Team Thriveworks Richmond


Alyssa Bilello
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Alyssa Bilello, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Courage, trust, and vulnerability- Three of the most important grounding traits that help  us with the ups and downs of life. Although there will be hard and challenging  conversations in therapy, there will also be laughs and growth to celebrate. By creating  a safe and supportive environment, you will have the opportunity to grow and develop  the skills needed for whatever obstacles occur on your journey, whether we are faced  with anxiety, depression, loss of a loved one, communication difficulties, couple or family  problems, parent-child challenges, or transitional obstacles. Having someone in your  corner, to support you and offer challenging perspectives can help empower you to  rediscover your inner strength. 

Alyssa offers a person-centered, humanistic approach with a cognitive behavioral  foundation. By collaborating with her clients, Alyssa creates a safe, non judgmental  space to explore the clients goals, worries, and fears. Alyssa encourages the client to  challenge themselves by offering perspectives and proposing mindful questions.  

By building a strong rapport with you, Alyssa is best able to support and guide you on  your own individual journey. Alyssa will meet you where you are at and take each step  with you as you grow. Alyssa seeks to create a warm, welcoming environment and offer  you the space and techniques to meet your goals and enjoy life to the fullest.

Education

Queens College, City University of New York
Master's in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Coping Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Sexuality
  • Body Positivity
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Parent-child challenges
Beth Curry
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Beth Curry, MEd, LPC

Therapist, Coach
Certified Holistic Stress Management Instructor

For over 20 years, I have helped pre-teens, adolescents, young adults, and adults overcome challenges and reach their full potential in many areas: school, college, sports, social, career, family, and health. My background and experiences in teaching, athletics/coaching, wellness, and health promotion enhance my therapy with individuals. I translate research from positive psychology, sport psychology, and neuroscience into practical strategies for achieving goals and enhancing overall happiness and well-being. Counseling and coaching sessions focus on self-exploration and developing skills that will help one better understand and manage their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. I work collaboratively with individuals in a trusted environment to identify problem areas and to create effective solutions so that they can live the happy and healthy lives they deserve.

Specialties:

  • LGBTQ+, Gender Identity
  • Stress management
  • College counseling
  • Teen mental health, peer relationships & school issues
  • Depression, Anxiety/Test Anxiety
  • Sport Psychology: performance enhancement/focus/motivation for athletes and non-athletes
  • Mindfulness
  • Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem
  • Personal growth
  • Life transitions & adjustments
  • Goal setting & accountability
  • Life Coaching

Approach:
Cognitive-Behavioral, Strengths-Based, Holistic Wellness, Growth-Mindset

Beth’s clients have said…

“Beth is thoughtful, authentic, and caring”
“Beth has helped me weather the storms which have rattled my life over the last few years”
“I truly value her guidance and wisdom, which has enriched my life and made me a smarter, stronger, better person”

When not counseling, coaching, or conducting workshops, presentations or programs, Beth can be found hiking, biking, kayaking, and relaxing in the mountains and rivers of Virginia.

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

Brent Burhite, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
Doctor of Nursing Practice

Specialties

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

Bridget Famogun, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

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

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

Education

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

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Psych Testing
  • Autism
  • Eating Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • CBT
Brittany Rush
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Brittany Rush, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Brittany Rush is a QMHP-C and Resident in Counseling working towards obtaining LCSW licensure in the state of Virginia who has experience working with individuals and families seeking help with depression, anxiety, family cohesiveness, life transitions, and relationship issues. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and received her Master of Social Work Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Brittany utilizes strength based, solution focused, cognitive behavioral, person centered and mindfulness based approaches to therapy while incorporating the unique differences and interests of each individual, couple and family to best meet their needs. 

Brittany seeks to build and maintain a trusting and supportive relationship with you in order to assist in identifying and building upon your strengths and collaborate with you on the best ways to achieve your goals and live the purposeful and meaningful life you desire.

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Self Esteem
  • Life Transitions
  • Anger Management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Relationships
Brittany Spak
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Brittany Spak, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Brittany Spak is a Resident in Counseling, in Virginia, who is nationally certified.  She has experience helping children, adolescents, and adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, stress, eating disorders, and relationship issues. Brittany completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from King’s College, PA and received her Master of Science in Counselor Education from East Carolina University.  She has also earned her certification as a Nationally Certified Counselor.  

Brittany utilizes a combination of dialectical behavior, person-centered, strengths-based, and collaborative approaches to therapy, while finding creative ways to meet an individual’s unique needs.

