Female Therapists in Sonora, CA

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Natalie A Gray
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sonora, CA 95370
In providing individual adult, child and family counseling services, my integration of therapeutic modalities allows for specialized treatment for each client. As a certified Advanced Level Clinical Trauma Practitioner my work with clients dealing with complex or emotional traumas is specific to the education on the effects of trauma and utilizing coping skills that can build resiliency. This approach has helped many families and individuals work through complex trauma, and work toward, and achieve, attainable goals.
In providing individual adult, child and family counseling services, my integration of therapeutic modalities allows for specialized treatment for each client. As a certified Advanced Level Clinical Trauma Practitioner my work with clients dealing with complex or emotional traumas is specific to the education on the effects of trauma and utilizing coping skills that can build resiliency. This approach has helped many families and individuals work through complex trauma, and work toward, and achieve, attainable goals.
(209) 236-9137 View (209) 236-9137
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Melody A Brotby
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sonora, CA 95370
There are times in all of our lives when we find it difficult to find the answers we've been searching for, when our external world becomes so loud we can't hear that internal voice of wisdom. It can be during those times that a focused hour of introspection, conversation, and reflection can be helpful in finding the answers we've been unable to access by ourselves. My goal is to facilitate that search, whether the focus is relationships, life direction, grieving, or how to make life rewarding.
There are times in all of our lives when we find it difficult to find the answers we've been searching for, when our external world becomes so loud we can't hear that internal voice of wisdom. It can be during those times that a focused hour of introspection, conversation, and reflection can be helpful in finding the answers we've been unable to access by ourselves. My goal is to facilitate that search, whether the focus is relationships, life direction, grieving, or how to make life rewarding.
(209) 691-5789 View (209) 691-5789
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Andrea D Hayes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sonora, CA 95370
Choosing a therapist is often an overwhelming ordeal. How do you know who to choose? What can you expect from this experience? Being vulnerable emotionally often feels intimidating. At the root of it, regardless of their individual issues, most people are simply struggling to be themselves. The human condition yearns for authenticity.... to be the best we can be, to be known and accepted, especially by one's self. I provide a use of humor and a non-judgmental yet very reality based environment where authenticity and self direction can be safely built at your own pace. You will then be able to realize the path that is best for you
Choosing a therapist is often an overwhelming ordeal. How do you know who to choose? What can you expect from this experience? Being vulnerable emotionally often feels intimidating. At the root of it, regardless of their individual issues, most people are simply struggling to be themselves. The human condition yearns for authenticity.... to be the best we can be, to be known and accepted, especially by one's self. I provide a use of humor and a non-judgmental yet very reality based environment where authenticity and self direction can be safely built at your own pace. You will then be able to realize the path that is best for you
(209) 591-5164 View (209) 591-5164
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Christy Maxson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sonora, CA 95370
Are you looking for more connection in your relationship, but aren’t really sure where to start? Does persistent worry, sadness or stress overwhelm you? Therapy can help. I enjoy working with individuals and couples to get to the root of the obstacles and move toward more enjoyment in life.
Are you looking for more connection in your relationship, but aren’t really sure where to start? Does persistent worry, sadness or stress overwhelm you? Therapy can help. I enjoy working with individuals and couples to get to the root of the obstacles and move toward more enjoyment in life.
(209) 454-3646 View (209) 454-3646
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Cherie D Owens
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Sonora, CA 95370
Every individual, couple or family is uniquely different and I have found over the years that one approach does not fit all. I offer a safe and confidential environment for understanding and resolving challenges in your life. I will assess your needs and create a treatment plan that is uniquely suited to you. You deserve emotional healing...I would like to help.
Every individual, couple or family is uniquely different and I have found over the years that one approach does not fit all. I offer a safe and confidential environment for understanding and resolving challenges in your life. I will assess your needs and create a treatment plan that is uniquely suited to you. You deserve emotional healing...I would like to help.
(209) 975-7756 View (209) 975-7756
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Pam Slakey
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, AMFT
Verified Verified
Sonora, CA 95370
You are unhappy, you don't like it, you're willing to take action to change that reality.. That is what a Therapist said to me long before I became a therapist myself. Now I encourage you, Good for you! Willingness is the key to the gate of awakening! Courage is not the absence of fear, it is evolving while being afraid..versus revolving with the same behaviors you've been taught. Time to get better teachers. Time to get to know you, what you want, how to ask for that, from yourself and others. "And the day came when the risk to stay tight in a bud was greater than the risk it took to blossom". Call me. Invest in you, who better?
