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Afua Addo
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Afua Addo, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Afua Addo is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who works with mental health clients and substance dependency clients both outpatient and inpatient. She specializes in helping people with anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger, behavioral issues, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), sleep or insomnia, trauma and PTSD.

Afua is a good listener and addresses each of her client's needs. She is able to help individuals with mental illnesses by prescribing them medication as well as providing therapy. She is always ready to listen and then take action.

Education

George Mason University
PMHNP

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Anger
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Sleep or Insomnia, Trauma & PTSD
Arianne Eichas
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Arianne Eichas, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Arianne Eichas is a Resident in Counseling in the state of Virginia who has years of experience working with children, adolescents, and their families within the Department of Human Services, intensive in-home therapy and residential facilities. Additionally, as a Master Level Clinician, Arianne has provided individual and group therapy to children, adolescents, and adults in outpatient settings. Arianne completed both her Bachelor of Science in Human Services and Master of Science in Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Old Dominion University. 

Arianne utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical  Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help treat individuals and to meet their specific needs and interests. She understands the complexities of mental health and utilizes a person-centered, strength-based, and solution focused approach to help individuals reach their maximum potential. 

Arianne seeks to establish a trusting relationship with each individual  and to provide you with a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment to achieve your goals and to help with your overall mental health care. Arianne is committed to helping her clients learn, change, and grow! She is passionate about helping her clients live a life worth living! 

Education

Old Dominion University
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety 
  • Depression
  • Adjustment 
  • Self-Esteem
Ashley McBride
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare East Non Network
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ashley McBride, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Ashley McBride is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Ashley completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Norfolk State University and received her Master of Arts in Clinical Community Mental Health Counseling from Hampton University.  She has over 10 years of experience working in the behavioral and mental health field, including schools, hospitals, correctional facilities, residential and community services for children, adolescents, adults, older adults and families.

Ashley focuses on a holistic approach to healing and wellness, and incorporates techniques from various evidenced-based practices including but not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Play Therapy, Positive Therapy and Mindfulness to address each individuals’ unique needs and goals.  She strives to create a flexible and creative environment that promotes safety, awareness, change and healing for all.

Ashley is committed to establishing a trusting and caring relationship with you and/or your family in order to assist in developing and maintaining happy and healthy lives—whatever that may look like for you.  Her overall goal is to support you in overcoming challenges and creating a life that you value and desire. 

Education

Hampton University
Master's in Clinical Community Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression and Mood Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Substance Use Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Behavioral Issues (Children/Adolescents/Young Adults)
  • LGBTQIA/Gender Issues
  • Racial/Ethnic Issues
Brent Burhite
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • First Health
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: 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
  • First Health
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare East Non Network
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: 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
Camille Brenke
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: 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
Caroline Minto
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare East Certification
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Caroline Minto, LPC

Caroline Minto is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia who has served the Virginia Beach area since 2016. She has experience partnering with adults, couples, adolescents, and children seeking help with depression, stress, anxiety, mood disorders, family dynamics, and behavior concerns. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Mental Health and Human Services and Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling from Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Caroline utilizes several different therapy approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and always aims to collaborate and create comfort within the therapy process.

Caroline seeks to establish a meet-you-where-you-are relationship in order to assist in using your strengths to identify and meet your goals. Caroline enjoys working with any age group and looks forward to helping you move towards a healthier and happier life!

Caroline's specialties:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Mood Disorders
  • Life transitions
  • Relationships and Couple’s Issues
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Children’s Behavioral Concerns
  • Family Dynamics
Crystal Miller-Williams
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • MedCost
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare East Certification
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Humana
  • Magellan
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Crystal Miller-Williams, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Crystal Miller-Williams is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner who is qualified to practice in both primary and psychiatry; diagnose, treat, and prescribe medication for children, adolescents, and adults. Some of her practice specialties include (but not limited to) ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, and Schizophrenia. Over the course of ten years of medical practice, Crystal has had the privilege of working in many practice areas, including primary care, family practice, gynecology, and internal medicine.

Crystal prefers the patient centered approach, along with the integration of  therapy, daily physical movement and improved sleep practices as foundations for care. Overall Crystal tends to be more conservative in her prescribing practices, especially in regards to prescribing controlled substances such as benzodiazepines.

Education

University of Michigan-Flint
MSN

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Medication Management
Daryia Biarozkina
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Daryia Biarozkina, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

My goal is to help clients reach their best potential by exploring their abilities, strengths, and talents, which may be hidden or weakened during difficult times. I believe that everyone is unique and therefore use the wholistic approach, encouraging, and active listening to promote hope, growth, and harmony.

I meet people where they are with an open heart without judgment and walk by their side through pain, grief, confusion, and frustration towards recovery with compassion, empathy, care, and support.

Education

South University
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Stress Counseling
  • Depression Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Academic Issues
Debra Morton
Accepting:
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Debra Morton, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Debra Robbins Morton is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has 23 years of experience providing mental health therapy and medication management. As a nurse Debra has delivered babies, taught childbirth and parenting, and cared for various medical troubles.

Debra completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at the University of Virginia, her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Norfolk State University, her Master of Science in Nursing as Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) at Old Dominion University, and her PMHNP at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Debra’s patients are grateful for her calm, supportive, and informed style of teaching them everything they will need to attain their best mental health.

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
PMHNP

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Sleep or Insomnia
Dena Wampler
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $239: Intake $189: Follow-ups

Dena Wampler, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Dena graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing with a Masters of Science in Nursing. She is proud to be an alumna of one of the top rated Universities for the psychiatric nurse practitioner specialty and she cannot imagine working in any other field. She carries multiple state licenses. Over the years, she has worked with a wide variety of patients at different levels of acuity and treatment. She enjoys getting to know people, building trusting relationships and meeting people where they are comfortable with different treatment options.

