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Bloom and Blossom Counseling Services LLC.
Resident in Counseling, MA
Verified Verified
Portsmouth, VA 23703
I am LPC-Resident who has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults who experience a wide range of mental health concerns. My theoretical orientation as a counselor is firmly grounded in humanistic practices and person-centered approaches. I believe that building an authentic, empowering, and positive relationship with my clients is one of the most critical aspects of the therapeutic process. I believe that through therapy we are all able to bloom into the individuals we aspire to be and in turn, our life will blossom and flourish even when there is rain.
I am LPC-Resident who has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults who experience a wide range of mental health concerns. My theoretical orientation as a counselor is firmly grounded in humanistic practices and person-centered approaches. I believe that building an authentic, empowering, and positive relationship with my clients is one of the most critical aspects of the therapeutic process. I believe that through therapy we are all able to bloom into the individuals we aspire to be and in turn, our life will blossom and flourish even when there is rain.
(757) 792-8629 View (757) 792-8629
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Mark Murphy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Portsmouth, VA 23703
I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor for over 20 years. I have worked with men, women, teens, and families on various issues. Sometimes that work involved helping them through a particular incident or life change that overwhelmed them. Other times, our work centered around longstanding topics of depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction. With years of both institutional and outpatient experience, I enjoy helping people move from a place they can no longer tolerate to one where they feel happier and more effective. I also provide clinical supervision for LPC residents.
I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor for over 20 years. I have worked with men, women, teens, and families on various issues. Sometimes that work involved helping them through a particular incident or life change that overwhelmed them. Other times, our work centered around longstanding topics of depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction. With years of both institutional and outpatient experience, I enjoy helping people move from a place they can no longer tolerate to one where they feel happier and more effective. I also provide clinical supervision for LPC residents.
(757) 909-5571 View (757) 909-5571
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Dr. Natasha Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, LSATP, CSAC, ICAADC, CCTP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Portsmouth, VA 23703
You are finally ready to eliminate the baggage of the past that has weighed you down and keeps you from living your best life in a way that gives you joy. You have made the decision that the pain you experienced is not greater than your resolve and now you just need someone to guide you through the healing process. Welcome to Whole Village Counseling. We are a team of mental health professionals trained in trauma resolution, healthy communication, and life adjustments. We specialize in helping individuals just like you to heal from the past and move on with their lives, the life you desire.
You are finally ready to eliminate the baggage of the past that has weighed you down and keeps you from living your best life in a way that gives you joy. You have made the decision that the pain you experienced is not greater than your resolve and now you just need someone to guide you through the healing process. Welcome to Whole Village Counseling. We are a team of mental health professionals trained in trauma resolution, healthy communication, and life adjustments. We specialize in helping individuals just like you to heal from the past and move on with their lives, the life you desire.
(757) 337-4472 View (757) 337-4472
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Gift of Therapy and Consulting, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
Portsmouth, VA 23703
Making the decision to engage in therapy is not always easy, but is always productive. Fear, anxiety, stress, depression, and grief are just some of the emotional challenges we face in life. As a person-centered, eclectic Therapist, my goal is to help you use different lenses to look at the issues you are dealing with while also helping you understand how to pay attention to your whole self.
Making the decision to engage in therapy is not always easy, but is always productive. Fear, anxiety, stress, depression, and grief are just some of the emotional challenges we face in life. As a person-centered, eclectic Therapist, my goal is to help you use different lenses to look at the issues you are dealing with while also helping you understand how to pay attention to your whole self.
(757) 378-0617 View (757) 378-0617
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Sara Matos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portsmouth, VA 23703
With over 20 years of experience in the Social Service field, I pride myself on my dedication to the safety, well-being, and stabilization of the children, adults, and families that I work with. My creativity allows me to utilize a series of treatment modalities to assist in successfully empowering my clients while meeting their psychological needs. I am comfortable with a wide range of mental health challenges. A few modalities that I specialize in are Psycho-Educational, Play, Sand Tray, Accelerated Resolution, Solution Focused, Internal Family Systems, and brain-spotting.
With over 20 years of experience in the Social Service field, I pride myself on my dedication to the safety, well-being, and stabilization of the children, adults, and families that I work with. My creativity allows me to utilize a series of treatment modalities to assist in successfully empowering my clients while meeting their psychological needs. I am comfortable with a wide range of mental health challenges. A few modalities that I specialize in are Psycho-Educational, Play, Sand Tray, Accelerated Resolution, Solution Focused, Internal Family Systems, and brain-spotting.
