Therapists in Virginia

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Photo of John Daniel McKeal, LPC, MS, LMHC, Licensed Professional Counselor
John Daniel McKeal
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Williamsburg, VA 23185
I like to consider myself a therapeutic guide for my clients. Through a variety of therapeutic techniques we will go on a journey wherein my clients will learn about themselves. Throughout this journey we will confront obstacles, overcome anxieties, conquer fears and face down issues that are everything from minor struggles to major life issues. I utilize a variety of therapeutic interventions so as never to be a "one size fits all" therapist. Every man, woman and child comes to therapy seeking inner peace, stability or just a safe space to talk. I like to think I can be that safe space for all of my clients.
I like to consider myself a therapeutic guide for my clients. Through a variety of therapeutic techniques we will go on a journey wherein my clients will learn about themselves. Throughout this journey we will confront obstacles, overcome anxieties, conquer fears and face down issues that are everything from minor struggles to major life issues. I utilize a variety of therapeutic interventions so as never to be a "one size fits all" therapist. Every man, woman and child comes to therapy seeking inner peace, stability or just a safe space to talk. I like to think I can be that safe space for all of my clients.
(757) 703-4733 View (757) 703-4733
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Sydney Smedley
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Falls Church, VA 22044
Through person-centered and psychoanalytic approaches, my goal is to explore with you how your past experiences may be impacting your current life challenges. Through our work together, I hope to contribute to resolving unfinished conflict while strengthening your innate tools and resources.
Through person-centered and psychoanalytic approaches, my goal is to explore with you how your past experiences may be impacting your current life challenges. Through our work together, I hope to contribute to resolving unfinished conflict while strengthening your innate tools and resources.
(571) 290-2404 View (571) 290-2404
Photo of Jenny Sexton, MA, CSAC, QMHP, FAC, CSAM, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Jenny Sexton
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, CSAC, QMHP, FAC, CSAM
Verified Verified
Leesburg, VA 20176
As a substance abuse counselor & certified interventionist, who specializes in treatment services for adolescents & adults, it is my goal to address the individual's addiction, identify their needs, & goals for long-term success. As a clinician, it is important to understand the full spectrum of the individual's substance use, the impact their use has had on their family members, and identify goals to ensure their long-term success. It is important to address one issue at a time & help the individual understand the road to recovery is long & challenging but with diligence, will be met with success & freedom from addiction.
As a substance abuse counselor & certified interventionist, who specializes in treatment services for adolescents & adults, it is my goal to address the individual's addiction, identify their needs, & goals for long-term success. As a clinician, it is important to understand the full spectrum of the individual's substance use, the impact their use has had on their family members, and identify goals to ensure their long-term success. It is important to address one issue at a time & help the individual understand the road to recovery is long & challenging but with diligence, will be met with success & freedom from addiction.
(571) 620-5624 View (571) 620-5624
Derwin Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW, CSAC
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22203
Derwin D. Harris, Ed.D, LCSW, CSAC is a License Clinical Social Worker who specializes in mental health and substance abuse intervention that assist client experiencing co-occurring issues. My philosophy is to meet the client where he/she is and allow the individual to explore the direction he/she wants to go. Over the years, I have found that the client centered approach has proven to be effective by allowing the client to take ownership of his/her issue and to determine how it should be resolved. Solution Focused Therapy supports this model and identify the strengths that a person already possess.
Derwin D. Harris, Ed.D, LCSW, CSAC is a License Clinical Social Worker who specializes in mental health and substance abuse intervention that assist client experiencing co-occurring issues. My philosophy is to meet the client where he/she is and allow the individual to explore the direction he/she wants to go. Over the years, I have found that the client centered approach has proven to be effective by allowing the client to take ownership of his/her issue and to determine how it should be resolved. Solution Focused Therapy supports this model and identify the strengths that a person already possess.
(703) 783-4040 View (703) 783-4040
Photo of Laurie Best, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Laurie Best
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Fairfax, VA 22030
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have been working with individuals, couples, and families for over 15 years. Through listening and accepting, my overall goal of the therapeutic process is to improve your level of functioning and to enhance your life. I utilize a strength-based approach and focus on each client's individual needs.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have been working with individuals, couples, and families for over 15 years. Through listening and accepting, my overall goal of the therapeutic process is to improve your level of functioning and to enhance your life. I utilize a strength-based approach and focus on each client's individual needs.
