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.


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

Grant Tomey

LPC
6 years experience
My name is Grant Tomey and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. My counseling approach is based upon the premise that, above all, the relationship that you have with your counselor is of utmost importance. Without this strong foundation, which includes a great deal of trust and mutual understanding, progress will be limited. My first goal is to make the people I counsel feel like I understand... Read More
My name is Grant Tomey and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. My counseling approach is based upon the premise that, above all, the relationship that you have with your counselor is of utmost... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Jacqueline Shields

LCSW
3 years experience
Welcome to Betterhelp My Name is Jackie and I am a Licensed Clinic Social worker with 10 years of experience, with a Master’s degree from the University of Georgia School of Social work earned in 2009. Over the past ten years I have had the opportunity to work in many different settings working with individuals and families who have a variety of personal issues such as depression/anxiety, stress, family problems, trauma/abuse, chronic... Read More
Welcome to Betterhelp My Name is Jackie and I am a Licensed Clinic Social worker with 10 years of experience, with a Master’s degree from the University of Georgia School of Social work earned in 2009. Over the... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 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

Sdhari King

LCSW,CCTP
18 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and a member of the International Association of Trauma Professionals. I have completed additional training in DBT, Trauma Competency, Mindfulness and Financial Social Work. I truly believe that with hard work, patience and support recovery and wellness is attainable for everyone. My goal as a clinician is to support individuals in the developing and/or strengthening of their talents, coping skills... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and a member of the International Association of Trauma Professionals. I have completed additional training in DBT, Trauma Competency, Mindfulness and Financial Social Work. I... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:18 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

Arisza Hillman

MSW,LCSW
3 years experience
Congratulations on taking the next steps to improve your LIFE! I am excited that you are reading this and taking the steps needed to make the necessary changes in your life. I truly believe, " If we don’t change, we don’t grow and If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living". My goal as a therapist is to help you grow so that you can truly live life to your fullest... Read More
Congratulations on taking the next steps to improve your LIFE! I am excited that you are reading this and taking the steps needed to make the necessary changes in your life. I truly believe, " If we... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Althea Dent

MA
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, overwhelmed, or paralyzed while helping clients to move toward a more effective and rewarding... Read More
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, overwhelmed, or paralyzed while helping clients to move toward a more effective and rewarding... Read More
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  • Languages: English

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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