Female Therapists in Newport News City County, VA

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Susan Cummings Nicholson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23606  (Online Only)
Virtual Teletherapy Platform now available. Life can bring difficult situations that seem overwhelming. At such times you may feel adrift and without clear direction or balance. Not having to negotiate these difficult times alone can make all the difference. The focus of my practice is connecting - helping individuals and couples to feel really heard. As we become partners in seeking answers together, you can more easily discover ways to access your inner strength, to turn life's difficult situations into opportunities. An unexpected bonus may be your growing sense of self-worth, personal empowerment and joy in living.
Virtual Teletherapy Platform now available. Life can bring difficult situations that seem overwhelming. At such times you may feel adrift and without clear direction or balance. Not having to negotiate these difficult times alone can make all the difference. The focus of my practice is connecting - helping individuals and couples to feel really heard. As we become partners in seeking answers together, you can more easily discover ways to access your inner strength, to turn life's difficult situations into opportunities. An unexpected bonus may be your growing sense of self-worth, personal empowerment and joy in living.
(757) 873-3401 View (757) 873-3401
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Kellyn Lesch - Holistic Therapy-Pelvic Health- Psychedelic Integration
Occupational Therapist, OTR/L
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23606
I am Kellyn Lesch, OTR/L. I believe that each client possesses an innate ability to heal, and I simply help them find they key to unlock this power within themselves. My intuition guides my interventions and I am able to see trauma, chronic pain, and mental health challenges at the source instead of where symptoms lie. I address the whole person; mind, body, and spirit. As an occupational therapist, holistic intervention has become part of my DNA and my sessions blend bodywork/manual therapy, trauma integration, mindfulness and spiritual practices, sensory processing, self-regulation, and nervous system modulation/management.
I am Kellyn Lesch, OTR/L. I believe that each client possesses an innate ability to heal, and I simply help them find they key to unlock this power within themselves. My intuition guides my interventions and I am able to see trauma, chronic pain, and mental health challenges at the source instead of where symptoms lie. I address the whole person; mind, body, and spirit. As an occupational therapist, holistic intervention has become part of my DNA and my sessions blend bodywork/manual therapy, trauma integration, mindfulness and spiritual practices, sensory processing, self-regulation, and nervous system modulation/management.
(757) 891-5397 View (757) 891-5397
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T Nicole Ellis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MAC, CSAC
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23606
My desire is to assist and facilitate you in your process of healing, whether it be depression, anxiety , substance misuse and addiction, or guidance toward your purpose. My office is a safe place; there’s no judgment here! Connecting with me is like a conversation where you benefit from getting feedback and solutions. Therapy is also a constructive place where you are challenged to take responsibility for the things you can control and relinquish the things that you cannot control in your journey to healing.
My desire is to assist and facilitate you in your process of healing, whether it be depression, anxiety , substance misuse and addiction, or guidance toward your purpose. My office is a safe place; there’s no judgment here! Connecting with me is like a conversation where you benefit from getting feedback and solutions. Therapy is also a constructive place where you are challenged to take responsibility for the things you can control and relinquish the things that you cannot control in your journey to healing.
(757) 798-8686 View (757) 798-8686
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Teshera Cooper
Resident in Counseling, MA, LMHP-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newport News, VA 23607
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Overcoming takes time, possessing inner strength may have its hurdles, and transitioning into the very best version of oneself while living instead of just existing is sometimes a lifelong journey, but these things are all in your reach and can be done! In recognizing myself as an advocate for change, my hope is to lead with light while fostering an environment that is conducive to spiritual healing and growth.
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Overcoming takes time, possessing inner strength may have its hurdles, and transitioning into the very best version of oneself while living instead of just existing is sometimes a lifelong journey, but these things are all in your reach and can be done! In recognizing myself as an advocate for change, my hope is to lead with light while fostering an environment that is conducive to spiritual healing and growth.
(757) 720-2268 View (757) 720-2268
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Megan Alford
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newport News, VA 23606
Waitlist for new clients
"Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow." -Robert T. Kiyosaki. Taking the first step toward change can be intimidating, but my passion is to provide a safe and comfortable space for adults, adolescents, children, and couples to share their experiences, help them learn about themselves, and teach them ways to accomplish their goals. Whether it be relationship issues, emotional difficulties, behavioral problems, or life transitions, we can collaborate and work together to find meaning through the struggle and initiate life change. It starts with you, today!
"Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow." -Robert T. Kiyosaki. Taking the first step toward change can be intimidating, but my passion is to provide a safe and comfortable space for adults, adolescents, children, and couples to share their experiences, help them learn about themselves, and teach them ways to accomplish their goals. Whether it be relationship issues, emotional difficulties, behavioral problems, or life transitions, we can collaborate and work together to find meaning through the struggle and initiate life change. It starts with you, today!
