Female Therapists in 32736

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Holly M. Hyler
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Eustis, FL 32736
I believe in order to make a positive change you must be empowered to create the change you desire. Many times I see clients struggle because situations have happened to them and they identify with the hurt that has been caused. In order for growth to occur individuals need to be in charge of their own life’s circumstances. As a therapist my purpose is to guide my clients toward the goals they seek in order to manage their lives effectively.
I believe in order to make a positive change you must be empowered to create the change you desire. Many times I see clients struggle because situations have happened to them and they identify with the hurt that has been caused. In order for growth to occur individuals need to be in charge of their own life’s circumstances. As a therapist my purpose is to guide my clients toward the goals they seek in order to manage their lives effectively.
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Photo of Saundra S. Scott, Counselor in 32736, FL
Saundra S. Scott
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Eustis, FL 32736
Saundra has been a Licensed Mental Counselor since 1999, is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, and a Certified Advanced Bereavement Facilitator. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Florida, and a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University.
Saundra has been a Licensed Mental Counselor since 1999, is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, and a Certified Advanced Bereavement Facilitator. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Florida, and a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University.
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Jamie Tyus
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Eustis, FL 32736
The decision to seek therapy can be intimidating and the reality is that we all encounter struggles as we walk through life. I seek to normalize and destigmatize the concept of mental health. Far from being shameful, embarking on this journey shows considerable strength of character. I am passionate about creating a safe space to process feelings and explore new ways to understand your own thoughts and emotions. I pride myself on being relatable and use humor to stay grounded and remind my clients that we are all simply human. I utilize many modalities in my practice as I believe one size does not fit all.
The decision to seek therapy can be intimidating and the reality is that we all encounter struggles as we walk through life. I seek to normalize and destigmatize the concept of mental health. Far from being shameful, embarking on this journey shows considerable strength of character. I am passionate about creating a safe space to process feelings and explore new ways to understand your own thoughts and emotions. I pride myself on being relatable and use humor to stay grounded and remind my clients that we are all simply human. I utilize many modalities in my practice as I believe one size does not fit all.
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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.