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Short Pump VA Counselors


Caitlin Devey
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  • Anthem Commercial
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Sentara
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $130

Caitlin Devey, LPC

** Caitlin offers online counseling

Caitlin Devey is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia who completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology in 2009 from James Madison University and received her Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling in 2011 from Marymount University. Caitlin has experience with providing outpatient therapy, Community Based Intervention services, Intensive In-Home services and case management services in both outpatient and community-based settings in Washington, D.C. and Virginia.

Caitlin works with children, adolescents, young adults and families with a wide variety of clinical issues including:

ADHD
Anger/aggression
Anxiety
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
Conflict resolution
Depression
Family discord
Grief and loss
Peer relationships
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Self-esteem
Self Harm
Suicidal Ideation

Caitlin’s professional strengths include: Developing rapport, dependability, honesty, flexibility, kindness, creativity, collaborative problem-solving, and genuine warmth and understanding. Her treatment methods are individualized, evidence-based and specific to client needs. Caitlin’s core theoretical foundation is primarily Person-Centered as she believes that through developing positive rapport with clients and exhibiting genuine unconditional positive regard in session, clients will recognize that they are capable of reaching their full potential by identifying personalized solutions within themselves to problems they encounter in their daily lives. However, Caitlin also enjoys utilizing other treatment modalities such as Humanistic Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and some aspects of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and will work with you on determining the best course of treatment that will help you successfully achieve your goals.

Caitlin also has 3 years of experience with providing clinical supervision for counselors looking to obtain their LPC. As a supervisor, she believes that a healthy balance of collaboration, support and constructive feedback are most vital to help a resident in counseling obtain the best and most clinically sound experience on their journey towards licensure.

Caitlin’s personal interests include: Home improvement, parenting her young child, spending time with family, art projects, running and exploring new adventures.

Emily Jackson
In network with:
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana-Military
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Sentara
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Value Options
Self Pay Rate: $130

Emily Jackson, LPC

** Emily offers online counseling

Emily Jackson is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia who completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology in 2013 from Virginia Commonwealth University then went on to obtain a Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling in 2016 from Virginia Commonwealth University. Emily has experience providing Intensive In-Home services and Mental Health Skills Building services in a community-based setting in Richmond, Virginia. Emily works with children, adolescents, young adults, and families with a variety of clinical issues including:

  • ADHD
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Depression
  • Peer relationships
  • Personality disorders
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Esteem
  • Substance use disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation

Emily uses many approaches in treatment which include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness techniques, Motivational Interviewing, Person Centered Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy treatment modalities. Emily has the ability to build rapport and work collaboratively with her clients to achieve goals successfully. She has developed a strong passion for utilizing strengths as a way to cultivate personal growth with her clients.

Emily enjoys live music, cooking, spending time with loved ones including her dog, and traveling.

Julie Wilcox
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Commercial
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Cigna Telehealth
  • Highmark
  • Humana-Military
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $130

Julie Wilcox, LCSW

** Julie offers online counseling

Julie Best Wilcox is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has over 15 years of clinical experience. She received her masters degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Baylor University.

Julie provides therapy for adolescents, couples, families, and adults, providing both expressive (art, play) and talk therapy techniques. Julie specializes in working with disorders such as Bipolar, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Additional areas of clinical focus include alcoholism and drug addiction, and self-harming behaviors. Julie is able to perform substance abuse evaluations for both private and court ordered clientele.

An area of particular passion involves Julie’s work with couples and families including those considering and healing from separation and divorce. Julie has been trained under Gottman in couples therapy and has expertise offering support to parents with children experiencing emotional and/or behavioral challenges. Additionally, Julie has several years of forensic experience, working closely with attorneys to provide case testimony in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

Julie believes that respect for individual uniqueness is paramount to the therapeutic process. Working from the framework that therapy is a partnership between an individual and their counselor Julie prides herself on offering the individuals she serves the opportunity to resolve issues and learn more effective ways to manage life's stresses, anxieties and adversities

Julie is also pleased to offer supervision to Licensed Eligible Clinicians and seeking clinical licensure as Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) in the state of Virginia. The approach in supervision is collaborative and supportive! You can expect to grow your awareness, conceptualization and administrative skills-all vital to your success as a professional counselor. Supervision meetings are offered in both individual and group formats. Instruction is designed to be exciting and thought-provoking.

