Virginia Dickinson

LCSW

About Me

Hello! I am a licensed clinical social worker with certificates in marriage and family therapy and grief counseling. Over the years I have taken a nontraditional career path working in counseling, education, the arts, and management.

My counseling style is supportive and interactive. My approach combines humanism, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, and ecopsychology. I believe that we all have the skills and solutions within us to solve problems, but at times we need guidance and support in doing so.

It takes insight to realize that one needs to make changes in their life, and it takes courage to reach out to get help in doing so. I would be happy to assist you on your journey towards a more balanced and satisfying life.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #4212-123 (Expires: 2023-02-28)

LCSW #CSW.09926812 (Expires: 2023-08-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Virginia Dickinson. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by J.E. on Apr 04, 2022 after therapy with Virginia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I have only recently just started therapy and I was hesitant to begin this process again. I was concerned originally that my problems were not necessarily in the realm of being fixed by therapy, but after my first few sessions with Virginia I am so happy I stuck with it! I have realized that even if my problems aren’t being directly affected by therapy, it has helped me immensely to just be able to talk through some of my circumstances with someone who is “on the outside“. Many thanks to Virginia and to those responsible for developing this therapy experience!

Written by I.R. on Apr 01, 2022 after therapy with Virginia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

I think Virginia is Wonderful-
She is very quick to respond, listens to me and helps me to have a better understanding for myself. These first two sessions have been great, I think having Virginia help and BetterHelp service are going to have a significant impact on my life and what I’ve been going through!

Written by M.E. on Jan 29, 2022 after therapy with Virginia for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

I’ve so enjoyed my time working with Virginia! She’s helped me work though my past and focus on my future. I hope if I ever need to come back to therapy I can see her again.

Written by J.U. on Aug 16, 2021 after therapy with Virginia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I've only had 2 sessions with Virginia, after switching counselors, and I already have learned more and literally had better help with her than the previous counselor and the almost 10 sessions we had.

Written by C.A. on Jul 29, 2021 after therapy with Virginia for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Thanks to Virginia, I've made some major headway in understanding myself and my sensitivities, which has enabled me to fine-tune my approach to relationships with friends and loved ones. My initial goals for starting counselling have now been achieved, and I look forward to pursuing new ones!

Written by M.E. on Jun 29, 2021 after therapy with Virginia for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue

Virginia is consistently supportive and reassuring. I always feel better after reading her messages.

Written by J.O. on May 04, 2021 after therapy with Virginia for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Virginia is an excellent counselor who has helped me navigate through some turbulent changes in my life over the past six months. She is an excellent active listener and continues to help me work through my therapy and life goals.

Written by A.M. on Feb 21, 2021 after therapy with Virginia for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Virginia is incredibly kind, patient and understanding of anything I choose to speak with her about. She does not push her own opinions on you, but instead allows you to naturally understand your own feelings and I feel far more confident and at ease for having spoken with her.

Written by J.U. on Dec 01, 2020 after therapy with Virginia for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, anger management, and coping with life changes

Virginia is a great counsellor. She has really understood my concerns and has helped me very well. I think I have made great progress since having counselling with her. I would definitely recommend Virginia.

Written by R.Y. on Nov 10, 2020 after therapy with Virginia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and anger management

Virginia is the best! She listens very closely, really tries to understand the underlying issues that I am dealing with, and her advice is always great. I never feel judged or embarrassed about anything I tell her. She is great at what she does!

Written by C.A. on Aug 25, 2020 after therapy with Virginia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I can tell she’s listening because she repeats what I just said to her in her own words. She makes me feel even my smallest issues are worth talking about. It’s nice to have a sounding board and someone understanding to talk to- but she still gives me challenges to walk away with

Work with me!