Chesapeake is known for its swampland. A swamp can be a good metaphor for your life. It can be something that’s a site to behold, teeming with life and a diverse amount of creatures. Other times, you’re struggling through the swamp, and you just want it drained. 

A counselor can help you navigate the swamps of life and get you to your destination as soon as possible. If you need to drain your swamp, speak to a Chesapeake-based counselor today.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chesapeake, Virginia (Chesapeake, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 9

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in the state of Virginia. I earned my Master's Degree from the University of South Carolina. I have an extensive history of working with diverse clients experiencing issues with anxiety, depression, conflicts in relationships, anger management, and self esteem. I have also worked with people who have experienced trauma and/or abuse. I have worked in numerous settings including an outpatient counseling clinic, hospitals, a residential program, and an emergency shelter. I believe in treating all people with respect ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chesapeake, Virginia (Chesapeake, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 20

Not Accepting New Clients at this Time. My name is Jessica and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia and Maryland with 20 years' experience in many states on the East Coast. My Masters in Social Work is from Boston University and I love assisting others to make changes and improve their lives. I am currently accepting clients who are looking for messaging or live typing (chat) sessions. I check messages and respond intermittently from 9 AM - 2:30 PM Monday - Friday and have availability fo...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chesapeake, Virginia (Chesapeake, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,LPC,BC-TMH
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 30

I am very excited about continuing my intensive focus on the way that relationships develop and thrive as a result of non-judgmental, positive regard. It is important to create a safe space that is sensitive to each client’s lifestyle, culture, and beliefs. An excellent communicator, I always seek to build trust and authenticity into relationships and I look forward to taking full advantage of this talent and assisting you with your goals. I have worked individually with adults since 2008. My focus has been on helping others develop management strategies for mood...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chesapeake, Virginia (Chesapeake, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 27

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia with over 25 years of experience providing mental health counseling in a variety of practice settings that include hospital, residential setting, home, and schools. My areas of focus encompass a broad variety of concerns, with special concentration on depression, anxiety, mood dysregulation, emotional trauma and abuse, and ADHD. Additionally, I have worked with many families experiencing the challenges of parenting and familial relational issues. There is ‘no one size fit all’! I understand that each client pres...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chesapeake, Virginia (Chesapeake, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

I’ve worked 30 years in this field and am very fortunate to have found my passion. I simply care about helping others through their own self discovery. I think of therapy as walking with you and supporting you on your journey. It is a privilege to be invited into someone's life story. I work a lot on life balance, strength based and mindfulness practices. I've dedicated many years to nonprofit community mental health. I’ve worked extensively with adolescents and adults in all ages and stages of life, facilitate addiction recovery counseling and groups an...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chesapeake, Virginia (Chesapeake, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 16

I am a clinical social worker licensed in Virginia with over 10 years of experience. I have worked with teens and adults with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, and substance abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe everyone has strengths that can be capitalized on as they gain insights and skills to navigate life. I am here to help you increase self-awareness, gain new perspectives, decrease symptoms, and have a more meaningful life experience. My approach combines strength-...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chesapeake, Virginia (Chesapeake, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with licensure in Colorado and Virginia with over five years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, grief and loss, and trauma. I have a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology, a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology, and a Masters degree in Forensic Psychology. My therapy style is warm, interactive, and non-judgmental. I utilize motivational interviewing techniques to engage clients and support motivation for change. My approach is...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chesapeake, Virginia (Chesapeake, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a professional counselor in the state of Virginia with six years of experience working with teens, adults, and the elderly population! I have worked in a small counseling practice, in-home services services, psychosocial group support, outpatient counseling, grief camp, life coaching, and community mental health! I have experience working with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, personality disorders, grief and loss, trauma, relationship issues, self harm, fear, stress, psychosis, and major life changes. My passion is helping people find hope in kn...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chesapeake, Virginia (Chesapeake, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LPC
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 19

