Therapy Resources

Making the decision to seek support from a therapist for the first time may be intimidating if you don’t know what to expect. Here are some basics on what to expect so you can make an informed decision on whether therapy may be right for you.

How do I know if I should see a therapist?   

Only you know what is best for you throughout this journey. Different people decide to go to therapy for different reasons. Sometimes it’s to gain control over some aspect of your life, sometimes it’s to find direction when you are feeling lost, or sometimes it’s simply to have someone to talk to and support you throughout a difficult time in your life. Regardless of the reason, you get to decide what kind of support you want, and therapy will only be as helpful as you want it to be.

What should I expect from therapy?

Therapy sessions may differ on an individual basis, but there are some basics that spread across all therapy practices. First, you can expect to be told about informed consent and confidentiality. This means that the information shared between you and your therapist will remain only between you and your therapist. Therapy providers are not allowed to share the information that you tell them with other family members, friends, etc. without your permission. The only exception being if you express an intention to do harm to either yourself or others. If you have any questions concerning their confidentiality policy don’t hesitate to ask them! Secondly, a lot of times the first session with your therapist may be a shorter “screening” or “assessment” session. This is so they can get the information they need to better understand your situation and what brings you to therapy. After that, sessions will follow individualized schedules based on what you want to accomplish in therapy.  

What if I don’t like it?

If at any time you decide that therapy isn’t right for you, you can let your therapist know and end the relationship. Similarly, if you do not feel that you are getting anything from your current therapist but want to continue trying therapy, it is absolutely okay to switch to someone else. Every practitioner has their own unique style and it is important to find the style that works best for you and your goals.  If you are worried about finding a good fit before the first session it could be helpful to call up different therapists for a brief phone interview to determine who you feel comfortable receiving services from.


VBCF has taken the time to do some research into different therapy resources available throughout the different regions. We reached out to nurse navigators in the different regions for recommendations and these recommendations make up the bulk of the list. The rest of the contacts come from Psychology Today’s verified therapists found online. We encourage you to also take an active role in your search for support and do some research into therapists in your area. Visit or to do a geographic search for practicing psychologists near you.


Region 1 – Central Virginia

Dr. Norma Murdoch-Kitt, PhD

Location: 3217 Chamberlayne Ave, Richmond, VA 23227

Phone: (804) 684-1958

Insurance: Call for more information


Lee Carter, LCSW

Location: 2200 Pump Rd. Suite 220 Henrico, VA 23233

Phone: (804) 252-7953

Insurance: Most commercial insurances are accepted, including: Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, United Behavioral Health, Southern Health, Medicare, MH Net, Several Employee Assistance Programs


Region 2 – Tidewater

Elizabeth (Betsy) Koivisto, Pre-Licensed Professional, MS – Stillwaters Counseling and Psychotherapy

Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

Phone: (757) 320- 4398

Insurance: Call for more information


Dr. Claudia Capizzi-Gay, PsyD – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Center

Location: 1403 Greenbrier Pkwy #215 Chesapeake, Virginia 23320

Phone: (757) 410-0700

Insurance: Aetna, Anthem BC/BS, Cigna, ComPsych, CompCare, Humana, Medicare, MHN, Optima Behavioral Health, OptimaHealth, Private Health Care Systems, Tricare (Standard, Prime, and Tricare for Life), Value Options, Virginia Health Network, Wellpoint Unicare & Healthlink. Call to verify


Region 3 – Northern Neck

Rock Landing Psychological Group

Location: 11825 Rock Landing Dr., Newport News, VA


Pam Pare, LPC (757) 873-1736

Anne Aja, Ed.D (757) 873-1736

Harriette Barnes-Parker, PhD (757)- 873-1736

Insurance: Call for more information


Joanna Price – Peninsula Pastoral Counseling

Location: 707 Gum Rock Ct, Newport News, VA

Phone: (757) 873-2273

Insurance: Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Compsych, First Health, Holman Group, Kinnamon, Magellan, Mid-Atlantic, Mutual Prefer, Sentara/Optima, TriCare, United Behavioral Health, Value Options, and/or Virginia HealthNet


Colonial Psychiatric Associates

Location: 708 Mobjack Pl, Newport News, VA

Phone: (757) 873-1958


Bonnie J Kelly

Newton G Deschazo

Nayda M Flores

Insurance: Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Medicaid, Medicare, Optima, Tricare, United Healthcare, Value Options, Many EAPs (Employee Assistance Program)


Frederick A Levy

Location: 732 Thimble Shoals Blvd Ste 702, Newport News, VA

Phone: (757) 873-1240

Insurance: Champus (including FHC, CHOICE, and TRICARE PRIME), Value Behavioral Health, FHC Options, Mamsi, Met Life, The Virginia Health Network, Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield, U.S. Behavioral Healthcare, as well as a variety of commercial carriers


Frances Reinker, PhD.

