I offer individual and group therapy to help adults deal with depression, relationship issues, women’s issues, sexuality, gender identity, loss/grief, negative feelings about oneself, life transitions, aging, and identity concerns.
I offer each of my patients the opportunity to share their story. Many find it easy to talk with me and share aspects of their lives they have never been comfortable discussing before.
With acceptance, honesty, and empathy, I help my patients explore their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors in order to gain insight and make desired changes. I also assist patients in understanding how their defenses, once adaptive to their situation, no longer serve them as adults. We can then work toward building a greater capacity for regulating painful moods, and adopting healthier coping skills.
Interpersonal psychotherapy groups are forming to help members improve self-understanding and explore relationship issues, whether with partners, friends, family members, etc. Topics will include concerns associated with identity, sexuality, anxiety, trauma, depression, and other emotional issues. In addition to discussing member’s relationships outside of the group, we focus on the group’s own dynamics to foster an additional understanding of what each individual brings to relationships.
Two groups are currently forming with times that will accommodate interested members:
- A women’s group for ages 50 and over.
- A group for lesbian, bisexual and queer women. The primary focus is on relationship issues, while providing a safe space to discuss sexuality and gender identity.
Fees & Insurance Information
Individual sessions are 50 minutes. The fee is $145.
Group sessions are 90 minutes. The weekly fee is $50.
I am an Out Of Network provider. If you would like to submit bills to your insurance company for potential reimbursement, I am happy to provide detailed bills on a monthly basis.
Consultation & Supervision
I offer supervision for therapists focusing on clinical skills and/or professional development.
I also provide consultation to mental health organizations, family and small businesses, and other groups, to help them better understand how problematic interpersonal dynamics and mental health issues impact their organizational functioning.
Additionally, I offer consultation and psychological services to attorneys regarding potential mental health issues affecting their clients’ legal cases.
Dr. Carrie Schaffer, PhD
875 Rio East Court, Suite C
Charlottesville, VA 22901