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Brenda Naftel LPC

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Brenda Naftel Licensed Professional Counselor

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. As a woman with varied life experience, I understand the need to have a listening ear.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Brenda Naftel is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 15 years of experience. Brenda is passionate about helping young and older adults along their life journey. She has experience in anxiety, depression, domestic violence, couples, and grief. Brenda completed her Master of Education (MEd) at Auburn Montgomery. She uses cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, and sometimes dialectical behavior techniques as the basis for most sessions. Along life s journey there are times we need someone to be there. Brenda would be honored if you would allow her to be with you on life s challenging journey. She will be your sounding board and offer you coping techniques to help you along the way.






General Expertise




Domestic violence


Coping Skills

In-Network Insurance




Cigna EAP



Virginia Blue Shield


First Session$220
Individual Therapy$160
Marriage & Couples Counseling$160
Family Therapy$160
Group Therapy$160

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy


  • Virginia, Licensed Professional Counselor, 701011456


Masters in Education, Auburn Montgomery

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Newport News, Newport News, VA

Frequently Asked Questions About Brenda Naftel, LPC

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Brenda Naftel, LPC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Brenda Naftel accepting new clients?

Yes, Brenda Naftel is accepting new clients for online therapy in Virginia and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Newport News, 1030 Loftis Blvd Suite 102, Newport News, VA, 23606.

Does Brenda Naftel accept insurance?

Yes, Brenda Naftel accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana, Optum and Virginia Blue Shield.

What types of therapy does Brenda Naftel offer?

Brenda Naftel offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Brenda Naftel offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Brenda Naftel offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Newport News, 1030 Loftis Blvd Suite 102, Newport News, VA, 23606.

Does Brenda Naftel offer online therapy?

Yes, Brenda Naftel offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Virginia.

How quickly can I see Brenda Naftel?

Brenda Naftel typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Brenda Naftel speak?

Brenda Naftel conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Brenda Naftel online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Brenda Naftel online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.