Therapists in Charlottesville, VA

View neighborhoods in Charlottesville
Photo of Claire De Andrade, Psychologist in Charlottesville, VA
Claire De Andrade
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
I specialize in working with women who struggle with the emotional issues and experiences related to post-partum, parenting, menopause, empty-nesting, career conflicts, or loss. Women who may be questioning their choices, their values, their identity, their self-criticism, their worth, their capacity for self-care.
I specialize in working with women who struggle with the emotional issues and experiences related to post-partum, parenting, menopause, empty-nesting, career conflicts, or loss. Women who may be questioning their choices, their values, their identity, their self-criticism, their worth, their capacity for self-care.
(434) 362-4887 View (434) 362-4887
Photo of Alexis Bahnmaier, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlottesville, VA
Alexis Bahnmaier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902  (Online Only)
Alexis Bahnmaier is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Virginia with over 12 years of experience working with clients that struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma. She also specializes in helping individuals in the LGBTQIA+ community work through questions of gender, sexuality, identity, as well as the social prejudices and anxieties associated with family, friends, and workplaces. Alexis earned her Master's degree in Social Work from Florida State University and implements a warm counseling style that is interactive, and heavily client-centered.
Alexis Bahnmaier is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Virginia with over 12 years of experience working with clients that struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma. She also specializes in helping individuals in the LGBTQIA+ community work through questions of gender, sexuality, identity, as well as the social prejudices and anxieties associated with family, friends, and workplaces. Alexis earned her Master's degree in Social Work from Florida State University and implements a warm counseling style that is interactive, and heavily client-centered.
(434) 505-4699 View (434) 505-4699
Photo of Jennifer Senator, Licensed Professional Counselor in Charlottesville, VA
Jennifer Senator
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in treating young adults and adult women who are struggling with anxiety, self-esteem, depression, grief, and life transitions, including issues related to the experience of motherhood, parenting, and midlife. While I tailor treatment to each individual, I often use components from Attachment theory, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness to help you break unhelpful patterns, connect with your inner resources, and build the life you desire. My approach is collaborative, and I enjoy sharing relevant articles, books, and other resources in session.
I specialize in treating young adults and adult women who are struggling with anxiety, self-esteem, depression, grief, and life transitions, including issues related to the experience of motherhood, parenting, and midlife. While I tailor treatment to each individual, I often use components from Attachment theory, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness to help you break unhelpful patterns, connect with your inner resources, and build the life you desire. My approach is collaborative, and I enjoy sharing relevant articles, books, and other resources in session.
View
Photo of Marie (Mimi) Steele, Licensed Professional Counselor in Charlottesville, VA
Marie (Mimi) Steele
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Not accepting new clients
** NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS-- Please click on the website button on the left side of my profile to receive practice information.** Focusing on couples' strengths and attachment styles, I help partners understand the normal ups and downs of attunement and misattunement, learn and practice mindfulness and emotional regulation, how to heal small and large ruptures and build deeper emotional and physical intimacy and trust. I have experience assisting partners repair their relationship after infidelity or breach of trust. If reconciliation is not possible, I help couples through the separation and divorce process.
** NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS-- Please click on the website button on the left side of my profile to receive practice information.** Focusing on couples' strengths and attachment styles, I help partners understand the normal ups and downs of attunement and misattunement, learn and practice mindfulness and emotional regulation, how to heal small and large ruptures and build deeper emotional and physical intimacy and trust. I have experience assisting partners repair their relationship after infidelity or breach of trust. If reconciliation is not possible, I help couples through the separation and divorce process.
(434) 473-6060 View (434) 473-6060
Photo of Jessica Lincoln, Pre-Licensed Professional in Charlottesville, VA
Jessica Lincoln
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902  (Online Only)
Immediate Availability For New Telehealth Clients! My name is Jess, and I offer affirming and supportive therapeutic services and mind-body practices to Virginia Residents. Past or ongoing trauma, divorce or separation, pressure from school or peers, and many other challenges in your life can create anxiety and depression that leave you feeling stuck. You may not even know the reason you feeling down, but together we can choose a path that aligns with your values and beliefs to guide you to a better life and help you achieve your goals.
