In addition to counseling referrals, we also provide consultation for other therapist. It is our goal to not only provide LGBTQ+-affirming counseling but also to empower local counselors and agencies to do the same. If you are interested, please call The Center at 757-640-0929 for more information.
We currently accept credit cards, cash, Medicaid, Ryan White funding, and private health care insurance.
Dr. Sonya L. Lee, Ed. D,LPC, LSATP, HS-BCP, ICCS, CCS, ICAADC, CAADC, CSAC, QMHP-A
Dr. Sonya L. Lee is the Director of Behavioral Services for the Detox Unit at Southampton Memorial Hospital in Franklin, Virginia. After serving in the United States Navy for 27 years Dr. Lee retired in 2016 to pursue other endeavors. Dr. Lee ventured into private practice providing outpatient substance use disorder treatment and consulting. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, working within the community and traveling.
Dr. Lee strives to educate others to understand that drug addiction is a chronic disease characterized by drug seeking and use that is compulsive, or difficult to control, despite harmful consequences. She believes that drug addiction is treatable and can be successfully managed. For that reason education and outreach are keys in helping people understand the possible risks of drug use and that family members, the community and health care providers have crucial roles in educating individuals in an effort to prevent drug use and addiction.
Kati Calletto, LPC, CSOTP
Kati Calletto (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider. She attended the University of Rochester in NY state, graduating in 2010 with a Masters in Community Mental Health Counseling. She moved to Virginia in 2011 and began working at The Up Center in the Community Based Services and Outpatient Departments, and is currently serving as the Outpatient Clinical Director there. She began providing therapy to clients at the LGBT Life Center as a contractor in May of 2018 and has loved giving back to her community in this way. Kati utilizes a person-centered, cognitive behavioral approach to therapy, and is currently working towards certification in EMDR Therapy and Trauma Focused- CBT. She enjoys working with children, teens, and adults, specializes in PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety, and is an LGBTQIA+ Affirming Therapist. When not at work, you can find Kati spending time at home with her cats, crocheting, crafting, and drinking coffee, or outside enjoying the sunshine at the beach.
Blue Box Psychotherapy
Christopher Boler, adults and senior
Integrated Counseling & Wellness
Dr. Susan K. Thompson
3630 S Plaza Trail Suite 200, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
In-Person & Telehealth
Shawn McNulty, LPC
Turning Point Therapy & Consulting
Dawn White, LPC
Chesapeake and Virginia Beach
In-person & Telehealth
The Up Center
Ghent, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach
In-person & Telehealth
Truth Purpose Counseling
Kaye-Loni Johnston, MS, LMFT: 14+ individuals, speciality on LGBTQ+ pop and issues
Sea Level Counseling and Wellness
LGBT Life Center is happy to host interns and practicum students on a regular basis. Please note that internship/ practicum placement is based on availability and quality of fit for this site. Filling out an application does not guarantee an internship/ practicum at LGBT Life Center. An interview will be required for all students prior to being accepted.