You are unhappy, you don't like it, you're willing to take action to change that reality.. That is what a Therapist said to me long before I became a therapist myself. Now I encourage you, Good for you! Willingness is the key to the gate of awakening! Courage is not the absence of fear, it is evolving while being afraid..versus revolving with the same behaviors you've been taught. Time to get better teachers. Time to get to know you, what you want, how to ask for that, from yourself and others. "And the day came when the risk to stay tight in a bud was greater than the risk it took to blossom". Call me. Invest in you, who better?
(209) 528-0780 View (209) 528-0780
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Jenna Johnson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Sonora, CA 95370
Are you tired of feeling stuck? Do you wish you could move past certain roadblocks in your life or in your relationships? If so, I am here to help you work through the things that have been holding you back and to help you create a life that reflects your values and goals.
Are you tired of feeling stuck? Do you wish you could move past certain roadblocks in your life or in your relationships? If so, I am here to help you work through the things that have been holding you back and to help you create a life that reflects your values and goals.
(209) 886-2858 View (209) 886-2858
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Stacey Soares
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sonora, CA 95370
Are you overwhelmed and tired of being where you are at? Do you want change? Want to find new approaches of dealing with emotional and or physical pain? Or help a family member who is. I have helped those to find their path and get relief to ease their pain.
Are you overwhelmed and tired of being where you are at? Do you want change? Want to find new approaches of dealing with emotional and or physical pain? Or help a family member who is. I have helped those to find their path and get relief to ease their pain.
(209) 230-5530 View (209) 230-5530
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Susan B Day
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sonora, CA 95370
What We Do... Every person holds unique experiences, stories, and gifts. Due to trauma or other concerns, our experiences can turn into intolerable burdens. When this occurs, our thoughts can become negative, relaying disheartening messages to us. Overwhelmed, our minds and bodies become depressed, anxious, or hurt. Imagine, however, that our suffering carries meaningful messages. Through therapy that seeks to support and honor our life experiences, we can learn to express, befriend, and transform our uncomfortable symptoms. "In order to change what is, we need to give speech to what has been, to imagine what might be." Adrienne Rich
What We Do... Every person holds unique experiences, stories, and gifts. Due to trauma or other concerns, our experiences can turn into intolerable burdens. When this occurs, our thoughts can become negative, relaying disheartening messages to us. Overwhelmed, our minds and bodies become depressed, anxious, or hurt. Imagine, however, that our suffering carries meaningful messages. Through therapy that seeks to support and honor our life experiences, we can learn to express, befriend, and transform our uncomfortable symptoms. "In order to change what is, we need to give speech to what has been, to imagine what might be." Adrienne Rich
(209) 740-4445 View (209) 740-4445
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Claudia Forster, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sonora, CA 95370
Are you worried, fearful or depressed? Would you like guidance, options and a new perspective? I can help you live a more satisfying life through compassionate listening, honest feedback, and a focus on results. My goal is that you learn skills to maintain the changes that satisfy you. If you desire a greater ability to understand and control your emotions and feel content, I can help you. Discover opportunities to see yourself differently than you currently do and create an effective, positive and lasting change. We will focus on getting the results you need to live a more satisfying life.
Are you worried, fearful or depressed? Would you like guidance, options and a new perspective? I can help you live a more satisfying life through compassionate listening, honest feedback, and a focus on results. My goal is that you learn skills to maintain the changes that satisfy you. If you desire a greater ability to understand and control your emotions and feel content, I can help you. Discover opportunities to see yourself differently than you currently do and create an effective, positive and lasting change. We will focus on getting the results you need to live a more satisfying life.
