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.
(434) 264-5326
Verified
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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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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22901
I work with people who are struggling with a range of problems and wish to better understand their thoughts, feelings and behavior. I also work with people who are at a crossroads and want help thinking about the impact of a significant change on self and others. I am experienced working with people from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds as well as LGBTQ individuals and couples. I'm compassionate and non judgmental and tailor my work to each patient's needs. I received my PhD from Yale University and have worked in community clinics, hospitals and extensively with UVA students and faculty.
(434) 214-4476
Verified

Charlottesville, VA 22901
I work with people who are struggling with a range of problems and wish to better understand their thoughts, feelings and behavior. I also work with people who are at a crossroads and want help thinking about the impact of a significant change on self and others. I am experienced working with people from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds as well as LGBTQ individuals and couples. I'm compassionate and non judgmental and tailor my work to each patient's needs. I received my PhD from Yale University and have worked in community clinics, hospitals and extensively with UVA students and faculty.
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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.
(434) 248-3557
Verified
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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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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.
(434) 337-3568
Verified
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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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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903
I work with school age children who are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, behavioral issues, low self-worth, and social isolation. I work very closely with parents to help them manage their children’s emotional and behavioral needs, and I usually involve parents in sessions. I have a lot of experience working with children, adolescents and their parents. I also have experience bringing healing to youth victims of trauma.  In addition, my work with parents has provided me with experience working with young and middle-age adults.
(434) 226-7897
Verified
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
I work with school age children who are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, behavioral issues, low self-worth, and social isolation. I work very closely with parents to help them manage their children’s emotional and behavioral needs, and I usually involve parents in sessions. I have a lot of experience working with children, adolescents and their parents. I also have experience bringing healing to youth victims of trauma.  In addition, my work with parents has provided me with experience working with young and middle-age adults.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Life Coach. My approach to therapy is to help clients identify, understand, and ultimately change the areas in their lives that have contributed to emotional and relationship pain. I deeply believe that to have the breakthrough we need in current relationships we must understand our history and how it profoundly colors and impacts us as adults. Once we learn to own our history, it no longer owns us.
(757) 269-9833
Verified
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Life Coach. My approach to therapy is to help clients identify, understand, and ultimately change the areas in their lives that have contributed to emotional and relationship pain. I deeply believe that to have the breakthrough we need in current relationships we must understand our history and how it profoundly colors and impacts us as adults. Once we learn to own our history, it no longer owns us.
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Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Do you yearn for a happier, more fulfilled life? Are you struggling with loss, life transition, trauma, relentless depression or anxiety, or do you find that your relationship, once close and happy, is feeling more and more distant and unsatisfying? I understand how difficult it can be to start the journey of therapy. If you are willing to take this brave step, I am here to listen deeply to your story with non-judgement and compassion, join you in moments of laughter and tears, and journey with you through the scary places.
Verified
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
Do you yearn for a happier, more fulfilled life? Are you struggling with loss, life transition, trauma, relentless depression or anxiety, or do you find that your relationship, once close and happy, is feeling more and more distant and unsatisfying? I understand how difficult it can be to start the journey of therapy. If you are willing to take this brave step, I am here to listen deeply to your story with non-judgement and compassion, join you in moments of laughter and tears, and journey with you through the scary places.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Genhi engages individuals in therapy by developing rapport and by offering empathy and being non-judgmental. She uses a collaborative approach to meet the individual where they are and to help facilitate achievement of their identified goals. She empowers the individual to explore themselves in a safe and open environment to promote growth, with an open, accepting, and compassionate style.
(434) 216-0626
Verified
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
Genhi engages individuals in therapy by developing rapport and by offering empathy and being non-judgmental. She uses a collaborative approach to meet the individual where they are and to help facilitate achievement of their identified goals. She empowers the individual to explore themselves in a safe and open environment to promote growth, with an open, accepting, and compassionate style.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22911
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience in helping people to develop skills in finding greater stability, empowerment, and resiliency in their lives. I find it important to emphasize a person's strengths, while working to understand larger patterns in clients' lives that could be impacting them negatively. Everyone possesses the capacity for growth and change whether looking for symptom reduction, healing from past experiences, increasing understanding/insight, improving relationships, gaining support during difficult times, or simply maintaining your overall wellbeing.
(434) 465-6435
Verified
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Charlottesville, VA 22911
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience in helping people to develop skills in finding greater stability, empowerment, and resiliency in their lives. I find it important to emphasize a person's strengths, while working to understand larger patterns in clients' lives that could be impacting them negatively. Everyone possesses the capacity for growth and change whether looking for symptom reduction, healing from past experiences, increasing understanding/insight, improving relationships, gaining support during difficult times, or simply maintaining your overall wellbeing.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
