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.
Queer Allied
(434) 264-5326
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Queer Allied
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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April Bennett
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC Verified
Verified
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.
Queer Allied
(434) 337-3568
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Queer Allied
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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Allison P O'Grady
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCSW-C Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
I work with individuals and couples who experience anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, relationship conflict, and other sources of distress to help gain insight into their situation, and to develop the tools needed to feel better. I utilize evidence-based therapies in my practice, including attachment-based, CBT, DBT, mindfulness, interpersonal, trauma-informed, and emotionally-focused approaches. My style is calm, non-judgmental, and interactive. I have had the privilege to work with first responders, active military, and veterans. I have recently moved back to Charlottesville and am currently available for telehealth.
Queer Allied
(434) 595-3644
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Queer Allied
I work with individuals and couples who experience anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, relationship conflict, and other sources of distress to help gain insight into their situation, and to develop the tools needed to feel better. I utilize evidence-based therapies in my practice, including attachment-based, CBT, DBT, mindfulness, interpersonal, trauma-informed, and emotionally-focused approaches. My style is calm, non-judgmental, and interactive. I have had the privilege to work with first responders, active military, and veterans. I have recently moved back to Charlottesville and am currently available for telehealth.
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Anne Rafal Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, MSW, BA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Do you have anxieties or depression ? Are you ready for reflection and support? I use a tele-health, strengths based approach to help you develop insights and skills that will influence your feelings and thoughts about yourself and your life. Many of the adults I see respond well to my personality and openness. We will start where you want to start, will collaborate to develop coping skills to deal with depression and anxiety, identity and sexual issues, and life goals. I have experience working with the queer community including: polyamory, bisexuality, Gay, lesbian, transgender, non-binary and cross-dressing individuals.
Queer Allied
(571) 200-7569
Verified
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Queer Allied
Do you have anxieties or depression ? Are you ready for reflection and support? I use a tele-health, strengths based approach to help you develop insights and skills that will influence your feelings and thoughts about yourself and your life. Many of the adults I see respond well to my personality and openness. We will start where you want to start, will collaborate to develop coping skills to deal with depression and anxiety, identity and sexual issues, and life goals. I have experience working with the queer community including: polyamory, bisexuality, Gay, lesbian, transgender, non-binary and cross-dressing individuals.
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Rebecca Tedford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C Verified
Verified
**My practice is full at this time** I offer adult individual and couple therapy, specializing in life stress and transitions, marriage/partner issues, parenting, and perinatal mental health for men and women. My clinical work includes helping people connect with their authentic self to build inner resilience and self awareness, reduce anxiety/depression, and improve relationships. Therapy is a collaborative process that allows one to be fully seen and deeply heard while growing empathy and understanding of self through examining past wounds, current stressors, and challenging themes that keep showing up unresolved.
Queer Allied
(434) 262-4015
Verified
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Queer Allied
**My practice is full at this time** I offer adult individual and couple therapy, specializing in life stress and transitions, marriage/partner issues, parenting, and perinatal mental health for men and women. My clinical work includes helping people connect with their authentic self to build inner resilience and self awareness, reduce anxiety/depression, and improve relationships. Therapy is a collaborative process that allows one to be fully seen and deeply heard while growing empathy and understanding of self through examining past wounds, current stressors, and challenging themes that keep showing up unresolved.
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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.
Queer Allied
(434) 325-5231
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Queer Allied
"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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Leigh Freilich, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22901
I am an EMDRIA-certified therapist with more than a decade of experience serving individuals and families in Charlottesville. I operate from a strengths-based, trauma-informed approach and incorporate interventions from the following therapeutic modalities, depending on the client's goals for therapy and presenting issues: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, expressive arts therapies.
Queer Allied
(434) 215-0474
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Queer Allied
I am an EMDRIA-certified therapist with more than a decade of experience serving individuals and families in Charlottesville. I operate from a strengths-based, trauma-informed approach and incorporate interventions from the following therapeutic modalities, depending on the client's goals for therapy and presenting issues: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, expressive arts therapies.
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Kelly Greer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CFTP Verified
Verified
I'm so happy you've found your way here. I respect you for taking this step towards wellness! Perhaps you have been feeling like life has been hard for you lately, and you’re seeking out answers on how to feel better. Maybe you are struggling with negative thoughts that don’t seem to go away, and keep you stuck. You may have persistent feelings that you aren’t good enough, that everyone else seems to have it together, why don’t you? I believe it is possible to feel better. I believe that we can learn to understand ourselves in such a way that we can create the change to live our best lives.
Queer Allied
(434) 337-3397
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Queer Allied
I'm so happy you've found your way here. I respect you for taking this step towards wellness! Perhaps you have been feeling like life has been hard for you lately, and you’re seeking out answers on how to feel better. Maybe you are struggling with negative thoughts that don’t seem to go away, and keep you stuck. You may have persistent feelings that you aren’t good enough, that everyone else seems to have it together, why don’t you? I believe it is possible to feel better. I believe that we can learn to understand ourselves in such a way that we can create the change to live our best lives.