When not working, Julie enjoys time being active with her family and dogs.

Mary Davis
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Commercial
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Sentara
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $130

Mary Davis, LPC

** Mary offers online counseling

Mary Davis licensed professional counselor, LPC, received her Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regent University. She completed her undergraduate studies in Sociology while attending Mary Baldwin College. Mary has experience working with children and adults in outpatient, community services, and residential treatment. Areas of clinical expertise include:

Anxiety
Depression
Personality Disorders
Psychosis
Sexual Offending
Substance Abuse
Trauma

Mary uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy treatment modalities. Mary has been trained in the Sanctuary Model of trauma informed care.

When not working, Mary enjoys spending time with her family, bowling, and traveling.

Pam Crepps
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Commercial
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Medicare
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Sentara
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $130

Pam Crepps, LCSW

** Pam offers online counseling

Pam is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified School Social Worker and a Certified Trauma Specialist. Pam is also certified to provide clinical supervision for license eligible social workers.

Completing her post graduate studies at East Carolina University Pam has spent over 20 years working in behavioral health and treatment based school settings in Chicago, Connecticut, North Carolina and Virginia. Pam provides individual, couples and family counseling to children, adolescents and adults. Pam offers counseling for children as young as 12 years of age.

Areas of clinical focus include:

Anxiety
Anger Management
Depression
School/Learning Issues
Oppositional Defiance
Parenting
Trauma (including physical or sexual abuse, neglect, and family dysfunction)
Grief
Marital Separation and Divorce

Pam’s outside hobbies include spending time with friends and family and reading

Theresa Goff
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Commercial
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Sentara
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
  • Value Options
Self Pay Rate: $130

Theresa Goff, LCSW

** Theresa offers online counseling

Theresa Francisco Goff is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 20 years of experience providing mental health services to individuals, couples and groups.  She received her master’s degree in Social Work and undergraduate degree in Rehabilitation Counseling specializing in Alcohol and Drug Education, both from Virginia Commonwealth University.  She has practiced in long term care, medical and psychiatric hospitals, outpatient practices and has experience as a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator for pharmaceutical trials

Theresa has extensive experience working with individuals with mood and anxiety disorders, women and relationship issues, substance use disorders, and with parents of special needs children.

Areas of additional clinical focus:

  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Grief
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Postpartum
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress

The following describes Theresa’s approach to the therapeutic process:

  • Relationships are at the core of our existence.  Emotional distress such as depression, anxiety, addictions and poor communication can destroy those relationships which are most important to us.
  • Primary goal is to assist each client in recognizing their strengths and aid in finding practical solutions that can make his/her life more enjoyable.
Wendy Couch
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Commercial
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Sentara
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
  • Value Options
Self Pay Rate: $130

Wendy Couch, LPC

** Wendy offers online counseling

Wendy Couch, a licensed professional counselor has over 8 years of clinical experience. Wendy received her graduate degree in Community Counseling  and Addictions from the College of William and Mary. She works with young adults, adults and geriatrics and has experience working in a variety of clinical settings including community mental health and the VA Department of Corrections.

Wendy has experience in working with individuals with depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety, substance and alcohol use disorders. Wendy also has experience working with individuals experiencing major life transitions to include divorce, occupational changes, grief and stress. Wendy works primarily with individuals and groups, and utilizes dialectical behavioral therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy to help individuals work to develop coping skills, manage emotions and improve communicative skills. She often utilizes DBT skills with individuals in recovery from alcoholism and substance use disorders.

Wendy believes in strengths based counseling and in the individual's ability to make positive, healthy changes. She utilizes a variety of different approaches including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy. She also integrates mindfulness in to clinical practice and is an advocate of yoga and other activities promoting a strong mind-body connection. Wendy's therapeutic style is based on developing a genuine, positive, and honest relationship with individuals.Her personal interests include spending time with family, hiking, and traveling.

Melanie Black
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Commercial
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Cigna Telehealth
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
  • Value Options
Self Pay Rate: $130

Melanie Black, LPC

** Melanie offers online counseling

Melanie works with children and adolescents having difficulty managing stressors associated with family life. She is able to assist caregivers in developing parenting and coparenting plans that align with the needs of their child(ren). She specializes in trauma recovery, grief and loss, anxiety and depression.

