Absolutely. I welcome clients that want to focus on specific situations or problems that are not directly related to a medical condition or their health behaviors. I will work with you to draft a personalized treatment plan based on your goals and needs.
Psychologists who seek to understand how our biology (genetics) and our psycho-social circumstances (lifestyle, stress, culture, support) influence health and illness are called clinical health psychologists. We use this framework to promote mind and body health and prevent illness.
As a clinical health psychologist, my goal is to help clients identify and change problematic behaviors and beliefs, and learn effective coping strategies to reduce stress and suffering. To accomplish this goal, I use a series of techniques including education, behavioral change, and psychotherapy.
The field of clinical health psychology is sometimes called behavioral medicine.
Vivian M. Rodríguez Archilla, Ph.D. | Licensed Clinical Psychologist | Charlottesville, VA
I do not operate my practice on a sliding-scale fee. Please see the Fees & Insurance tab for more information about my fees. That being said, please contact me to discuss your specific situation. If I am unable to see you, I will gladly provide a referral to another colleague in the area who might be able to assist.