Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Charlottesville. We are not your typical therapy practice.

Our 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, it makes sense to our clients, and it is always designed to fit each person’s personal strengths, needs, and resources.

 

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We are not your typical therapy practice.

Our 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, it makes sense to our clients, and it is always designed to fit each person’s personal strengths, needs, and resources.

 

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We are not your typical therapy practice.

Our 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, it makes sense to our clients, and it is always designed to fit each person’s personal strengths, needs, and resources.

 

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Anxiety

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. We work with adults, adolescents, and children 10 and up with anxiety to help them feel better and to engage more fully with life. Read More

Depression

Contrary to popular belief, depression is not caused by an imbalance of serotonin in the brain. Common causes of Depression are social isolation, troubled relationships, fatigue from anxiety and stress, a lack of a sense of purpose, and a belief that things will not get better, and negative self-talk. We help people by targeting these causes directly using Cognitive Therapy and Behavioral Activation. Read More

Couples Counseling

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.

OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is considered one of the most treatable problems that psychologists work with.  The treatment is referred to as Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP or E/RP) and it is the most effective treatment available. We work with adults, adolescents, and children with OCD. Read More

Social Anxiety

At any given time, about 13% of Americans suffer from Social Anxiety Disorder (also known as Social Phobia), making it the most common anxiety disorder. That’s a pretty big club. So you are not alone. People with social anxiety tend to evaluate themselves negatively, and feel uncomfortable in social situations, and they tend to believe that others are paying close attention to their faults. We help adults and teens feel better about being in social situations, learn social skills, and begin to engage with others. Read More

Panic Attacks

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, a form of cognitive behavioral therapy specifically designed for panic attacks, has been shown to be superior to medications for eliminating panic attacks.   Read More

Stress Management

All people experience stress. Sometimes stress becomes chronic or so severe that it can inhibit a person’s ability to be a good spouse or parent, impair memory and concentration, lead to chronic fatigue or sleep problems, and can contribute to physical problems such as high blood pressure.  But even the most stressful situations can be alleviated with the right approach. Read More

Adolescents and Teens

We help adolescents, teens and young adults build social skills, overcome peer conflict and bullying, find their identity, and learn to like themselves. We also help them deal with stress, learn to regulate their emotions and the way that they express them, and to face their fears and think in more positive, fucntional ways. And of course, we help them learn to focus and get things done.

Rob Young, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

I specialize in anxiety, OCD and couples issues, including marriage counseling and intimacy problems.  I rely heavily on the most current scientific knowledge, and I use the most proven treatment approaches available. I believe that therapy should not be about endlessly recounting your past or “finding someone to talk to.”  It should be about changing your life for the better in the most efficient way possible. Read More

John Snyder, M.S., LPC

My approach is supportive, collaborative and evidence-based. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages with a variety of mental health and life challenges, including (but not limited to) insomnia, depression, anxiety, anger, relationship issues, trauma, addictions, divorce, and grief. Read More

Hannah Robinson, M.S.W., LCSW

I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help adults and teenagers overcome depression, anxiety, and challenging situations and transitions, but I have a particular interest in social anxiety, self-esteem, and building social skills. Although I am goal-oriented, I also like to think of myself as a very good listener and a non-judgmental, supportive influence in my clients’ lives, and I am very used to working with a diverse clientele. Read More.

Who We Can Help

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.