Brittany seeks to create a caring and validating relationship with you to help assist you in fostering a relationship with yourself and others, building upon your strengths and coping skills, to help you reach your goals, while living a fulfilled and meaningful life.

Education

East Carolina University
Master's in Counselor Education

Specialties

  • Eating Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Depression
  • Couples/Relationships
Camille Brenke
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Camille Brenke, PMHNP

**Camille offers services in Spanish.

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master of Science

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
  • Alternative and Complementary medicine
Carrie Horton
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Carrie Horton, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Carrie Horton is a Resident in Counseling in the state of Virginia who has experience working with incarcerated youth as well as adults whom seek help with Schizophrenia, Bipolar, depression and anxiety issues. She completed her Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University.

Carrie utilizes cognitive behavioral, and solution focused modalities as well as mindfulness techniques while incorporating creativity and flexibility in meeting the needs of each individual with a personalized approach. 

Carrie seeks to establish rapport with each individual and to be better to assist you in seeing the strengths that lie within you.  She desires to be a team player in collaborating with you in establishing meaningful and reasonable goals that would increase your own outlook in life.

Education 

Liberty University
Master's in Clinical Mental Health

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Personality Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief & Loss
Elizabeth Kenney
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Elizabeth Kenney, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Elizabeth (Liz) Kenney is a Resident in Counseling in the state of Virginia who has 8 years of experience working with children and their families in the context of childcare and research, and 2 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and their families seeking help with issues regarding anxiety, depression, anger management, trauma, self-harm and suicidal ideation, and life transitions. Liz completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Iowa and received her Master of Science in Counselor Education from Radford University.

Liz utilizes a person-centered approach as a foundation for her work with individuals seeking counseling. With this, Liz incorporates strengths-based and cognitive-behavioral techniques, play, art, and music therapy activities, and biofeedback in her work. Liz values and understands the importance of collaborating with the individuals she works with, in order to provide a therapeutic approach that works best for them. 

Liz believes that counseling can be for everyone and is not specific to just those who struggle with specified mental health diagnoses. Liz is passionate about building positive relationships with individuals to help them build upon their strengths and instill the confidence that they can achieve their pursuits and goals in life. 

During her free time, Liz enjoys going to concerts, traveling, visiting museums, and spending time with her cat. 

Education

Radford University
Master's in Counselor Education

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Anger management
  • Life transitions
  • LGBTQIA+ issues
  • Trauma
  • Self-harm and suicidal ideation
  • Mood disorders
  • Family therapy
  • Children & adolescents
Elizabeth Eunjin Pak
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Elizabeth Pak, PMHNP

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

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

University of Pennsylvania

Specialties

  • Psychiatric evaluation & Medication management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Insomnia
Fawn Workman
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Magellan
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

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

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

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

Specialties

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

Germaine Kelley-Pope, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

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

Ibrahim Iftoni, PMHNP

Philosophy of care

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

Education

Walden University
Masters Degree

Specialties

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

 

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

Jennifer Biton, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Jennifer Biton is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida and Virginia who has over 17 years’ experience in the field of mental health in multiple settings. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Masters of Arts in Counseling and Guidance from the University of Missouri- Kansas City.

Jennifer utilizes several person-centered evidence-based practice modalities to help her clients explore challenges and find ways to find balance in life. She recognizes how vulnerable people may feel to seek help, but her naturally supportive, non- judgmental and compassionate nature allows clients to quickly open up and be their true self in session.

Jennifer has a diverse and in-depth career experience which allows her to customize treatment for each individual. She encourages individuals struggling to find balance in life to reach out and find the support that they deserve.

Education

University of Missouri- Kansas City
Master's in Counseling and Guidance

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Identity Issues
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Adoption Issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief & Loss
Jill Jones
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Jill Jones, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

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

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Medication Management
  • Stress
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • School Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
Josh Schubert
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Highmark
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Sentara
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Josh Schubert, LPC, DCC

I am a strong believer of creating health habits and routines, and being aware of your energy level and emotions. I enjoy helping people proactively design their life-style to meet their goals. I have also specialized in teletherapy, or online counseling for the past 4 years. I have been honored to work with a variety of people from different backgrounds and goals.

I have a graduate degree in Counseling from Franciscan University of Steubenville, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of Virginia and Texas. I am also a Distance Credentialed Counselor, meaning I have specialized training in online-counseling. 

My primary therapy orientation is: Person Centered, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Life-Style design, and Brief-Solution Focused. 

