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Everyone’s counseling journey looks different. We’re here to lead you through the process and help you find hope. We are passionate about providing professional services to our diverse families, and it starts with us! Our team comes from a wide variety of educational, ethnic, and family backgrounds and is ready to support you in your mental health journey.

Read through our bios to get to know us better. When you schedule a consultation call, we’ll ask if you have a preference for your counselor or help you find one that fits you and your family’s needs. If you decide later that this team member just isn’t a good fit for you, we can help you make a switch.

Counselors Serving Virginia Residents

Ashlee Abney, LCSW

Ashlee Abney

LCSW
Virtual Therapist

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Ashlee Abney is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 12 years of experience providing mental health treatment for families and individuals.  Ashlee earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2010 and received a Master of Social Work Degree from George Mason University in 2013. 

Ashlee’s passion for helping and has experience working with families address postpartum anxiety and depression as they transition to the next stage of new life.  Over the years, Ashlee has developed specialized skills to work with clients dealing with depression, anxiety, co-occurring disorders, grief and loss, marriage counseling, family conflicts, trauma, and crises. 

Given the challenges posed by the pandemic for supportive counseling, Ashlee understands the need to have a healed sense of self to address the ever-changing world. By utilizing strengths-based client-centered treatment, with cognitive-behavioral techniques, Ashlee believes stabilization can be accomplished.

Accepting clients living in Virginia; accepting the following insurance companies: accepting Anthem BCBC, Carefirst BCBS, Optum/United Healthcare, Cigna/Evernorth and self pay clients at this time

Kim Folden, LCSW

Kim Folden

LCSW
Virtual Therapist

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Kimberly Folden is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 22 years of experience providing mental health treatment for families and individuals. Kim earned a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Radford University in 1998 and received a Master of Social Work Degree from Radford University in 2001.

Kim has a great passion for helping others and has experience working with individuals and families to address grief, anxiety, depression, and traumas as they transition to the next steps in living a healthier and happier life. Over the years, Kim has developed specialized skills to work with clients dealing with depression, anxiety, co-occurring disorders, grief and loss, family counseling, family conflicts, PTSD, and other forms of trauma.

Kim understands the need to have a healed sense of self to address the ever-changing world.  Kim utilizes a strengths-based client-centered approach, trauma-informed treatment, and cognitive-behavioral techniques with her clients to promote healing and wellness.

Accepting clients living in Virginia; accepting the following insurances: only accepting Optum/United Healthcare, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Cigna/Evernorth

Jamie Hardy, LPC, LCPC

Jamie Hardy

LPC, LCPC
Virtual Therapist

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Jamie Hardy is a licensed therapist in Virginia, Maryland, and DC with over ten years of clinical experience working primarily with adults. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Mary Baldwin University in 2010 and her Master of Education in Community Counseling from the College of William and Mary in 2012. 

Jamie is a genuine, compassionate, and empathetic therapist who provides a safe, nonjudgmental environment where you can feel comfortable exploring your thoughts and feelings. She believes in a collaborative, goal-oriented approach to empower you to navigate life’s challenges and support your personal growth. Jamie uses an integrative approach tailored to your individual needs, utilizing her training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, trauma-informed care, and mindfulness practices. Her areas of strength include depression, mood disorders, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, relationship conflicts, grief and loss, acute stress, and adjustment issues.

Accepting clients living in D.C., Maryland and Virginia; accepting the following insurances: Anthem, Carefirst, Federal Blue Cross Blue Shield, CIGNA, and United Healthcare

Karen Robinson, LCSW

Karen Robinson

LCSW
Virtual Therapist

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Karen Robinson, LCSW, is a service driven social worker, therapist, and coach with 22 years of clinical experience. She is a genuine, authentic, compassionate and results-oriented provider.  Her specialties include trauma recovery, anxiety, and depression.  Originally from Maine, Karen received her BSW and MSW from the University of Maine. 

Karen is a CBT expert and has extensive training in the TREM Model (Trauma Recovery Empowerment Model), training in PE, EMDR, ART, CPT, CBT-I, CPT-Couples, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, ACT, WET, and numerous other therapeutic modalities. Karen is skilled in working with teens, military families, blended families, adoption, LGBTQ, eating disorders, substance abuse, gambling, and pornography addictions. She is a firm advocate in social justice including racial and gender equity.

Karen has experience working with international clients from different nationalities and religions and is eager to assist you as you transform into your best life.

Only accepting clients in Virginia; accepting the following insurances: Cigna, Carefirst, Federal Blue Cross, Anthem Blue Cross, and United Healthcare

Elizabeth Griles, LCSW

Elizabeth Griles

LCSW
Virtual Therapist

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Elizabeth is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a heart for meeting you where you are in life- geographically, and therapeutically. She obtained her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California’s Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.  She has certifications in Motivational Interviewing and Problem-Solving Therapy, and has a growing interest in psychoanalysis and life review.  

With over 5 years of diverse practical and clinical experience, Elizabeth has served children, adolescents, adults, and families to meet a wide array of needs including: depression, anxiety, life transitions and adjustments, child and adolescent behavioral issues, trauma, abuse, grief and loss. 

