Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Suffolk, Virginia

Find a therapist in Suffolk, Virginia  that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Suffolk 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

An Overview of Mental Health in Suffolk, Virginia

With a major landmark called The Great Dismal Swamp, you may think that Suffolk is mired in gloom. However, this historic city by the water is quite pleasant. The Swamp is an interesting and beautiful wildlife refuge. The city offers residents a small town, family-friendly feel with plenty of culture, restaurants and outdoor activities. It’s also a festival heaven with the Annual Virginia Peanut Festival (the Planters Nut and Chocolate Company opened in the city in 1912), Lava Music Festival, Virginia Regional Festival of Flight and Mystery Authors Festival, to name a few.

Suffolk is home to some major tech companies and military contractors, providing a nice living for many families in the area.

Mental Health in Suffolk

While Suffolk may be relatively well off with gorgeous surroundings, many residents still face mental health challenges. A few needs that are unique to the area include are listed below.

  • Racial Tension: The diversity that makes Suffolk a wonderful place to live can also be a cause of some tension. Hate crimes appear to be on the rise in Virginia. These acts are not only devastating for the victim and their families, but they can create fear and anxiety in the community.
  • Chronic and Terminal Illnesses: Cancer is the leading cause of death in Suffolk, and it impacts residents at a higher rate than the rest of the state. Going through long-term and terminal illnesses can put a tremendous strain on the mental health of the patients and their families.
  • Aging Population: The population of Suffolk is aging faster than the surrounding area and the country as a whole. Not only does this population need to adjust to this new life stage, but these demographics can put an increased burden on the younger generations.
  • Military Presence: Suffolk is close to an active Navy base. Active members and veterans of military service and their families could likely benefit from increased mental health support. Researchers and mental health care providers are learning more every day about how to help military personal through the post-traumatic stress that often results from war and conflict.
  • Obesity: 62% of residents over the age of 18 are considered to be obese. Obesity can make people more vulnerable to both mental and physical health challenges.

Mental Health Resources in Suffolk

Although the state of Virginia does not rank well in national listings of mental healthcare access, there are services available to Suffolk residents.

Mental health services are available in Suffolk at hospitals, outpatient clinics, homes and private practices from a variety of licensed professional counselors, licensed mental health counselors and licensed clinical social workers. Some mental health professionals are starting to offer services over the phone, email and text to accommodate the needs of clients.

These care providers are experienced in helping people through depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting stressors, OCD, relationship difficulties, ADHD, eating disorders, divorce, death, abuse, neglect, learning disabilities, addictions and life transitions.

No matter their background, these therapists provide safe, confidential, non-judgmental and personalized care.

The Challenge of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Suffolk

In Virginia, 53.8% of adults with mental illness and 70.8% of youth who experienced a major depressive episode did not receive the care they needed. The barriers to care include stigma, availability of care providers, lack of health insurance and poverty.

Suffolk public schools have launched an initiative to try and explain depression and hopefully remove some of the stigma around mental health and asking for help. There are only an estimated 52 mental health professionals for every 100,000 people in the city, which can make finding care challenging.

Further, the 9.3% of residents without health insurance and 11.2% living below poverty are likely to face financial constraints in accessing services. There are some alternative services, such as telehealth, texting support and community organizations that offer services on a sliding scale working to address these issues.

The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015 is aimed at reforming the current system to improve access for all.

Find a Therapist in Suffolk

If you or a loved one need support, our online therapist directory is here to help. With an up-to-date listing of care providers in your area, it’s designed to make the process of connecting with a qualified therapist who can be trusted to provide exceptional care a little easier.