In life, it can be hard to find your independence. Everyone seems to be under someone else’s control. Your job, your family, and even your own mental state can feel uncontrollable. What can you do to fix this? One way is by speaking to a counselor based in Newport News. They can help you gain back control. 

Newport News is an independent city, which is the perfect way to show a counselor’s goal. Complete, total independence is something everyone wants, but few truly achieve it. A counselor can help you be more independent and allow you to live a much better life. 

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Newport News, Virginia (Newport News, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse

I have been working in the mental health field since 1997. I am currently licensed in 3 states and have worked in a variety of settings including hospitals (working exclusively with cancer patients), private practice, and crisis situations. I am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Therapy and primarily use a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Approach along with a Solution Focused Approach. Everyone is an individual and and I will tailor each session just for you. I am dedicated to helping others find solutions and assisting them in making their own decisions. I bel...

This is Charnelle Cook's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Newport News, Virginia (Newport News, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, NCC, LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hi! My name is Charnelle Cook and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia with five years of experience in the private practice setting. I attended Virginia Commonwealth University for undergrad and I earned my Masters of Arts in Counseling from George Washington University in 2016. I believe that all clients should be treated as individuals, but I would consider myself a strengths-based therapist; encouraging my clients to focus on the positives in their lives and the things that are going well for them and not on the things that are not going so well ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Newport News, Virginia (Newport News, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

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 ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Newport News, Virginia (Newport News, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, ADHD
Years of Experience: 20

Hello! Welcome to the BetterHelp community! My name is Lisa McCarton and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, practicing in Virginia for 20 years. I have specialized in psychotherapy and social work with children, adolescents and families. I have been providing psychotherapy for a wide variety of issues and populations, to include: behavioral problems; trauma issues; family relationships; mood disorders; school issues; and sexual abuse issues, among other areas. I graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2000 with a Masters in Social Work. I b...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Newport News, Virginia (Newport News, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.S.,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Hi, my name is Wendy. I completed a master’s degree in Counseling and Human Development from Radford University in 2008. I also hold bachelor degrees in Communications and Psychology from Virginia Tech. I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia since 2014. I have worked as a counselor in a variety of settings, including in both public and higher education, as well as for a private agency and in a religious context. I have clinical counseling experience working with individuals, couples, and families, including adults and children. I utilize ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Newport News, Virginia (Newport News, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD, LPC
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed professional counselor with over 25 years of experience counseling at-risk children, youth, adults, and families. My areas of special interest are attachment disorder, trauma, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, parenting, and severe mental illness. I have worked with clients of all ages with issues along the spectrum of mental illness from mild depression to schizophrenia. I am direct and empathic with people. My approach to counseling is person-centered and eclectic, combining attachment-focused therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, tra...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Newport News, Virginia (Newport News, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS- Clinical Art Therapy,LPC, CSOTP
Therapy 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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Newport News, Virginia (Newport News, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC,ADS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Located in Lynchburg, VA. I have over 20 years of mental health experience. I Obtained my Master's in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. I obtained my BA from Ferrum College. I have a passion for working with people from all walks of life. I work from a trauma focused approach. I have a passion for the LGBT+ community. I feel people would be able to be their true authentic self. I have experience working with Children, Teens, and Adults. I have worked in the Outpatient and Inpatient settings. I spend ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Newport News, Virginia (Newport News, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 18 years of experience in the social work field. Specifically I have worked over 10 years in the mental health field. I have worked with clients with concerns including depression, anxiety, stress, OCD, ADHD, bipolar disorder and relationship issues. I have worked with clients that have experienced trauma. I am a holistic psychotherapist. I believe in looking at the client as a whole person , not just their mental health needs. I will focus on a client's overall wellness. My approach is eclectic and strength...

This is Sherie Mawusi's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Newport News, Virginia (Newport News, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,CSAS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker i Virginia with over 20 years of experience working as a Psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, woman's issues, career challenges, OCD. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma and abuse issues. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity and compassion. I believe that everyone needs to experience the power of what being in therapy does in a person's li...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Newport News, Virginia (Newport News, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,PhD-C
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am a native of Virginia. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services and Counseling and Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy with dual license eligibility from Liberty University. I am pursuing my PHD in Educational Psychology from Walden University. I am a licensed therapist for the state of Virginia and hold over 16 years of experience working in the field of mental health.I believe that God has allowed my passion to align with my purpose. . I support individuals from various age groups, cultures, and those who have a dual diagnosis. I specia...

This is Christina Taylor's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Newport News, Virginia (Newport News, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 4

Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to get into a career path that would make a difference in people’s lives. This interest led me to study psychology, Marriage and Family in particular, and eventually led to a full-time career. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the Tampa Bay area, I am committed to the well-being of all my clients and go above and beyond to cater to their needs. This has led me to becoming Adoption Competency Certified, a Nurturing Parenting Facilitator, Trauma-Informed, and introduced to Infant Mental Health! I truly care f...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Newport News, Virginia (Newport News, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

14+ years of experience with individual counseling including most mood disorders. Previous experience with serious mental illnesses in adulthood and work with children ages 5 - 18. Graduated with a Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling in 2010 and have been working in counseling/behavioral health and private sector consulting as a fully licensed clinician since 2014.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Newport News, Virginia (Newport News, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 18

I am licensed in Virginia with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Newport News, Virginia (Newport News, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in Virginia with 8 years of professional therapeutic work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I think that we are all connected and through treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion we can create a safe and healing space. I will work to partner with you to tailor our dialog and treatment to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage, and...

This is Kristin Pacello's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Newport News, Virginia (Newport News, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Virginia with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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. 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.

This is TyLisa Mitchell's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Newport News, Virginia (Newport News, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCMHC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, My name is TyLisa Mitchell, and I am here to assist you with the ever-changing structure of daily life. I have extensive background in working with children as well as adults facing challenging times throughout their lives. We all have those days and times where we can't quite figure out what is going and what to do next. If this is you and you're looking for someone who is well versed and dedicated to the profession of helping others, look no further. I am here to assist you with choosing a new pathway that best suits your needs. I have worked in man...

This is Anna Schulman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Newport News, Virginia (Newport News, VA)
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Virginia with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbt-related issues, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is Jennifer Vela's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Newport News, Virginia (Newport News, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas. I know life can be demanding, and often we experience events that lead to stressors and unresolved issues. These events often impact us in a way where we feel lost, and our functioning becomes impaired. Taking the first step in getting help is not easy, but I hope to create a safe and supportive place where you can process these difficult experiences. I know that as humans, we experience things differently. There is no single approach that works for everyone; I utilized an integrative approach, blending pieces of ...

This is Kirsten Osborne's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Newport News, Virginia (Newport News, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Virginia with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, 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. 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.

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

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Newport News 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 Newport News' 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 Newport News, or elsewhere in the Newport News (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 Newport News 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 Newport News 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 Newport News, 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 Newport News 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 Newport News 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, Newport News 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 Newport News, 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 Newport News therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 181825 people in the city of Newport News, 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 23628 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 Newport News 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 Newport News, Virginia can serve:

23601, 23602, 23603, 23604, 23605, 23606, 23607, 23608, 23609, 23612, 23628

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 Newport News' 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 "Newport News'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 Newport News, 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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