Therapists in Virginia

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Photo of Kimberly Scott, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Virginia
Kimberly Scott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Arlington, VA 22201  (Online Only)
Do you ever feel lost? Perhaps you have moments when you look back on your life and wonder what happened to the person you used to be. Whatever it is, know that you are not alone. As your therapist, it is my intention to be a fellow traveler on your path towards understanding who you are and what you need. First and foremost, I strive to make my clients feel seen, heard, and accepted. I strive to meet people where they are and to take the stigma out of mental health.
Do you ever feel lost? Perhaps you have moments when you look back on your life and wonder what happened to the person you used to be. Whatever it is, know that you are not alone. As your therapist, it is my intention to be a fellow traveler on your path towards understanding who you are and what you need. First and foremost, I strive to make my clients feel seen, heard, and accepted. I strive to meet people where they are and to take the stigma out of mental health.
(571) 946-1514 x1 View (571) 946-1514 x1
Brenda T Hayes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, BCD
Verified
Stephens City, VA 22655
Together the client and I chart a treatment plan that supports the client in using their skills and my knowledge. I am currently working with PTSD and the effects of early trauma on adult functioning. I am also now able to offer LCSW supervision for licensure in the state of Virginia. My experience includes general mental health, workplace issues, marriage counseling, adolescent issues, schools issues, and drug and alcohol assessment and treatment.
Together the client and I chart a treatment plan that supports the client in using their skills and my knowledge. I am currently working with PTSD and the effects of early trauma on adult functioning. I am also now able to offer LCSW supervision for licensure in the state of Virginia. My experience includes general mental health, workplace issues, marriage counseling, adolescent issues, schools issues, and drug and alcohol assessment and treatment.
(540) 657-3162 View (540) 657-3162
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Denisha Hagan
Resident in Counseling
Verified
1 Endorsed
Falls Church, VA 22046
There are experiences we can have at any stage or age that can leave us feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed or out-of-sync with ourselves. I believe that therapy can help facilitate growth and restore balance and purpose! I am committed to getting down in the trenches with clients and supporting a client through their journey! I focus on developing one’s confidence to establish and expand coping mechanisms to confront a situation, take steps, and utilize resilience and perseverance in solving problems in your life.
There are experiences we can have at any stage or age that can leave us feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed or out-of-sync with ourselves. I believe that therapy can help facilitate growth and restore balance and purpose! I am committed to getting down in the trenches with clients and supporting a client through their journey! I focus on developing one’s confidence to establish and expand coping mechanisms to confront a situation, take steps, and utilize resilience and perseverance in solving problems in your life.
(571) 982-8362 View (571) 982-8362
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Ebony Mack
Supervisee in Clinical Social Work, MSW
Verified
Richmond, VA 23230
Seeking help is often the hardest part of the journey to a healthier way of living. I am here to help you through the next part. Everyone needs space to be seen fully and accepted unconditionally. It is the most humbling experience of my life to hold space for others through difficult moments.
Seeking help is often the hardest part of the journey to a healthier way of living. I am here to help you through the next part. Everyone needs space to be seen fully and accepted unconditionally. It is the most humbling experience of my life to hold space for others through difficult moments.
(804) 390-8215 View (804) 390-8215
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Tiffany Jenkins
Resident in Counseling
Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, VA 23226
I have spent much of my life driving the success of mental health initiatives from the systems and counseling level. This involved tackling issues through policy development and direct counseling initiatives. As a psychotherapist, I bring my wealth of experience to the outpatient setting, facilitating others to become their best selves through kindness and strategic supports. I practice from the belief that we can all live meaningful, fulfilling lives if we have genuine, knowledgeable supports cheering us forward.
I have spent much of my life driving the success of mental health initiatives from the systems and counseling level. This involved tackling issues through policy development and direct counseling initiatives. As a psychotherapist, I bring my wealth of experience to the outpatient setting, facilitating others to become their best selves through kindness and strategic supports. I practice from the belief that we can all live meaningful, fulfilling lives if we have genuine, knowledgeable supports cheering us forward.
