Female Therapists in Butte County, CA

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Nancy Ellner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chico, CA 95928  (Online Only)
One of my greatest passions in life is my work as a therapist. With warmth, humor and compassion, I help others to heal and move forward in their lives. Perhaps, you are feeling "stuck"- overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety or depression, relationship problems, issues related to aging or chronic illness. loneliness, grief or a vague sense that something feels "off." Coping with life's daily stresses can take a toll on your quality of life, making it increasingly difficult to find & experience meaning and joy. These are difficult times, difficult issues, & sometimes it's hard to get through them alone.
One of my greatest passions in life is my work as a therapist. With warmth, humor and compassion, I help others to heal and move forward in their lives. Perhaps, you are feeling "stuck"- overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety or depression, relationship problems, issues related to aging or chronic illness. loneliness, grief or a vague sense that something feels "off." Coping with life's daily stresses can take a toll on your quality of life, making it increasingly difficult to find & experience meaning and joy. These are difficult times, difficult issues, & sometimes it's hard to get through them alone.
(530) 645-9474 View (530) 645-9474
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Gale Dixon Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT
Verified Verified
Chico, CA 95928
Medi-Cal Anthem Blue Cross provider and Medi-Cal California Health and Wellness provider. I'm a very good listener, nonjudgmental, and have much compassion for people who are hurting. . Traumatic experiences in my family of the suicide of my brother, loss of my sister in a car accident that left me critically injured, and having a twin brother who suffered with schizophrenia has made me a strong, empathetic, and trusting therapist. Albeit, its been a tough road, but shedding many ineffective beliefs, myths, and taboos I learned from my family and society I have let go.
Medi-Cal Anthem Blue Cross provider and Medi-Cal California Health and Wellness provider. I'm a very good listener, nonjudgmental, and have much compassion for people who are hurting. . Traumatic experiences in my family of the suicide of my brother, loss of my sister in a car accident that left me critically injured, and having a twin brother who suffered with schizophrenia has made me a strong, empathetic, and trusting therapist. Albeit, its been a tough road, but shedding many ineffective beliefs, myths, and taboos I learned from my family and society I have let go.
(530) 433-5423 View (530) 433-5423
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Melanie Whelchel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chico, CA 95926
Welcome! If you're here, then you have decided to take one of the first steps toward improving things for yourself or someone you know. I provide a safe and comfortable space to work through your individualized needs with you. I provide therapy for children, teens, and adults. I also provide parent consultation sessions if you are unsure about therapy for yourself or your child, but still would like some individualized and creative techniques to try.
Welcome! If you're here, then you have decided to take one of the first steps toward improving things for yourself or someone you know. I provide a safe and comfortable space to work through your individualized needs with you. I provide therapy for children, teens, and adults. I also provide parent consultation sessions if you are unsure about therapy for yourself or your child, but still would like some individualized and creative techniques to try.
(530) 627-5344 View (530) 627-5344
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Melissa Morales
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chico, CA 95973
Hi, my name is Melissa Morales. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Sacramento, California. I have over 20 years of experience providing crisis intervention, counseling, and case management services in the hospital, Emergency Department & outpatient clinic behavioral health setting. I have extensive experience working with individuals, children & families in crisis and who have experienced trauma, loss and grief, and who regularly cope with a large variety of behavioral health needs.
Hi, my name is Melissa Morales. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Sacramento, California. I have over 20 years of experience providing crisis intervention, counseling, and case management services in the hospital, Emergency Department & outpatient clinic behavioral health setting. I have extensive experience working with individuals, children & families in crisis and who have experienced trauma, loss and grief, and who regularly cope with a large variety of behavioral health needs.
(530) 451-3723 View (530) 451-3723
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Alison Kirishian
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Chico, CA 95928
You're tired of second guessing every decision, feeling stuck between replaying the past and worrying about the future. You’ve worked hard to get where you are, but still feel like you fall short. You’re tired of feeling judged, most of all by yourself. You're ready to get back to the present without all the overwhelm, confusion, or self doubt. Life doesn't have to be like this! There is hope for the joyful life you're looking for. Working with me helps you reconnect with what’s important so you can find direction to build a meaningful, fulfilling life.
You're tired of second guessing every decision, feeling stuck between replaying the past and worrying about the future. You’ve worked hard to get where you are, but still feel like you fall short. You’re tired of feeling judged, most of all by yourself. You're ready to get back to the present without all the overwhelm, confusion, or self doubt. Life doesn't have to be like this! There is hope for the joyful life you're looking for. Working with me helps you reconnect with what’s important so you can find direction to build a meaningful, fulfilling life.
(530) 317-1476 View (530) 317-1476
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Sherri Pina-Tanferani
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Chico, CA 95928
Provides expert opinion, diagnostic evaluation, and assessment by interpreting a compendium of neurophysiology's examinations and detailed information regarding biological inheritance, sociology-cultural background, and personality.
