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Adrienne Jennings
Self Pay Rate: $99

Adrienne Jennings, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Adrienne Jennings is a Resident in Counseling who comes with a wealth of knowledge and vast experiences throughout the counseling and mental health field. Working as a school counselor for over 14 years on all three levels, Adrienne saw the need for additional support in the community and has worked parallel as a mental health professional for over 12 years. These diverse experiences have allowed Adrienne to effectively serve the needs of adolescents and adults in various settings.

Adrienne completed her master’s degree in Counseling Education at Virginia State University before pursuing additional clinical courses to pursue her LPC at Walden University. Adrienne also completed her post master’s degree in Administration and Supervision at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Adrienne is passionate about helping individuals and families create “toolboxes” filled with strategies and resources to assist with life’s challenges. Her job is to support and guide as she works with individuals facing various obstacles, encouraging them to build the quality of life which they desire. Using a combination of therapeutic approaches, Adrienne meets each unique need using positive relationships and a collaborative mindset.

Education

Master's in Counseling Education
Virginia State University

Post Master's in Administration and Supervision
Virginia Commonwealth University

Specialties

  • Couples/Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Depression
  • Mindfulness
Alexa Houff
Self Pay Rate: $99

Alexa Houff, NCC

Philosophy of Care

Alexa Houff is a Resident in Counseling with experience in child and adolescent inpatient and adult outpatient treatment. Alexa partners with adults and teenagers seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, identity development, family dynamics, and trauma. She completed her Master of Arts (MA) in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Alexa utilizes relational, collaborative, cognitive behavioral, and person-centered approaches to build a relationship with and meet the needs of each unique individual. She seeks to establish a warm and caring relationship with you in order to address life’s struggles and work toward your goals and living the life you want to live.

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master of Arts in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Teenagers/Young Adults
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Stress management
  • Substance Use
  • Relationship Issues
  • Grief & Loss
Alexandra Cromer
Self Pay Rate: $99

Alexandra Cromer, LPC

**Alex offers therapy services in Spanish**

Philosophy of Care

Alexandra “Alex” Cromer is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has 4 years of experience partnering with adults, families, adolescents, and couples seeking help with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and trauma-related disorders. Alex completed her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology at Virginia Tech and her Master of Education (MEd) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the College of William & Mary.

Alex utilizes relational, collaborative, strength-based, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness-based, person-centered, and emotionally-focused approaches to therapy, always maintaining the creativity, flexibility, and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique client. She seeks to establish a warm and caring relationship with you in order to assist in building on your strengths and better collaborate with you towards meeting your goals and living the meaningful life you value and desire.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Psychology -Virginia Tech 

Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - William & Mary

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Eating disorders
  • Anger management
  • PTSD and trauma-related disorders
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Personality disorders
  • Panic and related disorders
  • Adolescent counseling
  • OCD
Amanda Buff
Self Pay Rate: $99

Amanda Buff, LMHC, NCC

Philosophy of Care

Amanda Buff is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and National Certified Counselor (LMHC-NCC) with nearly 10 years of clinical experience helping people in search of therapeutic support and guidance as they work through life obstacles. She specializes in helping clients who are faced with depression, codependency, anger, low self-esteem. addiction, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, and more.

She earned her Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling at Monmouth University in New Jersey and takes a therapeutic approach that is individualized to the client, family, or couple to ensure their needs are addressed properly from a caring and empathetic place. Some of her approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) strengths-based, solution-focused (SFT), mindfulness, and dialectical behavior therapy techniques (DBT).

Amanda comes from an empathetic and compassionate perspective, to help you improve your sense of well-being. She will strive to help you recognize your personal abilities to overcome challenges in your life, and collaboratively develop a plan to achieve your personal and therapeutic goals.

Education

Monmouth University
Master's in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship conflict
  • Codependency
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anger Management
  • Self-esteem
  • Trauma
  • Mood Disorders
  • Addiction
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 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
Cheryl Colt
Self Pay Rate: $99

Cheryl Colt, LPC

Cheryl Colt is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who specializes in anxiety, depression, grief, anger management, and domestic violence. Cheryl has 10+ years of experience as an LPC working with individuals, couples, and families. Her pastoral background also enables her to support clients using their spiritual resources.

