Female Therapists in 78617

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Rachel Gunner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Del Valle, TX 78617
Psychotherapy is an art and a science. The art is the use of oneself combining the intuitive sense; the naturalness in expressing comfort and caring; the ability to relate to all people; and the comfort in self-disclosure. The science is the skills and techniques we learn and the knowing what techniques will be helpful in moving clients beyond their walls towards a healthier life Please go to my website at http://www.rachelgunner.com to read my philosophy about psychotherapy, coaching and mediation.
Psychotherapy is an art and a science. The art is the use of oneself combining the intuitive sense; the naturalness in expressing comfort and caring; the ability to relate to all people; and the comfort in self-disclosure. The science is the skills and techniques we learn and the knowing what techniques will be helpful in moving clients beyond their walls towards a healthier life Please go to my website at http://www.rachelgunner.com to read my philosophy about psychotherapy, coaching and mediation.
(512) 337-4480 View (512) 337-4480
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Nancy Willbern
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Del Valle, TX 78617  (Online Only)
'Ring the bells that still can ring; forget your perfect offering; there is a crack in everything; it's how the light gets in.' (Leonard Cohen) When clients come in with cracks in their lives, I am committed to pointing towards the light. I love my job. Although I am educated and experienced in classical psychotherapeutic theory and practice, I have a spiritual foundation to my work. I encourage my clients to connect to an inner, Loving Wisdom -- and I am committed to doing the same. It is through that connection that we both are healed.
'Ring the bells that still can ring; forget your perfect offering; there is a crack in everything; it's how the light gets in.' (Leonard Cohen) When clients come in with cracks in their lives, I am committed to pointing towards the light. I love my job. Although I am educated and experienced in classical psychotherapeutic theory and practice, I have a spiritual foundation to my work. I encourage my clients to connect to an inner, Loving Wisdom -- and I am committed to doing the same. It is through that connection that we both are healed.
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Anne Delisle Dorman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Del Valle, TX 78617
Over the years I have come to enjoy working with a variety of clients. I work with children ages 2 through adolescence utilizing play therapy as one of my modalities. I also see adults for individual issues including anxiety, depression, parenting, and relationship issues. My practice includes working with couples assisting them in recognizing the problem cycles that get created and hopefully learning to build intimacy and connection. Since I work with children, families are a part of my practice as well-I see each individual as an integral part of the whole.
Over the years I have come to enjoy working with a variety of clients. I work with children ages 2 through adolescence utilizing play therapy as one of my modalities. I also see adults for individual issues including anxiety, depression, parenting, and relationship issues. My practice includes working with couples assisting them in recognizing the problem cycles that get created and hopefully learning to build intimacy and connection. Since I work with children, families are a part of my practice as well-I see each individual as an integral part of the whole.
(512) 309-0915 View (512) 309-0915
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Nancy Kelly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Del Valle, TX 78617  (Online Only)
Feeling fatigued or burnt out by the demands of your clinical practice? Good clinical supervision can help you create an expansive clinical practice, one that challenges you to grow while honoring the skills you enjoy using in your work. I'm a psychodynamically-trained social worker who specializes in clinical supervision and consultation, in both group and individual formats. I approach my work with compassion and a large dose of humor, engaging deeply with other clinicians to explore the possibilities of a richer work life, more aligned with their core values.
Feeling fatigued or burnt out by the demands of your clinical practice? Good clinical supervision can help you create an expansive clinical practice, one that challenges you to grow while honoring the skills you enjoy using in your work. I'm a psychodynamically-trained social worker who specializes in clinical supervision and consultation, in both group and individual formats. I approach my work with compassion and a large dose of humor, engaging deeply with other clinicians to explore the possibilities of a richer work life, more aligned with their core values.
(512) 580-8918 View (512) 580-8918
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Becky Read Baker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Del Valle, TX 78617  (Online Only)
Has your life taken an unexpected turn? Do the circumstances you face feel frightening or overwhelming? Are you managing symptoms of depression and/or anxiety? Life demands change from all of us. Therapy can be helpful as we move through life's transitions. I work with issues that arise from our significant relationships, our career, and the general issues of grief and loss that inevitably arise over the course of life. If you are considering therapy for yourself or your family members, I hope you will feel free to call.
Has your life taken an unexpected turn? Do the circumstances you face feel frightening or overwhelming? Are you managing symptoms of depression and/or anxiety? Life demands change from all of us. Therapy can be helpful as we move through life's transitions. I work with issues that arise from our significant relationships, our career, and the general issues of grief and loss that inevitably arise over the course of life. If you are considering therapy for yourself or your family members, I hope you will feel free to call.
(512) 899-3933 View (512) 899-3933
JoAnn Ponder
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Del Valle, TX 78617
I'm JoAnn Ponder, psychologist in private practice. I earned my Ph.D. in educational psychology in 1998, but started practicing with my M.A. in 1977. I have over 30 years of experience in working with children and adults in inpatient and outpatient treatment. I've had postgraduate training in play therapy, sandplay, infant-parent intervention, family/couples therapy, and child/adult psychoanalysis. Research has demonstrated that early experiences with significant others affect brain structure; foster individuation, self-esteem, and emotional regulation; and serve as templates for subsequent interpersonal relationships.
I'm JoAnn Ponder, psychologist in private practice. I earned my Ph.D. in educational psychology in 1998, but started practicing with my M.A. in 1977. I have over 30 years of experience in working with children and adults in inpatient and outpatient treatment. I've had postgraduate training in play therapy, sandplay, infant-parent intervention, family/couples therapy, and child/adult psychoanalysis. Research has demonstrated that early experiences with significant others affect brain structure; foster individuation, self-esteem, and emotional regulation; and serve as templates for subsequent interpersonal relationships.
(512) 496-8244 View (512) 496-8244

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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.