(757) 520-0977 View (757) 520-0977
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Danielle Crane
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23602
Greetings! I am Danielle Crane, Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. My focus areas include Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, etc. I have been a practicing Clinician for over 10 years. I have experience working with various individuals (children, adolescents, adults) who have a wide range of needs, including anxiety, depression, anger management, boundary issues, conduct issues, and interpersonal communication skills.
Greetings! I am Danielle Crane, Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. My focus areas include Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, etc. I have been a practicing Clinician for over 10 years. I have experience working with various individuals (children, adolescents, adults) who have a wide range of needs, including anxiety, depression, anger management, boundary issues, conduct issues, and interpersonal communication skills.
(571) 946-5216 View (571) 946-5216
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BraveWithin Counseling EMDR Certified Therapist VA
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23608  (Online Only)
Have you been discouraged by your dire trying to stop something that stresses you out through the bombardment of non-stop racing thoughts, flashbacks or even the act of over thinking situations? Consistently finding yourself trying to get out of a pool of depressive thoughts, anxiety or anger that are chronically affecting you and your family to the point of feeling lost and hopeless. In spite of having the flood of helpful and educational information “out there”, here we are, still STUCK in pain and suffering. The scars of unbearable emotional pain portray itself through our emotional, physical and spiritual health.
Have you been discouraged by your dire trying to stop something that stresses you out through the bombardment of non-stop racing thoughts, flashbacks or even the act of over thinking situations? Consistently finding yourself trying to get out of a pool of depressive thoughts, anxiety or anger that are chronically affecting you and your family to the point of feeling lost and hopeless. In spite of having the flood of helpful and educational information “out there”, here we are, still STUCK in pain and suffering. The scars of unbearable emotional pain portray itself through our emotional, physical and spiritual health.
(844) 502-7283 View (844) 502-7283
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The Harbor Behavioral Health Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS, CAADC, MA
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23606
Life is tough. No one should have to experience it alone. I believe it's an honor to help clients work through their life situations. Substance use, Depression, anxiety, trauma, feelings of hopelessness, adoption, foster care, and adjustment issues are just some of the issues that I pride myself on helping clients navigate. Healing is not linear and I believe in providing a therapeutic environment that provides a supportive space for whatever your healing and wellness looks like.
Life is tough. No one should have to experience it alone. I believe it's an honor to help clients work through their life situations. Substance use, Depression, anxiety, trauma, feelings of hopelessness, adoption, foster care, and adjustment issues are just some of the issues that I pride myself on helping clients navigate. Healing is not linear and I believe in providing a therapeutic environment that provides a supportive space for whatever your healing and wellness looks like.
(757) 906-4570 View (757) 906-4570
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Courtney Spence
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newport News, VA 23606
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I provide individual and family counseling to adolescents and adults to address depression, anxiety, life changes, anger, mood disorders, and relationship problems. I have experience working with Intensive In-Home Services, Life Skill Coaching, and Crisis Intervention and Stabilization services with both private agencies and the Community Service Board. I believe that everyone has the ability to change or expand their character with the right tools and strategies to excel in life.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I provide individual and family counseling to adolescents and adults to address depression, anxiety, life changes, anger, mood disorders, and relationship problems. I have experience working with Intensive In-Home Services, Life Skill Coaching, and Crisis Intervention and Stabilization services with both private agencies and the Community Service Board. I believe that everyone has the ability to change or expand their character with the right tools and strategies to excel in life.
(757) 859-0169 View (757) 859-0169
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Gayla Lpc
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23606
Many issues we face as people stem from our inability to upgrade our thinking and walk in accountability. We often base our current selves on the labels others have given, or we've given ourselves. Rather than reaching our full potential, we live a compromised life. Mental health is learning to manage the outcome of what we've done and what was done to us. Mental health services are not a one-size-fits-all model, & I work to customize the therapeutic experience with relevant and culturally sensitive interventions.
Many issues we face as people stem from our inability to upgrade our thinking and walk in accountability. We often base our current selves on the labels others have given, or we've given ourselves. Rather than reaching our full potential, we live a compromised life. Mental health is learning to manage the outcome of what we've done and what was done to us. Mental health services are not a one-size-fits-all model, & I work to customize the therapeutic experience with relevant and culturally sensitive interventions.
