Female Therapists in Essex, CT

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Photo of Nancy Diane Varga, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Essex, CT
Nancy Diane Varga
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LADC
Verified
Essex, CT 06426
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed clinical social worker. I specialize in helping clients who are dealing with issues related to an oncology diagnosis, palliative care caregivers and or/chronic illness and grief and loss. I also have expertise in chemical dependence treatment and am a licensed alcohol and drug counselor.
I am a licensed clinical social worker. I specialize in helping clients who are dealing with issues related to an oncology diagnosis, palliative care caregivers and or/chronic illness and grief and loss. I also have expertise in chemical dependence treatment and am a licensed alcohol and drug counselor.
(860) 698-0977 View (860) 698-0977
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Art Therapy & Creative Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Essex, CT 06426
At Art Therapy & Creative Counseling, we specialize in a comprehensive approach to psychotherapy using Art Therapy as a primary modality for self expression. We assist our clients to facilitate the power of the creative process to foster therapeutic and introspective change.
At Art Therapy & Creative Counseling, we specialize in a comprehensive approach to psychotherapy using Art Therapy as a primary modality for self expression. We assist our clients to facilitate the power of the creative process to foster therapeutic and introspective change.
(860) 499-3337 View (860) 499-3337
Photo of Donna D Gundy, Marriage & Family Therapist in Essex, CT
Donna D Gundy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MEd
Verified
Essex, CT 06426
If your relationship is in trouble, I am here to help. You may be experiencing difficulty with communication, intimacy, fidelity, substance abuse, depression and anxiety. I enjoy helping couples get back on track and regain lost feelings of connection and trust. If you are an individual at a crossroads in life, I can help with therapeutic sessions that examine your present difficulties and explore solutions for improvement in satisfaction and well-being. AM
If your relationship is in trouble, I am here to help. You may be experiencing difficulty with communication, intimacy, fidelity, substance abuse, depression and anxiety. I enjoy helping couples get back on track and regain lost feelings of connection and trust. If you are an individual at a crossroads in life, I can help with therapeutic sessions that examine your present difficulties and explore solutions for improvement in satisfaction and well-being. AM
(914) 902-8975 x522 View (914) 902-8975 x522
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Michelle A. Kenefick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW, SEP
Verified
Essex, CT 06426
My journey as a Clinical Social Worker has encompassed 30+ years of practice. I have had the privilege to work with children and families as well as with adults in a variety of different settings. I have a strong background in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and expertise working with trauma survivors and with those who have experienced vicarious traumatization. My approach can best be described as integrative and holistic. This means that I rely upon various psycho-therapeutic methods and evidence-based models that are combined to create a personalized approach to our work together.
My journey as a Clinical Social Worker has encompassed 30+ years of practice. I have had the privilege to work with children and families as well as with adults in a variety of different settings. I have a strong background in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and expertise working with trauma survivors and with those who have experienced vicarious traumatization. My approach can best be described as integrative and holistic. This means that I rely upon various psycho-therapeutic methods and evidence-based models that are combined to create a personalized approach to our work together.
(860) 560-8861 View (860) 560-8861
Photo of Samantha Friedrich Steinmacher, Licensed Professional Counselor in Essex, CT
Samantha Friedrich Steinmacher
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdS, LPC
Verified
Essex, CT 06426
During difficult times, we can feel overwhelmed and stuck, unable to break ineffective or even destructive cycles. Getting “unstuck” involves incorporating new skills and concepts, such as psychological flexibility, self-awareness, assertive communication skills, mindfulness, effective coping strategies, insight, decision making skills, and values clarity.
During difficult times, we can feel overwhelmed and stuck, unable to break ineffective or even destructive cycles. Getting “unstuck” involves incorporating new skills and concepts, such as psychological flexibility, self-awareness, assertive communication skills, mindfulness, effective coping strategies, insight, decision making skills, and values clarity.
