Lydia Steele



I believe that in seasons of crisis, loss, and pain counseling is a space to reflect on the past and recover for the journey ahead. I seek to partner with individuals as they heal from past hurts, manage current stressors, and refine their strengths on their path to restoring hope.

I obtained my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in May of 2015. Prior to this, I worked internationally with a variety of nonprofits to improve community resources for adolescents and their families and became increasingly passionate about serving individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds. While in the field, I obtained experience working in inpatient and group home settings providing crisis stabilization services.

In 2019, I joined Beach Therapy & Consulting and their Dialectical Behavior Therapy team bringing my training and skills in working with chronically dysregulated adolescents and young adults. I currently co-facilitate the adult skills training group and participate in the consultation team on a weekly basis. I have a special interest in trauma and use cognitive-behavioral therapy, EMDR, and a family systems approach to facilitate change while helping individuals discover and utilize their unique strengths in their personal journey towards growth and healing.


I currently work with men, women, adolescents, and children with anxiety disorders including PTSD, panic and social anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, trauma, grief, life transitions, self-esteem, ADHD, childhood oppositional and family-oriented struggles. I work with children and their families over the age of 10, adolescents, and adults. I co-facilitate the DBT Adult Skills group and am an active member of the DBT team at Beach Therapy providing individual DBT treatment. I provide EMDR for PTSD. I currently do not offer marital counseling or substance abuse treatment.

Education & Licensure

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Bryan College
Master of Arts, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Regent University
Licensed Professional Counselor (VA)
EMDRIA Approved EMDR Level 1 Training
Foundationally Trained in DBT