Female Therapists in Ilderton, ON

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Balanced Mind Counselling - Leiki Lomp
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, RP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Ilderton, ON N0M
*Accepting new clients* Life can be fairly difficult at times. It may feel like things will never change (I know, I've been there). It's never too late to begin healing. Small steps can lead to great change, and sometimes taking the 1st step is the hardest part. To help with this process, I offer a FREE 15-min. video consultation, providing you the opportunity to see if we would be a good fit. Whether you're struggling with feeling anxious, stressed, sad, lost or stuck, I am here to help. Through support, compassion and respect, together, we will work to find coping strategies that best suit you, your concerns and your goals.
*Accepting new clients* Life can be fairly difficult at times. It may feel like things will never change (I know, I've been there). It's never too late to begin healing. Small steps can lead to great change, and sometimes taking the 1st step is the hardest part. To help with this process, I offer a FREE 15-min. video consultation, providing you the opportunity to see if we would be a good fit. Whether you're struggling with feeling anxious, stressed, sad, lost or stuck, I am here to help. Through support, compassion and respect, together, we will work to find coping strategies that best suit you, your concerns and your goals.
(226) 781-3169 View (226) 781-3169
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Shelby Hope
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ilderton, ON N0M
My person-centered approach aims to help you understand yourself on a deeper level, shift perspectives, set healthy boundaries, work through past trauma, increase confidence & trust in yourself and break unhealthy patterns. I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress, low self-esteem, perfectionism, people pleasing, codependency, childhood trauma, grief and relationship concerns. I provide a comfortable, approachable and safe space for you to open up and feel heard.
My person-centered approach aims to help you understand yourself on a deeper level, shift perspectives, set healthy boundaries, work through past trauma, increase confidence & trust in yourself and break unhealthy patterns. I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress, low self-esteem, perfectionism, people pleasing, codependency, childhood trauma, grief and relationship concerns. I provide a comfortable, approachable and safe space for you to open up and feel heard.
(548) 483-5551 View (548) 483-5551

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Jenna Hill
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Londesborough, ON N0M  (Online Only)
As a neurodivergent practitioner, I have personal experience with the myriad of issues that can come from living on the autism spectrum. Whether it's intense emotions, spiritual/death anxiety, social anxiety, picky eating, sensory issues, or identity confusion, we can work through it together. Even if you are not living with a disorder, but still identify with one of these issues, I am happy to support you. :)
As a neurodivergent practitioner, I have personal experience with the myriad of issues that can come from living on the autism spectrum. Whether it's intense emotions, spiritual/death anxiety, social anxiety, picky eating, sensory issues, or identity confusion, we can work through it together. Even if you are not living with a disorder, but still identify with one of these issues, I am happy to support you. :)
(343) 500-6428 View (343) 500-6428
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Jennifer Kausky
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Exeter, ON N0M
Not accepting new clients
My Psychotherapy Practice specializes in working with Couples, utilizing the Gottman Method, as well as individual counselling for women. I am especially pleased, and humbled, to have been selected as one of the Top Three Rated Marriage Counsellors in London! I am dedicated to providing the specific skills necessary for you to thrive in your relationship. During our work together, you will be provided with a Full Assessment and Treatment Plan, outlining your strengths and areas for improvement. You can expect to improve in the areas of Conflict Management, Friendship, Shared Dreams and Life Goals to name a few.
My Psychotherapy Practice specializes in working with Couples, utilizing the Gottman Method, as well as individual counselling for women. I am especially pleased, and humbled, to have been selected as one of the Top Three Rated Marriage Counsellors in London! I am dedicated to providing the specific skills necessary for you to thrive in your relationship. During our work together, you will be provided with a Full Assessment and Treatment Plan, outlining your strengths and areas for improvement. You can expect to improve in the areas of Conflict Management, Friendship, Shared Dreams and Life Goals to name a few.
(226) 400-7256 View (226) 400-7256
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Om Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA(Psy), RP, RMFT-SQ
Verified Verified
Lucan, ON N0M
As a relationship therapist, I focus on parent child relationships, couple relationships and relationships at the work place.
As a relationship therapist, I focus on parent child relationships, couple relationships and relationships at the work place.