(571) 229-5584 View (571) 229-5584
Photo of Karen Stefano, MA, LPC, CBT, NCC, Counselor
Karen Stefano
Counselor, MA, LPC, CBT, NCC
Verified 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
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Mike Vazzana
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Leesburg, VA 20175
Not accepting new clients
My philosophy centers around the belief that underlying personal issues often contribute to the challenges that bring individuals to seek counseling. Recognizing this, I work closely with men, women, couples, and families to address not only conflicts within partnerships and parent-child relationships but also other areas of concern such as job stress, employment struggles, and unresolved childhood issues.
My philosophy centers around the belief that underlying personal issues often contribute to the challenges that bring individuals to seek counseling. Recognizing this, I work closely with men, women, couples, and families to address not only conflicts within partnerships and parent-child relationships but also other areas of concern such as job stress, employment struggles, and unresolved childhood issues.
(571) 451-2108 View (571) 451-2108
Photo of Rebecca Smith McCracken, PhD, LCP, Psychologist
Rebecca Smith McCracken
Psychologist, PhD, LCP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Henrico, VA 23228
Do you struggle with anxiety, fear, grief, depression? Are you having difficulty adjusting to an important life transition? Do painful emotions stop you from doing the things you enjoy or interfere with work, relationships and self-confidence? For the last 30 years I have taught clients how to skillfully manage difficult emotions and unhelpful patterns of mind that feel unbearable. I would like to help you discover a new path forward, one that teaches you how to respond mindfully and compassionately to emotional difficulties and life's uncertainties, and best nourishes your deepest capacity for healing.
Do you struggle with anxiety, fear, grief, depression? Are you having difficulty adjusting to an important life transition? Do painful emotions stop you from doing the things you enjoy or interfere with work, relationships and self-confidence? For the last 30 years I have taught clients how to skillfully manage difficult emotions and unhelpful patterns of mind that feel unbearable. I would like to help you discover a new path forward, one that teaches you how to respond mindfully and compassionately to emotional difficulties and life's uncertainties, and best nourishes your deepest capacity for healing.
(804) 977-1119 View (804) 977-1119
Photo of Julia Berlin, MEd, Pre-Licensed Professional
Julia Berlin
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22201
I am a licensed Resident in Marriage and Family therapy. I received my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy from the College of William and Mary and my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Political Science from the University of South Carolina. I have experience working with individuals, families, couples, and groups. These experiences solidified my passion for working with a diverse population of families and individuals. I have experience working with military families, LGBTQ+ individuals, couples, and families, and adolescents.
I am a licensed Resident in Marriage and Family therapy. I received my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy from the College of William and Mary and my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Political Science from the University of South Carolina. I have experience working with individuals, families, couples, and groups. These experiences solidified my passion for working with a diverse population of families and individuals. I have experience working with military families, LGBTQ+ individuals, couples, and families, and adolescents.
(571) 621-7640 x906 View (571) 621-7640 x906
Photo of Kathy Dodson, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kathy Dodson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Annandale, VA 22003  (Online Only)
I provide telehealth therapy tailored to your needs. This can be short or long term with a goal to solve a current problem or to overcome an overwhelming barrier. I have over 20 years experience working with people of all ages struggling with both mental health and substance abuse challenges. Let me walk with you on your journey of recovery.
I provide telehealth therapy tailored to your needs. This can be short or long term with a goal to solve a current problem or to overcome an overwhelming barrier. I have over 20 years experience working with people of all ages struggling with both mental health and substance abuse challenges. Let me walk with you on your journey of recovery.
(703) 454-8371 View (703) 454-8371
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Strive and Thrive Therapy Solutions, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Burke, VA 22015
Life involves many challenges. Reaching out for assistance takes courage and I commend you for taking this step. Whether you are dealing with the stress you face, life transitions, relationship challenges, managing conflict, behavior challenges, medical challenges, grief and loss, managing anxiety, anger, feelings of sadness, or any difficulties that you identify, you have come to the right place to address your concerns in a supportive and empathetic setting. Therapeutic treatment is a road I will help you navigate. I enjoy partnering with clients to address challenges collaboratively to help facilitate positive changes.
