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There are no therapists currently located in Richmond, VA. The following therapists are located in VA.

Lawrence Matheny

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, LGBT, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression

Garrett Baker

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes

Tiffini Sharifi

  • 5 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Richmond, Virginia
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Emotionally Focused, Gottman Method, Multicultural

State License: Virginia

Bonita Hogue

  • 24 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Richmond, Virginia
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Areas of focus: Addiction, Anxiety, Child Abuse and Neglect, Marital / Premarital, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Conflict, Life Transitions, Multicultural Issues, Parenting, Sexual Abuse, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma / PTSD, Women's Issues

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Advocacy, Behavioral, Case Management, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Crisis Intervention, Education Consultation, Ericksonian, Geriatric Consultation, Home Study, Information and Referral, Social Support, Systemic

State License: Virginia

Laura Giles

  • 11 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Richmond, Virginia
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Areas of focus: Addiction, Anxiety, Asperger's, ADHD, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Depression, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Education/Personal Development, Gender Identity, Infant Mental Health, Infertility, Life Transitions, Multicultural Issues, OCD, Pain Management, Physical Illness/Impairment, Postpartum, Pregnancy, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Orientation, Sexuality Issues, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal Thoughts, Tourette's Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acupuncture, Behavioral, Behavioral Medicine, Biofeedback, Body Centered Psychotherapy, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Crisis Intervention, Dialectical (DBT), EMDR, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT Tapping), Ericksonian, Holistic, Low-Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS), Mindfulness Based Approaches, Neurofeedback, Neuro-Linguistic, Nutrition Counseling, Psycho-Educational, Satir

State License: Virginia

Janelle Peifer

  • 10 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Richmond, Virginia
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Areas of focus: Academic issues, Anxiety, Attachment Disorders, Caregiver Stress, Depression, Infidelity, Interpersonal Relationships, Life Transitions, Marital / Premarital, Multicultural Issues, Parenting, Postpartum, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sexual Orientation, Sexuality Issues, Stress, Transgender, Trauma / PTSD, Women's Issues

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), Emotionally Focused, Humanistic, Integrative

State Licenses: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia and Washington D.C.

II. Best Therapists in Richmond, VA

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Online Therapy evaluated therapists in Richmond using eight key factors, including cost, accessibility, specializations, and credentials, among others, to create a list of 15 top-rated therapists. You can be sure all the counselors recommended offer quality therapy services at fair prices and are easy to work with.

Choosing the Best Richmond, VA Therapists

Credentials

Only therapists appropriately licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia were considered to ensure you receive the best care. Prospective therapists in Richmond must complete a graduate program in counseling, apply for a temporary license, complete 3,400 hours of supervised residency experience, and pass a national exam to become licensed professional counselors.

Accessibility

The right therapist will specialize in the type(s) of therapy you seek. You also need one who’s accessible, meaning their office hours and location make it easy to work with them. Flexible scheduling with evening and weekend hours helps. Finally, look for therapists who offer remote sessions like the ones listed.

Cost

To ensure you receive all the therapy you need, cost must be considered. Therapists in Virginia typically charge per session, but some bundle sessions at a lower discounted rate. Many accept major insurance plans to help cover charges, and a few offer a sliding fee scale for self-pay clients.

Kathryn Wilder-Schaaf: Ph.D., LCP, ABPP | Best for anxiety

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804-375-5861
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Dr. Kathryn Wilder-Schaaf is a licensed clinical psychologist who helps adults aged 18 and older cope with and heal from symptoms associated with anxiety, including generalized anxiety and social anxiety. She helps clients struggling with PTSD and other trauma disorders, depression, adjustment disorder, relationship/family concerns, and recovery after neurological disorders. Dr. Wilder-Schaaf offers a sliding fee scale and has been practicing for 10 years.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Anxiety
Family Conflict
N/A Cost per session:
Initial Intake is 90 minutes and $220
50-Minute Session is $140
90-Minute Session is $220
No Yes

Nidhi Tewari: M.S.W., LCSW | Best for trauma

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804-203-0424
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Nidhi Tewari is a licensed clinical social worker who’s dedicated to helping children aged 11 and older, adolescents, and adults who are survivors of trauma. She has over eight years of experience, specializes in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, and offers a sliding fee scale.

What patients say: “Nidhi is an amazing therapist, who has the ability to build rapport and connect with her clients with grace, ease and humor.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Anxiety
Child or Adolescent
N/A Cost per session:
The fee for service is $120 per 50 minute initial session/diagnostic evaluation.
The fee for service is $110 per 50 minute individual therapy session.
The fee for service is $165 for an 80 minute individual therapy session.
The fee for service is $50 per person, per 60 minute group therapy session.
The fee for service is $75 per person, per 90 minute group therapy session.
Yes Yes

Gideon Javna: LCSW | Best for chronic illness

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434-535-2614
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Gideon Javna is a licensed clinical social worker who’s been living with a chronic illness for over 25 years. He helps clients with similar issues overcome the challenges of living with a chronic illness. He focuses on talk therapy and works with children, adults, families, and couples.

