As a counselor, I want to connect with clients through empathetic listening and to support the achievement and maintenance of mental health and emotional balance. In my practice of massage and yoga, I have focused on easing chronic pain and have used mindfulness techniques to promote awareness, relaxation, and health. I emphasize the connection between mind and body to promote both mental and physical well-being and freedom.
I live with two teenagers who keep me active. I am at home in the woods and at the beach, and love the outdoors: swimming, cycling, hiking, and just taking in all the beauty and wonder of nature.
Intern/ CBD Project Lead
My name is Charlis Harvey and I am an intern here at Health In Mind. I attended Old Dominion University where I received both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Elementary Education. I am currently attending Liberty University where I am pursuing my Master’s in Professional Counseling.
My ultimate goal is to become a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Virginia. I have a lifelong passion for helping others and believe in the importance of mental health. I am grateful to be part of the Health In Mind team!!
Supervisor and Outpatient Therapist
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. Call or email me today for a complimentary consultation!
Intern/LBA Group Lead
Henry is an intern student working with Health in Mind under the supervision of LPC, Danielle “DJ” Johnson. His style of therapy is collaborative, encouraging, and enthusiastic. Despite his ‘student’ status, his experience with helping individuals with anxiety management, depression, adjustment issues, relationship conflict, and future planning would not be considered novice.
He’s served in a helping role with hundreds of individuals of all ages and backgrounds, in such capacities as Applied Behavioral Analysis, Independent Living Coaching, individual and group therapy, and psychoeducation. Utilizing mindfulness and client-centered techniques along with a systems focused supervision of a seasoned LPC, you can be sure to receive a holistic and collaborative therapeutic experience. Sessions are now available in person or virtually
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!
Community Based Counselor/ Outpatient 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.
My name is Paul Chipman II and my specialty is working with kids. Over the past 10 years I’ve worked with kids in residential settings, school, summer programs and in home. Just as one approach doesn’t work for all, there is no child alike. As such I implement various theories, strategies and techniques to assist children with: anger and stress management, communication skills, social skills, coping skills, depression, self-esteem, opposition/compliance (parent’s love this one), impulsivity and problem-solving skills.
I specialize in work with children and also enjoy working with teenagers, parents and adults. I truly believe that for the child to make progress and maintain, the parent’s involvement is absolutely vital/essential. While I use a variety of methods, my overall objective is to teach families how to communicate in safe/positive ways. Doing so will impact their interactions in positive ways and in turn will make the environment better and safer.
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.
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.