Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Chesapeake, Virginia

Find a therapist in Chesapeake, Virginia  that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Chesapeake to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Bar Lehmann

MSW,LICSW,LCSW
6 years experience
Hello, my name is Bar Lehmann. As a counselor, I provide a safe place where one can explore problems, questions, issues in a way that has the potential to lead to new emotional, practical, or other insights. I bring a sincere interest in others and respect for diverse life paths, choices, and challenges. I am a very good listener. As a therapist/counselor I am in a position to be objective, I am not a friend... Read More
Hello, my name is Bar Lehmann. As a counselor, I provide a safe place where one can explore problems, questions, issues in a way that has the potential to lead to new emotional, practical, or other insights. I bring a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Gail Eaves

MS,NCC,LCMHC
6 years experience
I help people in their desire to close the gap between where they are right now and where they want to be in the future, with the support of individualized therapy sessions. Let's find a solution together! My name is Ms. Gail Eaves. I am a licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a board-certified counselor. Currently, I am pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Psychology with a specialization in addictions. I began... Read More
I help people in their desire to close the gap between where they are right now and where they want to be in the future, with the support of individualized therapy sessions. Let's find a solution together! My name is... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Toy Newcomb

LPC,CCTP
9 years experience
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensed in the state of Virginia and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) certified by the International Association of Trauma Professionals. I also hold a Graduated Certificate from Liberty University in Pastoral Counseling. My counseling experience includes working with individuals who have experienced a variety of reasons for seeking help to include but not limited to trauma, grief/loss, substance abuse, self-worth/self-esteem issues, stress management,... Read More
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensed in the state of Virginia and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) certified by the International Association of Trauma Professionals. I also hold a Graduated Certificate from Liberty University in... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 years

Dr. Sarah Langley

PhD,LPC
10 years experience
Do you feel stuck? Lost? Trapped? Unfulfilled? Living for others and therefore, living very limited? Knowing that you have great potential, well, at least many see that you do, but you don't see it! Do you question your existence or purpose in life, and know there is more to explore out there, but just don't know how or where to start? Does your apathy impact your relationship, health, or kids, and you... Read More
Do you feel stuck? Lost? Trapped? Unfulfilled? Living for others and therefore, living very limited? Knowing that you have great potential, well, at least many see that you do, but you don't see it! Do you question... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Natalie Sanders

LCSW
19 years experience
I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia and have 19 years of experience working with adults who struggle with mental illness. It has always been my desire to help others, as I enjoy supporting and guiding individuals on this journey called life. I have worked with clients who have been diagnosed with Anxiety Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, Schizophrenia, Alcohol use Disorder, Cocaine use Disorder, and Major Depressive... Read More
I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia and have 19 years of experience working with adults who struggle with mental illness. It has always been my desire to help others, as I enjoy supporting and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:19 years

Margaret Hodgson

MA,LPC,LCMHC
26 years experience
As a licensed clinical counselor in NC and VA, my career of 25 years has been devoted to helping others through talk therapy and goal-setting. People seek and come to counseling with a variety of feelings and reasons for issues they experience. Thus, my treatment approach is individualized for each person, since everyone is unique and has their own “story”. In order to successfully reach goals and change the thoughts or behaviors affecting... Read More
As a licensed clinical counselor in NC and VA, my career of 25 years has been devoted to helping others through talk therapy and goal-setting. People seek and come to counseling with a variety of feelings and reasons for... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:26 years

Charnelle Cook

MA,NCC,LPC
3 years experience
Hi! My name is Charnelle Cook and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia and in North Carolina with over six years of experience in mental health and two years of experience in the private practice setting. I attended Virginia Commonwealth University for undergrad and I earned my Masters of Arts in Counseling from George Washington University in 2016. I believe that all clients should be treated as individuals, but I would consider myself... Read More
Hi! My name is Charnelle Cook and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia and in North Carolina with over six years of experience in mental health and two years of experience in the private practice setting. I attended... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Anthonia Levy, PhD., LMHC., LPC

PhD,LMHC,LPC
9 years experience
Thank you for visiting my page. I believe that all individuals hold the key to their own happiness and possess the power to change their lives for the better. However there are times when we need guidance and support in evaluating a situation, understanding our needs, recognizing our thoughts, and identifying what needs to change. With you in charge, my hope is to be a supportive catalyst while providing the guidance and support in your... Read More
Thank you for visiting my page. I believe that all individuals hold the key to their own happiness and possess the power to change their lives for the better. However there are times when we need guidance and support in... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 years

