Hello. My name is LeNora Black and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Virginia. I have over 25 years of experience consistently developing as a therapist. Born with a natural curiosity about people, their thoughts, journey, story; I would say, counseling claimed me. Listening is what I like best because hearing is how I can provide the help you are seeking. My journey started with helping individuals and families reach career choice goals and professional development while serving as a recruiting and retention specialist in the U.S. Army. I further developed professionally, earning an M.A. in Guidance and Counseling, and a M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have partnered with clients addressing a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, anger management and substance abuse. I am Certified as a Prevention Specialist (CPS) in the State of Virginia, Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and fully trained in Play Therapy and EMDR. I’ve helped many people who have experienced physical, sexual trauma and emotional abuse.
My therapy style is warm, open, and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I am committed to safety, unconditional positive regard, and confidentiality in our therapeutic relationship. My approach to therapy is informed by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) integrated with the holistic framework of the Polyvagal Theory. I encourage clients to learn about the different approaches and will provide information and resources, accordingly. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. Let’s get started.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
VA LPC 0701006698
I absolutely adore LeNora! She is kind, empathetic, validating, honest, and challenges me to challenge my anxiety! She has gotten me through really tough transitions post graduation and I honestly don't know where I would be without her! She is truly the best! :)
Written on Sep 21, 2023 after therapy with LeNora for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
LeNora immediately grasped the various issues i need help with - dealing with narcissistic/ abusive relationship, trauma, and the ensuing depression. She had helped me immensely through exercises, various tools and is just all around one of the best therapists I have ever had. I felt very safe and comfortable sharing with her.
Written on Jul 06, 2023 after therapy with LeNora for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse
Professional, courteous, understanding, and insightful. She's very good at taking big problems and turning them into bite-sized Solutions.
Written on May 03, 2023 after therapy with LeNora for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I very much appreciate LeNora's assistance. She is a mature, thoughtful and knowledgeable therapist and I found my meetings with her extremely helpful.
Written on Apr 18, 2023 after therapy with LeNora for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes
She has helped me and gives me so much clarity.
Written on Mar 13, 2023 after therapy with LeNora for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Awesome therapist. She helped me so much in a short period of time. So grateful!
Written on Feb 13, 2023 after therapy with LeNora for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and anger management