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.
Suicidal Ideation
(434) 264-5326
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
Suicidal Ideation
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.
Suicidal Ideation
(413) 344-2219
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
Suicidal Ideation
**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.
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Sean Flannery
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
***Currently accepting new clients*** I work with couples and individuals in therapy. I enjoy working with young to older-aged adults who are struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, difficulty adjusting to new life situations, and a variety of other issues. My areas of special interest are couple's therapy, older adults, and athletic performance/recovery. I also provide psychological testing for various issues with clients ages 6 and up
Suicidal Ideation
(434) 216-0165
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
Suicidal Ideation
***Currently accepting new clients*** I work with couples and individuals in therapy. I enjoy working with young to older-aged adults who are struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, difficulty adjusting to new life situations, and a variety of other issues. My areas of special interest are couple's therapy, older adults, and athletic performance/recovery. I also provide psychological testing for various issues with clients ages 6 and up
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Erin E. Horn
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in treatment of depression, anxiety, and relationship problems in adolescents, adults, and couples. I work from a relational perspective, and use evidence-based interventions (e.g., cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based relaxation, emotion-focused, and interpersonal process techniques) to treat a variety of presenting issues. I work collaboratively with my clients to develop goals and a treatment plan that is individually tailored to their needs and balances enhanced self-insight with developing more useful and effective coping strategies.
Suicidal Ideation
(434) 363-9154
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
Suicidal Ideation
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in treatment of depression, anxiety, and relationship problems in adolescents, adults, and couples. I work from a relational perspective, and use evidence-based interventions (e.g., cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based relaxation, emotion-focused, and interpersonal process techniques) to treat a variety of presenting issues. I work collaboratively with my clients to develop goals and a treatment plan that is individually tailored to their needs and balances enhanced self-insight with developing more useful and effective coping strategies.
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.
Suicidal Ideation
(540) 215-7326
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Suicidal Ideation
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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Jeff Lown
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdS, LPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22902
There is never a wrong time to start therapy, nor is there a right one. We won’t worry about right or wrong, but instead we’ll accept where you are - as we work together to discover where you want to go and how to get there. I spend a lot of my free time hiking, seeking out new and interesting terrain. The growth you will hopefully experience during our work together may be much like a challenging hike, with some gentle slopes and triumphant summits, but also with trips, stumbles, and strenuous climbs. I cannot climb your mountains for you, but I will climb them with you and help to show you the way forward.
Suicidal Ideation
(540) 534-4438
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Suicidal Ideation
There is never a wrong time to start therapy, nor is there a right one. We won’t worry about right or wrong, but instead we’ll accept where you are - as we work together to discover where you want to go and how to get there. I spend a lot of my free time hiking, seeking out new and interesting terrain. The growth you will hopefully experience during our work together may be much like a challenging hike, with some gentle slopes and triumphant summits, but also with trips, stumbles, and strenuous climbs. I cannot climb your mountains for you, but I will climb them with you and help to show you the way forward.
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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.
Suicidal Ideation
(434) 337-3568
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
Suicidal Ideation
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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Onnie Baldwin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR, EFT Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
It's hard for anyone to talk about personal issues. Anyone brave enough to do this launches themselves into a life giving process that increases the possibilities of their lives forever. It brings about unbelievable changes opening possibilities never thought of. It's hard work. It's scary. But it teaches one to live effectively with what life has brought and create changes that enhance the life that is. It's a journey into the good and the bad that takes a person to new heights. It's an exploration that creates love and light in a life.
Suicidal Ideation
(434) 485-0094
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
Suicidal Ideation
It's hard for anyone to talk about personal issues. Anyone brave enough to do this launches themselves into a life giving process that increases the possibilities of their lives forever. It brings about unbelievable changes opening possibilities never thought of. It's hard work. It's scary. But it teaches one to live effectively with what life has brought and create changes that enhance the life that is. It's a journey into the good and the bad that takes a person to new heights. It's an exploration that creates love and light in a life.
