Therapists in Williamsburg, VA

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Shane Sheffield
Resident in Counseling, RIC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Williamsburg, VA 23185
I am accepting new clients! I specialize in substance abuse, men's issues, mood disorders, life transitions, and feeling overwhelmed with the challenges of daily life. I work with clients as young as 14, supporting and navigating school issues and relationships. My primary goal is to assist you in improving your quality-of-life and overall satisfaction, regardless of your age or issue.
I am accepting new clients! I specialize in substance abuse, men's issues, mood disorders, life transitions, and feeling overwhelmed with the challenges of daily life. I work with clients as young as 14, supporting and navigating school issues and relationships. My primary goal is to assist you in improving your quality-of-life and overall satisfaction, regardless of your age or issue.
(757) 302-7977 View (757) 302-7977
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Tom Cino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Williamsburg, VA 23188
My mission is to help you improve the quality of your life. Many people struggle with depression or anxiety stemming from marital or personal relationship issues, financial concerns or other life-altering circumstances. For 32 years I have helped clients work through troubling life situations. Your past does NOT predict your future. Who you can become is not defined by who you have been, who you think you are now, or by what experiences may have impacted your life to this point. My role is to challenge and empower you to transform your life, helping you to change your consistent behaviors to produce improved outcomes.
My mission is to help you improve the quality of your life. Many people struggle with depression or anxiety stemming from marital or personal relationship issues, financial concerns or other life-altering circumstances. For 32 years I have helped clients work through troubling life situations. Your past does NOT predict your future. Who you can become is not defined by who you have been, who you think you are now, or by what experiences may have impacted your life to this point. My role is to challenge and empower you to transform your life, helping you to change your consistent behaviors to produce improved outcomes.
(757) 941-4778 View (757) 941-4778
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Shannon Leary
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LSATP, CSAT-C
Verified
5 Endorsed
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Waitlist for new clients
Trauma, addiction, and other personal stressors can feel overwhelming and confusing when confronted alone. Together, the client and therapist can work toward healing, growth, and change. I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings helping clients resolve complicated issues in their personal and professional lives. I have an extensive background in treating addiction as it pertains to the individual and the family. Additionally, my work has focused on codependency, men's and women's issues, trauma/PTSD, relationship stress, and developing healthy communication with others. I also work with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and personality disorders.
Trauma, addiction, and other personal stressors can feel overwhelming and confusing when confronted alone. Together, the client and therapist can work toward healing, growth, and change. I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings helping clients resolve complicated issues in their personal and professional lives. I have an extensive background in treating addiction as it pertains to the individual and the family. Additionally, my work has focused on codependency, men's and women's issues, trauma/PTSD, relationship stress, and developing healthy communication with others. I also work with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and personality disorders.
(757) 517-2704 View (757) 517-2704
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Philisha Woodard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Williamsburg, VA 23185
In the midst of overwhelming emotions, stress, or anxiety? Remember, it's natural to feel adrift, but you're not meant to face it in solitude. There is a path to healing and solace, and together, we can journey towards it. I offer a sanctuary where your feelings are heard and validated. While past traumas or bottled-up emotions might cloud your present, with patience and guidance, we can uncover clarity and serenity. You are worthy of love, joy, and tranquility—all are closer than you might believe. Always remember, your happiness is not just a dream; it's a reality waiting for you to embrace.
In the midst of overwhelming emotions, stress, or anxiety? Remember, it's natural to feel adrift, but you're not meant to face it in solitude. There is a path to healing and solace, and together, we can journey towards it. I offer a sanctuary where your feelings are heard and validated. While past traumas or bottled-up emotions might cloud your present, with patience and guidance, we can uncover clarity and serenity. You are worthy of love, joy, and tranquility—all are closer than you might believe. Always remember, your happiness is not just a dream; it's a reality waiting for you to embrace.
(757) 210-7390 View (757) 210-7390
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Julie Gamez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Not accepting new clients
Do you need help coping with difficult life experiences? Are you looking to shake depression, anxiety, or low self-esteem that’s keeping you stuck? I want to help you heal from past hurts, overcome fear and worry, and move into a position of personal power and strength. Much of my career has involved working with clients who have experienced trauma and its effects which include post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, and/or addictions.
