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The Riverview Compassion Team

The Riverview Compassion Team is made up of a group of amazingly talented and compassionate individuals that serve the Riverview community and its surrounding areas. They practice as Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Registered State Interns, and Professional Life Coaches. Our Team Core Beliefs are grounded in prioritizing God, Family, and Self-Care before service to ensure that our professionals are at their best emotionally and spiritually within their personal lives so that they can provide the highest quality of care for our clients. Our Riverview Compassion team engages in continued professional development throughout the year to stay up to date on effective intervention strategies for improving the mental health of our clients.

Thomia Thompson, LHMC

Assistant Clinical Director. In-Office & Telehealth. 

Thomia "Mia" has over a decade of counseling experience and brings to counseling a cross section of her experiences in Christian ministry, education and the business sectors. As a licensed mental health counselor and Christian Life Coach, Mia is deeply committed to aiding individuals and families in navigating life's challenges.

Utilizing a blend of Biblically Informed care and therapeutic strategies such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, Play Therapy, and more, Mia offers compassionate guidance to address a range of issues faced by children, adolescents, adults, and families.

Mia's expertise extends to couples counseling, where she is certified in SYMBIS and Level 2 Gottman Couples therapy, aiding couples in restoring and enriching their connections. Moreover, she specializes in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), highly effective interventions for trauma, anxiety, depression, and various mental health conditions.

In her role as the assistant clinical director of Renewed Integrative Counseling, Mia leads the Riverview Office Team and provides support to all Site Leads within the practice. Whether you're grappling with life transitions, grief, marital challenges, family dynamics, academic stressors, or career aspirations, Mia offers steadfast support and practical solutions to empower you on your journey to healing and growth.

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Danielle Filip, LMHC

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Clinical Compliance Manager. Telehealth Only.

Danielle is a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern who has a heart for serving adolescents, adults, couples and families in the community. Danielle tailors her counseling services to each individual need of her client and enjoys helping her clients’ succeed in meeting a wide variety of goals. Danielle’s expertise extends to issues including anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, ADHD, panic disorder, bipolar II, family and relationship conflict, grief/loss, codependency, career counseling, parenting, premarital and marriage counseling and Christian counseling. Danielle operates from a trauma-informed lens and takes an eclectic approach to counseling that includes utilizing techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Emotion-Focused Therapy. Danielle sees clients aged 8 and older.

Danielle loves walking aside clients on their journey to better mental health, greater relationships and healthy coping skills that lead to long-term positive change and higher quality of life. By merging evidence-based modalities with faith-based principles, she helps clients learn how to be renewed and transformed even amidst their trials.

Danielle is a certified SYMBIS Pre-Marriage Assessment Facilitator and is trained in utilizing Gottman techniques for couples therapy.

Danielle also serves as Training and Compliance Lead for Renewed Integrative Counseling.

Monica Stuart, R-MHCI

Licensed Therapist Intern. In-Office & Telehealth.

Monica is a Licensed Registered Intern with 4+ years working in the mental health and behavioral health field as a behavior therapist & counselor. Monica’s specialty is creating a space where clients feel comfortable to express their emotions and to discover underlying traumas and issues. Monica is devoted and passionate about helping clients to overcome past traumas, couple’s disputes, and issues dealing with daily life. Monica has experience working with children, teens, and adults. She has helped clients with prenatal/postnatal support, parenting, relationship issues, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, developing communication skills, trauma, and co-dependency.

Monica employs a variety of methods to help facilitate growth including Christian Counseling, The Gottman Method for Couples, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Art Therapy, Play Therapy, Infant-Mental Health Counseling, and Couples Counseling. Monica loves working with clients to develop skills that lead to a positive change in their life.

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Faithe Adaire, R-CSWI

Licensed Therapist Intern. Telehealth Only.

“The pain you’ve been feeling cannot compare to the joy that is coming.”

- Romans 8:18

 

Faithe’s passion for helping others serves as the foundation for her work with clients. She strives to create an environment that is a safe place for clients to be themselves. She sees the therapeutic process as a team effort in which she works with her clients to explore problems, set and achieve goals, heal from past traumas, develop coping mechanisms, and build upon their strengths. She has a heart for working with women and couples experiencing infertility, children, and adolescents, as well as military members and their families. As a provider, Faithe recognizes the significant impact that mental health challenges such as anxiety and depression have on one’s ability to manage day-to-day responsibilities. Her goal is to help her clients develop skills and techniques that empower them to better cope with these challenges in order to reach their full potential.

 

Faithe understands that for many people, their faith serves as a source of strength during hard times and looks forward to helping clients grow and build their relationship with God. She looks to implement a variety of evidence-based techniques when helping her clients including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, and Christian Counseling.

Lucero English, R-MHCI

Licensed Therapist Intern. In-Office & Telehealth.

Lucero believes that every individual has a story and a story worth telling. Her life motto is “Preach God, and if necessary, use words”. She is passionate about meeting every client where they are and providing the skills and resources available to help them take the necessary steps forward to live the life worthy of the calling, they have received. (Ephesians 4:1)

Lucero is a Licensed Registered Intern with 5 years of experience working with children, adolescents and families. Lucero has supported individuals experiencing a range of difficulties, including mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, as well as social issues and behavioral concerns. She is also proactive about teaching on how to use social and emotional learning, incorporating positive coping skills to help manage a range of emotions such as anger, grief and depression. Lucero utilizes therapeutic modalities and interventions including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Play Therapy, mindfulness interventions, and Christian Counseling.