Dena has worked in high volume clinics with patients who have insurance and those who have no insurance. She is used to finding medication options that are indicated and affordable. She has worked in telehealth for the last four years and enjoys connecting and building meaningful relationships with people via this medium.

It can be daunting to ask for help and talk about things that may be uncomfortable and Dena works to make this as easy a possible with no judgment or bias. Improvement in mental health requires a trusting partnership between the provider and patient. Medication is a great tool and is deemed necessary for some patients, but understandably it can be a big decision. Reasoning, side effects and benefits of all medication indicated will be discussed thoroughly.

Education

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Master of Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • ADHD
  • Coping Skills
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gender Identity / Transgender
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Diane Justusson
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Compsych
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Diane Justusson, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Diane Justusson is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 10 years of experience as a Women’s Health Provider and Midwife prior to transitioning to work as a full-time Mental Health Provider 2 years ago.  She is dedicated to Mental Health care as the fundamental basis for enhancing wellness for everyone. Diane enjoys partnering with adults and older adolescents to collaborate on individualized medication management plans. She works with people seeking help with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, life transitions, women’s issues. She completed her Master of Science at Oregon Health and Science University and her Post-Master’s Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate with Frontier Nursing University.  

Diane will help to support you with medication management in a respectful shared decision-making process. Diane is experienced with Cognitive Behavioral Techniques and with alternative to medications and/or adjunctive treatments. She will fully explore all your concerns and questions with you. 

Diane’s goal is to help you to find prolonged wellness to meet your unique life circumstances and goals. If you are ready to get started, she invites you to reach out to ThriveWorks to begin.

Education

Frontier Nursing University
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practioner Post Master's Certificate

Oregon Health & Science University
Master of Science

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management/ Life transitions
  • Women’s issues
  • Anger management
  • Mood Disorders
Dieudonne Metombe
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Dieudonne Metombe, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Dieudonne Metombe is a Licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) who has over 7 years of psychiatric nursing experience and 3 years of clinical experience treating clients of all ages with mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse disorders, anger management, PTSD, and psychosis.

Dieudonne graduated from Ohio University with his Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and Walden University with a Master's in Psychiatric Nursing. Dieudonne Metombe uses a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational Interviewing with emphasis on patient-centered care.

Dieudonne will work with you to provide therapeutic rapport, respect, flexibility, and comfort as part of your personal treatment plan, and seeks to build a respectful and warm therapeutic relationship with you while you both explore better ways to attain your personal objectives and goals in each session.

Education

Walden University
Master's in Psychiatric Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Relationships, Divorce, Infidelity
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gender Identity / Transgender
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Orientation / Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Trauma and PTSD
Donda Goodson
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • MedCost
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Optima
Self Pay Rate: $99

Donda Goodson, LPC

Philosophy of Care

The global pandemic of 2020 has truly increased the number of people seeking professional on-line counseling. As a result, many credentialed therapists are providing on- line therapy to meet the needs of those seeking emotional support and professional counseling from the privacy of their own location.

If you prefer remote counseling, I am here for you. With 29 years of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have experience working with people dealing with adjustment issues, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, and trauma. My experience with children and families is broad and includes children with oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD and developmental disorders. I also work with parents who are doing their best to parent but find themselves struggling and feeling frustrated.

Through client centered and cognitive behavioral therapy, counseling can be an effective tool and allow a person to live their best life. How can I help you today?

Education

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Master of Arts in Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • ADHD
  • Grief/Loss
  • Trauma
  • Anger Management
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Family Counseling
Elizabeth Malin
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $149

Elizabeth Malin, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Now accepting new clients!  Liz Malin is a Resident in Counseling with experience in treating adults, teens, couples and families seeking help with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, low self- esteem, workplace stressors and life transitions.  

Liz utilizes strength based, cognitive behavioral, solution focused and emotionally focused approaches to therapy while providing a safe place where you can work with her to form a collaborative relationship with the goal of helping you feel heard, understood, and empowered.  

Liz seeks to establish a compassionate, caring environment as a foundation for you to create positive change while gaining further insight into patterns in your life that keep you from living your best life on a daily basis.  You deserve to be heard, valued and encouraged.  Reach out today to take the first steps to establish further support and understanding by beginning your therapeutic process. 

Education

Old Dominion University
MSEd

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Communications issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Workplace stress
  • Grief
  • Trauma
Elizabeth Elizabeth Onyejekwe
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Humana
  • Magellan
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Elizabeth Onyejekwe, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Elizabeth Onyejekwe is a Board Certified psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Virginia with prescriptive authority. She is trained in psychiatry across the lifespan, and has 7 years of experience in working with adults aged 18 years and above, with behavioral and mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and ADHD. She received her Bachelor in Nursing Science at Grand Canyon University and Masters in Nursing/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Walden University. Elizabeth provides medication management and counseling to mental health clients. With more than two decades of experience in patient care, Elizabeth applies evidence-based practice in psychiatric medication management to ensure that each of her clients receive excellent treatment for the best possible outcome. She treats her clients with compassion, dignity, and respect, and enjoys helping them to become the best version of themselves. Elizabeth cares about your overall well-being. She seeks to build rapport and collaborate with you in managing your medications, so that you are empowered to live the life you desire, to the fullest. She has a flexible schedule to accommodate each individual, unique needs. She is a member of ANA, APNA and Sigma Theta Tau Society.

