Female Therapists in 23109

Photo of Sara Hallberg, Licensed Professional Counselor in 23109, VA
Sara Hallberg
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSOTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mathews, VA 23109
Waitlist for new clients
Are you hoping to overcome the effects of trauma? Have you tried other 'trauma-informed' approaches with limited results? Don't give up; continue your search until you find a trauma specialist—I am one of them. With thousands of hours dedicated to trauma training and extensive experience, I have a profound understanding of how chronic stress affects the mind, body, and spirit. My primary areas of expertise include treating adolescents, C-PTSD, substance use, personality disorders, dissociation, chronic pain, and chronic illness.
Are you hoping to overcome the effects of trauma? Have you tried other 'trauma-informed' approaches with limited results? Don't give up; continue your search until you find a trauma specialist—I am one of them. With thousands of hours dedicated to trauma training and extensive experience, I have a profound understanding of how chronic stress affects the mind, body, and spirit. My primary areas of expertise include treating adolescents, C-PTSD, substance use, personality disorders, dissociation, chronic pain, and chronic illness.
(804) 570-1606 View (804) 570-1606
Photo of Ashley Murphy, Marriage & Family Therapist in 23109, VA
Ashley Murphy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mathews, VA 23109
My ideal client is someone ready to go beyond just talking about problems, and instead, dive deep within themselves to heal. In my 12 years of clinical practice, I have observed that true and lasting healing must involve the mind. body, and soul. As a Yoga Therapy Teacher-in-Training, I believe that somatic work is crucial to deeper healing. I also emphasize the importance of meditation, mindfulness, and spirituality. In my office or virtually, I offer a safe space, an empathic heart, and a variety of brain-based, trauma-centered modalities.
My ideal client is someone ready to go beyond just talking about problems, and instead, dive deep within themselves to heal. In my 12 years of clinical practice, I have observed that true and lasting healing must involve the mind. body, and soul. As a Yoga Therapy Teacher-in-Training, I believe that somatic work is crucial to deeper healing. I also emphasize the importance of meditation, mindfulness, and spirituality. In my office or virtually, I offer a safe space, an empathic heart, and a variety of brain-based, trauma-centered modalities.
(804) 657-4183 View (804) 657-4183
Photo of Danielle (Dani) Carson, Marriage & Family Therapist in 23109, VA
Danielle (Dani) Carson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC, LMFT, MBA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mathews, VA 23109
Sometimes our mental health is healthy and works for us, and sometimes, our mental health needs support to achieve our goals. I have openings to provide a safe place for children and families while you are going through stress; from managing family conflict, to coping with ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, depression, anxiety, chronic and life threatening illnesses, divorce, foster care, and other difficult situations. As your therapist, I believe that my role is to provide thorough assessment and treatment to support you and/or your child, individually and as a family.
Sometimes our mental health is healthy and works for us, and sometimes, our mental health needs support to achieve our goals. I have openings to provide a safe place for children and families while you are going through stress; from managing family conflict, to coping with ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, depression, anxiety, chronic and life threatening illnesses, divorce, foster care, and other difficult situations. As your therapist, I believe that my role is to provide thorough assessment and treatment to support you and/or your child, individually and as a family.
(804) 626-9739 View (804) 626-9739
Photo of Terry J Thorpe, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 23109, VA
Terry J Thorpe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mathews, VA 23109  (Online Only)
I am a graduate of both the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and Virginia Commonwealth University, with a master’s in social work. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the state of Virginia. I have been working with individuals and families for approximately 18 years.
I am a graduate of both the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and Virginia Commonwealth University, with a master’s in social work. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the state of Virginia. I have been working with individuals and families for approximately 18 years.
(757) 828-3249 View (757) 828-3249

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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.