Female Therapists in Ketchikan Gateway County, AK

Photo of Dr. Brittany Joy Pope, Psychologist in Ketchikan Gateway County, AK
Dr. Brittany Joy Pope
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Ketchikan, AK 99901  (Online Only)
I am passionate about meeting the client where they are and trying to find healthy ways to cope and achieve mental wellness. The sessions are tailored to meet the needs of the client and the expected outcomes they would like to achieve a healthy and fulfilled life. I would love to connect to talk about how you can benefit from therapeutic services. I offer Clinical Supervision for Professional Counselors working towards licensure. I am proud to specialize in women's health, perinatal, postpartum support in women and men, and other supports while you are experiencing pregnancy. I offer testing services under supervision.
I am passionate about meeting the client where they are and trying to find healthy ways to cope and achieve mental wellness. The sessions are tailored to meet the needs of the client and the expected outcomes they would like to achieve a healthy and fulfilled life. I would love to connect to talk about how you can benefit from therapeutic services. I offer Clinical Supervision for Professional Counselors working towards licensure. I am proud to specialize in women's health, perinatal, postpartum support in women and men, and other supports while you are experiencing pregnancy. I offer testing services under supervision.
(360) 726-3108 View (360) 726-3108
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Susan M. Porter, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ketchikan, AK 99901
For clients who need assistance working through current circumstances or emotional struggles, I provide space within the professional treatment relationship to facilitate the development of inner stability which helps clients effectively recover from difficult emotional material. Loss, grief and bereavement, recent or remote trauma, adjustment challenges, relationship struggles, and so much more may bring clients to my office, where they will find a safe place to unearth, process and ultimately resolve feelings, as well as increasing their level of social, emotional, occupational, academic, and day to day functioning.
For clients who need assistance working through current circumstances or emotional struggles, I provide space within the professional treatment relationship to facilitate the development of inner stability which helps clients effectively recover from difficult emotional material. Loss, grief and bereavement, recent or remote trauma, adjustment challenges, relationship struggles, and so much more may bring clients to my office, where they will find a safe place to unearth, process and ultimately resolve feelings, as well as increasing their level of social, emotional, occupational, academic, and day to day functioning.
(907) 341-4904 View (907) 341-4904
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Ruth Bullock
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Ruth Bullock has over 30 years of experience as a counselor working with adults, teens, and children. Ruth has a clinical background in mental disorders and substance use disorders, and is a licensing supervisor. Ruth provides individual, family and couples counseling.
Ruth Bullock has over 30 years of experience as a counselor working with adults, teens, and children. Ruth has a clinical background in mental disorders and substance use disorders, and is a licensing supervisor. Ruth provides individual, family and couples counseling.
(907) 220-6090 View (907) 220-6090
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Cecilie Cody
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAAT, LPC
Verified Verified
Ketchikan, AK 99901  (Online Only)
I am passionate about working with individuals and families who are open to learning about themselves. People usually come to therapy when things are going badly or feeling out of control, so the beginning stages are about defining the issues as well as strengths. The client and I act as a team through our working relationship, to focus on positive change and growing insight about their lives. Self confidence increases, communication skills improve, and willingness to value perspectives of others are important milestones in the therapeutic process.
I am passionate about working with individuals and families who are open to learning about themselves. People usually come to therapy when things are going badly or feeling out of control, so the beginning stages are about defining the issues as well as strengths. The client and I act as a team through our working relationship, to focus on positive change and growing insight about their lives. Self confidence increases, communication skills improve, and willingness to value perspectives of others are important milestones in the therapeutic process.
(844) 386-0670 View (844) 386-0670
Photo of Naomi M. Watkins, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ketchikan Gateway County, AK
Naomi M. Watkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CDC-I, CYT-200
Verified Verified
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Waitlist for new clients
My goal is to support individuals looking to explore their relationship with substances, treat trauma and disordered eating, identify ways to manage depression and anxiety, guide individuals through life transitions, and to support an individuals unique recovery process. As a person with lived experience, I offer a unique perspective in the therapeutic relationship that normalizes experiencing life challenges as well as life successes. I am a proponent for mindfulness, pranayama, and spirituality on the healing journey and I hold those approaches while also advocating for self-defined recovery.
My goal is to support individuals looking to explore their relationship with substances, treat trauma and disordered eating, identify ways to manage depression and anxiety, guide individuals through life transitions, and to support an individuals unique recovery process. As a person with lived experience, I offer a unique perspective in the therapeutic relationship that normalizes experiencing life challenges as well as life successes. I am a proponent for mindfulness, pranayama, and spirituality on the healing journey and I hold those approaches while also advocating for self-defined recovery.
(360) 255-0155 View (360) 255-0155
Photo of Kathryn Andersen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ketchikan Gateway County, AK
Kathryn Andersen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Growing up in Southeast Alaska, water became a part of my life, whether it was fishing, swimming, or the endless amounts of rain. Even on the stormiest of days the water would always return to being still and calm. Over the years, I have found this to be a metaphor to life and the journeys we have.
Growing up in Southeast Alaska, water became a part of my life, whether it was fishing, swimming, or the endless amounts of rain. Even on the stormiest of days the water would always return to being still and calm. Over the years, I have found this to be a metaphor to life and the journeys we have.
(209) 370-0243 View (209) 370-0243
Photo of Karla M Kaemingk, Marriage & Family Therapist in Ketchikan Gateway County, AK
Karla M Kaemingk
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Ketchikan, AK 99901
(907) 268-4365 View (907) 268-4365
Kimmie (Krissy) Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Ketchikan, AK 99901
(907) 305-0985 View (907) 305-0985

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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.