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.
Queer Allied
(434) 264-5326
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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.
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.
Queer Allied
(413) 344-2219
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
Queer Allied
**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.
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.
Queer Allied
(540) 215-7326
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Queer Allied
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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April Bennett
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Accompaniment matters. Relationships transform. We sit together to access the health that is at the center of every human being, even when one of us can’t feel it. We sit because healing happens in relationship, access to true self is made easier in the presence of another person’s settled nervous system, and because your healing matters for the health of all of us. Whether you are facing overwhelm, anger, a frozen feeling, compulsions, depression, trauma, anxiety, or facing other difficult experience, we can touch it with awareness and respect. Our experience includes joy, includes pain, and includes connection and compassion.
Queer Allied
(434) 337-3568
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
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:
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:
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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Bryanna Duncan
MA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
**NEW CLIENTS WELCOMED!!** Do you find that, if you really think about it, you’re unsure of who you are? Are you constantly feeling overwhelmed? Let’s work together to get your life back! My specialties include working with those who have suffered from abuse, neglect, sexual assault, or incest. Familial conflict, Borderline Personality Disorder, and trauma are areas that I have advanced training in as well. I hold a certification in DBT and have worked with people age 4-70. I am currently supervised and trained by Dr. Laura Copley, the only Ph.D. Certified Trauma Specialist in the Shenandoah Valley.
Queer Allied
(540) 426-3995
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Queer Allied
**NEW CLIENTS WELCOMED!!** Do you find that, if you really think about it, you’re unsure of who you are? Are you constantly feeling overwhelmed? Let’s work together to get your life back! My specialties include working with those who have suffered from abuse, neglect, sexual assault, or incest. Familial conflict, Borderline Personality Disorder, and trauma are areas that I have advanced training in as well. I hold a certification in DBT and have worked with people age 4-70. I am currently supervised and trained by Dr. Laura Copley, the only Ph.D. Certified Trauma Specialist in the Shenandoah Valley.
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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.
Queer Allied
(434) 204-4227
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
Queer Allied
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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Anne Rafal Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, MSW, BA Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22911
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
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Charlottesville, VA 22911
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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Melissa B Shore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
As a therapist I work with you to find a clear path and better sense of self whether you have experienced depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship troubles, trauma, and/or attachment injuries. I work with adolescents, adults, parents, and couples from a contemporary relational depth perspective to help you find your direction and feel less alone.
Queer Allied
(434) 264-5386
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
Queer Allied
As a therapist I work with you to find a clear path and better sense of self whether you have experienced depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship troubles, trauma, and/or attachment injuries. I work with adolescents, adults, parents, and couples from a contemporary relational depth perspective to help you find your direction and feel less alone.
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Rebecca Tedford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22901
**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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Charlottesville, VA 22901
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.
Maryfrances Porter
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Dr. Maryfrances Porter is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders in adults, as well as with children and adolescents. She works from an attachment orientation to treat people facing personal, relationship and emotional struggles of all kinds. Dr. Porter is committed to allyship. ---- If you are a MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL in Virginia, I am offering non-traditional and flexible hours for teletherapy.
Queer Allied
(434) 825-4841
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Charlottesville, VA 22911
Queer Allied
Dr. Maryfrances Porter is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders in adults, as well as with children and adolescents. She works from an attachment orientation to treat people facing personal, relationship and emotional struggles of all kinds. Dr. Porter is committed to allyship. ---- If you are a MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL in Virginia, I am offering non-traditional and flexible hours for teletherapy.
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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.
Queer Allied
(434) 208-1925
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Charlottesville, VA 22911
Queer Allied
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.
Queer Allied
(434) 325-5231
Verified
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Office is near:
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.
Daniel Floyd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22903
