Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Norfolk, Virginia

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.

Alissa Green

Alissa Green, LCSW

Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia. I have over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I have experience supporting individuals and families through difficulties due to separation, grief, loss, depression, and relationship challenges. I have extensive experience working with individuals of all ages who experienced abuse and/or neglect during childhood. I utilize a strength-based, solution focused approach. Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years


Aaron Dutil

Aaron Dutil, LCMHC, LPC

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years


Toy Newcomb

Toy Newcomb, LPC, CCTP

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensed in the state of Virginia and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) certified by the International Association of Trauma Professionals. I also hold a Graduated Certificate from Liberty University in Pastoral Counseling. My counseling experience includes working with individuals who have experienced a variety of reasons for seeking help to include but not limited to trauma, grief/loss, substance abuse, self-worth/self-esteem issues, stress management, Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years


Jeannette Abelson

Jeannette Abelson, LCSW

Welcome to Better Help! You've taken a huge step, and I'm sure you're wondering how this works and whether it's the right fit for you. I know I felt the same way when I first came to Better Help too. My name is Jeannette Abelson, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, specializing in Interpersonal Practice, from the Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years


Melissa Moore

Melissa Moore, LPC

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years


Lisa O'Bryan

Lisa O'Bryan, LPC

My name is Lisa O'Bryan, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. I earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology at the University of Virginia. I continued on to earned a Masters of Education (MSEd) in Counseling and Psychotherapy at Old Dominion University. I currently own a private practice called Grace Covenant Counseling & Psychotherapy. I believe in the potential of people to heal and have Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Chris Conley

Chris Conley, MA, LPC

Hi, my name is Chris and I am passionate about helping people find peace and clarity. I've spent my years as a counselor working with a wide variety of people ranging from elementary aged children, up to retirement aged adults (and everyone in between!) I have been able to help people find peace and clarity for themselves through all sorts of struggles including depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, career challenges, and parenting concerns. I have also Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Matthew Stevens

Matthew Stevens, MA, MDiv, LPC

As a Navy chaplain of 20+ years, I easily connect with military families and am skilled with integrating personal belief systems into my plans of care. I have significant experience working with individuals living with traumatic memories, helping them transition to the new “normal” and experience growth after trauma. I also have experience journeying with others through grief and loss. My educational background includes an MDiv (theological vocations) from Emory University and an MA Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years


Kelly Greer

Kelly Greer, MS, LPC, CFTP

I have been working within the mental health field since 2007, partnering with individuals of all ages and backgrounds. My clinical approach utilizes an integrative perspective to accommodate individual client’s needs. This perspective is characterized by openness to various ways of integrating diverse theories and techniques. I find that I most often utilize interventions and approaches pulled from Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy in my work. I believe this integrative Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years


Stacey Kiger

Stacey Kiger, LPC, LMHP

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


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.