My approach

Short-term talk therapy for anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief.
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My goal is to provide a comprehensive framework to help you facilitate significant life changes. Your first appointment will serve as a biopsychosocial intake appointment. During this intake, I will ask you to answer a series of questions to obtain detailed information about your current emotional state and history. By the end of your first appointment, I will provide an initial recommendation regarding the type of talk therapy treatment that is best suited for you.


My therapeutic orientation incorporates principles from ancient traditions, clinical research, and experiential knowledge to help you identify problematic sources of emotional strain and barriers to love, success and happiness. During your second session, we will create a treatment plan to structure all sessions thereafter.




"I love therapy because I believe it is the perfect problem-solving option for people searching for a confidential and effective support system outside of family and friends. My approach to therapy is highly structured, evidence-based, and comprehensive."

I am a licensed psychotherapist based in Charlottesville, Virginia. I help people to cope with anxiety and depression. I earned my bachelor’s degree from The University of Virginia, my master’s degree from Columbia University, and my post-graduate certificates from Harvard Medical School in meditation and mindfulness and New York State Psychiatric Institute. I am a certified clinical trauma specialist and clinical social worker. Since 2010, I've worked in a variety of clinical settings including family centers, methadone clinics, drug rehabilitation centers, and universities.   


In 2010, I started my career as a middle school counselor within the Ivy Preparatory School League.  As a counselor, I helped individuals and families to acclimate to new, affluent environments and to manage rigorous academic workloads. 


In 2011, I became the youngest program director in New York City to launch a clinical initiative for adults and children at Citicare, Inc., in Harlem.  


After graduating in 2013, I worked at several drug and alcohol addiction clinics including ACI Chemical Dependency Treatment Center and Methadone Clinic of Westchester. 


I continued to build my private practice part-time in New York City until April 2018, when I moved to Virginia to be with my husband. 




New patients welcome

Mon - Fri: 7am - 3pm

I am in-network with Aetna, Cigna, and Anthem. 

I believe in self-care and self-reflection:

November 23- November 29 (office closed)

December 19 - January 3 (office closed)

Tel: (434) 202-4155
Fax: (804) 207-9059

© 2021 by Shea Graham LCSW