from Drexel University.

David Choi prides himself on providing patient-centered and individualized care with a holistic approach. Also, he uses sound reasoning to solve mental health problems and keeps up to date on current practices. He approaches all patients with an open mind to achieve an accurate diagnosis and a responsible treatment plan. David Choi maintains a positive approach in handling mental health problems and aims to develop a safe medication management to achieve mental wellness.

Education

Drexel University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Panic
Diane Justusson
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Compsych
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Diane Justusson, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Diane Justusson is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 10 years of experience as a Women’s Health Provider and Midwife prior to transitioning to work as a full-time Mental Health Provider 2 years ago.  She is dedicated to Mental Health care as the fundamental basis for enhancing wellness for everyone. Diane enjoys partnering with adults and older adolescents to collaborate on individualized medication management plans. She works with people seeking help with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, life transitions, women’s issues. She completed her Master of Science at Oregon Health and Science University and her Post-Master’s Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate with Frontier Nursing University.  

Diane will help to support you with medication management in a respectful shared decision-making process. Diane is experienced with Cognitive Behavioral Techniques and with alternative to medications and/or adjunctive treatments. She will fully explore all your concerns and questions with you. 

Diane’s goal is to help you to find prolonged wellness to meet your unique life circumstances and goals. If you are ready to get started, she invites you to reach out to ThriveWorks to begin.

Education

Oregon Health and Science University
Master of Science

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management/ Life transitions
  • Women’s issues
  • Anger management
  • Mood Disorders
Elizabeth Elizabeth Onyejekwe
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Optima
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Elizabeth Onyejekwe, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Elizabeth Onyejekwe is a Board Certified psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Virginia with prescriptive authority. She is trained in psychiatry across the lifespan, and has 7 years of experience in working with adults aged 18 years and above, with behavioral and mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and ADHD. She received her Bachelor in Nursing Science at Grand Canyon University and Masters in Nursing/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Walden University. Elizabeth provides medication management and counseling to mental health clients. With more than two decades of experience in patient care, Elizabeth applies evidence-based practice in psychiatric medication management to ensure that each of her clients receive excellent treatment for the best possible outcome. She treats her clients with compassion, dignity, and respect, and enjoys helping them to become the best version of themselves. Elizabeth cares about your overall well-being. She seeks to build rapport and collaborate with you in managing your medications, so that you are empowered to live the life you desire, to the fullest. She has a flexible schedule to accommodate each individual, unique needs. She is a member of ANA, APNA and Sigma Theta Tau Society.

Education

Walden University
MSN, PMHNP

Specialties

  • Mood Disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Stress Management
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • PTSD
  • ADHD
Elizabeth Eunjin Pak
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Multiplan
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Elizabeth Pak, PMHNP

**Elizabeth offers services in English, Spanish, and Korean

Philosophy of Care

Elizabeth Pak is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) in the state of Virginia. She has experience working with adults seeking treatment for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, psychosis, among other mental health conditions. Elizabeth is well versed in conducting psychiatric evaluations, prescribing medications and managing follow up care. She has worked in a community mental health clinic serving the Latino population in Philadelphia.

Prior to becoming a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Elizabeth has worked as a Registered Nurse for 4 years on a transplant and bariatric surgery unit at Penn Medicine. She completed her Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a minor in Spanish. Elizabeth has an ethnic background of being Korean but also has a heart for the Latino and Brazilian cultures. She is able to provide care in respective languages as needed.

Elizabeth believes in the importance of holistic care that is individually tailored. She believes that the optimal care and treatment comes from collaboration among the individual, family members, prescriber, therapist and others. She values working together with the individual as a team to identify the correct diagnosis and treatment plan. It is Elizabeth’s goal to enable individuals to reach their true potential and live a purposeful life. She considers various factors in an individual’s mental health including emotional, physical and spiritual components. As a Christian, Elizabeth understands the value and impact of spirituality in one’s overall well being.

Education

University of Pennsylvania

Specialties

  • Psychiatric evaluation & Medication management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Insomnia
Emma Dowman
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Emma Dowman, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Emma Dowman is a resident counselor seeking to become a licensed professional counselor. Emma obtained a Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a concentration in Counseling from Johnson University in 2018 and later graduated with her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling in 2021. Emma 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. 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. Emma 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
Faith McCloud
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
Pending:
  • Cigna
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $99

Faith McCloud, LCSW

I received my Bachelors Degree of Arts from Loyola University in New Orleans, LA in 1979 and my Master’s Degree in Social Work from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA in 1980 in Clinical Work with Children and Families Specializing in Mental Health. I am currently employed with Thriveworks in Private Practice as a LCSW providing assessments and diagnoses, working with adults, children, couples, families, group work, telehealth and other areas of mental health and substance abuse treatment as needed.

