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.
Strength-Based
(434) 264-5326
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I have extensive experience supporting clients who suffer from trauma-related disorders, including intimate partner violence, childhood abuse/sexual abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and loss and grief issues. We will work together as partners in your treatment, developing a plan to process your trauma and move from the role of victim to that of a strong and successful survivor. I also have experience working with clients who have other anxiety-related disorders and now offer online sessions via HIPAA compliant, secure, easy to use platform. Easy online scheduling.
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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.
Strength-Based
(434) 337-3568
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Strength-Based
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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Micah Fleitman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
The fact that you are here now, reading these words, shows that a part of you is ready for change. It takes courage to face our feelings and work through them to build a better life. When we do face our feelings, we find that everything we are feeling and doing has helped us to survive our past experiences. We learn to give compassion and understanding to ourselves and our loved ones, and recognize that we have each been doing our best. We can then learn new ways of relating with our feelings and our loved ones that brings joy and connection.
Strength-Based
(434) 448-3633
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Strength-Based
The fact that you are here now, reading these words, shows that a part of you is ready for change. It takes courage to face our feelings and work through them to build a better life. When we do face our feelings, we find that everything we are feeling and doing has helped us to survive our past experiences. We learn to give compassion and understanding to ourselves and our loved ones, and recognize that we have each been doing our best. We can then learn new ways of relating with our feelings and our loved ones that brings joy and connection.
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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!
Strength-Based
(540) 609-2570
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Strength-Based
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!
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William John Manning
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Folks that come to me for support struggle to manage the thoughts and feelings that lead to relapse and mental health crises. My experience tells me that these folks feel disconnected from themselves and their community. Establishing connectivity to their friends, family, and their broader social setting is crucial for wellness and for healing. Everyone has the goal of contentment and peace of mind, and substance abuse more than most challenges undermines the fulfillment of these basic needs. To heal and prosper, substance abusers and trauma survivors need to practice self care in the bio psychosocial-spiritual way of life.
Strength-Based
(434) 204-4131
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Strength-Based
Folks that come to me for support struggle to manage the thoughts and feelings that lead to relapse and mental health crises. My experience tells me that these folks feel disconnected from themselves and their community. Establishing connectivity to their friends, family, and their broader social setting is crucial for wellness and for healing. Everyone has the goal of contentment and peace of mind, and substance abuse more than most challenges undermines the fulfillment of these basic needs. To heal and prosper, substance abusers and trauma survivors need to practice self care in the bio psychosocial-spiritual way of life.
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Morgan Soper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who specializes in adolescents (ages 16+) and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, OCD, relationship issues, and difficulty coping with medical problems. As a therapist, I believe that everyone is capable of change and healing, regardless of your circumstances. I utilize a strengths-based and systems approach, with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral and solutions-focused interventions.
Strength-Based
(434) 204-2418
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Strength-Based
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who specializes in adolescents (ages 16+) and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, OCD, relationship issues, and difficulty coping with medical problems. As a therapist, I believe that everyone is capable of change and healing, regardless of your circumstances. I utilize a strengths-based and systems approach, with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral and solutions-focused interventions.
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Mary Powell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT, LSATP, SAP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Feeling stuck and not knowing which way to turn? Feeling overwhelmed and not sure how to ask for help? Not sure what to try next? I have been there. Unsure, overwhelmed, and afraid of what I might discover if I looked inside. That is where I began my own journey back in 1987. That is how I know that there is hope. It is unfortunate, that we don’t get to pick our parents or early care givers. For many of us, the experiences from early childhood, shape who we are today and how we interact with the world around us. These experiences are powerful influences on how we cope with life stress and even the partners we chose in life.
Strength-Based
(540) 208-5951
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Strength-Based
Feeling stuck and not knowing which way to turn? Feeling overwhelmed and not sure how to ask for help? Not sure what to try next? I have been there. Unsure, overwhelmed, and afraid of what I might discover if I looked inside. That is where I began my own journey back in 1987. That is how I know that there is hope. It is unfortunate, that we don’t get to pick our parents or early care givers. For many of us, the experiences from early childhood, shape who we are today and how we interact with the world around us. These experiences are powerful influences on how we cope with life stress and even the partners we chose in life.
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Carol Nelson, LCSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCTP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22901
I feel the client is the expert on themselves, thus, I believe in a client centered approach. My passion is guiding those with trauma to heal whether the trauma is a simple trauma or complex. I utilize various modalities depending on the individual and the circumstances. I have treated severe trauma, PTSD, mood disorders, dual diagnosed patients, families, couples, and other client centered issues.
Strength-Based
(434) 990-4163
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Strength-Based
I feel the client is the expert on themselves, thus, I believe in a client centered approach. My passion is guiding those with trauma to heal whether the trauma is a simple trauma or complex. I utilize various modalities depending on the individual and the circumstances. I have treated severe trauma, PTSD, mood disorders, dual diagnosed patients, families, couples, and other client centered issues.
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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.
