The heritage of Williamsburg dates back to the early 1600s, where courageous peoples from other lands sought out a better life for themselves. That pride and courage stands strong in Williamsburg over three centuries later. Are you struggling to find your strength and courage within yourself to take on the problems in your life?

If you live in the Williamsburg area, if you need help, then don’t wait to reach out to a counselor today. Williamsburg, Virginia is home to many counselors and therapists. Show your courage and strength by seeking out a mental health professional so you can get back to living your life the best way you can.

This is Christine Sanchez's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Williamsburg, Virginia (Williamsburg, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with 5 years counseling experience working as a counselor, skills coach, and crisis counselor. I have worked with client and families with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, ADHD, and psychosis. My counseling style is warm and understanding. I believe everyone deserves to feel respected and heard without preconceived stigmas or prejudices. My approach combines Cognitive Behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and ACT to help equip you with the tools you will need to live a more ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Williamsburg, Virginia (Williamsburg, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

It takes courage to seek support when faced with adversities and challenging life situations. Counseling can offer a safe and supportive space for processing and healing. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over ten years of clinical counseling experience. My clinical experience includes, but is not limited to, supporting people struggling with trauma exposure, grief and loss, anxiety and depression, difficult life transitions, eating disorders, relational concerns, behavioral concerns, intimate partner violence, and those experiencing suicidality. ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Williamsburg, Virginia (Williamsburg, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hello, Life can have many challenges that often leave us feeling lost, helpless, hopeless, and doubting ourselves. You have made a great choice in reaching out. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Virginia. I have several years of experience as an outpatient therapist, but I have 20 years of experience in a variety of social work settings. My experiences include in-home work with families and children, substance abuse, child protective services, foster care and crisis work. With compassion and understanding, I will meet you wher...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Williamsburg, Virginia (Williamsburg, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hi! My name is Anthony Penn. I’m an LPC licensed in the state Virginia. I have a Master’s in Mental Health Rehabilitation Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University. I have over 10 years of counseling experience and 20 years of experience working with individuals struggling to manage psychological and/or emotional difficulties, including those diagnosed with severe mental illness. I’ve worked with a good variety of age groups and populations over the years in my work. I’ve worked in a variety of settings (i.e., private practice, acute inpatient psychiatr...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Williamsburg, Virginia (Williamsburg, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MEd,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 19

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 my appr...

This is Esther Reynolds's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Williamsburg, Virginia (Williamsburg, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 31

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia and have been in a private practice for over 25 years. I work with individuals who suffer from depression, anxiety, ADHD, and traumatic experiences (physical, emotional, and sexual). Family conflicts and relationship issues are also a focus of my practice. My approach includes cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and rational-emotive therapy. I often coordinate mindfulness, insight-oriented approaches, and storytelling in my sessions, depending on an individual’s uniqueness. My primary g...

This is Arleatha  Jeffrey's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Williamsburg, Virginia (Williamsburg, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

Choosing a counselor is an extremely important decision, trust and a good rapport is essential to success in the therapeutic relationship. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker my work is rooted in a client-centered approach and led by the desires of those whom I am working with. You can expect a a warm and respectful approach, professionalism, and affirmation of your values and desires. My overall approach to counseling is holistic and I am well versed in approaches which include cognitive-behavioral, Person Centered and mindfulness therapy. I have happ...

This is Sharon Roberts-Carter's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Williamsburg, Virginia (Williamsburg, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LCMHC, LPC
Therapy Specialties: Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Heath Counselor/Psychotherapist in North Carolina and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. I have over 20 years of experience in the field of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment. I provide individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy and some group therapy with all populations such as: military, children, adolescents, and adults. Anxiety, Anger Management, Attention Deficit, Depression, Grief /Loss, Parent Guidance, PTSD, Relationship Problems, Trauma and Workplace Stressors are some of the various issue...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Williamsburg, Virginia (Williamsburg, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,OSW-C
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

I am Amy Thomason and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with children, adolescents, and families. I have experience treating depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, ADHD, autism spectrum, oppositional defiant, and conduct disorders. I also have extensive experience in working with patients with cancer and grief and loss issues. I use a person-centered approach to help you reach your goals.

This is Brenda Roberts Moosa's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Williamsburg, Virginia (Williamsburg, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 18

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 18 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, LGBT issues, relationship issues, parenting, career challenges, grief, life transitions, adoption, disputed custody issues, co-parenting post divorce and collaborative divorce. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity and compassion. I don't believe in labeling others. My style is respectful, warm, challenging and interactive. I combine a client centered approach wi...

This is Janell Cruz's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Williamsburg, Virginia (Williamsburg, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been a working with children and families of diverse ethnic backgrounds since 2007. I have therapeutic experience in helping clients manage their emotions and remove energy blocks due to abuse, neglect, trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and loss, family problems, domestic violence, among other challenges. I use the solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) approach to help you achieve goals to transform your mind, body and spirit. In order to increase the flow of energy, it is essential to remove e...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Williamsburg, Virginia (Williamsburg, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia for over 3 years.  I currently work for a medical center but previously worked for a Residential Treatment Facility.  I am currently working with a wide variety of patients, including those suffering with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, bipolar disorder, low self-esteem, and some personality disorders.  My approach combines person-centered, cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, and humanistic.  I will tailor your treatment plan to meet your unique and...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Williamsburg, Virginia (Williamsburg, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Virginia with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with a variety of issues to include: stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, & depression. 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.

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

I am licensed in Virginia with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, lgbt-related issues, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and relaxed environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is Jesse Schiavone's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Williamsburg, Virginia (Williamsburg, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I have experience working with adults and also adolescents ranging in age from 13-17 years old. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here t...

This is Jean Odachowski's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Williamsburg, Virginia (Williamsburg, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 17

I am licensed in Virginia with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with parenting issues, relationship difficulties, and trauma. Through Parent Child Interaction Therapy, I have helped parents develop a more fulfilling relationship with their children and helped them learn to apply consistent limit setting and consequences. I use EMDR to help clients process trauma and develop ways to cope with disturbing events. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared with...

This is Charles Koah's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Williamsburg, Virginia (Williamsburg, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

I am licensed in Virginia with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with executive and professional coaching. 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...

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

I am licensed in Virginia, New Jersey, and Indiana 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 Kenneth  Johnson 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Williamsburg, Virginia (Williamsburg, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Virginia with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Williamsburg, Virginia (Williamsburg, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

I am licensed in Kansas and Virginia with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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!

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Williamsburg?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Williamsburg area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Williamsburg and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Williamsburg or elsewhere in Williamsburg (city) or the state of Virginia.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Williamsburg therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Williamsburg due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists in the state of Virginia may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp therapists serving the city of Williamsburg 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 four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Williamsburg to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Williamsburg, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A San Jose therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Williamsburg, VA, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 23185 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor within 24 to 48 hours.

Emergency Situations

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Williamsburg:

23185, 23186, 23187

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A therapist may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.