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.
Motivational Interviewing
(434) 264-5326
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Motivational Interviewing
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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Jeff Lown
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdS, LPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
There is never a wrong time to start therapy, nor is there a right one. We won’t worry about right or wrong, but instead we’ll accept where you are - as we work together to discover where you want to go and how to get there. I spend a lot of my free time hiking, seeking out new and interesting terrain. The growth you will hopefully experience during our work together may be much like a challenging hike, with some gentle slopes and triumphant summits, but also with trips, stumbles, and strenuous climbs. I cannot climb your mountains for you, but I will climb them with you and help to show you the way forward.
Motivational Interviewing
(540) 534-4438
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Motivational Interviewing
There is never a wrong time to start therapy, nor is there a right one. We won’t worry about right or wrong, but instead we’ll accept where you are - as we work together to discover where you want to go and how to get there. I spend a lot of my free time hiking, seeking out new and interesting terrain. The growth you will hopefully experience during our work together may be much like a challenging hike, with some gentle slopes and triumphant summits, but also with trips, stumbles, and strenuous climbs. I cannot climb your mountains for you, but I will climb them with you and help to show you the way forward.
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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.
Motivational Interviewing
(434) 595-3644
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Motivational Interviewing
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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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.
Motivational Interviewing
(434) 216-2445
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Motivational Interviewing
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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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.
Motivational Interviewing
(434) 262-4015
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Motivational Interviewing
**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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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.
Motivational Interviewing
(434) 325-5231
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Motivational Interviewing
"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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Matthew Lamb
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
I work with individual adults interested in personal growth. Sometimes the answers we seek are within us but hidden. I am skilled at bringing these hidden things to light in a kind & compassionate way. My approach to therapy is centered on you as a person. You set the pace & focus, while I support you in clarifying your needs & how best to achieve them. I provide reflections, structure, & guidance through your process of self-discovery. Reasons for therapy might include to be more effective, manage time, illuminate a puzzling feeling, feel more like yourself, increase awareness, improve relationships, identify meaning & purpose.
Motivational Interviewing
(434) 248-7987
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Motivational Interviewing
I work with individual adults interested in personal growth. Sometimes the answers we seek are within us but hidden. I am skilled at bringing these hidden things to light in a kind & compassionate way. My approach to therapy is centered on you as a person. You set the pace & focus, while I support you in clarifying your needs & how best to achieve them. I provide reflections, structure, & guidance through your process of self-discovery. Reasons for therapy might include to be more effective, manage time, illuminate a puzzling feeling, feel more like yourself, increase awareness, improve relationships, identify meaning & purpose.
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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.
Motivational Interviewing
(434) 337-3397
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Motivational Interviewing
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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Afton Cordoba
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Afton has experience working with individuals in the areas of anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflict, trauma, grief/loss and life transitions. Afton believes that every person is fully capable of change, growth and healing. Her work focuses on empowering clients to recognize their inner strengths and cultivate healthy mindsets. Afton integrates elements of cognitive behavior therapy and solution focused therapy to aid clients in challenging negative thought processes, setting goals and envisioning their future selves. She also uses mindfulness as a way to help clients explore their present situation and find joy and peace.
Motivational Interviewing
(434) 204-2958
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Motivational Interviewing
Afton has experience working with individuals in the areas of anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflict, trauma, grief/loss and life transitions. Afton believes that every person is fully capable of change, growth and healing. Her work focuses on empowering clients to recognize their inner strengths and cultivate healthy mindsets. Afton integrates elements of cognitive behavior therapy and solution focused therapy to aid clients in challenging negative thought processes, setting goals and envisioning their future selves. She also uses mindfulness as a way to help clients explore their present situation and find joy and peace.
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Mary Feamster
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help. Maybe you're a parent searching for someone who can help your teenage child, or an individual seeking freedom from negative thoughts. I partner with my clients to offer validation, insight, and targeted strategies for change. If you're looking for a therapist who is outcome-oriented and dedicated to helping you find relief and make changes that stick, please reach out. I work with adolescents and adults targeting trauma, eating disorders, body image, depression, and anxiety.
Motivational Interviewing
(434) 256-1913
Verified

Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Motivational Interviewing
It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help. Maybe you're a parent searching for someone who can help your teenage child, or an individual seeking freedom from negative thoughts. I partner with my clients to offer validation, insight, and targeted strategies for change. If you're looking for a therapist who is outcome-oriented and dedicated to helping you find relief and make changes that stick, please reach out. I work with adolescents and adults targeting trauma, eating disorders, body image, depression, and anxiety.
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Micah Fleitman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
The fact that you are here now, reading these words, shows that a part of you is ready for change. It takes courage to face our feelings and work through them to build a better life. When we do face our feelings, we find that everything we are feeling and doing has helped us to survive our past experiences. We learn to give compassion and understanding to ourselves and our loved ones, and recognize that we have each been doing our best. We can then learn new ways of relating with our feelings and our loved ones that brings joy and connection.
Motivational Interviewing
(434) 448-3633
Verified
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Motivational Interviewing
The fact that you are here now, reading these words, shows that a part of you is ready for change. It takes courage to face our feelings and work through them to build a better life. When we do face our feelings, we find that everything we are feeling and doing has helped us to survive our past experiences. We learn to give compassion and understanding to ourselves and our loved ones, and recognize that we have each been doing our best. We can then learn new ways of relating with our feelings and our loved ones that brings joy and connection.
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Tammy R Villines
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Dr. Villines is a licensed clinical psychologist who works with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. She received her doctorate degree in psychology (PsyD) in 2004 from the American School of Professional Psychology in Washington, D.C and completed pre- and postdoctoral training in community mental health centers and neuropsychological practices in the Washington, D.C. area. Dr. Villines conducts comprehensive neuropsychological assessments, evaluating individuals with complex medical, developmental, social-emotional, attentional, learning, and genetic related disorders.
Motivational Interviewing
(540) 456-9612
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Motivational Interviewing
Dr. Villines is a licensed clinical psychologist who works with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. She received her doctorate degree in psychology (PsyD) in 2004 from the American School of Professional Psychology in Washington, D.C and completed pre- and postdoctoral training in community mental health centers and neuropsychological practices in the Washington, D.C. area. Dr. Villines conducts comprehensive neuropsychological assessments, evaluating individuals with complex medical, developmental, social-emotional, attentional, learning, and genetic related disorders.
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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.
Motivational Interviewing
(434) 443-6326
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Motivational Interviewing
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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Kelsey Fassieux
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Dr. Fassieux integrates a variety of counseling techniques into her work, often focusing upon interpersonal relationships, utilizing principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and identifying individual strengths. She believes people are resourceful and often solve problems intelligently and creatively, especially when supported within the context of an encouraging and therapeutic relationship. When working with children and teens, Dr. Fassieux works from a developmental perspective to explore lagging skills and develop concrete strategies to build competencies and capabilities.
Motivational Interviewing
(434) 290-4220
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Motivational Interviewing
Dr. Fassieux integrates a variety of counseling techniques into her work, often focusing upon interpersonal relationships, utilizing principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and identifying individual strengths. She believes people are resourceful and often solve problems intelligently and creatively, especially when supported within the context of an encouraging and therapeutic relationship. When working with children and teens, Dr. Fassieux works from a developmental perspective to explore lagging skills and develop concrete strategies to build competencies and capabilities.
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Raechel Brittain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Raechel’s therapeutic style is comprised of non-judgment, validation, and supportive confrontation- the ingredients she believes are most necessary to promote change and growth. She enjoys supporting individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, stress management, personality issues, crisis prevention/intervention and trauma. This breadth of experience in different treatment settings has prepared her to work with a diverse client base.
Motivational Interviewing
(434) 443-6355
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Motivational Interviewing
Raechel’s therapeutic style is comprised of non-judgment, validation, and supportive confrontation- the ingredients she believes are most necessary to promote change and growth. She enjoys supporting individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, stress management, personality issues, crisis prevention/intervention and trauma. This breadth of experience in different treatment settings has prepared her to work with a diverse client base.
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Heather Whitney
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
I have spent the past 20+ years helping clients to lead happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives. My goal is to provide a stress free, nonjudgmental environment where you can feel supported, comfortable, and free to express yourself.
Motivational Interviewing
(434) 226-5893
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Motivational Interviewing
I have spent the past 20+ years helping clients to lead happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives. My goal is to provide a stress free, nonjudgmental environment where you can feel supported, comfortable, and free to express yourself.
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Clarence Massie Jr
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, PhD, MS, ICADC, CADC-II, MAC Verified
Verified
Although my therapeutic approach is an eclectic style to counseling, I also care about my clients, and utilize in-depth listening skills to first identity the problem, and then help you understand how that problem personally affects you and the ones you love. Then together we can find solutions that work. In this region, I use video therapy, which has become a viable alternative to face-to-face therapy. It provides a secure and convenient method of processing your life in the privacy of your own home. This is a proven and successful option for many of my national clients.
Motivational Interviewing
(678) 929-4902
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Motivational Interviewing
Although my therapeutic approach is an eclectic style to counseling, I also care about my clients, and utilize in-depth listening skills to first identity the problem, and then help you understand how that problem personally affects you and the ones you love. Then together we can find solutions that work. In this region, I use video therapy, which has become a viable alternative to face-to-face therapy. It provides a secure and convenient method of processing your life in the privacy of your own home. This is a proven and successful option for many of my national clients.
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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.
Motivational Interviewing
(540) 208-5951
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Motivational Interviewing
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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Morgan Soper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who specializes in adolescents (ages 16+) and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, OCD, relationship issues, and difficulty coping with medical problems. As a therapist, I believe that everyone is capable of change and healing, regardless of your circumstances. I utilize a strengths-based and systems approach, with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral and solutions-focused interventions.
Motivational Interviewing
(434) 204-2418
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Motivational Interviewing
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who specializes in adolescents (ages 16+) and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, OCD, relationship issues, and difficulty coping with medical problems. As a therapist, I believe that everyone is capable of change and healing, regardless of your circumstances. I utilize a strengths-based and systems approach, with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral and solutions-focused interventions.
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Brenda Doremus-Daniel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
As a therapist, I provide a safe space for you to explore your potential, heal from past wounds, better manage stressors, and develop an actionable plan to work towards the goals you wish to pursue. I work with adults and adolescents (age 16+) and specialize in working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma recovery, parenting challenges, or who are coping with relational, medical, and/or life stressors. I utilize a strengths-based approach with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused interventions.
Motivational Interviewing
(434) 201-7444
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Motivational Interviewing
As a therapist, I provide a safe space for you to explore your potential, heal from past wounds, better manage stressors, and develop an actionable plan to work towards the goals you wish to pursue. I work with adults and adolescents (age 16+) and specialize in working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma recovery, parenting challenges, or who are coping with relational, medical, and/or life stressors. I utilize a strengths-based approach with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused interventions.

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Motivational Interviewing Therapists
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a method of therapy that works to engage the motivation of clients to change their behavior. Clients are encouraged to explore and confront their ambivalence. Therapists attempt to influence their clients to consider making changes, rather than non-directively explore themselves. Downtown, Charlottesville Motivational Interviewing is frequently used in cases of problem drinking or mild addictions. Check these therapists for Motivational Interviewing in Downtown, Charlottesville.

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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

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