Female Therapists in 21917

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Evann L. Reichenbach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Colora, MD 21917  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Seeking professional help can often seem overwhelming and frankly very invasive. You may be questioning whether therapy will be helpful in your current circumstance or you may be questioning whether therapy is even helpful at all. I would love to partner with you in your therapeutic journey and assist with bringing hope and healing to your life. I practice primarily through a trauma- informed strengths based approach. I enjoy using art and other expressive modalities during therapy when appropriate. I also incorporate CBT and solution focused approaches as well.
Seeking professional help can often seem overwhelming and frankly very invasive. You may be questioning whether therapy will be helpful in your current circumstance or you may be questioning whether therapy is even helpful at all. I would love to partner with you in your therapeutic journey and assist with bringing hope and healing to your life. I practice primarily through a trauma- informed strengths based approach. I enjoy using art and other expressive modalities during therapy when appropriate. I also incorporate CBT and solution focused approaches as well.
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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.