Lynda J. Birckhead, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

217 McLaws Circle, Suite 2
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
Phone: 757-253-0371
Fax: 757-253-8063

Additional Information


 Counseling Psychologist

Practice Description:

For over 30 years I've had the privilege 0f working with adults seeking assistance
for resolving a variety of personal issues, including: PTSD, sexual abuse and other
trauma; grief and loss; anxiety and depression; self-care and empowerment in the
world of relationships and work; life transitions-changes in relationships, roles,
jobs or career; and personal growth-who am I now?...what are my beliefs,
values, interests, and goals now? ...what is my life trying to become? It is a gift to
be with people as they courageously face suffering and uncertainty, and to witness
their progress toward resolution, clarity, and personal growth.

I have provided psychological services in the following settings: university
counseling centers, hospitals, and private practice, and for 25 years administered
predoctoral internship programs for clinical and counseling psychologists-in-training.

I am committed to continually updating my knowledge and skills to provide the best
psychological services possible for my clients. My practice style is flexible
and depends on your preferences and presenting issues. In our first session, we
would discuss what brings you in at this time, and discuss ways we might work together to address your concerns.

Specialties or Interests:

Abuse, PTSD, and other Trauma
Adjustment Disorders
Bereavement, Grief and Loss
Relationship Issues
Career Counseling
Identity/Personal Growth
Life Transition

Age Specialties:


Session Formats:


Treatment Approaches:

Based on the presenting problem, may include:

Conflict Resolution
Dream work
Emotion Focused
Skills Training


I received my B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of
Maryland-College Park. My doctoral specialization was Counseling Psychology,
with a secondary interest area in Organizational Psychology.


0810004565 VA Clinical Psychologist

Professional Affiliations:

Association of Death Education and Counseling
American Psychological Association
EMDR International Association
Virginia Psychological Association

Accepted Insurance:

Most insurance accepted

Office Information/Hours:

By appointment. Please call 757-253-037l.

Driving Directions:

About 1 mile from Busch Gardens, 2 miles from Colonial Williamsburg, directly off U.S. Route 60.

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