Female Therapists in 96913

Photo of Stephanie Patterson, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Stephanie Patterson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mangilao, GU 96913  (Online Only)
Need online therapy? I can help you feel better from the comfort of your own home. Times are tough right now. You're stressed. Life bombards you with too much: too much information, too much social media, too many chores, too many choices and demands, and you feel you fall short. Time goes by and you wonder how it slipped away! You may even be resenting the life you're living. Most of us struggle to adjust to changes in our lives, especially for families that travel, move often, expatriate, or have unconventional living arrangements. If you feel like life just isn't going as planned, let's get you back on track!
Need online therapy? I can help you feel better from the comfort of your own home. Times are tough right now. You're stressed. Life bombards you with too much: too much information, too much social media, too many chores, too many choices and demands, and you feel you fall short. Time goes by and you wonder how it slipped away! You may even be resenting the life you're living. Most of us struggle to adjust to changes in our lives, especially for families that travel, move often, expatriate, or have unconventional living arrangements. If you feel like life just isn't going as planned, let's get you back on track!
(855) 918-0594 View (855) 918-0594
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Cathe L Angilot
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barrigada, GU 96913  (Online Only)
I commend you for taking this first step towards prioritizing your mental and emotional wellbeing. Choosing to be on this journey of change, growth and healing shows great courage and valuable insight. At times, we all feel overwhelmed by stress, anxiety, depression; experience loss, frustrations at work and challenges within relationships. At times we feel stuck, trapped in a toxic cycle or just weighted down by life's struggles. But these feelings, situations, experiences are not the end of your story. You’re on a Journey now and it’s a journey that you don’t need to walk alone.
I commend you for taking this first step towards prioritizing your mental and emotional wellbeing. Choosing to be on this journey of change, growth and healing shows great courage and valuable insight. At times, we all feel overwhelmed by stress, anxiety, depression; experience loss, frustrations at work and challenges within relationships. At times we feel stuck, trapped in a toxic cycle or just weighted down by life's struggles. But these feelings, situations, experiences are not the end of your story. You’re on a Journey now and it’s a journey that you don’t need to walk alone.
(407) 863-3978 View (407) 863-3978
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.