Compassion, Inclusivity, Clinical Excellence
Compassion, Inclusivity, Clinical Excellence

Varinia Anderson, M.Ed. LPC

Varinia Anderson, M.Ed. LPC

Rational Therapeutics
1108 E. Market Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Get Directions

(434) 207-8773



Accepting New Clients: 

Hours of Operation:
Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays
after 4:00 pm

Currently Offers:
Telehealth – Mental Health

Varinia obtained her M.Ed in counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been working in the mental health field since 2011, working with children and adolescents through various agencies, such as Region Ten, ReadyKids, Albemarle County, and Charlottesville City Schools.

Varinia is from Costa Rica, where she grew up. She moved to Virginia to go to school and received a BA in Psychology from Roanoke College.  Varinia has focused on providing mental health services primarily to the local Hispanic population. She has been trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavior Therapy, EMDR, play therapy, Internal Family Systems, Mindfulness, attachment work as well as using various clinical approaches focusing on race and cultural humility intersectionality. She has experience in treating individuals with trauma, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, sexual abuse, attachment disorders, neglect, and immigration trauma. Varinia is a strong advocate for our Immigrant, LGBTQ+, and Hispanic/Latino population, which inspires her to provide positive healing to those who need encouragement and strength.

Her areas of clinical interest and specialties include: ADHD, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Burnout/Self-care, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, End of Life, Terminal Illness, Family Conflict, Gender Identity, Grief and Loss, Marital/Premarital, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Parenting, PTSD, Racial Identity, Racial Trauma, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, and Trauma/PTSD. 

Varinia’s areas of focus are:

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment
  • Depression
  • Immigration trauma

English, Spanish

Gender Identity:

Latinx / Hispanic

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Family Therapy
Internal Family Systems
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Motivational Interviewing
Play Therapy
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
Structural Family Therapy
Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Client Focus:
Adolescents / Teenagers (14-17)
Young Adults (18-35 )
Middle Age Adults (36-55)
Older Adults (over 55)

Payment Options:
Private pay
CSA Funding
CVCCN Scholarship Funding

Favorite Quote

“People can forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou