Cynthia Starnes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
I have extensive experience supporting clients who suffer from trauma-related disorders, including intimate partner violence, childhood abuse/sexual abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and loss and grief issues. We will work together as partners in your treatment, developing a plan to process your trauma and move from the role of victim to that of a strong and successful survivor. I also have experience working with clients who have other anxiety-related disorders and now offer online sessions via HIPAA compliant, secure, easy to use platform. Easy online scheduling.
Play Therapy
(434) 264-5326
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Play Therapy
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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Amy Kennel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22911
"Are you in pain, at a crossroads, or facing obstacles you need help in overcoming? Are you looking for relief? I will work with you in a warm, collaborative environment, and together we will explore those areas that have kept you from being fulfilled and reaching your goals." Amy Kennel is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Art Therapy from Arcadia University and her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Longwood University. She has worked in the mental health field since 2005, gaining experience using various modalities, and providing kind and gentle care for a great variety of people.
Play Therapy
(434) 325-5231
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Play Therapy
"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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Elizabeth B Black
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Virginia and Georgia. Finding a good "fit" between client and therapist is essential to making changes and progress in life. I graduated with my Master's degree in Social Work in 2011 from the University of Georgia. I have enjoyed working with children, teens, adults, and families since then. I use talk therapy, play therapy techniques, and have completed Sandtray Play Therapy training. I am DBT informed and offer individual DBT sessions to adolescents and adults. I like to be challenged and I like to challenge my clients but I will listen to your needs and your priorities.
Play Therapy
(434) 771-0516
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Play Therapy
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Virginia and Georgia. Finding a good "fit" between client and therapist is essential to making changes and progress in life. I graduated with my Master's degree in Social Work in 2011 from the University of Georgia. I have enjoyed working with children, teens, adults, and families since then. I use talk therapy, play therapy techniques, and have completed Sandtray Play Therapy training. I am DBT informed and offer individual DBT sessions to adolescents and adults. I like to be challenged and I like to challenge my clients but I will listen to your needs and your priorities.
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Christine Ann Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Hosts group in:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
I provide a warm and nurturing environment where clients feel safe to explore their deepest inner selves. Whether addressing adult or parent-child issues, I emphasize the importance of working on one's own emotional and nervous systems as a first step to creating change. My intention is to help people "heal", not just "deal". I use talk therapy and experiential techniques such as Gestalt, Somatic Experiencing, and mindfulness practices. I have found that working with deep emotions embedded in the "felt sense" of one's experience is a powerful tool leading to transformation.
Play Therapy
(434) 207-5494
Verified
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Hosts group in:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Play Therapy
I provide a warm and nurturing environment where clients feel safe to explore their deepest inner selves. Whether addressing adult or parent-child issues, I emphasize the importance of working on one's own emotional and nervous systems as a first step to creating change. My intention is to help people "heal", not just "deal". I use talk therapy and experiential techniques such as Gestalt, Somatic Experiencing, and mindfulness practices. I have found that working with deep emotions embedded in the "felt sense" of one's experience is a powerful tool leading to transformation.
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Jenny Pfeiffer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Verified
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.
Play Therapy
(757) 269-9833
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Play Therapy
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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Allison Splaun
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Finding a therapist who you feel comfortable with and supported by is key to any successful therapy. I work to develop a strong, trusting relationship with every client and design a treatment that is tailored to your needs. I enjoy working with a wide range of people struggling with many different issues, including relationship problems, anxiety, depression, grief, reactions to trauma, and child and adolescent problems, among other difficulties.
Play Therapy
(434) 270-8235
Verified
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Play Therapy
Finding a therapist who you feel comfortable with and supported by is key to any successful therapy. I work to develop a strong, trusting relationship with every client and design a treatment that is tailored to your needs. I enjoy working with a wide range of people struggling with many different issues, including relationship problems, anxiety, depression, grief, reactions to trauma, and child and adolescent problems, among other difficulties.