Sonya Pearson is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Sonya has been working as a counselor since 2002. She received her BA in Sociology from Claflin University and preceded to receive her MA in Counseling from Webster University. Sonya is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the South Carolina area. She has work with individuals from age 18 to 65 years old. She works with helping individuals who have problems dealing with depression, stress and anxiety, ADHD, personality disorders, family conflict, blended families, anger, relationship problems, grief and loss, s...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chesapeake, Virginia (Chesapeake, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,CSAC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hi! My name is Arianna, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. As a therapist I support individuals in becoming the best versions of themselves. I have worked with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, addiction, and are ultimately looking to live more full and authentic lives. My approach to counseling is client centered. I believe everyone has the tools within themselves to resolve whatever challenges they are facing; my role is to guide you to look internally to find and develop them. Using Cognitive Behavior...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chesapeake, Virginia (Chesapeake, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW-C,LICSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Janet L. Hughes. I graduated with my Masters in Social Work in July 2001. I went to the University of Florida for undergrad studies. I would first like to acknowledge the courage it takes to identify a need for change. I would be honored to assist in your seeking and healing process. You are the expert in your life and we will work together collaboratively to focus on the issues requiring action or attention. I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have a licence in DC, Maryland and Virginia. I have worked with people suffering from depression, anxiet...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chesapeake, Virginia (Chesapeake, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I have 20+ years experience providing therapy both for couples and individuals. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, humanistic therapy, and neuropsychotherapy to help the client or couple grow through their obstacles. Whether it’s a mood disorder, couple or family conflict, substance abuse or post-traumatic stress, I have helped many experience the healing they deserve. My training in both the psychological and neurobiological bases of numerous issues allows me to help the client or couple understand how they may allow their brain to find meaning and fulfi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chesapeake, Virginia (Chesapeake, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Hello, Thank you for viewing my profile. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LICSW)with over 12 years of experience working with individuals in the mental health field throughout the U.S. I have worked with a wide variety of clients with challenges from depression, relationship issues, parenting problems, severe mental health diagnoses, low self-esteem, and workplace issues just to name a few. My style of therapy is client-centered where the client can go at their own pace. I believe this style provides one with a sense of increased confidence in the...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chesapeake, Virginia (Chesapeake, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 33

I am licensed in Virginia with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & family conflicts. 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. 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. I have 20 years working with adolescents with adhd...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chesapeake, Virginia (Chesapeake, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Virginia with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chesapeake, Virginia (Chesapeake, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed therapist and certified clinical trauma professional in Pennsylvania and Virginia with more than 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience working in a variety of settings with individuals experiencing a wide range of concerns, including trauma, substance use, mood disorders, and personality disorders. I have a passion for assisting individuals with understanding the impact of trauma and learning to create new meanings to find a path to create the life they want to live. I take the view that trauma is not just about what happens to...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chesapeake, Virginia (Chesapeake, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I am licensed in Virginia with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self-esteem and confidence, and depression. 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. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chesapeake, Virginia (Chesapeake, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 11

Aloha! I am licensed in Virginia and Hawaii with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. I've worked with adolescents, young adults, and adults of all ages in several different settings. 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chesapeake, Virginia (Chesapeake, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Maryland and Virginia with 6 years of experience working with older adults, people facing cancer and their caregivers, as well as people at end of life. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, & coping with life changes. Just by being on this site, you have taken a huge first step. All of us struggle with big emotions at one time or another in our lives. And we all have the tools to find acceptance and peace. I look forward to working together and finding out what is most important to you.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chesapeake, Virginia (Chesapeake, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in Virginia with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, bipolar disorder, & depression. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Having a hard time selecting a mental health professional in Chesapeake? (How we can help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Chesapeake area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.
 
First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couple’s therapy; just search 'therapist near me in Chesapeake' and find the one that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Chesapeake, or elsewhere in the Chesapeake (city) county or state of Virginia.
 
Mental health professionals that have a private practice or provide therapy services for professional counseling can help improve healthy relationships and communication skills whether that be working through life's obstacles and life issues in couples counseling, changing negative thinking patterns, or just providing a listening ear. Verified Chesapeake therapists can provide licensed marriage counseling, compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs (such as discussing healing, children, or other adults), and will help create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor. Verified Chesapeake counselors help adults with healing (from physical ailments such as chronic pain, as well as mental illness).


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Chesapeake, VA ranges from $85-$150.
 
Some therapists in the state of Virginia will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Chesapeake and elsewhere throughout the state of Virginia, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every 4 weeks).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around Chesapeake offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.
 
Whether that’s via in-app messaging with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges in online therapy. You can work through various symptoms, disorders or condition, and even get a diagnosis from the comfort of your own home. 
 
So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like work stress management, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a individual or marriage and family therapist that is right for you.
 
Counseling services, wellness services, online therapy, relationship counseling, and individual counseling through a licensed therapist can help treat postpartum depression, feeling lost or feeling stuck, difficult relationships, and helping people live their best lives. If you're looking for a therapist, Chesapeake has many professionals who provide client centered individual counseling both in person and through online therapy. Gain more insight into in your life than you would through an eclectic approach or motivational interviewing. In Chesapeake, therapy is easily accessible and just a click away. A clinical psychologist, licensed psychologist, or board approved supervisor can help you develop new coping strategies through modern therapy, therapeutic services, and a holistic approach.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). While helping to develop healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people who you see everyday.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A Chesapeake therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 237940 people in the city of Chesapeake, VA finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 23323 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists through nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

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Take some time to learn more about our therapists and counselors to clearly understand our services. If you have questions for us, please reach us on our contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

Emergency Situations:

If you are experiencing a crisis or any other person may be exposed to danger due to an issue that is an emergency - don't use this site's online services. Verified Chesapeake therapists can help women, children, and young adults, as well as anyone experiencing a crisis or emergency.

