Therapists in Virginia

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Photo of Second Sight Counseling Services, LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia
Second Sight Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NBCC, C-DBT
Verified
Leesburg, VA 20176
My ideal client is one who is willing to explore more effective strategies for navigating their challenges. I would enjoy working with someone curious about improving the quality of their life and motivated to explore change. I believe anyone can fearlessly divorce behaviors that compromise a healthy lifestyle. Through client-centered care, I seek to help my clients develop their definition of success and begin working toward it by building confidence and generalizing skill use. My hope is to empower those I serve to examine their truths from different perspectives and to challenge their own perceptions.
My ideal client is one who is willing to explore more effective strategies for navigating their challenges. I would enjoy working with someone curious about improving the quality of their life and motivated to explore change. I believe anyone can fearlessly divorce behaviors that compromise a healthy lifestyle. Through client-centered care, I seek to help my clients develop their definition of success and begin working toward it by building confidence and generalizing skill use. My hope is to empower those I serve to examine their truths from different perspectives and to challenge their own perceptions.
(540) 302-2057 View (540) 302-2057
Photo of Cameo Faulkner, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Virginia
Cameo Faulkner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified
Suffolk, VA 23434  (Online Only)
I welcome you to feel supported, uplifted and understood at our agency Release it Counseling! I am therapist who knows how it feels to lack support, confidence and understanding in the most important times in your life. My goal is that I help to support, uplift & understand you, helping you to overcome trauma, stagnation, abuse and more. You don’t have to walk these challenging circumstances alone. From others bad decisions or even our own, we can find ourselves in ruts that can keep us bound to sadness, worry, fear and much more. But when you have the right tools, support and a clear vision, you can strike down any Goliath!
I welcome you to feel supported, uplifted and understood at our agency Release it Counseling! I am therapist who knows how it feels to lack support, confidence and understanding in the most important times in your life. My goal is that I help to support, uplift & understand you, helping you to overcome trauma, stagnation, abuse and more. You don’t have to walk these challenging circumstances alone. From others bad decisions or even our own, we can find ourselves in ruts that can keep us bound to sadness, worry, fear and much more. But when you have the right tools, support and a clear vision, you can strike down any Goliath!
(804) 681-2237 x2 View (804) 681-2237 x2
Photo of Moira McConnell, Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia
Moira McConnell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
I am grateful for the opportunity to accompany individuals on their journey and hold a space of support, safety, and healing. I believe that therapy, like life, is about pushing yourself outside your comfort zone and embracing growth. I value the power of connection with others, the willingness to be vulnerable, and exploration into our thoughts and feelings to become aware of our authentic selves. I enjoy working with individuals who are motivated, open-minded, and willing to try new experiences to support them on this path.
I am grateful for the opportunity to accompany individuals on their journey and hold a space of support, safety, and healing. I believe that therapy, like life, is about pushing yourself outside your comfort zone and embracing growth. I value the power of connection with others, the willingness to be vulnerable, and exploration into our thoughts and feelings to become aware of our authentic selves. I enjoy working with individuals who are motivated, open-minded, and willing to try new experiences to support them on this path.
(434) 204-2607 View (434) 204-2607
Photo of George Young, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Virginia
George Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Burke, VA 22015  (Online Only)
Are you or your family going through a tough time? Are behaviors or situations becoming unmanageable or out of control? All people struggle at some point in their life, either individually or in their families. If you are looking for extra support and guidance during a difficult situation, or if you are trying to interrupt patterns for yourself or a family member before they escalate to a more serious level, I can help.
Are you or your family going through a tough time? Are behaviors or situations becoming unmanageable or out of control? All people struggle at some point in their life, either individually or in their families. If you are looking for extra support and guidance during a difficult situation, or if you are trying to interrupt patterns for yourself or a family member before they escalate to a more serious level, I can help.
(703) 584-7802 View (703) 584-7802
Photo of Laura Arriaza, Pre-Licensed Professional in Virginia
Laura Arriaza
Pre-Licensed Professional, S-CSW, MSW, CSAC
Verified
Leesburg, VA 20176  (Online Only)
Laura is a bilingual Spanish-speaking clinician. She believes that positive changes are made through relationships that are supportive while empowering the client to make their own choices. She has spent most of her career fostering safe and affirming environments and has made it her mission to normalize making mental health a priority. Laura is a supervisee in clinical social work and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. She is currently registered with the state and is working towards licensure.
Laura is a bilingual Spanish-speaking clinician. She believes that positive changes are made through relationships that are supportive while empowering the client to make their own choices. She has spent most of her career fostering safe and affirming environments and has made it her mission to normalize making mental health a priority. Laura is a supervisee in clinical social work and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. She is currently registered with the state and is working towards licensure.
