Cynthia Starnes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
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.
Female
(434) 264-5326
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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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Erin E. Horn
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
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.
Female
(434) 363-9154
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Female
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.
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April Bennett
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC Verified
Verified
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.
Female
(434) 337-3568
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Female
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 Anastasio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, RYT Verified
Verified
I am a licensed social worker and a trained and certified yoga teacher. I hold certification in the practice of tele-health, and able to work with clients remotely during this pandemic, in Virginia and Massachusetts where I am licensed. I believe in an integrated approach to therapy. I employ the evidence-based theories of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, (CBT) Mindfulness-based CBT, Internal Family Systems, (IFS) - which all help in improving insight, life and coping skills.. My expertise is with trauma, anxiety, eating disorders, relationships. My previous work includes the Massachusetts Child Trauma Project (MCTP)
Female
(617) 580-5455
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Female
I am a licensed social worker and a trained and certified yoga teacher. I hold certification in the practice of tele-health, and able to work with clients remotely during this pandemic, in Virginia and Massachusetts where I am licensed. I believe in an integrated approach to therapy. I employ the evidence-based theories of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, (CBT) Mindfulness-based CBT, Internal Family Systems, (IFS) - which all help in improving insight, life and coping skills.. My expertise is with trauma, anxiety, eating disorders, relationships. My previous work includes the Massachusetts Child Trauma Project (MCTP)
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Allison P O'Grady
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCSW-C Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
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.
Female
(434) 595-3644
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Female
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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Sarah Fleming Creativity & Healing, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW Verified
Verified
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.
Female
(434) 264-5389
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Female
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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Stacie Davidson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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.
Female
(434) 216-2445
Verified
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Female
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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The Epiphany Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CADC, NCC Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I have 20 years of counseling experience working with mental heath disorders, eating disorders, and couple therapy. I take an emotion focused and Jungian approach that allows for depth therapy. I also use Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills training to promote self-acceptance, non-judgment, and behavior change in the areas of interpersonal effectiveness, mindfulness, distress tolerance and emotion regulation. My therapeutic approach promotes an environment of acceptance and compassion that over time becomes an increasing internal experience.
Female
(434) 363-4647
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Female
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I have 20 years of counseling experience working with mental heath disorders, eating disorders, and couple therapy. I take an emotion focused and Jungian approach that allows for depth therapy. I also use Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills training to promote self-acceptance, non-judgment, and behavior change in the areas of interpersonal effectiveness, mindfulness, distress tolerance and emotion regulation. My therapeutic approach promotes an environment of acceptance and compassion that over time becomes an increasing internal experience.
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Anne Rafal Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, MSW, BA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Do you have anxieties or depression ? Are you ready for reflection and support? I use a tele-health, strengths based approach to help you develop insights and skills that will influence your feelings and thoughts about yourself and your life. Many of the adults I see respond well to my personality and openness. We will start where you want to start, will collaborate to develop coping skills to deal with depression and anxiety, identity and sexual issues, and life goals. I have experience working with the queer community including: polyamory, bisexuality, Gay, lesbian, transgender, non-binary and cross-dressing individuals.
Female
(571) 200-7569
Verified
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Female
Do you have anxieties or depression ? Are you ready for reflection and support? I use a tele-health, strengths based approach to help you develop insights and skills that will influence your feelings and thoughts about yourself and your life. Many of the adults I see respond well to my personality and openness. We will start where you want to start, will collaborate to develop coping skills to deal with depression and anxiety, identity and sexual issues, and life goals. I have experience working with the queer community including: polyamory, bisexuality, Gay, lesbian, transgender, non-binary and cross-dressing individuals.
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Erin Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT, FAMI Verified
Verified
Hosts group in:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Your decision to start counseling represents a meaningful commitment to yourself, and to a life that is more satisfying and balanced. The clients I work with appreciate my focused, sensitive and caring approach to the issues they present for counseling. If you are dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, stress, or relationship issues, I will work with you to develop strategies that will help you improve self-esteem and self-confidence, enhance self-awareness and relationship skills, reduce worry and negative thinking, and improve mood and energy.
Female
(434) 337-3853
Verified
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Hosts group in:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Female
Your decision to start counseling represents a meaningful commitment to yourself, and to a life that is more satisfying and balanced. The clients I work with appreciate my focused, sensitive and caring approach to the issues they present for counseling. If you are dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, stress, or relationship issues, I will work with you to develop strategies that will help you improve self-esteem and self-confidence, enhance self-awareness and relationship skills, reduce worry and negative thinking, and improve mood and energy.
