Counselors and Coaches

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Our Counselors

Ashley Ginoba
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ashley Ginoba, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Ashley Ginoba is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has 14 years of experience working with individuals, adolescents, and families. Ashley's experiences have allowed her to work in various settings such as acute hospital, outpatient, community mental health, crisis services, and employee assistance services. She completed her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Rehabilitation Studies and her Master of Social Work (MSW) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Ashley utilizes an eclectic therapy approach consisting of solution-focused brief therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), multisystemic therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness techniques. She has Certificates in both Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and in EAP Critical Incident Response-Multisystemic Resilience Approach, and she is certified in Multisystemic Therapy.

Ashley believes that increasing our emotional wellbeing is one of the most valuable steps we can take. In today’s society, we tend to prioritize things such as self-image, physical health, relationships, work, finances, and personal achievements. If we are not careful, focusing on our emotional health becomes secondary. Whether you are seeking to improve your emotional wellbeing, work-life balance, relationships, life transitions, or other specific challenges, counseling can help.

Ashley believes that every individual is the expert of their own lives. Through a therapy relationship you can work together to identify your areas of strength and resiliency to help you overcome your trauma or stress and live a more fulfilling life. Thank you for considering Ashley to walk alongside you to identify changes you can make to accomplish your therapy goals.

Education

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Master of Social Work, Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Studies

Specialties

  • Couples Counseling
  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Stress Counseling
  • Depression Counseling
  • Mood Disorders
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Grief/Loss
Ben Clark
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ben Clark, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Ben Clark currently holds a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) license in the Commonwealth of Virginia. With over 10 years of experience supporting adolescents and families as they are managing issues such as depression, anxiety, life transitions, individual, family and personal relationship issues. As an undergraduate, he felt it was important to combine his two passions of psychology and outdoor recreation by completing a specialty double major program in Psychology and Human Services and Recreation Management with an emphasis on Therapeutic Outdoor Recreation. This dynamic path of study served to reinforce his appreciation for people to cultivate an understanding of the importance of their basic needs, environmental needs, sense of security, relationship, emotional belongingness, feelings of esteem, and a sense of ability for growth.

After achieving a M.S. in Professional Counseling, he went to earn a Post Graduate Trauma Certificate. Through this education, and work experience, he has come to appreciate the value in cultivating personal awareness for clients and empowering them to become their own agent of change toward their life mission. His focus is centered around the importance of the therapeutic alliance to ensure a collaborative setting is available for people to feel safe to identify personal problems that they are struggling with and to move forward by recognizing barriers, emotional attachments and challenges they uniquely face. His integrated approach focuses on the use of strength based, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, solution focused and emotionally focused methods that provide a therapeutic space for creativity, flexibility and awareness that is necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual and couple.

Recognizing a client’s specific needs and fostering their own growth by recognizing their strengths and providing a forum to recognize how to create effective solutions to address issues in their life is the cornerstone to being able to not just manage, or cope, but to ultimately learn how to thrive. Ben is grateful for the opportunity to be able to sit, listen, support, challenge and encourage everyone to become an agent of change toward the life they know they need and want. 

Education

Grand Canyon University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Dynamics
  • Relationship Issues
  • Coaching
  • ADHD and learning disabilities (special education needs, IEP)
  • Self esteem 
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Emotional Instability and disabilities
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-esteem 
  • Self-Harming
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma Experience
Brent Burhite
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
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
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Camille Brenke, PMHNP

**Camille offers services in Spanish.

Philosophy of Care

Camille Brenke is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who has experience working with children and adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, psychosis, and dementia. Camille has a special interest in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders as well as alternative and complementary medicines.

Camille completed both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) 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.

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
Crystal Miller-Williams
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Crystal Miller-Williams, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Crystal is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings over the last four years. Crystal has primarily served the community in school-based therapeutic programs to include group therapy, school-based outpatient, and individual therapy to provide support with ADHD, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, grief/loss, and life stressors.

Crystal attended Liberty University where she received her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling. She utilizes an eclectic approach to counseling including techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, and faith-based counseling. Crystal has also administered clinical assessments for three years, helping children, adolescents, and adults connect with numerous mental health services.

Crystal enjoys providing support and encouragement to individuals from all walks of life to promote hope and healing. She has resided in the Lynchburg area for 12 years and enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters.

Education

University of Michigan-Flint
MSN

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Medication Management
Debra Morton
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
Erin Early Roberts
Self Pay Rate: $99

Erin Early Roberts, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Erin Roberts is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Virginia who has 10 years of experience partnering with adults and teens who are seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, women’s issues, sexual assault/sexual abuse survivors, relationship issues, and PTSD.

