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.
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Erin E. Horn
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in treatment of depression, anxiety, and relationship problems in adolescents, adults, and couples. I work from a relational perspective, and use evidence-based interventions (e.g., cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based relaxation, emotion-focused, and interpersonal process techniques) to treat a variety of presenting issues. I work collaboratively with my clients to develop goals and a treatment plan that is individually tailored to their needs and balances enhanced self-insight with developing more useful and effective coping strategies.
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(434) 363-9154
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in treatment of depression, anxiety, and relationship problems in adolescents, adults, and couples. I work from a relational perspective, and use evidence-based interventions (e.g., cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based relaxation, emotion-focused, and interpersonal process techniques) to treat a variety of presenting issues. I work collaboratively with my clients to develop goals and a treatment plan that is individually tailored to their needs and balances enhanced self-insight with developing more useful and effective coping strategies.
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Pam Rule
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, IWLC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22903
It takes courage to begin therapy and the process may be daunting. I strive to create a nonjudgmental and compassionate space for my clients to feel safe to talk about their problems and process their thoughts and feelings. My approach is collaborative and strength-based, helping clients identify and achieve their goals - relationships, professional, or self growth.
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(434) 374-7592
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
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It takes courage to begin therapy and the process may be daunting. I strive to create a nonjudgmental and compassionate space for my clients to feel safe to talk about their problems and process their thoughts and feelings. My approach is collaborative and strength-based, helping clients identify and achieve their goals - relationships, professional, or self growth.
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Stacie Davidson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22901
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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(434) 216-2445
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
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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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Angela D'Amelio
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Finding the right therapist - one you feel comfortable with, trust, and can be open and honest with - is essential to your healing. I am committed to facilitating an environment of acceptance, hope, and encouragement. I help individuals who are dealing with depression, anxiety, relationships, and women's issues. My goal is to help you feel empowered, and to create a balanced life and a renewed relationship with yourself and others. Together, we will develop skills, build emotional strength, and find the path toward living out your goals.
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(434) 277-2125
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Finding the right therapist - one you feel comfortable with, trust, and can be open and honest with - is essential to your healing. I am committed to facilitating an environment of acceptance, hope, and encouragement. I help individuals who are dealing with depression, anxiety, relationships, and women's issues. My goal is to help you feel empowered, and to create a balanced life and a renewed relationship with yourself and others. Together, we will develop skills, build emotional strength, and find the path toward living out your goals.
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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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Office is near:
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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Anita Dean
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Hi, my name is Anita, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor at Thriveworks Counseling with over 26 years of experience serving the Charlottesville community. I've provided counseling to individuals, couples, groups, children, and families in multiple settings including community mental health, private practice, residential, and a crisis treatment center. I have also supervised and trained many counseling interns from the University of Virginia, James Madison University, and other programs. I'd be proud to help serve and work together with you to achieve your goals and improve your quality of life!
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(434) 214-4165
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Hi, my name is Anita, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor at Thriveworks Counseling with over 26 years of experience serving the Charlottesville community. I've provided counseling to individuals, couples, groups, children, and families in multiple settings including community mental health, private practice, residential, and a crisis treatment center. I have also supervised and trained many counseling interns from the University of Virginia, James Madison University, and other programs. I'd be proud to help serve and work together with you to achieve your goals and improve your quality of life!
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Greg Amodeo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSAC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22902
The ongoing pandemic, social, and economic hardship can make each day can feel like a struggle just to get up and face your life without overwhelming suffering. You may feel alone and isolated because nobody understands what you are going through and wonder if you will ever be happy again. But social isolation doesn't have to be emotional isolation. By reaching out, you have begun the steps to feel better. With my professional guidance and your commitment, we can heal your traumatic pain and start a new chapter. I am thankful you are here, so we may continue these first steps towards your new happiness.
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(804) 823-5475
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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The ongoing pandemic, social, and economic hardship can make each day can feel like a struggle just to get up and face your life without overwhelming suffering. You may feel alone and isolated because nobody understands what you are going through and wonder if you will ever be happy again. But social isolation doesn't have to be emotional isolation. By reaching out, you have begun the steps to feel better. With my professional guidance and your commitment, we can heal your traumatic pain and start a new chapter. I am thankful you are here, so we may continue these first steps towards your new happiness.
