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.


Donna Havens is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is licensed by the state of Virginia to provide
mental health services to individuals, families and groups. Donna has been in practice in the
Tazewell County area for 26 years.

Donna received her Master of Social Work Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1987.
She completed two internships as part of the MSW program. Her first internship was with
Better Beginnings for Virginia’s children. Her second internship was with Cumberland Mountain Community Services.

She received her Licensure as a Clinical Social Worker from the Virginia Board of Health Professions in 1991
and has been in practice since that time. Donna has a strong background in treating women’s issues,
domestic violence, trauma, chemical addictions and family dysfunctions. She has completed training in Co-Parenting Issues for families and children experiencing divorce.

Donna is trained and certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy.
This therapy was initially developed for use with trauma victims but has found to be effective in treatment of many other mental health conditions.

Donna was instrumental in starting Celebrate Recovery at Tazewell Main St. United Methodist Church in Tazewell, VA
where she was the ministry leader for this program for nine and half years. She continues to serve as a leader there
and has a passion for helping communities address the issue of addictions as well as other “Hurts, Habits, and Hang-ups”.

Donna is a provider for most private insurance companies and she accepts Medicare and Medicaid.

She is excited to be a part of Bland County Medical Clinic where she can be part of Integrated Health Care
treating the Behavioral Health issues of those experiencing health/behavioral health conditions.