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.
Jessica Begans
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903
**Note: I am not currently accepting new patients.** We are all in trouble. Some of us are anxious, trying to avoid trouble at all costs. Some of us start trouble with loved ones for reasons we can't understand. Some of us get into trouble at school or at work. And many of us are troubled by past traumas that we can't seem to shake. My aim in therapy is to partner with you around your goals and your values, to figure out what's worth your time and trouble. Therapy is a time, just for you, to heal and grow at your own pace.
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(413) 344-2219
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
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**Note: I am not currently accepting new patients.** We are all in trouble. Some of us are anxious, trying to avoid trouble at all costs. Some of us start trouble with loved ones for reasons we can't understand. Some of us get into trouble at school or at work. And many of us are troubled by past traumas that we can't seem to shake. My aim in therapy is to partner with you around your goals and your values, to figure out what's worth your time and trouble. Therapy is a time, just for you, to heal and grow at your own pace.
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Sean Flannery
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
***Currently accepting new clients*** I work with couples and individuals in therapy. I enjoy working with young to older-aged adults who are struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, difficulty adjusting to new life situations, and a variety of other issues. My areas of special interest are couple's therapy, older adults, and athletic performance/recovery. I also provide psychological testing for various issues with clients ages 6 and up
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(434) 216-0165
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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***Currently accepting new clients*** I work with couples and individuals in therapy. I enjoy working with young to older-aged adults who are struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, difficulty adjusting to new life situations, and a variety of other issues. My areas of special interest are couple's therapy, older adults, and athletic performance/recovery. I also provide psychological testing for various issues with clients ages 6 and up
Charlottesville, VA 22903
**Currently full. Wait list only.** I work with children ages 3-18, families, and individuals using brain-based and solution-focused methods to support them through issues related to anxiety, stress, trauma, depression, and challenging behavior. I use a strength-based approach to shift environmental factors to build social competence and positive outcomes. I combine systems theory, CBT, and neuroscience to tailor a hands-on approach to create change in the home and school settings.
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(434) 216-2366
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
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**Currently full. Wait list only.** I work with children ages 3-18, families, and individuals using brain-based and solution-focused methods to support them through issues related to anxiety, stress, trauma, depression, and challenging behavior. I use a strength-based approach to shift environmental factors to build social competence and positive outcomes. I combine systems theory, CBT, and neuroscience to tailor a hands-on approach to create change in the home and school settings.
Laura Szyikowski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
What change would you like to see in your life? I would like to see you make that change. Individual therapy takes an expert and a consultant. The client is the expert on their own person and life experiences, and the counselor is the consultant who is hired to help identify and problem solve that expert's barriers to success. I specialize in helping people gain emotional stability, a strong sense of identity, and the self-confidence they need to make changes in their lives that they want to make.
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(540) 215-7326
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
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What change would you like to see in your life? I would like to see you make that change. Individual therapy takes an expert and a consultant. The client is the expert on their own person and life experiences, and the counselor is the consultant who is hired to help identify and problem solve that expert's barriers to success. I specialize in helping people gain emotional stability, a strong sense of identity, and the self-confidence they need to make changes in their lives that they want to make.
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Onnie Baldwin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR, EFT Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
It's hard for anyone to talk about personal issues. Anyone brave enough to do this launches themselves into a life giving process that increases the possibilities of their lives forever. It brings about unbelievable changes opening possibilities never thought of. It's hard work. It's scary. But it teaches one to live effectively with what life has brought and create changes that enhance the life that is. It's a journey into the good and the bad that takes a person to new heights. It's an exploration that creates love and light in a life.
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(434) 485-0094
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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It's hard for anyone to talk about personal issues. Anyone brave enough to do this launches themselves into a life giving process that increases the possibilities of their lives forever. It brings about unbelievable changes opening possibilities never thought of. It's hard work. It's scary. But it teaches one to live effectively with what life has brought and create changes that enhance the life that is. It's a journey into the good and the bad that takes a person to new heights. It's an exploration that creates love and light in a life.
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Caroline Megargel
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.
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(434) 248-3557
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
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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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Sarah Fleming Creativity & Healing, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Sarah Fleming Creativity & Healing, LLC is a group practice offering online and phone therapy and creative lifestyle coaching. We are able to see clients located in Iowa and Virginia for therapy and can provide coaching to clients globally. We look at the mind, body, and spirit as parts of self that profoundly affect one another. We believe in change, and that people can create the life they want. Our goal is to help people connect the dots as they explore dysfunctional/non-beneficial ways of thinking, eating, relating, and behaving, and to support them in incorporating new ways of existing that lead to fulfillment and congruence.
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(434) 264-5389
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Sarah Fleming Creativity & Healing, LLC is a group practice offering online and phone therapy and creative lifestyle coaching. We are able to see clients located in Iowa and Virginia for therapy and can provide coaching to clients globally. We look at the mind, body, and spirit as parts of self that profoundly affect one another. We believe in change, and that people can create the life they want. Our goal is to help people connect the dots as they explore dysfunctional/non-beneficial ways of thinking, eating, relating, and behaving, and to support them in incorporating new ways of existing that lead to fulfillment and congruence.
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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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Office is near:
