Female Therapists in Downtown Core, Davis, CA

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Dr. Limor Watson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Downtown Core, Davis, CA 95616
Dr. Limor Watson has more than 10 years of experience counseling diverse populations in community clinics, alternative high schools, and the California State Prison System. Dr. Watson’s theoretical approach is holistic and views mental and emotional issues as they intersect with socio-cultural factors and backgrounds.
Dr. Limor Watson has more than 10 years of experience counseling diverse populations in community clinics, alternative high schools, and the California State Prison System. Dr. Watson’s theoretical approach is holistic and views mental and emotional issues as they intersect with socio-cultural factors and backgrounds.
(530) 363-1254 View (530) 363-1254
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Carmen Isais
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Downtown Core, Davis, CA 95616
My life philosophy is simple. I approach life with dedication, integrity and a sense of humor. The latter always comes in handy. While a native Californian, I’ve been lucky enough to have lived in three different countries and have learned that no matter the land or language, people crave love and union. People are waiting to tell their story, be heard and accepted.
My life philosophy is simple. I approach life with dedication, integrity and a sense of humor. The latter always comes in handy. While a native Californian, I’ve been lucky enough to have lived in three different countries and have learned that no matter the land or language, people crave love and union. People are waiting to tell their story, be heard and accepted.
(530) 615-0221 View (530) 615-0221
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Ashlynne Neil
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown Core, Davis, CA 95616
As humans we possess the incredible capacity to collaborate with, depend upon, and connect with others. These innate skills enhance our ability to cope under harsh life circumstances. Asking for help is the first step to enhancing your own abilities and skills of connection, healing, growth, self-awareness and so much more. If you are ready to take this step and team up with another to improve your life, send me an email or give me a call!
As humans we possess the incredible capacity to collaborate with, depend upon, and connect with others. These innate skills enhance our ability to cope under harsh life circumstances. Asking for help is the first step to enhancing your own abilities and skills of connection, healing, growth, self-awareness and so much more. If you are ready to take this step and team up with another to improve your life, send me an email or give me a call!
(530) 207-8745 View (530) 207-8745
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Diana Wilkinson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown Core, Davis, CA 95616
People want to be understood. Everyone wants to feel good yet each day our moods change as life’s circumstances intrude. Many times, the trauma we have experienced or our negative self-talk work to prevent us from good decisions. You may be considering counseling because you want to change something about yourself. For most people this kind of change can be hard work. To change yourself, it is helpful to understand how your thoughts, emotions and actions all interact to make up who you are. Real, lasting change is the result of a bunch of small changes that require a shift in thoughts and beliefs.
People want to be understood. Everyone wants to feel good yet each day our moods change as life’s circumstances intrude. Many times, the trauma we have experienced or our negative self-talk work to prevent us from good decisions. You may be considering counseling because you want to change something about yourself. For most people this kind of change can be hard work. To change yourself, it is helpful to understand how your thoughts, emotions and actions all interact to make up who you are. Real, lasting change is the result of a bunch of small changes that require a shift in thoughts and beliefs.
(530) 203-6494 View (530) 203-6494
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Erica Wright
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Downtown Core, Davis, CA 95616
You are looking for a therapist who can help you get from where you are to where you want to be. My practice is committed to helping you achieve your goals in a timely manner. Time is of the essence and you want to do the work and enjoy the results. Join me as we assess what is keeping you stuck where you are, gain resources and skills to use in our work together, and jump in as we process areas that feel stuck in order for you to move into where you want to be. We will not move faster than you want to go but we will move our way through the therapeutic process in order to get you feeling and functioning better.
You are looking for a therapist who can help you get from where you are to where you want to be. My practice is committed to helping you achieve your goals in a timely manner. Time is of the essence and you want to do the work and enjoy the results. Join me as we assess what is keeping you stuck where you are, gain resources and skills to use in our work together, and jump in as we process areas that feel stuck in order for you to move into where you want to be. We will not move faster than you want to go but we will move our way through the therapeutic process in order to get you feeling and functioning better.
