Lynessa Sheppard Plotnick

Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC, LMFT

Verified by Psychology Today
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(757) 785-0838

Lynessa Sheppard Plotnick

Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC, LMFT

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

2300 Commonwealth Drive Charlottesville, Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22901
(757) 785-0838
Offers online therapy
Other Location +

Additional Location

Newport News
Newport News, VA 23601
(757) 785-0838
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About

I believe in the human spirit and our capacity to make positive changes in all aspects of our lives, even in the face of adversity. By exploring our thought patterns, we can better identify feelings that affect our actions on a daily basis. We can then make effective changes that improve the quality of our lives, decreasing stress, anxiety, and depression and providing us with a more peaceful and joyful life. I also believe in the benefit of human interaction with other loving creatures; you will meet my little Yorkie-Poo therapy partner, Mojo, when you come to visit me. He loves children and adults.
More about specialties: I work with children 18 months and up; specialize in working with children and adult children of alcoholics, patients with chronic pain, patients experiencing depression and or anxiety, patients with ADHD, couples and whole families. I also provide life coaching and consultation services for small and large businesses/organizations.
Special factors unique to Lynessa and her practice: Mojo, the Yorkie-Poo therapy dog. Evening and some weekend hours! Lynessa has served two terms as President of the Virginia Association of Clinical Counselors (VACC), the state organization of the American Mental Health Counselors Association.

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Anthem
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • GEHA
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MHN | Health Net
  • Magellan
  • Medicaid
  • Optima
  • Optima Family Care
  • Sentara Optima
  • TRICARE
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: Virginia / 0701002709
  • School: Lynchburg College
  • Year Graduated: 1994

Lynessa Sheppard Plotnick's Groups



Create the Life You Want

The first 4 session group in the Four Seasons series focusing on mindful ways to create the life you want each day. This group will focus on how to let go of inadequate ways of dealing with stressors, relationships and life situations and how to learn effective ways to not only survive but thrive on self-created happiness within yourself and your world.

More about this group

Location

2300 Commonwealth Drive Charlottesville, Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22901
(757) 785-0838
Offers online therapy
Other Location +

Additional Location

Newport News
Newport News, VA 23601
(757) 785-0838
Specialties
  • Depression
  • Chronic Pain
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Child
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Fibromyalgia, Pet Loss
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American and Native American
I also speak: French
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler
Communities
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Adlerian
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Play Therapy
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 9 Mar 2022
Photo of Lynessa Sheppard Plotnick, LPC, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Charlottesville
Lynessa Sheppard Plotnick

Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC, LMFT