Education

Walden University
MSN, PMHNP

Specialties

  • Mood Disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Stress Management
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • PTSD
  • ADHD
Elizabeth Eunjin Pak
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Multiplan
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: 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
Master's in Nursing

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
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • MedCost
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • Tricare East Non Network
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Fawn Workman, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-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:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare East Certification
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • ComPsych
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: 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
Gwendolyn Fisher
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Gwendolyn Fisher, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Gwendolyn Fisher is a Licensed Resident in Counseling. She has 3 years of experience helping children and adults seeking  help with depression, anxiety, psychotic disorders, bipolar, oppositional defiance, trauma, PTSD , family relationships and crisis stabilization. Gwendolyn earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Virginia Weselyan University and a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.

Gwendolyn utilizes collaborative, positive regard, solution focused, cognitive behavioral, person centered, mindfulness based, and emotionally focused approaches to therapy to meet clients were they are, and to promote a more meaningful life.

Gwendolyn seeks to empower clients with meeting the goals they desire in life, recognizing that they are valuable, and learning to living their best lives, one day at a time.

Education

Liberty University
Master of Arts in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Family/Relationships
Hayley Knowlton
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Compsych
Self Pay Rate: $99

Hayley Knowlton, LCSW

Hayley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia and Idaho who provides psychological therapies and assessments to adolescents, adults, and couples. Her primary focus is in the treatment of trauma, dual diagnosis, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, eating disorders, and severe mental health issues. Hayley received a Master of Social Work Degree (with a specialization in clinical mental health) from the Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work from Idaho State University. She also has a Master of Criminal Justice Degree from the University of Cincinnati.

Her background includes clinical work and training in the community mental health setting, child protection for the State of Idaho, and therapeutic settings. Hayley is experienced providing assessment, collaborative, and clinical services to adolescents, and adults in both community and private practices. She has worked in the field of mental and behavioral health since 1998. Hayley has experience working with dual diagnosis as she worked in an inpatient substance abuse setting for nearly 2 years at the Walker Center in Idaho.

Hayley currently resides in the state of Virginia and works with Thriveworks providing individual, adolescent, and adult therapeutic counseling and assessment, as well as Christian counseling. Her therapeutic approaches include EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Solutions Focused Therapy.

Heather Woods
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Heather Woods, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

I have worked in several areas of therapy. I have worked in the areas of substance abuse, depression, trauma, anxiety, children, intellectual disabilities, and many more areas of mental health. I believe in being in the present moment and using tactics to help better understand each emotion as it comes. I enjoy utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy in order to assist each client in improving their emotional regulation.

I allow each client to navigate through their emotions at their own pace. I encourage client’s to be kind to themselves in order to empower acceptance and growth within themselves. I help empower my client’s to be true to themselves and create balance within their everyday life.

I believe that every person comes to therapy for a different purpose and deserves the therapy approach that best suits their individual needs. I empathize with each client, meeting them where they’re at. I encourage you to reach out to me if you want an empathic counselor who believes in you.

As a Resident in Counseling, I tailor my therapy approaches to each client because I understand that not one approach works for every client.

Education

South University
Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Relationships
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Women’s Issues
James Martin
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Havard Pilgrim
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

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
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • Chronic Health/Medical Problems
  • Self-Injurious Behaviors/Self-harm
  • Co-dependency
  • Crisis/Trauma
  • Relationships
  • Men’s Issues
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Mindfulness/Mediation
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Jasmine Malone
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Jasmine Malone, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Jasmine Malone is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in the state of Virginia with more than 10 years of experience providing care to patients across their lifespan. She has a strong passion for helping patients dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, and the many transitions of life. She provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management with special attention to each individual's personal history, specific concerns/fears, and lived experiences. She serves to foster a therapeutic alliance with each patient where collaboration leads to alignment of mind, body, and spirit.

Jasmine completed her Master’s of Science in Nursing degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She brings to her sessions her experience with working with patients in inpatient settings in immediate crisis and outpatient settings where connection to resources is the prominent treatment modality. Her goal is to allow the patient to resolve issues and restore wellness through solution-focused, easily applicable interventions. She provides medication management options that fit the patient lifestyle, accounts for any side effects, and that improve symptoms in a timely fashion. Jasmine has a major focus on providing honest communication with her patients and helping them to improve their quality of life to attain a sense of fulfillment. She comes up with a plan that is the most comfortable, safe, and effective for the patient.

Jasmine's personal interest in physical movement, meditation, and balanced nutrition shapes her approach to providing holistic care. She blends lifestyle and nutritional supports to provide comprehensive care and feels that mental peace sets the tone for overall health and wellness.

Outside of work Jasmine loves to enjoy time spent with family, traveling, live music, and swimming. Jasmine also participates in various community outreach events including Out of the Darkness through the American Suicide Foundation, breast cancer awareness, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. She is a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society, the American Nurses Association, and the Virginia Nurses Association.

Education

Old Dominion University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar
  • Stress
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Jennifer Pittman-Dixon
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $239: intake $189: Follow-ups

Jennifer Pittman-Dixon, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care  

Jennifer Pittman-Dixon is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 16  years experience in the mental health field. Jennifer began her career in community mental health  supporting those with severe mental illness with medication management and basic life skills. She spent  10 years as a registered nurse working inpatient psychiatric facilities with both children/adolescents and  adults including four years as Nurse Manager of a psychiatric unit for a non-profit hospital. As a nurse  practitioner, Jennifer has experience working with all age groups from 5 – 98 years old in a variety of  settings including private practice, community mental health, hospitals and skilled nursing  facilities/nursing homes.  

Jennifer has a passion for providing holistic care focusing on the mind, body and spirit. She will take into  account each individual’s culture, socioeconomic status, background, environment, lifestyle and  nutrition when developing a treatment plan. She will provide ample education and resources for  patients so they may play an active role in decisions regarding their care and treatment.  

