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

Dr. Jeri Cox

PhD, LPC, NCC
3 years experience
I am an LPC in the state of Virginia and also am a National Certified Counselor. I earned my PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision in 2019 and earned my Master in Mental Health Counseling in 2013. I have been working in the mental health field since 2010. I have worked with children, adolescents, and young adults. I have provided individual, family, and group counseling during my professional career. Clinical issues I have most experience... Read More
I am an LPC in the state of Virginia and also am a National Certified Counselor. I earned my PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision in 2019 and earned my Master in Mental Health Counseling in 2013. I have been... 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

Sarah May

LPC
3 years experience
Hello! My name is Sarah May and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, licensed in the State of Virginia. Prior to completing graduated school and becoming a licensed Counselor, I provided services in the Mental Health/Behavioral Health Services industry for 17 years. Over the past 17 years, I have gained experience in several different fields of counseling. I do have an eclectic approach to therapy, but the primary theory that I draw experience... Read More
Hello! My name is Sarah May and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, licensed in the State of Virginia. Prior to completing graduated school and becoming a licensed Counselor, I provided services in the Mental Health/Behavioral Health Services industry... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Brittany Fleischer

MAEd., LPCC-S
7 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: 7 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

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.