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.
Strength-Based
(434) 264-5326
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
Strength-Based
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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Jewel Lee Munford
Resident in Counseling, MEd, CSOTP Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Children and adolescents have many challenges today. A strong, supportive family environment is the key to promoting health in our young people. I am dedicated to providing guidance and help to make the process easier for the family. Trauma and behavioral issues are my specialty. It helps to have a safe and non judgmental listener if you are struggling with life issues. It is my goal to be that person as you work through the difficulties you may be experiencing.
Strength-Based
(434) 201-3287
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
Strength-Based
Children and adolescents have many challenges today. A strong, supportive family environment is the key to promoting health in our young people. I am dedicated to providing guidance and help to make the process easier for the family. Trauma and behavioral issues are my specialty. It helps to have a safe and non judgmental listener if you are struggling with life issues. It is my goal to be that person as you work through the difficulties you may be experiencing.
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Megan Osburn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with more than 10 years experience. I work primarily with adults, older teens, and elders suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, and family conflict.
Strength-Based
(434) 204-4413 x1
Verified

Charlottesville, VA 22903
Strength-Based
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with more than 10 years experience. I work primarily with adults, older teens, and elders suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, and family conflict.
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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.
Strength-Based
(434) 337-3568
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
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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Matthew Browning
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CCTP Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Currently accepting new clients. I believe with the right combination of motivation and support, any life change is possible. My mission is to create a safe, trusting, and warm relationship with clients while helping them develop new skills to support their growth and success. If you feel stuck, confused, frustrated, or even scared of therapy, you are not alone and I’ve worked with many others in your shoes. The style I incorporate is a fun and active session, compassionate listening, and a ready sense of humor. This approach allows me to find and accentuate client strengths while also helping develop effective coping strategies.
Strength-Based
(434) 201-7551
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Charlottesville, VA 22911
Strength-Based
Currently accepting new clients. I believe with the right combination of motivation and support, any life change is possible. My mission is to create a safe, trusting, and warm relationship with clients while helping them develop new skills to support their growth and success. If you feel stuck, confused, frustrated, or even scared of therapy, you are not alone and I’ve worked with many others in your shoes. The style I incorporate is a fun and active session, compassionate listening, and a ready sense of humor. This approach allows me to find and accentuate client strengths while also helping develop effective coping strategies.
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Micah Fleitman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22901
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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Charlottesville, VA 22901
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.
Helen Dempsey-Henofer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22901
While being genuinely seen in young adulthood is so powerful, being out as your authentic self seems entirely out of reach. You suspect your lived experience is too different to be relatable or painfully unacceptable to those you care about. Loneliness is a wall between you and the life you want. At night you lay awake imagining what you might say if you told your story. The words catch in your throat. Anxiety when it comes to being honest about who you are is a bitter pill. It takes on a life of its own, causing you to feel stuck and wondering if you're silencing the best parts of yourself.
Strength-Based
(434) 208-3614
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
Strength-Based
While being genuinely seen in young adulthood is so powerful, being out as your authentic self seems entirely out of reach. You suspect your lived experience is too different to be relatable or painfully unacceptable to those you care about. Loneliness is a wall between you and the life you want. At night you lay awake imagining what you might say if you told your story. The words catch in your throat. Anxiety when it comes to being honest about who you are is a bitter pill. It takes on a life of its own, causing you to feel stuck and wondering if you're silencing the best parts of yourself.
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Angela Nemecek-Haag
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Clients who benefit from therapy with me are often individuals who have felt misunderstood, marginalized, or even harmed by the mental health system. Whether because of sexuality, gender identity, spiritual beliefs, neurodivergence, or non-mainstream relationships, they have found therapy to be unwelcoming, unhelpful, or unsafe. No one can heal in the absence of emotional safety, so my first priority is helping you establish safety with me. This means engaging as fully as possible with your preferences, values, and needs, and trusting you to be the expert on you. You're always steering the ship in your therapy--I am only a guide.
Strength-Based
(434) 465-6225
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
Strength-Based
Clients who benefit from therapy with me are often individuals who have felt misunderstood, marginalized, or even harmed by the mental health system. Whether because of sexuality, gender identity, spiritual beliefs, neurodivergence, or non-mainstream relationships, they have found therapy to be unwelcoming, unhelpful, or unsafe. No one can heal in the absence of emotional safety, so my first priority is helping you establish safety with me. This means engaging as fully as possible with your preferences, values, and needs, and trusting you to be the expert on you. You're always steering the ship in your therapy--I am only a guide.