"'I want to feel better. I want a better relationship with my partner or children. I need someone to really listen to me.' These are some of the comments I hear when someone comes to counseling for the first time," says Cheryl. "Often, the clients I see have struggled with depression, anxiety, conflict, or trauma for years before they seek help from a therapist. What if counseling could improve your quality of life and lessen your negative symptoms? In my work as a psychotherapist, I have had the joy of seeing these very goals accomplished."

Cheryl will not tell you what to do. She will listen empathically and offer her pastoral experience and therapeutic experience to assist you in making meaningful choices and changes for yourself.

Qualifications

  • M.S. in 2009 from the College of St. Joseph in Rutland, VT
  • M.Div. in 1987 from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA

License and State: 0701008922 Virginia

Specialties:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Anger Management
  • Domestic Violence
Courtney Lotto
Self Pay Rate: $99

Courtney Lotto, LMSW

Philosophy of Care

Courtney Lotto is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and has been in the field for over 7 years with experience in community settings, working with athletes, school-related social work, and individualized therapeutic services with clients of all ages. Courtney works with clients who have tendencies for perfection, performance anxiety, overthinking, thoughts that bother them, loss of identity, blaming self, control issues, relationship issues, and wanting to be an old/different version of themselves.

Courtney completed her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Montana and her Master's degree in Social Work from Walla Walla University. Throughout Courtney’s development, she was a competitive gymnast. Courtney still identifies as an athlete and a coach and is a participant of the Alliance of Social Workers in Sports and was a former professional member of USA gymnastics. Courtney also is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, is certified in Gottman’s Couples Therapy and Solution Focused therapy.

Courtney’s therapy consists of a mixture of Rogerian theory person-centered approaches, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and play therapy to best meet individuals at their current level of functioning. Courtney’s goal is to make clients feel heard, content with their choices and thoughts, and to aid in her clients feeling less alone whilst knowing that have an advocate on their side in their journey through mental health and life.

Education

Walla Walla University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Performance Anxiety
  • Anxiety
  • Obsession/Rumination/Overthinking
  • Identity Confusion
  • Depression
  • Trauma/Childhood Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Confidence/Self esteem
  • School Issues
  • Grief
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Mindfulness
  • Expressive Arts
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Autism
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
Deanna McIntyre
Self Pay Rate: $99

Deanna McIntyre, LMFT, CCTP

Deanna McIntyre is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) with over 15 years of experience working with a broad range of clients from teens to seniors, in a variety of locations such as residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment centers, community mental health clinics, hospitals, jails, and in the private practice setting.

Deanna completed her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. She is a mental health advocate and participates in yearly Out of the Darkness Community Walks for Suicide Prevention. Deanna also enjoys photography, music, cooking, hiking, travel, and spending time with family in her spare time.

Deanna believes that everyone has the ability to heal, find happiness, and live their best life. Her experiences have allowed her to develop into a culturally competent clinician who uses an integrative and holistic approach with her clients. Deanna believes there is no “one-size-fits-all” to mental health treatment and creates individualized care plans using person-centered and strengths-based practices, and incorporating mindfulness techniques.

Areas of clinical focus and experience include:

  • Substance Use Disorders; abuse, addiction and dependence
  • Complex Trauma and PTSD
  • Co-occurring Disorders/Dual Diagnoses
  • Depression and Anxiety
  •  Grief and Loss
  • Stress Management and Life Transitions
  •  LGBTQ+
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
Dena Wentz
Self Pay Rate: $99

Dena Wentz, LMSW

Philosophy of Care

Dena Wentz is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) with 15 years of experience. She has experience working in health care assisting individuals with coping and adjustment to chronic and acute illnesses. Other specialties include anxiety, stress management, self-esteem, life transitions, relationship issues, pediatrics, parenting, grief and loss, and depression.

Dena completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from Millersville University and received her Master of Social Work from Temple University, both from Council of Social Work Education accredited programs. Dena applies techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, humanistic modalities, and strength-based approaches to therapy. She uses solution-focused and mindfulness-based methods to help her clients meet their therapy goals. Because of her experience in the health care setting, she meets clients where they are at and is able to build rapport quickly with genuine concern.

"The time in therapy is your own and is offered in a judgment-free zone. You are unique and you have a lot to offer others, the community, and the world around you," says Dena. She is passionate about helping to provide you with tools for coping with life’s transitions and challenges, all the while helping you to grow so that you can live your best life.

Education 

Millersville University
Bachelor of Social Work

Temple University
Master of Social Work

Dena’s specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Self Esteem
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Pediatrics
  • Parenting
  • Chronic Illness
  • Coping and Adjustment to Acute/Chronic Illness
  • Grief and Loss
  • Depression
Devin Byrne
Self Pay Rate: $99

Devin Byrne, LPC

Philosophy of Care 

Devin Byrne is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia who has been working in the field of behavioral health since 2016. He obtained a B.S. in Psychology and a M.S. in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University. Devin has primarily worked with adolescents and adults covering a wide array of issues including substance use, mood disorders, personality disorders, and crisis intervention. His experience has come in both inpatient and outpatient treatment settings. 

In order to effectively address an individuals specific needs, Devin takes an integrative approach to therapy which considers each clients specific strengths, barriers, goals, and motivation for treatment. Often using a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, and stress management Devin assists others in conquering their own unique challenges. 

Devins primary purpose is to facilitate an environment in which others feel heard and empowered to take on lifes many difficulties. He believes that empathy and the installation of hope lie at the core of the therapeutic process.

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University- Medical College of Virginia:
M.S. in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Substance Use
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mindfulness 
  • Work/ Life Balance
  • Stress Management
  • Crisis Intervention
Elizabeth Elizabeth Onyejekwe
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: 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
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Elizabeth Pak, PMHNP

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

Philosophy of Care

Elizabeth Pak is a multi-lingual (English, Spanish, and Korean) 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 worked as a Registered Nurse for 4 years on a transplant and bariatric surgery unit at Penn Medicine. She completed her Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. Elizabeth is of Korean ethnicity but also has a heart for Latino and Brazilian cultures.

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. As a Christian, Elizabeth understands the value and impact of spirituality in one’s overall well being, as well.

Education

University of Pennsylvania
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Psychiatric evaluation & Medication management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Insomnia
Fawn Workman
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Fawn Workman, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-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
Gina Thompson
Self Pay Rate: $99

Gina Thompson, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Gina Thompson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has 8 years of experience working with adults who suffer from a wide range of mental health concerns in various settings. Gina specializes in treating depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, anger, stress, chronic health concerns, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Gina completed her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) at Temple University and her Master of Social Work (MSW) with a clinical concentration at the University of New England. She utilizes a cognitive behavioral, mindful, motivational, and strengths-based therapeutic perspective to partner with each client for empowerment towards living the most authentic and emotionally healthy life.

While searching for a therapist for her own family member, Gina experienced firsthand the difficult and overwhelming process it was. Her goal is to provide a safe, judgement-free environment where clients can feel heard, valued, and comfortable to identify and process any challenges they may be facing during these unprecedented times.

Education

University of New England
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management
  • Chronic Health Concerns
  • Self Esteem
  • PTSD
Heather Hiner
Self Pay Rate: $99

Heather Hiner, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Heather Hiner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has more than 5 years of professional experience working with individuals, couples, and groups. She specializes in assisting adults and seniors who have a range of concerns including chronic illness, depression, anxiety, panic disorders, relationships issues, parenting challenges, behavioral problems, as well as mood and personality disorders. Heather also has expertise in working with the geriatric population.

She received her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California and also holds a Master's degree in Health & Wellness Counseling from Liberty University. Heather has previous experience in Crisis Intervention, Medical Social Work, and Disaster and Recovery Services. Heather utilizes a variety of clinical approaches that are targeted to client needs including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solutions-focused therapy, and mindfulness-based methods. As she believes there is not a one-size-fits-all approach, Heather meets each client where they are while working to improve their strengths and address weaknesses.

Her goal is to make clients feel as safe and comfortable as possible. Heather truly believes in assisting others in meeting their goals and has a desire to partner with clients to help them have the greatest success. Heather feels that it is important to assist others in identifying their strengths to overcome all of life’s challenges, and is ready to help you achieve a higher quality of life.

