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.
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(434) 264-5326
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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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.
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.
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(540) 215-7326
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
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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.
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(434) 337-3568
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
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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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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.
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(434) 248-3557
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
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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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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.
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(434) 200-8084
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
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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.
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Conswella Joyce Moore
MATP, CHAP, CAN
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Are you struggling with issues related to anxiety, un-inspired with your life and career, finding a spiritual path that is right for you or going through major life changes? There comes a time when help is needed from a certified professional to cope with many of life's challenges. I'm a Spiritual Psychologist, Life Coach and certified Star Astro-Numerologist. I'm here to support you on your journey toward healing, self-discovery and creating the life you want to live. I will help you embrace change with ease and grace.
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(434) 234-4157
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Charlottesville, VA 22911
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Are you struggling with issues related to anxiety, un-inspired with your life and career, finding a spiritual path that is right for you or going through major life changes? There comes a time when help is needed from a certified professional to cope with many of life's challenges. I'm a Spiritual Psychologist, Life Coach and certified Star Astro-Numerologist. I'm here to support you on your journey toward healing, self-discovery and creating the life you want to live. I will help you embrace change with ease and grace.
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Erin Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT, FAMI Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22911
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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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22911
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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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Nealy V Johnston, PhD, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Nealy Johnston is Licensed Professional Counselor with a private practice in Charlottesville, Virginia. After many years of Leadership and Organizational Development Consulting, she returned to clinical practice; specializing in Psychoanalytic and Family Systems theories for the treatment of anxiety, depression and other personality related disorders.
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(434) 995-8863
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Nealy Johnston is Licensed Professional Counselor with a private practice in Charlottesville, Virginia. After many years of Leadership and Organizational Development Consulting, she returned to clinical practice; specializing in Psychoanalytic and Family Systems theories for the treatment of anxiety, depression and other personality related disorders.
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Laura Anne Copley
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CTS Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
As a trauma survivor you can feel emotionally torn and mentally defeated. It may seem like every relationship you create is painful, and every moment you're reminded of your fear or shame. You're cautious about getting help because revisiting traumatic memories seems scary and vulnerable. You want someone to connect with who can give you direction toward healing. As a Licensed Counselor and the only PhD Certified Trauma Specialist in the Shenandoah Valley, we will overcome the parts of your life that are keeping you stuck, and experience the breakthrough moment you've longing for.
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Verified
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
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As a trauma survivor you can feel emotionally torn and mentally defeated. It may seem like every relationship you create is painful, and every moment you're reminded of your fear or shame. You're cautious about getting help because revisiting traumatic memories seems scary and vulnerable. You want someone to connect with who can give you direction toward healing. As a Licensed Counselor and the only PhD Certified Trauma Specialist in the Shenandoah Valley, we will overcome the parts of your life that are keeping you stuck, and experience the breakthrough moment you've longing for.
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Laura E. Wagner
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
*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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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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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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Angela Green
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22911
As a person-centered therapist, I am passionate about helping my clients shed their burdens and feel more empowered in their lives. I believe each of us has innate healing powers that, with some support and guidance, can be better accessed to promote lasting change. While my techniques are catered to my client's needs, typically I blend experiential, somatic, mindful and cognitive techniques; this is typically achieved with the use of EMDR. This approach will provide you practical tools to cope with and overcome the problems you are experiencing, while also helping to heal the underlying causes of those problems.
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(434) 208-1925
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Charlottesville, VA 22911
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As a person-centered therapist, I am passionate about helping my clients shed their burdens and feel more empowered in their lives. I believe each of us has innate healing powers that, with some support and guidance, can be better accessed to promote lasting change. While my techniques are catered to my client's needs, typically I blend experiential, somatic, mindful and cognitive techniques; this is typically achieved with the use of EMDR. This approach will provide you practical tools to cope with and overcome the problems you are experiencing, while also helping to heal the underlying causes of those problems.
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Amy Kennel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
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:
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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Cara Marinucci
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, FAMI Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
As a Licensed Professional Counselor for many years, I am continually inspired by the transformative moment that happens in the counseling process. There is a sacredness in being present to another as a guide on this journey we call life. Whether it is exploring inner resources for healing and growth or the possibilities for deep and lasting change, it is an honor to work with people that are desiring a better way to be themselves in the world. My own journey has taught me that being truly present and engaged allows space for the unknown to be revealed, acknowledged, and eventually integrated into the service of the whole self.
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(434) 248-3114
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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As a Licensed Professional Counselor for many years, I am continually inspired by the transformative moment that happens in the counseling process. There is a sacredness in being present to another as a guide on this journey we call life. Whether it is exploring inner resources for healing and growth or the possibilities for deep and lasting change, it is an honor to work with people that are desiring a better way to be themselves in the world. My own journey has taught me that being truly present and engaged allows space for the unknown to be revealed, acknowledged, and eventually integrated into the service of the whole self.
