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

Ashley Ginoba, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have experience working with individuals, adolescents and families. My experiences have allowed me to work in various settings such as acute hospital, outpatient, community mental health, crisis services and employee assistance services. I utilize an eclectic therapy approach consisting of solution-focused brief therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, multisystemic therapy, motivational interviewing and mindfulness techniques.

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.

I believe that every individual is the expert of their own lives. Through a therapy relationship we 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 me 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
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • MedCost
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
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
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
Brittnee Stephens
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Brittnee Stephens, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Brittnee Stephens is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who specializes in treating anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, family conflict, and mental stress in children, adolescents, adults, and families. Brittnee has 7 years of experience working in various settings including community mental health, acute hospital, and education.

Brittnee completed her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Child Development and Family Relations at East Carolina University and her Master of Social Work (MSW) from West Virginia University. Her counseling style is interactive, warm, empathetic, and client-centered. She believes that clients are the experts on their lives and they determine the direction and depth of therapy.

Brittnee seeks to provide support by being an empathetic listener in order to build a therapeutic relationship with you where you can explore your thoughts, emotions, and needs to create the life that you desire. Through a strengths-based and solutions-focused lens, Brittnee draws on multiple treatment modalities to guide you in identifying strengths and developing treatment plans that accomplish your goals. Through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), she assists clients in exploring relationships among thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to aid in discovering dysfunctional thought patterns leading to self-destructive behaviors and beliefs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step, Brittnee is here to support and empower you.

Education

West Virginia University
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Mental Stress
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
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
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
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
Erin Early Roberts
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Erin Early Roberts, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Erin Roberts is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia who has 10 years experience partnering with adults and teens seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, women’s issues, sexual assault/sexual abuse survivors, relationship issues, and PTSD. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice from George Mason University and received her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University.

Erin utilizes cognitive behavioral, mindfulness based, solution focused and emotion focused approaches to therapy always maintaining 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
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
Janie Tyler
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
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
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
Johanna Lee
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • MedCost
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare East Non-Network
Pending:
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Johanna Lee, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Life presents challenges with the power to help us grow, yet we often get stuck or hurt in the process. Are you currently finding more problems than solutions? Do your thoughts, emotions, and memories lead to pain and poor decisions? Diving inward may be the first step to moving forward. Whether you’re an adult, a teen, or couple—a safe therapeutic space can help you unravel the different factors hindering your ability to break through barriers (e.g. addiction, trauma, relationship issues, mood disorders, poor coping skills, anxiety, etc.). As a veteran, I am also deeply passionate about helping military members and their families with the stressors of PCS, deployment, and other adjustment issues.

I use a collaborative/personalized approach, with aspects of cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing. Therapy cannot be “one size fits all,” and I believe creativity and uniqueness should be celebrated. Past training/experience with substance use disorders, gambling addiction, PTSD, correctional counseling, criminal thinking/behaviors, and dual diagnosis. 

No one deserves to be stuck forever. Let us explore what is possible for you. I offer you a safe, non-judgmental space to take that first step and evidenced-based techniques/guidance to help you on your journey. No problem is too small to come in with. Come as you are, we can work on the rest. 

Education

Palo Alto University
Master's in Counseling

Specialties

  • Mood Disorders
  • PTSD
  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Anger Management
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
Karmaria Negron
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Karmaria Negron, LCSW

The healing journey can take us down many roads and can often be difficult to navigate. Karmaria Negron is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who will join with you on your journey. She has over 15 years of experience in the clinical field, having worked with men, women and children, families and parents, military, other professionals, the IDD population and survivors of trauma. She has utilized various treatment modalities and specifically enjoys working with Attachment, Experiential, and Solution Focused approaches. She obtained her Graduate Degree at Howard University in 2009 after many years of working in the field. 

Often times we can become overwhelmed with maintaining a sense of normalcy and control of our lives while internally we may be feeling disempowered and hopeless. Her experience with trauma, depression and anxiety and a willingness to meet people where they stand are key in her desire to help you address the goals you have for yourself. It is hopeful that you will understand the importance of building strong bonds and connections as the foundation to developing and strengthening capacity to address trauma and other challenges in your life. 

What we understand about trauma and stress is that they can impact the physical body, therefore incorporating the entire body in therapeutic process can be an important step to healing. Mind, Body and Movement are key tenants in the healing process. 

As a working mother of three she understands value of time and her desire is to help you achieve the changes you are seeking so that you can be fully present and achieve peace in all aspects of your life. 

