Female Therapists in 12029

Photo of Paula Kaplan-Reiss, Ph.D., Psychologist in 12029, NY
Paula Kaplan-Reiss, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Canaan, NY 12029  (Online Only)
I am conducting teletherapy for the foreseeable future from my home in NY for NJ based clients. The key to a successful therapeutic relationship is finding a therapist with whom you can develop a healthy trusting relationship. I believe therapy can be effective by exploring past experiences and relationships and examining how they are impacting current life stresses. A willingness to change is also critical. Please see my website for a greater description of my experience and philosophies. http://www.paulakaplanreiss.com
I am conducting teletherapy for the foreseeable future from my home in NY for NJ based clients. The key to a successful therapeutic relationship is finding a therapist with whom you can develop a healthy trusting relationship. I believe therapy can be effective by exploring past experiences and relationships and examining how they are impacting current life stresses. A willingness to change is also critical. Please see my website for a greater description of my experience and philosophies. http://www.paulakaplanreiss.com
(732) 852-7094 View (732) 852-7094
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Kristin Schaefer-Schiumo
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Canaan, NY 12029
Are you fortunate in so many ways yet you feel sad and empty? Are worry, procrastination and anxiety robbing you of moments of happiness and enjoyment in your life and relationships? We will discover your strengths and use them to help you learn to think, respond emotionally and behave differently, tackling important issues including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, life stressors and trauma. I have a specialty working with emerging adults to address unique challenges they face finding independence, including family dynamics, transition to college and graduate school, and work-life balance.
Are you fortunate in so many ways yet you feel sad and empty? Are worry, procrastination and anxiety robbing you of moments of happiness and enjoyment in your life and relationships? We will discover your strengths and use them to help you learn to think, respond emotionally and behave differently, tackling important issues including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, life stressors and trauma. I have a specialty working with emerging adults to address unique challenges they face finding independence, including family dynamics, transition to college and graduate school, and work-life balance.
(516) 495-3132 View (516) 495-3132
Photo of Susan Weiss Katz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 12029, NY
Susan Weiss Katz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Canaan, NY 12029
I am an experienced therapist. I value and look to create a collaboration in working with my patients. My practice is both psychoanalytic and psychodynamic. The goal is to facilitate better functioning in interpersonal relationships, relieve anxiety and depression, and to achieve more gratification experiencing the present, as well as in the future. I consider personal history and dreams as relevant as the anecdotal material of life ongoing. We know ourselves better than anyone else. This work is aimed at discovering what we already know and understanding it and being able to make good use of it.
I am an experienced therapist. I value and look to create a collaboration in working with my patients. My practice is both psychoanalytic and psychodynamic. The goal is to facilitate better functioning in interpersonal relationships, relieve anxiety and depression, and to achieve more gratification experiencing the present, as well as in the future. I consider personal history and dreams as relevant as the anecdotal material of life ongoing. We know ourselves better than anyone else. This work is aimed at discovering what we already know and understanding it and being able to make good use of it.
(646) 846-8453 View (646) 846-8453

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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.