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Dr. Debra Rezendes
PhD, MS Verified
Verified
Tired of stepping into the same well-worn relationship problems that leave you feeling defeated and stressed? When the laughter in our relationship is replaced with yelling, fighting, and disconnection, it can leave us feeling confused and desperate for solutions. Nothing is more painful than feeling like our relationship is falling apart. I help couples recapture the emotional intimacy and passion they had when they first fell in love with each other. Whether working with a couple or individual, I focus on helping you identify relational needs, reduce conflict, and learn how to rebuild closeness in your relationship.
Play Therapy
(540) 845-6940
Verified
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Play Therapy
Tired of stepping into the same well-worn relationship problems that leave you feeling defeated and stressed? When the laughter in our relationship is replaced with yelling, fighting, and disconnection, it can leave us feeling confused and desperate for solutions. Nothing is more painful than feeling like our relationship is falling apart. I help couples recapture the emotional intimacy and passion they had when they first fell in love with each other. Whether working with a couple or individual, I focus on helping you identify relational needs, reduce conflict, and learn how to rebuild closeness in your relationship.
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Alexi Holder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Seeing your child struggle is heartbreaking: you are not alone. Whether your child is having difficulty fitting in at school or dealing with trauma, no issue is too big or small to seek help. Partnering with a therapist can provide a safe space for your child to learn and grow as well as a place where you can feel supported as a parent. My goal is to develop a relationship with your child to better understand what approaches “click” with them. I use a variety of techniques to assist youth in managing their emotions and learn new skills to help them navigate the world around them, including evidenced-based play therapy interventions.
Play Therapy
(540) 613-1894
Verified
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Play Therapy
Seeing your child struggle is heartbreaking: you are not alone. Whether your child is having difficulty fitting in at school or dealing with trauma, no issue is too big or small to seek help. Partnering with a therapist can provide a safe space for your child to learn and grow as well as a place where you can feel supported as a parent. My goal is to develop a relationship with your child to better understand what approaches “click” with them. I use a variety of techniques to assist youth in managing their emotions and learn new skills to help them navigate the world around them, including evidenced-based play therapy interventions.
Cassie Jacobs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW Verified
Verified
*I am not taking any new patients at this time, however I do have a waiting list* *I AM ONLY DOING TELETHERAPY, and can provide therapy across the state* I have 15 years of experience working in a variety of settings. My goal as a psychotherapist is to be non-judgmental and highlight the strength of a person as a way to process through trauma and life events. Additionally, I incorporate a variety of techniques in order to empower clients, promote and identify resiliency, and identify/rebuild strengths.
Play Therapy
(757) 693-4285
Verified
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Play Therapy
*I am not taking any new patients at this time, however I do have a waiting list* *I AM ONLY DOING TELETHERAPY, and can provide therapy across the state* I have 15 years of experience working in a variety of settings. My goal as a psychotherapist is to be non-judgmental and highlight the strength of a person as a way to process through trauma and life events. Additionally, I incorporate a variety of techniques in order to empower clients, promote and identify resiliency, and identify/rebuild strengths.
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Sophia D Strange
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Verified
Sophia D. Strange, MA., is a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have over 14 years of experience helping children, adults and families navigate the struggles of mental health problems, communication needs and adjustment demands. I work children and young adults.
Play Therapy
(434) 216-2410
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Play Therapy
Sophia D. Strange, MA., is a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have over 14 years of experience helping children, adults and families navigate the struggles of mental health problems, communication needs and adjustment demands. I work children and young adults.
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ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS! Our mission at Healthy Minds Therapy is inspiring thriving, healthier communities by making therapy modern and accessible. Dedicated to wellness and mental wealth. We help anxious individuals, provide relief for discouraged parents and help distant couples get connected. We provide individual therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. As well as couples and family therapy. We also offer group therapy! There is something for everybody. Healthier days are here!
Play Therapy
(540) 845-6940
Verified
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Play Therapy
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS! Our mission at Healthy Minds Therapy is inspiring thriving, healthier communities by making therapy modern and accessible. Dedicated to wellness and mental wealth. We help anxious individuals, provide relief for discouraged parents and help distant couples get connected. We provide individual therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. As well as couples and family therapy. We also offer group therapy! There is something for everybody. Healthier days are here!
