Female Therapists in Willimantic, CT

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NAFI Outpatient Clinic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Willimantic, CT 06226
Waitlist for new clients
As of March 4, 2024 the NAFI Outpatient Clinic has a waitlist of about 8+ weeks. NAFI Outpatient Clinic provides both in-person and telehealth therapeutic services as well as psychiatric evaluations/medication management services. We offer individual, family, and couples therapy for ages 6 through the lifespan. Our clinic has experience in servicing clients with anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral management, family interaction issues, and trauma. Call or email us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about the services we provide.
As of March 4, 2024 the NAFI Outpatient Clinic has a waitlist of about 8+ weeks. NAFI Outpatient Clinic provides both in-person and telehealth therapeutic services as well as psychiatric evaluations/medication management services. We offer individual, family, and couples therapy for ages 6 through the lifespan. Our clinic has experience in servicing clients with anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral management, family interaction issues, and trauma. Call or email us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about the services we provide.
(860) 615-2145 View (860) 615-2145
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Donna Nicolino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Willimantic, CT 06226
Not accepting new clients
I provide both brief and longer-term counseling to individuals grappling with a range of challenges, from life transitions, anxiety and depression to complex PTSD and dissociative disorders. Trauma is a particular focus of mine and I continually educate myself on the most helpful methods of healing. I am certified in EMDR, have 2 years training in Somatic Experiencing and have trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy, Internal Family Systems and other therapies. I take a holistic approach, and will work with you to explore how diet and nutrition, activity, sleep, belief systems and relationships impact your overall well-being.
I provide both brief and longer-term counseling to individuals grappling with a range of challenges, from life transitions, anxiety and depression to complex PTSD and dissociative disorders. Trauma is a particular focus of mine and I continually educate myself on the most helpful methods of healing. I am certified in EMDR, have 2 years training in Somatic Experiencing and have trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy, Internal Family Systems and other therapies. I take a holistic approach, and will work with you to explore how diet and nutrition, activity, sleep, belief systems and relationships impact your overall well-being.
(860) 544-2472 View (860) 544-2472
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Laura DeSantis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Willimantic, CT 06226
Not accepting new clients
Feeling stuck? We all face challenges, but there’s no reason you should struggle alone when help is available. You deserve to feel better and work through the obstacles that keep you from living your best life. As a clinician in the mental health and substance abuse field for almost 20 years, it's been my privilege to support many courageous individuals in their quest for healing. No two journeys have been the same. I have learned to be present and trust the process. There are many methods, strategies and skills that we can employ to help you resolve current issues and create new possibilities. You just need to begin.
Feeling stuck? We all face challenges, but there’s no reason you should struggle alone when help is available. You deserve to feel better and work through the obstacles that keep you from living your best life. As a clinician in the mental health and substance abuse field for almost 20 years, it's been my privilege to support many courageous individuals in their quest for healing. No two journeys have been the same. I have learned to be present and trust the process. There are many methods, strategies and skills that we can employ to help you resolve current issues and create new possibilities. You just need to begin.
(860) 455-4358 View (860) 455-4358
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Sarah Pennington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Willimantic, CT 06226  (Online Only)
I'm Sarah, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in working with individuals impacted by anxiety, depression, and trauma. , I am passionate about working together to find creative solutions to help meet your personal goals.
I'm Sarah, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in working with individuals impacted by anxiety, depression, and trauma. , I am passionate about working together to find creative solutions to help meet your personal goals.
(860) 390-4805 View (860) 390-4805
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Inlight Professional Counseling Services, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC, LADC, LCSW
Verified Verified
Willimantic, CT 06226
Are you struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Relationship problems, Grief, Transition in Personal life or Career, Parenting Difficulties, Trauma, PTSD, existential crises, lack of self confidence? Are you looking for someone to help you make sense of your emotional struggles and find ways to heal and thrive in life? Are you experiencing spiritual turbulence and would like help in getting back your balance and orientation in this rapidly evolving spiritual shifts in consciousness on the planet today?
Are you struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Relationship problems, Grief, Transition in Personal life or Career, Parenting Difficulties, Trauma, PTSD, existential crises, lack of self confidence? Are you looking for someone to help you make sense of your emotional struggles and find ways to heal and thrive in life? Are you experiencing spiritual turbulence and would like help in getting back your balance and orientation in this rapidly evolving spiritual shifts in consciousness on the planet today?
