Lynchburg, Virginia Therapists

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Forest, Virginia

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Virginia

Instead of asking "what's wrong" with someone, my approach is to ask "what happened." Getting to the root of a problem, seeing what’s behind it and what’s contributing to it, is more beneficial in the long term than solely viewing an issue as it...
Trish McCoy Kessler
LPC, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist
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Forest, Virginia

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Virginia

I started Empower Counseling, PC to address the specific needs of women and teenage girls; however with adding many compassionate therapists and increased services I have opened the practice to all persons. My goal is to provide a place for clients...
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Virginia

I desire to create an atmosphere that is comfortable and accepting and develop with my clients a collaborative therapeutic relationship. My primary goal is to come alongside the client and assist in managing issues that can cause one to feel stuck,...
Kevin Thompson
VCA: Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor
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Roanoke, Virginia

I received my Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health from Virginia Tech. Worked for over 8 years as outpatient substance abuse therapist at local mental health agency providing counseling to individuals recovering from substance abuse as well as...
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Cave Spring, Virginia

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Virginia

www.djunaosbornecounseling.com
Nikki Stup
LPC-Supervisor 1
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Cave Spring, Virginia

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Virginia

Now more than ever it is important to stay connected. I am able to provide online counseling to anyone in the state of Virginia and can provide in-person sessions on a case by case basis. Sometimes reaching out is the most difficult step. You can...
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Charlottesville, Virginia

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Virginia

Sometimes in life we feel stuck: whether due to grief, anxiety, trauma, or adjusting to a new stage in life. Counseling is a collaboration between counselor and client. It’s a privilege for me to get to work with clients through challenges and to...
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Charlottesville, Virginia

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Virginia, New York

Rebecca moved to Charlottesville, Virginia in late 2016 from Manhattan where she practiced on the Upper West Side since 2003. Rebecca's post-graduate training was at the New York School for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and comes...
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Virginia

Jessica Eure is Director of Neurotherapy and co-founder of the Virginia Center for Neurofeedback, Attachment & Trauma. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) specializing in the treatment of developmental trauma, mood disorders, PTSD and...
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Charlottesville, Virginia

As a counselor, I conceptualize people’s struggles in the context of their early relationships and I view individuals within the larger context of their various cultural groups and identities. My counseling work centers around two overarching...
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Virginia

Hunter has devoted the last 20 years to working with people in a variety of settings including outpatient therapy, residential therapy, after school groups, intensive home based therapy and wilderness settings. His passion for healing families and...
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Virginia

I am a licensed clinical social worker who has been practicing in the Charlottesville, Virginia area for the past 13 years. I attended Virginia Commonwealth University for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees. Early on, I developed an interest...
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Mount Sidney, Virginia

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Virginia

My counseling experience includes treating adolescents, adults, and couples. My practice is highly individualized to address common symptoms associated with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. I treat my clients as unique individuals with...

An Overview of Mental Health in Lynchburg, Virginia

The independent city of Lynchburg, Virginia is located in a larger metropolitan area that includes Charlottesville, Roanoke, and Danville. As of 2017, the population is estimated to be 80,995. It’s located near a variety of hills, including College Hill, Daniel’s Hill, Garland Hill, Diamond Hill, Federal Hill, Franklin Hill, and White Rock Hill, earning it the nickname of “The City of Seven Hills.”

It’s home to a variety of acclaimed educational institutions, including the University of Lynchburg, Liberty University, and Randolph College. Education, finance, nuclear technology, material handling, pharmaceuticals, and retail are the biggest industries in Lynchburg. It’s the central area for commerce in the region.

Despite the many optimistic aspects of Lynchburg, it has its fair share of struggles when it comes to mental health, which is exacerbated by economic hurdles, substance abuse, and relationship issues. It’s critical to understand the seriousness of mental illness in Lynchburg and its contributing factors.

The Central Virginia Health District, which includes Lynchburg, had a suicide rate of 14.2 per 100,000 residents in 2016, according to the Editorial Board of the News & Advance. This means there was a total of 37 deaths by suicide in the area in 2016. Southside and Central Virginia have some of the most alarming suicide statistics in the Commonwealth.

Virginia Mental Health Statistics

Serious mental illnesses and suicides are major issues across Virginia.

  • Over 1 million Virginia adults have a mental illness, which includes the presence of any mental, emotional, or behavioral disorder.
  • Approximately 300,000 Virginia adults suffer from a seirous mental illness, which is defined by a disorder causing significant impairment that interferes with major life activities.
  • Suicide ranked as the 11th cause of death among Virginia residents.
  • Suicide is the third leading cause of death among people between the ages of 10 and 24.
  • About 242,000 Virginia adults had serious contemplations of suicide in 2013 and 2014.

These numbers from the National Alliance on Mental Ilness (NAMI) of Virginia and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) show the severity of the problem.

Substance Use and Abuse

Mental illnesses and substance use disorders often go hand-in-hand. According to NAMI of Virginia, nearly 250,000 Virginia adults have co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. SAMHSA finds that 7.1 percent of people in Virginia struggled with dependence or addiction to alcohol from 2013-2014. Approximately 6.7 percent report heavy alcohol consumption. About 2.5 percent depended or abused illegal drugs from 2013-2014.

Income and Poverty

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a vast majority of people with mental illnesses live in poverty. This puts the mental health struggles of Lynchburg into perspective. Lynchburg’s poverty rate is an alarming 18.8 percent, compared to 12.3 percent of all the United States.

Relationship Problems

Marital issues and divorce may cause or play a role in mental illness. Divorce can lead to depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. About 10 percent of Lynchburg residents are divorced. There were a total of 423 divorces in Lynchburg in 2013.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Lynchburg, Virginia

It can be difficult for Lynchburg residents to receive treatment from mental health professionals. SAMHSA finds that half of Virginia residents do not receive the mental health care they need. This is due to a variety of factors, one being lack of health insurance. About 10.8 percent of individuals in Lynchburg don’t have health insurance.

Mental Health Resources in Lynchburg, Virginia

Even though there are still obstacles when it comes to receiving mental health treatment in Lynchburg, there are some positive numbers that show a favorable outlook. For example, Virginia recently expanded its Medicaid program, which provides health insurance coverage to  400,000 low-income and uninsured Virginians. Plus, even though only half Virginians receive mental health, it is higher than the national average of 42.7 percent. Additionally, there are 367 therapists and counselors for every 100,000 people in Lynchburg.

Lynchburg Therapist Directory

One barrier to obtaining mental health treatment is the difficulty of not knowing how to find mental health professionals. That’s why E-Counseling.com has put together a directory of therapists in Lynchburg. This resource provides Lynchburg residents with an easy way to connect with therapists.