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Rebecca Tedford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C Verified
Verified
**My practice is full at this time** I offer adult individual and couple therapy, specializing in life stress and transitions, marriage/partner issues, parenting, and perinatal mental health for men and women. My clinical work includes helping people connect with their authentic self to build inner resilience and self awareness, reduce anxiety/depression, and improve relationships. Therapy is a collaborative process that allows one to be fully seen and deeply heard while growing empathy and understanding of self through examining past wounds, current stressors, and challenging themes that keep showing up unresolved.
Female
(434) 262-4015
Verified
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Female
**My practice is full at this time** I offer adult individual and couple therapy, specializing in life stress and transitions, marriage/partner issues, parenting, and perinatal mental health for men and women. My clinical work includes helping people connect with their authentic self to build inner resilience and self awareness, reduce anxiety/depression, and improve relationships. Therapy is a collaborative process that allows one to be fully seen and deeply heard while growing empathy and understanding of self through examining past wounds, current stressors, and challenging themes that keep showing up unresolved.
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Laura E. Wagner
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
*I ONLY PROVIDE TELEHEALTH SERVICES DUE TO COVID-19* I am a Licensed Clinical psychologist who completed clinical training at Duke University, Harvard Medical School's Victims of Violence Program and at the University of Massachusetts and UNC-Chapel Hill. I provide highly specialized treatments for traumatic stress (posttraumatic stress disorders), grief/loss, major depression, anxiety and relationship issues. I am trained in several highly specialized, evidenced-based therapies that have scientific research supporting their efficacy. I have worked extensively with University of Virginia (UVA) students and physicians.
Female
(434) 326-1647
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Female
*I ONLY PROVIDE TELEHEALTH SERVICES DUE TO COVID-19* I am a Licensed Clinical psychologist who completed clinical training at Duke University, Harvard Medical School's Victims of Violence Program and at the University of Massachusetts and UNC-Chapel Hill. I provide highly specialized treatments for traumatic stress (posttraumatic stress disorders), grief/loss, major depression, anxiety and relationship issues. I am trained in several highly specialized, evidenced-based therapies that have scientific research supporting their efficacy. I have worked extensively with University of Virginia (UVA) students and physicians.
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Amy Kennel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22911
"Are you in pain, at a crossroads, or facing obstacles you need help in overcoming? Are you looking for relief? I will work with you in a warm, collaborative environment, and together we will explore those areas that have kept you from being fulfilled and reaching your goals." Amy Kennel is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Art Therapy from Arcadia University and her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Longwood University. She has worked in the mental health field since 2005, gaining experience using various modalities, and providing kind and gentle care for a great variety of people.
Female
(434) 325-5231
Verified
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Female
"Are you in pain, at a crossroads, or facing obstacles you need help in overcoming? Are you looking for relief? I will work with you in a warm, collaborative environment, and together we will explore those areas that have kept you from being fulfilled and reaching your goals." Amy Kennel is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Art Therapy from Arcadia University and her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Longwood University. She has worked in the mental health field since 2005, gaining experience using various modalities, and providing kind and gentle care for a great variety of people.
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Deborah Sinek
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Can you use your mind to reduce your suffering, rather than increase it? Or to increase meaning and depth in your life? You can, but most people need a little help with this. Sometimes a sympathetic family member or wise friend can help a great deal; other times when a knowledgeable, compassionate professional is a better choice. Perhaps your internal life feels out of control, or you're feeling stuck, repeating ineffective patterns of relating to yourself and others. I work with people to help them understand themselves and their situation, manage stress better, and make positive changes happen.
Female
(434) 202-3939
Verified
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Female
Can you use your mind to reduce your suffering, rather than increase it? Or to increase meaning and depth in your life? You can, but most people need a little help with this. Sometimes a sympathetic family member or wise friend can help a great deal; other times when a knowledgeable, compassionate professional is a better choice. Perhaps your internal life feels out of control, or you're feeling stuck, repeating ineffective patterns of relating to yourself and others. I work with people to help them understand themselves and their situation, manage stress better, and make positive changes happen.
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Elizabeth B Black
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Virginia and Georgia. Finding a good "fit" between client and therapist is essential to making changes and progress in life. I graduated with my Master's degree in Social Work in 2011 from the University of Georgia. I have enjoyed working with children, teens, adults, and families since then. I use talk therapy, play therapy techniques, and have completed Sandtray Play Therapy training. I am DBT informed and offer individual DBT sessions to adolescents and adults. I like to be challenged and I like to challenge my clients but I will listen to your needs and your priorities.
Female
(434) 771-0516
Verified
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Female
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Virginia and Georgia. Finding a good "fit" between client and therapist is essential to making changes and progress in life. I graduated with my Master's degree in Social Work in 2011 from the University of Georgia. I have enjoyed working with children, teens, adults, and families since then. I use talk therapy, play therapy techniques, and have completed Sandtray Play Therapy training. I am DBT informed and offer individual DBT sessions to adolescents and adults. I like to be challenged and I like to challenge my clients but I will listen to your needs and your priorities.
