Megan Kauffmann, M.Ed Counseling, NCC
As a mom of three kids, I understand the struggles of motherhood, as well as the various challenges and gifts that come with each developmental stage. I enjoy working with parents to help support them so they can better understand their children and have more harmonious relationships. I use a strengths-based approach to help my clients understand, regulate, and transform their emotions through solution-focused strategies. I believe that through adversity, people can discover their inner strengths. It is an honor and a privilege to work collaboratively with individuals and families as they journey through life.
Jesse Dice, LCSW
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who specializes in working with late adolescents through older adults. I have particular expertise in working with individuals coping with anxiety, depression, trauma, adjusting to cancer, life-limiting illness, end-of-life concerns, and grief and loss. In addition to individual therapy, I provide couples counseling for all stages of relationships to help with reducing conflict, improving trust, and teaching healthy communication. My philosophy is that everyone has innate strengths to thrive and grow while facing any adversity. My goal is to work with you to understand your values and to partner with you in working toward goals that are consistent with those values. While I use many therapeutic interventions, I draw most frequently from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Psychodynamic practice.
Kristen Roorbach, Ph.D., M.Ed., Therapist
I specialize in working with children and families struggling with anxiety, stress, trauma, depression, and challenging behavior. Many of my younger clients have difficulty with bedtimes, meltdowns, screen-time management, anger, and/or using their words to express their feelings. Older clients may struggle with coping with their feelings in age-appropriate ways, social skills, and/or academic achievement. In our sessions, I use a brain-based and solution-focused approach to shifting family dynamics and building positive outcomes. I combine systems theory, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and neuroscience to tailor a hands-on approach to create change for children and families in the home and school settings.
Morgan Soper, LCSW
I believe that everyone is capable of change and healing, regardless of your circumstances, and therapy can be a great tool to help you achieve your goals. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, stress, emotional regulation, relationship issues, and difficulty coping with medical problems. I utilize a strengths-based and systems approach, with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral and acceptance/commitment interventions. My hope is to develop a therapeutic relationship with you and earn your trust to work towards your personal goals. I understand the daunting task of finding the right therapist, and I would love to connect with you to help you overcome barriers to find true fulfillment and contentment in your life.
Jennifer Senator, MA, LMHP-E
Hi! I am a Resident in Counseling and plan to be fully licensed in June 2020. I specialize in working with teenage and adult women struggling with anxiety, depression, and life transitions, including motherhood. I utilize a strengths-based, person-centered approach with emphasis on client resilience. I combine psychodynamic insight with cognitive behavioral techniques and may utilize mindfulness, journaling, poetry, and art in sessions. I have worked as a counselor in local middle and high schools, including Burley, Monticello, and Murray, as well as with older students in college and university settings.
Leon Henry, MSW, LCSW
I specialize in working with children and families who are struggling with behavioral challenges. I utilize a strengths-based approach that is solution-oriented and rooted in the narrative perspective. I believe that problems do not define a person and I help people use words to externalize, and take power over, their issues. Moreover, I work with patients to re-write old and harmful life narratives into new comforting, more sustainable stories.
Naila Baloch, MS
Hi! I am a Resident in Counseling under supervision with Dayna Kumar, LPC. I work with clients where they are, and use a variety of approaches to support increased resilience and mastery of self and life situations. I love to support individuals and families in connecting to their full potential and living their happiest lives. I bring a gentle and engaging presence, and offer opportunities for shifts in perspective and behaviors during sessions.
Sarah P. Lewis, MSW, LCSW
Therapy does not have to be hard or scary. Working with children, adolescents, families, and LGBT individuals of all ages and stages, I take a balanced approach combining support, warmth, empathy and humor (when appropriate). Specializing in trauma treatment, I have the honor of helping young people and adults find solutions, feel better and find their way through life's challenges big and small.
Amanda Sovik-Johnston, Ph.D.
Hi. I'm a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in working with pre-teen and teenage girls as well as families of all ages. I understand how hard it is to raise a family and feel so lucky to be able to experience the highs and lows of life with my clients. As a therapist, I am solution-oriented, offer suggestions regularly, and actively teach people healthier ways of interacting during sessions. I balance this orientation with warmth and empathy.
Caroline Megargel, MSW, LCSW
After growing up in Charlottesville, I attended Vanderbilt University and pursued an undergraduate degree in Psychology. I later attended Boston College and earned my Masters of Social Work. While in Boston, I provided individual and group therapy to adolescents in the day treatment setting. After moving back to Nashville in 2016, I began working as the therapist at a grades K – 8 exceptional education school for severe behavioral intervention.
Emily Mathon, Parent Coach
I'm a PCI Certified Parent Coach® who moved to Charlottesville from Austin, Texas in the summer of 2017. As a parent coach, I use a strengths-based model, listening for what is working in your family. Together, we create a customized plan that will positively impact the areas where you are challenged. Whether it's your child's new developmental stage or exasperating behavior, sibling rivalry, or parenting in line with your values, I will listen, provide specific feedback, and be your accountability partner in making the changes you want to make.
Hussein Osman, Athlete Specialist
*This is a courtesy post. Hussein’s services are not affiliated with Virginia Family Therapy (yet!).*
I am a senior at University of Lynchburg and am majoring in Sports Management. I have devoted my life to athletics and have played soccer for over 16 years, playing through SOCA, Charlottesville High School, and the University of Lynchburg. I have become excited about sharing my passion for sports with children, and have been a soccer coach and swim coach for many years at Frys Spring Beach Club. I have found sports to be a great way to help kids stay motivated through life!
Sean Flannery, Ph.D., Psychologist
I am a clinical psychologist (PhD) and specialize in couple's therapy, older adults, and working with athletes. I also enjoy working with young to middle-aged adults who are struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, and difficulty adjusting to new life situations. I plan to be fully licensed in the winter of 2020 and am currently supervised by Amanda Sovik-Johnston, Ph.D.