Richmond Divorce Recovery

Counseling for Divorce Recovery in Richmond, VA—Therapists

When you both said, “I do,” you never imagined a day when you would be saying, “I do not.” Divorce was not the plan, but plans change. Are you going through a divorce? Have you been through one? You know how life changes when a marriage ends. The practical decisions alone are overwhelming: custody of the kids, how to handle extended family, friendships that change, legal confrontations, and new housing scenarios. These do not even touch personal recovery—healing from the anger, guilt, anxiety, fear, confusion, loneliness, and maybe depression.

“Imagine spreading everything you care about on a blanket and then tossing the whole thing up in the air. The process of divorce is about loading that blanket, throwing it up, watching it all spin, and worrying what stuff will break when it lands.”
—Amy Poehler, Yes Please

Many people are watching their world be thrown into the air and spin around. Divorce ends a marriage relationship and comes with many losses. When people take on the pain and embrace the changes, recovery is possible. Love and enjoy can blossom in new soil. Cultivating a new, fulfilling life after ending a marriage is a difficult process, and many people look to counseling to guide it. Therapy for divorce recovery is not a silver bullet, but it is often wisdom and support when they are most needed.

Thriveworks Richmond provides divorce recovery counseling because we believe that life and love is possible after a marriage ends. When people are willing to embrace healing and work through the pain, then new relationships and adventures await.

What Causes Divorce?

After decades of studying marriages and divorces, Psychologist John Gottman identified the four biggest predictors of divorce. The particular scenario that led to the divorce may vary (lying, irresponsible behavior, adultery, et cetera), but these attitudes are the wedge that drives couples apart.

  • Contempt: When one or more partner is disrespectful toward the other or when both partners are, then marriages flounder and often end in divorce.
  • Defensiveness: If one or both partners do not accept responsibility for their own attitudes and actions, then the couple is often driven apart.
  • Criticism: Negativity kills intimacy. Divorce may be inevitably if critical interactions outweigh positive ones.
  • Stonewalling: When problems are minimized, avoided, or denied, they grow. Issues that could be addressed and resolved may lead to divorce, not because of the issue itself but because of stonewalling.

More than likely, one or more of these four dynamics were at play within your marriage. If so, know that any one of these four creates a toxic environment, and when people come out from a toxic environment, they need to detox—they need healing. A lot of people choose to take time after a divorce to pursue recovery and set themselves up for a lifetime of healthier relationships.

Why Pursue Divorce Recovery?

When a marriage ends, there are a lot of losses, and that means there will be a lot of grieving. The marriage, of course, is lost, but that is the tip of the iceberg. Many people also have to give up their house. Their standard of living often changes. Relationships with friends, in-laws, or extended family may drift apart or be cut off completely. When a couple has children together, relationships with the children change as well. After a divorce, parents have to adjust to joint-parenting or possibly single-parenting.

After a divorce, it is important that people allow themselves to feel whatever emotions may arise in response to these and other losses. Grief is a strange process that may involve denial, sadness, shock, bargaining, anger, fear, and guilt. People often ricochet between these difficult emotions, and that is okay.

Recovering from the loss of a marriage is a very personal process, and many things can shape a person’s healing, including…

  • How long the couple had been married.
  • Why the divorce occurred.
  • Whether one was surprised by the divorce.
  • If the couple had children.
  • Whether new relationships have been built.
  • The state of the couple’s finances.
  • One’s personality, mental health, age, and physical health.

The healing process is a difficult road, full of distractions and dangers. Falling down and getting back up are normal, and often show people how strong they are truly are. It is ok to make mistakes, and it is also ok to reach out for help.

Healing from a Divorce with Thriveworks Richmond, VA

Support is available for anyone who has recently been through a divorce or is currently going through one. The counselors at Thriveworks Richmond have appointments for divorce recovery therapy available. We understand the difficult road of divorce recovery, and we have walked with many people as they process the losses and move forward toward healing and happiness.

