Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Richmond, Virginia

Find a therapist in Richmond, Virginia  that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Richmond 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

Ted Petrocci

LCPC
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. Read More
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. Read More
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  • Languages: English

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Richmond, Virginia

Richmond, Virginia is one of the oldest major cities in the United States. The city itself is located on the James River. The economy of Richmond is driven by law firms, banks and government. It is not like a lot of other big cities with a large mixture of businesses.

The city is an independent city made up of historic districts. It also is home to several African American wards, made up of working-class communities. Richmond enjoys a seasonal climate, with hot and humid summers and cold, snowy winters.

There are about 220,000 people living in the city with a per-capita income much lower than the national average at just $30,000. In fact, over 26% of the population of Richmond, Virginia is living in poverty.

These statistics alone can predict that Richmond will have a high number of people suffering from mental health disorders. Poverty alone is a strong indicator and cause for depression and anxiety. It also can lead to substance abuse issues and suicide.

Mental Health Statistics for Richmond

In Virginia, over a million people suffer from sort of mental health issues. About a third of these qualify as suffering from a serious mental illness. The problem becomes compounded when we look at substance abuse in Virginia. Over a quarter of a million people in Virginia are suffering from both drug or alcohol abuse and a mental health disorder. The two do tend to go hand in hand.

More than half of the people in Virginia who have a mental health disorder are not treated. One of the problems in Virginia has to do with Medicaid. It is believed that if Virginia were to expand their Medicaid program, more than 80,000 people suffering from a mental health illness would be covered for treatment.

Impact of Not Receiving Treatment in Richmond, Virginia

Virginia is aware that they don’t have the resources to effectively treat people suffering from a mental illness. Part of this is financial and some of this is informational. People simply do not know how or where to go to seek mental health assistance.

Richmond has a large proportion of people who are experiencing poverty. This means that not only do these people not have medical insurance, but they are also more prone to become depressed. Some of the problems Richmond is experiencing due to a lack of mental health care are:

  • One of the highest suicide rates in the country
  • Overcrowded jails
  • Substance abuse
  • Unemployment
  • Homelessness

If Medicaid is expanded, it will help reach some of the people suffering from mental illness. However, it will do little to improve the information system for residents in Richmond. This is why it’s so important that there be an efficient mental health counseling directory in Richmond, Virginia.

What Makes Richmond Unique When it Comes to Mental Health?

Although Richmond is an older, historic city, its residents suffer from problems just like in any other major city.

  • Culture: Over 60% of the population in Richmond are minorities. Minorities tend to go without mental health treatment more so than whites.
  • Education: Only 36% of the people in Richmond have a college degree. This makes it harder for these people to get well-paying jobs that come with mental health benefits.
  • Unemployment Rate: Nashville’s unemployment rate is 3.9%, a bit higher than other U.S. cities.
  • Socioeconomic Factors: Given the lower median-income, residents of Richmond are less likely to have the means and resources to seek mental health treatment.

Divorce Rate in Richmond

Years ago, Virginia had just as high a divorce rate as the rest of the country. Today, it has one of the lowest at just 10%. It actually has one of the lowest divorce rates in the country. Now, this could mean that Virginia truly is for lovers. Or this could be because fewer people are getting married in Virginia.

Couples in Richmond could certainly benefit from couples’ therapy and counseling. Perhaps it could lead to more couples marrying. It could also improve the relationships of many couples living in the Richmond area.

Mental Health Resources in Richmond

Because of a long-term issue with mental health resources, Virginia actually receives over $11 million every year in federal aid. This money is meant to help provide mental health and substance abuse resources to the people of Virginia.

Even with this aid, however, there are many people in Richmond who do not have access to mental health treatment. As mentioned above, over a million people in Virginia suffer from a mental illness. Yet half of these go without treatment.

E-Counseling Solves the Challenge of Finding a Therapist in Richmond

E-Counseling strives to provide the people of Richmond with a user-friendly, integrated resource for mental health care. If people had information on how and where to get mental health assistance, fewer people would continue to suffer.