I. Therapists in Virginia Beach, VA

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

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

Lisa Kilgore

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Natalie Beutel

  • 4 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Eclectic, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Person-Centered Therapy

State License: Virginia

Joseph Lee

  • 5 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Areas of focus: Addiction, Aging, Anger Management, Career Counseling, Child Abuse and Neglect, Marital / Premarital, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Elder Abuse, Family Conflict, Multicultural Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Pregnancy, Traumatic Brain Injury

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Body Centered Psychotherapy, Coaching, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), Dialectical (DBT), Dream Work or Analysis, EMDR, Expressive Therapy, Humanistic, Parent Guidance, Psycho-Educational, Psychoanalytic, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic, Thought Field Therapy (TFT), Transpersonal Psychology

State License: Virginia

Jeffrey Burns

  • 25 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Areas of focus: Anxiety, Attachment Disorders, ADHD, Behavior Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Marital / Premarital, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Education/Personal Development, Family Conflict, Grief, Interpersonal Relationships, Men's Issues, OCD, Personality Disorders, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress, Trauma / PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury

Languages: English, German

Treatment Approaches: Acupuncture, Case Management, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Crisis Intervention, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), Dialectical (DBT), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT Tapping), Evaluation/Diagnostic, Existential Psychotherapy, Forensic Psychology, Gestalt, Holistic, Humanistic, Hypnotherapy, Intervention, Jungian, Long-Term, Meditation/Relaxation, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Transactional Analysis (TA)

State License: Virginia

Patrizia Zorzoli

  • 10 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Areas of focus: Anxiety, Attachment Disorders, Career Counseling, Marital / Premarital, Depression, Domestic Violence, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Family Conflict, Grief, Interpersonal Relationships, Life Transitions, Multicultural Issues, Parenting, Pregnancy, Selective Mutism

Languages: English, Italian

Treatment Approaches: Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), EMDR, Existential Psychotherapy, Mindfulness Based Approaches, Narrative, Parent Guidance, Play Therapy, Psycho-Educational, Psychodynamic, Sand Play, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

State License: Virginia

Donna Maglio Brooks

  • 18 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Areas of focus: Addiction, Asperger's, Attachment Disorders, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Domestic Violence, Dual Diagnosis, Education/Personal Development, Gender Identity, Men's Issues, Multicultural Issues, OCD, Parenting, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Postpartum, Sexual Orientation, Sexuality Issues, Sleep or Insomnia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Stress

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Advocacy, Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT), Behavioral, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Crisis Intervention, Education Consultation, Evaluation/Diagnostic, Family-Based Treatment (FBT), Gestalt, Holistic, Humanistic, Long-Term, Meditation/Relaxation, Narrative, Neurofeedback, Parent Guidance, Play Therapy, Psycho-Educational, Psychodynamic, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Sports Psychology, Systemic, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

State License: Virginia

Christen Hansel

  • 2.5 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Areas of focus: Anxiety, Coping With Medical Issues, Depression, Faith Transition, Family Conflict, Interpersonal Relationships, Life Transitions, Multicultural Issues, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Orientation, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma / PTSD

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Integrative, Mindfulness Based Approaches, Multicultural, Person-Centered (Rogerian)

State License: Virginia

II. The Best Therapists in Virginia Beach, VA

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Online Therapy analyzed well-rated Virginia Beach therapists using eight key factors to select the top 15 therapists based on their credentials, specializations, accessibility, cost, and other essential features. Each therapist offers quality care at a fair price with flexible scheduling to enhance accessibility.

Choosing the Best Virginia Beach, VA Therapists

Credentials

To ensure you receive the best of care, Online Therapy only considered therapists appropriately licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia. The process to become a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia involves a graduate program that prepares students to practice counseling, 3,400 hours of supervised residency, and passing the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination.

Accessibility

The right therapist is easily accessible and has experience in the type of therapy you need. Online Therapy evaluated features that make therapists easy to work with, such as flexible scheduling with extended office hours and remote sessions that make it easier for you to meet with them on your timetable.

Cost

Affordability helps ensure you have access to therapists in Virginia that allow you to stay within your budget. Therapists were chosen within a range of per-session rates. Many of the listed therapists accept major insurance plans and/or offer a sliding fee payment option if you’re a self-pay client.

Rachel Ellis: LPC | Best for women’s mental health and wellness

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757-932-5462
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Rachel Ellis is a licensed professional counselor and certified health coach passionate about helping women optimize their well-being. Her approach embodies whole-person health, focusing on mind/body wellness and lifestyle habits impacting a woman’s overall mental health.

What patients say:

“Rachel offers such a unique and creative approach to health and wellness. I definitely recommend Mind Body Method to women of all ages!”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Relationship Issues
N/A $115 per 50-Minute Session
$150 per 60-Minute In-Home Session
No Yes

Cristina Murphy: LPC, NCC, CCMHC | Best for mental illness and psychosocial stress

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757-289-1125
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Cristina Murphy is a licensed professional counselor and certified clinical mental health counselor who provides individual, couple, and family therapy to adults and children experiencing mental illness and psychosocial stressors. Cristina has worked with Schizophrenic clients, children diagnosed with ADHD and clients with long-term mental health issues. She offers a sliding fee scale and provides services in English and Spanish.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Anger Management
Aetna
Anthem
Beacon
Behavioral Health Systems
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cigna
HealthKeepers
Humana
MHN
MHNet Behavioral Health
Magellan
Medicaid
Optima
Optum
TRICARE
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per Session: $160 Yes Yes

Kriston Nixon: LPC | Best for LGBTQIA and gender identity counseling

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757-344-3510
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Kriston Nixon is a licensed professional counselor with extensive training in the treatment of gender identity issues, LGBTQIA concerns, consensual non-monogamy, women’s issues, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and couple’s counseling. Kriston sees individuals and couples using traditional talk therapy combined with experiential components. She offers a safe, inclusive space for clients to explore personal goals.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
Relationship Issues
Women’s Issues
Aetna
Anthem
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cigna
Optima
TRICARE
Cost per Session: $130 Yes Yes

Keith Josey: CPLC | Best for life coaching and pastoral counseling

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757-472-4982
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Keith Josey is a certified professional life coach with over 20 years of experience in ministry. He offers pastoral counseling to individuals, couples, and families and is experienced with substance abuse treatment. Clients who need financial assistance may be billed on a sliding fee scale.

What patients say:

“Working with Keith Josey has been nothing short of amazing. He’s helped with issues my son was having with his behavior and treating his ADHD without meds.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Life Coaching
Spirituality
Substance Use
N/A Cost per Session: $120 Yes Yes

Natalie Beutel: M.A., LPC | Best for anxiety and depression

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757-276-1804
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Natalie Beutel is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. She customizes counseling to meet each client’s unique situations, tailoring treatment plans to fit personalities, interests, and lifestyles. Natalie has been practicing for five years and offers free 15-minute consultations and a sliding fee scale.

What patients say:

“Natalie is a very professional and effective therapist. I recommend her without reservation.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Relationship Issues
Anthem
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
BlueCross and BlueShield
CareFirst
HealthKeepers
Cost per Session: $150 Yes Yes

Sherry R. Sigafoos: LPC, LMFT, LSATP, CSAC| Best for substance abuse

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757-552-0884
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Sherry Sigafoos is a licensed professional counselor, licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed substance abuse treatment practitioner, and certified substance abuse counselor. She’s spent 40 years helping clients overcome addictions and trauma, and she offers a sliding fee scale for self-pay clients.

What patients say:

“I’ve seen a lot of therapists in my life. Sherry is the only one I have ever truly connected with. She is direct, honest, and respectful.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Addiction
Trauma and PTSD
Codependency
Aetna
Anthem
Beacon
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cigna
ComPsych
Coventry
Great-West Life
Guardian
Health Net
Humana
MHN
Magellan
Optum
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per Session: $200 Yes Yes

Emily Bura: LPC, CSAC, CPSC | Best for Spanish speaking clients

Emily Bura Photo
757-849-2810
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Emily Bura is a bilingual licensed professional counselor and certified substance abuse counselor who offers compassionate, personalized therapy to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in English and Spanish. Emily has been specializing in anxiety, depression, and anger management for five years and offers flexible scheduling and a sliding fee scale.

What patients say:

“Genuine, truly caring … a positive impact on my life!”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Anger Management
N/A Cost per Session: $100 Yes Yes

Laura K. Hitchcock: LPC-S, NBCC | Best for transgender and LGBTQ+ clients

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757-354-4290
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Laura Hitchcock is a licensed professional counselor who provides a safe, nonjudgmental environment for clients to work through sexual identity and gender issues. She’s passionate about helping couples cultivate healthy communication skills, and she’s highly experienced in helping military members, veterans, and their families work through transitional issues and PTSD. Laura has been practicing for eight years and uses the Gottman Method couples counseling.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Marital and Premarital
Anxiety
Transgender
N/A $150 for couples sessions
$125 for individual sessions
No Yes

Ruthie Weiglein: LPC, RPT | Best for children

Ruthie Weiglein Photo
757-486-6955
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Ruthie Weiglein is a licensed professional counselor and registered play therapist specializing in developmentally appropriate counseling for young children. She also works with adolescents and adults, and she has 10 years of practice experience.

