Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists in Downtown, Charlottesville, VA

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Cynthia Starnes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am trained in providing trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy to both adults and children.
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.
(434) 264-5326
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Virginia Cox Evans
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
For over 30 years I have been treating depression, anxiety & addictions with a specialty in eating disorders. I'm a founding fellow for The Academy of Cognitive Therapy and also integrate other strategies in helping my patients actualize their full potential. I provide individual, marital, family, and group therapy. From adolescence to later life years, I help clients improve their physical, emotional & spiritual well-being. As a seasoned clinician, I've worked inpatient, in community mental health agencies & in private practice for over 30 years. I collaborate with physicians, dietitians & other mental health professionals.
(502) 237-6957 x103
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Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Brenda Doremus-Daniel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
As a therapist, I provide a safe space for you to explore your potential, heal from past wounds, better manage stressors, and develop an actionable plan to work towards the goals you wish to pursue. I work with adults and adolescents (age 16+) and specialize in working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma recovery, parenting challenges, or who are coping with relational, medical, and/or life stressors. I utilize a strengths-based approach with an emphasis on cognitive -behavioral and solution-focused interventions.
(434) 201-7444
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Ken Horne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CEAP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Specializing in Mindfulness-based Therapy & Cognitive -Behavioral Therapy, I also incorporate Internal Family Systems (IFS) and evidence-based strategies for self-care, stress management, and wellness planning.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 15+ years of experience. I provide a welcoming space for clients experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, stress, relationship challenges, and life transitions. I have found that the shift from judgment to understanding with compassion-based awareness is the core of healing and change. I support clients to soften to themselves, work skillfully with difficult emotions, and reconnect with the capacity to problem-solve constructively. My approach guides clients to deepen insight, see options clearly, and transform the self-talk, narratives, boundaries, and habit loops that keep people stuck.
(434) 981-5331
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Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Erin Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT, FAMI
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
These include cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, mindfulness meditation, expressive arts, and guided imagery.
Your decision to start counseling represents a meaningful commitment to yourself, and to a life that is more satisfying and balanced. The clients I work with appreciate my focused, sensitive and caring approach to the issues they present for counseling. If you are dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, stress, or relationship issues, I will work with you to develop strategies that will help you improve self-esteem and self-confidence, enhance self-awareness and relationship skills, reduce worry and negative thinking, and improve mood and energy.
(434) 337-3853 x105
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Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Brittany Ayers
Resident in Counseling, MEd, QMHP-A
Verified
Verified
I utilize techniques from CBT , Psychodynamic Therapy, and Reality Therapy.
My past experiences of working with at-risk populations has allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of the impact of trauma on an individual. While I support clients with a wide range of traumatic experiences, I consider myself an ally of survivors of sexual trauma in particular; I understand the pain and confusion that people experience and the many ways in which these experiences impact one's mental health. I hold an accepting, welcoming environment so we can work together through these past experiences to help you find peace in the present.
(434) 480-3963
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Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Ryanah Germany
Resident in Counseling, MA, LPC-R
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I will incorporate strategies like CBT and DBT and customize them to you! In our work together, you will learn to be more present and new ways to express your emotions.
Do you get caught up in negative or irrational thoughts? Are your reactions exaggerated and ruin your relationships? Do you get overwhelmed easily and feel stuck in life? Do you self-blame and be critical of yourself? Together we will identify and explore your intense emotions and experiences that keep you feeling like you're in a hamster well. I provide an empathic space that is judgment-free. My experience includes working with children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with intense emotions, mood disorders, trauma, self-harm, anxiety, and depression.
(571) 620-6562
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Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Susan Horne
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Modalities I use include Ecosystemic Structural Family Therapy, TF- CBT , Mindfulness, Trauma Informed Approach and EMDR.
I use a person-centered, trauma-informed approach to create a safe space where you can explore the challenges that are preventing you from thriving in your daily life. I work with individuals, families and couples to identify behavior patterns and past experiences that are currently causing distress in their lives. We will work together to develop effective coping strategies that will support you feeling confident in your own abilities to reach your therapeutic goals.
(804) 336-3067
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Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Amanda Sovik-Johnston
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I specialize in family, couples, and individual therapy for children and adults. I believe that, within the context of a supportive relationship, people can understand their problems in new ways and learn skills towards leading healthier and more fulfilling lives. I utilize a strengths-based approach that incorporates cognitive -behavioral, interpersonal, and systemic interventions. People see the most change when doctors, psychologists, teachers, and other players are working together. Thus, with your permission, I consult with others in order to better understand the problem and provide solutions that expand beyond the therapy room. When appropriate, I will be your advocate.
(434) 248-3017
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Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Holly Bedotto
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My methods of practice are influenced by second and third wave behavioral therapy including, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindful Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).
"Therapy is a journey one takes with a trusted professional who will walk side by side, at times guiding and at times following. There are no preconceived notions about this journey however brief or extended." These are the words I have shared over many years of training young professionals. Though I treat all types of individuals, my area of specialty is complex trauma - borderline personality disorder, PTSD, and dissociation. I am intensively trained in DBT and have been practicing and teaching DBT for over fifteen years. My team is DBT by Design/South FL DBT Consortium.
(786) 250-2958
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Russell Grieger
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
As a cognitive -behavior's therapist with over 35 years clinical experience, my goal is two-fold with each of the people who entrust themselves into my care. One is to help them resolve the issues that are at the core of their current unhappiness. A second is to equip them with the necessary skills to lead a happy, productive life and to quickly resolve any issues that may arise in the future.
(434) 270-8048
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Shawn Gewirtz
Psychologist, PhD, LCP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I primarily use cognitive -behavioral and solution-focused approaches in therapy, with the aim of helping individuals to recognize the interplay between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and help them to better manage the stresses of life.
In my practice, I do therapy with families and individuals of all ages. I also conduct comprehensive psychological evaluations of children, adolescents, and adults, including testing for learning disorders, ADHD, developmental disorders (e.g., Asperger's Disorder and autism), anxiety and mood disorders (e.g., depression, bipolar disorder), and personality disorders. Through my evaluations, I try to help individuals (or in many cases, children's parents and teachers) to understand what is interfering with them living a more successful and happy life. My goal is not to merely identify 'problems,' but also to map solutions via concrete and individualized recommendations.
(434) 363-4532
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Lauren Lynn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I take a strengths-based approach and use a variety of therapeutic modalities, including CBT , structural family therapy, EMDR, and play therapy.
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
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Felicia Bowman Chandler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am confident in many therapeutic approaches, but, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT , Person Centered Theory, and Solution Focused are my primary therapeutic approaches.
Are you not feeling like yourself? Have you been feeling “stuck”, have you experienced emotional or relational trauma, struggle with Depression, or engage in self-criticism; I can help. As a therapist, I created a space where you can and heal and just BE. While in therapy, you will overcome trauma, manage your depression/ anxiety, walk away from self-criticism and lean towards self-compassion and self-love. While my specialties include trauma, self-love, and depression, I enjoy working with millennial women of color who experience anxiety, find it hard to manage life transitions and adjustment, stress, and chronic health issues.
(804) 390-8576
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Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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David L. Allen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My work is focused on all types of addictive behaviors, especially the use and abuse of substances. An Addiction is simply the use of something outside of ourselves to change the way we feel inside. I help individuals cope with their Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders by using an eclectic array of theories. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CBT ) is extremely affective in treating addiction, but I use whatever techniques are required to help individuals overcome their addiction and face the underlying issues that are being medicated by their behaviors. I received a Masters in Community and Addictions Counseling from William & Mary.
(434) 443-6326
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Amanda Anastasio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, RYT
Verified
Verified
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 ) Neuropsychological-Informed 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)
(617) 580-5455
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Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Jennifer Smith Sims
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello there! My name is Jennifer Smith Sims. I am licensed Mental Health Counselor (LPC) and the Owner/Founder of LifeSpark Counseling and Coaching.I have over sixteen years of experience in the field and I have a solid foundation in utilizing techniques from Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Schema-Focused Cognitive Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution focused therapy. I also have a strong Christian faith and am very passionate about providing faith based counseling to those individuals that want to incorporate their faith into our sessions.
(540) 712-6276
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Sarah M Spence
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CFRC
Verified
Verified
I utilize multiple techniques and approaches including Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to assist with healing and reaching your goals.
I am passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families work through their struggles and strengthen resilience in their lives. I have worked with a diverse group of populations in a variety of settings over the past 15 years providing individual, couples, family, and group therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. I have worked extensively with trauma/PTSD, anxiety, depression, and addiction disorders. As the wife of a first responder for over 14 years, I am also passionate about helping first responders and their families navigate the unique challenges and struggles that accompany these professions.
(540) 202-1979
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Katie Allen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in the treatment of adult individuals using a combination of interpersonal, strengths-based, mindfulness, and cognitive -behavioral techniques ( CBT ).
I'll help you build trust in your ability to make the best choices for yourself. This means creating awareness of ways you can be more gentle and accepting of yourself as you are now, in addition to identifying areas that you are ready to change. I work with adults of all ages, and have a particular affinity for working with college-aged individuals and young professionals. I strive to meet people with where they are at by providing trauma-informed, culturally-humble support using evidenced-based modalities. This may include a mix of interpersonal, strengths-based, mindfulness, CBT and DBT techniques.
(434) 205-6621
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Downtown
Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Afton Cordoba
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ASDCS, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Afton has experience working with individuals in the areas of anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflict, trauma, grief/loss and life transitions. Afton believes that every person is fully capable of change, growth and healing. Her work focuses on empowering clients to recognize their inner strengths and cultivate healthy mindsets. Afton integrates elements of cognitive behavior therapy and solution focused therapy to aid clients in challenging negative thought processes, setting goals and envisioning their future selves. She also uses mindfulness as a way to help clients explore their present situation and find joy and peace.
(540) 709-8984
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists

