Therapy can help you learn healthy coping skills to overcome many challenges in life, like family conflict, low self-esteem, or the symptoms of a mental health condition. If you’re interested in therapy, consider online therapy. Barriers like a lack of available providers or concerns about cost can make it difficult to find in-person treatment. An online platform like BetterHelp can make therapy more accessible and convenient.

With BetterHelp, you can establish a therapeutic relationship with a licensed clinical social worker, clinical psychologist, or other mental health care professional from the comfort of your home at a time that works for your schedule. The therapists on the platform provide individual treatment to young adults, middle-aged people, and seniors, using evidence-based interventions to help them improve their overall wellness and meet their treatment goals.

Whether you feel stuck in your life or need help working through the psychological effects of family conflicts, therapy can help.  If you’re looking for an online therapist, VA has many options available. The Virginia therapists, social workers, and counselors below are licensed to provide online therapy statewide.

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Lauri Stoltzfus

Offering therapy in Virginia
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of 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 office. My approach is to be open minded and address the whole person by utilizing modalities of treatment that fit individual needs of clients. I see my role as your counselor is to give you the space to navigate through life’s stressors, reprocess distressing experiences, and increase self-awareness. I am passionate about working with individuals who just feel stuck and need some extra guidance to get through a difficult time. I have experience working in a variety of settings including a domestic violence shelter, an in-patient treatment facility, and non-profit agencies. I have experience with individuals, couples, and children. I have experience working with all members of the adoption triad. I love working with people of all ages, genders, races and backgrounds. As a longtime member of the amputee community, I was involved in co-founding and co-leading a support group for amputees, their families, and caregivers.

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Tamara Blau

Offering therapy in Virginia
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Virginia and a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW-S) in the State of Ohio. I earned my Master’s of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University in 1996. I spent over 15 years in a public social service setting working with adolescents and their families. Most recently I have been in a school setting working with middle school aged youth. I have worked with a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, behavior problems, and the stress of parenting. My nonjudgmental, supportive and compassionate nature allows me to build and maintain therapeutic relationships. I have a client centered approach and would enjoy working with you to set both short term and long term goals in therapy. I could help you develop the skills and strategies you’ll need to overcome current and future challenges you may face

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Sherrell Wynder

Offering therapy in Virginia
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
14 years of experience

Greetings! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia with over 10 years of experience working as a Psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, familial and relationship issues, life stressors, grief and loss, and even career challenges. I also have strong connections and experience working with our wonderful service members and their families as I am a Navy brat and former Air force spouse. My counseling style is personable and interactive. I believe in meeting everyone where they are in their journey, but also to challenge them to reach for and meet attainable goals. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psycho-dynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our interactions and treatment plan to meet your unique journey. From a strength’s perspective, you are already winning simply by being on this site and reading this information. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. Let’s work together to help you become the Change Agent of your own story!

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Keisha Wood

Offering therapy in Virginia
License: MSW, LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
18 years of experience

Hello and welcome to my page, my name is Keisha. I love helping people solve their problems and meet their goals. I would love the chance to get to know you and help you to be the best version of yourself that you can be. I am a LCSW—Licensed Certified Social Worker in Arkansas; I have a bachelors and masters degree in social work; I earned my Master’s Degree from the University of Tennessee in 2005. However, I have been working in the social work field since 2003. I have experience working in a variety of settings (outpatient, school-based, hospital, home health). I've helped children and families as well as adults of all ages. I began conducting online therapy in 2016. I fell in love with this new format of therapy! Outside of BetterHelp I have a private practice that I also run outside of my home. My counseling approach is warm, relaxed and individualized to best meet your needs. I prefer an interactive style to build on your existing strengths. I like to use a variety of evidenced-based approaches, focusing on education to ensure you have the tools and skills needed to help yourself. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and solution-focused counseling, and positive psychology. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I am committed to approaching your presenting issue with dignity, respect, empathy, and without judgement. As my client, you will be supported but also challenged in order to develop insight and self-awareness into your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Therapy is not just about talking. It is also about learning positive strategies to help facilitate coping, enhance the ability to work through life’s struggles and challenges, and build resilience. Please be selective about the counselor/therapist you choose. It is an important choice and you need to feel comfortable with whomever you choose. Reaching out for help takes a lot of courage and you have already taken such an important first step. I am here to support you towards change and a happier life. I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals! Being a professional on this platform, it is my goal to contact you within at least 24 hours of receiving a message from you. However, there are times where a 25-72 hour window may be necessary such as the weekend (please note that the weekend takes place each Friday-Sunday so that messages received during this time will be addressed on Monday). Rest assured, I will always get back to you. In the meantime, I would like for you to familiarize yourself with my schedule of availability. There, you can schedule to contact me for a live chat session. If there is a day/time that is not available, but you would like to check to see if it may be available, but you would like to check to see if it may be available do not hesitate to reach out to me via your chat room. I'll let you know if scheduling that day/time is feasible. Also, keep in mind that this forum does not provide any type of emergency services. Therefore, if you or someone you know believes that you/they are in need of urgent assistance and/or that you/they are in crisis (i.e. suicidal/homicidal and/or attempts), please call 1-800-273-TALK (24 hours/day), dial 911 or visit your local emergency room. Looking forward to hearing from you! "Try to be a rainbow in someone else's cloud." Maya Angelou "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Eleanor Roosevelt Some fun facts about me: I am happily married to my wonderful husband Brandon for almost 15 years! I have two dogs: two Bichon Frises. I have been to Scotland four times and got engaged there! It’s my favorite place on earth. I love ice cream!

