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

Hannah Kasmala, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with adolescents, adults, and families to function at their highest potential.  I believe that all individuals have the ability, and desire, to cope with life’s stressful situations, but I know that can be difficult at times, to say the least.  I have a strong desire to encourage and empower individuals to achieve optimal emotional well-being. I believe in creating a space that, upon entering, it is clear that any individual can share what they have on their mind, knowing it will be treated with positive regard and without judgement.  As my super heroin, Brené Brown, said, “I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.”  

I recognize that there is not a “one size fits all” approach to therapy, which is why I use techniques and interventions from various therapeutic models to include Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Solutions Focused Therapy.  While I tend to focus on providing therapeutic skill-building, I am always open, and willing, to use techniques from Psychodynamic Therapy to process the deeper-rooted challenges an individual is living with daily.  

My educational background includes an MSW in Clinical Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a BA in Psychology and Communication Studies from The University of North Carolina in Greensboro.  I continuously seek opportunities to continue expanding my therapeutic knowledge by attending courses and workshops throughout the year.

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
Shaun Salzman
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beacon
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $99

Shaun Salzman, LPC

Have you been struggling to cope with difficulties in life and unsure how to bring about a resolution? Have you been experiencing anxiety, depression, confusion, or anger in regards to an area of your life? My goal is to work collaboratively with you to help you take steps towards reaching your desired level of peace and understanding. I would like to provide a nurturing place for you to explore your struggles, ideas, and feelings. I utilize an integrated approach using cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, mindfulness, and humanistic to help you journey through your experiences in a healthy manner. I have several years of experience in the mental health profession, and have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I have a Master’s degree in counseling and my LPC. I look forward to working with you on your journey to thrive and grow in life!

Some of my specialties include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • PTSD
  • Trauma
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Family Therapy
  • Relationship & Couples Counseling
Taylor Coghill
In network with:
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Medicare
  • Optima
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 and have been working in the filed of mental health for almost 6 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 am able to mold my style to what work 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:

  • Anxiety
  • Coping skills
  • Career counseling
  • Depression
  • Family conflict
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Life coaching
  • Peer relationships
  • Life transitions

I also work with couples struggling with:

  • Family conflict
  • Grief
  • Relationship issues
  • Infidelity
  • Life transitions
Brenda Cahill
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • 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
Darren Love
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beacon
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $99

Darren Love, Psy.D

Dr. Love is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Virginia. He has been providing clinical services to late adolescents (above age 14), adults, and older adults for 10 years. He utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help individuals and couples reach their desired goal in life. He utilizes a variety of relaxation techniques including hypnosis to help patients manage their overall symptoms. Dr. Love has a passion for helping patients living with chronic medical diseases and pain, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders and stress management. He has experience working with individuals and groups. Dr. Love has extensive experience in performing psychological testing for pre-surgical evaluation (spinal cord stimulators and bariatric), ADHD, IQ, personality and emotional functioning.

Dr. Love has a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ. He completed a behavioral medicine internship from Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints in Racine, WI before completing a post-doctoral residency in Health Psychology with an emphasis in Pain Management and Gero-psychology from Psychology Specialists in Decatur, IL. Dr. Love also holds a Masters in Biomedical Sciences from Midwestern University-Glendale and is in the process of completing a Masters in Psychopharmacology from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

**Saturday sessions are available.

“If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

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.

James Martin
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Havard Pilgrim
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $65

James Martin, LPC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia with over ten years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. I began my career working for the community services board providing counseling and assessment for individuals experiencing severe mental illness and/or substance abuse issues. In 2015 I relocated to Hampton Roads from Radford, VA and since that time I have worked for private community-based programs providing intensive in-home services to at risk adolescents and adults diagnosed with severe mental illness. My goal is to utilize my collective life experiences and knowledge to assist you in achieving a well-balanced life.

My counseling approach is eclectic in nature. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the foundation of my approach and I utilize other elements that include, but are not limited to: mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), solution-focused, motivational interviewing, crisis/trauma, and existential/spiritual therapy. As your therapist I will be an empathetic listener and voice on your path to improvement and provide therapy sessions in a safe, non-judgmental, and accepting environment.

I look forward to helping you on your path to personal growth and enlightenment. Jon Kabat-Zinn wrote, “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” I provide individual, group, couples, and family counseling. My areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:

  • Anxiety/Panic
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders / Bipolar Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Personality Disorders
  • Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and Stress Related Disorders (PTSD/Acute Stress)
  • Anger management
  • Academic / Occupational / Work Issues / Career
  • Divorce / Custody Disputes
  • Grief / Loss / Bereavement
  • Chronic Health / Medical Problems
  • Self-Injurious Behaviors / Self-harm
  • Co-dependency
  • Crisis / trauma
  • Anger management
  • Relationships
  • Men’s Issues
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Adjustment Disorders
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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