Over the past several years I have worked directly with Severely Mentally Ill adults and young adults as a Care Coordinator in addition to working directly with Addictions Recovery and Treatment through Magellan Health and VA Premier Healthcare. I have a long history of working with Community Mental Health with children, young adults, families, schools and the Judicial system. I see my role as a change agent by assisting people in helping to improve the quality of their lives. I see change as a Journey to a better, stronger you.

I have worked directly with Active Duty Army, Army National Guard, Active Duty Navy, Marines and Active Duty Air Force providing marital counseling, support to victims of sexual assault, Family Advocacy Support, treatment assessments for the Medical Evaluation Board (MEB), crisis stabilization, emergency room assessments, case management, telehealth and case consultations. I have worked with a variety of populations with the same goal in mind to assisting people to overcome the stress, anxiety, depression and roadblocks that present as pitfalls in succeeding in everyday life.

Hopefully, choosing a Therapist that is a good fit is the start to a better you.

Fawn Workman
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

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

Philosophy of Care

Fawn Workman is a dual-board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner in the state of Virginia, and has more than 20 years of nursing experience in providing biopsychosocial care to patients and families of all ages and stages. Fawn’s experience as both a ‘physical’ and ‘mental’ health NP assists her in her holistic approach to care.  She completed her Bachelors in Nursing at Liberty University, and both her Master’s in Nursing degree (FNP) and post-master’s psychiatry specialization (PMHNP) at Frontier Nursing University. 

Fawn desires to work with you to develop a plan for treatment. She prescribes medication, when appropriate, as an add-on to non-medication therapies. These may include (as indicated and accepted by you): counseling and behavioral therapies; lifestyle, social, spiritual, and self-care needs; consideration of possible underlying medical/ health needs and conditions that can contribute to symptoms (in collaboration with your medical care providers); meditation/ prayer; and other therapies. 

Fawn recognizes that most people, at some point, have rough patches in life. Seeking help is not a sign of weakness. She encourages you to reach out and discuss the issues that are most important to you on your path towards mental wellness, and together help you realize and strengthen your abilities, and work towards meeting your goals.

Education

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

Specialties

  • Medication management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Women’s mental health
  • Special interest in Tourette’s Syndrome
Germaine Kelley-Pope
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • ComPsych
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Germaine Kelley-Pope, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Sleep Disorder
Ibrahim Iftoni
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Ibrahim Iftoni, PMHNP

Philosophy of care

People have great ability to grow and develop that is affected but not destroyed by mental disorders. Psychiatrist mental health nurse practitioners nurtures the capacity for resilience and growth as well as diagnose and treat illness. The key element of mental health care includes a bio-psychosocial perspective, recognition of the importance of healing relationships and emphasis on symptom management and self care. The PMHNP effectively advocate for patients to obtain the service they need are available in the current treatment system, to utilize other community resources such as self-help organizations and to advocate for the development of more effective services.

Education

Walden University
Masters Degree

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Panic
  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Mood disorders

 

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

Jill Jones, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Jill Jones is a dual certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Virginia. Jill has over 20 years of nursing experience in caring for patients throughout the lifespan from pediatrics to geriatrics in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine from Old Dominion University, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Virginia and received her Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from The Catholic University of America. She later completed her Post-Master's Certificate as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Liberty University. 

Jill focuses on patient-centered care offering comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and medication management to her patients ages 18-65 with mental health conditions and disorders. 

Jill is a conservative provider and passionate about collaborating with other healthcare providers to ensure there is a holistic approach to the care of her patients. She seeks to develop a strong rapport with her patients and families providing a safe and compassionate approach to clarity, wellness and overall health and well-being. 