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Allied Transformations LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
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:
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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Philip Mitchell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
***Currently offering distance counseling session and accepting new clients*** Feeling stuck or frustrated as you struggle to make healthy changes and reach personal goals? Maybe you're searching for an environment where you can find the time necessary to create your best self or needing to talk about how you feel? Or perhaps you're hoping to improve your relationship with a loved one? As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I offer adults, teens, and families a safe, inclusive and welcoming space in their journey toward making positive choices, improving mental and physical health, and building a more satisfying lifestyle.
Strength-Based
(804) 318-3321
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Strength-Based
***Currently offering distance counseling session and accepting new clients*** Feeling stuck or frustrated as you struggle to make healthy changes and reach personal goals? Maybe you're searching for an environment where you can find the time necessary to create your best self or needing to talk about how you feel? Or perhaps you're hoping to improve your relationship with a loved one? As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I offer adults, teens, and families a safe, inclusive and welcoming space in their journey toward making positive choices, improving mental and physical health, and building a more satisfying lifestyle.
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Frances Ingram
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903
I have experience working with adolescents, and adults who are struggling with a range of life situations such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, sexual abuse/trauma and relationship issues. I am interested in you as an individual and am committed to helping you learn what causes you to be stuck and repeating dysfunctional patterns. My approach is active, direct and flexible. I do not stay stuck in the past, but I do use past trauma as a tool to help you learn how these wounds are causing present day conflict. You will use practical strategies to create a life that meets your emotional, social and spiritual nee
Strength-Based
(434) 220-0535
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
Strength-Based
I have experience working with adolescents, and adults who are struggling with a range of life situations such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, sexual abuse/trauma and relationship issues. I am interested in you as an individual and am committed to helping you learn what causes you to be stuck and repeating dysfunctional patterns. My approach is active, direct and flexible. I do not stay stuck in the past, but I do use past trauma as a tool to help you learn how these wounds are causing present day conflict. You will use practical strategies to create a life that meets your emotional, social and spiritual nee
Manar Fawahry
Resident in Counseling, MA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Life surprises us, we all go through its ups and downs, we all experience loss of our true self as a result of trauma. Have you been struggling and in need to change your patterns? Have you been feeling stuck? Have you been trying to change, and you find yourself repeating same patterns again and again? Are you haunted by your past injuries and unable to heal and forgive yourself? Have you been suffering alone? have you been struggling with shame and guilt? If so, you are not alone and not the only one. I love creating peaceful space for your journey. I will help you explore your authentic self, your voice, connect to your heart.
Strength-Based
(540) 253-1686
Verified
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Strength-Based
Life surprises us, we all go through its ups and downs, we all experience loss of our true self as a result of trauma. Have you been struggling and in need to change your patterns? Have you been feeling stuck? Have you been trying to change, and you find yourself repeating same patterns again and again? Are you haunted by your past injuries and unable to heal and forgive yourself? Have you been suffering alone? have you been struggling with shame and guilt? If so, you are not alone and not the only one. I love creating peaceful space for your journey. I will help you explore your authentic self, your voice, connect to your heart.
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Hilary Steinitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
As a strengths-based and trauma-informed therapist, I am passionate about helping clients to repair deeply held wounds, especially relational wounds, which are often at the core of symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and addictive behaviors. Though I work with clients to help alleviate their troubling symptoms, my work is more fully anchored in the belief that the sensitive exploration of underlying injuries enables not just symptom-reduction but transformation and growth.
Strength-Based
(434) 299-0191
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Strength-Based
As a strengths-based and trauma-informed therapist, I am passionate about helping clients to repair deeply held wounds, especially relational wounds, which are often at the core of symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and addictive behaviors. Though I work with clients to help alleviate their troubling symptoms, my work is more fully anchored in the belief that the sensitive exploration of underlying injuries enables not just symptom-reduction but transformation and growth.