(530) 441-0843 View (530) 441-0843
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Erica Joy McCarthy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Downtown Core, Davis, CA 95616
Waitlist for new clients
A favorite quote of mine is, "The truth always happens." Too often, our present truth is filled with suffering and anxiety. But we can shape our truth, to better cope with disorder or overcome pain and trauma. The therapeutic process provides insight into behaviors and actions that allows for growth in self and relationships. I specialize in working with children, adolescents and adults of all backgrounds, helping clients and families to understand a range of behaviors and disorders. Working together, clients learn to recognize feelings, relate them to behaviors, and develop tools to recreate their own truth.
A favorite quote of mine is, "The truth always happens." Too often, our present truth is filled with suffering and anxiety. But we can shape our truth, to better cope with disorder or overcome pain and trauma. The therapeutic process provides insight into behaviors and actions that allows for growth in self and relationships. I specialize in working with children, adolescents and adults of all backgrounds, helping clients and families to understand a range of behaviors and disorders. Working together, clients learn to recognize feelings, relate them to behaviors, and develop tools to recreate their own truth.
(530) 746-8387 View (530) 746-8387
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Megan E Evans
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Downtown Core, Davis, CA 95616
Worried, sad, confused, in conflict? Can't stop thinking? Feeling little pleasure or joy? Compassionately, I will help you reduce anxiety, resolve old business, uncover your strengths, and connect more deeply with others. With practical information and proven techniques, I can help you access your inner compass, work, sleep and play better. You can learn to trust yourself, work through past hurt and anger, understand and fully appreciate yourself and others. I'm honored to partner with a wide variety of people on their journeys of personal development, and I'm always impressed with the resilience and courage of my clients.
Worried, sad, confused, in conflict? Can't stop thinking? Feeling little pleasure or joy? Compassionately, I will help you reduce anxiety, resolve old business, uncover your strengths, and connect more deeply with others. With practical information and proven techniques, I can help you access your inner compass, work, sleep and play better. You can learn to trust yourself, work through past hurt and anger, understand and fully appreciate yourself and others. I'm honored to partner with a wide variety of people on their journeys of personal development, and I'm always impressed with the resilience and courage of my clients.
(530) 631-3252 View (530) 631-3252
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Joy Policar
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Downtown Core, Davis, CA 95616
I help people turn toward more emotionally satisfying lives by providing a safe, non-judgmental, and compassionate atmosphere that facilitates growth. Do you feel as though you are merely surviving rather than fully living? We often live and act out scripts that are no longer satisfying or, even worse, inhibiting and destructive. I can guide you through a process of self discovery that deepens your capacity to face current challenges and enrich relationships. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, identity shifts, addiction, or family crisis, I believe the therapeutic process provides a rich landscape in which to heal.
I help people turn toward more emotionally satisfying lives by providing a safe, non-judgmental, and compassionate atmosphere that facilitates growth. Do you feel as though you are merely surviving rather than fully living? We often live and act out scripts that are no longer satisfying or, even worse, inhibiting and destructive. I can guide you through a process of self discovery that deepens your capacity to face current challenges and enrich relationships. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, identity shifts, addiction, or family crisis, I believe the therapeutic process provides a rich landscape in which to heal.
(530) 507-8959 View (530) 507-8959
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Bonnie Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SEP
Verified Verified
Downtown Core, Davis, CA 95616
These are unprecedented times and we are facing the aftermath of a global trauma. You may be feeling grief, loss, burnout, depression, anxiety, or you may have no clue what it is you're feeling. I am here to hold space for you as we make our way through this existential crisis.
These are unprecedented times and we are facing the aftermath of a global trauma. You may be feeling grief, loss, burnout, depression, anxiety, or you may have no clue what it is you're feeling. I am here to hold space for you as we make our way through this existential crisis.
(424) 206-6946 View (424) 206-6946
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Melissa Regan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Downtown Core, Davis, CA 95616
Melissa specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families from diverse backgrounds. Her therapeutic approach incorporates elements of art therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, person-centered, mindfulness, and internal family system therapies.
Melissa specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families from diverse backgrounds. Her therapeutic approach incorporates elements of art therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, person-centered, mindfulness, and internal family system therapies.
