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MEET THE TEAM

We are highly experienced and passionate mental health providers working collaboratively to provide the highest level of care for our patients.

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Carleen DiMeglio
RN, MSN, PMHNP-BC
 

Carleen “Carly” is an Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with autonomous practice authorization in the Commonwealth of Virginia. With a rich background in psychiatric nursing since 2001, Carly has dedicated herself to assisting individuals with psychiatric disorders. Her journey led her to pursue a graduate degree in psychiatric nursing, which she successfully obtained in 2005.

 

As the founder of River Road Psychiatry, Carly is excited to extend her wealth of experience and expertise to the greater Richmond community. Her practice welcomes a diverse range of individuals, including members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Carly values a personalized approach to each patient, recognizing that individuals know their bodies and experiences best. She emphasizes a collaborative decision-making process between the patient and provider when considering psychotropic medication, guided by principles of evidence-based care, trauma-informed care, respect, and empathy.

 

With over 15 years of experience, Carly has been prescribing psychopharmacologic treatments to adults (ages 18+) in various settings, including primary care, community-based care, and college health. She specializes in treating anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar/mood disorders, and ADHD.

 

Carly's passion for working with young adults blossomed during her 10-year tenure at the University of Richmond’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Currently serving as the Psychiatric provider for the Department of Athletics at the University of Richmond, Carly also collaborates with patients at GreenbrookTMS.

 

Through River Road Psychiatry, LLC, Carly aims to deliver high-quality psychiatric services to individuals aged 18 and older in Richmond and throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. If you are interested in initiating an appointment with Carly, please complete the Intake Questionnaire under the "Schedule An Appointment" tab. 

How Carly spends her free time...

EDUCATION

  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, May 2012

  • Master of Science, Nursing, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, May 2005, Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist Program

  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, May 2001

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center: Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner 

  • Virginia Licensed Nurse Practitioner, Autonomous Practice Prescriptive Authority

Kristen Day 
Ph.D, LPC
 

Kristen “Kris” is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board-Certified Clinical Supervisor practicing in the Commonwealth of Virginia. With a career spanning back to 2003, Kris initially focused on providing clinical services to children and their families before transitioning to work with young adults. During her time in South Carolina, Kris honed her skills and interest in trauma-informed care, ultimately leading her to pursue a doctoral degree at Virginia Tech.

Throughout her doctoral journey, Kris interned at the Virginia Tech college counseling center and served as a crisis clinician for the local Community Services Board, solidifying her expertise in trauma-informed care. These experiences paved the way for Kris' current professional endeavors. Since 2011, she has been an integral part of the University of Richmond’s Counseling and Psychological Services (“CAPS”), where she now holds the position of Director. In this role, Kris acts as a liaison for the Center for Sexual Assault and Response, Student Health Center, UR police department, and is a core member of the Threat Assessment Team.

Kris brings extensive experience in treating anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar/mood disorders, PTSD, and ADHD. Specializing in trauma-informed and systems-focused care, she works passionately with trauma survivors and those in crisis. Kris incorporates elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness into her client work, believing in empowering clients as the authors of their own stories. Her approach aims to foster self-awareness and self-compassion.

Having developed a strong connection with young adults through her work at Virginia Tech and the University of Richmond, Kris is excited to extend her expertise to adults aged 18 and above through RRP, LLC. Despite her expanded role at RRP, LLC, Kris continues to balance her clinical and leadership responsibilities at CAPS. If you are seeking support and connection, Kris welcomes adults aged 18 and above at RRP, LLC, where she strives to contribute to their personal growth and well-being.

How Kris spends her free time...

EDUCATION

CERTIFICATION
& LICENSURE

  • Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision, Virginia Tech, 2011

  • M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy, Appalachian State University, May 2005

  • B.S, Psychology, Virginia Tech, May 2003

  • B.A. Human Development, concentration in Human Services, Virginia Tech 2003

  • SMART Certified Group Facilitator, 2018

  • Board Approved Clinical Supervisor for Virginia, 2012

  • Licensed Professional Counselor, 2010

  • Certified Pre-Screener for Virginia, 2007

  • Certification in Substance Abuse Services, Appalachian State University, 2005

Lisa Castro
MSW, MBA, LCSW, RYT200

Lisa Castro, a licensed clinical social worker and board-certified social work supervisor, brings a wealth of experience to her private practice, established in 2008. Concurrently, she has held leadership roles in mental health across various hospital systems in Virginia, Texas, and New York. In her recent position as the Director of Behavioral Health Services for Bon Secours St. Mary’s and Richmond Community Hospitals, Lisa actively contributed to enhancing mental health services for a diverse population in Richmond.