Jennifer seeks to develop a collaborative relationship with her patients to assist them in meeting their  goals and to create a life of peace and balance in their mental, physical and spiritual health.  

Education  

University of South Alabama
Master of Science in Nursing  

Specialties  

  •  Depression  
  •  Anxiety Disorders  
  •  Trauma/PTSD  
  •  Stress Management  
  •  Mood Disorders  
  •  Adjustment Disorders  
  •  Insomnia  
  •  Neurocognitive Disorders
Jill Jones
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: 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
John McAnulty
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • MedCost
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $99

John McAnulty, LPC-S, NCC, ICADC, CGRS

Philosophy of Care

John McAnulty is a Licensed Professional Counselor Specialist, Nationally Certified Counselor, Internationally Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselor and a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist in the state of Virginia who has 20 years experience partnering with adults and couples seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, men’s issues, women's issues, grief, loss, bereavement, healthcare professionals and relationship issues. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Florida State University University and received his Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Troy State University.

John utilizes relational, collaborative, strength based, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness based, solution focused and emotionally focused approaches to therapy always maintaining the creativity, flexibility and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual and couple. John bases his therapy upon the premise of person-centered therapy.

John seeks 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

Troy State University
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology

Specialties

  • Substance Abuse
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Codependency
  • Stress Management
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Women's issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief, loss and bereavement
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Men’s issues
  • Relationship issues
Joseph Hingerty
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Joseph Hingerty, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Joseph Hingerty is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia who has over seven years of experience providing clinical assessment(s) & therapeutic care to adults and adolescents seeking help & support with stress & trauma, anxiety & depression, or life transitions.  He completed his Bachelor of Science at Old Dominion University and received his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University.

Joseph utilizes motivational interviewing (MI), cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, and solution focused approaches to therapy.  This allows for sincere empathy, unconditional positive regard, and awareness that is essential to collaborate & support the needs of every unique individual.

Joseph’s desire is to create an inviting space to foster a caring, therapeutic relationship with you to ultimately support your journey in identifying & building on your strengths to work towards your life goal(s) & aspiration(s) in supporting your holistic health.

Education

Adams State University
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trauma
  • Relationships
Joseph Pugach
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Joseph Pugach, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Joseph Pugach is a Resident in Counseling in the state of Virginia who has 8 years of inpatient and outpatient experience in the field of mental health, working with older adolescents, college-age and college students, and adults with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and other stressors and areas of concern in individual and group therapy settings. He completed both his Bachelor of Arts in English and his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Mary Washington and received his Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the School of Education at The College of William & Mary. 

Joseph utilizes humanistic, person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based, collaborative, and solution-focused approaches in therapy, emphasizing the capacity to develop self-awareness and self-healing by providing a safe, therapeutic environment that facilitates growth through self exploration in order to meet the unique needs of clients. 

Joseph seeks to work collaboratively with you and to support you in defining your goals and success in your pursuit of healthy change as you develop and refine new skills and strategies you can implement so you can live the fuller, more actualized life you desire.

Education

College of William & Mary
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anger Management 
  • Anxiety 
  • The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery & Music, Level I (Student) 
  • Coping Skills Development 
  • Depression 
  • Life Transitions & Adjustment 
  • Peer Relationships
Josephine Dakin-Davis
Accepting:
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $239: Intake $189 Follow-ups

Josephine Dakin-Davis, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the of state Virginia. With over 15 years of clinical nursing experience, I came to the realization that a sound mind is the precursor to the sound body hence my ardent passion for Mental Health. 

I graduated from George Mason University 2010 with my BSN, after ten years of nursing in diverse areas including mental health, I decided to get my MSN degree from Walden University, specializing in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. My vast experience has helped me to understand the philosophy of mental health and my nursing education has exposed me to a variety of health care settings. I’m goal driven, detailed oriented nurse practitioner, with patient satisfaction at the top of my professional agenda. I aim to create a cordial, warm and collaborative relationship with my peers and patients.

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Medication Management
Juanita Burtt
Accepting:
  • Medicare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Juanita Burtt, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Juanita Burtt is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who specializes in depression, anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, insomnia, and many other mental health conditions. She has over 14 years of experience in various medical settings as a registered nurse working in mental health in both an inpatient and outpatient setting. Juanita has also been privileged to service both Military and Civilian individuals.

Juanita is confident that her previous roles providing mental healthcare have shaped her into the compassionate, empathetic, patient-centered psychiatric provider that she is today. She would love to assist you with accomplishing your mental health goals and addressing your needs.

Juanita's priority is to help break down the stigma around mental health and create a comfortable, safe environment for you. Whatever your culture, ethnicity, or social-economic status, life happens to us all. Juanita plans on working as a team with you to build a therapeutic relationship that has been proven to improve individuals' quality of life. She looks forward to collectively partnering with you to work towards positive mental wellness.

Education

Master of Science in Nursing
Walden University

Post Masters Certification
Shenandoah University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Bipolar
  • Sleep or Insomnia
Julie Kramer
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Medcost
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $99

Julie Kramer, MSW, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Julie Kramer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Missouri and now in the state Virginia. Julie has 25 plus years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families.

She completed her undergraduate degree in Sociology/Psychology from Maryville University in St. Louis, MO and received her MSW from Washington University, George Warren Brown School of Social Work in Mental Health with a Specialization in Family Therapy.

Julie utilizes Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness Based Therapy and Art Therapy being flexible and using judgement techniques that best fit her clients; always aware of the uniqueness of each client.

