At Richmond Creative Counseling, we believe that a team-approach is often the best for providing comprehensive care that considers all of the variables that contribute to the issues you wish to address. We recognize the challenges many of our clients face in trying to access Psychiatric services and being faced with long wait-lists, long wait times, and inconsistent collaboration between treatment providers. After a careful and intentional search, we are finally able to offer in-house Psychiatric services for children, adolescents, and adults that are provided by a licensed Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with over 11 years of experience working in the mental health field. We currently accept Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and Healthkeepers/Healthkeepers Plus, Optima, MHNet/Coventry, Aetna, Magellan, Virginia Premier, and Cigna products. In addition to our in-house Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, we also have a wonderful therapist, Sarah Thacker, who is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and offers individual health coaching sessions.
About Lauren Woolfolk, PMHNP:
Lauren Woolfolk, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC has more than 10 years of experience as a Psychiatric Nurse working with children and adolescents in a hospital setting. She obtained her MSN at the University of Virginia and became a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She completed her clinicals in both a crisis stabilization unit and in an outpatient psychiatric setting, treating children, adolescents, and adults. She is able to prescribe and treat many psychiatric issues, including, but not limited to: Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Panic Disorder. She enjoys working with members of the LGBTQ community. Lauren currently accepts all Anthem BC/BS products, Cigna, Aetna, MHNet/Coventry, Optima, Magellan, Virginia Premier, and Medicaid. She is able to treat children, adolescents, and adults with psychiatric needs. Lauren is currently accepting new patient appointments.
About Sarah Thacker, LPC, ATR-BC, E-RYT-500, HC:
Sarah is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist, a Registered Yoga Teacher, and a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. She has extensive experience working in a variety of clinical settings with pre-teens, adolescents, and adults. Sarah offers a holistic approach to health and wellness. She specializes in those who struggle with an emotional attachment to food, disordered eating, negative body image, and those who want to become healthy and are overwhelmed by where to begin. Sarah helps guide those on their path to a healthy relationship with food and with themselves. Having difficulty managing health and weight can be stressful and may lead to feelings of anxiety, depression, loneliness, and a negative self-image. Creating a healthy, balanced life takes time, effort and exploration. Sarah is passionate about helping guide those seeking a journey towards a full, healthy, intentional life.
Through her unique combination of training and skills, Sarah helps others create a healthy, balanced life through stress management, coping skill development, mindfulness, creative and artistic expression, as well as nutrition awareness. She works from a Person-Centered, Strengths-Based, and Holistic approach to therapy. She also helps those struggling with challenging life transitions, anxiety, and a variety of other concerns. Sarah is dedicated to supporting those along their path to optimal health and wellness--- mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Sarah is currently working towards being paneled with all major insurance companies and hopes to be able to accept insurances by November 2015. In the meantime, she accepts self-pay for counseling, art therapy, and health coaching.
Sarah can provide meal planning and health coaching as an adjunct to therapy services already being provided by another practitioner. She works closely with local Registered Dietitians and maintains close collaboration with Virginia Weight & Wellness, often providing support groups for individuals who are working to lose weight and/or achieve optimal health.