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Reginald Haynes

Offering therapy in Virginia
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
22 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Virginia. I have been practicing for over 20 years with various populations to include persons with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, adjustment disorder, etc. I have worked with individuals, couples and families. My clients consisted of veterans, active duty military , cisgenders and members of the LGBT community. In private practice as well as in hospitals, I was able to establish a rapport quickly with clients, and they obtained goals of the treatment plans expeditiously. I look forward to working with a diverse group of individuals. My approach is eclectic to include CBT, Gottman, motivational interviewing, solution focused , etc.

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Helena Tompkins

Offering therapy in Virginia
License: M.ED
Family conflictsParenting issuesADHD
20 years of experience

My style of counseling is warm and honest. I have worked as a school Social Worker for 20 years, an Outreach counselor, Mediator with the court, and 10 years in Private Practice. I treat everyone with respect and compassion no matter what race, age or orientation a client may be. I hope to deal with one's life stressors with a genuine, safe and authentic approach. I use a combination of techniques including cognitive behavior and client centered to help my client achieve attainable goals. I am married and have raised three children and several foster children.

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Jodi Weslow

Offering therapy in Virginia
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

I am so glad you have reached out and I look forward to working with you toward your therapy goals. I have over 15 years of experience providing person-centered therapy to address issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, and family conflict. As appropriate I also incorporate techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as mindfulness exercises. In my therapy sessions I strive to create a safe, empathic place for you to be open and honest in discussing your past and current struggles, with no fear of judgment. I believe that each client is unique and is on their own personal path toward self-growth. Working together we will discuss your goals and formulate a plan toward achievement. 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. While I cannot promise you it will be easy, I can assure you it will be worth it!

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Michelle Williams

Offering therapy in Virginia
License: MMFT,LPC
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
5 years of experience

Welcome to the start of your new life. My name Michelle Williams, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, Texas. With today's stigma and false beliefs about counseling, many individuals go without help. Others wait till all else fails before getting help. However, no matter when you seek help you should be able to do so with a professional who is willing to understand and listen to your story and help you on a journey to finding your better you. I have a masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2015 and a MA in Human Service Counseling: Crisis Response and Trauma from Liberty University in 2016. While my education offered me the tools and skills to be a counselor, my personal life experiences and my interaction with clients have increased my passion for helping others in need. I am currently a counselor at Christian Works for Children where I work with children, teens, adults, and couples who are seeking to understand that point in life where everything seems to be at a standstill and help to figure out what’s needed to jump-start life again. I am also the owner of private practice geared towards serving the community offering affordable counseling to those in need. My approach to counseling is allowing the client the ability to narrate and edit their own story. Through psychoanalysis, the client is able to read, write, narrate, and rewrite their life scripts offering them the opportunity through cognitive-behavioral techniques the ability to change any situation in their lives by breaking down their stories and their beliefs surrounding their stories and the challenges they believe are hindering them. I allow the client to build and structure the counseling session in a way that it’s not like your normal counseling but more like a quiet place to think, a place to laugh, a place to shed those much needed tears, and an opportunity to take off the day to day mask we hide behind and just be. Therefore, no matter the issue: depression, anxiety, stress, work, family, PTSD, physical or emotional abuse, domestic violence, sexual abuse, trauma, personality disorder, schizophrenia, marital problems, or just someone to vent to, I’m here.

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Donna Hurst

Offering therapy in Virginia
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesCompassion fatigue
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia with 5 years of professional work experience and more than 25 years of volunteer experience with people needing assistance. I obtained my master's in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling, and have a PhD in Crisis Counseling and Trauma Treatment. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, PTSD, compassion fatigue, trauma and abuse, & career difficulties. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Paige Hennis

Offering therapy in Virginia
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia with 8+ years of professional work experience in a variety of professional settings to include psychiatric hospitals, residential facilities, community based settings, and outpatient office settings. I have experience in helping clients of all ages with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. In addition, I have treated a variety of mental health diagnoses with sound clinical interventions. I also have a 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 and welcome feedback of any nature.

How can therapists in Virginia support you?

Therapists 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 3,078,759 people live in Virginia, and one out of five Americans has a mental health condition. Searching for licensed professionals 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?

People reach out for mental health support for a variety of reasons. Many individuals work with a counselor for general life advice, while others may attend therapy for a specific concern. Whether you live in a large city or a smaller county in Virginia, BetterHelp can match you with a licensed professional tailored to your preferences noted when you sign up.

Mental health counselors in Virginia support clients with varying issues, which 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 has over 35,000 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:

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. 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 counselor 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 professionals 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 an office.

Does insurance cover therapy?

Different counseling services can vary in cost. 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.

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