 

Her expertise extends to coaching individuals in the areas of post-graduate education, college readiness, resume-building, scholarship application process and tuition assistance. Being a military veteran herself, Lucero is also passionate about helping veterans’ transition from active-duty life and also assisting them with accessing their veteran education benefits. 

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Jamila Tippit, R-MFTI

Licensed Therapist Intern. In-Office & Telehealth.

"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds."    

-Psalms 147:3

 

Jamila is a dedicated and compassion Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern who incorporates over 8 years of counseling experience supporting children, adolescents, couples, and families in navigating through life challenges. She has a Masters Degree in Counseling and General Family Therapy. Drawing from her diverse array of educational, career and life experience, Jamila uses a blend of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic therapy, Solution-focused and mind-body methods to support individuals under the umbrella of a family-systems based approach. She has outpatient, in-home, school-based, and faith-based counseling experience, with expertise treating anxiety, mood and eating disorders, depression, PTSD, ADHD, trauma, grief, social, marriage and relational issues, personal-social, and career explorations and transitions.

Jamila’s goal is to assist children, adolescents, and adults to reach their highest potential and to help couples and families live more harmonious and joyful lives together. Jamila is a trained Art of Marriage facilitator through Family Life where she has facilitated Art of Marriage small groups.

Patricia Mendez, R-MHCI

Licensed Therapist Intern. In-Office & Telehealth.

Patricia Mendez is a dedicated Christian-based supervised mental health intern committed to helping adults, children, and families on their journey toward healing and self-discovery. With a strong foundation in Gestalt therapy and over 7 years of experience counseling and supporting elementary school children and their families in the education system, she believes in the power of the present moment and the importance of a client-centered and holistic approach to mental and emotional well-being.

 

Patricia strives to provide clients with a safe, empathetic, and judgment-free space where they can be themselves and explore their unique situations. Whether you are struggling with anger, fear, depression, anxiety, or any other type of mental health challenge, her main goal is to help you gain insight into how you think, feel, and behave, while developing effective strategies to manage stress, regulate emotions, build healthier relationships, and navigate challenging situations more adaptively.

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Jamaruz Thompkins, R-MHCI

Licensed Therapist Intern. In-Office Only.

Jamaruz is currently a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern who has a heart and passion for children and families. Not limiting himself to just serving the facet of youth, Jamaruz brings over 6+ years of experience with Children, Adolescents, and Adults, along with Couples and Substance Abuse Prevention. Offering Individual and Family Therapy, Jamaruz ensures to provide the most informative interventions to help bring purpose, awareness, and knowledge that you can apply to your daily life.

Therapeutically, Jamaruz uses the most known modalities, such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, and Strength-Based Interventions as a goal to help families become Renewed and Restored.

Jamaruz’s main priority as a part of the Renewed Integrative Counseling Team is to Prioritize The Needs of Families, Listen to Their Stories, Protect Their Privacy, Focus on Their Strengths, and help renew, restore, and discover their purpose.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” ​
Proverbs 3:5-6

Sarah Rivera, B.S.

Student Therapist Intern. In-Office & Telehealth.

Sarah Rivera is a supervised student intern expected to complete her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling by December 2024 through Liberty University. She currently holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Christian Counseling through Liberty University. Throughout her academic journey, Sarah has demonstrated a keen understanding of psychological theories and therapeutic interventions, honing her skills through hands-on experience and supervised clinical practice. Her commitment to ongoing professional development is evident through participation in workshops and seminars and staying abreast of the latest research in the field. Sarah approaches counseling as a collaborative journey with the Holy Spirit, emphasizing the importance of surrender and trust in the therapeutic relationship.

 

She is known for her spiritual sensitivity and compassionate approach and creates a safe and supportive space for clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. Grounded in evidence-based practices, Sarah tailors her therapeutic approach to meet the unique needs of each individual, fostering resilience and empowering clients to navigate life's challenges while empowering individuals to experience emotional healing and spiritual growth through a profound partnership with the Holy Spirit.

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Jessica Dupree, R-MHCI

Licensed Therapist Intern. In-Office Only.

Psalm 147:3 states that God heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Jessica believes that with the leading of the Holy Spirit, the Word of God, and proven therapies, like Cognitive Behavioral and Emotionally Focused, one can walk the journey to find healing from life’s burdens, past and present emotional, physical, and mental pains, and the worries that life can bring. Everyone needs a safe place to explore their emotions, pains, and traumas that is peaceful, relaxing, positive, and encouraging and Jessica provides that space for her clients. She works with adolescents, individuals, couples, and families, creating a unique treatment plan that is tailored toward the goals and needs of the client(s).
 

Jessica employs a variety of methods to help encourage personal and family growth including Christian Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral, Emotionally Focused, Play Therapy, Trauma-Focused, Family Systems, and Couples Counseling. Jessica has worked with a wide variety of issues including ADHD, autism, intellectual disorders, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideations, trauma, family and relationship conflict, grief, parenting, and anger.
 

Jessica is known for her peaceful spirit, enduring patience, and faithfulness in loving others as God loves them. She uses these qualities paired with evidence-based practices and God’s word to partner with her clients on their healing journey

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