Empowering you to achieve better mental health
We are a mental health counseling provider. We provide online services throughout Virginia via video and telephone for all types of mental health needs.
Laura Ann Rowsey-Collins is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is licensed to practice in Virginia by the Virginia Board of Counseling.
Andrew Rowsey is our billing specialist and practice manager.
Our belief is that you are the expert in your own life.
We provide space for you to explore your concerns, develop a partnership for you to journey toward your chosen destination, and we empower you to have better mental health.
It is our commitment to honor your culture, your experience, and your choices. We strive to continually provide a safe and welcoming space for all the wonderful diversity found in our people.
We are dedicated to advocating for human rights, justice, and access to services for all people.
We accept all Virginia Medicaid plans.
We accept most private insurances.
We accept private payment and copays through debit or credit card.
Laura is contracted with Teladoc.
We do not accept Medicare because Licensed Professional Counselors are not allowed to accept Medicare - Licensed Clinical Social Workers can accept Medicare.
BY PHONE OR VIDEO*
Individual Counseling: $100
Family/Couples Counseling: $120
Text: $50/30 minutes
Services: Online, Phone, Text
*Please check if your insurance covers sessions by telephone. Most insurances cover video sessions.
Text sessions are reserved for those who have barriers to communicating by video or phone. Text sessions are NOT usually covered by insurance.
I work from a solution-focused therapy base. I add in Narrative Therapy, Feminist Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Skills Training, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma-Informed Therapy. Cultural and other forms of diversity are honored and incorporated into the therapeutic experience. Services typically are not religiously-based. However, upon request of the client, I am competent to discuss therapy through the lens of several religions and through multiple different philosophical ideologies.
The result is a custom-tailored therapy experience which starts with identifying where you are now, developing an idea of where you want to be, and then together creating a plan to guide us along your journey to your chosen destination.
I am comfortable helping people who have complex needs, including the intersection of mental illness and chronic physical illness. I have experience working with individuals, families, and couples. I am comfortable working with people from different ethnic, gender, socioeconomic, and other backgrounds. I provide a safe, caring space for people to learn about themselves, to celebrate their individuality, and to build strength. It is a space where the trauma of biases, racism, discrimination, chronic health conditions, and other aspects of life can be processed and healing can take place. I strive to help people determine what they believe their best life is, plan how they can achieve that life, and build the resources, skills, and networks needed for that life.
Upon the client's request, Laura will happily coordinate care and services and/or advocate for the client with other providers, organizations, or people. Appropriate Releases of Information are necessary.
Counselor and Owner of the Business
I live in the Appalachian Mountains in rural, far southwestern Virginia. My husband and I have a blended family with a teenager, a young adult, and 3 dogs. Several people in my family are Neurodiverse while others are Neurotypical.
My husband and I work together in a small private practice providing online counseling services. I work with the clients, while he manages the office.
I am a generalist, working with most all mental health needs. I have chosen to be a generalist because the people in my area have very limited access to mental health services. They have a large range of needs, and there are few providers. Geographical barriers, resource barriers (including access to internet), and other barriers create difficulties for many of the people in this area. That is also why I offer appointments by phone and by text.
It is because I am a generalist that I do not provide services for people who are seeking treatment for eating disorders or for people who are seeking court mandated sexual offender treatment. I do not provide sex therapy. All these services require specialization.
I create customized therapy experiences for my clients. I am a geek. I LOVE data and learning, and incorporate much of that learning into my therapy style. This is why most of my clients find their therapy experience with me to have a holistic frame. I am also quite good at identifying what I DO NOT know. When there is something about which I am uninformed, I am willing (and often very happy) to spend the time needed to learn and become competent in that area. I am also willing and happy to refer out as needed to ensure that my clients get the best possible service.
I believe YOU are the expert in you. My purpose, as a counselor, is to work WITH you to identify your needs, to develop your goals, and to create a pathway to move from where we are now to where you want to be when your goals are achieved. I firmly believe that honoring lived experience is essential to effective therapeutic treatment.
I value diversity and practice awareness and support of culture, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, and other factors of identity. I am dedicated to continuing to seek educational opportunities to increase my awareness and activism in supporting diversity. My pronouns are she/her. I strongly believe that one of the purposes of my life is to advocate for others, to provide service to those who may be marginalized by broader society. I am passionate about providing a space of acceptance and about helping others find their strengths.
Why I became a counselor:
I became a counselor after my son was born with an immune system which did not work properly. He had multiple medical interventions, which caused him to have severe PTSD. He also was coping with mental illness. We could not find the counselor who could help my son be a child instead of a mini-medical patient. Now, he is in his twenties and doing well.
But, the quest to find the counselor who could help him with his trauma and who could help us as a family, weighed on me. The need for a practical type of counselor, who understood a broad range of needs, and who was willing to meet us where we were seemed to be significant. And, there did not seem to be such a counselor in our rural area of the state.
I decided to become the type of counselor we had needed, but we could not find. I closed my business, left the sales field, and went back to school. To support myself during school, I ran an in-home daycare. In my counseling career I have worked at a community service board in a jail diversion program, in a free-clinic providing outpatient services, in Mental Health Skill Building, and in private practice. I currently own a small, private practice providing online services.
Office Manager and Billing Specialist
AVAILABLE for billing/administrative needs Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 10 AM to 5 PM
Phobias, Including Agoraphobia
Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB)
Individuals who have dual diagnoses of mental illness and substance use/abuse
Individuals who are struggling to cope with chronic or critical illnesses
Acute Stress Disorder
Witnessed or Experienced Trauma
Persons with TBI
Highly Sensitive People (HSP)
Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
Self-Care and Wellness
WE DO NOT TREAT EATING DISORDERS, PROVIDE SE
Self-Care and Wellness
WE DO NOT TREAT EATING DISORDERS, PROVIDE SEX THERAPY, OR PROVIDE COURT MANDATED SEXUAL OFFENDER TREATMENT.
Please contact us with questions.
16688 Highlands Parkway, Whitetop, Virginia 24292, United States
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
9 AM to 9 PM
Closed Sunday, Monday, and Friday
CLOSED Thursday before Easter through Tuesday after Easter (Spring Break), June 4, July 4, July 15, September 23, the week of Thanksgiving, and December 23 through January 1