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:

Annual Well Woman Exam

I felt the level of preparation for this appointment was excellent. The doctor took her time to familiarize herself with my history and was meaningful in her treatment

Office Visit / Follow-up

Dr. Fernandez is friendly and has superb bedside manner. She is knowledgeable and takes the time to ensure you are able to understand everything.

Blood Draw

The office staff is porfessional and polite. Dr Leao is an expert in her field and treats me with respect and dignity.


Technician made me feel comfortable, explained everything she was going to do, and performed the procedure with expertise.

Childbirth / Labor & Delivery

Amy delivered my baby in less than 20 minutes and coached me wonderfully. I am very grateful she was who delivered my daughter.

Gynecological Problem Visit

They were able to fit me in on a same day appointment to accommodate my needs

Annual Well Woman Exam

I’m highly satisfied because Dr. Murray and her team are efficient, polite and thorough. Dr. Murray was especially helpful this visit with advice and extra time.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Great doctor.


Quick and easy

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

I am on a low carb diet. Coupled with that and sun exposure, my body (arms, forearms and legs) look like they’ve had the mass sucked out and wrinkled skin left. ( I don’t think I should look like this at my age.). I’d stopped using estrogen and consulted Dr. Leao if resuming it would help. She said that it would. (I already take collagen and am increasing my carbs some). Coupled with the estrogen resumption, I’m looking forward to seeing results.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Doctor and staff care

Annual Well Woman Exam

Dr. Davis’ honest, heartfelt understanding and how patiently she listen and the sound health recommendations she makes. Gives me true peace of mind.

Birth Control Consultation

Dr. Fish is the best there is! She is kind, understanding and takes the time to listen to you questions and concerns. She genuinely cares about her patients and takes the time and effort to show them.

Gynecological Problem Visit

My doctor was not available for 6 weeks.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Dr. Dausch is my favorite doctor. She is personable, encouraging, and supportive. I always leave feeling well-informed and seen by her.

Gynecological Ultrasound / Sonogram

Dr. Davis always provides clear information on procedures and treatment.

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Quick visit. Everyone was friendly and love HRT. Life changing.


Always on time,clean,employees are always friendly, welcoming and professional

Annual Well Woman Exam

Julie is always very thorough and answers any questions I have. Excellent care!


The staff was polite and accommodating, as well as the technicians. The technicians were very friendly and made sure I was ok through everything.