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.
Sean Slevin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC, NCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
~ Counseling tailored to your Personality, from a Christian Perspective, & with a Neurobiological understanding of Lasting Change ~ I understand firsthand the courage required to ask for help. You are taking an important step in pursuing counseling today. ~ I use my understanding of personality types to tailor counseling to your specific needs. We are all unique, and my desire is to help each person become more fully whomever they are meant to be. I use my knowledge of the various strengths and weaknesses of each personality type to help you build on your strengths, and to have compassion for your weaknesses.
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(540) 908-2045
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
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~ Counseling tailored to your Personality, from a Christian Perspective, & with a Neurobiological understanding of Lasting Change ~ I understand firsthand the courage required to ask for help. You are taking an important step in pursuing counseling today. ~ I use my understanding of personality types to tailor counseling to your specific needs. We are all unique, and my desire is to help each person become more fully whomever they are meant to be. I use my knowledge of the various strengths and weaknesses of each personality type to help you build on your strengths, and to have compassion for your weaknesses.
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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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Carrie Landis
MAT, MSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Carrie Landis is a supervisee in Clinical Social Work and will be providing teletherapy to residents in Virginia. She has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in the art of teaching. In 2020, Carrie graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) with a master’s in social work. Throughout her time at VCU, she worked with children in the public school system and provided community-based therapy to families, children, and adolescents. Carrie has experience with individual therapy, family therapy, co-parenting, crisis intervention, and psychoeducational services.
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(540) 215-7494
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Carrie Landis is a supervisee in Clinical Social Work and will be providing teletherapy to residents in Virginia. She has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in the art of teaching. In 2020, Carrie graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) with a master’s in social work. Throughout her time at VCU, she worked with children in the public school system and provided community-based therapy to families, children, and adolescents. Carrie has experience with individual therapy, family therapy, co-parenting, crisis intervention, and psychoeducational services.
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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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Jem Iwatsubo
MA, NCC Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22901
******Accepting new clients******I help children, adolescents, individuals, families, and couples strengthen their relationships and accomplish their desired behavioral and family therapy goals within a supportive setting in Charlottesville, Virginia. Therapy and coaching are not a "one-size-fits-all" process, so I offer an integrative approach to support and meet the health needs of couples and individuals of all ages. An essential element to achieve success in therapy is finding the right therapist.
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(434) 979-0408
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
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******Accepting new clients******I help children, adolescents, individuals, families, and couples strengthen their relationships and accomplish their desired behavioral and family therapy goals within a supportive setting in Charlottesville, Virginia. Therapy and coaching are not a "one-size-fits-all" process, so I offer an integrative approach to support and meet the health needs of couples and individuals of all ages. An essential element to achieve success in therapy is finding the right therapist.
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Allison Anderson
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
I specialize in comprehensive psychological testing for children, adolescents and adults, including testing for learning disorders and ADHD/ADD, general academic achievement and work concerns, problems with anxiety, and mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder, and developmental delay. I also provide screening for memory and other cognitive problems, IQ testing for gifted programs/schools or other purposes, personality testing for self-knowledge or to address life difficulties, and testing to assess whether disability accommodations are supported in a variety of settings.
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(434) 480-3888
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
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I specialize in comprehensive psychological testing for children, adolescents and adults, including testing for learning disorders and ADHD/ADD, general academic achievement and work concerns, problems with anxiety, and mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder, and developmental delay. I also provide screening for memory and other cognitive problems, IQ testing for gifted programs/schools or other purposes, personality testing for self-knowledge or to address life difficulties, and testing to assess whether disability accommodations are supported in a variety of settings.
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Violet Vorlet
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903
I help couples who are feeling stuck get out of the negative patterns and have the relationship they want. I help individuals who are perfectionists and people-pleasers get out of the "shoulds" reclaim their unique selves for a more pleasure-filled and connected life.
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(434) 204-4227
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
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I help couples who are feeling stuck get out of the negative patterns and have the relationship they want. I help individuals who are perfectionists and people-pleasers get out of the "shoulds" reclaim their unique selves for a more pleasure-filled and connected life.
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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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Erin Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT, FAMI Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Your decision to start counseling represents a meaningful commitment to yourself, and to a life that is more satisfying and balanced. The clients I work with appreciate my focused, sensitive and caring approach to the issues they present for counseling. If you are dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, stress, or relationship issues, I will work with you to develop strategies that will help you improve self-esteem and self-confidence, enhance self-awareness and relationship skills, reduce worry and negative thinking, and improve mood and energy.
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(434) 337-3853
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22911
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Your decision to start counseling represents a meaningful commitment to yourself, and to a life that is more satisfying and balanced. The clients I work with appreciate my focused, sensitive and caring approach to the issues they present for counseling. If you are dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, stress, or relationship issues, I will work with you to develop strategies that will help you improve self-esteem and self-confidence, enhance self-awareness and relationship skills, reduce worry and negative thinking, and improve mood and energy.

