Due to inclement weather, Commonwealth Counseling will be opening at 10:00am, today, Friday, March 6th, 2015.


What’s New

Commonwealth Counseling Welcomes Dr. Jennifer Cameron! — 03/02/15

Jennifer Cameron, Ph.D., joins the Midlothian office specializing in assisting clients at the intersection of physical health and mental health. She works with adult clients and understands that making healthy life changes can be very difficult, even when it is the thing you want to do most. Therapeutic approaches include motivational interviewing and cognitive-behavioral therapy, along with mindfulness and a variety of relaxation strategies. She is also influenced by acceptance and commitment therapy. Dr. Cameron has worked with persons with heart diseases, diabetes, chronic pain, and those seeking to lose weight, among many other concerns often presenting in the primary care setting.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Cameron.

Welcome Dr. Keaveny to CCA’s Midlothian Office! — 10/14/14

Commonwealth Counseling Associates is pleased to welcome Licensed Clinical Psychologist Michael Keaveny, Psy.D to the Midlothian office. Dr. Keaveny works with children and adults with a wide range of psychological stressors but specializes in treating eating disorders, self-injury, relationship concerns, personality disorders, anxiety, and depression. In addition to individual psychotherapy, Dr. Keaveny provides couples counseling as well as psychological and educational evaluations.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Keaveny.

CCA Welcomes Donna Purcell, Psy.D. — 08/15/14

Commonwealth Counseling Associates is pleased to welcome Child and Adolescent Psychologist Donna Purcell, Psy.D to the Hanover office. Dr. Purcell’s areas of specialty include issues of anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral issues, sleep issues, toileting, grief, health/medical issues, issues related to feeding, anger control, developmental issues and disorders, learning or cognitive concerns, and parenting.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Purcell.

Brand New Office Now Open in Fredericksburg! 08/15/14

David Dameron Ph.D. recently opened a fifth Commonwealth Counseling Associates, PC office in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Dr. Dameron will be seeing patients initially and will be actively recruiting new clinical staff as the Fredericksburg practice grows with the goal of having a full service Behavioral Health Clinic in the near future. Dr. Dameron’s scope of treatment services includes, Depression, Anxiety, Phobias, Grief and Bereavement, Compulsive Disorders, Relationship issues, Work related issues and Adult ADHD. Dr. Dameron works collaboratively with all Primary Care Physician related to other medical or medication issues as appropriate or needed. The new Fredericksburg office is located on 700 Princess Anne Street, suite 10 in the old historical district of Fredericksburg. There is ample parking in the back of the building which is located directly across from the new Court House and 1 1/2 blocks from the Amtrak station.

Dr. Dameron is looking forward to developing the new Fredericksburg office location as well as working with other community health providers as the practice grows. Patients wanting to schedule at this location can call: 540.656.2303

Commonwealth Counseling Fredericksburg
700 Princess Anne Street, Suite 10
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Phone 540.656.2303

-From Interstate 95 take exit 130A to merge onto VA-3 E/Plank Rd toward Fredericksburg
-Continue to follow VA-3 E (1.6 mi)
-Turn left onto William St (1.3 mi)
-Turn right onto Princess Anne St (0.2 mi)

CCA Welcomes Andrew J. Chambers, MD, JD — 06/10/14

Commonwealth Counseling Associates is thrilled to welcome Adult Psychiatrist Andrew J. Chambers, MD, JD to the medical staff at our Hanover office.

Dr. Chambers received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University Medical School and then went on to the University of Virginia for his residency training in psychiatry. He is Board Eligible in General Adult Psychiatry.

Dr. Chambers is now scheduling new patient appointments. Call our office at 804.730.0432 to request an appointment.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Chambers.

CCA Welcomes Back Dr. Sarah Benton! 06/06/14

Dr. Sarah Benton originally joined CCA in February 2010. She has returned June of this year to our Hanover office on a part time basis. As a clinical psychologist who primarily offers child, individual and family therapy, her clinical interest is in providing cognitive behavioral therapy for children and adolescents. Dr. Benton’s areas of specialization include working with children with medical diseases and their families to improve overall coping methods and compliance with treatment.

Click here to read Dr. Benton’s bio.

Welcome Back to CCA Debbie York! 05/20/14

Debbie York, RN, FNP-BC is a Nurse Practitioner who began working in psychiatric medication management in 2003 and joined CCA in 2007. After a three year hiatus, she has returned on a part-time basis to the Mechanicsville office. She works with adults experiencing a full range of psychiatric issues aged 18-64.

Click here to read Debbie York’s bio.

