Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapists in Charlottesville, VA

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Shannon McNett Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
A mindful, strenghts-based perspective will be a foundation for our work, with models such a Internal Family Systems and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy being utilized.
We all experience times of feeling disconnected from family, friends, or coworkers. When this human experience is prolonged or frequent it may lead to unskillfull coping and greater suffering. I BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF CONNECTION WITH OTHERS AND I KNOW THIS PROCESS MUST START WITH CONNECTING TO OURSELVES. With over 15 years of experience in the field of mental health and wellness, I have supported countless people on their journey to a more full and authentic life. My clients range from teenagers to older adults who seek support with relationships, grief/loss, depression, anxiety, and life transitions.
(434) 201-7314
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Jaime Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
Verified
I utilize a variety of theories and treatment methods, including cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused, person centered, and family systems .
I enjoy working with teenagers, adults, couples, and families. I have experience working with a variety of mental health needs from anxiety and depression to anger and behavioral issues to trauma. Some of the needs of my clients include marital issues, life adjustments, desire to achieve greater insight into mental health, development of coping skills, and assisting in healthy communication.
(434) 505-4514
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Lindsay Detlie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 6 years experience in treating survivors of trauma due to interpersonal violence. I believe in an integrated approach with a focus on the therapeutic relationship that infuses EMDR, Internal Family Systems ( IFS ), and experiential modalities that focus on the mind/body connection. This includes equine assisted therapy. You can learn more at www.lindsaydetlielcsw.com.
(434) 299-9648
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Leigh Freilich, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
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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Ken Horne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CEAP
Verified
Verified
Specializing in Mindfulness & 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 struggles, and life transitions. I believe that learning to shift from judgment to understanding with compassion-based awareness is the core of healing and change. I support clients to work skillfully with difficult emotions, gain perspective and insight, and reconnect with the capacity to problem-solve constructively. My approach guides clients to see their options clearly and transform the negative narratives and habit loops that so often keep people stuck.
(434) 981-5331
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Shawn Lea Strubbe
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
My training includes EMDR, Sensory Motor Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems , attachment, and mindfulness.
Problems are not "just in our heads." Problems affect our bodies, too. We respond to them through our thoughts, feelings, and actions. I believe that "talk therapy" is important. I also believe it is important to work beyond this modality in order to give people an opportunity to integrate cognitions, feelings, and the body. This allows people to release old patterns so they can act on experiences in new, more effective ways - and change becomes possible.
(434) 336-4462
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Varinia Anderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Verified
I have been trained in Trauma Focus Cognitive Behavior Therapy, EMDR, play therapy, Internal Family Systems , and Mindfulness.
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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Jennifer Senator
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I specialize in working with young adults and adult women struggling with anxiety, depression, and life transitions, including motherhood. While I tailor treatment to each individual, I often use components from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Internal Family Systems , Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness to help you resolve difficult issues, 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.
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Allison P O'Grady
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCSW-C
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
In my practice, I offer adult and couples therapy, specializing in trauma, anxiety, loss, and relationship distress. I collaborate with individuals and couples who experiences fear, sadness, anger, and disconnection who seek a pathway to healing, greater emotional connection, and sense of well being. I utilize evidence-based therapies, including attachment-based, mindfulness, trauma-informed, and emotionally-focused approaches. I incorporate somatic & sensorimotor strategies, IFS , & EMDR to help heal trauma. My style is calm, non-judgmental, & interactive. I value the opportunity to partner with clients on their journey.
(434) 595-3644
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Riley Koren
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMT
Verified
Verified
I view individuals within the context of their family systems and within the larger context of their various cultural groups and identities.
Through 13 years of work as a massage therapist, I have seen a variety of ways in which emotional trauma lodges itself in the physical body. I feel passionate about supporting people through exploration of this potent mind-body-spirit system toward healing and resolution.
(434) 208-3150
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Maren Ward
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I use a strength-based approach with an emphasis on psychodynamic attachment based, AEDP, Internal Family Systems and Mindfullness interventions.
Therapy is a great gift to yourself. The connection provided in a safe, therapeutic relationship is healing. I encourage self exploration to find and heal wounds that are blocking one's own self-love and connection to the authentic self that feels true and right. I provide a gentle, accepting presence to join you on your journey toward increased life satisfaction. I enjoy working with adults struggling with life transitions, anxiety, shame, depression, anger and grief or just feeling stuck.
