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PhD, LPC Dr. Debbie Hood

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Debbie Hood is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

More about me

Licensing: PhD, LPC
Years in Practice: 10
State: VA

I am a license professional counselor licensed in Virginia with over 10 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, substance abuse and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, and solution focused counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Parenting issues Anger management ADHD Stress Anxiety Addictions Relationship issues Grief Eating disorders Self esteem Bipolar disorder Depression Compassion fatigue
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Reviews for Dr. Debbie Hood

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29 Reviews
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Amazing therapist. Helped me tremendously through some issues I needed to work on regarding childhood trauma and getting back to myself.

Nov 12, 2022


I feel like she is a God send. She has all of the qualifications I need as a therapists and she even does CBT. I am grateful to have her as a provider that I see

Nov 04, 2022


Dr. Hood was compassionate and understanding. She never gave judgement for what I told her. I only used betterhelp to discuss my past relationship issues and work on emotional reactions to dating life and after a month I was feeling a lot better and able to understand my emotions better.

Oct 17, 2022


Wow! She is Awesome! She really knows her stuff, has been addressing my needs like no other and giving me useful & practical advice. I definitely recommend her ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Sep 26, 2022


Dr. Hood has been an amazing therapist. She has helped me through big changes in my life and gave great insight. Always works with my schedule and responds quickly to messages.

C.A.·Aug 16, 2022


Dr. Hood is amazing always willing to work with my schedule and completely understand my issues and helps me get through it

C.O.·Jun 22, 2022


Dr. Hood is very helpful and listens to my problems. She offers good insights.

K.A.·Jun 06, 2022


Dr Hood connected with me quickly and immediately began to address our counseling in a manner I understand. I've been challenged with "homework" in my growth to help encourage me to make the process an everyday action, rather than a once weekly event. I am supremely fortunate to work with Dr. Hood.

N.A.·Jun 06, 2022


She’s amazing.

L.E.·Jun 06, 2022


Dr. Hood is very sweet and understanding! But she also is straightforward, which is great! Does not waste time. She helps you feel comfortable, listened to, all while providing great advice.

K.A.·Jun 04, 2022


Dr. Hood is awesome! She’s super relatable and has a way of making me feel comfortable. I’ve made some great milestones since working with her.

C.O.·Apr 07, 2022


She is amazing!

A.D.·Dec 05, 2021


Dr. Hood has really been great. I am kind of a mental health sceptic but she was patient and 3 weeks in I can really see the importance of therapy. Thank you Dr. Hood.

G.E.·Sep 15, 2021


The only therapist I’ve had that I was able to make real change with. She is excellent.

M.A.·Jul 14, 2021


Dr. Hood has been great. From the first session until now - months later, she helps tremendously with mitigating my stress and anxiety. She helps me see different perspectives and makes me feel seen and heard. I am better able to understand and process my emotions thanks to Dr. Hood's help.

A.D.·May 11, 2021


Experienced, Knowledgeable and really great. No sugar coating

Q.U.·Apr 13, 2021


Dr. Hood is amazing.

J.A.·Mar 03, 2021


Dr. Hood is a generous listener. I immediately felt safe to share with her everything that is going on in my life. She listened and asked thoughtful questions without judgement.

L.O.·Feb 28, 2021


Dr. Hood is great! She is very supportive and truly wants to help people grow and better themselves.

R.E.·Feb 16, 2021


Dr. Hood is professional and kind. She's approachable and offers strategies.

E.M.·Feb 05, 2021


Dr. Hood is very attentive. She is a great listener and helps you walk through your concerns.

S.A.·Jan 28, 2021


I’ve had a lot of therapist in the past that I always ended up leaving. Dr Hood is a diamond in the rough. She makes me feel heard, and understood. She motivates me to change and grow. She has so much knowledge and experience to share and she is very humble while doing so. Dr hood is helping me change my life in away I never thought I could.

M.A.·Jan 20, 2021


Dr. Hood has been a great help to me during a difficult time. I have many things changing and she has helped me navigate life’s ups and downs. She has made me feel confident and helped me to feel reassured. I would definitely recommend her.

A.L.·Jan 19, 2021


Dr. Hood as amazing, she listens intently and responds positively and objectively. She cares and prioritizes proactive approaches to all problems presented.

B.L.·Dec 18, 2020


Dr. Hood listens carefully to what I say and responds with helpful insight.

S.C.·Dec 17, 2020


Very good first session, she was a very good listener while being honest and straightforward.

K.Y.·Dec 16, 2020


Dr. Hood offers valuable insight and helps me to process my concerns in a productive and meaningful way. She listens and allows me to feel heard.

E.M.·Dec 07, 2020


Dr. Hood is an amazing counselor. She’s very patient and empathetic, but also Authentic and Straightforward. She find a way to tell you what you need to hear in the most respectful way you cant deny it. She help you figure it out not giving you the answers.

D.E.·Oct 26, 2020


Dr. Hood us kind and understanding of my concerns and feelings. She offers positive insights and techniques to help my with my issues.

A.N.·Oct 18, 2020


Dr. Debbie Hood offers counseling online via BetterHelp

  • Affordable: Pay a low flat fee for unlimited counseling.
  • Convenient: Do it at your own time and at your own pace. Communicate as often as you want and whenever you feel it's needed.
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