(757) 231-3512 View (757) 231-3512
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Lisa Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23601
Hi. I'm Lisa Smith, a Clinical Social Worker. I like our therapy to be a time of creating what next steps you are willing to try. Together we think of the barrier. I act as a coach for accountability with awareness of any diagnosis or past struggles you've had. I highlight your strengths and together we celebrate victories. The therapy I use is research-based. I'll show you the logic and ease of following incremental steps. I will share the traits of your personality or diagnosis that are working for or hindering progress. When plans don't work, we begin again.
Hi. I'm Lisa Smith, a Clinical Social Worker. I like our therapy to be a time of creating what next steps you are willing to try. Together we think of the barrier. I act as a coach for accountability with awareness of any diagnosis or past struggles you've had. I highlight your strengths and together we celebrate victories. The therapy I use is research-based. I'll show you the logic and ease of following incremental steps. I will share the traits of your personality or diagnosis that are working for or hindering progress. When plans don't work, we begin again.
(703) 952-0015 View (703) 952-0015
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Aspire New Life, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, DHA, LPC, LSATP
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23606
Do you want help for symptoms? Are you having problems falling asleep or staying asleep? Are you feeling on edge, irritable, or angry? Are you struggling with brain fog, memory, low self-esteem, or performance anxiety? Do you want to feel calm, comfortable, confident and/or improve mental acuity? We may have the training you need to add to your wellness program! Dynamical Neurofeedback(R) technology used in NeurOptimal(R) neurofeedback training system is designed to take advantage of the brain’s natural learning processes by encouraging it to function as originally designed.
Do you want help for symptoms? Are you having problems falling asleep or staying asleep? Are you feeling on edge, irritable, or angry? Are you struggling with brain fog, memory, low self-esteem, or performance anxiety? Do you want to feel calm, comfortable, confident and/or improve mental acuity? We may have the training you need to add to your wellness program! Dynamical Neurofeedback(R) technology used in NeurOptimal(R) neurofeedback training system is designed to take advantage of the brain’s natural learning processes by encouraging it to function as originally designed.
(757) 960-7154 View (757) 960-7154
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Pennie Hurta
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23606
Pennie Hurta is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 17 years of experience in the mental health field. She is invested in assisting children, adolescents, adults, and couples to address a wide range of presenting issues and lead lives filled with hope and happiness. Pennie specializes in trauma, borderline personality disorder (BPD), major life transitions, anxiety, behavioral issues in children and adolescents, depression, and relationship issues.
Pennie Hurta is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 17 years of experience in the mental health field. She is invested in assisting children, adolescents, adults, and couples to address a wide range of presenting issues and lead lives filled with hope and happiness. Pennie specializes in trauma, borderline personality disorder (BPD), major life transitions, anxiety, behavioral issues in children and adolescents, depression, and relationship issues.
(757) 571-8150 View (757) 571-8150
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Christina Reed
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newport News, VA 23606
Specializing with adults struggling with mood disorders, relationship challenges, personality disorders, and substance abuse. Much of my work has been working directly with individuals whose mental health has been a barrier to living their lives to the very fullest. Working together we identify your behavior patterns, and challenges. Then building on your current strengths we focus on enhancing and developing your skills in navigating and managing your emotions.
Specializing with adults struggling with mood disorders, relationship challenges, personality disorders, and substance abuse. Much of my work has been working directly with individuals whose mental health has been a barrier to living their lives to the very fullest. Working together we identify your behavior patterns, and challenges. Then building on your current strengths we focus on enhancing and developing your skills in navigating and managing your emotions.
(804) 294-4546 View (804) 294-4546
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Simone M Dreher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CSOTP
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23607
Change is critical to our understanding of who and what we are as a human being. As a professional helper, I am best suited to work with clients who want to develop better managing and regulation of their depression, anger, anxiety, self-esteem and psychotic disorders. I truly enjoy providing mental health services and believe that everyone has potential for great things and when given the chance to explore/realize their potential can live life to the fullest. My goal is to work alongside you as you discover your strengths to heal from the inside out.
Change is critical to our understanding of who and what we are as a human being. As a professional helper, I am best suited to work with clients who want to develop better managing and regulation of their depression, anger, anxiety, self-esteem and psychotic disorders. I truly enjoy providing mental health services and believe that everyone has potential for great things and when given the chance to explore/realize their potential can live life to the fullest. My goal is to work alongside you as you discover your strengths to heal from the inside out.
(757) 610-9126 View (757) 610-9126
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Sundee Sue Diviney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newport News, VA 23606  (Online Only)
Struggling with anxiety can be all-consuming. It's easy to lose sight of your inner strengths and resources. My role is to help you discover the capacity you already have and move beyond the limits that anxiety has placed on your life. You can learn to both decrease your anxiety and depression and increase your quality of life, This shift in perspective is extremely powerful, yet it's just the starting point in understanding and insight into emotional and mental health problems. The aim is to find resolution, acceptance and peace and to prevent the exasperation and development of more serious mental health issues.
