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Virginia Beach Counseling Services

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  • 2 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Jane L.
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Our counselor Anna helped us through a difficult time in our marriage. Her compassion and guidance was incredibly helpful.

Grace Covenant Counseling
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Christine C.
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Very responsive and timely with communication. Highly professional and offered great advice!! Would definitely recommend!

Diana Oh
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amber H.
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Diana Oh is very professional which I value a lot as a nurse. I was made to feel comfortable and truly feel like she has our best interest at heart. Diana always follows through on previous conversations and has different methods for us to use during our marriage counseling. As a couple who has never had counseling together, we are extremely satisfied with the entire process.

LaTarisha Beamon
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Margaret P.
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    I have been a colleague of Mrs. Beamon for over 10 years. She is professional and passionate about educating youth. In the classroom her energy and excitement for the subject matter overflows to the students. Mrs. Beamon has a gift for understanding a child's best learning style and can tailor her instruction to meet their needs. Additionally, her counseling background plays into her comprehensive delivery. I have used several of her resources and best practices for my own children and as a result they are strong readers and understand the importance of perseverance in education.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Andrea S.
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    I was very satisfied with my overall experience. Rachael Ann was very professional and knowledgeable of the concerns I shared with her. I felt she provided me with helpful feedback that will help me deal with my situation.

    • 3 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Rita O.
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    Resurrection Center Ministries provide excellent services. Elder Johnson is a wonderful counselor who provides quality feedback and advice during my husband and I pre and post marital counseling. I loved all of the techniques and scriptures he used for us to understand and apply to our day life. A book he recommend and applied to our premarital counseling is: The Language of Love & Respect by Dr. Eggerichs. The book is great for couple to understand each other. Elder Johnson is highly recommended by us, he is the best of the best.

    • 8 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Melissa S.
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    Great experience. I called Dr. Marcus at the schedule time. He listened, showed compassion and was very encouraging. I can not wait until my next session.

    Amanda O.
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    Rev. Kevin Coward is amazing. My husband and I left our first session feeling great. We can't wait for our next session!

    Dean L.
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    Dr. Gudor is a wonderful personal counselor. My sessions with her have made a great positive difference in my life.

    Growing Seeds
    4.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Sequoia O.
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    William was open to my request for a simple, elegant wedding. He was able to customize the wedding to the preferences of the bride and groom. It felt like he was an old friend.

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    Counseling services in the Ghent neighborhood of Norfolk offered by a licensed professional counselor. Please visit my website for more information about me. I offer a great deal of experience helping clients resolve issues from childhood, helping with relationship issues, and assisting in the processing of traumatic memory.

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    I am a pastor of the New St. Mark Baptist Church. I provide spiritual guidance as a means to enhance a couples relationship. I encourage couples to seek God first.

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    Providers are compassionate and caring in helping you reach your mental health goals.

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    I provide personal training and nutritional counseling to help you live your best life. I will teach how easy maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be.

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    I am an ordained minister, a retired school teacher and a certified belief therapist. I am a mother and grandmother who understands the struggles and hardships encountered by women in today's society. I offer counseling and support, which brings about healing for today's women with damaged emotions. This includes hurting women from all walks of life.

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    I am a licensed minister providing counseling service for the youth, adults, marriages, veteran affairs and domestic issues. I have 29 years of experience working in and around community and church services.

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    We do counseling prior to weddings as well as officiate during weddings. We are, as our name states, "out of the box". We can perform nuptials at your home or outside at McDonald's--it's all up to you!

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    Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia is a non-profit organization that is committed to helping you through the life challenges that are you are facing. Our clinical counselors are highly-qualified professionals consisting of Licensed Professional Counselors, License Eligible Resident Counselors, and Master Level Counseling Interns. Our Therapists assist by providing help and offering hope during life’s most difficult circumstances. The following services are offered at our center: Individual Counseling Family Counseling Child and Adolescent Counseling for ages 4-17 Depression Screenings Group Counseling – Grief and Loss, Military Support, Body Image, and Self Esteem 24 hour emergency on call coverage for existing clients Day and evening appointments are available.

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    Nikki Schwartz is a Licensed Professional Counselor, who specializes in helping clients who are struggling with Anxiety and Depression. Many of her clients have ADHD, Autism, or Asperger's. Clients often start therapy frustrated, exhausted and worn out. They are ready for change, but don't know how to get there. They need someone to listen to them and to really understand where they are coming from. They need someone who offers suggestions that will actually work for them, and not the same things they've read or heard everywhere.

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    We offer prayer and advice for excellence in life. A need for counseling services and prayer can happen almost any time, like in an accident, a death of a loved one, depression from relationship trouble, work issues, or school. We also provide marriage advice from the biblical perspective (after all, it is God's plan and His idea anyway), as well as financial advice from Dave Ramsey's information.

