Virginia is known for the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. It’s a long bridge that spans quite the distance. Life can be viewed like a bridge. The bridge can take you to your destination, or lead to nowhere. It all depends on what kind of bridge it is. And sometimes, the bridge can be broken and dangerous, leading you to fall. 

A counselor can be the person who keeps your bridge strong and going on the right path. Speak to a therapist and see where they can lead you. 

This is Alexandra Laramee's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
LCSW, MSS, MLSP
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coaching
Years of Experience: 14

Welcome to my profile and to the first step toward your reinvention. I'm here to help you make your desires become a reality; whatever that means for you. Whether you crave a healthier outlook, a more ambitious lifestyle, a calmer home environment, a more supportive social network, a fulfilling career, a definitive sense of self, or simply, a better night's sleep, I can help guide you there. I am a motivated, published and clinically-minded LCSW with rigorous experience in acute psychiatry, substance dependence, intimate partner issues, behavioral health eva...

This is Karen Eldridge's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
L.P.C.,M.Ed
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Thank you for visiting my profile. I am so encouraged that you have taken the most important step toward addressing issues of concern, the first step. My name is Karen Eldridge. I joined the counseling field a little late in life though many would tell you that makes me experienced at this thing we call life with its' many twists and turns, good times and bad. I believe that my life experience, and work in other professions has prepared me to walk with clients to address a wide variety of concerns. I use a wide paint brush so to speak of my counseling style that i...

This is Mary Sudduth's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

Hello, I am glad you are here! You are either taking the first step on your journey to wellness or reaching out to continue that journey. I am the founder of "Wellness Place, LLC." After 25+ years of professional experience and study in the areas of social work, mental health and healthcare and many years of self-study in nutrition and philosophy, I have come to realize that well-being depends on more than a healthy body. On my journey through life, I have learned that mental, physical, social and spiritual components make up who we are and how we define our...

This is Zaya Kuykendall's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
MA,LMHC,LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

Do you ever feel like you just need to reset, to get a tune-up so to speak? You are not alone, if you have. Life happens fast! At times it can be hard and we, as mere humans, have to fight to find balance. That balance, reset button, tune-up is within you and as my client I will assist you in finding it. I will take the time to help you reconnect with yourself, regulate your emotions and assess your goals/priorities. Through a collaborative approach, we will share our thoughts, ideas and then decide how to move forward. I encourage openness, honesty - a sens...

This is Amberly  Fix's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 6

Hello! My name is Amberly Fix. Thank you for considering me as your therapist. It takes a great amount of courage and motivation to get this far in your journey. I am a licensed clinical social worker, licensed in the state of Virginia, and have been practicing for the last 7 years. I received my master’s in social work degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and my bachelor’s in social work degree from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. My expertise is working with clients who are experiencing communication issues, depression, anxiety, mood disord...

This is Kathryn Ferguson's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Kathryn Ferguson, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia. I work for a community agency that helps people experiencing significant trauma. What is interesting about trauma, is that everyone will face it sometime in their life and it always has an impact. Traumas can include a break-up of a marriage, stress related to job responsibilities, a loss of a love one, a life transition, or a struggle with finding purpose in life, just to name a few. Each trauma is unique to the individual; and their reaction to that trauma is very personal. ...

This is Dr. Cheryl Mansfield's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
PhD,LCSW,CSAC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia with 20+ years experience in the mental health field providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples in a variety of settings including outpatient, hospital, and the military. My job is to help you explore your stressors in life, to build awareness around how those stressors affect you, and work with you to build some techniques and coping skills to alleviate the intensity of that stress and pain. Whether your challenges come from within, your environment, or both my major focus is to help you iden...

This is Suzanne Loughman's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
MS- Clinical Art Therapy,LPC, CSOTP
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Hi! I’m Suzanne- thank you for taking the time to stop by to get to know me. I am a Board-Certified Licensed Professional Counselor, dually licensed in the states of Virginia and Massachusetts. This includes licensure as a Social Worker and a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider, focusing on both victim issues and sexual or sexually reactive behavioral responses. I use primarily a cognitive-behavioral approach to treatment (doesn’t everybody? But it works!) blended with art therapy techniques. But I do like to borrow from other disciplines and theoretica...

