The physical office is presently closed due to Governor's order regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are not accepting new patients for 2020.
Therapy sessions are by appointment only.
We are closed in observance of all Federal Holidays.
Our experience enables us to offer individual counseling to adults (individuals 18 years and older). Haven Counseling is a solo practice that was founded in 2017. The name Haven was chosen as it represents an emotionally safe place, a refuge, an oasis, sanctuary, to shelter during a storm. Haven Counseling's logo is an olive tree as it symbolizes wisdom, peace, success, victory and good health.
Would you like to live confidently as your true self and have healthier, more authentic relationships? Here at Haven Counseling, our goal is to offer a shame free and non-judgmental space, to empower individuals, to help heal from soul scars, to find freedom from areas of inner conflict, grow in confidence, to find love and thrive in their lives, careers, friendships, and relationships.
Would you like to live confidently as your true self and have healthier, more authentic relationships? Our focus is to help individuals become aware of their inner strengths and gain knowledge about themselves.
We work in collaboration with patients utilizing a person centered and strengths based approach, to pursue a course of action based on the patient’s unique needs, personality, and fundamental values using cutting edge therapeutic interventions and treatment modalities.
Our goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life. Counseling services will:
I’m Amanda Plumb, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Anxiety Treatment Provider (CATP), Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and a Certified Grief & Loss Counseling Specialist (CGCS) specializing in helping individuals navigate anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, depression, grief and loss, as well as trauma. I also specialize in helping individuals with dating, relationships, friendships, boundaries, and transitions in life.
I enjoy helping individuals find their strengths, freedom and healing be their best selves, rather than who society says they should be. I have served patients in the Virginia Beach and Chesapeake area for the past eight years, and built my practice on trust, wise and pragmatic counsel, and professionalism.
Haven has been a longtime dream of mine that came to fruition in June 2017. My goal is to create an emotionally safe and private environment for individuals to work through past hurts, find freedom from ongoing struggles, grow in their true self, and thrive in their lives and relationships.
I believe trust is built through genuine honesty and authenticity, and my counseling style is person-centered, non judgmental, warm, engaging, conversational and collaborative. I’m a life enthusiast, a motivator, an encourager by nature; not one to pass judgment, nor one to please. I enjoy walking alongside my patients and empowering them to make healthy decisions for themselves and supporting them in their decisions.
Life will most certainly involve ups and downs and, whether proactively approaching challenges or treating them as they occur, I make my best effort to put patients at ease while providing direction to empower them to withstand any of life’s challenges and transitions. I work with patients to pursue a course of action based on their personality and fundamental values.
Grief & Loss
Relationship skill building
Finding your purpose
Developing coping skills
Negative self talk
Dorm roommate issues
Declaring a college major
Moving out of your parents
Finding your first place
Creating your life
Post Deployment stress
Support for nurses
Support for police
Witnessing a traumatic event
Sensitivity to your surroundings
Feeling unsafe in your environment
Feeling tense and on edge
Feeling like you are outside of your body looking in
Feeling like your surroundings are not real
It's hard to know if you're just going through a rough patch, or if it is just a sinking ship. It's hard to know when to walk away and to feel confident about the decision.
But have no fear! I am a relationship expert. I’m here to break it all down for you and help you make the decision that’s best for you in the long run. That will give you all the answers. That will solve all of your dating problems.
So, what should you do?
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Employees
Aetna Better Health of VA
Medicaid & Famis
Optima Family Medicaid
Optima Health Medicaid XP
Blue Cross Independence Administrators
Employee Assistance Plans
Anthem Healthkeepers Plus VA Medicaid
(for those individuals who would like to maintain complete anonymity & confidentiality by not using their insurance)
There's much to see here. We hope we've answered all your questions as you take a moment to consider making your first therapy appointment with us.
Once you have scheduled your new patient appointment through our text line. Please take your time, read the below documents to learn everything there is to know about us.
Please read each document listed below. Please sign and complete the below forms with an * and bring them to your first session. We will also need a photo ID card and your insurance card.
New Patient Information Form * (pdf)Download
New Patient Consent Form * (pdf)Download
Credit Card Authorization Form * (pdf)Download
Health Savings Card Form * (pdf)Download
Cancellation Policy Form * (pdf)Download
Telehealth Consent Form * (pdf)Download
Legal Fees * (pdf)Download
Professional Disclosure (pdf)Download
Haven Counseling Policies (pdf)Download