What patients say: “He is very professional to needs of the clt’s of serve [sic].”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Substance Use
Chronic Illness
Aetna
Anthem
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cigna
Optum
UnitedHealthcare
Virginia Premier
Cost per Session: $100 No Yes

Allie Longworth: M.S., MT-BC | Best for music therapy

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804-665-4681
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Allie Longworth is a board-certified music therapist who uses music to help adolescents and adults process intense emotions and problematic behaviors to overcome overwhelming grief, sadness, anger, trauma, or conflict. She believes music allows her to create an experience rather than a purely cognitive discussion. Allie provides the music, and the client’s job is to be open to the experience.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Trauma and PTSD
N/A Cost per session:
50 Min Intake Session: $140
50 Min Individual/Family Session: $115
Late Cancellation (Less than 24hr notice): $60
Missed Appointment (No-Show): $115
No Yes

Miri Eynan: LCSW | Best for children

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804-924-7600
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Miri Eynan is a licensed clinical social worker who’s passionate about helping children aged four to 12 and their families. She uses art, games, and other engaging techniques to address behavioral issues. Miri helps children dealing with grief, anger, and life transitions to process their worries and fears, explore their feelings, and improve communication, so they can make healthier decisions and improve their behavior and relationships. She’s been practicing for 24 years.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Child or Adolescent
Behavioral Issues
Parenting
Anthem
Cigna
Optum
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per session:
Initial Therapy Evaluation: 60 minutes – $185.00
Therapy Session: 38-53 minutes – $135.00
Therapy Session: 53-60 minutes – $150.00
Therapy Session: 75-90 minutes – $185.00
Group Therapy Session: 60-90 minutes – $30.00–$60.00
Couples or Family Therapy Session: 53-60 minutes – $150
Reiki Session: 30 minutes – $50.00
Reiki Session: 60 minutes – $85.00
Professional Licensure Supervision: 60 minutes – $100.00
Court Appearance Hourly: $300.00 retainer plus $150.00 per hour
Case Management*: 60 minutes – $100.00
Phone consultation**: 60 minutes – $100.00
Supervisee-led Sessions: 60 minutes – $60.00-$185.00
No Yes

Tracey Wingold: M.S.W., LCSW | Best for expectant/new mothers

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804-316-9694
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Tracey Wingold is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and work with clients throughout the state via her HIPAA-compliant, easy-to-use teletherapy platform. Tracey concentrates on the emotional journey of expectant and new mothers through preconception, pregnancy, and early parenting. She’s a trained and experienced pregnancy and postpartum counselor and can help women with perinatal mood disorders, depression, and anxiety. Tracey uses a person-centered, solution-focused style, has been practicing for 19 years, and offers a sliding fee scale.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
Depression
Anxiety
United Healthcare
Oscar Health
Free Initial Consultation (15-20 minutes)
Standard session – $95 (45-60 minute therapy)
Yes Yes

Carla Shaffer: Ph.D. | Best for parenting

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804-442-7192
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Dr. Carla Shaffer offers a parent-only treatment called Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions to help parents better understand the anxiety affecting their children and empower their child/adolescent/young adult to manage their anxiety. She offers parent-centered support to emotionally equip clients to parent to the best of their abilities and help families flourish. Dr. Shaffer offers counseling services in English and Spanish and accepts limited insurance providers.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Parenting
Child or Adolescent
Anthem
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cost per Session: $175 No Yes

Tonia Jean Bagby: Psy.D. | Best for affordable psychotherapy

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804-393-8615
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Dr. Tonia Bagby’s goal is to provide affordable psychotherapy services to clients wanting to work on various life issues, including PTSD, sexual trauma, domestic violence, addictions, LGBTQ challenges, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues, career roadblocks, and active duty- or veteran-related concerns. Dr. Bagby has been practicing for 15 years and takes a conversational approach to address issues and challenges.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Depression
Grief
Relationship Issues
N/A Cost per session:
FIRST SESSION
$80.00
3 SESSION PACKAGE
$225.00 ($75.00 per session)
4 SESSION PACKAGE
$280.00 ($70.00 per session)
No Yes

Robert A. Petry: Ph.D. | Best for hypnotherapy

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804-320-7738
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Dr. Robert Petry is a clinical psychologist with over 25 years of clinical experience and a recognized area of specialty in hypnosis. He provides hypnotherapy services for anxieties, stress, habits, addictions, impulse control disorders, and self-discovery.

