Chesapeake, Virginia Therapists

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.

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Williamsburg, Virginia

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Virginia

With more than 28 years of clinical experience as a Behavioral Health Therapist (LCSW) and Certified Professional Life Coach, I bring years of clinical expertise and a proven track record to the therapeutic relationship. I graduated from the...
Sarah Penston
LPC 172, MS
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Virginia

I'm not your typical therapist. With me, you get a real person, free from judgement, that genuinely cares about your progress. I am a creative & passionate person both personally and professionally. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered...
Natalie Beutel
L.P.C, MA
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Are you feeling anxious? Doubting yourself? Struggling in relationships? As a licensed professional counselor, I help clients reduce their anxiety, increase their self-confidence, and improve their relationships. I take a holistic approach using...
Jill Nardin
LPC-Supervisor 1, Ph.D.
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Yorktown, Virginia

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Virginia

Jill founded Free Spirit Counseling in 2019 with the hopes of bringing her varied experience to the Peninsula to help others have a more fulfilling life. Before her seven years of successful private practice work in Virginia Beach and Norfolk with...
Christy McGurgan
LPC, LPC, ACHt
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Virginia Beach, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Hi! I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor, an Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist, a Reiki Master, and an Energy Healer. I've been practicing for 20 years, and my focus is Personal Transformation. Whether that means healing old hurts, changing...
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Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Virginia

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Grief Counselor in Virginia Beach. My practice, Good Mourning Counseling & Consulting, specializes in: perinatal loss (miscarriage, stillborn, and infant loss); subsequent pregnancy after a...
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Virginia Beach, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Kate is fully trained in EMDR and works with people struggling with anxiety, depression, and effects from traumatic experiences. She is also trained in Christian Counseling, but recognizes not everyone adheres to a specific faith so she only...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Do you or someone you care for struggle with differences such as ADHD, LD, or other types of special needs which are zapping every ounce of your strength? Are you a mom who is drowning in society's idea of what a good mother should be? If so, let's...
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Portsmouth, Virginia

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Virginia

Creatively managed individuals and people situations of diverse populations for over 35 years, using interpersonal skills, job knowledge, written and oral proficiency as well as organizational development. Founder and CEO of Cameron and Company...
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Chesapeake, Virginia

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Virginia

Arlene Malone is the founder of Marriage Center. She is a Christian and Licensed Professional Counselor, supervisor, and inspirational speaker. She received her Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling from Regent University, and a BS degree in...
Nathaniel Mason
M.Ed., NCC, Resident in Counseling
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Welcome and thank you so much for taking the time to look at my profile! I am honored to be considered as a person to help you in your journey to wellness and healing. I am a current doctoral student at William and Mary's Counselor Education and...
Lynn Bañez
LPC 172, LPC-Supervisor 1
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Yorktown, Virginia

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Virginia

Lynn is an experienced Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and an Approved Clinical Supervisor in VA. She has experience as a Mental Health Clinical Director; with Clinical Program development, creating and implementation of policies, procedures,...
Rachelle Dunn
LPC-Supervisor 1, L.P.C, MA
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Breaking free from unhealthy patterns in our lives can be difficult. Emotions may feel out-of-control at times, and self-defeating thoughts may run amok in our minds. We might feel trapped in isolation, unhealthy relationship cycles or struggle to...
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Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Virginia

I’ve been in the mental health field for over 30 years, providing outpatient therapy for over 16. I am eager to help you live your best life!
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Carli is the primary therapist. She has been practicing with a multitude of different therapeutic techniques and has worked with a variety of different populations and issues. She graduated from University of South Florida in 2010. Initially, she...
Lemuel Williams
LPC, MA, CT
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Norfolk, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

I began working at NCG in 2010, providing both intensive in-home and MHSS services. I got my bachelor's degree in psychology & computer science from Oral Roberts University and a dual master's in school and community counseling from Regent...
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Norfolk, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Navigating through the issues of life can be difficult and troublesome. Talking with someone who can understand you, relate and help find solutions helps to ease the pain and bring healing. Abuse and trauma, relationship, couple and family issues,...
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Virginia, Florida

How long has it been since you've felt like yourself? You've continued to put on a brave face but find yourself exhausted, stressed, and defeated each day. There are moments when you question if anyone notices how hurt you are yet when they ask how...

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.