As a Clinical Social Worker, you can expect Elizabeth to uphold her professional and personal values of service to others, worth and dignity of every person, competence and integrity, and recognizing and honoring the importance in human relationships. 

Only accepting clients in Virginia; accepting the following insurances: Carefirst, Federal Blue Cross, Anthem Blue Cross and Cigna

Mona Britt, LCSW

Mona Britt

LCSW
Virtual Therapist

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Mona Britt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 16 years of experience providing mental health counseling treatment to adults and teens. Mona earned a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychology from Old Dominion University in 2005 and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Norfolk State University in 2011.

Mona loves working with individuals to help them obtain knowledge and tools to manage symptoms of grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Since starting her career, Mona has worked with veterans and adults in multiple settings.

Mona is dedicated to helping her clients develop the skills and tools they can use in real-life situations. Mona uses cognitive-behavioral techniques because It works. It makes Mona very happy to hear clients talk about how they were able to remember to apply something learned in therapy to resolve situations outside of treatment.

Accepting clients living in Virginia; accepting the following insurances: Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, Federal Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and Optum/United Healthcare.

Amanda Lewis, LPC

Amanda Lewis

LPC
Virtual Therapist

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Amanda Lewis has worked with individuals from various backgrounds but has a special place in her heart for the youth and women. After completing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Virginia State University in 2009, Amanda earned a MA in Community Counseling from Regent University in 2013. Amanda seeks to use her history of working in community programs, crisis centers, hospitals, schools, and the prison system to assist individuals and families in the healing process.

Amanda is passionate about helping those who have experienced depression, trauma, abuse, anxiety, bullying, and dysfunctional interpersonal relationships. She also has experience working with clients on grief and loss, coping with medical ailments/illnesses, career and job-related stress, LGBTQIA+ matters, and eating disorders.

Amanda is a compassionate, kind, empathetic, supportive, creative, and non-judgmental therapist. Her goal is to work with clients on improving their quality of life as a whole.

Accepting clients living in Virginia; accepting the following insurances: Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, Federal Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and Optum/United Healthcare

Nephetia Whittaker, LPC

Nephetia Whittaker

LPC
Virtual Therapist

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Nephetia is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over ten years of experience providing mental health care for individuals. Nephetia earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2000 and a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2012.

Nephetia’s theoretical approach is based on the belief that clients are in charge of their counseling experience so that treatment is individualized. Nephetia uses an integrative therapeutic approach, including CBT, Person-Centered, Motivational Interviewing, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Nephetia enjoys being able to help others reach their goals and feel more emotional stability overall. She has experience assisting and supporting clients to overcome and cope with depression, anxiety, grief, issues specific to women, low self-esteem, and anger.

Nephetia is a compassionate and affirming therapist who strives to provide a safe and judgment-free space for clients to express themselves and utilize their strengths to achieve their goals. Decreasing negative symptoms and helping each client live healthier lives is the ultimate goal. Building a strong therapeutic rapport with clients and her ability to empathize with them on issues they are dealing with daily are her most vital qualities.

Accepting clients living in Virginia; accepting the following insurances: Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Anthem Healthkeepers Plus, Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, Federal Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and Optum/United Healthcare

Nephetia Whittaker, LPC

Holly Hartson, PhD

Clinical Psychologist
Virtual Therapist

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Holly Hartson has been a licensed clinical psychologist for 20 years, with training in interpersonal therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy, with a trauma-informed approach. She received her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Louisville, and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Holly practices a therapeutic approach that is centered on the needs and strengths of each client as an individual. She has experience working with adults, teens, and children who are experiencing a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, stress, anger, relationship difficulties, grief and loss, and family conflict. Holly’s goal is to help clients cope with daily stress and obstacles and find healthy strategies to become the best version of themselves they envision.

Accepting clients living in Virginia; accepting the following insurances: Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Anthem Healthkeepers Plus, Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, Federal Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and Optum/United Healthcare

Nephetia Whittaker, LPC

Christina Morris

LPC
Virtual Therapist

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Christina Morris is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with more than 15 years of experience providing mental health treatment to those in need. Christina holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Work with a minor in Psychology and a Master of Science in Counseling and Human Development, both from Radford University.

Christina considers herself an eclectic therapist using elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, personal-centered, motivational interviewing, reality therapy, and solution-focused, amongst others, to assist clients in meeting their goals. She enjoys providing individual and family counseling to children, adolescents, and adults. Her areas of particular interest include (but are not limited to): depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues, parenting issues, adjustment struggles, child and adolescent behavioral concerns, and loss associated with physical and sexual abuse.

Christina enjoys hiking, reading, exercising, research, studying nutrition, and a good film. She enjoys time with her family and fur-babies. For Christina, it is an honor and a privilege to enter another’s journey and walk “awhile.” She looks forward to collaborating with you.

Accepting clients living in Virginia; accepting the following insurance companies: accepting Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Anthem Healthkeepers Plus, Cigna/Evernorth, and self-pay clients at this time.