Welcome Drs. Laird and Bobba to CCA! – 04/23/2018

Barbara Laird, EdD, RN, PMHNP/CNS-BC joined CCA in November of 2017 and is based out of the Midlothian office. Dr. Laird is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist. Her primary focus is on medication management. She believes in a problem-focused/problem-solving approach.

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Sai Bobba, MD joined CCA in February of this year and works with children and adults in the West End office. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry. Dr. Bobba completed her Psychiatry residency from Texas Tech University Health Sciences in 2017. Her background in general medicine, as well as her cultural background, influences her mind-body approach to medication management.

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Welcome Drs. Spencer Cruz-Katz to CCA! – 06/18/2017

We are excited to welcome Spencer Cruz-Katz, PhD and Bruce Stevens, MD to Commonwealth Counseling!

Dr. Cruz-Katz is a licensed clinical psychologist who joins the West End office of Commonwealth Counseling Associates in June 2017. He is a graduate of Fordham University where he earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in child and family treatment in 2016. Dr. Cruz-Katz has over 20 years in the field. Throughout his career, he has focused on improving personal mental health management, lessening the impact of difficulties encountered or troubling experiences, and increasing communication and honesty among individuals. He is available for work with children ages 8 and up, young adults, adults, couples, and families.

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CCA Welcomes Dr. Bill Nichelson! 01/05/2017

Dr. Bill Nichelson, Ph.D., LCP, joins CCA in January 2017 as a clinical psychologist working with adults in the Hanover office. Dr. Nichelson emphasizes a collaborative approach to treatment, recognizing that each therapy experience will be most effective when uniquely tailored to the client’s individual needs and strengths. By providing an environment of safety, acceptance, validation, and trust, he creates the conditions for a healthy relationship that enhances and fosters the growth and well being of his clients. He draws from a variety of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Interpersonal Process Therapy (IPT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Prolonged Exposure (PE).

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Welcome Amber Tate MS, PMHNP-BC to CCA! – 10/17/2016

Amber Tate joins CCA in October 2016. She is a certified nurse practitioner who obtained a Bachelor of Nursing degree and a Master of Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. She will work in the Midlothian office and will provide treatment for both children and adults.

Amber worked at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children for 3 years prior to coming to CCA. During this time she developed skills in collaborative problem solving and trauma informed care while working with a wide range of mental illnesses. Amber has a primary interest in treating ADHD, anxiety and mood disorders.

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