Life involves many challenges. Reaching out for assistance takes courage and I commend you for taking this step. Whether you are dealing with the stress you face, life transitions, relationship challenges, managing conflict, behavior challenges, medical challenges, grief and loss, managing anxiety, anger, feelings of sadness, or any difficulties that you identify, you have come to the right place to address your concerns in a supportive and empathetic setting. Therapeutic treatment is a road I will help you navigate. I enjoy partnering with clients to address challenges collaboratively to help facilitate positive changes.
(703) 997-7823 View (703) 997-7823
Photo of Ethan Richardson, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Ethan Richardson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
No matter who you are, life is hard. The difficulties of day-to-day life often put us in a bind: On one hand, the stressors are too big and too painful to ignore. And yet, while we may wish for and even utilize the support of those around us, for a whole host of reasons, we often resort to going it alone. In these moments, therapy can be a promising new option: a confidential relationship rooted in honesty, understanding, and compassion. It is my belief that such a relationship can provide a fresh start: a new orientation towards our problems and a new way of experiencing the world we live in.
No matter who you are, life is hard. The difficulties of day-to-day life often put us in a bind: On one hand, the stressors are too big and too painful to ignore. And yet, while we may wish for and even utilize the support of those around us, for a whole host of reasons, we often resort to going it alone. In these moments, therapy can be a promising new option: a confidential relationship rooted in honesty, understanding, and compassion. It is my belief that such a relationship can provide a fresh start: a new orientation towards our problems and a new way of experiencing the world we live in.
(434) 201-7393 View (434) 201-7393
Photo of Chelsea Barbosa, MS, Licensed Professional Counselor
Chelsea Barbosa
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22302  (Online Only)
Hey there! My name is Chelsea and I'm excited to potentially be apart of your journey. Many of us have experienced crushing situations that leave a lasting impact on our hearts. Whether you've struggled to maintain a relationship with your family or feel burnt-out from life, stress can weigh heavily on us. My guiding philosophy for your mental health is rooted in support, challenges, and encouragement, as I help you achieve a life that feels free, whole, and healthy.
Hey there! My name is Chelsea and I'm excited to potentially be apart of your journey. Many of us have experienced crushing situations that leave a lasting impact on our hearts. Whether you've struggled to maintain a relationship with your family or feel burnt-out from life, stress can weigh heavily on us. My guiding philosophy for your mental health is rooted in support, challenges, and encouragement, as I help you achieve a life that feels free, whole, and healthy.
(571) 749-2110 View (571) 749-2110
Photo of Katrina Tabb, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Katrina Tabb
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23235
Not accepting new clients
If your allegiance is to your peace of mind, you've stopped by the right profile! Life is full of surprises and can be challenging... What's most important is how we grow through our experiences. I am a firm believer in our resiliency and hope to provide a safe space as you journey through discovering your best self.
If your allegiance is to your peace of mind, you've stopped by the right profile! Life is full of surprises and can be challenging... What's most important is how we grow through our experiences. I am a firm believer in our resiliency and hope to provide a safe space as you journey through discovering your best self.
(804) 373-2899 View (804) 373-2899
Photo of Lisa Columbo, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Lisa Columbo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Staunton, VA 24401  (Online Only)
Things seem to have gone a bit haywire these last few years. Most of us who had been getting along well enough may find ourselves or our children struggling more lately. We don't have to wait for the world to change in order to feel better or to help our children. Let's work together toward managing your mind, body, soul, and relationships harmoniously.
Things seem to have gone a bit haywire these last few years. Most of us who had been getting along well enough may find ourselves or our children struggling more lately. We don't have to wait for the world to change in order to feel better or to help our children. Let's work together toward managing your mind, body, soul, and relationships harmoniously.
(540) 405-8877 View (540) 405-8877
Photo of Jennifer Estep, LPC, MEd, QMHP-A, Licensed Professional Counselor
Jennifer Estep
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd, QMHP-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Galax, VA 24333
Do you feel misunderstood, unheard, or unappreciated by others? Have difficulty forming relationships and seeing your own unique value as a human? If you are ready to go on the journey to personal growth to re-write these negative stories in your mind; I will provide you a safe and judgement free space to work through these challenges. My therapeutic approach is integrative; I do not believe that humans are intended to fit into a therapeutic mold, therapy should instead be tailored to meet the individual need.