(860) 471-8559 View (860) 471-8559
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Jessica Parenteau
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Willimantic, CT 06226  (Online Only)
I’m Jessica, a Licensed Professional Counselor that specializes in trauma, PTSD and grief. We all know that life can be hard, we can feel lost in it, or it can become chaotic. The journey to noticing that life has become unmanageable isn't easy, but having that understanding is important. I’m here to say congratulations on taking that first step in asking for help. I hope to aid you in your journey at a pace that is comfortable for you to meet your goals. I believe in creating a safe and supportive environment for therapy sessions. I also focus on using a person-centered approach.
I’m Jessica, a Licensed Professional Counselor that specializes in trauma, PTSD and grief. We all know that life can be hard, we can feel lost in it, or it can become chaotic. The journey to noticing that life has become unmanageable isn't easy, but having that understanding is important. I’m here to say congratulations on taking that first step in asking for help. I hope to aid you in your journey at a pace that is comfortable for you to meet your goals. I believe in creating a safe and supportive environment for therapy sessions. I also focus on using a person-centered approach.
(860) 530-6159 View (860) 530-6159
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Laurie Mazzarella
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Willimantic, CT 06226
Waitlist for new clients
After almost 30 years in mental health, I'm still passionate about the work I do. With that said, I'm here to help with the problems that have brought you to therapy. Gathering information and developing our relationship, along with trust and creating a safe space to share are my strengths in helping others. I use various approaches to assist clients. Along with this, I enjoy educating about how we learn and form in an inter-generational family system and how we can transmit problems in that family system unconsciously. This can inform and empower growth and change.
After almost 30 years in mental health, I'm still passionate about the work I do. With that said, I'm here to help with the problems that have brought you to therapy. Gathering information and developing our relationship, along with trust and creating a safe space to share are my strengths in helping others. I use various approaches to assist clients. Along with this, I enjoy educating about how we learn and form in an inter-generational family system and how we can transmit problems in that family system unconsciously. This can inform and empower growth and change.
(959) 207-8416 View (959) 207-8416
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Nancy Albert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Willimantic, CT 06226
Life is quite the mixture; sometimes it flows smoothly and sometimes it’s rocky and rough. Sometimes you can handle everything and then sometimes you feel overwhelmed and need to talk with someone who is trained to help. As a licensed clinical therapist, I can offer you emotional support in a non-judgmental way as you explore what’s happening in your life.
Life is quite the mixture; sometimes it flows smoothly and sometimes it’s rocky and rough. Sometimes you can handle everything and then sometimes you feel overwhelmed and need to talk with someone who is trained to help. As a licensed clinical therapist, I can offer you emotional support in a non-judgmental way as you explore what’s happening in your life.
(860) 957-5995 View (860) 957-5995
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Jeanette Martinez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Willimantic, CT 06226  (Online Only)
Sometimes in life we can get off track or even experience circumstances beyond our control that just throw us off our course. Finding direction and getting back on track can be difficult, just as difficult as finding a listening ear and someone we can trust and depend on. I'm here to say that it doesn't have to be, and I'm here to begin the journey with you wherever you are in that process.
Sometimes in life we can get off track or even experience circumstances beyond our control that just throw us off our course. Finding direction and getting back on track can be difficult, just as difficult as finding a listening ear and someone we can trust and depend on. I'm here to say that it doesn't have to be, and I'm here to begin the journey with you wherever you are in that process.
(860) 579-1479 View (860) 579-1479
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Inlight Professional Counseling Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Willimantic, CT 06226
Do you find yourself conflicted within your thoughts and feelings? Do you spend a lot of mental energy trying to cope with your inner angst and turmoil or sadness or anger? maybe even rage? or Fear? Do you find yourself wishing you knew how to feel better emotionally so you could just be more happy in life? Our Feelings are a wonderful gift that makes us HUMAN but when our feelings are not balanced, when we are carrying unresolved issues from past, when we are flooded by feelings and not able to see things clearly, they provide the biggest pain and heartache in life. Would you like someone to help you with your inner struggle?
Do you find yourself conflicted within your thoughts and feelings? Do you spend a lot of mental energy trying to cope with your inner angst and turmoil or sadness or anger? maybe even rage? or Fear? Do you find yourself wishing you knew how to feel better emotionally so you could just be more happy in life? Our Feelings are a wonderful gift that makes us HUMAN but when our feelings are not balanced, when we are carrying unresolved issues from past, when we are flooded by feelings and not able to see things clearly, they provide the biggest pain and heartache in life. Would you like someone to help you with your inner struggle?
