Female Therapists in Columbia, CT

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Sandi Quinn
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbia, CT 06237
I am passionate about helping others to reach their potential; personally and professionally. I provide client-centered psychotherapy through a cognitive behavioral lens. I utilize my extensive clinical and business experience to provide a unique recovery focus.
I am passionate about helping others to reach their potential; personally and professionally. I provide client-centered psychotherapy through a cognitive behavioral lens. I utilize my extensive clinical and business experience to provide a unique recovery focus.
(860) 724-4069 View (860) 724-4069
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Susan A Barone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MAAMET
Verified Verified
Columbia, CT 06237
When we experience trauma it can effect all aspects of our lives, our psychological, emotional and physical well-being can all be compromised. Trauma related issues include: physical pain, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance, anger, substance abuse, procrastination and avoidance behaviors. These issues can be present even if the trauma occurred in our pre-verbal years. Talk therapy alone even when paired with medication is often not enough to provide the true relief and healing we seek and deserve. This is why I incorporate Emotional Freedom Techniques into my practice.
When we experience trauma it can effect all aspects of our lives, our psychological, emotional and physical well-being can all be compromised. Trauma related issues include: physical pain, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance, anger, substance abuse, procrastination and avoidance behaviors. These issues can be present even if the trauma occurred in our pre-verbal years. Talk therapy alone even when paired with medication is often not enough to provide the true relief and healing we seek and deserve. This is why I incorporate Emotional Freedom Techniques into my practice.
(860) 398-4845 View (860) 398-4845
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Julianne Kivlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbia, CT 06237  (Online Only)
Accessing mental health support can empower you to regain control of your life and focus on the things that matter most. I offer virtual psychotherapy and specialize in treating anxiety, depression, substance use, eating disorders, trauma, life transition, divorce, parenting challenges and relationship/family conflict. I have experience conducting couples, family and group counseling, and have an affinity for the LGBTQIA+ community; I specifically have experience working with and supporting the trans community. I believe in the importance of inclusion and strive for my clients to feel safe, heard and validated during every session.
Accessing mental health support can empower you to regain control of your life and focus on the things that matter most. I offer virtual psychotherapy and specialize in treating anxiety, depression, substance use, eating disorders, trauma, life transition, divorce, parenting challenges and relationship/family conflict. I have experience conducting couples, family and group counseling, and have an affinity for the LGBTQIA+ community; I specifically have experience working with and supporting the trans community. I believe in the importance of inclusion and strive for my clients to feel safe, heard and validated during every session.
(959) 210-6800 View (959) 210-6800
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Jennifer Brady
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Columbia, CT 06237
Feeling stressed? Are you struggling with feeling worried and having difficulty relaxing? Are you feeling more anxious than ever before? Perhaps you have many worries about too many different things and it feels difficult to manage. You might notice your heart is racing, your palms becoming sweaty, and feeling short of breath. Does worry keep you up at night trying to stay on top of that to do list? Today you are one step closer to feeling empowered to create a path toward well-being. I work with adults of all ages to explore personal strengths to help create positive changes, especially when working through life's difficulties.
Feeling stressed? Are you struggling with feeling worried and having difficulty relaxing? Are you feeling more anxious than ever before? Perhaps you have many worries about too many different things and it feels difficult to manage. You might notice your heart is racing, your palms becoming sweaty, and feeling short of breath. Does worry keep you up at night trying to stay on top of that to do list? Today you are one step closer to feeling empowered to create a path toward well-being. I work with adults of all ages to explore personal strengths to help create positive changes, especially when working through life's difficulties.
(860) 756-5326 View (860) 756-5326
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NAFI Outpatient Clinic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Columbia, CT 06237
Waitlist for new clients
As of March 4, 2024 the NAFI Outpatient Clinic has a waitlist of about 8+ weeks. NAFI Outpatient Clinic provides both in-person and telehealth therapeutic services as well as psychiatric evaluations/medication management services. We offer individual, family, and couples therapy for ages 6 through the lifespan. Our clinic has experience in servicing clients with anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral management, family interaction issues, and trauma. Call or email us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about the services we provide.
As of March 4, 2024 the NAFI Outpatient Clinic has a waitlist of about 8+ weeks. NAFI Outpatient Clinic provides both in-person and telehealth therapeutic services as well as psychiatric evaluations/medication management services. We offer individual, family, and couples therapy for ages 6 through the lifespan. Our clinic has experience in servicing clients with anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral management, family interaction issues, and trauma. Call or email us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about the services we provide.