(860) 245-1282 View (860) 245-1282
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Dr. Coyote Moon The Holistic Metaphysician
Recover, Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, Abuse
Essex, CT 06426
I believe in treating your whole being - mind, body, and spirit. As both a guide and a witness to your healing, I want to give you the tools to help you see yourself, your experiences, and your emotions through a lens of self-compassion and curiosity. We will go gently and at your pace. My approach is integrative, rooted in evidence-based techniques, with mindfulness and somatic awareness weaved in.
I believe in treating your whole being - mind, body, and spirit. As both a guide and a witness to your healing, I want to give you the tools to help you see yourself, your experiences, and your emotions through a lens of self-compassion and curiosity. We will go gently and at your pace. My approach is integrative, rooted in evidence-based techniques, with mindfulness and somatic awareness weaved in.
(203) 625-1982 View (203) 625-1982
Photo of Maria Aresco, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Essex, CT
Maria Aresco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Essex, CT 06426
I work to create hope and connection for all ages. I understand that coming to therapy or asking for help can be a difficult and overwhelming decision for anyone to make. I am here to help make this decision a beneficial and rewarding experience for you and your family. When you step into my office, you will receive unconditional acceptance and advocacy on your journey towards health and wholeness.
I work to create hope and connection for all ages. I understand that coming to therapy or asking for help can be a difficult and overwhelming decision for anyone to make. I am here to help make this decision a beneficial and rewarding experience for you and your family. When you step into my office, you will receive unconditional acceptance and advocacy on your journey towards health and wholeness.
(860) 237-3460 View (860) 237-3460
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New England Wellness Center LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Essex, CT 06426
Accepting NEW Clients. The New England Wellness (NEW) Center specializes in child, adolescent and young adult psychiatry as well as parenting support. We provide psychotherapy, psychiatric evaluations & consults (which provide diagnostic clarification for treatment or referral purposes), neuropsychological testing, psycho-education, collaboration with schools and physicians, and group therapy. We specifically enjoy treating children, adolescents, and young adults aged 5-28 years, however we also work with parents to develop new parenting techniques.
Accepting NEW Clients. The New England Wellness (NEW) Center specializes in child, adolescent and young adult psychiatry as well as parenting support. We provide psychotherapy, psychiatric evaluations & consults (which provide diagnostic clarification for treatment or referral purposes), neuropsychological testing, psycho-education, collaboration with schools and physicians, and group therapy. We specifically enjoy treating children, adolescents, and young adults aged 5-28 years, however we also work with parents to develop new parenting techniques.
(860) 813-2629 View (860) 813-2629
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Rebecca Tydeman: Couples Therapist And Dating Coach
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Essex, CT 06426
Looking for love? Looking to strengthen the love you have? If you are feeling lonely, lost, uncertain, dull, disconnected, frustrated, sad, or generally dissatisfied in your relationship, you have come to the right place. I will help you find, build, solidify, strengthen, heal and nurture your relationship at any stage. With several years of expertise and a passion for continuing to expand my knowledge, I am someone you want on your side. Services include dating coaching, individual counseling, couples therapy, premarital counseling, and parenting support.
Looking for love? Looking to strengthen the love you have? If you are feeling lonely, lost, uncertain, dull, disconnected, frustrated, sad, or generally dissatisfied in your relationship, you have come to the right place. I will help you find, build, solidify, strengthen, heal and nurture your relationship at any stage. With several years of expertise and a passion for continuing to expand my knowledge, I am someone you want on your side. Services include dating coaching, individual counseling, couples therapy, premarital counseling, and parenting support.
(860) 362-3943 View (860) 362-3943
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Mary McGannon-Kollman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, PhD
Verified
Essex, CT 06426
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 25 years of experience working with individuals and families. My training includes a Masters degree in Education and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 25 years of experience working with individuals and families. My training includes a Masters degree in Education and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology.
(860) 612-8686 View (860) 612-8686
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Shanee Stepakoff
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Essex, CT 06426
"I have walked through many lives, some of them my own, and I am not who I was, though some principle of being abides, from which I struggle not to stray." These lines, from "The Layers", by Stanley Kunitz, hint at the themes we will explore if you decide to enter psychotherapy with me: Who have you been, and who are you now? What principle of being has shaped your life's journey thus far? Where and when did you disregard this principle? And how may I support you in your effort to recognize and honor your most authentic self?