The Chesterfield Office Welcomes Dr. Don Koehler! 05/01/14

We are happy to welcome licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Don Koehler, Ph.D. to the Chesterfield office joining May 2014. Dr. Don Koehler is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has been working in the mental health field for 25 years.He specializes in the treatment of anxiety, trauma, depression and relationship conflicts. He works with Adults, Couples, and Adolescents.

Click here to read Dr. Koehler’s bio.

Welcome Drs. Jenee’ Lewis-Walker and Bridget Dunnavant to our Hanover office! 01/14/14

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Jenee’ Lewis-Walker, Psy.D., ABPP to our Hanover office! She is a licensed clinical psychologist who joins Commonwealth Counseling in February of 2014. Dr. Walker’s clinical experience includes working with children, adolescents, and adults from a variety of ethnic, genders, ages, and socioeconomic backgrounds, providing services such as psychological assessment, psychotherapy, and research design. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings such as mental health clinics, residential treatment facilities, detention centers, and outpatient private practice.

Click here to read Dr. Lewis-Walker’s bio.

We are thrilled for Dr. Dunnavant, Ph.D., LCP to join Commonwealth Counseling as well! She is a licensed clinical psychologist who primarily offers individual, couples, and group counseling to adults of all ages. She assists individuals with a variety of presenting concerns such as feelings of depression and anxiety, relationship and family distress, decision-making and general life transitions, and loss. Some of Dr. Dunnavant’s areas of particular interest include LGBTQ and gender concerns, and issues surrounding grief and end of life.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Dunnavant.

Two CCA Clinicians Receive the 2013 Best Beside Manner Award, presented by OurHealth magazine — 12/10/13

Votes for the 2013 Best Bedside Manner Award were cast by the local community with first place to Dr. James Bullock in the category of Psychology & Counseling. Dr. Laura Worrel received third place in the category of Psychiatry. Congrats to you both!

Click on the link below to view the December edition of the magazine and see their recognition on pages 52 and 53.



The Hanover office has relocated to the Rutland Center located off of Atlee Road less than a mile away from the current office.

The new address is 9202 Center Oak Court, Mechanicsville, VA 23116.

Directions from the current Mechanicsville office on Atlee Station Rd:

  • Go northwest on Atlee Station Road (Fast Mart is on the right)
  • Take a right onto US-301N/Chamberlayne Rd.
  • Take the 1st left onto Atlee Rd and go past the shopping center with Kroger
  • Take the 3rd left onto Rutland Center BLVD (The YMCA will be on your right.)
  • Take a left onto Center Path Lane
  • Turn left onto Center Oak Court (If you reach Rutland Commons Drive, you have gone too far).

For details call: 804.730.0432

New Clinician Joins CCA — 8/27/13

We are happy to welcome Dr. Jennifer Lumpkin, Psy.D., ABPP to our Hanover office. Dr. Lumpkin is a licensed clinical psychologist and board certified rehabilitation psychologist who joined Commonwealth Counseling in 2013. Dr. Lumpkin has worked full-time as a neuropsychologist and rehabilitation psychologist at McGuire VA since 2007 and will offer services to Commonwealth Counseling on a part-time basis.

Dr. Lumpkin also practices as a cognitive-behavioral therapist and is trained to work with adults from age 18 through the life span. Dr. Lumpkin has experience working with individuals 65+ in the context of neuropsychological assessment and psychotherapy, as she once worked as a consultant in local nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Click here to read Dr. Lumpkin’s bio.

CCA Receives 2013 Best of Midlothian Award — 7/26/13

Commonwealth Counseling Association has been selected for the 2013 Best of Midlothian Award in the Doctors & Clinics category by the Midlothian Award Program.

Each year, the Midlothian Award Program identifies companies that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Midlothian area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Midlothian Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Midlothian Award Program and data provided by third parties.

Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value. CCA is proud to be recognized as a small business contributing to the success of the community and to the U.S. economy.

CCA Welcomes Dr. Gregory Fisher — 6/21/13

Commonwealth Counseling Associates is pleased to welcome Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist John Gregory Fisher, MD to the medical staff at our Hanover office.

Dr. Fisher received his medical degree and completed his residency and fellowship training at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. He is Board Certified in General Psychiatry and in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child Psychiatry.
Prior to joining CCA, Dr. Fisher practiced for over 20 years at Centra Health System’s Virginia Baptist Hospital. For the last seven years he served as Medical Director of the hospital’s acute inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit.

Dr. Fisher is scheduling new patient appointments now. Please call our new patient coordinator at (804) 730-0432 to inquire about scheduling an appointment.

To learn more, click here to read Dr. Fisher’s bio.

Commonwealth Counseling Welcomes Kimberly Giancaspro – 5/28/13

We are delighted to welcome Kimberly K. Giancaspro, LCSW to Commonwealth Counseling!

