Last edited 02/14/2024

Deborah Ridgeway LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Deborah Ridgeway Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Sundayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM

Learn more about my:

What does a first session with you look like?

Clients can expect to feel a sense of direction after meeting with me, and an idea of what next steps will be. I work to provide immediate relief through teaching skills of mindfulness, an improved daily routine and self-care or other resources-- while also providing a context for working on longer term concerns and problems. I generally provide homework in the form of recommending mindfulness practice, a habit tracker to support daily routine, a reading assignment or worksheets to help the client think through and process feelings and actions.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I draw from CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) because it has long been recognized as effective evidence-based practice for anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions. I employ mindfulness and the practice of gratitude as tools for clients. I practice strengths-based approaches always, looking for what is already going well and what is possible. I use journalling and narrative therapy to help clients tell their stories and process them. I utilize trauma-focused therapy to help clients move through and past prior traumas, to the greatest degree possible and to help them move on to a place of improved functioning. When working with substance use disorders, I employ harm reduction as well as abstinence as valid goals and outcomes. From DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) I employ key concepts and most especially radical acceptance as a way forward.




In-Network Insurance




First Session$80
Individual Therapy$80

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy


Children (5-12)


  • Virginia, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 904014094


University of Missouri - Columbia

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Deborah Ridgeway, LCSW

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

Is Deborah Ridgeway accepting new clients?

Yes, Deborah Ridgeway is accepting new clients for online therapy in Virginia.

Does Deborah Ridgeway accept insurance?

Yes, Deborah Ridgeway accepts insurance, including AvMed and Optum.

What types of therapy does Deborah Ridgeway offer?

Deborah Ridgeway offers therapy for individuals.

Does Deborah Ridgeway offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Virginia can book Deborah Ridgeway for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Deborah Ridgeway offer online therapy?

Yes, Deborah Ridgeway offers online therapy via video sessions and phone sessions to people in Virginia.

How quickly can I see Deborah Ridgeway?

Deborah Ridgeway 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 Deborah Ridgeway speak?

Deborah Ridgeway conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Deborah Ridgeway online?

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