Cynthia Starnes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
I have extensive experience supporting clients who suffer from trauma-related disorders, including intimate partner violence, childhood abuse/sexual abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and loss and grief issues. We will work together as partners in your treatment, developing a plan to process your trauma and move from the role of victim to that of a strong and successful survivor. I also have experience working with clients who have other anxiety-related disorders and now offer online sessions via HIPAA compliant, secure, easy to use platform. Easy online scheduling.
Coping Skills
(434) 264-5326
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
Coping Skills
I have extensive experience supporting clients who suffer from trauma-related disorders, including intimate partner violence, childhood abuse/sexual abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and loss and grief issues. We will work together as partners in your treatment, developing a plan to process your trauma and move from the role of victim to that of a strong and successful survivor. I also have experience working with clients who have other anxiety-related disorders and now offer online sessions via HIPAA compliant, secure, easy to use platform. Easy online scheduling.
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
I see individuals as capable of living a full and joyful life. I am here to facilitate the removal of those blocks, caused by past traumas, and / or difficult life transitions, that might be getting in your way. As we work together from a compassionate, strength-based perspective to remove the negative blocks (emotional and mental pain) from your path, life becomes easier and more joyful. As you heal mentally, emotionally and physically you will begin to attract those experiences and relationships into your life that are healthy, more fulfilling & enriching. My master's degree in Counselor Education has prepared me for this work.
Coping Skills
(434) 215-0449
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
Coping Skills
I see individuals as capable of living a full and joyful life. I am here to facilitate the removal of those blocks, caused by past traumas, and / or difficult life transitions, that might be getting in your way. As we work together from a compassionate, strength-based perspective to remove the negative blocks (emotional and mental pain) from your path, life becomes easier and more joyful. As you heal mentally, emotionally and physically you will begin to attract those experiences and relationships into your life that are healthy, more fulfilling & enriching. My master's degree in Counselor Education has prepared me for this work.
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Sean Flannery
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
***Currently accepting new clients*** I work with couples and individuals in therapy. I enjoy working with young to older-aged adults who are struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, difficulty adjusting to new life situations, and a variety of other issues. My areas of special interest are couple's therapy, older adults, and athletic performance/recovery. I also provide psychological testing for various issues with clients ages 6 and up
Coping Skills
(434) 216-0165
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
Coping Skills
***Currently accepting new clients*** I work with couples and individuals in therapy. I enjoy working with young to older-aged adults who are struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, difficulty adjusting to new life situations, and a variety of other issues. My areas of special interest are couple's therapy, older adults, and athletic performance/recovery. I also provide psychological testing for various issues with clients ages 6 and up
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Erin E. Horn
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in treatment of depression, anxiety, and relationship problems in adolescents, adults, and couples. I work from a relational perspective, and use evidence-based interventions (e.g., cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based relaxation, emotion-focused, and interpersonal process techniques) to treat a variety of presenting issues. I work collaboratively with my clients to develop goals and a treatment plan that is individually tailored to their needs and balances enhanced self-insight with developing more useful and effective coping strategies.
Coping Skills
(434) 363-9154
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
Coping Skills
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in treatment of depression, anxiety, and relationship problems in adolescents, adults, and couples. I work from a relational perspective, and use evidence-based interventions (e.g., cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based relaxation, emotion-focused, and interpersonal process techniques) to treat a variety of presenting issues. I work collaboratively with my clients to develop goals and a treatment plan that is individually tailored to their needs and balances enhanced self-insight with developing more useful and effective coping strategies.
Laura Szyikowski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
What change would you like to see in your life? I would like to see you make that change. Individual therapy takes an expert and a consultant. The client is the expert on their own person and life experiences, and the counselor is the consultant who is hired to help identify and problem solve that expert's barriers to success. I specialize in helping people gain emotional stability, a strong sense of identity, and the self-confidence they need to make changes in their lives that they want to make.
Coping Skills
(540) 215-7326
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Coping Skills
What change would you like to see in your life? I would like to see you make that change. Individual therapy takes an expert and a consultant. The client is the expert on their own person and life experiences, and the counselor is the consultant who is hired to help identify and problem solve that expert's barriers to success. I specialize in helping people gain emotional stability, a strong sense of identity, and the self-confidence they need to make changes in their lives that they want to make.
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April Bennett
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22901
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.
Coping Skills
(434) 337-3568
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
Coping Skills
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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Allison P O'Grady
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCSW-C Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22902
