Female Therapists in Durham, CT

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Dr. Debra S. Nelson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Durham, CT 06422
Serving clients in most US States! Meeting you where you are... As a clinical psychologist, I understand that your life can be complex. There are various demands and expectations at different life stages that can be impacted by situational and mental health struggles. It's important to be mindful of the interaction between those demands and your stage of life. I recognize and respect that people have individual needs throughout the lifespan and I want to work closely and collaboratively with you to ensure that you reach your goals to a richer and more satisfying life.
Serving clients in most US States! Meeting you where you are... As a clinical psychologist, I understand that your life can be complex. There are various demands and expectations at different life stages that can be impacted by situational and mental health struggles. It's important to be mindful of the interaction between those demands and your stage of life. I recognize and respect that people have individual needs throughout the lifespan and I want to work closely and collaboratively with you to ensure that you reach your goals to a richer and more satisfying life.
(860) 901-7654 View (860) 901-7654
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Open Minds Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Durham, CT 06422
Compassionate heart centered counseling services. Open Minds Counseling is a group practice of Licensed Professional Counselors dedicated to the work of helping people find wholeness and healing. Located in Durham Connecticut, we provide in-person and telehealth counseling for residents of Connecticut. Our team offers Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) informed treatment, HeartMath biofeedback, expressive art therapies, Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy, Holistic Centered Counseling and group counseling for teens and adults. Open Minds Counseling is a women owned counseling practice. Our
Compassionate heart centered counseling services. Open Minds Counseling is a group practice of Licensed Professional Counselors dedicated to the work of helping people find wholeness and healing. Located in Durham Connecticut, we provide in-person and telehealth counseling for residents of Connecticut. Our team offers Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) informed treatment, HeartMath biofeedback, expressive art therapies, Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy, Holistic Centered Counseling and group counseling for teens and adults. Open Minds Counseling is a women owned counseling practice. Our
(860) 962-4918 View (860) 962-4918
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Alexandra Jade Adalbert
Counselor, MS, LPCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Durham, CT 06422
Do you feel like you are stuck in a pattern that you do not know how to break free from? Do you ever feel paralyzed or frozen without a clear idea of why? Have you been meaning to get a therapist for a while but somehow never found yourself in a session? If you have answered yes to any of these questions know that you are not alone and just by reading this means you are already starting your journey of getting unstuck. Congratulations on taking the first step.
Do you feel like you are stuck in a pattern that you do not know how to break free from? Do you ever feel paralyzed or frozen without a clear idea of why? Have you been meaning to get a therapist for a while but somehow never found yourself in a session? If you have answered yes to any of these questions know that you are not alone and just by reading this means you are already starting your journey of getting unstuck. Congratulations on taking the first step.
(860) 362-3508 View (860) 362-3508
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Marah Warhaftig
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Durham, CT 06422
Are you feeling burnt out, easily triggered, or overwhelmed? My ideal client is someone who has been living in survival mode but wants to understand their emotions more deeply so they can manage their life more effectively. My clients often feel that they have to put on a mask and fake a smile, but on the inside they are in a world of pain that very few people, if any, truly understand. Therapy is a place where that mask can safely come off. I am passionate about helping people improve their ability to cope with their emotional and physical pain so that they can experience life more fully instead of just surviving.
Are you feeling burnt out, easily triggered, or overwhelmed? My ideal client is someone who has been living in survival mode but wants to understand their emotions more deeply so they can manage their life more effectively. My clients often feel that they have to put on a mask and fake a smile, but on the inside they are in a world of pain that very few people, if any, truly understand. Therapy is a place where that mask can safely come off. I am passionate about helping people improve their ability to cope with their emotional and physical pain so that they can experience life more fully instead of just surviving.
(860) 809-1914 View (860) 809-1914
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Jennifer Santini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Durham, CT 06422  (Online Only)
I strive to provide a safe place for you to utilize the support necessary to set and reach your goals. In addition to mental health, I have extensive experience and am happy to aid in early recovery as well as sustained recovery from any substance or addictive behavior.
I strive to provide a safe place for you to utilize the support necessary to set and reach your goals. In addition to mental health, I have extensive experience and am happy to aid in early recovery as well as sustained recovery from any substance or addictive behavior.