Julie’s goal is to establish a good relationship with each client making them feel comfortable and knowing they can speak freely and that this is their special time with her. Julie is warm, friendly and truly wants her clients to know that we can solve problems together.

Education

Washington University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Couples Therapy
  • Eating Disorders
  • Women’s Issues
Katara Ratliff
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • MedCost
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $99

Katara Ratliff, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Katara Ratliff is a Resident in Counseling in the state of Virginia who has 15 plus years of experience working with children and adults addressing issues of depression, anxiety, grief and loss, stress and life transitions. She completed her Bachelor of Social Work from Norfolk State University and received her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from South University. 

Katara utilizes cognitive behavioral, solution focused, strength based, and collaborative approaches to therapy while maintaining openness, flexibility and awareness to ensure that the needs of every family, couple and individual are met. 

Katara strives to establish and maintain an inviting, warm and supportive relationship with you in order to accompany you in building your strengths while working towards accomplishing your goals and living the meaningful life you desire.

Education

South University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety 
  • Stress Management 
  • Anger Management 
  • Depression 
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions
Katherine Hughes
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: 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
Keshanda Garland
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Keshanda Garland, LPC

Keshanda "Kesha" Garland is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia, who has had over 12 years experience working in the mental health field. Keshanda has had experience working with clients with a wide range of mental health disorders: including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and ADHD, and trauma. As a general practitioner, Kesha is able to treat clients with a variety of diagnosis and issues working with pre-adolescents, adolescents, and adults. Keshanda utilizes a variety of techniques or interventions that are used based on the client’s needs. Shes uses client-centered, cognitive behavioral and solution-focused therapies, and elements of mindfulness are used. She is passionate about helping others feel good about themselves and effectively manage through life’s trials and tribulations in order to lead a life of purpose, fulfillment and joy. Her style is warm and supportive, and she is ready to help you tackle your struggle head-on. She believes collaboration is important and establishing concrete goals and steps for you to help overcome your current problems is the goal for therapy. Keshanda believes in taking time and working on wellness slowly, holistically, and consistently. Just as physical health takes time and consistency, so does mental health. 

Specialties: 

  • Stress, Anxiety 
  • Self esteem 
  • Bipolar disorder 
  • Depression 
  • Coping with life changes 
  • Family conflicts 
  • Trauma and abuse 
Kimberly Martinez
Accepting:
  • Aetna Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Medicare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Kimberly Martinez, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Kimberly Martinez is a Board Certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Virginia with over ten years’ experience in the healthcare field providing care to children and adults, first as a Registered Nurse and then as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Kimberly sees adult patients seeking care for depression, anxiety, trauma, life stressors, and postpartum psychiatric care. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of South Florida, a Master of Science as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of South Florida and completed her Post-Graduate training at the University of Virginia, receiving a Post-Master’s Certificate as a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). 

Kimberly utilizes a collaborative, kind and caring approach, with a focus on the whole person. Combining passions for exercise, nutrition, and her training as a Family NP and PMHNP, she is able to offer a unique and individualized approach to care.

She seeks to establish an honest, caring and productive relationship with clients to assist them with meeting their goals and seeking overall wellness. 

Education

Master of Science Family Nurse Practitioner
University of South Florida

Post-Masters Certificate Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
University of Virginia

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Self-Esteem
  • Wellness
  • Exercise & Nutrition
Leslie McIlvried
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Leslie McIlvried, APRN, PMHNP, FNP

Philosophy of Care

Leslie McIlvried is a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner, with dual specialties in Family, and Psychiatric Mental Health. She has worked in a wide range of settings for the past 20+ years and understands the impact of mental health issues on every area of life, from physical health to one's stability to realize their aspirations in their personal and work lives. Leslie partners with adults patients seeking to improve their mental health and restore wellness through medication management as well as therapeutic interventions and techniques.

Leslie received her BSN from Austin Peay State University, followed by her MSN, with a family specialty, from Vanderbilt University in 1997. A few years after transitioning to an outpatient psychiatric practice, she felt she had found her passion and the area of health care that she could have the greatest impact. Leslie went on to obtain her post-graduate certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from St Francis University.

Leslie believes that in order for any treatment plan to succeed a patient must "buy in" or feel reasonably confident that they can follow the plan and that it will work. She strives to obtain this "buy-in" by providing patient education and collaborating with patients to create holistic plans of care, that are individualized, to meet their specific needs.

Leslie recognizes that the decision to seek help for mental health issues can be a difficult one and believes that developing an authentic, trusting, therapeutic alliance with patients is the cornerstone of successful treatment. She offers a confidential, non-judgemental space to listen, to collaborate, and to develop a path to wellness.

Education

Vanderbilt University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
Lydia Sharp
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Lydia Sharp, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Lydia Sharp is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner (PMHNP-BC) from Virginia, with 5 years of experience assisting children, adolescents, and adults with such issues as anxiety, depression, ADHD, mood disorders, anger problems, and other complex psychiatric conditions.

Lydia earned her Master's degree in Nursing Education. She previously served over 26 years in the military in a variety of patient settings such as Medical-Surgical Nursing and Perioperative Nursing (Walter Reed Army Hospital), and as a Nurse Administrator serving in Army Combat Support Hospitals located in California and Fort Bragg, and much more. She also gained direct psychiatric experience and knowledge by working in a Behavioral Health Service Community Health Clinic, which was also part of a behavioral school for troubled youths.

Lydia will prescribe and manage medications, diagnose and assess psychiatric problems, identify health goals, record symptoms and problems, provide therapeutic treatment, and educate clients and their families about mental health. Partner with Lydia to find the treatment methods that work best for you.