This is Delrio "Dee" McGee's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
LCSW
Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 3

Hello and welcome! Thanks for your interest and come on in, as I want to start by commending you for taking this big step. It may not have been easy for you to reach out for support; I get it. Especially when so often we may find ourselves being a strength and help to others and then look around and wonder “whose there for me?” If the answer is “nobody” it can be a hard and lonely place to be. Better help is here and you don’t have to go it alone. As a licensed faith centered and trauma informed professional, I provide supportive and empathic listening in a safe ...

This is Monique  Tompkins's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
LCSW,QMHP(A)
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Greetings! I'm Monique a Licensed Clinical Social Worker residing in Virginia. I'm a proud veteran and parent. I have six years experience collaborating with individuals, couples and families to overcome their identified obstacles and enrich their experiences. I am trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Brief Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing (MI). I have experience with grief and bereavement. mental health and substance misuse, depression, anxiety and life transitions. My treatment style i...

This is LaVonne Ricks's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Circumstantially, there are numerous reasons as to why individuals reach out to professionals such as myself. Similarly, this is my primary reason for choosing to educate and establish my credential as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, so that when an individual seeks support I can provide emotional support and effective guidance. My areas of expertise include: • Depression • Stress and Anxiety • ADD/ADHD • Relationship Issues • Family Conflict • Trauma and Abuse • Coping with Grief and Loss • Multigenerational and Racial Tr...

This is Dr. Nancy Hsu's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
Psy.D.,ABPP
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, I am Dr. Hsu. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with training in rehabilitation psychology. I specialize in working with adults with brain injury or neurological illnesses. I have been treating patients with depression, anxiety, and PTSD as a result of injury, illness, or trauma for 15 years. My treatment modalities include cognitive behavior therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, and mindfulness approach. I earned my doctorate in psychology from Argosy University, Atlanta campus, and completed my internship at the Maryland VA Healthca...

This is Kelly  Griffin 's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
MSW, LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in various settings. I have developed the skill set and expertise of working many areas under the umbrella of mental health management such as: depression, anxiety, family relationships/conflict, parenting, abuse/neglect, and life transitions. I have had substantial success with providing counseling to victims of domestic violence. My goal as a therapist is to make you feel comfortable, tap into your personal essence, and empower you throug...

This is Carole Davis's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
LICSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 30

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the DC/Maryland/Virginia metro area with over 15 years’ experience working as a therapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of behavioral and mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems and career challenges. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity and compassion and I don’t believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach to therapy is client centered, solution focused, and strengt...

This is Joanne Greene's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
MSW,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia. I retired last year, after 30 years of clinical practice in mostly medical settings. I am just not ready to give up providing therapy! I spent my entire career working with very low income persons who were struggling with multiple medical problems in addition to social and economic issues. My approach begins with building a trusting, client centered therapeutic relationship, and then using a mixture of cognitive behavioral and insight oriented approaches. I have done a great deal of work with childhood trauma...

This is Alyssa Shadbolt's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Virginia with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, bipolar disorder, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Rae Linkous's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Why did you decide to become a counselor? *Ironically, when I was 10 years old, I watch a movie called One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and thought to myself “that is what I want to do.” But I have always found that with making connections with others is what drives change. I want to be able to provide others with that connection to help them find the best version of themselves and to help them through challenging situations in their lives. With my own personal experiences in my childhood, my goal has always been to help others overcome their circumstances, to sho...

This is Alvin  Ray's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts
Years of Experience: 14

I am licensed in Virginia and Teneessee with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sexual problems, trauma, abuse, & intimacy related issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I'm obsessed with learning and trying to help people improve their lives! I can work with a wide range of issues due to having a great deal of excellent training and experience with helping people! It takes courage...