(475) 267-5597 View (475) 267-5597
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Erin Egan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CBIS, MPH
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Durham, CT 06422
Waitlist for new clients
No current openings, please check back in August. If you or a loved one is experiencing depression, anxiety or overwhelmed with life's current obstacles, I would love to help. Therapy has the potential to increase your personal insight, support healthier relationships & create greater peace of mind. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling, happier life & take steps towards change. My background is primarily in partnering with people healing from trauma, anxiety, depression and brain injury. If you want to work together in focused, mindful therapy, please email to make an appointment.
No current openings, please check back in August. If you or a loved one is experiencing depression, anxiety or overwhelmed with life's current obstacles, I would love to help. Therapy has the potential to increase your personal insight, support healthier relationships & create greater peace of mind. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling, happier life & take steps towards change. My background is primarily in partnering with people healing from trauma, anxiety, depression and brain injury. If you want to work together in focused, mindful therapy, please email to make an appointment.
(203) 496-4667 View (203) 496-4667
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Susan M Hameline-Kasznay
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Durham, CT 06422
I have been treating families, couples, individuals and children for over 20 years. I enjoy working with families in transition, including divorce and blended families. I have experience in treating people with depression and anxiety as well.
I have been treating families, couples, individuals and children for over 20 years. I enjoy working with families in transition, including divorce and blended families. I have experience in treating people with depression and anxiety as well.
(860) 455-4697 View (860) 455-4697
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Jessica Alejandro
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Durham, CT 06422
My belief is in whole heart healing...that is, healing of the mind, body and soul. I believe that people have the tools to help heal themselves, but with all of the toxic energy that is around us, those tools get buried or are forgotten. I like to see myself as a conduit for the person's change, evolution and healing. The way I work with clients is to help them find those tools within themselves-teach them new ways to use them in order to become healthy and stay healthy. I work with couples and individuals with a focus on women and women's issues.
My belief is in whole heart healing...that is, healing of the mind, body and soul. I believe that people have the tools to help heal themselves, but with all of the toxic energy that is around us, those tools get buried or are forgotten. I like to see myself as a conduit for the person's change, evolution and healing. The way I work with clients is to help them find those tools within themselves-teach them new ways to use them in order to become healthy and stay healthy. I work with couples and individuals with a focus on women and women's issues.
(860) 331-8645 View (860) 331-8645
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Alison Brodhagen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Durham, CT 06422
It can feel overwhelming to find a therapist. These are particularly stressful times and you don't have to navigate it alone. We can all grow from the pain and challenges we face. Together we will work on identifying your goals and improving your quality of life. Therapy will be tailored to you. I look forward to being a part of your journey.
It can feel overwhelming to find a therapist. These are particularly stressful times and you don't have to navigate it alone. We can all grow from the pain and challenges we face. Together we will work on identifying your goals and improving your quality of life. Therapy will be tailored to you. I look forward to being a part of your journey.
(203) 980-9988 View (203) 980-9988
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Kimberly Heil Art Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, AT-R, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Durham, CT 06422
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed professional counselor, and board certified art therapist. I use a person-centered approach to my practice, incorporating psychotherapy and art therapy, to personalize sessions to meet my client's specific needs and goals. I believe in a therapeutic relationship built on trust, compassion, and non-judgement. Art therapy allows for exploration of creative process which helps to promote wellness, increase insight, foster resilience, and develop new coping skills. No previous art experience is required.
I am a licensed professional counselor, and board certified art therapist. I use a person-centered approach to my practice, incorporating psychotherapy and art therapy, to personalize sessions to meet my client's specific needs and goals. I believe in a therapeutic relationship built on trust, compassion, and non-judgement. Art therapy allows for exploration of creative process which helps to promote wellness, increase insight, foster resilience, and develop new coping skills. No previous art experience is required.
(860) 317-0312 View (860) 317-0312
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Kelly Badyrka
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Durham, CT 06422
Not accepting new clients
Have you recently realized that you no longer feel in control of your own life? During such a time, it is important to seek a safe place where you don't have to be afraid of what will come up or if you will be judged. Making that phone call to ask for help can be scary, and my down-to-earth approach will help ease that anxiety from the beginning. We can begin work immediately that will help you create a life that does not feel like such a battle.
Have you recently realized that you no longer feel in control of your own life? During such a time, it is important to seek a safe place where you don't have to be afraid of what will come up or if you will be judged. Making that phone call to ask for help can be scary, and my down-to-earth approach will help ease that anxiety from the beginning. We can begin work immediately that will help you create a life that does not feel like such a battle.
