Since you’re here on our (new!!) website, you might’ve already seen that we have some SUPER EXCITING news to share! Virginia Family Therapy will now be continuing under our new name: Active & Connected Family Therapy!

It’s such an exciting time for us and we’ve been working on this change for a long time already! We have lots of reasons for the change and in this episode, Caroline and I talk about these reasons and what this new name means to us. You’ll also hear about how we started Virginia Family Therapy years ago. It’s insane because you will hear that Caroline just knocked on my door one day and we sort of unintentionally built this thing while my kids were taking naps –  and we are so proud of it now!

“We have a family that’s taking care of families”
– Amanda Sovik-Johnston

What does Active & Connected mean to us?

Active and Connected embodies what we think is important in mental health and how we practice and live our lives. This new name is a better representation of where we are now. Virginia Family Therapy will always be where we started but it’s exciting to keep going forward!

Good for you all to know is that we are still the same people, operating our business in the same way; just under a new name.

Thank you so much for listening and all of the support. We are truly grateful and shocked and proud and we just want to continue trying to help as many people as we can.

In this episode on our rebrand to Active & Connected Family Therapy, we cover:

  • How we started Virginia Family Therapy and how it grew to Active & Connected Family Therapy;
  • Why we decided to change the name;
  • What Active & Connected means to us;
  • What is important for us in our work with our clients;
  • All the different ways ‘active’ shows up in our lives and how important it is;
  • And more!

You can find our podcast Active and Connected Families wherever you listen to your podcasts, or easily click the links below to listen:

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More about Active & Connected Family Therapy

Active & Connected Family Therapy is a mental health practice serving individuals, families, and our community. Our practice is designed to help people at all stages and from all walks of life by offering therapists and physicians with diverse backgrounds and specialties via face-to-face, walk-and-talk, and telemedicine appointments. Throughout, we are committed to developing strengths-based, authentic, and long-lasting relationships with you and your children. We hope to provide you with the support and insight you need to help your family navigate life’s hard times and joys.

Are you or your child struggling with mental health? We have a team of psychologists and psychiatrists who can help you out. You can learn more about our practice or contact us here.

More about Caroline Megargel, MSW, LCSW

Caroline is an individual and family therapist at Active & Connected Family Therapy who specializes in working with children, teens, and young adults struggling with their mental health, life transitions, parental divorce, and more. She has particular expertise in working with teens struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and disordered eating.

After growing up in Charlottesville, she attended Vanderbilt University and pursued an undergraduate degree in Psychology. She later attended Boston College and earned her Masters of Social Work. Caroline returned to Charlottesville in 2018, where she began practicing as an outpatient therapist. She became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in June 2020. Outside the office, she enjoys walking her dog, spending time with friends, and listening to podcasts.

You can learn more about Caroline here.

Resources and links mentioned in this episode

Disclaimer: Please remember we are real live therapists, however this is a podcast and is not considered a therapy session. Not only because there is no co-pay but also because we can’t speak to your individual experiences. We are here to help you keep raising healthy kids. And remember, if you are an imperfect parent, we are right there with you. If you or someone you love is in immediate danger, please call your local crisis hotline or go to your nearest emergency room.