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$100
Charlottesville, VA 22901
I have worked successfully with a wide variety of families, couples, and individuals. Early in my training, I developed a specialty in working with highly conflicted divorces. My goals were always to help people improve their ability to work together by choosing better approaches and developing greater empathy for one another. More recently, I have worked extensively with adolescents and their families dealing with difficulties like Borderline Personality Disorder, self-harm/suicidality, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Throughout my career I have also worked with individuals, couples, and families on a wide variety of other issues.
(833) 964-1387
Verified
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
$100 Per Session
I have worked successfully with a wide variety of families, couples, and individuals. Early in my training, I developed a specialty in working with highly conflicted divorces. My goals were always to help people improve their ability to work together by choosing better approaches and developing greater empathy for one another. More recently, I have worked extensively with adolescents and their families dealing with difficulties like Borderline Personality Disorder, self-harm/suicidality, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Throughout my career I have also worked with individuals, couples, and families on a wide variety of other issues.
Photo of Jaclyn Marie Scott, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Life does not come with a handbook. Failure is a word which disconnects us from our innate ability to connect, seek, create, gather and master. Therapy serves as a resource. With individualized and therapeutic evidenced based practices we will learn to move past survival and thrive- creating a more congruent life. As your therapist we will find interventions to match your needs and create long term change together for yourself & your relationships.
(434) 566-0872
Verified
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
Life does not come with a handbook. Failure is a word which disconnects us from our innate ability to connect, seek, create, gather and master. Therapy serves as a resource. With individualized and therapeutic evidenced based practices we will learn to move past survival and thrive- creating a more congruent life. As your therapist we will find interventions to match your needs and create long term change together for yourself & your relationships.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
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$135
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Do you long for connection, yet find relationships frustrating, challenging or even painful? Are you wondering why you feel numb when others seem alive? I assist clients in identifying patterns of relationship, trauma wounds, and thought processes that drive symptoms such as depression, anxiety, addiction, low self-esteem and destructive choices. If you are seeking to understand your suffering, addiction or dissatisfaction with life and relationships, I can provide help. I am a certified EMDR therapist (emdr.com) and find it to be an incredible tool to process difficult memories, overwhelming life experiences and single incident to complex trauma.
(434) 533-1636
Verified
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Charlottesville, VA 22911
$135 Per Session
Do you long for connection, yet find relationships frustrating, challenging or even painful? Are you wondering why you feel numb when others seem alive? I assist clients in identifying patterns of relationship, trauma wounds, and thought processes that drive symptoms such as depression, anxiety, addiction, low self-esteem and destructive choices. If you are seeking to understand your suffering, addiction or dissatisfaction with life and relationships, I can provide help. I am a certified EMDR therapist (emdr.com) and find it to be an incredible tool to process difficult memories, overwhelming life experiences and single incident to complex trauma.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
My style is interactive, behavioral and usually short-term. I'm curious about where and how clients get stuck in running their lives, solving their own problems. I focus on helping clients break dysfunctional patterns, take acceptable risks, approach problems in a more flexible way. There's homework, new behaviors to try during the week. I have written 11 books on couple & family therapy, anxiety, depression & anger, brief therapy, clinical supervision, as well as over 300 articles. I write an online column for Psychology Today entitled Fixing Families, and have provided trainings nationally.
(434) 264-5486 x7
Verified
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
My style is interactive, behavioral and usually short-term. I'm curious about where and how clients get stuck in running their lives, solving their own problems. I focus on helping clients break dysfunctional patterns, take acceptable risks, approach problems in a more flexible way. There's homework, new behaviors to try during the week. I have written 11 books on couple & family therapy, anxiety, depression & anger, brief therapy, clinical supervision, as well as over 300 articles. I write an online column for Psychology Today entitled Fixing Families, and have provided trainings nationally.
Photo of Suzanne Wilberger LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
My office is located on the historic downtown mall of Charlottesville VA. I provide psychotherapy for adult men and women who are facing a wide range of life challenges. Maybe you're having difficulties due to anxiety or you are confused about your life’s direction or purpose. Possibly you have recently realized you have a pattern of becoming involved in unhealthy relationships and want to figure out why. I'll provide a comfortable, accepting, caring, and non-judgmental environment for you to gain an increased awareness of self, and to discover how this awareness can become the pathway towards growth and positive change.
(434) 227-5993
Verified
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
My office is located on the historic downtown mall of Charlottesville VA. I provide psychotherapy for adult men and women who are facing a wide range of life challenges. Maybe you're having difficulties due to anxiety or you are confused about your life’s direction or purpose. Possibly you have recently realized you have a pattern of becoming involved in unhealthy relationships and want to figure out why. I'll provide a comfortable, accepting, caring, and non-judgmental environment for you to gain an increased awareness of self, and to discover how this awareness can become the pathway towards growth and positive change.
Photo of Donalee L Rooks, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Life is a journey to understand ourselves, our purpose, and how to connect with others. Obstacles such as fears, unhealed wounds, and destructive thinking can impede our well-being. In addition, our fast-paced, high stress, disconnected culture can literally steal our peace. This can result in anxiety, depression and other psychological struggles. My practice is a safe place to pause, pay attention, process, and find coping strategies to manage life well. My approach is collaborative, nonjudgemental and supportive.