(860) 390-4667 View (860) 390-4667
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Elizabeth Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LADC, MSW
Verified Verified
Durham, CT 06422
Not accepting new clients
Congratulations on taking a step towards change and feeling better! I have worked with individuals, couples and families in residential and outpatient settings. I use a variety of techniques such as experiential, CBT, Solution-Focused, Motivational Interviewing, Gestalt and psychoeducational modalities. I am EMDR Certified and use EMDR to help clients recover from traumatic, disturbing and shame-based memories. I help clients find the motivation to change their unsatisfying patterns by empowering them to identify, express and prioritize needs and to stay focused on their goals.
Congratulations on taking a step towards change and feeling better! I have worked with individuals, couples and families in residential and outpatient settings. I use a variety of techniques such as experiential, CBT, Solution-Focused, Motivational Interviewing, Gestalt and psychoeducational modalities. I am EMDR Certified and use EMDR to help clients recover from traumatic, disturbing and shame-based memories. I help clients find the motivation to change their unsatisfying patterns by empowering them to identify, express and prioritize needs and to stay focused on their goals.
(203) 915-8976 View (203) 915-8976
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Liz Talbot
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, CGP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Durham, CT 06422  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Feeling overwhelmed by the challenges of motherhood? Maybe you're grieving the loss of a loved one or a relationship, or struggling to move forward from the weight of trauma, depression and anxiety symptoms. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Grief Professional and owner of Whole Wellness Counseling, LLC. I specialize in working with mothers of young children with training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders; pregnancy loss; those struggling with PTSD, and am trained in Grief and Loss. In our sessions together, I will meet you with compassion and grace using evidence-based techniques with a laid-back approach.
Feeling overwhelmed by the challenges of motherhood? Maybe you're grieving the loss of a loved one or a relationship, or struggling to move forward from the weight of trauma, depression and anxiety symptoms. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Grief Professional and owner of Whole Wellness Counseling, LLC. I specialize in working with mothers of young children with training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders; pregnancy loss; those struggling with PTSD, and am trained in Grief and Loss. In our sessions together, I will meet you with compassion and grace using evidence-based techniques with a laid-back approach.
(203) 989-4613 View (203) 989-4613
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Jaime Perry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Durham, CT 06422  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, anxiety, or major life changes? Sometimes we try to navigate these challenges on our own, but it can be overwhelming. There comes a time when we may need some help from a professional to assist with navigating some of life’s challenges. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I’d love to help you work towards healing and self-discovery. Life can be overwhelming and sometimes even exhausting, but I’m here to guide you through any obstacles you may face. My goal is to help you heal, understand yourself more deeply and learn how to better cope.
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, anxiety, or major life changes? Sometimes we try to navigate these challenges on our own, but it can be overwhelming. There comes a time when we may need some help from a professional to assist with navigating some of life’s challenges. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I’d love to help you work towards healing and self-discovery. Life can be overwhelming and sometimes even exhausting, but I’m here to guide you through any obstacles you may face. My goal is to help you heal, understand yourself more deeply and learn how to better cope.
(475) 251-8696 View (475) 251-8696

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Lara J Kaplan Goodrich
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Guilford, CT 06437
Please also visit my site, www.dynamapsychology.com for more information. I am a licensed clinical psychologist working with kids, teens & adults. My private practice is Dynama Psychology where I specialize in anxiety, coping, parenting, health psychology, and finding power in mental health. My clients are adults needing support while navigating a major life transition; teenagers wanting to learn how to better cope with stress; children learning how to rise above anxiety; parents hoping to be more effective while raising a family; and possibly you on your pursuit for healthy change.
Please also visit my site, www.dynamapsychology.com for more information. I am a licensed clinical psychologist working with kids, teens & adults. My private practice is Dynama Psychology where I specialize in anxiety, coping, parenting, health psychology, and finding power in mental health. My clients are adults needing support while navigating a major life transition; teenagers wanting to learn how to better cope with stress; children learning how to rise above anxiety; parents hoping to be more effective while raising a family; and possibly you on your pursuit for healthy change.