(289) 271-0721 View (289) 271-0721
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Kimberly Aubé
MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Grand Bend, ON N0M  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you currently experiencing a life transition, challenging relationships, a recent loss, low energy and mood or/and a challenging period at work or home? Are these issues interfering with daily life, are you turning to unhealthy copings mechanisms or/and are your family and friends worried about you? If these questions resonate I invite you to explore the many benefits of therapy which includes clarity, empowerment, tranquility and healing.
Are you currently experiencing a life transition, challenging relationships, a recent loss, low energy and mood or/and a challenging period at work or home? Are these issues interfering with daily life, are you turning to unhealthy copings mechanisms or/and are your family and friends worried about you? If these questions resonate I invite you to explore the many benefits of therapy which includes clarity, empowerment, tranquility and healing.
(226) 243-0702 View (226) 243-0702
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Natalie- London Trauma Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Grand Bend, ON N0M  (Online Only)
When you have experienced trauma, your whole system can feel challenged day to day. You might struggle with persistent anxiety, feelings of shame and hopelessness and have a bleak outlook on the future. You can feel exhausted by your circumstances and truly at a loss for how to change or heal. Trauma impacts your thinking, your happiness, your quality of life and your joy. You can often find yourself engaging in behaviours that don't serve you, trying to numb out or manage the pain. It can feel hard to get close to anyone. It can be so hard to trust yourself, or other people. I completely understand, and I help people change daily.
When you have experienced trauma, your whole system can feel challenged day to day. You might struggle with persistent anxiety, feelings of shame and hopelessness and have a bleak outlook on the future. You can feel exhausted by your circumstances and truly at a loss for how to change or heal. Trauma impacts your thinking, your happiness, your quality of life and your joy. You can often find yourself engaging in behaviours that don't serve you, trying to numb out or manage the pain. It can feel hard to get close to anyone. It can be so hard to trust yourself, or other people. I completely understand, and I help people change daily.
(226) 840-3237 View (226) 840-3237
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Nicki Darbyson
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clinton, ON N0M
Struggling with stress, low mood, anxiety, or grief can often leave us feeling overwhelmed and stuck. If something doesn't feel quite right, it can be liberating to reach out to someone to help you clarify what you're experiencing. Feeling understood and supported while learning new skills can help us take steps in new directions. If you're here, you are already doing the work!
Struggling with stress, low mood, anxiety, or grief can often leave us feeling overwhelmed and stuck. If something doesn't feel quite right, it can be liberating to reach out to someone to help you clarify what you're experiencing. Feeling understood and supported while learning new skills can help us take steps in new directions. If you're here, you are already doing the work!
(226) 796-0747 View (226) 796-0747
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Mary Elizabeth (Liz) Dietrich
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MEd
Verified Verified
Dashwood, ON N0M
My work is client-centered - guided by your needs and where you are in the change process. I am mindful to set the pace of our work at an optimal level. I aim to uncover the strengths that you have, understanding that you may not have recognized them as such. Knowing your strengths will certainly aid you in the process. Collaboratively we will set goals, so that you are again in the driver's seat for this journey.
My work is client-centered - guided by your needs and where you are in the change process. I am mindful to set the pace of our work at an optimal level. I aim to uncover the strengths that you have, understanding that you may not have recognized them as such. Knowing your strengths will certainly aid you in the process. Collaboratively we will set goals, so that you are again in the driver's seat for this journey.
(226) 336-9804 View (226) 336-9804
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GC Counseling Services
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, OAMHP(c
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Exeter, ON N0M
My ideal client is a person that wants change in their life but is unsure of what path to choose. I do not mind what the issues are they are currently dealing with as long as the person is able to identify choices they would like for themselves so together we can sort out where they wish to head on their journey and why. I am not here to judge the choice or decide because I know that each person is the expert in their lives and knows best what they truly want. I am just here to walk the path with you because we all need the company.
My ideal client is a person that wants change in their life but is unsure of what path to choose. I do not mind what the issues are they are currently dealing with as long as the person is able to identify choices they would like for themselves so together we can sort out where they wish to head on their journey and why. I am not here to judge the choice or decide because I know that each person is the expert in their lives and knows best what they truly want. I am just here to walk the path with you because we all need the company.