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Health and Wellness Counseling

University of Southern California
Master's of Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety & Panic
  • Depression
  • Couples & Relationships
  • Caregiving roles
  • Daily Life Issues/Stress
  • Coping Skills
  • Parenting
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Chronic Illness
Isoke Griffin
Self Pay Rate: $99

Isoke Griffin, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Isoke Griffin is a Resident Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-R) with 14 years of experience working with children, teenagers, and adults to help them manage the effects of depression, chronic anxiety, PTSD, panic disorder, OCD, Anger, Grief, and ADHD.

Isoke earned her Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from South University. Her goal is to assist individuals with finding their passion in life, removing obstacles, and learning to live a life of integrity and purpose. She utilizes a variety of holistic approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy, stress management, mindfulness, play therapy, mood management, anxiety reduction, and stresses empowerment. In her own words, "You do not find a happy life—you make it."

Isoke's eclectic approach and warm personality will make it easier for you to work through the tough issues that are troubling you most. With her expert guidance, you can team together to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses your needs with confidence and professionalism.

Education

Masters in Mental Health Counseling
South University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
Jeffrey Everett
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jeffrey Everett, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Jeffrey Everett is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with over 20 years of experience aligning with adults and couples who have sought help regarding issues related to trauma resolution, substance use, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, and men’s issues. Jeff can help clients build on their innate resiliency and live life to the fullest by staying true to their values.

Jeff completed his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology at Louisiana State University and his Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Psychology at Stephen F. Austin State University. His approach combines several different modalities including mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, collaborative couples therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), but Jeff will tailor your particular treatment plan to best meet your unique and specific needs.

Jeff has a collaborative and warm style of counseling as he believes in establishing the client’s goals early on in the therapy process while building rapport through respect, sensitivity, and compassion. He believes in the importance of validating where every client is currently in working on their issues, always remembering it takes courage to seek out ways to live a more meaningful life.

Education

Stephen F. Austin State University
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology

Specialties

  • Trauma Resolution
  • Substance Use
  • Relationship/Couples Counseling
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Men’s issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Stress Management
Justin Michaud
Self Pay Rate: $99

Justin Michaud, LCPC

Philosophy of Care 

Justin Michaud is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LCPC) with over 7 years of professional experience working with clients of all ages to help them cope with family conflict, couple's issues, PTSD, trauma, depression, stress, and more.

Justin served as a Director of therapy services at a residential program for young adults and has seen some of the lowest valleys that patients have walked through, and sat with them in that valley so that their loneliness was not so daunting on the journey of empowerment and recovery. They have also seen patients on the highest peaks of their life and stood with them as they basked in their triumphs of empowerment and recovery.

Justin can be the guide that you need when you feel lost along your journey through life and would be honored if you allow them to help you achieve the mental health you desire.

Education

Husson University
Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Couples/ Relationship/ Marriage Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Trauma/ PTSD
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
KarlaP. Charles
Self Pay Rate: $99

Karla P. Charles, LPC

Karla P. Charles is a Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor serving men, women, children, and adolescents, in the Greater Richmond Area. Karla has received her Master of Science degree in Counselor Education from Virginia State University, a Nationally accredited college and University.  Karla has learned to apply her professional experience with theoretical knowledge to assist the needs of others; through evidence-based practices and a strengths-based approach, Karla is equipped to help meet the functional objectives of her clients

“My purpose is not to cripple my clients by doing things for them, but rather to help them help themselves by teaching by example how to respond accordingly during intense situations.  It’s a matter of being sensitive enough to understand the problem at hand while simultaneously being assertive enough to get through to the mind of the individual to provoke change.”

Karla enjoys working with diverse populations, including adults, children, families, couples, and the LGBTQ+ community. Karla focuses on the whole person and specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies, Reality Therapy, Person-Centered, Solution-Focused interventions as well as other innovative therapies to work through issues based on client preference and need. 

In Karla’s spare time she enjoys, gardening, reading, and spending time with her son, family and friends. 

Specialties:

  • Anger Management 
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Life Coaching
  • Marriage & Family 
  • Mood Disorders 
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Women's Issues

 

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
Keshia Slack-Ingram
Self Pay Rate: $99

Keshia Slack-Ingram, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Keshia Slack-Ingram is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has 15 years of experience partnering with adults and couples seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, and relationship issues. Keshia completed her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology at Hampton University and her Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling at South University.

Keshia seeks to establish a warm and caring relationship with you in order to assist in building on your strengths and better collaborate with you towards meeting your goals and living the meaningful life you value and desire. She utilizes relational, collaborative, strength-based, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness-based, solution-focused, and emotionally-focused approaches to therapy, always maintaining the creativity, flexibility, and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual and couple.

Education

South University
Master's in Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Relationship issues
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
Madison Foard
Self Pay Rate: $99

Madison Foard, LMSW

Philosophy of Care

Madison Foard is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) who seeks to provide clinical and therapeutic care to those seeking help with depression/anxiety, trauma, LGBTQIA+ life issues, and stress management. Madison is committed to supporting individuals in reaching their goals and living fulfilled lives. She is gender-inclusive and identity-affirming.

Madison completed her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) at George Mason University and her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Virginia Commonwealth University. She utilizes trauma-informed, strength-based, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, mindfulness-based, and holistic approaches to therapy.

Madison intends to individualize each session and tailor treatment to the individual in order to best meet each unique need. Her goal is to build a therapeutic relationship that is open, supportive, and honest in order to facilitate the growth and improvement you are seeking.

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Stress Management
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Gender Identity
  • Human Sexuality
Mavis Major
Self Pay Rate: $99

Mavis Major, Ph.D, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

I specialize in treating mood disorders, particularly depression. There is such joy seeing clients move through the depression into a new view of life and living. That is my goal as a therapist. As a Christian, I embrace a spiritual foundation, however I respect those who do not have that perspective as well.  I believe it is important to work towards healing. We have all suffered different types of painful experiences that impact our lives. Healing is not easy, but vital to having a complete and free life. Healing is a slow journey but an important and necessary one that I would love to walk with you as your therapist. My style of therapy is supportive/active listening, with care and compassion.

Education

San Diego State University
Masters of Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss
  • Christian Counseling
  • Mood Disorders
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
Melissa Schroers
Self Pay Rate: $129

Melissa Schroers, PhD, PsyD

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Melissa Schroers is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP) who has more than 15 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, couples, and families who are dealing with anxiety, stress, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, mood disorders, grief, adjustment issues, family conflict, and more.

She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from the University of Rochester and went on to obtain her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from St. John’s University. She began her career in New York State, treating patients in a wide variety of settings including outpatient therapy practices, inpatient psychiatric facilities, and correctional facilities. She utilizes a variety of treatment approaches, including solutions-focused therapy (SFT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and interpersonal therapy.

She believes in helping others to learn effective tools that help them empower acceptance and growth within themselves, and create balance in their daily lives. Dr. Schroers has always had a passion for helping people work through whatever challenges they are facing in order to help them achieve an optimal sense of happiness and well-being. She uses an individualized approach in treating each client, as she recognizes every individual is unique and has their own struggles they are facing.

Education

St. John’s University
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Specialties

  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Grief/Loss
  • Trauma
  • Mood Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Family Counseling
  • Adjustment Issues
Naharia Holt-Elliott
Self Pay Rate: $99

Naharia Holt-Elliott, LPC

Dr. Naharia Holt-Elliott is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Virginia. She is a mother and Army veteran. Dr. Holt-Elliott has extensive background and training in working with individuals with mental health issues as well as those that struggle with daily stress of relationships, work and depression. I specialize in providing services to individuals and families that are having difficulties managing stress and anxiety, struggling with coping skills, anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, combat, substance abuse, family and relational issues.

Rebecca Smith
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Rebecca Smith, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Rebecca Smith is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) who has experience treating a broad range of psychiatric disorders in children, teens, and adults who are suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and psychotic disorders.

Rebecca graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she received her Master's degree in Nursing. Her clinical career then took her on a journey throughout the healthcare system, from inpatient neurology to compliance. She has experience managing the care of everyone from young children to older adults with psychiatric and mental health disorders. Rebecca has trained and worked in a variety of settings including in-patient psychiatry, psychiatric ER/crisis intervention, consultation services, and outpatient psychiatry.

Rebecca believes in a holistic approach in caring for clients by combining biological, psychological, social, and spiritual elements of mental health care. In addition, she believes it takes collaboration with her clients to meet the needs of their desired treatment outcomes. Her clients, from all diverse backgrounds and cultures, trust her and appreciate the empathy she provides as she works with them in making informed decisions for their plan of care. In her words: "I am here to guide your mental-health wellness journey." Team up with Rebecca to start addressing your mental health needs with a personalized treatment plan.