She completed her Bachelor's degree in Administration of Justice from George Mason University and received her Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. Erin utilizes cognitive behavioral (CBT), mindfulness-based, solutions-focused, and emotionally-focused approaches to therapy.

She always maintains the creativity, flexibility, and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual and couple. Erin 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

Walden University
Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sexual assault/sexual abuse
  • LGBTQ
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Women’s issues
Fawn Workman
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Fawn Workman, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Fawn Workman is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner (PMHNP) in Virginia with over 8 years of experience assisting adult clients struggling to cope with OCD, low self-esteem, insomnia-related issues, stress, trauma, women’s issues, anxiety, depression, anger, ADHD, grief, difficult life transitions, and more.

Fawn offers expert psychiatric services to her clients but is also able to work with those who are currently or just starting counseling with a therapist. She can help individuals to explore medication options that support their efforts towards mental wellbeing. Fawn can also assist patients as they work towards reducing their chronic stress and gaining stability in their health, social, and interpersonal realms.

Fawn looks forward to your consultation and is ready to help provide you with a unique psychiatric plan to help you attain your mental health goals with her expertise and professional support.

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
Janie Tyler
Self Pay Rate: $99

Janie Tyler, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Janie Tyler is a LPC resident who is seeking licensure in the state of Virginia and DC. She has a Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree in Forensic Psychology and is a recent graduate from Heidelberg University with a Masters of Arts in Counseling.

With many years of experience working in behavioral health settings, Ms. Tyler is passionate about working with those she serves using a holistic approach. She has experience working with children, teens, adults and even incarcerated populations. Most of her experience is in working with adults with personality disorders, along with children with behavioral concerns, and adolescents who experience anxiety, depression, even conduct disorders. Ms. Tyler uses a person-centered approach to ensure she meets her clients where they are to promote the best clinical outcome.

Ms. Tyler seeks to develop a strong rapport with those she serves to promote a trusting client-counselor relationship. Overall, her goal is to assist in using this relationship to encourage personal growth and development with those she serves.

Education 

Heidelberg University
Masters of Art in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Depression Counseling
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Johanna Lee
Self Pay Rate: $99

Johanna Lee, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Johanna Lee is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has years of experience assisting teens, adults, and couples in a safe therapeutic space that helps them unravel the different factors hindering their ability to break through addiction, trauma, relationship issues, mood disorders, poor coping skills, anxiety, and more.

As a veteran, she is also deeply passionate about helping military members and their families with chronic stress, deployment, and other adjustment issues. Johanna earned her Master's degree in Counseling from Palo Alto University and uses a collaborative, personalized approach, with aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness-based therapy, and motivational interviewing. Therapy cannot be “one size fits all,” and she believes creativity and uniqueness should be celebrated.

No one deserves to be stuck forever—that's why Johanna offers you a safe, non-judgmental space to take that first step with evidenced-based techniques and guidance. No problem is too small to come in with; come as you are, you can both work on the rest.

Education

Palo Alto University
Master's in Counseling

Specialties

  • Mood Disorders
  • PTSD
  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Anger Management
Josephine Dakin-Davis
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
Katherine Hughes
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
Leon Wilson
Self Pay Rate: $99

Leon Wilson, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Leon Wilson is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia and Maryland who has 20 years of experience partnering with children, adults, and couples seeking help with anger management, bipolar, attention deficit hyperactivity, depression, anxiety, life transitions, and relationship issues. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from National University and received his Master of Arts in Counseling from the University of Maryland.  

Leon utilizes cognitive behavioral, relational, collaborative, strength based, 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.

Leon seeks to establish strong rapport and develop a trustful caring relationship with you to assist in your personal development.  Building on your strengths enabling you towards reaching positive and productive goals.  

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Bipolar
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Men’s issues
  • Relationship issues
Lydia Sharp
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
Maddy Khurshid
Self Pay Rate: $99

Maddy Khurshid, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Maddy Khurshid is a license-eligible Resident in Counseling in the state of Virginia. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults seeking services for substance abuse, depression, anxiety, bereavement, mood disorders, self-esteem problems, relationship issues, obsessive compulsions, attention-deficit, trauma, stress management, disordered eating, and behavioral problems.

Maddy completed her Bachelor of Sciences from the University of Central Florida and has received her Master in Sciences in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University, Florida. She likes to apply cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, existential mindful-based, and person-centered approaches to counseling her clients. She likes to incorporate unique and creative approaches in her practices.