This is Qiana Paynter's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
Lcsw,Csayc
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), licensed in Indiana, New Jersey, and Virginia with over 10 years of experience working in multiple different capacities in the social work field including therapy and behavior management. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, anger management, self esteem/self love, and family conflict. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm, interactive and client focused. I believe in treating everyone with ...

This is Nicole Crump's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
Specialties: Grief
Years of Experience: 7

Hi, I'm Niki! I am licensed in Virginia with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How Can Therapists In Virginia Support You?

therapist in Virginia can practice many types of counseling, from marriage and family therapy to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). They may also assist you with symptoms of depression, stress, or anxiety.

Therapists may help you set and achieve career goals, work on current issues you may be facing, or address your past. Over 3078759 people live in Virginia, and one out of five Americans has a mental health condition. Searching for a licensed therapist in Virginia may help you find mental health support for personal growth, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health concerns. You do not need a mental health diagnosis to seek support from one of BetterHelp's licensed providers above.  

The mental health field can include psychiatric medication management, online therapy, marriage counseling, couples therapy, clinical social work, licensed counseling, and other mental health services in person and online. Seeing a licensed provider can help you navigate mental health conditions and life circumstances through mindfulness and other specialized techniques.

Please note that BetterHelp does not offer diagnostic or medication management services.

Why Are Many Residents In The State Of Virginia Working With A Licensed Counselor?

The reason for reaching out to a therapist can be a personal experience for each person. Many individuals work with a therapist for general life advice, while others may attend therapy for a specific concern. Whether you live in a large city or a specific county in Virginia, BetterHelp can match you with a licensed therapist tailored to your preferences noted when you sign up.

A few topics that therapists in Virginia may support clients with can include:

  • Challenging situations or life stressors
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression or depressive conditions
  • Adjustment issues
  • Emotional support for a terminal illness
  • Chronic pain emotional support
  • Grief
  • Personality disorders
  • Trauma
  • Relationship conflicts and concerns

Finding a therapist that takes new clients in online therapy can be the first step in finding a treatment plan that works for you. Your therapist can provide a safe space for you to focus on self-care and well-being.

If you're interested in speaking to one of the therapists above or being matched with a counselor in 24 to 48 hours, consider signing up for BetterHelp. BetterHelp offers potential access to over 30,000 providers, including those listed above.

Emergency Services

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some commonly asked questions can be found below.

How Much Does A Therapist Cost?

Mental health professionals can differ in price. Forbes found that the average cost of in-person therapy in the US is around $100 to $200 per hour. Pricing can also vary based on your location. 

BetterHelp offers payment plans of $60 to $90 per session, charged monthly in a lump sum. You can also take advantage of this pricing on one of BetterHelp's sister platforms, like ReGain for couples or TeenCounseling for teens aged 13 to 19.  

Many therapists may be upfront about their pricing and whether or not they take health insurance from the beginning. Additionally, some in your area may offer a sliding scale plan to allow those with lower incomes to pay less for therapy. However, services online can often save individuals a few hundred dollars per month.

How Do I Know If I Should Get A Therapist?

Mental health services and mental health providers may help you navigate various concerns. Although therapists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A therapist may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Mental health issues don't always present as a crisis. Many therapists provide talk therapy and support for life transitions, skills learning, relationship problems, or life coaching. Online therapy sessions in Virginia can allow clients seeking therapy to experience professional help through video, phone, or live chat sessions without commuting to a therapist's office.

Does Insurance Cover Therapy?

Different counseling services can vary in cost. Private practice therapists must apply to accept insurance through insurance companies, which may take time and money, so not every therapist offers services through insurance. If you cannot find a therapist that accepts your plan, BetterHelp may be cheaper than visiting an in-person therapist.

Is Online Therapy Safe?

Online therapy through BetterHelp and its sister platforms is safe. Therapists are licensed, experienced, and vetted before being contracted with the platform. If you experience any concerns with your therapist, you change your counselor through the platform or app at any time.