Education

Masters Degree in Nursing
Virginia Commonwealth University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Adolescents
  • Stress
Rebekah Jordan
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Rebekah Jordan, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Rebekah Jordan is a dual certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP and FNP) in Virginia and Maryland with over eight years of experience. She started out as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Neurology, Pain Management, and Internal Medicine quickly realizing that there was a lack of understanding and availability of care for patients with mental health challenges. She went back to school to obtain a second master’s has a PMHNP at Duke University allowing her to advance her scope of care and help reduce the access shortages to mental health care. 

As a PMHNP, Rebekah continues to be a patient advocate to further reduce the Stigma of Mental Health with special interest in women’s mental health, PTSD, and ADHD care. She utilizes a combination of pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches.  Her non-pharmacological approaches include cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based modalities. 

Rebekah utilizes her broad experience as a Navy Veteran, FNP, and mom to provide a partnership with her patients and their families to help them achieve their goals and knowledge. She is taking new patients.

Education 

Duke University
MSN Family Nurse Practitioner
MSN Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Specialties

  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Trauma
  • ADHD
  • Post-Partum Depression 
  • Substance Abuse with her suboxone waiver 
  • Women’s Health Complexities such as perimenopause and menopause changes 
  • End of Life Transitions 

 

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
Sara Kuntz
Self Pay Rate: $99

Sara Kuntz, LPC

Sara Kuntz is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 10 years of professional experience working with clients of all ages who are struggling to manage conditions or issues related to postpartum depression, academic-related problems, low self-esteem, sex, sexual orientation, chronic stress, and women’s issues.

Sara graduated with her Bachelor's degree in Art Therapy from Seton Hill University and continued her education, receiving her Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seton Hill University, as well. Since graduating, her education has given her opportunities to take mental health jobs in a variety of different specialties. Sara has been able to own her own practice, work as a mobile therapist, and prides herself on being a positive, compassionate, hard-working therapist who strives to help clients develop a strong sense of self-awareness.

Sara will help you to recognize the impact of systemic influence as you work towards a more functional, fulfilling life with her professional support. Through meaningful sessions that put an emphasis on personalized care, you can start developing a stronger sense of self-purpose and clarity.

Skyler Gutierrez
Self Pay Rate: $99

Skyler Gutierrez, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Skyler Gutierrez is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who specializes in treating generalized mental health disorders including anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder in adults. Skyler completed her Master of Education (M.Ed) at the University of Lynchburg.

With an eclectic, trauma-informed, culturally competent approach that is unique to the person sitting in front of her, Skyler strives to guide her clients towards success. Much like the stars, Skyler believes that people are all different and therefore cannot be placed into a treatment specific box. She will create a personalized treatment plan that might include person-centered and solution-focused approaches, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and cognitive processing therapy (CPT).

Skyler seeks to establish a trusting environment so that the real work can be done. A safe space will be provided at all times by Skyler, who is willing to learn about you in order to establish rapport, build a warm relationship, and to approach your concerns in a way that best suits your needs. Skyler will work alongside you as you make the journey to reconnect with who you were before these concerns came about.

Education

University of Lynchburg
M.Ed.

Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Trauma and PTSD
Tamara Tatum
Self Pay Rate: $99

Tamara Tatum, LCSW

Hello my name is Tami Tatum, I have worked in the social work field for over 20 years. I enjoy helping people identify unhealthy thought patterns, relationships and self-talk so that they may change it to live their best life.  I specialize in working with people with a wide variety of situations such as anxiety, depression, mood disorders, PTSD, survivors of trauma/abuse/domestic violence, difficulties in work/home aspects of life for a variety of reasons such as infertility and grief (loss of family/friends and pets). I work with all individuals from veterans, children of divorce, LBGTQIA community and basically anyone wanting to work on any ongoing/past issues or future concerns. Sessions with me are a safe, non-judgmental place to talk about your feelings with someone other than your friends and family. I can help improve relationships for couples and in families by utilizing assertive communication and setting healthy boundaries. I believe in helping everyone live their best life and helping others to attain it. You are the pen in your book of life. The past does not have to dictate your future. I look forward to meeting you.

