Female Therapists in 29574

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Tanisha Washington
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mullins, SC 29574
Your well being relies on achieving balance in all aspects of your life. When one or more parts of your life are experiencing conflict or trauma it can affect your physical, mental, or spiritual well being. Relationship issues, anxiety, depression, feeling overwhelmed, lack of motivation and grief can be detrimental to ones wellness. I will provide a space of understanding and support that seeks to allow you an atmosphere of positive growth. The way we will achieve growth is to work together and develop the type of therapy outlet that fits you and your needs.
Your well being relies on achieving balance in all aspects of your life. When one or more parts of your life are experiencing conflict or trauma it can affect your physical, mental, or spiritual well being. Relationship issues, anxiety, depression, feeling overwhelmed, lack of motivation and grief can be detrimental to ones wellness. I will provide a space of understanding and support that seeks to allow you an atmosphere of positive growth. The way we will achieve growth is to work together and develop the type of therapy outlet that fits you and your needs.
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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.