Jim McKinley-Oakes, LCSW

Jim McKinley-Oakes, LCSW

Professions: Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed clinical social worker - 0904003640
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 11959
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1020 East Jefferson Street
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902 - United States
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I specialize in helping people heal and recover from the devastating effects of trauma by using gentle methods that are safe and compassionate.

My purpose is to help individuals and families better approach life's challenges from a place of authenticity, wholeness, and personal power. Therapy is not one size fits all. I honor my clients as unique, with their own history, culture, values, traditions, and beliefs.
I know that psychotherapy is an important investment of a person or family's time, energy, and money. I believe it should produce positive results.

I have explored the mind-body connection since 1981. I use healing and recovery models of therapy that respect my clients' strength and potential. I believe that every individual finds meaning in their own unique way, so I practice a broad variety of creative short term solution focused methods as well as long-term approaches.

My therapeutic expertise integrates decades of training and experience to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client's strengths and goals. I am a proficient and non-judgmental therapist with respect and unconditional positive regard for anyone who seeks help for themselves or their children.

Email or Call Jim McKinley-Oakes, LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11959

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

The purpose of therapy is different for each person, couple, or family. In general, my intention is to help clients heal from past hurts, live fully in the present, and move into the future with an open heart and self confidence.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Attachment Issues
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Integrative Body Psychotherapy
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Possibility Therapy
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychodynamic
  • Sand Tray / Sand Play Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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