(530) 363-1254 View (530) 363-1254
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Stephanie Bagley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Downtown Core, Davis, CA 95616
I create a healing space for those who are struggling with anxiety, depression and managing their emotions. These issues can cause stress in your daily life and in relationship with others. I do believe that there is a way to honor our lived experiences while learning new skills to help manage your emotional life.
I create a healing space for those who are struggling with anxiety, depression and managing their emotions. These issues can cause stress in your daily life and in relationship with others. I do believe that there is a way to honor our lived experiences while learning new skills to help manage your emotional life.
(530) 298-0492 View (530) 298-0492
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Mariana Nogueira
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downtown Core, Davis, CA 95616
I started my career 13 years ago working with children and families in schools and group homes. I have worked in hospice, hospitals and other mental health settings. I have extensive experience with grief, loss and relationship issues. I have lived in several countries, speak three languages and have an understanding of cultural-based mental health.
I started my career 13 years ago working with children and families in schools and group homes. I have worked in hospice, hospitals and other mental health settings. I have extensive experience with grief, loss and relationship issues. I have lived in several countries, speak three languages and have an understanding of cultural-based mental health.
(530) 771-6482 View (530) 771-6482
Stefanie Cremin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Downtown Core, Davis, CA 95616
Stefanie is a licensed marriage and family therapist that focuses on anxiety, anger management, depression, coping skills, family conflict, life transitions, LGBTQIA+ issues, peer relationships, self-esteem, and self-harm. She has a collaborative, strength-based approach and helps individuals learn specific skills to improve functioning, gain a clearer insight into their emotions, or process past and current experiences.
Stefanie is a licensed marriage and family therapist that focuses on anxiety, anger management, depression, coping skills, family conflict, life transitions, LGBTQIA+ issues, peer relationships, self-esteem, and self-harm. She has a collaborative, strength-based approach and helps individuals learn specific skills to improve functioning, gain a clearer insight into their emotions, or process past and current experiences.
(530) 363-1254 View (530) 363-1254
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Debbie Warner Glander
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
16 Endorsed
Downtown Core, Davis, CA 95616
Shame, anxiety, overwhelming stress and relationship difficulties can disrupt our ability to live a mindful and conscious life. Working with adults and adolescents to promote acceptance, empathy and compassion is my primary interest and the approach I take in therapy. I also have experience and a passion for working with clients who are struggling with Eating Disorders and body image issues. I feel that the energy between therapist and client is the first step in healing emotional wounds and promoting positive changes.
Shame, anxiety, overwhelming stress and relationship difficulties can disrupt our ability to live a mindful and conscious life. Working with adults and adolescents to promote acceptance, empathy and compassion is my primary interest and the approach I take in therapy. I also have experience and a passion for working with clients who are struggling with Eating Disorders and body image issues. I feel that the energy between therapist and client is the first step in healing emotional wounds and promoting positive changes.
(530) 363-1212 View (530) 363-1212
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Megan Noriega
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown Core, Davis, CA 95616  (Online Only)
You don’t feel the same since it happened, and no one gets it. Not only is it on your mind all the time, it’s affecting your work, your relationships, and even what you used to enjoy. You feel alone because you don’t know anyone who’s been through this. Maybe it just happened, or maybe it feels like a lifetime ago and you don’t know why it’s still affecting you.
You don’t feel the same since it happened, and no one gets it. Not only is it on your mind all the time, it’s affecting your work, your relationships, and even what you used to enjoy. You feel alone because you don’t know anyone who’s been through this. Maybe it just happened, or maybe it feels like a lifetime ago and you don’t know why it’s still affecting you.
(530) 804-5913 View (530) 804-5913
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Arielle Hastings
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown Core, Davis, CA 95616
I am offering in-person and telehealth. I support my clients through the use of expressive arts and somatic awareness. I work with youth, teens, young professionals, parents/single-parents and couples supporting issues with anxiety, fear, shame, life transitions, grief, daily stressors, relationship challenges of many varieties, and formation/re-formation of self. You are capable of transforming challenges, pain, breakdowns or trauma into self-actuating power and wisdom. I offer warm presence, encouraging easeful participation and invitation of your creative spirit.