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Amanda Anastasio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, RYT Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
I am a licensed social worker and a trained and certified yoga teacher. I hold certification in the practice of tele-health, and able to work with clients remotely during this pandemic, in Virginia and Massachusetts where I am licensed. I believe in an integrated approach to therapy. I employ the evidence-based theories of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, (CBT) Mindfulness-based CBT, Internal Family Systems, (IFS) - which all help in improving insight, life and coping skills.. My expertise is with trauma, anxiety, eating disorders, relationships. My previous work includes the Massachusetts Child Trauma Project (MCTP)
Suicidal Ideation
(617) 580-5455
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
Suicidal Ideation
I am a licensed social worker and a trained and certified yoga teacher. I hold certification in the practice of tele-health, and able to work with clients remotely during this pandemic, in Virginia and Massachusetts where I am licensed. I believe in an integrated approach to therapy. I employ the evidence-based theories of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, (CBT) Mindfulness-based CBT, Internal Family Systems, (IFS) - which all help in improving insight, life and coping skills.. My expertise is with trauma, anxiety, eating disorders, relationships. My previous work includes the Massachusetts Child Trauma Project (MCTP)
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Caroline Megargel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903
I specialize in counseling children, adolescents, and young adults struggling with a range of issues--from managing the stress of everyday life to more serious difficulties, such as mood disorders, trauma, and anger management. I believe that developing a collaborative, yet change-oriented, relationship with my clients is key to promoting growth. As such, I am solution-focused and strive to help my clients learn new methods of solving their problems and managing emotions. I believe in practicing therapy that is translatable to the real world, as small changes can greatly improve a young person's experience and trajectory of life.
Suicidal Ideation
(434) 248-3557
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
Suicidal Ideation
I specialize in counseling children, adolescents, and young adults struggling with a range of issues--from managing the stress of everyday life to more serious difficulties, such as mood disorders, trauma, and anger management. I believe that developing a collaborative, yet change-oriented, relationship with my clients is key to promoting growth. As such, I am solution-focused and strive to help my clients learn new methods of solving their problems and managing emotions. I believe in practicing therapy that is translatable to the real world, as small changes can greatly improve a young person's experience and trajectory of life.
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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.
Suicidal Ideation
(540) 426-3995
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Suicidal Ideation
**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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Greg Amodeo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSAC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
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.
Suicidal Ideation
(804) 823-5475
Verified
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Suicidal Ideation
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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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.
Suicidal Ideation
(434) 262-4015
Verified
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
Suicidal Ideation
**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.
Suicidal Ideation
(434) 825-4841
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Charlottesville, VA 22911
Suicidal Ideation
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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Laura Anne Copley
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CTS Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
As a trauma survivor you can feel emotionally torn and mentally defeated. It may seem like every relationship you create is painful, and every moment you're reminded of your fear or shame. You're cautious about getting help because revisiting traumatic memories seems scary and vulnerable. You want someone to connect with who can give you direction toward healing. As a Licensed Counselor and the only PhD Certified Trauma Specialist in the Shenandoah Valley, we will overcome the parts of your life that are keeping you stuck, and experience the breakthrough moment you've longing for.
Suicidal Ideation
Verified
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Suicidal Ideation
As a trauma survivor you can feel emotionally torn and mentally defeated. It may seem like every relationship you create is painful, and every moment you're reminded of your fear or shame. You're cautious about getting help because revisiting traumatic memories seems scary and vulnerable. You want someone to connect with who can give you direction toward healing. As a Licensed Counselor and the only PhD Certified Trauma Specialist in the Shenandoah Valley, we will overcome the parts of your life that are keeping you stuck, and experience the breakthrough moment you've longing for.
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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.
Suicidal Ideation
(434) 208-1706
Verified
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Charlottesville, VA 22911
Suicidal Ideation
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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Karen Ann Durland-Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
I provide therapy from the belief that therapy is a collaborative journey in which, together, we identify what gets in the way of life goals. Then we create a vision along with a plan to go from where you are to where you want to be in their life. I have participated in extensive training as a family and couples therapist with over 10 years of practice experience. Families in which one member exhibits the symptoms of ADHD, ADD, oppositional and defiant behaviors, impulsive and violent behaviors, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, and learning disabilities work well with me.