(434) 448-8236
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Eric Michael Eyerman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Some schools of therapy bridge this gap and I use those too, particularly Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Internal Family Systems .
Many individuals I work with are in the midst of a major life transition or in need of one. Transitions can have many forms: loss or gain of income, status, health, security, or a loved one; the course of life bringing you into adulthood, parenthood, middle or old age; traumatic experiences; spiritual, psychedelic, or spontaneous experiences that alter your sense of self and the world. Other times you may sense that something is off but don’t yet have the words to articulate what needs to be changed. Some of the difficulties you may encounter at these times are anxiety, depression, anger, interpersonal strain, and confusion.
(434) 362-1633
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Nathanael Skroban
Supervisee in Clinical Social Work, LMSW
Verified
Verified
I operate from a strengths- based and trauma informed perspective to empower clients using a variety of therapeutic approaches, including EMDR, CBT, solution-focused, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, and Internal Family Systems .
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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Angela Nemecek-Haag
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
EMDR, DBT, IFS ) won't amount to a hill of beans!.
NOTE: Currently OPEN for enrollment in groups; waitlist only for individual therapy. People who benefit from therapy with me have often felt misunderstood or even harmed by the mental health system. Whether because of sexuality, gender identity, spirituality, neurodivergence, or non-mainstream relationships, they have found therapy to be unwelcoming or unsafe. This means I try never to take your trust for granted. I engage as fully as possible with your values, needs, and preferences, and I adapt my approach based on your response and feedback. You're always steering the ship in your therapy—I am only a guide.
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Terri Higgins
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I work with adults using a psychodynamic approach and view the counseling process as a partnership and an opportunity for you to learn more about yourself. We will honor the patterns that have kept you safe in the past, while at the same time gently removing the barriers that have kept you from being the person you wish to be. I utilize different therapies in my work, including Internal Family Systems , and EMDR.
(434) 337-3797
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Shell Stern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I employ EMDR, Internal Family Systems , Mindfulness and Nature-based interventions to help my clients learn to attune to their bodies, and cultivate greater self-awareness, well-being, and self-compassion.
I come alive partnering with the courageous ones who seek guidance looking at the tender, deep places in their lives. My therapeutic practice is grounded in the assumption that we are all doing the best we can as we tend to the joys and struggles of life. I practice from a trauma-informed perspective, and will work with you to create an emotionally safe space that honors all parts of you as we examine past coping strategies that may not be serving you well in this moment, and ultimately allow movement toward healing and transformation. I am committed to approaching my work through a justice-focused, anti-oppression lens.
(434) 299-9818
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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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Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Teri C Crawford Bilingüe En Español Y Inglés
LPC Intern
Verified
Verified
She describes her theoretical orientation as a mixture of Family Systems theories, CBT and creative therapies that allow for self-expression like art therapy.
Teri Crawford is a masters-level clinician who has been in the mental health field since 2014. Her experience as a teacher and mother of five, as well as growing up in Latin America, provides her with true empathetic understanding and a multicultural perspective. She is a native English speaker but is also fluent in Spanish. Her work utilizes evidenced based approaches that focus on increasing the attachment, communication, and relationships between family members. She also truly believes in treating the whole person and when requested by the client, this can include incorporating physical and spiritual health as well.
(434) 362-1578
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Gavin Bruce Connor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I have specialties in Attachment (a science of relationships), contemplative living, and in Internal Family Systems .
My approach is gentle, and heartful. It is also good science, grounded in trainings devoted to strengthening the bonds with oneself, others, and the earth around us. What initially may seem stuck or unbearable is introduced to a source of health that is already within you. The opportunity in crisis, and the wisdom within torments, is something you will begin to notice. This noticing begins the discovery that we can, each of us, even within the most strained relationships, bring ourselves to an authentic, courageous stance. And ultimately toward an ever-deepening Love. Your experience of this forms the heart of what I offer.
(434) 260-5033
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Randy J Nolt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a clinician, I draw upon modalities based in Internal Family Systems ( IFS ), Attachment Theory, EMDR, and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) to help those I work with achieve their goals.
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families who are looking for help around challenges with ADHD, neurodivergence, anxiety, depression, behavioral difficulties, and those that are twice exceptional. I view my role as helping individuals discover their capabilities and strengths to overcome life challenges. Many times, this means helping them identify new coping strategies, ways to communicate with others, and an overall healthier way of living.
(434) 277-4628
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
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