Founded in 1979, Chessen & Associates in Newport News, Virginia, was a private group practice specializing in mental health counseling. TPMG announced Chessen & Associates joined our team of professionals in June 2015 as Chessen Behavioral Health. On June 30, 2017, Dr. Douglas Chessen retired and the practice became TPMG Behavioral Health. TPMG later welcomed Dr. Kenneth Richmond, board certified psychiatrist.
Dr. Richmond and our caring staff are here to help you with all your counseling needs, and to deliver high quality care that is safe and caring. We work in partnership with all our patients to rebuild and enhance their overall health and well-being. We offer a comprehensive array of services, including medication and counseling services.
- Addictive Disorders
- Alcohol Abuse
- Anxiety and Panic Disorders
- Bipolar Disorders
- Drug Addictions
- Eating Disorders
- Grief and Loss
- Marital and Family Conflict
- Medication Management (Psychopharmacology)
- Memory and Cognitive Disorders
- Mood Disorders
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Psychotic Disorders
- Stress and Trauma
- Substance Abuse Treatment
- Women's Issues
Psychological Counseling Services
Our group of professionals consists of a variety of backgrounds and training in human behavior and relationships. We offer a broad range of mental health services, including:
- Psychiatric Evaluation and Diagnosis
- Individual, Couples and Family Psychotherapy
- Hypnosis for Habit Control
- Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment of Addictive Disorders
- Psychopharmacology (Psychiatric Medications)
A comprehensive psychiatric evaluation may be necessary to diagnose any number of emotional, behavioral or developmental disorders.
Individual psychotherapy involves regularly scheduled talks between the patient and one of our mental health professionals. The sessions may focus on current or past problems, experiences, thoughts, feelings or relationships. By sharing experiences with a trained empathic person, individuals may gradually come to understand more about themselves and their problems.
Family and Marital Therapy
Family and marital therapy focuses very clearly on the relationships involved, and by involving all the people concerned, seeks to help those relationships work better.
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Our office uses the Virginia Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in order to monitor and reduce the risk of prescription drug misuse. Patients showing misuse of medication(s) or attempts of refills by numerous physicians will be discharged from our practice.
Awards and Accolades
2020 Coastal Virginia Magazine Reader's Choice "Best of" Winner