Female Therapists in Charlotte County, FL

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Patty Dumont
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Charlotte, FL 33954  (Online Only)
I help adults learn to effectively cope with anxiety, depression, self esteem/worth, grief/loss and relationship issues. I assist with exploring their thoughts, actions and behaviors, identifying maladaptive coping, so that they can achieve their goals. I also assist clients in managing life stressors that may be impacting/worsening their overall wellbeing through a whole person approach.
I help adults learn to effectively cope with anxiety, depression, self esteem/worth, grief/loss and relationship issues. I assist with exploring their thoughts, actions and behaviors, identifying maladaptive coping, so that they can achieve their goals. I also assist clients in managing life stressors that may be impacting/worsening their overall wellbeing through a whole person approach.
(941) 242-7531 View (941) 242-7531
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Jennifer Ouellet
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CAP, QS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you want to improve how you're feeling? Or feel more optimistic about the future and what you are capable of? Understand how stress and trauma affects your body on a daily and long-term basis and begin the healing process? I have experience in these areas. My goal and passion are to be the best healer possible in any realm I serve in while meeting you where you are at to begin the growth and healing process. I bring over 25 years of service working with substance use disorders and over 15 years providing behavioral health services, I provide counseling to children, adolescents, and adults.
Do you want to improve how you're feeling? Or feel more optimistic about the future and what you are capable of? Understand how stress and trauma affects your body on a daily and long-term basis and begin the healing process? I have experience in these areas. My goal and passion are to be the best healer possible in any realm I serve in while meeting you where you are at to begin the growth and healing process. I bring over 25 years of service working with substance use disorders and over 15 years providing behavioral health services, I provide counseling to children, adolescents, and adults.
(941) 336-5813 View (941) 336-5813
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Annette Fiedler Counseling & Associates
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Let's write a story that makes you feel inspired. People come together for many reasons. I have been married for 41 years and understand the issues in long term relationships and life. Some issues are small and can be quickly worked through. Some issues damage our core. A relationship needs a commitment from both parties to become whole again. If both parties are committed to the relationship then I can help you find the courage to rekindle the relationship, find happiness or make a life change. Take charge of your life & happiness. Let's learn some new tools.
Let's write a story that makes you feel inspired. People come together for many reasons. I have been married for 41 years and understand the issues in long term relationships and life. Some issues are small and can be quickly worked through. Some issues damage our core. A relationship needs a commitment from both parties to become whole again. If both parties are committed to the relationship then I can help you find the courage to rekindle the relationship, find happiness or make a life change. Take charge of your life & happiness. Let's learn some new tools.
(941) 328-8040 View (941) 328-8040
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Lori Olson
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LMHC, CCHT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Punta Gorda, FL 33982  (Online Only)
Do you want long lasting and effective change? Did you know that hyper and/or hypo arousal of your autonomic nervous system due to developmental and other trauma can leave you feeling stuck? This is simply because words and willpower are not enough to make change. Now offering the evidenced-based Safe and Sound program based on polyvagal theory of Dr. Stephen Porges to help "reset" your autonomic nervous system so you are better able to benefit from talk and experiential therapies. You can participate in this program in the privacy and convenience of your own home.
Do you want long lasting and effective change? Did you know that hyper and/or hypo arousal of your autonomic nervous system due to developmental and other trauma can leave you feeling stuck? This is simply because words and willpower are not enough to make change. Now offering the evidenced-based Safe and Sound program based on polyvagal theory of Dr. Stephen Porges to help "reset" your autonomic nervous system so you are better able to benefit from talk and experiential therapies. You can participate in this program in the privacy and convenience of your own home.
(603) 287-1104 View (603) 287-1104
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South Cove Counseling
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Start living your life with intention and become the best version of yourself! Invest in yourself! Our sessions, can help you gain insight, awareness and learn healthy skills to make changes in your life. You will have support and validation while you find healing from your past and gain a stronger self-worth. Through years of experience, I help clients learn to set boundaries, learn healthy communication skills and how to assert your needs in all areas of your life. Working on the relationship with yourself is key. Start the journey of understanding yourself, your behaviors and find YOUR healing in a therapy tailored to YOU.
Start living your life with intention and become the best version of yourself! Invest in yourself! Our sessions, can help you gain insight, awareness and learn healthy skills to make changes in your life. You will have support and validation while you find healing from your past and gain a stronger self-worth. Through years of experience, I help clients learn to set boundaries, learn healthy communication skills and how to assert your needs in all areas of your life. Working on the relationship with yourself is key. Start the journey of understanding yourself, your behaviors and find YOUR healing in a therapy tailored to YOU.
(941) 662-4826 View (941) 662-4826
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Meredith Wilber
Registered Mental Health Counselor Inter, MS, RMHCI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Registered Mental Health Intern offering Individual, Family, and Couples Counseling. I believe my role is to help my clients explore and help reveal their potential within themselves.
I am a Registered Mental Health Intern offering Individual, Family, and Couples Counseling. I believe my role is to help my clients explore and help reveal their potential within themselves.