(804) 258-4956 View (804) 258-4956
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Margaret Anne Dawson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Midlothian, VA 23114
You are worthy, and I am here to help you focus on your wellness and your strengths. I work with a diverse population seeking treatment for mental health (MH) symptoms and disorders, substance abuse and substance use disorders (SUDs), and co-occurring disorders (MH and SUDs). I am well-versed in trauma informed care with exceptional experience treating acute and long term effects of trauma, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
You are worthy, and I am here to help you focus on your wellness and your strengths. I work with a diverse population seeking treatment for mental health (MH) symptoms and disorders, substance abuse and substance use disorders (SUDs), and co-occurring disorders (MH and SUDs). I am well-versed in trauma informed care with exceptional experience treating acute and long term effects of trauma, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
(804) 966-4124 View (804) 966-4124
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Anita Wiles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Alexandria, VA 22304
Hello! I am Anita Wiles, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been in the mental health field for over 25 years. I earned my MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University and have been a LCSW since 1995. I have worked with victims of domestic violence, child sexual abuse and other forms of trauma in a variety of settings. I am also experienced with individuals who struggle with substance use/abuse. This is my passion and a privilege. I look forward to working with you!
Hello! I am Anita Wiles, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been in the mental health field for over 25 years. I earned my MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University and have been a LCSW since 1995. I have worked with victims of domestic violence, child sexual abuse and other forms of trauma in a variety of settings. I am also experienced with individuals who struggle with substance use/abuse. This is my passion and a privilege. I look forward to working with you!
(703) 940-1245 View (703) 940-1245
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Denise Whetstone
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Manassas Park, VA 20111
I am a Resident in Counseling, approved by the VA Board of Counseling, working towards licensure. I earned my Master’s in Counseling from Wake Forest University. I have previously worked at a community counseling center on a military base servicing active-duty military, veterans and their dependents, in addition to working in outpatient private practice. My experience includes working with adults, adolescents, and couples to provide individual, couples, and group therapy services. I have a special passion for working with individuals identifying as BIPOC and other marginalized communities.
I am a Resident in Counseling, approved by the VA Board of Counseling, working towards licensure. I earned my Master’s in Counseling from Wake Forest University. I have previously worked at a community counseling center on a military base servicing active-duty military, veterans and their dependents, in addition to working in outpatient private practice. My experience includes working with adults, adolescents, and couples to provide individual, couples, and group therapy services. I have a special passion for working with individuals identifying as BIPOC and other marginalized communities.
(571) 497-4620 View (571) 497-4620
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erin O'Toole-Lyon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified
Richmond, VA 23223
Not accepting new clients
I'm a pretty versatile therapist, and boy, do I like a challenge. I feel qualified with a range of presenting problems but I know my strengths. I have experience and interest in all kinds of anxiety disorders, gender dysphoria, trauma, polyamory/kink. I'm also keen on adolescents with emotional and behavioral challenges that may make family dynamics hard. We'll figure out the big question: what's this about?
I'm a pretty versatile therapist, and boy, do I like a challenge. I feel qualified with a range of presenting problems but I know my strengths. I have experience and interest in all kinds of anxiety disorders, gender dysphoria, trauma, polyamory/kink. I'm also keen on adolescents with emotional and behavioral challenges that may make family dynamics hard. We'll figure out the big question: what's this about?
(804) 764-0060 View (804) 764-0060
Photo of Allyson Price, Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia
Allyson Price
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Richmond, VA 23225  (Online Only)
You already possess everything you need to heal yourself. The missing piece is a trained therapist like me to let the blurry seem a little more clear by asking thought provoking questions, and most importantly, listening and holding the space for you to be vulnerable and grow. I will join you on the ride to identify what areas need to be discussed first, and we will go at your own pace.
You already possess everything you need to heal yourself. The missing piece is a trained therapist like me to let the blurry seem a little more clear by asking thought provoking questions, and most importantly, listening and holding the space for you to be vulnerable and grow. I will join you on the ride to identify what areas need to be discussed first, and we will go at your own pace.
(804) 587-7812 View (804) 587-7812
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Leah Laura Crawford
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSAC, NCC
Verified
Not accepting new clients
I am a Navy veteran and understand the hardships that life can bring. I too struggled with addiction and have found a new life full of happiness and positive relationships by getting out from under the burden of addiction. I have decided to dedicate my life to helping others find their best self. I also have a passion for working with adolescents who feel they are struggling with family, school and peer relations.
