Suffolk, Virginia Therapists

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Do you or someone you care for struggle with differences such as ADHD, LD, or other types of special needs which are zapping every ounce of your strength? Are you a mom who is drowning in society's idea of what a good mother should be? If so, let's...
Christy McGurgan
LPC, LPC, ACHt
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Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Virginia

Hi! I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor, an Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist, a Reiki Master, and an Energy Healer. I've been practicing for 20 years, and my focus is Personal Transformation. Whether that means healing old hurts, changing...
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Williamsburg, Virginia

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Virginia

With more than 28 years of clinical experience as a Behavioral Health Therapist (LCSW) and Certified Professional Life Coach, I bring years of clinical expertise and a proven track record to the therapeutic relationship. I graduated from the...
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Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Virginia

I’ve been in the mental health field for over 30 years, providing outpatient therapy for over 16. I am eager to help you live your best life!
Sarah Penston
LPC 172, MS
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Virginia

I'm not your typical therapist. With me, you get a real person, free from judgement, that genuinely cares about your progress. I am a creative & passionate person both personally and professionally. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered...
Lemuel Williams
LPC, MA, CT
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Norfolk, Virginia

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Virginia

I began working at NCG in 2010, providing both intensive in-home and MHSS services. I got my bachelor's degree in psychology & computer science from Oral Roberts University and a dual master's in school and community counseling from Regent...
Lynn Bañez
LPC 172, LPC-Supervisor 1
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Yorktown, Virginia

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Virginia

Lynn is an experienced Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and an Approved Clinical Supervisor in VA. She has experience as a Mental Health Clinical Director; with Clinical Program development, creating and implementation of policies, procedures,...
Nathaniel Mason
M.Ed., NCC, Resident in Counseling
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Virginia

Welcome and thank you so much for taking the time to look at my profile! I am honored to be considered as a person to help you in your journey to wellness and healing. I am a current doctoral student at William and Mary's Counselor Education and...
Jill Nardin
LPC-Supervisor 1, Ph.D.
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Yorktown, Virginia

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Virginia

Jill founded Free Spirit Counseling in 2019 with the hopes of bringing her varied experience to the Peninsula to help others have a more fulfilling life. Before her seven years of successful private practice work in Virginia Beach and Norfolk with...
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Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Virginia

Kate is fully trained in EMDR and works with people struggling with anxiety, depression, and effects from traumatic experiences. She is also trained in Christian Counseling, but recognizes not everyone adheres to a specific faith so she only...
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Chesapeake, Virginia

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Virginia

Arlene Malone is the founder of Marriage Center. She is a Christian and Licensed Professional Counselor, supervisor, and inspirational speaker. She received her Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling from Regent University, and a BS degree in...
Rachelle Dunn
LPC-Supervisor 1, L.P.C, MA
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Virginia

Breaking free from unhealthy patterns in our lives can be difficult. Emotions may feel out-of-control at times, and self-defeating thoughts may run amok in our minds. We might feel trapped in isolation, unhealthy relationship cycles or struggle to...
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Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Virginia

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Grief Counselor in Virginia Beach. My practice, Good Mourning Counseling & Consulting, specializes in: perinatal loss (miscarriage, stillborn, and infant loss); subsequent pregnancy after a...
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Carli is the primary therapist. She has been practicing with a multitude of different therapeutic techniques and has worked with a variety of different populations and issues. She graduated from University of South Florida in 2010. Initially, she...
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Virginia, Florida

How long has it been since you've felt like yourself? You've continued to put on a brave face but find yourself exhausted, stressed, and defeated each day. There are moments when you question if anyone notices how hurt you are yet when they ask how...
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Portsmouth, Virginia

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Virginia

Creatively managed individuals and people situations of diverse populations for over 35 years, using interpersonal skills, job knowledge, written and oral proficiency as well as organizational development. Founder and CEO of Cameron and Company...
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Norfolk, Virginia

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Virginia

Navigating through the issues of life can be difficult and troublesome. Talking with someone who can understand you, relate and help find solutions helps to ease the pain and bring healing. Abuse and trauma, relationship, couple and family issues,...
Natalie Beutel
L.P.C, MA
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Virginia

Are you feeling anxious? Doubting yourself? Struggling in relationships? As a licensed professional counselor, I help clients reduce their anxiety, increase their self-confidence, and improve their relationships. I take a holistic approach using...

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.

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.