Ranisha Presbery

LCSW,CSAC
11 years experience
Hi, my name is Ranisha Presbery and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) in the state of Virginia. I have a Masters of Social Work (MSW) degree as well as a Bachelors of Social Work (BSW) degree. I have been practicing independently as a clinical provider for over six years and have been providing behavioral health treatment and services for over 17 years. ... Read More
Hi, my name is Ranisha Presbery and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) in the state of Virginia. I have a Masters of Social Work (MSW) degree as well as... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:11 years

Emily Tilman

MSW,LCSW
6 years experience
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia with six years of postgraduate experience. I received my Bachelor’s in Social Work from James Madison University and my Master’s in Clinical Social Work from George Mason University. I am also a school social worker and have experience working with children, teenagers, and adults. I have worked with individuals who experience a wide range of challenges, some of which include depression,... Read More
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia with six years of postgraduate experience. I received my Bachelor’s in Social Work from James Madison University and my Master’s in Clinical Social Work from George... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Chesapeake, Virginia

Chesapeake is a thriving Virginia city formed in 1963 after the City of South Norfolk and Norfolk County merged. The city, which is the third largest in the state, boasts multiple different geographic terrains. Visitors and residents can choose between busy city areas, rural locations, and suburban neighborhoods.

The city has prospered since its foundation. Its estimated 2018 population is is 242,336. It’s believed that over the next 11 years the city’s population will surge to 285,153.

Chesapeake Demographics

The city is wealthy and racially diverse. In 2017, the median income was $72,328. That same year, the city held 107, 985 employees. Workers have access to a variety of different professions.

About 60% of the population identifies as white-only while 30% identify as black. The median age is 36.3 years old. The city is aging. The median age has been rising for the past few years.

There’s a sizable foreign-born population. They tend to be slightly older, with the median age being 42.6.

Over 90% of the population aged 25 or older have a high school diploma or higher. 30% of that group holds a bachelor’s degree.

Poverty in Chesapeake

The city’s median income is higher than the national average. Yet poverty is still a problem. In 2013, more than a third of Chesapeake’s public school students qualified for the National School Lunch Program, a federally operated free or reduced cost lunch program for low-income students.

Children who participate in the program are more likely to struggle in school and have trouble obtaining their degree. Their families are more likely to be part of the federal Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program.

The mental stress of poverty is evident even in youth. Administrators found that some students would rather starve than admit that they’re eligible for the lunch program. To make the situation easier, Chesapeake schools responded by making the process more discreet. Families can apply online instead of bringing paperwork into school and students “pay” for their meals with a special debit card.

The school district also started bringing breakfast into certain schools. Studies show that students who eat breakfast perform better.

Chesapeake’s large number of wealthy residents skews the average income. The city seems wealthier than it perhaps really it is.  There is a lot of disparity between how Chesapeake’s richest and poorest residents live.

Chesapeake, Virginia Mental Health Problems

The city’s relative wealth doesn’t protect it from mental health problems. Poverty is closely linked with mental health struggles. According to estimates, in 2016 about 11% of Chesapeake’s population lived below the poverty level.

Chesapeake’s advantages are reflected in its divorce rate. Virginia has one of the lowest divorce rates in the country. Divorce can often be a symptom of mental health troubles. A happy relationship has been shown to inoculate you against a variety of problems. Chesapeake’s divorce rate has been steadily declining for the past two decades.

The city has a suicide rate of 12.5 people per 100,000. This is slightly better than the national rate of 13.4. However, it is still worryingly high. The number is growing larger rather than shrinking.

Many factors influence an area’s suicide rate. One possible factor is the prevalence of mental health resources in the area. Chesapeake has 78 mental health care professionals for every 100,000 residents.

Chesapeake Mental Health Support

Chesapeake residents have access to many therapists and psychiatrists. If someone is in a dire situation, they can contact Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Healthcare, a state-funded service board that’s equipped to deal with same-day appointments. Someone can walk into one of their health centers without an appointment.

This could make a big difference in someone’s life. It’s not unusual for patients to waits weeks or even months before they can get an appointment with a therapist.

Use Our Therapist Directory

Chesapeake has a variety of professional therapists that you can work with. In fact, there are so many providers in the city that it can be difficult to choose the right one for you. Sorting through so many people is challenging. Our therapist directory can help you organize providers based on data that we’ve collected. This increases the chances that you’ll choose someone who you’ll feel comfortable with and that you’ll be happy with the care you receive.