Immediate Availability For New Telehealth Clients! My name is Jess, and I offer affirming and supportive therapeutic services and mind-body practices to Virginia Residents. Past or ongoing trauma, divorce or separation, pressure from school or peers, and many other challenges in your life can create anxiety and depression that leave you feeling stuck. You may not even know the reason you feeling down, but together we can choose a path that aligns with your values and beliefs to guide you to a better life and help you achieve your goals.
(434) 577-8479 View (434) 577-8479
Photo of Suzanne Wilberger LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlottesville, VA
Suzanne Wilberger LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22901
We all set out on our life's path choosing the direction that will bring us the most joy. Sometimes that pathway leads us off the course of happiness and fulfillment, and into the unexpected. When this happens, you may find yourself feeling anxious, depressed, or in the middle of an unhealthy relationship. It's possible to find a new pathway to take so that you can feel your life is back on track. Therapy can provide you with the tools and support you need. It will also create a feeling that you are no longer alone on your journey. I'd love to help you become more confident and ready to take on a new direction in your life.
We all set out on our life's path choosing the direction that will bring us the most joy. Sometimes that pathway leads us off the course of happiness and fulfillment, and into the unexpected. When this happens, you may find yourself feeling anxious, depressed, or in the middle of an unhealthy relationship. It's possible to find a new pathway to take so that you can feel your life is back on track. Therapy can provide you with the tools and support you need. It will also create a feeling that you are no longer alone on your journey. I'd love to help you become more confident and ready to take on a new direction in your life.
(434) 227-5993 View (434) 227-5993
Photo of Rebecca Fadil, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlottesville, VA
Rebecca Fadil
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlottesville, VA 22903  (Online Only)
The most important part of finding a good therapist is feeling comfortable with that person. You want to feel confident that there is a good fit between yourself and your therapist. Shop around until you find the therapist that feels right to you.
The most important part of finding a good therapist is feeling comfortable with that person. You want to feel confident that there is a good fit between yourself and your therapist. Shop around until you find the therapist that feels right to you.
(434) 331-0707 View (434) 331-0707
Photo of Diana C. Brawley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlottesville, VA
Diana C. Brawley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, MDiv, ThM, MSW
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
The nexus of emotional, spiritual, mental, and physical health is integral to healing. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Mindful Self-Compassion informed Psychotherapist, I believe in the potential that relationships offer for growth and healing. Using authentic warmth, empathy, and humor, I create a safe environment where clients feel supported to explore and heal. I honor each individual’s story, experience, and ways of coping and believe that each and every one of us has the fundamental capacity to grow and evolve.
The nexus of emotional, spiritual, mental, and physical health is integral to healing. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Mindful Self-Compassion informed Psychotherapist, I believe in the potential that relationships offer for growth and healing. Using authentic warmth, empathy, and humor, I create a safe environment where clients feel supported to explore and heal. I honor each individual’s story, experience, and ways of coping and believe that each and every one of us has the fundamental capacity to grow and evolve.
(434) 878-0329 View (434) 878-0329
Photo of Rebeccah McCully, Licensed Professional Counselor in Charlottesville, VA
Rebeccah McCully
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Hey! I'm Rebeccah McCully. I earned my Masters in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Proudly hailing from Charlotte, NC, I'm a true Carolina Girl at heart. I adore the Carolina Panthers, football, and seizing every opportunity to travel. Most importantly, I cherish spending time with my family and my sweet pup, Charlotte. I'm thrilled you've embarked on this counseling journey, and I'm passionate about supporting you every step of the way.
Hey! I'm Rebeccah McCully. I earned my Masters in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Proudly hailing from Charlotte, NC, I'm a true Carolina Girl at heart. I adore the Carolina Panthers, football, and seizing every opportunity to travel. Most importantly, I cherish spending time with my family and my sweet pup, Charlotte. I'm thrilled you've embarked on this counseling journey, and I'm passionate about supporting you every step of the way.