If you are ready to make an appointment at Thriveworks Richmond, know that a person will answer when you call our office. New clients often see their therapist the day following their call. We also offer weekend and evening session and work with many insurance providers.

Hurting from a divorce? You are not alone. Call Thriveworks Richmond.

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Overall Rating: 5★★★★★ based on 103 5 1 103 reviews. See all reviews
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Outstanding Clinician!

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I have known Scott Beach personally and professionally for almost 15 years. He is a caring and compassionate individual and an outstanding clinician. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking to engage with an ethical and skilled counselor who will meet you where you are without judgment and work with you to achieve your counseling goals!
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A blessing

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Ashley Crouch has been been a blessing to me over the past year. I cannot begin to thank her enough for how she has impacted my life. She is very effective, professional, and respectful. My quality of life has improved by leaps and bounds and I'm forever grateful. I live in a rural area with few counseling options, so online counseling was a Godsend, and so was Ashley!
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Exceptional service.

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Exceptional service.
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I’ve been seeing Ashley for about a month now at Thriveworks and I couldn’t be happier

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I’ve been seeing Ashley for about a month now at Thriveworks and I couldn’t be happier. She really helped me get back to person I use to be. I’ve had a rough couple years and she has me well on my way to a better me.
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Emma Denat is fantastic

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Great scheduling service. Emma Denat is fantastic as a counselor. Highly recommend this practice.
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Thriveworks has been great

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So far, everything with Thriveworks has been great - easy to schedule, easy to meet, and really finding great help all around.
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Beyond happy

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Started off a little rocky, but once I voiced my concerns I felt heard and my situation was handled. I switched clinicians and am beyond happy that I stayed.
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Need to hear from Ellen Morgan

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I have left Ellen several phone messages and sent her two emails. I have not had any response from her. If you are the clinical supervisor, please let her know we need her to correct the information she sent to us.
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I’m so grateful for Thriveworks

★★★★★
After I started working with Ashley, she’s made me feel normal again. I’m so grateful for Thriveworks because I finally feel like I’m set up to better myself, my goals, and my future.
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Ashley has been wonderful.

★★★★★
Ashley has been wonderful. I really appreciate her approach to focusing on what I am actually feeling and experiencing rather than what/if a diagnosis might be. I just want to get through what I am going through in the healthiest was possible and with her help I feel so confident that I can and will do that.
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Mrs Anita can really relate

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Mrs Anita can really relate and when she speaks I hear a person that knows emotions and pain all to well and how to recover it.
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Emily Tyre

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Emily Tyre is an excellent counselor. I worked with her for several years and she is the consummate professional, she is extremely knowledgeable, intuitive, and cares deeply for her clients. She has a broad knowledge base, is cool and steady in challenging settings, and supports her clients through whatever their issue. I recommend her highly!
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Ms. Emily Tyre

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Ms. Emily... where do I begin? She is an amazing counselor. She provides the highest quality service to her clients. Her ability to enhance ones life is phenomenal! Ms. Emily makes you feel comfortable. It is easy to share your story with her. Her passion, care and concern is unmatched. She is just an overall spectacular counselor.
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Emily Tyre

★★★★★
Emily is an amazing professional that is both stern and firm when needed as well as kind and compassionate. She helped our entire family through one of the most traumatic events one can go through besides a death. I can honestly say I don't know if we would have survived with our family intact without her help and continued support. Emily is a blessing to our family and any whom have the privilege of her guidance, strength and wisdom.
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Really great environment and experience:)

★★★★★
Really great environment and experience:)
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So far I am enjoying it.

