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Our Team


Pippi M. Wingfield 



I specialize in substance abuse, play therapy and relationship/marriage in family counseling.

Pippi M. Wingfield is the CEO at Spread Your Wings Supportive Counseling LLC, who assists in the oversight of the daily operations of Mental Health Skills Building, Outpatient Psychotherapy and Crisis Stabilization. Pippi has experience in many areas concerning mental health, including clinical documentation. She is a native of Jersey City, New Jersey and a graduate from New Jersey City University where she graduated with honors in Elementary Education and a minor in Psychology. She moved to Richmond, Virginia in August of 2000 to begin her teaching career in Richmond City Public Schools. After four years of teaching in the public school, Pippi decided to follow her dreams of becoming a journalist. She enrolled in the Mass Communication program at Virginia Commonwealth University and received a bachelor’s degree in 2007. She worked as a Journalist for WTVR CBS- 6 for five years. Simultaneously, Pippi began working as a part-time Intensive In-Home counselor, after one year at CBS-6. Although she enjoyed journalism, she felt a stronger connection in mental health as a counselor. In 2010, she was informed that she needed to care for her two and three-year old nieces to prevent them from going into foster care. After a year of gaining custody of the children, she noticed that they had significant developmental delays. This sparked a more in-depth interest of mental health. She began to educate herself on mental health diagnosis to gain insight on how to properly care for her nieces. Pippi grew more and more interested in the mental health field and in 2012, she could no longer ignore her desire to help others in her community suffering from mental health disorders. She wanted to bring about mental health awareness and provide resources for those in need. She began working full-time as an Intensive In-Home counselor and felt more complete. After working in the mental health field for five years she decided to master her craft and enrolled in Virginia Commonwealth University where she received a Master’s of Social Work degree. Pippi is currently a Licensed Mental Health Professional Supervisee also known as an LMHP-S. She enjoys all avenues of mental health and has a true passion for keeping families together through family and marriage counseling as well as assisting individuals with a history of substance and alcohol abuse maintain sobriety. Given her title as CEO at Spread Your Wings Supportive Counseling, LLC., her focus includes implementing a team approach amongst staff, providing thorough orientation and professional development training. Overall, Pippi is motivated in maintaining positive staff/client morale within her company as well as in the community. Pippi firmly believes in the importance of maintaining a healthy mental state and is an advocate for individuals who require assistance in obtaining their goals. In her spare time, she enjoys writing books, movies and acting in locally filmed commercials, movies and series.

Dwyana Smitten-Lewis LPC-R

Crisis Manager

Let me begin by saying that I appreciate your efforts to prioritize your mental health. I understand that finding a relatable and competent therapist can be a challenging and overwhelming task and I am here to make that journey as personable and unique as each and everyone of my clients.

I comes from a military background where I served in the United States Navy for 10 years before being Honorably Discharged. I enjoy working with both military background and civilian clients. Dwyana believes that Life, like therapy is about pushing yourself outside your comfort zone and embracing growth and learning those things that develop into new behaviors and patterns that ultimately makes an individual the best version of themselves. My humble beginnings started on the tiny island of St. Thomas and St. Kitts where I quickly learnt the importance of diversity, culture, and the uniqueness of life’s journey.

I completed my bachelor’s degree in Human Services at Columbia College and her Master of Art in Human Services with a Cognate in Life Coaching. After 2 years or working with different populations and realizing where my passion was, I decided to return to school and complete a Clinical accredited by CACREP Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Liberty University. I am experienced working in the following areas:


•Teen Issues such as Peer Pressure, Self-Esteem, etc

•Anxiety Disorder

•Depressive Disorder

•Anger and Stress Management

•Military Adjustment and Struggles

•Substance Use Disorders

I am extremely passionate about taking an integrative holistic approach using Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused brief therapy. Person-centered, Psychoeducation and Motivational Interviewing (MI) ensuring that each client receives personalized, collaborate approach that is exclusive to their needs. Because everyone is wonderfully and uniquely different, I focus on the client’s overall need and goal towards mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Thanks for trusting me with one of the most precious gifts you have. I look forward to working with you. 

JoAnn Thomas-Wilson Ph.D


Dr. JoAnn M. Thomas-Wilson Ph.D is a female Clinical Psychologist in Richmond, VA with over 43 years of experience. She is an Entrepreneur and pioneer.  She earned her Ph.D in Clinical Psychology in 1977 from the University of Denver. Dr. Thomas-Wilson specializes in Individual and Family therapy/ treatment. She offers counseling services to adults, couples, children, and adolescents. Dr. Thomas- Wilson is the Clinical supervisor for Spread Your Wings Supportive Counseling, LLC. As a Clinical Psychologist, she works in research, education, and clinical practice to help patients understand themselves and cope with day-to-day issues, mental illness, abuse, addiction, and loss. She provides workshops and training to other professionals in the field as well as community organizations. Dr. Thomas- Wilson conducts parenting seminars on a monthly basis for those in need. She is responsible for assessments, diagnosis, and treatment of psychological issues within clinical settings.


Director/ Office Manager

The office manager is responsible for maintaining the office by organizing the office procedures and operations, controlling correspondence, monitoring clerical functions.She is also responsible for scheduling meetings and appointments, greeting visitors and preparing presentations and reports. Ensuring that invoices are paid. Supervising and monitoring the work of the staff.

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