Maddy is seeking clients that are ready to commit to healing and optimizing their mental health goals through therapy. She is a collaborative and integrative therapist that works to support those that are prepared in finding their own mental calmness in order to maintain a healthy and functional life.

Education

Nova Southeastern University
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Substance abuse
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Mood disorders
  • Self-esteem problems
  • Relationship issues
  • Obsessive compulsions
  • Attention-deficit
  • Trauma
  • Stress management
  • Disordered eating
  • Behavioral problems
  • Co-occurring disorders
Meghan Rise
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
Natasha Sharpe
Self Pay Rate: $99

Natasha Sharpe, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Natasha Sharpe is a Resident in Counseling in the State of Virginia who has worked in the counseling field for more than 15 years. Natasha is also a Licensed Professional School Counselor with 11 years of experience working in the public school setting. She has provided clinical assessments and psychotherapeutic interventions for clients seeking help with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, communication, and spirituality.

Natasha completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and her Master of Education in Counseling and Human Development from George Mason University in Virginia. She is a culturally competent, trauma-informed counselor. She uses a collaborative, person-centered therapeutic approach that incorporates cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, solution-focused, and strengths-based interventions. Natasha often includes the practice of mindfulness in sessions and believes it can help clients better respond to challenges faced in daily life.

Natasha considers it a privilege to form a warm and caring therapeutic relationship with you while learning about you and your unique worldview. She looks forward to collaborating with you as you work towards achieving your goals while living as your best self.

Education

George Mason University
Master of Education in Counseling and Human Development

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Life Transitions
  • Spirituality
  • Women’s Issues
  • Education
  • Discrimination (gender, racial, sexuality)
Nicole Powers
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Nicole Powers, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Nicole Powers is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who has 5 years of experience in the field. Nicole specializes in medication management. She completed her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Nicole believes in a holistic, client-focused care approach when it comes to treating her patients. She wants to treat the person in their entirety. Everyone's care is individualized and with therapy and medication recommendations. Nicole believes these are the building blocks for an excellent treatment plan and quality of life.

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Specialties

Medication Management

Robert O'Byrne
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Robert O’Byrne, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care 

Robert O’Byrne is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner (PMHNP) with more than 17 years of professional experience working with adults and seniors who are seeking assistance in coping with stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD, chronic fatigue, familial conflict, chronic illness, life transitional difficulties, and much more.

Robert earned his Bachelor's degree in Nursing from the University of Florida and his Master's degree in Nursing from the University of Virginia. As a Nurse Practitioner, he has worked in both the acute care setting (inpatient) as well the outpatient settings. Robert 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.

Robert strives to offer every client an unprecedented level of personalized treatment, creating individualized plans that seek to address every client's specific needs. With Robert's assistance, you'll start working together towards a better quality of life with psychiatric care from Thriveworks.

Education

University of Virginia
Master's in Nursing

Specialties:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
Sharon Fernandez
Self Pay Rate: $99

Sharon Fernandez, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Sharon Fernandez is a Board-Certified Licensed Resident in Counseling (RIC-BC) with nearly 3 years of counseling experience empowering survivors of trauma, especially women and teens. She also specializes in assisting clients who are experiencing PTSD, depression, ADHD, anxiety, eating disorders, and sexual or physical assaults.

Sharon's therapeutic orientation includes client-centered, relational, spiritual, dialectal (DBT), and cognitive (CBT) therapeutic methods. As a former military service member, Sharon understands the unique stress and severe challenges related to the military environment, deployments, combat, and re-acclimation to civilian society.

Sharon wants to help clients develop healthy coping mechanisms to reduce negative reactions and distress related not only to trauma experiences but in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well. Sharon seeks to offer every client encouragement and transparency in every session and will partner with you to implement a personalized treatment plan to improve your mental health and sense of wellbeing.

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sexual or Physical Assault
Shirley Hudson
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 (PMHNP) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) who is passionate about providing evidence-based and personalized care to adult clients. Shirley began her health career treating patients in a wide variety of settings including spinal cord injury, intensive care, hematology, oncology, and medical surgical units. After years of practice as a registered nurse, she fulfilled her goal of completing her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Old Dominion University and began practice as an FNP, 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 not only in underserved communities, but in 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 that the best patient outcomes are built on the foundation of a strong and authentic patient/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. Shirley 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

Liberty University
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post Graduate Certificate

Old Dominion University
Master of Science in Nursing

Hampton University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • 18+ Medication Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Christian
Uche Umejei
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
Self Pay Rate: $239: Intake $189: Follow-ups

Wykemia Swan, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Wkyemia Swan is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with over 10 years of nursing experience. She specializes in assisting adults and seniors who are suffering from anxiety, depression, mood disorders, insomnia, PTSD, OCD, chronic stress, fatigue, and more.