(540) 264-3361 View (540) 264-3361
Photo of Sarah Frye, Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia
Sarah Frye
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Stafford, VA 22554  (Online Only)
You feel… drained, anxious, uneasy, not good enough. I specialize in working with busy teens and young women who feel exhausted from the demands of life, making them wonder what is wrong and why life doesn’t feel good. They might feel “stuck” in a relationship, want to communicate more effectively, have difficulty navigating conflict, constantly overthink situations, second guess their decisions, or want to fill an empty void in their life. They are ready to take better care of themselves in order to regain control of their lives and feel more confident managing life’s inevitable ups and downs.
You feel… drained, anxious, uneasy, not good enough. I specialize in working with busy teens and young women who feel exhausted from the demands of life, making them wonder what is wrong and why life doesn’t feel good. They might feel “stuck” in a relationship, want to communicate more effectively, have difficulty navigating conflict, constantly overthink situations, second guess their decisions, or want to fill an empty void in their life. They are ready to take better care of themselves in order to regain control of their lives and feel more confident managing life’s inevitable ups and downs.
(571) 570-8712 View (571) 570-8712
Photo of Zhavon Shay Malone @ Deep Connections Counseling, LPC Intern in Virginia
Zhavon Shay Malone @ Deep Connections Counseling
LPC Intern, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23507
You may be looking for someone to help you better understand yourself and your behaviors or to build better relationships with your loved ones. With a background in mental health and special education, I am uniquely positioned to support you in achieving your goals. My passion is helping my clients learn to feel good about who they are and the direction their life is headed. I help adults, youth, and families transition from confusion and misunderstanding to clarity and healthy relationships.
You may be looking for someone to help you better understand yourself and your behaviors or to build better relationships with your loved ones. With a background in mental health and special education, I am uniquely positioned to support you in achieving your goals. My passion is helping my clients learn to feel good about who they are and the direction their life is headed. I help adults, youth, and families transition from confusion and misunderstanding to clarity and healthy relationships.
(757) 210-7993 View (757) 210-7993
Photo of Audrey Denkler, Resident in Counseling in Virginia
Audrey Denkler
Resident in Counseling, LRC
Verified
Arlington, VA 22201
Audrey provides services for children, individuals, couples, and families. She aims to offer her clients a safe, empathic, and non-judgmental space to explore thoughts, behaviors, and emotions with the goal of developing more effective coping and problem-solving skills to promote more satisfying intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships. Her approach as a person-centered counselor is to meet each client and their unique needs exactly where they are upon beginning counseling. She utilizes techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and family systems theory to approach clients in a holistic manner.
Audrey provides services for children, individuals, couples, and families. She aims to offer her clients a safe, empathic, and non-judgmental space to explore thoughts, behaviors, and emotions with the goal of developing more effective coping and problem-solving skills to promote more satisfying intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships. Her approach as a person-centered counselor is to meet each client and their unique needs exactly where they are upon beginning counseling. She utilizes techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and family systems theory to approach clients in a holistic manner.
(571) 462-2714 View (571) 462-2714
Photo of Karen Stefano, Counselor in Virginia
Karen Stefano
Counselor, MA, LPC, CBT, NCC
Verified
Winchester, VA 22602
I am an artist and practicing License Professional Counselor and Bio-energetic Analyst. I have trained extensively in psychodynamic psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, and analytic somatic psychotherapy and bio-energetics. A trained sculptor and painter, I also draw on the synergy of expressive arts and counseling. Working with individuals, couples and groups - my approach is somatic, existential, and influenced by Jungian ideas. I also work extensively with the Jungian practice of Active Imagination.
I am an artist and practicing License Professional Counselor and Bio-energetic Analyst. I have trained extensively in psychodynamic psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, and analytic somatic psychotherapy and bio-energetics. A trained sculptor and painter, I also draw on the synergy of expressive arts and counseling. Working with individuals, couples and groups - my approach is somatic, existential, and influenced by Jungian ideas. I also work extensively with the Jungian practice of Active Imagination.
(540) 402-9728 View (540) 402-9728
Photo of Ivory Melanie McMillian, Psychologist in Virginia
Ivory Melanie McMillian
Psychologist, PsyD, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified
Woodbridge, VA 22191
I am a Psypact Certified Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Professional Counselor and Clinical Consultant with over 20 years of experience. I specialize in general adjustment issues, bipolar, depressive, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, and marital issues. I also work with individuals who have a general interest in working toward living their best life.