I grew up in California and love the beach, tacos, and travel. After traveling to over 30 countries and finishing up grad school I moved to Northern Virginia and now reside in Richmond. In 2017 I spent 3 months in Argentina learning Spanish, how to cook asado, and a little dancing; all while continuing counseling (Online). I am continuing to learn Spanish and some other hobbies are salsa dancing, horseback riding, crypto-currency, and I'm a huge fan of Tim Ferriss.

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

Katherine Hughes, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

Education

George Mason University
Maryville University

Specialties

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

Kathleen Bingaman, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Katie offers a warm and accepting environment to adults of all backgrounds, circumstances, and identities. Katie believes that great therapy comes down to two things: an authentic relationship and well-honed clinical technique. You’ll always get the “real” Katie in therapy, and you’ll be confident that you’re making progress. Katie is validating, attentive, and intuitive. She serves as a compassionate guide through the therapeutic process. Katie is a good match for clients who are willing to explore the relationship between the past and present, who are seeking to build a toolkit of strategies for thriving (instead of just surviving), and who see therapy as one stepping stone on their overall journey towards a life well lived. 

Technically speaking, Katie’s therapeutic orientation is rooted in attachment theory and interpersonal neurobiology. Translation: She operates from the assumption that suffering doesn’t happen in a vacuum and that sustainable healing is possible. Katie uses a combination of unstructured “talk” therapy and more formalized, technique heavy interventions. Katie helps her clients build their capacity to cope with life’s struggles, connect with their inner wisdom and unique gifts, and achieve powerful shifts in perspective and behavior. 

Katie is a proud Virginian who recently moved back home to Richmond with her husband and pup. She enjoys getting her hands dirty in the garden, binging on podcasts, hunting for the best slice of pizza in town, and walking her own imperfect path towards inner-peace.

Education

George Mason University
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Cognitive/behavioral therapies, mindfulness-based therapy, mind-body interventions, trauma-focused interventions 
  • Trauma-informed 
  • LGBTQ+ affirming 
  • Mood disruption (anxiety, depression, mood swings) 
  • Complex PTSD 
  • Abuse recovery 
  • Identity concerns 
  • Women’s issues 
  • Body-image issues 
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions
Kathleen Lowry
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Optima
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kathleen Lowry, LPC, LMFT

Most times, clients need a therapist who listens deeply and helps them find sort through their challenges.  I do this, without bias.  You come to me so that you can voice your concerns without judgement, and to find a professional who has perspective. I will encourage you, support you with information and resources, and if you like, tell you what I think based on my many years of experience working with other individuals and couples.    

I have worked in the field for 18 years.  I know how to be direct and still be tactful and encouraging.  I won’t mess around and burn up your time.   Whether you are anxious, depressed, struggling with difficult circumstances, or just not feeling ok and not knowing why, I’ve had good success helping clients in the past with similar struggles. I am trained in traditional as well as the most current, evidence-based therapies, so together we can figure out what works best for you.

After many years of seeing 100s of individuals and couples, I’ve come to very much agree with Dr. Margaret Paul’s statement, “Abandonment and self-abandonment are the most frequent cause of unhappiness.”

Should we work together, I might ask you,  “Have you any hard or frightening experiences where you were too much on your own?  “To what extent have you abandoned yourself in recent years?” “In what ways have you pushed your own desires, needs, wants, and values aside thinking that doing this is what is necessary, or because it will make others, and therefore yourself, happy?" 

We’re going to work hard together at helping you find yourself again, to trust and love yourself again, and take really good care of yourself. We will increase those moments of joy for you that we all need to get through hard times.  I treasure doing this work, because watching hearts and minds heal is both an honor and a joy in my life.

My Masters in Counseling Psychology was completed at Bethel University.  I provide counseling both online, through our secure account, on the phone, or in person.  My work has included clinical supervision of trainees, and I also served as an adjunct faculty member at Adler University in Minneapolis.  A combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, somatic therapy, and inner parts therapy form the basis of the work I do with clients to address anxiety, depression, PTSD, early childhood adverse experiences, transitions including career, aging and loss, and anger management.

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

Kendra Armstrong, LCSW

My name is Kendra Armstrong and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Life is unpredictable but it is inevitable that we will all face challenges and situations that will impact our thoughts and behaviors. I pride myself on being a therapist who understands that everyone is different and might respond to stressors differently. I am a nonjudgmental therapist who conveys genuine empathy and a strong passion to help others learn adaptive coping skills. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and trauma informed care to help clients cope with challenges that evokes feelings of anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences, thought distortions, and self-harmful thoughts and behaviors. My goal is to help clients live their best life.