Provides expert opinion, diagnostic evaluation, and assessment by interpreting a compendium of neurophysiology's examinations and detailed information regarding biological inheritance, sociology-cultural background, and personality.
(530) 429-7418 View (530) 429-7418
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Marti Tourville
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chico, CA 95926
Waitlist for new clients
I believe we all are doing the best we can with what we've been given, but sometimes we need a little more. We need compassion for ourselves and our life situation, so we can see a way to a different future than the track we're currently on. I look at life and relationships from an unbiased and non-judgemental lense so my clients can focus on describing their experiences and situations without fear or worry. My goal is to help you make sense of things from a new perspective and to help you move through your current space differently, eliciting different outcomes than those you've experienced in the past.
I believe we all are doing the best we can with what we've been given, but sometimes we need a little more. We need compassion for ourselves and our life situation, so we can see a way to a different future than the track we're currently on. I look at life and relationships from an unbiased and non-judgemental lense so my clients can focus on describing their experiences and situations without fear or worry. My goal is to help you make sense of things from a new perspective and to help you move through your current space differently, eliciting different outcomes than those you've experienced in the past.
(530) 500-0687 View (530) 500-0687
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Cathleen N Ouimet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oroville, CA 95966
I understand that sometimes life feels overwhelming or you may feel like it will never change or get better. Perhaps your struggling with your marriage and don't understand why you can’t get along. Maybe you feel depressed or anxious and just want to feel better. I would like to help you find your happiness again. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for almost 20 years. I have worked with many people of all ages and levels of severity. It would be privileged to see if I could help you or your marriage improve and find the quality of life you are looking for.
I understand that sometimes life feels overwhelming or you may feel like it will never change or get better. Perhaps your struggling with your marriage and don't understand why you can’t get along. Maybe you feel depressed or anxious and just want to feel better. I would like to help you find your happiness again. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for almost 20 years. I have worked with many people of all ages and levels of severity. It would be privileged to see if I could help you or your marriage improve and find the quality of life you are looking for.
(530) 450-3218 View (530) 450-3218
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Allyson Elizabeth Wilhite
Marriage & Family Therapist, BSN, MFT, BCPCC, IATP
Verified Verified
Chico, CA 95926
I have an incredible passion for people and always have had. In my experience as a nurse and as a therapist, I have enjoyed teaching, encouraging, and creating possibilities for hope and healing. My belief is that when we feel safe enough we become more genuine and more capable of loving and living incredible lives. We laugh more, play more, rest better and have more compassion for others. My hope is that you learn to be your best self, genuine, true to yourself and to learn the art of self-care, establishing healthy boundaries and a support system regardless of a painful childhood and difficult life circumstances.
I have an incredible passion for people and always have had. In my experience as a nurse and as a therapist, I have enjoyed teaching, encouraging, and creating possibilities for hope and healing. My belief is that when we feel safe enough we become more genuine and more capable of loving and living incredible lives. We laugh more, play more, rest better and have more compassion for others. My hope is that you learn to be your best self, genuine, true to yourself and to learn the art of self-care, establishing healthy boundaries and a support system regardless of a painful childhood and difficult life circumstances.
(530) 419-4918 View (530) 419-4918
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Elizabeth McGregor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chico, CA 95926
Looking for a therapist to help you navigate moving forward with life while living with anxiety, depression, or impacts from trauma? You've come to the right place! You can expect to be listened to and respected while we work together to improve your experience in life. We will assess what's happening and set goals to get you where you want to be. No matter how far off-course you feel, there is hope to turn things around!
Looking for a therapist to help you navigate moving forward with life while living with anxiety, depression, or impacts from trauma? You've come to the right place! You can expect to be listened to and respected while we work together to improve your experience in life. We will assess what's happening and set goals to get you where you want to be. No matter how far off-course you feel, there is hope to turn things around!
(530) 491-4374 View (530) 491-4374
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Kimberly Micaela Price
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chico, CA 95926
For many of us, our pains and heartaches can be felt in every aspect of our lives, physically, emotionally, mentally, behaviorally, and relationally. My experience includes assisting children, adolescents, adults, and families who are dealing with problems related to depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflict, trauma, and major life transitions. These feelings and experiences can be incredibly overwhelming, confusing, and isolating and I am passionate about helping people develop coping strategies, process painful experiences, and heal and grow so that they can live a fulfilling life.
For many of us, our pains and heartaches can be felt in every aspect of our lives, physically, emotionally, mentally, behaviorally, and relationally. My experience includes assisting children, adolescents, adults, and families who are dealing with problems related to depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflict, trauma, and major life transitions. These feelings and experiences can be incredibly overwhelming, confusing, and isolating and I am passionate about helping people develop coping strategies, process painful experiences, and heal and grow so that they can live a fulfilling life.
