Female Therapists in Charlottetown, PE

Photo of Alysia Angus, MACP(P), Counsellor
Alysia Angus
Counsellor, MACP(P)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlottetown, PE C1A
I believe in the power of being person-centred and focusing on the little things that bring joy and laughter. I am a neurodiversity affirming counsellor, you are you and I am so excited for that! I want to work collaboratively with you and help navigate this journey towards healing and self-discovery. When working with children, adults, or families, my approach is always thoughtful and empathetic. I want to focus on fostering growth, resilience, and empowerment. I believe in the power of connection, understanding, and acceptance. I want a client who is going to look for the possibilities and strive for their goals.
I believe in the power of being person-centred and focusing on the little things that bring joy and laughter. I am a neurodiversity affirming counsellor, you are you and I am so excited for that! I want to work collaboratively with you and help navigate this journey towards healing and self-discovery. When working with children, adults, or families, my approach is always thoughtful and empathetic. I want to focus on fostering growth, resilience, and empowerment. I believe in the power of connection, understanding, and acceptance. I want a client who is going to look for the possibilities and strive for their goals.
(249) 496-1852 View (249) 496-1852
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Brianne Shea
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, CT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Charlottetown, PE C1A
Waitlist for new clients
In a crowded room you can feel completely alone. Disenchanted with the current life you are living and tethered to experiences and hurts of the past. You want to build relationships with those around you but end up in the same cycle of self-sabotage. Exhausted by the high expectations you hold for yourself and overcompensating for the benefit of others. Your wants and needs have taken a backseat for too long. It’s time for a change.
In a crowded room you can feel completely alone. Disenchanted with the current life you are living and tethered to experiences and hurts of the past. You want to build relationships with those around you but end up in the same cycle of self-sabotage. Exhausted by the high expectations you hold for yourself and overcompensating for the benefit of others. Your wants and needs have taken a backseat for too long. It’s time for a change.
(778) 200-7704 View (778) 200-7704
Photo of Theresa Ann Fraser - Changing Steps Child and  Family Counselling, CPT-S, RP, RSW, RCT, CT, Counsellor
Changing Steps Child and Family Counselling
Counsellor, CPT-S, RP, RSW, RCT, CT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Charlottetown, PE C1A
We Are Accepting NEW Clients. Changing Steps Child and Family Counselling is a clinic that offers face to face and virtual services for the whole family. We have clinicians who specialize in Play Therapy, Theraplay informed interventions, trauma treatment /DBT/ Gottman Couples Counselling. Our therapists are Registered PEI Counselling Therapists and PEI Social Workers. You are matched with a therapist that provides the model of therapy you require at a time that works for your schedule.
We Are Accepting NEW Clients. Changing Steps Child and Family Counselling is a clinic that offers face to face and virtual services for the whole family. We have clinicians who specialize in Play Therapy, Theraplay informed interventions, trauma treatment /DBT/ Gottman Couples Counselling. Our therapists are Registered PEI Counselling Therapists and PEI Social Workers. You are matched with a therapist that provides the model of therapy you require at a time that works for your schedule.
(902) 903-2306 View (902) 903-2306
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Megan Peters
Counsellor, MACP, CT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlottetown, PE C1E
Waitlist for new clients
Hi my name is Megan and I am a Counselling Therapist in PEI. I have a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. I then pursued a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. I picked this profession because I saw the need for more mental health professionals on the Island and I wanted to help fill the gap.
Hi my name is Megan and I am a Counselling Therapist in PEI. I have a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. I then pursued a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. I picked this profession because I saw the need for more mental health professionals on the Island and I wanted to help fill the gap.
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Photo of Eileen Conboy, MEd, CCC, CT, Counsellor
Eileen Conboy
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, CT
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A
Not accepting new clients
Everyone deserves to find a space where they can explore their challenges comfortably without fear of judgment. When we find the right space, we are able to let our guard down and turn our attention inward. It's in these moments that we notice shame, depression, anxiety and avoidance, among other coping mechanisms at play. My counselling philosophy is trauma-informed in that I believe there is a survival function behind the difficult emotions, behaviours and thoughts that we experience. I also believe that understanding how these adaptive coping mechanisms are serving us, helps us to move forward with our goals and values.