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Deborah Sinek
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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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
Charlottesville, VA 22901
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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Charlottesville, VA 22901
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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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Jessica Moutenot-Small
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Through a holistic and integrative approach I support individuals and families to navigate the unique challenges that life has unfolded for them. Whether our work takes place in my office or out in nature, I help my clients identify, cultivate and nourish their strengths and resources. Through our work my clients deepen their connection to themselves, others and the natural world. As these connections grow I support my clients to uncover limiting patterns that inhibit their relationships, creativity and happiness so they can nourish new ways of moving and relating in the world that support authenticity, ease, and joy.
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(434) 373-0878
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Through a holistic and integrative approach I support individuals and families to navigate the unique challenges that life has unfolded for them. Whether our work takes place in my office or out in nature, I help my clients identify, cultivate and nourish their strengths and resources. Through our work my clients deepen their connection to themselves, others and the natural world. As these connections grow I support my clients to uncover limiting patterns that inhibit their relationships, creativity and happiness so they can nourish new ways of moving and relating in the world that support authenticity, ease, and joy.
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Emma Reilly
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
When even everyday tasks are overwhelming and healing from emotional trauma seems impossible, it can be hard to reach out for help. I would like to be a non-judgmental ally to you in this process. My approach to therapy is collaborative, innovative and adaptive. We will work together as a team to address the problems and issues that are important in helping you move forward, heal and improve your relationship with yourself and others. My goal is to empower you to meet life’s challenges, as well as to address past trauma and issues that can impact your life today.
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(757) 520-0956
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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When even everyday tasks are overwhelming and healing from emotional trauma seems impossible, it can be hard to reach out for help. I would like to be a non-judgmental ally to you in this process. My approach to therapy is collaborative, innovative and adaptive. We will work together as a team to address the problems and issues that are important in helping you move forward, heal and improve your relationship with yourself and others. My goal is to empower you to meet life’s challenges, as well as to address past trauma and issues that can impact your life today.
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Lisa M Lotts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903
**I am not accepting new clients** In my work I like to use a holistic approach to therapy by focusing on you as an individual and not just the symptoms. I provide a safe, warm, non-judgmental and compassionate space for you to explore your needs. I will help you to identify patterns in your life, gain insight and explore your moods (depression/anxiety), stress, trauma, and/or life changes (relationship, divorce, stage of life) while supporting you and your growth. Whether working with tweens, teenagers or adults I firmly believe in helping incorporate self-care within each person to further increase their strength and resilience.
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(434) 252-3246
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
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**I am not accepting new clients** In my work I like to use a holistic approach to therapy by focusing on you as an individual and not just the symptoms. I provide a safe, warm, non-judgmental and compassionate space for you to explore your needs. I will help you to identify patterns in your life, gain insight and explore your moods (depression/anxiety), stress, trauma, and/or life changes (relationship, divorce, stage of life) while supporting you and your growth. Whether working with tweens, teenagers or adults I firmly believe in helping incorporate self-care within each person to further increase their strength and resilience.
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Shea Graham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MS Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22901
My approach to therapy is highly structured, evidence-based, and comprehensive. Regardless of where you are in your journey, I will work with you to create the perfect strategy to help you accomplish your goals. Clients who graduate from therapy report healthier relationships, improved job satisfaction, and personal insights into behaviors that they did not have prior to treatment.
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(434) 595-3963
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
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My approach to therapy is highly structured, evidence-based, and comprehensive. Regardless of where you are in your journey, I will work with you to create the perfect strategy to help you accomplish your goals. Clients who graduate from therapy report healthier relationships, improved job satisfaction, and personal insights into behaviors that they did not have prior to treatment.
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Erinn Falls
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, SEP, CTT Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903
I specialize in treating trauma and relationship distress. With over 20 years of experience, I help individuals connect with their authentic selves so that they can experience more vitality and fulfillment in their lives. I support couples in getting out of patterns of disconnection so that they can regain and maintain a loving, fulfilling bond. The symptoms of trauma and relationship distress can be complex and are often confusing. People can feel stuck in repeating patterns and need some support in gaining clarity and the ability to move forward. Reaching out for help takes courage and strength.
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(434) 688-0786
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
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I specialize in treating trauma and relationship distress. With over 20 years of experience, I help individuals connect with their authentic selves so that they can experience more vitality and fulfillment in their lives. I support couples in getting out of patterns of disconnection so that they can regain and maintain a loving, fulfilling bond. The symptoms of trauma and relationship distress can be complex and are often confusing. People can feel stuck in repeating patterns and need some support in gaining clarity and the ability to move forward. Reaching out for help takes courage and strength.

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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.

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What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way'. A couples counselor or a family counselor may use different techniques depending on the one that works best for you. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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