Female Therapists in Westport, CT

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Clorinda Bulfamante
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Westport, CT 06880
I am a clinical psychologist providing therapy and assessment services in Scarsdale and Greenwich. I treat various conditions, such as depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, social anxiety, and school/work issues. I also focus on life transitions, whether that be a recent move, transition from college, changes in family dynamics, or changes in significant relationships. Furthermore, I have extensive experience in conducting psychological assessments. Therapeutically, I focus on developing teens and adults, where as I provide assessments for all ages.
I am a clinical psychologist providing therapy and assessment services in Scarsdale and Greenwich. I treat various conditions, such as depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, social anxiety, and school/work issues. I also focus on life transitions, whether that be a recent move, transition from college, changes in family dynamics, or changes in significant relationships. Furthermore, I have extensive experience in conducting psychological assessments. Therapeutically, I focus on developing teens and adults, where as I provide assessments for all ages.
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Rona Wall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Westport, CT 06880
If you are stuck, lonely, misunderstood, confused or unhappy, perhaps a small group is just the thing for you! I have a weekday morning group for adults who want to improve their communication satisfaction and increase their ability to be emotionally intimate. Group therapy is an ideal "laboratory" and a sacred space in which you can have the dual benefit of my 39 years of clinical experience along with mutual sharing with people like you. For individuals and couples, I will listen to you, and once the problem is understood, we will utilize the most appropriate technique to enable you to achieve your goals. Please call me!
If you are stuck, lonely, misunderstood, confused or unhappy, perhaps a small group is just the thing for you! I have a weekday morning group for adults who want to improve their communication satisfaction and increase their ability to be emotionally intimate. Group therapy is an ideal "laboratory" and a sacred space in which you can have the dual benefit of my 39 years of clinical experience along with mutual sharing with people like you. For individuals and couples, I will listen to you, and once the problem is understood, we will utilize the most appropriate technique to enable you to achieve your goals. Please call me!
(203) 493-0506 View (203) 493-0506
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Caitlyn D. Dunn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Westport, CT 06880  (Online Only)
Even when everything's going great, kids can be exhausting. But when your child's continually melting down or you are more often than not feeling unsure of how to parent, exhausting barely begins to describe it. Drained, depleted is more like it. You know your child is struggling with something. Whether it's from worry, family changes, friend trouble, following the rules, intense anger, big emotions, or sullenness, but you're not sure how to help. That's when it makes sense to reach out for additional support. Together, we can create a positive trajectory for long-term well-being and happiness for your family.
Even when everything's going great, kids can be exhausting. But when your child's continually melting down or you are more often than not feeling unsure of how to parent, exhausting barely begins to describe it. Drained, depleted is more like it. You know your child is struggling with something. Whether it's from worry, family changes, friend trouble, following the rules, intense anger, big emotions, or sullenness, but you're not sure how to help. That's when it makes sense to reach out for additional support. Together, we can create a positive trajectory for long-term well-being and happiness for your family.
(475) 234-4249 View (475) 234-4249
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Megan Freyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Westport, CT 06880
Managing the stressors of school, work and relationships can feel overwhelming. Taking a simple, small step in reaching out for help creates space for clarity and fresh insight to emerge. My goal is to provide a safe place for counseling clients from throughout Fairfield County to get encouragement and support to navigate through life's challenges.
Managing the stressors of school, work and relationships can feel overwhelming. Taking a simple, small step in reaching out for help creates space for clarity and fresh insight to emerge. My goal is to provide a safe place for counseling clients from throughout Fairfield County to get encouragement and support to navigate through life's challenges.
(203) 408-6605 View (203) 408-6605
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Terry McGuinness
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westport, CT 06880
As a marriage and family therapist, I employ a strength based approach in guiding individuals, couples, and families in sorting out current difficulties and making changes in their lives.
As a marriage and family therapist, I employ a strength based approach in guiding individuals, couples, and families in sorting out current difficulties and making changes in their lives.
(203) 275-0905 View (203) 275-0905
Joan Frimmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Westport, CT 06880
For over 30 years I've treated adolescents and adults who experience anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and problems with eating. Additionally, I work with couples improving their communication skills, as well as the difficulty dealing with divorce. Working with individuals as well as groups, I assist them with the challenges of parenting.