Everyone deserves to find a space where they can explore their challenges comfortably without fear of judgment. When we find the right space, we are able to let our guard down and turn our attention inward. It's in these moments that we notice shame, depression, anxiety and avoidance, among other coping mechanisms at play. My counselling philosophy is trauma-informed in that I believe there is a survival function behind the difficult emotions, behaviours and thoughts that we experience. I also believe that understanding how these adaptive coping mechanisms are serving us, helps us to move forward with our goals and values.
(902) 200-6647 View (902) 200-6647
Photo of Julie Ann Lindsay, MEd, CT, CCC, Counsellor
Julie Ann Lindsay
Counsellor, MEd, CT, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlottetown, PE C1A
I am a licensed and experienced Counselling Therapist (CT) and a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC). I currently work with individuals, families, couples, and groups. I have many years of experience working with children and adolescents, grief and loss, couples/relationships, parenting, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
I am a licensed and experienced Counselling Therapist (CT) and a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC). I currently work with individuals, families, couples, and groups. I have many years of experience working with children and adolescents, grief and loss, couples/relationships, parenting, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
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Katelyn Reardon
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, BA
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A
Through my 12 years of social work experience, I have worked with all age groups- from the beginning stages of life, through childhood and youth, into adulthood, and final stages of life. I have experience in trauma and precipitating symptoms of such, including- anxiety, sleep disturbance, relationship struggles, depression, risk assessment, as well as, grief and loss support. I have worked with clients on individual levels, with their partners (in support of relationships), and with their families. I have supported clients in their goals of alleviating symptoms that affect quality of life and relationships.
Through my 12 years of social work experience, I have worked with all age groups- from the beginning stages of life, through childhood and youth, into adulthood, and final stages of life. I have experience in trauma and precipitating symptoms of such, including- anxiety, sleep disturbance, relationship struggles, depression, risk assessment, as well as, grief and loss support. I have worked with clients on individual levels, with their partners (in support of relationships), and with their families. I have supported clients in their goals of alleviating symptoms that affect quality of life and relationships.
(249) 496-2927 View (249) 496-2927
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Calm Shores Counselling
Registered Social Worker, RSW/MSW, BSW, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlottetown, PE C1A  (Online Only)
The world today is complex. It can be overwhelming to navigate relationships, work, school, friends, and readjusting to post-pandemic life. Some problems overwhelm us (whether they are current or from our past) and reduce our typical abilities to cope and feel happy. Jacqueline believes you are the expert in your own life, and as such asks you the pertinent questions so that you may find your own unique strategies and solutions. Jacqueline is an empathetic listener, respectful, and kind. She truly cares and wants to help you achieve your goals.
The world today is complex. It can be overwhelming to navigate relationships, work, school, friends, and readjusting to post-pandemic life. Some problems overwhelm us (whether they are current or from our past) and reduce our typical abilities to cope and feel happy. Jacqueline believes you are the expert in your own life, and as such asks you the pertinent questions so that you may find your own unique strategies and solutions. Jacqueline is an empathetic listener, respectful, and kind. She truly cares and wants to help you achieve your goals.
(581) 333-7321 View (581) 333-7321
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Megan Rooney
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A
Not accepting new clients
In person sessions available - Have you noticed yourself feeling anxious, overwhelmed, stressed, sad or stuck? Perhaps you are going through changes in your life and are finding it difficult to cope. Maybe you feel like it's time to make a change. Reaching out for help can be hard, but know you are not alone. I provide a non-judgmental space so you can feel comfortable to explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences. I strongly believe in meeting you where you are at, for some it's starting to talk about what has been getting in the way of living your best life, for others it is more active work towards making lasting changes.
In person sessions available - Have you noticed yourself feeling anxious, overwhelmed, stressed, sad or stuck? Perhaps you are going through changes in your life and are finding it difficult to cope. Maybe you feel like it's time to make a change. Reaching out for help can be hard, but know you are not alone. I provide a non-judgmental space so you can feel comfortable to explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences. I strongly believe in meeting you where you are at, for some it's starting to talk about what has been getting in the way of living your best life, for others it is more active work towards making lasting changes.
(902) 388-6156 View (902) 388-6156
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Donna Louise Wigmore
CT, CCC, MEd
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A
Taking new clients. Offering later day and Saturday morning sessions. It is an honour to join people in their healing in a therapeutic relationship based on compassion and hope. This provides the potential for recovery from anxiety, depression, or other impacts of trauma. Perhaps things overwhelmed your nervous system and to cope you developed patterns that are no longer wanted. From this perspective, your behaviour makes sense. You can learn to regulate your nervous system, process the past, and change these patterns. If you are not showing up the way you want to in your life, we can work to change this.