(860) 615-2145 View (860) 615-2145
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Lynn Dove
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Columbia, CT 06237
I believe that change is possible. Realizing when things are not working, and that something needs to change, is an important point in creating the life you want to have. I am glad that you have chosen to see if therapy can help you. My goal is to create a safe place in which you can learn to understand yourself, heal your wounds, and to become the person you want to be. I work with adults and adolescents dealing with a variety of issues; from everyday struggles, anxiety, depression, psychological trauma and dissociation, eating disorders, relationship issues, spirituality, and aging.
I believe that change is possible. Realizing when things are not working, and that something needs to change, is an important point in creating the life you want to have. I am glad that you have chosen to see if therapy can help you. My goal is to create a safe place in which you can learn to understand yourself, heal your wounds, and to become the person you want to be. I work with adults and adolescents dealing with a variety of issues; from everyday struggles, anxiety, depression, psychological trauma and dissociation, eating disorders, relationship issues, spirituality, and aging.
(860) 254-7344 View (860) 254-7344
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Lauriann Zane
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LADC
Verified Verified
Columbia, CT 06237
On our path in life we all go through times of struggle. Sometimes from unresolved past issues or just problems in the present. I believe we can learn to know ourselves and move through difficulties when we have support from a trusted individual with whom we can process. I work in collaboration with clients to build on natural strengths, while addressing barriers to progress, so they can move toward their goals. I work from a wholistic perspective (mind/body) and create an emotionally supportive, non-judgmental space where clients can feel safe to share their stories and create insight for action and growth.
On our path in life we all go through times of struggle. Sometimes from unresolved past issues or just problems in the present. I believe we can learn to know ourselves and move through difficulties when we have support from a trusted individual with whom we can process. I work in collaboration with clients to build on natural strengths, while addressing barriers to progress, so they can move toward their goals. I work from a wholistic perspective (mind/body) and create an emotionally supportive, non-judgmental space where clients can feel safe to share their stories and create insight for action and growth.
(860) 986-6547 View (860) 986-6547
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Barbara J. Varnum MS, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbia, CT 06237  (Online Only)
I enjoy assisting people who are dealing with one or more of the stresses life can bring including anxiety, depression, relationship and parenting issues. I work best with issues of stress and family dysfunction, relationship issues, self-defeating behavior patterns, parenting issues with teens/oppositional children. Ideally, clients I work with are willing to express their feelings, explore their situations in a safe, accepting environment in order to achieve the peace of mind they seek.
I enjoy assisting people who are dealing with one or more of the stresses life can bring including anxiety, depression, relationship and parenting issues. I work best with issues of stress and family dysfunction, relationship issues, self-defeating behavior patterns, parenting issues with teens/oppositional children. Ideally, clients I work with are willing to express their feelings, explore their situations in a safe, accepting environment in order to achieve the peace of mind they seek.
(864) 668-1957 View (864) 668-1957
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Julie M Hoagland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, CT 06237
Online Sessions available during this time. I offer a safe place for you to lean into your discomfort and teach how to be courageous and compassionate with yourself. I am committed to helping you set free from negative thoughts and beliefs that have led to unwanted patterns. Together we will open up options, choices and possibilities where you likely now think you have none. Change can be hard, we will celebrate the small wins we make along the way.
Online Sessions available during this time. I offer a safe place for you to lean into your discomfort and teach how to be courageous and compassionate with yourself. I am committed to helping you set free from negative thoughts and beliefs that have led to unwanted patterns. Together we will open up options, choices and possibilities where you likely now think you have none. Change can be hard, we will celebrate the small wins we make along the way.
(860) 406-7411 View (860) 406-7411
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Inlight Professional Counseling Services, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC, LADC, LCSW
Verified Verified
Columbia, CT 06237
Are you struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Relationship problems, Grief, Transition in Personal life or Career, Parenting Difficulties, Trauma, PTSD, existential crises, lack of self confidence? Are you looking for someone to help you make sense of your emotional struggles and find ways to heal and thrive in life? Are you experiencing spiritual turbulence and would like help in getting back your balance and orientation in this rapidly evolving spiritual shifts in consciousness on the planet today?
Are you struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Relationship problems, Grief, Transition in Personal life or Career, Parenting Difficulties, Trauma, PTSD, existential crises, lack of self confidence? Are you looking for someone to help you make sense of your emotional struggles and find ways to heal and thrive in life? Are you experiencing spiritual turbulence and would like help in getting back your balance and orientation in this rapidly evolving spiritual shifts in consciousness on the planet today?
(860) 471-8559 View (860) 471-8559
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Krystal Moon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Columbia, CT 06237
Middletown counseling is taking new telehealth clients! I've had the pleasure of working with people of all ages who have struggled with various life stressors. Whether it's experiencing a traumatic event, anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, grief, relationship issues, or family conflict, I would like to help you find a way through. My approach is interactive & collaborative with you. I believe the best therapeutic relationship is built upon mutual respect, honesty, and a common desire to help you reach your goals. My approach is based upon the belief that our strengths are the foundation on our path to wellness.
