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.


Julie Featherman

LMHC, LPC, NCC
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (VA) and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (FL). I have over 3 years experience working in a non-profit setting, a residential crisis stabilization unit, a community mental health agency, and a private practice, along with nearly 20 years of experience in a variety of fields including marketing, higher education administration, and K-12 online education. I have worked with a wide range of clients dealing with anxiety, depression,... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (VA) and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (FL). I have over 3 years experience working in a non-profit setting, a residential crisis stabilization unit, a community mental health agency, and a private practice,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Rebecca Simmerman

MA, LPC
15 years experience
Welcome! It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life as well as to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia who graduated from Argosy University in 2006 with a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. I have over 10 years of experience working with individuals and families who are... Read More
Welcome! It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life as well as to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Erin Smith

LCSW
10 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia with over 10 years of experience working as a counselor with children, adults, and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting stressors, OCD, relationship difficulties, and ADHD. I also helped many individuals who have experienced physical, verbal or emotional abuse as a child or adult. I would describe my counseling style as empathetic, open, and interactive.... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia with over 10 years of experience working as a counselor with children, adults, and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Ashley Shrieves

MS, LPC
5 years experience
It takes a lot of courage to reach out for support and take the next steps to to getting the life you want. I am excited to work with you in taking those steps and empowering you in that journey. Here is a little bit of information about my experience, education and style to help you make the best choice when seeking a counselor: I received my masters degree from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore... Read More
It takes a lot of courage to reach out for support and take the next steps to to getting the life you want. I am excited to work with you in taking those steps and empowering you in that journey.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Brittany Fleischer

MAEd., LPCC-S
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in both Ohio and Kentucky. I have been providing counseling services for 5 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... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in both Ohio and Kentucky. I have been providing counseling services for 5 1/2 years in both face to face and virtual platforms. During my time I have been able to... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Sabrina Paul

LPC
4 years experience
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Virginia, and I have been in private practice for approximately 5 years. I'm an eclectic therapist, and I use different methods of counseling to better suit your needs. I rely heavily on CBT, DBT, and various trauma-focused interventions in sessions, but I sincerely believe in person-centered counseling and the relationship that I form with the client . I am happy to... Read More
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Virginia, and I have been in private practice for approximately 5 years. I'm an eclectic therapist, and I use different methods of counseling to better suit your needs.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Alissa Green

LCSW
12 years experience
Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia. I have over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I have experience supporting individuals and families through difficulties due to separation, grief, loss, depression, and relationship challenges. I have extensive experience working with individuals of all ages who experienced abuse and/or neglect during childhood. I utilize a strength-based, solution focused approach. ... Read More
Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia. I have over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I have experience supporting individuals and families through difficulties due to separation, grief, ... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Shameka Clark-Savage

M.Ed, NCC, LPC
10 years experience
Hello All, My name is Shameka Clark-Savage and I was born and raised in Virginia. I completed my undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts & Education and Masters of Education in School/Community Counseling at Virginia State University. I completed my internship providing outpatient therapy for a Christian Counseling organization where I worked with an array of disorders and life changing situations. I also worked at The James House which is a domestic violence shelter/safe haven... Read More
Hello All, My name is Shameka Clark-Savage and I was born and raised in Virginia. I completed my undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts & Education and Masters of Education in School/Community Counseling at Virginia State University. I completed my... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

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

Charnelle Cook

LPC
3 years experience
Hi! My name is Charnelle Cook and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia and in North Carolina with over six years of experience in mental health and two years of experience in the private practice setting. I attended Virginia Commonwealth University for undergrad and I earned my Masters of Arts in Counseling from George Washington University in 2016. I believe that all clients should be treated as individuals, but I would consider myself... Read More
Hi! My name is Charnelle Cook and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia and in North Carolina with over six years of experience in mental health and two years of experience in the private practice setting. I attended... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Althea Dent

MA
years experience
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 life. I primarily use cognitive-behavioral, brief and solution focused therapies and techniques among other tools to develop an integrative approach that is tailored to each client individually. My areas of focus are but not limited to life transitions, stress, anxiety/panic, depression, postpartum depression, work and school anxiety, obsessive thinking, spousal divorce/separation, grief as well as career, academic and life coaching. I enjoy empowering people to develop new behaviors, cognitions and skills that will lead to an enhanced lifestyle and the ability to handle future challenges. I look forward to working with you. I enjoy people of all backgrounds and consider it a privilege to share in each client's journey. 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 life. I primarily use cognitive-behavioral, brief and solution focused therapies and techniques among other tools to develop an integrative approach that is tailored to each client individually. My areas of focus are but not limited to life transitions, stress, anxiety/panic, depression, postpartum depression, work and school anxiety, obsessive thinking, spousal divorce/separation, grief as well as career, academic and life coaching. I enjoy empowering people to develop new behaviors, cognitions and skills that will lead to an enhanced lifestyle and the ability to handle future challenges. I look forward to working with you. I enjoy people of all backgrounds and consider it a privilege to share in each client's journey. 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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