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New Perspective Christian Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(CURRENTLY FULL) (100% TELETHERAPY SERVICES ARE PROVIDED) There are times when life can be very difficult to manage, especially if you have been trying to do it all alone. Without proper support and guidance, it can become a daunting task. However difficult it may be, know that you do not have to bear any of this on your own. Taking the first step to reach out for help is huge, and I commend anyone who decides to make strides to better their lives.
Female
(804) 913-3773
Verified
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Female
(CURRENTLY FULL) (100% TELETHERAPY SERVICES ARE PROVIDED) There are times when life can be very difficult to manage, especially if you have been trying to do it all alone. Without proper support and guidance, it can become a daunting task. However difficult it may be, know that you do not have to bear any of this on your own. Taking the first step to reach out for help is huge, and I commend anyone who decides to make strides to better their lives.
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Jeanne A Martin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
If you are experiencing intense anxiety, relationship issues, depression, and/or just feeling stuck, change is possible. I believe that the relationship between client and therapist opens pathways to healing and clients can discover the truth of their own inner strength and resources. I would like to help you on your journey to explore, learn, and encourage movement towards greater self-awareness, deeper peace, and achieve more meaning and joy from relationships. To achieve these goals, I believe that a customized approach in therapy is most effective in helping people make positive changes in their lives.
Female
(434) 607-4066
Verified
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Female
If you are experiencing intense anxiety, relationship issues, depression, and/or just feeling stuck, change is possible. I believe that the relationship between client and therapist opens pathways to healing and clients can discover the truth of their own inner strength and resources. I would like to help you on your journey to explore, learn, and encourage movement towards greater self-awareness, deeper peace, and achieve more meaning and joy from relationships. To achieve these goals, I believe that a customized approach in therapy is most effective in helping people make positive changes in their lives.
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Carol Nelson, LCSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCTP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22901
I feel the client is the expert on themselves, thus, I believe in a client centered approach. My passion is guiding those with trauma to heal whether the trauma is a simple trauma or complex. I utilize various modalities depending on the individual and the circumstances. I have treated severe trauma, PTSD, mood disorders, dual diagnosed patients, families, couples, and other client centered issues.
Female
(434) 990-4163
Verified
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Female
I feel the client is the expert on themselves, thus, I believe in a client centered approach. My passion is guiding those with trauma to heal whether the trauma is a simple trauma or complex. I utilize various modalities depending on the individual and the circumstances. I have treated severe trauma, PTSD, mood disorders, dual diagnosed patients, families, couples, and other client centered issues.
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Tiffani Ashland LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22901
The decision to pursue therapy is an important step. Working with the right therapist can be a valuable investment in yourself, and your relationships. As a psychotherapist, I believe the best results come from establishing a therapeutic relationship by getting to know you as a person - not simply as a cluster of symptoms - then tailoring interventions to fit your unique needs & strengths. I have been in the field for over 24 years, and have worked with individuals, couples & families, treating a wide variety of clinical issues. I invite you to contact me with any questions, or to discuss your specific needs for therapy.
Female
(434) 337-3931
Verified
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Female
The decision to pursue therapy is an important step. Working with the right therapist can be a valuable investment in yourself, and your relationships. As a psychotherapist, I believe the best results come from establishing a therapeutic relationship by getting to know you as a person - not simply as a cluster of symptoms - then tailoring interventions to fit your unique needs & strengths. I have been in the field for over 24 years, and have worked with individuals, couples & families, treating a wide variety of clinical issues. I invite you to contact me with any questions, or to discuss your specific needs for therapy.
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Kelly Greer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CFTP Verified
Verified
I'm so happy you've found your way here. I respect you for taking this step towards wellness! Perhaps you have been feeling like life has been hard for you lately, and you’re seeking out answers on how to feel better. Maybe you are struggling with negative thoughts that don’t seem to go away, and keep you stuck. You may have persistent feelings that you aren’t good enough, that everyone else seems to have it together, why don’t you? I believe it is possible to feel better. I believe that we can learn to understand ourselves in such a way that we can create the change to live our best lives.
Female
(434) 337-3397
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Female
I'm so happy you've found your way here. I respect you for taking this step towards wellness! Perhaps you have been feeling like life has been hard for you lately, and you’re seeking out answers on how to feel better. Maybe you are struggling with negative thoughts that don’t seem to go away, and keep you stuck. You may have persistent feelings that you aren’t good enough, that everyone else seems to have it together, why don’t you? I believe it is possible to feel better. I believe that we can learn to understand ourselves in such a way that we can create the change to live our best lives.

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Female Therapists
This is a listing of female Therapists, or providers who are female or women, rather than Therapists who specialize in helping female clients or women.

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

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