Richmond, Virginia Therapists

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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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Richmond, Virginia

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“My practical approach in counseling my clients is rooted in a supportive relationship that nurtures self-growth.” Lynn began her career working in adoption and foster care, and has a background counseling children and adolescents dealing with...
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Richmond, Virginia

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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....
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Richmond, Virginia

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“I enjoy helping others find meaning and joy by expressing their individuality and creativity.” Syreeta’s counseling approach with clients of all ages emphasizes the development of positive self-esteem. Her person-centered style inspires...
Nathaniel Mason
M.Ed., NCC, Resident in Counseling
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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...
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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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Richmond, Virginia

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“My empathetic approach is supportive and intentional to help each client achieve personal healing and flourish in life’s journey.” Olivia’s background in counseling has shaped her keen ability to help clients who are experiencing current or...
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Richmond, Virginia

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“I believe in the strength and resilience of the human spirit to achieve holistic healing.” Sonni has extensive experience counseling young adults, new mothers, the LGBTQ community, and those coping with anxiety, mood disorders, substance abuse,...
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I am a licensed clinical social worker who has been practicing in the Charlottesville, Virginia area for the past 13 years. I attended Virginia Commonwealth University for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees. Early on, I developed an interest...
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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...
Lynn Bañez
LPC 172, LPC-Supervisor 1
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Yorktown, Virginia

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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,...
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Richmond, Virginia

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 9 years of experience working with people with mental illness, trauma, anxiety and self-esteem issues. I provide trauma informed care where clients are provided a safe space in a non-judgmental,...
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Richmond, Virginia

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“I create a safe environment with my clients to help them identify their strengths and use them for personal growth and potential.” Ellen began her career in human resources prior to becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She authentically...
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Midlothian, Virginia

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Virginia

John Mathews, LCSW helps young adults, adults, and late adolescents to overcome anxiety, depression, and other life issues. I am passionate about helping my clients to navigate life's difficulties to find meaning and fulfillment in a challenging...
Jill Nardin
LPC-Supervisor 1, Ph.D.
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Yorktown, Virginia

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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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It is normative to experience stress and conflict within your relationships and you may feel that you are unsure how to resolve it. I work with individuals and couples who are experiencing these difficult and challenging situations. You can expect a...
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Richmnd, Virginia

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Virginia

I have been practicing as a therapist for almost 40 years and am grateful for all that clients have taught me over the years and for the life experiences that have made me a more empathic and understanding clinician. I think that all the work we do...
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Richmond, Virginia

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“I recognize and honor the strengths of each client to maximize their journey towards achieving health and well-being.” Phyllis has an extensive background working with individuals experiencing bipolar, schizophrenia, mood disorders and...
Ben Katz
LCSW
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Richmond, Virginia

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“I recognize the importance of how past and present experiences shape who we are so that we can embrace growth and change to be our best self.” For over a decade Ben has worked with teens and young adults helping to facilitate positive identity...
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Richmond, Virginia

I am a contemplative psychotherapist and mindfulness meditation teacher, using mindfulness in the treatment of anxiety and depression and in improving relationships, focus and overall health. My hope is that my work as a therapist makes the...
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Richmond, Virginia

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“I strive to help each client find a healthy mindset and positive strategies to meet their goals.” Sydney serves as the Director of Clinical Services at JFS and has a rich background in mental health counseling. Her practice model combines a...
Willetta Wilson
LMFT, LPC 172
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Fredericksburg, Virginia

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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...
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Williamsburg, Virginia

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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...

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.