Chad Roberts, MDiv, MSW, Supervisee in Social Work
My intent is to provide a safe and supportive environment where together we explore the challenges you are presently facing. A meaningful counseling relationship involves your active participation – as sessions are designed to discover (or rediscover) a more promising outlook with a path forward (as you may have guessed – I am solutions-oriented). I possess a Christian worldview and hold fast to the hope made available through Christ. If we share a similar faith-based outlook along with a high regard for the truth of scripture, I believe our sessions can be more productive and sustainable beyond the time shared together. If I am unable to meet your needs or expectations, I will work to refer you to more appropriate supports.
I received my Master of Social Work degree from UNC–Chapel Hill in 2016 and presently hold the designation of Supervisee in Social Work. Prior to receiving my MSW, I earned a BA in Sociology also from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Before returning to school, I served in various leadership roles with churches and non-profits. I have trained in outpatient medical clinics and more traditional counseling/psychotherapy settings. In my most recent role, I served as the pastoral counselor for a retirement community. My counseling efforts are geared towards individuals (from college to older adulthood), ministry leaders, and couples (particularly those seeking premarital counseling). I work with those looking to address matters such as: anxiety, depression, caregiver stress, grief and loss, ministry/occupational burnout, relational conflict, view of self, general stress, as well as, life transitions and aging.
I currently reside in Charlottesville with my wife and our overly energetic golden retriever. While the physical address suggests city life, we live in the country – we enjoy the deer, fox, and occasional bear sighting. I am an avid runner, fair-weather kayaker, and possess less than average skills in the kitchen. Covid-19 has thrown a bit of a wrench in our church attendance, although we consider Trinity Presbyterian our home congregation.
I am excited to join the team at Journey Counseling Ministries. If I seem like a promising option for your counseling needs, I’d love to chat further. I can be reached at (540) 820-0156 or firstname.lastname@example.org.