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.


Courtney Grossnickle

LPC
5 years experience
Hello, my name is Courtney but I go by CC. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. I have been in the field for 4+ years working with clients in various fields including; crisis counseling, in-home therapy, family therapy, hospitalization, and foster care. In all those fields, I have primarily worked with clients who have suffered from depression, anxiety, mood disorders, conduct disorders, co-occurring disorders, personality disorders, family conflict, and many... Read More
Hello, my name is Courtney but I go by CC. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. I have been in the field for 4+ years working with clients in various fields including; crisis counseling, in-home... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Jeannette Abelson

LCSW
20 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Dr. Patricia Switaj

PsyD, LPC, NCC
12 years experience
Hello, My name is Dr. Patricia L. Switaj, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan, Ohio, 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... Read More
Hello, My name is Dr. Patricia L. Switaj, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan, Ohio, and Virginia. I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of New Mexico. I am a National... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Tinitra Trice

LPC
9 years experience
Greetings! I am Tinitra Trice and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Richmond, Virginia. My mantra on life is " Speak what you seek, until you see what you've said!” I have 10 years of experience working with children and adults throughout the tri city areas of Virginia via individual, group and family counseling. I work with individuals with a wide range of concerns including trauma, depression, mood disorders, family relations issues, and co-occurring... Read More
Greetings! I am Tinitra Trice and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Richmond, Virginia. My mantra on life is " Speak what you seek, until you see what you've said!” I have 10 years of experience working with children... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

Stef Gore

MSW, LCSW
19 years experience
I hold a BSW and MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. Drawing upon extensive experience with at-risk youth, individuals, and families in crisis and those facing situational challenges, I provides individual, family, and couple’s therapy. I am also involved in my community through my church, professional, and international organizations. As a professional with over nearly two decades of training... Read More
I hold a BSW and MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. Drawing upon extensive experience with at-risk youth, individuals, and families in crisis and those facing... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 years

Toy Newcomb

LPC, CCTP
9 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

Sabrina Fitzpatrick

LCSW
3 years experience
Hi there! My name is Sabrina and I am so excited that you’re taking this step to reach out for help.  I’m passionate about creating a safe space where people are free to be open and genuine without fear of judgement. Everyone faces trials and difficulties in life and it is my honor to be able to walk alongside someone and offer support.  In the past there has been a stigma on people who seek out mental... Read More
Hi there! My name is Sabrina and I am so excited that you’re taking this step to reach out for help.  I’m passionate about creating a safe space where people are free to be open and genuine without fear of judgement.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Stacey Kiger

LPC, LMHP
7 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

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

Holly McCloud

LMFT
5 years experience
Hello, My name is Holly McCloud. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been providing therapy for the last 5 years. I am a mother of two, and own a small private practice in southwest Virginia. I received my education from Liberty University and Roanoke College. I have completed a residency in Substance Abuse Counseling, and Mental Health Counseling. I have spent most of my career working with individuals in private practice. I have... Read More
Hello, My name is Holly McCloud. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been providing therapy for the last 5 years. I am a mother of two, and own a small private practice in southwest Virginia. I received my... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 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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