Karen Mummau, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Online & In-Person
Matters of the Heart Counseling, LLC is dedicated to the growth and healing of people in different seasons of their life. Our services range across the lifespan as we work with those beginning a family, children, teens, singles, and those facing end of life decisions. Each therapist at Matters of the Heart Counseling, LLC has an area of specialization to meet the varying needs of individuals and families
Our therapists work with a variety of specialities which include adoption related issues, self harming behaviors, suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, trauma and many other difficulties encountered in life. Our focus is to meet a client where they are and walk their journey along side. We are a guide and partner in the healing process.
Each therapist has a unique set of skills which may include EMDR, Emotion Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialetical Behavior Therapy, Play Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy and Art Therapy. Our family therapists utilize Structural and Family Systems approaches. Reach out to us and we will learn more about you to find a good match in a therapist.
Karen Mummau, LCSW's primary focus is to supervise and work with the team of therapists at Matters of the Heart Counseling to insure quality services and therapy for all who enter our practice. Karen continues to see clients as well and has a special interest in supporting therapist’s through their own personal counseling and/or supervision. Karen also focuses on teens and adults with a history of trauma, non-suicidal self-injury, suicidal ideation, depression and anger. Karen is specially trained in EMDR (through EMDRIA approved trainer), and Level II Certified Internal Family Systems therapist. Karen additionally utilizes the creative arts in her therapy through the use of art, sand tray, and other creative outlets as it is often difficult to find words for the experiences one has endured.
Michael Osborne, LPC specifically enjoys working with individuals and couples. When working with couples Mike offers extended sessions of an hour and a half to make as much progress as possible in our time together. Mike will work to create a safe environment where you can focus on the tasks at hand and find peace. Mike works with adults 18+
Casie Fisher, MA Casie has specialized training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Individuals find EFT helpful in constructing a clear and meaningful narrative about themselves and their key relationships while couples learn to break negative patterns of interaction, develop strong bonds, and increase intimacy and connection. EFT is a collaborative attachment-based approach that empowers families to learn to break negative patterns of interaction, develop strong bonds, and increase connection. Casie also enjoys working with children ages 2-18 and the parents who love them. When working with children Casie uses play as a primary intervention to promote resilience, emotional regulation and to address difficult behaviors. Combining her professional training with life experience, Casie provides children and families with attachment-focused, trauma-sensitive, and adoption informed care. She integrates Trust Based Relational Interventions (TBRI) into therapy sessions and
Christy Ranco, MA, NCC Christy is a graduate from Messiah University with a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is a Nationally Certified Counselor. Christy uses a person-centered style of therapy while working with children or adults. She believes in giving the client a voice and collaborating with them in a variety of ways that best serve their individual needs. Christy works with clients using strengths based and solution focused therapy, sand tray therapy, and play therapy techniques. Through life and professional experience, Christy understands the foster care and adoption process experienced by individuals and their families. Christy works with children ages 4 and up as well as adults.
Hillary Bossert-Davis, LCSW She has worked with teenagers in mental health placements as well as families. Hillary has also worked in the substance abuse field with adults and older adults. Through life and work experience, Hillary understands the struggle of addiction and how it affects the individual and their loved ones. She works on issues concerning setting personal boundaries and codependency. She also enjoys working with individuals experiencing various life changes and stages of life and those struggling with anxiety and depression. Hillary additionally works with couples and families. Hillary uses a trauma-informed style of therapy, utilizing strategies and skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS). Hillary is also trained in EMDR. She meets clients where they are at in their own process and works to help them meet their goals and find purpose and quality of life. Through an open style of communication, with honesty and care, Hillary strives to build trusting, therapeutic relationships with her clients.
Courtney Hammer, LPC ATR-BC, Courtney is a board-certified Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor. She has experience working with a variety of individuals walking through mental health struggles, trauma, behavioral difficulties, adoption/foster care, physical disabilities, grief/loss, and pediatric oncology. A primary focus of her work has been with children ages 4-18 and she strives to see the individual as a whole and focuses on improving their overall well-being. Courtney practices with a person-centered approach and sees the value in creating artwork as a cathartic and sensory release with her clients. She is passionate about the creative process and uses artwork as a non-verbal outlet for those who struggle to identify their thoughts and feelings verbally. Courtney promotes holistic and realistic expectations for healing and provides a genuine atmosphere for the individual to feel heard and accepted.
Dan Grubb, LPC Dan enjoys working with children of all ages, teens, and adults. He has experience working with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, chronic pain/illness, grief, and trauma. Dan is a prior foster parent and current adoptive parent of two internationally adopted children. His life experience and passion is in serving the foster care and adoptive populations in the community.
Nicole Hess, LSW Nicole utilizes a holistic, strengths based, and trauma-informed approach to walk with you as you embark on this journey. Through fostering a therapeutic relationship, she will support you to enhance your individual and communal well-being by processing what matters most to you. Nicole is trained in EMDR and utlizes it with those who have experienced trauma. She works with individual clients ages 4 and up who are navigating difficult life experiences
Macy Stanley, MA, NCC Macy is passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families work through personal, emotional, and relational struggles they are experiencing. She has experience working with clients faced with a variety of struggles, including depression, anxiety, and relationship tension.Macy works with clients using solution-focused therapy as well as cognitive behavioral therapy techniques. When working with clients with a history of trauma Macy utilizes EMDR. Through counseling, she aims to equip clients with the tools needed to establish and work toward practical goals t0 help them experience growth and healing throughout their journey. Macy enjoys working with individuals and couples. She especially enjoys middle school aged pre-teens and teenagers as well as young adults transitioning into or out of college.
Virginia Commonwealth University
Fees and insurance
Cost per session$90 - $155
Accepted payment methods
- Health Savings Account (HSA)
- Credit Card
- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Accepted credit cards
- American Express
Accepted insurance plans
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services
- Out of Network
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Specialties and clinical interests
- Grief & Loss
- Men's Issues
- Mental Health Professionals
- Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
- Sexual Abuse
- Stress/Stress Management
- Substance Use Disorders
- Trauma & PTSD
- Women's Issues
- Art Therapy
- Client-Centered Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Internal Family Systems (IFS)
- Play Therapy & Sandtray
- Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
- Trauma-Informed Therapy
- Trauma Survivors
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