Counselors and Coaches

Elizabeth Custodero
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Medicare
Self Pay Rate: $65

Elizabeth Custodero, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker originally from Southern California and moved to Virginia Beach 13 years ago. I am a graduate of Strayer University with a degree in Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, as well as a Masters degree in Social work from the University of Southern California. I am also a Certified Case Manager, with four years of experience in Managed Care. I am a former military spouse with a lot of experience navigating the stressors and joys of military life in Hampton Roads. I started my career  8 years ago working at the community services board as a crisis counselor for adults diagnosed with severe mental illness and substance use disorders. I have a passion for treating anxiety disorders, anger management, depression,  and PTSD to help people live their best lives.

I have experience working with older adults, adults, and adolescents. I use a variety of treatment approaches to include: mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, motivational interviewing and solutions focused therapy. I specialize in crisis management and treating traumas and post traumatic stress disorder. My therapeutic technique can be considered “out of the box” at times, by using non traditional activities such as art, music, and writing to make the therapeutic process fun!

Hannah Hayden
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $80

Hannah Hayden, LCSW

Hi! If you’re reading this, it means that you have taken a brave step to seek out therapy for you or for someone else – congrats! Choosing to seek out help can be scary, but you should know that you are in good hands. Hannah has been an LCSW since 2019 and although she is “new” to the licensure, she is not new to helping those who seek it out. Hannah has worked in many different environments as a clinical social worker, before and after earning her licensure. All of her previous experience has led her to provide treatment to many individuals of all ages.

Hannah’s clinical services are open to everyone, but children and adolescents tend to gravitate towards her because she has a playful personality that fosters an environment for them to thrive. Hannah will also work with individuals outside of this age range because she has the expertise to adapt her therapeutic techniques to a variety of clients. No matter the age of a client, Hannah has a strong desire to empower individuals to achieve optimal well-being and to do everything in her power to teach her clients the skills they need to succeed in life.

Many people view therapists as a group of people who just “give advice”. While Hannah hopes that every one of her sessions feels helpful in this way, her therapy sessions go much farther than just advice-giving. Hannah uses techniques from various models including, but not limited to, Solutions-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to teach her clients new ways to cope with life’s stressors, while creating a non-judgmental space that enables her clients to process why these stressors exist to begin with. Beyond Hannah’s skills as a licensed clinician, her clients will receive the most authentic version of herself to ideally make them feel comfortable to do the same. Life can be hard, but with the right skillset, Hannah believes anyone can achieve success and happiness for themselves.

Hannah’s specialties include:

  • Children (8+)/Teens/Young adults
  • Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Trauma and Stress related
  • CBT
  • DBT
Juan Turon
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beacon
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United
  • Tricare
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $130

Juan Turon, PhD. LMFT

It's great to be back home. When I first came from Argentina, at 16 years of age, Virginia Beach was my first destination. I graduated high school at Bishop Sullivan Catholic High. Immediately after that, I moved to Florida where I earned my Bachelor's degree in General Psychology and my Master's Degree and PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy. In 2005 I participated in the studies abroad international summer program at Cambridge University in England where I took courses on anthropology and the rise of civilizations. While studying family therapy I was blessed to work with and learn from Salvador Minuchin, one of the founding fathers of the craft. I was also a presenter at the 2015 International Family Therapy Conference. My work with one family was selected to be shown by Minuchin himself in Rome, Italy in 2016.

After many years of coming back to Virginia to visit, my wife and daughter decided to move here in July of 2018. I look forward to working with couples and families and to giving back to this community that gave me so much.

I specialize in the treatment of individuals, couples and families who are dealing with:

  • Anxiety
  • Marriage/Relationship issues
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Divorce
  • Stress
Keiranni Taylor-Plummer
In network with:
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $65

Keiranni Taylor-Plummer, LPC

I am fun loving, laid back, and attentive Licensed professional counselor with 8 years of clinical experience working with clients from all walks of life. I have a special interest in working with children, adolescents, and young adults with a wide range of issues and concerns.  My job as a therapist is to help my clients begin their path to healing through acceptance, self awareness, and the utilization of positive coping skills. 

I understand that no one approach works for every person so I have been trained in a range of different modalities including Solution focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Multisystemic therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

My educational background includes a MA in Community Counseling from Norfolk State University and a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Elizabeth City State University. 

Robin Duers
In network with:
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $65

Robin Duers, PhD, PsyD

Are you feeling overwhelmed by life’s challenges? Feeling like there must be more? Well, be encouraged because change is possible.  We all have the potential to live healthy and well, in spite of the challenges we face.  Sometimes we just get stuck.  It is my mission to help you get unstuck; to help you embrace your authentic self, and to encourage and equip you to live well. 

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who takes an integrative approach, with a focus on cognitive behavioral therapy and strengths-based therapy.  That means we focus on thought patterns, and emphasize strengths and skills, rather than deficits and weaknesses.  Why? Because our thoughts have power.  They can affect how we feel, and what we do.  My goal is to help you change the way you think, so you can feel better and do better.  I specialize in individual and couples therapy, addressing a range of issues like depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and women’s issues.  I also have experience working with faith-based communities.   

