Eden Counseling & Consulting

Serving all Virginians with In-Person and Telehealth Services
Established in 1995

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6330 Newtown Road
Suite 300
Norfolk, VA 23502

Have A Question Or Want To Make An Appointment? Call 757-466-3336

Dr. Paul VanValin, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist Director
Eden Counseling and Consultation President
FirstFruits Crisis Response and Eden Family Institute, a non profit 501(c)3 Corporation

Paul VanValin, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist founded Eden Counseling and Consulting in 1995. He co-founded VanValin Assessment and Consulting, LLC with his wife, Becky, in 2016.

Dr. VanValin has integrated Christian faith and psychology since 1975. In addition to counseling and coaching individuals, couples, and families, Dr. Van Valin writes and speaks on leadership, marriage, parenting, childhood disorders, and psychological assessment. He has been featured on the 700 Club and presents at regional and national conferences.

Dr. VanValin primarily works with leaders and trains developing professionals.

Dr. VanValin wrote “Win Every Argument, Win Every Heart: A Leader’s Guide to Effective Communication” in 2017. It is available on Amazon.com. He and his wife, Becky, developed Back to the Garden, a marital workshop presented in the United States and abroad. They provide individual and marital intensives to promote rapid change.

Dr. Van Valin earned the PhD in Counseling Psychology from The University of Missouri in Columbia in 1982. His doctoral dissertation on stress won the Dissertation of the Year. He served as an Army Psychologist from 1982 to 1987.

Dr. Van Valin has advanced training in Critical Incident Stress Management. He established FirstFruits Crisis Response to provide support and training to devastated leaders and communities after the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2001. He provides training and consultation in personal, organizational, and critical stress management internationally. Dr. VanValin is very involved in leadership development and influence. He served as the Executive Chair for the Greater Hampton Roads Franklin Graham Festival held at the Norfolk Scope on May 18-20, 2007.

Dr. VanValin is a Certified Coach and Distributor of the PRO-D Comprehensive Assessment. This sophisticated assessment tool measures motivation, skills, and personality traits across the nine dimensions of the enneagram. It creates a conversion profile for self and work. There are versions for secular, ministry, and student applications. Dr. VanValin uses this tool with leaders, married couples, and organizational team.

Dr. VanValin He is also a Certified Coach for Prepare/Enrich relationship assessments.


• Leadership Assessment, Coaching, and Development
• Psychological Assessment
• Counseling and Coaching Leaders and Leaders’ Relationships
• Training and Supervision of Future Leaders in Counseling, Coaching, and Ministry

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