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

Kimberly Steger, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Kim Steger is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia who has been providing outpatient therapy for over a year. She has experience helping folks from middle school to late adulthood with unresolved trauma, uncontrolled anxiety and depression, and the desire to want to learn new skills (or new ways to use current skills) to create a better life for themselves and their loved ones. She received her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Longwood University in Farmville, VA.

Kim pulls from a variety of different therapy types to shape an individualized treatment plan with you. Grounded mostly in cognitive-behavioral, strength-based and solution-focused concepts, Kim wants to help you reduce what is not working for you and increase the effectiveness of what does work for you. 

Kim looks forward to helping you move forward on your journey. She offers a safe place to all clients to navigate the inevitable challenges you might face through insight, humor, and humility. You are the expert on your life and your needs, and she is curious to learn what those are and how she can assist you.

Education

Longwood University
Master's in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • LGBTQ+
  • Mindfulness
  • Trauma and Stress-Related Disorders
Landon Sheriff
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Landon Sheriff, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Landon Sheriff is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia with 10 years of experience with adults and children who are seeking assistance managing: depression, anxiety, life changes, family issues, autism, urges to self-harm, suicidality, trauma, and the transition and ongoing difficulty with adoption and foster care.  Landon received his Master of Arts from Liberty University in Professional Counseling and in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Landon specializes in a cognitive-behavioral approach to therapy that focuses on how you view and interpret information, what it tells you, and how your interpretation affects how you feel, think, and what you do.  The focus of this form of therapy is to learn how to filter and process information in a way that breeds confidence, awareness, and clearer thinking.

Landon seeks to build a genuine and warm relationship with you in order to empower you to reach your goals and to live the best life you can.  Landon’s philosophy on the counseling relationship focuses on collaboration as you have the power to make great strides towards your goals and dreams.

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-harm/Suicidal thoughts
  • Family issues
  • Adoption/Foster Care
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trauma
  • Autism/Intellectual Disabilities
Linda Modelfino
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Magellan
  • Optima
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Linda Modelfino, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Wilkes University
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Insomnia 
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder 
  • Personality Disorders 
  • Trauma/PTSD 
  • Adjustment disorders 
  • Depression/Anxiety 
  • ADHD 
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Child psychiatry
Meghan Rise
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Meghan Rise, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders (Generalized Anxiety, Panic Disorder, OCD, and PTSD)
  • Bipolar and Mood Disorders 
  • ADHD 
  • Postpartum Depression / Anxiety
  • Grief / Adjustment Disorders
Nino Chkhaidze
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Nino Chkhaidze Roy, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Nino Roy is a clinical psychologist with twelve years’ experience in therapeutic work with adults, children, and adolescents. Nino’s work has been concentrated around depressive, bipolar, and personality disorders, trauma, panic attacks, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive symptomatology, relationship difficulties, and parent-child interaction. In her therapeutic practice Nino equally focuses on various aspects of a person’s functioning, such as emotions, behaviors/habits, thoughts, personality type, and interaction styles. 

Dr. Roy has been trained in psychoanalytic, emotion-focused, behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, and interpersonal psychotherapy modalities. She integrates the principles of those theories to match the specific needs of every person with whom she works. Nino’s therapy style is process-oriented as well as goal-oriented, which means that Nino takes time to develop mutual understanding and trust, while actively guiding clients towards meeting their goals. Dr. Roy puts an emphasis on identifying the root of the problems and helping people gain more awareness of their own psychological functioning so that they graduate from therapy with not only their current goals met, but with the increased ability to handle potential future difficulties.

Originally from the country of Georgia in Eastern Europe where she received her Masters’ degree and worked as a psychologist, Nino came to the US several years ago to pursue her doctoral studies at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. After graduating from the Combined-Integrated Doctoral Program of Clinical and School Psychology, Dr. Roy became a licensed clinical psychologist (LCP) in Virginia and a board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA). Nino is pleased to work for Thriveworks Counseling and always looks forward to meeting new clients.

Education

Tbilisi State University
Masters in Psychology

James Madison University
Doctor of Psychology

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety 
  • Interpersonal trauma
  • Everyday stress and adjustment difficulties
  • Increasing emotional awareness
  • Couple therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Parent-child relationship
Paula O'Leary
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Paula O’Leary, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Paula O’Leary is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Virginia.  She has worked in the mental health field for 15 years in a variety of settings, including outpatient, school, community-based, residential, hospital, and correctional settings.  Paula has completed additional training in trauma and has obtained certification as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).

