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Norfolk-based Relationship Center of Hampton Roads expands ‘boutique practice’ to Williamsburg

(WYDaily file/Courtesy of Unsplash)
(WYDaily file/Courtesy of Unsplash)

A practice specializing in discreet, effective couples counseling, is expanding to Williamsburg.

It will be second location for Norfolk-based Relationship Center of Hampton Roads, “a boutique practice specializing in discreet, effective couples counseling.”

The new location will enable the practice to more effectively serve the 25% increase in clientele currently traveling to Norfolk from beyond the reaches of Hampton Roads to seek Emotionally Focused therapy and couples counseling, as well as serving the local market, according to a news release from the center.

“We have clients come in from all over the Peninsula, Richmond, the DC area, and Charlottesville” said Victoria Holroyd, PhD, owner and clinical director. “While we offer telehealth sessions, the majority of our clients prefer to meet in person; which we have been doing at safe distances during these months of COVID-19.  Williamsburg is an exceptional market for our clients, who will soon be able to book in-person appointments without having to drive to Norfolk.”

The additional location, scheduled to open later this year, is in an office condominium park at 1315 Jamestown Road, Suite 104 in Williamsburg. The 1,152-square-foot space will include a suite of therapy offices and an open space devoted to intensives and retreats for couples and families who may be local or visiting from out of town.

“We are so excited about the opportunity to devote most of the Williamsburg space to Couples Intensives,” Holroyd said. “These are sessions where couples can have highly focused and uninterrupted time devoted to healing their relationship. Intensives are designed to effectively move a couple through six months of counseling in two to three days.”

While the interior remodeling of the Williamsburg location is in process, hiring is underway for qualified clinicians, according to the news release.

As with our Norfolk team, our Williamsburg-based therapy team will be carefully chosen and exceptionally trained to offer cutting edge, science backed treatment combined with top-notch individualized client service,” Holdroyd said. “Every single one of our clients will receive an intimate, attentive, and uncompromising counseling experience in a comfortable setting where they and their loved ones will not feel pathologized. Evidenced based-treatments will be tailored to their needs. Our practice is a self-pay model and only a few therapists are in network with any insurance companies. Because of this model, we can specialize and focus on the quality of care we provide.”

Couples, individuals, and families requiring immediate counseling, either via telehealth or in person at The Relationship Center of Hampton Roads’ East Beach location in Norfolk, are encouraged to call 757-788-2800 or email

“Once you speak with our Client Concierge, you will be matched to the right clinician for you,” Holroyd said. “You will then have direct access to your therapist. There is no receptionist or go-between to intercept patient-therapist communication. You can expect prompt and timely responses to your questions, requests, and needs.”

The Relationship Center of Hampton Roads opened September 2015 and is rated one of the 2020 Top 3 Marriage Counselors in Norfolk by Three Best Rated, according to the news release.

The full suite of services can be found here.


John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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