Melanie enjoys working with Millennials struggling with anxiety, stress and life transitions. LGBTQI needs is an additional area of clinical focus. She has a special interest in helping clients with vocational and career counseling needs. Melanie offers a 3- Stepunseling Service: Career Counseling Service:

  1. Assessment which includes administration of evidenced based personality and career planning inventories
  2. Development of a career planning goals and objectives
  3. Cover Letter and Resume development

Melanie enjoys teaching clients mindfulness meditation techniques social and coping skills. She is open to integrating clients' various spiritual and religious beliefs into the therapeutic process. Pet Therapy will be incorporated as a treatment intervention by Melanie Black, LPC. The therapy dog’s name is Luna and she is a Coton de Tuléar. Pet Therapy can benefit clients of all ages. Pets provide physical and mental health benefits including lowering blood pressure, reducing anxiety, providing comfort and decreasing depression Luna and Melanie are a registered therapy animal team through Pet Partners, a national animal assisted therapy organization

At home, Melanie enjoys dancing,hiking, crafts, and spending time with her family, friends and her dog Luna.

Q&A

What is your approach to working with young children and families?

I have learned that the most powerful intervention when working with children is to help parents and caregivers develop the skills and tools needed to support their child. You are the expert on your child. Rather than working with a small child individually for one or two hours a week, we will make more progress if I serve as a guide and coach to parents. I often help parents learn how to manage their child's behaviors at home by providing practical strategies and problem solving support. Working with behavior challenges can be overwhelming for parents and caregivers. Once I get to know a child and learn more about their needs, I often encourage parents to come to sessions without the child so that we can speak candidly about the family's struggles and develop ideas to address the child and parent's needs.

Why are you passionate about offering counseling and coaching services to Millennials?

Millennials are those of us born roughly between 1982 and 2001, give or take a few years depending on who you ask. Generations share some common traits shaped by their experiences as developing children and young adults during specific points in history. Generational studies suggest that despite coming of age in a recession and struggling with financial burdens, Millennials tend to be pragmatic, optimistic and team oriented. They tend to want to make a difference in the world and help their families, friends and community. Some people even call the Millennials a "Civic Hero" generation. A Civic Hero generation comes around about once every 80 years or so with the last one being The Greatest (or GI) Generation. I honestly believe that Millennials are uniquely positioned in history to help our country and communities heal and grow. Being a young adult can be exciting, confusing and stressful. I want to help Millennials thrive and become their best selves so that they can make the positive difference they want to see in the world!

How do you integrate Luna and pet therapy into sessions?

Luna is with me most days at the office. Many client's have told me that it is comforting to have Luna present during our sessions even if she is just curled up sleeping across the room. Something about having a dog around eases tension and helps a person feel relaxed. At times, if it is therapeutically appropriate, I will encourage Luna to sit with a client and have them pet her in order to relax. I've also supported children and those with anxiety by encouraging them to participate in training tasks or walking Luna. She is also always a very good listener for children who like to talk to her.

What 3 tips can you offer parents of a youth is questioning his/her sexuality?

Stay calm. Family culture and past experiences may affect the way you feel about your child's identify. Try to stay calm and supportive with your child and find other adults that you trust or even a therapist to sort through your own emotions.

Education yourself. Navigating these topics can be confusing for many families. Find educational resources you can trust online and in your community to learn more about what your child is going through. In addition, each child is different, and it will be important for you to listen to your child and learn what is going on with them.

Make sure your child is physically and emotionally safe. While it may seem that our culture is more accepting of differences than it used to be, children who are questioning their sexuality can still be targets for bullying and harassment. Make sure that above all your child is safe emotionally and physically.

What does your initial session with clients involve?

Usually we get the "boring stuff" out of the way first otherwise known as policy, procedure and billing. I then share that I am a Licenced Professional Counselor which is kind of like a general practitioner for mental health. I know a little bit about a lot of issues and if I don't feel like I am the right person to help you, I will do my best to get you to the right person. I tell folks that I have a collaborative style, meaning that while I may suggest strategies and help you navigate your feelings and thoughts, you will always be the expert on you. I also encourage people to let me know if something isn't working for them throughout the counseling process or if we just aren't a good fit. This is because your relationship with your counselor is going to be the most important contributing factor to your success in therapy. Once new clients have had a chance to ask questions, I ask them to tell me the story of what brings them here. I also ask additional questions to assess the new client's needs. At the end of the session we talk together about the frequency of treatment needed and scheduling.