Location: 1317 Jamestown Road #102, Williamsburg, VA

Phone: (757) 220-2700

Insurance: Anthem (BC/BS plans), Aetna, Cigna, Healthnet/Tricare, Humana, Magellan, Medicare, MHN, Optima, Student Resources, United Behavioral Health, United HealthCare, WPS/Tricare for Life


Marcia Grubbs-Weis, LPC

Location: 1318 Jamestown Road #101, Williamsburg, VA

Phone: (757) 561-2066

Insurance:  Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Medicaid, Medicare, Optima, Tricare, United Healthcare, Value Options, Many EAPs (Employee Assistance Program)


Joan Milkavich, LPC

Location: 325 McLaws Circle Ste 3, Williamsburg, VA

Phone: (757) 564-4590

Insurance: Call for more information


Corey Thayer, LPC

Location: 352 Mclaws Circle, Williamsburg, VA

Phone: (757) 220-0118

Insurance: Call for more information


Barbara Kaplan – Richmond Road Counseling Center

Location: 1001 A Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA

Phone (757) 220-2669

Insurance: Call for more information


Sadie F Sheafe, Ph.D., LCSW

Location: 2021 Cunningham Dr. Ste 101, Hampton, VA

Phone: (757)864-0673

Insurance: Call for more information


Genesis Counseling (Christian)

Location: 2202 Executive Drive Suite C, Hampton, VA 23666

Phone: (757) 827-7707

Insurance: Call for more information


Riverside Behavioral Health

Location: 2244 Executive Drive, Hampton, VA 23666

Phone: (757) 827-1001

Insurance: Call for more information


Steider & Assoc.

Location: 6810 Teagle Lane Gloucester, VA 23061

Phone: (804) 210-1104

Insurance: Call for more information


Chesapeake Counseling Associates, PC

Location: 7296 York Ave Gloucester, VA 23061

Phone: (804) 695-2557

Insurance: Call for more information


MPNN Counseling Center (CBS)

Phone: (804) 693-5057

Insurance: Call for more information

Cancer Care Counseling (offer oncology social workers to speak with)

Phone: 1-800-813-4673


Region 4 – Northern Virginia

Linda Oberleitner, LPC

Location: Chantilly, Virginia 20152

Phone: (703) 596-4616

Insurance: Call for more information


Helen Lowenstein, LCSW – All About Wellness

Location: 7643 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043

Phone: (703) 854-9909

Insurance: Call for more information


Region 5 – Valley

Ann Laura Atwell, Oncology Social Worker

Phone: (434) 654- 8837


Insurance: Call your provider to find out what is covered. Visit the website for information on financial assistance.


Dessie Elwell, LPC – Eros & Agape Counseling

Location: 2015 Reservoir Street, Suite 205 Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Phone: (540) 217-4268

Insurance: Eros & Agape Counseling, PLLC is a self-pay out of network provider. Call your provider to find out if you will be reimbursed.


Region 6 – Western Virginia

Tracy Wills, LPC, LMHC – Life in Balance

Location: 125 Akers Farm Road, Suite D, Christiansburg, VA 24073

Phone: (540) 381- 6215

Insurance: Aetna, Anthem, Anthem EAP, Beacon Hill, Compsych, Humana, Magellan, MHNET, Optima, VA Premier and Value Options


Gail Evans, LPC – Compassion by the Hour

Location: 541 Luck Ave, SW, Suite 209, Roanoke, VA 24016

Insurance: Call for more information


Lisa C Westmoreland, LPC – Westmoreland Counseling, LCC

Location: 3524 Brambleton Ave 1, Roanoke, VA 24018

Phone: (540) 709-7530

Insurance: Call for more information


Region 7 – Southwest Virginia

Kim Carter – Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Location: 507 Park Avenue SW, Norton, VA 24273

Phone: (276) 200-2805 OR (276) 679-1195

Insurance: Call for more information


Lee County Behavioral Health Services

Location: 34084 Wilderness Road, Jonesville, VA 24263


Karen Baker

Karen Eldridge

Phone: (276) 346-3590

Insurance: Call for more information


Scott County Behavioral Health Services

Location: 1006 U.S. Highway 23 N Weber City, VA 24290


Jane Fanslow

Mary Alice Fields

Farah Williams

Phone: (276) 225-0976

Insurance: Call for more information


Erin R Jurich-Finney, PsyD – Counseling Associates of Abingdon

Location: 335 East Main St. Abingdon, VA 24210

Phone: (276) 663-4716

Insurance: Call for more information


Region 8 – Southside Virginia

Susan Sisler, LPC – Sisler Counseling Services

Location: 222 King Street, PO Box 85, Keysville, VA 23947

Phone: (434) 480-3861

Insurance: Call for more information