(530) 404-5573 View (530) 404-5573
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Carol Marie Seigler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Chico, CA 95926
Waitlist for new clients
Have you experienced a traumatic event that you feel holds you back from the life you so desperately want to live? Do unwanted thoughts and memories prevent you from feeling like you can live a normal and happy life? If you are living with traumatic events from your past, ranging from insult, abuse, humiliation, violence, attachment wounds, or even subtle disappointments, therapy could be a safe space to address these injuries. Through a collaborative approach and taking into account the mind & body, I join my clients on a journey of exploration, growth, and healing.
Have you experienced a traumatic event that you feel holds you back from the life you so desperately want to live? Do unwanted thoughts and memories prevent you from feeling like you can live a normal and happy life? If you are living with traumatic events from your past, ranging from insult, abuse, humiliation, violence, attachment wounds, or even subtle disappointments, therapy could be a safe space to address these injuries. Through a collaborative approach and taking into account the mind & body, I join my clients on a journey of exploration, growth, and healing.
(530) 694-4377 View (530) 694-4377
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Aracely Munguia (Bilingual-Spanish)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chico, CA 95928
My name is Aracely Munguia and I am a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master's Degree in Social Work from CSU, Chico. I have over 20+ years' of clinical experience in working with diverse populations, I have worked in various clinical settings, including inpatient psychiatric units, integrated care settings, community based agencies and currently I am in private practice. I provide individual psychotherapy to adults, teens, and families using an eclectic approach tailored to the unique needs of each client.
My name is Aracely Munguia and I am a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master's Degree in Social Work from CSU, Chico. I have over 20+ years' of clinical experience in working with diverse populations, I have worked in various clinical settings, including inpatient psychiatric units, integrated care settings, community based agencies and currently I am in private practice. I provide individual psychotherapy to adults, teens, and families using an eclectic approach tailored to the unique needs of each client.
(530) 441-2955 View (530) 441-2955
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Kathleen (Kathy) Dahlstrom
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chico, CA 95926
Is your teen or pre-teen struggling and you know they need help, but you are not sure where to start? Would you like them to talk to someone who specializes in adolescents? I can help your child and your family get through the rough patches. I help with a wide variety of teen and pre-teen issues including depression, anxiety, school attendance, substance abuse and family conflict. I also have expertise and experience working with transgender and gender non-conforming youth, and helping parents and families through the transition experience from a gender positive approach. If you are a parent and you are here looking for help, I know already that you are your child’s advocate. You are in your child’s corner. That support is a powerful force in their life, and so important for resilience, but when your child is struggling it can be so scary and so hard to know what to do. With grown kids of my own, I’ve been there as a parent through the rocky times too. I can help. Give me a call.
Is your teen or pre-teen struggling and you know they need help, but you are not sure where to start? Would you like them to talk to someone who specializes in adolescents? I can help your child and your family get through the rough patches. I help with a wide variety of teen and pre-teen issues including depression, anxiety, school attendance, substance abuse and family conflict. I also have expertise and experience working with transgender and gender non-conforming youth, and helping parents and families through the transition experience from a gender positive approach. If you are a parent and you are here looking for help, I know already that you are your child’s advocate. You are in your child’s corner. That support is a powerful force in their life, and so important for resilience, but when your child is struggling it can be so scary and so hard to know what to do. With grown kids of my own, I’ve been there as a parent through the rocky times too. I can help. Give me a call.
(530) 364-5663 View (530) 364-5663
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The Mindful Lemon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chico, CA 95926  (Online Only)
Our mission is to provide quality online mental health and substance abuse services while breaking down the barriers of traditional, office based therapy. Traditional mental health and substance abuse treatment tends to focus on what makes you sick, what you are lacking but at The Mindful Lemon, our clinicians let you sit in the driver’s seat, focusing on your strengths and assets to help you become the best version of you! This can be via traditional talk therapy, medication management, mindfulness techniques, an emphasis on health, wellness and fitness or any combination of the above.
Our mission is to provide quality online mental health and substance abuse services while breaking down the barriers of traditional, office based therapy. Traditional mental health and substance abuse treatment tends to focus on what makes you sick, what you are lacking but at The Mindful Lemon, our clinicians let you sit in the driver’s seat, focusing on your strengths and assets to help you become the best version of you! This can be via traditional talk therapy, medication management, mindfulness techniques, an emphasis on health, wellness and fitness or any combination of the above.
(530) 288-4066 View (530) 288-4066
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Laura Skaggs
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chico, CA 95926
Has depression, anxiety, trauma or just day-to-day life got in the way of you living your happiest and most fulfilled life? Or maybe work, school, friends or family have become overwhelming? Are you ready to take back some of your power and get on the path to feeling better? Well then welcome! My goal as a therapist is to help you get back to feeling your best self while working through some of the stress and difficulties that life often throws at us. I truly believe everyone has the capability to heal, change, grow and learn - we sometimes just need a little help to get us there.