(226) 796-5256 View (226) 796-5256
Photo of Kelly Alexander - Kelly Alexander, BA, BEd, RP(Qua), Registered Psychotherapist
Kelly Alexander
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, BEd, RP(Qua)
Verified Verified
Grand Bend, ON N0M  (Online Only)
If you're trying to figure out how to heal from issues with relationships, self-worth, body image, weight stigma, illness, pain, anxiety or relationship with food, I believe you've come to the right place. I even have a couple of current openings in my practice. Together, we can explore when & where certain feelings/parts started & gently get to know them to slowly build to a more loving & self-accepting existence as you are now. I have a deep & personal understanding of these issue. My practice focus is: mindfulness, IFS/parts work, self-compassion, women's work, body issues, anxiety, pain, disordered eating, IE & psychedelic work.
If you're trying to figure out how to heal from issues with relationships, self-worth, body image, weight stigma, illness, pain, anxiety or relationship with food, I believe you've come to the right place. I even have a couple of current openings in my practice. Together, we can explore when & where certain feelings/parts started & gently get to know them to slowly build to a more loving & self-accepting existence as you are now. I have a deep & personal understanding of these issue. My practice focus is: mindfulness, IFS/parts work, self-compassion, women's work, body issues, anxiety, pain, disordered eating, IE & psychedelic work.
(226) 780-8871 View (226) 780-8871
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Nichola Taylor
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Lucan, ON N0M
With over 20 years of experience working with individuals and groups, I am passionate and experienced in building strong, nurturing relationships with my clients as we sort through life's challenges together. Particular areas of interest and expertise include stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, women’s issues, relationship issues, life transitions and personal growth. While some clients prefer short-term, highly structured sessions, others prefer a more longstanding, fluid relationship to support them through life's ups and downs. I am open to discussing all options and believe that flexibility and a sense of humour go a long way!
With over 20 years of experience working with individuals and groups, I am passionate and experienced in building strong, nurturing relationships with my clients as we sort through life's challenges together. Particular areas of interest and expertise include stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, women’s issues, relationship issues, life transitions and personal growth. While some clients prefer short-term, highly structured sessions, others prefer a more longstanding, fluid relationship to support them through life's ups and downs. I am open to discussing all options and believe that flexibility and a sense of humour go a long way!
(226) 286-0479 View (226) 286-0479
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Rachel Van Sligtenhorst
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
Exeter, ON N0M  (Online Only)
If you are feeling stuck or are struggling with living the life you want, therapy can help. Talk therapy is a place where you can confidentially examine your feelings, thoughts, motivations and patterns with support and empathy—it’s your space. This process of self-discovery, with the experience of the therapeutic relationship, can lead to personal growth, self-awareness, and improved mental and emotional well-being. Ultimately, this form of conversation can help you develop a stronger, more fulfilling sense of self.
If you are feeling stuck or are struggling with living the life you want, therapy can help. Talk therapy is a place where you can confidentially examine your feelings, thoughts, motivations and patterns with support and empathy—it’s your space. This process of self-discovery, with the experience of the therapeutic relationship, can lead to personal growth, self-awareness, and improved mental and emotional well-being. Ultimately, this form of conversation can help you develop a stronger, more fulfilling sense of self.
(226) 457-4802 View (226) 457-4802
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Dawn Whalls
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Grand Bend, ON N0M
Are you being affected by excessive worry, low mood, restless sleep, problems in your relationships, irregular emotions, and/or stress? Are you concerned about your child's emotional wellbeing? Call me today for a telephone consultation and begin your journey towards personal health. I have extensive experience counselling children, youth, adults & families to address issues such as depression, anxiety, emotional regulation, grief/loss, addictions, PTSD, intimate partner violence, physical/sexual abuse & neglect, physical and developmental challenges.
Are you being affected by excessive worry, low mood, restless sleep, problems in your relationships, irregular emotions, and/or stress? Are you concerned about your child's emotional wellbeing? Call me today for a telephone consultation and begin your journey towards personal health. I have extensive experience counselling children, youth, adults & families to address issues such as depression, anxiety, emotional regulation, grief/loss, addictions, PTSD, intimate partner violence, physical/sexual abuse & neglect, physical and developmental challenges.
(855) 215-7929 View (855) 215-7929
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Dolson Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MDiv, MPS
Verified Verified
Exeter, ON N0M
I work with individuals and couples who are struggling with anxiety, depression, personality disorders, caregiver stress and fatigue, trauma, health issues, and inter-personal relationship difficulties.
I work with individuals and couples who are struggling with anxiety, depression, personality disorders, caregiver stress and fatigue, trauma, health issues, and inter-personal relationship difficulties.
