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LeNora Black, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation
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About me

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!

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation

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

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

VA LPC 0701006698

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for LeNora Black. 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.

She is personable, caring, funny and creates the best safe space for her and I to chat and talk about life :)

Written on Apr 09, 2024 after therapy with LeNora for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Easy to talk with.

Written on Mar 18, 2024 after therapy with LeNora for 2 months on issues concerning depression, grief, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Lenora is a blessing to me. She is so very compassionate and listens deeply. Her guidance and wise counsel help me in innumerable ways. She is always on time for our sessions, which are meaningful and incredibly helpful. I appreciate her experience and feel we are a great match. Always grateful for our time together.

Written on Feb 20, 2024 after therapy with LeNora for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Ms. Lenora is very perceptive and I love her personality and empathy. I would recommend her to anyone.

Written on Feb 10, 2024 after therapy with LeNora for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Lenora is a wonderful therapist who I deeply enjoy speaking with during our sessions. She thoughtfully guides me to challenge myself and grow in ways I never knew I needed. With her encouraging words, I am able to find my voice and take on new challenges that facilitate invaluable self-discovery. I am truly appreciative to have Lenora as my therapist, as she has helped me immensely on my personal journey.

Written on Feb 07, 2024 after therapy with LeNora for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

She is very compassionate and makes me feel comfortable to talk

Written on Jan 11, 2024 after therapy with LeNora for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd