Our Counselors

Andrea David
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BCBS
  • Magellan
Self Pay Rate: $99

Andrea David, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Hi, I'm a licensed mental health therapist and have a Master’s degree in Mental health counseling from Walden University. I have   been in the mental health field for over 25 years and have worked with many diverse populations. My philosophy of care is person centered. I am here to assist you in your journey on whatever you are trying to achieve to help you grow into your best self. I specialize in relationship counseling by teaching and helping you improve communication. I have a holistic  approach which includes discussing ways to take care of your mind, body, and spirit. I also tend to be very evidence and skill building based. We can certainly have a chat or two, but ideally let’s talk about ways to work through things. I am a straight to the point therapist, but also have a very loving and friendly approach towards to the people who I work with because this is my passion and want you to  feel like you are talking to a non judgmental friend who also knows how to help you be the best version of yourself. This is achieved through emphasis on cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma informed care, mindful meditation, stress management, dialectical behavioral therapy or a combination of different approaches. I work with teenagers to age 65. 

Education

Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling
Walden University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Couples/Relationship Counseling
  • Personality Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Addiction
Calvin Woodland
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Calvin Woodland, PsyD, LPC, LPCMH

Philosophy of Care

My counseling philosophy and orientation incorporates solution-based, cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic and rational-emotive approaches.  I have found these therapeutic provide an eclectic framework from which therapist can adapt approaches and use those tools that can meet the diverse needs of clients we serve today...  I have an extensive experience with clients from diverse backgrounds in terms of age, culture, racial-ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation and world view.  My clients consider me to be compassionate, supportive and open-minded in responding their particular psychosocial and emotional needs.  My work experiences include working in suburban and large urban institutions.  My experience, practice and training has well-equipped me to utilize my breadth of experience and professional training to meet the array of needs impacting the lives of contemporary life in America today.  As an executive leader in higher education, I have always endorsed and supported program and services to serve the needs of our LGBTQ and ethnic minority community by supporting  the funding of  leadership and weekend retreats to encourage dialogue and engagement among students from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

As a therapist, I work incessantly to instill courage that will provide that strength-based approach for clients to acquire the ability to empower themselves to create new possibilities to develop more productive coping mechanisms and strategies to achieve happier and fulfilling lives.

Education

California Southern University; Rutgers University; Howard University
PsyD, Doctor of Psychology, EdD, Doctor of Education, M.A. Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Stress Counseling
  • Depression Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • LGBTQIA
Giovanni Pierre
Accepting:
  • Highmark
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Giovanni Pierre, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care 

Giovanni Pierre is a board-certified psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner with over five years of experience in various settings in the behavioral health arena. He started his career as a behavioral health technician; he then graduated from Coppin State University with his Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and immediately started working in psychiatry. He then went on to receive his Master’s of Science in Nursing at Walden University. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Francis Marion University.  

With his years of experience in psychiatry, he honed his treatment approach. He developed his patient skills in a wide range of psychiatric diagnoses, such as depressive & anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, ADHD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, & related disorders. Giovanni also specializes in treating LGBTQ+ issues. 

Giovanni’s goal is to help individuals struggling with their mental health relieve their burden and help them fulfill their full capabilities! Giovanni fully understands that each individual is an expert on themselves. He is committed to collaborating with you to find a treatment approach that works best for you!

Education 

Walden University
Master’s of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • LGBTQ+ Issues
Kristy Filler
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of DE
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kristy Filler, LSCW

Philosophy of Care

If you are reading this, you are looking for change! Have you been feeling sad,  stressed, or unfocused? Had a recent loss, feeling unfulfilled in your life or at work?  Maybe you are just feeling a little lost or lonely right now. As a Licensed Clinical Social  Worker for 15 years I have been helping children, adolescents, and adults find purpose  and put the JOY back in their lives. My goal is to support you in your process of  discovery and removing barriers to get you to the place you desire. It is important to  me that each individual I work with feels safe enough to be honest in their quest of a  healthy and happy life. I inspire and motivate, by creating a caring and judgement free  zone, cultivating the ability to explore and grow.  

