Counseling in Richmond, VA. Find the Right Therapist.

Safe, effective, and caring. Affordable therapists near you in Richmond, Virginia will help you make the changes you want.

Nedra Voorhies, LPC

Nedra Voorhies, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

6366 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Suite 201-A, Mechanicsville, Virginia 23111 | 804-502-9111

Welcome to taking an important step toward finding your counselor. I am a mature therapist and certified pastoral counselor with extensive experience in my field. Counseling is both challenging and rewarding. I look forward to assisting you in meeting your goals.

Nancy Montagna, Ph. D.

Nancy Montagna, Ph. D.

Clinical Psychologist, Licensed in Maryland and Virginia

Available for Online Therapy

Our own minds can multiply, confuse, and perpetuate the inevitable pain in life, or heal us to greater joy, love, and creativity. I will listen well and engage with you to move toward the life and relationships you want as rapidly as possible.

Kimberly Johnson, LMFT, LPC

Kimberly Johnson, LMFT, LPC

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

530 Southlake Blvd. Suite A, North Chesterfield , Virginia 23236 | 804-901-5628

Kimberly is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who specialized in Christian Counseling. Kimberly works with children/adolescents and their families, pre-marital and married heterosexual couples & women.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

Grey Matters Intl & Dr. Kevin Fleming(cited expert for NY Times, CNN, Fortune, Sporting News)is all about bold thinking & neuroscience innovation in getting mood/behavior change when shrinking,feel good self-help, and pills aren't cutting it. Indiv/couples/family.

Ellie Shumaker, MA, LCSW

Ellie Shumaker, MA, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

4913 Fitzhugh Avenue #102 - Willow Lawn Area, Richmond, Virginia 23230 | 804-661-0641

With 35 years experience & a deep passion for this work, I'd love to help you find greater peace & purpose in your relationships & your life. Our steps? With God's help: #1: Affirm your strengths. #2: Find what's blocking you. #3: Heal or remove those blocks.

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Richmond is the capital of Virginia with a population of around 200,000 in the city, and over one million in the metropolitan area.  The city was founded in 1737, having become the capital of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia in 1780.  Patrick Henry’s speech during the Revolutionary War “Give me liberty or give me death” was delivered at St. John’s church in 1775.  During the Civil War, Richmond was the capital for the Confederate States of America.  There are still many Civil War landmarks in the city today, such as the White House of the Confederacy and the Virginia State Capitol. Richmond is the one of twelve cities in the US that is home to a Federal Reserve Bank.  The main source for the economy is the government, finance and law, along with many other Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies.

The history of Richmond begins with a British settlement in 1606, where James 1 granted colonists to settle the Virginia Company of London.  Notably, Captains Christopher Newport and John Smith led explorers up the James River, placing a cross on one of the small islands in the middle of the river which runs through the city of Richmond.1 Prior to British settlements, there was a large Native American tribe, the Powhatan Confederacy that lived in the region.  The Native Americans had named the area Shockoe.  At the falls of the James River, Fort Charles was established in 1645, and more settlers came, growing the community into a good-sized trading post.  They traded furs, tobacco and hides.  As more land was granted, William Byrd I, who was a very well-connected Indian trader, was granted some land on the James River which included the area around the Falls, which later would become Richmond.

Mental Health in Richmond

Richmond is one of the most well-known cities in Virginia and it is filled with growing communities and neighborhoods. With so many things to do, a good education system, stable jobs, and a growing economy, this has become a very desirable place to live. It is a place that is full of life and has led to many great changes being made.2 This is a great city and home to thousands of people, but there are still concerns about the mental health among citizens.

For example, many people suffer from mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. Bullying and peer pressure can be huge problems among children and adolescents. There is a lot of diversity in this area and there have been conflicts among different groups of people due to race, religion, or financial status. The bullying that results makes victims depressed, anxious, and can lead to many mental health problems. No one should have to live in fear, and so Friends 4 Recovery have dedicated many efforts and large amounts of time to helping this community´┐Żyou can call them at 804-308-1366.3 You will also find many different advocacy programs in this area, such as Mental Health America Virginia (MHAV), NAMI Virginia, and the Virginia Psychosocial Rehabilitation Association (VAPRA), among many others.4

Current Education

This area has worked to help educate the youth and adults of this area on the different factors that can lead to mental illness, as well as provide help for people who are currently suffering from mental problems. These are very important programs and have helped many children, teens, and their families to recover and live happier and healthier lives.5


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4. Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. (2017) . Advocacy Programs - Office Of Mental Health Services. Retrieved from
5. Child Savers. (2016) . Childsavers of Richmond. Retrieved from

Richmond is not part of any county and is located in Virginia. It has a land area of 59.82 square miles and a water area of 2.65 square miles.  The population of Richmond is 220,289 people with 87,224 households and a median annual income of $40,758. .

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Mental health treatment and therapy in Richmond is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in Richmond are not able to cover long term weekly counseling sessions without a budgetary plan in place. The good news is that therapists are often willing to work with you if accessibility is an issue. Low cost therapy and sliding scales are just some of the options that therapists can offer. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your counselor to learn more. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Richmond public health department.