Mental Health, Counseling, and Substance Abuse

The Ainsworth Attachment Clinic and the Circle of Security

914 E Jefferson Street, Suite 202, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: (434) 984-2722

Services: The Ainsworth Attachment Clinic provides evaluation, and intervention-planning, professional training, and consultation regarding children from birth through adolescence who have experienced significant challenges, trauma or disruptions to their relationships and/or attachment bonds with their parents or other caregivers. The Clinic provides trainings in a areas of scholarship include parenting, attachment, trauma, grief and loss, and reaction to diagnosis. The clinic is active in family law, forensic testimony and high-conflict custody cases. 


Elk Hill Charlottesville

Address: 1819 Emmet Street North, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Phone: (434) 220-7198

Fax: (434) 457-2830

Services: Outpatient Services, Home Based, Mentoring, Therapeutic Day Treatment, Summer Camp, Therapeutic Day Schools, Residential Services


Region Ten Community Services Board

500 Old Lynchburg Road Charlottesville, VA 22903

Phone: (434) 972-1800

Fax: (434) 293-6781

Services Available Emergency Services, Substance Abuse Diversion & Recovery Support, Rural Services, Supported Employment Services, Child & Adolescent Outpatient Services, Children’s Assessment and Diagnostic Service, Infant &Toddler Connection of the Blue Ridge, Strengthening Families, Hospital Liaison Services, Service Quality and Compliance, Training, Workforce Department, Anger Management, ASAP, Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Discovery Group, Women’s Support Group, Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), Jail Based Services, Recovery Support Program, Substance Abuse Diversion Program, Virginia Veterans and Family Support (formerly Virginia Wounded Warrior Program), PATH Program – Projects for Assistance in Transition, Project Link, PACT (Assertive Community Treatment Services), Mental Health Skill Building Services,

  • Fluvanna Counseling Center: 13623 James Madison Highway Palmyra, Va 22963  Phone: (434) 589-8276

  • Greene Counseling Center: 9963 Spotswood Trail Stanardsville, Va 22973 (434) 481-3890

  • Louisa Counseling Center: 101 Ashley Street Louisa, VA 23093 (540) 967-2880

  • Nelson Counseling Center: 71 Tanbark Plaza Lovingston, VA 22949 Phone: (434) 263-4889

  • Peterson Health Center: 800 Preston Avenue Charlottesville, VA 22903 (434) 972-1800


Compass Youth Services

1006 E Market Street, Suite C, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: (434) 220-0089

Fax: (434) 220-0103

Services: Intensive In-Home (IIH), Mental Health Skill-building Services (MHSS), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), outpatient psychotherapy services, psychological testing. 


Counseling Alliance of Virginia, LLA (CAVA)

335 Greenbrier Drive, Suite 206 Charlottesville, Virginia 22901

Phone: (434) 220-0333

Fax: (434)220-1647

Services: Individual Counseling, Family Counseling, Marital/Couples Counseling, Group Counseling


DePaul Community Resources

552 Hillsdale Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Phone: (434) 977-9847

Fax: (434) 977-2809

Services: Family preservation programs for foster care and adoption, community-based services programs for children and families, independent living for young people transitioning to adulthood, services for individuals with developmental disabilities, residential care in our group homes, day support programs.


Partner for Mental Health (formerly Mental Health America of Charlottesville Albemarle)

Address: 911 E Jefferson Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: (434) 977-4673

Services: provides connections, education, and advocacy for individuals, family members, clinicians, and other stakeholders to promote mental health and support recovery. Warm line referral service through Community Navigator Program.


National Counseling Group

1414 Sachem Place, Suite 3B, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Phone: (434) 260-7877

Services: Mobile Crisis Stabilization, Outpatient Services, Counseling Psychiatry/Medication, Treatment Foster Care, Home and Community Services, Intensive In-Home, Mental Health Skill-Building, Therapeutic Day Treatment, Life Skills, Adult Support Services, Parent Partnership Services, and StarPoint (free of charge case coordination services offered while individuals await eligibility and/or funding decisions for up to 3 hours weekly for a limited amount of time).


People Places of Charlottesville

Address: 1002 E Jefferson Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: (434) 979-0335

Fax: (434) 979-0202

Services: Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), Treatment Foster Care, Foster/Adoption Placement Matching, Parenting Skills Training

Adoption Education and Support, Family Mentoring, Intensive In-home Program.  Consulting and training services for agencies on attachment and trauma services.


Prosperity Eating Disorders and Wellness

709 A W Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: (434) 326-4577

Fax: (703) 649-3557

Services: Comprehensive and holistic treatment to individuals struggling with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and self-esteem; nutrition counseling, psychological, psychiatric therapies and experiential therapies


ReadyKids, Inc.

1000 East High Street Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: (434) 296-4118

Fax: (434) 295-2638

Services: Child care quality training for home and center-based child care programs, trauma-focused counseling, teen counseling programs, maternal and child health and parenting education through home visits and play groups with pregnant teens and women and children up to 5 years old, early childhood skills training to teach positive social and emotional skills (self-control, making friends, expressing feelings, accepting differences, and making safe and healthy choices), parenting skills programs for fathers incarcerated at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail or fathers living in Charlottesville or Albemarle.


Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA)

 335 Greenbrier Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Phone: (434) 295-7273

24/7 Hotline: (434) 977-7273

Services: Hotline, advocacy, therapy, support groups, and emergency room accompaniment services for victims of sexual assault.


Structured Therapeutic Adolescent Residential Service (STARS)

517 Park Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902 (Zenith House & Administrative Office)

Phone: (434) 970-1904

  • Phoenix House: 1403 Hampton Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902 (434) 977-5210

  • Gemini House: 1401 Hampton Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902 (434) 220-6050

  • Orion House: 2300 Angus Road, Charlottesville, Va 22901 (434) 220-1407

Services: Group home for adolescents in need of learning life skills and age-appropriate independent living skills, while in a safe and therapeutic environment. 


Thriveworks Counseling

2300 Commonwealth Drive, # 100, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Phone: (434) 812-4009

Services: Addictions counseling, child and adolescent counseling, clinical counseling, and individual therapy for forensic cases

family court, child custody and mediation, counseling for crime-related trauma, and counseling for offenders.


Addiction Recovery Services (ARS)

103 S. Pantops Drive, Suite 102, Charlottesville, VA 22911

Phone: 434-220-0080

Services: Medication Assisted Treatment, Substance Abuse Assessments, Outpatient counseling, Drug Free Counseling and Treatment