Tidewater Pastoral Counseling Services

About Us


Who We Are

Tidewater  Pastoral Counseling Services is essentially people ... people who are  educated and trained to help you grow in your most significant  relationships and in your own personal life.

TPCS  is a not-for-proft extension of the Judeo-Christian faith community  dedicated to providing quality pastoral counseling and education to  anyone regardless of age, race, faith perspective or socio-economic  background.  Organized in 1974, TPCS serves more the 1,500 clients  annually in nine church based centers throughout Hampton Roads.
The  staff are ordained clergy representing a wide variety of denominations,  who have specialized training and certification through the American  Association of Pastoral Counselors.  Many of the pastoral counselors on  staff are licensed in Virginia as Professional Counselors (LPC),  Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), and Clinical Social Workers  (LCSW).
Like other mental health professionals, pastoral  counselors are required to complete a clinical training program and  possess a working knowledge of personality development, pyschopathology,  theories of counseling, the pyschology of religious experience and  marriage and family dynamics.
Unlike other mental health professionals,  pastoral counselors are required to have a graduate degree in theology,  ordination or its equivilant, three years experience in parish ministry  and the endorsement of a recognized faith group.
Pastoral counseling tends to be person-centered  rather then problem-centered and focuses on the growth of the  individuals rather then the psychopathology or deficiencies of persons.

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Better yet, see us in person!

We love our clients, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Tidewater Pastoral Counseling Services

7305 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk, Virginia 23505, United States

(757) 623-2700 office@tidewaterpastoral.org


Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed