Female Therapists in Queenstown-Lakes District, OT

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Karina Vaccarezza
Counsellor, PsychD, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wanaka 9305
I am a dedicated and compassionate Counsellor with a passion for helping individuals explore their inner world and emotions, empowering them to create a life filled with balance and harmony. Whether through online or in-person sessions conducted in either English or Spanish, I am committed to working alongside you as a unified team, guiding you towards the
I am a dedicated and compassionate Counsellor with a passion for helping individuals explore their inner world and emotions, empowering them to create a life filled with balance and harmony. Whether through online or in-person sessions conducted in either English or Spanish, I am committed to working alongside you as a unified team, guiding you towards the
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Angela Waters
Verified Verified
Mental wellbeing is a journey of creating and sustaining connection with authenticity, but this can be interrupted by stressful life events, relationship difficulties and communication break downs. I work with individuals struggling with low mood/anxiety/grief/stress who are motivated to explore their relational patterns and find better coping strategies. I want to help you feel more fulfilled, connected and at peace with yourself and your relationships.
Mental wellbeing is a journey of creating and sustaining connection with authenticity, but this can be interrupted by stressful life events, relationship difficulties and communication break downs. I work with individuals struggling with low mood/anxiety/grief/stress who are motivated to explore their relational patterns and find better coping strategies. I want to help you feel more fulfilled, connected and at peace with yourself and your relationships.
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Sarah Nicoll
Occupational Therapist
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Hi there. I have 20+ years’ experience as New Zealand Registered Health Professional with an extensive background in both mental health therapy/counselling and occupational therapy. Using a combination of evidence based talking and somatic trauma therapies, I tailor my approach to support you to develop tools to navigate your mental health and/or life challenges you may be facing. We can address taking steps towards progress and meaningful change in whatever stage you are at in your life. This may include gaining insight into thinking patterns, beliefs, behaviour and body sensations that may be contributing or protecting factors.
Hi there. I have 20+ years’ experience as New Zealand Registered Health Professional with an extensive background in both mental health therapy/counselling and occupational therapy. Using a combination of evidence based talking and somatic trauma therapies, I tailor my approach to support you to develop tools to navigate your mental health and/or life challenges you may be facing. We can address taking steps towards progress and meaningful change in whatever stage you are at in your life. This may include gaining insight into thinking patterns, beliefs, behaviour and body sensations that may be contributing or protecting factors.
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Diante Fuchs
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
As a clinical psychologist and certified anxiety coach I help people who are tired of anxiety or depression getting in the way of everything they do. I support those who want more from their relationships and their lives, but are feeling held back by mental health concerns. I work with people who want more intimacy and connection, as well as parents who are tried of anxiety getting in the way of their parenting. I support career and business people who want to follow their dreams but find anxiety keeps getting in the way...
As a clinical psychologist and certified anxiety coach I help people who are tired of anxiety or depression getting in the way of everything they do. I support those who want more from their relationships and their lives, but are feeling held back by mental health concerns. I work with people who want more intimacy and connection, as well as parents who are tried of anxiety getting in the way of their parenting. I support career and business people who want to follow their dreams but find anxiety keeps getting in the way...
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Jess Lochte
Counsellor, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Kia Ora! My name is Jess and I am a somatic counsellor, sensorimotor psychotherapist, and creative arts therapist. I work with adult clients across the whole wellbeing spectrum: from people who want to get more out of their life, find a deeper sense of self, or connect to their body; to those that have experienced trauma, struggling with basic tasks of daily living. Many have found traditional cognition based talk therapy less helpful or do not know yet how to put their experiences into words. No matter your reasons or motivations, I am here to create a space in which we can explore where you are, what you want, and what you need.
Kia Ora! My name is Jess and I am a somatic counsellor, sensorimotor psychotherapist, and creative arts therapist. I work with adult clients across the whole wellbeing spectrum: from people who want to get more out of their life, find a deeper sense of self, or connect to their body; to those that have experienced trauma, struggling with basic tasks of daily living. Many have found traditional cognition based talk therapy less helpful or do not know yet how to put their experiences into words. No matter your reasons or motivations, I am here to create a space in which we can explore where you are, what you want, and what you need.
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Nicola Carroll
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
On maternity leave until March ‘24! Kia ora! I’m Nicola, a registered Psychologist based in Tāhuna/Queenstown. I currently offer services for adults online, with plans to provide in-person in future. I grew up & trained in Scotland and have also lived and worked in Australia, before settling here around six years ago. I have over a decade of experience in psychological assessment and treatment and want to give clients the best possible experience and outcomes in therapy. In particular, I am passionate about helping people to deal with addictions, relationship difficulties, family violence, mood and anxiety disorders, and trauma.
