Meet the Heart & Mind Team 

Empowering Connections

I believe that as humans we all need a listening ear, a new perspective or technique to handle the many challenges of modern life. I believe that you have the ability to heal from your past and develop new coping strategies for the future.  I use brain-based treatment for issues like depression and anxiety and believe it is essential to healing.  I work from a strengths perspective and solutions focused approach and incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, mindfulness and art into many of my sessions.

I have worked in the area of adoptions, school social work, Christian counseling, child welfare, trauma and hospital social work. I have worked extensively with the U.S. military and others in the areas of depression, anxiety and conflict resolution as well as developmental trauma. I have helped with parenting issues related to autism, ADHD and other behavioral challenges.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker


You can reach Deborah at 
804-307-2801 x 703

"Having trouble being heard or using your voice?"


Struggling with a critical inner voice, connecting with others? Fighting daily anxiety, stress and feelings from past and current life experiences? Don't keep fighting alone.


I work hard to provide a warm, open-minded and client-centered environment. If you are feeling motivated to seek help, gain awareness into your challenges and develop your natural abilities to make positive changes in your life - come see me. Let's work together on finding fulfilling and healthy relationships, more confidence, strength and self-motivation to meet YOUR goals and solve problems independently.


It is not my job to "fix" you or have my own agenda, rather to recognize that you are the expert on your own life, and I support you in solving problems, improving the quality of your life, and eventually feeling confident enough to thrive!  


I have training in Family Systems, Play Therapy, Attachment therapy and Solution-focused Brief Therapy.

 Licensed Clinical Social Worker


You can reach Rebecca at 
804-307-2801 x 707

Office Manager/Brain Trainer


You can reach Samantha at 
804-307-2801 x 704

Hi, I’m Samantha Reamer!

I’m a Brain Trainer, but you might also call me a Tiger Tamer. I help people who struggle with every day or life long challenges, who long to feel relief but are held back due to emotion regulation difficulties, anxiety, self-worth, social challenges, and more.I guide them through our process of calming the nervous system, so that they can begin to overcome and handle their challenges!

Robbie will often be the first person you talk to at Heart & Mind and he works hard to make you feel welcome and connect you to the right match. 

Intake Coordinator


You can reach Robbie at 
804-307-2801 x 705


 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor

You can reach Amy via email at

Amy is passionate about helping others heal their hearts from past hurts - through the use of research and evidence based practices infused with the latest neuroscience research. She has personal and professional experience with adoption, developmental trauma and other developmental disabilities. She is a self-proclaimed "brain geek" and continuously finds fun ways to incorporate the latest neuroscience research into evidence-based practices specializing in the effects of early trauma or neglect on the brain and the best ways to help children and teenagers heal. She is the author of "Toby the Tiger Tamer" and the developer of the Tame Your Tiger Brain Training Program.


Amy is not currently taking new clients. She is supervising the Heart & Mind team, providing workshops, adoptive parent coaching,  and supervision for therapists for licensure as a MFT in VA, play therapist and consultations. 

You can reach Danielle at 
804-307-2801 x 710


 Licensed Professional Counselor

"Are you tired of how things are? Are you feeling powerless or helpless to fight against the past or how it makes you feel today? "

Always looking for the rug to get pulled out from under you? Expecting people to leave or that you are "too much to handle"? 

Healing from painful experiences is possible. It is a process and I will be right beside you the whole way. Being a survivor means you know what to do to make it through each day.  If you are motivated to feel better, let's work together to find that elusive joy and ways to thrive. 


I enjoy working with teenagers and adults who are struggling with how difficult events and abusive relationships are impacting them today.


If you are going through major life changes, struggling with substance abuse or making relationships work are a challenge I want to work with you. I come alongside clients and empower them using EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Psychodynamic modalities and Attachment theory.  

You can reach Amanda at 
804-307-2801 x 709


 Licensed Clinical Social Worker

“Having difficult thoughts and feelings? Feeling overwhelmed and lost hope that life will ever change? Struggling with adoption issues?


