LGBTQ+ Therapists in Charlottesville, VA

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Niti Patel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with teens and adults, including those who have experienced trauma and relational wounds. Other areas of interest include working with LGBTQ communities, 1st and 2nd generation immigrants, as well as exploring the impact of generational trauma, identity development, and grief and loss.
(434) 623-0453
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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$130 per session
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Chris E Carson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I am a psychotherapist for adult individuals and couples. Do you want stronger, clearer and healthier relationships? My clients consist mainly of open minded, artistic and unconventional persons wanting more intimacy and connection or wanting to explore their innate gifts and talents. I also work with lesbian , gay , bisexual , transgender and non-binary persons. However, I love working with anyone who is seeking growth, wholeness and perspective.
(804) 651-3941
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Karl Fua
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Life often has its ups and downs. I provide a safe, affirming, compassionate, and non-judgmental space, where we can fully honor your experiences and personhood, and where you can take the steps toward self-exploration, discovery, self-compassion, and growth. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, grief, interpersonal concerns, relationship challenges in couples, and depression. I frequently work with individuals on issues relating to multi-cultural diversity, LGBTQIA + identities and experiences, and life transitions.
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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$150 per session
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Hannah Trible
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I am also trained as a life coach and group facilitator, specializing in personal growth and life-force alignment for those who find themselves in the margins and borderlands: twentysomethings, creatives, changers, and members of the LGBTQ + community.
Life can feel like a tremendous gift or an incredible challenge - and sometimes both feel true in the same day. Therapy can help by providing space and support to better understand your own life, and how to align it more closely with your individual nature and purpose. This inquiry into who we really are is often catalyzed by difficult circumstances, when life as we knew it changes, or needs to change. Seasons of flux can become pathways to identity development, growth, and spiritual maturity. Undertaking life-rebuilding on purpose, with support, can create a trustworthy new source of self-confidence and increased life force.
(434) 661-2606
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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$130 per session
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Leigh Freilich, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Areas of clinical interest include the treatment of PTSD, culturally-based stress and trauma, affirming care for transgender and gender-expansive people, and sociocultural identity development.
I am an EMDRIA-certified therapist with 15+ years of experience serving individuals and families in Charlottesville. I operate from a strengths-based, trauma-informed approach and incorporate interventions from the following therapeutic modalities, depending on the client's goals for therapy and presenting issues: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, expressive arts therapies.
(434) 215-0474
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
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$150 (individual)$150 (couples)
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Nathanael Skroban
Supervisee in Clinical Social Work, LMSW
Verified
Verified
I aim to provide a safe and supportive environment for LGBTQ , queer , and gender- expressive people to explore, heal, and find acceptance.
I believe people are at their best when they are supported and empowered to live authentically in the world. I understand that each person has unique experiences that help shape who they are and I believe that everyone has the tools within themselves to create the change, peace, or success they desire. I am here to listen, to walk with you through your journey, to provide support, and a judgment-free space. My areas of clinical interest include working with people who have experienced trauma, who feel anxious or depressed, and those who are moving through life transitions or experiencing interpersonal conflict.
(540) 274-1909
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Varinia Anderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Verified
I am a strong advocate for the Immigrant, LGBTQ +, and Hispanic/Latino populations, which inspires me to provide positive healing to those who need encouragement and strength.
I am a Bilingual clinician focused on providing mental health services to the local community. I have worked in the mental health field since 2011 through various agencies such: as Region Ten, ReadyKids, Albemarle County, Charlottesville City Schools, Mary Ainsworth Attachment Clinic, and The Women's Initiative. I have experience in treating adults, and teens with complex trauma, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, sexual abuse, attachment disorders, neglect, and immigration trauma.
(434) 423-5379
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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$140 per session
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Nate Hefner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I also have extensive experience with substance abuse and LGBTQ + needs.
I focus on individual Trauma, Couples, and Family. With years of family and individual work I've developed a flexible ability to meet adult and teen needs from parenting, marital, to trauma and developmental transitions of life. My work is informed from an attachment approach where I seek to create safety with you to untie negative relational patterns and move into greater awareness and courage. I assist you in rediscovering your resiliency to pull you beyond the old patterns. To assist my clients when balance is upset by an underlying issue of trauma, my training in AEDP coupled with EMDR and somatic approaches is well suited.
(434) 249-8416
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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$180 per session
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Susan Gross
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Have you suffered depression? Relationships just not working? LGBTQIA ? Anxiety? Sexual Abuse? Aging parents?I have worked with all of you for 40 years.
You have survived the pandemic, congratulations! But..are you thriving now? If you're here on this site, something is going on that you want to change. I am a unique therapist who is goal oriented. You can't get back what you have lost these last 2 years, but you can figure out how the rest of your life should look. That is the help I offer. Through the Principles of Mind, Thought and Consciousness we will look at the narratives you have about yourself. Some may be helpful and some narratives may keep you locked up, ashamed, fearful, lonely. Let's change that You are never more than 1 thought away from a new way of life.
(434) 201-4302
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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$100 per session
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Cara Marinucci
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, FAMI
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I also have expertise in working with LGBTQ persons, those in recovery, spiritual and religious questioners, and writers, artists, and musicians.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor for many years, I am continually inspired by the transformative moment that happens in the counseling process. There is a sacredness in being present to another as a guide on this journey we call life. Whether it is exploring inner resources for healing and growth or the possibilities for deep and lasting change, it is an honor to work with people that are desiring a better way to be themselves in the world. My own journey has taught me that being truly present and engaged allows space for the unknown to be revealed, acknowledged, and eventually integrated into the service of the whole self.
