Welcome to The Westwood Group

From wellness and personal development to testing and crisis care, we understand and have the experience to help.

For referring professionals

Many of our clients come to us through referring professionals. We cannot overstate the importance of these partnerships in supporting our clients, and we value these connections within our community.

Learn how The Westwood Group can partner with you.

COVID-19 Special Announcement

Since Covid protection recommendations can vary over time, check with your therapist before the time of your appointment regarding what precautions might be required if your session is in person. We have installed ion scrubbers in our ventilation system and our cleaning service follows CDC guidelines for infection control but clients may be asked to take some additional measures to keep everyone as safe as possible.


Welcome to our practice: Deborah Dougherty MSN, FNP-C is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with more than 25 years of experience. Deborah offers psychiatric evaluations, medication management and supportive counseling in a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic environment. Read more ยป

Caroline Augustin

Works with children,

adolescents and families in a variety of settings, focusing on stress and anxiety, school troubles and adjustment issues; enjoys seeing clients achieve growth and progress.
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Teresa A. Buczek

Specializes in working with

individuals and couples going through difficult times, from communication issues to affair recovery. Extensive training and experience in women's issues, especially in helping women deal with the overwhelming demands placed on them by this culture.
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Cara Campanella

Utilizes a mindfulness approach

and a variety of experiential practices to encourage individuals to discover, appreciate and connect with their personal strength, wisdom and creativity. Guides them to develop the skill and direction needed to accomplish healing and change within themselves and their lives.
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Deborah Dougherty

With more than 25 years of experience,

Deborah offers psychiatric evaluations, medication management and supportive counseling in a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic environment.
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Katharine B. Fitzhugh

With over 30 years' experience

as a psychotherapist, enjoys helping adults, couples, and families with adolescent or grown children reach their goals.
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Brantley Holmes

has advanced training

in the medical management of hormonal fluctuations that occur throughout a woman's life as well as the medical management of obesity.
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Chris James

Specializes in working with adults managing anxiety and depression, and has significant experience working with trauma. He uses a variety of treatment techniques specific to the needs of each individual client and focuses on re-connecting thought and emotion.
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Nancy MacConnachie

Focuses on helping

children, adolescents and adults develop strong tools for handling intense emotions, especially those of anxiety, anger and shame.
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Jennifer Mixan-Darden

Experienced working with

those experiencing the challenges of young adulthood, including navigating career development, higher education, independence, and adult relationships.
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Eric Oritt

Specializes in adult

psychotherapy, couples work, and men's issues.
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Jesse Pearlstein

Views therapy as a form of partnership

and takes a collaborative, person centered approach, working together in a supportive environment.
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Anne M. Sitarz

Recognizes that a client's

early experiences related to trust and self-esteem affect whatever issues they are dealing with in the present.
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A. Leigh Thornton, Jr.

Helping adults of all ages

manage emotional problems and enjoy more fulfilling lives has been the focus of 25 years in practice in Richmond. Trained to work with couples as well as individuals.
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We are here to help.

The skills you need: Our diverse, highly-skilled therapists offer expertise in a wide range of specialties.

Help throughout the process: We are happy to assist with insurance questions, appointments, and other concerns. Just email us or call 804-264-0966.

A range of clients: We work with children, adolescents, adults and seniors.