Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists in Charlottesville, VA

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Mike Pease
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Therapy often focuses on life’s biggest challenges and difficult emotions, but that doesn’t mean therapy has to be a distressing experience. I work with adolescents and adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, adjusting to life changes, addiction, and PTSD. I specialize in treating trauma and utilize Cognitive Processing Therapy to guide individuals through reprocessing what they have experienced in order to cultivate healing and growth from their traumas. I have helped survivors of a wide variety of traumatic events including but not limited to; sexual assault, childhood abuse, combat related trauma, and domestic violence.
(434) 933-3544
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Edward Sidebottom
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CTMH, CCTP
Verified
Verified
I provide discrete, flexible, teletherapy based services grounded in cognitive behavioral and and empirically based therapeutic methods to help you manage difficulties in life.
Healthcare professionals care for our loved ones. Who cares for the professionals? I work with healthcare professionals, first responders, veterinarians and medical support staff to address the unwanted life changes that result from stressful professions.
(540) 701-5323
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Jill Cartwright
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been in the mental health private practice industry since 1998 and licensed since 2000. I provide psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families to help them achieve personal growth, balance, and wellness. I have spent much of my experience working with adolescents and adults. My approach to therapy is primarily cognitive -behavioral emphasizing solution-focused therapy. I include clients in the development of personalized treatment plans and will use a holistic approach, which means I may use different methods to help you meet your goals including reality therapy, family systems therapy and homework.
(703) 291-0320
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
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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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Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Tonya Lambert Delp
Psychologist, LCP, BCBA-D, LBA
Verified
Verified
and traditional cognitive behavior therapy to support clients in navigating various needs and concerns.
Dr. Delp has 10+ years of experience supporting children and adolescents in a variety of contexts to improve behavioral and emotional regulation and support compassionate, client-directed goals toward a more fulfilled life. Dually trained as a clinical and school psychologist, she has expertise in and experience assessing & treating needs for children/adolescents ages 3 - 22. While Dr. Delp enjoys working with children of all ages and abilities, she has concentrated her training to support adolescents with ASD and comorbid mood disorders and supporting caregivers of young children newly diagnosed with ASD.
(434) 771-3820
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
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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
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Charlottesville, VA 22911
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Robert Taibbi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
With individuals I use a CBT approach focusing on helping you learn to control your thoughts and emotions.
My style is interactive, behavioral, and usually short-term. I'm curious about where and how clients get stuck in running their lives, solving their own problems. I focus on helping clients break dysfunctional patterns, take acceptable risks, and approach problems in a more flexible way. There's homework and new behaviors to try during the week. I have written 13 books on couple & family therapy, anxiety, depression & anger, brief therapy, clinical supervision, as well as over 300 articles. I write an online column for Psychology Today entitled Fixing Families and have provided trainings nationally.
(434) 264-5486 x7
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Jordan Leahy
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with nearly 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and their families. I aim to work from a social justice lens that provides a critical analysis of the systems we inhabit and the ways they inhibit our health and wellbeing. In sessions, I draw on a range of therapeutic modalities and theories including Structural Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Attachment Theory.
(434) 686-6813
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
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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 22901
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Hannah Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy because not only is it the most proven approach that there is, but also because it is flexible and adaptive.
I work with adults and teens who are struggling with difficult situations and who are suffering from depression, anxiety, self-esteem problems, social isolation and difficulties with peers. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help my clients find meaningful solutions to problems that they are facing so that they can focus on finding or regaining happiness.
(434) 566-0113 x1
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Spencer J. Cruz-Katz
Psychologist, PhD, LCP
Verified
Verified
I utilize cognitive behavior therapy in discussions, worksheets, and exposures while enhancing emotion regulation and interpersonal skills in order to increase comfort, confidence, and competence.
No matter your difficulty, no matter your challenge, through our work together, you can begin to take control. In a validating, safe, and accepting space, we challenge your old thinking patterns in order to create new ones; gain insight into the past to better understand behavior and decisions in the present; and allow you to take control of your life so you can have a more fulfilling future.
