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Mental Health Therapists and Counselors in Virginia

Mental Health Crisis Response in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services has put together a list of resources if you’re experiencing a mental health crisis. You can also find the contact information for your local hotline, here.  If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). This line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The State of Mental Health in Virginia

Virginia currently ranks 26th in the United States for mental healthcare. The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Service (DBHDS) is responsible for improving upon their current mental healthcare system, and for providing the resources necessary to build resilience in their communities. The DBHDS determines the standard of care that all Virginia residents can expect when they seek treatment from a licensed counselor or therapist.

Currently, the DBHDS is working on coordinating the delivery of healthcare services by establishing a strong integrative care model, while improving on accessibility in all phases of mental illness, from prevention, to treatment and recovery. From designing, development, and implementation of evaluation processes, to selecting the data reporting standards and measures used to analyze the efficacy of their programs, DBHDS works hard to ensure that all residents have access to the resources that promote their well-being and ability to prosper. This includes access to therapists, psychologists, and counselors throughout the state.

For assistance in navigating treatment for substance abuse, call the NAMI Abuse Hotline at 800-950-6264.

If you are LGBTQ+ and you need support, contact The Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386.

NAMI Virginia

The National Alliance for Mental Illness, or NAMI, is open to anyone struggling with mental illness. NAMI is an inclusive and community-based resource geared towards raising awareness and supporting group members on their journey to recovery. With group counseling sessions led by a trained member with a diagnosis (past or present), meetings follow a set of 12 principles for support. NAMI meetings are meant to complement your existing treatment plan with your counselor or psychologist. There are many chapters of NAMI that meet in Virginia, including virtual meet-ups. Find yours here. 

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Therapists and Counselors in Virginia

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Tracey Johnson-king
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Build a great relationship. Together we will be respectful and laugh at ourselves.


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Together, we will:

Build a great relationship. Together we will be respectful and laugh at ourselves.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am very direct but respectful.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Communication Issues
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Engagement and Marriage
  • Grief
  • Impulsive Behavior
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Suicide
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Tracey Johnson-king remote and phone therapy in Virginia
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Steffanie Kelshaw
Together, we will:

We'll work collaboratively to address how you can meet your goals. I offer a free 15 min. phone consultation to see if I am the right therapist for you.


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Together, we will:

We'll work collaboratively to address how you can meet your goals. I offer a free 15 min. phone consultation to see if I am the right therapist for you.

Something to know about my approach is:

Throughout my diverse work experiences, I have taken pride in my ability to form connections with others. I use a variety of therapeutic treatment approaches, including CBT, Motivational Interviewing, DBT, & Mindfulness based techniques.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Phase of Life Transitions
  • Substance Abuse
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Steffanie Kelshaw remote and phone therapy in Virginia
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Aaron Weiner
Together, we will:

Wrap our arms around the problem you're grappling with, discuss the psychological underpinnings that brought you to this point, and use that knowledge to get you feeling better and back to living the life you want to live.


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Picture of Aaron Weiner, therapist in Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Psypact, Texas, Utah, Virginia
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Together, we will:

Wrap our arms around the problem you're grappling with, discuss the psychological underpinnings that brought you to this point, and use that knowledge to get you feeling better and back to living the life you want to live.

Something to know about my approach is:

My role is to be a bridge between you and the science-backed techniques that we know can help you meet your goals for positive change in your life. I have broad experience, but specialize in treating addiction and trauma/PTSD.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma/PTSD
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Aaron Weiner remote and phone therapy in Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Psypact, Texas, Utah, Virginia
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Shashanah Ward
Together, we will:

Break down negative thinking patterns, increase self-awareness, and find your voice in order to create boundaries and effective communication. We will discuss what is hindering your growth and work on shifting your mindset to help you get unstuck.


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Picture of Shashanah  Ward, therapist in Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia
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Together, we will:

Break down negative thinking patterns, increase self-awareness, and find your voice in order to create boundaries and effective communication. We will discuss what is hindering your growth and work on shifting your mindset to help you get unstuck.

Something to know about my approach is:

I utilize a strength-based and solution-focused approach to assist clients in actively working towards their goals. Working with me means working OUTSIDE of our sessions!

FOCUS AREAS:
  • African American Women
  • Black and African American Issues
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Infertility
  • Life Coaching
  • Self care
  • Work-Life Balance
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Shashanah  Ward remote and phone therapy in Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia
Picture of Willard Vaughn, therapist in District Of Columbia, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Virginia
Willard Vaughn
Together, we will:

We will work on creating meaning despite, or in spite of, your circumstances. Unfortunately there is no quick fix, but I will walk down that road with you and we can explore together.


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Picture of Willard Vaughn, therapist in District Of Columbia, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Virginia
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Together, we will:

We will work on creating meaning despite, or in spite of, your circumstances. Unfortunately there is no quick fix, but I will walk down that road with you and we can explore together.

Something to know about my approach is:

I will be very frank and honest with you, while also pragmatic. I like to converse and hear what is on your mind, molding that into a topic related to what your issues are. I look at how you think and what that does to your emotions.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addiction Counseling
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Grief
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Trauma and Related Disorders
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Willard Vaughn remote and phone therapy in District Of Columbia, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Virginia