Paula uses an integrated approach, which may incorporate the use of CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, person-centered, solution-focused, and mindfulness, with a focus on each individual’s specific needs and goals.  

Paula believes in creating a safe, supportive space for individuals to express themselves without fear of judgment.  She will assist individuals in building insight, exploring past experiences and the impact they may be having on their current functioning, and developing healthy ways to manage stressors.  Paula recognizes that seeking services can feel overwhelming, but welcomes the opportunity to support you in this process. 

Education

Cardinal Stritch University
Master's

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Life Problems
  • Trauma
  • Women’s Issues
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Grief/Loss
  • Substance Use
  • Stress Management
RashidaRiley Anderson
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Rashida Riley Anderson, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

I am licensed in Maryland and Virginia as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C and LCSW, respectively). I have been a social worker since 2008. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Social Work from Frostburg State University in 2008. I graduated from The University of Maryland, Baltimore with a Masters in Social Work in 2010. I have worked in the treatment foster care, a community-based adolescent psychiatric rehabilitation program, adult residential treatment program, an outpatient mental health clinic, private practice, as well as a non-profit commercial insurance company.

My primary therapy orientation is client-centered. I believe a strong therapeutic relationship is essential for client growth. I understand that every individual is not an illness or label, rather a person with multiple contributing factors which attribute to one’s reason for seeking help. For this reason, I use an eclectic approach to treatment based on one’s needs. Those treatment approaches include: CBT, Crisis Intervention, Mindfulness, Functional Family Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychoeducation, and Solution-Focused Therapy.

I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families – adolescents and adults suffering from depression/mood disorders, anxiety, trauma/abuse, addiction and substance use, divorce, infidelity, family conflict, relationship issues, suicidal ideations, and grief. Additionally, I have done work with clients involving career path, self-esteem/self-confidence, coping skills, life-transitions, and everyday issues. I also address multi-cultural concerns, issues with prejudices, diversity and inclusion, and LGBTQI related concerns.

Through my work with youth, I have performed Function Family Therapy to address the why and how to assist the youth and his/her family with addressing concerns and finding solutions to remedy those problems. In working with individuals, I have used CBT to address maladaptive thought patterns and finding ways to adjust those thoughts to produce positive change. In couple’s counseling, solution focused therapy has helped the couple identify the problem and partner together to arrive at and exercise the solutions to address their issues. 

My passion lies in assisting individuals and couple’s to find their inner voice and channel it in a healthy way so they can begin to lead the lives they’ve always hoped for. 

Education

University of Maryland, Baltimore
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Relationships
  • Families
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • PTSD
  • Peak Performance/Performance Anxiety
Rhiannon Alley
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Rhiannon Alley, LPC

Rhiannon Alley is a Licensed Professional Counselor from the Richmond area, she completed her undergraduate degree at Virginia Tech and obtained her Master’s in Marriage and Family Counseling at The College of William and Mary. Rhiannon has worked with families, couples, youth, and adults in multiple settings; she became a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider while working with at-risk youth in residential treatment centers. Rhiannon is driven to assist clients overcome and manage traumatic experiences, depression, anxiety, aggression, and mood disturbances. She enjoys helping clients develop healthy relationships, practice effective communication, and find authenticity in their lives. She is passionate about her work with families and couples and enjoys working with individuals to achieve their counseling goals. She is a person-centered counselor utilizing cognitive behavioral techniques, a humanistic approach, mindfulness-based interventions, family systems view, and holistic therapy with clients. Outside of counseling, Rhiannon loves animals, gardening, family, and staying active.

Rhiannon especially enjoys working with individuals who are seeking help for:

  • Marriage and Family
  • Child Adolescent
  • Couples Counseling
  • Behavior Modification
  • Sex Offender Treatment
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Family Systems
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
Robert O'Byrne
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Robert O’Byrne, PMHNP

Philosophy of care 

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

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

Education

University of Virginia
Master's in Nursing

Specialties:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
Samantha Coppola
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Samantha Coppola, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Samantha Coppola is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Virginia and Pennsylvania who has 7 years’ experience, helping adults struggling with substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression, life stressors, communication issues, and interpersonal challenges. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and Master of Arts in Social Work, concentrating in direct practice from The University of Pittsburgh.

Samantha is a Strengths-Based counselor, employing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy, approaches while utilizing trauma-inform practices to best meet the needs of every unique individual.  Samantha is a firm believer in creating a mutual, respectful and trusting therapeutic relationship, to build upon your strengths and support you in reaching your goals.