(941) 841-0681 View (941) 841-0681
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Dandelion Behavioral Health
Counselor, MA, LMHC, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sad? Stressed? Overwhelmed? Relationship conflicts? Life not going the way you planned? Feeling hopeless? Feeling alone? No one understands? I believe that most of our struggles start with our wounds. We are all wounded. We will walk down the path to recovery together. We will focus on your strengths, not your failures. A compassionate ear without judgment is what you can expect. An understanding environment is what you will experience. I offer talk therapy, play therapy, art therapy, and outside therapy with an eclectic and individualized approach. No two therapy sessions are exactly alike.
Sad? Stressed? Overwhelmed? Relationship conflicts? Life not going the way you planned? Feeling hopeless? Feeling alone? No one understands? I believe that most of our struggles start with our wounds. We are all wounded. We will walk down the path to recovery together. We will focus on your strengths, not your failures. A compassionate ear without judgment is what you can expect. An understanding environment is what you will experience. I offer talk therapy, play therapy, art therapy, and outside therapy with an eclectic and individualized approach. No two therapy sessions are exactly alike.
(941) 770-3266 View (941) 770-3266
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Deborah Jean Leahy
Counselor, RN, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
As a registered nurse and mental health counselor, I have a passion for helping hurting people. I believe in the triadic healing of body mind and spirit, and enjoy working with clients who are experiencing relationship challenges, spiritual struggles and emotional pain. I hold a Christian worldview, and therefore do not believe in judging others.
As a registered nurse and mental health counselor, I have a passion for helping hurting people. I believe in the triadic healing of body mind and spirit, and enjoy working with clients who are experiencing relationship challenges, spiritual struggles and emotional pain. I hold a Christian worldview, and therefore do not believe in judging others.
(941) 740-8829 View (941) 740-8829
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Valerie Savoie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Port Charlotte, FL 33948  (Online Only)
Feeling anxious, stuck or unfulfilled and not sure what to do? Are old patterns getting in the way of living the life you want? Do you question and doubt yourself? In a transition? Struggling with a relationship? Need parenting support? You are not alone. Interested learning more about yourself, your path and purpose? I am here. I can help you identify what you want and support you in the journey to get there. We will focus on you, your underlying fears and desires and use insight to change your patterns and thoughts that get in the way.
Feeling anxious, stuck or unfulfilled and not sure what to do? Are old patterns getting in the way of living the life you want? Do you question and doubt yourself? In a transition? Struggling with a relationship? Need parenting support? You are not alone. Interested learning more about yourself, your path and purpose? I am here. I can help you identify what you want and support you in the journey to get there. We will focus on you, your underlying fears and desires and use insight to change your patterns and thoughts that get in the way.
(941) 559-7696 View (941) 559-7696
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Samantha Wilson
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Punta Gorda, FL 33983
Have you lost your umph? Have you begun to struggle managing that never ending list of to-do's and responsibilities? Uncertain of your life direction or simply feeling overwhelmed? Being pulled in so many directions, can make taking a breath seem impossible. With the never ending hustle and bustle, experiencing symptoms like: anxiety, depression, low-self worth or negative thinking are more common than you may think. That is just to name a few - what about feeling trauma, helplessness or agitation. The most important thing to remember is YOU ARE NOT ALONE! You deserve to find life fulfillment.
Have you lost your umph? Have you begun to struggle managing that never ending list of to-do's and responsibilities? Uncertain of your life direction or simply feeling overwhelmed? Being pulled in so many directions, can make taking a breath seem impossible. With the never ending hustle and bustle, experiencing symptoms like: anxiety, depression, low-self worth or negative thinking are more common than you may think. That is just to name a few - what about feeling trauma, helplessness or agitation. The most important thing to remember is YOU ARE NOT ALONE! You deserve to find life fulfillment.
(239) 788-2849 View (239) 788-2849
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Anabel Perez
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS, RMHCI
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Port Charlotte, FL 33948  (Online Only)
My calling is helping others who are suffering at any capacity. I'm naturally lead towards supporting teens and adults in the areas of boundaries, belonging, depression, anxiety, and burnout. I aim to help you feel comfortable where you can come to a place of healing and rest through a supportive therapeutic environment. As your counselor, my goal is to help you feel supported and provide you with guidance to wholeness.
My calling is helping others who are suffering at any capacity. I'm naturally lead towards supporting teens and adults in the areas of boundaries, belonging, depression, anxiety, and burnout. I aim to help you feel comfortable where you can come to a place of healing and rest through a supportive therapeutic environment. As your counselor, my goal is to help you feel supported and provide you with guidance to wholeness.
(239) 329-0937 View (239) 329-0937
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Debra Nagy
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Not accepting new clients
***********CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*********** I believe that together you and I can discover your path for positive and lasting change. Collectively we will identify the problems that you are facing and work towards a solution. My approach in facilitating this journey is to help you learn how to uncover and capitalize on your individual strengths and make the most of your resources. In unison, we will discover what you want out of life and work towards the achievement of your goals.
***********CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*********** I believe that together you and I can discover your path for positive and lasting change. Collectively we will identify the problems that you are facing and work towards a solution. My approach in facilitating this journey is to help you learn how to uncover and capitalize on your individual strengths and make the most of your resources. In unison, we will discover what you want out of life and work towards the achievement of your goals.
