Behavioral Services

Dr, Frethiem is a doctoral level Neuropsychologist and Clinical Psychologist licensed to practice
in West Virginia/Virginia. His outpatient office is located in Bluefield, West Virginia. The practice
serves the Mercer County area including Bluefield, Virginia, Bluefield, West Virginia, Princeton, Tazewell,and the surrounding area.

Dr. Frethiem is on staff at every hospital in the Mercer County area
including Bluefield Regional Medical Center, Princeton Community Hospital, The Behavioral Pavilion Psychiatric Hospital, and The HealthSouth/Southern Hills Rehabilitation Hospital in Princeton.He has been in private practice in the Mercer County area for the past 12 years, and is now affiliated with Bland County Medical Clinic.


Dr. Frethiem received his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from The University Of Denver in 1981. The program is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association. He completed his internship at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Houston, Texas which is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Frethiem is a preferred provider for most private insurance companies and accepts Medicare, and Medicaid. Unlike masters level psychologists, he is able to provide psychotherapy services to Medicare patients as an independent practitioner.

Dr. Frethiem has 40 years of clinical experience providing a very wide range of clinical services in various outpatient and inpatient settings.
Psychotherapy for adults, children, families, and marriages.

Evaluation/treatment of patients with various neurological disorders that affect brain functioning such as strokes, head injuries, learning disabilities,
and Alzheimer’s disease. Evaluation and treatment of patients with medical conditions that are caused or made worse by psychological stress
such as tension headaches, & stress related gastrointestinal conditions.

Helping patients cope with the stress of various medical conditions such as chronic pain and cancer.Biofeedback therapy used to treat psychological stress and various medical conditions made worse by stress such as headaches,panic attacks, and chronic pain. Psychological testing to evaluate a wide range of psychological and neuropsychological problems.

 

April Simms * April Simms is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed to practice in Virginia.  She graduated in 2005 from Radford University with a Master's Degree in Social Work.  April began her career working at a local Department of Social Services providing services to children, families, individuals with disabilities, and older adults.  While working at Social Services, April received intensive training on family dynamics, family and individual trauma, childhood behaviors, and life transitions.  April continued her career at a local community services board providing assertive community treatment to adults with severe mental illness (SMI), substance abuse disorders, and co-occurring disorders.  

 
April's primary treatments are cognitive behavioral, solution focused, and person centered therapies. She has advanced training in Motivational Interviewing interventions and Trauma Informed Care.
 
April provides therapy to children, teenagers, adults, families, and couples. 
 
April is a provider for most private insurance companies, Medicare, and Medicaid.