FAQs

At this time, we are not accepting new patients for psychiatric/ mental health. You may request to join a wait list for consideration of future openings. 

Our sister company, Hello Hope Medical Weight Loss, is accepting new patients for weight management. You may find out more at www.hellohope.us


For Mental Health: We are not currently accepting new patients. When we do, we offer options through our billing partners for Cigna, UHC, Aetna, etc, as well as PCHP and Sentara Health Plan. 

We do not see patients that have Medicare (including Advantage plans) or Medicaid, even for those interested in paying cash. Lynchburg area mental health centers that do accept new patients with these insurances include Horizon Behavioral Health, Johnson Health Center, and Community Access Network. 

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For Medical Weight Loss via our sister company, Hello Hope Medical Weight Loss: 

We are in-network with PCHP and Sentara Health Plans for both mental health and obesity. 

Via www.HelloHope.us :

We offer competitive monthly pricing for comprehensive education, support, provider care and medication packages for medical weight loss. 


Yes! For most patients, we can meet by telehealth. The patient needs to be physically in Virginia at the time of the appointment. 

We are located in the Forest Square (Kroger shopping center) in Forest, VA.

14805 Forest Rd Suite 107A, Forest, VA 24551 

We are in the long brick building, adjacent to the Central Virginia Area Business Coalition and Twice Records, below Blue Ridge Insurance. 

Specializing in young to middle aged adult care for:

  • general psych (general anxiety, depression, concentration, nightmares, OCD, etc)
  • Weight Management and Obesity Care for excess adiposity via our sister company, Hello Hope Medical Weight Loss
  • Education, coping skills, lifestyle support and medication when indicated

Fawn Workman is a psychiatric nurse practitioner practicing in the state of Virginia. Our physical office is located in Forest, VA. We also see patients all across Virginia by telehealth. The patient must physically be in Virginia at the time of the telehealth appointment to comply with Virginia law. 

Note that all medical weight loss services have now been shifted to our sister practice, Hello Hope Medical Weight Loss. 

You can learn more at www.hellohope.us

Fawn Workman NP has personal, first hand knowledge of the struggle as person with obesity. 

There is a paradigm shift in the understanding of the chronic disease of obesity. Did you know obesity is now classified as a disease, just like Hypertension and Diabetes? Not only that, but obesity consequences includes contributing to the risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, high blood pressure/ Hypertension, high cholesterol/ Dyslipidemia. We need to treat the root cause first (or at least at the same time).....Obesity. 

Obesity is NOT (just) a motivation and will power issue- in fact, if that is present, it's usually just a minor factor. A mentor has said "Overeating does not cause obesity. Obesity causes overeating." The brain can increase the hormones of appetite, decrease the hormones of fullness and satiety, and affect the metabolism to counteract the ability to lose (and harder) maintain a normal weight. Alterations in the gut microbiome, stress, medications that are obesogenic, and so many other factors can 'turn on' the genetic susceptibility a person has to have adipos-opathy. This can lead to chronic inflammation, mitochondrial dysfunction and lipotoxicty. These are just some serious metabolic dysfunctions and adaptations that make it harder and harder to lose fat and maintain the loss.   

Lifestyle interventions ( eating changes, alcohol avoidance, increased exercise) are really good things that we support! but- done alone for obesity, often does not lead to sustained long term weight loss. 

At this time, we are primarily seeing young to middle aged adults. Teen patients will be assessed and accepted on a limited case by case basis.

We do not accept new patients with Medicare (even if you have a secondary insurance). Unfortunately, because of this, we do not see patients above the age of 62 or those with serious mental or physical illness that have Medicare.  

Fawn Workman is a psychiatric nurse practitioner and utilizes supportive therapy with an eclectic mix of CBT, motivational interviewing, and interpersonal therapy in visits that usually also address or check-in on medication, supplements, etc. Psychotherapy alone is possible but would need to be considered on a case by case basis. 

We also have a variety of counseling colleagues of colleagues that we may suggest or refer. 