(860) 362-2504 View (860) 362-2504
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Leigh Ann Smith-Gary
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Middletown, CT 06457
*Please note: I am unable to accept new clients at this time.* My approach to therapy is humanistic and my aim is to work with honesty, gentleness, and in a collaborative spirit. My hope is that the process of therapy will result in your ability to live with less anxiety and depression, a stronger sense of well-being, and deeper self-understanding and self-acceptance. My background is in work with clients in university (CAPS), community, and residential settings. I collaborate extensively with other providers (psychiatrists, home therapists, etc.).
*Please note: I am unable to accept new clients at this time.* My approach to therapy is humanistic and my aim is to work with honesty, gentleness, and in a collaborative spirit. My hope is that the process of therapy will result in your ability to live with less anxiety and depression, a stronger sense of well-being, and deeper self-understanding and self-acceptance. My background is in work with clients in university (CAPS), community, and residential settings. I collaborate extensively with other providers (psychiatrists, home therapists, etc.).
(833) 910-0645 View (833) 910-0645
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Kellie Katkauskas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cromwell, CT 06416
As a therapist, I specialize in supporting individuals and couples through three significant life transitions: wedding planning stressors, perinatal mental health, and early childhood development. For couples facing the pressures of wedding planning, I provide targeted support to navigate the challenges with grace and resilience. From managing family conflicts to coping with pre-wedding jitters, my goal is to help couples focus on their love and commitment amidst the chaos of planning.
As a therapist, I specialize in supporting individuals and couples through three significant life transitions: wedding planning stressors, perinatal mental health, and early childhood development. For couples facing the pressures of wedding planning, I provide targeted support to navigate the challenges with grace and resilience. From managing family conflicts to coping with pre-wedding jitters, my goal is to help couples focus on their love and commitment amidst the chaos of planning.
(860) 792-5527 View (860) 792-5527
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Brittany Quagan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Middletown, CT 06457  (Online Only)
Our minds are often full of made up stories we have been telling ourselves for years. Often, they are stories that have been written based on who others have told us we are or are "supposed" to be. My clients are those who want to rewrite the stories that create a sense of heaviness or limit their life experience, including stories full of anxiety and negative thoughts. I help those who are looking to find inner peace, clarity, a better understanding of themselves, and freedom from the heaviness our minds and life experiences can bring.
Our minds are often full of made up stories we have been telling ourselves for years. Often, they are stories that have been written based on who others have told us we are or are "supposed" to be. My clients are those who want to rewrite the stories that create a sense of heaviness or limit their life experience, including stories full of anxiety and negative thoughts. I help those who are looking to find inner peace, clarity, a better understanding of themselves, and freedom from the heaviness our minds and life experiences can bring.
(860) 792-4281 View (860) 792-4281
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Lynn Kratzer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Middletown, CT 06457
Are you or someone close to you, feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, depression, stress or life transitions? Would you like to feel more positive about yourself, cope better, understand your strong emotions, and make changes in your life? Do you have a child or a teen who needs support and you worry about them? Learning to understand thoughts, emotions and behavior that seem confusing, frustrating or unpredictable can help with seeing ourselves in a more positive light and in feeling more in control.
Are you or someone close to you, feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, depression, stress or life transitions? Would you like to feel more positive about yourself, cope better, understand your strong emotions, and make changes in your life? Do you have a child or a teen who needs support and you worry about them? Learning to understand thoughts, emotions and behavior that seem confusing, frustrating or unpredictable can help with seeing ourselves in a more positive light and in feeling more in control.
(860) 893-5628 View (860) 893-5628
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Amanda Gionfriddo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cromwell, CT 06416
Currently accepting new clients in Cromwell! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in working with adults with substance abuse and mental illness. I enjoy being able to work collaboratively with my clients in exploring various areas in which they hope to improve their overall functioning while providing them with a warm and welcoming environment to be themselves throughout the therapeutic process. I believe in meeting each individual client where they are at to ensure a safe and comfortable space to explore areas of their lives that they have not had the opportunity to.
Currently accepting new clients in Cromwell! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in working with adults with substance abuse and mental illness. I enjoy being able to work collaboratively with my clients in exploring various areas in which they hope to improve their overall functioning while providing them with a warm and welcoming environment to be themselves throughout the therapeutic process. I believe in meeting each individual client where they are at to ensure a safe and comfortable space to explore areas of their lives that they have not had the opportunity to.
(860) 979-5771 View (860) 979-5771

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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.