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Alexis Shirk Bahnmaier LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Alexis Shirk Bahnmaier Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. I recognize the courage it takes to ask for help in order to find healing and change.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Alexis Bahnmaier is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Virginia with over 12 years of experience working with clients that struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma. She also specializes in helping individuals in the LGBTQIA+ community work through questions of gender, sexuality, identity, as well as the social prejudices and anxieties associated with family, friends, and workplaces. Alexis earned her Master's degree in Social Workfrom Florida State University andimplements a warm counseling style that is interactive, and heavily client-centered. Focusing on treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, without using stigmatizing labels. Her approach combines cognitive-behavioral (CBT), humanistic, and solutions-focused (SFT) methods. Alexis will focus on tailoring sessions and treatment plans to meet your unique and specific needs. She is a firm believer that rather than pushing an individual through treatment, therapy should guide and support them at their own pace. Alexis knows that it takes courage to seek treatment for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps toward positive change.






Sexuality Based Issues

General Expertise





Aging related concerns

Anger management

Gender identity & transgender health

Sleep & insomnia issues

In-Network Insurance




Cigna EAP



Virginia Blue Shield


First Session$220
Individual Therapy$160
Marriage & Couples Counseling$160
Family Therapy$160
Group Therapy$160

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Compassion-Focused Therapy


  • Virginia, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 904013391


Master of Social Work, Florida State University

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Charlottesville, Charlottesville, VA

Frequently Asked Questions About Alexis Shirk Bahnmaier, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Alexis Shirk Bahnmaier, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Alexis Shirk Bahnmaier accepting new clients?

Yes, Alexis Shirk Bahnmaier is accepting new clients for online therapy in Virginia and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Charlottesville, 400 Locust Ave Suite 4, Charlottesville, VA, 22902.

Does Alexis Shirk Bahnmaier accept insurance?

Yes, Alexis Shirk Bahnmaier accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana, Optum and Virginia Blue Shield.

What types of therapy does Alexis Shirk Bahnmaier offer?

Alexis Shirk Bahnmaier offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Alexis Shirk Bahnmaier offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Alexis Shirk Bahnmaier offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Charlottesville, 400 Locust Ave Suite 4, Charlottesville, VA, 22902.

Does Alexis Shirk Bahnmaier offer online therapy?

Yes, Alexis Shirk Bahnmaier offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Virginia.

How quickly can I see Alexis Shirk Bahnmaier?

Alexis Shirk Bahnmaier typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Alexis Shirk Bahnmaier speak?

Alexis Shirk Bahnmaier conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Alexis Shirk Bahnmaier online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Alexis Shirk Bahnmaier online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.