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Charlottesville Counseling – Anxiety, Life Coaching and Mental Health Services

For many of us, the very mention of the words counseling or therapy cause feelings of uncertainty and uneasiness.

We may live in a family or be part of a culture that does not value mental health. We may simply feel embarrassed to admit that we need help in any area of life. It seems ironic that most of us would not hesitate to go to a medical doctor for a sore throat, but we may hesitate for months (or even years) to treat an unhealthy relationship.

Counseling can be helpful in a number of situations. Maybe you are simply not functioning at the highest level that you feel is possible. In this type of case, perhaps a life coach would help you reach your goals and dreams. Alternatively, maybe your family has experienced a serious trauma, and just functioning in daily life is difficult. In any case, in-person counseling or online therapy can help. Reach out today to schedule your first appointment.

Thriveworks providers offer a wide variety of services that may include individual and couples counseling, psychiatry (medication management), life coaching, and help for issues like depression, anxiety, career issues, addiction, eating disorders, and others.

Can I use my insurance?

Most likely, yes. Most Thriveworks providers are in network with major insurance plans like Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Aetna, Cigna, and many others.

What is your approach to care?

It’s our goal for every client to have a positive and empowering experience. Our providers use a range of coaching and counseling methods including evidence-based treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic and humanistic therapy approaches, and others to provide an effective and safe environment for every client. At the same time, clients learn skills and tools to facilitate meaningful changes to their lives, relationships, careers, and happiness.

Counseling and therapy is a time specifically designated to help a person deal with their emotions, feelings and thought life. Counseling usually begins by assessing a person’s current functioning. Therapists or counselors often measure a person’s current life situation by a scale of -10 to 0 to +10.

A person functioning at a positive ten would have all areas of life going well. These various areas would include career, family, physical health, mental health, relationships, and spirituality. Of course, none of us are functioning at a 10 on all of these areas at all times. Alternatively, a person that is experiencing a serious trauma or mental health problems may be functioning near a -10. This indicates a great deal of pain that needs to be processed.

A trained and experienced professional can be very helpful in bringing you from an area of pain to healing. Thriveworks counselors and professionals are prepared to deal with whatever you may present in our office. Your personal issue or family trauma will not shock us. You do not need to be afraid to tell us the truth. You may have been keeping a secret or lying to your friends about how you are really doing for so long, that it is hard to imagine coming clean. We can be your trusted confidant. We can help you, your child, your spouse, or your family function in a more healthy and happy manner.

What Are the Different Types of Counseling?

Perhaps you have been thinking about making the first call to find a counselor for weeks, months or even years. Maybe you are confused about what type of counseling would be most helpful. You do not need to be an expert in counseling or therapy. It is our job to be the experts. But it may help you to understand the many types of counseling that are available, in order to know that help is possible no matter what your issue.

There are many reasons to seek counseling. These may include:

  • Anxiety issues
  • Depression
  • Couples counseling
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive tendencies
  • Grief counseling
  • Problems with a child such as ADHD
  • Anger management
  • Addiction issues
  • Life coaching
  • Life transitions such as divorce or loss of a job

You may not see your issue immediately identifiable on this list. No need to fear; help is still available. It can be hard to put an issue that has been part of your life for so long into a clear category. Life is complicated, as are the reasons to seek counseling. Whatever you are facing, we can face it together. We are prepared to walk with you on this journey of healing and growth.

Making the decision to pursue counseling is not easy, but it is always helpful. The process of therapy can be painful, but the results are worth it. However, it can be very difficult to make the decision of who to trust with your mental health. When you conducted the search that brought you to this page, you were most likely inundated with choices. This can be very overwhelming.

At Thriveworks, we only hire the best counselors and therapists. Our professionals are leaders in their field, respected for their work. Many have been published in reputable and distinguished news outlets and academic publications. Some of these include The Boston Globe, CNN, The Journal of Mental Health Counseling, Counseling Today, Boston Business Journal, The Boston Globe, Psychiatric Times and many others. We are ready to put our knowledge to work for you.

Dealing with your issues may not be easy, but it will make you a better person. When you are under intense stress, it is difficult to have the patience to deal kindly with others. You should take pride in your decision to seek help. You are taking the time to make peace for yourself, your family, your marriage and your life. When you deal with yourself in a kind and patient manner, it is easier to do so with others as well. It may seem selfish to take time for yourself to pursue counseling, but in the end, it will make you a healthier person for your loved ones.

When you call Thriveworks, you can trust that we make it a priority for you to see a therapist soon. Unlike most offices, we do not operate with a waiting list. We have appointments ready for new clients within 24 hours. We understand that your life is busy, that it may have been very difficult to pick up the phone for the first time, and that you need help when you call. We want to be ready when you are ready.

You may be in the middle of an intense trauma. You may simply feel that you could be functioning at a higher level. You may not be able to stand another fight with your spouse, another slammed door in your face from your teenager, or another silent night around the dinner table. Whatever your problem, we are ready and able to help. Thriveworks therapists are experts in their field and ready to help. Let us walk with you on this journey of healing.

We can be your trusted partner in your mental health. Contact Thriveworks Counseling to create the life you’ve always wanted.

