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.
Transgender Allied
(434) 264-5326
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
Transgender 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.
Transgender Allied
(413) 344-2219
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
Transgender 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.
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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
Transgender Allied
(434) 216-0165
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
Transgender Allied
***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
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.
Transgender Allied
(540) 215-7326
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Transgender 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.
Transgender Allied
(434) 337-3568
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
Transgender 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.
Transgender Allied
(434) 595-3644
Verified
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Transgender 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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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.
Transgender Allied
(434) 248-3557
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
Transgender Allied
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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Eliza Segell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903
***I am not currently accepting new clients.***I believe that therapy is a collaboration. As a therapist my first step is to help clarify why therapy is sought. From there we work together to develop strategies for relief, in the short and long term. My role is to provide information about the treatments that could be pursued; with information and context, one can then make informed choices about the best path forward. Common treatment options include: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness interventions. A brief treatment is usually all that is needed, but I offer longer-term depth work when required.
Transgender Allied
(678) 264-3289
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
Transgender Allied
***I am not currently accepting new clients.***I believe that therapy is a collaboration. As a therapist my first step is to help clarify why therapy is sought. From there we work together to develop strategies for relief, in the short and long term. My role is to provide information about the treatments that could be pursued; with information and context, one can then make informed choices about the best path forward. Common treatment options include: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness interventions. A brief treatment is usually all that is needed, but I offer longer-term depth work when required.
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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.
Transgender Allied
(434) 204-4227
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
Transgender 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.
Transgender Allied
(571) 200-7569
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Charlottesville, VA 22911
Transgender Allied
Do you have anxieties or depression ? Are you ready for reflection and support? I use a tele-health, strengths based approach to help you develop insights and skills that will influence your feelings and thoughts about yourself and your life. Many of the adults I see respond well to my personality and openness. We will start where you want to start, will collaborate to develop coping skills to deal with depression and anxiety, identity and sexual issues, and life goals. I have experience working with the queer community including: polyamory, bisexuality, Gay, lesbian, transgender, non-binary and cross-dressing individuals.
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Rebecca Tedford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C Verified
Verified
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.
Transgender Allied
(434) 262-4015
Verified
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
Transgender 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.
Transgender Allied
(434) 825-4841
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Charlottesville, VA 22911
Transgender 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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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.
Transgender Allied
Verified
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Transgender Allied
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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Laura E. Wagner
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
*I ONLY PROVIDE TELEHEALTH SERVICES DUE TO COVID-19* I am a Licensed Clinical psychologist who completed clinical training at Duke University, Harvard Medical School's Victims of Violence Program and at the University of Massachusetts and UNC-Chapel Hill. I provide highly specialized treatments for traumatic stress (posttraumatic stress disorders), grief/loss, major depression, anxiety and relationship issues. I am trained in several highly specialized, evidenced-based therapies that have scientific research supporting their efficacy. I have worked extensively with University of Virginia (UVA) students and physicians.
Transgender Allied
(434) 326-1647
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
Transgender Allied
*I ONLY PROVIDE TELEHEALTH SERVICES DUE TO COVID-19* I am a Licensed Clinical psychologist who completed clinical training at Duke University, Harvard Medical School's Victims of Violence Program and at the University of Massachusetts and UNC-Chapel Hill. I provide highly specialized treatments for traumatic stress (posttraumatic stress disorders), grief/loss, major depression, anxiety and relationship issues. I am trained in several highly specialized, evidenced-based therapies that have scientific research supporting their efficacy. I have worked extensively with University of Virginia (UVA) students and physicians.
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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.
Transgender Allied
(434) 208-1925
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Charlottesville, VA 22911
Transgender 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.
Transgender Allied
(434) 325-5231
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Transgender Allied
"Are you in pain, at a crossroads, or facing obstacles you need help in overcoming? Are you looking for relief? I will work with you in a warm, collaborative environment, and together we will explore those areas that have kept you from being fulfilled and reaching your goals." Amy Kennel is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Art Therapy from Arcadia University and her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Longwood University. She has worked in the mental health field since 2005, gaining experience using various modalities, and providing kind and gentle care for a great variety of people.
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Cara Marinucci
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, FAMI Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
As a Licensed Professional Counselor for many years, I am continually inspired by the transformative moment that happens in the counseling process. There is a sacredness in being present to another as a guide on this journey we call life. Whether it is exploring inner resources for healing and growth or the possibilities for deep and lasting change, it is an honor to work with people that are desiring a better way to be themselves in the world. My own journey has taught me that being truly present and engaged allows space for the unknown to be revealed, acknowledged, and eventually integrated into the service of the whole self.
Transgender Allied
(434) 248-3114
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
Transgender Allied
As a Licensed Professional Counselor for many years, I am continually inspired by the transformative moment that happens in the counseling process. There is a sacredness in being present to another as a guide on this journey we call life. Whether it is exploring inner resources for healing and growth or the possibilities for deep and lasting change, it is an honor to work with people that are desiring a better way to be themselves in the world. My own journey has taught me that being truly present and engaged allows space for the unknown to be revealed, acknowledged, and eventually integrated into the service of the whole self.
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Deborah Sinek
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Can you use your mind to reduce your suffering, rather than increase it? Or to increase meaning and depth in your life? You can, but most people need a little help with this. Sometimes a sympathetic family member or wise friend can help a great deal; other times when a knowledgeable, compassionate professional is a better choice. Perhaps your internal life feels out of control, or you're feeling stuck, repeating ineffective patterns of relating to yourself and others. I work with people to help them understand themselves and their situation, manage stress better, and make positive changes happen.
Transgender Allied
(434) 202-3939
Verified
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
Transgender Allied
Can you use your mind to reduce your suffering, rather than increase it? Or to increase meaning and depth in your life? You can, but most people need a little help with this. Sometimes a sympathetic family member or wise friend can help a great deal; other times when a knowledgeable, compassionate professional is a better choice. Perhaps your internal life feels out of control, or you're feeling stuck, repeating ineffective patterns of relating to yourself and others. I work with people to help them understand themselves and their situation, manage stress better, and make positive changes happen.
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Elizabeth Gillmore
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Having problems navigating the crossroads of life? Depression or anxiety getting you down? Add Covid-19 to the mix and maybe you are dealing with the stress of having the kids home or how to keep your marriage healthy. You wonder how you will survive financial and health changes or, like all of us, you're worried about what is coming next. Licensed as both a professional counselor and a marriage and family therapist I can address all of these concerns.
Transgender Allied
(540) 252-0076
Verified
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Transgender Allied
Having problems navigating the crossroads of life? Depression or anxiety getting you down? Add Covid-19 to the mix and maybe you are dealing with the stress of having the kids home or how to keep your marriage healthy. You wonder how you will survive financial and health changes or, like all of us, you're worried about what is coming next. Licensed as both a professional counselor and a marriage and family therapist I can address all of these concerns.
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.
Transgender Allied
(540) 426-3591
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Transgender 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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