"I have walked through many lives, some of them my own, and I am not who I was, though some principle of being abides, from which I struggle not to stray." These lines, from "The Layers", by Stanley Kunitz, hint at the themes we will explore if you decide to enter psychotherapy with me: Who have you been, and who are you now? What principle of being has shaped your life's journey thus far? Where and when did you disregard this principle? And how may I support you in your effort to recognize and honor your most authentic self?
(203) 220-4560 View (203) 220-4560
Photo of Kamilla Gardner, Marriage & Family Therapist in Essex, CT
Kamilla Gardner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, Dipl, Psych, LMFT
Verified
Essex, CT 06426
Trained in Germany and in the United States I have been able to learn from both academic and cultural traditions. Psycho-dynamic, Gestalt, Solution-focused and other approaches in Psychology led me to understand our emotional life as a strong and resilient force. This force is leading us - sometimes unnoticed - to new beginnings; we resist what is destructive and we heal at the same time.
Trained in Germany and in the United States I have been able to learn from both academic and cultural traditions. Psycho-dynamic, Gestalt, Solution-focused and other approaches in Psychology led me to understand our emotional life as a strong and resilient force. This force is leading us - sometimes unnoticed - to new beginnings; we resist what is destructive and we heal at the same time.
(860) 356-3075 View (860) 356-3075
Photo of Lisa Silberstein, Psychologist in Essex, CT
Lisa Silberstein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Essex, CT 06426  (Online Only)
I am a clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience in clinical practice. I use a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy and insight-oriented psychodynamic approaches, in order to facilitate both understanding and resolution of challenges and difficulties. I strive to create a reflective, interactive, collaborative therapeutic relationship. My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, eating disorders, relationship problems, adolescent and adult development, and work-life balance.
I am a clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience in clinical practice. I use a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy and insight-oriented psychodynamic approaches, in order to facilitate both understanding and resolution of challenges and difficulties. I strive to create a reflective, interactive, collaborative therapeutic relationship. My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, eating disorders, relationship problems, adolescent and adult development, and work-life balance.
(203) 349-9644 x4 View (203) 349-9644 x4
Photo of Susan A Scott, Marriage & Family Therapist in Essex, CT
Susan A Scott
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Essex, CT 06426
My practice is designed to help you discover creative solutions for life's challenges. Together, we will collaborate to actualize your goals. Central to my therapeutic philosophy is that individuals want to be happy, healthy and balanced. As a teacher, counselor, and life coach, I am eager to listen and reflect as we work together to discover who you are and who you want to be. My approach is informed by the view that each of us is capable of wellness and wholeness. I believe that everyone can develop the tools and skills necessary for their own healing.
My practice is designed to help you discover creative solutions for life's challenges. Together, we will collaborate to actualize your goals. Central to my therapeutic philosophy is that individuals want to be happy, healthy and balanced. As a teacher, counselor, and life coach, I am eager to listen and reflect as we work together to discover who you are and who you want to be. My approach is informed by the view that each of us is capable of wellness and wholeness. I believe that everyone can develop the tools and skills necessary for their own healing.
(860) 767-1277 View (860) 767-1277
Photo of Sara B. Snyder, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Essex, CT
Sara B. Snyder, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Essex, CT 06426
I am a social worker with over 20 years experience in clinical practice with an office in Essex, CT. I use a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, insight oriented psychodynamic and psycho-educational techniques to help you understand yourself better and resolve issues and reach goals most important to you.
I am a social worker with over 20 years experience in clinical practice with an office in Essex, CT. I use a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, insight oriented psychodynamic and psycho-educational techniques to help you understand yourself better and resolve issues and reach goals most important to you.
(203) 916-5494 View (203) 916-5494
Photo of Maureen McCann, Marriage & Family Therapist in Essex, CT
Maureen McCann
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, MA, LMFT
Verified
Essex, CT 06426  (Online Only)
I welcome Individuals and couples in my practice. Clients seeking therapy may be experiencing anxiety, depression and grief, Others may be wanting to develop strategies to help balance the demands of relationships, parenting, work, life cycle transitions, and finding time to look after their own needs. In seeking therapy, they wish to gain greater clarity and understanding of their issues and themselves.