I applaud you for taking the first steps toward change.  I know it’s not easy, but please know that you’re not alone.  I look forward to partnering with you on the journey to thriving.  Remember, it is possible to Live Well!

Taylor Coghill
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Medicare
Self Pay Rate: $65

Taylor Coghill, LPC

I am a native to the Virginia Beach area and have lived here all of my life. I am the only child of parents who have spent most of their lives in this area as well. I attended Old Dominion University for both of my degrees, a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology in 2013 and a Master's of Science in Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2015.

I have recently become a licensed professional counselor and have been working in the field of mental health for almost 7 years. I have worked in residential settings, acute inpatient settings, in-home settings, and therapeutic day treatment settings. I am excited to take this new step in my career in private practice. My approach to counseling involves a combination of Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques and Person-Centered Techniques typically but I am able to mold my style to what works best for each client. I am passionate about helping a client meet their goals whatever they may be.

I am currently working with individuals, adults and children, who are struggling with:

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Career counseling
  • Coping skills
  • Depression
  • Family conflict
  • LGBTQ+ issues (transitioning gender, gender identity, questioning, sexuality, etc.)
  • Life coaching
  • Life transitions
  • Peer relationships
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Life coaching
  • Life transitions
  • Peer relationships
  • Transitioning out of the military
Brenda Cahill
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $65

Brenda Cahill, LCSW

I was raised in New England but am a southern girl in my heart. My mother was born in Hampton and I spent many summers enjoying the Virginia beaches and hospitality. I am the eldest of 6, we are scattered from Arizona to New Jersey but remain close. I attended undergraduate school at Elon College in North Carolina and obtained my Masters from Southern Connecticut State University. I am a widow and was married for over 30 years. I love to travel and have lived in England, and Morocco. I have traveled to more recently to China and Tibet.

I have over 20 years of experience as a clinical social worker/therapist. providing individual and family therapy. I have experience with diverse populations and have worked both as a private therapist and a therapist for patients with both psychiatric and substance abuse issues. I use an approach that includes working with a persons strengths and their capacity for change. I assist clients in developing treatment goals to improve their quality of life and developing a more positive self image with more effective ways of coping and decreasing stress.

I am currently working with individuals who are struggling with:

  • Anxiety
  • Coping skills
  • Career counseling
  • Depression
  • Family conflict
  • Grief
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Women's issues
  • Life coaching
  • Peer relationships
  • Life transitions
  • Parenting issues
Donna Sotolongo
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Donna Sotolongo, Psy.D

Donna Sotolongo is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 30 years' experience working with children, families, teens and adults in a variety of settings. A mother and grandmother, she has dedicated her life to helping her clients achieve their goals and deal with life's challenges.

After graduating from Princeton University, Donna pursued graduate study in School and Child Psychology and eventually went on to earn a Psy D from Rutgers University's Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology in Clinical Psychology.

Donna has worked in community mental health, residential treatment and school settings to provide clinical treatment as well as consult, train and design programs that promote healthy lifestyles and choices.

Donna has worked with children and families, on a number of issues including academic success, social adjustment, family relationships and workplace stress. A resident of both NY and NJ, she has been involved in helping schools and nonprofit organizations to provide preventive interventions within communities across the Tri State region as well as educate parents, counselors and teachers to better advocate for children. She believes wholeheartedly that mental health starts at the family and community level and we must all must be empowered to play a primary role in providing the support and nurt urance. needed in a changing and often unstable world. Most recently, Donna moved to VA Beach to continue her work and is looking forward to getting involved in this exciting, diverse community.

Donna strives to bring her passion and caring to all of the communities and populations she has served and is excited to bring that same energy and passion to her patients at Thriveworks.

Treatment modalities include: Family Therapy, Individual Therapy, Marital and Couples Counseling, Executive Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Client Centered Treatment Approaches. Donna has significant experience working with adolescents, adults and families, and has more recently focused much of her practice on working with senior citizens who struggle with the challenges of maintaining health and well being following life altering changes in health, employment and family relationships.

Donna has also worked with individuals with life threatening illness and loss and believes that every person deserves the respect and dignity needed to navigate what can be a tough and challenging loss.

Don Costigan
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Havard Pilgrim
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $99

Don Costigan, LCSW

Don Costigan received his Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work at Norfolk State University in 1983. He received his LCSW in 1992 and specializes in treating substance use disorders and domestic violence. Don is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers, and a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP). In this role, he evaluates employees for substance abuse disorders when they work in an occupation coming under the Department of Transportation (DOT). Don opened Virginia SAP Referral Options in 2014.

He worked extensively in the addictions field including inpatient, residential treatment, and intensive outpatient programs. Additionally, he was co-owner and clinical director of New Bridges Outpatient Rehabilitation Centers in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Suffolk from 1993 to 2011. Don specializes in traditional twelve-step recovery using various treatment modalities to break denial and enable recovery. For several years while at New Bridges, Don coordinated and facilitated treatment in the men’s domestic violence program.

Don’s areas of expertise include therapeutic services for:

  • Alcohol Abuse & Addictions
  • Substance Abuse & Addictions
  • Codependency
  • Domestic violence.

I am very excited to join the team at Thriveworks Counseling Virginia Beach, VA. Please consider one of my favorite quotes:

"I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine - Bruce Lee"

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