I work with individuals and couples who experience anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, relationship conflict, and other sources of distress to help gain insight into their situation, and to develop the tools needed to feel better. I utilize evidence-based therapies in my practice, including attachment-based, CBT, DBT, mindfulness, interpersonal, trauma-informed, and emotionally-focused approaches. My style is calm, non-judgmental, and interactive. I have had the privilege to work with first responders, active military, and veterans. I have recently moved back to Charlottesville and am currently available for telehealth.
Coping Skills
(434) 595-3644
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Coping Skills
I work with individuals and couples who experience anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, relationship conflict, and other sources of distress to help gain insight into their situation, and to develop the tools needed to feel better. I utilize evidence-based therapies in my practice, including attachment-based, CBT, DBT, mindfulness, interpersonal, trauma-informed, and emotionally-focused approaches. My style is calm, non-judgmental, and interactive. I have had the privilege to work with first responders, active military, and veterans. I have recently moved back to Charlottesville and am currently available for telehealth.
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Caroline Megargel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903
I specialize in counseling children, adolescents, and young adults struggling with a range of issues--from managing the stress of everyday life to more serious difficulties, such as mood disorders, trauma, and anger management. I believe that developing a collaborative, yet change-oriented, relationship with my clients is key to promoting growth. As such, I am solution-focused and strive to help my clients learn new methods of solving their problems and managing emotions. I believe in practicing therapy that is translatable to the real world, as small changes can greatly improve a young person's experience and trajectory of life.
Coping Skills
(434) 248-3557
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
Coping Skills
I specialize in counseling children, adolescents, and young adults struggling with a range of issues--from managing the stress of everyday life to more serious difficulties, such as mood disorders, trauma, and anger management. I believe that developing a collaborative, yet change-oriented, relationship with my clients is key to promoting growth. As such, I am solution-focused and strive to help my clients learn new methods of solving their problems and managing emotions. I believe in practicing therapy that is translatable to the real world, as small changes can greatly improve a young person's experience and trajectory of life.
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Sarah Fleming Creativity & Healing, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Sarah Fleming Creativity & Healing, LLC is a group practice offering online and phone therapy and creative lifestyle coaching. We are able to see clients located in Iowa and Virginia for therapy and can provide coaching to clients globally. We look at the mind, body, and spirit as parts of self that profoundly affect one another. We believe in change, and that people can create the life they want. Our goal is to help people connect the dots as they explore dysfunctional/non-beneficial ways of thinking, eating, relating, and behaving, and to support them in incorporating new ways of existing that lead to fulfillment and congruence.
Coping Skills
(434) 264-5389
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
Coping Skills
Sarah Fleming Creativity & Healing, LLC is a group practice offering online and phone therapy and creative lifestyle coaching. We are able to see clients located in Iowa and Virginia for therapy and can provide coaching to clients globally. We look at the mind, body, and spirit as parts of self that profoundly affect one another. We believe in change, and that people can create the life they want. Our goal is to help people connect the dots as they explore dysfunctional/non-beneficial ways of thinking, eating, relating, and behaving, and to support them in incorporating new ways of existing that lead to fulfillment and congruence.
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Pam Rule
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, IWLC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22903
It takes courage to begin therapy and the process may be daunting. I strive to create a nonjudgmental and compassionate space for my clients to feel safe to talk about their problems and process their thoughts and feelings. My approach is collaborative and strength-based, helping clients identify and achieve their goals - relationships, professional, or self growth.
Coping Skills
(434) 374-7592
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Coping Skills
It takes courage to begin therapy and the process may be daunting. I strive to create a nonjudgmental and compassionate space for my clients to feel safe to talk about their problems and process their thoughts and feelings. My approach is collaborative and strength-based, helping clients identify and achieve their goals - relationships, professional, or self growth.
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Stacie Davidson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Once the therapeutic relationship is established, Stacie determines which techniques and interventions will best fit the needs of each client. She specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy which entails exploring automatic and unhelpful thought patterns and restructuring them to be healthier, truer, and more helpful thoughts in living a happy and fulfilled life. This often calls for teaching mindfulness skills, which is a first step in learning to become aware and more in control of thoughts.
Coping Skills
(434) 216-2445
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
Coping Skills
Once the therapeutic relationship is established, Stacie determines which techniques and interventions will best fit the needs of each client. She specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy which entails exploring automatic and unhelpful thought patterns and restructuring them to be healthier, truer, and more helpful thoughts in living a happy and fulfilled life. This often calls for teaching mindfulness skills, which is a first step in learning to become aware and more in control of thoughts.
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Bryanna Duncan
MA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