(209) 323-2952 View (209) 323-2952
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Kathy Di Giacomo
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sonora, CA 95370
Imagine....Peace in your mind and enjoying a beautiful moment. Do you feel anxious or overwhelmed, trapped, afraid, stuck, sad, or depressed? Get relief. After a couple of visits, you will feel hope & empowerment. Come feel how wonderful freedom feels in a safe, confidential, non-judgmental environment. Utilizing "play therapy" and art classes to help children & adults. Empathy & understanding changes your perspective & brings Powerful results. You are unique & created for happiness & success. Be courageous today, change your life! Unlimited relationship Confidence Coaching With Kathy Call now! 209.536.4296
Imagine....Peace in your mind and enjoying a beautiful moment. Do you feel anxious or overwhelmed, trapped, afraid, stuck, sad, or depressed? Get relief. After a couple of visits, you will feel hope & empowerment. Come feel how wonderful freedom feels in a safe, confidential, non-judgmental environment. Utilizing "play therapy" and art classes to help children & adults. Empathy & understanding changes your perspective & brings Powerful results. You are unique & created for happiness & success. Be courageous today, change your life! Unlimited relationship Confidence Coaching With Kathy Call now! 209.536.4296
(209) 583-5832 View (209) 583-5832
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Emilia Desiree Santucci
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Sonora, CA 95370
As a psychotherapist who practices from a Transpersonal perspective, I provide therapy for the WHOLE individual. Unlike traditional therapeutic structure, which only considers the Emotional and Intellectual components of the individual, I also focus on the Physical and Spiritual facets of Self. I work with all ages, from small children through geriatric seniors. My specialties include Eating Disorders, Depression, Anger Management, Anxiety and Substance Abuse. I provide therapy to individuals, couples and groups and especially enjoy working with children and adolescents.
As a psychotherapist who practices from a Transpersonal perspective, I provide therapy for the WHOLE individual. Unlike traditional therapeutic structure, which only considers the Emotional and Intellectual components of the individual, I also focus on the Physical and Spiritual facets of Self. I work with all ages, from small children through geriatric seniors. My specialties include Eating Disorders, Depression, Anger Management, Anxiety and Substance Abuse. I provide therapy to individuals, couples and groups and especially enjoy working with children and adolescents.
(209) 231-6279 View (209) 231-6279
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Sara Ray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sonora, CA 95370  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with self-doubt and low self-esteem? Do you love your spouse, but cannot figure out how to get along? Do you feel hurt, alone, or unheard often? Are you struggling with overthinking and feeling sad, overwhelmed, irritable and/or exhausted? If you are looking for a non-judgmental, safe and skilled therapist, I invite you to contact me to see if I might be the right therapist for you.
Do you struggle with self-doubt and low self-esteem? Do you love your spouse, but cannot figure out how to get along? Do you feel hurt, alone, or unheard often? Are you struggling with overthinking and feeling sad, overwhelmed, irritable and/or exhausted? If you are looking for a non-judgmental, safe and skilled therapist, I invite you to contact me to see if I might be the right therapist for you.
(559) 780-8435 View (559) 780-8435
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Allison Guyton
Marriage & Family Therapist, BA, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sonora, CA 95370
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy can be a truly transformative experience. If you are suffering from the impacts of trauma, feel like you've lost your sense of self, are burdened by stress, worry, depression or low self-esteem and are ready for healing, I can help. If you and your partner are struggling and would benefit from an unbiased third party to help navigate the intricacies of your relationship, I can help. Therapy is a journey, and together we will identify and create meaningful goals for treatment to bring greater fulfillment to your life.
Therapy can be a truly transformative experience. If you are suffering from the impacts of trauma, feel like you've lost your sense of self, are burdened by stress, worry, depression or low self-esteem and are ready for healing, I can help. If you and your partner are struggling and would benefit from an unbiased third party to help navigate the intricacies of your relationship, I can help. Therapy is a journey, and together we will identify and create meaningful goals for treatment to bring greater fulfillment to your life.
(209) 600-7310 View (209) 600-7310
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Lynda Merritt
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Sonora, CA 95370
I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Therapist licensed in California. I have been working with families and individuals for over 15 years. Over the past 9 years, I have been providing therapy for families and individuals who have challenges with mental health barriers. I have worked as a Crisis Responder in the community, hospital, and Law Enforcement settings providing training and coaching strategies on how to respond to mental health using a non-judgmental approach.
I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Therapist licensed in California. I have been working with families and individuals for over 15 years. Over the past 9 years, I have been providing therapy for families and individuals who have challenges with mental health barriers. I have worked as a Crisis Responder in the community, hospital, and Law Enforcement settings providing training and coaching strategies on how to respond to mental health using a non-judgmental approach.
