Provider Education & Information
Christopher R. Bradley MSPAS, DMSc, PA-C About: Christopher Bradley is a physician assistant originally from Western North Carolina. He has been a practicing provider for over 7 years. He obtained his Doctorate of Medical Science with a focus in Psychiatry from the University of Lynchburg and obtained his Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He focuses on all mental health disorders while having a strong passion for those with bipolar disorder and ADHD. His main focus is to provide patients with the best quality of life and appropriate medication management they deserve. In addition, he strives to provide patients with the optimal treatment plan, including medications with the least potential side effects. Christopher works alongside therapists and other providers to offer the most appropriate care for his patients. His end goal is to help patients better understand their conditions and overall state of wellness.
Education: University of North Carolina at Wilmington: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a pre-med focus University of Maryland Eastern Shore: Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Vice President of UMES 2015 graduating class Graduated with Magna Cum Laude University of Lynchburg: Doctor of Medical Science in the advanced professional practice of Psychiatry Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science: Bradley, Christopher R. (2020) "Efficacy and Risks of Second-Generation Antipsychotics in Psychotic and Non-psychotic Children," Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science: Vol. 2: Iss. 1, Article 5.
Madison S. Briggs MS, LCMHC, NCC About: Over the past decade, the importance of mental health has been brought to the forefront of the conversation. My goal is to normalize and de-stigmatize the utilization of therapeutic interventions. I recognize the courage that it takes to ask for professional support, and I am strongly committed to helping you navigate some of life’s most difficult challenges. I have been working in the mental health field for over 5 years; within this time, I gained experience working with children ages 5 and up, adolescents/teens, adults, couples, and families. From these experiences, I have developed a passion for working with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, personality disorders, behavioral concerns, anger management, relationships, and life transitions. Utilizing an eclectic approach, I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). My goal is to provide an individualized, person-centered counseling experience that facilitates a positive change and helps you achieve your goals.
Education: East Carolina Univeristy: Bachelor of Science in Sociology Minor: Psychology East Carolina Univeristy: Master of Science in Counselor Education: Concentration: Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Sara M. Martin MA, MA, LMFT About: Welcome. :) My clients are intelligent, cognitively, somatically, and/or empathic. They care about growth towards greater health and balance, relationally and professionally. From a body felt and practical sense, they would like to feel met, seen and valued, as is true of all of us. I work from a calm, clear, non-judgmental, warm, fun, skilled and compassionate place, who can connect to what is being shared. I am in my mid 50's. I personally know multiple forms of trauma and have found greater health and healing through each of their unique and similar forms. I focus where you are. I help create intentions that are mutually agreeable. I offer a choice on how we go about reaching intentions. I keep things present tense, while also creating the safety to touch into and integrate the deepest of traumatic material, somatically, cognitively, and relationally. I help you feel more at ease in the mind and body. I have the intention to see you...to hear you...to meet you right where you are. I would be honored to help you find greater health, peace, love, and light of your soul. I look to supporting you in your transformation to a place that is just where YOU want to be!
Education: Western Carolina University: Master's in Education Pfeiffer University Master's in Marriage Family Therapy
Kelsey Fish MA, LCMHC, NCC About: I'm Kelsey, A Panamanian-American licensed clinical mental health counselor with 6 years of counseling experience. I have worked with clients of all ages from various backgrounds and with a variety of presenting problems, including trauma, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, mood disorders, psychosis, grief, LGBTQIA+ issues, relationship/family issues, and transitions/adjustment issues. I have a strong background in drama, dance, and music and utilize the arts in therapy regularly. I am certified in Expressive Arts Therapy and also have post-graduate training in Gestalt Therapy, DBT, and Motivational interviewing. My counseling theoretical orientation is eclectic and informed by feminist therapy. Gestalt therapy, DBT, Narrative therapy, Motivational interviewing and expressive arts perspectives. In the fall of 2023, I also became a Registered Yoga Teacher. I am a passionate advocate for disenfranchised groups and utilize a social justice-oriented lens while supporting individuals in responding to life challenges. I believe that each person has unique strengths, and I will work to help identify and lean into those strengths to reach your goals. I strive to create a safe, nonjudgemental ( and hopefully fun!) environment where you can be yourself and feel free. My goal is to guide you toward your own inner wisdom, to assist you in learning how to best meet your needs, and to embody your authentic self.
Education: University of North Carolina at Charlotte: Bachelor of Science in Psychology Minor: Women's and Gender Studies Appalachian State University: Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Certificate: Expressive Arts Therapy
Veronica M. Bradley MSPAS, DMSc, PA-C About: Veronica Bradley moved to North Carolina from Long Island, NY in 2006 to begin her undergraduate education at UNCW. This is where she met her husband and best friend, Christopher Bradley. Initially, she started as a student wanting to pursue a career in education, but this quickly changed when she fell in love with what a career as a Physician Assistant could offer. She graduated as a Physician Assistant in 2015 from Elon University. She has practiced in ENT, Primary Care, and also Mental Health. She has enjoyed her time in all three fields and has been able to utilize her knowledge and skills to treat patients of all ages. She will be applying her knowledge and skills at BEST LIFE Mental Health & Wellness while offering Mental Health services, Primary Care, and BOTOX® for aesthetic and medical purposes. She is very excited to finally be working side-by-side with her husband, Christopher Bradley to offer the best care you deserve. Start living your BEST LIFE now!
Education: University of North Carolina at Wilmington: Bachelor of Science in Biology; Minor in Chemistry Elon University Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies University of Lynchburg Doctor of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies; Focus in Otolaryngology Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science: Bradley, Veronica (2019) “Managing Nasal Airway Obstruction: The Otolaryngology Approach,” Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science: Vol 2 : Iss. 1, Article 6.