Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Roanoke, Virginia

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


Aaron Dutil

LCMHC, LPC
10 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Sheryl Smith

LPC
15 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia; with over 15 years of experience helping individuals. I have worked with adults, families, and children. I have experience with a wide variety of concerns such as serious mental health issues, trauma, marital/relationship issues, depression, anxiety, anger management, and grief and loss. I have worked with individuals with a variety of diagnoses (Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, and PTSD to name a few). Other areas... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia; with over 15 years of experience helping individuals. I have worked with adults, families, and children. I have experience with a wide variety of concerns such as serious mental health... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Dr. Patricia Switaj

PsyD, LPC, NCC
11 years experience
Hello, My name is Dr. Patricia L. Switaj, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan and Virginia. I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of New Mexico. I am a National Board Certified Counselor with over 11 years of clinical experience in the behavioral health field. I have worked in a variety of settings including private practice, college counseling center, a multi-disciplinary outpatient clinic, and a cognitive... Read More
Hello, My name is Dr. Patricia L. Switaj, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan and Virginia. I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of New Mexico. I am a National Board... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Regina Rivera

MS, LPC
9 years experience
Hello, my name is Regina Rivera. I have a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Sociology and a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. I have almost 10 years of experience providing individual counseling and my theoretical approach is grounded in Person Centered and Cognitive Behavioral techniques. I enjoy working with individuals to increase their quality of life. I pride myself on showing high levels... Read More
Hello, my name is Regina Rivera. I have a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Sociology and a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. I have almost 10 years of... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

Dr. Christa Benton

PhD, LPC, NCC
8 years experience
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with various experiences in working with children, adolescents, and adults in clinical, therapeutic, and volunteer capacities within the mental health field over the past 10 years. I have experience in working with individuals, groups and families that have been challenged with Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Domestic/Sexual Abuse, Anger Management, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief, Identity Issues, Life Transitions, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming,... Read More
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with various experiences in working with children, adolescents, and adults in clinical, therapeutic, and volunteer capacities within the mental health field over the past 10 years. I have experience in working with individuals,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Cherri Boothe

MS, LPC
11 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia and I have been providing therapy services for over 10 years. I have helped clients with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety/stress, anger management, social issues, grief/loss, and trauma. I believe my job as a therapist is to provide support to my clients as they strive to reach their goals and improve their lives. My goal is to treat each client's story with... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia and I have been providing therapy services for over 10 years. I have helped clients with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety/stress, anger management, social issues, grief/loss, and trauma. ... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Roanoke, Virginia

There is a high need for mental health care resources in Roanoke, Virginia. The state ranks 38th in the country for access to mental health care. Meanwhile, the rates of depression and anxiety, as well as other mental conditions, are high. Of particular concern is the high number of young people who suffer from mental illness. Of these, only a quarter are likely to seek treatment. Major depression is particularly high among the state’s youth.

The state also has a lot of work to do with supplying mental health care to its residents. Virginia only uses 52 percent of its allocated funds for mental health. New legislation has made efforts to rectify that and make treatment more accessible. There is also a significant lack of mental health professionals in the state. Virginia ranks 40th out of 50 states for the number of qualified mental health care workers. This lack is evident in rates of treatment access. In fact, Virginia ranks consistently low across the board for both mental health and care. Lawmakers have pushed for incentives to help people become therapists, doctors, and health care workers.

About 6 percent of the state’s adult population suffers from a severe form of mental illness. Almost 25 percent has recurring mental illness or problems with substance abuse. Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death statewide. It is the third most common cause of death for people between the ages of 10 and 24.

Effects of Education, Divorce, Poverty, and Other Contributing Factors

The mental health crisis among Roanoke youth may relate to the rates of substance abuse. The number of teens who abuse prescription drugs is 50 percent higher in Roanoke than the rest of the country. Anxiety levels among Roanoke youth are also high. This is one incentive to turn to illicit or prescription drugs. The area is also seeing big climbs in deaths related to cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl. Substance abuse is a significant connection to mental illness and the need for mental health care.

Education rates in Roanoke are lower than the national average. Only 23 percent of the population holds a bachelor’s degree or higher. Education makes people more likely to seek care for mental illness or addiction.

Roanoke’s poverty levels are also unusually high. As of 2016, 29.3 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. However, the city’s unemployment rate was low at 2.7 percent. People living in poverty are less likely to seek mental health treatment. They are also more likely to have mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety.

Divorce rates in Roanoke are also high. Statewide, Virginia has one of the lowest rates of divorce in the country. But Roanoke does not follow that trend. As of 2010, divorce rates in the city were at almost 17 percent, much higher than the rest of the state. Divorce makes unique mental health needs, including individual, marital, and family counseling.

Mental Health Resources in Roanoke

Though the state has struggled to keep up with the needs of residents, many new programs that aim to change that. New legislation hopes to provide better health care coverage and access to care. Roanoke is also home to a chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI. This program offers individual and family counseling, substance addiction treatment, and more. It also offers programs designed to educate the general public on mental illness.

The Roanoke Valley Hope Initiative provides counseling for those abusing drugs or alcohol. It offers several free programs and clinics as part of its outreach. On top of these services, there are also many private counseling centers in Roanoke.

The Challenges of Finding Mental Health Care in Roanoke

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