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James Dayton Olsen, LPC, MS (Preferred Name: Dayton)

Dayton is a Fredericksburg native and loves his community. He has a love of people, and for what therapy can do for people when they are wounded or in need. Dayton tries to have this love and vitality inform the work that he does with patients. He would love to connect and help in any way that he can.

Dayton strives to connect with his patients on an intimate level, and seek to have trust, compassion, and warmth characterize his work. He is professionally trained in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and also provide more traditional talk-therapy.

Payments Accepted: Cash Pay clients Anthem Insurance

Ashanté Mozie, RIC, MS, NCC

Ashanté is a Resident in Counseling who uses an integration of Multicultural, Cognitive Behavioral, and Trauma-Focused, holistic therapies to provide guidance to those seeking therapeutic support. She recognizes that past traumas and lived experiences may cause us to repeat negative patterns in our routines and relationships that no longer serve us. She also notes that these patterns may have escalated overtime as we put our needs on the back burner and forget the importance of putting on our own oxygen mask before assisting others - leading to anxiety, depression, and/or hopelessness.

She is here to serve as a guide to your inner self. Her goal is to meet you where you are, validate your lived experiences as you are the author of your own story, and offer a respectful, empathetic, and honest perspective. She would like to aid in finding inner peace through outer understanding by introducing a toolbox of skills to address what you’re feeling.

Ashanté has worked with a variety of populations - children/adolescents, families, and young adults. Those experiencing a wide variety of issues benefit from her use of mindfulness and acceptance. She is committed to the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities. She is available to see clients virtually and in-person at the office in Fredericksburg, VA.

Payments Accepted: Cash Pay clients Anthem Insurance

Sherice Greene Resident in Counseling Resident in Art Therapy

Sherice is wrapping up her residency to become both a Licensed Professional Counselor and an Art Therapist. Sherice primarily focuses on clients ages 5-25, but is also available for anyone who wants to try Art Therapy to assist in their therapeutic process. She is also competent in traditional forms of talk therapy. Her areas of counseling competency include anxiety, depression, identity issues, life changes, family conflict, trauma, race related stress.

Payments Accepted: Cash Pay clients Anthem Insurance

Morgan Price
Resident in Counseling Resident in Art Therapy

Morgan is beginning her residency to become both a Licensed Professional Counselor and an Art Therapist. Morgan sees clients of all ages and focuses primarily on individual therapy. She loves how Art Therapy can assist people of all ages and artistic ability in their therapeutic process. She is also competent in traditional forms of talk therapy. Morgan hosts an adult Art Therapy group at Pura Vida Counseling and Wellness that is open to all members of the community.

Payments Accepted: Cash Pay clients Anthem Insurance

Bruce Anthony Craig



Romanayah provides a safe, non-judgmental, empathetic space for any and all people to hold whatever they need to work through. She works from a person-centered approach and finds Mindfulness techniques to be useful for most clients. She believes you are the expert on your life and you ultimately hold the answers, she is simply there to guide you to a different perspective.

Romanayah see client via telehealth only.

Payments Accepted: Cash Pay clients Anthem Insurance

Jennifer Morgan Craig-Ford

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Edi Huerta

Director of Development

Ashley Smith

Ashley is a very experienced and sought after LMT in the Fredericksburg area with both spa and medical massage experience. Ashley has training in providing massage services to clients with PTSD and Anxiety. Some of the modalities she will be offering starting next week are pre and post counseling chair massage, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Relaxation Aromatherapy, Massage and Stretching, Medical Massage, CBD Pain Relief Massage, and Cupping. Ashley is certified in prenatal massage starting in the first trimester through post-partum.

Anthony Craig

 Kaasen Certified Cryotherapist.

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At Pura Vida, our facility is evolving to foster the mind-body connection that research demonstrates is necessary to achieve optimum mental health.  Our skilled mental health counselors provide therapies tailored to the individual and which have a demonstrated efficacy in practice.  Our counselors are trained to with individuals, couples, and families.   We provide counseling to adults and adolescents.  Some particular communities we work with include active military,  veterans, military spouses and families, oncology patients, bereavement, and LGBTQIA+.  The Wellness portion of Pura Vida is developing to provide the body connection to the mind-body philosophy we incorporate.  We currently offer on-site massage therapy and will be adding soon to the in house offerings.  We have local partners who offer our clients modalities such as acupuncture, Magnawave therapy, and epigenetic testing and dietary consulting.

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