Dr. Laura Dabney, MD

PsychiatryFemaleAge 58

Dr. Dabney
Accepting new patients

Laura F. Dabney, M.D., P.C.

4542 Bonney Rd Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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(757) 340-8800

Dr. Laura Dabney, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Virginia Beach, VA and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School medical school in 1995. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Dabney to book an appointment.

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Dr. Dabney's conditions and procedures:

  • Anxiety
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Relationship Issues

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I've had nothing but wonderful experiences with Dr. Dabney and her staff. Reading through other reviews, it genuinely surprises me that anyone would have anything negative to say about her. Something I've learned about through therapy is the concept of projection, and I find myself wondering whether or not that is what these people are doing subconsciously. I am no therapist though.. that is what I pay her for!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Danielle – Oct 27, 2021
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I met with Dr. Laura Dabney for a VA claim appt in Oct 2021. The meeting only lasted ~25 mins and I was extremely dissatisfied. She made me feel very uncomfortable like she did not want to be there and rushed through the questions with an extreme lack of empathy. I HIGHLY advise anyone to immediately reschedule with another provider if you find yourself unlucky enough to be on her schedule.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Shaun – Oct 27, 2021
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Wow, just an amazing doctor! I couldn't be happier with the help of Dr. Dabney. She not only helped me see things differently but helped me see how other issues could be causing the temporary issues I had when I came in as a new patient.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Dec 09, 2020
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Finally! I found someone who does not try to fix my problems with pills. Dr. Dabney is an intelligent, experienced physician who listened to my problems and worked with me to find underlying issues. I highly recommend her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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4 people found this helpful
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Jul 29, 2020
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I had online counseling with Dr. Dadney. Though this counseling only involved written corespondence, she told me I had a personality disorder. She refused to tell me which one or why she thought so. She pressured me to date, was overbearing, insisted I had trauma I did not have, & treated me as though I was a dishonest person at an extremely vulnerable time for me. Later I was formally and properly diagnosed with autism. She had no way of properly identifying my social communication impairments.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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Oct 29, 2018
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Dr. Dabney provides a great experience for the patient by creating an environment built on trust, safety and openness. She does not provide the answers per se' but asks the tough questions that cause you to really become introspective and more self aware. She has helped me significantly in helping me become a better person for myself which in turn has made me a better father, a better husband and a better friend. She and her entire staff are really focused on the patient.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Bruce – May 21, 2018
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I've been seeing Dr. Dabney for quite some time, as I've had a long way to go. She has been my faithful guide. She has always had my best interests at the forefront, and her power of unbiased observation is amazing. I'm in a much better place, and it is due to her approach. And she's always there for you. Thank you Dr. Dabney!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Virginia Beach, VA – Dec 19, 2017
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I contacted Dr. Dabney's office after experiencing panic attacks and anxiety after a deployment, something I have never dealt with before. I was assigned Dr. Heidel. She gave me insight and points of view on my mental health that I never realized before and we explored things about my life that I didn't realize made such a huge impact on my mental health. With the medication management and a thorough understanding about my mental condition, I am able to control my anxiety and panic attacks.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Charlie in Virginia Beach, VA – Oct 18, 2017
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Like no other psych practice. Dr. Dabney worked with me personally, did not have to go through staff to make appointments or talk to her. I learned so much, incredible really.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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AaronP in Virginia Beach, VA – Feb 03, 2017
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Dr Dabney is supportive and dependable . She is always available and trustworthy.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
10 people found this helpful
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Virginia Beach va – Nov 06, 2016
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I found Dr. Dabney to be very helpful during the time that I worked with her. However, be cautious about seeing her. She can be over confident and does not take feedback well. She told me I had a personality disorder and would not dicuss any details about it with me. I was also absurdly told I had an addiction. She began setting goals for me & I had a ton of anxiety until I no longer saw her. I have only once experienced this same anxiety again in counseling from fear of have the same experience
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
16 people found this helpful
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Detroit, MI – Aug 30, 2016
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After, the only session with me, she said that she caught me in a lie. HOW can she know I was lying? Also, she said that I insulted her (HER problem with interpretation) when I was confused by her question and stated why I responded the way I did. Finally, when I spoke about the acceptance of hitting children in the 1950,s( remember the school principals hitting your hands with a ruler), she wrote that I was beaten by my father!!!! Overall, I found her narcissistic in her beliefs
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
15 people found this helpful
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Norfolk, VA – Jul 23, 2016
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Dr. Dabney helped me to deal with complicated and longstanding personality and relationship issues in a sensitive, supportive and non-judgemental way. Therapy with Dr. Dabney has been a transformative life changing experience for me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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J in Virginia Beach, VA – Apr 21, 2016
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After I told her I used drugs when I was 15 (I'm 23 now) she refused to take me as a patient unless I returned after 1 year of rehab which is ridiculous. She didn't even suggest other therapists/psychiatrists I could try. She even had the audacity to expect payment for her nonexistent services. On top of all that she didn't take insurance. I left more upset and disheartened then when I got there.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
15 people found this helpful
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Discarded Patient in Virginia Beach, VA – Apr 12, 2016
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Dr. Dabney is quite caring, very knowledgeable and is very accessible to her patients, understanding that her patients may need assistance after office hours. I appreciate that she wants to spend time discovering the why behind the presenting problems and not just write a prescription to cover up the problem.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Katie in Virginia Beach, VA – Mar 27, 2016
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She does phone and Skype sessions-very convenient for me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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M.F. in Larchmont, NY – Jan 15, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Laura Dabney, MD has made a career of taking on psychiatry's toughest challenges—from treating complex, combined medical and psychological conditions,...Read more

Biography

Dr. Dabney has been in practice in Virginia Beach for almost twenty years. Her psychiatric expertise has been featured on radio and in print media, and...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Education

1999
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Residency Hospital
1999
Eastern Va Med School
Internship Hospital
1995
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Medical School
1986
Smith College
Undergraduate School
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Dr. Dabney frequently treats Anxiety, Depressive Disorders, and Psychotherapy Services. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Dabney treats.

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Dr. Dabney's office is located at 4542 Bonney Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Laura F. Dabney, M.D., P.C.

Laura F. Dabney, M.D., P.C.4542 Bonney Rd Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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