I am offering in-person and telehealth. I support my clients through the use of expressive arts and somatic awareness. I work with youth, teens, young professionals, parents/single-parents and couples supporting issues with anxiety, fear, shame, life transitions, grief, daily stressors, relationship challenges of many varieties, and formation/re-formation of self. You are capable of transforming challenges, pain, breakdowns or trauma into self-actuating power and wisdom. I offer warm presence, encouraging easeful participation and invitation of your creative spirit.
(530) 457-1986 View (530) 457-1986
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Rebecca Brunette
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Downtown Core, Davis, CA 95616
Not accepting new clients
I provide psychotherapeutic services for children, teens and adults in Davis, CA. Prior to private practice I worked in community mental health and residential treatment. I use a person-centered approach, tailoring therapy to each individual’s needs and strengths. I have particular interest in working with young people and their parents through the ups and downs, developmental challenges, and stresses of growing up. Clients have shared that I have an easy, down to earth, warm and relational approach.
I provide psychotherapeutic services for children, teens and adults in Davis, CA. Prior to private practice I worked in community mental health and residential treatment. I use a person-centered approach, tailoring therapy to each individual’s needs and strengths. I have particular interest in working with young people and their parents through the ups and downs, developmental challenges, and stresses of growing up. Clients have shared that I have an easy, down to earth, warm and relational approach.
(530) 763-1229 View (530) 763-1229
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Dr. Jennie K. Singer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Downtown Core, Davis, CA 95616
Not accepting new clients
Are you going through a painful life transition? Feel lost? Or that your life needs meaning? Or are you stressed by a relationship or past trauma? I have a psychodynamic/attachment based perspective, and I firmly believe that by connecting current issues with your past life experiences is meaningful and allows for important healing. I also believe that healing takes place within a strong therapeutic relationship, and connection is essential. I have extensive knowledge of trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship dynamics, marriage and parenting concerns, developmental disabilities and learning disabilities. Visit jenniesinger.com.
Are you going through a painful life transition? Feel lost? Or that your life needs meaning? Or are you stressed by a relationship or past trauma? I have a psychodynamic/attachment based perspective, and I firmly believe that by connecting current issues with your past life experiences is meaningful and allows for important healing. I also believe that healing takes place within a strong therapeutic relationship, and connection is essential. I have extensive knowledge of trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship dynamics, marriage and parenting concerns, developmental disabilities and learning disabilities. Visit jenniesinger.com.
(530) 444-8651 View (530) 444-8651
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Brandi Bell
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, BSHA, MS, AMFT
Verified Verified
Downtown Core, Davis, CA 95616
COVID-19 and quarantine has changed the world, the way we navigate challenges and brought forth our need for connection.I am passionate about helping clients learn new skills to deal with the changes that come in life and rediscover their ability to create solutions to fit their world. I enjoy collaborating with clients to foster self awareness and empower them in their journey. I assist clients in reevaluating and refocusing to be more present. I work with clients to identify triggers as well as establish healthy habits to take care of themselves and their families.
COVID-19 and quarantine has changed the world, the way we navigate challenges and brought forth our need for connection.I am passionate about helping clients learn new skills to deal with the changes that come in life and rediscover their ability to create solutions to fit their world. I enjoy collaborating with clients to foster self awareness and empower them in their journey. I assist clients in reevaluating and refocusing to be more present. I work with clients to identify triggers as well as establish healthy habits to take care of themselves and their families.
(530) 341-8180 View (530) 341-8180
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Kimberly Alston-Stepnitz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Downtown Core, Davis, CA 95616
I find it useful to combine your goals for change as well as the aim to get to know yourself better as the foundation for therapy. My training in trauma and LGBTQ+ informed care is foundational to my work with you. I have training and experience working with many different presenting issues and identities, as well as clients' support systems (partners, parents, families, children.) I work relationally with individuals, families, and couples.
I find it useful to combine your goals for change as well as the aim to get to know yourself better as the foundation for therapy. My training in trauma and LGBTQ+ informed care is foundational to my work with you. I have training and experience working with many different presenting issues and identities, as well as clients' support systems (partners, parents, families, children.) I work relationally with individuals, families, and couples.
(530) 771-6054 View (530) 771-6054

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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.