Family Therapy in Virginia Beach, VA

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Steven F. Waranch
Psychologist, PsyD, CSAC
Verified
Verified
When people face personal problems or internal conflict, they benefit from taking time to talk with an experienced psychologist. It is an opportunity to talk confidentially with someone, outside of your family and friends, who is trained in mental health diagnostics and problem solving. Usually self esteem regulation, anger, anxiety, unhappiness, family conflict or maladaptive coping with substance misuse bring people for help. The purpose of counseling is to resolve conflict and go forward facing life's challenges with more strength and maturity.
(757) 799-1208
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Virginia Beach, VA 23454
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Taylor Coghill
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Taylor Coghill is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has over 7 years of professional experience working with children, teens, and adults who are suffering from anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, career-related issues, family conflict, depression, life transitional issues, relationship-related issues, and more. Taylor earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Old Dominion University.  Her counseling approach involves a combination of cognitive behavioral techniques (CBT) and person-centered techniques.
(757) 267-6917
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Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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Tamara W Childress
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Through the use of cognitive behavioral therapy and family systems therapy, I have assisted patients in overcoming a variety of stressful life events and family discord.
Immediate openings for in person appts on Saturdays available. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in treating children and families in individual and/or family therapy sessions. I work with individuals and families who are experiencing issues related to ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Grief/Loss, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and family conflict. I have experience working with adolescents and adults who have experienced trauma and domestic violence. I have had VA supervision training and am credentialed to do licensure supervision. Please call 804-641-5176 to inquire about availability and rates.
(804) 554-3341
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Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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Sandy Shore Family Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCADC
Verified
Verified
For couples, individuals, and family who prefer the convenience of Remote therapy Sandy Shore Family Counseling provides services in Virginia and New Jersey. The molding of our unique approach assisting families through a journey of emotional healing is continuously developed through ongoing dedication to learning new techniques, and commitment toward self care by way of rebuilding one's internal strength. By following a clearly defined plan of action together we would develop a holistic approach that encompasses emotional balance, healing unresolved trauma, and restoring relationships by setting healthy boundaries.
(609) 879-0663
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Virginia Beach, VA 23464
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Alisha Hires
Resident in Marriage and Family Therapy, MA
Verified
Verified
Alisha specializes in individual, couples, and family therapy in the state of Virginia.
Now Accepting New Clients, with Immediate Openings! Alisha believes that counseling provides us the opportunity to connect and see our ideal self. Sometimes we unknowingly have obstacles that prevent us from reaching our fullest potential. Some of these obstacles can include inner conflict, family conflict, depression, anger, and overall emotional distress. Counseling can provide us the opportunity to see some of the barriers that may be holding us back while obtaining a different perspective to the overall presenting problem. With the right tools and guidance, we can walk through this journey together.
(757) 780-8710
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Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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Desaray Garland
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with Teens, Adults, Couples, and Family Therapy .
Welcome to Mindful Journey Therapeutic Services! I am a Clinical Therapist. Is going to therapy a big step for you? Well, I provide a safe space to clients to allow them to explore their true thoughts and feelings while developing healthier habits and coping skills. A goal of mine is to help individuals while they cannot control every aspect of the world around them, they can take control of how they interpret and deal with things in their environment.
(757) 997-6984
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Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Sara Fortin, Llc
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
In San Diego, I got my graduate degree from San Diego State University, receiving my MS in Counseling–Marriage and Family Therapy in 2008.
**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** Have you been struggling with unsettling feelings in your personal relationship and you can’t seem to figure out how to make things any different? I believe we all get into a relationship to feel connected to someone and to be able to grow and share our lives with another human. When we don’t connect, we feel uncomfortable. Whether it’s because of communication issues, different schedules, differences in parenting, or ways of managing stress; if our partner doesn’t understand us, we feel alone. My role as therapist is to help you identify what you want different in your life.
(757) 760-3306
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Virginia Beach, VA 23456
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Tenesha S. Nicholson
Resident in Counseling, MA, LPC-R, CSAC-E
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My goal is for you to be free of emotional pain, able to deal with life on life’s terms, and to find purpose in your work, family , friends and spirituality.
“I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story.” I took that step to share my experiences and I conquered my greatest fears. Being able to trust is a big step, but accomplishing fears and standing in success is a leap. How would you like to take that journey with me to rebuild, uplift, get over, move through, start over, and reach for your internal goals to be a better “YOU”? Take a chance to believe in yourself that things will get and be better. I'm open, reachable, optimistic, kindhearted and ready to help towards your journey of healing. Here’s where to start….
(757) 798-8678
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Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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Not accepting new clients
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Tamara Allen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have several years of focused training and experience in treating eating disorders, complex trauma, identity development, relationship and family issues, addiction, and crisis management. I continually incorporates a wide variety of therapeutic approaches in my work and tailors each session to the specific needs of the client
(757) 280-4350
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Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Not accepting new clients
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Nikita Kay Crissinger
Pre-Licensed Professional, RIC
Verified
Verified
I have specialized training to assist parents & children with common goals and improving family relationships.