Has depression, anxiety, trauma or just day-to-day life got in the way of you living your happiest and most fulfilled life? Or maybe work, school, friends or family have become overwhelming? Are you ready to take back some of your power and get on the path to feeling better? Well then welcome! My goal as a therapist is to help you get back to feeling your best self while working through some of the stress and difficulties that life often throws at us. I truly believe everyone has the capability to heal, change, grow and learn - we sometimes just need a little help to get us there.
(530) 789-3114 View (530) 789-3114
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Muria Dilts
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Chico, CA 95928
Sometimes we feel emotionally numb because of past or present experiences. Maybe the memory of your experiences trigger discomfort, isolation, or thoughts of regret, & you’re tired of being controlled by your past. You want to feel happy & show-up fully for your friends, family, & partner, but you just can’t seem to shake it off enough to be present. I am here to face the struggle with you & to tell you that depression, anxiety & trauma are highly treatable. Reaching out can be scary and unsettling, but you don't have to do it alone.
Sometimes we feel emotionally numb because of past or present experiences. Maybe the memory of your experiences trigger discomfort, isolation, or thoughts of regret, & you’re tired of being controlled by your past. You want to feel happy & show-up fully for your friends, family, & partner, but you just can’t seem to shake it off enough to be present. I am here to face the struggle with you & to tell you that depression, anxiety & trauma are highly treatable. Reaching out can be scary and unsettling, but you don't have to do it alone.
(530) 292-7573 View (530) 292-7573
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Katie Jane LaRue
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chico, CA 95926
CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. EMDR THERAPY. For the last 10 years, I have worked with trauma survivors providing compassionate therapeutic care. Every person’s story is unique & how we cope with life’s struggles will be different for each of us. I believe each person has the wisdom, strength, & skills to heal. The key is to find out how, believe in what you’re doing, & apply the methods. I can help you discover parts of yourself that have been dimmed or never explored. At times, we all feel stuck & lost. I would feel honored to be a part of your journey. My space is safe & free of judgment.
CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. EMDR THERAPY. For the last 10 years, I have worked with trauma survivors providing compassionate therapeutic care. Every person’s story is unique & how we cope with life’s struggles will be different for each of us. I believe each person has the wisdom, strength, & skills to heal. The key is to find out how, believe in what you’re doing, & apply the methods. I can help you discover parts of yourself that have been dimmed or never explored. At times, we all feel stuck & lost. I would feel honored to be a part of your journey. My space is safe & free of judgment.
(707) 229-1452 View (707) 229-1452
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Susan Spehling, LCSW, CCBT, CCTPII, ADHD CP
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCBT, CCTP II, ADHD CP
Verified Verified
Chico, CA 95973  (Online Only)
Hello! I’m Suzie Spehling. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) at Foresight. Finding a therapist is not an easy task for most, let alone the right one for you! Congratulations on taking the first step! I am a Certified Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist (CBT), specializing in trauma and grief, as well as a Dialectical Behavioral Therapist (DBT), specializing in managing stress, regulating emotions and improving relationships, which means I help you understand and work through your thoughts, feelings and behaviors, while learning to make permanent, positive life changes! I am also a specialist in treating ADHD.
Hello! I’m Suzie Spehling. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) at Foresight. Finding a therapist is not an easy task for most, let alone the right one for you! Congratulations on taking the first step! I am a Certified Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist (CBT), specializing in trauma and grief, as well as a Dialectical Behavioral Therapist (DBT), specializing in managing stress, regulating emotions and improving relationships, which means I help you understand and work through your thoughts, feelings and behaviors, while learning to make permanent, positive life changes! I am also a specialist in treating ADHD.
(530) 317-0181 View (530) 317-0181
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Sylvia Rodriguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chico, CA 95926
As a bilingual therapist for the past several years, I have had the honor and privilege of sharing in unique journeys of inspiration, cultivation, and transformation regardless of barriers current events present. If you have noticed something is different in your quality of life and want to take steps to improve your life experiences, you are not alone. Perhaps the challenges, difficulties, and stressors from the human experience have changed who you are or where you want to be. Experiencing fears, sadness, worry, and grief is normal and, at times, can impact our areas of wellness.
As a bilingual therapist for the past several years, I have had the honor and privilege of sharing in unique journeys of inspiration, cultivation, and transformation regardless of barriers current events present. If you have noticed something is different in your quality of life and want to take steps to improve your life experiences, you are not alone. Perhaps the challenges, difficulties, and stressors from the human experience have changed who you are or where you want to be. Experiencing fears, sadness, worry, and grief is normal and, at times, can impact our areas of wellness.
(530) 457-6411 View (530) 457-6411

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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.