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Mental Health Counseling for Adults

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Have You Been Feeling Not Like Yourself? If you’ve been feeling depressed, overly worried or anxious, have been experiencing personal or work or school related problems, or just feel like something is ‘off,’ you can benefit from mental health counseling.

If you or someone you love is experiencing a psychological emergency, please contact our crisis line 24/7 at (757) 925-2484

At WTCSB, our mental health counseling program can help with:

  • Depression and low mood
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Grief and loss
  • Problematic thoughts and behaviors
  • Problems at work or school
  • Problems at home
  • Low confidence or self-esteem
  • Negative self-talk
  • Self-harm
  • Drug or alcohol misuse or abuse
  • Thoughts about self-harm, death or suicide

The Mental Health Counseling program for adults provides person-centered treatment that can help individuals develop life skills and improve confidence, self-esteem, and overall mental and emotional well-being.

What We Offer

Individual Counseling

Therapy is a safe space. Your counselor will lend an empathetic ear and allow you to express your true thoughts and feelings. They will also use tried-and-true methods to help you to understand and manage your emotions, improve your self-confidence and relationships with others, and work to solve the problems you have in your life.

Group Therapy

In group therapy, you will discuss your feelings and the problems you’re experiencing in a group setting, with a trained professional leading the discussion. Some people find group therapy to be a better fit for them, as participants can benefit from shared experience and supporting one another. It can feel good to know that others are going through some of the same feelings you’re experiencing. On the other hand, group therapy is less confidential, and less focused on you. What type of therapy you pursue depends on your personal feelings and goals.

Mental Health Counseling for Adults with Autism

When you have a neurological difference, it’s important to find the right counselor. Neurodiverse people, like individuals with autism, respond differently to life events and manage stress in different ways compared to neurotypical people. Our counselors are trained to understand the neurological differences that occur with autism, and how they affect a person’s life and mental and emotional wellbeing. The right counselor will not try to make you act like a neurotypical person but will work with you to help you embrace your differences and use your strengths to achieve your mental health and life goals. Learn more.

Mental Health Counseling for Adults with an Intellectual Disability

Individuals who have intellectual or developmental disabilities (ID/DD) are often overlooked when it comes to mental health, but can greatly benefit from counseling. All people can suffer from depression, anxiety, trauma, and other mental health concerns. In fact, those with an ID/DD may be more susceptible to trauma and PTSD because their vulnerabilities may open them up to abuse, bullying or other mistreatment. In some cases, the individual may not be able to fully understand on their own what is happening or how they can feel better. That’s why mental health care for individuals with ID/DD is so important. Learn more.

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WTCSB Services

We provide integrated services and relief for multiple mental health needs, support for individuals with developmental disabilities, and substance abuse help.

Same Day Access

Our exclusive Same-Day Access to care and 24/7 crisis intervention means our caring team of clinicians and counselors are always within reach.

Who We Are

Western Tidewater CSB is the leading authority in mental health and developmental services in Franklin, Suffolk, Isle of Wight County, and Southampton County. Learn more about what truly sets us apart.