Female Therapists in Ellington, CT

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Nicole Flaherty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ellington, CT 06029  (Online Only)
Living during a time when we encounter unique struggles, the aftermath of a worldwide pandemic, and social media comparison, feelings of anxiety and depression can often leave us feeling stuck. However, when we take away the outside noise, return to our roots, and look closely at the beauty of nature around us, we can see evidence of hope. After all, even in the darkest and roughest soils, seeds can bloom into beauty. You, too, can heal, no matter your circumstances.
Living during a time when we encounter unique struggles, the aftermath of a worldwide pandemic, and social media comparison, feelings of anxiety and depression can often leave us feeling stuck. However, when we take away the outside noise, return to our roots, and look closely at the beauty of nature around us, we can see evidence of hope. After all, even in the darkest and roughest soils, seeds can bloom into beauty. You, too, can heal, no matter your circumstances.
(413) 300-2172 View (413) 300-2172
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Klaudia Lobeska
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ellington, CT 06029
My background is with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, low confidence, major life changes and substance use disorders.
My background is with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, low confidence, major life changes and substance use disorders.
(860) 255-4475 View (860) 255-4475
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Rossana Spriggs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ellington, CT 06029  (Online Only)
We have all experienced anxiety, depression or feeling “stuck” in life. If you feel like you have attempted to fix it on your own, then maybe now is the time to reach out for help. I can assist you with setting boundaries in your personal/ professional life, learn effective coping skills, and set personal goals.
We have all experienced anxiety, depression or feeling “stuck” in life. If you feel like you have attempted to fix it on your own, then maybe now is the time to reach out for help. I can assist you with setting boundaries in your personal/ professional life, learn effective coping skills, and set personal goals.
(860) 901-7667 View (860) 901-7667
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Mary Kay Kittredge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ellington, CT 06029
I earned a Bachelor's degree in Human Services from University of Connecticut and a Master's degree in Clinical Social Work from Springfield College. I have vast experience with children and families; my current work focuses on elementary and middle school children. I believe in the power of play and creative expression within the therapeutic space. My therapeutic style is fun and engaging; my therapy sessions focus on hands on activities that help children make sense of the world around them.
I earned a Bachelor's degree in Human Services from University of Connecticut and a Master's degree in Clinical Social Work from Springfield College. I have vast experience with children and families; my current work focuses on elementary and middle school children. I believe in the power of play and creative expression within the therapeutic space. My therapeutic style is fun and engaging; my therapy sessions focus on hands on activities that help children make sense of the world around them.
(860) 255-4475 View (860) 255-4475
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Kerry L Tuttle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ellington, CT 06029
Keep calm and just breathe. You are where you need to be. Wherever you are on your personal journey, I am here to assist and empower you. I am a licensed clinical social worker and trained mediator with 20+ years experience. I serve individuals, couples, and families.  My style is warm, relaxed and comfortable; my work emerges from a positive, strengths-based perspective. Compassion and authenticity are at the core of my practice.
Keep calm and just breathe. You are where you need to be. Wherever you are on your personal journey, I am here to assist and empower you. I am a licensed clinical social worker and trained mediator with 20+ years experience. I serve individuals, couples, and families.  My style is warm, relaxed and comfortable; my work emerges from a positive, strengths-based perspective. Compassion and authenticity are at the core of my practice.
(860) 255-4475 View (860) 255-4475
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Peace, Hope and Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ellington, CT 06029  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Psychotherapy is a personal experience. I treat and support individuals who are struggling with worries, sadness, and relationship difficulties, or who feel "stuck" in their lives in some way. My therapeutic approach is integrative and solution focused empowering clients to overcome personal obstacles to improve their emotional wellness and achieve their goals.
Psychotherapy is a personal experience. I treat and support individuals who are struggling with worries, sadness, and relationship difficulties, or who feel "stuck" in their lives in some way. My therapeutic approach is integrative and solution focused empowering clients to overcome personal obstacles to improve their emotional wellness and achieve their goals.
