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686,000 people sought help with Thriveworks in the last year

Discover how starting therapy for black men & women therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

Meet with a provider as soon as this week

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Carelon, +8 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +9 more

I look forward to meeting you where you are and walking alongside you to help create your most authentic and whole self.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage, +18 more
Domestic Abuse, Coping Skills, Stress, Relationships, Anxiety, +2 more

As a woman with varied life experience, I understand the need to have a listening ear.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage, +20 more
Anxiety, Depression

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

LGBTQIA+, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +8 more

Therapy should be like people – unique, positive, and individualistic.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Cigna | Evernorth, +6 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Life Transition, +3 more

I look forward to cultivating and maintaining an inviting and supportive relationship with you in order to assist with fostering positive change and l... I look forward to cultivating and maintaining an inviting and supportive relationship with you in order to assist with fostering positive change and long-term growth and healing. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage, +17 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +6 more

As a woman who has encountered many setbacks and obstacles within my own interpersonal relationships, I understand and empathize with wanting to regai... As a woman who has encountered many setbacks and obstacles within my own interpersonal relationships, I understand and empathize with wanting to regain a sense of identity and self following the termination of a relationship/navigating the ups and downs of various relationships. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage, +18 more
Anxiety, Depression

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Cigna | Evernorth, +3 more
Anger, Coping Skills, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, +4 more

My background working in-home settings gives me a unique perspective on exploring every day issues that may arise.

Starting Therapy for Black men & women

What is Therapy for Black men and women?

Therapy for the treatment of Black men and women is a person-centered, individualized type of psychotherapeutic care that takes into account the emotional and mental impact of being a black person of color in today’s society. Thriveworks Newport News therapists use traditional therapy techniques implemented through an anti-racist lens, addressing issues like racism, colorism, toxic masculinity/misogyny, and others. This type of therapy is meant to create a safe space for black individuals to express their emotions and alleviate their stress in an environment that caters to their unique experiences.

How does Therapy for Black men and women work?

Therapy for Black men and women is much like standard psychotherapy in that Thriveworks Newport News therapists will use a variety of approaches depending on each client’s needs. However, it will also heavily incorporate person-centered therapy, which means that every client’s individual experiences, goals, and needs will be at the forefront of treatment.

Is Therapy for Black men and women conducted in person or online?

Therapy for Black men and women at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Therapy for Black men and women last?

Therapy for Black women and men will last as long as necessary to achieve the client’s therapeutic goals, whether that be a few months or years. Generally, though, true progress will often take at least five months. Thriveworks therapists in Newport News, VA will continue to provide care for as long as necessary to help clients meet their therapeutic needs.

Need more help deciding?

Therapy for African Americans in Newport News, VA

The social stigma that many African Americans feel regarding mental health care has a variety of roots—not the least of which are the many abuses they have experienced throughout history within the health care system. Many African Americans feel that going to therapy is airing dirty laundry with outsiders, but as more and more people are going to therapy, attitudes are changing. A growing awareness of what mental health problems are and how they are treating is combating the social stigma.

Another important factor is that many mental health professionals are growing in their own awareness of how to provide therapy in a culturally sensitive way. The staff at Thriveworks Newport News aims to be a part of this positive trend by offering therapy that is culturally sensitive to the needs of African Americans.

Demonstrating Trust

The social stigma that surrounds mental health care is often the manifestation of distrust. In many ways, the African American community has reason to be skeptical of a health care system that has not always looked out for its best interests. Another factor is that people are not always aware of the benefits mental health care can offer. Uncertainty can breed distrust. As mental health professionals work to provide mental health care based upon transparency and trust, this stigma often fades. Here is what the staff at Thriveworks Newport News is doing to establish trust in the therapeutic relationship.

The therapists and counselors at Thriveworks Newport News offer personalized care to each client. In many ways, the client controls the pace and the goals for counseling. As the therapeutic relationship is established, the professionals at Thriveworks take time to get to know each of their clients and allow their clients to get to know them. Safety is the foundation of good mental health care, and our staff works hard to make the therapeutic relationship safe so that each client can share their dreams and hopes, challenges and struggles without fear and without shape.

A big part of earning trust is demonstrating respect and cultural intelligence regarding a client’s social, ethnic, and economic context. Some mental health professionals aim to be “colorblind,” and they do not account for their clients’ unique experiences and challenges. The therapists and counselors at Thriveworks Newport News instead know that each person’s cultural context matters to who they are as an individual. It plays a role in how and why people make the choices they do for their lives. Further, our mental health professionals understand that their own ethnicity and culture will affect the care they can offer. Our staff is committed to building trust through empathy and respect instead of a minimization of cultural issues.

