Marriage counseling that Heals in Richmond, VA. Restore Your Relationship.

Speak with the right marriage therapist in Richmond. Real help for issues like separation, communication, infidelity, and finances.


Donna Westcott, M.Ed.
Marriage Counselor

Donna Westcott, M.Ed.

Licensed Professional Counselor

12000 Wyndham Lake Drive Suite B, Glen Allen, Virginia 23059 | 804-405-7300

I have completed Level 2 of Gottman Method Couples Therapy. It is research based, comprehensive, easy to understand, practical and effective. We will use this method to help you understand each other more deeply and build a strong and satisfying marriage.

Willard Vaughn, MA, LPC, LSATP, CPSC
Marriage Counselor

Willard Vaughn, MA, LPC, LSATP, CPSC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Available for Online Therapy

You don't have to be alone in your journey. We offer quality, compassionate, and affordable online counseling to adult couples and individuals with a wide variety of needs.

Kimberly Johnson, LMFT, LPC, RPT
Marriage Counselor

Kimberly Johnson, LMFT, LPC, RPT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

550 Southlake Blvd. , North Chesterfield , Virginia 23236 | 804-901-5628

Heterosexual Pre-Marital and Married Couples take an online relational assessment Prepare-Enrich to examine their relational strengths, personality, family of origin dynamics, views about life, finances, your faith and marital expectation with Kimberly's expert support.


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During the Revolutionary War, Richmond had become an important industrial center, as well as a major area for the Transatlantic slave trade.  George Washington successfully pushed through support for a canal system on the James River and Kanawha Canal.  The canal allowed for goods transported on the James River to be redirected around the falls at Richmond, as well as connecting the eastern and western part of the state.  This gave way for some of the largest manufacturing sites in the country, such as flour mills and iron works.  The peak of the use of the canal was during the 1860s but by the 1880s, most of the canal travel had stopped.  This was due to the implementation of the railroad.  Some of the canal has been rebuilt, and used for tourism through the downtown area of Richmond.  Another type of industry that Richmond spurred was being a center for regional communications—newspaper and book publishers.

Richmond was named the capitol during the Civil War because of the iron works manufacturing facility—Tredegar Iron Works.  Here the majority of the arsenals and armor were made.  The first ironclad used in war, the CSS Virginia, was covered using iron from the iron works plant.1 In 1861, Virginia seceded from the United States and joined the Confederate States.  The Union tried to capture Richmond in 1862, but it wasn’t until 1865 at the helm of Ulysses S. Grant that Richmond was captured by the Union ArmyRobert E. Lee retreated and surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant ending the war.  It was the Confederate Army that set fire and destroyed several of the city’s buildings as they retreated out of the city. The Union Army put out the fires and tried to save the buildings are they entered the city.  Richmond started their recovery and reconstruction on the city after the war, including designing the first electrically-powered trolley system in the country.

Marriage and Couples Mental Health in Richmond

The city of Richmond, Virginia is very large and densely populated, with over 210,000 people living within its borders. It is a very involved community, but it has faced problems with education and poverty: less than 35% of the population over age 25 has a college degree, and more than 26% of the population lives below poverty level.2 Families that live in poverty are likely to face additional challenges, such as poor health, that come from living in stressful situations and struggling with financial difficulties.

Stress can make a person�s body and mind deteriorate, and can come between couples, eventually leading to divorce. This will destroy a person�s mental health and lead to many illnesses and concerns about depression, anxiety, and domestic violence. In the United States, approximately 40% of all marriages end in divorce, but this does not have to be the case. The Virginia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy are available to help people overcome challenges and to provide the counseling that couples and families may need.3

Family Services and Assistance Programs

There are many programs in this area that have helped to improve the communities and provide homes for families that are safe and secure, as well as helping in other areas as well. The Virginia Bar Association has worked with many families to help them overcome challenges and to connect them with necessary resources that will help them in times of need.4 Another organization that has worked with hundreds of local families is the Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity which helps in many different ways�they can help families receive housing, cars and transportation, and other services that do so much good for the community. They can be contacted at 804-232-7001.5


References

1. Wikipedia. (2017) . Richmond, VA. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richmond,_Virginia.
2. The US Census Bureau. (2017) . Richmond (City) Quickfacts From The Us Census Bureau. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/51/5167000.html.
3. Virginia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. (2010) . Virginia Association For Marriage And Family Therapy | The Relationship Experts. Retrieved from http://www.vamft.org/.
4. The Virginia Bar Association. (2016) . The Virginia Bar Association. Retrieved from http://vba.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=65.
5. Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity. (2016) . Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity. Retrieved from http://www.richmondhabitat.org/in-the-news/.

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. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Richmond, VA

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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.