Female Therapists in 01331

Photo of Ashley Butler, Counselor in 01331, MA
Ashley Butler
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Athol, MA 01331  (Online Only)
I am an LMHC that has worked in the field for 8 years, helping individuals and families identify and conquer challenges that interfere with their ability to achieve their goals and live their best lives. I have spent years working in clinical community settings with a wide variety of people, all ages, seeking help with anything from addiction and legal issues to anxiety, depression, personality disorders, trauma, sleep and eating issues. I use a holistic and humanistic approach that includes CBT, psychodynamic methods, transpersonal work and strengths identification as well as hope building and psychoeducation.
I am an LMHC that has worked in the field for 8 years, helping individuals and families identify and conquer challenges that interfere with their ability to achieve their goals and live their best lives. I have spent years working in clinical community settings with a wide variety of people, all ages, seeking help with anything from addiction and legal issues to anxiety, depression, personality disorders, trauma, sleep and eating issues. I use a holistic and humanistic approach that includes CBT, psychodynamic methods, transpersonal work and strengths identification as well as hope building and psychoeducation.
(978) 295-7784 View (978) 295-7784
Photo of Laurie Ann Majka, Counselor in 01331, MA
Laurie Ann Majka
Counselor, LMHC, CAGS, MA, BA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Athol, MA 01331
I have been licensed (LMHC) for 9 years, my speciality is children, but I do work with adults too. I have been working with children for more then 30 years. I am trained in play therapy, CBT, Trauma-focused therapy, grief/loss, children of divorce, OCD, parent-child conflicts, relationship conflicts, anxiety, depression, child adoption, IEP's, school related issues, couples therapy and existential therapy - focuses on free will, self-determination and the search for meaning. I believe blending elements from different approaches and tailor the treatment according to each patient's needs. I believe individuals have strengths.
I have been licensed (LMHC) for 9 years, my speciality is children, but I do work with adults too. I have been working with children for more then 30 years. I am trained in play therapy, CBT, Trauma-focused therapy, grief/loss, children of divorce, OCD, parent-child conflicts, relationship conflicts, anxiety, depression, child adoption, IEP's, school related issues, couples therapy and existential therapy - focuses on free will, self-determination and the search for meaning. I believe blending elements from different approaches and tailor the treatment according to each patient's needs. I believe individuals have strengths.
(351) 666-8113 View (351) 666-8113
Photo of Paula Pralinsky, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 01331, MA
Paula Pralinsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Athol, MA 01331
I believe that psychotherapy is a collaborative process in which a safe and welcoming space is co-created. This space allows room to supportively explore-with curiosity and self-compassion-the patterns of interaction, behavior, and thoughts that might no longer serve their purpose. I am an accomplished clinician with over 15 years of direct experience. I began my professional career in San Francisco and have since relocated back to my roots in central Massachusetts. I have worked successfully with many clients with a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, strengths, challenges, and coping strategies.
I believe that psychotherapy is a collaborative process in which a safe and welcoming space is co-created. This space allows room to supportively explore-with curiosity and self-compassion-the patterns of interaction, behavior, and thoughts that might no longer serve their purpose. I am an accomplished clinician with over 15 years of direct experience. I began my professional career in San Francisco and have since relocated back to my roots in central Massachusetts. I have worked successfully with many clients with a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, strengths, challenges, and coping strategies.
(978) 541-4365 View (978) 541-4365
Photo of Avera Morrison, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 01331, MA
Avera Morrison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Athol, MA 01331
Reaching out and finding the right therapist can be a challenge but it is the first, and bravest, step one can take. I provide therapy with a practical, down to earth and real world outlook and strive to help people develop resiliency, find greater purpose and create a path to live their best life. With 19 years of experience, I recognizes that each individual is unique, and will work with you to develop a personalized approach to the therapeutic process.
Reaching out and finding the right therapist can be a challenge but it is the first, and bravest, step one can take. I provide therapy with a practical, down to earth and real world outlook and strive to help people develop resiliency, find greater purpose and create a path to live their best life. With 19 years of experience, I recognizes that each individual is unique, and will work with you to develop a personalized approach to the therapeutic process.
(978) 396-3287 View (978) 396-3287
Photo of Morgan Ban-Draoi, Counselor in 01331, MA
Morgan Ban-Draoi
Counselor, LMHC, LADC1
Verified Verified
Athol, MA 01331  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed, professional clinician with over 20 years experience working with issues of grief & loss, substance abuse, and lifestyle challenges. I strongly believe that positive change is possible and successfully work with my clients to find ways to help them grow and thrive. I am a strong believer in collaborative problem-solving and work with my clients to identify and effect solutions together.
I am a licensed, professional clinician with over 20 years experience working with issues of grief & loss, substance abuse, and lifestyle challenges. I strongly believe that positive change is possible and successfully work with my clients to find ways to help them grow and thrive. I am a strong believer in collaborative problem-solving and work with my clients to identify and effect solutions together.
(978) 637-6236 View (978) 637-6236
Photo of Chuncie Willis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 01331, MA
Chuncie Willis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Athol, MA 01331
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with over 7 years of experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds in acute care and outpatient settings. Effective therapy requires a relationship between patient and provider founded on trust and mutual understanding. I am supportive, non-judgmental, trustworthy, optimistic, and understanding. I believe in meeting people where they are in order to guide them towards self-awareness so they can develop their full potential.
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with over 7 years of experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds in acute care and outpatient settings. Effective therapy requires a relationship between patient and provider founded on trust and mutual understanding. I am supportive, non-judgmental, trustworthy, optimistic, and understanding. I believe in meeting people where they are in order to guide them towards self-awareness so they can develop their full potential.
(978) 354-7716 View (978) 354-7716

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Female Therapists

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.