Norfolk, Virginia Therapists

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Virginia

My foundation with clients is person centered. By including empathy and validation in the therapeutic process, it allows the client to have a voice and be heard without judgement. I uses evidenced based theoretical orientations and work...
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Virginia

At ANEW HOPE, we believe that everyone has within themselves the ability to create and maintain their own happiness, they just need a sounding board to help them bring it out. At ANEW HOPE, counseling is about listening and helping a client to...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Donna is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Virginia. She has over 30 years of experience working in mental health counseling. She enjoys working with individuals to address issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, grief,...
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Alexandria, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Misunderstood, alone, angry, confused, sad, anxious, apathetic, lost. These are a few common emotions that can often feel overwhelming and never-ending. My goal as a therapist is to help people uncover their own strengths, accompany them on their...
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Mount Sidney, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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...
Torre Boyd
MS, Licensed Resident In Counseling
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Hi! Are you super-busy, and continuously on the go, but feeling like you have yet to accomplish your goals? A working professional who is tired of feeling stressed out, worried, fearful, and unhappy with where you are in life? Who at times may have...
Willetta Wilson
LMFT, LPC 172
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Fredericksburg, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia, Washington, D.C.

I have a Master’s degree in Counseling and Human Development from Troy State University, a Master’s degree in Industrial / Organizational Psychology from Capella University and a Post Masters certificate in Clinical Counseling from Johns Hopkins...
Lemuel Williams
LPC, MA, CT
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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...
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Richmond, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

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 11 years of mental health treatment and consultation experience....
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

If we can expect anything in life, we can expect change. Change often brings excitement and growth but sometimes these changes (positive or negative) feel overwhelming, scary, daunting, stressful, or just too much to tackle alone. In therapy, I will...
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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...
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Richmond, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Sometimes I like to say, that after over 40,000 hours in therapy I am almost cured. Yet everyday I am reminded of how much there is yet to learn.
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Alexandria, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Are you motivated to make positive changes in your life but overwhelmed with deciding how to start? My goal is to empower you identify your strengths, advocate for your needs, and meet your unique goals. I integrate strategies from Cognitive...
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...
Jill Nardin
LPC-Supervisor 1, Ph.D.
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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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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Charlottesville, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Lorna Tempest
LMFT, LPC
In-Person Sessions:

Alexandria, Virginia

Lorna Tempest is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Virginia and Washington DC and in California. She provides teletherapy to individual adults at Life Enrichment Counseling Center. Ms....
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Sarah has a passion for working with new mothers, attachment, parenting issues, teenagers, and working mothers with children. She is trauma informed and enjoys working with individuals coping with stress, depression, anxiety, and high achievers that...
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Colorado, Virginia

Christi Garner, LMFT is a trauma educator and Licensed Therapist who has worked for 20 years with those in crisis in the front lines, from sexual assault and intimate partner violence, addiction, sexual violence, childrens sexual abuse, foster care,...
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Falls Church, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Perhaps you find that this season of your life is providing new and difficult challenges, or maybe a loss has taken you by surprise. Maybe you have found that the coping strategies you have built over the years are no longer serving you well and you...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

I believe that people argue because they do not feel understood or feel that anyone is listening. There are similarities between teenagers and couples in how they argue. "If this person would just listen to what I am saying things would be better."...
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Forest, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...

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 widespread amongst teenagers, with 25% reporting that their everyday life is hindered by depressive thoughts or feelings regularly.

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.