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Cynthia Starnes is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is in private practice after having worked with Charlottesville area non-profit organizations for several years serving survivors of domestic violence and childhood trauma. She earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.  

Ms. Starnes provides individual counseling to women and children, as well as facilitates psychoeducational and therapeutic groups.

 Areas of special interest include:

   * Post-traumatic stress disorder in both children and adults
   * Other trauma or anxiety-related disorders in adults and children
   * Depression
   * Stress management
   * Adult survivors of childhood trauma
   * Survivors of child sexual abuse
   * Traumatic grief
   * Survivors of intimate partner violence
   * Providing culturally-appropriate services

Therapeutic Interventions:

   * Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
   * Solution-focused Therapy
   * Group interventions
   * Insight Therapy
   * Therapeutic play
   * Critical Incident Stress Debriefings

Insurances accepted:

   * Aetna
   * Anthem, BC/BS
   * Optima
   * Optima Family
   * Southern Health/Coventry/MH Net
   * Anthem Healthkeepers

   * Limited sliding scale available 
   * Credit cards accepted:  VISA, Mastercard, HSA

Now Available:  Teletherapy - the ability to engage in your therapy sessions over a secure, HIPAA-compliant computer connection from the comfort of your own home. Must be located in Virginia at the time of session to qualify. Most insurances cover this service. 

Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists
International Association of Trauma Professionals

                                       Evening appointments available
265 Turkey Sag Trail
Suite 102-201
Palmyra, VA 22963                                                          [email protected] 
Phone:  (434) 327-6262                                                              Fax: (434) 207-8097
Cynthia Starnes, LCSW
Be still and listen - your life is calling