Wkyemia's personal experience with mental illness makes her especially passionate about providing effective treatment. Her desire is to help put you on the path to living a happier more meaningful life. Wykemia's goal is for you to achieve mental stability. She'll help you live up to your full potential through restorative communication and medication management

Take your life back, with assistance from Wykemia. Don’t let your lack of mental stability continue to control you. Allow her to assist you along your ourney. With proper treatment and support from Wkyemia, accomplishing your personal goals can become not only a possibility but a reality.

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
Keleisha Dixon
Self Pay Rate: $99

Keleisha Dixon, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Keleisha Dixon is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has 15 years of experience in the mental health field. Keleisha specializes in helping people from various walks of life who have dealt with such issues as anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, and phase of life transitions, as well as teens who self-harm, and parents in need of support. She believes that counseling can provide clients with self-examination, alternative points of view, concrete steps, and skills to see them through this endeavor call life. In counseling, one can learn new ways to make better choices and conduct relationships with evidenced-based techniques. Keleisha uses techniques from family therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and solution-focused therapy to help her clients gain insight, restructure negative thoughts, and find coping skills to manage symptoms of one’s diagnosis.

Keleisha believes that people experience life in numerous ways. No one is always living the ideal life; no one is always perfect, or armored for everything life brings in their path. Triumphantly or despairingly, whether for short or long periods of time, whichever way you are experiencing life, counseling is here for you. You may need a safe place to work through your issues, a shoulder to lean on, or have in-depth introspection; whatever you are dealing with, counseling is here for you. Many people want to have the best relationships with family, friends, and loved ones. Many people want joy, companionship, and to figure out their place in life. Some people want to belong. Counseling is here for them.

It may seem scary to begin changing and improving your life, but it is not impossible. The possibilities are endless of what you can learn and how strong you can become. You have the potential to rebuild broken relationships. Take a chance on improving your life, learning better ways of dealing with issues in relationships, and finding joy by coming in for counseling. Contact Keleisha for counseling today; your time will not be wasted because seeking to improve yourself is never a waste of time.

Education

University of Illinois
Master of Human Development Counseling

Specialties

  • Trauma/PTSD 
  • Phase of Life Transitions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships (Couples, Familial, Children, etc)
  • Domestic Violence
  • School/Career
  • Mood Disorders
  • Cultural Issues
Stephanie Valeri
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Stephanie Valeri, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Stephanie Valeri is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who has spent over 12 years as a nurse emphasizing the importance of therapeutic communication, empathy, and patient education. Stephanie has spent her time as a PMHNP focusing on treatment of multiple disorders across the lifespan. She understands that she is not just treating symptoms, but a person with a past, present, and future. Stephanie feels in helping patients understand their diagnosis and treatment options; they can make the best treatment decisions for themselves.

Stephanie completed her bachelor's degree in Psychology at Virginia Tech and then her Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN). She has returned to her love of behavioral health and completed her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Gonzaga University. Stephanie 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. Stephanie then works to help her patients meet their own goals for their future through medication management and therapeutic techniques.

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
Afua Ayim
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
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Kate Hanselman, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Kate Hanselman is a Board-Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with over 10 years of professional experience working with adults and seniors who are dealing with a wide variety of issues, including family conflict, transgender issues, grief, sexual orientation issues, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, anger issues, dysfunctional relationships, ADHD, behavioral issues, women’s issues, and more.

Kate earned a Master’s degree in Nursing 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, she is particularly passionate about working with health care workers, educators, and those in the helping professions. She 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.

As a PMHNP, Kate prioritizes a collaborative, creative approach. She offers honed clinical expertise, a dynamic set of tools including medication and therapy, and a firm belief that each person is the expert on their own life. Kate provides thorough, holistic care by using CBT, trauma-informed, solution-focused, and mindful approaches to better understand and target the root causes of distress. You do not have to struggle alone. Whether you’re looking for support with an ongoing issue, or this is your first time seeking help, Kate will meet you where you are, and together you’ll decide on a plan that fits your needs.

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
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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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Woodbridge is located at 2501 Hunter Pl Suite 202, Woodbridge, VA 22192. We share a building with Fleming Therapy Woodbridge, and across Hunter Pl is Oberryman Insurance Agency.

Phone number (571) 298-0515
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Address 2501 Hunter Pl Suite 202,
Woodbridge, VA 22192
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