Education

Catholic University of America
Master of Science in Nursing- Family Nurse Practitioner

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Medication Management
  • Stress
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • School Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
Kashorie Fields
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Magellan
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kashorie Fields, LMFT, LPC, CSAC

My name is Kashorie R. Fields and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and licensed professional counselor. I attended Liberty University where I received my Masters of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. As a professional counselor committed to inspiring healthy lifestyles and promoting healthy behaviors to optimize mental health, I am prepared to immediately contribute to achieving a healthier mental health community. I consistently deliver comprehensive mental health counseling services and educate clients in family. individual and group settings, while adhering to federal, state, and facility/site regulations that govern mental health counseling and treatment programs. In addition, I am known for delivering thorough and compliant clinical documentation, and establishing attainable and measurable treatment goals. I enjoy witnessing transformations after delivering solution-focused therapy to address social, medical, emotional, economic, and mental health challenges. With exceptional interpersonal and counseling skills, meticulous clinical documentation, and commitment to establishing and achieving focused treatment goals.

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

Katherine Hughes, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

Education

George Mason University
Maryville University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Dementia
Kathryn Alberti
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
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 Allen
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kimberly Allen, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Kimberly Allen is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia who has experience partnering with clients who are seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, work/life imbalances, and relationship issues. She received her Masters of Science in Clinical Counseling from Bellevue University.

Kimberly utilizes a relationship focused, client-centered approach throughout the therapy process. Acceptance and change are the balancing elements of her therapeutic style. In acknowledging the individuality and uniqueness of each client, interventions are collaborative and strength-based and include elements from cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and dialectical behavioral therapy.

Kimberly seeks to establish a genuine and effective working relationship with you in order to assist with meeting your goals. She recognizes that the journey towards change often involves speaking the unspoken and acknowledging the unacknowledged and she wants to accompany you on this journey.

Education

Bellevue University
Masters of Science in Clinical Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Work/Life Balance (Boundaries)
  • Relationship Challenges
Kimberly Green
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kimberly Green, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Kimberly Green is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in behavior modification, client-centered, rational-emotive, family systems, and brief solution-focused therapy. She has over 15 years of experience in the mental health and substance abuse field working in a variety of settings with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families and veterans. She also works as an Addiction Therapist at the Hampton VA Medical Center. 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. She is 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.

Kimberly holds a Master of Arts in Counseling and a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications from Norfolk State University. She also attended Old Dominion University and Liberty University. Kimberly is and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. She began her counseling career as a Counselor with the Norfolk Community Services Board in the Norfolk City Jail. She later gained employment as a Dual Diagnosis case manager and counselor which is where she gained experience helping clients diagnosed with Schizophrenia Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Major Depressive Disorder, Substance Use Disorders and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Kimberly was born and raised in Smithfield, VA. Her parents instilled in her to do unto others as you shall have others do unto you. Kimberly loves spending time with her husband on their motorcycle and they have traveled to numerous locations to include Niagara Falls, CA, New York City, NY, Rocky Mount, NC, Washington DC, and Atlanta, GA. She also loves spending time with her children and grandchildren. She is also a member of the Portsmouth Alumnae Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc. where she chairs the Physical and Mental Health Committee.

Her favorite past times are entertaining family and friends at their home and working in her garden. Kimberly believes in living your life like it 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

  • Family Systems
  • Brief Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Substance Abuse
Krystin MdAdams
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
Self Pay Rate: $89

Krystin McAdams, M.ED, LPC

I am a dedicated and results-oriented counseling professional bringing expertise developing comprehensive treatment plans. I began my journey in the counseling field in 2012; and have 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, I believe therapy can result in change and transformation. I am committed to working with my clients as they uncover what it is they believe and want for themselves.  

I have experience in Mental Health Skill Building, Intensive Inhome Services, Therapeutic Day Treatment, and Professional School Counseling. I have worked with a variety of populations with varying challenges such as social/emotional deficits and mental illnesses (including but not limited to ADHD, Anxiety, and Depression). 

I utilize  techniques from Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment within the therapeutic process that can lead to personal growth. I look forward to being apart of your journey.

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

Linda Modelfino, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Wilkes University
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Insomnia 
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder 
  • Personality Disorders 
  • Trauma/PTSD 
  • Adjustment disorders 
  • Depression/Anxiety 
  • ADHD 
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Child psychiatry
Mario Barnes
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
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
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Meghan Rise, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders (Generalized Anxiety, Panic Disorder, OCD, and PTSD)
  • Bipolar and Mood Disorders 
  • ADHD 
  • Postpartum Depression / Anxiety
  • Grief / Adjustment Disorders
Olivia Glance
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Medicare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Olivia Glance, DNP, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care 

Olivia Glance is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner providing psychiatric evaluation and medication management services. Olivia knows that, as Dr. David Satcher said, “There is no health without mental health.” Since mental health is essential to an individual’s overall wellbeing, she believes in a comprehensive approach to care, tailoring it to meet people’s individual needs. Her mission in practice is to provide the best mental healthcare to all of her clients, with the goal of improving their overall quality of life.