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William John Manning
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
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:
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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Pamela Parker Siegel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22911
I teach you how to help your Self by strengthening your awareness, esteem and empowerment. Using Rapid Insight and other Everyday Happiness skills which come from my own model, Selfsight, you will be able to “see” your emotional process. I will be your guide in making transformational choices creating emotional balance, resilience and everyday happiness. Originally based in Richmond and Charlottesville, I am an experienced and knowledgeable clinician in private practice who now practices statewide via Telehealth. I also offer an outdoor “office” on my farm near Charlottesville. I am warm, fun, truthful and straight forward.
Strength-Based
(434) 208-1706
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Charlottesville, VA 22911
Strength-Based
I teach you how to help your Self by strengthening your awareness, esteem and empowerment. Using Rapid Insight and other Everyday Happiness skills which come from my own model, Selfsight, you will be able to “see” your emotional process. I will be your guide in making transformational choices creating emotional balance, resilience and everyday happiness. Originally based in Richmond and Charlottesville, I am an experienced and knowledgeable clinician in private practice who now practices statewide via Telehealth. I also offer an outdoor “office” on my farm near Charlottesville. I am warm, fun, truthful and straight forward.
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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.
Strength-Based
(434) 363-9309
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
Strength-Based
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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Heather Dumas
Licensed Professional Counselor, M Ed, LPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Are you worried about your child? Does your child seem sad, anxious, lonely, angry or have frequent mood swings? Are you struggling to find ways to help your child manage his or her emotions or to feel better about himself or herself? I can help! I help children learn how to better regulate their emotions so that they can feel better and be more engaged in the present moment. At the same time, parents learn how they can better support their child, and improve their relationship with their child. Contact me for a free 30 minute phone consultation to see if my approach is a good fit for you and your child.
Strength-Based
(434) 216-3421
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Strength-Based
Are you worried about your child? Does your child seem sad, anxious, lonely, angry or have frequent mood swings? Are you struggling to find ways to help your child manage his or her emotions or to feel better about himself or herself? I can help! I help children learn how to better regulate their emotions so that they can feel better and be more engaged in the present moment. At the same time, parents learn how they can better support their child, and improve their relationship with their child. Contact me for a free 30 minute phone consultation to see if my approach is a good fit for you and your child.
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Donalee L Rooks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Life is a journey to understand ourselves, our purpose, and how to connect with others. Obstacles such as fears, unhealed wounds, and destructive thinking can impede our well-being. In addition, our fast-paced, high stress, disconnected culture can literally steal our peace. This can result in anxiety, depression and other psychological struggles. My practice is a safe place to pause, pay attention, process, and find coping strategies to manage life well. My approach is collaborative, nonjudgemental and supportive.
Strength-Based
(703) 596-8150
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
Strength-Based
Life is a journey to understand ourselves, our purpose, and how to connect with others. Obstacles such as fears, unhealed wounds, and destructive thinking can impede our well-being. In addition, our fast-paced, high stress, disconnected culture can literally steal our peace. This can result in anxiety, depression and other psychological struggles. My practice is a safe place to pause, pay attention, process, and find coping strategies to manage life well. My approach is collaborative, nonjudgemental and supportive.
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Morgan Soper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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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Lisa M Lotts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903
**I am not accepting new clients** In my work I like to use a holistic approach to therapy by focusing on you as an individual and not just the symptoms. I provide a safe, warm, non-judgmental and compassionate space for you to explore your needs. I will help you to identify patterns in your life, gain insight and explore your moods (depression/anxiety), stress, trauma, and/or life changes (relationship, divorce, stage of life) while supporting you and your growth. Whether working with tweens, teenagers or adults I firmly believe in helping incorporate self-care within each person to further increase their strength and resilience.
Strength-Based
(434) 252-3246
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
Strength-Based
**I am not accepting new clients** In my work I like to use a holistic approach to therapy by focusing on you as an individual and not just the symptoms. I provide a safe, warm, non-judgmental and compassionate space for you to explore your needs. I will help you to identify patterns in your life, gain insight and explore your moods (depression/anxiety), stress, trauma, and/or life changes (relationship, divorce, stage of life) while supporting you and your growth. Whether working with tweens, teenagers or adults I firmly believe in helping incorporate self-care within each person to further increase their strength and resilience.

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Strength-Based Therapists
If you're looking for Strength-Based Therapy in Charlottesville or for a 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 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.