For over 30 years I've treated adolescents and adults who experience anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and problems with eating. Additionally, I work with couples improving their communication skills, as well as the difficulty dealing with divorce. Working with individuals as well as groups, I assist them with the challenges of parenting.
(203) 429-9659 View (203) 429-9659
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Jennifer Pool
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Westport, CT 06880
I am a LCSW with over 15 years of experience in the field. I received my Masters of Social Work from Wurzweiler School of Social Work in 1994. I work with teens, adults, couples and families. I have significant experience working with individuals that struggle with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, low self esteem, illness and grief. I use a variety of interventions depending on my clients needs which include Client Centered Therapy, CBT and Mindfulness.
I am a LCSW with over 15 years of experience in the field. I received my Masters of Social Work from Wurzweiler School of Social Work in 1994. I work with teens, adults, couples and families. I have significant experience working with individuals that struggle with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, low self esteem, illness and grief. I use a variety of interventions depending on my clients needs which include Client Centered Therapy, CBT and Mindfulness.
(475) 253-5574 View (475) 253-5574
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Ranjana Hari
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD, NCSP
Verified Verified
Westport, CT 06880
I'm a dedicated psychotherapist with an extensive and diverse background, spanning private practice, schools, college clinics, foster care, and hospitals, including acute care. With a passion for treating individuals of all ages, I specialize in harnessing the power of evidence-based therapies to create long-lasting positive change, focusing on the core of issues, rather than surface change. I take pride in fostering a safe, warm, and compassionate environment that embraces the unique perspectives of clients from diverse backgrounds. Even the most resistant patients find themselves engaged in the therapeutic process under my care.
I'm a dedicated psychotherapist with an extensive and diverse background, spanning private practice, schools, college clinics, foster care, and hospitals, including acute care. With a passion for treating individuals of all ages, I specialize in harnessing the power of evidence-based therapies to create long-lasting positive change, focusing on the core of issues, rather than surface change. I take pride in fostering a safe, warm, and compassionate environment that embraces the unique perspectives of clients from diverse backgrounds. Even the most resistant patients find themselves engaged in the therapeutic process under my care.
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Cindy Lee James
Psychologist, RN, PhD
Verified Verified
Westport, CT 06880
No matter what stage of life, we are all subject to the stress of our modern world, and it is how we cope with distress that decides our social and emotional well being. I believe that if you can alter your thinking and preconceptions you can alter your self-experience. As a Clinical Psychologist for over 30 years, my role is to provide a safe environment to navigate clients in a creative self-discovery process. Self-expression with validation allows for the growth of confidence and reduction of self-defeating behaviors. As a team we can create coping skills that are the key to success.
No matter what stage of life, we are all subject to the stress of our modern world, and it is how we cope with distress that decides our social and emotional well being. I believe that if you can alter your thinking and preconceptions you can alter your self-experience. As a Clinical Psychologist for over 30 years, my role is to provide a safe environment to navigate clients in a creative self-discovery process. Self-expression with validation allows for the growth of confidence and reduction of self-defeating behaviors. As a team we can create coping skills that are the key to success.
(203) 654-3754 View (203) 654-3754
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Jennifer Mann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Westport, CT 06880
You want to transform and change but no matter how hard you try, you can’t seem to attain your goals. This can leave you feeling stuck, tired and vulnerable. I help motivated young women, professionals and therapists go from feeling anxious, caught in a life stage, wanting to find meaningful relationships, accelerate at work and improve self-esteem, to living an empowered life where there is a roadmap for change. We work together to reduce anxiety, improve relationships, establish an empowered sense of self and develop confidence to match. I work with those who are motivated to transform their lives with a clearer vision and path.
You want to transform and change but no matter how hard you try, you can’t seem to attain your goals. This can leave you feeling stuck, tired and vulnerable. I help motivated young women, professionals and therapists go from feeling anxious, caught in a life stage, wanting to find meaningful relationships, accelerate at work and improve self-esteem, to living an empowered life where there is a roadmap for change. We work together to reduce anxiety, improve relationships, establish an empowered sense of self and develop confidence to match. I work with those who are motivated to transform their lives with a clearer vision and path.
