Joseph Ben Atanacio, LPC, MAC, CSAC (VA)

Joseph Ben Atanacio, LPC, MAC, CSAC (VA)

I can be reached by phone and texting at 757-379-2206

If your Relationship has gotten off track, I’m here to support you. I believe working together along with my training and compassionate approach can bring balance back into your life. I am available for late evenings and weekend appointments.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling and a Master’s degree in Human Services with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Counseling. Certifications: Master Addiction Counselor and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor.   I use Prepare/ Enrich  for premarital, family and couple therapy.    This approach is comprised of  a customized couple assessment completed online that identifies a couple’s strength and growth areas. It is one of the most widely used programs for premarital counseling and premarital education. It is also used for marriage counseling, marriage enrichment, and dating couples considering engagement.  

I have over 25 years of comprehensive experience working with families, couples  adolescents, and adults.   As a US Navy Veteran, I have had and continue to have the privilege of providing relationship counseling as well counseling for anxiety and depression to those who served.

Availability and Cost

I offer after-work hours,  weekend and online sessions.

 I accept the following insurances:

  • Beacon Health Options 
  • Optima (including Medicaid)
  • Optum/ United
  • Anthem (including Medicaid)
  • Anthem Healthkeepers Plus 
  • Anthem’s PPO “KeyCare” 
  • Anthem FEP/Federal Employee Program 
  • Anthem  “Blue Card” 
  • Cigna
  • Tricare- you need an authorization if you have Tricare Prime 

I am in the process of becoming credentialed with other  insurance companies.

 For the insurance agencies that I am not credentialed with yet,  I will provide  a “superbill”  for your  sessions so you can file a claim and get reimbursed by your insurance company.  You will need to call your insurance to find out if you have out of network benefits. 

Private  Pay Fees:

Individual Therapy:

  • Initial Evaluation $165
  • 30min individual therapy $75
  • 45 min individual therapy  $125
  • 60 min individual therapy $145
  • 75 min individual therapy $165
  • 75-90 min individual therapy $185

Couple  Therapy:

  • Initial Evaluation: $175
  • 30 min couple therapy $85
  • 45 min couple therapy $135
  • 60 min couple therapy $150
  • 75 min couple therapy $175
  • 90 min couple therapy $200
  • 1 hr and 45 min couple therapy $235
  • 2 hrs couple therapy $250
  • 45 min individual therapy as part of couple therapy  $135
  • 60 min individual therapy as part of  couple therapy $150 

I can be reached by phone and texting at 757-379-2206

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