Inova Cares for Behavioral Health expands patient criteria

Adolescents 14 years and older now eligible Leesburg, VA — Inova Cares for Behavioral Health (ICBH) is now accepting adolescent patients 14 years and older with mild to moderate mental health challenges including stress, anxiety, grief and depression. ICBH provides mental health counseling services to adolescents and adults who are uninsured and eligible for Inova’s Financial…

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Celebrating the One-Year Anniversary of Inova Cares Clinic for Behavioral Health

One year ago, in response to the 2022 Loudoun Community Health Needs Assessment which recognized an essential need for mental health services, Inova opened its first Inova Cares Clinic for Behavioral Health (ICCBH) to serve all community members across Northern Virginia. The Clinic facilitates mental health counseling for adults 18 years or older who are:…

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Working with Inova Behavioral Health Services Advanced Practice Providers? Here’s What You Need to Know

Mary Fisher, DScN, APRNBC-FNP, LNP-CS/BH, JD, Interim APP Manager, Inova Behavioral Health Services, and Abigail Austill, PMHNP-BC, Behavioral Health APP Fellow, Inova Behavioral Health Services. At Inova Behavioral Health Services, advanced practice providers (APPs) are a key part of the multidisciplinary behavioral healthcare services team – and patients benefit from their perspectives and expertise. Behavioral…

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How to Find Your Joy

Sonja Flood, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker. She serves as a Senior Director for Inova Behavioral Health Services. There are many terms for the sense of chronic, overarching stress so many of us are feeling these days: Existing, not living Languishing instead of flourishing Overwhelmed Numb The combination of major life challenges and…

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Inova Opens First Inova Cares Clinic for Behavioral Health

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Leesburg, VA — Inova Health System is proud to announce the opening of the first Inova Cares Clinic – Behavioral Health (ICCBH) which provides adult mental health counseling services to individuals who are underinsured, uninsured or have Virginia Medicaid coverage and are struggling with symptoms of mild to moderate mental health conditions. ICCBH is located…

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When a Loved One Faces Mental Health Challenges, Be Sure to Keep Self-Care on Your Priority List

Christina Barker, LCP, NCC, is a licensed professional counselor and completed National Certified Counselor Certification. She serves as the Manager of the Behavioral Health Ambulatory Program for Inova Behavioral Health Services. Mental health is just as important as physical health is. After decades of dismissing the role of mental wellness in a person’s overall wellbeing,…

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Surprising Symptoms of Depression and When to Talk with Your Provider

Chandni “Chunnu” Bhatia, MS, LPC, NCC, CMHIMP, is a licensed clinical professional counselor, she serves as an Integrated Behavioral Health Therapist with Inova Behavioral Health Services. When we think of the word “depression,” often times many of us get a certain picture in our minds of an individual closed off from the world in a…

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