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Ja'lesa Pierce LPC

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Ja'lesa Pierce 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. When "all the things" seem to cloud the way forward, help me help you make it make sense!

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Ja'Lesa Pierce is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. She has provided mental health support, counseling, and therapy in a variety of settings including residential, classroom, community, and office. Ja'Lesa has worked with children, families, couples, adolescents, and adults, but she found her niche in assisting teens through middle-aged women with finding their voice, recovery, and resting in a place of purpose. Ja'Lesa is passionate about helping others live their best life healthy, fulfilled, and whole. Ja'Lesa specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, addiction, women's issues, and major life transitions. Ja'Lesa completed her Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling from Norfolk State University in 2013. After working in the mental health field for a few years, she realized her desire to help others on a deeper level and went back to school at Virginia Commonwealth University. There, she obtained a Post-Master's Certificate in Professional Counseling in pursuit of LPC licensure. Ja'Lesa's varied experience across a myriad of cultures, backgrounds, dynamics, and diagnoses allows her to bring a unique perspective to the counseling session. Ja'Lesa's charismatic and non-judgmental approach helps her clients feel welcome and free to just be. Ja'Lesa utilizes multiple treatment approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy, radical acceptance, trauma-informed care, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness. Ja'Lesa understands the nuances of life's stressors, pressures, and upsets. We all go through challenges, and some seasons are more difficult than others to journey through alone. Maybe something has come up in your life that you thought you were over, or maybe imposter syndrome is crippling you where you stand. Maybe grief has been lingering longer than expected, or maybe unhealthy patterns of behavior are starting to impact multiple areas of your life. Whatever "it" is for you, Ja'Lesa is confident that she can support you with gaining new perspectives, reaching a place of acceptance, improving self-esteem and confidence, healing, and developing relevant coping skills that you can utilize for the rest of your life. If you are committed to doing the work, schedule an appointment with her today!





Sexuality Based Issues

General Expertise






Anger management

Bipolar disorder

Gender identity & transgender health

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

Adlerian Therapy

Gestalt Therapy

Humanistic Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy


  • Virginia, Licensed Professional Counselor, 701010315


Master of Arts in Community Counseling, NSU

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Chesapeake, Chesapeake, VA

Frequently Asked Questions About Ja'lesa Pierce, LPC

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

Is Ja'lesa Pierce accepting new clients?

Yes, Ja'lesa Pierce is accepting new clients for online therapy in Virginia and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Chesapeake, 3804 Poplar Hill Rd Suite D, Chesapeake, VA, 23321.

Does Ja'lesa Pierce accept insurance?

Yes, Ja'lesa Pierce accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana, Optum and Virginia Blue Shield.

What types of therapy does Ja'lesa Pierce offer?

Ja'lesa Pierce offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Ja'lesa Pierce offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Ja'lesa Pierce offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Chesapeake, 3804 Poplar Hill Rd Suite D, Chesapeake, VA, 23321.

Does Ja'lesa Pierce offer online therapy?

Yes, Ja'lesa Pierce offers online therapy to people in Virginia.

How quickly can I see Ja'lesa Pierce?

Ja'lesa Pierce 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 Ja'lesa Pierce speak?

Ja'lesa Pierce conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Ja'lesa Pierce online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Ja'lesa Pierce online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.