Intake Team Member
Hi! My name is Alex Cantrell and I am a practicum counselor under supervision here at Health in Mind. I am working towards my Masters in Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at William & Mary and grateful for the opportunity to gain the vital clinical experience needed to serve our Richmond community.
I am interested in employing mindfulness skills, narrative therapy, and internal family systems therapy to treat mental health issues as well as help clients learn positive coping and interpersonal skills. My goal as a future licensed counselor is to work with people to find meaning and connection in their lives, not only to improve functioning, but to build community.
In my spare time, I love skiing, traveling, kayaking, running, and line dancing! I am also passionate about advocacy and activism and hope to support community leaders to ensure all people have access to the services and accommodations they deserve.
Mindfulness Services Lead
LBA Group Leader
As a counselor, I seek to connect with clients through empathetic listening and to support mental health and emotional balance. In my practice of massage and yoga, I have focused on easing chronic pain and using mindfulness techniques to promote awareness, relaxation, and health. The opportunity to bring this knowledge to counseling allows me to explore the connection between mind and body to promote mental and physical well-being as well as freedom.
The beauty and wonder of nature are a central part of my life. I am eager to learn about people and what inspires them. From there, I hope to encourage people to tell their own stories and help them to find their meaning. For those reasons, I am thrilled to be a part of the Health and Mind team!
Resident in Counseling
Outpatient and Community Based Counselor CBD Project Lead
My name is Charlis Harvey and I am a Resident in Counseling here at Health In Mind. I work as an
Outpatient and Community Based Counselor and also serve as the Project Lead for our CBD program. I have experience working with trauma, anxiety, depression, adjustment, and relationships, as well as a variety of other mental health issues.
I attended Liberty University where I received my Masters of Arts Degree in Professional Counseling. Prior to starting my journey in counseling, I was an elementary school teacher for 9 years.
My lifelong passion for helping others and my belief in the importance of mental health have led me to this journey to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. Through my work, I aim to educate children, teens, and adults on mental health and help them to develop effective coping skills through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Art Therapy Activities, Talk Therapy, and Mindfulness.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Clinical Director | Bad Mama Jama
Having spent most of my career working with family systems, I've developed a specialty for parent coaching/support and family systems related work. My areas of work also include depression, anxiety, trauma, adjustment, and attachment. I enjoy working with adolescents and young adults, couples, and individuals.
My clinical experience includes work in inpatient hospitalization, community mental health (CSB), foster care, residential treatment, community based treatment, day treatment, and college counseling. People are often surprised to hear that I'm certified in massage as well. I've grown to truly value the connection between mind and body. It was a natural fit to become a practitioner of both fields.
My work is about connecting with people. While techniques and theory are important, I understand the power of rapport. I have worked in numerous settings, and this holds true. My style is directive, empathetic, and personable.
The WOW Podcast host
Henry is a Resident in Counseling seeing clients under the supervision of Jen Perkinson, LPC. His style of therapy is warm and collaborative, utilizing mindfulness, client-centered, and logo therapy techniques. Over the past few years, Henry has helped kids, teens, and adults navigate anxiety, depression, adjustment, relationship conflict, and future-planning.
Beyond his experience in both group and individual counseling, Henry has served in a helping role with hundreds of individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Some of these capacities included Applied Behavioral Analysis, independent living coaching, music/reading instruction, as well life-skills psycho-education. Sessions with Henry are currently available in person (Chesterfield) or virtually.
Office Coordinator | Life Saver :)
My name is Mia Dimbo and I am the Office Coordinator for Health in Mind. I have achieved my Bachelors Degree in Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State University. I am fairly new to the RVA area, and so far it has been a nice transition from living in the city. I am passionate about helping others and love the idea of working with individuals of all different backgrounds.
I became acquainted with Health in Mind through my internship for school, and since then I have enjoyed becoming a part of the team and working with all staff. It is a pleasure to be a member of the Health in Mind Team!
Resident In Counseling
Outpatient & Community Based Counselor Counselor
My name is Patrice Griffin and I am a Community Based Counselor at Health in Mind. I have achieved a Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from South University and am actively pursuing licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been working in the mental health field for the past 7 years and attained experience in residential treatment, intensive in-home services, mental health skill-building, group therapy, independent living skills training, along with parent coaching and support services.
My passion and purpose include working with adolescents, teenagers, young adults, and families to bring awareness to the necessity of sound mental health care and provide education and practical interventions to help others conquer life's challenges and achieve personal greatness.
Hi! My name is Phylicia Jemmott and I am a volunteer here at Health In Mind. I am currently attending Liberty University where I am pursuing my Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have my Bachelor's in Psychology from Fort Hays State University. I am passionate about mental health, how important it is, and helping others be the best they can be.
While I have experience communicating with military families (being an Army brat myself) I am looking forward to connecting with new people and learning about the ways I can help them as well as helping my community. My long term goal is to become a certified and licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. I am thankful to be part of the Health In Mind team.
CBD Team Member
My name is Tyla Harris, and I am a current practicum counselor at Health In Mind. I am currently attending New York University where I am obtaining my Master’s degree in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness.
I also work at VCU Health, at a child and adolescent inpatient psychiatric unit. My work involves assessing a child’s cognitive skills throughout the day and providing therapeutic support as I help children develop and improve upon their coping skills, and create a safe environment for them to thrive and work towards their journey of mental wellness.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, traveling, and binge watching a good Netflix series.
As a future licensed counselor, I hope to provide an accepting safe space for clients as they navigate life and the many changes that come with it.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Assistant Clinical Director
I find the greatest satisfaction in supporting children, adolescents, and adults in processing their
experiences and learning how to better navigate their world. I value the importance of individualizing care, prioritizing communication, and establishing positive, working relationships.
My clinical experience includes work in residential crisis, school-based day treatment, partial
hospitalization, intensive outpatient, community-based services, and outpatient counseling. I have spent the past 9 years working with children, adolescents, adults, and their families in both education and mental health settings.
I have a strong interest in wellness and take a holistic approach to therapy. I enjoy incorporating creative methods to help make the counseling environment fit with each individual and their needs, including utilizing art therapy activities, mindfulness practices, and narrative therapy in my work.