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Mary Feamster
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help. Maybe you're a parent searching for someone who can help your teenage child, or an individual seeking freedom from negative thoughts. I partner with my clients to offer validation, insight, and targeted strategies for change. If you're looking for a therapist who is outcome-oriented and dedicated to helping you find relief and make changes that stick, please reach out. I work with adolescents and adults targeting trauma, eating disorders, body image, depression, and anxiety.
Queer Allied
(434) 256-1913
Verified

Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Queer Allied
It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help. Maybe you're a parent searching for someone who can help your teenage child, or an individual seeking freedom from negative thoughts. I partner with my clients to offer validation, insight, and targeted strategies for change. If you're looking for a therapist who is outcome-oriented and dedicated to helping you find relief and make changes that stick, please reach out. I work with adolescents and adults targeting trauma, eating disorders, body image, depression, and anxiety.
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Jill Henry Farrell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
I believe that biology, experiences and environment affect how we live in the world today. If you are struggling to live to your fullest, we can explore your challenges by creating a safe space to slow down and explore why. You will learn to listen to what your body and mind are telling you by learning to recognize negative beliefs, negative patterns, and unhealthy relationships.
Queer Allied
(434) 204-3346
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Queer Allied
I believe that biology, experiences and environment affect how we live in the world today. If you are struggling to live to your fullest, we can explore your challenges by creating a safe space to slow down and explore why. You will learn to listen to what your body and mind are telling you by learning to recognize negative beliefs, negative patterns, and unhealthy relationships.
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Laura Moyers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Have you tried therapy before? Are you considering trying therapy for the first time? Maybe you aren't ready for a commitment to a therapeutic routine. Wherever you are in the process, I'd like to help. We can jump into the deep end or you can contact me about a micro session by phone to help ease your stress. The world feels a little crazy right now and we could all use some extra support.
Queer Allied
(434) 363-4691
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Queer Allied
Have you tried therapy before? Are you considering trying therapy for the first time? Maybe you aren't ready for a commitment to a therapeutic routine. Wherever you are in the process, I'd like to help. We can jump into the deep end or you can contact me about a micro session by phone to help ease your stress. The world feels a little crazy right now and we could all use some extra support.
Mary McGregor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Are you struggling to be the friend, colleague, partner, or parent you want to be? Do you find stress is taking a toll on your body and starting to control your life? Many clients I see want more love, kindness, and compassion in their lives. They want healthier relationships, more fulfilling work, and more energy to engage in activities that bring them joy. They are ready to do the uncomfortable work of feeling their way out of the box they are stuck in. They are creative, sensitive, overly-responsible, and ambitious. I'm in it with you.
Queer Allied
(917) 909-4286
Verified
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Queer Allied
Are you struggling to be the friend, colleague, partner, or parent you want to be? Do you find stress is taking a toll on your body and starting to control your life? Many clients I see want more love, kindness, and compassion in their lives. They want healthier relationships, more fulfilling work, and more energy to engage in activities that bring them joy. They are ready to do the uncomfortable work of feeling their way out of the box they are stuck in. They are creative, sensitive, overly-responsible, and ambitious. I'm in it with you.
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Brenda Doremus-Daniel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
As a therapist, I provide a safe space for you to explore your potential, heal from past wounds, better manage stressors, and develop an actionable plan to work towards the goals you wish to pursue. I work with adults and adolescents (age 16+) and specialize in working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma recovery, parenting challenges, or who are coping with relational, medical, and/or life stressors. I utilize a strengths-based approach with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused interventions.
Queer Allied
(434) 201-7444
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Queer Allied
As a therapist, I provide a safe space for you to explore your potential, heal from past wounds, better manage stressors, and develop an actionable plan to work towards the goals you wish to pursue. I work with adults and adolescents (age 16+) and specialize in working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma recovery, parenting challenges, or who are coping with relational, medical, and/or life stressors. I utilize a strengths-based approach with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused interventions.
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Jessica Blurton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Discouraging symptoms and behaviors are indicators of distress, but don't have to define you as a person. We will build upon your strengths while gaining an understanding of what you are struggling with in our work together. We will focus on self-awareness while looking through a lens of compassion. Getting to know your thoughts, feelings and body more intimately can lead to living the life you want. With over a decade of experience, I have successfully assisted clients with topics including, but not limited to: anxiety, depression, trauma, family of origin difficulties, grief/loss, relationship challenges, and transgender issues.
Queer Allied
(434) 485-0045
Verified
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Queer Allied
Discouraging symptoms and behaviors are indicators of distress, but don't have to define you as a person. We will build upon your strengths while gaining an understanding of what you are struggling with in our work together. We will focus on self-awareness while looking through a lens of compassion. Getting to know your thoughts, feelings and body more intimately can lead to living the life you want. With over a decade of experience, I have successfully assisted clients with topics including, but not limited to: anxiety, depression, trauma, family of origin difficulties, grief/loss, relationship challenges, and transgender issues.
