For a better understanding of our therapists’ specialties, please refer to our biographies under the Clinical Staff section of the site. Click here for a list of issues treated.
Regardless of the focus of treatment, we offer a variety of treatment formats. Sessions may include individual, couples, or family therapy, depending upon who is affected by the issue. The type of therapy chosen will depend on the client’s unique needs.
Individual Therapy: Individual therapy involves one-to-one interaction with a trained therapist. Typically, a client meets with a therapist once a week until the client feels he or she has reached their goals. Nearly everyone can benefit from individual therapy. Individual therapy can help people gain insight about themselves and discover the tools they need to achieve their own goals.
For example, people often seek therapy because they feel depressed, experience panic attacks, have trouble dating, feel lonely, or feel fat but are unable to maintain a diet or workout routine. Individual therapy can help clients to develop healthy patterns and routines to cope with life’s ongoing challenges.
Couples Therapy/Marriage Therapy: Couples therapy/Marriage Therapy involves a two-to-one interaction with a trained therapist. In couples therapy, the two people in a relationship typically meet weekly with a therapist. Couples therapy is appropriate for all persons in relationships. Many couples seek therapy to save a failing relationship or to work through a specific issue.
Other couples seek therapy to prepare for marriage, or to gain clarity about their vulnerabilities as a couple. Sometimes one or both partners pursue individual therapy concurrently – in addition to couples therapy – to address individual issues interfering with the relationship. Couples therapy can strengthen the bond between partners.
Sex Therapy: is a type of psychotherapy. In Sex Therapy issues are addressed concerning sexual function, sexual feelings and intimacy–either individual therapy or therapy with a partner. Sex Therapy can be an effect resource for adults of any age, gender or sexual orientation.
Certified Sex Therapists have graduate degrees and demonstrate their competence in sex therapy by becoming credentialed by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT).
Family Therapy: Family therapy typically involves one therapist meeting with an entire family (or several family members) to address issues that impact the whole family. Family therapy is a useful modality to help strengthen the ways in which family members relate to one another. Frequently, parents seek out family therapy when there is parent-child conflict, when their kids are ‘out of control’, or there is immense sibling rivalry. Other times, family therapy is sought when a family’s capacity to handle life’s stressors is diminished due to difficult transitions, such as divorce, the creation of a blended family, parental deployment, the return of a parent to the workplace, job loss or a death in the family. We also have clinicians that specialize in child therapy for toddlers through adolescents.
Specialty Treatments: EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories, Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy, Self-guided imagery techniques, Pet Therapy and Sand Tray Therapy.
For a better understanding of our therapists’ specialties, please refer to our biographies in the Meet Our Clinicians section of the site.
Adult, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatry Services
As a convenience for our therapy clients, psychiatry services are available at our practice. Our experienced psychiatrists provide intake assessments and continue to see patients for medication management. They also coordinate care with your individual therapist. Our clinical staff specializes in treating a variety of difficulties:
Reiki is an ancient Japanese healing modality and a form of alternative healing. Reiki is based on the belief that vital life force energy (chi, prana) flows throughout your body and can be used to stimulate your body’s natural healing abilities. During a reiki session, the practitioner will gently place their hands on your body to help increase the flow of this life force. Reiki is considered a holistic relaxation technique – meaning it addresses the whole person including body, emotions, mind, and spirit. This often creates many beneficial effects including deep relaxation, stress reduction, and feelings of peace, security, balance, and wellbeing.
A typical reiki session is about an hour long. You will lie fully-clothed on a massage table and listen to gentle, meditative music and just relax. You are welcome to talk or ask questions throughout the session or wait until the end – whichever you prefer. After a reiki session, most people feel relaxed but some may feel energized and excited. Be sure to drink lots of water following your session as this helps cleanse and replenish the body.
Reiki is not covered by insurance. The fee for Reiki Therapy is $100 per session.
To schedule an appointment for Reiki please call 757-528-2242.
Reiki practitioners do not diagnose conditions nor do they prescribe or perform medical treatment, prescribe substances, nor interfere with the treatment of a licensed medical professional. Reiki is considered an alternative, complementary approach and does not replace the need for traditional medical care through your physician or licensed professional. You should not stop, add, or change any medication or traditional treatment, without the advice, consent and direction of your physician. You are advised to seek the care of a licensed professional for any physical, mental or emotional concerns.
Abuse: Sexual, Emotional and Physical
Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Codependency and ACOA
Compulsive Sexual Behavior
Couple and Marital Therapy
Divorce and Stepfamilies
Emotional Effects of Chronic Illness
Problems of Childhood and Adolescence
Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Where We Are
Rock Landing Psychological Group, PLC
The James Building
11825 Rock Landing Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
Phone: (757) 873-1736
Fax: (757) 873-1028