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Callie Cook
Resident in Counseling, MAEd, NCC Verified
Verified
I believe that healing takes place through safety, empathy, collaboration, empowerment, and in finding meaning in the world around us. It is my goal to create a space where you feel safe and understood as we work together to overcome life’s obstacles. I want to join with you as you make meaning of your life’s journey and find growth in not only yourself, but in relationships. I want to empower you to break free from the unhealthy habits and mindsets and help you refocus your time and energy towards meaningful connections and intentions.
Play Therapy
(540) 202-1802
Verified

Play Therapy
I believe that healing takes place through safety, empathy, collaboration, empowerment, and in finding meaning in the world around us. It is my goal to create a space where you feel safe and understood as we work together to overcome life’s obstacles. I want to join with you as you make meaning of your life’s journey and find growth in not only yourself, but in relationships. I want to empower you to break free from the unhealthy habits and mindsets and help you refocus your time and energy towards meaningful connections and intentions.
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David Flohr
Psychologist, PhD, CGP Verified
Verified
I currently specialize in helping children and families address and resolve the various issues which interfere with a satisfying personal and family life. I welcome adults who are struggling with the challenges of parenting and have developed innovative and effective methods to assist in the ongoing self development of the parent. I work extensively with couples who are seeking a deepening connection and increased vitality. I am earnestly collaborative in my clinical style and bring 35 years of experience and training to my efforts to be a truly competent and conscious therapist/helper.
Play Therapy
(703) 596-8852
Verified
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Play Therapy
I currently specialize in helping children and families address and resolve the various issues which interfere with a satisfying personal and family life. I welcome adults who are struggling with the challenges of parenting and have developed innovative and effective methods to assist in the ongoing self development of the parent. I work extensively with couples who are seeking a deepening connection and increased vitality. I am earnestly collaborative in my clinical style and bring 35 years of experience and training to my efforts to be a truly competent and conscious therapist/helper.
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Ohana Life Solutions, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
I am a licensed professional with 15 years experience. I specialize in working with couples who are having communication issues. I am also adept at helping clients with anxiety utilize real world solutions to manage their symptoms. I have experience working with all ages but am particularly interested in working with teens to middle aged individuals. If your looking for guidance in your career or just help navigating life's twists and turns, I am here to help. I offer a completely virtual experience to ensure the comfort of my clients.
Play Therapy
(202) 930-5497
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Play Therapy
I am a licensed professional with 15 years experience. I specialize in working with couples who are having communication issues. I am also adept at helping clients with anxiety utilize real world solutions to manage their symptoms. I have experience working with all ages but am particularly interested in working with teens to middle aged individuals. If your looking for guidance in your career or just help navigating life's twists and turns, I am here to help. I offer a completely virtual experience to ensure the comfort of my clients.
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Hayley Dodd
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, YTT-200, MS Verified
Verified
Hayley Dodd is a Licensed Professional Counselor with extensive experience working with children, families, and adults in both private and non-profit sectors of the mental health field. She specializes in working with clients coping with trauma, issues of loss and change, anxiety, depression, and the essential human tasks of: self-development, growth in relationships, and discovering meaning and purpose.
Play Therapy
(804) 361-6769
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Play Therapy
Hayley Dodd is a Licensed Professional Counselor with extensive experience working with children, families, and adults in both private and non-profit sectors of the mental health field. She specializes in working with clients coping with trauma, issues of loss and change, anxiety, depression, and the essential human tasks of: self-development, growth in relationships, and discovering meaning and purpose.
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Deborah Lawton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT Verified
Verified
Change is hard. And it takes courage. As a therapist I create a safe space, free of judgment, where your pain and suffering can be accepted, understood - and healed. My approach builds on the strengths and resiliency of my clients. I will not try to fit you into a single theoretical framework. What I do is tailored to each unique individual, based on thorough assessment, using the best of evidence-based therapeutic methods.
