Norfolk, Virginia Therapists

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

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Lemuel Williams
LPC, MA, CT
In-Person Sessions:

Norfolk, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

I began working at NCG in 2010, providing both intensive in-home and MHSS services. I got my bachelor's degree in psychology & computer science from Oral Roberts University and a dual master's in school and community counseling from Regent...
Nathaniel Mason
M.Ed., NCC, Resident in Counseling
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Welcome and thank you so much for taking the time to look at my profile! I am honored to be considered as a person to help you in your journey to wellness and healing. I am a current doctoral student at William and Mary's Counselor Education and...
Sarah Penston
LPC 172, MS
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

I'm not your typical therapist. With me, you get a real person, free from judgement, that genuinely cares about your progress. I am a creative & passionate person both personally and professionally. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered...
In-Person Sessions:

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Kate is fully trained in EMDR and works with people struggling with anxiety, depression, and effects from traumatic experiences. She is also trained in Christian Counseling, but recognizes not everyone adheres to a specific faith so she only...
Rachelle Dunn
LPC-Supervisor 1, L.P.C, MA
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Breaking free from unhealthy patterns in our lives can be difficult. Emotions may feel out-of-control at times, and self-defeating thoughts may run amok in our minds. We might feel trapped in isolation, unhealthy relationship cycles or struggle to...
Natalie Beutel
L.P.C, MA
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Are you feeling anxious? Doubting yourself? Struggling in relationships? As a licensed professional counselor, I help clients reduce their anxiety, increase their self-confidence, and improve their relationships. I take a holistic approach using...
In-Person Sessions:

Williamsburg, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

With more than 28 years of clinical experience as a Behavioral Health Therapist (LCSW) and Certified Professional Life Coach, I bring years of clinical expertise and a proven track record to the therapeutic relationship. I graduated from the...
In-Person Sessions:

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Grief Counselor in Virginia Beach. My practice, Good Mourning Counseling & Consulting, specializes in: perinatal loss (miscarriage, stillborn, and infant loss); subsequent pregnancy after a...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia, Florida

How long has it been since you've felt like yourself? You've continued to put on a brave face but find yourself exhausted, stressed, and defeated each day. There are moments when you question if anyone notices how hurt you are yet when they ask how...
In-Person Sessions:

Chesapeake, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Arlene Malone is the founder of Marriage Center. She is a Christian and Licensed Professional Counselor, supervisor, and inspirational speaker. She received her Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling from Regent University, and a BS degree in...
In-Person Sessions:

Norfolk, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Navigating through the issues of life can be difficult and troublesome. Talking with someone who can understand you, relate and help find solutions helps to ease the pain and bring healing. Abuse and trauma, relationship, couple and family issues,...
Lynn Bañez
LPC 172, LPC-Supervisor 1
In-Person Sessions:

Yorktown, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Lynn is an experienced Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and an Approved Clinical Supervisor in VA. She has experience as a Mental Health Clinical Director; with Clinical Program development, creating and implementation of policies, procedures,...
Jill Nardin
LPC-Supervisor 1, Ph.D.
In-Person Sessions:

Yorktown, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Jill founded Free Spirit Counseling in 2019 with the hopes of bringing her varied experience to the Peninsula to help others have a more fulfilling life. Before her seven years of successful private practice work in Virginia Beach and Norfolk with...
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Portsmouth, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Creatively managed individuals and people situations of diverse populations for over 35 years, using interpersonal skills, job knowledge, written and oral proficiency as well as organizational development. Founder and CEO of Cameron and Company...
In-Person Sessions:

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

I’ve been in the mental health field for over 30 years, providing outpatient therapy for over 16. I am eager to help you live your best life!
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Do you or someone you care for struggle with differences such as ADHD, LD, or other types of special needs which are zapping every ounce of your strength? Are you a mom who is drowning in society's idea of what a good mother should be? If so, let's...
Christy McGurgan
LPC, LPC, ACHt
In-Person Sessions:

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Hi! I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor, an Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist, a Reiki Master, and an Energy Healer. I've been practicing for 20 years, and my focus is Personal Transformation. Whether that means healing old hurts, changing...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Carli is the primary therapist. She has been practicing with a multitude of different therapeutic techniques and has worked with a variety of different populations and issues. She graduated from University of South Florida in 2010. Initially, she...

Mental Health Information and Treatment Options in Norfolk, Virginia

 Located within the Hampton Roads metropolitan area, Norfolk is one of the 38 independent cities in Virginia. According to the U.S. Census Bureau population estimates for 2017, Norfolk has 244,703 residents, which makes it the second most populous city in Virginia, ranking only behind Virginia Beach. The population in the area grew by less than 1% since the 2010 census estimates.

Norfolk scores poorly in the Income & Poverty category of the Census Bureau estimates as compared to the averages for Virginia and the United States. The median household income in the city is estimated at $45,268, while the average for the U.S. is $55,322 and the average for the state is soaring at $66,149. Additionally, the percentage of the population in poverty in Norfolk is much higher at 21% than the state and national averages, 10.6% and 12.3% respectively.

The rate of residents without health insurance in the city of Norfolk is also higher (16.2%) compared to 10.2% in both Virginia and the United States. Such socioeconomic factors are usually correlated to the prevalence of mental and other illnesses in the community as they often prevent individuals from seeking the appropriate care.

The State of Mental Health in Norfolk, Virginia

According to statistics released by Talk About It Norfolk, a local mental health awareness campaign, one in four residents in the city is living with some type of mental illness, with suicide and depression becoming prevalent issues in the area in the last few years.

It is estimated that 600 Norfolk residents attempted suicide in 2015 and 24 lost their lives to it. Military veterans and teens are especially susceptible to suicidal thoughts and attempts. The campaign reports that veterans are 21% more likely to take their own lives and 15.2% of Coastal Virginia high school students have had suicidal thoughts in the past.

Another fact reported by the Talk About It Norfolk campaign is that 11.7% of the city population experiences “frequent mental distress”, which usually includes conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder, stress or other emotional crisis. Depression seems to be especially wide spread amongst teenagers, with 25% reporting that their everyday life is hindered by depressive thoughts or feelings on a regular basis.

These facts illustrate why it is so important to reach out for help when you or a loved one is experiencing mental health distress of any kind. While taking the first step is never easy, many mental health conditions can be managed successfully with therapy and medication. When provided with the proper care, even individuals suffering from serious mental illnesses can enjoy a more fulfilling life.

Selecting a Mental Health Care Professional

When comparing therapists and organizations, you should consider the following factors:

  • What conditions do they specialize in? Do they have experience treating patients with your condition?
  • Do they provide free or discounted services for financially challenged individuals?
  • What kind of reputation do they have online and in the local community of other mental health providers and patients?

Mental Health Care Resources in Norfolk, Virginia

Norfolk citizens in search of mental health or substance abuse assistance can reach out to several local organizations.

  • Community Services Boards provide intellectual disability, mental health and substance abuse services to the public. They offer medical and psychiatric care, case and medication management, therapy and even housing assistance. According to The Planning Council’s 2016 Investment in Priorities report, the Norfolk CSB served 2,921 people in 2015, an increase of almost 500 individuals since the previous year.
  • The Up Center offers mental health counseling to patients of all ages. Some of the therapy services and support groups include family, individual and veteran counseling, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, substance abuse, anger management and domestic violence support groups.
  • Tidewater Pastoral Counseling Services is a not-for-profit organization focusing on providing pastoral counseling and education to community members of all ages.
  • EVMS Psychiatry – Hofheimer Hall Outpatient Clinic treats psychiatric disorders and offers a full range of services including personality assessment, psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, and psychological testing.

Additional mental health care providers and therapists can be found in our carefully curated directory. Our mission is to educate persons in need of mental health care about the treatment options available in their community and to help them make the right provider choice.