Education

Regis College
PMHNP

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Women's Issues
Margaret Scott
Accepting:
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare East Non Network
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $239: Intake $189: Follow-ups

Margaret Scott, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Margaret Scott has been a practicing registered nurse for the past twenty-five years. The primary focus of her care has been neonatal, pediatric, and adolescent patients as well as their families in various settings. While pediatrics has been her preferred specialty, she holds an affinity for caring for teenagers and assisting them through the unique challenges they face as they approach adulthood. With increasing academic, athletic, and social pressures resulting in increased anxiety, depression and impaired self-concepts, the desire is to teach teens effective coping mechanisms that will last a lifetime.

Margaret utilizes talk therapy, meditation, cognitive restructuring, cognitive behavioral therapy as well as any other therapies that will benefit the emotional and mental needs of the patients she serves. There is always collaboration amongst providers to provide the best care for all patients.

Margaret strives to provide flexibility, insight, and empathy to all patients. The goal is for all patients to feel valued, empowered, and successful in solving problems as they arise to eliminate disruption in the daily routines associated with life.

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD),
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Women’s Issues
Meghan Rise
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare East Non-Network
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: 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
Nathacha Cerome
Accepting:
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Nathacha Cerome, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Nathacha Cerome is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 5 years of registered nurse experience in the in patient care setting and 8 months of nurse practitioner experience out patient setting.

Nathacha earned her Master’s degree in Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University. Afterward, she worked in an outpatient setting providing clinical assessments and diagnoses for various mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and PTSD to adult clients.

Nathacha incorporates a safe and non-judgmental work environment where her clients can feel comfortable and safe expressing their needs. She uses a holistic approach of listening and educating my patients before resorting to medication as a viable option. She believes that the patient should understand their treatment plan, and should be given the opportunity to play an active role in managing the symptoms of their mental health conditions.

Education

Master of Science in Nursing
Virginia Commonwealth University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Trauma & PTSD
Nathan Stanton
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Nathan Stanton, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Nathan Stanton is a Resident In Counseling ,in the state of Virginia who is working towards obtaining his state licensure. Nathan is a full time firefighter, and is a former police officer. Nathan obtained his M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a certificate of Graduate Studies in Trauma Counseling from Regent University. 

Nathan utilizes a relational, cognitive behavioral based, strength based, solution focused, and mindfulness based approach to his therapy practices in order to provide his clients with a relaxed, open, and confidential therapy experience.

Nathan wants to ensure you that he strives for a professional, comfortable, respectable, honest, and trustworthy relationship with you as he works alongside you in order for you to meet your goals and find the healing that you most definitely deserve.

Education 

Regent University
Master's in Clinical Mental Health

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Men’s Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • First Responders and Health Care Professionals
  • Relationship Issues
  • Behavioral Issues
Rachel Barrows
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Rachel Barrows, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Rachel is a Resident in Counseling with experience in hypnotherapy, neurofeedback, individual, and family therapy settings. Rachel has also worked extensively with high risk children and adolescents and their families, providing life skills and stability for the family unit. Rachel is a graduate of Regent University with a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She holds a certificate in ARC (Attachment, Regulation, and Competency) Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents.
Rachel uses a holistic approach and enjoys working with clients who are facing anxiety, depression, identity crises, issues of faith, and more. Rachel empowers clients to use their strengths to increase hopeful meaning and daily purpose.

Rachel believes that every person possesses unique strengths and that there are no lost causes. It is her goal to assist clients in identifying and using their strengths to create meaningful goals, process life events, and establish lasting hope. Rachel is skilled at reframing and helping clients connect their experiences to a bigger picture, finding purpose and growth through unwelcome conflict and pain.

Growing pains are a natural part of therapy, and should be expected. Rachel values patience, flexibility, and above all respect in the therapy process, allowing the client to move at his or her own pace. Rachel will work tirelessly to help clients find the hope that belongs to them and achieve a higher quality of life through a deeper understanding of their personal values and strengths.

Education

Regent University
Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Religious trauma
  • Spiritual and faith issues
  • Depression
  • Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Mindfulness
  • Family Issues
Rebecca Smith
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • First Health
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Rebecca Smith, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Rebecca Smith is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with over 15 years of clinical experience treating a broad range of psychiatric disorders in children, teens, and adults who are suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and psychotic disorders.

Rebecca graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she received her Master's degree in Nursing. Her clinical career then took her on a journey throughout the healthcare system, from inpatient neurology to compliance. She has experience managing the care of everyone from young children to older adults with psychiatric and mental health disorders. Rebecca has trained and worked in a variety of settings including in-patient psychiatry, psychiatric ER/crisis intervention, consultation services, and outpatient psychiatry.

Rebecca believes in a holistic approach in caring for clients by combining biological, psychological, social, and spiritual elements of mental health care. In addition, she believes it takes collaboration with her clients to meet the needs of their desired treatment outcomes. Her clients, from all diverse backgrounds and cultures, trust her and appreciate the empathy she provides as she works with them in making informed decisions for their plan of care. In her words: "I am here to guide your mental-health wellness journey." Team up with Rebecca to start addressing your mental health needs with a personalized treatment plan.

Education

Masters Degree in Nursing
Virginia Commonwealth University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Adolescents
  • Stress
Rebekah Jordan
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Rebekah Jordan, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Rebekah Jordan is a dual certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP and FNP) in Virginia and Maryland with over eight years of experience. She started out as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Neurology, Pain Management, and Internal Medicine quickly realizing that there was a lack of understanding and availability of care for patients with mental health challenges. She went back to school to obtain a second master’s has a PMHNP at Duke University allowing her to advance her scope of care and help reduce the access shortages to mental health care. 