Taylor Mackewicz
Self Pay Rate: $99

Taylor Mackewicz, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Taylor Ann Mackewicz is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who specializes in crisis intervention and trauma therapy work in adults. Taylor has 3 years of experience in the mental health field, including working with grief/bereavement clients and running a grief therapy group. She is passionate about working with veterans and geriatric communities. Taylor would ideally love to work with adult clients who are motivated to do therapy work and who have gone through some kind of life change (divorce/separation, empty nest, death of a family member, change in job or loss of a job, recent move, family stress, etc.). Taylor loves doing relaxation, mindfulness, and self-compassion work with clients.

Taylor completed her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology from Mercy College and her Master of Arts (MA) in Mental Health Counseling at Marist College. She works to make therapy sessions free-form, welcoming open discussion and brainstorming solutions. She has a friendly, open approach and is passionate about psychology and providing psycho-education in sessions when appropriate. Taylor enjoys being able to empower and motivate clients to see their strengths and inspire their abilities to tackle life stressors. She works to help remove the stigma around mental health and helps each client feel confident in themselves.

Taylor truly enjoys hearing each client’s story and being able to provide insight and emotional support. It can be challenging to go through the stages of therapy, but the goal is that you leave your sessions exhaling with a smile that you took a step towards supporting yourself, that you made yourself a priority, and that you are on your way towards tackling life’s stressors. Taylor will create a personalized treatment plan that meets your specific needs, utilizing person-centered and existential therapies, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). You and Taylor can work together to face the struggles that brought you to therapy and find solutions that help you feel inspired and empowered.

Education

Marist College
MA in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
Teresa Sanchez Black
Self Pay Rate: $99

Teresa Sanchez Black, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

Teresa Black is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Nevada who has 6 years experience collaborating with individuals of all ages including: parents seeking help with their child’s behavioral or developmental issues, adolescents and adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, and couples seeking help with relationship issues. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and received her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of La Verne. 

Teresa utilizes mindfulness based, cognitive behavioral, solution focused, family systems, motivational interviewing, narrative and behavioral approaches to therapy always keeping in mind the individual needs of every individual, couple and family. 

Teresa seeks to establish a trusted and caring relationship with you in order to assist in building on your strengths and better collaborate with you towards meeting your goals and building on your own natural strengths and resilience. If you are interested or want to know more, do not hesitate to reach out.

Education

University of La Verne
Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy

Specialties

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Trauma focused 
  • Behavioral 
  • Play therapy 
  • Mindfulness 
  • Anger management 
  • Relationship issues 
  • Grief & Loss
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
Vanessa Johnson
Self Pay Rate: $99

Vanessa Johnson, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Vanessa Johnson is a Resident in Counseling and Certified Substance Use Counselor for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Vanessa offers over 30 years of experience in helping individuals with physical, emotional, and mental health challenges including depression, anxiety, and substance use. She has worked as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and a Certified Substance Use Counselor with the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is also an Ordained Minister experienced in pastoral counseling.

Vanessa facilitates the growth experience for her clients using strength-based, cognitive-behavioral, and reality counseling to assist her clients with the issues they are presenting. She is compassionate and respects the individuality and cultural backgrounds of her clients. Vanessa has the ability to establish a healthy rapport with her clients, understanding it takes courage to ask for help.

“I believe counseling is a partnership with the counselor and client striving to achieve a healthy life purpose for self,” says Vanessa.

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling 

Specialities

  • Substance Use
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Couples Therapy
Wendy Phillips
Self Pay Rate: $99

Wendy Phillips, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Wendy Phillips is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor in the state of Virginia who has over 10 years of experience providing clinical assessment and therapeutic care to adults and adolescents seeking help with substance abuse, depression, anxiety, trauma, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.

Wendy completed her Master in Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, strengths-based, motivational interviewing, and supportive counseling approaches to therapy; always maintaining awareness that every individual has different needs while in therapeutic services. Wendy also utilizes dialectical behavioral therapy techniques to assist you in developing tactical skills to manage symptoms and improve functioning.

Wendy establishes a supportive relationship with you in order to assist with achieving your therapeutic goals. She strives to build on your strengths and help you develop the confidence and skills needed to progress towards those goals.