(434) 362-1707 View (434) 362-1707
Photo of Malissa Watterson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlottesville, VA
Malissa Watterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlottesville, VA 22903  (Online Only)
I see adults and adolescents, ages 13 and up, and I have over 5 years of experience working in community and outpatient mental health settings. Early in my social work career, I provided in-home counseling to first-time mothers and mothers with young children. Because of this experience, I am passionate about supporting mothers experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
I see adults and adolescents, ages 13 and up, and I have over 5 years of experience working in community and outpatient mental health settings. Early in my social work career, I provided in-home counseling to first-time mothers and mothers with young children. Because of this experience, I am passionate about supporting mothers experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
(434) 722-3898 View (434) 722-3898
Photo of Emily G Gary, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlottesville, VA
Emily G Gary
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlottesville, VA 22903
With increased awareness of our inner worlds, we will look at how thoughts and feelings influence how we live, the choices we make and the patterns that develop in our relationships. My work centers on assisting people to access and utilize their own innate wisdom and strength, to ultimately experience life with greater ease and more joy.
With increased awareness of our inner worlds, we will look at how thoughts and feelings influence how we live, the choices we make and the patterns that develop in our relationships. My work centers on assisting people to access and utilize their own innate wisdom and strength, to ultimately experience life with greater ease and more joy.
(540) 501-6278 View (540) 501-6278
Photo of Patti Martin, Psychologist in Charlottesville, VA
Patti Martin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Anxiety can be paralyzing and debilitating. I specialize in working with college and graduate students as well as all individuals who suffer from depression and anxiety . I use a strength based approach and provide tools and insights to help break unconscious sabotaging patterns that keep you stuck. Life can feel incredibly hard when you are stuck in anxious or negative thought patterns. I can help you get unstuck and feel better. I provide a nurturing and compassionate space to help you regain your sense of self, as well as provide skills to stop negative, debilitating, critical and anxious thoughts.
Anxiety can be paralyzing and debilitating. I specialize in working with college and graduate students as well as all individuals who suffer from depression and anxiety . I use a strength based approach and provide tools and insights to help break unconscious sabotaging patterns that keep you stuck. Life can feel incredibly hard when you are stuck in anxious or negative thought patterns. I can help you get unstuck and feel better. I provide a nurturing and compassionate space to help you regain your sense of self, as well as provide skills to stop negative, debilitating, critical and anxious thoughts.
(434) 231-2044 View (434) 231-2044
Photo of Kennise Baker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlottesville, VA
Kennise Baker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Hello, I'm Kennise! My objective is to provide support and education on evidence-based techniques that assist individuals in effectively processing and regulating their emotions. Moreover, I strive to empower clients to construct a life they can take pride in. Taking the initiative to seek assistance is an important step towards self-care, though it can be challenging. Remember, you don't have to navigate this journey solo - let's embark on it together!
Hello, I'm Kennise! My objective is to provide support and education on evidence-based techniques that assist individuals in effectively processing and regulating their emotions. Moreover, I strive to empower clients to construct a life they can take pride in. Taking the initiative to seek assistance is an important step towards self-care, though it can be challenging. Remember, you don't have to navigate this journey solo - let's embark on it together!
(434) 362-1676 View (434) 362-1676
Photo of Sandy Foster Morrison, Licensed Professional Counselor in Charlottesville, VA
Sandy Foster Morrison
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Feelings of sadness and anxiety from unhealed loss and unresolved life circumstances can cripple our capacity to manage our lives. This work offers clarity through tools that deal directly with life changes and the effects of trauma and addictions. With an overall focus on life transitions and jarring wake-up calls that challenge who we believe ourself to be, the work creates Ah Ha experiences and insights that release blocks and bring us home to ourselves - body, mind, emotions, spirit. Individuals. Couples. Groups. Workshops. Retreats. Intuition guides the work which is backed by 30 years of intense clinical specialty with addictions, trauma and dis-ease.
Feelings of sadness and anxiety from unhealed loss and unresolved life circumstances can cripple our capacity to manage our lives. This work offers clarity through tools that deal directly with life changes and the effects of trauma and addictions. With an overall focus on life transitions and jarring wake-up calls that challenge who we believe ourself to be, the work creates Ah Ha experiences and insights that release blocks and bring us home to ourselves - body, mind, emotions, spirit. Individuals. Couples. Groups. Workshops. Retreats. Intuition guides the work which is backed by 30 years of intense clinical specialty with addictions, trauma and dis-ease.
