Cathleen A Rea PhD

Psychologist, PhD

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Cathleen A Rea PhD

Psychologist, PhD


Offers online therapy

Cathleen A Rea PhD
934 East Jefferson Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Call Cathleen Rea
(434) 325-5262
Announcement icon During this period of COVID-19 sheltering, I am fully "networked" for telehealth sessions, securely and with your privacy in mind :-)
I am a child, teen, and family psychologist and Past-President of the Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists, with 30+ years of practice. My background and the core of my work is individual/family therapy from toddler-hood to adult, and psychological evaluation for learning/attention and emotional struggles. I have skills and a passion for working with families in a Collaborative Divorce process, a non-litigated process that actually can foster growth in communication and decision-making skills, and I also enjoy providing consultation to coparents following divorce. These ALL build resilience – a core theme in this work!
RESILIENCE is that ability to tolerate challenge and adversity, in whatever form, with strength and purpose. That quality - entailing courage, mindfulness to this moment, and flexibility to deal with unexpected answers and the need to shift gears - may be THE critical challenge, and I am honored to address that with you - whether 2, 19 or 40 years old.
Speaking of RESILIENCE, these days of COVID-19 social distancing and confinement at home can be especially challenging, so please know that we are in this together! I am happy to both “meet” and work with you and your children via a secure and private Telehealth platform. It is surprisingly easy and quite effective! Please reach out!
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“Welcome! Telehealth has added value to my work with individuals (children and adults), families, and coparents after divorce. Let's begin!”


  • Cost per Session: $160 - $200
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
While I am a fee-for-service professional, I will provide you monthly with a statement that will help you access any out-of-network benefit.
Email us or call (434) 325-5262 with questions.


  • Years in Practice: 37 Years
  • License: Virginia / 0810001325
  • School: University of Virginia Curry Program in School/Clinical Child Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 1984

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Association of Family and Conciliation Courts / 9039
  • Certificate Date: 2003
  • Certificate: American Psychological Association / 17691397
  • Certificate Date: 1983
  • Certificate: Virginia Collaborative Professionals / VaCP
  • Certificate Date: 2011


Cathleen A Rea PhD
934 East Jefferson Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Call Cathleen Rea
(434) 325-5262
Offers online therapy
  • Child
  • Divorce
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Co-Parenting through and after Divorce
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Transitions
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Stress
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Individuals
  • Family


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Last Modified: 22 Sep 2021
Cathleen A Rea PhD, PhD, Psychologist in Charlottesville

Cathleen A Rea PhD

Psychologist, PhD