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.


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

Delores Smith

MSW,LCSW
47 years experience
I am a clinically trained social worker with more than 40 years of experience. My treatment specialties include depression, anxiety, and grief counseling. I assist with the resolution of work-related concerns. I am also a trained life coach, helping people make decisions related to changes they would like to have in their lives while achieving work/life balance. I also provide behavior modification, problem-solving, and motivation therapy. I work with couples of all kinds, knowing that... Read More
I am a clinically trained social worker with more than 40 years of experience. My treatment specialties include depression, anxiety, and grief counseling. I assist with the resolution of work-related concerns. I am also a trained life coach, helping people... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:47 years

Anthonia Levy, PhD., LMHC., LPC

PhD,LMHC,LPC
9 years experience
Thank you for visiting my page. I believe that all individuals hold the key to their own happiness and possess the power to change their lives for the better. However there are times when we need guidance and support in evaluating a situation, understanding our needs, recognizing our thoughts, and identifying what needs to change. With you in charge, my hope is to be a supportive catalyst while providing the guidance and support in your... Read More
Thank you for visiting my page. I believe that all individuals hold the key to their own happiness and possess the power to change their lives for the better. However there are times when we need guidance and support in... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 years

Lisa Lewis

LCSW
7 years experience
Hi my name is Lisa Lewis. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia. I am originally from North Carolina and obtained my undergraduate degree in Psychology from North Carolina State University. I completed my Masters in Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2012 and have been working in the mental health field since then. I have 7 years experience working in many different settings with individuals that have a... Read More
Hi my name is Lisa Lewis. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia. I am originally from North Carolina and obtained my undergraduate degree in Psychology from North Carolina State University. I completed my Masters... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Kristy-Ann Cook

LICSW,LCSW,MSW
13 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who've specialized in several scopes of practice for over 10 years, they are Addictions, Children and Families, and Military. I have worked with these populations for over 10 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I have a... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who've specialized in several scopes of practice for over 10 years, they are Addictions, Children and Families, and Military. I have worked with these populations for over 10 years. I have worked with... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:13 years

Reginald Burgess

LCPC,LCADC
20 years experience
Congratulations on taking this important step to meet your goals! My name is Reginald Burgess. I have over 18 years of experience providing mental health counseling services. I have extensive experience working in the helping profession. I provide mental health counseling services in schools, substance abuse inpatient and outpatient treatment programs, detention centers and treatment foster care agencies. I also serve as an independent contractor providing mental health counseling services for our men and... Read More
Congratulations on taking this important step to meet your goals! My name is Reginald Burgess. I have over 18 years of experience providing mental health counseling services. I have extensive experience working in the helping profession. I provide mental... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 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.