When trust goes deep, so can the therapeutic relationship. When clients feel comfortable, they often work through more and more issues in their lives that are important to their mental health. In a session, African American clients often work with their therapists to address issues like…

  • Discrimination
  • Grief counseling
  • Racial trauma
  • Career advancement
  • Child therapy
  • Divorce
  • Anger management
  • Executive coaching
  • Substance use
  • Obsessive-compulsive tendencies
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Suspected abuse of a child
  • Job loss
  • Depression
  • Addiction
  • Infidelity
  • Couples and marriage counseling
  • Psychiatric testing
  • Sexual identity issues

Setting Up Counseling at Thriveworks Newport News

Are you ready to work with a mental health professional? If so, you are not alone. The professionals at Thriveworks Newport News are ready to offer respectful and culturally sensitive care.

We accept a variety of health insurance plans and work with many insurance companies. Call Thriveworks Newport News today to make an appointment, or schedule a session online to get started.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Newport News therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Newport News
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

4.8 Learn about verified reviews
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Ms. Brenda, is a outstanding MHP, she takes times to listen and gives outstanding advice. She always give suggested reading and the reading has helped tremendously.
Read more Ms. Brenda, is a outstanding MHP, she takes times to listen and gives outstanding advice. She always give suggested reading and the reading has helped tremendously.
ROBERT Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
Pennie Hurta has been a great therapist for me. I also love that she is always doing continuing education. She is on it! Highly recommended!
Read more Pennie Hurta has been a great therapist for me. I also love that she is always doing continuing education. She is on it! Highly recommended!
Hedi Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Thank you Thrive Works fdor your servicesw. The therapy,counseling and Coaching I received from DR.Patrical Jone Psy was excellent all the material and coaching was so much beneficial to me>The first day i was fearful that i would not be able to get through my grieving of loss of my wife of 52 years but after going through the affirmation of self-esteem gave me a new outlook that i could put my life together aqgain.With hope and prayer along with support group iam on the road aqgain. I feel better about now and iam optimistic about life.. so thank you Dr. Jones again for your coaching. It is not what happened to me but how I handle it that determines my emotional well-being Donnell
Read more Thank you Thrive Works fdor your servicesw. The therapy,counseling and Coaching I received from DR.Patrical Jone Psy was excellent all the material and coaching was so much beneficial to me>The first day i was fearful that i would not be able to get through my grieving of loss of my wife of 52 years but after going through the affirmation of self-esteem gave me a new outlook that i could put my life together aqgain.With hope and prayer along with support group iam on the road aqgain. I feel better about now and iam optimistic about life.. so thank you Dr. Jones again for your coaching. It is not what happened to me but how I handle it that determines my emotional well-being Donnell
Newport News Nov 2019
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★★★★★
I decided to seek counseling for the first time 3 months ago and I’m glad I did! It’s been a huge blessing for me, and my counselor James Martin is so wonderful! I look forward to our sessions and find myself feeling so good after them. Coming to counseling gives me an opportunity to talk about everything that has happened in the last two weeks and really process it. James has taught me a very important lesson of learning to accept things that happen in life & I’m really happy with Thriveworks. I tell people about you guys all the time!
Read more I decided to seek counseling for the first time 3 months ago and I’m glad I did! It’s been a huge blessing for me, and my counselor James Martin is so wonderful! I look forward to our sessions and find myself feeling so good after them. Coming to counseling gives me an opportunity to talk about everything that has happened in the last two weeks and really process it. James has taught me a very important lesson of learning to accept things that happen in life & I’m really happy with Thriveworks. I tell people about you guys all the time!
Newport News Apr 2019
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★★★★★
I had the pleasure of working with patrica jones .a very caring and thoughtful counselor ,but due to her leaving the newport news office i chose to stay on this side to get future help.
Read more I had the pleasure of working with patrica jones .a very caring and thoughtful counselor ,but due to her leaving the newport news office i chose to stay on this side to get future help.
Newport News Mar 2019
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★★★★★
I highly recommend Dr. Patty! She is amazing and very professional. From the first call to the last session, I was always treated with respect and kindness.
Read more I highly recommend Dr. Patty! She is amazing and very professional. From the first call to the last session, I was always treated with respect and kindness.
Newport News Jan 2019
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★★★★★
My daughter really enjoys her appointments.
Newport News Jan 2019
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★★★★★
I love the gentle treatment im shown whether its on the phone or in person. Its been easier to see hope in my future just from the two visits ive had so far.
Read more I love the gentle treatment im shown whether its on the phone or in person. Its been easier to see hope in my future just from the two visits ive had so far.
Newport News Nov 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

We are located off of Loftis Blvd, directly across the street from the Sentara Medical Campus. Once you reach the parking lot, you'll see our office (with our logo on the door) at the front of the building parallel to Loftis Blvd.

Phone number

(757) 418-8127

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
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