Are you spending all day running around to keep your world from falling apart? Is your big bright smile and positive attitude a suit of armor to conceal the fire inside? Do you keep yourself busy to avoid any moment of silence because that is where the fire hides? When the fire gets too big does it leave you feeling alone, weak, and vulnerable? My job is to help unleash the power you possess to put out the fires you’re facing.
(757) 210-3144
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Virginia Beach, VA 23455
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Not accepting new clients
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The E3 Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
**Not accepting new clients at the moment, thank you for your support!** Counseling at risk youth and their families for 20 years has afforded me the opportunity to see growth, strength and resilience within a population where many expect unfavorable results. I enjoy helping people that others have lost hope in by empowering them to acknowledge and use their strengths to bring healing and wholeness into their family . We are a team of counselors that are knowledgeable, dedicated and caring. We provide non-judgmental support while remaining strength focused with an individualized treatment plan to help you achieve your goals.
(757) 267-9506
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Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Not accepting new clients
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Kendra Artis
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am passionate about helping individuals with navigating the difficulties of mental health, communication, and adjustment demands. I can assist individuals in increasing skills that may lead to an overall improvement in their level of functioning. I specialize in working with individuals or groups in building self-esteem, developing effective coping skills, stress and anger management, interpersonal skills, problem-solving, family discord, and effective communication skills.
(757) 210-6419
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Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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Marie Schiller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Marie is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 20 years of outpatient experience helping individual, couples, and families obtain optimal mental health and improve their interaction. Using active, solution focused techniques, Marie can help you live your best life. As a Life Coach, Marie can help you attain your goals in a timely manner. Marie will work with you to complete a ten point checklist, encompassing all areas of life, to identify targets for goal attainment and accountability. Divorce Coaching is an additional service to help you progress through the divorce process.
(757) 814-2469
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Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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Pamela Smith-Graham
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 18 years of clinical experience. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Mental Health Psychology in 2002 and a Master’s degree in Community/Clinical Psychology from Norfolk State University in 2005. Prior to joining Family Guidance Centers, I spent several years working in public schools, mental health centers, and spent time in the US Army as a Branch Manager. I work with adults, families, and adolescents. My primary areas of specialty include treating culturally diverse patients, depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions/adjustment, sexual abuse, and serious mental illness.
(757) 260-3889
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Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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Laura Brighton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Imagine...feeling more connected and better able to communicate with your child. Perhaps the daily stresses have been piling up and your family needs support to re-balance. Maybe you are worried about your child and you need an experienced therapist to help problem solve. I have worked for over 20 years with children under stress due to school issues, divorce, family crisis, separation or deployment. I utilize a combination of play therapy, mindfulness and CBT to promote changes in thinking and behavior. Play therapy can especially benefit traumatized children, as it allows them to process the trauma at their own pace.
(757) 847-9055
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Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Heather V Kight
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 20 years of clinical experience in the metal health field. I provide individual, family , marriage, and group therapy in multiple settings. My treatment approaches include EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessingl), biological interventions that promote brain regulation (Neurofeedback therapy), structural family therapy , and cognitive behavioral therapy. The treatment methods that I use assist in resolving depression, anxiety, trauma related issues (PTSD), ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and relational issues in the patients I work with at Waves Psychotherapy Services, P.C.
(757) 785-9265
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Virginia Beach, VA 23454
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Beach Therapy & Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Our counselors understand how life transitions, marital/ family issues, and mental health concerns impact the individual.
Beach Therapy & Consulting provides specialized services tailored to the individual’s needs. We offer individual counseling, marital/couples counseling, family therapy , and group therapy for DBT. We work collaboratively with primary care providers, pediatricians, and other medical providers to ensure coordination of care. Counseling services are available to individuals starting at age 8.
(757) 340-6100
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Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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Not accepting new clients
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Donald Walker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Tidewater Child and Family Behavioral Health is a growing behavioral health practice for children, adolescents, and families. We have been operating in Virginia Beach since 2013. We provide evidence based therapy and assessment for children, teens, and families. As of February 7, 2019 we are not currently accepting new patients. Our availability is currently full. If you contact us for services we will be happy to place you on our wait list and call you when there is an opening for services.
(757) 506-0271
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Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Not accepting new clients
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Rose Water Psychotherapy, LLC.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Psychodynamic theory, Strengths Based Approach,Solution-focusesd Brief Therapy, Structural and Strategic Family Therapy .
Are you struggling with the relationships in your life? Do you find that you are struggling with the need to be accepted by others? Do you fail to live up to your own personal values or even know what they are? If these issues continue to plague your relationships and continue to have a a significant impact on your functioning, then maybe it’s time to talk. I work with those who struggle with depressive symptoms, anxiety and loss, anger and aggression, trauma including physical and sexual abuse. I see couples, those with self-esteem and self-worth issues and those who struggle with family issues.
(757) 330-4110
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Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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Christy McGurgan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ACHt
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
** Online Counseling Available** Are you struggling? I am here to help. For 20 years I have worked with trauma, abuse, family conflicts, depression, anxiety, identity, self-esteem, sexuality, and other life challenges to help clients feel better and TO HEAL. Using counseling, hypnotherapy, and coaching, I provide support, coping skills, empowerment, and education to help you change your thoughts, heal wounds from your past that may be holding you back, and grow into the person you want to be.
(757) 347-8395
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Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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Family Therapy

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.