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The Epiphany Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CADC, NCC Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I have 20 years of counseling experience working with mental heath disorders, eating disorders, and couple therapy. I take an emotion focused and Jungian approach that allows for depth therapy. I also use Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills training to promote self-acceptance, non-judgment, and behavior change in the areas of interpersonal effectiveness, mindfulness, distress tolerance and emotion regulation. My therapeutic approach promotes an environment of acceptance and compassion that over time becomes an increasing internal experience.
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(434) 363-4647
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I have 20 years of counseling experience working with mental heath disorders, eating disorders, and couple therapy. I take an emotion focused and Jungian approach that allows for depth therapy. I also use Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills training to promote self-acceptance, non-judgment, and behavior change in the areas of interpersonal effectiveness, mindfulness, distress tolerance and emotion regulation. My therapeutic approach promotes an environment of acceptance and compassion that over time becomes an increasing internal experience.
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Vivian M. Rodriguez Archilla
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22901
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and founder of the Center for Mind+Body Health. My practice specializes in health psychology or behavioral medicine. This means that I have specific training in helping adults cope and adjust to chronic illness, with particular expertise in working with cancer patients and their family members, and helping individuals make significant health-related behavioral changes to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I also work with adults experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, sleep problems, and chronic pain, among other issues.
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(434) 885-0378
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
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I am a licensed clinical psychologist and founder of the Center for Mind+Body Health. My practice specializes in health psychology or behavioral medicine. This means that I have specific training in helping adults cope and adjust to chronic illness, with particular expertise in working with cancer patients and their family members, and helping individuals make significant health-related behavioral changes to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I also work with adults experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, sleep problems, and chronic pain, among other issues.
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Ivy Road Family Solutions
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903
I am a firm believer in evidence based treatments and have extensive training and practice in such. That being said, I recognize that "evidence" is usually based on outcomes of clinical trials with very controlled environments where very specific populations with very specific diagnoses are treated. Thus, I find that I am most effective when adapting, integrating and tailoring treatments to my clients' individual needs.
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(434) 363-4720
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
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I am a firm believer in evidence based treatments and have extensive training and practice in such. That being said, I recognize that "evidence" is usually based on outcomes of clinical trials with very controlled environments where very specific populations with very specific diagnoses are treated. Thus, I find that I am most effective when adapting, integrating and tailoring treatments to my clients' individual needs.
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Frances Ingram
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903
I have experience working with adolescents, and adults who are struggling with a range of life situations such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, sexual abuse/trauma and relationship issues. I am interested in you as an individual and am committed to helping you learn what causes you to be stuck and repeating dysfunctional patterns. My approach is active, direct and flexible. I do not stay stuck in the past, but I do use past trauma as a tool to help you learn how these wounds are causing present day conflict. You will use practical strategies to create a life that meets your emotional, social and spiritual nee
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(434) 220-0535
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
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I have experience working with adolescents, and adults who are struggling with a range of life situations such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, sexual abuse/trauma and relationship issues. I am interested in you as an individual and am committed to helping you learn what causes you to be stuck and repeating dysfunctional patterns. My approach is active, direct and flexible. I do not stay stuck in the past, but I do use past trauma as a tool to help you learn how these wounds are causing present day conflict. You will use practical strategies to create a life that meets your emotional, social and spiritual nee
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Sarah G Simmons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LLC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
** I am currently full and not accepting new clients.**Counseling is a relationship. I am honored at the opportunity to build relationships, hold space for people’s most difficult events and challenges, and help guide their process of self reflection, awareness, and change. I have been practicing for 17 years. My expertise are in the areas of anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, grief and loss.
Optima
(540) 306-5391
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
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** I am currently full and not accepting new clients.**Counseling is a relationship. I am honored at the opportunity to build relationships, hold space for people’s most difficult events and challenges, and help guide their process of self reflection, awareness, and change. I have been practicing for 17 years. My expertise are in the areas of anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, grief and loss.