★★★★★
So far I am enjoying it. The billing is a little confusing as I’m not sure if you are using my insurance. Money is the only issue I’m having so far which, could end my current relationship with TW :( But Dr.Bagley is great!
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Emily Tyre

★★★★★
I've known Emily Tyre as a colleague and a friend for more than ten years. She is the consummate professional. Emily has excellent training and knowledge to support and guide her clients, but more than that she is truly a deeply caring person who puts others first. I've seen her work and I've worked with her. She is someone to be trusted to look out for the very best interest of those she serves.
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Emily Tyre

★★★★★
Ma Emily, has helped me out many of times, she is a solution based therapist. She is passionate and dedicated on assisting her clients on different plans to help with the healing process.
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Asking For Help is a Strength…

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Originally I felt weak, ashamed and not a man if I considered talking to a therapist, I could not have been more wrong. Ms. Emily has been a pleasure and has helped me in so many ways. Emily has shown me it’s a strength to reach out. Now I am able to live life to its fullest.
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Emily Tyre

★★★★★
Emily Tyre is THE MOST caring and understanding women I have ever met. She will listen thoroughly to your problems and help you work through them as best as she can. She not only makes you feel welcomed and secure when talking to her, but also is very professional with doing so. I HIGHLY recommend her to anyone that is in need or counciling or guidance.
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Emily Tyre

★★★★☆
Emily has really challenged me! She makes me really think...she is tough on me, but she definitely keeps my interes and targets me when needed...and makes me work to improve myself regularly!
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Emily Tyre

★★★★★
Emily is a wonderful counselor. Kind and caring yet firm and direct. She helps you focus and prioritize during a crisis. You are functional without even realizing it - yet she gives you the tools to process what your going through. Her professional manner helped us through one of our most challenging experiences.
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Review for Ms Tyre

★★★★★
Ms Tyre is a superb counselor. She has extensive experience counseling service and family members. She is definitely an asset to any organization. Would most definitely refer to a friend or family member if they need a counselor.
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I had Ms. Anita and she was great.

★★★★★
I had Ms. Anita and she was great. She has a way of making my wife and I comfortable sharing our private information with her.
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The experience was calming.

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The experience was calming.
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Ellen is great

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Ellen is great and the experience has been extremely positive
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Emily

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Emily is a well trained professional counselor. I trust her. She is caring and compassionate. She is articulate and a good listener.
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Emily Tyre

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Emily Tyre is a passionate, compassionate, and realistic counselor that truly makes the well being of her clients a priority.
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I like the personal focus I receive from my counselor

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I like the personal focus I receive from my counselor. I feel welcome and attended to.
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I loved my therapist Ashley.

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I loved my therapist Ashley. I felt like she helped me unwind my thoughts and let me express myself. I am excited to go back for my next appointment!
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I absolutely love Ashley.

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I absolutely love Ashley. She has been a huge help to me! She always willing to go out of her way to meet with me or even email me over the weekends
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Ashley is amazing!

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Ashley is amazing! Starting this process was scary and I thought I would need to go through a handful of therapist to find one that I felt comfortable with, but I didn’t!
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Comfortable environment and staff.

★★★★☆
Comfortable environment and staff.
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So far so good. Mary is a very good listener.

★★★★☆
So far so good. Mary is a very good listener.
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Easy to talk to. Great follow up questions.

★★★★★
Easy to talk to. Great follow up questions. I’m truly excited to work on my issues and get better!
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I feel like me and my husband are learning better communication skills through marriage counseling.

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I feel like me and my husband are learning better communication skills through marriage counseling.
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Mary was the perfect match for me!

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Mary was the perfect match for me! I felt comfortable, at ease, and like she actually listened to every word I had to say. Would recommend her to anyone who’d listen.
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I am very happy with the ease of joining the practice

★★★★★
I am very happy with the ease of joining the practice, and with how quickly I was offered an appointment. I am extremely pleased with the therapist to which I was assigned. I wish there were more parking options.
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Love it!

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Love it!
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I really enjoyed my session.

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I really enjoyed my session. The therapist made me feel really comfortable and I had no problem with opening up.
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Great!

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Great!
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My first session with Anita went very well

★★★★★
My first session with Anita went very well and I can’t wait to see her again soon!
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Great People-Easy Process-Very professional!

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Great People-Easy Process-Very professional!
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Thriveworks was really helpful

★★★★★
Thriveworks was really helpful. Makes you feel very comfortable. My therapist was awesome!
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Meredith is absolutely wonderful!!