(860) 758-6047 View (860) 758-6047
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Idalia Centeno-Diaz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ellington, CT 06029
Idalia regularly attends clinical trainings keeping current on knowledge and skills relating to specific treatment approaches as well as furthering her expertise in human behavior, human development across the lifespan, and emotional and psychological wellness. Idalia experienced in working closely with other medical and mental health professionals, school professionals, and community associations to help people gain relief from symptoms while developing greater insight and awareness, reducing problematic or disruptive behaviors, improving interpersonal, family, academic, career and community functioning, and overall well being.
Idalia regularly attends clinical trainings keeping current on knowledge and skills relating to specific treatment approaches as well as furthering her expertise in human behavior, human development across the lifespan, and emotional and psychological wellness. Idalia experienced in working closely with other medical and mental health professionals, school professionals, and community associations to help people gain relief from symptoms while developing greater insight and awareness, reducing problematic or disruptive behaviors, improving interpersonal, family, academic, career and community functioning, and overall well being.
(860) 650-1168 View (860) 650-1168
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Kristen Diekmann
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Ellington, CT 06029
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy can help to decrease stress or anxiety, improve communication in relationships and make a positive shift in your overall well-being. If you are considering seeing a therapist, it can be difficult to know how to choose one. It makes a big difference to find someone that you feel comfortable talking to and feel that you can trust. I believe that therapy is most effective when it is a collaborative effort. I strive to build on the strengths of my clients and help them to develop plans to achieve their goals.
Therapy can help to decrease stress or anxiety, improve communication in relationships and make a positive shift in your overall well-being. If you are considering seeing a therapist, it can be difficult to know how to choose one. It makes a big difference to find someone that you feel comfortable talking to and feel that you can trust. I believe that therapy is most effective when it is a collaborative effort. I strive to build on the strengths of my clients and help them to develop plans to achieve their goals.
(860) 967-3124 View (860) 967-3124
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Kate Burby
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ellington, CT 06029
I offer high quality individual, couple and/or family therapy to treat a wide range of problems and issues. I use my clinical background to help you address and resolve the conflicts that are undermining the quality of your life. My mission is to help all ages transform problem centered behavior into a healthier way of living. As a licensed marriage and family therapist with a background in yoga and mindfulness, I will help you focus your energy, create steps towards change and find your way.
I offer high quality individual, couple and/or family therapy to treat a wide range of problems and issues. I use my clinical background to help you address and resolve the conflicts that are undermining the quality of your life. My mission is to help all ages transform problem centered behavior into a healthier way of living. As a licensed marriage and family therapist with a background in yoga and mindfulness, I will help you focus your energy, create steps towards change and find your way.
(860) 406-5894 View (860) 406-5894
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Beth Honey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ellington, CT 06029
For over ten years I have been helping people learn better ways to cope and work through feelings of anxiety, frustration and even numbness. My goal is not only to help people reduce these overwhelming feelings but also improve the important relationships in their lives. I feel that it is an important part of the healing process to help individuals communicate more effectively with the people in their lives. Through being better able to express themselves, my clients' stress and feelings of isolation are reduced and their self-empowerment and self-confidence grow.
For over ten years I have been helping people learn better ways to cope and work through feelings of anxiety, frustration and even numbness. My goal is not only to help people reduce these overwhelming feelings but also improve the important relationships in their lives. I feel that it is an important part of the healing process to help individuals communicate more effectively with the people in their lives. Through being better able to express themselves, my clients' stress and feelings of isolation are reduced and their self-empowerment and self-confidence grow.
(860) 819-3156 View (860) 819-3156
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Debi Shearer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ellington, CT 06029
When my husband and I were having marital issues, we tried three therapists, none of whom helped us very much. In fact, over all, they made things worse. It occurred to me that I might be able to do this better. I wanted a therapist who wouldn’t take sides--someone who would work to understand my point of view as well as my husband’s point of view--someone who would be empathetic and compassionate. I wanted someone who would care about both of us, and, give us hope. These are among the reasons that I became a therapist.
