Adult Services

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:

Abuse: Sexual, Emotional and Physical

Alcohol and Drug Abuse


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Bariatric Evaluations

Career Issues

Codependency and ACOA

Compulsive Sexual Behavior

Couple and Marital Therapy


Divorce and Stepfamilies

Eating Disorders

Emotional Effects of Chronic Illness


Life Transitions

Problems of Childhood and Adolescence

Psychological Testing

Psychiatric Evaluation

Self Esteem

Sexual Difficulties

Sexual Identity

Sex Therapy


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