Middletown counseling is taking new telehealth clients! I've had the pleasure of working with people of all ages who have struggled with various life stressors. Whether it's experiencing a traumatic event, anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, grief, relationship issues, or family conflict, I would like to help you find a way through. My approach is interactive & collaborative with you. I believe the best therapeutic relationship is built upon mutual respect, honesty, and a common desire to help you reach your goals. My approach is based upon the belief that our strengths are the foundation on our path to wellness.
(860) 650-1949 View (860) 650-1949
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Annie Hodgins
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Columbia, CT 06237
I'm accepting new clients for in-person sessions in Colchester! I'm Annie - I'm here to help you make your therapy experience a little less intimidating and a little more fun. As a parent myself, I know how hard it can be to take time out of your schedule to focus on yourself, your relationships, or even your family when you're just trying to get everyone to eat dinner. I believe that therapy should be meaningful, impactful, and not miserable ... big goals, I know! If you feel ready to start the journey to being your best self, I'm here to walk with you on the way.
I'm accepting new clients for in-person sessions in Colchester! I'm Annie - I'm here to help you make your therapy experience a little less intimidating and a little more fun. As a parent myself, I know how hard it can be to take time out of your schedule to focus on yourself, your relationships, or even your family when you're just trying to get everyone to eat dinner. I believe that therapy should be meaningful, impactful, and not miserable ... big goals, I know! If you feel ready to start the journey to being your best self, I'm here to walk with you on the way.
(860) 821-4321 View (860) 821-4321

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Hillary Stern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ADTR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Storrs, CT 06268
"Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion." -- Buddha. I utilize a gentle but direct approach to assist you in recovering from the pain and sorrow that can be a part of life. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Dance Movement Therapist. Using my creativity and diverse skill set I help my clients overcome depression, anxiety, eating disorders, traumas and loss. Working with the body, mind and spirit together, I will help you find the way to reconnect with your most authentic self and restore your relationships. My clients are adults, couples, children and adolecents.
"Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion." -- Buddha. I utilize a gentle but direct approach to assist you in recovering from the pain and sorrow that can be a part of life. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Dance Movement Therapist. Using my creativity and diverse skill set I help my clients overcome depression, anxiety, eating disorders, traumas and loss. Working with the body, mind and spirit together, I will help you find the way to reconnect with your most authentic self and restore your relationships. My clients are adults, couples, children and adolecents.
(860) 606-4278 View (860) 606-4278
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Mareisa Alene Aguirre
Professional Counselor Associate , MA, LPC-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Storrs, CT 06268  (Online Only)
Finding a BALANCE in life can be difficult, especially trying to juggle all of life’s responsibilities and take care of your own needs. Taking the time to just BE can be overwhelming but I would love to work with you to carve out the boundaries in your life and relationships. Exploring what makes you YOU can feel scary, even painful, but that's what makes working through your concerns worth it to explore. I have experience working with adults with substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, and adults experiencing transitions in life. Are you a new mom and feeling exhausted and missing who you are? Reach out for a chat!
Finding a BALANCE in life can be difficult, especially trying to juggle all of life’s responsibilities and take care of your own needs. Taking the time to just BE can be overwhelming but I would love to work with you to carve out the boundaries in your life and relationships. Exploring what makes you YOU can feel scary, even painful, but that's what makes working through your concerns worth it to explore. I have experience working with adults with substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, and adults experiencing transitions in life. Are you a new mom and feeling exhausted and missing who you are? Reach out for a chat!
(860) 854-7220 View (860) 854-7220
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Growing Well Counseling | Perinatal Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Marlborough, CT 06447
Wellness? While growing a family? What does that look like? Where do we begin? Now more than ever support for expectant and postpartum families is critical. Perhaps you have braved mental health issues for a long time, and now pregnancy, your conception journey, postpartum & world events are sending your anxiety or depression into a tailspin-it's just too much! You are not alone. We work with clients on fertility journeys, through pregnancy and postpartum- helping you find yourself again as you enter parenthood- this stuff is hard! Let's talk!
Wellness? While growing a family? What does that look like? Where do we begin? Now more than ever support for expectant and postpartum families is critical. Perhaps you have braved mental health issues for a long time, and now pregnancy, your conception journey, postpartum & world events are sending your anxiety or depression into a tailspin-it's just too much! You are not alone. We work with clients on fertility journeys, through pregnancy and postpartum- helping you find yourself again as you enter parenthood- this stuff is hard! Let's talk!