How does cognitive behavioral therapy work?

Cognitive behavioral therapy works by exploring how your thoughts affect your emotions and experiences. CBT helps you identify distortions in your thinking. For example, you may tend to jump to the worst case scenario (catastrophizing) or think in extremes (all-or-nothing thinking). A therapist can teach you how to push back against those thoughts to ultimately change your feelings and behavior for the better. They can also provide coping skills to better deal with stressors and challenges.

When do I know to seek treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy?

It’s reasonable to consider cognitive behavioral therapy if you struggle to manage difficult emotions or behaviors to such an extent that you are not getting the most out of life on a day-to-day basis. If you want a shorter term, concrete, skills-based approach, CBT is a great option. (By contrast, other types of therapy may devote more time to exploring your past and its effects.) The decision to seek CBT also depends on the condition you’re treating; CBT is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, and many other disorders.

How can I find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else?

To find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else, you may want to begin by discussing the person’s problem, researching cognitive behavioral therapy, and assessing whether the approach is the right fit. You could then reach out to a few cognitive behavioral therapists in this directory, explain the scenario, have a consultation with those available, and determine who could be a good match.

Why is CBT such a popular form of therapy?

CBT has become a popular form of therapy because it is effective and accessible. Robust research has demonstrated that CBT is an effective treatment for many mental health conditions. And CBT can be learned in relatively few sessions, which means that many people can engage in the process, afford it, and see results quickly. It involves learning concrete skills such as disputing unhelpful thoughts; these skills can also be taught and spread widely.