Do you need help coping with difficult life experiences? Are you looking to shake depression, anxiety, or low self-esteem that’s keeping you stuck? I want to help you heal from past hurts, overcome fear and worry, and move into a position of personal power and strength. Much of my career has involved working with clients who have experienced trauma and its effects which include post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, and/or addictions.
(757) 794-4515 View (757) 794-4515
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Emily Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Williamsburg, VA 23185  (Online Only)
Are you and your partner are having the same fight that you can’t seem to get past? Are you a single parent, juggling co-parenting and conflict with an ex? Has your partner been unfaithful, and you want to forgive but don’t know how? Is it hard to say no in moments when you are overwhelmed at work? It's common for people to struggle with their family communication and figure out how to have boundaries honored. What about conflict with your adult child, or that old friend whose friendship you cherish but seem to be losing? I can help with those things and in fact, those are the kinds of life issues people come to therapy for.
Are you and your partner are having the same fight that you can’t seem to get past? Are you a single parent, juggling co-parenting and conflict with an ex? Has your partner been unfaithful, and you want to forgive but don’t know how? Is it hard to say no in moments when you are overwhelmed at work? It's common for people to struggle with their family communication and figure out how to have boundaries honored. What about conflict with your adult child, or that old friend whose friendship you cherish but seem to be losing? I can help with those things and in fact, those are the kinds of life issues people come to therapy for.
(757) 992-9432 View (757) 992-9432
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Deborah E Elder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Williamsburg, VA 23185
TELEHEALTH AVAILABLE USING A HIPPAA COMPLIANT PLATFORM. Telehealth has been proven effective in treating more mental health issues. At this time, most insurances now cover the service. Are you or your family struggling in your daily lives? Is it depression, anxiety, family dynamics, life changes? Whatever the issue I am here to help you overcome what stands in your way to a peaceful and fulfilling life. I work with teenagers, adults and older adults. I enjoy working with families/parents to provide a safe environment to address difficult dynamics.
TELEHEALTH AVAILABLE USING A HIPPAA COMPLIANT PLATFORM. Telehealth has been proven effective in treating more mental health issues. At this time, most insurances now cover the service. Are you or your family struggling in your daily lives? Is it depression, anxiety, family dynamics, life changes? Whatever the issue I am here to help you overcome what stands in your way to a peaceful and fulfilling life. I work with teenagers, adults and older adults. I enjoy working with families/parents to provide a safe environment to address difficult dynamics.
(757) 364-0963 View (757) 364-0963
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Anna Buck
Pre-Licensed Professional, Intern
Verified
Williamsburg, VA 23185
As a counseling intern, my goal is to help clients navigate topics such as trauma, anxiety, depression, coping strategies, emotional regulation, and perinatal mental health.
As a counseling intern, my goal is to help clients navigate topics such as trauma, anxiety, depression, coping strategies, emotional regulation, and perinatal mental health.
(757) 859-8853 View (757) 859-8853
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Dr. Stephanie White
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Williamsburg, VA 23185  (Online Only)
I am an LPC, specializing in adolescents and young adults, as well as families in crisis. I have experience working with addictions as well as severe mental health diagnoses. It is my role to stimulate dialogue and create an environment that allows for meaningful change through gaining awareness and improving insight. My goal in session is for all those affected to be heard and feel safe. Mental health issues affect the entire family.
I am an LPC, specializing in adolescents and young adults, as well as families in crisis. I have experience working with addictions as well as severe mental health diagnoses. It is my role to stimulate dialogue and create an environment that allows for meaningful change through gaining awareness and improving insight. My goal in session is for all those affected to be heard and feel safe. Mental health issues affect the entire family.
(757) 903-2406 View (757) 903-2406
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Lisa R Query
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Not accepting new clients
**Limited openings** I predominantly treat adolescents and young adults and a significant number of my clients are students at The College of William & Mary. Common presenting problems include perfectionism, worry, anxiety, panic attacks, depression and self-esteem. In addition, I help students navigate the challenging and sometimes overwhelming transition to college as well as prepare for life after-graduation. I approach treatment from an integrative perspective, combining cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness and skill building, all with a friendly and directive style.
