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Emily Critchfield LSCSW

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
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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. I understand the importance of individualized treatment as every client is different and deserves the opportunity to have a say in their goals and life.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Emily is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 8 years of experience in the field of behavioral health. Emily has experience working within acute and residential mental health settings. She is passionate about the holistic approach, recognizing the effect of life's experience on the body, and individualizing treatment to each of her clients. Emily specializes in trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, and major life transitions. Emily is an England native who has resided in Virginia for the last 21 years. Emily completed her Master of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University. Emily utilizes multiple treatment approaches including mindfulness, motivational interviewing, rational emotive therapy, solution-focused therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Emily believes in the importance of recognizing how one's body experiences emotions in order to understand how to move forward in life. Emily is confident in her abilities to work together toward each client's goals. Emily will create individual treatment plans with techniques specialized to your needs. Emily is honest in her sessions and will assist in guiding you to reach your full potential.




Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

General Expertise



Anorexia nervosa

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)


  • Virginia, LSCSW, 904014322


Master of Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Richmond, Richmond, VA

Frequently Asked Questions About Emily Critchfield, LSCSW

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

Is Emily Critchfield accepting new clients?

Yes, Emily Critchfield is accepting new clients for online therapy in Virginia and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Richmond, 1901 E Franklin St Suite 108, Richmond, VA, 23223.

Does Emily Critchfield accept insurance?

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

What types of therapy does Emily Critchfield offer?

Emily Critchfield offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Emily Critchfield offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Emily Critchfield offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Richmond, 1901 E Franklin St Suite 108, Richmond, VA, 23223.

Does Emily Critchfield offer online therapy?

Yes, Emily Critchfield offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Virginia.

How quickly can I see Emily Critchfield?

Emily Critchfield 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 Emily Critchfield speak?

Emily Critchfield conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Emily Critchfield online?

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