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Online therapy in Richmond

Online therapy in Richmond is becoming more common as the world becomes more connected.

Online therapists help those who may feel anxious about meeting face to face in a therapist’s room, those who can’t afford offline therapy or those that simply prefer the convenience and anonymity of online counselling and psychotherapy.

The world of online counselling is vast, but many people are still unconvinced about the validity of online therapy, with some feeling that it is not real therapy.

However, there are plenty of therapists who can provide solid support and guidance through your issues via Skype or other messaging apps.

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Mental Health in Richmond

One in five children and adolescents lives with mental health disorders.

Statistics show that one in five children and adolescents lives with mental illness.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately 1 in 5 children and teens-or about 1.5 million youth-lives with a serious mental disorder such as schizophrenia, major depression, or bipolar disorder. One in five teens experiences an anxiety disorder such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or social phobia.

The statistics for adults are already staggering: More than 40 million adults live with mental illness. Nearly 8 million suffer from serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia or bipolar disease. Depression affects more than 20 million Americans and over 16% of the adult population suffers from some type of anxiety disorder.


The Richmond Department of Public Health says that “more than 1 in 5 adults experienced mental illness in the past year.” Mental health conditions can affect anyone regardless of age, sex, race/ethnicity, income, education, or geographic location.

Best Therapists in Richmond

Dr. Reginald Willis, Ph.D.

He has been in the business of psychology for more than 20 years. His office is located about 6 miles from downtown Richmond, making it easily accessible to all who seek his help. Dr. Willis utilizes a dynamic approach that tackles not just your symptoms but also your particular life circumstances to find out what’s really going on before he prescribes treatment. He advances into real issues that affect you and then formulate an effective plan for improvement.

Dr. Joseph Chestnut

He provides counseling services, psychotherapy, marital therapy, family therapy, child & adolescent counseling, and psychological assessment services to children, adolescents, and adults in the Richmond Virginia area as well as Charlottesville Virginia area where he has additional office location for client convenience. His clientele includes students, college-age individuals, couples, and families. He has been in the counseling field for over 40 years which speaks volumes about his commitment to achieving the best results for his clients.

Dr. John Nirelli

Psychiatrists understand that not all problems can be addressed by a therapist or a physician itself. Sometimes you need a deeper medical understanding of your psyche and what makes you tick. That’s where psychiatrists come in because they specialize in treating mental disorders with medication management. Dr. Nirelli knows how to match the right kind of medication to your specific problem so you can live a happy, productive life free from any negative symptoms that are affecting you emotionally and physically every day.

Julie Jackson LCSW

She is not your average therapist who sits quietly in his office and waits for patients to come inside. Julie Jackson is hands-on, determined to change lives with her unique blend of therapy that is based on the fundamentals of cognitive-behavioral therapy where she focuses on helping clients become proactive instead of reactive when it comes to their daily thoughts. Being a life coach herself, Julie understands exactly what people are going through especially those who are dealing with anxiety or even depression because she’s been there too.

Dr. Winter Spencer

If you’re looking for someone who specializes in forensic psychology, look no further than Dr. Winter Spencer. He has over 20 years of experience working with offenders who have violated the law as well as criminals whose psychologies are behind their criminal acts. Dr. Spencer has been working with the FBI, police officers, and other law enforcement agencies for years to make sure he can provide them with precise assessments of a suspected or known offender’s mindset to determine whether they need mental treatment or not.

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Common types of therapies in Richmond

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Most common therapy approach in Richmond is where the therapist challenges your negative thoughts about you and the world. He tries to alter unwanted behaviors or treat disorders such as depression.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Second most common therapy approach in Richmond is which the therapists teach behavioral skills (mindfulness & emotion regulation) to help clients enhance motivation. DBT is often used for mental health issues including eating disorders, PTSD, personality disorder, self-harming notions.

Existential Therapy

3rd most common therapy treatment in Richmond focuses on self-actualization in the face of people’s challenges. Existential therapy aids clients in confronting hard and distressing truths about life and death.

Other therapy approaches include:

ACT Therapy in Richmond, Art Therapy in Richmond, Behavioral Therapy in Richmond, Contemplative Therapy in Richmond, Play Therapy in Richmond, EMDR Therapy in Richmond, Emotionally Focused Therapy in Richmond, Existential Therapy in Richmond, Experiential Therapy in Richmond, Gestalt Therapy in Richmond, Hypnotherapy Therapy in Richmond, Music Therapy Therapy in Richmond, Narrative Therapy in Richmond, Psychodynamic Therapy in Richmond, Psychoanalytic Therapy in Richmond, and Somatic Therapy in Richmond.


Psychologists or therapists in Richmond help people understand and handle different life problems and mental health issues.

They diagnose and treat mental disorders, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems.

You should expect to pay between $100 and $250 for a face-to-face therapy session with a Richmond area therapist.  Online therapy in Richmond is relatively affordable and therapists charge between $30 to $ 150. You can book both online and face-to-face sessions with a therapist in Richmond via MantraCare.

In case you are looking for free therapists or free therapy, you can choose to call the Richmond free helpline number. There are a few online therapy options that can be free or low-cost. At MantraCare, therapy can cost you as low as $10.

Anyone interested in working as a therapist or counselor in the Richmond area must earn at least an accredited master’s degree in counseling or social work. Richmond also has some continuing education requirements, and every counselor or therapist is required to know all the rules and laws that pertain to their profession.

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