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Peer Relationships in Charlottesville

Teens want to be with people their own age - their peers. During their adolescent years, teens and tweens often spend more time with their peers than with their parents. Through their peer relationships, they can be both connected and independent, as they grow away from their parents' images of them and develop identities of their own. Peers provide a place for accepting the feelings, thoughts and actions that come with the search for identity.

Positive Peer Pressure in Charlottesville

The ability to develop healthy friendships and peer relationships depends on a teen's self-identity and self-esteem. Peer pressure can encourage your teen's energy and motivate your teen to conform to healthy behavior. Peers can act as positive role models and demonstrate constructive social behavior. Peers listen to, accept, and understand the frustrations, challenges, and concerns of being a tween or teenager.

Negative Peer Pressure in Charlottesville

The need for acceptance, approval, and belonging can lead some teens or tweens to engage in risky behavior in order to fit in with a group-contrasting values they may otherwise reject. In such situations, peer pressure can impair judgment and enable risk-taking behavior, drawing a teen away from the family and positive influences. Some teens harbor secret lives --including those who appear to be well-behaved, high-achieving teens when they are with adults -and engage in negative behavior when with their peers.

If you're looking for help with child peer relationships in Charlottesville or for a Charlottesville peer relationship Therapist these professionals provide help understanding the peer relationships of kids or tweens, or teen peer relationship counseling in Charlottesville and peer relationship advice. They include peer relationship Therapists, peer relationship psychologists in Charlottesville and peer relationship counselors.

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.