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 Dr. Renee Brush's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
PhD
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

First, I want to say "bravo" to you for taking the first step in getting help! That by far is the most difficult step. I know starting therapy can create so much anxiety, which is why I believe my first job is to help you feel more comfortable as we begin to work together. With me, you can count on feeling accepted and validated as you are. I will help you understand why you developed those behaviors you believe are problematic in order to help you feel better about you and your choices in life. During therapy, I prefer to work with a person in a collaborative ...

This is Sabrina da Silva's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
M.S.,NCC,LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I am a professional counselor licensed in Virginia and Florida, as well as being a National Certified Counselor. I have been working in the field for over 9 years, treating clients with a wide range of concerns. My experience has mainly consisted of treating clients presenting with issues associated with trauma and abuse, as well as depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. I do not see clients as being "sick" or having something wrong with them, but as having experienced difficult things that need to be navigated in healthier ways. I adopt a collaborativ...

This is Hillary Zaneveld's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
LPC,CSAC,NBCC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Welcome! My name is Hillary and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and National Board Certified Counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I have worked in the field of mental health and substance use counseling since 1999 in a variety of settings facilitating both group and individual counseling. My counseling style is generally laid back and I have been described as supportive, caring, and non-judgmental, with a pretty good sense of humor. I like to focus on identifying a persons strengths and helping to maximize thos...

This is Maureen Macias's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
LCSW
Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Hello I am Maureen. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years experience working as a Mental Health Counselor as well as a social work educator. My intention is to provide a safe, secure and supportive environment to address the concerns you may be experiencing that is getting in the way of living life the way that is most beneficial to you. I specialize in helping to develop and learn coping skills that will help to decrease anxiety, stress, depression. I primarily work with older adolescents and adults, from various different backgrounds. I have...

This is Holly McCloud's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hello, My name is Holly McCloud. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been providing therapy for the last 5 years. I am a mother of two, and own a small private practice in southwest Virginia. I received my education from Liberty University and Roanoke College. I have completed a residency in Substance Abuse Counseling, and Mental Health Counseling. I have spent most of my career working with individuals in private practice. I have experience working with all ages. I specialize in individual mental health, family issues, and addiction. Th...

This is Megan Propps's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
LPC,LCMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 14

People today have an overwhelming burden trying to balance family, work, finances, and not to mention the unexpected stressful events that life throws their way. As I a licensed counselor, my goal is to help my clients learn more positive strategies to cope with these challenges. My work with clients often consists in helping them identify existing, often unrecognized, strengths within each client, while cultivating self-compassion. Even more, I hope to help my clients rediscover peace and joy and learn strategies to maintain this. My specialty areas include D...

This is Emma Long's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

Hello and thank you for taking the time to consider me as your therapist! My name is Emma and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I graduated in 2014 from the University of Southern California with a specialty in caring for the mental health of veterans, active duty military and their family members. In addition to recognizing the unique challenges of military life, I have focused my continuing education on techniques to support individuals dealing with panic, anxiety, and distressed feelings of sadness and grief. My intention as your therapist is to...

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 MARYANNE ALDERFER's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
EdS, LPC, LMFT
Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

I bring 30 years of counseling experience to our time together. My orientation can best be described as eclectic, drawing from rogerian, cognitive behavioral and family systems theory and techniques. Our first session provides the opportunity to decide together whether I am best able to help you accomplish your goals. If you are unsure of who/what would best suit your needs, I will be glad to offer my help in finding the resources you may need. Some client feedback is as follows: 'You were attentive, efficient, patient, insightful, impartial; you provided a...

This is Amanda Davis-Scott's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Depression, Coaching
Years of Experience: 9

Welcome! My name is Amanda and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Virginia. I have had over 8 years experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings including residential, inpatient, outpatient, and in-home. Although that seems like a mouthful, it simply means that I have had experience working with a broad range and severity of clinical issues. I have the most experience working with family/relationship conflicts, life transitions, and crisis intervention. I've worked with individuals experiencing a wide ar...