If you need Domestic Violence support, please contact The National Domestic Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

If you need Substance Abuse support, please contact the Substance Abuse and MH Services Administration at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

If you need Sexual Abuse support, please contact the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network at 1-800-656-4673

Call the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at +1 (800) 273-8255 or 911 which can provide you with immediate help for an emergency call or visit the nearest emergency room.

Other zip codes that the counselors near or around Chesapeake, Virginia can serve:

23320, 23321, 23322, 23323, 23324, 23325, 23326, 23327, 23328

Some other commonly asked questions can be found below:

How do I know I should get a therapist?
 
Modern therapy and psychotherapy have many benefits, regardless of the resources you may or may not have, or a service you have received in the past. The connection between brain, body and behavior is what effects everything in your life and therapy can help you see results in improving your attention and reaction to a specific thing. Whether it be someone wanting to learn more about their own mind and patterns, or specific situations in terms of well-being and friend struggles, searching for a 'therapist near me' or a 'therapist near Chesapeake' can help you find a counselor near you or the closest locator to any counselors and psychiatrists. 
 
How much does a therapist cost?
 
Therapist prices differ, and one good way to learn more is by looking up "therapists around me" or "Chesapeake's therapists" to learn about prices in your city or state, and who takes health insurance. You can also specify for a male or female counselor, or anything specific you're looking for in regards to money and therapy options and what might be an eco-friendly option.
 
How do I see a therapist for the first time?
 
One great way to prep for your first therapy session is by reading a lot of information on therapy-- articles by an author or experts on therapy can help you study some tips or a specific example of what to pay attention to in your first appointment. In fact, one great example of a case of someone with a great level of expertise who has written about therapy is the book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb. Learning about the tools to tackle life challenges and the importance of putting in the effort in therapy sessions will help you make the most of the opportunity and potential self-discovery journey.
 
Should I go to therapy if I feel fine?
 
While you may look fine on the outside or through your instagram, that doesn't always mean we feel fine 100% of the time. A therapist can help you gain power over your life and emotions and be a helping hand and trusted source while you navigate day-to-day experiences and small growth opportunities. Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies can help you improve your self-esteem, work through values and relationships (such as with your parents), and overall gain a better sense of the world and how you see it. The success you may find through therapy is dependent on your process, if you are in-office or out-of-office, as well as who your provider is, what medication you are on, what fear you have, etc.
 
People also go to therapy for very specific things such as bullying, getting diagnosed with autism, wanting to learn mindfulness, having a specific nature or "spirit" they want to nurture and work on, trouble with office workers, phobia of doctors, and any other principles they are interesting in working through.
 
Is crying in therapy a breakthrough?
 
While for some crying in therapy might not be the normal, for others who perhaps experience mood disorders or even schizophrenia, crying could be a natural occurrence in each session. The groups you are in, the adolescents memories and experiences you've had, and the education you've received can all play a role into your emotions and emotional state throughout therapy.
 
Are therapists worth it?
 
We are all on a different path with our life, as each human is unique in the advice they want (or don't want) in areas of their life. Therapists, however, have the ability to help you find your potential through re-training your mind through methods such as CBT, or you can see a SEP (Somatic Experiencing Professional). For example, a number of patients who are battling sleep insomnia, difficulty with medications, troublesome behaviors, or overuse of drugs or alcohol have found help for their disorder through online therapy and telehealth. Many studies outline the risk in addition to the reward of seeing providers and specialists virtually, and overall the reviews show that the availability and areas of expertise from online therapists make it feel like they are on your team, and are a positive addition to your life.
 
Do therapists judge you?
 
The separation and boundaries between you and a therapist make it so that therapists are never there to judge you-- they are there to help you work through coping mechanisms, self-understanding, various stresses, and how your beliefs might impact your decisions and lifestyle. 
 
How much does a therapist cost near Chesapeake, Virginia?
 
Each therapist might differ per state, but BetterHelp offers therapy throughout the US in many cities- including, but not limited to: New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, San Diego, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Phoenix, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Washington, DC, Tampa, League City, Seattle, Detroit, Orlando, Atlanta, and even University of Houston. You can also search states by their state code (such as MD or AZ) to find more on specific cities in the state. Having access to clinical psychology over zoom can open doors to another modality, such as in-app messaging. The scale of price and plan may differ with each area code, but BetterHelp's main belief is that therapy should be accessible wherever, whenever.
 
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