Dr. Debbie Hood

LPC

About me

I am a license professional counselor licensed in Virginia with over 10 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, substance abuse and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, and solution focused counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.


Specialties

  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Relationship issues , Grief , Eating disorders , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Compassion fatigue , Adoption and Foster Care , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Family Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

VA LPC 0701004491


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Debbie Hood. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Nov 12, 2022 after therapy with Debbie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Amazing therapist. Helped me tremendously through some issues I needed to work on regarding childhood trauma and getting back to myself.

Written on Nov 04, 2022 after therapy with Debbie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I feel like she is a God send. She has all of the qualifications I need as a therapists and she even does CBT. I am grateful to have her as a provider that I see

Written on Oct 17, 2022 after therapy with Debbie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Dr. Hood was compassionate and understanding. She never gave judgement for what I told her. I only used betterhelp to discuss my past relationship issues and work on emotional reactions to dating life and after a month I was feeling a lot better and able to understand my emotions better.

Written on Sep 26, 2022 after therapy with Debbie for 1 week on issues concerning adhd

Wow! She is Awesome! She really knows her stuff, has been addressing my needs like no other and giving me useful & practical advice. I definitely recommend her ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Written on Aug 16, 2022 after therapy with Debbie for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Dr. Hood has been an amazing therapist. She has helped me through big changes in my life and gave great insight. Always works with my schedule and responds quickly to messages.

Written on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Debbie for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Dr. Hood is amazing always willing to work with my schedule and completely understand my issues and helps me get through it

Written on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Debbie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Hood is very helpful and listens to my problems. She offers good insights.

Written on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Debbie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dr Hood connected with me quickly and immediately began to address our counseling in a manner I understand.
I've been challenged with "homework" in my growth to help encourage me to make the process an everyday action, rather than a once weekly event.
I am supremely fortunate to work with Dr. Hood.

Written on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Debbie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

She’s amazing.

Written on Jun 04, 2022 after therapy with Debbie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr. Hood is very sweet and understanding! But she also is straightforward, which is great! Does not waste time. She helps you feel comfortable, listened to, all while providing great advice.

Written on Apr 07, 2022 after therapy with Debbie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coaching

Dr. Hood is awesome! She’s super relatable and has a way of making me feel comfortable. I’ve made some great milestones since working with her.

Written on Dec 05, 2021 after therapy with Debbie for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

She is amazing!

Written on Sep 15, 2021 after therapy with Debbie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Hood has really been great. I am kind of a mental health sceptic but she was patient and 3 weeks in I can really see the importance of therapy. Thank you Dr. Hood.

Written on Jul 14, 2021 after therapy with Debbie for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd

The only therapist I’ve had that I was able to make real change with. She is excellent.

Written on May 11, 2021 after therapy with Debbie for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

Dr. Hood has been great. From the first session until now - months later, she helps tremendously with mitigating my stress and anxiety. She helps me see different perspectives and makes me feel seen and heard. I am better able to understand and process my emotions thanks to Dr. Hood's help.

Written on Apr 13, 2021 after therapy with Debbie for 2 weeks

Experienced, Knowledgeable and really great. No sugar coating

Written on Mar 03, 2021 after therapy with Debbie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Hood is amazing.

Written on Feb 28, 2021 after therapy with Debbie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Hood is a generous listener. I immediately felt safe to share with her everything that is going on in my life. She listened and asked thoughtful questions without judgement.

Written on Feb 16, 2021 after therapy with Debbie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Hood is great! She is very supportive and truly wants to help people grow and better themselves.

Written on Feb 05, 2021 after therapy with Debbie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Hood is professional and kind. She's approachable and offers strategies.

Written on Jan 28, 2021 after therapy with Debbie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Hood is very attentive. She is a great listener and helps you walk through your concerns.

Written on Jan 19, 2021 after therapy with Debbie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Dr. Hood has been a great help to me during a difficult time. I have many things changing and she has helped me navigate life’s ups and downs. She has made me feel confident and helped me to feel reassured. I would definitely recommend her.

Written on Dec 18, 2020 after therapy with Debbie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Hood as amazing, she listens intently and responds positively and objectively. She cares and prioritizes proactive approaches to all problems presented.

Written on Dec 17, 2020 after therapy with Debbie for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Dr. Hood listens carefully to what I say and responds with helpful insight.

Written on Dec 16, 2020 after therapy with Debbie for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions

Very good first session, she was a very good listener while being honest and straightforward.

Written on Dec 07, 2020 after therapy with Debbie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Dr. Hood offers valuable insight and helps me to process my concerns in a productive and meaningful way. She listens and allows me to feel heard.

Written on Oct 26, 2020 after therapy with Debbie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Dr. Hood is an amazing counselor. She’s very patient and empathetic, but also Authentic and Straightforward. She find a way to tell you what you need to hear in the most respectful way you cant deny it. She help you figure it out not giving you the answers.

Written on Oct 18, 2020 after therapy with Debbie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Dr. Hood us kind and understanding of my concerns and feelings. She offers positive insights and techniques to help my with my issues.

Work with me!