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Hilary Steinitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
As a strengths-based and trauma-informed therapist, I am passionate about helping clients to repair deeply held wounds, especially relational wounds, which are often at the core of symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and addictive behaviors. Though I work with clients to help alleviate their troubling symptoms, my work is more fully anchored in the belief that the sensitive exploration of underlying injuries enables not just symptom-reduction but transformation and growth.
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(434) 299-0191
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
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As a strengths-based and trauma-informed therapist, I am passionate about helping clients to repair deeply held wounds, especially relational wounds, which are often at the core of symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and addictive behaviors. Though I work with clients to help alleviate their troubling symptoms, my work is more fully anchored in the belief that the sensitive exploration of underlying injuries enables not just symptom-reduction but transformation and growth.
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Jennifer Shenk
Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22901
My work is rooted in psychodynamic theory which is multifaceted and flexible to serve your individual needs. My focus is providing a compassionate atmosphere in which you are able to speak honestly as well as be deeply understood and respected. In addition, we'll use memories, metaphors, symbols, contextual dream analysis, and creative discovery to seek insights into what motivates or compels you. Through this work, we'll not just merely relieve symptoms, but also understand who you are, what experiences have shaped you, and identify emotional "blind-spots"- all to develop more adaptive and permanent ways of being.
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(434) 226-5929
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
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My work is rooted in psychodynamic theory which is multifaceted and flexible to serve your individual needs. My focus is providing a compassionate atmosphere in which you are able to speak honestly as well as be deeply understood and respected. In addition, we'll use memories, metaphors, symbols, contextual dream analysis, and creative discovery to seek insights into what motivates or compels you. Through this work, we'll not just merely relieve symptoms, but also understand who you are, what experiences have shaped you, and identify emotional "blind-spots"- all to develop more adaptive and permanent ways of being.
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Jeffrey David Watros
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Hello. My name is Jeff Watros. Since 1995, I have been practicing as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Perhaps you've noticed one reality that applies to everyone of us is interaction with other human beings. Whether in the context of family, marriage, friend, acquaintance or total stranger, we can find ourselves struggling to understand one another. Sometimes hurt results. However, relationships can be repaired with a willing heart and humble attitude.
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(540) 602-5328
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Hello. My name is Jeff Watros. Since 1995, I have been practicing as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Perhaps you've noticed one reality that applies to everyone of us is interaction with other human beings. Whether in the context of family, marriage, friend, acquaintance or total stranger, we can find ourselves struggling to understand one another. Sometimes hurt results. However, relationships can be repaired with a willing heart and humble attitude.
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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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Barbara Groves
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
As your therapist, I will guide you to recognize learned patterns of thinking, acting and feeling that may be creating suffering in your life. Together we will explore where and why you learned those patterns. Once fully understood, you will find the courage to transform those learned patterns into healthier ones. I will then guide you to practice these new and healthier patterns in the therapy room as well as in your life outside the therapy room. Once you transform old patterns of relating into healthier ones, you will feel lighter, more confident and happier.
Optima
(434) 602-2150
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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As your therapist, I will guide you to recognize learned patterns of thinking, acting and feeling that may be creating suffering in your life. Together we will explore where and why you learned those patterns. Once fully understood, you will find the courage to transform those learned patterns into healthier ones. I will then guide you to practice these new and healthier patterns in the therapy room as well as in your life outside the therapy room. Once you transform old patterns of relating into healthier ones, you will feel lighter, more confident and happier.

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Optima (Optima Health) Therapists
Optima Health provides health plan coverage to members throughout Virginia. Are you looking for a Charlottesville Optima Health Therapist? These Charlottesville Therapists accept Optima Health insurance. They include Optima Therapists in Charlottesville, Optima psychologists and Optima counseling. A Charlottesville Therapist who accepts Optima, may be in network with Optima, or can assist you to make a claim on your Optima Health insurance (as an out of network Optima provider). When you make an appointment, please chat with the Therapist you select about how your coverage with Optima health will work. And make sure to confirm with Optima's point of service if you have any questions.

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.