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 one today and see where they can lead you. 

This is Jeannette Abelson's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Welcome to Better Help! You've taken a huge step, and I'm sure you're wondering how this works and whether it's the right fit for you. I know I felt the same way when I first came to Better Help too. My name is Jeannette Abelson, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, specializing in Interpersonal Practice, from the University of Michigan in 1998. I've worked in many different settings with individuals and families who have a variety of personal issues such as depression/anxiety, stres...

This is Matthew Stevens's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
MA,MDiv,LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

Hello, my name is Matthew Stevens, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia. My counselor identity is complemented by more than 22 years of service as a Navy chaplain. Through the appropriate weaving together of my theological formation with my and counselor identity, I easily connect with military families and am skilled with integrating personal belief systems into my plans of care, as you desire. I have significant experience working with individuals living with traumatic memories, helping them transition to the new “normal” an...

This is Grant Tomey's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

My name is Grant Tomey and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. My counseling approach is based upon the premise that, above all, the relationship that you have with your counselor is of utmost importance. Without this strong foundation, which includes a great deal of trust and mutual understanding, progress will be limited. My first goal is to make the people I counsel feel like I understand them and the issues that they are presenting. I accomplish this through a relaxed, down-to-earth, and nonjudgmental approach. Empathy is the b...

This is Karen Hobbs's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
MA,LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

Hi, my name is Karen Hobbs and I live in Northern Virginia. I am more than just a therapist as I am also a wife and mother to two beautiful girls. I know the challenges of working fulltime and meeting the demands of home. I have over twenty-five years of experience working as a Clinical Director, Supervisor, and Licensed Professional Counselor. With over 25 years of experience as a professional counselor, and as a graduate of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and as a graduate of Marymount University specializing in Psychological Services/Counseling...

This is Stephanie Crowe's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
LPC,NBCC,ACS
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

My passion for my work as a counselor allows me to help many incredible people affirm their strengths and overcome obstacles. I am equally passionate about developing a genuine therapeutic connection with the individuals, families and couples I serve. I am a firm believer that we are all capable of achieving amazing things, but sometimes we just need a bit of help with the static in our lives in order to tune back in and gain clarity. I am dedicated to helping people, like you, cope with a variety of concerns while utilizing a wide variety of tools, including tho...

This is Megan Hageman's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Welcome! I am glad to see that you are taking the first step in finding someone to support you through life’s challenges. This is not easy and can be overwhelming, but it shows that you are willing to start meeting your goals. Here is a bit more about me: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia with over 6 years of experience working with a range of clients. I have worked with clients with a wide aray of concerns including depression, anxiety, parenting problems, career challenges, and self-esteem. I have worked in a wide range of settin...

This is Linda Lawless's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

My name is Linda Lawless, LPC and I have over ten years of experience in the mental health field. I offer a caring and supportive environment for client’s to come and resolve their problems. My background in education includes a master’s degree from George Mason University and a post master’s certificate in Marriage and Family therapy from Virginia Tech. My counseling experience includes providing assessment, diagnosis and treatment services to men, women, couples and families. My areas of focus include relational and boundary issues, anger management, past child...

This is Lisa Bradford's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
LCSW, LICSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

I am a Mental Health Counselor Licensed in both Virginia and West Virginia with experience in direct care for over29 years. I have worked with individuals, families and groups. I specialize in working with Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective disorder, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD and personality disorders. I particularly enjoy helping people gain hope and recovery thru personal change. I have helped numerous individuals with Mental Health Recovery, Caregiver Stress, and problem solving to manage their illnesses. My counseling style is wa...

This is Tom O'Neill's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
LPC,LMHC,MA
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Each of us is on a tremendous journey in this human life, and sometimes we find ourselves struggling to meet its challenges. As a Contemplative Psychotherapist, I understand that the qualities we need to meet those challenges abide in our very nature—resiliency of heart and clarity of mind. My goal is to help you connect to those qualities and bring them into relationship with yourself, especially when you are experiencing loss, hardship, painful transitions, or suffering caused by trauma or addiction. Emotional and cognitive tendencies, relational patterns, and a...

This is Jennifer Greene's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

Sometimes it feels counter to our instincts to reach out during a difficult time. It can be easier in the short term to curl up within ourselves, but this prolongs suffering. Reaching out and being open can feel uncomfortably vulnerable, but paradoxically there is huge strength in this vulnerability. I have been fortunate to have over 14 years of experience working with individuals who have taken the chance to reach out. I have worked with adults, children, adolescents, and families, both in inpatient and outpatient settings. I have extensive clinical experience t...