Play Therapy
(703) 215-3597
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Play Therapy
Change is hard. And it takes courage. As a therapist I create a safe space, free of judgment, where your pain and suffering can be accepted, understood - and healed. My approach builds on the strengths and resiliency of my clients. I will not try to fit you into a single theoretical framework. What I do is tailored to each unique individual, based on thorough assessment, using the best of evidence-based therapeutic methods.
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Faby Diallo
MEd, BCBA, LBA Verified
Verified
My mission is to work with your child to achieve their full potential. I design plans that incorporate the natural environment to develop life skills and unlock your child’s tremendous potential. My approach is rooted in science and driven by daily insight from interacting with your child. As a parent of a child on the autism spectrum and a professional, I have had extensive experience working with children with special needs and training parents. I understand the challenges that your family faces. I believe that parent involvement plays a crucial role in the intervention and I want to give the best support to continue the work.
Play Therapy
(703) 844-2905
Verified
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Play Therapy
My mission is to work with your child to achieve their full potential. I design plans that incorporate the natural environment to develop life skills and unlock your child’s tremendous potential. My approach is rooted in science and driven by daily insight from interacting with your child. As a parent of a child on the autism spectrum and a professional, I have had extensive experience working with children with special needs and training parents. I understand the challenges that your family faces. I believe that parent involvement plays a crucial role in the intervention and I want to give the best support to continue the work.
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Cheryl Outen
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, RPT, NCC Verified
Verified
Are you stressed, experiencing transitions in life, grieving over a loss? If so, I would love the opportunity to work with you. I am here to empower and support you based on your needs. We each have a story, and I am here to listen and help you grow into a healthier person.
Play Therapy
(804) 409-3704
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Play Therapy
Are you stressed, experiencing transitions in life, grieving over a loss? If so, I would love the opportunity to work with you. I am here to empower and support you based on your needs. We each have a story, and I am here to listen and help you grow into a healthier person.
**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.
Play Therapy
(434) 216-2366
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Play Therapy
**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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Alexandra Coletta
Psychological Associate, PsyD Verified
Verified
Life tends to throw us curve balls. With all of our energy spent juggling obligations, responsibilities, and managing daily stresses, it's easy to wake up one day and realize that you just feel "stuck." Making the decision to begin therapy can be difficult, but it's the first step towards regaining control of your life. Whether you are feeling overwhelmed, experiencing relationship difficulties, or just want a different perspective on whatever is holding you back, I'm here to help you navigate and overcome these challenges. Every person's situation is unique. I do not treat the therapeutic process as "one-size-fits all."
Play Therapy
(804) 704-8606
Verified
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Play Therapy
Life tends to throw us curve balls. With all of our energy spent juggling obligations, responsibilities, and managing daily stresses, it's easy to wake up one day and realize that you just feel "stuck." Making the decision to begin therapy can be difficult, but it's the first step towards regaining control of your life. Whether you are feeling overwhelmed, experiencing relationship difficulties, or just want a different perspective on whatever is holding you back, I'm here to help you navigate and overcome these challenges. Every person's situation is unique. I do not treat the therapeutic process as "one-size-fits all."

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Play Therapy
Generally for children ages 3 to 11, play therapy is a form of counseling that relies on play to help therapists communicate with children and understand their mental health. Because children develop cognitive skills before language skills, play is an effective way to understand a child. The therapist may observe a child playing with toys--such as playhouses and dolls--to understand the child's behavior and identify issues.

If you're looking for play therapy in Downtown, Charlottesville or for a Downtown, Charlottesville play therapist, these professionals provide play therapy, play therapy children, child play therapy, play therapy for children, sandplay therapy, family play therapy and group play therapy. They include play therapists, play psychologists, play psychotherapists and play counselors.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Downtown, Charlottesville are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Downtown, Charlottesville. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Downtown, Charlottesville

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Downtown, Charlottesville you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Downtown, Charlottesville and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Downtown, Charlottesville or family therapy in Downtown, Charlottesville.