Meet Dr. James F. Lassiter


James F. Lassiter Ph.D., ABPP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

I have devoted my career to providing exceptional professional mental health services, including the training and supervision of the professionals that serve our communities through our group practice. As an expert in diagnostics, assessment and many psychotherapeutic techniques, I strive to meet my patients needs. With prior experiences as a psychoanalyst, a professor of clinical psychology, and personality development for early childhood as well as middle and secondary grade levels, I have also established several mental health organizations primarily focused on meeting the mental health stresses our social environments create.

I settled with my family in Hampton roads in 2003 to discover a fascinating regional melting pot for families from all over the world; as a licensed independent practitioner since 1979 in New York, I was well prepared to establish a new private practice (2005) versed in serving children, adults and families from a variety of cultures (especially the military). Today, we provide the most advanced assessment and intervention strategies in Virginia Beach. We also offer a variety of time-limited psycho-educational groups for personal healing, growth and self-care dealing with such topics as mindfulness based and spiritual strategies for stress, cognitive and evidenced based behavior management techniques, foster-parenting, parent support for children with ADHD and autism, relationship building and conflict resolution/bullying.

With 37 years experience and a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology (American Board of Professional Psychology), I also mentor and provide supervision for mental health practitioners meeting licensure requirements. As a former professor of the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University (Garden City, New York), I provide on-the- job post-graduate training for mental health practitioners that require hands-on supervision in clinical settings (externships, internships and practica rotations). Additionally, I specialize in therapeutic hypnosis, energy psychology methods (EMDR and Thought Field Therapy), cognitive-behavioral techniques, trauma focused and analytically oriented therapies and psychological testing.

My day-to-day mission is to assure our clients the quality mental health services most needed for our communities.

Professional Training:

  • New York Licensure 1979
  • Virginia Licensure 2005
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, 1977
  • Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology 2004
  • National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology 1997
  • Postdoctoral Diploma in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis 1987
  • EMDR Institute 1998
  • New York Ericksonian Society for Psychotherapy and Hypnosis 1998