As a PMHNP, Rebekah continues to be a patient advocate to further reduce the Stigma of Mental Health with special interest in women’s mental health, PTSD, and ADHD care. She utilizes a combination of pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches.  Her non-pharmacological approaches include cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based modalities. 

Rebekah utilizes her broad experience as a Navy Veteran, FNP, and mom to provide a partnership with her patients and their families to help them achieve their goals and knowledge. She is taking new patients.

Education 

Duke University
MSN Family Nurse Practitioner
MSN Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Specialties

  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Trauma
  • ADHD
  • Post-Partum Depression 
  • Substance Abuse with her suboxone waiver 
  • Women’s Health Complexities such as perimenopause and menopause changes 
  • End of Life Transitions 

 

Renae Willis
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Medcost
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $99

Renae Willis, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Renae Willis is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia who has many years of experience providing therapy to children, teens and adults through individual, couples and family therapy. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings treating anxiety, depression, grief issues and trauma with special interest in partnering with those on the Autism Spectrum (and their partners/families), as well as the particular issues facing First Responders/Military/Veterans. Renae received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from High Point University and her Masters of Social Work from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. She is also an EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning) Level II Mental Health Clinician providing an experiential, therapeutic modality utilizing horses as integral members of the treatment team.

Renae utilizes an eclectic blend of relational, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused and emotionally focused approach to therapy. She is known for her warmth, humor, creativity and flexibility in providing a customized therapeutic experience for each client.

Renae strives to create a safe, warm and caring environment in order to assist you in meeting your specific goals and living the happy, healthy life you want and deserve.

Education

University of North Carolina- Greensboro
Master's of Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief Issues
  • Post Traumatic Growth
  • Adoption
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Military/Veteran/First Responders
  • Chronic and Life Threatening Health Concerns
  • Individual, Couples and Family Therapy
  • Geriatric Mental Health Concerns
Robert O'Byrne
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • MedCost
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: 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
Rossa Ridley
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Rossa Ridley, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Rossa Ridley is a Resident in Counseling and Qualified Mental Health Provider for Adults in the state of Virginia. She has over 7 years of experience assisting adults that are seeking help with a variety of mental health issues, adjusting to life transitions, military related issues, past incarceration, and relationship issues due to childhood trauma. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from ECPI University, a Master of Art in Professional Counseling (Mental Health Counseling) from South University and received an advanced degree of a Master of Philosophy in Forensic Psychology.

She utilizes a collaborative, strength based, cognitive behavioral, person centered, mindfulness based, and holistic focused approaches within the therapeutic relationship. She is a veteran of the military which gave her the unique ability to adapt to the changing needs of those seeking help in the various transitions adults may have to maneuver in their daily lives.

Rossa strives to establish a nurturing and empathetic relationship with you to assist you with using your strengths to work through situations and/or stressors so that you can reach your goals. She believes in creating a rapport with you so that you are taking a key role in living the life you desire.

Education

South University; Walden University
Master of Arts-Professional Counseling; Master of Philosophy-Forensic Psychology

Specialties

  • Mood-related disorders
  • Anxiety-related disorders
  • Trauma-related disorders including Complex Post Traumatic Disorder
  • Military-related disorders (i.e., Military Sexual trauma and/or Combat related)
  • Adjustment to major life changes
  • Anger management
  • Personality Disorders (specifically Borderline, Histrionic, and Anti-social)
  • Recovery from Domestic Violence
  • LGBTQ- Gender Dysphoria
Shirley Hudson
Accepting:
  • Medicare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Shirley Hudson, MSN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C

Philosophy of Care

Shirley Hudson is a dual board certified Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner who is passionate about providing evidence based and personalized care to her clients. Shirley began her health career in Hampton Roads, Virginia, treating patients in a wide variety of settings including Spinal cord injury, ICU, hematology, oncology, and medical surgical units. After years of practice as a registered nurse, she fulfilled her goal of earning her Master of Science degree in nursing, and began practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner, specializing in gastroenterology and urology.

Through her years of experience at the hospital bedside and clinic, Shirley became more aware of the increasing need for psychiatric mental health care providers in not only underserved, but all communities. In an effort to increase access to psychiatric and mental health services, Shirley continued her education and earned her Post-Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification.

Shirley believes the best patient outcomes are built on the foundation of a strong, authentic, patient and provider relationship. She values the client as an integral part of the treatment team and works diligently to provide education about all aspects of the mutually agreed upon treatment plan, including medication and non-medication therapies. She also has a mission to reduce the stigma of psychiatric disorders by educating patients, families, and the community about mental health disorders to reduce risk, promote wellness, and achieve healing.

Education

Old Dominion University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • 18+ Medication Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Coping Skills
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Sofia Crowe
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Medcost
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $99

Sofia Crowe, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Sofia Crowe has been a therapist for 19 years. Her populations and training are diverse: residential treatment of adolescents, Johns Hopkins in outpatient substance abuse, adult and child inpatient units, IOP settings and supervision of a Community-Wide Suicide Hotline. Sofia’s favorite work has been outpatient mental health, with patients of all ages and cultures—a Sovereign tribal Nation, pediatric work in Douglas AZ and more traditional outpatient locations. Sofia loves telehealth and the flexibility it brings to all patients who are stressed by coping with daily changes. Sofia obtained her BA from Swarthmore college and her MSW (2003) from the University of Maryland. Sofia is certified in DBT skills, mediation and crisis management.

Sofia has decades of experience and can guide children and families using CBT, DBT, ACT and brief solution therapy. Most of all, Sofia has found in her practice using humor, kindness, and warmth is important. Sofia has seen patients and families struggle and believes therapy can be tough but not painful. She provides the appropriate level of support. Sofia partners with you to achieve your goals. using evidence-based care.