(860) 266-5919 View (860) 266-5919
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Therapy Enlightenment Joann Hansen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CMNCS
Verified Verified
Hebron, CT 06248  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical social worker. I am trained to understand you in the context of your environment. I specialize in the value of knowing your thoughts and feelings are not only based on you and your environment, they are also based on the health of your brain. Mind/body connection has everything to do with the way you feel, think, and act. I am also certified as a clinical nutritionist. This skill will help you feel better within a short period of time. Talk therapy and good nutrition will put you on a trajectory that will take you on a wonderful journey and never look back.
I am a licensed clinical social worker. I am trained to understand you in the context of your environment. I specialize in the value of knowing your thoughts and feelings are not only based on you and your environment, they are also based on the health of your brain. Mind/body connection has everything to do with the way you feel, think, and act. I am also certified as a clinical nutritionist. This skill will help you feel better within a short period of time. Talk therapy and good nutrition will put you on a trajectory that will take you on a wonderful journey and never look back.
(860) 530-5337 View (860) 530-5337
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Dori Bessette-Crail
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hebron, CT 06248  (Online Only)
Life is full of unique challenges. I can help you meet those challenges head on by working together to develop strategies to navigate through life stressors. My belief is that each and every one of us can maximize the use of all our senses to become better connected with ourselves and our environment. I would be happy and honored to help you achieve healing and personal growth. Acknowledging and validating who we are by what we see, hear, taste, smell, and touch is important. Let's take the journey of learning together!
Life is full of unique challenges. I can help you meet those challenges head on by working together to develop strategies to navigate through life stressors. My belief is that each and every one of us can maximize the use of all our senses to become better connected with ourselves and our environment. I would be happy and honored to help you achieve healing and personal growth. Acknowledging and validating who we are by what we see, hear, taste, smell, and touch is important. Let's take the journey of learning together!
(860) 591-9989 View (860) 591-9989
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Jeannie Kmetz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hebron, CT 06248
I deeply enjoy helping people to better understand and articulate what is getting in the way of achieving their goals, whatever those goals may be. Some common hurdles are parenting concerns, anxiety, depression, school performance, transitions, college angst, and relationships. I believe that we can use the past to better understand our present. We must, however, focus on the present if we want to make real changes in our lives. To do this, we will discuss what is working for you (we all have strengths) and what is not. I will help you to articulate your goals and the steps that you may choose to take to meet these goals.
I deeply enjoy helping people to better understand and articulate what is getting in the way of achieving their goals, whatever those goals may be. Some common hurdles are parenting concerns, anxiety, depression, school performance, transitions, college angst, and relationships. I believe that we can use the past to better understand our present. We must, however, focus on the present if we want to make real changes in our lives. To do this, we will discuss what is working for you (we all have strengths) and what is not. I will help you to articulate your goals and the steps that you may choose to take to meet these goals.
(860) 733-6464 View (860) 733-6464
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Andrea Cyr
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Colchester, CT 06415
I bring a down-to-earth approach to what can be a difficult, but rewarding, process. I have been practicing since 1999 and have learned, without a doubt, that people heal and grow when they feel safe, not judged and understood. So, that is exactly what you can expect. I work deeply and emphasize teaching clients about their emotional lives. Psychological difficulties are often rooted in barriers to knowing, understanding or supporting ones feelings and needs. This leads to emotional distress and is at the root of anxiety, depression, and the impact of trauma. This is often the emphasis of therapy.
I bring a down-to-earth approach to what can be a difficult, but rewarding, process. I have been practicing since 1999 and have learned, without a doubt, that people heal and grow when they feel safe, not judged and understood. So, that is exactly what you can expect. I work deeply and emphasize teaching clients about their emotional lives. Psychological difficulties are often rooted in barriers to knowing, understanding or supporting ones feelings and needs. This leads to emotional distress and is at the root of anxiety, depression, and the impact of trauma. This is often the emphasis of therapy.
(860) 458-3236 View (860) 458-3236
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Pamela Atwood
LPCA, CDP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Amston, CT 06231
You never know what will be waiting for you on the other side of the door. Every day his dementia seems to get worse. Yesterday he thought you were an old student of his. Today he doesn't recognize you at all. You lay in bed at night consumed with worry. You spend so much time and energy on your father that the rest of your life is being neglected. You see your family less. Work assignments are falling through the cracks. It fills you with guilt but sometimes you think about how much easier life would be if you didn't have to care for your dad.
You never know what will be waiting for you on the other side of the door. Every day his dementia seems to get worse. Yesterday he thought you were an old student of his. Today he doesn't recognize you at all. You lay in bed at night consumed with worry. You spend so much time and energy on your father that the rest of your life is being neglected. You see your family less. Work assignments are falling through the cracks. It fills you with guilt but sometimes you think about how much easier life would be if you didn't have to care for your dad.
(860) 385-2683 View (860) 385-2683

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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.