Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Virginia Beach, Virginia

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

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

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

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

Sharmane Grady

LPC, NCC, MA
11 years experience
Greetings, I have been working as a counselor for over ten years and have been licensed in Virginia for over two years. I have experience working as a life coach, outpatient therapist and inpatient therapist. The range of concerns that I have worked with clients with are anxiety, depression, PTSD, Bipolar, Dissociative Identity Disorder, Schizophrenia, ADHD, Parenting issues, anger management, career challenges, and also LGBT issues. My counseling style is centered on the needs of... Read More
Greetings, I have been working as a counselor for over ten years and have been licensed in Virginia for over two years. I have experience working as a life coach, outpatient therapist and inpatient therapist. The range of concerns that... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 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

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 North Carolina 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... Read More
I hold a BSW and MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia and North Carolina and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. Drawing upon extensive experience with at-risk youth, individuals, and families in crisis... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 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

Lisa O'Bryan

LPC
10 years experience
My name is Lisa O'Bryan, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. I earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology at the University of Virginia. I continued on to earned a Masters of Education (MSEd) in Counseling and Psychotherapy at Old Dominion University. I currently own a private practice called Grace Covenant Counseling & Psychotherapy. I believe in the potential of people to heal and have... Read More
My name is Lisa O'Bryan, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. I earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology at the University of Virginia. I continued on to earned a... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 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

Guide to Finding Mental Health Professionals in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Virginia Beach, Virginia is more than just a stretch of beautiful sandy beaches, it is also one of the largest independent cities along the east coast. Located along the southeastern coast, Virginia Beach has a population of over 450,000, making this popular vacation destination the biggest independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Virginia Beach doesn’t just have a substantial population but the rapid growth in this city has also brought about a very diverse population of residents. Unfortunately, in Virginia beach this includes issues with drug abuse. Virginia Beach, Virginia is no stranger to drug issues, as the city actually has a higher rate of drug abuse than the rest of the country.

The definite connection between mental illness and substance abuse has make drug and alcohol addiction one of the most common reasons to seek professional counseling. The good news is, a licensed therapist can those in Virginia Beach not only with issues related to substance abuse, but with a variety of other mental health concerns as well ranging from anxiety to depression and everything in between. The state of Virginia itself has battled its own issues with mental health, with nearly 1.5 million Virginians estimated to be dealing with a mental health illness.

The key to making sure that you get the right therapist to help with your specific areas of concern is to make sure that you take the time to really research the different therapists available in Virginia Beach. This is why before you start looking for experts in your area, you need to do the following:

  • Make sure you are clear on the main issue, or issues you are seeking help for, so you can find the right therapist who can help you.
  • Look at therapists who are in a convenient location. Think about whether you would be willing to drive to see the right therapist or if it is more important that you find a therapist nearby in Virginia Beach.
  • Determine whether you think you need someone with an extra degree or specialization to treat your issue.
  • Write down your goals for your therapy session, so you can clearly communicate this with your therapist.
  • Think about whether you want to be treated with drugs or medications, or if you just want to meet with a therapist you can talk to, as this will narrow down your options on way or another.
  • Determine whether you prefer a male or female therapist.
  • Decide if you are looking to treat a specific concern, or if you are looking for regular, long-term counseling to help support your life and your current goals.

Take your time to really think about what you need in a therapist, so you can find someone that you are comfortable with and who will be able to provide you with the type of counseling that you need and deserve. Of course, once you have a better idea of what type of counseling that you need and what type of therapist best suits you, you will want to check with your insurance provider. They can help you determine which therapists are in network and therefore covered under your plan.

There is a growing epidemic of individuals not only in Virginia Beach, but around the country, who are dealing with depression and other mental health concerns and not getting the help that they need. The good news is, it is actually quite easy to find a professional in your area that can give you the help you deserve. There are many therapists, psychiatrists and psychologists that work in the greater Virginia Beach area and our directory can help you find the right one to meet your needs. Remember, you should make sure that you find someone who you feel comfortable and confident with, which means if you need to see several professionals until you find the right fit—that is completely acceptable. Many people see a handful of therapists before they start working with one on an ongoing basis.

As you begin your journey in finding your right therapist, take the time to look through our different therapist profiles, biographies and blog posts. This is the best way to learn more about the professionals that service the greater Virginia Beach area. Of course, feel free to reach out and contact these experts if you need help with any type of mental health issue, are experiencing a crisis of if you want to start building a relationship for ongoing counseling.

It is important that everyone facing mental health issues is proactive and gets the help that they need. The right therapist cannot only help you not only learn more about yourself and your individual health concerns, but help you get the treatment and care that you deserve. This is why we have created a comprehensive directory of Virginia Beach therapists that can help you find experienced, licensed professionals in your area. With the help of the right therapist you can finally get the counseling you need to be the best version of yourself.