(571) 570-8794 View (571) 570-8794
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At Precise Management Health & ICT, we specialize in dual-focused support: consultancy services for providers and partners to enhance their business operations, and wellness consulting for individuals in need of social resources, mental, and behavioral health support. Our teams holistic approach ensures comprehensive care and optimal outcomes for both providers and clients. Consultants for Providers and Partners: Involves our team assisting with streamlining the connections between the Provider and Individuals in need of services which is only one part another is providing personalized support for their well- being.
At Precise Management Health & ICT, we specialize in dual-focused support: consultancy services for providers and partners to enhance their business operations, and wellness consulting for individuals in need of social resources, mental, and behavioral health support. Our teams holistic approach ensures comprehensive care and optimal outcomes for both providers and clients. Consultants for Providers and Partners: Involves our team assisting with streamlining the connections between the Provider and Individuals in need of services which is only one part another is providing personalized support for their well- being.
(757) 832-8613 View (757) 832-8613
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Shawnette Reid
MS, LPC-R, CSAC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portsmouth, VA 23703
My profound passion lies in helping individuals realize their potential, with a particular focus on teenagers aged 13-18, adults and members of marginalized communities. My mission is to empower individuals by nurturing their self-esteem and guiding them in expressing their thoughts and emotions confidently.
My profound passion lies in helping individuals realize their potential, with a particular focus on teenagers aged 13-18, adults and members of marginalized communities. My mission is to empower individuals by nurturing their self-esteem and guiding them in expressing their thoughts and emotions confidently.
(757) 210-3264 View (757) 210-3264
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Alicia Cave
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portsmouth, VA 23703  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! I am so grateful to be considered as a resource for you on your Journey toward mental health and wellbeing!
Welcome! I am so grateful to be considered as a resource for you on your Journey toward mental health and wellbeing!
(757) 993-7459 View (757) 993-7459
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Path of Life Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC
Verified Verified
Portsmouth, VA 23703  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have over 10 years of experience working with teens, adults and families who experience anxiety, depression, attachment and relational struggles, attention difficulties, and spiritual concerns.
I have over 10 years of experience working with teens, adults and families who experience anxiety, depression, attachment and relational struggles, attention difficulties, and spiritual concerns.
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Laura A Ponds
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portsmouth, VA 23703
I have 19 years experience working with adults, children, adolescents and parents who present with a myriad of disorders. I provide individual/group outpatient psychotherapy services in the Tidewater area using a client centered perspective that focuses on my clients' strengths and goals. One of several specialties include anger management therapy for those who are court ordered and/or wish to learn ways to manage their anger. I am currently adding to my client base. I offer flexibility in scheduling sessions. I am an experienced and approved clinical supervisor seeking to add residents in counseling to my caseload as well.
I have 19 years experience working with adults, children, adolescents and parents who present with a myriad of disorders. I provide individual/group outpatient psychotherapy services in the Tidewater area using a client centered perspective that focuses on my clients' strengths and goals. One of several specialties include anger management therapy for those who are court ordered and/or wish to learn ways to manage their anger. I am currently adding to my client base. I offer flexibility in scheduling sessions. I am an experienced and approved clinical supervisor seeking to add residents in counseling to my caseload as well.
(757) 828-0573 View (757) 828-0573
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Denisha Hosey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Portsmouth, VA 23703  (Online Only)
I am glad YOU are here! Have you been feeling anxious, angry, depressed, frustrated, and overwhelmed? Maybe you feel like you have so much to do with not enough time to do it all, adjusting to life’s transitions and finding ways to effectively balance work and family. If you find yourself dealing with lasting effects of grief, trauma, or issues related to infertility, pregnancy or postpartum, I offer a consultation to explore if we are a good fit for each other. Making the decision to reach out for support and help is not always easy. I am happy that you are courageous enough to take bold steps toward creating change for yourself.
I am glad YOU are here! Have you been feeling anxious, angry, depressed, frustrated, and overwhelmed? Maybe you feel like you have so much to do with not enough time to do it all, adjusting to life’s transitions and finding ways to effectively balance work and family. If you find yourself dealing with lasting effects of grief, trauma, or issues related to infertility, pregnancy or postpartum, I offer a consultation to explore if we are a good fit for each other. Making the decision to reach out for support and help is not always easy. I am happy that you are courageous enough to take bold steps toward creating change for yourself.