Strength-Based
(434) 201-7444
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Strength-Based
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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Kelsey Fassieux
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Dr. Fassieux integrates a variety of counseling techniques into her work, often focusing upon interpersonal relationships, utilizing principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and identifying individual strengths. She believes people are resourceful and often solve problems intelligently and creatively, especially when supported within the context of an encouraging and therapeutic relationship. When working with children and teens, Dr. Fassieux works from a developmental perspective to explore lagging skills and develop concrete strategies to build competencies and capabilities.
Strength-Based
(434) 290-4220
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Strength-Based
Dr. Fassieux integrates a variety of counseling techniques into her work, often focusing upon interpersonal relationships, utilizing principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and identifying individual strengths. She believes people are resourceful and often solve problems intelligently and creatively, especially when supported within the context of an encouraging and therapeutic relationship. When working with children and teens, Dr. Fassieux works from a developmental perspective to explore lagging skills and develop concrete strategies to build competencies and capabilities.
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Heather Whitney
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
I have spent the past 20+ years helping clients to lead happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives. My goal is to provide a stress free, nonjudgmental environment where you can feel supported, comfortable, and free to express yourself.
Strength-Based
(434) 226-5893
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Strength-Based
I have spent the past 20+ years helping clients to lead happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives. My goal is to provide a stress free, nonjudgmental environment where you can feel supported, comfortable, and free to express yourself.
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Sarah Fleming Creativity & Healing, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW Verified
Verified
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.
Strength-Based
(434) 264-5389
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Strength-Based
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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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.
Strength-Based
(434) 325-5231
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Strength-Based
"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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Tammy R Villines
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Dr. Villines is a licensed clinical psychologist who works with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. She received her doctorate degree in psychology (PsyD) in 2004 from the American School of Professional Psychology in Washington, D.C and completed pre- and postdoctoral training in community mental health centers and neuropsychological practices in the Washington, D.C. area. Dr. Villines conducts comprehensive neuropsychological assessments, evaluating individuals with complex medical, developmental, social-emotional, attentional, learning, and genetic related disorders.
Strength-Based
(540) 456-9612
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Strength-Based
Dr. Villines is a licensed clinical psychologist who works with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. She received her doctorate degree in psychology (PsyD) in 2004 from the American School of Professional Psychology in Washington, D.C and completed pre- and postdoctoral training in community mental health centers and neuropsychological practices in the Washington, D.C. area. Dr. Villines conducts comprehensive neuropsychological assessments, evaluating individuals with complex medical, developmental, social-emotional, attentional, learning, and genetic related disorders.
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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!
Strength-Based
(434) 879-4627
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Strength-Based
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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Raechel Brittain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Raechel’s therapeutic style is comprised of non-judgment, validation, and supportive confrontation- the ingredients she believes are most necessary to promote change and growth. She enjoys supporting individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, stress management, personality issues, crisis prevention/intervention and trauma. This breadth of experience in different treatment settings has prepared her to work with a diverse client base.
Strength-Based
(434) 443-6355
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Strength-Based
Raechel’s therapeutic style is comprised of non-judgment, validation, and supportive confrontation- the ingredients she believes are most necessary to promote change and growth. She enjoys supporting individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, stress management, personality issues, crisis prevention/intervention and trauma. This breadth of experience in different treatment settings has prepared her to work with a diverse client base.
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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.
Strength-Based
(434) 485-0045
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Strength-Based
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.
Nikki Stup
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
I believe counseling is a partnership between myself and the individuals I work with. I go into each session with hope and confidence that those seeking change will achieve it. I enjoy working with people of many ages and backgrounds and look forward to addressing issues related to behavioral disorders, anxiety/depression, stress, relationships, grief/loss, life transitions, and many more. My goal is to walk beside individuals as they work through life challenges.
Strength-Based
(540) 779-8411
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Strength-Based
I believe counseling is a partnership between myself and the individuals I work with. I go into each session with hope and confidence that those seeking change will achieve it. I enjoy working with people of many ages and backgrounds and look forward to addressing issues related to behavioral disorders, anxiety/depression, stress, relationships, grief/loss, life transitions, and many more. My goal is to walk beside individuals as they work through life challenges.
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Greg Amodeo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSAC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
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.
Strength-Based
(804) 823-5475
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Office is near:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Strength-Based
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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Erin Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT, FAMI Verified
Verified
Hosts group in:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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.
Strength-Based
(434) 337-3853
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Hosts group in:
Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Strength-Based
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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Strength-Based Therapists
If you're looking for Strength-Based Therapy in Downtown, Charlottesville or for a Downtown, Charlottesville Strength-Based Therapy these Therapists provide Strength Based counseling. Strength-based therapy is a type of positive psychotherapy and counseling that focuses more on your internal strengths and resourcefulness, and less on weaknesses, failures, and shortcomings. This focus sets up a positive mindset that helps you build on you best qualities, find your strengths, improve resilience and change worldview to one that is more positive. A positive attitude, in turn, can help your expectations of yourself and others become more reasonable.

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.