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    We do individual and marriage counseling along with neurofeedback training to address issues with ADHD, anxiety, depression, as well as other issues. We specialize in working with people of faith and working with the military community around us.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    What is a psychologist?

    A psychologist is a professionally trained mental health professional who helps patients navigate challenging life situations or mental health issues. To become a psychologist you must earn a doctoral degree; qualifying degrees include a Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D. To actively practice, a psychologist must be licensed in their state and maintain good standing. Psychologists are trained to administer tests that can evaluate a patient’s cognitive strength and weaknesses, intellectual skills, vocational aptitude and preference, personality characteristics, and neuropsychological functioning, explains the American Psychological Association (APA).

    A psychologist meets with patients in an office and may work with a variety of methods, depending on patient need, such as cognitive, behavioral or interpersonal.  According to the APA, common reasons a person may visit a psychologist include:

    • Dealing with depression, anger or anxiety over a long period of time.
    • Help with a chronic condition that is interfering with their lives or physical health.
    • Help with grieving and other abrupt transitions.
    • Overcoming addictions.
    • Managing chronic illness.
    • Breaking old and harmful patterns of thinking or behavior.

    What are the types of psychologists?

    Psychologists are healthcare professionals who use scientific methods to understand the relationships between the brain, environment and behavior. Psychologists may focus on research — studying how the brain and various environments drive behaviors to better understand the issues that trouble patients and society as a whole — or they may focus on practice — interacting with people using therapeutic methods. The American Psychological Association shares some of the more prevalent types of psychologists:

    • Clinical psychologists assess and treat mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
    • Cognitive and perceptual psychologists study human perception, thinking and memory.
    • Community psychologists work to strengthen the abilities of communities, settings, organizations and broader social systems to meet people’s needs — such as improving support for victims of natural disasters, or working to improve health policies.
    • Counseling psychologists help people understand and take action on everyday issues, career and work problems, and serious adversity.
    • Developmental psychologists study the psychological development of the human being throughout life.
    • Educational psychologists concentrate on how effective teaching and learning take place.
    • Engineering psychologists conduct research on how people work best with machines.
    • Environmental psychologists study the dynamics of how people interact with their environments.
    • Evolutionary psychologists study how evolutionary principles such as mutation, adaptation and selective fitness influence human thought, feeling and behavior.
    • Experimental psychologists study cognitive processes, comparative psychology (cross-species comparisons), and learning and conditioning.
    • Forensic psychologists apply psychological principles to legal issues.
    • Health psychologists specialize in how biological, psychological and social factors affect health and illness.
    • Industrial/organizational psychologists apply psychological principles and research methods to the workplace to improve productivity, health and the quality of work life.
    • Neuropsychologists and behavioral neuropsychologists explore the relationships between brain systems and behavior.
    • Quantitative and measurement psychologists focus on methods and techniques for designing experiments and analyzing psychological data.
    • Rehabilitation psychologists work with stroke and accident victims, people with mental disabilities, and those with developmental disabilities caused by such conditions as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism.
    • School psychologists assess and counsel students, consult with parents and school staff, and conduct behavioral interventions when appropriate.
    • Social psychologists study how a person’s mental life and behavior are shaped by interactions with other people.
    • Sport psychologists help athletes refine their focus on competition goals, become more motivated, and learn to deal with anxiety and fear of failure around competition.

    How much do therapists cost?

    If you are experiencing a challenging time, have mental health difficulties, or just want professional guidance as you move through life, a therapist can provide relief, tools and structure. The national average cost for a therapist is $80-$100 per hour, although prices may be higher or lower depending on geographic location and the experience and training of the therapist.

    Psychiatrists, psychologists and licensed therapists are all health professionals who offer various modalities of therapy. Ask questions about the type of therapy they specialize in (such as cognitive or behavioral, etc.) and their area of expertise (such as grief, anxiety, body image disorders, etc.) to help you find the right fit for your needs. Therapy sessions are typically 50-60 minutes long.  The patient usually meets with the therapist in their office; sessions may also be held remotely (via Skype, etc.) or in a clinical setting. Psychologists, psychiatrists and other therapists who have earned advanced degrees will typically charge higher rates than other licensed therapists. Depending on your diagnosis, your health insurance may cover your therapy costs.

    Can a clinical psychologist write prescriptions?

    To be able to write a prescription, a clinical psychologist must practice in a state that permits them to do so, and must either have a master’s degree in psychopharmacology or have completed the required advanced training program. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), five states currently permit psychologists to write prescriptions: Idaho, New Mexico, Illinois, Iowa and Louisiana. Many psychologists who are not able to write prescriptions work in partnership with psychiatrists, pediatricians or primary care doctors to help their patients who need medication.

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