**Limited openings** I predominantly treat adolescents and young adults and a significant number of my clients are students at The College of William & Mary. Common presenting problems include perfectionism, worry, anxiety, panic attacks, depression and self-esteem. In addition, I help students navigate the challenging and sometimes overwhelming transition to college as well as prepare for life after-graduation. I approach treatment from an integrative perspective, combining cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness and skill building, all with a friendly and directive style.
(757) 769-8522 View (757) 769-8522
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Ashley Ruggerio
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-BC, MS
Verified
Williamsburg, VA 23185
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Registered Art Therapist. I enjoy working with children ages 3+, teens, and young adult women. Specializing in domestic violence and sexual assault, childhood trauma, and grief and loss with children, I work with clients of various ages through individual therapy sessions including some parent-child therapy.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Registered Art Therapist. I enjoy working with children ages 3+, teens, and young adult women. Specializing in domestic violence and sexual assault, childhood trauma, and grief and loss with children, I work with clients of various ages through individual therapy sessions including some parent-child therapy.
(757) 210-6731 View (757) 210-6731
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Anna Mahr
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Williamsburg, VA 23185  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi! I am a trauma therapist who goes beyond traditional talk therapy and cognitive interventions. Perhaps you are a self-aware person who just can't understand why it's so difficult to move on from certain things, or you're having reactions to things that just don't feel like the real you! I can help go to the heart of these issues to find what you need to still process or heal from. I treat trauma, including attachment trauma, sexual assault, witnessing domestic or community violence, and trauma of early childhood. I also treat clients who are experiencing guilt, shame, recurring negative cognitions, anxiety, and depression.
Hi! I am a trauma therapist who goes beyond traditional talk therapy and cognitive interventions. Perhaps you are a self-aware person who just can't understand why it's so difficult to move on from certain things, or you're having reactions to things that just don't feel like the real you! I can help go to the heart of these issues to find what you need to still process or heal from. I treat trauma, including attachment trauma, sexual assault, witnessing domestic or community violence, and trauma of early childhood. I also treat clients who are experiencing guilt, shame, recurring negative cognitions, anxiety, and depression.
(757) 829-7163 View (757) 829-7163
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Katie Becker
Resident in Counseling, RC
Verified
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Understanding that life can bring change, challenges, and obstacles, I meet clients where they are at. Going through daily life can be challenging and bring anxiety and depression and it can be helpful to have someone to talk to who listens to you, supports you, and helps you navigate these things. I have experience working with children (three to 18), college age students, and adults who have experienced trauma, grief, life changes and transitions, military transitions, school issues, and medical trauma and diagnoses. I want to work alongside clients to help them feel seen and heard in a safe and positive space.
Understanding that life can bring change, challenges, and obstacles, I meet clients where they are at. Going through daily life can be challenging and bring anxiety and depression and it can be helpful to have someone to talk to who listens to you, supports you, and helps you navigate these things. I have experience working with children (three to 18), college age students, and adults who have experienced trauma, grief, life changes and transitions, military transitions, school issues, and medical trauma and diagnoses. I want to work alongside clients to help them feel seen and heard in a safe and positive space.
(804) 904-9731 View (804) 904-9731
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Eric R Ward
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Through an authentic and acceptance-based relationship, I empower clients to address depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, marriage and family concerns, and parenting challenges. I also specialize in issues specific to men such as sex, identity, fidelity, and fatherhood. I would love to join with you on your journey towards wellness. My passion is helping and empowering families, couples, and individuals. Often life will give us situations that seem hopeless, but together I join with my clients in restoring that hope.I love working with families to heal and create stronger, more unified bonds.
Through an authentic and acceptance-based relationship, I empower clients to address depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, marriage and family concerns, and parenting challenges. I also specialize in issues specific to men such as sex, identity, fidelity, and fatherhood. I would love to join with you on your journey towards wellness. My passion is helping and empowering families, couples, and individuals. Often life will give us situations that seem hopeless, but together I join with my clients in restoring that hope.I love working with families to heal and create stronger, more unified bonds.
