Female Therapists in 03046

Photo of Abigael Eastman, Counselor in 03046, NH
Abigael Eastman
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Dunbarton, NH 03046
Not accepting new clients
In these challenging times, many people have experienced some level of distress or trauma; if left untreated and unattended to, this can create interpersonal distress, emotional symptoms, or other unhelpful patterns that can alter our ability to live our best lives. If you feel weighed down by feelings of anxiety, depression, or have experienced or are currently experiencing a traumatic life event, understand that these emotions are temporary. It is pivotal to give reverence to these emotions in order to process trauma and heal.
In these challenging times, many people have experienced some level of distress or trauma; if left untreated and unattended to, this can create interpersonal distress, emotional symptoms, or other unhelpful patterns that can alter our ability to live our best lives. If you feel weighed down by feelings of anxiety, depression, or have experienced or are currently experiencing a traumatic life event, understand that these emotions are temporary. It is pivotal to give reverence to these emotions in order to process trauma and heal.
(603) 229-7260 View (603) 229-7260
Photo of Holly A Johnson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 03046, NH
Holly A Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dunbarton, NH 03046
Not accepting new clients
People seek therapy at a time when life's struggles become overwhelming. The decision to begin therapy is often the first step in moving toward positive change. Allow me to assist you in the process of healing and growth. I strive to create a therapeutic relationship where you feel safe, heard, and respected. I provide a compassionate, nonjudgmental approach in working with my clients. I aim to understand my clients, what is important to them, and their unique concerns. I challenge my clients to discover their strengths, and I believe in using holistic methods for personal wellbeing.
People seek therapy at a time when life's struggles become overwhelming. The decision to begin therapy is often the first step in moving toward positive change. Allow me to assist you in the process of healing and growth. I strive to create a therapeutic relationship where you feel safe, heard, and respected. I provide a compassionate, nonjudgmental approach in working with my clients. I aim to understand my clients, what is important to them, and their unique concerns. I challenge my clients to discover their strengths, and I believe in using holistic methods for personal wellbeing.
(603) 259-1148 View (603) 259-1148
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.