As an agent of support and guidance I begin with a holistic and culturally humble  approach to understanding your needs. I am a Strengths-Based, Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapist with experience and training in mindfulness techniques,  crisis intervention, social and emotional learning initiatives, life coaching, motivational  interviewing, and solution focused treatment.  

No two individuals are alike; therefore, everyone deserves an individualized plan to  achieve wellness. Through collaboration, we can build a therapeutic alliance that will  empower you to CHANGE your life’s narrative. 

Education

Widener University
Masters of Social Work

Specialties

  • Family Therapy
  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Stress Counseling
  • Depression Counseling
  • Mood Disorders
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Lakiah Edwin-Bankston
Accepting:
  • Highmark
  • Magellan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of DE
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lakiah Edwin-Bankston, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Lakiah Edwin-Bankston is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health in the state of Delaware, as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of West Virginia. She has practiced mental health therapy since 2016. She has worked with at-risk adolescents as well as adults in the community and substance abuse field. She also has experience working with adults dealing with issues related to body image, women’s issues, confidence, communication, boundaries, and sexuality. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies and Master of Arts in Counseling at West Virginia University.

Lakiah utilizes collaborative, strength based, cognitive behavioral, solution focused, and motivational interviewing focused approaches to therapy. She values maintaining humor, flexibility, accountability, and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique client.

Lakiah seeks to establish an open, honest, and caring therapeutic relationship with you in order to help you learn to better solve your life’s difficulties, build upon your strengths, and gain awareness of your capabilities to meet your goals and live a more meaningful and fulfilled life you value and desire for yourself. 

Education

Master in Counseling
West Virginia University:

Specialties

  • Women’s issues
  • Boundaries
  • Confidence/self-esteem
  • Gender/sexuality issues
  • Life problems
  • Stress management
  • Human sexuality
  • Communication
Lauren Emhe
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lauren Emhe, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Lauren Emhe is a Licensed Clinical Social worker in the state of Delaware, experienced in providing individual and family therapy services to adults, children, and adolescents dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, and relationship dynamic challenges. She completed her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from the University of Delaware and received her Masters in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania.

Lauren utilizes therapeutic tools from cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, narrative and motivational modalities with empowerment and mindfulness based practice perspectives to help individuals and families struggling to cope to have happy and successful lives. 

When choosing a therapist, you are inviting them into your life to help you on your healing journey. 

Everyone's experience is unique and no two people are exactly the same. With care and compassion, Lauren listens to her client to gain a full understanding of them as an individual. Lauren's training and varied therapeutic experience with families and individuals of all ages enable her to guide each client on their path to mental health wellness. 

Education

Masters in Social Work
University of Pennsylvania

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Child and Adolescent Therapy
  • Life Transitions 
  • Family System and Dynamics
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Practice
Lisa Brooks
Accepting:
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lisa Brooks, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Lisa Brooks is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Delaware who has over 15 years of experience working alongside adults, teenagers, couples, and  families seeking help with anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, depression, trauma, grief, and LGBTQI situations. Lisa completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Maryland and received her clinical licensure two years after graduating with her MSW.

Lisa utilizes an eclectic approach to therapy.  Each person is different, therefore may need different approaches in therapy.  Lisa believes therapy is collaborative and strength based.  She utilizes cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, motivational interviewing, and exposure therapy modalities.  All therapy is based on being solution focused and addresses the emotional impact mental health issues have on a person’s life.  

Lisa seeks to establish a warm, trusting, and caring relationship with you in order for open honest communication to occur.  Lisa would like to assist you to find your strengths so you can continue to positively progress in your life.

Education

University of Maryland
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma Resolution
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • LGBTQI issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Substance abuse
Stacey Edney
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Stacey Edney, LPCMH

Philosophy of Care

Stacey Edney is a Licensed Professional Clinical Mental Health Therapist in the state of Delaware. She has counseling experience which include working with Adolescents, adults, couples, and families seeking assistance with Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, stress, and relationship conflict.  She Completed her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Walden University.

Stacey implements an eclectic approach to clinical practices which include strength based, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, solution focused and emotionally focused approaches, while maintaining ingenuity, trustworthiness, and awareness essential to best meet the needs of every person she works with in therapy.

Stacey seeks to establish a welcoming 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

Walden University
Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Relationship conflict
  • Grief & Loss
Dr.Delesa Martinez
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Dr. Dalesa Martinez, LMFT, PhD

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Dalesa is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been practicing for over 15 years. She graduated with both her Master’s degree and Ph.D. in couple & family therapy from Drexel University. She also received post-graduate training in ESFT as a clinician, administrator and clinical supervisor.

She has serviced a multitude of individuals, families and couples through her direct clinical work, and also as a supervisor, professor, mentor, trainer and author. She has had the privilege of working in multiple settings, including community-based, in-home, outpatient and hospital settings.

Dr. Dalesa’s goal is to help her clients to recognize their own power as individuals and in relationships, so that they can work their way out of therapy. Her philosophy is that her clients have the answers to their challenges, her role as a therapist is to collaboratively help them to uncover the places in which they are blocked and discover that they are the experts in their own growth, development and healing.

Dr. Dalesa has expertise in working with all populations, but specializes in work with adolescents and their families, couples, trauma, domestic violence, multi-generational issues, and connecting to purpose/sense of self. Her expertise also includes extensive work with marginalized populations, including issues related to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and LBGTQ+.

She encourages a whole life healing philosophy, helping the client to discover their inner light and become the best version of themselves. She prides herself in the journey to healing not being the easiest that her clients will take, but well worth it when they reach their desired outcomes.

Education

Drexel University
Ph.D. in Couple & Family Therapy

Specialities 

  • Family,
  • ADHD / ADD
  • Eating Disorders
  • Marriage
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Depression,
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
MarshaA. Meadows
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BCBS
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Marsha A. Meadows, MA, LPCMH, LPC, LCDP, LCADC, CADC, NCC

Philosophy of Care

I am a multi-state licensed professional counselor and addiction counselor empowering individuals since 1999.  I hold a master’s degree in clinical psychology.  I provide individual therapy for mental health, life adjustments, and addiction disorders.  Depression, anxiety, and relationship issues are common concerns of my clients.  Grief/loss, marital/separation/divorce, work/career, and body image/weight are also typical challenges I see.

I specialize in rational emotive behavioral therapy and believe in the Law of Attraction. Changing how we think, changes the way we feel and act. In a non-judgmental, safe and caring way, I use my knowledge and skills to help you discover your options and possibilities…your choices, your decisions, your opportunities.

Specialties

  • Alcoholism & other substance abuse/Gambling & process addictions
  • Relationship challenges
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Career and Life Transitions
  • Self Esteem
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • Stress Management
  • Anger and Impulse Control
  • Trauma
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Parenting
  • Family Conflict
  • Coping Skills

People Love Our Providers!

Thriveworks Counseling

Schedule your first appointment with a Thriveworks Counselor or Life Coach!

  • 300 Delaware Ave #1205,
    Wilmington, DE 19801

  • Mon-Fri:7AM-12AM
    Saturday:7AM-6PM
    Sunday:8AM-5PM

It’s Time to Start a Relationship with a Thriveworks Counselor

It’s not easy, but we’re extremely selective about the counselors, psychologists, and coaches that join our practice. Experience a provider with skill and passion for helping clients make meaningful advances in their lives, relationships, careers, and happiness.


Get Started Today!

Join the movement — gain access to expert mental health tips and discussions, delivered directly to your inbox.