I am a Navy veteran and understand the hardships that life can bring. I too struggled with addiction and have found a new life full of happiness and positive relationships by getting out from under the burden of addiction. I have decided to dedicate my life to helping others find their best self. I also have a passion for working with adolescents who feel they are struggling with family, school and peer relations.
(757) 694-7423 View (757) 694-7423
Photo of Devin Byam, Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia
Devin Byam
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Palmyra, VA 22963
I am passionate about working with individuals, couples and families in order to create healthy and sustainable thoughts, feelings, and patterns of behavior that empower them to be their best selves. My ideal client is someone who is motivated to change and recognizes that, even in life's hard times, you can still make positive changes that will empower you to move forward.
I am passionate about working with individuals, couples and families in order to create healthy and sustainable thoughts, feelings, and patterns of behavior that empower them to be their best selves. My ideal client is someone who is motivated to change and recognizes that, even in life's hard times, you can still make positive changes that will empower you to move forward.
(434) 277-2061 View (434) 277-2061
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John Gruszkos
Psychologist, PhD, LCP
Verified
Richmond, VA 23227
My approach to psychotherapy is grounded in my past training in Gestalt and humanistic-existential therapies. I assume that each person has the potential to achieve satisfaction and fulfillment in his or her life. I believe that we each have a tremendous capacity for self-awareness and self-healing. Although a diagnosis can sometimes be useful to a person seeking help, the richness and breadth of a person's life experience cannot be captured in a diagnosis. Each individual's story is unique and his or her strengths and resilience must be appreciated and incorporated into treatment.
My approach to psychotherapy is grounded in my past training in Gestalt and humanistic-existential therapies. I assume that each person has the potential to achieve satisfaction and fulfillment in his or her life. I believe that we each have a tremendous capacity for self-awareness and self-healing. Although a diagnosis can sometimes be useful to a person seeking help, the richness and breadth of a person's life experience cannot be captured in a diagnosis. Each individual's story is unique and his or her strengths and resilience must be appreciated and incorporated into treatment.
(804) 318-4135 View (804) 318-4135
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Creative Therapy Approaches & Consulting LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC, MAC, CSAC, LSATP
Verified
Hampton, VA 23666  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Dr. Mary Darden-Robinson is a private sector therapist with 20+ years of experience serving the Hampton Roads, VA area in the mental health and substance use fields. As a clinician, Dr. Darden-Robinson emphasizes overall wellness by addressing everyday life situations while supporting adolescents and families with rediscovering their personal resilience. Additionally, her therapeutic style is eclectic with a foundation in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
Dr. Mary Darden-Robinson is a private sector therapist with 20+ years of experience serving the Hampton Roads, VA area in the mental health and substance use fields. As a clinician, Dr. Darden-Robinson emphasizes overall wellness by addressing everyday life situations while supporting adolescents and families with rediscovering their personal resilience. Additionally, her therapeutic style is eclectic with a foundation in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
(757) 210-5268 View (757) 210-5268
Photo of Cathy Patrick, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Virginia
Cathy Patrick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Reston, VA 20190
If you're having some kind of pain with anxiety, depression and/or stress, I am here to help you! It can be difficult to keep picking up over and over again. I understand this and provide an open, warm and safe space where my clients feel comfortable and can recommit to helping themselves again! We work together to pull from your strengths, re-introduce existing coping strategies and learn many new ones. My focus is for you to gain tools quickly and learn to maintain them. Clients will see improvements in their mood, outlook, energy, physical health, emotional health and in relationships. I take care of and care for my clients!
If you're having some kind of pain with anxiety, depression and/or stress, I am here to help you! It can be difficult to keep picking up over and over again. I understand this and provide an open, warm and safe space where my clients feel comfortable and can recommit to helping themselves again! We work together to pull from your strengths, re-introduce existing coping strategies and learn many new ones. My focus is for you to gain tools quickly and learn to maintain them. Clients will see improvements in their mood, outlook, energy, physical health, emotional health and in relationships. I take care of and care for my clients!
(703) 454-5763 View (703) 454-5763
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Sisler Counseling Services LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
I have been a Counselor for over 30 years. I started out as a Navy Drug and Alcohol Counselor at Roosevelt Roads Naval Hospital in 1989 when I was active-duty Navy. From there, I discovered the satisfaction and joy of working with people and families to help them identify and resolve their problems. I have experience with individuals and families, school-age children, adolescents, and adults dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, substance abuse, and family issues, including domestic violence. I have experience working with couples who are focusing on separation, divorce, and/or reconciliation situations.