(226) 408-4629 View (226) 408-4629
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Jaclyn Turpin: Grief/Caregiving/Change/Loss
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Thorndale, ON N0M  (Online Only)
Hello! I am here to support folks who are experiencing a loss, change, or transition. Along with death losses, grief and loss can come from many transitions and life changes: a diagnosis, caregiving, among many other transitions. Navigating changes and loss may have you feeling uncertainty about your future. Together we will go at your pace, and I let you take the lead!
Hello! I am here to support folks who are experiencing a loss, change, or transition. Along with death losses, grief and loss can come from many transitions and life changes: a diagnosis, caregiving, among many other transitions. Navigating changes and loss may have you feeling uncertainty about your future. Together we will go at your pace, and I let you take the lead!
(226) 756-0082 View (226) 756-0082
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Jolene Aarts
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Watford, ON N0M
With over two decades of experience as a leader in the mental health field, I am a compassionate guide for teens, young adults, and parents navigating life's challenges. My career has focused on supporting youth struggling with mental health issues. As a mom myself, I understand the difficulties of adolescence and the transition to adulthood. I strive to help you rewrite negative self-stories with empathy, humor, and humility. I proudly serves families through a trauma-informed, healing-focused, and feminist lens. Her devotion is to empowering young people to overcome worries and thrive.
With over two decades of experience as a leader in the mental health field, I am a compassionate guide for teens, young adults, and parents navigating life's challenges. My career has focused on supporting youth struggling with mental health issues. As a mom myself, I understand the difficulties of adolescence and the transition to adulthood. I strive to help you rewrite negative self-stories with empathy, humor, and humility. I proudly serves families through a trauma-informed, healing-focused, and feminist lens. Her devotion is to empowering young people to overcome worries and thrive.
(226) 796-9257 View (226) 796-9257
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Carrie Connelly
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Lucan, ON N0M
Are you feeling angry, irritable, and exhausted? Are you struggling with past traumas and feel stuck and unable to move on? Do you find yourself struggling at work or school? It is so easy to get stuck on the hamster wheel of all the things, expending your precious energy outward, with very little left for yourself. It doesn’t have to be this way. It IS possible to feel happy, fulfilled, and at peace. Together we will unpack your story with curiosity and compassion, finding ways for you to feel how you WANT to feel. It IS possible to live the life you crave so deeply.
Are you feeling angry, irritable, and exhausted? Are you struggling with past traumas and feel stuck and unable to move on? Do you find yourself struggling at work or school? It is so easy to get stuck on the hamster wheel of all the things, expending your precious energy outward, with very little left for yourself. It doesn’t have to be this way. It IS possible to feel happy, fulfilled, and at peace. Together we will unpack your story with curiosity and compassion, finding ways for you to feel how you WANT to feel. It IS possible to live the life you crave so deeply.
(226) 242-9886 View (226) 242-9886
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Art Therapy, Art Smart Inc. Sarah Leyes
Art Therapist, RP, RCAT, BEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Exeter, ON N0M
I offer talk, art therapy and play-based counselling and psychotherapy for children, youth and families. One of my core beliefs is that, like a compass trying to find its true north, everyone intuitively orientates towards health. I am respectful of each participant's unique journey back to health and wholeness. Most extended insurance plans provide full or partial coverage for psychotherapy services.
I offer talk, art therapy and play-based counselling and psychotherapy for children, youth and families. One of my core beliefs is that, like a compass trying to find its true north, everyone intuitively orientates towards health. I am respectful of each participant's unique journey back to health and wholeness. Most extended insurance plans provide full or partial coverage for psychotherapy services.
(855) 971-1013 View (855) 971-1013
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Julie May Boyd
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Clinton, ON N0M
Seeking something more out of life? Do you feel stuck? Do you want to begin living your best life? Are you seeking more energy and vitality? I am a registered social worker and therapist with over 20 years of experience working with couples and individuals. I am also a yoga and meditation teacher. My clients get high level customized treatment. Each of you are beautifully unique and deserve to be treated as such. I combine my expertise and creativity to guide you on your journey to be your best self. You have the capacity to begin living life fully! Let me be your guide. Follow me on Insta: growingwithjulieb
Seeking something more out of life? Do you feel stuck? Do you want to begin living your best life? Are you seeking more energy and vitality? I am a registered social worker and therapist with over 20 years of experience working with couples and individuals. I am also a yoga and meditation teacher. My clients get high level customized treatment. Each of you are beautifully unique and deserve to be treated as such. I combine my expertise and creativity to guide you on your journey to be your best self. You have the capacity to begin living life fully! Let me be your guide. Follow me on Insta: growingwithjulieb
(226) 286-0381 View (226) 286-0381
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Laura Plume
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blyth, ON N0M
Many people experience feelings of being stuck, confused, isolated, and/or unsatisfied in their lives for various reasons. Such feelings can be overwhelming and scary. However, I want to reassure you that you don't have to tolerate these often uncomfortable emotions and that things can get better. I am here to assist you!
