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 McMenamin

LCSW
4 years experience
Hello. I'm Erin, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia. My goal is to help you find the relief you crave by building a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship where we can explore what is making you feel stuck. I specialize in helping to create strategies to decrease Depression and Anxiety. I've worked extensively with both military-connected and civilian clients to help process trauma, abuse, and Post Traumatic Stress. I focus on identifying your... Read More
Hello. I'm Erin, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia. My goal is to help you find the relief you crave by building a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship where we can explore what is making you feel stuck. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Jeannette Abelson

LCSW
20 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Robert Wakeley

LPC
14 years experience
As a former senior level business executive, I specialize in meeting the needs of people that have unique challenges in the their work and personal lives. My ideal client is one who has a strong desire to make meaningful changes in their life. Courage and a desire to work hard are integral. If you’re willing to to put in the time and effort, then I am too. I have a 25 year career as a senior... Read More
As a former senior level business executive, I specialize in meeting the needs of people that have unique challenges in the their work and personal lives. My ideal client is one who has a strong desire to make meaningful changes... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Dr. Patricia Switaj

PsyD, LPC, NCC
11 years experience
Hello, My name is Dr. Patricia L. Switaj, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan and Virginia. I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of New Mexico. I am a National Board Certified Counselor with over 11 years of clinical experience in the behavioral health field. I have worked in a variety of settings including private practice, college counseling center, a multi-disciplinary outpatient clinic, and a cognitive... Read More
Hello, My name is Dr. Patricia L. Switaj, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan and Virginia. I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of New Mexico. I am a National Board... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 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

Aaron Dutil

LCMHC, LPC
10 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Dr. Denise Hall

PhD
20 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist licensed in Virginia with over 20 years of experience working as a psychotherapist in several different settings. I have worked in schools, urban and rural areas, hospital settings, weight loss clinics, private practice and community mental health centers. I have worked in my current position as a Bariatric Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Psychologist for the past three years. Prior to working in a weight loss clinic,... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist licensed in Virginia with over 20 years of experience working as a psychotherapist in several different settings. I have worked in schools, urban and rural areas, hospital settings, weight loss clinics, private... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Brian Strode

LPC
9 years experience
I was a career Paramedic/Firefighter before going to graduate school. This is part of why working with first responders is one of my passions and my primary area of expertise. I completed my Masters in Counseling at Old Dominion University in 2009 and I am currently in a doctoral program for Traumatology at Liberty University. My full-time role as a mental health counselor is crisis counseling; however, I also engage in couples counseling, family issues,... Read More
I was a career Paramedic/Firefighter before going to graduate school. This is part of why working with first responders is one of my passions and my primary area of expertise. I completed my Masters in Counseling at Old Dominion University... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

Stefanie Pollay

LCSW
10 years experience
Hi there! Welcome to Better Help. I know coming here is a big step and you are probably wondering how you can find someone who is the best fit for you. I’d love to tell you more about myself. My name is Stefanie Pollay and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia with 10 years of clinical experience. I received my Master of Social Work degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. I have... Read More
Hi there! Welcome to Better Help. I know coming here is a big step and you are probably wondering how you can find someone who is the best fit for you. I’d love to tell you more about myself.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Rachel Burgess

LPC
12 years experience
Hi! My name is Rachel. I’m a licensed professional counselor in Virginia. I enjoy listening to others and helping them find a way through challenging times. I have 12 years of experience working in mental health providing individual counseling and group work. I have worked with individuals ages five to adult. With my broad range of experiences, I am comfortable assisting with a broad spectrum of clinical issues. Areas I am exceptionally well-versed in include:... Read More
Hi! My name is Rachel. I’m a licensed professional counselor in Virginia. I enjoy listening to others and helping them find a way through challenging times. I have 12 years of experience working in mental health providing individual counseling and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 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.