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Green Hills with Blue Sky


Today you or your child is one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. 

We utilize both traditional and non-traditional approaches to help individuals uncover their true potential in creative ways. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying creative counseling techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

As greater Richmond's largest creative therapies practice (we have the most number of trained and Registered Play Therapists and Art Therapists under one roof, in addition to the only PMHNP in private practice who is trained in Play Therapy), Richmond Creative Counseling providers apply creative interventions to help address complex and problematic issues, often working with parent/child dyads and/or co-facilitating groups and workshops. We invite professionals within the healing/helping professions to share their expertise by contributing to workshops and consulting on challenging cases. We also work collaboratively and cohesively as a team often treating multiple members within the same family system. Because of our very active role as both an Association for Play Therapy and National Board of Certified Counselors Approved Provider, we hold ourselves to the highest level of accountability when it comes to best practice and the latest, most innovative trends in counseling and psychiatric care. We are also deeply committed to working with the LGBTQ community and proudly employ several members of the LGBTQ community as clinicians and administrative staff in order to provide a safe, welcoming, and relatable experience for many of the individuals we serve who find it difficult to secure a good fit in more traditional practices. 

If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, we look forward to working with you or your child to achieve your goals.

We have 3 wonderful Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Lauren Woolfolk, MSN, RN, PMHNP, Donna Hayden, PMHNP-BC, & Ashley Garcia, PMHNP-BC who have a wealth of experience with children, adolescents, and adults. They provide on-site Psychiatric Evaluations, Medication Management, and Supportive Counseling. All three specialize in a variety of psychiatric issues, including trauma, ADHD, Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders, LGBTQ individuals, Mood Disorders, and OCD. Lauren & Ashley are able to treat and prescribe for individuals ages 3 and older and Donna works with adolescents 15 and older. Lauren accepts Anthem, Optima, Magellan, Aetna, Virginia Premier and Cigna products. Donna and Ashley accept Anthem & Cigna products, but will be accepting Optima, Aetna, and Virginia Premier in the coming months.



Please call or email us for an individual, couples or family therapy consultation today.

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