My name is Daniel Floyd and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides therapeutic treatment to diverse populations and communities. I specialize in the assessment and treatment of depression, anxiety, stress/ trauma, substance abuse, insomnia, phobias, adjustment issues, and relationship problems. I received my BA in Psychology from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, and my MSW from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA.
Queer Allied
(540) 426-3591
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Queer Allied
My name is Daniel Floyd and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides therapeutic treatment to diverse populations and communities. I specialize in the assessment and treatment of depression, anxiety, stress/ trauma, substance abuse, insomnia, phobias, adjustment issues, and relationship problems. I received my BA in Psychology from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, and my MSW from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA.
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Leigh Freilich, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
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:
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.
Kathryn N Walkley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
She shot you that look again - the one that somehow infuriates you and breaks you at the same time. You never imagined that your smiling, happy baby girl could grow up to do that. She’s 16 now and everyone says she will grow out of this, but every day she struggles more. Everyone in the house walks on eggshells around her. You remember what it was like to be her age and you’ve tried to help her learn from your experiences, but she doesn’t want to hear it. Is this just how teenagers are? Or is something really wrong?
Queer Allied
(540) 324-9079
Verified
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Queer Allied
She shot you that look again - the one that somehow infuriates you and breaks you at the same time. You never imagined that your smiling, happy baby girl could grow up to do that. She’s 16 now and everyone says she will grow out of this, but every day she struggles more. Everyone in the house walks on eggshells around her. You remember what it was like to be her age and you’ve tried to help her learn from your experiences, but she doesn’t want to hear it. Is this just how teenagers are? Or is something really wrong?
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Jody Sweeney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Clients coming to see me are generally in one of three categories: 1) People who are unhappy and know why. They have experienced loss, mistreatment, oppression, trauma, major illness, discrimination, or other experiences that they identify as the source of their distress. 2) People who are unhappy and don't know why. They may feel depressed, anxious, or dissatisfied with their lives and not know the reason. 3) People who feel okay but want to come to life more fully and feel even better.
Queer Allied
(434) 363-9309
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
Queer Allied
Clients coming to see me are generally in one of three categories: 1) People who are unhappy and know why. They have experienced loss, mistreatment, oppression, trauma, major illness, discrimination, or other experiences that they identify as the source of their distress. 2) People who are unhappy and don't know why. They may feel depressed, anxious, or dissatisfied with their lives and not know the reason. 3) People who feel okay but want to come to life more fully and feel even better.
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Emma Reilly
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
When even everyday tasks are overwhelming and healing from emotional trauma seems impossible, it can be hard to reach out for help. I would like to be a non-judgmental ally to you in this process. My approach to therapy is collaborative, innovative and adaptive. We will work together as a team to address the problems and issues that are important in helping you move forward, heal and improve your relationship with yourself and others. My goal is to empower you to meet life’s challenges, as well as to address past trauma and issues that can impact your life today.
Queer Allied
(757) 520-0956
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
Queer Allied
When even everyday tasks are overwhelming and healing from emotional trauma seems impossible, it can be hard to reach out for help. I would like to be a non-judgmental ally to you in this process. My approach to therapy is collaborative, innovative and adaptive. We will work together as a team to address the problems and issues that are important in helping you move forward, heal and improve your relationship with yourself and others. My goal is to empower you to meet life’s challenges, as well as to address past trauma and issues that can impact your life today.
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Kelly Greer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CFTP Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22901
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
Verified
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
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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Shea Graham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MS Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22901
My approach to therapy is highly structured, evidence-based, and comprehensive. Regardless of where you are in your journey, I will work with you to create the perfect strategy to help you accomplish your goals. Clients who graduate from therapy report healthier relationships, improved job satisfaction, and personal insights into behaviors that they did not have prior to treatment.
Queer Allied
(434) 595-3963
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
Queer Allied
My approach to therapy is highly structured, evidence-based, and comprehensive. Regardless of where you are in your journey, I will work with you to create the perfect strategy to help you accomplish your goals. Clients who graduate from therapy report healthier relationships, improved job satisfaction, and personal insights into behaviors that they did not have prior to treatment.

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Queer Allied Therapists
Queer counseling in Charlottesville for queer clients

If you are queer or are looking for help with being queer in Charlottesville or for a Charlottesville queer therapist, these professionals provide queer allied therapy in Charlottesville and counseling for queer clients.

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.