Jim McKinley-Oakes

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
 therapist: Jim McKinley-Oakes,
Online in Virginia
I help people heal from trauma. I use EMDR, Gestalt therapy, and other mind -body methods to address PTSD, anxiety, and depression in ways that are safe, gentle, and effective. If you have any questions, please call me or send me an email .

Client Focus

Session Format: Couple, Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Adult

Treatment Approach

  • EMDR
  • Existential/Humanistic
  • Experiential
  • Gestalt
  • Somatic
Approach Description: Mind-body methods including EMDR, Gestalt therapy, body psychotherapy.

Education & Credentials

Jim McKinley-Oakes LCSW
  • Male
  • License # 0904003640
  • Licensed in Virginia
  • Practicing Since 1994
Education: Master of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University. Graduate of three year training at the School of Philosophy and Healingin Action (SOPHIA). Extensive training in mind-body methods, trauma therapy,and in depth and short term approaches.


  • Average Session Fee 150
  • Affordable sliding scale therapy: apply if you may be eligible.
  • Please inquire if you need a reduced fee.
  • Accepts Insurance

Jim McKinley-Oakes Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Available Online for residents of Virginia
  • Online Therapy Details: During this stage of the pandemic, I am offering psychotherapy in person at my or online through a platorm which is HIPAA compliant.
Jim McKinley-Oakes Practice Description
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 in depth long-term approaches. My therapeutic approach is begins with the knowledge that a strong therapeutic relationship is the ground in which healing and growth occurs. Then I integrate decades of training in the ever evolving body of knowledge and experience about facilitating positive change. I am a proficient and non-judgmental therapist with respect and unconditional positive regard for anyone who seeks help. I have success in creating a safe and comfortable environment to resolve trauma, entertain new possibilities, and try out new behaviors. 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. Please visit my website www.jimmckinley-oakes.com.

Practice Overview

413 7th Street Northeast
Available both in-person and online
30 Years Experience
Couple, Individual


Driving Directions

From High Street Turn South on 11th Street Continue two blocks to East Jefferson Blue house on corner. For directions from outside of Charlottesville, please visit www.jimmckinley-oakes.com

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