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.


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

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

Lakeisha Swain

MA, LPC
8 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia with over 8 years of experience in the mental health field. I have a Bachelors Degree in Health Psychology and a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling. I have worked with wide age range of client from children and adolescents to adults and geriatrics. I have experience working in a community based, agency based, inpatient psychiatric hospital based, and corrections. Over the year, I have worked... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia with over 8 years of experience in the mental health field. I have a Bachelors Degree in Health Psychology and a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling. I have worked with... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 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

Dr. Patricia Switaj

PsyD, LPC, NCC
11 years experience
Hello, My name is Dr. Patricia L. Switaj, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan 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 cognitive... Read More
Hello, My name is Dr. Patricia L. Switaj, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan and Virginia. I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of New Mexico. I am a National Board... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Matthew Stevens

MA, MDiv, LPC
3 years experience
Hello, my name is Matthew Stevens, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia. My counselor identity is complemented by more than 20 years of service as a Navy chaplain. Through the appropriate weaving together of my theological formation with my and counselor identity, I easily connect with military families and am skilled with integrating personal belief systems into my plans of care, as you desire. I have significant experience working... Read More
Hello, my name is Matthew Stevens, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia. My counselor identity is complemented by more than 20 years of service as a Navy chaplain. Through the appropriate weaving together of... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Ivan Resto

MA, LPC
15 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has 15 years of experience in the field. I strive to provide individuals with the highest quality counseling services. Through compassion, knowledge, and respect, I work all individuals to encourage personal growth and development. Whether struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, family relational problems, ADHD, or any number of other difficulties, it is my goal to help you and your family in achieving your goals and improving your quality... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has 15 years of experience in the field. I strive to provide individuals with the highest quality counseling services. Through compassion, knowledge, and respect, I work all individuals to encourage personal growth and... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 15 years

Joe Gasperini

LPC
6 years experience
Hello, my name is Joe Gasperini. I live in Southern Virginia after having grown up in upstate New York and Los Angeles, CA. I am married and the father of eight children ranging in age from 15 to 39. During my spare time I am interested in activities of my children, sports (especially golf), travel, and insight into social behavior. Therapy is a place where you can feel heard in a supportive, comfortable... Read More
Hello, my name is Joe Gasperini. I live in Southern Virginia after having grown up in upstate New York and Los Angeles, CA. I am married and the father of eight children ranging in age from 15 to 39.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Lauri Stoltzfus

LPC
3 years experience
Welcome to my page. I’m so glad you’re here and are taking the first step to getting the help you need. Do you feel like you’re stuck in patterns you can’t seem to change? I believe that the most important part of counseling is the relationship between counselor and client. I foster that relationship by creating a collaborative, warm, and comfortable environment where you can relax and explore what brought you in to my... Read More
Welcome to my page. I’m so glad you’re here and are taking the first step to getting the help you need. Do you feel like you’re stuck in patterns you can’t seem to change? I believe that the most... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Darleena Cozzo

LPC, MHSP, NCC
3 years experience
Darleena Cozzo , is a licensed professional counselor in.Norfolk Virginia who has over who has over 28 years of experience in the social services field. Darleena's style is warm and professional and, at the same time, passionate and committed to you and your relationships. Darleena focuses on personal and spiritual growth to over-come the fears, regrets, and excuses that keep us stuck, depressed, anxious and unable to ACT. Many of us have made choices based... Read More
Darleena Cozzo , is a licensed professional counselor in.Norfolk Virginia who has over who has over 28 years of experience in the social services field. Darleena's style is warm and professional and, at the same time, passionate and committed to... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 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.