(757) 210-5671 View (757) 210-5671
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Karen Denise Pender
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portsmouth, VA 23703  (Online Only)
Inspired Counseling offers a safe and respectful environment where clients can openly share their deepest thoughts, emotions, and feelings without fear of judgment or blame. Through evidence-based and culturally appropriate interventions, clients are empowered to manage stress, build resilience, and reclaim their agency and dignity. Our approach addresses the root causes of trauma, promoting healing and wellness. Inspired Counseling provides psychotherapeutic services to adults, including individuals, couples, and groups. We specialize in supporting BIPOC women who struggle with anxiety, and depression, due to unresolved trauma.
Inspired Counseling offers a safe and respectful environment where clients can openly share their deepest thoughts, emotions, and feelings without fear of judgment or blame. Through evidence-based and culturally appropriate interventions, clients are empowered to manage stress, build resilience, and reclaim their agency and dignity. Our approach addresses the root causes of trauma, promoting healing and wellness. Inspired Counseling provides psychotherapeutic services to adults, including individuals, couples, and groups. We specialize in supporting BIPOC women who struggle with anxiety, and depression, due to unresolved trauma.
(757) 231-9830 View (757) 231-9830
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Quality of Life Family Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portsmouth, VA 23703
It is my passion to assist with bringing understanding and resolution to individuals who have been through stressful and traumatic events. My goal is to help individuals with healthy insights of themselves and others as well as strengthen their interpersonal relationships so they can experience a sense of peace and to feel safe.
It is my passion to assist with bringing understanding and resolution to individuals who have been through stressful and traumatic events. My goal is to help individuals with healthy insights of themselves and others as well as strengthen their interpersonal relationships so they can experience a sense of peace and to feel safe.
(757) 699-5657 View (757) 699-5657
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DQS Healthcare
MSW
Verified Verified
Portsmouth, VA 23703
I am a graduate of Norfolk State University where I earned my Bachelors of Art in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice and Masters in Social Work. My specialty is juveniles and adolescents. I have been a champion for youth and families in the Human Service Field for over twenty years. I am employed as an intensive in home counselor and juvenile probation officer assisting countless families. I am qualified in many areas of Mental Health but my passion is children, adolescents and young adults.
I am a graduate of Norfolk State University where I earned my Bachelors of Art in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice and Masters in Social Work. My specialty is juveniles and adolescents. I have been a champion for youth and families in the Human Service Field for over twenty years. I am employed as an intensive in home counselor and juvenile probation officer assisting countless families. I am qualified in many areas of Mental Health but my passion is children, adolescents and young adults.
(757) 690-2758 View (757) 690-2758
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Maggie Wise
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAC
Verified Verified
Portsmouth, VA 23703  (Online Only)
I am dually licensed as a Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. I have twelve years of social work experience in various avenues. I specialize in trauma, crisis management, domestic violence, anxiety, depression and substance abuse. I am trained in EMDR. I know there is not one approach for everyone, so I will work with my patients to find a treatment modality that they are comfortable with. I fully believe that everyone can achieve the quality of life that they deserve; it is my desire and passion to help them achieve that.
I am dually licensed as a Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. I have twelve years of social work experience in various avenues. I specialize in trauma, crisis management, domestic violence, anxiety, depression and substance abuse. I am trained in EMDR. I know there is not one approach for everyone, so I will work with my patients to find a treatment modality that they are comfortable with. I fully believe that everyone can achieve the quality of life that they deserve; it is my desire and passion to help them achieve that.
(757) 936-7699 View (757) 936-7699
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Douglas Muller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, LMFT, CSAC
Verified Verified
Portsmouth, VA 23703
I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), a licensed professional counselor (LPC), a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and a certified substance abuse counselor (CSAC). I earned an MA in Social Work, MA in Correctional Counseling and a Ph.D. in Urban Services/Counseling. I provide therapy in a number of areas: serious mentally ill, marriage & family, drug/alcohol, adult Attention Deficit Disorder & family therapy. I also work with the LGBTQIA community.