(434) 201-7501
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Charlottesville, VA 22911
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Madeline Schultz
Resident in Counseling, MEd, NCC
Verified
Verified
Accepting clients in-person and telehealth! Do you criticize yourself every time you look in the mirror? Rely on unhelpful coping skills, and perhaps feel stuck? As a therapist, I am here to help you develop insight into your behaviors and how they serve you. Together, we can work through “the whys” and help you shift the way you think and act. I strive to create a nonjudgmental, empathetic, and safe space for clients to explore their thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. I pull from person-centered and psychodynamic theories, CBT , and ACT in my work, but always work to collaborate with clients and tailor sessions toward your needs.
(434) 264-5106
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
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John Snyder
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I work primarily with adults and older teens with depression, anxiety and difficult life transitions. I specialize in evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy ( CBT ) because I believe deeply in the importance of alleviating suffering and increasing happiness, and this approach has repeatedly been proven to be the most effective way of achieving results.
(434) 260-5023
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
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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 22901
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Anne Rafal Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, MSW
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
Methods I use cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, and system theory.
Are you ready for self reflection and more positive energy in your life? I use a strengths based approach to help develop insights and skills that will influence your feelings and thoughts about yourself and your life. We will start where you want to start, will collaborate to develop your coping skills to deal with depression and anxiety, identity and life goals. I have experience working with the queer community including: polyamory, bisexuality, Gay, lesbian, transgender, non-binary and cross-dressing individuals.
(434) 722-3330
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Charlottesville, VA 22911
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Faye N Whaley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Verified
With over 25 years professionally, I have assisted many individuals and couples to gain insight into their life, reactions and decision making that is creating difficulty in relationships. The focus of Cognitive Behavorial Therapy ( CBT ) ( the cornerstone of my approach) is to empower clients to improve their lives through an understanding of individual control over thinking, responses and behaviors. A CBT approach in therapy offers change while highlighting client strength and diversity. My expertise, life experiences and guidance offers an open, accepting environment that creates results. With commitment to the process, Your life will change in a positive way!
(434) 830-5615
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Charlottesville, VA 22906
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Kelsey Ludwig
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapies targeting trauma ( Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure), substance use (Motivational Interviewing, CBT -SUD), and psychosis (CBTp).
Are you struggling with memories of trauma or current stressors that make it difficult for you to relax or connect with others? I value evidence-based practice, treatments that have shown to be effective at improving symptoms and enhancing quality of life. I believe that a successful therapy experience is growth-oriented, with clients gaining new perspectives and developing new coping strategies to thrive.
(434) 201-4589
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
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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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Rebecca McIntyre Psychotherapy LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MEd, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Some of the strategies Rebecca uses include cognitive and behavioral therapies, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction, meaning-centered psychotherapy, self-compassion therapy, and various contemplative practices.
Rebecca is a licensed clinical social worker with extensive training and experience working with individuals, couples and families dealing with the challenges of mental health issues, and/or physical illness such as cancer. She has expertise working with anxiety, depression, ADHD (Adults and Children), trauma, dealing with serious illness, relationships, and grief and loss. Rebecca practices with a kind and gentle approach using proven strategies to help clients regain control and move forward with a focus on building resilience and overall healthy functioning.
(434) 218-0654
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Joanna Magee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to assist my clients in uncovering unhelpful thought and behavior patterns to lead them to a healthier and more fulfilling life.
I work with school age children who are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, behavioral issues, low self-worth, and social isolation. I work very closely with parents to help them manage their children’s emotional and behavioral needs, and I usually involve parents in sessions. I have a lot of experience working with children, adolescents and their parents. I also have experience bringing healing to youth victims of trauma.  In addition, my work with parents has provided me with experience working with young and middle-age adults.
(434) 226-7897
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
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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.