I am a Psypact Certified Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Professional Counselor and Clinical Consultant with over 20 years of experience. I specialize in general adjustment issues, bipolar, depressive, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, and marital issues. I also work with individuals who have a general interest in working toward living their best life.
(571) 410-2979 View (571) 410-2979
Photo of Ashley Butt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Virginia
Ashley Butt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Madison Heights, VA 24572  (Online Only)
Do you feel like you are unnoticed, invisible or not listened to? Maybe you feel like you don't fit in, that no one understands your experience, or perhaps you don't feel anything at all. Many people come to sessions overwhelmed by the demands of life and feel stress as a result of expectations they worry they are unable or don't want to meet. Some clients carry the weight of the world, while others struggle with feeling like they don't belong. Many clients have difficulty maintaining healthy relationships with themselves and/or others.
Do you feel like you are unnoticed, invisible or not listened to? Maybe you feel like you don't fit in, that no one understands your experience, or perhaps you don't feel anything at all. Many people come to sessions overwhelmed by the demands of life and feel stress as a result of expectations they worry they are unable or don't want to meet. Some clients carry the weight of the world, while others struggle with feeling like they don't belong. Many clients have difficulty maintaining healthy relationships with themselves and/or others.
(804) 889-2559 View (804) 889-2559
Photo of Arezoo Khanzadeh, Psychologist in Virginia
Arezoo Khanzadeh
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP
Verified
4 Endorsed
I have worked in the Fredericksburg/Stafford community for the past 24 years. I am currently taking referrals for psychological testing, custody evaluations and parental capacity evaluations. For psychological evaluations, I test age 8+. We can do evaluations for school accommodations, autism testing (ages 8-22), ADD testing, Intellectual disability, and other mental health evaluations.
I have worked in the Fredericksburg/Stafford community for the past 24 years. I am currently taking referrals for psychological testing, custody evaluations and parental capacity evaluations. For psychological evaluations, I test age 8+. We can do evaluations for school accommodations, autism testing (ages 8-22), ADD testing, Intellectual disability, and other mental health evaluations.
(540) 736-4212 View (540) 736-4212
Photo of Bridge To Balance | Stephanie Justiniano, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia
Bridge To Balance | Stephanie Justiniano, MA
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Haymarket, VA 20169
Not accepting new clients
We are offering both in person and online counseling services! I am taking new clients through telehealth and in person services for adolescents, adults, college students, parenting, and couples. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families with a wide range of presenting concerns such as anxiety and depression.
We are offering both in person and online counseling services! I am taking new clients through telehealth and in person services for adolescents, adults, college students, parenting, and couples. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families with a wide range of presenting concerns such as anxiety and depression.
(571) 222-6587 View (571) 222-6587
Photo of Kay Montgomery, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Virginia
Kay Montgomery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, FAMI
Verified
4 Endorsed
Roanoke, VA 24018
Ideal clients arrive when something is missing, not working well, when confused, with emotional discomfort, loss or chaos in life. Together we look at thoughts and patterns that limit growth/well-being and begin to create more of what matters to you. As you discover solutions and find hope in everyday life, personal wisdom often emerges to guide you. My goal is to empower you as you transition into your best self and wellness.
Ideal clients arrive when something is missing, not working well, when confused, with emotional discomfort, loss or chaos in life. Together we look at thoughts and patterns that limit growth/well-being and begin to create more of what matters to you. As you discover solutions and find hope in everyday life, personal wisdom often emerges to guide you. My goal is to empower you as you transition into your best self and wellness.
(540) 726-5586 View (540) 726-5586
Photo of Kara Sheehan, Pre-Licensed Professional in Virginia
Kara Sheehan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, ATR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairfax, VA 22030
Kara is an energetic and compassionate therapist who received her Master's degree from GW. With a focus on adolescents, young adults, and LGBTQ+ populations, Kara specializes in addressing trauma, depression, anxiety, and various mood disorders. Her clients have described her as down-to-earth, present and intuitive. She has a unique knack in connecting with her clients and provides a non-judgmental space. Kara strives to tailor each therapeutic experience to the needs of each of her clients but also specializes in utilizing art therapy in session.
Kara is an energetic and compassionate therapist who received her Master's degree from GW. With a focus on adolescents, young adults, and LGBTQ+ populations, Kara specializes in addressing trauma, depression, anxiety, and various mood disorders. Her clients have described her as down-to-earth, present and intuitive. She has a unique knack in connecting with her clients and provides a non-judgmental space. Kara strives to tailor each therapeutic experience to the needs of each of her clients but also specializes in utilizing art therapy in session.