When my husband and I were having marital issues, we tried three therapists, none of whom helped us very much. In fact, over all, they made things worse. It occurred to me that I might be able to do this better. I wanted a therapist who wouldn’t take sides--someone who would work to understand my point of view as well as my husband’s point of view--someone who would be empathetic and compassionate. I wanted someone who would care about both of us, and, give us hope. These are among the reasons that I became a therapist.
(860) 546-4505 View (860) 546-4505
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Lighthouse Psychotherapy and Coaching, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Ellington, CT 06029
Waitlist for new clients
I am so glad to help you with your healing journey. I have worked with most populations, and my specialties are working with people who have PTSD, dementia/Alzheimer's, anxiety, depression and family/relationship issues, and I am a divorce mediator. I am an authorized Oasis trainer, so mindfulness is an important part of my practice, as it soothes us mentally and physically.
I am so glad to help you with your healing journey. I have worked with most populations, and my specialties are working with people who have PTSD, dementia/Alzheimer's, anxiety, depression and family/relationship issues, and I am a divorce mediator. I am an authorized Oasis trainer, so mindfulness is an important part of my practice, as it soothes us mentally and physically.
(860) 968-2827 View (860) 968-2827
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Allie Rochette
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Ellington, CT 06029
I’m a Licensed Master Social Worker who works with adolescents and adults struggling with life’s many stressors in today’s chaotic world. I strive to build a person-centered, trauma informed focus that prioritizes meeting a person where they are at and building a brighter future together. Empowerment and creating a trustworthy, safe space are my priority as I honor the challenge it is to even walk through the door and seek support.
I’m a Licensed Master Social Worker who works with adolescents and adults struggling with life’s many stressors in today’s chaotic world. I strive to build a person-centered, trauma informed focus that prioritizes meeting a person where they are at and building a brighter future together. Empowerment and creating a trustworthy, safe space are my priority as I honor the challenge it is to even walk through the door and seek support.
(860) 792-5252 View (860) 792-5252
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Rachael Ortiz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ellington, CT 06029  (Online Only)
Whether faced with a normal transition in life or an unexpected challenge everyone is capable of overcoming these obstacles, but sometimes we need a little help and asking for help isn't always easy. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in treating older adolescents and adults facing emotional, behavioral, and mental health issues. I have 14 years of experience working with people facing depression, anxiety, and ADHD related to a variety of life stressors such as trauma, divorce, relationship issues, grief and loss, unemployment, medical conditions, marital conflict and more.
Whether faced with a normal transition in life or an unexpected challenge everyone is capable of overcoming these obstacles, but sometimes we need a little help and asking for help isn't always easy. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in treating older adolescents and adults facing emotional, behavioral, and mental health issues. I have 14 years of experience working with people facing depression, anxiety, and ADHD related to a variety of life stressors such as trauma, divorce, relationship issues, grief and loss, unemployment, medical conditions, marital conflict and more.
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Christina Krzywicki
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ellington, CT 06029
I am a dedicated and compassionate therapist specializing in helping adolescents and adults effectively manage and overcome anxiety and emotional challenges in a warm and non-judgmental space. My role is to help identify and cultivate client strengths through focusing on skills such as emotional regulation, coping strategies, feeling identification and self-advocacy. I am trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), all proven approaches for treating anxiety and OCD disorders.
I am a dedicated and compassionate therapist specializing in helping adolescents and adults effectively manage and overcome anxiety and emotional challenges in a warm and non-judgmental space. My role is to help identify and cultivate client strengths through focusing on skills such as emotional regulation, coping strategies, feeling identification and self-advocacy. I am trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), all proven approaches for treating anxiety and OCD disorders.
(860) 846-4317 View (860) 846-4317
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Nicole Varner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ellington, CT 06029
I understand the weight of depression and anxiety and the courage it takes to seek help. With this in mind, my practice is rooted in creating a safe space for vulnerability and growth where you can freely explore your thoughts and feelings without judgment.
