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.
Trauma Focused
(434) 264-5326
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
Trauma Focused
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.
Trauma Focused
(434) 201-3287
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
Trauma Focused
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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Kristie Melson Wells
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, NIC-A Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Using a non-judgmental, person-centered approach, I work with each individual to identify their needs, concerns, goals, and to develop an effective plan for therapy. Supports or Interventions available include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Informed Skills, Mindfulness, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.
Trauma Focused
(434) 260-8699
Verified

Charlottesville, VA 22903
Trauma Focused
Using a non-judgmental, person-centered approach, I work with each individual to identify their needs, concerns, goals, and to develop an effective plan for therapy. Supports or Interventions available include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Informed Skills, Mindfulness, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.
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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.
Trauma Focused
(434) 337-3568
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
Trauma Focused
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.
Trauma Focused
(434) 201-7551
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Charlottesville, VA 22911
Trauma Focused
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.
Trauma Focused
(434) 448-3633
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
Trauma Focused
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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Commonwealth Catholic Charities
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Commonwealth Catholic Charities has six qualified therapists that each bring their unique skills to the practice. We ensure that each client is matched up with a therapist that can help them the best with their needs at that time. We work with families, couples, individuals and groups to provide a safe environment for healing. Our play therapy rooms and group rooms are well-equipped to help in therapeutic interventions and to make clients feel at ease. Therapists are competent in their own specialties and if needed also work collaboratively to ensure optimum results.
Trauma Focused
(804) 655-0279
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Trauma Focused
Commonwealth Catholic Charities has six qualified therapists that each bring their unique skills to the practice. We ensure that each client is matched up with a therapist that can help them the best with their needs at that time. We work with families, couples, individuals and groups to provide a safe environment for healing. Our play therapy rooms and group rooms are well-equipped to help in therapeutic interventions and to make clients feel at ease. Therapists are competent in their own specialties and if needed also work collaboratively to ensure optimum results.
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.
Trauma Focused
(434) 208-3614
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
Trauma Focused
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.
Trauma Focused
(434) 465-6225
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
Trauma Focused
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!
Trauma Focused
(540) 609-2570
Verified
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Trauma Focused
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.
Trauma Focused
(804) 318-3321
Verified
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Trauma Focused
***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
Trauma Focused
(434) 220-0535
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
Trauma Focused
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.
Trauma Focused
(540) 253-1686
Verified
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Trauma Focused
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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Robert C Rannigan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC Verified
Verified
Hosts group in:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Experiencing a fuller, more satisfying life depends upon our self understanding. My counseling focuses on clients' recognizing their lives are physical, emotional and mental (PEM) experience. . This awareness is taught with various cognitive, behavioral, meditation and breathing practices. Each session guides away from negative habits while encouraging and shaping new healthy ones, practiced during meetings and in daily life.
Trauma Focused
(434) 607-4781
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Hosts group in:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Trauma Focused
Experiencing a fuller, more satisfying life depends upon our self understanding. My counseling focuses on clients' recognizing their lives are physical, emotional and mental (PEM) experience. . This awareness is taught with various cognitive, behavioral, meditation and breathing practices. Each session guides away from negative habits while encouraging and shaping new healthy ones, practiced during meetings and in daily life.
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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.
Trauma Focused
(434) 299-0191
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Trauma Focused
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.
Trauma Focused
(434) 204-4131
Verified
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Office is near:
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Trauma Focused
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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Missy Sirch
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903
I believe my job is to work myself out of a job. It is my task to assist individuals in cultivating the skills and understanding they need to optimize their well being in all spheres in their life. Through an honest, trusting collaborative relationship I endeavor to facilitate my client's capacity to create healthy relationships, both with themselves and others. I strive to be flexible in supporting clients in the manner in which they need versus an authoritative manner which presumes I know what is best for them. My goal is to assist them in determining their best selves.
Trauma Focused
(434) 977-8877
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
Trauma Focused
I believe my job is to work myself out of a job. It is my task to assist individuals in cultivating the skills and understanding they need to optimize their well being in all spheres in their life. Through an honest, trusting collaborative relationship I endeavor to facilitate my client's capacity to create healthy relationships, both with themselves and others. I strive to be flexible in supporting clients in the manner in which they need versus an authoritative manner which presumes I know what is best for them. My goal is to assist them in determining their best selves.
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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.
Trauma Focused
(434) 208-1706
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Charlottesville, VA 22911
Trauma Focused
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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Christine Ann Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
I provide a warm and nurturing environment where clients feel safe to explore their deepest inner selves. Whether addressing adult or parent-child issues, I emphasize the importance of working on one's own emotional and nervous systems as a first step to creating change. My intention is to help people "heal", not just "deal". I use talk therapy and experiential techniques such as Gestalt, Somatic Experiencing, and mindfulness practices. I have found that working with deep emotions embedded in the "felt sense" of one's experience is a powerful tool leading to transformation.
Trauma Focused
(434) 207-5494
Verified
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
Trauma Focused
I provide a warm and nurturing environment where clients feel safe to explore their deepest inner selves. Whether addressing adult or parent-child issues, I emphasize the importance of working on one's own emotional and nervous systems as a first step to creating change. My intention is to help people "heal", not just "deal". I use talk therapy and experiential techniques such as Gestalt, Somatic Experiencing, and mindfulness practices. I have found that working with deep emotions embedded in the "felt sense" of one's experience is a powerful tool leading to transformation.
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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.
Trauma Focused
(434) 363-9309
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
Trauma Focused
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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Trauma Focused Therapists
Charlottesville Trauma focused therapy (TF-CBT) helps people who may be experiencing post-traumatic stress after a traumatic event to return to a healthy state. These Therapists can help with Trauma focused therapy in Charlottesville.

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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.