(571) 946-5072 View (571) 946-5072
Photo of Christine Willing in Virginia
Christine Willing
LSP, MEd
Verified
3 Endorsed
Falls Church, VA 22046
At Think Happy Live Healthy, I provide a comprehensive and evidence-based approach to mental health services. I specialize in the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults and acknowledge the connection between mental health and physical health. I work to create an individualized treatment plan that involves therapy, movement, and creating a healthy food lifestyle. I realize the strong connection between our body and minds and use that to provide a more effective kind of treatment for my patients. ​
At Think Happy Live Healthy, I provide a comprehensive and evidence-based approach to mental health services. I specialize in the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults and acknowledge the connection between mental health and physical health. I work to create an individualized treatment plan that involves therapy, movement, and creating a healthy food lifestyle. I realize the strong connection between our body and minds and use that to provide a more effective kind of treatment for my patients. ​
(571) 200-0420 View (571) 200-0420
Photo of Nachelle Jenkins, Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia
Nachelle Jenkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Hello, I am an LPC who is passionate about supporting all my clients through current stressors until growth and healing occurs. I listen, process the desire, and utilize the best theoretical approach in efforts to gain measurable success. The desire to help through listening and establishing reasonable goals. What drives me are the passionate individuals who are self-aware regarding change.
Hello, I am an LPC who is passionate about supporting all my clients through current stressors until growth and healing occurs. I listen, process the desire, and utilize the best theoretical approach in efforts to gain measurable success. The desire to help through listening and establishing reasonable goals. What drives me are the passionate individuals who are self-aware regarding change.
(757) 231-3587 View (757) 231-3587
Photo of Tierra Lucas, Supervisee in Clinical Social Work in Virginia
Tierra Lucas
Supervisee in Clinical Social Work, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Reston, VA 20191  (Online Only)
Over the course of my career I have learned the importance of working towards a deep understanding of my clients, their strengths, and their struggles. I strive to identify and honor the individual experiences and intersecting identities of all those with whom I work. As such, I approach therapy with warmth and curiosity, aligning with my clients to understand their worldview prior to prescribing specific interventions or skills.
Over the course of my career I have learned the importance of working towards a deep understanding of my clients, their strengths, and their struggles. I strive to identify and honor the individual experiences and intersecting identities of all those with whom I work. As such, I approach therapy with warmth and curiosity, aligning with my clients to understand their worldview prior to prescribing specific interventions or skills.
(571) 556-3575 View (571) 556-3575
Photo of Chakia N Stallings, Resident in Counseling in Virginia
Chakia N Stallings
Resident in Counseling, MA, RIC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23510
We are perfectly imperfect. Your smile can not mask your pain, stress, and worries. I am a Resident in Counseling that operates from a place of compassion and empathy. I specialize in providing individuals with the tools to manage challenges, stressors, and anxiety. We will cultivate an environment to encourage you, the client, to openly express your thoughts/emotions so that we can focus on setting goals, identifying triggers, feelings, and patterns, developing healthy/positive attitudes and behaviors, and problem-solving. Change requires patience, determination, dedication, and commitment to the therapeutic process.
We are perfectly imperfect. Your smile can not mask your pain, stress, and worries. I am a Resident in Counseling that operates from a place of compassion and empathy. I specialize in providing individuals with the tools to manage challenges, stressors, and anxiety. We will cultivate an environment to encourage you, the client, to openly express your thoughts/emotions so that we can focus on setting goals, identifying triggers, feelings, and patterns, developing healthy/positive attitudes and behaviors, and problem-solving. Change requires patience, determination, dedication, and commitment to the therapeutic process.
(757) 347-5787 View (757) 347-5787
Photo of Mia Wolfrey, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Virginia
Mia Wolfrey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Fairfax, VA 22030  (Online Only)
Are you an individual or couple seeking to repair past traumas or repair habits that are not conducive to you living your best, most healthy life? What about your current relationships? Perhaps you are single and seeking a loving partner but unintentionally choose the wrong people based on the above? Or maybe you are married, but there are more pointed issues that you and/or your partner just can't seem to move beyond. Let me assist you in becoming the best version of YOU while showing you how to create the relationships you want. You will learn how to receive the love you deserve while also learning to love others in a healthy way.
Are you an individual or couple seeking to repair past traumas or repair habits that are not conducive to you living your best, most healthy life? What about your current relationships? Perhaps you are single and seeking a loving partner but unintentionally choose the wrong people based on the above? Or maybe you are married, but there are more pointed issues that you and/or your partner just can't seem to move beyond. Let me assist you in becoming the best version of YOU while showing you how to create the relationships you want. You will learn how to receive the love you deserve while also learning to love others in a healthy way.
(571) 520-5760 View (571) 520-5760

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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
70% 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.