Terri Higgins
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Not accepting new clients
For those in the foster care and adoption community, I strive to build healthy attachments between parents and children, pre and post-adoption work.
I work with adults using a strengths-based approach and view the counseling process as a partnership and an opportunity for you to learn more about yourself. We will honor the patterns that have kept you safe in the past, while at the same time gently removing the barriers that have kept you from being the person you wish to be. I utilize different methods in my work, striving to tailor my approach to the needs, learning styles, and strengths of each individual.
(434) 337-3797
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
Not accepting new clients
For those in the foster care and adoption community, I strive to build healthy attachments between parents and children, pre and post-adoption work.
I work with adults using a strengths-based approach and view the counseling process as a partnership and an opportunity for you to learn more about yourself. We will honor the patterns that have kept you safe in the past, while at the same time gently removing the barriers that have kept you from being the person you wish to be. I utilize different methods in my work, striving to tailor my approach to the needs, learning styles, and strengths of each individual.
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Christine Ann Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
I spent many years working in foster care and adoption, and special education, before completing my clinical training at UVA.
I provide a warm and nurturing environment where clients feel safe to explore their deepest inner selves. Whether addressing adult or parent-child issues, I emphasize the importance of working on one's own emotional and nervous systems as a first step to creating change. My intention is to help people "heal", not just "deal". I use talk therapy and experiential techniques such as Gestalt, Somatic Experiencing, and mindfulness practices. I have found that working with deep emotions embedded in the "felt sense" of one's experience is a powerful tool leading to transformation.
(434) 207-5494
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
I spent many years working in foster care and adoption, and special education, before completing my clinical training at UVA.
I provide a warm and nurturing environment where clients feel safe to explore their deepest inner selves. Whether addressing adult or parent-child issues, I emphasize the importance of working on one's own emotional and nervous systems as a first step to creating change. My intention is to help people "heal", not just "deal". I use talk therapy and experiential techniques such as Gestalt, Somatic Experiencing, and mindfulness practices. I have found that working with deep emotions embedded in the "felt sense" of one's experience is a powerful tool leading to transformation.
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Dana Gutshall Good
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Offers online therapy
My work and passion surrounded children, adolescents and families for the past 16 years. I have experience working with foster care and adoption, youth who had physical, sexual and abusive trauma histories as well as children with attachment issues. Individual and family goals ranged from developing coping strategies, boosting self esteem, working through attachment injuries and working through trauma. Much of my expertise is working with the parents. Additionally I have a passion for providing therapeutic support and guidance to University Students in the community.
(540) 269-4732
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Offers online therapy
My work and passion surrounded children, adolescents and families for the past 16 years. I have experience working with foster care and adoption, youth who had physical, sexual and abusive trauma histories as well as children with attachment issues. Individual and family goals ranged from developing coping strategies, boosting self esteem, working through attachment injuries and working through trauma. Much of my expertise is working with the parents. Additionally I have a passion for providing therapeutic support and guidance to University Students in the community.
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Jesse Luckett, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals and couples to help them actualize their innate qualities of goodness and wholeness. I support people who are overwhelmed with stress, anxiety, or depression, in order to help them learn to transform their life challenges into opportunities for healing and growth. Individuals and couples will learn to recognize behaviors that keep them stuck and are provided with tools to help them process difficult emotions and connect and communicate more effectively and lovingly. Through establishing a caring therapeutic relationship clients can become more confident and secure within themselves.
(720) 466-7964
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals and couples to help them actualize their innate qualities of goodness and wholeness. I support people who are overwhelmed with stress, anxiety, or depression, in order to help them learn to transform their life challenges into opportunities for healing and growth. Individuals and couples will learn to recognize behaviors that keep them stuck and are provided with tools to help them process difficult emotions and connect and communicate more effectively and lovingly. Through establishing a caring therapeutic relationship clients can become more confident and secure within themselves.
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Hilary Steinitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Not accepting new clients
As a strengths-based and trauma-informed therapist, I am passionate about helping clients to repair deeply held wounds, especially relational wounds, which are often at the core of symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and addictive behaviors. Though I work with clients to help alleviate their troubling symptoms, my work is more fully anchored in the belief that the sensitive exploration of underlying injuries enables not just symptom-reduction but transformation and growth.
(434) 299-0191
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Not accepting new clients
As a strengths-based and trauma-informed therapist, I am passionate about helping clients to repair deeply held wounds, especially relational wounds, which are often at the core of symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and addictive behaviors. Though I work with clients to help alleviate their troubling symptoms, my work is more fully anchored in the belief that the sensitive exploration of underlying injuries enables not just symptom-reduction but transformation and growth.