Sofia’s community informed focus means offering help with your child’s teacher, a difficult boss, disability, addiction, grief/loss, chronic pain. She uses local, state and national resources and supports ethical practice. Sofia’s happiest experiences have been helping patients heal from lives initially described as difficult or intolerable to ones they feel are worth living and will bring them joy and contentment.

Education

University of Maryland
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Adolescent Issues, Young Adult Launching Individual and Family Treatment
  • Substance use and other addiction treatment (motivational enhancement community support,
    family regathering.)
  • DBT therapy (individual, group, family)
  • ADHD—Children and adult
  • Depression/Anxiety/Sleep (whether co-occurring or not.)
  • Management and Support of Chronic Health Concerns and Chronic Pain
  • Couples Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD Child/Adult CBT and Neuroprocessing Protocol
  • Stress Management/Work burnout
  • Anger Management
Solomon Okwueze
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $239: Intake $189: Follow-ups

Solomon Okwueze, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Solomon Okwueze is a Board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Virginia with over 16 years of experience in the healthcare field. He has had the opportunity to work in a different healthcare setting. He has worked in a teaching Hospital, as well as NGOs such as Doctors without Border. He has provided mental health services both here in the USA and Canada.

Solomon has always had a passion for providing mental health services to the community. He became a Licensed Psychiatric Nurse in 2007. His desire to provide the best mental health services led him to obtain a Master's degree as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Solomon has experience in Outpatient, inpatient, and Telemedicine settings.

Solomon is a provider who displays attentiveness, particularly when assessing a patient's condition, and goes out of his way to ensure that a patient's needs are met. Solomon takes his time to educate his clients about their condition, different treatment options, and resources that could assist them in reaching their full potential.

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Stefanie Newman
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Stefanie Newman, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Stefanie Newman is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia who has several years working in both outpatient and in-home settings to support individuals and their families. She works primarily with children, adolescents, and young adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, trauma, suicidal ideation/self-harm, life stressors, etc. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Stockton University and received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. 

Stefanie utilizes a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach to counseling, and incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), and Narrative Therapy techniques into work with clients. She focuses on empowering individuals to make the best choices for them, developing positive relationships, and not letting negative emotions dictate their lives.

Stefanie seeks to learn who you are, and collaboratively find ways to use your unique strengths, values, and beliefs to assist you in taking ownership of your thoughts and emotions to build the life you want to start living. 

Education

Marymount University
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • LGBTQ+
  • Communication
  • Assertiveness training
Tracy Moore Duarte
Accepting:
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $239: Intake $189: Follow-ups

Tracy Moore Duarte, PsyD, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Tracy Moore Duarte is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a dedication to providing compassionate and patient-centered care. She is licensed in both Virginia and North Carolina and has an extensive background in the healthcare field. She is experienced in helping clients struggling with mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD, adjustment issues, and ADHD. She has worked as a clinician both in outpatients, inpatients, and telehealth services.

Tracy completed her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill. She then went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science in nursing and Master's in Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University. Tracy also completed her Master's and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy.

Tracy is passionate about reducing the stigma surrounding mental illness. She understands how much effort it takes for one to seek help and is ready to help not only with medication but individualized care to anyone who comes her way. Tracy is guided in her practice by the core values of integrity, trust, transparency, professionalism, and service. She understands the importance of attentive listening and believes that the provision of quality and therapeutic care is essential to improve each individual's quality of life.

As a clinician who utilizes a holistic approach to patient care, Tracy strives to understand the entire picture as well as work with your other providers to ensure that you are receiving the best treatment to meet your individual needs. She is a great advocate for both professional psychotherapy, medication management, and ongoing education to manage patients’ symptoms. Tracy exercises patience and ensures that before she completes a visit with her patients, they have a comprehensive and understandable plan of care tailored to their needs.

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
PsyD, MSN

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Relationships
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gender Identity / Transgender
  • Grief
  • Military/Veteran
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Self Esteem,
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Orientation / Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Uche Umejei
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • MedCost
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare East Non Network
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: 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
Wykemia Swan
Accepting:
  • Optima
  • Tricare East Non-Network
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $239: Intake $189: Follow-ups

Wykemia Swan, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

A board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with over 10 years of nursing experience. I have spent most of that time working in behavioral health care, collaborating with patients to improve their mental health by providing education on disease process, medication use, effectiveness, and support with overall well-being.

My personal experience with mental illness makes me especially passionate about providing effective treatment. My desire is to help put you on the path to living a happier more meaningful life. My goal is for you to embark on mental stability. Allow me to help you live up to your full potential through restorative communication and medication management

Take your life back. Don’t let your lack of mental stability continue to control you. Allow me to assist you along that journey. I believe that with proper treatment and support, accomplishing that goal is well within your reach.

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
Stephanie Valeri
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Humana
  • Optima
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: 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. 

Education

Gonzaga University
Master's in 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
Chad Hatchel
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna Telehealth
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan Commercial
  • Optima
  • PCHP
  • United Healthcare
  • Value Options
Self Pay Rate: $99

Chad Hatchel, LPC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 7 years experience in the mental health field. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Tech, and a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. I have lived in Lynchburg, VA, for about 10 years.

I currently supervise an emergency services department, where my staff and I specialize in crisis counseling. My professional experience includes group and individual therapy working with individuals ranging from ages 4 and up. I especially enjoy working with clients struggling with:

  • Family issues
  • Divorce
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Parenting Skills,
  • Grief and Loss
  • Physical and Sexual abuse, and
  • Adolescent Issues.
Afua Ayim
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Afua Ayim, PMHNP, DNP

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:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: 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
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • MedCost
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare East Non-Network
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: 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.

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