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Dr. Annie is a Licensed Professional Counselor,and a National Certified Counselor. She has over ten years of experience. Many of her clients have relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem issues. She specializes in teenage girls, college age women, and adult women.
Academic performance is one of the first signs that a teen is in trouble. Many parents call because the communication has broken down and they don't know what to do. Grades start falling and the task of completing homework is difficult. She also administers testing and evaluations for ADHD.
Dr. Annie also specializes in First Responders critical incident stress management.
Therapy methods include:
Dr. Debb is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been practicing in Virginia since 2013. His primary approach to counseling is rooted in Adlerian approaches that focus on an individual’s is functioning given the social environment around them. Adlerian (or individual psychology) helps people explore the connections between their thoughts, feelings, behaviors, sense of purpose, and motivations using person-centered, positive, and cognitive-behavioral approaches. This will allow us create a plan of care designed to help you reach your short and/or long-term mental health care goals.
Employing a holistic approach, Dr. Debb aims to help each person based on their unique skills and strengths by utilizing their individual resources and helping each person identify what is most important to them. Many of the people Dr. Debb typically works with are experiencing significant changes in their life, often resulting in increasingly severe stress that overwhelms what may have once been more manageable daily life tasks.
Dr. Debb has worked with males, females, individuals, couples, and families, as well as adults and kids. The majority of people who work with Dr. Debb are adults suffering from anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and attention difficulties, and many are males who are seeking a safe and supportive environment free of conditions or judgment.
Laurel has over 19 years experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Psychometrist in Hampton Roads. Laurel’s areas of proficiency include assessment and treatment of mood disorders, ADHD, and Anxiety, in addition to addressing issues related to low self-esteem, personal identity, relationship challenges, and history of trauma.
Particular focus is placed on assisting the client to identify individual strengths and resources, to assist in the development of strategies to navigate specific challenges, such as life transitions, boundary-setting, and stress management. Laurel offers a collaborative approach, incorporating mindfulness techniques within a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy framework. Laurel welcomes children (8+), adolescents, and adults.
Child or Adolescent
Low Self Esteem
Patrizia is a Licensed Professional Counselor with ten years of experience in mental health. She specializes in trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety and depression. She works with children, adolescents, men and women.
She understands that life does not come with a users' manual and that there are times that one may feel overcome by life. If your body gets sick, you get help because you understand that you need help to heal. Your emotional health is no different. Experiencing difficulties relating to the people around you may interfere with your ability to function and you may need help sorting through those emotions.
Abuse Survivor Issues
LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender)
Military and Veterans Issues
Post Traumatic Stress/Trauma
Treatment Approach includes:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) stresses the role of thinking in how we feel and what we do. It is based on the belief that thoughts, rather than people or events, cause our negative feelings.
Mrs. Tsao has over 30 years of clinical experience as a psychotherapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). She has specialized training and experience in evaluating and treating women’s issues having been the Clinical Director of the Women’s Program of the Tidewater Psychiatric Institute (TPI).
Patient populations include pre-teens, adolescents, adult utilizing individual, family and couple’s counseling. Her specialty areas are anxiety, depression, cutting, substance abuse, panic disorder, life transitions and divorce.
Her clinical orientation is eclectic, combining cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and mindfulness therapy. Joyce is currently doing online therapy.
She has 25 years post graduate experience as a therapist working with a variety of individuals experiencing major depression, bipolar, anxiety disorders, ADHD; including severe mental illnesses and alcohol or substance use disorder. She provides treatment for individuals ages 18 and older, including seniors. She attended Virginia Wesleyan College and graduated Magnum Cum Laude with a B.A Degree in Psychology. She holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Social-work from Norfolk State University where she graduated with honors, Magnum Cum Laude.
She has experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings conducting crisis assessments, ADHD evaluations and treatment, grief counseling; as wells as issues pertaining to interpersonal relationship conflicts, codependency, ACOA, men and women issues, parenting / co-parenting and work with military families.
Her treatment approach is eclectic incorporating a variety of methods including Brief Solution Focus, Reality Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Conflict Resolution and Anger Management.
Goals for treatment are designed with the individual to empower and affect positive change in managing problems in daily living and life’s challenges. long they’ve been at it, and what got them to where they are.
Dr. Kannarkat earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Psychology from Howard University, Washington, D.C. He completed his clinical training in Pediatric Psychology at University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, and in Clinical Child Psychology at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He joined the faculty of Norfolk State University in 1975. Became a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in 1978 and had the dual career as a tenured professor and a practicing clinical psychologist until he retired from the professorship in 2012 after 37 years. During his tenure at NSU, “Dr. K” taught thousands of undergraduates as well as hundreds of Clinical Psychology graduate students. His administrative positions included being the Director of Master’s Program in Community/Clinical Psychology (1981-1985), and Director from NSU (1980-2001) for the Virginia Consortium (College of William &Mary, EVMS, NSU, and ODU) for Professional Psychology that trained doctoral clinical psychologists (PSY.D.).