I welcome Individuals and couples in my practice. Clients seeking therapy may be experiencing anxiety, depression and grief, Others may be wanting to develop strategies to help balance the demands of relationships, parenting, work, life cycle transitions, and finding time to look after their own needs. In seeking therapy, they wish to gain greater clarity and understanding of their issues and themselves.
(860) 615-9949 View (860) 615-9949
Photo of Carrie Kolb, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Essex, CT
Carrie Kolb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Essex, CT 06426
I am a licensed clinical social worker who provides counseling and psychotherapy to people dealing with a wide-range of personal concerns across the lifespan. I work with young and older adults with depression/anxiety, codependency, family concerns, grief and loss and specialize in later life issues including: dementia, Alzheimer's and eldercare stress. I have a nonjudgemental and empathic approach that promotes healing, restoration, growth, and self-awareness.
I am a licensed clinical social worker who provides counseling and psychotherapy to people dealing with a wide-range of personal concerns across the lifespan. I work with young and older adults with depression/anxiety, codependency, family concerns, grief and loss and specialize in later life issues including: dementia, Alzheimer's and eldercare stress. I have a nonjudgemental and empathic approach that promotes healing, restoration, growth, and self-awareness.
(860) 339-0621 View (860) 339-0621
Photo of Amy Ranard, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Essex, CT
Amy Ranard
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LPC, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
Essex, CT 06426  (Online Only)
My therapy is based on a solution focused brief therapy model that assists in identifying unique strengths then utilizing these resources to support recovery and growth. I am licensed both in Connecticut and in North Carolina, providing services in both states. I have over 20 years working in the counseling/therapy field. My background includes a Masters Degree in Education and Counseling with extensive experiences with children, adolescents, adults and families. I am also experienced in identifying and treating substance abuse issues. I provide counseling via internet only via Doxy.me.
My therapy is based on a solution focused brief therapy model that assists in identifying unique strengths then utilizing these resources to support recovery and growth. I am licensed both in Connecticut and in North Carolina, providing services in both states. I have over 20 years working in the counseling/therapy field. My background includes a Masters Degree in Education and Counseling with extensive experiences with children, adolescents, adults and families. I am also experienced in identifying and treating substance abuse issues. I provide counseling via internet only via Doxy.me.
(910) 629-5524 View (910) 629-5524
Photo of Keri Marcovici, Psychologist in Essex, CT
Keri Marcovici
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Essex, CT 06426
The choice to begin therapy is often laden with emotions and questions. From this initial decision process to later stages, I bring warmth and a strong skill set to every person and couple I treat. Together, we focus on connecting current problems to old patterns, finding meaning in symptoms and identifying realistic approaches to change. The approach I use is highly collaborative and will be tailored to suit your needs.
The choice to begin therapy is often laden with emotions and questions. From this initial decision process to later stages, I bring warmth and a strong skill set to every person and couple I treat. Together, we focus on connecting current problems to old patterns, finding meaning in symptoms and identifying realistic approaches to change. The approach I use is highly collaborative and will be tailored to suit your needs.
(914) 935-7823 View (914) 935-7823
Photo of Jocelyn Flores, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Essex, CT
Jocelyn Flores
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Essex, CT 06426  (Online Only)
Are you a woman navigating the twists and turns of life, seeking to boost your confidence, enhance self-esteem, decrease stress, finally leave depression behind and build healthier relationships? Whatever new challenge you are faced with, you are not alone, and I would love to work with you! I enjoy using a strengths-based approach to work with clients on overcoming what is holding them back.
Are you a woman navigating the twists and turns of life, seeking to boost your confidence, enhance self-esteem, decrease stress, finally leave depression behind and build healthier relationships? Whatever new challenge you are faced with, you are not alone, and I would love to work with you! I enjoy using a strengths-based approach to work with clients on overcoming what is holding them back.
(860) 813-6683 View (860) 813-6683

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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.