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Jerusha Mcclendon LICSW

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Jerusha Mcclendon Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

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. With life transitions of moving several states away and changing career paths, I have the ability to connect with those who are making similar life changes.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Jerusha McClendon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has worked with many people experiencing mental health and addiction personally or in their family. Jerusha has 8 years of experience in the mental health field. She completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Ohio State University. Jerusha believes there is a need to identify and understand where the seeds of doubt and fear come from, as well as how to connect with the seeds of hope and purpose in the present and the future. Her job is to facilitate the conversation and allow clients to gain insight into their condition and develop an action plan to change their lives. Jerusha s superpowers include listening empathetically, relating easily to others, and critical thinking. She believes that all people have purpose in life, and she wants to explore that purpose with clients. Additionally, she strives to create a safe place in therapy so vulnerability can be examined and gains made. Therapy is a change process. Join Jerusha in this change process so that you can be a changemaker in your life and spread that change to others in your inner circle.





Sexuality Based Issues

Gender identity & transgender health

General Expertise






Aging related concerns

Anger management

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

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Person-Centered Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Motivational Interviewing


  • Virginia, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, 904013542


Master of Social Work, The Ohio State University

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Chesapeake, Chesapeake, VA

Frequently Asked Questions About Jerusha Mcclendon, LICSW

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

Is Jerusha Mcclendon accepting new clients?

Yes, Jerusha Mcclendon 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 Jerusha Mcclendon accept insurance?

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

What types of therapy does Jerusha Mcclendon offer?

Jerusha Mcclendon offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Jerusha Mcclendon offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Jerusha Mcclendon offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Chesapeake, 3804 Poplar Hill Rd Suite D, Chesapeake, VA, 23321.

Does Jerusha Mcclendon offer online therapy?

Yes, Jerusha Mcclendon offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Virginia.

How quickly can I see Jerusha Mcclendon?

Jerusha Mcclendon 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 Jerusha Mcclendon speak?

Jerusha Mcclendon conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Jerusha Mcclendon online?

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