Kimberly begins with CCA this June as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned a B.S. from Virginia Tech and a Master of Social Work from VCU. Special areas of interest include mood disorders, adjustment disorders, and relationship difficulties. Kim also has many clients who are in therapy to address codependency and low self-esteem. In addition, Kim enjoys working with families who have a loved one diagnosed with a mood disorder, including serious mental illness, as this can often provoke or exacerbate stress within the family system.

Please check out her bio to learn more about Mrs. Giancaspro.

CCA Doctors Launch New iPhone App — 2/14/13

Doctors at CCA have launched a new iPhone app called eMotions Tracker to help you track your emotions and significant life events. Results are then plotted on a graph, to aid in analyzing trends, finding patterns, and increasing self-awareness. Click here to read more about the app, or click here to preview the app at the Apple store website.

Commonwealth Counseling Welcomes Kate T. Tibbs — 2/12/13

We are pleased to welcome Kate T. Tibbs, RN, PMHNP-BC to Commonwealth Counseling!

Kate Tibbs joins CCA this February as a Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. At CCA, Mrs. Tibbs provides treatment for both children and adults at our West End and Midlothian offices. Through both inpatient and outpatient training, Mrs. Tibbs developed expertise and interest in treating mood disorders, ADHD and anxiety disorders. Please check out her bio to learn more about Mrs. Tibbs.

Parenting that Works from the APA — 1/11/13

In Parenting that Works: Seven Research-Backed Ways to Improve Parenting, Amy Novotney asked leaders in child psychology for their best empirically tested insights for managing children’s behavior. Here’s what they said. Read more.

Commonwealth Counseling Welcomes Jennifer Shatzkin & Dr. Beth McGraw — 12/28/12

It is a delight to welcome Jennifer Shatzkin, LCSW and Beth McGraw, Clinical Psychologist to Commonwealth Counseling!

Jennifer Shatzkin is a counselor in the Midlothian office with ten years of clinical experience working with adults in various settings with a multitude of concerns. Ms. Shatzkin’s specialty areas include mood and anxiety disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (combat and noncombat related), substance use problems, addictive behaviors, chronic and acute pain issues, couples therapy and relationship issues. For more information about Jennifer Shatzkin, please read her bio.

Dr. Beth McGraw recently began working in the West End office and plans to work with adults specializing in a range of diagnoses including mood disorders, anxiety disorders and personality disorders. In addition to her clinical experience, she has received further specialized training in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (related to both sexual trauma and combat) as well as Borderline Personality Disorder. While she has a deep interest in continuing to treat those affected by military issues, she looks forward to working with all adults who are motivated to make positive changes in their lives. To learn more about Dr. McGraw, please read her bio.

Commonwealth Counseling Welcomes Drs. Rowan & Benesek — 9/21/12

We are pleased to welcome Drs. Kimberly Rowan and John Benesek to Commonwealth Counseling Associates.

Dr. Rowan began working at CCA in August 2012. Her therapeutic style involves an Interpersonal Process Therapy approach to counseling in which she focuses on building a strong healing therapeutic alliance with her clients. She integrates Cognitive Behavior Therapy techniques and a Multicultural Perspective into her work while also providing psychoeducation to help her clients develop healthy coping skills. Particular areas of interest include relationship difficulties, stress management, mood disorders, identity concerns, and both multicultural and LGBT-related challenges. For more information about Dr. Rowan, please read her bio.

Dr. Benesek practices as a cognitive behavioral therapist and is trained to work with adults. His areas of interest and experience include promoting health through behavioral change; treating mood and anxiety disorders; facilitating stress management and coping; and counseling couples. For more information about Dr. Benesek, please read his bio.

With these new additions to CCA, there will be increased opportunities for evening hours as well as Saturday appointments.

Understanding Grief — 7/24/12

Grief is not a problem. Grief is a process. A very normal, often painful, process. Read Understanding Grief by Dr. Kathleen McCune.

Commonwealth Counseling Welcomes Drs. Fedyszen & Kilgour — 5/18/12

We are pleased to welcome Drs. Anne Fedyszen and Jordan Kilgour to Commonwealth Counseling Associates. Dr. Fedyszen has been in practice in the Richmond area for 16 years. She is Board Certified in Adult and in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Dr. Fedyszen is training Berkley, her goldendoodle, as a certified therapy dog and looks forward to having Berkley join her practice at our Midlothian Office. For more information about Dr. Fedyszen, please read her Bio.

Clinical Psychologist Dr. Kilgour joined us in April of this year. He will practice at our Chesterfield Office and will work primarily with adults and couples. For more information about Dr. Kilgour, please see his Bio.