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Mental Health Professionals in Virginia Beach, VA

Charles Liggio — therapy services in Virginia Beach, VA
Charles Liggio, LCSW
Has over 20 years of experience practicing in Virginia Beach. He works with clients with bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and marital/relationship issues. He does individual, couples and family therapy. His areas of interest include men's issues, communications and intimacy issues, relationship issues in families, grief and end-of-life issues, adolescent issues, mid-life issues, divorce, and re-marriage issues.
Bruce Shelton — therapy services in Virginia Beach, VA
Bruce Shelton, LCSW, CSAC
Has worked in the field of substance abuse counseling for over forty years; he has now been in private practice since 2003. He provides clinical services to both adults and adolescents in the area of substance abuse treatment, couples counseling, and treatment for anxiety, depression, and/or anger disorders. He practices cognitive behavioral and mindfulness therapy techniques. Successful completion of Bruce's substance abuse recovery program meets all legal requirements of local Courts as well as the Chesapeake Bay ASAP program. Bruce is a retired Virginia probation & parole officer with over 33 years of experience in the correction field.
Susan Dempsey — therapy services in Virginia Beach, VA
Susan Dempsey, LCSW
Sue is an experienced LCSW who specializes in working with teenagers, individuals, and families. Sue earned a master's degree from Fordham University in 1989, a certification in school counseling from Old Dominion University in 1996, and has worked in the mental health field in various settings, including; a psychiatric hospital, alcohol and drug rehab, public school system and private practice. Sue strives to build a strong rapport by providing a setting based on trust, acceptance and respect. She helps clients overcome various issues including: anxiety, depression, parenting difficulties, women's issues, stress, and trauma. Sue is also EMDR trained. Through the promotion of self-reflection, insight and self-awareness, utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy and strength based therapy we work collaboratively to facilitate a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Sue is honored to work with you in pursuit of your goals.
 Sandra Quarles — therapy services in Virginia Beach, VA
Sandra Quarles, LCSW
A Board Certified Diplomate, Sandy has successfully practiced in Virginia Beach for over 30 years. She specializes in marriage and family therapy, individual and limited groups. She helps people address mental, behavioral or emotional issues that may be affecting their daily lives and their relationships with others. Sandy works with clients to resolve issues related to intimacy, alcohol/drugs, medical problems, parent/child relationships, divorce, retirement, death and grief. She works with couples, families, or individuals with special interest in women, young adults and adolescents.
Amy Drescher — therapy services in Virginia Beach, VA
Amy Drescher, LCSW
Amy has successfully practiced in Virginia Beach for over 20 years. Amy works with individuals, couples, families and adolescents. She works with clients to help them bring clarity and peaceful resolutions to problematic issues that are affecting their lives. Amy believes in providing a safe, trusting environment while empowering clients to pursue a more meaningful life. Prior to entering private practice over 15 years ago, Amy worked as social worker at The Children's Hospital of The Kings Daughters.
Sharon Wickham — therapy services in Virginia Beach, VA
Sharon Wickham, LCSW, CAS
Sharon has over twenty years' experience with significant skills and success in marital therapy and relationship conflict resolution. She has been successful in helping older adolescents and adults in working through depression, anxiety, family issues, parenting skills, stress management, addictions and related issues, and insight developing personal growth. A Certified Addiction Specialist, she began her career working in Chemical Dependency rehabilitation and works with the co-dependent aspects of addiction.
Kathy Baker — therapy services in Virginia Beach, VA
Kathy Baker, LPC, RPT, Certified TF-CBT
Kathy has over 17 years of experience. She is a registered play therapist and is certified in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy. Kathy works with adults, adolescents(14 to 19) and families. Her focus is anxiety, depression, ADHD, developing social skills, enhancing self-esteem, conflict resolution and personal growth. She has a person-centered approach to therapy, bringing the individual into the therapeutic process.
Karen Schanck — therapy services in Virginia Beach, VA
Karen Schanck, LCSW

Life can be hard…It takes courage to take the first step in getting help. Karen is honored to help her clients move towards improved emotional health and freedom, and believes that the therapeutic relationship is founded on trust and respect. Her primary treatment modality is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), an evidence-based treatment that incorporates various theoretical underpinnings. She approaches counseling from a grace-based, Christian perspective. Karen specializes in helping adults, adolescents, and children with the following issues: trauma; PTSD; anxiety/stress; depression; grief; emotional, physical, and/or sexual abuse; military combat stress; first responder stress; and medical trauma. She received her B.A. in Psychology from UVA, her Masters in Social Work from VCU, and became a licensed therapist in 1995. Her experience includes working in residential, non-profit, military, and private practice settings. Karen is trained in EMDR, Levels 1&2, has her CCTP (Certified Clinical Trauma Professional) designation, and is a member of EMDRIA (EMDR International Association), IATP (International Association of Trauma Professionals), and the EMDR Therapist Network.
Bob Nixon, LPC, CSAC
Bob is a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. He has over 30 years of experience working in the field of addiction and substance abuse, including all facets of 12 step recovery programs. Prior experience includes working as a clinician in a detox facility and supervising a Day Treatment/Partial Hospitalization program for clients with both mental health and substance abuse issues. Additionally, Bob specializes in working with men who have had prostate cancer and have concerns for their quality of life. He sees both men and women who are experiencing anxiety, depression and have self-esteem issues. His belief is that healing takes place largely as a result of the caring connection between two people and the safe, respectful atmosphere created that allows a person to feel heard, sometimes for the first time.
Rebecca Provost — therapy services in Virginia Beach, VA
Rebecca Provost, LPC
Rebecca is a Licensed Professional Counselor experienced in individual and family therapies, helping her clients effectively manage symptoms of depression, anxiety, adjustment issues and relationship conflict. She earned a Master's Degree in Counseling from the University of Hawaii in 1993. A military spouse, she has practiced in Hawaii, Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia in various mental health settings, including an in-patient psychiatric hospital, on college campuses and in private practice.
Tom Baker
Thomas Baker
My therapy is based on my conviction that the keys to mental health and wholeness are already within the individual. Basic to my approach is the belief that the human person is grounded in a spiritual reality, which is expressed in physical, psychological, and social forms. I treat depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship and communication difficulties,and life changes. My interventions include EMDR for trauma, Hypnosis, the Ennegram (fear type recognition), and Gestalt techniques. I do psychotherapy with both individuals and couples between the ages of 18 and up. I also offer services for spiritual direction. My spiritual direction is based on my twenty-three years as a spiritual director, my life long study of the work of Edgar Cayce, my ten years as a Catholic priest, and my being a long time student and facilitator of A Course In Miracles. Spiritual direction is entirely different and separate from the work I do as a clinical social worker. The goal of spiritual direction is the deeper realization in the directee of his or her spiritual identity and purpose. Spiritual direction is not covered by any insurance plans and is $75.00 an hour.