On maternity leave until March ‘24! Kia ora! I’m Nicola, a registered Psychologist based in Tāhuna/Queenstown. I currently offer services for adults online, with plans to provide in-person in future. I grew up & trained in Scotland and have also lived and worked in Australia, before settling here around six years ago. I have over a decade of experience in psychological assessment and treatment and want to give clients the best possible experience and outcomes in therapy. In particular, I am passionate about helping people to deal with addictions, relationship difficulties, family violence, mood and anxiety disorders, and trauma.
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Empowered with Raphael
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Wanaka 9305
I take a holistic approach with clients. So for an individual in private counselling we will focus on not just your mental health, but on important physical health aspects, emotional regulation, your nervous system, people pleasing, sensory environment, how you communicate and patterns of subconscious behaviour holding you back. I work with busy people who don't want to survive, but want to thrive and create a positive impact in their work, family or community. and who seek an active and empowering methodology for this work.
I take a holistic approach with clients. So for an individual in private counselling we will focus on not just your mental health, but on important physical health aspects, emotional regulation, your nervous system, people pleasing, sensory environment, how you communicate and patterns of subconscious behaviour holding you back. I work with busy people who don't want to survive, but want to thrive and create a positive impact in their work, family or community. and who seek an active and empowering methodology for this work.
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Laura Clarke
Verified Verified
Hi there. I have nearly 15 years experience of working with individuals supporting them with their mental health. I use a combination of evidence based therapy to work with individuals and promote positive change. I am a trained EMDR Therapist, EMDR is a evidence based therapy that is used to treat trauma.
Hi there. I have nearly 15 years experience of working with individuals supporting them with their mental health. I use a combination of evidence based therapy to work with individuals and promote positive change. I am a trained EMDR Therapist, EMDR is a evidence based therapy that is used to treat trauma.
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Kowhai Clinic
Verified Verified
Wanaka 9305
Are you looking for help with your mental health? Kōwhai clinic is a private clinical practice here to help you identify your challenges and find a way through. We work with mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, psychosis, stress and grief.
Are you looking for help with your mental health? Kōwhai clinic is a private clinical practice here to help you identify your challenges and find a way through. We work with mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, psychosis, stress and grief.
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Pia Klaus
MA
Verified Verified
Wanaka 9382
Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, self-doubts or are feeling that something is holding you back from living your life to the fullest, I am here for you! I have a Master of Science in Psychology and I am a certified Rapid Transformational Practitioner, working with the subconscious mind and hypnotherapy. I am also a mother of two. I focus on treating the root cause and not only the symptoms of your issue, by reprogramming your mind.
Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, self-doubts or are feeling that something is holding you back from living your life to the fullest, I am here for you! I have a Master of Science in Psychology and I am a certified Rapid Transformational Practitioner, working with the subconscious mind and hypnotherapy. I am also a mother of two. I focus on treating the root cause and not only the symptoms of your issue, by reprogramming your mind.
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Michèle Lacroix
Counsellor, MA, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Wanaka 9305
Hi! I've been working in mental health in Europe and NZ for many years, holding different roles and supporting people from all walks of life. As counsellor I provide a safe space for you to explore past and present experiences related to trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, migration related distress – topics I came to understand deeply through my own life experience, studies and training. My approach is ‘person centered’ and eclectic, which means that my focus is on you, while supporting the counselling process with different modalities.
Hi! I've been working in mental health in Europe and NZ for many years, holding different roles and supporting people from all walks of life. As counsellor I provide a safe space for you to explore past and present experiences related to trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, migration related distress – topics I came to understand deeply through my own life experience, studies and training. My approach is ‘person centered’ and eclectic, which means that my focus is on you, while supporting the counselling process with different modalities.
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Deb Phillips
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Kia ora, I’m Deb, a therapist & mental health professional passionate about helping you find the right insights to unlock the change you’re looking for in your life. I’m formally trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy as well as a number of other therapeutic models to tackle a diverse range of difficulties including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship problems, parenting challenges, childhood difficulties, postnatal depression, attachment difficulties and more.
Kia ora, I’m Deb, a therapist & mental health professional passionate about helping you find the right insights to unlock the change you’re looking for in your life. I’m formally trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy as well as a number of other therapeutic models to tackle a diverse range of difficulties including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship problems, parenting challenges, childhood difficulties, postnatal depression, attachment difficulties and more.
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Alysha Simonsen
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
Kiaora from your friendly neighbourhood Psychologist in Queenstown. I can help you to identify how anxiety, depression, struggles and patterns might be impacting on you living life well. We all get stuck, which can make us feel alone and broken. If this is you, then please know you are a certified human being and you are absolutely not alone! I would be thrilled to help you figure out what things we can do, learn or change to help your situation - no matter where you are, there are always things we can do to make it better. I have no waitlist, and am always able to accept and welcome new clients.
Kiaora from your friendly neighbourhood Psychologist in Queenstown. I can help you to identify how anxiety, depression, struggles and patterns might be impacting on you living life well. We all get stuck, which can make us feel alone and broken. If this is you, then please know you are a certified human being and you are absolutely not alone! I would be thrilled to help you figure out what things we can do, learn or change to help your situation - no matter where you are, there are always things we can do to make it better. I have no waitlist, and am always able to accept and welcome new clients.
