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Carlita Coley
Licensed Professional Counselor

In-network with

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia, Cigna, Oscar Health, Oxford, and United Healthcare

Specializes in


Great to meet you!

Being a woman, a person of color, and a mother with two out of three children who identify with the LBGTQ+ community, I have firsthand experience with the challenges that the marginalized and disenfranchised face. My lived experience, combined with my education, serves as the foundation from which I empower others to understand and accept all of who they are and use that knowledge to walk confidently through life.

A bit about my approach to therapy

My therapy style that is relaxed and conversational while incorporating evidence-based therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, solution-focused therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. I typically work with people who struggle with anxiety, depression, life changes/transitions, and women’s issues.

What you can expect from our first session

I have over a decade of experience providing mental health services to families, women, and teens from various backgrounds and ethnicities as well as personal wisdom gained through a lifetime of triumph over tragedy. I enjoy drawing out people's life stories and working with them to write new narratives for their life and their future through therapeutic conversations, guidance, and affirming support.

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Insurance carriers Carlita accepts


More about Carlita

MSEd (Master of Science in Education) at Old Dominion University
License type: LPC
Gender: Female
Ethnicity: Black or African descent
Languages: English
Works with: Adolescents, Adults, and Seniors
More specialties: Anxiety, Depression, and LGBTQIA+