(860) 786-7623 View (860) 786-7623
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Tricia Baker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCATP
Verified Verified
Willimantic, CT 06226
Is something in your life unmanageable, a pattern that you can see but have no idea how to stop or change? Chronic stress can drain your emotional well-being, leaving you vulnerable to anxiety, depression, unhealthy habits, and many other self-destructive or compulsive behaviors. You might feel trapped, like life is out of control and there is no hope. What if your brain is tricking you into thoughts, feelings and behaviors that are not helpful? I believe it's possible to figure out how to think and act differently, find hope and manage what only feels unmanageable.
Is something in your life unmanageable, a pattern that you can see but have no idea how to stop or change? Chronic stress can drain your emotional well-being, leaving you vulnerable to anxiety, depression, unhealthy habits, and many other self-destructive or compulsive behaviors. You might feel trapped, like life is out of control and there is no hope. What if your brain is tricking you into thoughts, feelings and behaviors that are not helpful? I believe it's possible to figure out how to think and act differently, find hope and manage what only feels unmanageable.
(860) 924-7656 View (860) 924-7656
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Chastity Joy Pimental
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Willimantic, CT 06226
I am accepting Anthem BCBS, Husky and self-pay clients. I am bringing with me 22 years of experience dedicating the majority of my career to the treatment of children, adolescents and families in acute care facilities. I have had the pleasure to work with clients with a wide array of clinical presentations from substance abuse, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, gender identity, behavioral, parenting and change of life phase issues.
I am accepting Anthem BCBS, Husky and self-pay clients. I am bringing with me 22 years of experience dedicating the majority of my career to the treatment of children, adolescents and families in acute care facilities. I have had the pleasure to work with clients with a wide array of clinical presentations from substance abuse, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, gender identity, behavioral, parenting and change of life phase issues.
(860) 607-0386 View (860) 607-0386
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Hillary Stern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ADTR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Willimantic, CT 06226
"Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion." -- Buddha. I utilize a gentle but direct approach to assist you in recovering from the pain and sorrow that can be a part of life. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Dance Movement Therapist. Using my creativity and diverse skill set I help my clients overcome depression, anxiety, eating disorders, traumas and loss. Working with the body, mind and spirit together, I will help you find the way to reconnect with your most authentic self and restore your relationships. My clients are adults, couples, children and adolecents.
"Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion." -- Buddha. I utilize a gentle but direct approach to assist you in recovering from the pain and sorrow that can be a part of life. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Dance Movement Therapist. Using my creativity and diverse skill set I help my clients overcome depression, anxiety, eating disorders, traumas and loss. Working with the body, mind and spirit together, I will help you find the way to reconnect with your most authentic self and restore your relationships. My clients are adults, couples, children and adolecents.
(860) 606-4278 View (860) 606-4278
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Lynn Dove
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Willimantic, CT 06226
I believe that change is possible. Realizing when things are not working, and that something needs to change, is an important point in creating the life you want to have. I am glad that you have chosen to see if therapy can help you. My goal is to create a safe place in which you can learn to understand yourself, heal your wounds, and to become the person you want to be. I work with adults and adolescents dealing with a variety of issues; from everyday struggles, anxiety, depression, psychological trauma and dissociation, eating disorders, relationship issues, spirituality, and aging.
I believe that change is possible. Realizing when things are not working, and that something needs to change, is an important point in creating the life you want to have. I am glad that you have chosen to see if therapy can help you. My goal is to create a safe place in which you can learn to understand yourself, heal your wounds, and to become the person you want to be. I work with adults and adolescents dealing with a variety of issues; from everyday struggles, anxiety, depression, psychological trauma and dissociation, eating disorders, relationship issues, spirituality, and aging.
(860) 254-7344 View (860) 254-7344
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Susan M Cohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, BS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Willimantic, CT 06226
Working with college students, couples, gender issues, individuals, parenting. If you are a Veteran about to deploy/post deployment- I am a provider for the MilitaryOne program. I incorporate trauma work/yoga, mind-body connections ElderCare throughout the life span and working with caregivers is also provided for the sandwiched baby boomer. Addictions/family problems are difficult & an area of specialization. If you seek a therapeutic alliance to work out problems in a compassionate & empowering environment, call me: 860 450-6267. In-office, Telephone and video sessions are possible for all CT residents. Thank-you.
Working with college students, couples, gender issues, individuals, parenting. If you are a Veteran about to deploy/post deployment- I am a provider for the MilitaryOne program. I incorporate trauma work/yoga, mind-body connections ElderCare throughout the life span and working with caregivers is also provided for the sandwiched baby boomer. Addictions/family problems are difficult & an area of specialization. If you seek a therapeutic alliance to work out problems in a compassionate & empowering environment, call me: 860 450-6267. In-office, Telephone and video sessions are possible for all CT residents. Thank-you.
(860) 322-5084 View (860) 322-5084
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Erica Backmann
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Willimantic, CT 06226
If you're stuck in a pattern of behavior or thinking that isn't working for you and you want to feel better, I welcome your call! I use traditional psychotherapy as well as acupressure and other body-based techniques to help clients improve quickly. I particularly enjoy working with individuals who are interested in a holistic approach to healing that includes incorporating diet, exercise and mindfulness strategies. I also run groups for men and women throughout the year.
If you're stuck in a pattern of behavior or thinking that isn't working for you and you want to feel better, I welcome your call! I use traditional psychotherapy as well as acupressure and other body-based techniques to help clients improve quickly. I particularly enjoy working with individuals who are interested in a holistic approach to healing that includes incorporating diet, exercise and mindfulness strategies. I also run groups for men and women throughout the year.
(860) 578-2849 View (860) 578-2849
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Hayley Tiller-Albert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Willimantic, CT 06226
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been working in the field since 2007. I enjoy working with people of all ages facing many issues, but have a special interest in helping clients struggling with anxiety, depression, infertility and gender identity. I also really enjoy working with other providers in the field.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been working in the field since 2007. I enjoy working with people of all ages facing many issues, but have a special interest in helping clients struggling with anxiety, depression, infertility and gender identity. I also really enjoy working with other providers in the field.
(860) 689-7534 View (860) 689-7534
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Eneida M Silva
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Willimantic, CT 06226
I strongly believe that all children can succeed. With expertise in autism assessment, ADHD/attention, trauma/PTSD, dyslexia, learning disabilities & reactive attachment testing, our practice conducts evaluations from a neuropsychological functional medicine approach to figure out causes. Our assessments provide insight into social functioning, memory, language, learning style, attention, organization, visual-motor functioning, processing speed & psychological processing styles. Our evaluations uniquely provide highly effective individualized strategies to optimize functioning.
I strongly believe that all children can succeed. With expertise in autism assessment, ADHD/attention, trauma/PTSD, dyslexia, learning disabilities & reactive attachment testing, our practice conducts evaluations from a neuropsychological functional medicine approach to figure out causes. Our assessments provide insight into social functioning, memory, language, learning style, attention, organization, visual-motor functioning, processing speed & psychological processing styles. Our evaluations uniquely provide highly effective individualized strategies to optimize functioning.
(860) 631-4571 View (860) 631-4571
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Joyce Johnson @ Whispering Pines Therapy, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Willimantic, CT 06226
I am certified in Animal Assisted Therapy and together with my animal partners I offer a non traditional approach to treating anxiety, trauma and depression. Have you experienced trauma or loss? Are you struggling with stress, anxiety and/or depression? Is traditional talk therapy intimidating or not really your style? Maybe you just don't have the words to describe what you’re feeling. Well you have come to the right place.
I am certified in Animal Assisted Therapy and together with my animal partners I offer a non traditional approach to treating anxiety, trauma and depression. Have you experienced trauma or loss? Are you struggling with stress, anxiety and/or depression? Is traditional talk therapy intimidating or not really your style? Maybe you just don't have the words to describe what you’re feeling. Well you have come to the right place.
(959) 201-9345 View (959) 201-9345
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Lynn Ereshena-Manning LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Willimantic, CT 06226
Are you feeling stuck in negative behaviors and feelings, struggling with a transition or crisis? Looking for some clarity, hope and balance in your life? Let me help. I offer an integrated approach to healing and wellness focusing on your strengths, experiences and values. Our work together will focus on self-care, in combination with becoming conscience of unhealthy behaviors/thinking in order to create your own wellness toolbox. Let's work together so you will shine in all areas of your life. "When you possess light within, you see it externally" Anais Nin
Are you feeling stuck in negative behaviors and feelings, struggling with a transition or crisis? Looking for some clarity, hope and balance in your life? Let me help. I offer an integrated approach to healing and wellness focusing on your strengths, experiences and values. Our work together will focus on self-care, in combination with becoming conscience of unhealthy behaviors/thinking in order to create your own wellness toolbox. Let's work together so you will shine in all areas of your life. "When you possess light within, you see it externally" Anais Nin
(860) 782-0980 View (860) 782-0980
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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.