Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Lynchburg, Virginia

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


Brittany Fleischer

MAEd.,LPCC-S
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and have been providing counseling services for 6 1/2 years in both face to face and virtual platforms. During my time I have been able to assist many individuals struggling with a wide variety of struggles including depression, anxiety, low self esteem, severe and persistent mental health symptoms, relational and family concerns, and substance abuse issues. My approach to counseling in each and every session is one... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and have been providing counseling services for 6 1/2 years in both face to face and virtual platforms. During my time I have been able to assist many individuals struggling with a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Dr. Craig Schneider

Ph.D.,LPC
40 years experience
Greetings! I am Dr. Schneider. I am a licensed professional counselor holding licenses in both Virginia and Wisconsin. My past formal education includes earning a B.S. degree, majoring in Psychology and Sociology, an M.S. degree, majoring in Rehabilitation Counseling, and a Ph.D., majoring in Educational Psychology. My professional experience spans more than 40 years, having worked with children, teens, adults, families, couples, and persons from diverse cultural backgrounds, in outpatient clinic settings, a primary... Read More
Greetings! I am Dr. Schneider. I am a licensed professional counselor holding licenses in both Virginia and Wisconsin. My past formal education includes earning a B.S. degree, majoring in Psychology and Sociology, an M.S. degree, majoring in Rehabilitation Counseling,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:40 years

Cherie Taylor

MS,LPC,NCC
6 years experience
First and foremost, I would like to congratulate you for investing in positive growth and life changes. Therapy isn't easy but if you are willing to do the work, I will provide you with the tools needed to continue in being your best self. I have dedicated years of my professional career helping people help themselves through life's challenges. I have experience working with teens and adult populations in obtaining and maintaining every facet of healthy... Read More
First and foremost, I would like to congratulate you for investing in positive growth and life changes. Therapy isn't easy but if you are willing to do the work, I will provide you with the tools needed to continue in... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Delores Smith

MSW,LCSW
47 years experience
I am a clinically trained social worker with more than 40 years of experience. My treatment specialties include depression, anxiety, and grief counseling. I assist with the resolution of work-related concerns. I am also a trained life coach, helping people make decisions related to changes they would like to have in their lives while achieving work/life balance. I also provide behavior modification, problem-solving, and motivation therapy. I work with couples of all kinds, knowing that... Read More
I am a clinically trained social worker with more than 40 years of experience. My treatment specialties include depression, anxiety, and grief counseling. I assist with the resolution of work-related concerns. I am also a trained life coach, helping people... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:47 years

Pamela Travers

MA,EdS,LPC
20 years experience
Greetings! I have more than twenty years of counseling experience. I studied at Hampton University were I earned my MA and EdS. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, licensed in the state of Virginia. Over the past twenty years, I have had the opportunity to work and successfully treat many diverse populations to include those experiencing challenges with anxiety, depression, family conflicts, grief and loss, and many more. I have worked in some of the... Read More
Greetings! I have more than twenty years of counseling experience. I studied at Hampton University were I earned my MA and EdS. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, licensed in the state of Virginia. Over the past twenty years, I... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Jennifer Williams

LPC
3 years experience
Hello, I am Jennifer Williams, LPC but I prefer to be called just Jenner. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. I have been maintained a license in good standing with the Virginia Board of Counseling since 2015. I received my Master in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling from Regent University in 2012. I have specialized training in trauma and PTSD in regards to adults, children... Read More
Hello, I am Jennifer Williams, LPC but I prefer to be called just Jenner. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. I have been maintained a license in good standing with the Virginia Board... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Fernanda Webster

MA,LPC,NCC
3 years experience
I am a licensed professional counselor in Virginia with three years of experience working as a clinical mental health counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, wellness concerns, adjustment issues, and military -specific stressors. I also have experience working as an Emergency Services therapist assisting those in crisis. My counseling style is warm and interactive. My approach is relational, strengths-based and collaborative. ... Read More
I am a licensed professional counselor in Virginia with three years of experience working as a clinical mental health counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, wellness concerns, adjustment issues,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

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.

An Overview of Mental Health in Lynchburg, Virginia

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.