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Substance Abuse
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Self-Esteem
  • Relationship Issues
  • Personality
Wendy Wasserstrom
Self Pay Rate: $99

Wendy Wasserstrom, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Wendy Wasserstrom is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 9 years of social work experience. She has provided mental health services to children, adolescents, adults, and older adults, and she has experience providing individual and group therapy. She has worked with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, mood and thought disorders, personality disorders, serious mental illness, life transitions, substance abuse, and family conflict.

Wendy earned her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Florida State University and her Master’s degree in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University. She has worked in a variety of settings, providing services in the community, outpatient settings, and public schools. An area of particular passion includes working with young adults with a wide variety of presenting concerns including depression, anxiety, substance use, self-injury, trauma, and sexual assault recovery.

Wendy utilizes a wide range of therapeutic techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, strength-based, solution-focused, and motivational interviewing. Wendy realizes that each person is unique and tailors her therapeutic approach to each client. Her approach to therapy is person-centered and involves meeting her clients where they are. She approaches clients with compassion and acceptance. Wendy believes that therapy requires vulnerability and courage and works to create a safe setting for that work to occur.

Education

Florida Atlantic University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Families
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Panic
  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
Yvette Lopez
Self Pay Rate: $99

Yvette Lopez, LCSW

Yvette earned her Bachelors of Social Work and Masters of Social Work degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University.  She has spent the last 19 years working with children, families and adults in the private and public sector by way of local departments of social services, community based agencies, school based mental health settings, and residential settings. In an accepting and non judgemental way, Yvette displays passion when helping others reach their life goals.  She utilizes a person-centered, strength based approach while relying on various evidence-based interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-focused Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, as well as incorporating non-traditional interventions such as art, music, and mindfulness techniques.Yvette desires to help individuals seek and develop healthy coping skills that will support individuals with navigating life’s twists and turns.  

In her spare time, Yvette enjoys singing, spending time with family and friends, and traveling to warm climates.

Yvette can help with…..

  • Parenting
  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • School issues
  • Trauma
  • Family issues
  • Communication
  • Personal growth
  • Mindfulness
  • Life Transitions
  • Low self-esteem
  • Peer Relationships
  • Women’s issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • And much more!
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.

Thriveworks Counseling Richmond (Shockoe Bottom)

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Overall Rating: 5★★★★★ based on 8 5 1 8 reviews. See all reviews
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond (Shockoe Bottom)

Great Therapist

★★★★★
Natalie is an incredibly compassionate therapist who really takes the time and effort to help you towards healing and recovery. The help and guidance that she has provided for me has changed my life. She is truly great at what she does.
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond (Shockoe Bottom)

Extremely Helpful

★★★★★
Natalie makes me feel comfortable and is easy to talk to. She has helped me work through multiple triggers and highly recommend her if you need a trustworthy therapist.
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond (Shockoe Bottom)

Colleague

★★★★★
Ms. Shamika Pender has a great love for people and is full of knowledge and wisdom. She has assisted me on many occasions with locating resources for church and family members in need. She is a strong advocate for the community.
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond (Shockoe Bottom)

Clinician

★★★★★
Shamika Pender is an experienced Clinician who administers services with empathy and professionalism. There is no doubt that she will be an incredible asset to your agency.
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond (Shockoe Bottom)

Cheryl’s wonderful

★★★★★
Our family has worked with Cheryl Colt for years, she is empathetic & professional. I also had individual counseling & Cheryl helped me get through a rough time, more than once. You’re in great hands with Cheryl.
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond (Shockoe Bottom)

great counsler

★★★★★
Cheryl Colt is one of the best therapists I have ever worked with. I am sad she is left my area...but I am excited for her. You will be treated well by Cheryl.
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond (Shockoe Bottom)

Deanna McIntyre

★★★★★
I have been seeing Deanna now for over 90 days and her attention to my needs and emotions have been amazing! I value her knowledge and look forward to every visit! I would recommend her to anyone seeking support and a personalized need for therapy!
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond (Shockoe Bottom)

Very Comforting

★★★★★
Deanna M. is an excellent listener and was there for me in my time of greatest need. She listened to my problems and supported me in making decisions that ultimately led to a happier, healthier state of mind.
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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Richmond

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  • 1901 E Franklin St #108,
    Richmond, VA 23223

  • Mon-Fri:7AM-9:30PM
    Saturday:7AM-6PM
    Sunday:8AM-5PM

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