What patients say: “I have had an outstanding experience with Dr. Petry. He is very good when it comes to helping find the right path, and sort through some old baggage.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Impulse Control Disorders
Anxiety
Coping Skills
Aetna
Anthem
Anthem HMO
Anthem PPO
Beacon
Cigna
Cigna EAP
HealthKeepers
MHN
Medicare
TRICARE
Cost per Session: $100 No Yes

Joy Brock: LCSW | Best for developing healthier relationships

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804-665-4681
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Joy Brock is a licensed clinical social worker who’s passionate about working with clients of all ages to help them develop healthier relationships with themselves and others. She believes relationships are the most meaningful part of life, and she strives to help her clients achieve the healthy relationships they’ve always wanted. Joy also helps with low self-esteem and self-harm behaviors and offers a sliding fee scale.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Women’s Issues
Anxiety
Stress
Optima Cost per session:
50 Min Intake Session $140
50 Min Individual/Family Session $115
Late Cancellation (Less than 24hr notice) $60
Missed Appointment (No-Show) $115
Yes Yes

Indria Savoy-Johnson: LCSW, LMHP | Best for everyday life stressors

240-222-5924
Website

Indria Savoy-Johnson is a licensed clinical social worker who takes an eclectic, person-centered approach to therapy. She believes individuals have unique skill sets that help them deal with everyday life stressors. Indria collaborates with clients to ensure their treatment plans are individually tailored and incorporates personality and humor into her sessions to help build a healthy rapport. She’s been practicing for nine years and also licensed in the District of Columbia.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Coping Skills
Psychosis
N/A $130.00 per session – Individual & Couple therapy (50 minutes)
Free 10-15min consultation
No Yes

Nicole K. Smith-Perez: LMHC, LPC | Best for dual-diagnosis clients

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347-400-2785
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Nicole Smith-Perez is a licensed professional counselor who’s worked extensively with dual-diagnosis clients struggling with family/relationship issues and addiction. She loves helping her clients understand the things holding them back and uses an in-depth, eclectic approach to develop interventions. Nicole strongly believes everyone has the ability to make positive changes. She also helps with stress management and offers a sliding fee scale.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Stress
Anxiety
Aetna
Cigna
Optum
Oscar
Oxford
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per session:
Initial Consultation (50 mins) $150
Individual Session (45 mins) $130
Couples Session (60 mins) $225
Yes Yes

Margaret Sheehan: LMFT | Best for couple’s therapy

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804-424-3118
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Margaret Sheehan is a licensed marriage and family therapist who provides strategies to couples at any stage of commitment to help them create and maintain healthy relationships. She helps couples rebuild trust, reveal themselves honestly to each other, and restore the engagement and clear communication they previously shared. Margaret offers premarital and marital counseling, provides services in English and Spanish, and has been practicing for 25 years.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Marital and Premarital
Trauma and PTSD
Spirituality
N/A Cost per session:
$150 for a 50-minute individual, couples, or family session
No Yes

Liz Blankenship: LCSW | Best for coping strategies

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804- 223-1463
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Liz Blankenship  is a licensed clinical social worker who works with adults to develop manageable and sustainable coping strategies. These strategies help them navigate struggles with daily life stressors, parenting, and relationships. She provides a safe space for clients to express their thoughts and feelings so they can address the toxic patterns in unhealthy relationships and other challenges in their adult lives. Liz has been practicing for 10 Years.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Parenting
Anxiety
Life Transitions
N/A Cost per session:
Initial intake appointment : $145.00
Individual therapy session (approximately 50 minutes): $135.00
Individual telemental health counseling session (approximately 50 minutes) $135.00
Supervision towards clinical licensure in Virginia: $135.00/hour
Written reports: $165.00/hour
Administrative work in excess of 15 minutes including but not limited to phone calls, emails, & collateral contacts will be billed in 15 minute increments at the standard session rate ($135/hour)
No Yes

Shareka Eldridge: LPC | Best for behavioral issues

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804-412-8621
Website

Shareka Eldridge is a licensed professional counselor who helps children and parents of children with behavioral and/or emotional issues. She works with children/adolescents/young adults aged 11 to 25 and has been practicing for four years.

What patients say: “I was very apprehensive in counseling due to bad experiences in the past but Shareka was able to help my daughter and I. She cared and did not push medicine on us.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Behavioral Issues
Trauma and PTSD
Life Coaching
Anthem
BlueCross and BlueShield
HealthKeepers
Optima
Optum
UnitedHealthcare
Virginia Premier
Cost per Session: $125 No Yes

III. What You Should Know About Richmond Therapy

How are Richmond therapists licensed?

Therapists must earn the Licensed Professional Counselor credential from the Virginia Board of Counseling to practice in Richmond. This requires completing an accredited 60 semester-hour graduate degree program and obtaining a Temporary License as a Resident in Counseling. Residents must complete a 3,400-hour supervised residency program, including 2,000 hours of client contact, in 21 months to four years. They must pass the National Clinical Mental Health Counselors Examination within six years of getting their resident license.

How much does therapy cost in Richmond?

The Richmond therapists listed charge between $85 and $175 per session for an average cost of $130. Sessions typically last 45-60 minutes, but longer sessions are available for a higher fee. Some therapists bundle sessions in packages to offer a discounted rate. About half of the therapists listed accept private insurance from major carriers, but only a few advertise a sliding fee scale. If you need help budgeting for therapy, you should ask about available discounts.

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