First, we need to explore what's going on- and if medications are even an option, or the best option. Medications (and supplements!) have risks, benefits, and potential side effects. The decision to start medications is made together between patient and provider when the reasoning to proceed is felt to be worth the risk. Some side effects are more common than others; some are very rare but potentially dangerous. And, just because something is 'natural', doesn't mean it is safe. Even arsenic is natural, right? However, we do support/ recommend the use of evidence- informed and generally regarded as safe (GRAS) supplements/ vitamins/ minerals to support mood and general health.

Additionally, we are big proponents of non-medication options for many situations, too. A healthy lifestyle, stress reduction, walking, physical activity, nutrition, sleep, medical condition stabilization, mindfulness/ meditation, prayer, social support, behavioral therapies, and counseling are very, very important. Small steps in a positive direction, over time, will get you far!

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS FOR PSYCHIATRY AND MENTAL HEALTH AT THIS TIME.

We'd love to meet you! We can schedule a 10 minute free intrductory phone call if you desire, or you can click on the link below to begin the appointment process. We'd be happy to help you navigate this if you have questions. 

*Our practice, Lifesong Health , is not directly in network with commercial insurance at this time. HOWEVER- for those with at least one mild to moderate mental health condition, we DO have a way for some insurances to be utilized through another company, such as Grow Therapy and Alma. These companies help individual practices with insurance credentialing, billing, and insurance claims, referrals,
and administrative support. All of your insurance billing will be handled by Alma or Grow Therapy, depending on which company you sign up with. 

Alma: In network with most insurances including Optum, Cigna, UHC and more! Click here to request an appointment through Alma for: Fawn Workman- Alma

Grow Therapy: In network with most Anthem BCBS Virginia, Optum, and Cigna plans via Grow Therapy. Click here to begin registration: Fawn Workman- Grow Therapy  

***You will receive emails, forms and appointment information from both Grow Therapy (or Alma) and Lifesong Health (via Optimantra patient portal). Be sure to check your spam folder! 

Insurance out of network (Optima, PCHP, Tricare)? 

You may still be able to see us as a direct pay client, and submit your superbill receipt for consideration of reimbursement. 

You would like to be seen for weight management but don't have a secondary mental health issue (anxiety, depression etc)? 

You may still be able to see us as a direct pay client. Alma and Grow Therapy are for primarily mental health concerns.

Have insurance but don't want to use it for personal reasons? 

You may still be able to see us as a direct pay client.


We encourage you to check with your insurance plan to determine out of network deductible and reimbursement levels. You would pay for the visit in full, and we can provide you with a superbill that you may submit to your insurance for reimbursement consideration if desired. Although not usually a difficult process, Reimbursify is one program that can help you simplify- click here for your first claim free.  

We are not taking any patients with Medicaid or Medicare. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Call 988, 911 or go to the local emergency room or crisis center for mental health or emotional crisis. 988 is the mental health national crisis and suicide hotline. You can call or chat 24/7, 365, and they have options in English/ Spanish/deaf and hard of hearing. They will help you coordinate with local centers if needed. Click here for more information: 988 LIFELINE 

If you are having a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the local emergency room.  

If you are in a domestic violence or abusive relationship, helpful information is available here: Virginia Domestic Violence resources 

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Concerns a child may be abused: Virginia DSS 

Our office does not provide after hours call or 24/7 support. If you have an urgent matter (but not emergency) that can't wait until your next appointment, please notify our office. You may need to have a work in appointment scheduled. If you do see an emergency room, urgent care or PCP, please alert them to all of your medications.

Email: [email protected]

Call or text: 434-260-3380

Send us a message in the patient portal for current patients. 


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At this time, we are not currently accepting new patients for mental health/ psychiatry. You may request to be join a wait list for future consideration of a consultation appointment. Our sister company, Hello Hope Medical Weight Loss, is accepting new patients for weight management. You may contact us if you'd like to join the wait list for mental health at Lifesong Health. If you'd like to schedule a consultation for Hello Hope Medical Weight Loss, you may do so by clicking here 


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Note: Not Currently Accepting New Mental Health/ Psychiatric Patients. You may contact us if you'd like to be considered for future appointments on a wait list. For Medical Weight loss, our sister company Hello Hope is accepting consultations for this service at www.HelloHope.us