Arminda Perch, MBA, MSW

Arminda Perch, MSW, MBA, Supervisee in Social Work

University of Virginia
Population Health Dept
PO  Box 801097
Charlottesville, VA  22908

(434) 297-5839



Accepting New Clients: 
Yes, for eligible individuals
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Hours of Operation:
8 am-4:30 pm

Currently Offers:
Telebehavioral Health by phone or video

Arminda is a Supervisee in Social Work working under the supervision of  Jody Sweeney, LCSW in Charlottesville, VA (Virginia license number 0904004847). 

Arminda is a graduate of Widener University with a Master of Social Work and Specialization Certificate in Social Work and Trauma Practice. Widener’s MSW program is CSWE-accredited and follows a trauma-informed model that promotes a social justice lens. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Master of Business Administration and has earned certificates in Horticultural Therapy and Pastoral Care. She has also successfully met the rostering requirements to be listed as a CPT Provider

Arminda’s approach is to support the whole person–mind, body, and spirit–and she provides brief, trauma-informed counseling to individuals who are eligible for certain patient and staff programs at the University of Virginia. She strongly believes that every individual has strengths to explore and can be empowered from within and without–even when there are only a few resources available to them. She enjoys working with adults whose stress, job, health, disability, or history of trauma adversely affects their current function and mood or who feel overwhelmed or “stuck.” She also works with individuals to address the wounds and distress associated with racism, discrimination, and oppression. She is committed to creating a culturally-responsive and judgment-free space where individuals will feel seen, heard, and understood.

In her spare time, Arminda enjoys reading, continuous learning, gardening, cooking, exercising, taking road trips, church, and spending time with family and friends.

Arminda’s areas of focus are:

  • Anxiety
  • Caregiver Burden
  • Chronic Disease
  • Compassion Fatigue/Burnout
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss
  • Racial Identity
  • Racial Trauma
  • Spirituality
  • Stress, Race-based Stress
  • Traumatic Stress, PTSD


Gender Identity:

Biracial – Black, Latina (Mexican)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
Horticultural Therapy
Emotion Efficacy Therapy (EET)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Motivational Interviewing
Pastoral Care Counseling
Positive Psychology
Strength-Based Practice
Written Exposure Therapy

Client Focus:
Young Adults (18-35 )
Middle Age Adults (36-55)
Older Adults (55 and over)

Payment Options:
Only able to provide free support to UVA Fellows, Staff, Faculty, Clinicians, and Clinical Team Members (including UPG & UVA-Wise) or UVA patients who are currently enrolled in an eligible patient program

Favorite Quote

Life is a hard battle anyway. If we laugh and sing a little as we fight the good fight of freedom, it makes it all go easier. I will not allow my life’s light to be determined by the darkness around me. ~ Sojourner Truth