(757) 279-7359 View (757) 279-7359
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Amanda Wheeler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Amanda Wheeler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia who has been practicing since 2020. She has a Masters in Social Work. Amanda partners with individuals to promote overall wellness using a variety of strategies, including cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused approaches. She has more than 15 years of experience working with families with young children. More recently, her work has been primarily with perinatal mothers and other individuals who are experiencing depression, anxiety, communication barriers, and social isolation.
Amanda Wheeler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia who has been practicing since 2020. She has a Masters in Social Work. Amanda partners with individuals to promote overall wellness using a variety of strategies, including cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused approaches. She has more than 15 years of experience working with families with young children. More recently, her work has been primarily with perinatal mothers and other individuals who are experiencing depression, anxiety, communication barriers, and social isolation.
(757) 654-5436 View (757) 654-5436
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Doctor SOS
Psychologist, Psy D
Verified
Williamsburg, VA 23188  (Online Only)
My mission is to support families, couples, and individuals with developing healthy relationships with themselves and one another with God leading the way. I'll do so by providing practical insights, techniques, and resources, via counseling, education, and support.
My mission is to support families, couples, and individuals with developing healthy relationships with themselves and one another with God leading the way. I'll do so by providing practical insights, techniques, and resources, via counseling, education, and support.
(757) 210-7604 View (757) 210-7604
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Alyssa Rovder
Resident in Counseling, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Williamsburg, VA 23185
In life, there is so much that is out of your control and it can easily become overwhelming. We all experience adversity at some point in our lives and my hope is to help you realize how resilient you truly are. I believe there is power in telling your story and it is how your healing begins. One of my goals is to empower you to take control of your own narrative and rewrite your story the way you want it to be instead of how it has been written for you.
In life, there is so much that is out of your control and it can easily become overwhelming. We all experience adversity at some point in our lives and my hope is to help you realize how resilient you truly are. I believe there is power in telling your story and it is how your healing begins. One of my goals is to empower you to take control of your own narrative and rewrite your story the way you want it to be instead of how it has been written for you.
(757) 294-8345 View (757) 294-8345
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Glenn Clavet
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Are you going through a difficult situation or making a complex decision? Do you want to explore ways to achieve a more fulfilling life?
Are you going through a difficult situation or making a complex decision? Do you want to explore ways to achieve a more fulfilling life?
(757) 856-6252 View (757) 856-6252
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Emma Taylor
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, EdS
Verified
Williamsburg, VA 23185
My therapeutic style is strengths-based, client-centered, and collaborative. It is my belief that all of us possess skills that can be identified and adapted to serve us for the better. I incorporate emotion-focused, cognitive-behavioral, experiential, and narrative techniques into my counseling. I also find it beneficial to draw upon my background in human development and family systems. Most importantly, I strive to meet each client where they are in their individual journey.
My therapeutic style is strengths-based, client-centered, and collaborative. It is my belief that all of us possess skills that can be identified and adapted to serve us for the better. I incorporate emotion-focused, cognitive-behavioral, experiential, and narrative techniques into my counseling. I also find it beneficial to draw upon my background in human development and family systems. Most importantly, I strive to meet each client where they are in their individual journey.
(757) 844-6750 View (757) 844-6750
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Victoria McLaughlin
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LSATP, NCC, ACS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Waitlist for new clients
My hope is that you find this office to be a safe space to explore all thoughts and feelings free of judgement. I accept Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, HealthKeepers, Optima, Optum, and UnitedHealthcare.
My hope is that you find this office to be a safe space to explore all thoughts and feelings free of judgement. I accept Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, HealthKeepers, Optima, Optum, and UnitedHealthcare.
(757) 506-0355 View (757) 506-0355

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Number of Therapists in Williamsburg, VA

200+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Williamsburg, VA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
84% Depression
75% Coping Skills
74% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% Anthem | Elevance
68% BlueCross and BlueShield
66% Aetna

How Therapists in Williamsburg, VA see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Williamsburg?

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.