I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), a licensed professional counselor (LPC), a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and a certified substance abuse counselor (CSAC). I earned an MA in Social Work, MA in Correctional Counseling and a Ph.D. in Urban Services/Counseling. I provide therapy in a number of areas: serious mentally ill, marriage & family, drug/alcohol, adult Attention Deficit Disorder & family therapy. I also work with the LGBTQIA community.
(757) 926-0286 View (757) 926-0286
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Nikkiah Wyatt Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Portsmouth, VA 23703
Are you feeling overwhelmed by your problems? Are you tired of having the same arguments with your loved ones? Do you feel as no one is listening to you? Do you feel unappreciated and exhausted? I can help you find peace and relaxation. I can help you and your loved one listen to one another and find a deeper connection with one another. I can help you access the change that will propel your life into new and promising directions.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by your problems? Are you tired of having the same arguments with your loved ones? Do you feel as no one is listening to you? Do you feel unappreciated and exhausted? I can help you find peace and relaxation. I can help you and your loved one listen to one another and find a deeper connection with one another. I can help you access the change that will propel your life into new and promising directions.
(757) 550-0432 View (757) 550-0432
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Karri Lewis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portsmouth, VA 23703  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, my name is Karri and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I have lived in the Hampton Roads area since 2011. I love what I do, I’m passionate about my work and focusing on my client’s journey toward healing, growth, and transformation. I understand the importance of meeting my clients wherever he/she/they is/are in life. I hold each client’s therapeutic work with great regard.
Hi, my name is Karri and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I have lived in the Hampton Roads area since 2011. I love what I do, I’m passionate about my work and focusing on my client’s journey toward healing, growth, and transformation. I understand the importance of meeting my clients wherever he/she/they is/are in life. I hold each client’s therapeutic work with great regard.
(757) 231-3456 View (757) 231-3456
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Chiquita Merrill
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
Portsmouth, VA 23703
Waitlist for new clients
I am here to help someone who wants help and wants to get better. These two goals are necessary to make the therapeutic relationship worthwhile. I'm not just here to help those who have been diagnosed with something like depression or anxiety or bipolar disorder. I have been privileged to also work with clients who have negative experiences as African Americans, negative experiences as women, negative experiences as part of the LGBTQ+ community, or negative experiences connected to exploring alternative spiritualities. If this is you, know that I explicitly hold space for you in my practice and offer a safe place.
I am here to help someone who wants help and wants to get better. These two goals are necessary to make the therapeutic relationship worthwhile. I'm not just here to help those who have been diagnosed with something like depression or anxiety or bipolar disorder. I have been privileged to also work with clients who have negative experiences as African Americans, negative experiences as women, negative experiences as part of the LGBTQ+ community, or negative experiences connected to exploring alternative spiritualities. If this is you, know that I explicitly hold space for you in my practice and offer a safe place.
(757) 809-2178 View (757) 809-2178
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Joy Porter-Blount (Only Providing Tele-Health)
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Portsmouth, VA 23703
Working in the mental health field for 20 years has been a joyous journey for me. I am always awed at the power and value of the human spirit that facilitate change and healing. I celebrate every step of courage to face life's challenges and "choose joy". I have also learned that incorporating concepts borrowed from the family systems theory and personality theory create greater depth into one's practice of insight into daily life functioning. I am a trauma-informed and strengths-based counselor. I utilize cognitive-behavioral techniques, focusing on my clients' self-concept, goals, and resilience. I support personal responsibility as a modality for change. I would be honored to share a season in your life journey towards your healing and development.
Working in the mental health field for 20 years has been a joyous journey for me. I am always awed at the power and value of the human spirit that facilitate change and healing. I celebrate every step of courage to face life's challenges and "choose joy". I have also learned that incorporating concepts borrowed from the family systems theory and personality theory create greater depth into one's practice of insight into daily life functioning. I am a trauma-informed and strengths-based counselor. I utilize cognitive-behavioral techniques, focusing on my clients' self-concept, goals, and resilience. I support personal responsibility as a modality for change. I would be honored to share a season in your life journey towards your healing and development.
(757) 447-3217 View (757) 447-3217
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 23703

30+

Average cost per session

$115

Therapists in 23703 who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
90% Depression
74% Coping Skills
71% Grief
68% Trauma and PTSD
68% Self Esteem
61% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% Aetna
85% Cigna and Evernorth
85% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in 23703 see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 23703?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.