(703) 596-8150
Verified
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
Life is a journey to understand ourselves, our purpose, and how to connect with others. Obstacles such as fears, unhealed wounds, and destructive thinking can impede our well-being. In addition, our fast-paced, high stress, disconnected culture can literally steal our peace. This can result in anxiety, depression and other psychological struggles. My practice is a safe place to pause, pay attention, process, and find coping strategies to manage life well. My approach is collaborative, nonjudgemental and supportive.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
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$125
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Life in a human body is hard, and none of us were made to go through it alone. Healthy Relationships are what heal those parts of us that feel broken, shut off, or disconnected. In a healing therapeutic relationship, you can discover the place inside that was always whole, safe, and protected and regain those parts that you may feel are lost or damaged. Whether you are facing issues of anxiety, overwhelming stress, depression, anger, trauma, grief, paralyzing fear, that feeling of being stuck, or some other difficulty, together we will mindfully navigate life's many challenges with kindness, respect, and compassionate courage.
(434) 443-6455
Verified
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
$125 Per Session
Life in a human body is hard, and none of us were made to go through it alone. Healthy Relationships are what heal those parts of us that feel broken, shut off, or disconnected. In a healing therapeutic relationship, you can discover the place inside that was always whole, safe, and protected and regain those parts that you may feel are lost or damaged. Whether you are facing issues of anxiety, overwhelming stress, depression, anger, trauma, grief, paralyzing fear, that feeling of being stuck, or some other difficulty, together we will mindfully navigate life's many challenges with kindness, respect, and compassionate courage.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Sometimes the problems we face feel too tough to manage on our own. Having someone who spends time to listen and truly understand what you're going through can make all the difference. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who will help you navigate issues related to mood, anxiety, eating, and relationships through individual therapy. I am structured yet gentle in my approach and believe in collaboration to solve problems.
(434) 226-5522
Verified
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
Sometimes the problems we face feel too tough to manage on our own. Having someone who spends time to listen and truly understand what you're going through can make all the difference. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who will help you navigate issues related to mood, anxiety, eating, and relationships through individual therapy. I am structured yet gentle in my approach and believe in collaboration to solve problems.
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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!
(434) 325-5262
Verified
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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!
Photo of Jill Cartwright, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been in the mental health private practice industry since 1998 and licensed since 2000. I provide psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families to help them achieve personal growth, balance, and wellness. I have spent much of my experience working with adolescents and adults. My approach to therapy is primarily cognitive-behavioral emphasizing solution-focused therapy. I include clients in the development of personalized treatment plans and will use a holistic approach, which means I may use different methods to help you meet your goals including reality therapy, family systems therapy and homework.
(703) 291-0320
Verified
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been in the mental health private practice industry since 1998 and licensed since 2000. I provide psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families to help them achieve personal growth, balance, and wellness. I have spent much of my experience working with adolescents and adults. My approach to therapy is primarily cognitive-behavioral emphasizing solution-focused therapy. I include clients in the development of personalized treatment plans and will use a holistic approach, which means I may use different methods to help you meet your goals including reality therapy, family systems therapy and homework.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Each of us deserves to feel truly seen and able to connect to meaning and joy in our lives. Often past experiences, expectations, stigma, and negative beliefs can get in the way of this. I believe that therapy can help to re-connect with one’s inner resources and create a path forward. I use a client-centered, trauma-informed, integrative approach in my work. I draw from several therapies and practices and tailor my style for each individual’s needs. In sessions we may work to increase understanding of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and then explore how to shift these so that you can move toward the life that you want to live.
(434) 204-4265
Verified
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
Each of us deserves to feel truly seen and able to connect to meaning and joy in our lives. Often past experiences, expectations, stigma, and negative beliefs can get in the way of this. I believe that therapy can help to re-connect with one’s inner resources and create a path forward. I use a client-centered, trauma-informed, integrative approach in my work. I draw from several therapies and practices and tailor my style for each individual’s needs. In sessions we may work to increase understanding of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and then explore how to shift these so that you can move toward the life that you want to live.

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Teletherapy (Online Therapy, Virtual Therapists) Therapists
Teletherapy and Online counseling have grown enormously as a medium for therapy since the advent of social distancing. Most therapists are happy to provide sessions by video or phone.

All professionals are licensed to provide video therapy to clients within the State in which they hold their license. Cross State licensing exists, but is rare.

So if you're a client in Charlottesville, this list of teletherapists are licensed to provide therapy to you online (by phone, video or text based chat) because they are within your state. They are sorted nearest to furthest, with professionals in Charlottesville listed first.

Teletherapy via phone or video can be very similar to conventional in person sessions. The message is the same, even if the medium is different. There are some advantages in the form of convenience, lack of travel and being in comfort of your own home. Set against those, professionals find it more difficult to read non-verbal signals of their clients, and you may find you yourself can be more easily distracted.

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.