**NEW CLIENTS WELCOMED!!** Do you find that, if you really think about it, you’re unsure of who you are? Are you constantly feeling overwhelmed? Let’s work together to get your life back! My specialties include working with those who have suffered from abuse, neglect, sexual assault, or incest. Familial conflict, Borderline Personality Disorder, and trauma are areas that I have advanced training in as well. I hold a certification in DBT and have worked with people age 4-70. I am currently supervised and trained by Dr. Laura Copley, the only Ph.D. Certified Trauma Specialist in the Shenandoah Valley.
Coping Skills
(540) 426-3995
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Coping Skills
**NEW CLIENTS WELCOMED!!** Do you find that, if you really think about it, you’re unsure of who you are? Are you constantly feeling overwhelmed? Let’s work together to get your life back! My specialties include working with those who have suffered from abuse, neglect, sexual assault, or incest. Familial conflict, Borderline Personality Disorder, and trauma are areas that I have advanced training in as well. I hold a certification in DBT and have worked with people age 4-70. I am currently supervised and trained by Dr. Laura Copley, the only Ph.D. Certified Trauma Specialist in the Shenandoah Valley.
Sean Slevin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC, NCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
~ Counseling tailored to your Personality, from a Christian Perspective, & with a Neurobiological understanding of Lasting Change ~ I understand firsthand the courage required to ask for help. You are taking an important step in pursuing counseling today. ~ I use my understanding of personality types to tailor counseling to your specific needs. We are all unique, and my desire is to help each person become more fully whomever they are meant to be. I use my knowledge of the various strengths and weaknesses of each personality type to help you build on your strengths, and to have compassion for your weaknesses.
Coping Skills
(540) 908-2045
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Coping Skills
~ Counseling tailored to your Personality, from a Christian Perspective, & with a Neurobiological understanding of Lasting Change ~ I understand firsthand the courage required to ask for help. You are taking an important step in pursuing counseling today. ~ I use my understanding of personality types to tailor counseling to your specific needs. We are all unique, and my desire is to help each person become more fully whomever they are meant to be. I use my knowledge of the various strengths and weaknesses of each personality type to help you build on your strengths, and to have compassion for your weaknesses.
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Crystal D. Myers
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Are you struggling to cope with a traumatic experience or painful past? Is stress or anxiety making you miserable? Are you overwhelmed by life and worrying all the time? Feeling like you're on an emotional roller-coaster? Or, feeling numb and disconnected from your body? Are you repeating the same unhealthy relationship patterns? Or, you might have realized that you've been taking care of everyone but yourself. Many people feel overwhelmed and avoid tasks and relationships that cause difficulty.
Coping Skills
(434) 200-8084
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Coping Skills
Are you struggling to cope with a traumatic experience or painful past? Is stress or anxiety making you miserable? Are you overwhelmed by life and worrying all the time? Feeling like you're on an emotional roller-coaster? Or, feeling numb and disconnected from your body? Are you repeating the same unhealthy relationship patterns? Or, you might have realized that you've been taking care of everyone but yourself. Many people feel overwhelmed and avoid tasks and relationships that cause difficulty.
Andrea Shipley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22903
It’s time to make a change. Every day, you serve other people, whether in your work life or home life. Helping people heal and grow is hugely important for you, but now it’s time to refocus on your own healing and growth too. You’ve been feeling unfulfilled, stressed out, and run down. You're losing sight of the deeper purpose for your life; a spiritual or creative drive that's going unfulfilled. Compassion fatigue is leaving you too drained to thrive. When you're joyful and healthy, you can serve the world more effectively. Self-care and emotional resilience are essential to good health.
Coping Skills
(804) 331-2930
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Coping Skills
It’s time to make a change. Every day, you serve other people, whether in your work life or home life. Helping people heal and grow is hugely important for you, but now it’s time to refocus on your own healing and growth too. You’ve been feeling unfulfilled, stressed out, and run down. You're losing sight of the deeper purpose for your life; a spiritual or creative drive that's going unfulfilled. Compassion fatigue is leaving you too drained to thrive. When you're joyful and healthy, you can serve the world more effectively. Self-care and emotional resilience are essential to good health.
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Anita Dean
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Hi, my name is Anita, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor at Thriveworks Counseling with over 26 years of experience serving the Charlottesville community. I've provided counseling to individuals, couples, groups, children, and families in multiple settings including community mental health, private practice, residential, and a crisis treatment center. I have also supervised and trained many counseling interns from the University of Virginia, James Madison University, and other programs. I'd be proud to help serve and work together with you to achieve your goals and improve your quality of life!
Coping Skills
(434) 214-4165
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
Coping Skills
Hi, my name is Anita, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor at Thriveworks Counseling with over 26 years of experience serving the Charlottesville community. I've provided counseling to individuals, couples, groups, children, and families in multiple settings including community mental health, private practice, residential, and a crisis treatment center. I have also supervised and trained many counseling interns from the University of Virginia, James Madison University, and other programs. I'd be proud to help serve and work together with you to achieve your goals and improve your quality of life!
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Greg Amodeo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSAC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22902
The ongoing pandemic, social, and economic hardship can make each day can feel like a struggle just to get up and face your life without overwhelming suffering. You may feel alone and isolated because nobody understands what you are going through and wonder if you will ever be happy again. But social isolation doesn't have to be emotional isolation. By reaching out, you have begun the steps to feel better. With my professional guidance and your commitment, we can heal your traumatic pain and start a new chapter. I am thankful you are here, so we may continue these first steps towards your new happiness.
