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.
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(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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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.
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(434) 337-3568
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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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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.
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(434) 337-3853
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Hosts group in:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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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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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.
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(434) 326-1647
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*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.
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(434) 325-5231
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22911
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"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.
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(434) 202-3939
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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.
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(434) 771-0516
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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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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David L. Allen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
My work is focused on all types of addictive behaviors, especially the use and abuse of substances. An Addiction is simply the use of something outside of ourselves to change the way we feel inside. I help individuals cope with their Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders by using an eclectic array of theories. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is extremely affective in treating addiction, but I use whatever techniques are required to help individuals overcome their addiction and face the underlying issues that are being medicated by their behaviors. I received a Masters in Community and Addictions Counseling from William & Mary.
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(434) 443-6326
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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My work is focused on all types of addictive behaviors, especially the use and abuse of substances. An Addiction is simply the use of something outside of ourselves to change the way we feel inside. I help individuals cope with their Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders by using an eclectic array of theories. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is extremely affective in treating addiction, but I use whatever techniques are required to help individuals overcome their addiction and face the underlying issues that are being medicated by their behaviors. I received a Masters in Community and Addictions Counseling from William & Mary.
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Mary Powell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT, LSATP, SAP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Feeling stuck and not knowing which way to turn? Feeling overwhelmed and not sure how to ask for help? Not sure what to try next? I have been there. Unsure, overwhelmed, and afraid of what I might discover if I looked inside. That is where I began my own journey back in 1987. That is how I know that there is hope. It is unfortunate, that we don’t get to pick our parents or early care givers. For many of us, the experiences from early childhood, shape who we are today and how we interact with the world around us. These experiences are powerful influences on how we cope with life stress and even the partners we chose in life.
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(540) 208-5951
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Feeling stuck and not knowing which way to turn? Feeling overwhelmed and not sure how to ask for help? Not sure what to try next? I have been there. Unsure, overwhelmed, and afraid of what I might discover if I looked inside. That is where I began my own journey back in 1987. That is how I know that there is hope. It is unfortunate, that we don’t get to pick our parents or early care givers. For many of us, the experiences from early childhood, shape who we are today and how we interact with the world around us. These experiences are powerful influences on how we cope with life stress and even the partners we chose in life.
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Charlottesville Empowerment
Psychologist, PsyD, LP Verified
Verified
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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(434) 879-4627
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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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Brandon Phillips
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22903
**NOT CURRENTLY TAKING NEW CLIENTS** Hope, confidence, and increased understanding are some of the general benefits most people can expect from therapy. I am a psychologist in Charlottesville, Virginia, and I work with adults experiencing a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, and difficulties in relationships. My approach in therapy is collaborative and multifaceted. Through working together I help people develop skills and increase awareness. This way people can overcome current challenges and reduce future problems.
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(434) 325-5211
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22903
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**NOT CURRENTLY TAKING NEW CLIENTS** Hope, confidence, and increased understanding are some of the general benefits most people can expect from therapy. I am a psychologist in Charlottesville, Virginia, and I work with adults experiencing a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, and difficulties in relationships. My approach in therapy is collaborative and multifaceted. Through working together I help people develop skills and increase awareness. This way people can overcome current challenges and reduce future problems.
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Allied Transformations LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22901
During this time of social distancing, Allied Transformations will be providing telemedicine. This is a safe, judgment free, environment. We offer counseling to those ready to take the next step in self discovery and fulfillment. We look at therapy as guidance to those that are or have struggled with life’s journey. This could be due to a difficult childhood, abuse, assault, grief, extreme disappointment, or just too many responsibilities. We are ready to meet you where you are on life’s journey, as you are. That includes in person or telehealth therapy. If you are ready to walk with us, schedule an appointment today!
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(540) 609-2570
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22901
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During this time of social distancing, Allied Transformations will be providing telemedicine. This is a safe, judgment free, environment. We offer counseling to those ready to take the next step in self discovery and fulfillment. We look at therapy as guidance to those that are or have struggled with life’s journey. This could be due to a difficult childhood, abuse, assault, grief, extreme disappointment, or just too many responsibilities. We are ready to meet you where you are on life’s journey, as you are. That includes in person or telehealth therapy. If you are ready to walk with us, schedule an appointment today!
Felicia B Chandler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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(804) 390-8576
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Emily E Lape
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Hosts group in:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
As a seasoned clinician with over 20 years experience in private practice, university mental health and inpatient settings, I find the work deeply rewarding. Good therapy helps people to develop a stronger sense of identity and self worth, a safe setting to explore self defeating behaviors and newer coping tools, a place to deepen relationships and achieve greater satisfaction in one's personal and professional lifen. I am more interested in the unique person in the room than a particular theoretical orientation. I draw from insight oriented, psychodynamic, relational frames, and incorporate CBT, DBT, mindfulness and yoga therapy techniques.
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(434) 321-5027
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Hosts group in:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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As a seasoned clinician with over 20 years experience in private practice, university mental health and inpatient settings, I find the work deeply rewarding. Good therapy helps people to develop a stronger sense of identity and self worth, a safe setting to explore self defeating behaviors and newer coping tools, a place to deepen relationships and achieve greater satisfaction in one's personal and professional lifen. I am more interested in the unique person in the room than a particular theoretical orientation. I draw from insight oriented, psychodynamic, relational frames, and incorporate CBT, DBT, mindfulness and yoga therapy techniques.
