Family Counseling Services in Chester, VA.

Find a family therapist in Chester, Virginia. Effective help for relationships, blended families, family of origin and other issues.


Eleanor Shumaker, MA, LCSW
Family Therapist

Eleanor Shumaker, MA, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 23230 - Nearby to Chester.

Families! So maddening! So crazy! So beautiful! Here are 6 basic principles I apply to working with families: #1: Find the strongest member of the family, the one who's most able to change & give that person encouragement & tools for altering harmful family patterns. #2: Break apart triangles--where 2 people talk about or align against a third person #3: Encourage "duo's" in the family-- the building of one-on-one relationships of honesty & affection. #4: Discover & enhance the strengths of individuals & the family as a whole. #5: Help the family find things to laugh about & enjoy together. Humor can break though the ugliest feelings or barriers. #6: And over it all, love and more love.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Family Therapist

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

Most family therapists inadvertently create more chaos through their well-intentioned efforts to assist a family move through a change process. Why? Brains are inherently deregulated (all of us, may I add) and most talking and dialoguing misses brain-centric problems that need more intensive help. Many times the emotional trauma created by years of solving problems ineffectively can wreak havoc on the brain's parasympathetic nervous system, not ever giving the family a break from flight or fight thinking. Contact us for an innovative neuroscience solution to family dysfunction. Kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.

Nedra Voorhies, LPC
Family Therapist

Nedra Voorhies, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 23111 - Nearby to Chester.

Family life can be a source of strength for individuals in a postmodern culture. However, most families experience challenges at some point whether it is coping with the birth of a child, an empty nest, unemployment, the heartbreak of an affair, or caring for an elderly parent. Family therapy can help you make difficult decisions together in an atmosphere of trust and collaboration.

Kimberly Johnson, LMFT, LPC
Family Therapist

Kimberly Johnson, LMFT, LPC

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 23236 - Nearby to Chester.

Kimberly works with children/adolescents in the context of their family. Family is a system in which each member has a role to play and rules to respect. Members of the system are expected to respond to each other in a certain way according to their role, which is determined by relationship agreements. Within the boundaries of the system, patterns develop as certain family member's behavior is caused by and causes other family member's behaviors in predictable ways. Maintaining the same pattern of behaviors within a system may lead to balance in the family system, but also to dysfunction. Kimberly helps her patients improve the relationships within the family which are causing sickness.


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Thank you for visiting our Virginia search of licensed family therapists in Chester.  Discord due from strife, marital problems, sibling rivalry, family of origin issues and blended families (just to name a few) can strain and hurt loving relationships. Counseling with honesty and depth will get to the heart of the issues and work towards healing. Find resolution for your family in Chester right now, please contact a specialist above, you can email 24/7.

Chester is located in Chesterfield County, Virginia. It has a land area of 13.15 square miles and a water area of 0.11 square miles.  The population of Chester is 21,355 people with 8,067 households and a median annual income of $64,172. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Chester, VA

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Chester are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Chester public health department.