Specialties

  • Anxiety 
  • Stress 
  • ADHD / ADD
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Substance Related / Addictive Disorders
  • Trauma and Stress Related Disorders (PTSD)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness / Meditation
  • Anger Management
Sarah Degaraff
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Sarah Degaraff, LCSW

Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia with experience working in multiple settings with individuals and families who have experienced significant trauma and stress.

With a background in Social Work, she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work from Longwood University and completed her Master’s of Social Work from Radford University. Her experience includes working in school based settings, a hospital setting, the department of social services, an outpatient therapy setting, and a community mental health setting.

Sarah has experience working with a mix of ages (children, adolescents, families, and adults). She provides confidential and supportive services from a trauma informed and attachment based approach. She focuses on the whole person, integrating the mind/body/spirit connection. Life experiences, such as family of origin, are commonly explored to manage current symptoms and distressful patterning. Sarah teaches mindfulness practices to help bring compassion and presence to each moment.

“I am passionate about helping others become more self-aware in order to practice greater self-acceptance and self-responsibility to lead more fulfilling, and meaningful lives.” Other modalities Sarah utilizes are play therapy and theraplay techniques, relational, positive psychology, dialectical behavioral therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. When not working Sarah can be found working in her garden, running, and spending time with family.

Sarah likes to work with those seeking help with:

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Attachment issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Behavioral issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Women’s issues
Scott Beach
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
Self Pay Rate: $99

Scott Beach, LPC

Hello, my name is Scott Beach and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. After starting to work professionally in the Virginia mental health system in 2006, I was licensed in 2009. I have worked in several different areas of the mental health field, including working in private and state-run psychiatric hospitals with adults and children, working as an outpatient therapist for a community mental health child and family program, and working in a hospital emergency room to help assess individuals who might need hospitalization. These enriching experiences have allowed me the opportunity to develop competency treating a broad range of clients with diverse mental health and substance use issues and use different counseling techniques tailored to each clients’ needs. I enjoy working with young persons and families. My theoretical perspective is eclectic, with a strong grounding in CBT, Motivational Interviewing and insight-oriented work. I am also trained to provide EMDR and enjoy working with people who are dealing with trauma and challenging issues.

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

Simone Barnes, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Simone Barnes is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia. Simone has 12 years of experience with working with children and adolescents who needs assistance with expressing and regulating their emotions. Simone received her bachelor’s degree in social work from Virginia Union University and received her Master’s degree in social work from Arizona State University. 

Simone uses cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, and narrative therapy. Simone likes to assist individuals with shifting their mindset to focus on becoming the best version of themselves. 

Simone looks forward to establishing a relationship with to improve upon your desired goals in life to assist you with improving yourself and relationships. 

Education

Arizona State University
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Life Transitions 
  • Stress Management
Stephanie Green
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Stephanie Green, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Stephanie Green is a Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC. She has an eclectic broad range of experience from Criminal Justice, Geriatric Care, Residential Treatment, Clinical Mental Health and Substance Abuse Therapy for over 15+ years. She has a Graduate Degree (Master’s) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Undergraduate Degree (Bachelor’s) in Criminal Justice both from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. She believes in Holistic Healing as the Trinity (Mind, Body, & Soul) are unified. You should find working with Stephanie as a genuine, non-judgmental, and at ease experience. Due to her experience she understands everyone challenges are uniquely designed and she addresses and treat them as such.

Stephanie utilizes the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy (PCT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Mindfulness/Mediation, theoretical approaches understanding the need of flexibility is essential as what works for one individual may not necessary work for another. 

Ultimately, Stephanie’s goal is to meet and accomplish YOUR goal(s), build self-autonomy, develop confidence, and to work as a team as you both collaborate on how you can get to living the life you desire and deserve.

Education

Old Dominion University
Master's in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Panic
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Anger Management
SungCheol Kim
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Sung “Sunny” Cheol Kim, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

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

Suvi Hyytiainen, A-GNP, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

Education

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

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

Pirkanmaa Polytechnic
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression, Bipolar and Other Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders, Including PTSD
  • Grief and Adjustment Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Reminiscence Therapy
Tammy Usher
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • ComPsych
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Tammy Usher, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Tammy Usher is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia who has 5 years experience working with children and adults in such areas as life and adjustment management, anxiety and stress management. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from Ashford University and received her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.  

Tammy utilizes a humanistic approach that is collaborative, strength based, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness based, solution focused and emotionally focused approaches to therapy. Tammy strives to best meet the needs of every unique individual she works with.