“Dr. K” specializes in the treatment of children, infants and up, with developmental delays, fears & anxiety, ADHD, oppositional defiant & angry behaviors, depression, self-esteem & identity issues, mild to moderate autism, adjustment difficulties due to family conflicts & divorce, abandonment & grief reactions, peer & social difficulties, coping difficulties to medical illnesses, and underachievement or poor academic motivation. His treatment methods include individual therapy, family therapy, and consultation with teachers, school counselors, physicians, lawyers, and other health care providers. His goal is to work toward happy, well-mannered, confident, and achieving children for our society. He is a Life Status Member of the American Psychological Association and a Member of the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.
Dr. Mark A Warren specializes in clinical psychologist and has over 43 years of experience in the field of medicine. He performs Psychological Evaluations and Psychotherapy procedures. Dr. Warren specializes in the treatment of health mental problems, and helps people to cope with their mental illnesses. As a psychologist, he evaluates and treats patients through a variety of methods, most typically being psychotherapy or talk therapy. Patients usually visit Dr. Warren because they have been experiencing depression, anxiety, stress or anger for a significant period of time and are seeking help.
New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mark's office in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is currently accepting new patients through online therapy.
Lindsey has a Masters of Science, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. Her focus is on Trauma, PTSD, , Academic Under Achievement, and Crisis. Lindsey has practiced with Dr. Annie for five years.
Lindsey uses her professional experience to work with adolescents and adults in learning to cope with such issues as self-esteem, anxiety, relationships, panic attacks and anger issues.
Lindsey is involved with many families as they deal with school issues such as suspension or expulsion, bullying, classroom anxiety, and under achievement.
Child or Adolescent
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
Life is a journey, and often along the way, the road can get bumpy, obstacles can block our path and we can get stuck. Robyn strives to meet her clients where they are in their journey and work with them to remove the obstacles that block their path forward. She enjoys working with clients to help them identify the strengths they possess, the resources available to them, in order to help them overcome their challenges in life and move from surviving to thriving.
Robyn has extensive experience working with sexual assault survivors, adult survivors of abuse, and individuals in domestic violence relationships. Her experience includes substance/alcohol abuse counseling as well as substance/alcohol assessments.
Trauma/Post Traumatic Stress
Abuse Survivor Issues
Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence
Alternative Lifestyle/LGBT Issues
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certification
Treating Sexual Trauma Certification
Compassion Fatigue Therapist Certification
Psychological First Aid Certification
Sex Offender Treatment Provider Certification
“Be where your feet are.” Scott O’Neil
As a Resident in Counseling, I tailor my therapy approaches to each client. I believe that every person comes to therapy for a different purpose and deserves the therapy approach that best suits their individual needs. I empathize with each client, meeting them where they’re at.
I have worked in several areas of therapy. I have worked in the areas of substance abuse, depression, trauma, anxiety, children, intellectual disabilities, and many more areas of mental health. I believe in being in the present moment and using tactics to help better understand each emotion as it comes. I enjoy utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy in order to assist each client in improving their emotional regulation.
I allow each client to navigate through their emotions at their own pace. I encourage client’s to be kind to themselves in order to empower acceptance and growth within themselves. I help empower my client’s to be true to themselves and create balance within their everyday life.
“Most human suffering is related to love and loss and the job of therapists is to help people acknowledge, experience, and bear the reality of life- with all its pleasures and heartbreak.” -Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.
As a resident in counseling, I strive to create an open, honest, and compassionate space for each individual I meet. I believe in meeting clients where they are at while they explore their life experiences and struggles.
I have worked with many clients who experience anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem issues, and other mental health disorders. I believe in working collaboratively with clients while providing tools that can be utilized in their daily lives. Through the use of mindfulness, we can work on living in the present moment while finding acceptance in our past and future.
I am a believer that we all have the opportunity to find peace within our lives. My approach to therapy is to work with each individual holistically and to help find balance in all facets of a client’s life.
“Every life is a piece of art, put together with all means available.” – Pierre Janet
Hayley is a Virginia Beach native who received her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Old Dominion University. During her graduate studies, she completed her practicum and internship at Beach Counseling while working with children, adolescents, and adults. She has worked with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, adjustment concerns, academic underachievement, low self-esteem, and relationship/social issues.
She utilizes a cognitive-behavioral approach to therapy that explores the connection between thoughts, feelings, and actions to gain a better understanding of the self and cope with the challenging times of life. She believes in a collaborative therapeutic relationship and strives to empower clients towards positive changes in their lives. She provides a safe space for individuals to explore and express their thoughts, feelings, and experiences without judgment.
Everyone needs to be heard, and Hayley believes in providing the space and coping skills to assist clients in better understanding themselves so that they can navigate both the challenges and successes of life.