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My sessions with Meredith have been wonderful!!! She is empathetic, open minded, and highly skilled. She listens to me in a way that is non judgmental. I highly recommended her services
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Meredith’s absolutely wonderful!!

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My sessions with Meredith have been wonderful!!! She is empathetic, open minded, and highly skilled. She listens to me in a way that is non judgmental. I highly recommended her services
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Latoya was great.

★★★★★
Latoya was great. She listens and gives great suggestions. I felt welcome from the moment we started.
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Really amazing. Would definitely recommend.

★★★★★
Really amazing. Would definitely recommend.
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I had a good first session with Ellen.

★★★★☆
I had a good first session with Ellen. I will continue my sessions for now. The first session was primarily about getting a background foundation, so it is hard to rate that meeting.
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Great first session with Latoya.

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Great first session with Latoya.
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La Toya is absolutely amazing.

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La Toya is absolutely amazing. She actually cares and is very compassionate. She is a blessing 🙏
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I really enjoyed the ease of setting an appointment

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I really enjoyed the ease of setting an appointment and the appointment itself.
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My counselor was well prepared and able to tackle my initial needs.

★★★★★
My counselor was well prepared and able to tackle my initial needs. I look forward to working with Ellen moving forward.
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Great customer service. Great counseling.

★★★★★
Great customer service. Great counseling. Looking forward to next session. And all appointments moving forward. The coffee was a bonus.
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Very good.

★★★★★
Very good.
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I really liked the ease of the appointment

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I really liked the ease of the appointment and enjoyed my visit. I felt very comfortable and accepted.
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Easy to schedule

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Easy to schedule , did not have to wait for appt
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Love my counselor!

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Love my counselor!
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Super friendly and easy to talk to

★★★★★
Super friendly and easy to talk to
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Ashley is really laid back & easy to talk to

★★★★★
Ashley is really laid back & easy to talk to my fiancee & I are looking forward to working with her.
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My first meeting with Mary was

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My first meeting with Mary was exactly what I needed. I’m feeling positive about working with her and excited about the next session.
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Ashley is kind, thoughtful, and attentive.

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Ashley is kind, thoughtful, and attentive.
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Our first session was GREAT!

★★★★★
Our first session was GREAT! Looking forward to the next! I’m very optimistic!
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Customer service was good

★★★★★
Customer service was good - Interaction excellent - Very comfortable atmosphere Thank you for genuine concern!
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I saw Ashley C for the first time

★★★★★
I saw Ashley C for the first time yesterday and so far, so good. I have seen many counselors in the past but never felt satisfied until now. Thankfully, I truly think my search might be over.
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Great first visit.

★★★★★
Great first visit. We are looking forward to our next!
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My husband and I were very happy

★★★★★
My husband and I were very happy with Anita. She helped us tie things over until our next appointment and things are looking forward.
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First session, but the counselor was really open

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First session, but the counselor was really open and understanding and easy to talk to.
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👍👍

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👍👍
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Very helpful!

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Very helpful!
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I had a great first experience

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I had a great first experience with Ashley.
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Mary was really awesome!

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Mary was really awesome! I’ve only been to one session, but I can tell that she is really going to help!
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Very good first visit with Mary Woods

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Very good first visit with Mary Woods
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My husband and I went for counseling

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My husband and I went for counseling for the first time as a couple and I have to say I was impressed with Ellen, she made sure we both spoke and we heard each other. I can’t wait to see how this process goes.
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Great session. I was very nervous

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Great session. I was very nervous being my first time but all went well. I think it was a great start.
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It is a very easy place to come to.

★★★★★
It is a very easy place to come to. Friendly and thorough appointment making process. My time was well spent with my Therapist. She wasted no time getting to work on my issue.
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Really knowledgeable and

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Really knowledgeable and caring service.
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Great session with Ashley.

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Great session with Ashley.
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Ashley was amazing!!!