Coping Skills
(804) 823-5475
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Coping Skills
The ongoing pandemic, social, and economic hardship can make each day can feel like a struggle just to get up and face your life without overwhelming suffering. You may feel alone and isolated because nobody understands what you are going through and wonder if you will ever be happy again. But social isolation doesn't have to be emotional isolation. By reaching out, you have begun the steps to feel better. With my professional guidance and your commitment, we can heal your traumatic pain and start a new chapter. I am thankful you are here, so we may continue these first steps towards your new happiness.
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Jem Iwatsubo
MA, NCC Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22901
******Accepting new clients******I help children, adolescents, individuals, families, and couples strengthen their relationships and accomplish their desired behavioral and family therapy goals within a supportive setting in Charlottesville, Virginia. Therapy and coaching are not a "one-size-fits-all" process, so I offer an integrative approach to support and meet the health needs of couples and individuals of all ages. An essential element to achieve success in therapy is finding the right therapist.
Coping Skills
(434) 979-0408
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
Coping Skills
******Accepting new clients******I help children, adolescents, individuals, families, and couples strengthen their relationships and accomplish their desired behavioral and family therapy goals within a supportive setting in Charlottesville, Virginia. Therapy and coaching are not a "one-size-fits-all" process, so I offer an integrative approach to support and meet the health needs of couples and individuals of all ages. An essential element to achieve success in therapy is finding the right therapist.
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Allison Anderson
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
I specialize in comprehensive psychological testing for children, adolescents and adults, including testing for learning disorders and ADHD/ADD, general academic achievement and work concerns, problems with anxiety, and mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder, and developmental delay. I also provide screening for memory and other cognitive problems, IQ testing for gifted programs/schools or other purposes, personality testing for self-knowledge or to address life difficulties, and testing to assess whether disability accommodations are supported in a variety of settings.
Coping Skills
(434) 480-3888
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Coping Skills
I specialize in comprehensive psychological testing for children, adolescents and adults, including testing for learning disorders and ADHD/ADD, general academic achievement and work concerns, problems with anxiety, and mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder, and developmental delay. I also provide screening for memory and other cognitive problems, IQ testing for gifted programs/schools or other purposes, personality testing for self-knowledge or to address life difficulties, and testing to assess whether disability accommodations are supported in a variety of settings.
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Vivian M. Rodriguez Archilla
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22901
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and founder of the Center for Mind+Body Health. My practice specializes in health psychology or behavioral medicine. This means that I have specific training in helping adults cope and adjust to chronic illness, with particular expertise in working with cancer patients and their family members, and helping individuals make significant health-related behavioral changes to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I also work with adults experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, sleep problems, and chronic pain, among other issues.
Coping Skills
(434) 885-0378
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
Coping Skills
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and founder of the Center for Mind+Body Health. My practice specializes in health psychology or behavioral medicine. This means that I have specific training in helping adults cope and adjust to chronic illness, with particular expertise in working with cancer patients and their family members, and helping individuals make significant health-related behavioral changes to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I also work with adults experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, sleep problems, and chronic pain, among other issues.

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Coping Skills Therapists
With coping skills or coping mechanisms, we learn to overcome issues like stress, depression, anger or anxiety.

Pro-active coping involves dealing with a problem by using constructive coping activities such as planning, confrontation, self-control and restraint. Overuse of coping mechanisms, like avoiding problems or working obsessively, can exasperate the weakness.

Emotion based coping skills reduce symptoms by addressing our feelings e.g. discussing the issues, distraction, relaxation, reframing or humor can all help. But negative coping mechanisms, which tend to be impulsive, like denial, projection, rationalization, repression or wishful thinking can make the underlying problem worse.

Some coping methods are more like bad habits than constructive life skills e.g. drinking and drugs. Other examples might include skin biting, nail biting or hair pulling (trichotillomania).

If you find it hard to cope or are having trouble coping, therapists in Charlottesville can help develop constructive coping skills for children, coping skills for kids and life coping skills.

If you're looking for help with coping skills in Charlottesville or for a Charlottesville coping skills therapist, these professionals provide coping strategies. They include Charlottesville coping skills therapists, coping skills psychologists, coping skills psychotherapists and coping skills counseling.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Charlottesville are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Charlottesville. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Charlottesville

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Charlottesville you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Charlottesville and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Charlottesville or family therapy in Charlottesville.