Richmond Creative Counseling- Southside


Richmond Creative Counseling- Willow Lawn


Rhea Vance-Cheng (she/her)


Practice Location

Willow Lawn & Virtual

Ages Treated:

Adults: 16+

Primary Areas of Clinical Interest & Expertise

· Eating Disorders, body image issues, and eating disorder-impacted family therapy
· Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse Disorders, Self-Esteem, & Emotion Regulation
· DBT, CBT, Internal Family Systems, feminist theory
· CAMS- Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality


Rhea is a therapist who has worked in the mental health field since 2018. She enjoys working with adolescents, young adults, and adults going through periods of transition and crisis. The majority of Rhea's clinical experience has been in residential treatment settings for adults with substance use disorders and adolescents with eating disorders, as well as their families. She feels particularly honored to work with people struggling with self-harm or suicidal urges and is excited at the opportunity to apply her extensive experience in an outpatient setting.

Rhea utilizes a range of therapeutic interventions depending on the needs and wishes of the client, including mindfulness and DBT-informed therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, internal family systems therapy, harm reduction techniques, and motivational interviewing. Rhea is a trauma-informed, LGBTQ-affirming, and empowerment-focused therapist.

Prior to working in the mental health field, Rhea worked in international education and facilitated study abroad experiences for graduate and undergraduate students. Rhea focused on cross cultural communication, American diversity and discrimination issues abroad, and acculturation challenges.

Originally from Kauai, Hawaii, Rhea enjoys cultivating the aloha spirit on the mainland, reading, playing board games, and gardening.


George Mason University: Master of Social Work (MSW)

Georgetown University: Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution (MA)

Mary Baldwin University: Bachelor of Arts in Theatre (BA)

Licenses & Certifications:

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) - Virginia pending

While Rhea is contracted with the following insurance payers, we recommend contacting your insurance company to determine if your plan has any restrictions or limitations:

- Anthem (Commercial and Medicaid)

- Aetna (Commercial)

- Bright (pending- not yet contacted)

- Cigna (pending- not yet contracted)

- Molina Complete Care of Virginia Medicaid

- Optima (Medicaid Only, commercial pending)

- Optum/ UnitedHealthcare (Medicaid only, commercial pending)

Richmond Creative Counseling

Willow Lawn

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