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Leigh Freilich, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Offers online therapy
I am an EMDRIA-certified therapist with more than a decade of experience serving individuals and families in Charlottesville. I operate from a strengths-based, trauma-informed approach and incorporate interventions from the following therapeutic modalities, depending on the client's goals for therapy and presenting issues: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, expressive arts therapies.
(434) 215-0474
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Offers online therapy
I am an EMDRIA-certified therapist with more than a decade of experience serving individuals and families in Charlottesville. I operate from a strengths-based, trauma-informed approach and incorporate interventions from the following therapeutic modalities, depending on the client's goals for therapy and presenting issues: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, expressive arts therapies.
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Joyce Ann Wanivg Thatcher
Psychologist, NCSP, Lic, Ed, Psych Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Offers online therapy
I am trained in EMDR for relief of trauma and both behavioral and psychodynamic/talking therapies which emphasize positive habits, good health and personal insight. Any change starts from within and sometimes we all need another perspective to grasp the whole picture so that problems or obstacles can be sensibly, sensitively and effectively handled. I work from a strengths-based orientation whereby the talents, skills, and interests can be identified. So we go from there, to where the individual learns to utilize those strengths in resolving problems, conflicts, stressors as well as finding sources of comfort, competence and confidence.
(413) 642-2323
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
Offers online therapy
I am trained in EMDR for relief of trauma and both behavioral and psychodynamic/talking therapies which emphasize positive habits, good health and personal insight. Any change starts from within and sometimes we all need another perspective to grasp the whole picture so that problems or obstacles can be sensibly, sensitively and effectively handled. I work from a strengths-based orientation whereby the talents, skills, and interests can be identified. So we go from there, to where the individual learns to utilize those strengths in resolving problems, conflicts, stressors as well as finding sources of comfort, competence and confidence.
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Brenda Doremus-Daniel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Offers online therapy
As a therapist, I provide a safe space for you to explore your potential, heal from past wounds, better manage stressors, and develop an actionable plan to work towards the goals you wish to pursue. I work with adults and adolescents (age 16+) and specialize in working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma recovery, parenting challenges, or who are coping with relational, medical, and/or life stressors. I utilize a strengths-based approach with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused interventions.
(434) 201-7444
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Offers online therapy
As a therapist, I provide a safe space for you to explore your potential, heal from past wounds, better manage stressors, and develop an actionable plan to work towards the goals you wish to pursue. I work with adults and adolescents (age 16+) and specialize in working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma recovery, parenting challenges, or who are coping with relational, medical, and/or life stressors. I utilize a strengths-based approach with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused interventions.
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Virginia Family Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with children and families going through difficult times and challenging situations. I have worked as a Program Coordinator at the Boys and Girls Club as well as in residential treatment for children with behavioral challenges in western Massachusetts. The majority of my career was spent at the Department of Children and Families, CPS for the State of Mass. During my 13 years of employment at DCF, I worked in many capacities including management. These experience have helped me to understand Complex Family Dynamics, Governmental Systems, and how they related to Substance Abuse, Mental Health and Community.
(434) 204-2388
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with children and families going through difficult times and challenging situations. I have worked as a Program Coordinator at the Boys and Girls Club as well as in residential treatment for children with behavioral challenges in western Massachusetts. The majority of my career was spent at the Department of Children and Families, CPS for the State of Mass. During my 13 years of employment at DCF, I worked in many capacities including management. These experience have helped me to understand Complex Family Dynamics, Governmental Systems, and how they related to Substance Abuse, Mental Health and Community.
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Full Life
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Offers online therapy
***Please note that calls and emails are answered by my intake coordinator, Paige Goodloe.*** I work with individuals, couples and families collaborating with them to reach their goals. These goals range from finding relief from depression, anxiety, past trauma, and addiction to finding deeper joy and satisfaction in work, leisure and relationships. I have specialized training in individual and family therapy, couples therapy, and sex therapy. I provide a safe environment for people to reflect on their lives with curiosity and compassion and make desired changes based on this reflection.
(434) 201-4618
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Offers online therapy
***Please note that calls and emails are answered by my intake coordinator, Paige Goodloe.*** I work with individuals, couples and families collaborating with them to reach their goals. These goals range from finding relief from depression, anxiety, past trauma, and addiction to finding deeper joy and satisfaction in work, leisure and relationships. I have specialized training in individual and family therapy, couples therapy, and sex therapy. I provide a safe environment for people to reflect on their lives with curiosity and compassion and make desired changes based on this reflection.