(475) 255-1227 View (475) 255-1227
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Katie Zezima McCabe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified Verified
Westport, CT 06880
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Westport, CT. I work with adolescents, adults, and families, and also provide training and consultation to other professionals and the community. I specialize in treating anxiety disorders (including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)), impulsive behaviors, relationship problems, and mood disorders. I believe in providing only the highest standard of mental health care for psychological disorders-- evidence-based treatments-- and strive to combine the science of research-based therapy with warmth, care, and empathy.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Westport, CT. I work with adolescents, adults, and families, and also provide training and consultation to other professionals and the community. I specialize in treating anxiety disorders (including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)), impulsive behaviors, relationship problems, and mood disorders. I believe in providing only the highest standard of mental health care for psychological disorders-- evidence-based treatments-- and strive to combine the science of research-based therapy with warmth, care, and empathy.
(203) 517-4129 View (203) 517-4129
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Gillian Donovan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Westport, CT 06880
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who provides psychotherapy for adolescents and adults. I primarily treat mood disorders and anxiety disorders, as well as a range of other conditions. In addition, I work with parents on implementing effective discipline and behavior management strategies. The foundation of my practice is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and I incorporate Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, and other therapies as needed.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who provides psychotherapy for adolescents and adults. I primarily treat mood disorders and anxiety disorders, as well as a range of other conditions. In addition, I work with parents on implementing effective discipline and behavior management strategies. The foundation of my practice is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and I incorporate Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, and other therapies as needed.
(203) 433-6587 View (203) 433-6587
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Susan Brody MSW LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Westport, CT 06880
Do you sense your life is not on track with your inner yearnings? Are you searching for a more authentic you? My style is comfortable and creative; humor mixed with skill and lots of experience. I am very present in your journey.
Do you sense your life is not on track with your inner yearnings? Are you searching for a more authentic you? My style is comfortable and creative; humor mixed with skill and lots of experience. I am very present in your journey.
(203) 293-6788 View (203) 293-6788
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Christine Peters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Westport, CT 06880
Christine has over 10 years of therapy experience, utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and other approaches. She received her degree from New York University and is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults for a variety of issues. These include depression, Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, phobias, panic, anger, stress, insomnia, ADHD, autism, developmental delays, and work/home/school issues.
Christine has over 10 years of therapy experience, utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and other approaches. She received her degree from New York University and is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults for a variety of issues. These include depression, Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, phobias, panic, anger, stress, insomnia, ADHD, autism, developmental delays, and work/home/school issues.
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Karen E. Giunta, LMFT, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Westport, CT 06880
Understanding how we humans behave in logical, predictable ways to address our needs (often missing each other in times of distress) is a gateway to learning how to respond to each other, and ourselves, in better ways; we have the opportunity for a new experience when we learn about the underlying unmet needs and then provide a positive, healing response. This can be accomplished with an individual, couple, or entire family. I also help therapists in their work with "self", understanding their process in the context of their work (aka, Self of Therapist).
Understanding how we humans behave in logical, predictable ways to address our needs (often missing each other in times of distress) is a gateway to learning how to respond to each other, and ourselves, in better ways; we have the opportunity for a new experience when we learn about the underlying unmet needs and then provide a positive, healing response. This can be accomplished with an individual, couple, or entire family. I also help therapists in their work with "self", understanding their process in the context of their work (aka, Self of Therapist).
(203) 666-4251 View (203) 666-4251
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Marta Curry
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Westport, CT 06880
Once again you’re going to bed emotionally drained and unable to quiet the internal dialogue “you didn’t do enough today”, “you’re not enough”. You feel stuck and doubt your value and effort as a mother, a wife, daughter, or sister. You feel disconnected from the woman you once were or the woman you hope to be. Going through the same cycles over and over again. You are an observer of your own life and the weight of the internal struggle and pain is no longer tolerable. You have neglected your needs so severely, you can barely look at your reflection in the mirror without a gutting sense of disappointment, guilt, regret and shame.
Once again you’re going to bed emotionally drained and unable to quiet the internal dialogue “you didn’t do enough today”, “you’re not enough”. You feel stuck and doubt your value and effort as a mother, a wife, daughter, or sister. You feel disconnected from the woman you once were or the woman you hope to be. Going through the same cycles over and over again. You are an observer of your own life and the weight of the internal struggle and pain is no longer tolerable. You have neglected your needs so severely, you can barely look at your reflection in the mirror without a gutting sense of disappointment, guilt, regret and shame.
