Fonya Lord Helm, PhD, ABPP

Fonya Lord Helm, PhD, ABPP

Professions: Psychology, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Psychology - 081000 2446
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 17795
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504 Susan Constant Dr
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451 - United States
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Growing evidence from research into all kinds of psychotherapy shows that the quality of the therapeutic relationship is a major factor in a successful outcome--more important than the therapist's theories. I work to create a caring, empathic, thoughtful relationship so that we can collaborate in our understanding of feelings, patterns of relationships and problems that arise.

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More Info About My Practice

I have a sliding fee scale, ranging from $150-$250, depending on income. My office is private and secluded, and not shared with anyone else. I also have years of experience using phone and Skype for therapy and am very comfortable with these ways of working. I am licensed in Virginia, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Florida and Maryland.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

High anxiety level. I am able to provide an atmosphere that is calm and thoughtful, helping people to cope with various kinds of stress and upset. As we think together, a steadier frame of mind develops over time and people feel much better as they cope with the inevitable challenges of life.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

Good psychotherapy will provide a sense of balance and steadiness that can make people comfortable with themselves. Their confidence and self esteem will be solid, and they will be able to use their talents efficiently and creatively. Their relatonships will gain in depth and will continue to improve after therapy is over, if the therapy has been good enough.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I have been very privileged to know many people in a deep way, as they have shared their most intimate feelings and their lives with me. I have learned and grown from these experiences and have had the great satisfaction of being helpful for most people who have consulted me.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    People who are curious and motivated to understand their feelings and inner lives do well in psychotherapy with me. Together we investigate anxiety, depression and other feelings as they are triggered by events and relationships. I work to tailor the therapy to their individual needs and develop a collaboration.

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Object Relations
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology

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