Last edited 03/01/2024

Rossa Ridley RESIDENT

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. As a multi-ethnic black woman and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, I understand various perspectives from racial issues, trauma, sexuality, LGBT, and military.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Rossa Ridley is a Resident in Counseling and Qualified Mental Health Provider for adults in the state of Virginia. She has over 7 years of experience assisting adults that are seeking help with a variety of mental health issues, adjusting to life transitions, military-related issues, past incarceration, and relationship issues due to childhood trauma. Rossa completed her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from ECPI University, a Master of Art in Professional Counseling (Mental Health Counseling) from South University, and an advanced degree of a Master of Philosophy in Forensic Psychology.She utilizes collaborative, strength-based, cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, mindfulness-based, and holistic-focused approaches within the therapeutic relationship. Rossa is also a veteran of the military which gives her the unique ability to adapt to the changing needs of those seeking help in the various transitions adults may have to maneuver in their daily lives. Rossa strives to establish a nurturing and empathetic relationship with you to assist you with using your strengths to work through situations and/or stressors so that you can reach your goals. She believes in creating a rapport with you so that you are taking a key role in living the life you desire.





Sexuality Based Issues

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

General Expertise




Aging related concerns

Anger management

Anorexia nervosa

Divorce & separation

Gender identity & transgender health

In-Network Insurance




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

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Compassion-Focused Therapy


  • Virginia, RESIDENT, 704013836


Master of Arts-Professional Counseling & Master of Philosophy-Forensic Psychology, South University & Walden University

Work History


Online Therapy

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Rossa Ridley, RESIDENT

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

Is Rossa Ridley accepting new clients?

Yes, Rossa Ridley is accepting new clients for online therapy in Virginia and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Virginia Beach, 509 Old Great Neck Road Suite 203, Virginia Beach, VA, 23454.

Does Rossa Ridley accept insurance?

Yes, Rossa Ridley accepts insurance, including Aetna, Cigna, Optum and Virginia Blue Shield.

What types of therapy does Rossa Ridley offer?

Rossa Ridley offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Rossa Ridley offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Rossa Ridley offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Virginia Beach, 509 Old Great Neck Road Suite 203, Virginia Beach, VA, 23454.

Does Rossa Ridley offer online therapy?

Yes, Rossa Ridley offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Virginia.

How quickly can I see Rossa Ridley?

Rossa Ridley 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 Rossa Ridley speak?

Rossa Ridley conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Rossa Ridley online?

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