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Our Counselors

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

Angela Johnson, LPC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and one of those rare Virginia natives. I graduated from Regent University with a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health counseling. I changed careers “midstream” because I knew I wanted to do more to help others. Change is not easy; however, it can be done and have amazing results. My goal is to create a space where the client is comfortable and can feel empowered to create a change that is chosen by them.  

I have over 15 years of experience working with mental health and substance abuse. I gained experience working with the community services board in both acute inpatient and outpatient settings with a diverse population. I have worked with domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. I am a Crisis Intervention instructor and consultant for a local police department. I have been a CISM peer team member for 9 years. I have facilitated numerous group therapy sessions. My passion is trauma and PTSD. My treatment approach is integrative. I incorporate CBT, DBT, mindfulness, solution-focused, and trauma informed care into the client’s treatment. 

My specialties include: 

  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Grief/Loss
  • Alzheimer’s/Caregivers
  • Relationship & Couples Counseling
  • First Responders (Police, Fire, EMS and Dispatch) 
  • Substance Use/Addictions
  • LGBTQ+  issues (transitioning, questioning, family relationships, etc)  
  • Coping Skills 
  • Attachment related issues
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Military separation

“Trauma Creates a Change You Don’t Choose. Healing is About Creating Change You Do Choose” -Michelle Rosenthal

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

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

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.

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

James Martin, LPC

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

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

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

  • Anxiety/Panic
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders / Bipolar Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Personality Disorders
  • Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and Stress Related Disorders (PTSD/Acute Stress)
  • Anger management
  • Academic / Occupational / Work Issues / Career
  • Divorce / Custody Disputes
  • Grief / Loss / Bereavement
  • Chronic Health / Medical Problems
  • Self-Injurious Behaviors / Self-harm
  • Co-dependency
  • Crisis / trauma
  • Anger management
  • Relationships
  • Men’s Issues
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Adjustment Disorders
Mandy Donnelly
In network with:
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Sentara
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $65

Mandy Donnelly, LCSW

"Just a friendly reminder -- no one has got it all totally figured out." –Cleo Wade

The therapy process can be intimidating.  I strive to make every child, teen and young adult I work with feel as comfortable as possible.  I often joke that because I am five feet tall, kids can relate easily to me. I am warm, genuine, interactive and accepting.  My collection of toys, games, books and varied activities for a wide range of ages guarantees that every session can be different. 

I have been working as a mental health therapist in a variety of settings (public school system, non-profit agency and private practice) since 2015. I received my Masters in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work. I work primarily with children and teens (along with their families) and young adults.  While my practice is geared towards a younger population, I have also enjoyed the opportunities I have had to work with adults (and welcome this further). I specialize in providing therapy to those experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma symptoms, attachment issues, grief, anger management issues, behavioral concerns, attention and concentration difficulties, gender identity issues, sexual orientation issues, and low self-esteem. 

I use an eclectic style of therapy to best meet each client’s unique needs.  I incorporate aspects of Mindfulness, Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trust Based Relational Intervention, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Strengths Based. 

I work with my clients to understand what they are experiencing and why.  My goal is to provide a supportive space and to help them develop tools that are authentic to them, so they can express themselves and improve their overall mood and daily functioning.

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Thriveworks Counseling Virginia Beach (Great Neck)

Review for Mandy Donnelly

★★★★★
I worked with Mandy Donnelly for nearly two years in community mental health. She is among the top therapists ...Read more

with whom I have worked with in 20+ years of practice. She does such a great job of connecting and building relationships with children, adolescents, and adults, leading to lasting change. She is also so energetic and a lot of fun. I would definitely send my own children to Mandy!

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Thriveworks Counseling Virginia Beach (Great Neck)

Mandy Donnelly

★★★★★
I worked with Mandy as a counselor in New York. She is one of the most caring, calm and empathetic individuals...Read more

I have ever met. She always worked to do the best for her client. She always provided great supervision and feedback for her peers. She is overfilled with empathy for every person she meets in every situation. She is truly and inspiration for me in my counseling career.

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Thriveworks Counseling

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  • 509 Old Great Neck Rd. #203
    Virginia Beach , VA 23454

  • Mon-Fri:7:30AM-9PM
    Sat-Sun:8AM-5PM

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