Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Newport News, Virginia

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

Sabrina Da Silva

M.S., NCC, LPC
8 years experience
I am a professional counselor licensed in Virginia and Florida, as well as being a National Certified Counselor. I have been working in the field for over 8 years, treating clients with a wide range of concerns. My experience has mainly consisted of treating clients presenting with issues associated with trauma and abuse, as well as depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. I do not see clients as being "sick" or having something wrong with... Read More
I am a professional counselor licensed in Virginia and Florida, as well as being a National Certified Counselor. I have been working in the field for over 8 years, treating clients with a wide range of concerns. My experience has... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 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. 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

Stacey Kiger

LPC, LMHP
7 years experience
Hello! I have an M.A. in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University and an M.S.Ed in Mental Health Counseling from Old Dominion University (ODU). I completed a 4,000 hour residency after graduation from ODU and I now hold credentials as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) . I have worked in a variety of settings to include outpatient, intensive in-home, and therapeutic day treatment, providing individual, group, family, and couples therapy to adults, adolescents, and children.... Read More
Hello! I have an M.A. in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University and an M.S.Ed in Mental Health Counseling from Old Dominion University (ODU). I completed a 4,000 hour residency after graduation from ODU and I now hold credentials as a... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Melissa Moore

LPC
3 years experience
Life is tough!!! Sometimes it feels that it won't get any easier or it won't get better. And I get it!!! Hello my name is Melissa, and I am a licensed professional counselor with over 8 years of mental health treatment and consultation experience. I use a variety of therapy models (the logical, direct kind - or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; the... Read More
Life is tough!!! Sometimes it feels that it won't get any easier or it won't get better. And I get it!!! Hello my name is Melissa,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Adrien Steele

LCSW
10 years experience
I’m ready to work if you are! I am willing to commit to your therapeutic process and be a supportive sounding board. I believe in providing a safe and compassionate environment where you can be free to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to combat ongoing suffering . I will support you in becoming confident in yourself and your decision making skills, while developing balance and the ability to manage life stressors. ... Read More
I’m ready to work if you are! I am willing to commit to your therapeutic process and be a supportive sounding board. I believe in providing a safe and compassionate environment where you can be free to explore... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Willard Vaughn

MA, LPC, LSATP
10 years experience
My approach to counseling is that each individual has the potential within them to accomplish anything. My job is to help you realize that potential and to make peace with the issues that you face. Notice I never said anything about “getting over” what you have going on, because I believe that there are some things that make that impossible. But, I believe that if you are willing to work with me... Read More
My approach to counseling is that each individual has the potential within them to accomplish anything. My job is to help you realize that potential and to make peace with the issues that you face. Notice I never... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Joe Gasperini

LPC
6 years experience
Hello, my name is Joe Gasperini. I live in Southern Virginia after having grown up in upstate New York and Los Angeles, CA. I am married and the father of eight children ranging in age from 15 to 39. During my spare time I am interested in activities of my children, sports (especially golf), travel, and insight into social behavior. Therapy is a place where you can feel heard in a supportive, comfortable... Read More
Hello, my name is Joe Gasperini. I live in Southern Virginia after having grown up in upstate New York and Los Angeles, CA. I am married and the father of eight children ranging in age from 15 to 39.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Darleena Cozzo

LPC, MHSP, NCC
3 years experience
Darleena Cozzo , is a licensed professional counselor in.Norfolk Virginia who has over who has over 28 years of experience in the social services field. Darleena's style is warm and professional and, at the same time, passionate and committed to you and your relationships. Darleena focuses on personal and spiritual growth to over-come the fears, regrets, and excuses that keep us stuck, depressed, anxious and unable to ACT. Many of us have made choices based... Read More
Darleena Cozzo , is a licensed professional counselor in.Norfolk Virginia who has over who has over 28 years of experience in the social services field. Darleena's style is warm and professional and, at the same time, passionate and committed to... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Pylynn Virankabutra