Katherine Hughes
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • 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
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
Leon Wilson
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • MedCost
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare East Non-Network
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Optima
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
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
Maddy Khurshid
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
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 has completed her Bachelor of Sciences from University of Central Florida and has received her Master in Sciences in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University, Florida.

Maddy 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
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
Natasha Sharpe
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Healthcare
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 to include 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.

Natasha is a culturally competent, trauma informed counselor. She uses a collaborative, person- centered therapeutic approach which 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)
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 Practioner with over 5 years of experience assisting adult and senior-aged clients who are struggling to cope with their anxiety, depression, coping skills, insomnia, Trauma, PTSD, and mood disorders such as bipolar disorder.

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
Nicole Powers
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Nicole Powers, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

I believe in a holistic approach when it comes to treating my patients. I want to treat the person in their entirety; meaning therapy and medication management. I believe 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

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 

 

Robert O'Byrne
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • 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
Sharon Fernandez
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Sharon Fernandez, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Sharon Fernandez is a board-certified Licensed Resident in Counseling in the state of Virginia. Sharon has over two and a half years of counseling experience and is driven by her passion to support and empower survivors of trauma, especially women and teens. She works with various populations, including first responders, former military service members, families, couples, and adolescents. Sharon can help clients to cope with a range of conditions and circumstances, such as PTSD, depression, ADHD, anxiety, eating disorders, and sexual or physical assault.

Sharon's therapeutic orientation includes client-centered, relational, spiritual, dialectal, and cognitive 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 Degree

Specialties

  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sexual or Physical Assault
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
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
Tonjesia Gilchrist
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Tonjesia Gilchrist, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Tonjesia Gilchrist is a Licensed Professional Counselor Resident in the state of Virginia who has over 20 plus years’ experience as a military service member and have assisted individuals, military families and couples that were seeking help to work through stressful/traumatic events.  Her passion is to bring healing to those dealing with depression, anxiety, substance abuse and relationship problems.  She completed her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University.

Tonjesia utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness based, solution focused approaches to therapy; understanding that every individual and couple is unique and using these approaches will help clients develop life skills and provide a myriad of resources to make positive life changes.

Tonjesia wants to establish a caring and warm relationship and believes that therapy is a collaborative effort between the therapist and client.  Tonjesia will provide a safe and non-judgmental space that is conducive to bring strength, peace, and wholeness in life.

Education

Capella University
Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Substance Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Vocational Problems
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
Keleisha Dixon
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • MedCost
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Keleisha Dixon, LPC

People are experiencing 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 one is experiencing life, counseling is here for you. One may need a safe place to work through their issues, a shoulder to lean on, or have in-depth introspection; whatever you are dealing with counseling is here for them. 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.

As a counselor, with professional experience of helping people from various walks of life who have dealt with such issues as anxiety, depression, teens who self-harm, parents in need of support, trauma, relationships, and phase of life transitions, counseling can provide one with self-examination, alternative points of view, concrete steps and skills to see one through on this endeavor call life. In counseling, one can learn new ways to make better choices and conduct their relationships with evidenced based techniques. Techniques from Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy are some of the techniques that can be utilized to gain insight, restructure negative thoughts, and find coping skills to manage symptoms of one’s diagnosis. 

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

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
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
Barbara Darby
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Medcost
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Tricare East Certification
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Barbara Darby, LPC

Barbara Darby is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia and holds a Masters of Science in Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. I have over 16 years of counseling experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I approach therapy using methods and techniques from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Theory, EMDR, Mindfulness Based Interventions, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

I believe counseling is a partnership to help you heal, change, and grow. This partnership is built on mutual trust and respect. My role is to provide a comfortable, safe, confidential place for us to meet, to bring the best of my professional training, and to listen to you with an open mind and open heart. I specialize in many different life challenges including life-transitions, career changes, anxiety, depression, spiritual problems, co-dependency, trauma, and addictions. I also enjoy working with military personnel, veterans and their families, as I am a military spouse myself and a veteran. I believe that counseling is a joint effort that involves both the training of the counselor and work with commitment on the part of the client. I also offer Supervision services to Residents in Professional Counseling who are working towards licensure in the state of Virginia.

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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I mentored Sharon in her master’s and doctoral studies where I found her to be thoughtful and discerning. She always generated a sincere sense of passion as her desire was not just to obtain degrees but to build the skills and knowledge base to support people within her community. Transparent in all her interactions with me and fellow students, she was unapologetically true to Biblical standards as the foundation of her interactions with others. I am confident that she will continue to be a thoughtful and wise counselor to all who seek her guidance and compassion.
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