Education: Manchester College (BS), Christian Theological Seminary (MA)
Specialties: Marriage and Family, Children, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Anger Management
Office Locations: Great Bridge United Methodist, Great Bridge Presbyterian and Second Presbyterian Church of Norfolk
Availability: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
Education: Culver-Stockton College (BA), Lexington Theological Seminary (D.Min.), Old Dominion University and Regent University (counseling coursework)
Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Marriage/Couples Therapy, Certified Grief Facilitator
Office Locations: St. Aidan's Episcopal - Virginia Beach
Availability: Wednesdays and Thursdays
Community Activities: Member of the YMCA Board, Columnist for "The Shopper" periodical
Education: Wayne State University (BS in Nursing), St. Xavier University (MS in Psychiatric Nursing), University of Michigan (MSW, specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy), Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic (Post Masters Training in Family Therapy)
Specialties: Couples and Family Therapy, Blended Family Issues, Grief and Loss, Life Transitions, Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Illness, Internal Family Systems Certified Informed Therapist
Office Location: Great Bridge United Methodist Church
Availability: Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays
Norfolk State University (BSW), Norfolk State University (MSW), Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University (M Div.)
Specialties: Aging Issues, Chemical Dependency, Grief/ Loss and Bereavement, Domestic Violence, and Anger Management
Office Location: Second Presbyterian Church of Norfolk
Availability: Mondays and Tuesdays
Community Activities: Retired Norfolk State University Faculty - Assistant Professor and Field Education Director
Education: Ashland Theological Seminary in Ohio (M.A. in Clinical Pastoral Counseling)
Specialties: Sexual Issues, Men’s Issues, Veterans, Marriages in Crisis, Healthy Marital Intimacy, Relationship Challenges, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Grief/Loss, Spiritual Concerns, and Clergy Care
Education: Regent University (MA)
Specialties: ADHD, Marriage and Family, Anxiety, Grief, and Depression
Office Location: Second Presbyterian Church of Norfolk
Availability: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Education: Virginia Union University (BA), Norfolk State University (MSW), Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology (D. Min) (M. Div)
Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Grief, and Marriage/Couples Therapy
Office Locations: New Calvary Baptist (Norfolk)
Availability: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Education: Milligan College (BS), Old Dominion University (MA) and Roanoke Bible College (coursework)
Specialties: Grief, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and Crisis Intervention
Office Locations: Oak Grove United Methodist, St. Andrew Presbyterian in Suffolk, First Presbyterian Church of Norfolk, and Second Presbyterian Church of Norfolk
Availability: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
Community Activities: Grief Support Groups with Lutheran Family Services
Education: Rutgers University (BA), New Brunswick Theological Seminary (M. Div) and New York Theological Seminary (D. Min)
Certifications: Fellow of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, Full Supervisor in the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education and Certified Chaplain in the Association of Professional Chaplains
Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Grief, PTSD, Veterans and Military Issues
Office Locations: Second Presbyterian of Norfolk and Eastern Shore Chapel Virginia Beach
Availability: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings
Education: Marshall University (BA), Union Theological Seminary (MA and D. Min)
Specialties: Marriage and Family, Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions
Office Location: First Presbyterian of Virginia Beach Availability: Tuesdays and Wednesday
Education: Virginia Union University (BA) Masters of Divinity, School of Theology at Virginia Union (M. Div), Norfolk State University (MSW), Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (D. Min)
Specialties: Pre-Marriage Seminar. His primary counseling focus is at his local church where he is the Senior Pastor of New Calvary Baptist in Norfolk.
Education: BS Psychology, MSEd Mental Health Counseling at Old Dominion University
Specialties: Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, individuals age 10+
Education: Duke University (BS), Capella University (MFT Graduate Program); Retired U.S. Navy
Specialties: Marriage and Family, Relationship Challenges, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Active Duty & Veterans
Office Locations: ALL Virtual
Availability: Saturday; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings
No. Pastoral counseling only describes the style of counseling we do. Pastoral Counselors are trained mental health professionals that also incorporate a spiritual element into their therapy process. However, you do not have to be a church member to use our services. Several of our clients are referred by local pastors and congregations but many of our clients find us on the internet, in the phone book or by talking to someone else we have helped. We see people from various religious and non-religious backgrounds.
Several congregations in the Hampton Roads community have generously donated office space to TPCS to facilitate our counseling sessions. Please click here for a complete list. When a potential client calls the office, our staff attempts to match the client with the most convenient location possible. The rooms are private and are reserved specifically for TPCS use during our schedule times.
There are two financial options. We accept most health insurances as well as self pay agreements. Most health insurances include a mental health benefit. If you have any questions about what is covered and what your copay might be, we encourage you to call your insurance company and ask their customer service for more information. Must insurance companies will cover individual and family sessions. If you do not have insurance or you choose not to use your insurance, our counselors also offer a self pay option. We work on a "sliding scale" which means we try to match the counseling fee to your income and make counseling as affordable as possible. Please consult our Payments and Forms page for more information.
At the beginning of the session your counselor will ask you to complete a minimal amount of paperwork. We want to spend as much time as possible getting to know you and educating you about the counseling process. The first session lasts about an hour and consists of collecting background information about you and your counseling goals. TPCS does not set a limit on number of sessions. You are treated as an individual case and we customize a treatment plan according to your needs.
You are welcome to bring your spouse and/or other family members to a counseling session if the issues you are concerned about involve them. In fact, we encourage couples seeking marriage couples to come together to at least the first session. Several of our counselors are skilled in marriage communication and conflict. We also have experience in various family situations and topics.Please let our office staff know what kinds of issues you are dealing with and we will be happy to match you up with a counselor best suited for your situation.
Please visit our Staff page for detailed information about each staff member. Also,our bimonthly newsletter features a counselor each issue where more information can be found regarding specialties and expertise. We have both male and female counselors as well as therapists with different denominational backgrounds (Presbyterian, Episcopal, Disciples of Christ, just to name a few).
TPCS is held to the same standard that other medical professionals are held to regarding confidentiality. We provide all our clients with information about the HIPAA laws protecting their privacy. You may view a copy of our Notice of Privacy Practices on our Forms page.