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Joshua M Cordonnier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
I work with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship, identity, personal and professional growth. I could not cover all 24 years of work though. Ask me. Insight through understanding your present life, relationships and your desired future can lead to increased success and satisfaction. My advanced clinical training was in Austin, TX. I am also experienced working with children/adolescents. Currently, I see adults and teens in individual, couples and group therapy soon. I have presented on topics of social development and skills, personal change, life choices, angry behavior control and character development.
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(434) 249-9115
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I work with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship, identity, personal and professional growth. I could not cover all 24 years of work though. Ask me. Insight through understanding your present life, relationships and your desired future can lead to increased success and satisfaction. My advanced clinical training was in Austin, TX. I am also experienced working with children/adolescents. Currently, I see adults and teens in individual, couples and group therapy soon. I have presented on topics of social development and skills, personal change, life choices, angry behavior control and character development.
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William John Manning
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Folks that come to me for support struggle to manage the thoughts and feelings that lead to relapse and mental health crises. My experience tells me that these folks feel disconnected from themselves and their community. Establishing connectivity to their friends, family, and their broader social setting is crucial for wellness and for healing. Everyone has the goal of contentment and peace of mind, and substance abuse more than most challenges undermines the fulfillment of these basic needs. To heal and prosper, substance abusers and trauma survivors need to practice self care in the bio psychosocial-spiritual way of life.
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(434) 204-4131
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Folks that come to me for support struggle to manage the thoughts and feelings that lead to relapse and mental health crises. My experience tells me that these folks feel disconnected from themselves and their community. Establishing connectivity to their friends, family, and their broader social setting is crucial for wellness and for healing. Everyone has the goal of contentment and peace of mind, and substance abuse more than most challenges undermines the fulfillment of these basic needs. To heal and prosper, substance abusers and trauma survivors need to practice self care in the bio psychosocial-spiritual way of life.
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Seth A Criner
LPC Intern, MS, QMHP-C, CSAC-A Verified
Verified
I have a variety of experience working with a wide range of individuals in several settings. Some needs I have supported others in addressing include depression, anxiety, loss, life transitions, personality disorders, psychotic disorders, addiction and relationship issues, to name a few. Some of the settings I have worked in include crisis housing, schools, in-home counseling, substance use clinics, and outpatient. My areas of focus include trauma, veterans/active military, first responders, substance use, grief and loss, and couples work. I strie to provide a safe, confidential, and liberating space for therapy and growth.
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(540) 917-5658
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I have a variety of experience working with a wide range of individuals in several settings. Some needs I have supported others in addressing include depression, anxiety, loss, life transitions, personality disorders, psychotic disorders, addiction and relationship issues, to name a few. Some of the settings I have worked in include crisis housing, schools, in-home counseling, substance use clinics, and outpatient. My areas of focus include trauma, veterans/active military, first responders, substance use, grief and loss, and couples work. I strie to provide a safe, confidential, and liberating space for therapy and growth.
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Robert Walker Gunn
PhD, MDiv, STM, DMin Verified
Verified
The most important factor in a therapy relationship is the relationship itself. It is my task to be available, open and supportive as the person seeks to put into words what he/she is experiencing and to work through the negative effects or life experiences, as well as lifting to the fore each person's gifts, strengths and unique perspectives. It is imperative, therefore, that we establish a relationship of trust primarily by noting how past experience may have helped or hindered one's natural self-expression and ability to actualize one's true self.
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(917) 909-4773
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The most important factor in a therapy relationship is the relationship itself. It is my task to be available, open and supportive as the person seeks to put into words what he/she is experiencing and to work through the negative effects or life experiences, as well as lifting to the fore each person's gifts, strengths and unique perspectives. It is imperative, therefore, that we establish a relationship of trust primarily by noting how past experience may have helped or hindered one's natural self-expression and ability to actualize one's true self.
We have accumulated over 50 years experience in Crisis Intervention Centers, Marriage Enrichment, and Marriage Ministries. Michael served 27 years in the U.S. Air Force before retiring as a Colonel. As a supportive Air Force Wife, Myra held diverse roles as a Child Caregiver, Pre-School Teacher, Mortgage Loan Processor, and Executive Administrative Assistant. Our 27 year military career uniquely qualifies us to help couples address the demands, challenges, and stresses military marriages and families endure. We've overcome many of the same challenges as you. Allow us to guide you in overcoming your issues, challenges, and conflicts.
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(757) 663-5327
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We have accumulated over 50 years experience in Crisis Intervention Centers, Marriage Enrichment, and Marriage Ministries. Michael served 27 years in the U.S. Air Force before retiring as a Colonel. As a supportive Air Force Wife, Myra held diverse roles as a Child Caregiver, Pre-School Teacher, Mortgage Loan Processor, and Executive Administrative Assistant. Our 27 year military career uniquely qualifies us to help couples address the demands, challenges, and stresses military marriages and families endure. We've overcome many of the same challenges as you. Allow us to guide you in overcoming your issues, challenges, and conflicts.
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Sandra Lee Borden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
My ideal client is an adult who wants to be able to more effectively manage or overcome the challenges that have caused them emotional and or mental pain so that they may be able to experience life more abundantly.
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(757) 401-6372
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My ideal client is an adult who wants to be able to more effectively manage or overcome the challenges that have caused them emotional and or mental pain so that they may be able to experience life more abundantly.

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