Charlottesville, VA LGBTQ Counseling

Charlottesville, VA LGBTQ Counseling – Gender and Sexuality Therapy

Finding a counselor, therapist, or psychologist who truly understands, cares for, and is capable of working with the LGBTQ community is a highly challenging task. The ability to effectively provide counseling and therapy for this community is among the rarest specialties in the mental healthcare community. At Thriveworks LGBTQ Counseling Charlottesville,VA we have on staff the leading LGBTQ counselor in the Charlottesville, VA area. Amy Kite, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 28 years of experience providing care to the people of Charlottesville, VA and the surrounding area, is highly experienced in working alongside LQBTQ clients and excels in her ability to understand, empathize with, and help her clients process the many issues that both the Transgender and Questioning communities are specifically faced with.

It is undeniable that the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning communities face many unique challenges:

  • Legal issues
  • Domestic challenges
  • Hormone Therapy
  • Social Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Misunderstanding and Judgment from family and friends

Whatever you may be facing in your process, we are here to help you navigate the path ahead

The list above is far from exhaustive, but we believe that each of the challenges faced by the LGBTQ community brings with it the unique opportunity to overcome and to set an example for others that being defeated is not the only option. Processing through these issues is rarely an easy task, one which becomes increasingly difficult when faced alone. Unfortunately most people experiencing the challenges that come with being a member of the LGBTQ community do just that – attempt to face them alone, but often realize little success. The level of misunderstanding toward this community has never been higher; and sadly, this is echoed by the suicide-related statistics in this community. Compared to their straight peers, the youths of the LGB community are four times more likely to attempt suicide, while the Questioning community also is three times more likely. Almost one half of the young members in the LGBTQ community have given serious thought to attempting suicide, while approximately one quarter has reported a suicide attempt.

The statistics are frightening and are compounded by the fact that youths are not the only demographic of the community affected. These figures point out the dire need for understanding, help, and care toward the LGBTQ community, and At Thriveworks LGBTQ Therapy Charlottesville, VA we are proud to stand in the gap. Amy Kite, LCSW specializes in providing care to Men, Women, Youths, and MtF as well as FtM Transgender clients. We provide a wide range of day and evening availability, as well as availability to schedule most appointments within 24 hours. We are also in-network with most major insurance plans, so receiving the help you need is likely more affordable than you thought.

Call us today at (434) 812-4009! We’re ready to start when you are.

Thriveworks Counseling Charlottesville

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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

★★★★☆
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

★★★★★
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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