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Ashley was amazing !!! She has the best personality and I can’t think of a better fit !!! Looking forward to meeting with her again !!
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Amazing!

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Amazing!
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I’ve always had a positive

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I’ve always had a positive experience when contacting or meeting with any person in Thriveworks. The staff who answer the phones at the main number, billing staff, Shannon Poppa (my counselor from 2015-7/31/2017 and most recently Ashley Crouch as my new counselor.
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Ellen was very understanding

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Ellen was very understanding and I had a great experience with everything.
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Mary Woods is the best!

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I was really hesitant to go speak with anyone about my personal business but my marriage was in need of help it was the best thing I could've done. We have the tools now to get ourselves better. And I made a friend for life. She is amazing! I'd recommend her to anyone!
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Awesome counselor!

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Mary Woods is a wonderful counselor! She has helped me work through issues that had me paralyzed in life. I have grown as a healthy woman more in the work we have than ever before in life! Mary is kind, wise, and easy to talk to. I highly recommend her to help you on your life journey!
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I am looking

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I am looking forward to my future sessions with Anita. Finally at ease about seeking therapy/counseling as I do not feel as if I am on trial or a mental patient. I recommend this unit to anyone seeking help in the Richmond area
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I feel like

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I feel like my therapist will be very helpful , much better than previous centers
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I went to

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I went to see Brian and instantly felt welcomed. It was like I was talking to a brother or a family memeber I hadn't seen in a while.
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First meeting with

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First meeting with Ellen. All I can say is she is awesome. Helped me to look at my life in a completely different way. Looking forward to next appt.
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Ashley creates a warm and welcoming environment

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Ashley creates a warm and welcoming environment, making it comfortable to share right off the bat. She's attentive, thoughtful, and has truly helped me discover myself and my needs. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to improve their life.
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Ashley creates a warm and welcoming environment

★★★★★
Ashley creates a warm and welcoming environment, making it comfortable to share right off the bat. She's attentive, thoughtful, and has truly helped me discover myself and my needs. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to improve their life.
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How great Anita is

★★★★★
I can not express how great Anita is!!!! She is warm, easy to talk with, truly cares and makes you feel at ease!!! Very scary to take the first step to talk with someone. Anita truly made it very easy. I will see her again!
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Believer!

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I came in a skeptic, left an absolute believer!!!
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Anita is great

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Anita is a great counselor!
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Dedicated and skillful Clincian

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Ashley Crouch is one of the most skillful do what it takes clinicians I've ever met and worked with. She is compassionate and dedicated to her craft and meeting her clients therapeutic needs. She is very insightful and youthful which makes her skills very genuine and authentic.
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Dedicated, Skilled Clinician

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Ashley Crouch is a dedicated and skilled clinician who is also a pleasure to work with. She has a thorough understanding of many therapeutic modalities. Ashley always puts the client first.
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Very nice

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Excellent I have no complaints Harry J Keener was very nice and pleasant when speaking to use thank you see you next week.
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Counselor was unprofessional

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The counselor was unprofessional. I would like my money back. He basically told us we where helpless. He said nothing and set me and my husband back.
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It was a great experience

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It was a great experience, just a bit unclear as to where to check in or go upon arrival. Overall, it was enjoyable.
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Katy is Great!

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As a former coworker of Katy Webb's at another agency, I had the pleasure of collaborating with her on a number of administrative and clinical projects. She displays a keen clinical sense, while being able to strongly connect and empathize with clients.I would recommend Katy to anyone looking for a great therapist!
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Experience and compassion

★★★★★
Kathy is a very sensitive and insightful therapist whom I would recommend to anyone.
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Clinicians are awesome!

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The clinicians at this practice are awesome! They are very experienced, caring professionals who are easy to talk to. I would highly recommend them.
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Atmosphere

★★★★★
Comforting atmosphere with dedicated professionals!
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Professional and Helpful!

★★★★★
The scheduling process was simple and the care was amazing. I look forward to my first visit!
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  • 5310 Markel Rd UNIT 102,
    Richmond, VA 23230

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