Last edited 03/01/2024

Mariellen Blanton LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Mariellen Blanton Licensed 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.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Mariellen Blanton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) who has 30 years of experience working with adults seeking assistance with life stressors, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), grief, loss, substance abuse, and restoring balance in life. Mariellen completed her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology at St. Leo University and her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Norfolk State University. Sheutilizes solution focused, cognitive behavioral, supportive, mindfulness-based approaches to therapy while offering a safe, accepting forum in meeting each individual s needs to empower all to flourish.Mariellen presents flexibility along with being attentive to what will work best for each individual s distinctive needs and concerns. Mariellen strives to create a calming and helpful relationship with you as a way to work together with you in building upon your existing coping strategies and achieving your goals while living a healthy, fulfilling lifestyle.





General Expertise




Anger management

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+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Compassion-Focused Therapy


  • Virginia, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 904006099


Master of Social Work, Norfolk State University

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, VA

Frequently Asked Questions About Mariellen Blanton, LCSW

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

Is Mariellen Blanton accepting new clients?

Yes, Mariellen Blanton is accepting new clients for online therapy in Virginia and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Virginia Beach, 516 S Independence Blvd Suite 104, Virginia Beach, VA, 23452.

Does Mariellen Blanton accept insurance?

Yes, Mariellen Blanton accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana, Medicare, Optum and Virginia Blue Shield.

What types of therapy does Mariellen Blanton offer?

Mariellen Blanton offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Mariellen Blanton offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Mariellen Blanton offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Virginia Beach, 516 S Independence Blvd Suite 104, Virginia Beach, VA, 23452.

Does Mariellen Blanton offer online therapy?

Yes, Mariellen Blanton offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Virginia.

How quickly can I see Mariellen Blanton?

Mariellen Blanton 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 Mariellen Blanton speak?

Mariellen Blanton conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Mariellen Blanton online?

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