LPC
8 years experience
Welcome! My name is Pylynn and I am a Licensed Therapist and have been practicing in the field for 8 years. Throughout my duration of services, I have worked in both the client's home setting as well as an office outpatient counseling setting. My approach has been Client-Centered which centers around each individual's needs as well as to highlight the individual's strengths and comfort level. I also practice Solution-Focused therapy which address the immediate needs... Read More
Welcome! My name is Pylynn and I am a Licensed Therapist and have been practicing in the field for 8 years. Throughout my duration of services, I have worked in both the client's home setting as well as an office... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Thai
  • Experience: 8 years

Overview of Mental health Resources in Newport News, Virginia

Located within the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, Newport News is home to nearly 185,000 residents and is considered the fifth-most populous city in the state. Known for having access to the waterfront, the city is on the end of the Virginia Peninsula off the James River in the Hampton Roads Harbor. Military, Aerospace and shipbuilding account for the major industries of Newport News. Newport News Shipbuilding is the city’s largest employer (over 15,000 employees) followed by CSX Transportation due to the city’s location next to the Hampton Roads rail network which provides unique advantages for the area. Education and research are key factors in Newport News’ economy as the city is home to the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science national laboratory. With over 2,000 scientists and 675 employees, the facility is world-renowned for its research.

Additionally, there are many military facilities within the area including Fort Monroe, Langley Air Force Base, Naval Weapons Station Yorktown and Camp Peary. Near the city is the Naval Station Norfolk which is considered the world’s largest naval base. With Air Force, Army, Coast Guard and a Marine presence, Newport News military presence is 5.64% of the population.

The city, along with the state of Virginia, has seen a 6% increase in prevalent mental health cases amongst the state’s adults. State government does trend towards institutional spending (Virginia is ranked 9th in the country) as part of their health investment plan. When looking at community-based care, the state is ranked as low as 39th in the country for mental health. For those individuals with any mental illness, 50% of adults surveyed did not receive mental health treatment or counseling even though they recognized there was an issue.

Research has shown that one-third of adult health issues are due to mental health.  Whether it is you or someone you know, this means that you are not alone.  If you feel anxious, suffer from schizophrenia, or feel overwhelmed, the first step is recognizing that you need help. Treatment is important and we are here as our community of Newport News medical professionals that will aid you in your needs. The first step is to determine the symptoms that affect your well-being even if you just don’t feel like yourself anymore. In doing so, our site will help you narrow down the therapist that can help you create solutions to your problems. Take a moment to review their profiles, blogs, and bios to ensure that their specialties meet your needs. When researching your potential therapist, consider the following questions:

•    Why am I seeking help?
•    What are my goals in therapy?
•    Am I more comfortable with a man or a woman?
•    Are there any personal aspects I’m not willing to discuss?
•    Do I want to be able to lead the discussion, or have it led?
•    How long do I plan to attend therapy?
•    Does my problem need extra specialization?

Engaging in effective treatments from one of our licensed therapists will help you on the path to living a successful and productive life. Many mental health issues can affect you, how you think and feel on a daily basis. Decide how often you need to visit your therapist and make sure that their office is located near where you work or live. This will increase your chances of keeping your appointment times, which is important in making your treatment journey successful. Most offices are open only during the work day so if you need appointments outside the typical 9-5 work hours, add that request to your list of interview questions. These sessions will help you build a relationship with your chosen professional so take time to set-up a phone interview with them. It is important that you feel that you can connect with your potential therapist, learn their style and if they seem engaged in the conversation.

There is no “one size fits all” type of mental health treatment and it will take time for you find the right therapist to help with the issues you have been struggling with for a while like an eating disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder.  Many individuals suffer from mental health concerns at various times in their life. It is a concern to take seriously when you notice symptoms and ongoing signs that prohibit your ability to function in society, causes frequent stress and does not allow you to enjoy life. Take your time to ask plenty of questions and to get to know your practitioner. Each will have a different skill set and that will help you achieve your personal goals while improving your life. The time spent researching our Newport News directory of professionals is an investment in a better you and future.