A believer in client-centered care, Olivia has worked in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Although she treats clients struggling with a wide array of different psychiatric conditions, she is proudest of her work in eating disorders, having gained extensive experience treating and managing this very complex and often overlooked issue. Her mission is and always has been to provide the most comprehensive, highest quality care that she can to each individual that she encounters in her work, always taking the personal background, values, and beliefs of her patients into consideration when treating them.

Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Doctor of Nursing Practice in Psychiatric Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Pe'Atra Wilson
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Pe’Atra Wilson, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Pe’Atra Wilson is a 14-year United States Navy Veteran and a Licensed Resident in Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy. She is also a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP-A/C) by the Virginia Department of Health Professionals, servicing adults and children. She began her counseling career in 2009 while in the United States Navy, assisting with the development and execution of various Crisis Prevention, Sexual Assault and Response (SAPR), and Navy Alcohol Abuse Prevention (NAAP) programs.

Pe’Atra’s military experience allows her to easily connect with other veterans and their families desiring healing assistance from military sexual trauma (MST) as well as Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She has experience working with individuals, families, couples, and groups among various backgrounds to include individuals who are deaf/hard of hearing requiring American Sign Language (ASL).

Pe’Atra utilizes a variety of treatment techniques to suite the diverse therapeutic needs of every individual and their families. She is devoted to her own mantra of "Assisting others to make a lifestyle change for a lifetime."

Education

Capella University
Master of Science in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy

Specialties

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Concerns
  • Crisis/Suicide
  • Depression
  • Divorce Conflict
  • Parenting/Sibling Conflict
  • Physical/Emotional/Sexual Abuse
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relational Deficiencies
  • Self-Esteem Recovery
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
Philip Burke
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Optima
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
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Robert O’Byrne, PMHNP

Philosophy of care 

Robert O’Byrne earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Florida (‘92) and his Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Virginia (‘04). As a Nurse Practitioner he has worked in both the acute care setting (inpatient) as well the outpatient setting.

He served in the Navy for 25 years practicing as a clinician as well as holding a variety of leadership roles that include Director of Mental Health and Medical Director.

Education

University of Virginia
Master's in Nursing

Specialties:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
SungCheol Kim
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Sung “Sunny” Cheol Kim, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Sunny Kim is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner in the state of Virginia who has 3 years of experience working with the adults who are seeking assistance with psychotropic medication management for depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia and substance abuse. Sunny received his Master of Science in Nursing at Virginia Commonwealth University and is experienced in psychiatry and addiction medicine.

Sunny utilizes trauma informed care model to create collaborative environments to provide the needs of every unique individual. Previous experiences in psychiatry and addiction medicine enables Sunny to practice without the stigma against mental health and addiction with evidence based care.

Sunny seeks to establish a stigma free relationship to assist you in building the strength that you need to live the meaningful life that you desire.

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance abuse
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Panic disorders
  • ADHD
Suvi Hyytiainen,
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Suvi Hyytiainen, A-GNP, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Suvi Hyytiainen was born in Finland. Suvi completed her undergraduate nursing degree in Finland and has worked in Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom prior to moving to the United States. Suvi has completed the graduate nursing degrees in the United States. Suvi is a board-certified adult geriatric and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Suvi believes in humanistic philosophy of holistic care for both mind and body and has a commitment to individualized and comprehensive care for the patients.

In her free time, Suvi enjoys outdoors, hiking with her friends and rescue Australian Cattle dog, Topi.

Education

Wilkes University
Post Graduate Certificate, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Specialties

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing, Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

Pirkanmaa Polytechnic
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression, Bipolar and Other Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders, Including PTSD
  • Grief and Adjustment Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Reminiscence Therapy
Tiffany Brown
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Tiffany Brown, LPC

Searching for a counselor can be stressful. Will this person be the right fit? Will they understand me? Will they judge me? It is my 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.