This is Teresa Lee's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
MAEd,MSW,LICSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 7

My name is Teresa M. Lee and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of North Carolina, and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Washington, DC. I received my Bachelors in Family and Community Services, Masters in Adult Education from East Carolina University and a Masters of Social Work from North Carolina State University. I have worked in mental health and substance abuse field since 2005. I enjoy working with individuals including adults, adolescents and children. My clinical focus is centered around those that have co...

This is Carol-Ann Cerkan's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
NCC,LPC,LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 18

Trust that is what is vital to a healthy therapeutic relationship and I work very hard to build that with my clients. Seeking counseling is one of the most courageous steps towards living your best life possible and I would like to help you on that journey. I am driven by the desire to help people through their difficult times and emotional issues they are facing. We will work together to develop an individualized path to help you through and feel better! I have had the opportunity to work with many different populations and have experiences in various emotion...

This is Amber Eason's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Greetings to all, My name is Amber Eason and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia. The purpose of my own commitment to you, here on the BetterHelp platform, is to assist and guide you through specific, and sometimes generalized areas of dysfunction, that impairs our daily lives. We as clinicians also go through the same humanistic experiences and through my education and own experiences, I will do my best provide an extensive amount of support to you and your family. I graduated from the University of West Florida with a Bachelor's ...

This is Carlita Coley's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Hello! My name is Carlita and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia with over a decade of experiences working with individuals struggling to adjust to life's often unfair circumstances. I have supported people with a wide variety of concerns including , but not limited to anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting problems, and confidence and self-esteem issues. I have also helped a great number of people work through their past trauma and/or abuse. My counseling style is warm, very laid back and conversational. I like for my sessions ...

This is Kevin Bosin's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
LCSW
Specialties: Anger management, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Virginia. The people I work with are generally struggling with controlling their emotions, facing behavioral challenges, coping skills, social relationships, and the effects of being exposed to trauma. Client that I have worked with have had diagnoses of ADHD. ODD, CD, and trauma. I am a down-to earth therapist and the way that I approach therapy with my clients is that I meet you where you are emotionally, behaviorally, and psychologically, no matter where that is. I like to utilize strengths-based, mindful...

This is Shilpa Sinclair's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I have been a counselor for 10 years and worked in a variety of treatment settings. I am an LCSW and received a Masters Degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. I utilise the psychodynamic approach to therapy which focuses on the mental and emotional process of our thoughts, beliefs and actions, but also use other modes of therapy as appropriate. It is important to me to begin where the client is at and that we work together to outline and discuss the goals in treatment. I use empathy and other humanistic approaches during therapy. I have extensive...

This is Dr. Jennifer Slusher's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
PhD,LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 22

Hi, I am glad you are reaching out. We all have times when we feel stuck or feel like something is off. Life can be challenging, and navigating those challenges is hard! Processing the struggles and transitions we face with a professional is often necessary, Additionally, certain past issues or traumas need to be explored in order to move forward. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 20 years of experience in the counseling field. I have my PhD in Counselor Education as well. I would consider myself pretty laid back and non-directive, meaning I a...

This is Lilian Rodriguez-Brown's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
M.S. Ed.,LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed professional counselor in Virginia. I work alongside clients dealing with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, anger, relationship issues, identity issues, crisis counseling, and daily stressors. I have also helped many people who have experienced symptoms of psychosis and mood disorders. My counseling style is warm, engaging and personalized to your needs. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I don't believe in stigmatizing labels or generalizing everyone into one, as we all are different ...

This is Arielle Griffin's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
MSW,LCSW,LICSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in the state of Florida, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the District of Columbia with three years of post-graduate experience. I have worked in both outpatient medical clinic care, acute hospital care, and with Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs. I also have experience providing individual, group, and family therapy to those who have experienced trauma or are navigating grief. In addition to this, I work with clients experiencing stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenge...

This is Heather Dumas's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
MEd,LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 15

Are you struggling to cope with your emotions? Has life been really stressful lately? I can help! My name is Heather and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. My past experience includes over 15 years of working in community mental health, and I also have experience as a school based counselor. I operate from a strengths based and person centered approach, and believe that everyone can grow and improve their life, regardless of their circumstances. Though I primarily use interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I adapt m...

What Can Therapists In Virginia Help You With?

A therapist in Virginia can practice anything from marriage and family counseling to CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and can help with depression, stress, or anxiety.

They can help you set and achieve career goals, work on current issues you may be facing, or deal with your past. Around 3078759 people are living in Virginia, and because an estimated one in four people are dealing with some form of mental illness nationally, it is likely that you or someone you know could benefit from the support of a licensed counselor.

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

The reasons people choose to see a psychologist vary, of course, but there are a number of reasons why starting therapy sessions on our platform can help you. Whether you live in the city of or in the Washington county, we can match you with a licensed therapist who can suit your needs.

Take a look at our extensive network of counselors and online psychologists in Virginia who are ready to help you get happy!