Many people experience feelings of being stuck, confused, isolated, and/or unsatisfied in their lives for various reasons. Such feelings can be overwhelming and scary. However, I want to reassure you that you don't have to tolerate these often uncomfortable emotions and that things can get better. I am here to assist you!
(226) 779-0514 View (226) 779-0514
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Amelia Holden
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Exeter, ON N0M
Amelia has been a Registered Social Worker for 24 years working with individuals, couples, and families who may have experienced intergenerational trauma or childhood developmental trauma, leading to mental health diagnosis such as anxiety, depression, or borderline personality disorder. As trauma causes stress on the body and conflict within relationships, the lives of the individuals who are struggling to understand why can often feel confused or lost. By giving them the knowledge and skills of how to accept the things they cannot change and to change the things they can control will assist them in building a life worth living.
Amelia has been a Registered Social Worker for 24 years working with individuals, couples, and families who may have experienced intergenerational trauma or childhood developmental trauma, leading to mental health diagnosis such as anxiety, depression, or borderline personality disorder. As trauma causes stress on the body and conflict within relationships, the lives of the individuals who are struggling to understand why can often feel confused or lost. By giving them the knowledge and skills of how to accept the things they cannot change and to change the things they can control will assist them in building a life worth living.
(226) 773-0810 View (226) 773-0810
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Brooke Growden
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MEd, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6A  (Online Only)
Feeling overwhelmed by stress and anxiety? Struggling to cope with life’s challenges on your own? Seeking a safe space to explore your thoughts and emotions? We can work together to support your experience with tools for stress, burnout, and balance. Perhaps your ways of operating in the world served you well at one time, but no longer serve you now? Tired of operating on autopilot? Or, perhaps you have experienced trauma? In our work together we can explore the ways in which past experiences influence present behaviours, aiming to enhance self-understanding through careful exploration and reflection.
Feeling overwhelmed by stress and anxiety? Struggling to cope with life’s challenges on your own? Seeking a safe space to explore your thoughts and emotions? We can work together to support your experience with tools for stress, burnout, and balance. Perhaps your ways of operating in the world served you well at one time, but no longer serve you now? Tired of operating on autopilot? Or, perhaps you have experienced trauma? In our work together we can explore the ways in which past experiences influence present behaviours, aiming to enhance self-understanding through careful exploration and reflection.
(226) 799-9001 View (226) 799-9001
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Lisa J. Smith
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Parkhill, ON N0M
Life will bring challenges and difficult times causing confusion, fear, anxiety, depression…and numbness. We also experience transitions and losses, not only through the death of people we love, but loss of our health, relationships, jobs. Maybe you are a Health Care Provider with moral injury as a result of your challenging work? Chronic stressors can bring up feelings of fear and a lack of belief that we can cope. Some events and relationships may leave deeper, traumatic wounds. Sometimes it just feels like it is all ‘too much’. Whatever challenge brings you here, together we can work with and process these feelings.
Life will bring challenges and difficult times causing confusion, fear, anxiety, depression…and numbness. We also experience transitions and losses, not only through the death of people we love, but loss of our health, relationships, jobs. Maybe you are a Health Care Provider with moral injury as a result of your challenging work? Chronic stressors can bring up feelings of fear and a lack of belief that we can cope. Some events and relationships may leave deeper, traumatic wounds. Sometimes it just feels like it is all ‘too much’. Whatever challenge brings you here, together we can work with and process these feelings.
(226) 840-6657 View (226) 840-6657
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Karen Skinner
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Bend, ON N0M  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new clients! Whether you are experiencing symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, grief, or are going through a difficult transition, there are strategies out there that can help you.
Currently accepting new clients! Whether you are experiencing symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, grief, or are going through a difficult transition, there are strategies out there that can help you.
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Female Counsellors

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.