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Top 10 counselors in Portsmouth, VA

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Elev8te Health And Wellness, LLC

Elev8te Health And Wellness, LLC

5.0(4)
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves Portsmouth, VA
Eboni R. says, "I had a life changing experience while working with Elevate Health and Wellness. Dana definitely has a gift to change people." Read more
Ronald Nichols LMT

Ronald Nichols LMT

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
14+ years in business
Serves Portsmouth, VA
Andrea B. says, "Exceptional service! A rare find! Amazing! Hiring Ronald Nichols LMT for was one of the best decision I have ever made! The massage felt totally professional! I was comfortable at all times and I really felt a difference physically and mentally after my session. Ron is very personable, knowledgeable and has a very calming energy. He focused exactly where I requested and was very in tune with locating areas I didn’t even know needed attention. Would definitely recommend, especially if it is your first time and you are nervous. I will absolutely be booking with him again soon!" Read more
Hampton Roads Biblical Counseling

Hampton Roads Biblical Counseling

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
31+ years in business
Serves Portsmouth, VA
Maureen says, "Biblical application for life’s complications, kind and patient guidance, very knowledgeable " Read more
Precise Management LLC.

Precise Management LLC.

New on Thervo
Offers online services
Serves Portsmouth, VA
Precise Management LLC. A company whose employees provide business advice to mental health agencies. In line with the client's needs, Precise management business consultants can provide support and advice using problem-solving and brainstorming strategies to help generate new business, recruit employees, marketing, conduct research, and collect data in compliance with each state. The mental health business consultants at Precise Management specialize in a variety of niches, such as corporate, consultancy private or nonprofit agencies for adult, family, and children's mental health.
New Chance Today, LLC

New Chance Today, LLC

New on Thervo
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Portsmouth, VA
Learn how to manage stress reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. Learn assertiveness and effective communication skills. Improve your quality of life and relationships. Bilingual Mental Health Provider (Spanish/English). Individual Sessions Online/Virtual Visit (face -to-face). Visit ecvega.com for more details about services.
COUNSELOR PRINCE & ASSOCIATES CONSULT (CPAC)

COUNSELOR PRINCE & ASSOCIATES CONSULT (CPAC)

5.0(1)
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves Portsmouth, VA
Martha E. says, "The welcoming services and my session was superb" Read more
True Mission Services

True Mission Services

New on Thervo
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves Portsmouth, VA
I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional, certified Substance Abuse Counselor, certified anger and grief specialist and I'm EMDR trained. My counseling approach is personalized to meet your specific needs. I utilize an integrated approach which includes Trauma Informed Care, Person Centered Therapy, CBT, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, aromatherapy and DBT. Please visit my website https://truemissionservices.com/ I have a passion for working with individuals, families, and couples addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, mood disorders, ADHD, Substance use, anger management, ...
Family Guidance Centers

Family Guidance Centers

5.0(1)
3 hires on Thervo
44+ years in business
Serves Portsmouth, VA
Cindy C. says, "My therapist exceeded my expectations. The person answering the phone was very understanding of my need for a quick appointment and helped me feel comfortable pursuing therapy. " Read more
Our Daddys Girls LLC (women's Empowerment Firm)

Our Daddys Girls LLC (women's Empowerment Firm)

4.7(3)
Top Pro
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
11+ years in business
Serves Portsmouth, VA
Dr. S. says, "Amazing conversation and conformation to previous advice given by others." Read more
Serenity Therapeutic Counseling Services

Serenity Therapeutic Counseling Services

New on Thervo
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves Portsmouth, VA
I’m a Licensed Resident in Counseling of Virginia. My passion entails helping child, adolescents, and adults in need of support adjusting through life adveristies. My therapeutic approach includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Therapy, Psychoeducational Approach, Play Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. I obtained a master’s degree at South University in the field of Clinical Mental Health Counseling. During my academic process, I found my niche to work with individuals, families, and couples addressing anxiety, ADHD, trauma, depression, PTSD, autism spectrum disorder, and parenting conflicts. I promote building resilience thr

Your counseling questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does counseling cost?

