Here you are!
Thank you for stopping by! Maybe you are just curious about what it's like to "visit" a clinical psychologist for therapy. Maybe you are looking for support through a tough time, growth in your coping skill "toolbox," or help in understanding how to support and "grow" your children. Perhaps you are contemplating or navigating a big Life change - like adjusting to college life away from home, or a marital separation/divorce. During this period of COVID-19 social distancing and sheltering at home, you may be especially seeking support and connection.
"Sometimes you have to let go of the picture of what you thought life would be like
and learn to find joy in the story you are actually living."
- Rachel Marie Martin
In my practice, I am especially trained and experienced in therapy with children, teens, and their families; young adults making their way in the world, and couples bettering their parenting teamwork or negotiating a new path forward after divorce. Through our work together, we will find ways to address not only the issues you (and your children) face right now, but will work to develop the resilience that will enrich your ability to persevere and even thrive into the future.
Look around the website, reach out for a telephone consultation. Let's see what we might do together!
I invite you to contact me today!
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About Cathleen A Rea, PhD
Dr. Rea is a child, adolescent, and family psychologist in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is Past-President of the Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists, with 30+ years of psychological practice to individuals and families as well as organizational and advocacy service to the professional Psychology community. Her background and the core of her work is individual/family therapy from toddlerhood to adult, and psychological evaluation for learning/attention and emotional struggles. Dr. Rea has skills and a passion for working with families in a Collaborative Divorce process, a non-litigated process that actually fosters growth in communication and decision-making skills, and Dr. Rea also enjoy providing consultation to co-parents following divorce. These ALL build resilience – a core theme in this work!