Struggling with anxiety can be all-consuming. It's easy to lose sight of your inner strengths and resources. My role is to help you discover the capacity you already have and move beyond the limits that anxiety has placed on your life. You can learn to both decrease your anxiety and depression and increase your quality of life, This shift in perspective is extremely powerful, yet it's just the starting point in understanding and insight into emotional and mental health problems. The aim is to find resolution, acceptance and peace and to prevent the exasperation and development of more serious mental health issues.
(844) 502-7283 View (844) 502-7283
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Laura LeMasters
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23606  (Online Only)
I believe in you! No matter your struggles, you can change your life. Do you need a nurturing and non-judgmental place to share your burdens? Do you want help finding your own solutions and inner strengths? I encourage my clients to discover their own way, evaluate their own truths, and follow their natural drive to change and grow. I will hear you and help you make sense of your situation. I can provide you with tools to manage your emotions, think more productively, and act more effectively. If you are ready to do the work, I can help you live the life you were meant to live.
I believe in you! No matter your struggles, you can change your life. Do you need a nurturing and non-judgmental place to share your burdens? Do you want help finding your own solutions and inner strengths? I encourage my clients to discover their own way, evaluate their own truths, and follow their natural drive to change and grow. I will hear you and help you make sense of your situation. I can provide you with tools to manage your emotions, think more productively, and act more effectively. If you are ready to do the work, I can help you live the life you were meant to live.
(757) 785-0205 View (757) 785-0205
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Engedi Therapy Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, , LPC, ADC, SAP
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23606  (Online Only)
Have you experienced problems at work, in your relationship or have trouble sleeping because you have a lot on your mind? There's a lot of moving parts in our lives that can cause feelings of being overwhelmed and emotionally drained. I can help you with reaching your goals to become less stress and manage your emotions. Today is the day to make the choice to work toward being emotionally and mentally healthy. Allow me to assist you with a person centered approach that will assist with improving your current situation.
Have you experienced problems at work, in your relationship or have trouble sleeping because you have a lot on your mind? There's a lot of moving parts in our lives that can cause feelings of being overwhelmed and emotionally drained. I can help you with reaching your goals to become less stress and manage your emotions. Today is the day to make the choice to work toward being emotionally and mentally healthy. Allow me to assist you with a person centered approach that will assist with improving your current situation.
(757) 693-4565 View (757) 693-4565
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Aishah N Khursheed
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC, CSAC-R
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23606
Not accepting new clients
I work well individually with adults or children/adolescents, as well as families and couples. I also enjoy working with the LGBTQIA population immensely. I aim to create an environment that radiates safety, security, acceptance and fosters growth. I try to use an integrative approach based on the needs of my clients who have experienced different trauma from sexual/physical abuse, family conflict, grief and many others. We are all individuals living a human experience while trying to exist in a system or number of systems. I have a deep sense of empathy, compassion and sensitivity of anyone dealing with mental health challenges.
I work well individually with adults or children/adolescents, as well as families and couples. I also enjoy working with the LGBTQIA population immensely. I aim to create an environment that radiates safety, security, acceptance and fosters growth. I try to use an integrative approach based on the needs of my clients who have experienced different trauma from sexual/physical abuse, family conflict, grief and many others. We are all individuals living a human experience while trying to exist in a system or number of systems. I have a deep sense of empathy, compassion and sensitivity of anyone dealing with mental health challenges.
(757) 210-9797 View (757) 210-9797
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Jamika Isaacs-Poole
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newport News, VA 23608  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Jamika, and I am a Licensed Resident in Marriage and Family Therapy. I graduated from Capella University with my master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I love to work with children, couples, biological families, blended families, and individuals. I have experience working with clients who exhibit ADHD, adjustment issues, anxiety, behavioral concerns, depression, family conflict, grief, relationship issues, and trauma. Also, as an individual who served 10 years in the United States Army, I can understand the military lifestyle and the adjustment period that comes with transitioning into a civilian.
Hi, my name is Jamika, and I am a Licensed Resident in Marriage and Family Therapy. I graduated from Capella University with my master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I love to work with children, couples, biological families, blended families, and individuals. I have experience working with clients who exhibit ADHD, adjustment issues, anxiety, behavioral concerns, depression, family conflict, grief, relationship issues, and trauma. Also, as an individual who served 10 years in the United States Army, I can understand the military lifestyle and the adjustment period that comes with transitioning into a civilian.
(757) 767-4355 View (757) 767-4355

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Female Therapists

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.