Taking new clients. Offering later day and Saturday morning sessions. It is an honour to join people in their healing in a therapeutic relationship based on compassion and hope. This provides the potential for recovery from anxiety, depression, or other impacts of trauma. Perhaps things overwhelmed your nervous system and to cope you developed patterns that are no longer wanted. From this perspective, your behaviour makes sense. You can learn to regulate your nervous system, process the past, and change these patterns. If you are not showing up the way you want to in your life, we can work to change this.
(431) 341-0687 View (431) 341-0687
Photo of Kristen Sherman, MA, CT, CCC, Counsellor
Kristen Sherman
Counsellor, MA, CT, CCC
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A
Waitlist for new clients
Are you ready to make positive changes in your life? I specialize in working with adults (18+), both individuals and couples, to address a wide range of concerns, pertaining to self-esteem, social and relational challenges, caregiving, anxiety, depression, intimacy, trauma, grief, workplace difficulties, and life transitions. My goal is to provide a safe and welcoming environment where you can express yourself freely and gain deep insights into your needs and personal growth.
Are you ready to make positive changes in your life? I specialize in working with adults (18+), both individuals and couples, to address a wide range of concerns, pertaining to self-esteem, social and relational challenges, caregiving, anxiety, depression, intimacy, trauma, grief, workplace difficulties, and life transitions. My goal is to provide a safe and welcoming environment where you can express yourself freely and gain deep insights into your needs and personal growth.
(506) 315-4441 View (506) 315-4441
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Trudy Molyneaux
Counsellor, DPA , BA, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A
I have twenty years of experience as a Canadian Certified Counsellor. I am a purveyor of hope. Clients need to learn about the therapeutic approaches to get there. I can provide the guidance and tools they need. I take pleasure in working with clients to restore their hope and realize their goals, which will help them live a less stressful life.
I have twenty years of experience as a Canadian Certified Counsellor. I am a purveyor of hope. Clients need to learn about the therapeutic approaches to get there. I can provide the guidance and tools they need. I take pleasure in working with clients to restore their hope and realize their goals, which will help them live a less stressful life.
(438) 800-4489 View (438) 800-4489
Photo of Shelly Murphy, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Shelly Murphy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A
Over the years I have worked with many individuals and families experiencing complex life challenges such as: PTSD; childhood trauma and related symptoms (eg. anxiety/depression/substance use/compulsive behaviors); interpersonal relationship challenges, attachment injuries and workplace stress related issues such as compassion fatigue and burnout. Clients who most benefit from my approach are those who are open to exploring their experiences with an open mind, a little self compassion and a lot of patience for the healing process with the goal of making meaningful changes in their lives.
Over the years I have worked with many individuals and families experiencing complex life challenges such as: PTSD; childhood trauma and related symptoms (eg. anxiety/depression/substance use/compulsive behaviors); interpersonal relationship challenges, attachment injuries and workplace stress related issues such as compassion fatigue and burnout. Clients who most benefit from my approach are those who are open to exploring their experiences with an open mind, a little self compassion and a lot of patience for the healing process with the goal of making meaningful changes in their lives.
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Photo of Sarah-Louise Murray, MACP, MPCC, CCC, CT-PE, RCC-BC, Licensed Professional Counsellor
Sarah-Louise Murray
Licensed Professional Counsellor, MACP, MPCC, CCC, CT-PE, RCC-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlottetown, PE C1A
July 2024 - 3 openings. I welcome those struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Loneliness, unprocessed trauma; "ADHD" symptoms and substance use. With training in several modalities and 20+ years of experience, I will work with you to get you back to enjoying life. I create sessions that enable you to learn new information, practice new skills, develop a positive sense of self and strengthen your ability to live each day feeling satisfied and successful. Let's get you back to enjoying life!
July 2024 - 3 openings. I welcome those struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Loneliness, unprocessed trauma; "ADHD" symptoms and substance use. With training in several modalities and 20+ years of experience, I will work with you to get you back to enjoying life. I create sessions that enable you to learn new information, practice new skills, develop a positive sense of self and strengthen your ability to live each day feeling satisfied and successful. Let's get you back to enjoying life!
(587) 900-0966 View (587) 900-0966
Photo of Taylor MacDougall, MA, CT, Counsellor
Taylor MacDougall
Counsellor, MA, CT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlottetown, PE C1A
It feels like you've tried everything and nothing has been good enough. You feel lost and overwhelmed trying to navigate the challenges, stresses, and obstacles that keep showing up. You dream of living a life you feel good about, where you can manage life's hardships with confidence and resilience. You want your life to be meaningful and fulfilling. You know you need to make changes in your life to get there, but you aren't sure what needs to change or how to start. Choosing a therapist to help you figure it out and guide you in living the life you want is a big step. I'm here to help you, guide you, and support you.
It feels like you've tried everything and nothing has been good enough. You feel lost and overwhelmed trying to navigate the challenges, stresses, and obstacles that keep showing up. You dream of living a life you feel good about, where you can manage life's hardships with confidence and resilience. You want your life to be meaningful and fulfilling. You know you need to make changes in your life to get there, but you aren't sure what needs to change or how to start. Choosing a therapist to help you figure it out and guide you in living the life you want is a big step. I'm here to help you, guide you, and support you.
(365) 658-1530 View (365) 658-1530
Photo of Judy Gail Gillis, MC, CT, CCC, Counsellor
Judy Gail Gillis
Counsellor, MC, CT, CCC
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A
I am seeking clients who are motivated to work on their healing journey, who have depression, anxiety, relationship, and / or behavioural problems, who struggle with repetitive thoughts and / or behaviours that interfere with their daily lives, and / or who have experienced trauma (either in childhood or more recently). If this describes you, please call me or visit my website to see if we might be a good fit for each other.
I am seeking clients who are motivated to work on their healing journey, who have depression, anxiety, relationship, and / or behavioural problems, who struggle with repetitive thoughts and / or behaviours that interfere with their daily lives, and / or who have experienced trauma (either in childhood or more recently). If this describes you, please call me or visit my website to see if we might be a good fit for each other.
(778) 653-7575 View (778) 653-7575
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Colleen Mac Dougall
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A
My Commitment: I will listen; I will care. I will see you for who you are and understand you (still) have dreams for your life: redefine your work, process the pain of separation/divorce, travel to expand your worldview, grow in your relationships. Changes may be demanded of you: illness, burn-out, physical/mental/emotional/spiritual suffering from trauma, grieving and celebrations of life, restoring in you what war has broken in soul and spirit. I create a safe space for you to work through emotions (anxiety/fear, depression) and barriers (race-related, age, health, ability) and choose how you want to live the rest of your life.
My Commitment: I will listen; I will care. I will see you for who you are and understand you (still) have dreams for your life: redefine your work, process the pain of separation/divorce, travel to expand your worldview, grow in your relationships. Changes may be demanded of you: illness, burn-out, physical/mental/emotional/spiritual suffering from trauma, grieving and celebrations of life, restoring in you what war has broken in soul and spirit. I create a safe space for you to work through emotions (anxiety/fear, depression) and barriers (race-related, age, health, ability) and choose how you want to live the rest of your life.
(819) 414-1838 View (819) 414-1838
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Emily Forrest
Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP-C
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A
As an intern, I approach counselling by meeting people where they are with compassion and empathy that is free from judgment. People are not meant to travel through life’s difficulties alone and I look forward to walking through this journey with you. I am passionate and committed to removing obstacles to service throughout my community.
As an intern, I approach counselling by meeting people where they are with compassion and empathy that is free from judgment. People are not meant to travel through life’s difficulties alone and I look forward to walking through this journey with you. I am passionate and committed to removing obstacles to service throughout my community.
(581) 803-4270 View (581) 803-4270
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Julie McCabe
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, CT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlottetown, PE C1A
Reaching your full potential can sometimes be easier with some guided support. Are you feeling overwhelmed, stuck or unsure of your next steps? With many years experience with youth and young adults, let me guide you on your personal journey of self discovery.
Reaching your full potential can sometimes be easier with some guided support. Are you feeling overwhelmed, stuck or unsure of your next steps? With many years experience with youth and young adults, let me guide you on your personal journey of self discovery.
(249) 559-1829 View (249) 559-1829
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Dr. Rachael Crowder
Registered Social Worker, PhD, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A
Not accepting new clients
My passion is helping people who have sustained relational, attachment, and intergenerational trauma through childhood neglect, and/or sexual, emotional, physical, and spiritual abuse and assaults at any point throughout the lifespan. This trauma often shows up later in life as: intrusive thoughts, emotions, body sensations and flashbacks; an overall experience of sadness, shame, depression, anxiety, anger, loneliness; addictive, avoidant, and compulsive behaviours; and a loss of a sense of Self. It's important to know that there is nothing wrong with you! This is a normal response to terrible things that have happened to you.
My passion is helping people who have sustained relational, attachment, and intergenerational trauma through childhood neglect, and/or sexual, emotional, physical, and spiritual abuse and assaults at any point throughout the lifespan. This trauma often shows up later in life as: intrusive thoughts, emotions, body sensations and flashbacks; an overall experience of sadness, shame, depression, anxiety, anger, loneliness; addictive, avoidant, and compulsive behaviours; and a loss of a sense of Self. It's important to know that there is nothing wrong with you! This is a normal response to terrible things that have happened to you.
(902) 907-5288 View (902) 907-5288
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Lindsay Porter
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A
*In person sessions available* Reaching out for professional support can be the first step towards creating effective, lasting changes in areas of life that are meaningful to you. I offer 15 years of experience working with adults and youth in various clinical mental health settings. A compassion driven, strengths based approach serves as the foundation to my practice. Approachability, empathy and authenticity are qualities that I bring to the therapeutic relationship.
*In person sessions available* Reaching out for professional support can be the first step towards creating effective, lasting changes in areas of life that are meaningful to you. I offer 15 years of experience working with adults and youth in various clinical mental health settings. A compassion driven, strengths based approach serves as the foundation to my practice. Approachability, empathy and authenticity are qualities that I bring to the therapeutic relationship.
(902) 314-5534 View (902) 314-5534
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Cheryl Ruth Cannon
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A
Feeling Blue, out of sorts, unable to concentrate, feeling stressed or overwhelmed. Perhaps you are being pulled in many directions. You may be depressed or dealing with an interpersonal problem. Are there times you are feeling irritated and ready to burst at the seams. Are you dealing with a loss in your life or a family member with a substance abuse issue. Counselling can assist you with determining the problem and develop healthy ways of coping and learn self care techniques. Anxiety can appear when we avoid our feelings and stuff them deep inside. Learn how to set healthy boundaries and ask for what we need from others.
Feeling Blue, out of sorts, unable to concentrate, feeling stressed or overwhelmed. Perhaps you are being pulled in many directions. You may be depressed or dealing with an interpersonal problem. Are there times you are feeling irritated and ready to burst at the seams. Are you dealing with a loss in your life or a family member with a substance abuse issue. Counselling can assist you with determining the problem and develop healthy ways of coping and learn self care techniques. Anxiety can appear when we avoid our feelings and stuff them deep inside. Learn how to set healthy boundaries and ask for what we need from others.
(226) 401-8245 View (226) 401-8245
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Chandni Devi Chaube
Counsellor, MACP, CT, CCC
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A  (Online Only)
I help clients with a variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, addictions/substance misuse, and trauma. My clients are in charge of stating what they want to work in in therapy, but sometimes they need a bit more help understanding what's troubling them, and I help in this regard too. Non-judgement and unconditional positive regard is the general vibe clients can expect when working with me.
I help clients with a variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, addictions/substance misuse, and trauma. My clients are in charge of stating what they want to work in in therapy, but sometimes they need a bit more help understanding what's troubling them, and I help in this regard too. Non-judgement and unconditional positive regard is the general vibe clients can expect when working with me.
(438) 806-0890 View (438) 806-0890
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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlottetown, PE C1E  (Online Only)
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
(604) 243-9824 View (604) 243-9824
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Taylor Walsh
Counsellor, MA, CCC, CT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlottetown, PE C1A
Now more than ever, our lives are full of uncertainty. Navigating relationships, managing anxiety, and finding joy may be more challenging than before. It can be lonely trying to go through all of this by yourself. Having someone to share your journey with and help you process the challenges, changes, and unknowns of your life may help you find the peace that you've been missing.
Now more than ever, our lives are full of uncertainty. Navigating relationships, managing anxiety, and finding joy may be more challenging than before. It can be lonely trying to go through all of this by yourself. Having someone to share your journey with and help you process the challenges, changes, and unknowns of your life may help you find the peace that you've been missing.
(902) 906-5084 View (902) 906-5084
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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.