Barbara Kersey

Barbara Kersey, PhD

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The Group for Women: Norfolk 1

250 W. Brambleton Avenue
Suite 202
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: (757) 466-6350 Fax: (757) 466-9262

The Group for Women: Chesapeake

300 Medical Parkway 23320
Suite 308
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Phone: (757) 466-6350 Fax: (757) 466-9262

The Group for Women: Norfolk 2

880 Kempsville Road
Suite 2200
Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone: (757) 466-6350 Fax: (757) 466-9262


Graduate School: Virginia Tech

Memberships & Societies

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Barbara Kersey, PhD Barbara Kersey, PhD, joined The Group for Women in 1986. With her addition to the team, The Group for Women was – and still is – the only OB/GYN practice in Tidewater to have a full time marriage and family therapist on staff. (For more information about this venture, see The Marriage of Mental Health and Medicine: Practice Success.) Dr. Kersey received her Ph.D. from Virginia Tech and completed an externship in family therapy at the Eastern Virginia Family Therapy Institute. She is a Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

In addition to her practice at The Group For Women, Dr. Kersey currently serves as a consultant to the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine. Her areas of expertise include postpartum depression, adjustment to parenting, couples counseling, grief counseling and infertility. (To read more about Dr. Kersey’s work with infertile couples, see The Emotional Roller Coaster Ride of Infertility.)

Dr. Kersey and her husband, David Steinhauer, have two teen-aged children.

Patient Reviews

Overall patient rating for Mid-Atlantic Women’s Care:

Gynecological Problem Visit

Dr. Tammy was amazing, she made me feel very comfortable and she was thorough with explaining things to me. I always feel taken care of and happy when I leave my appointments.

Pessary Insertion / Removal

Dr. Puritz has an unusual and positive way of connecting with a patient that is comforting and professional and humorous, when appropriate.

Pap Smear

Dr Kemp and staff very nice, personable and professional.

Birth Control Consultation

Dr. Kemp makes each visit fast, comfortable, professional and knowledgeable. Have no reason to go anywhere else.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Everyone in the office is very personable and friendly. I've never had a bad experience in the decades I've been seen at the office. Absolutely love my doctor!

Obstetrical Appointment (routine)

Great staff and visit

Annual Well Woman Exam

Ashley cares about her patients. She is very kind and helpful.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Dr listened and provided objective feedback; no long waiting periods between visit transitions (check in, consult, room wait, well visit and conversation).

Annual Well Woman Exam

Dr. Harris-Proctor was very friendly. She made me feel at eased. She has a very gentle spirit. Dr. Harris-Proctor was very informative. She listened and explained things that you could understand. I would highly recommend Dr. Harris-Proctor.

Gynecological Problem Visit

Have been Dr. Hughes patient for many years. He found Uterine cancer some years ago . I had a hysterectomy and that took of the problem. He really listens to his patients.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Dr. Dixon and her team are extrmely punctual. They let you know exactly what you're doing and they lead you to where you need to go. Dr. Dixon herself is extremely friendly and knows her knowledge and she educates me when I ask questions and does not judge.

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Dr took the time to explain options and ask me questions to understand my issues and concerns.

Treatment / Procedure

Always professional and takes time to explain procedures


Dr Davis and her staff were extremely receptive to my concerns. Everyone put me at ease. Dr Davis was very thorough in her explanation of the procedure as well as throughout the procedure.

Gynecological Exams

Dr. Puritz is thorough. Only a patient for a few years but really like her as my doctor. I could talk to her about anything. Hate to see her retire for selfish reasons.

OB Care

Great customer service experience.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Dr. Lindner is always knowledgeable, and compassionate. Always asks what we need and listens without rushing.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Well informed about my present condition by Dr. Davis.Very satisfied.

Annual Well Woman Exam

[Highly satisfied] Because I've been going to Maria for years. She has the best bed side manners. Always answers my questions. Explains what she is doing before time. Generally considered about me and how I feeling. I would recommend her to family and friends. I won't see any other person.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Dr Stockmaster was very thorough and informative. I feel very satisfied with the information I received.