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Charlottesville Empowerment
Psychologist, PsyD, LP Verified
Verified
We believe in intentional, flexible, and collaborative services designed to meet each client's unique needs. Empowerment is "the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one's life and claiming one's rights." Whether you're looking for symptom reduction, healing from past experiences, increasing understanding/insight, improving relationships, gaining support during difficult times, making difficult changes, or improving/maintaining your overall wellbeing, we look forward to supporting you in reclaiming and improving your life!
Queer Allied
(434) 879-4627
Verified
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Queer Allied
We believe in intentional, flexible, and collaborative services designed to meet each client's unique needs. Empowerment is "the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one's life and claiming one's rights." Whether you're looking for symptom reduction, healing from past experiences, increasing understanding/insight, improving relationships, gaining support during difficult times, making difficult changes, or improving/maintaining your overall wellbeing, we look forward to supporting you in reclaiming and improving your life!
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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.
Queer Allied
(757) 269-9833
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Queer Allied
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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Virginia Cox Evans
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
For over 30 years I have been treating depression, anxiety & addictions with a specialty in eating disorders. I'm a founding fellow for The Academy of Cognitive Therapy and also integrate other strategies in helping my patients actualize their full potential. I provide individual, marital, family, and group therapy. From adolescence to later life years, I help clients improve their physical, emotional & spiritual well-being. As a seasoned clinician, I've worked inpatient, in community mental health agencies & in private practice for a total of 20 years. I collaborate with physicians, dietitians & other mental health professionals.
Queer Allied
(502) 237-6957
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Queer Allied
For over 30 years I have been treating depression, anxiety & addictions with a specialty in eating disorders. I'm a founding fellow for The Academy of Cognitive Therapy and also integrate other strategies in helping my patients actualize their full potential. I provide individual, marital, family, and group therapy. From adolescence to later life years, I help clients improve their physical, emotional & spiritual well-being. As a seasoned clinician, I've worked inpatient, in community mental health agencies & in private practice for a total of 20 years. I collaborate with physicians, dietitians & other mental health professionals.
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Allied Transformations LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22901
During this time of social distancing, Allied Transformations will be providing telemedicine. This is a safe, judgment free, environment. We offer counseling to those ready to take the next step in self discovery and fulfillment. We look at therapy as guidance to those that are or have struggled with life’s journey. This could be due to a difficult childhood, abuse, assault, grief, extreme disappointment, or just too many responsibilities. We are ready to meet you where you are on life’s journey, as you are. That includes in person or telehealth therapy. If you are ready to walk with us, schedule an appointment today!
Queer Allied
(540) 609-2570
Verified
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Queer Allied
During this time of social distancing, Allied Transformations will be providing telemedicine. This is a safe, judgment free, environment. We offer counseling to those ready to take the next step in self discovery and fulfillment. We look at therapy as guidance to those that are or have struggled with life’s journey. This could be due to a difficult childhood, abuse, assault, grief, extreme disappointment, or just too many responsibilities. We are ready to meet you where you are on life’s journey, as you are. That includes in person or telehealth therapy. If you are ready to walk with us, schedule an appointment today!
Antje Hofmeister MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Life is change and, mostly, you've been rolling with the punches. But complicated life transitions can leave anyone at a loss. You might feel helpless, hopeless and alone in trying to cope with relationship issues and troublesome or debilitating symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, and obsessions. With more than 14 years of expertise, I help adults and families like you navigate the turmoil of challenging life passages including death of a loved one, chronic or terminal illness, relationship issues, separation or divorce, or adjustments to a different job, culture, gender, or sexual orientation.
Queer Allied
(650) 918-5006
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Queer Allied
Life is change and, mostly, you've been rolling with the punches. But complicated life transitions can leave anyone at a loss. You might feel helpless, hopeless and alone in trying to cope with relationship issues and troublesome or debilitating symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, and obsessions. With more than 14 years of expertise, I help adults and families like you navigate the turmoil of challenging life passages including death of a loved one, chronic or terminal illness, relationship issues, separation or divorce, or adjustments to a different job, culture, gender, or sexual orientation.
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Joshua M Cordonnier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
I work with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship, identity, personal and professional growth. I could not cover all 24 years of work though. Ask me. Insight through understanding your present life, relationships and your desired future can lead to increased success and satisfaction. My advanced clinical training was in Austin, TX. I am also experienced working with children/adolescents. Currently, I see adults and teens in individual, couples and group therapy soon. I have presented on topics of social development and skills, personal change, life choices, angry behavior control and character development.
Queer Allied
(434) 249-9115
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Queer Allied
I work with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship, identity, personal and professional growth. I could not cover all 24 years of work though. Ask me. Insight through understanding your present life, relationships and your desired future can lead to increased success and satisfaction. My advanced clinical training was in Austin, TX. I am also experienced working with children/adolescents. Currently, I see adults and teens in individual, couples and group therapy soon. I have presented on topics of social development and skills, personal change, life choices, angry behavior control and character development.

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