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Charlottesville Empowerment
Psychologist, PsyD, LP Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Offers online therapy
We believe in intentional, flexible, and collaborative services designed to meet each client's unique needs. Empowerment is "the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one's life and claiming one's rights." Whether you're looking for symptom reduction, healing from past experiences, increasing understanding/insight, improving relationships, gaining support during difficult times, making difficult changes, or improving/maintaining your overall wellbeing, we look forward to supporting you in reclaiming and improving your life!
(434) 879-4627
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Offers online therapy
We believe in intentional, flexible, and collaborative services designed to meet each client's unique needs. Empowerment is "the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one's life and claiming one's rights." Whether you're looking for symptom reduction, healing from past experiences, increasing understanding/insight, improving relationships, gaining support during difficult times, making difficult changes, or improving/maintaining your overall wellbeing, we look forward to supporting you in reclaiming and improving your life!
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Valerie Sue Stolicker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Offers online therapy
Everyone can improve and succeed regardless of any struggles or trauma a person may encounter. I aim to help clients heal past traumas, strengthen relationships with themselves and others, work through difficult emotions, and find their inner strength. I believe inherently in the resiliency of the human spirit. We have the power to recover, to heal, to grow, and to learn. My goal is to help you understand the problems that you are facing and allow you the space to solve them so that you may transform into the best version of yourself.
(434) 285-9419
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
Offers online therapy
Everyone can improve and succeed regardless of any struggles or trauma a person may encounter. I aim to help clients heal past traumas, strengthen relationships with themselves and others, work through difficult emotions, and find their inner strength. I believe inherently in the resiliency of the human spirit. We have the power to recover, to heal, to grow, and to learn. My goal is to help you understand the problems that you are facing and allow you the space to solve them so that you may transform into the best version of yourself.
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Meghan Robinson, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Offers online therapy
I believe we are wired to seek connection and security. Emotion is the language of connection so I work with individuals and couples to understand how their emotional world shapes their life. You may have learned to withdraw/numb feelings, deny or feel shame about them, or that your emotions are “too much”. Your feelings are valid, important, and resourceful, and designed to shine a light on what you are needing. Whether I am working with individuals or couples, I can support you to organize your emotions, understand their origins and functions, and utilize them to create secure, emotionally intimate, and responsive relationships.
(571) 339-0209
Verified
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
Offers online therapy
I believe we are wired to seek connection and security. Emotion is the language of connection so I work with individuals and couples to understand how their emotional world shapes their life. You may have learned to withdraw/numb feelings, deny or feel shame about them, or that your emotions are “too much”. Your feelings are valid, important, and resourceful, and designed to shine a light on what you are needing. Whether I am working with individuals or couples, I can support you to organize your emotions, understand their origins and functions, and utilize them to create secure, emotionally intimate, and responsive relationships.
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Karen Ann Durland-Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
I provide therapy from the belief that therapy is a collaborative journey in which, together, we identify what gets in the way of life goals. Then we create a vision along with a plan to go from where you are to where you want to be in their life. I have participated in extensive training as a family and couples therapist with over 10 years of practice experience. Families in which one member exhibits the symptoms of ADHD, ADD, oppositional and defiant behaviors, impulsive and violent behaviors, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, and learning disabilities work well with me.
(434) 264-5117
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
I provide therapy from the belief that therapy is a collaborative journey in which, together, we identify what gets in the way of life goals. Then we create a vision along with a plan to go from where you are to where you want to be in their life. I have participated in extensive training as a family and couples therapist with over 10 years of practice experience. Families in which one member exhibits the symptoms of ADHD, ADD, oppositional and defiant behaviors, impulsive and violent behaviors, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, and learning disabilities work well with me.
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Violet Vorlet
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I help couples who are feeling stuck get out of the negative patterns and have the relationship they want. I help individuals who are perfectionists and people-pleasers get out of the "shoulds" reclaim their unique selves for a more pleasure-filled and connected life.
(434) 204-4227
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I help couples who are feeling stuck get out of the negative patterns and have the relationship they want. I help individuals who are perfectionists and people-pleasers get out of the "shoulds" reclaim their unique selves for a more pleasure-filled and connected life.
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April Bennett
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Offers online therapy
Accompaniment matters. Relationships transform. We sit together to access the health that is at the center of every human being, even when one of us can’t feel it. We sit because healing happens in relationship, access to true self is made easier in the presence of another person’s settled nervous system, and because your healing matters for the health of all of us. Whether you are facing overwhelm, anger, a frozen feeling, compulsions, depression, trauma, anxiety, or facing other difficult experience, we can touch it with awareness and respect. Our experience includes joy, includes pain, and includes connection and compassion.
