Compassionate, Evidence-Based TherapyOur approach to therapy is much more than just talk. It focuses on making your life better in the most effective, efficient way possible. It is based on the most current research, and it is always designed to fit each person’s personal strengths, needs, and resources. Read more
Compassionate, Evidence-Based TherapyOur approach to therapy is much more than just talk. It focuses on making your life better in the most effective, efficient way possible. It is based on the most current research, and it is always designed to fit each person’s personal strengths, needs, and resources.
Compassionate, Evidence-Based TherapyOur approach to therapy is much more than just talk. It focuses on making your life better in the most effective, efficient way possible. It is based on the most current research, and it is always designed to fit each person’s personal strengths, needs, and resources. Read More
All of us worry or become nervous and even fearful at times. But sometimes these experiences happen too often, get in the way of doing what we want to do, or feels too bad or beyond our control. Anxiety and the avoidance that so often accompanies it can even lead to depression. We work to help our clients feel better and to engage more fully with life. Read More
We use Cognitive Processing Therapy (a specialized version of CBT) to treat PTSD. This approach is considered the Gold Standard by the DoD and the VA. It does not involve “facing your trauma.” Our clients rarely if ever cry or become distressed during this evidence-based therapy, which involves articulating and examining beliefs about the cause and effects of the trauma, without eliciting emotion. Check out NPR’s “This American Life” podcast episode on the treatment here.
Children, Adolescents, and Teens
We work with children ages 5-18. In addition to the other problem areas listed on this page, we help children, adolescents, and teens overcome emotional and behavioral problems, peer conflict, bullying, and stress. We help them build social skills, identity, emotion regulation skills, motivation, and a positive self-image.
Panic attacks can happen on their own, or they can be a symptom of depression, generalized anxiety, OCD, or PTSD. Many of our clients come to us specifically because of panic attacks, because they are often the worst symptom that they experience. Panic attacks are much more treatable than most people think. Panic Control Treatment has been shown to be superior to medications for eliminating panic attacks. Read More
A marriage is strong when a couple can confidently say that they are friends and partners. And being lovers makes it even better. But that rarely happens when you don’t have the first two. Dr. Rob Young is our marriage counselor and is he certified in sex therapy. For more information about our marriage and couples counseling services, visit CharlottesvilleMarriage.com.
Rob Young, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
OCD, Marriage/Couples, Anxiety, Depression
I specialize in anxiety, OCD, and relationship problems, including romantic connection and sexual desire mismatches. I focus heavily on educating clients about the details of their conditions and the rationale for suggested approaches. I believe that therapy should be focused and goal-directed, and not about endlessly recounting your past. Read More
John Snyder, MS, Licensed Professional Counselor
Adolescents, Teens and Adults
My approach to CBT is supportive, collaborative, and goal-oriented. I work with teens and adults with a variety of challenges, including depression, anxiety, anger, relationship issues, trauma, addictions, divorce, and grief. I have extensive experience helping people with very complicated life challenges, and I have a strong aversion to judging others. Read More
Lauren Harper, MSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Children and Adolescents
I work with children with a variety of challenges, including ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma, emotional dysregulation, low self-esteem, and autism. I believe that safety and trust are critical for the development of a positive therapeutic relationship. I encourage my clients to self-advocate and identify their concerns. I also collaborate with families to assist with goal setting and identifying treatment needs. Read More
Ariel Diehl, MSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Adolescents, Teens, and Adults
My approach is supportive, collaborative and evidence-based. Together we will explore the obstacles that you are facing and I will assist you in developing new ways to overcome them. I am well-suited to both short-term, solution-focused therapy and long-term, exploratory counseling. I have worked with individuals and families of all ages with a variety of mental health and life challenges, including (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, social anxiety, anger, trauma, addictions, and grief. Read More
Mike Pease, MSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Adolescents, Teens and Adults
It is most important to me that everyone I work with feels a sense of safety and trust within the therapeutic relationship, while also building hope in overcoming whatever challenges they face. I have experience working with, and a special interest in treating trauma (including PTSD), anxiety, depression, and addiction. I utilize evidenced based cognitive behavioral therapy practices to help you build skills and a strong sense of empowerment. Read more
Malissa Watterson, MSW, Supervisee in Social Work, Reduced Fee
Adolescents, Teens, and Adults
I have experience and training working with adults, teens and adolescents, and I have a special interest in working with mothers experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. With every individual I work with, I strive to tailor evidence-based treatments to their unique needs and goals. Read More
We work with people who see room for improvement in their work, their relationships, their ability to find happiness, or their health and overall well-being. Some of them want to be better at their jobs. Others want to be better parents or to have a better relationship with their spouse. Or they want to get past that one thing that is holding them back. Some of them experience more intense anxiety, stress, conflicts in their marriages, or difficulty changing their own behavior. But they all come to our practice because we use the most proven approaches, and what we do makes sense to them.
3 Boars Head Lane, Suite C-6
Charlottesville, VA 22903