(310) 872-1775 View (310) 872-1775
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Katie Colunga
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sonora, CA 95370
Are you longing to feel peace in your body again…or perhaps you’ve never felt peace. Life is messy and full of transitions. Sometimes these transitions are manageable, but often times they bring up hard feelings, thoughts, or reactions that we weren’t anticipating. Everyone struggles from time to time. Maybe you have experienced trauma in your lifetime and have never had the space to give it the proper narrative it deserves. My approach to counseling is collaborative as I see myself as a support person along your journey. My focus is on providing a secure space to develop a trusting, authentic therapeutic relationship.
Are you longing to feel peace in your body again…or perhaps you’ve never felt peace. Life is messy and full of transitions. Sometimes these transitions are manageable, but often times they bring up hard feelings, thoughts, or reactions that we weren’t anticipating. Everyone struggles from time to time. Maybe you have experienced trauma in your lifetime and have never had the space to give it the proper narrative it deserves. My approach to counseling is collaborative as I see myself as a support person along your journey. My focus is on providing a secure space to develop a trusting, authentic therapeutic relationship.
(626) 691-4103 View (626) 691-4103
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Futura Spears
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sonora, CA 95370
I graduated Summa Cum Laude, with distinction from a reputable Marriage and Family Therapist Program in CA, where I obtained my Master's of Science Degree. I am currently a licensed practitioner through the Board of Behavioral Sciences. I am a trauma informed competent mental health professional that has provided clinical services in residential, outpatient, group home, school and community based settings. Furthermore, I have experience providing competent and confidential psychotherapy via Telehealth.
I graduated Summa Cum Laude, with distinction from a reputable Marriage and Family Therapist Program in CA, where I obtained my Master's of Science Degree. I am currently a licensed practitioner through the Board of Behavioral Sciences. I am a trauma informed competent mental health professional that has provided clinical services in residential, outpatient, group home, school and community based settings. Furthermore, I have experience providing competent and confidential psychotherapy via Telehealth.
(925) 350-4832 View (925) 350-4832
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Lauren Trask
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sonora, CA 95370  (Online Only)
I believe every good therapist has done their own work. I have been a therapy client at different times throughout my life. I don’t ask my clients to do anything I haven’t done myself. Together we will work to identify the best approach to healing for you.
I believe every good therapist has done their own work. I have been a therapy client at different times throughout my life. I don’t ask my clients to do anything I haven’t done myself. Together we will work to identify the best approach to healing for you.
(530) 429-7718 View (530) 429-7718
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Shaune Brady
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sonora, CA 95370
I enjoy working with children from preschool through 5th grade who are dealing with challenging behaviors, big emotions, social difficulties, and learning struggles. My desire is to help children to regulate (calm) their nervous systems so they can express their needs in a more productive way. When they understand what is going on within themselves and the world around them, they can make better choices. When children CAN do better, they WILL do better. I also like coming alongside parents/caregivers to support them in the significant work of raising their child and understanding how to best meet their needs.
I enjoy working with children from preschool through 5th grade who are dealing with challenging behaviors, big emotions, social difficulties, and learning struggles. My desire is to help children to regulate (calm) their nervous systems so they can express their needs in a more productive way. When they understand what is going on within themselves and the world around them, they can make better choices. When children CAN do better, they WILL do better. I also like coming alongside parents/caregivers to support them in the significant work of raising their child and understanding how to best meet their needs.
(209) 340-8697 View (209) 340-8697
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Rebecca Schimp
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Verified Verified
Sonora, CA 95370  (Online Only)
After doing some self exploration did you realize deep down you are struggling with worry, stress, low self-esteem, trauma, or just every day functioning? Do you feel out of balance and overwhelmed with work, home, or in your relationships? Then you have taken a step in the right direction. I have a passion for working with children, first responders and their families, and anyone who is ready to start making changes to live a fulfilling and purposeful life.
After doing some self exploration did you realize deep down you are struggling with worry, stress, low self-esteem, trauma, or just every day functioning? Do you feel out of balance and overwhelmed with work, home, or in your relationships? Then you have taken a step in the right direction. I have a passion for working with children, first responders and their families, and anyone who is ready to start making changes to live a fulfilling and purposeful life.
(209) 780-0539 View (209) 780-0539
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.