Do you feel misunderstood, unheard, or unappreciated by others? Have difficulty forming relationships and seeing your own unique value as a human? If you are ready to go on the journey to personal growth to re-write these negative stories in your mind; I will provide you a safe and judgement free space to work through these challenges. My therapeutic approach is integrative; I do not believe that humans are intended to fit into a therapeutic mold, therapy should instead be tailored to meet the individual need.
(276) 859-4499 View (276) 859-4499
Photo of Lindsay Everhart, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Lindsay Everhart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22314
If you found my profile, you may be grappling with issues in your relationship with food and your body. Maybe you’re faced with constant anxiety and pressure to be perfect. You might be looking to work through difficult past experiences or to explore parts of your identity. Maybe you're hoping to improve your relationships or cultivate a new relationship. You may also be feeling burned out in your career and wondering what’s next. If any of these challenges resonate with your experience, we may be a great fit! I specialize in treating trauma, eating disorders, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues.
If you found my profile, you may be grappling with issues in your relationship with food and your body. Maybe you’re faced with constant anxiety and pressure to be perfect. You might be looking to work through difficult past experiences or to explore parts of your identity. Maybe you're hoping to improve your relationships or cultivate a new relationship. You may also be feeling burned out in your career and wondering what’s next. If any of these challenges resonate with your experience, we may be a great fit! I specialize in treating trauma, eating disorders, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues.
(571) 200-7710 View (571) 200-7710
Photo of Jacqui B Becker, PhD, LCP, Psychologist
Jacqui B Becker
Psychologist, PhD, LCP
Verified Verified
Bon Air, VA 23235  (Online Only)
Searching this website is a courageous step toward finding support to address whatever is troubling you! Since increasing your self-awareness through therapy can help you live a more satisfying life, I will help you safely examine whatever is difficult or painful to see within yourself and in your life. I will help you understand, accept, enhance, and love who you are so that you can take more risks in expressing yourself within your relationships.
Searching this website is a courageous step toward finding support to address whatever is troubling you! Since increasing your self-awareness through therapy can help you live a more satisfying life, I will help you safely examine whatever is difficult or painful to see within yourself and in your life. I will help you understand, accept, enhance, and love who you are so that you can take more risks in expressing yourself within your relationships.
(917) 887-4593 View (917) 887-4593
Photo of Katie Neidow Hill, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Katie Neidow Hill
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, VA 23238
Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, low self esteem, loss or difficulty in personal relationships? Do you feel isolated and distant from the ones you care most about? Do you desire change, but feel stuck and afraid to take the first step toward change? If so, you are not alone and there is HOPE. I provide compassionate, confidential, effective, and ethical counseling in a collaborative manner that empowers you to identify road blocks, potential solutions, and supports your work toward becoming the best you.
Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, low self esteem, loss or difficulty in personal relationships? Do you feel isolated and distant from the ones you care most about? Do you desire change, but feel stuck and afraid to take the first step toward change? If so, you are not alone and there is HOPE. I provide compassionate, confidential, effective, and ethical counseling in a collaborative manner that empowers you to identify road blocks, potential solutions, and supports your work toward becoming the best you.
(757) 517-2562 View (757) 517-2562
Photo of Megan Fiore, PsyD, RPT-S, Psychologist
Megan Fiore
Psychologist, PsyD, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22314
I have spent my career working with persons across the lifespan, providing individual, group, family, parent-child, and couples therapy. My therapeutic approach focuses on using your strengths to help you develop coping strategies for difficulties you are experiencing. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship and the value of hearing your story. My commitment to you includes a belief that things can and will begin to get better. Much of my work has been with trauma survivors, and I have witnessed and been humbled by the power of resiliency and posttraumatic growth.
I have spent my career working with persons across the lifespan, providing individual, group, family, parent-child, and couples therapy. My therapeutic approach focuses on using your strengths to help you develop coping strategies for difficulties you are experiencing. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship and the value of hearing your story. My commitment to you includes a belief that things can and will begin to get better. Much of my work has been with trauma survivors, and I have witnessed and been humbled by the power of resiliency and posttraumatic growth.
(703) 468-8995 View (703) 468-8995

How does your Therapist compare?

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Virginia who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
73% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
69% Coping Skills
68% Stress
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% BlueCross and BlueShield
70% Anthem | Elevance
68% Aetna

How Therapists in Virginia see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% 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.