Do you have a teen struggling to make sense of life after a difficult event or loss? LGBTQ struggles? Teens appreciate honesty and transparency. Amanda understands this and provides support in an open, honest and consistent way. 


Life isn’t always easy, but with the right tools and support you can overcome any hardship. I aim to provide a safe, judgment free environment to discuss the obstacles holding you back from achieving your goals. Together we will use collaborative and unique solutions to help you prevail through any adversities you may encounter.

I have personal and professional experience in adoption and working with children, adolescents, and families with trauma histories in the home, community, and education system and I look forward to working with you.

You can reach Missy at 
804-307-2801 x 702


 Licensed Professional Counselor

"Looking for a happier and more fulfilling life?"

If you are struggling with anxiety, relationship difficulties, you don't have to stay stuck there. There is hope for healing after difficult or traumatic experiences. 


I strive to provide a calm and peaceful presence in a safe place to explore and take an active role in your life. I look forward to partnering with you to find creative solutions. 

I am trained in EMDR and use other play and expressive therapies in our work together. I have training in Christian counseling and can incorporate your faith in our work if you choose to do so.

You can reach Cora at 
804-307-2801 x 701

CORA MATTHEWS, MSW (not taking new clients)

Supervisee in Social Work

"I speak play and creative healing."

I work with those struggling with anxiety, anger and other issues. I also work with survivors of domestic and sexual assault of all ages, and those directly and indirectly impacted by other traumas.  While some like to process problems through talking, others benefit from different therapeutic approaches that work with the brain’s ability to process events. I use play therapy, story writing, art, music, and other creative expressions to explore ways of healing. 


I am working towards my license as a clinical social worker  and receiving play therapy supervision with Amy Reamer, LMFT, RPT-S. 

You can reach Jettie at 
804-307-2801 x 708


 Licensed Professional Counselor. Practice Manager

"I believe strongly in the mind-body-soul connection"

I wholeheartedly believe that everyone has an internal ability to access emotional wellness. I enjoy partnering with individuals as they navigate life transitions.I work with a variety of issues, with a main focus on anxiety, adjustment issues, relationship issues, stress management, spiritual concerns, self-harm, self-esteem/self-worth issues, as well as survivors of abuse and trauma. 

I strongly believe in the mind-body-soul connection and integrate that philosophy along with cognitive behavioral therapy techniques and expressive techniques. I am bilingual and offer counseling services to our Spanish speaking clients.  

I am passionate about helping couples achieve what they want out of their relationship and working through the struggles that exist through therapeutic techniques and practices relative to their relationship. I encourage exploration of how past traumas cause struggles in our lives and relationships.


I strongly believe in collaborating with individuals on how they wish to shape their lives and relationships based on their values. 

I have training in Christian counseling and am a certified facilitator for the PREPARE/ENRICH program. I am currently working towards my license in Marriage and Family Therapy under the supervision of Amy Reamer, LMFT, RPT.

Resident in Marriage and Family Therapy


You can reach Crystal at 
804-307-2801 x 706

Insurance acceptance varies by therapist, service and medical necessity. Cash/Check/Credit Cards/Flexible Spending/Health Savings cards accepted.


We highly recommend you verify with your insurance company you have coverage for mental health services, your responsibility
(deductible/co-pay etc) and that the therapist you want to see is in network with your plan.


Heart & Mind is a group mental health therapy practice in Richmond, VA, founded to bring true long-lasting healing to the core foundational needs of children, adults, parents and families impacted by adoption, early trauma, neglect and attachment challenges. Heart & Mind empowers connections through mental health counseling, brain training, neuro-informed services and education. Our staff has extensive training and experience in adoption counseling, developmental trauma, play therapy, Safe and Sound Protocol and EMDR.


Phone: 804-307-2801

2301 Hilliard Rd #8
Henrico, VA 23228, USA

Fax: 804-508-6969

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