What patients say:

“It’s an understatement to say that Ruthie’s work is healing. She created a safe (and fun!) space for my sons to express themselves and she was a boundless resource for me.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Child or Adolescent
Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
Trauma and PTSD
N/A Cost per Session: $130
Yes Yes

Kristin Barton Cuthriell: M.S.W., M.Ed., LCSW | Best for premarital and marital counseling

Kristin Barton Cuthriell Photo
757-797-5204
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Kristin Barton Cuthriell is a licensed clinical social worker whose mission is to encourage, motivate, inspire, and educate people to live more fulfilling lives. She’s experienced in marital coaching, premarital and marital counseling, parenting issues, divorce recovery, and anxiety.

What patients say:

“Kristin Cuthriell presented great information on overcoming resentment. She provided an effective list of tools to use for this purpose.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Marital and Premarital
Anxiety
Depression
N/A Not Provided No Yes

Kevin Childs: LCSW | Best for relationship issues

Kevin Childs Photo
757 606-8282
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Kevin Childs is a licensed clinical social worker who’s been helping men, women, and couples work through their concerns for decades. His approach is founded on compassion and a commitment to his clients’ well-being. Kevin specializes in relationship issues, marital and premarital counseling, depression, and PTSD.

What patients say:

“Mr. Childs’ counseling services are very helpful. He has helped me and my spouse work through our problems.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Marital and Premarital
Trauma and PTSD
N/A Cost per Session: $130 No Yes

Anna Tihomirova: LPC, NCC, M.S. | Best for major life transitions

Anna Tihomirova Photo
757-348-7879
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Anna Tihomirova is a licensed professional counselor who guides individuals, couples, and families going through major life transitions. She’s passionate about helping people make long-lasting changes as they navigate through trauma, relationship issues, substance abuse, and complications related to mental illness. Anna has been practicing for 10 years and offers a sliding fee scale and easy online scheduling as well as telehealth sessions through Skype.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Women’s Issues
Relationship Issues
Anthem
BlueCross and BlueShield
Optima
Optum
TRICARE
Cost per Session: $140 Yes Yes

Cara Weed: LCSW, CSAT | Best for sexual addiction

Cara Weed Photo
757-513-4217
Website

Cara Weed is a licensed clinical social worker and certified sexual addiction therapist trained by the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals to assist sex addicts and their partners. She works with individuals to help repair broken relationships impacted by addiction and trauma. Cara has been practicing for 24 years with an eclectic therapeutic approach that interweaves attachment, trauma, cognitive, psychodynamic, and family systems models.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Sexual Addiction
Relationship Issues
Trauma and PTSD
TRICARE Cost per Session: $150 No Yes

Norm Stein: LCSW | Best for veterans, first responders, and health care providers

Norm Stein Photo
757-376-0191
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Norm Stein is a licensed clinical social worker with extensive experience working with veterans, first responders, and health care providers dealing with job-specific issues. He specializes in trauma, PTSD, sexual assault/abuse, anxiety, and depression. Norm has been practicing for 26 years and offers a sliding scale and longer-than-average therapy sessions.

What patients say:

“Used him over many years and very down to earth and helpful!”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Sexual Abuse
Relationship Issues
Medical Spending Accounts Accepted
MilitaryOne Source (EAP)
Participate in various EAP’s
Cost per Session: $125 No Yes

III. What You Should Know About Virginia Beach Therapy

How are Virginia Beach therapists licensed?

Virginia requires a Licensed Professional Counselor credential, which takes years to earn. The process includes very specific education requirements that lead to a graduate degree from an accredited program that prepares students to practice counseling. Graduates must apply for a temporary license as a Resident in Counseling and gain 3,400 hours of supervised residency experience. Afterward, they must pass the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination before applying for LPC licensure.

How much does therapy cost in Virginia Beach?

Therapists in Virginia Beach generally charge by the session, which usually lasts about 50 minutes on average. Some counselors offer extended sessions of over 60 minutes. The average rate cost range is $130 to $150 per session, but costs can run as low as $100 and as high as $200. About half of the listed therapists accept major insurance plans, and more than half offer a sliding fee scale if you’re uninsured.

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