Sam Cowart is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 12 years of experience helping adult clients who are suffering from panic attacks, anxiety, depression, adjustment-related issues, anger, OCD, trauma, PTSD, and more.
Courtney Sutphin-Hebdon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP) who has 20 years of experience in the mental health field. Courtney completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) at the University of Tennessee.
Every therapist, coach, and counselor at Thriveworks Blacksburg wants to see their clients' lives enriched. Facing life's problems and making changes is usually a difficult, if not painful, process, but you are not alone. Many of our clients grow to enjoy their time each with our professionals, and they often feel less isolated in the midst of life's challenges.
I believe, that most often times, it takes an individual to experience significant pain or dissatisfaction in their life in order for them to pursue counseling and change. I understand that the step to reach out and ask for assistance with life’s issues is a huge step and I do not take that lightly. As your therapist, it is my commitment to come along side of you and support you through the more challenging times in life.
My professional interests include depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, and serious mental illness. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families in therapy. I also focuses on stress management and wellness in my clinical work. My therapeutic influences are primarily Humanistic, Cognitive-Behavioral, Systemic, and Interpersonal theories.
I believe that life is a process of becoming. With the passing of time, we change and so our needs and wants within relationships change. Are you eager for positive change that improves your relationships with others and allows for new understanding and compassion for yourself? Increased awareness and clarity of unconscious patterns can provide opportunities to heal old wounds and create new paths and shifts towards fulfillment. I encourage prospective clients to give me a call and ask questions that might help you determine if my approach is a good fit for your current needs.
Brianna McMillan is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who specializes in anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, parenting, addiction, anger management, grief and loss, motivation, and relationships.
Sept 2022: I am accepting a few new clients for individual therapy. Life can be hard and complicated at times. Whether you are looking to strengthen relationships, needing emotional support, or are looking for new coping strategies, I encourage you to contact me. My therapeutic style is warm, empathic, and strength oriented. I often incorporate mindfulness and value humor in session. I emphasize how your current strengths benefit and support you already, as well as offer strategies to build resilience and balance.
When life hurts, I can help. Are you struggling with difficulties that have you feeling depressed, angry, worried, or guilty? Are your relationships at home or work in trouble or conflict? I help individuals and couples who are facing a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, anger, infidelity, pornography, coping w/chronic illness, sexual problems, PTSD, OCD and much more. I started out my professional career as a church pastor, and in my 40's transitioned into becoming a counselor/therapist. I guide people to get over problems and to be their deeper, higher, and more loving, compassionate self.
September 2022: I have a waitlist at this time. Your call or email is still welcome! I own Pathways Psychology LLC, where I provide therapy, assessment, and consultation for a variety of human needs. If you feel stuck or distressed and are looking for someone to help, please know that you are not alone. All of us struggle from time to time, and we all need support to figure out what to do next. You and I can work together to learn more about who you truly are, understand your current struggles, and come up with an action plan that fits your values and uses your strengths to help you move forward.
“Human connections are deeply nurtured in the field of shared story.” — Jean Houston // It's been difficult to feel connected.. to ourselves.. to others.. to the present. This is an important time to nurture yourself & I cherish coming alongside that process. Folks who tend to enjoy working with me are individuals who recognize they overthink & would like to verbalize those thoughts to a trained ear, people who believe they hold their own keys (I believe that too), and those who value a gentle approach.
As your counselor, I’ll guide you through some of your toughest challenges in life with a gentle but “real” approach. Within our counselor-client relationship, I prioritize developing trust and openness, allowing you the freedom to share anything on your mind without fear of judgment or criticism. I've enjoyed my work with college students tremendously. I often see people struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or just dealing with the stress of life.
Your past strategies aren’t working anymore, yet, you persist in trying to solve your problems yourself. You want solutions. You find yourself scrolling social media, first to solve your problems, then to escape them. You’re tired, exhausted even. Tired of the stress, tired of saying yes when you really want to say no, tired of breaking promises to yourself. You want to let go of "shoulds" and "coulds" that perfectionism often bring. You want to be able to say no and feel good doing so.
Johanna Jones is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a focus on adults, and she has a special place in her heart for LGBTQ populations, the mentally ill, and those who identify with Asperger's Syndrome.
I am honored to be able to work with individuals and couples and to be a part of their journey towards living a better life. I believe that everyone is doing the best they can and they are also able to do better given new perspectives and skills. I have experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and couples. I believe it is difficult for many to take the first step and reach out for help. I strive to provide a welcoming and nonjudgmental environment in which you feel comfortable to discuss your story and to build an effective therapeutic relationship. *Telehealth available.
Connections with others who foster growth and nurturance are so important for us as humans to live to our fullest potential. I recognize this truth in my psychotherapy with others and in my own personal relationships. My goal in my work is to empower people through a better understanding of themselves and to help others discover meaning and joy in their own lives. Working with trauma, depression, emotional dysregulation, interpersonal problems, relationship issues, grief, challenges with transitions, and/or challenging behavioral problems are all areas of experience and areas in which I feel honored to explore with individuals.
I'm glad you are here. Life is hard enough with out beating yourself up and telling yourself you suck as a person, friend, partner, parent, child, employee, and on, and on. It's important to find space to give your mind a break from the negative chatter you use to push yourself forward but only holds you back. You have worth. All those to do lists can wait. Start finding moments of peace and connection to others. Take some time to be in the moment and enjoy the right now.
I am experienced in, and passionate about, working with adolescents (ages 12-24) and adults. The folks I see have a wide range of life circumstances and presenting problems, to include relationships issues, recovery from trauma and addiction, life transitions, social and general anxiety, as well as depression, grief and loss, and domestic violence. I invite clients to explore both goals and values in order to ensure we are moving in the direction of what health, integration, and wholeness looks like for each individual.
Anxiety disorders and PTSD, as well as helping people find Motivation and meet Life Goals, are my main specialities. I have had close to 20 years of experience working with these issues, and am now completely focused on utilizing my extensive clinical and coaching skills to help people deal with these issues and become their best selves. My most favorite modalities are EMDR and hypnosis to help people process inner conflicts and past traumas that may be holding them back from reaching their highest selves, but I am also well versed in more traditional Cognitive Therapies.
Fia Midboe is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in helping clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, stress-related disorders, grief and loss, stress, and health or medical issues. She uses a range of therapeutic approaches depending on the need presented, including narrative therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MIT), and solution-focused treatments to work with those who are wanting to see positive change in their lives.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Blacksburg are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Blacksburg then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Blacksburg, or Child Psychologists in Blacksburg.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Blacksburg psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Blacksburg specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.