Roanoke, Virginia Therapists

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I desire to create an atmosphere that is comfortable and accepting and develop with my clients a collaborative therapeutic relationship. My primary goal is to come alongside the client and assist in managing issues that can cause one to feel stuck,...
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...
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Cave Spring, Virginia

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Virginia

www.djunaosbornecounseling.com
Nikki Stup
LPC-Supervisor 1
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Cave Spring, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Now more than ever it is important to stay connected. I am able to provide online counseling to anyone in the state of Virginia and can provide in-person sessions on a case by case basis. Sometimes reaching out is the most difficult step. You can...
Sherry Shuler
LPC-Supervisor 1
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Christiansburg, Virginia

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Virginia

Sherry L. Shuler is a licensed therapist who prioritizes understanding your individual situation and who works to tailor treatment to address your specific needs while maintaining a welcoming, and comfortable atmosphere. Sherry is committed to...
Trish McCoy Kessler
LPC, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist
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Forest, Virginia

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Virginia

I started Empower Counseling, PC to address the specific needs of women and teenage girls; however with adding many compassionate therapists and increased services I have opened the practice to all persons. My goal is to provide a place for clients...
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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...
Tammy Showell
LICSW-PIP
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Lewisburg, West Virginia

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West Virginia

I am a clinical psychotherapist in private practice. The 'private' part matters - I provide a level of privacy and attention not generally offered in multi-clinician environments. They are often pressured to meet quotas by focusing on quantity of...

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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