Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Hampton, Virginia

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

Erin Smith

Erin Smith, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia with over 10 years of experience working as a counselor with children, adults, and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting stressors, OCD, relationship difficulties, and ADHD. I also helped many individuals who have experienced physical, verbal or emotional abuse as a child or adult. I would describe my counseling style as empathetic, open, and interactive. Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Laura Barnette

Laura Barnette, LPC

Congratulations on taking the first step to becoming the best version of yourself that you can be. My name is Nicole Barnette and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. I have over 8 years of experience working in mental health. I’ve worked in a variety of settings and assisted individuals with a broad range and severity of clinical concerns. I have the most experience working with depression, anxiety, substance abuse/dependence, Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


Dr. Renee Brush

Dr. Renee Brush, PhD

First, I want to say "bravo" to you for taking the first step in getting help! That by far is the most difficult step. I know starting therapy can create so much anxiety, which is why I believe my first job is to help you feel more comfortable as we begin to work together. With me, you can count on feeling accepted and validated as you are. I will help you understand why you developed Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years


Alissa Green

Alissa Green, LCSW

Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia. I have over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I have experience supporting individuals and families through difficulties due to separation, grief, loss, depression, and relationship challenges. I have extensive experience working with individuals of all ages who experienced abuse and/or neglect during childhood. I utilize a strength-based, solution focused approach. Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years


Aaron Dutil

Aaron Dutil, LCMHC, LPC

I believe in helping people, not managing diagnostic labels. Therefore, I provide counseling for people struggling with various life transitions. Sometimes these transitions take the form of the end of a relationship (e.g. divorce or death), navigating a new stage in life (i.e. retirement, unemployment, going to college, getting or starting a new job, etc.) or grappling with an unexpected stressor. I love helping people develop real solutions to overcoming adversity in their lives. I believe Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years


Jeannette Abelson

Jeannette Abelson, LCSW

Welcome to Better Help! You've taken a huge step, and I'm sure you're wondering how this works and whether it's the right fit for you. I know I felt the same way when I first came to Better Help too. My name is Jeannette Abelson, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, specializing in Interpersonal Practice, from the Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years


Denise Fisher

Denise Fisher, MA, NCC, LPC

My name is Denise Fisher and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee and Virginia. I am also certified through the National Board of Certified Counselors. I have over 20 years of experience working with children, teens and adults in community based programs and 12 years experience working in the field of mental health. Counseling individuals and groups, including families and work groups has provided me with Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years


Toy Newcomb

Toy Newcomb, LPC, CCTP

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years


Lisa O'Bryan

Lisa O'Bryan, LPC

My name is Lisa O'Bryan, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. I earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology at the University of Virginia. I continued on to earned a Masters of Education (MSEd) in Counseling and Psychotherapy at Old Dominion University. I currently own a private practice called Grace Covenant Counseling & Psychotherapy. I believe in the potential of people to heal and have Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Lakeisha Swain

Lakeisha Swain, MA, LPC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia with over 8 years of experience in the mental health field. I have a Bachelors Degree in Health Psychology and a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling. I have worked with wide age range of client from children and adolescents to adults and geriatrics. I have experience working in a community based, agency based, inpatient psychiatric hospital based, and corrections. Over the year, I have worked Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


An Overview of Mental Health in Hampton Virginia

Regardless of where you live, finding a mental health professional can be a challenge. Finding a therapist, counselor, or specialist in Hampton Virginia sounds easy enough, and it should as there are a plethora of mental health professional not only in Hampton itself, but also in the surrounding metropolitan area of Hampton Roads.

Living in a vibrant and richly historic independent city like Hampton  is a great experience with plenty to do and see. Hampton is ranked as the 194th largest cities on the United States, hosting a upbeat urban culture of of retail shopping, entertainment and tourism. Being a part of the greater Hampton Roads area, Hampton  also has its share of stressful  and demanding careers.

Mental Health Statistics for Hampton

Knowing everything is going to be fine and having a general sense of well being are trademarks of mental health. Unfortunately, nearly 17 percent of the population suffers from some form of mental illness. Of that number, only 47 percent with any mental illness and 71 percent of those with a serious mental illness receive treatment.

People don’t seek out mental health treatment for a number of reasons with the stigma of being labeled as “mentally ill” being one of the primary causes. Access to mental health follows at a close second. The Commonwealth of Virginia is aware of the latter and has been taking legislative steps towards helping those unable to pay for insurance the ability to seek help. Trusting and choosing a therapist or counselor rounds out the third major reason why people don’t get the help they need or why they may delay getting treatment.

What Makes Hampton Different with Mental Health?

A variety of unique factors make Hampton’s residents susceptible to beleaguering mental health issues. Factors range from poverty, seasonal traffic and cost of living stresses.

  • A direct correlation between financial stress and mental health has been established in numerous studies.
  • Hampton Roads and the surrounding cities such as Hampton are known for being higher than the national average cost of living, with the cost of housing being the biggest factor.
  • Suicide is the third leading cause of death for ages 16-24 in Hampton.
  • Studies indicate that those living below the poverty line are less likely to seek treatment.

Divorce Rate in Hampton Virginia

Hampton Virginia has one of the lowest divorce rates in the country at a mere 10 percent. This low number could be the result of a host of factors including Virginia’s 2017 ranking of being one of the best places in the country to raise a family. Other factors may include Hampton’s large military community, which is predominantly unwed.

The rather low divorce rates also might come from a plethora of marriage counselors. With over 30 counselors in Hampton itself, to say nothing of how many are in the Hampton Roads area, there’s plenty of mental health professionals nearby to help citizens with their marriage woes before seeking a legal way out.

Mental Health Resources in Hampton

Currently, there are over 60 licensed therapists and counselors in Hampton Virginia. That’s more than one professional per 2,000 people inside the city limits. Although Virginia itself has a minor shortage of therapists, the number of professionals available in Hampton is roughly the minimum national threshold.

Challenges of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Hampton

There are dozens of easy to find mental health professionals on the Internet. Relatively all of them seem to have a great track record, while some of them have a significant presence on review sites such as Yelp. It’s for this reason that it can be hard to know who to trust and turn to when you’re going through a rough spell.

Health insurance providers often times offer referrals to therapists and counselors, especially if they are in network. Unfortunately, this means you will be required to fill out the appropriate forms and other documentation. And that’s before you even have an opportunity to meet with a therapists just to see if you’ll get along. If your need is urgent, this may be too much of an encumbrance as well.

Our directory is specifically designed to help you “meet” therapists before meeting them face to face at their office in Hampton, VA. E-counseling.com’s resources are designed to help you get a feel for a mental health professional before your session, hopefully guiding to one that can help guide you to your desired outcome of peace of mind and a general sense of well being.