I have my Master’s degree in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling from South University in Virginia Beach. I have been in the field for about 9 years. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, grief and serious mental illness among other things.  I specialize in LGBT/Sexuality and Crisis Intervention. I use a Person-Centered, Holistic approach, giving the person the lead to discuss and express themselves however they see fit. “Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start (Nido Qubein).” So, let’s get started!

Uche Umejei
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Uche Umejei, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

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

Education

Hampton University
Family Nurse Practitioner

Old Dominion University
Doctorate

Specialties

  • ADHD for both children and adult
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance Abuse
  • Insomnia
  • Eating disorder
Stephanie Valeri
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Humana
  • Optima
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Stephanie Valeri, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Stephanie has spent over 12 years as a nurse emphasizing the importance of therapeutic communication, empathy, and patient education. She understands that she is not just treating symptoms, but a person with a past, present, and future. She feels in helping patients understand their diagnosis and treatment options; they can make the best treatment decisions for themselves. She believes in developing a strong therapeutic relationship where there is open communication and time for questions so the patient feels comfortable when they leave the appointment with their plan of care, and understands the next steps if this plan is not effective. 

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

Stephanie is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (across the lifespan). She received her bachelor's in Psychology from Virginia Tech and then her Associate's Degree in Nursing. She has returned to her love of behavioral health and received a Master's of Nursing from Gonzaga University. Stephanie has spent her time as a Psychiatric Mental Health Practitioner focusing on treatment of multiple disorders including (but not limited to): 

Education

Gonzaga University
Master's of Nursing

Specialties

  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Insomnia and other sleep disturbances
  • Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Bipolar I and II
  • Social Anxiety
  • Smoking Cessation
Jared Vega
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • ComPsych
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Jared Vega, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Jared Vega is a dually certified Family (FNP) and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) in the state of Virginia who has over 10 years of healthcare experience.  He has worked as an EMT, Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner. and has worked in community and public health for most of his career. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at the University at Buffalo in 2011, his Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Simmons University in 2017, and his post-masters certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing at the University of New Hampshire in 2019.

Jared has a special interest in PTSD and trauma. Jared’s goal is to build a partnership with his patients that provide tools that include medication management and therapy to help the patients achieve their goals. He enjoys working with patients to develop goals and providing education about medications as well as tips to increase their everyday wellbeing. He looks forward to developing a plan that works for you!

Education

UNH (post-masters certificate)
MSN, Post-Master Certificate

Specialties

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

Beata Sims, PMHNP, ARNP, MSN

Philosophy of Care

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

Her approach is based on integrative psychiatry including

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

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

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

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

She speaks English and Polish.

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

Education

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

Specialties

  • Life Transitions
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Depression and Low Self-Esteem
  • Bipolar and Personality Disorder
  • Trauma and PTSD
Afua Ayim
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Afua Ayim, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

Education 

George Mason University
DNP

Specialties

  • Ages 18+
  • Medication Management
Kate Hanselman
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Kate Hanselman, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Have you been having a hard time lately? You don’t have to struggle alone. The first step toward feeling better can be challenging, so let’s take it together. It’s okay to need a little extra help!

Kate Hanselman specializes in working with healthcare workers, educators, and those in the helping professions, though she serves all ages and demographics. Whether you’re looking for support with an ongoing issue, or this is your first time seeking help, she will meet you where you are, and together you will decide on a plan that fits your needs.

Kate prioritizes a collaborative approach and offers honed clinical expertise, a dynamic set of tools including medication and therapy, and a firm belief that you are the expert on your own life. In addition to medication management, she provides thorough, holistic care by using CBT, trauma-informed, solution-focused, and mindful approaches to better understand and target the root causes of your distress.

Kate is a board-certified PMHNP and received a Master’s in Nursing (PMHNP) from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s in Science from King’s College London. With over a decade of experience in mental health as a nurse, a first responder in New York, and a health professions educator, Kate has a unique familiarity with the challenges particular to these roles. Especially now, with the pandemic increasing stressors and diminishing opportunities for coping, everyone needs and deserves a little extra help. That includes you. Come on by and let’s talk.

Education

King’s College London
Master’s in Science

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • PTSD and trauma
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions
  • Grief & Loss
  • OCD
  • Insomnia/sleep issues
  • Coping skills
  • Women’s Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress
  • Medication Management
  • School Issues
  • Transgender
  • Parenting
  • LGBTQ+
Chinyere Ugwanyi
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Chinyere Ugwanyi, DNP, PMHNP

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

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

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

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