(434) 248-3114
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
$150 per session
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Cynthia Diane Stroud
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Years of experience with helping clients with anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, Bipolar, loss and grief, stress, relationships, separation & divorce, LGBT , ACOA, Codependency, postpartum depression, etc.
A Licensed Professional Therapist holding a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BA in Psychology. Experienced providing therapy for over 25 years helping all individuals with a variety of concerns and issues. Telehealth and/or phone sessions available, flexible hours. Compassion and empathy to all clients at all times meeting each person wherever they are in their journey of healing. I believe that everyone is capable of change, and by giving you my best, we will work together bring out the best in you!
(571) 380-7652
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Charlottesville, VA 22906
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Ashley D. Sweet, Sex Therapist
Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC, CCHt
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
We are living on the stage of radical history. It’s okay to not feel okay. As a feminist therapist, I help clients dig deep to uncover their personal power, untangle anxiety, and heal from trauma. As a clinical sexologist, I help folks explore pleasure and better communicate in intimate relationships. As a relationship counselor, I work with couples and poly folks to improve their communication and connection. I'm pro-choice, believe that Black Lives Matter, and welcome LGBTQ + clients. I'm a curious counselor, and I help people dig to the roots of their pain. Fees are $150/session for individuals and $200 for couples (no insurance).
(757) 720-2613
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
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$150 (individual)$210 (couples)
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Antje Hofmeister MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am experienced with diversity issues faced by international, multicultural, and non-traditional families including members of the LGBTQ + and TGNBGNC communities.
Life is change and, mostly, you've been rolling with the punches. But complicated life transitions can leave anyone at a loss. You might feel helpless, hopeless and alone in trying to cope with relationship issues and troublesome or debilitating symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, and obsessions. With more than 15 years of experience, I help adults and families like you navigate the turmoil of challenging life passages including death of a loved one, chronic or terminal illness, relationship issues, separation or divorce, or adjustments to a different job, culture, gender, or sexual orientation.
(650) 918-5006
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
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$250 (individual)$250 (couples)
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Carrie Schaffer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I work with people who are struggling with a range of problems and wish to better understand their thoughts, feelings and behavior. I also work with people who are at a crossroads and want help thinking about the impact of a significant change on self and others. I am experienced working with people from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds as well as LGBTQ individuals and couples. I'm compassionate and non judgmental and tailor my work to each patient's needs. I received my PhD from Yale University and have worked in community clinics, hospitals and extensively with UVA students and faculty.
(434) 214-4476
Charlottesville, VA 22901
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$150 per session
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Anne Oelrich
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
Verified
Hi! I specialize in working with pre-teens, teens, and adults who are struggling with anxiety, trauma, depression, ADHD, grief, body image, identity, sexuality and more. I have a special interest in working with members of the LGBTQ community. If you our your child is having a hard time with social pressure, adjusting to school or other transitions, sadness, managing daily stressors, and/or identity development, I would love to help.
(434) 204-5340
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Charlottesville, VA 22911
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$150 (individual)$150 (couples)
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Nephetia Tryman Whittaker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
My name is Nephetia and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience providing mental health care for individuals. I have experience assisting and supporting clients to overcome and cope with depression, anxiety, grief, issues specific to women, low self-esteem, and anger. My experience ranges from teens to adults and I have worked with the LGBTQIA + population. I use an integrative therapeutic approach, including CBT, Person-Centered, Motivational Interviewing, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - I believe that clients are in charge of their counseling experience so that treatment is individualized.
(434) 808-0404
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Joelle Griffin Russell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I am Joelle Griffin Russell, a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 14 years of clinical experience working with various individuals and couples with issues that include Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, LGBTQIA +, and Life Transitions. I have an integrative and humanistic therapy approach and use CBT techniques and creative, Motivational Interviewing, trauma-aware, and strengths-based strategies. I believe that clients sometimes come to therapy with a clear idea of their goals and are sometimes unsure of exactly what will be helpful to them.
(804) 494-5622
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Francesca LoMonaco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Warmest welcome to you! I'm a strength-based therapist with over 20 years of diverse clinical experience. For the last 3 years Sicily, certified therapy dog, has been my co-therapist (see pic). The counseling and support I provide offers connection, partnership and guidance in discovering and doing what it takes to find solutions, move forward and live fully. Together we will successfully and mindfully navigate the challenges and changes you’re facing. Imagine shifting patterns, moving obstacles, changing behaviors, creating awesomeness and finding peace. You will discover you're the expert on yourself, your life and your situation.
(434) 201-7798
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
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$135 (individual)$150 (couples)
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Michael M Grant
Psychologist, PhD, MBA
Verified
Verified
I offer therapy and evaluation (testing) services. Clients don't come to me because they are happy. They come, most likely, because they are in pain and hurt. They are tired of feeling stuck, and the fear, tears, and whatever seems to be causing them all. They aren’t interested in therapy because they want therapy. In fact, they are not even sure IF they want therapy—but they ARE sure they want to get unstuck and feel better. So, for you: here you are. . . not all that sure that this is going to help but damn sure you want to do something that might make a positive change and get your life moving forward again. I can help you.
(434) 290-4269
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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$150 per session
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Paige Goodloe
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Currently accepting new clients! I am a Resident in Counseling at Full Life PC (under supervision of Hunter Teets, MA LPC, VA license 0701005525). I believe that all people have the capacity to change when in a safe, encouraging environment. By attending to the whole You instead of just symptoms, we can help you find a greater sense of purpose and peace. My style of counseling emphasizes the therapeutic relationship, and often utilizes humor, perspective-taking, and focus on connecting authentically and non-judgmentally. Sometimes being a person is hard, especially these days, and we just need somewhere to talk about it!
(434) 201-7439
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
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$100 per session

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