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We call this The Thriveworks Difference

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Offices open early and late
Same- or next-day appointments
Appointments start on time Unlikely
Care at 240+ locations
Phone access to your provider between sessions
Email access to your provider between sessions
Providers that accept major insurance plans
Online counseling opportunities Unlikely
Ask-a-coach 24hr Q&A
Text support via our Success Navigator
Exclusive video content
Counselor-moderated community discussion
Ultra-flexible 23.5hr cancellations
A free e-copy of "Leaving Depression Behind"
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People Love Our Providers!

Overall Rating: 5★★★★★ based on 21 5 1 21 reviews. See all reviews
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Safe environment where clients matter

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Reaching out to Thriveworks was a great decision. The service is excellent and the representative matched me with the best counselor for my needs. I have to admit that I was skeptical at first, but I was pleasantly surprised when I met Anita Dean. She is very knowledgeable, professional, and genuinely cares about others. I have observed that she doesn't create cookie cutter plans. Instead, she creates a plan specific to the needs of her her clients. My husband and I lost our sweet family pet of over 15 1/2 years and it also caused the loss of a child to resurface. Anita, has handled my situation with care and assisted me as I walked through the grief process. I am so grateful.
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The Best

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I have been involved in therapy for most of my adult life. I can say with all honesty and sincerity that my experience with Thriveworks has been the best so far and I am 55, now that's saying a lot!
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Great experience so far.

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Great experience so far.
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Great practice!

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Great practice!
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I really loved working with John Stone

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I really loved working with John Stone. He’s an awesome councelor from what i can gather from one visit. The environment was also comfortable and relaxing in his office. He made me feel it was safe to approach him. Im gonna continue my seesions with him.
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Exceptional place with the best docs!

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Exceptional place with the best docs!
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Just had the

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Just had the one appointment so far but my son immediately connected with Ms Cynthia. I'm so happy to continue bringing him there. It feels like such a safe space. So glad Thriveworks was suggested to me.
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Useless

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Receptionist couldn't have been less helpful -- after waiting on hold 20 minutes, I told her I wanted to make an appointment to get assessed for some psychological issues, and she told me, simply, "We don't have anyone who can do that." That was it, no other comment. We just sat there in silence. She was unable to think, work, or put in any effort to help me try to find what I was looking for, or offer any kind of explanation of what she meant. I guess she was busy looking at memes on her phone or something. Or maybe ThriveWorks literally does not assess people for their psychological issues before counseling them? SOOOOO confused and frustrated.
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Wonderful to talk to

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Jennifer Smith was wonderful to talk to and was very clear about how to progress for our personal needs. It didn't feel like a counseling session and she made it very comfortable to just have a conversation
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very comfortable

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The office interior is very comfortable and inviting. Amanda was also very kind, easy to talk to, and welcoming.
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No help available

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Does not have the ability to meet advertised capability. Needed help with my daughter and made the first difficult call to be told no appointment available till after middle of May. One therapist only no other options. My daughter and I were excited when looking at the website and shocked on the outcome. However the phone specialist was very pleasant and he handled the call with the utmost respect.
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Top Notch Counsel

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We've been seeing Anita Dean weekly for over 6 months now and have felt so rewarded by our time together. We have nothing but totally positive things to say about her approach, demeanor and the positive change that she has helped us achieve. We feel comforted and supported by Anita's presence and we would strongly recommend her to anyone seeking compassionate counsel. She's top notch - bright, funny, relatable and most importantly, we always leave feeling renewed!
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Marriage Life Saver

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Anita is kind, patient, funny, thoughtful and very trustworthy. We always leave the office better than when we came in. We would highly recommend Anita to anyone who is married; she can help you improve your relationship regardless of how good or bad it is. The office is friendly and inviting, sessions always start on time and the insight we have gained from Anita has proven to be invaluable. We cannot thank enough.
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Awesome office!!!

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The office looks great. It's a great addition to the community, and it will help a lot of people.
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Genuine

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My wife and I are good friends with the owners - definitely a couple with a genuine heart for people.
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Passionate people!

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I have worked with these people in the past and they are very passionate about helping people. I can only see them benefiting the Charlottesville area by them opening up this business here! Very excited for them and the many lives they are going to help and effect!!!!
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Warm and Friendly

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The office looks beautiful and the owners are very friendly and quick to make you feel welcomed - you will feel comfortable right away.
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Hard Working and Caring!

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My husband and I are very glad to hear about ThriveWorks! Not only because we know the owners and know that they are kind hearted and care about others but also because they are very dedicated to there jobs and what they do! Check it out!
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Great experience

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I have such a great experience when I visit Thriveworks. The clinicians are very professional and start the sessions on time and jump right in to the therapeutic process. This is a very comfortable and person-centered practice that I highly recommend for others to experience.
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Great People

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I've known the owners of the Charlottesville branch for years and their passion for helping people makes this an easy choice for any counseling needs.
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Geunuinely Efffective & Personable

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is extremely professional, uplifting, genuine, and personable. Even interacting with them outside the parameters of their business, I feel they exhibit all these qualities. What a refreshing approach!
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  • 2300 Commonwealth Dr Suite 100
    Charlottesville, VA 22901

  • Mon-Fri:7AM-12AM
    Saturday:7AM-6PM
    Sunday:8AM-5PM

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