Tammy’s goal is 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

Liberty University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Individual Therapy
  • Life Management
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • LGBTQ
Toni Davis
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield/Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Toni Davis, LPC, NCC

Toni Davis is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is nationally certified. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Virginia and her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Johns Hopkins University.

“At some point in our lives, we all experience problems we just can’t handle on our own. Sometimes psychological issues such as anxiety and depression can be an underlying cause of physical ailments. Whether you are experiencing relationship issues, job stress, loss of job, home or loved one, a general sense of discontent or lack of connection, or have had trauma in your life, it’s okay to ask for help. In fact, asking for help is a sign of strength not weakness. First, I will listen to you with empathy and without judgment. Then, I will help you fully explore what’s causing you trouble and develop a plan for improving your life.”

Toni has experience treating adults of all ages and couples primarily using cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and person-centered therapy. She is also trained in EMDR Therapy, which is used to treat trauma, and has training in the Gottman Method for couples.

Toni is a native of Virginia who is very happy to be back in the Old Dominion after six years in Ohio! In her free time, she enjoys cooking, exercise, yoga, reading, and spending time with her family and two dogs.

Toni helps with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma
  • Life changes/transitions
  • Stress management
  • Self-esteem
  • Divorce/separation
  • Family conflict
Uche Umejei
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Uche Umejei, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

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

Education

Hampton University
Family Nurse Practitioner

Old Dominion University
Doctorate

Specialties

  • ADHD for both children and adult
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance Abuse
  • Insomnia
  • Eating disorder
Hope Bagley
Accepting:
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beacon
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Hope Bagley, PhD, LCP

I have been practicing as a Psychotherapist for 35 years, both in public and private practice. I received my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 1998. I went on to receive a post doc in Clinical Neuropsychology from Fielding University in 2010. I currently am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, with a Post Doc in NeuropsychologyTesting. I specialize in treating adults through the life span, primarily using a Psychodynamic psychotherapy approach, multi-generational family systems theory, while also using other adjunctive therapy approaches, such as, Brief Solution oriented Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I am Looking forward to sharing my skills and experience as a member of the Thriveworks team.
Stephanie Valeri
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Stephanie Valeri, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Gonzaga University
Master's of Nursing

Specialties

  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Insomnia and other sleep disturbances
  • Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Bipolar I and II
  • Social Anxiety
  • Smoking Cessation
Meredith Reed
Accepting:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield/Anthem
  • BCBS - Healthkeepers
  • Beacon
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Humana
  • Magellan Commercial
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Meredith Reed, LPC

Meredith is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Meredith graduated from James Madison University as a "double duke," receiving her Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology and her MA, Ed.S in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Meredith has extensive history working with children, adults and families dealing with depression, anxiety, crises, life challenges and trauma. Meredith is a Strengths-Based counselor, utilizing Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Solution-Focused therapy, and Person-Centered approaches. Meredith is a firm believer in creating a mutual respectful and trusting therapeutic relationship in order to support clients in reaching their goals. Meredith has completed the Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

Meredith is originally from New Jersey. She came to Virginia for school and never went back! In her spare time, Meredith enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, listening to music and spending time with her pet.

Nick Smith
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield/Anthem
  • Beacon
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • Value Options
Self Pay Rate: $89

Nick Smith, MA, LCSW

"I have 10 years of experience after graduating from New York University with a Masters in Social Work. I began working with the serious mentally ill criminally involved individuals with an in home treatment model designed to assist in recovery. I then transitioned to the emergency room at Bellevue Hospital where we, as a team would work to assist those in crisis. In addition I have had a practice in which I provided years of individual therapy for a number of conditions including depression and anxiety as well as psychosis and personality disorders. It is my belief that each individual carries a strength that allows them to continue however at times it is helpful to have a therapist to realize those strengths and use them to overcome the difficulties. Relying on a approach that leans heavily a dialectical process my goal is to assist individuals and couples to reach their full potential and thrive."

Some of Nick's areas of expertise include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self Harming
  • Substance Abuse/Use Disorder
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationships
Jared Vega
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Jared Vega, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

Education

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

Specialties

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

Beata Sims, PMHNP, ARNP, MSN

Philosophy of Care

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

Her approach is based on integrative psychiatry including

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

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

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

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

She speaks English and Polish.

