Brad Skelding

I'm the Clinical Coordinator at Newport News!

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Brad attended Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 1985 with a Bachelors in Social Work and a Minor in Psychology.  Brad then attended Virginia Commonwealth University and graduated in 1987 with a Masters in Social Work with a Mental Health Specialization.  Brad has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) since 1991.

Post Masters, Brad worked for Crossroads Community Service Board in Farmville, Va, Bon Secours Health System inpatient and outpatient substance abuse programs, Richmond, Va. and then Diamond Healthcare inpatient psychiatric unit, South Hill, Va. All as a counselor providing individual, group and family therapy before becoming licensed and opening private practice.

Brad has over 25 years, in private practice providing mental, emotional and substance abuse health services for individuals and families, have held contracts with Virginia Department of Corrections, Va. Alcohol Safety Action Program, Employee Assistance Programs with a variety of companies as well as the military, and have worked in multiple settings including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, community health settings, nursing homes, schools and social services.

In the past 10 years Brad has implemented Integrated Behavioral Health services within general/family medical practices with two different health systems (Southeastern Virginia Health System and Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group).

Brad’s clinical approach is cognitive behavioral and his strength are helping people to improve their lives by understanding how their attitudes and perspectives control their moods and behaviors. Brad works with all conditions across the mental and emotional health spectrum from depression and anxiety to bipolar and schizophrenia with a special interest in dual diagnosis of mental health and substance abuse.