Counseling costs $100 to $250 per session if not covered by insurance, depending on your location, type of counseling, and the counselor's specialty. Prices are on the high end of the range in major metropolitan areas like New York and San Francisco. The average cost of counseling with insurance is $20 to $60 per session for the copay.

Online counseling costs $50 to $110 per week through websites that offer a membership plan. Plans on the lower end of the price range are typically limited to support via text or email messaging only, while plans at the higher end of the range include scheduled video sessions with a licensed counselor or therapist.

Marriage counseling costs $120 to $250 per session for in-person therapy or $90 to $230 per session for online therapy.

Can you use an HSA or FSA for counseling?

You can only use your HSA or FSA for counseling if you have a billable diagnosis—such as depression or bipolar disorder—and the therapy is deemed medically necessary. You can't use your HSA or FSA for marriage or family counseling, grief counseling, or therapy for stress management.

What are the types of counselors?

Counselors have a master's degree in psychology and are trained and licensed to practice psychotherapy. A counselor may be licensed or certified in a specific area:

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs)
  • Licensed Practicing Counselor (LPC)
  • Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Registered Child Therapist RPT)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

What does a counselor do?

A counselor can help you navigate challenging life situations, understand your emotions, strengthen your self-esteem, and improve your communication and coping skills. They provide support through difficult times and guide you in making the necessary changes in thinking and behavior to improve your mental and emotional health.

Counselors can help you with a variety of problems:

  • Depression and mood changes
  • Marriage and relationship problems
  • Grief or loss
  • Anxiety, stress, and panic attacks
  • Self-esteem and body image concerns
  • Eating disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anger management
  • Addiction
  • Gender or sexual identity concerns

Can counselors prescribe medication?

Counselors are licensed psychologists but not medical doctors, and in most parts of the U.S. they are not allowed to prescribe medication. Only Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, and New Mexico allow counselors to prescribe medication, and counselors in these states must complete additional psychopharmacology training and certification.

In the rest of the U.S., only a medical doctor can prescribe medication. Psychiatrists are medical doctors and can prescribe medication, but they typically do not provide talk therapy or counseling services.

Can counselors diagnose ADHD, autism, or other mental health conditions?

A licensed counselor can give a mental health diagnosis in all states except Indiana and Maine. However, the counselor must refer clients to a psychiatrist or other medical doctor if the condition requires medication. Consult a counselor near you if you have concerns about ADHD, anxiety, depression, autism, bipolar disorder, or other mental health conditions.

How can I choose the best counselor near me?

When searching for a counselor, it's important to choose one who makes you feel comfortable, safe, and respected. Follow these tips to find the best counselor for you:

  • If you have a specific concern—such as depression, stress, or relationship issues—look for counselors who specialize in that area.
  • Ask your medical provider for recommendations.
  • Read reviews from other clients on Thervo and Google.
  • Confirm the counselor accepts your insurance or offers a sliding-scale rate.
  • Ask about telemedicine and virtual visit options.
  • Schedule an initial consultation to make sure you're happy with the counselor's communication style and empathy.

What questions should I ask counselors?

Ask these questions to help you choose a counselor who will help you achieve the best results:

  • How long have you been practicing, and what are your certifications?
  • What areas of counseling do you specialize in?
  • What is your philosophy as a counselor?
  • What therapeutic approaches do you typically use?
  • What does a typical session look like?
  • Are you more directive or guiding as a counselor?
  • Do you give homework or reading assignments?
  • Do you offer virtual / telemedicine appointments?
  • Do you accept my insurance? Do you bill the insurance company directly?
  • Do you offer sliding-scale rates for clients without insurance?

Reviews for Portsmouth counselors

Recent success stories from people in the Portsmouth area.
Michael J.
I liked having someone who believed in my potential and would not only celebrate when I was successful, but was encouraging when I had challenges. I was at risk of developing a chronic health condition. I have now significantly reduced my risk, and am integrating better life habits. Elev8te Health And Wellness provided personal and professional service, and I am a better person having been a partner.
Elev8te Health and Wellness, LLC
Chavela D.
What an awesome experience this has been, I have enjoyed sharing this journey of 90 days to fearless with you and look forward to starting my own using your book with a group of young ladies in the future.... smooches
Our Daddys Girls LLC (women's empowerment firm)
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