Kristen Lawrence
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  • Aetna
  • Anthem Commercial
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Cigna Telehealth
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Sentara
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $130

Kristen Lawrence, LCSW

** Kristen offers online counseling

Kristen Lawrence is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her undergraduate degree in Anthropology at Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York and her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work at Boston College with a concentration in healthcare. She has worked with a wide variety of populations in many different settings including emergency medicine, inpatient hospital units, and community oncology and geriatric clinics.

Kristen works with young adults, adults and geriatrics specializing in working with individuals with diagnosis of Major Depression, Generalized Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Schizophrenia. Areas of passion and clinical passion are working with those and families experiencing chronic illness, traumatic injury, end of life, grief and loss and those in experiencing sudden life changes

An area of particular passion for is providing intervention those experiencing or family and/or caregivers of individuals illness, trauma, grief and loss. Kristen finds herself as a natural advocate to those experiencing hardship, and finds that developing the therapeutic relationship as the key to providing exceptional care. She has extensive experience in working with individuals experiencing crisis helping them to learn valuable coping skills, and ultimately find meaning and value in their experiences.

Helping individuals and families find their strengths, and helping clients heal and find their self worth is the foundation of Kristen's clinical work. It is through this work that Kristen belives clients are best able to realize their potential grow, seek and maintain positive change. Kristen utilizes different therapeutic techniques from psychodynamic, motivational interviewing, to cognitive behavioral as suites the clients needs.

Her personal interests include traveling, hiking, playing soccer, reading, and spending time with her precious dog.

Linda Carey
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Commercial
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Sentara
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $130

Linda Carey, LPC

** Linda offers online counseling

Linda Carey is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) with over 12 years of experience. Linda is a bilingual (English/Spanish) Therapist who works with children as young as 6, adolescents and adults. She has gained clinical experience working in emergency services, intensive in-home, mental health skills building and with survivors of traumatic injuries. While she has extensive training in multiple therapeutic methods, she focuses mainly in Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to foster change and support emotional wellness.

Linda’s specialties include anger management, anxiety disorders, attention deficit disorder, bipolar, brain injury, chronic pain syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome, conduct disorder, depression, grief, post traumatic stress disorder, trauma, relationship/marital issues, parenting, and self-harming behaviors. Linda also has expertise providing Workman’s Compensation evaluations and follow up.

Linda graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Pre-Med and a minor in Sociology and later she obtained her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling with an emphasis in Mental Health and has a Certificate in Gerontology, also from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has a Behavioral Health certificate specific to Serving Our Veterans and specializes in working with active duty military and veterans.

When away from work and school, Linda enjoys traveling and spending time her family and friends.

Rebekah Lowenstein
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Commercial
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Medicare
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Sentara
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
  • Value Options
Self Pay Rate: $130

Rebekah Lowenstein, LCSW

** Rebekah offers online counseling

Rebekah is a licensed clinical social worker in the Commonwealth of Virginia with over a decade of experience. Rebekah also serves on the Virginia Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Rebekah is a Board approved supervisor for those pursuing the LCSW credential as well as an Adjunct Faculty Member for Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Social Work and aims to promote positive change and growth in her work with her clients and students alike.

Rebekah treats children ages 0-17, adolescents, adults, families, couples and geriatrics. After pursuing her Master of Social Work through the University of Maryland - Baltimore, Rebekah started her career working as a Dementia Care Coordinator and subsequently moved into the areas of Therapeutic Foster Care, Hospice and Clinical Supervision at an intensive in-home agency. Rebekah welcomes the opportunity to treat clients facing issues of trauma, emotional and behavioral disorders of childhood and adolescence, family support for children facing out of home placement as well as grief, loss and bereavement. Additional areas of experience include abuse and neglect, ADHD, anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, co-parenting issues, women’s issues (including postpartum depression), PTSD, caregiver stress, life transition issues.

Rebekah employs a diverse combination of treatment modalities that are individually designed to fit her client’s individual goals. Rebekah meets her clients where they are at and aims to establish and maintain a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship throughout treatment. Treatment approaches include but are not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Mindfulness techniques, Play and Art Therapy techniques, Relaxation techniques, Motivational Interviewing and the Gottman method of couples counseling.

When she’s not at work Rebekah enjoys reading, creative writing and spending time with her husband and two young children. Rebekah is excited to be a part of the Thriveworks Family and to her continued service within the Greater Richmond Community.

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