Charlottesville East, Pantops
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.
Amanda practices out of the Pantops office and offers teletherapy.
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.
Leon practices out of the Downtown office and provides teletherapy.
Matt Browning, LPC
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience helping children, adolescents, and families. I specialize in working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, anger management, stress management and relational problems. If you or your children feel stuck, confused, frustrated, or even scared of therapy, you are not alone and I’ve worked with many families in your shoes.
Rachael Juhan, MA
Hi there. I specialize in therapy with pre-teen and teenage girls and families. I am currently a Resident in Counseling and working under the supervision of Christine Bowers, LMFT, with the expectation of being fully licensed in September of 2021.
I have extensive experience working with adolescent girls and families in alternative and private school settings. As the Assistant Program Director at the Discovery School of Virginia for Girls, I learned the power of wilderness therapy and experiential learning. I love to incorporate nature, survival skills, and feelings of mastery into my work with teenagers. Sometimes we think more clearly and feel better when moving and experiencing the world around us, so I offer walk and talks or nature sits for sessions when possible.
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.
James Czywczynski, LPC
Hello. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in working with late adolescents and young adults, as well as families addressing a variety of struggles. If you feel stuck in a rut with current situations and need long-term solutions to phase of life issues, I can teach you the skills necessary to handle any challenge. My goal is to help you reach your maximum potential, while also learning the abilities necessary for success, whether it be at work, school, or the home environment.
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.
Sarah practices in Crozet and conducts teletherapy.
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.
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.
Hope Warren Atkins, MSW
I specialize in working with children and adolescents struggling with depression, grief and loss, anxiety, and identity. I am particularly passionate about empowering LGBTQ youth.
I use a collaborative strengths-based approach to partner with my clients and their families. With younger children, I am active, play, and use humor to connect and promote change. With adolescents, I use more talk therapy and am warm, supportive, and empathetic in our relationship.
I currently have after school appointments available.
Charlottesville West, Boar's Head
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.
Caroline practices out of our Pantops office and offers teletherapy.
Jenny Trainor, Therapist
Hello! I am a Licensed School Counselor and Trauma-Informed Mental Health Clinician, with a specialty in Grief, Loss and Life Transitions and an emphasis on counseling culturally and linguistically diverse populations. I am also a 200-hour registered (with Yoga Alliance) yoga teacher and enjoy bringing movement into counseling sessions when appropriate. I love collaborating with children, teens, and adults to create, establish, and/or re-establish healthy mental health rituals and routines that are integrative in nature, and suitable for a variety of situations. I also enjoy conducting Positive Discipline Parent and Teacher Education workshops and work closely with schools, families, and private agencies to this end.
Kristin Miller, MA, NCC
Hello! I specialize in adolescents, college students, and young adults struggling with eating disorders, anxiety, mood disorders, OCD, and sleep disturbance. My approach to therapy is strengths-based and uses a blend of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I want to help my clients engage with the present moment through mindfulness and make daily choices guided by their personal values in order to live full, happy, and healthy lives.
I am particularly interested in working with young people in the LGBTQIA+ community and am experienced in supporting clients with concerns related to gender identity, relational issues, trauma, and discrimination using an intersectional approach.
Pat Ryan, LCSW
Hello. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and specialize in working with children and families with a range of challenges, from significant behavior concerns to the more typical difficulties that arise in families. If your child struggles with behavioral, emotional, and/or learning issues such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Mood Disorders, and/or Anxiety, I will help you and your children learn better ways of problem-solving, emotion regulation, and communication. I have significant experience working in residential treatment and have an extensive toolbox of tricks and strategies to help you and your family feel better.