I have been a Counselor for over 30 years. I started out as a Navy Drug and Alcohol Counselor at Roosevelt Roads Naval Hospital in 1989 when I was active-duty Navy. From there, I discovered the satisfaction and joy of working with people and families to help them identify and resolve their problems. I have experience with individuals and families, school-age children, adolescents, and adults dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, substance abuse, and family issues, including domestic violence. I have experience working with couples who are focusing on separation, divorce, and/or reconciliation situations.
(434) 480-3861 View (434) 480-3861
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Sandy C Malawer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC, LMFT
Verified
McLean, VA 22101
I have a particular interest in working with couples who want to improve communications and better their relationship. I stress pragmatic solutions and reaching optimal goals. Studied at Johns Hopkins (Masters) and Oxford University (Certificate). Former Virginia gubernatorial appointee (Governor Kaine) to the Virginia Board of Counseling (Vice Chairman). Have had many clients from around the world. I help them overcome challenges and to achieve their goals. My website http://www.virginiacounselling.com/ My Blog https://counsellingcouples.net/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandy-malawer-7b99117/detail/recent-activity/
I have a particular interest in working with couples who want to improve communications and better their relationship. I stress pragmatic solutions and reaching optimal goals. Studied at Johns Hopkins (Masters) and Oxford University (Certificate). Former Virginia gubernatorial appointee (Governor Kaine) to the Virginia Board of Counseling (Vice Chairman). Have had many clients from around the world. I help them overcome challenges and to achieve their goals. My website http://www.virginiacounselling.com/ My Blog https://counsellingcouples.net/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandy-malawer-7b99117/detail/recent-activity/
(703) 293-5440 View (703) 293-5440
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DeAnna Smith
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, VA 23236  (Online Only)
I believe therapy can benefit everyone, and is not just for when something is "wrong." Therapy is a place to work through issues, but is also a place to become the best version of yourself. I hope that after therapy with me, clients feel motivated and empowered to move forward and do their best at whatever challenges arise.
I believe therapy can benefit everyone, and is not just for when something is "wrong." Therapy is a place to work through issues, but is also a place to become the best version of yourself. I hope that after therapy with me, clients feel motivated and empowered to move forward and do their best at whatever challenges arise.
(804) 993-8450 View (804) 993-8450
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Kathleen Elizabeth Brown
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified
I have over six years of experience working in the mental health field with a variety of diverse populations. I believe in the incorporation of multicultural awareness and cultural humility in all aspects of my clinical work. I apply a CBT theoretical foundation to therapy incorporating strengths-based approaches, positive psychology, and mindfulness practices. I work to provide clients with a safe space in which to explore their current concerns, unpack their personal history, and positively develop their identity.
I have over six years of experience working in the mental health field with a variety of diverse populations. I believe in the incorporation of multicultural awareness and cultural humility in all aspects of my clinical work. I apply a CBT theoretical foundation to therapy incorporating strengths-based approaches, positive psychology, and mindfulness practices. I work to provide clients with a safe space in which to explore their current concerns, unpack their personal history, and positively develop their identity.
(757) 210-6774 View (757) 210-6774
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M. Christy Barongan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Richmond, VA 23225  (Online Only)
Hi I'm Christy. Do you sometimes find that you are your own worst enemy? Finding fault with everything you do, never feeling like you're living up to expectations? My goal in therapy is to help you turn your inner critic into a compassionate voice that can comfort you when you're down and give you the inspiration you need to reach your goals.
Hi I'm Christy. Do you sometimes find that you are your own worst enemy? Finding fault with everything you do, never feeling like you're living up to expectations? My goal in therapy is to help you turn your inner critic into a compassionate voice that can comfort you when you're down and give you the inspiration you need to reach your goals.
(804) 886-1106 View (804) 886-1106

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How does your Therapist compare?

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Virginia who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
74% Self Esteem
72% Relationship Issues
69% Coping Skills
68% Trauma and PTSD
67% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% BlueCross and BlueShield
68% Anthem | Elevance
65% Aetna

How Therapists in Virginia see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Virginia?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.