 

Lisa holds not only a Masters in Social Work but also a Masters in Business Administration in Healthcare. Her extensive qualifications include certifications as a Certified Yoga Instructor, Somatic Experiencing (SE) Trainee, Certified Stress Management Teacher, and Level I Trauma Counselor.

 

With a career that commenced with clients with substance use disorders, Lisa later specialized in working with children and families. Over the past 16 years, she has collaborated with mental health leaders, treating adults, adolescents, and children dealing with depression, anxiety, personality disorders, trauma, and thought disorders. Lisa's particular expertise lies in anxiety, depression, and trauma. As a certified yoga instructor, she also offers the unique opportunity to integrate yoga therapy interventions into therapy sessions. Lisa is currently accepting clients aged 10 and above for individual therapy.

 

In addition to Lisa, Lian is a Licensed Professional Counseling Resident (LPC-R) at the Master's level in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Lian is actively pursuing the National Certified Counselor (NCC) designation, showcasing her commitment to professional development in the field of counseling.

 

If you are seeking a licensed clinical social worker with a holistic approach and diverse therapeutic interventions, Lisa Castro is available at www.riverroadpsych.com. Her practice welcomes clients aged 10 and above, offering individual therapy with a focus on anxiety, depression, and trauma.

How Lisa spends her free time...

EDUCATION

  • Masters of Business Administration in Healthcare Management | Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, UT, 2014

  • Master in Social Work | Hunter College – CUNY, New York, NY, 2006

  • Bachelor of Science in Human Services & Community Organization │ Empire State College – SUNY, Seratoga Springs, NY, 2003

CERTIFICATION
& LICENSURE

  • Licensed Clinical Social Work Supervisor

  • Certified Yoga Instructor

  • Level I Trauma Counselor

  • Certified Stress Management Teacher

  • Fluent in Spanish

Lian Currie
M.Ed, LPC-R

Lian began her journey in the college setting in 2017 as a student-affairs professional, developing a keen interest in young adult development and life-stage transitions. This passion led her to pursue a master's degree and licensure in professional counseling. In 2021, Lian joined the University of Richmond's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) as an advanced graduate trainee and later assumed roles as a part-time staff counselor and athletics psychology intern.

 

As a generalist, Lian collaborates with clients facing a diverse range of concerns. Her expertise covers the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, mood disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma, sports performance issues, and relationship concerns.

 

Lian's therapeutic approach prioritizes deep connections, fostering trust and empathy. Her warm and compassionate nature, combined with a nuanced understanding of behavioral and neurobiological issues, empowers clients to overcome challenges and achieve therapeutic goals. Embracing a holistic perspective, Lian considers not only psychological aspects but also the neurobiological factors influencing each individual's experiences, supporting clients in making meaningful changes.

 

In her practice, Lian integrates evidence-based therapeutic modalities, including Mindfulness, Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She utilizes a feminist, systems-based lens to examine the intersection of social and cultural factors with clients' experiences, empowering them to confront identity-based disparities. Tailoring interventions to address the unique needs of each client, Lian creates a safe, nonjudgmental space where clients feel empowered to explore their experiences and discover their own solutions.

 

Lian's comprehensive and client-centered approach seamlessly integrates therapeutic modalities, supporting individuals on their journey towards personal growth and well-being. Through interventions that promote psychological flexibility, values-driven living, emotional regulation skills, and enhanced interpersonal effectiveness, Lian guides clients in identifying and modifying unhelpful thought patterns. If you are seeking support and connection, Lian welcomes individuals aged 10 and above at RRP, LLC. 

How Lian spends her free time...

EDUCATION

  • M.Ed. in Counselor Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, May 2022

  • B.S. in Mass Communications, Virginia Commonwealth University, May 2014

CERTIFICATION
& LICENSURE

  • Affirming Space Training, 2022

  • Licensed Professional Counseling Resident, 2022

  • International OCD Foundation, 2021

  • Mental Health First Aid, 2021

  • American Counseling Association, 2020

  • Recovery Ally and Naloxone Training, 2018

*Dr. Day, Lisa Castro, MSW, MBA, LCSW and Lian Currie, M.ED, LPC-R are Independent Contractors of River Road Psychiatry, LLC.

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