This is Pamela Travers's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
MA,EdS,LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Greetings! I have more than twenty years of counseling experience. I studied at Hampton University were I earned my MA and EdS. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, licensed in the state of Virginia. Over the past twenty years, I have had the opportunity to work and successfully treat many diverse populations to include those experiencing challenges with anxiety, depression, family conflicts, grief and loss, and many more. I have worked in some of the most challenging settings, but with my ability to connect with those seeking assistance, client's have expr...

This is Cindy Lerner's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
PhD,LCSW
Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 31

I am so pleased that you are here, taking this first step, looking for a therapist, it’s one of the bravest things you can do for yourself, and for the people who care about you. This is an important relationship. And there must be a “goodness-of-fit” between client and therapist. I hope we will forge that relationship together. As a therapist, my goal is to ask my client the questions that will help them to find their answers. I believe that no one knows you better than you know yourself. It’s just that oftentimes, there is too much clutter in our heads, and tha...

This is Emma Jaeger's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 8

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 8 years of experience working as a therapist and in-school clinician in Virginia. After graduating from West Virginia University with my Master's degree in Counseling, I worked as an in-home for 3 years where I gained experience working with a wide range of people. I worked with ages 5 to 55 and treatment clients with concerns ranging from anger management and abuse to addiction and grief. After leaving in-home, I have worked as an in-school clinician for the past 5 years. I have worked with clients with a wide ran...

This is Karissa Rumsey's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
LPC,ATR-BC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 16

Stress affects us all today. I am grateful that technology is available to help us heal and grow during this difficult time of Covid 19. I applaud you for taking steps to improve your physical and mental health. Seeking help is a courageous act. Whether you choose art therapy or counseling, I am eager to help you set and reach goals that will enhance your life. Why not give art therapy a try? You may wonder who could benefit from art therapy. I will tell you that no prior art training or experience is required. It is an alternative form of communicatio...

This is Alexandria Schenk's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
LPC,MA
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

My name is Alexandria Schenk, you can call me Alex, my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am a licensed professional counselor licensed in Virginia. I work with individuals with a wide range of needs including depression, anxiety, overcoming life stressors, relationship difficulties, parenting concerns, sexual, physical and collective/generational traumas and abuse, emotional growth, communication needs, boundary setting, identity questions, serious mental illness, and family of origin wounds. I work from the lens of wellness for the whole person, incorporating min...

This is Lucy Buckley's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 10

Taking the first step to get help can be scary. You are brave to be looking for the right therapist who can assist you with your struggle. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia. My ten years of experience have included working in Hospice care and in the Public-school System. In Hospice care, I worked helping patients and families cope with issues surrounding the end of life. In the schools, I worked closely with parents and supported them through the special education process. I use a strength-based and solution-focused approach in my practice with in...

This is Heidi York's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
LPC,LAC
Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! My name is Heidi York, I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC), licensed addictions counselor (LAC) as well as a certified marriage and family counselor. I graduated with a master's degree in clinical psychology from Regis University in Colorado. I have had over 20 years of experience with diverse populations of individuals including: armed forces, rural, gang affiliated, physically challenged, incarcerated, different countries and various social economic backgrounds. I am adapt at and have utilized a variety of counseling modalities, including but...

This is Brittani Sanders's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

Hi there! I am thrilled that you have started your journey to wholeness! My name is Brittani and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with nine years of experience in the mental health and substance abuse field. I have worked with several populations presenting a wide range of concerns. I have counseling experience in mental health, addiction treatment, and the criminal justice field. I have counseled populations ranging from adolescent youth to the elderly. My counseling approach is versatile, and I use a range of therapeutic techniques, including: Solution-Fo...

This is Nicole Cook's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Virginia with over 9 years of experience working as a mental health professional and outpatient therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, communication challenges, parenting problems, career challenges, mood instability, and substance abuse. I also have supported many people with coaching and goal setting. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and using a person c...

This is Jennifer Sutherland's avatar and link to their profile
Virginia
PhD,LCP
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am a licensed clinical psychologist. I have been working with adolescents and their families for 4 years. I have experience working with military and their families as well as adults in an outpatient setting. Some of the concerns I have experience with in therapy are trauma, self-injury, impulsivity, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, substance abuse, disordered eating patterns, and family conflict and parenting concerns. My counseling style is very much driven by my client and what approach works best for you. My goal is to meet you where you are at and deve...

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!