Suicidal Ideation
(434) 264-5117
Verified
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
Suicidal Ideation
I provide therapy from the belief that therapy is a collaborative journey in which, together, we identify what gets in the way of life goals. Then we create a vision along with a plan to go from where you are to where you want to be in their life. I have participated in extensive training as a family and couples therapist with over 10 years of practice experience. Families in which one member exhibits the symptoms of ADHD, ADD, oppositional and defiant behaviors, impulsive and violent behaviors, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, and learning disabilities work well with me.
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Barbara Groves
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
As your therapist, I will guide you to recognize learned patterns of thinking, acting and feeling that may be creating suffering in your life. Together we will explore where and why you learned those patterns. Once fully understood, you will find the courage to transform those learned patterns into healthier ones. I will then guide you to practice these new and healthier patterns in the therapy room as well as in your life outside the therapy room. Once you transform old patterns of relating into healthier ones, you will feel lighter, more confident and happier.
Suicidal Ideation
(434) 602-2150
Verified
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
Suicidal Ideation
As your therapist, I will guide you to recognize learned patterns of thinking, acting and feeling that may be creating suffering in your life. Together we will explore where and why you learned those patterns. Once fully understood, you will find the courage to transform those learned patterns into healthier ones. I will then guide you to practice these new and healthier patterns in the therapy room as well as in your life outside the therapy room. Once you transform old patterns of relating into healthier ones, you will feel lighter, more confident and happier.
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Lynessa Sheppard Plotnick
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC, LMFT Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22901
I believe in the human spirit and our capacity to make positive changes in all aspects of our lives, even in the face of adversity. By exploring our thought patterns, we can better identify feelings that affect our actions on a daily basis. We can then make effective changes that improve the quality of our lives, decreasing stress, anxiety, and depression and providing us with a more peaceful and joyful life. I also believe in the benefit of human interaction with other loving creatures; you will meet my little Yorkie-Poo therapy partner, Mojo, when you come to visit me. He loves children and adults.
Suicidal Ideation
(757) 785-0838
Verified
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
Suicidal Ideation
I believe in the human spirit and our capacity to make positive changes in all aspects of our lives, even in the face of adversity. By exploring our thought patterns, we can better identify feelings that affect our actions on a daily basis. We can then make effective changes that improve the quality of our lives, decreasing stress, anxiety, and depression and providing us with a more peaceful and joyful life. I also believe in the benefit of human interaction with other loving creatures; you will meet my little Yorkie-Poo therapy partner, Mojo, when you come to visit me. He loves children and adults.
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Genhi Whitmer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Genhi engages individuals in therapy by developing rapport and by offering empathy and being non-judgmental. She uses a collaborative approach to meet the individual where they are and to help facilitate achievement of their identified goals. She empowers the individual to explore themselves in a safe and open environment to promote growth, with an open, accepting, and compassionate style.
Suicidal Ideation
(434) 216-0626
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
Suicidal Ideation
Genhi engages individuals in therapy by developing rapport and by offering empathy and being non-judgmental. She uses a collaborative approach to meet the individual where they are and to help facilitate achievement of their identified goals. She empowers the individual to explore themselves in a safe and open environment to promote growth, with an open, accepting, and compassionate style.

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Suicidal Ideation Therapists
If you have suicidal thoughts and you're in Charlottesville, please call a Charlottesville therapists from the list above or, simply call this number 1-800-273-8255 to chat to someone now.

Suicide is a tragic event with strong emotional repercussions for its survivors. Especially for parents of suicide victims, since so many suicides occur amongst young people and teenagers.

Learn more here about teenage suicide and suicide in general. Or contact a therapist in Charlottesville who can help with counseling you or a family member or loved one who may have suicidal thoughts or suffer from suicidal ideation -or you just plain fear may take their life.

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.