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

Education

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

Specialties

  • Life Transitions
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Depression and Low Self-Esteem
  • Bipolar and Personality Disorder
  • Trauma and PTSD
Ashley Crouch
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield/Anthem
  • BCBS - Healthkeepers
  • Beacon
  • Compsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan Commercial
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Sentara
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ashley Crouch, LPC

Ashley Crouch is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is nationally certified. She earned her Bachelors Degree at Randolph-Macon College. Ashley continued her education at Ashland Theological Seminary, where she received a Master’s degree in Mental Health Clinical Counseling.

Ashley is a strengths-based counselor; she uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Person Centered approaches.

“Life's journey can be overwhelming and frustrating. There is no shame in reaching out for support to cope with various life stressors. My goal is to provide a comfortable, non-judgmental environment, with 100% confidentiality. I have an extensive multi-cultural background and have experience working with couples, adolescents ages 11-17, and adults. It would be my pleasure to be a source of support and guidance for you.”

Ashley helps with:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Anger management
  • Adolescent sexual offending
  • Family dynamics
  • LGBTQ
  • Marriage
  • Parenting Problems
  • Oppositional defiance
  • Phase of life problems
  • Pre-Marital counseling
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Sex disorder/dysfunction
  • Women’s Issues
  • Conduct disorder
Afua Ayim
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Humana
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Afua Ayim, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

Education 

George Mason University
DNP

Specialties

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

Kate Hanselman, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

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

Education

King’s College London
Master’s in Science

Specialties

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

Chinyere Ugwanyi, DNP, PMHNP

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

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

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

Thriveworks Counseling Richmond

People Love Our Providers!

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

★★★★★
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

★★★★★
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.

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

★★★★★
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

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

★★★★★
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

★★★★☆
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

★☆☆☆☆
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

★★★★★
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

★★★★★
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

★★★★★
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…

★★★★★
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.

★★★★★
The experience was calming.
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Ellen is great

★★★★★
Ellen is great and the experience has been extremely positive
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Emily

★★★★★
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

★★★★★
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

★★★★☆
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.

★★★★★
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.

★★★★★
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!

★★★★★
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.

★★★★☆
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!

★★★★★
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!

★★★★★
Love it!
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I really enjoyed my session.

★★★★☆
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!

★★★★★
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!

★★★★★
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!!

★★★★★
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!!

★★★★★
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.

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

★★★★★
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

★★★★★
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

★★★★★
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

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

★★★★☆
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

★★★★★
My first meeting with Mary was exactly what I needed. I’m feeling positive about working with her and excited about the next session.
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond

Ashley is kind, thoughtful, and attentive.

★★★★☆
Ashley is kind, thoughtful, and attentive.
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond

Our first session was GREAT!

★★★★★
Our first session was GREAT! Looking forward to the next! I’m very optimistic!
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond

Customer service was good

★★★★★
Customer service was good - Interaction excellent - Very comfortable atmosphere Thank you for genuine concern!
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond

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.
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond

Great first visit.

★★★★★
Great first visit. We are looking forward to our next!
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond

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.
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond

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.
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond

👍👍

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Thriveworks Counseling Richmond

Very helpful!

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Very helpful!
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond

I had a great first experience

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I had a great first experience with Ashley.
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond

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!
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond

Very good first visit with Mary Woods

★★★★★
Very good first visit with Mary Woods
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond

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.
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond

Great session. I was very nervous

★★★★★
Great session. I was very nervous being my first time but all went well. I think it was a great start.
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond

It is a very easy place to come to.

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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.
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond

Great session with Ashley.

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Great session with Ashley.
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond

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 !!
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond

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.
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond

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!
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond

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
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond

I feel like

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I feel like my therapist will be very helpful , much better than previous centers
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond

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.
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond

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.
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond

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!
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond

Believer!

★★★★★
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!
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond

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.
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond

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.
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond

Very nice

★★★★★
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

★☆☆☆☆
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.
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond

It was a great experience

★★★★☆
It was a great experience, just a bit unclear as to where to check in or go upon arrival. Overall, it was enjoyable.
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond

Katy is Great!

★★★★★
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!
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond

Experience and compassion

★★★★★
Kathy is a very sensitive and insightful therapist whom I would recommend to anyone.
Thriveworks Counseling Richmond

Clinicians are awesome!

★★★★★
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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Thriveworks Counseling

Important! We have several location in the greater Richmond area. Please double check your provider's address (sent via email upon booking).

  • 5310 Markel Rd UNIT 102,
    Richmond, VA 23230

  • Mon-Fri:7AM-12AM
    Saturday:7AM-6PM
    Sunday:8AM-5PM

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