Counseling in Charlottesville, VA. Find the Right Therapist.

Safe, effective, and caring. Affordable therapists near you in Charlottesville, Virginia will help you make the changes you want.

Glen Bowman, Ph.D

Glen Bowman, Ph.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

2300 Commonwealth Dr Ste 100, Charlottesville, Virginia 22901 | 434-812-4009

Thriveworks was founded to be a new kind of practice; one where clients receive high-touch customer service and access to truly exceptional providers. We believe that everyone can benefit from counseling or coaching with a skilled and caring professional.

Lifebulb Counseling and Therapy, LCSW, Ph.D

Lifebulb Counseling and Therapy, LCSW, Ph.D

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why Lifebulb exists - our therapists truly enjoy their work, so you get the highest quality care.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

Grey Matters Intl & Dr. Kevin Fleming(cited expert for NY Times, CNN, Fortune, Sporting News)is all about bold thinking & neuroscience innovation in getting mood/behavior change when shrinking,feel good self-help, and pills aren't cutting it. Indiv/couples/family.

Jim McKinley-Oakes, LCSW

Jim McKinley-Oakes, LCSW


509 Park Street, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 | (434) 760-1057

I provide therapy for children, teens, adults, couples, and families. I am committed to supporting my clients to live life more fully, and I am dedicated to helping families help children succeed.

Amy Wagner, LMFT, LMHC

Amy Wagner, LMFT, LMHC

Relationship and Trauma Therapist/EMDR Consultant/Business Coach - Licensed in Virginia and Florida

Available for Online Therapy

I specialize in helping high achievers create and sustain exceptionally joyful lives and loving relationships. My clients are individuals, couples and families who wish to heal from the distressing early experiences of life that are impacting the joy of today's life.

Nancy Montagna, Ph. D.

Nancy Montagna, Ph. D.

Clinical Psychologist, Licensed in Maryland and Virginia

637 Ritchie Ave, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 | 301 587-5735 x2

Our own minds can multiply, confuse, and perpetuate the inevitable pain in life, or heal us to greater joy, love, and creativity. I will listen well and engage with you to move toward the life and relationships you want as rapidly as possible.

Related Sites:
City of Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

Therapy Charlottesville, VA

Counseling Willoughby, Franklin, University Heights, Barracks, Commonwealth, Townwood, Rio

Historic Charlottesville is steeped in U.S. history, and is also a family friendly city with lots of parks and recreational activities to appeal to young children and teenagers alike. Young children are intrigued by the Virginia Discovery Museum located right downtown at the east end of the pedestrian mall. At the museum, children aged 1-10 can tour a reconstructed log cabin, create a project in the art studio, or ride the child-sized carousel. Older children and teenagers may want to visit the Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center to learn how the two famous explorers prepared for their historic trip west. In the summertime, families can cool off in the Washington Park Pool, located in Booker T. Washington Park in the center of town. The park itself has facilities to appeal to children and teenagers alike, with basketball courts, a multi-use field, a picnic shelter and a playground area. The park is also the site of an annual African-American Cultural Arts festival every summer.1

Mental Health in Charlottesville

The Women's Initiative is a local non-profit organization that offers many support groups specifically to educate women. The Healthy Relationships Group targets women that have been involved in an abusive relationship. The Exploring Power Groups gives women a chance to be empowered to make positive changes in their lives. The Living Well Group focuses on physical health issues, and is a great choice for women seeking to lose weight and gain energy. Call the Women's Initiative at 434-872-0047 for more information.2

Another great organization is SAARA, which helps people to overcome their addictions and associated problems. SAARA is a community-based organization that advocates for resources and services that help prevent drug and alcohol addictions from developing. The organization also seeks to improve communication between various treatment providers to ensure that those in need of help are not overlooked. Education and outreach programming informs the public about addiction and what needs to be done to address this important issue. Additional information about SAARA is available by calling 804-762-4445.3

Current Education

The Charlottesville City Public Schools provide a comprehensive education for both special needs students as well as those that are intellectually gifted. The district's gifted program, Quest, is open to students in kindergarten through the twelfth grade who have been identified as having an aptitude for math or English language arts. Students who display giftedness in the arts can participate in ArtsQuest beginning in grade five. All Quest participants attend classes with others in the program to ensure an opportunity for a challenging academic environment and the development of higher-order thinking skills.4 The district's special education programs are available for students who have an identified disability. Each student has an Individualized Education Plan that outlines the district's responsibilities in providing a least restrictive learning environment. Children up to the age of 21 are eligible for services.5


1. Wikipedia. (2017). Charlottesville, VA. Retrieved from,_Virginia.
2. The Women's Initiative. (2017). Support Groups. Retrieved from
3. SAARA of Virginia. (2017). About Our History. Retrieved from
4. Charlottesville City Schools. (2017). Quest Program. Retrieved from
5. Charlottesville City Schools. (2017). Special Education and Student Services Department. Retrieved from

Charlottesville is not part of any county and is located in Virginia. It has a land area of 10.23 square miles and a water area of 0.02 square miles.  The population of Charlottesville is 46,597 people with 17,752 households and a median annual income of $49,775. .

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Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Charlottesville, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Charlottesville may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Charlottesville public health department.