(203) 635-4979 View (203) 635-4979
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Tracy A Livecchi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Westport, CT 06880  (Online Only)
Change is possible...I believe that part of my job is to offer hope to those who come to me through education, support and personal connection. When working with an individual, I focus not only on one's current situation and goals, but also on their past experiences. I believe that often, past experiences or traumas continue to affect you via dysfunctional relationship patterns, unhealthy behaviors or by leaving you with an overall sense of "feeling stuck". With the help of an experienced therapist, one can begin to see those connections and it is then that the real change can begin.
Change is possible...I believe that part of my job is to offer hope to those who come to me through education, support and personal connection. When working with an individual, I focus not only on one's current situation and goals, but also on their past experiences. I believe that often, past experiences or traumas continue to affect you via dysfunctional relationship patterns, unhealthy behaviors or by leaving you with an overall sense of "feeling stuck". With the help of an experienced therapist, one can begin to see those connections and it is then that the real change can begin.
(203) 318-4379 View (203) 318-4379
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Jennifer Kneeland
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Westport, CT 06880
Are you recycling conflicts or feeling betrayed in your relationship? Are you feeling more like roommates than lovers? I am a Licensed Relationship and Sex Therapist with over 23 years of experience. My lead speciality is working with couples who want to restore trust, connection and intimacy. I see clients in person in my CT office and happily offer video therapy for those outside of driving distance. Multi-hour sessions offered for those couples wanting accelerated change.
Are you recycling conflicts or feeling betrayed in your relationship? Are you feeling more like roommates than lovers? I am a Licensed Relationship and Sex Therapist with over 23 years of experience. My lead speciality is working with couples who want to restore trust, connection and intimacy. I see clients in person in my CT office and happily offer video therapy for those outside of driving distance. Multi-hour sessions offered for those couples wanting accelerated change.
(203) 580-6805 View (203) 580-6805
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Lift Teen and Parent Wellness Center
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Westport, CT 06880
Our mission at Teen and Parent Wellness Centers is to provide concentrated and comprehensive treatment for mental health diagnoses and eating disorders for patients and their families. Our small-milieu settings allow for customization of care from admission through discharge/after-care. LIFT is the only Southwestern Connecticut program with PHP and IOP services offerings exclusively created and run by specialists and licensed providers. Unlike any other regional program, our direct service providers consist of a multidisciplinary clinical team of experts.
Our mission at Teen and Parent Wellness Centers is to provide concentrated and comprehensive treatment for mental health diagnoses and eating disorders for patients and their families. Our small-milieu settings allow for customization of care from admission through discharge/after-care. LIFT is the only Southwestern Connecticut program with PHP and IOP services offerings exclusively created and run by specialists and licensed providers. Unlike any other regional program, our direct service providers consist of a multidisciplinary clinical team of experts.
(475) 242-8073 View (475) 242-8073
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Dr. Joan Oppenheim
Psychologist, PsyD, MS, MA
Verified Verified
Westport, CT 06880
I am a solution-focused psychologist who uses cognitive behavioral strategies and psychodynamic approaches. I work with adults, children and adolescents, couples, and families who present with depression, anxiety, marital/infidelity/divorce and parenting issues, educational and vocational issues, and adjustment disorders, and those who are at any stage of the divorce process. In the confidential therapeutic environment people can safely explore their issues and achieve understanding and improved personal/interpersonal functioning. I provide executive coaching with foci on developing insight into the self, anger and anxiety management, and interpersonal relationships both in the work place and at home.
I am a solution-focused psychologist who uses cognitive behavioral strategies and psychodynamic approaches. I work with adults, children and adolescents, couples, and families who present with depression, anxiety, marital/infidelity/divorce and parenting issues, educational and vocational issues, and adjustment disorders, and those who are at any stage of the divorce process. In the confidential therapeutic environment people can safely explore their issues and achieve understanding and improved personal/interpersonal functioning. I provide executive coaching with foci on developing insight into the self, anger and anxiety management, and interpersonal relationships both in the work place and at home.
(203) 916-0954 View (203) 916-0954
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.