I understand the weight of depression and anxiety and the courage it takes to seek help. With this in mind, my practice is rooted in creating a safe space for vulnerability and growth where you can freely explore your thoughts and feelings without judgment.
(860) 590-9482 View (860) 590-9482
Ebony Horsewomen, Inc.
Verified Verified
Ellington, CT 06029
Ebony Horsewomen offers Equine Therapy (also referred to as Horse Therapy, Equine-Assisted Therapy, and Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy) is a form of experiential therapy that involves interactions between individual and horses. Equine Assisted Therapy allows clients to the freedom of processing trauma, depression or other emotional stresses in a non-invasive atmosphere without judgment or stigma.
Ebony Horsewomen offers Equine Therapy (also referred to as Horse Therapy, Equine-Assisted Therapy, and Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy) is a form of experiential therapy that involves interactions between individual and horses. Equine Assisted Therapy allows clients to the freedom of processing trauma, depression or other emotional stresses in a non-invasive atmosphere without judgment or stigma.
(860) 293-2914 View (860) 293-2914
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Shannah Zinkievich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Ellington, CT 06029  (Online Only)
Immediate Availability! Are you facing a challenging life transition or a serious medical issue? I specialize in providing grief and trauma support to people who are struggling with cancer, chronic illness, or major life changes. As a cancer survivor and a mother of two children, I understand firsthand how difficult everyday stressors and unexpected crossroads can be. Together, we can create a personalized toolbox of coping skills that will help you overcome the anxiety, depression, and grief that can often accompany these life events.
Immediate Availability! Are you facing a challenging life transition or a serious medical issue? I specialize in providing grief and trauma support to people who are struggling with cancer, chronic illness, or major life changes. As a cancer survivor and a mother of two children, I understand firsthand how difficult everyday stressors and unexpected crossroads can be. Together, we can create a personalized toolbox of coping skills that will help you overcome the anxiety, depression, and grief that can often accompany these life events.
(475) 476-1692 View (475) 476-1692
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Dr. Sarah Evans Zalewski
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, NCC, LPC, ACS, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Ellington, CT 06029
Not accepting new clients
Right now you're frustrated because you or your child appears to be struggling. There may be an increase in symptoms of anxiety, anger, depression, or just an inability to focus. You've tried all you can, but you're tapped out. And that's OK! I am here to help! Together we will figure this out. You are not alone. People go through rough times! And that's OK. As humans, we are constantly evolving and changing, and change is HARD. It's normal to need support while dealing with life's ups and downs. No need to struggle alone! Email me! - - - Clinicians - I am also offering supervision! -
Right now you're frustrated because you or your child appears to be struggling. There may be an increase in symptoms of anxiety, anger, depression, or just an inability to focus. You've tried all you can, but you're tapped out. And that's OK! I am here to help! Together we will figure this out. You are not alone. People go through rough times! And that's OK. As humans, we are constantly evolving and changing, and change is HARD. It's normal to need support while dealing with life's ups and downs. No need to struggle alone! Email me! - - - Clinicians - I am also offering supervision! -
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Christine Bartley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ellington, CT 06029
Not accepting new clients
My goal is to provide a stable, warm environment for general mental health support & those hoping to explore their existing patterns of behaviors while learning new skills & healthier ways to function. I believe that a person’s mental health is dependent on the many systems around them including family/friends, work, culture, etc. & that normal developmental changes & unplanned life transitions can strain our coping skills/supports. I approach each client as an individual & believe that everyone is the expert on their own life, so therapy goals/interventions are very collaborative.
My goal is to provide a stable, warm environment for general mental health support & those hoping to explore their existing patterns of behaviors while learning new skills & healthier ways to function. I believe that a person’s mental health is dependent on the many systems around them including family/friends, work, culture, etc. & that normal developmental changes & unplanned life transitions can strain our coping skills/supports. I approach each client as an individual & believe that everyone is the expert on their own life, so therapy goals/interventions are very collaborative.
(860) 544-2564 View (860) 544-2564

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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.