(434) 336-3632 View (434) 336-3632
Photo of Cindy Haney in Charlottesville, VA
Cindy Haney
MS
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Not accepting new clients
As an Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT Tapping) Practitioner and Pathwork® coach, I work with individuals and groups using a mind/body/emotion/spirit approach. I will compassionately guide you toward discovering, understanding and releasing the inner blocks that prevent you from actualizing your goals. We'll work together as you learn ways to transform negative beliefs, emotions and behavior patterns into positive, life-affirming ones.
As an Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT Tapping) Practitioner and Pathwork® coach, I work with individuals and groups using a mind/body/emotion/spirit approach. I will compassionately guide you toward discovering, understanding and releasing the inner blocks that prevent you from actualizing your goals. We'll work together as you learn ways to transform negative beliefs, emotions and behavior patterns into positive, life-affirming ones.
(434) 394-3910 View (434) 394-3910
Photo of Lauren Lynn, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlottesville, VA
Lauren Lynn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Waitlist for new clients
Are you feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, or stuck in old patterns that are no longer serving you? Navigating life’s challenges can be stressful, especially if you are experiencing anxiety, depression, or issues related to past trauma. You do not have to figure it out alone! I believe authentic human connection is one of the most powerful resources available to us and that true healing happens within the context of our relationships. I am passionate about working with people to help them discover potential and make positive changes that will help them have better relationships and lead more fulfilling lives.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, or stuck in old patterns that are no longer serving you? Navigating life’s challenges can be stressful, especially if you are experiencing anxiety, depression, or issues related to past trauma. You do not have to figure it out alone! I believe authentic human connection is one of the most powerful resources available to us and that true healing happens within the context of our relationships. I am passionate about working with people to help them discover potential and make positive changes that will help them have better relationships and lead more fulfilling lives.
(434) 771-2400 View (434) 771-2400
Photo of Christine Hitchins, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlottesville, VA
Christine Hitchins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903  (Online Only)
The human experience is such a mix of struggle and ease, suffering and joy. And depending on what life brings, sometimes there is more struggle than ease! Yet I believe we all have deep capacities for healing and for returning to our own innate wisdom and wholeness. Having a therapist you trust can be one great way to support yourself on that journey.
The human experience is such a mix of struggle and ease, suffering and joy. And depending on what life brings, sometimes there is more struggle than ease! Yet I believe we all have deep capacities for healing and for returning to our own innate wisdom and wholeness. Having a therapist you trust can be one great way to support yourself on that journey.
(434) 226-7861 View (434) 226-7861
Photo of Jem Iwatsubo, Licensed Professional Counselor in Charlottesville, VA
Jem Iwatsubo
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlottesville, VA 22911
I want to help you discover your strengths and explore new possibilities that help you move forward in a new direction. I am passionate about working with couples and individuals, to affect personal growth, empowerment, and enhancing relationships.
I want to help you discover your strengths and explore new possibilities that help you move forward in a new direction. I am passionate about working with couples and individuals, to affect personal growth, empowerment, and enhancing relationships.
(434) 423-4638 View (434) 423-4638
Photo of Carolyn E Johnson, Psychologist in Charlottesville, VA
Carolyn E Johnson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of experience. I view my work with clients as a team effort. We all have unique strengths and abilities, yet sometimes life gets hard and we can end up feeling lost, defeated, or overwhelmed. My goal is to help clients re-discover their strength, feel better, and enjoy life again.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of experience. I view my work with clients as a team effort. We all have unique strengths and abilities, yet sometimes life gets hard and we can end up feeling lost, defeated, or overwhelmed. My goal is to help clients re-discover their strength, feel better, and enjoy life again.
(434) 448-3694 View (434) 448-3694
Photo of Frances Ingram, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlottesville, VA
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 needs.
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 needs.
(434) 220-0535 View (434) 220-0535

See more therapy options for Charlottesville

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Charlottesville, VA

600+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Charlottesville, VA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
78% Self Esteem
75% Stress
73% Trauma and PTSD
72% Relationship Issues
72% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Aetna
79% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Charlottesville, VA see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Charlottesville?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.