Education: Manchester College (BS), Christian Theological Seminary (MA) Specialities: 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: 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 Specialities: 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: Regent University (MA) Specialities: ADHD, Marriage and Family, Children, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, and EMDR Office Locations: Second Presbyterian Church of Norfolk Availability: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Marcus is currently facilitating the 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: Culver-Stockton College (BA), Lexington Theological Seminary (D.Min.), Old Dominion University and Regent University (counseling coursework) Specialities: Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Life Transitions and Marriage/Couples Therapy Office Locations: St. Aidan's Episcopal - Virginia Beach Availability: Wednesdays (afternoons and evenings) Community Activities: Member of the YMCA Board, Columnist for "The Shopper" periodical
Education: West Liberty State College (BS), Presbyterian School of Christian Education (MA), Columbia Theological Seminary (M.Div.) & Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary (counseling coursework) Specialities: Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Care Giving, Couples and Family Office Locations: Great Bridge Presbyterian, St. Andrew's United Methodist - VIrginia Beach, First Presbyterian of Norfolk Availability: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays (all day) and Friday mornings Community Activities: Caregiving Support Group with Great Bridge Presbyterian Church
Education: Virginia Union University (BA), Norfolk State University (MSW), Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology (D.Min) (M.Div) Specialities: Anxiety, Depression, Grief, and Marriage/Couples Therapy Office Locations: Oak Grove United Methodist (Chesapeake) and New Calvary Baptist (Norfolk) Availability: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Education: Milligan College (BS), Old Dominion University (MA) and Roanoke Bible College (coursework) Specialities: Grief, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and Crisis Intervention Office Locations: Great Bridge Presbyterian, Oak Grove United Methodist, and St Andrew Presbyterian - Suffolk Availability: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays Community Activities: Grief Support Groups with Lutheran Family Services
Education: Marshall University (BA), Union Theological Seminary (MA and D. Min) Specialities: Marriage and Family, Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions Office Locations: First Presbyterian of Virginia Beach Availability: Tuesday mornings
Education: Wayne State University (BS in Nursing), St. Xavier University (MS in Pyschiatric Nursing), University of Michigan (MSW, specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy), Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic (Post Masters Training in Family Therapy) Specialities: Couples and Family Therapy, Blended Family Issues, Grief and Loss, Life Transitions, Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Illness Office Locations: Second Presbyterian of Norfolk and Great Bridge UMC Availability: Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays
Is Pastoral Counseling only for pastors or church members? 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.
Where are the counseling sessions held? 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.
How does the financial part work? Can I use my health insurance? 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. What do I expect at the first session? 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.
What kinds of counseling happen at TPCS?
What does marriage and family counseling look like? 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.
How do I learn more about the different counselors on staff? 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).
Is my story confidential? 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.