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Kia ora, I'm Mags. I offer sleep therapy for adults having trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or waking up too early in the morning. I provide sleep assessment, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi) and other sleep challenges using evidence-based and drug free solutions. CBTi is the gold standard treatment for insomnia and research has shown it is highly effective and long lasting.
Kia ora, I'm Mags. I offer sleep therapy for adults having trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or waking up too early in the morning. I provide sleep assessment, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi) and other sleep challenges using evidence-based and drug free solutions. CBTi is the gold standard treatment for insomnia and research has shown it is highly effective and long lasting.
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Kiara Moore
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Wanaka 9305
Are you finding it hard to cope with all the changes that have been going on lately? Do you find yourself getting easily overwhelmed and stressed. Perhaps you're having thoughts like "I'm not good enough", or "why am I being so emotional?" You may have tried turning to the things that once made you happy but have found limited success and are left feeling unfulfilled or stuck.
Are you finding it hard to cope with all the changes that have been going on lately? Do you find yourself getting easily overwhelmed and stressed. Perhaps you're having thoughts like "I'm not good enough", or "why am I being so emotional?" You may have tried turning to the things that once made you happy but have found limited success and are left feeling unfulfilled or stuck.
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Deb Saint
Verified Verified
My passion is providing education, advocacy, therapy , coaching and consultancy for neurodivergent people and those working with them.
My passion is providing education, advocacy, therapy , coaching and consultancy for neurodivergent people and those working with them.
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AHUA Psychology
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Wanaka 9305
I'm Taylor - I'm a Registered Psychologist and Mental Skills Coach born and raised in Queenstown, NZ based out of Wānaka. My approach to psychology is both holistic and evidence based. I work with people & athletes 1:1 in person and online using an ACT centred skills based approach. Sessions are more than just talk. Positive growth and long lasting change comes from putting what you know into action. It is my mission to empower you with skills to take action and make changes not just in session, but in your day-to-day life.
I'm Taylor - I'm a Registered Psychologist and Mental Skills Coach born and raised in Queenstown, NZ based out of Wānaka. My approach to psychology is both holistic and evidence based. I work with people & athletes 1:1 in person and online using an ACT centred skills based approach. Sessions are more than just talk. Positive growth and long lasting change comes from putting what you know into action. It is my mission to empower you with skills to take action and make changes not just in session, but in your day-to-day life.
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Kelsey Powell
Counsellor, MA, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Have you've been carrying a lot and you're ready to finally start facing it all? Something has come to a head and you're thinking, "It's finally time." The good news is that you don't have to navigate it all on your own. The even better news is we can take it one step at a time so it doesn't feel quite as overwhelming as it may first seem. Rest assured, compassion and empathy are a core part of my approach to ensure you feel safe and supported through your healing journey. We can work together to understand your experience at a deeper level and build healthy coping skills to move forward.
Have you've been carrying a lot and you're ready to finally start facing it all? Something has come to a head and you're thinking, "It's finally time." The good news is that you don't have to navigate it all on your own. The even better news is we can take it one step at a time so it doesn't feel quite as overwhelming as it may first seem. Rest assured, compassion and empathy are a core part of my approach to ensure you feel safe and supported through your healing journey. We can work together to understand your experience at a deeper level and build healthy coping skills to move forward.
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Anna Keyter
Counsellor, MA, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Queenstown 9300  (Online Only)
I work mainly with adults online, using Zoom. My clients come from various backgrounds, including all sexual or religious orientations. I walk alongside you to decide on your treatment plan. If you experience depression, anxiety, work-related or relationship issues, you could benefit from my service. I work with you to realise your goals by working from an eclectic (various therapies) perspective to support you.
I work mainly with adults online, using Zoom. My clients come from various backgrounds, including all sexual or religious orientations. I walk alongside you to decide on your treatment plan. If you experience depression, anxiety, work-related or relationship issues, you could benefit from my service. I work with you to realise your goals by working from an eclectic (various therapies) perspective to support you.
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As an Assistant Managing Ambassador for international online transgender support groups with 45 000 plus members, I'm also specialised in counselling for transgender and gender-diverse communities to assist with making their transition smooth as possible. I also assist with their mental health issues ie. suicidal, anxiety and depression issues within themselves and their partners/spouses and/or family relations. I help them to accept their true identity and place in the community and cope with the changes connected with real-life transitioning and fulfilment of their desires to live a happy and stress-free life.
As an Assistant Managing Ambassador for international online transgender support groups with 45 000 plus members, I'm also specialised in counselling for transgender and gender-diverse communities to assist with making their transition smooth as possible. I also assist with their mental health issues ie. suicidal, anxiety and depression issues within themselves and their partners/spouses and/or family relations. I help them to accept their true identity and place in the community and cope with the changes connected with real-life transitioning and fulfilment of their desires to live a happy and stress-free life.
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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.