(434) 337-3568
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
Offers online therapy
Accompaniment matters. Relationships transform. We sit together to access the health that is at the center of every human being, even when one of us can’t feel it. We sit because healing happens in relationship, access to true self is made easier in the presence of another person’s settled nervous system, and because your healing matters for the health of all of us. Whether you are facing overwhelm, anger, a frozen feeling, compulsions, depression, trauma, anxiety, or facing other difficult experience, we can touch it with awareness and respect. Our experience includes joy, includes pain, and includes connection and compassion.
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Amanda Sovik-johnston
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
I specialize in family, couples, and individual therapy for children and adults. I believe that, within the context of a supportive relationship, people can understand their problems in new ways and learn skills towards leading healthier and more fulfilling lives. I utilize a strengths-based approach that incorporates cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and systemic interventions. People see the most change when doctors, psychologists, teachers, and other players are working together. Thus, with your permission, I consult with others in order to better understand the problem and provide solutions that expand beyond the therapy room. When appropriate, I will be your advocate.
(434) 248-3017
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
I specialize in family, couples, and individual therapy for children and adults. I believe that, within the context of a supportive relationship, people can understand their problems in new ways and learn skills towards leading healthier and more fulfilling lives. I utilize a strengths-based approach that incorporates cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and systemic interventions. People see the most change when doctors, psychologists, teachers, and other players are working together. Thus, with your permission, I consult with others in order to better understand the problem and provide solutions that expand beyond the therapy room. When appropriate, I will be your advocate.
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Angela D'Amelio
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Offers online therapy
Finding the right therapist - one you feel comfortable with, trust, and can be open and honest with - is essential to your healing. I am committed to facilitating an environment of acceptance, hope, and encouragement. I help individuals who are dealing with depression, anxiety, relationships, and women's issues. My goal is to help you feel empowered, and to create a balanced life and a renewed relationship with yourself and others. Together, we will develop skills, build emotional strength, and find the path toward living out your goals.
(434) 277-2125
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
Offers online therapy
Finding the right therapist - one you feel comfortable with, trust, and can be open and honest with - is essential to your healing. I am committed to facilitating an environment of acceptance, hope, and encouragement. I help individuals who are dealing with depression, anxiety, relationships, and women's issues. My goal is to help you feel empowered, and to create a balanced life and a renewed relationship with yourself and others. Together, we will develop skills, build emotional strength, and find the path toward living out your goals.
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Amy Hereford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
I work with people who want something more from their lives and have not yet found a pathway to that something. It is powerful to work together to understand how our past relationships affect our current view of the world, and how this view can change and brighten and expand to increase our capacity for joy and fulfillment. Sharing pain and sorrow, understanding how emotions affect our thinking and welcoming our very humanness is healing. I work with families, couples and individuals to realize a more reflective life and to build and strengthen relationships.
(434) 483-5649
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
I work with people who want something more from their lives and have not yet found a pathway to that something. It is powerful to work together to understand how our past relationships affect our current view of the world, and how this view can change and brighten and expand to increase our capacity for joy and fulfillment. Sharing pain and sorrow, understanding how emotions affect our thinking and welcoming our very humanness is healing. I work with families, couples and individuals to realize a more reflective life and to build and strengthen relationships.
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Shannon McNett Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Offers online therapy
We all experience times of feeling disconnected from family, friends, or coworkers. When this human experience is prolonged or frequent it may lead to unskillfull coping and greater suffering. I BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF CONNECTION WITH OTHERS AND I KNOW THIS PROCESS MUST START WITH CONNECTING TO OURSELVES. With over 15 years of experience in the field of mental health and wellness, I have supported countless people on their journey to a more full and authentic life. My current work with adults and teenagers is often focused on relationships, career goals, grief/loss, depression, anxiety, and life transitions.
(434) 201-7314
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
Offers online therapy
We all experience times of feeling disconnected from family, friends, or coworkers. When this human experience is prolonged or frequent it may lead to unskillfull coping and greater suffering. I BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF CONNECTION WITH OTHERS AND I KNOW THIS PROCESS MUST START WITH CONNECTING TO OURSELVES. With over 15 years of experience in the field of mental health and wellness, I have supported countless people on their journey to a more full and authentic life. My current work with adults and teenagers is often focused on relationships, career goals, grief/loss, depression, anxiety, and life transitions.

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