(734) 335-1730 View (734) 335-1730
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Brooke Tominey
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Punta Gorda, FL 33983  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! Thank you for starting your healing journey! I have clinical experience working with clients of all ages, but primarily I have had the most experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. For couples therapy, I am Level 1 Gottman and Prepare/Enrich certified. I also have experience caring for people who live with anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, loss/grief, LGBTQ+ issues, and dual diagnosis. Additionally, I help clients with family and relationship conflicts, gender/sexuality concerns, self-esteem, coping skills, interpersonal skills and relationships, trauma, adjustment disorders, and more.
Hello and welcome! Thank you for starting your healing journey! I have clinical experience working with clients of all ages, but primarily I have had the most experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. For couples therapy, I am Level 1 Gottman and Prepare/Enrich certified. I also have experience caring for people who live with anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, loss/grief, LGBTQ+ issues, and dual diagnosis. Additionally, I help clients with family and relationship conflicts, gender/sexuality concerns, self-esteem, coping skills, interpersonal skills and relationships, trauma, adjustment disorders, and more.
(352) 706-4084 View (352) 706-4084
Photo of Jeanne Trifone - Dr Jeanne Trifone -Challenges of Life Counseling  , Psychologist
I have enjoyed 29 years of helping others as a clinical psychologist. My mission is to provide high quality care to empower you to more effectively meet your life's challenges and to improve the quality of your relationships. We will work together to identify your specific therapy goals, comfort level for change, and need for session frequency. Ideally you will find my role to be a meaningful support to you during a difficult period. My office is a comfortable environment located at BMO Harris Premier Office Plaza - Suite 304. If you prefer, we can use Telehealth to meet virtually from your home or office.
I have enjoyed 29 years of helping others as a clinical psychologist. My mission is to provide high quality care to empower you to more effectively meet your life's challenges and to improve the quality of your relationships. We will work together to identify your specific therapy goals, comfort level for change, and need for session frequency. Ideally you will find my role to be a meaningful support to you during a difficult period. My office is a comfortable environment located at BMO Harris Premier Office Plaza - Suite 304. If you prefer, we can use Telehealth to meet virtually from your home or office.
(941) 740-2140 View (941) 740-2140
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Tarra Farnham
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Hello! I am a mental skills coach and mental health counselor licensed in NC & FL. My primary specialty generally includes two groups: (1) athletes & (2) people struggling with past trauma. My work with athletes centers around helping them perform their best at practice and competition. As a competitive athlete and strength coach, I understand how essential sport and exercise can be to us. When we’re not playing to our potential, we may notice that the other parts of our lives are also off center. My goal is to coach you through mental skills that compliment your physical training.
Hello! I am a mental skills coach and mental health counselor licensed in NC & FL. My primary specialty generally includes two groups: (1) athletes & (2) people struggling with past trauma. My work with athletes centers around helping them perform their best at practice and competition. As a competitive athlete and strength coach, I understand how essential sport and exercise can be to us. When we’re not playing to our potential, we may notice that the other parts of our lives are also off center. My goal is to coach you through mental skills that compliment your physical training.
(941) 213-8347 View (941) 213-8347
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Tasha Garcia
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MSW , RCSWI
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
I believe in working collaboratively with my clients to help them achieve their personal goals. I work with children, teens, adults, and families seeking relief from depression, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, relationship issues, and life stressors (such as death of a loved one, divorce, job loss, career change). I received my training from Florida State University, with advanced clinical training in addictions, group therapeutic settings, children & families, and crisis interventions.
I believe in working collaboratively with my clients to help them achieve their personal goals. I work with children, teens, adults, and families seeking relief from depression, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, relationship issues, and life stressors (such as death of a loved one, divorce, job loss, career change). I received my training from Florida State University, with advanced clinical training in addictions, group therapeutic settings, children & families, and crisis interventions.
(239) 203-3172 View (239) 203-3172
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Patricia McCoy Masters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CTS, BCN
Verified Verified
Are you haunted by your past? Concerned about the close relationships in your life that don't seem to be working? Confused about why you can't seem to let go of self defeating behaviors when you have so much success in some areas of your life? I look forward to working with you to find solutions through using innovative techniques such as EMDR to help you tap into your own inner resources
Are you haunted by your past? Concerned about the close relationships in your life that don't seem to be working? Confused about why you can't seem to let go of self defeating behaviors when you have so much success in some areas of your life? I look forward to working with you to find solutions through using innovative techniques such as EMDR to help you tap into your own inner resources
(941) 214-4859 View (941) 214-4859
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Alicia A Uselmann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
I use a collaborative approach, working with a client to identify thoughts and behaviors they can modify to live the life they want. I work with people who struggle with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, grief and other disorders. I use different modalities of treatment, to include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and EMDR. My clients enjoy a safe, comfortable environment to connect with someone who cares about them.
I use a collaborative approach, working with a client to identify thoughts and behaviors they can modify to live the life they want. I work with people who struggle with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, grief and other disorders. I use different modalities of treatment, to include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and EMDR. My clients enjoy a safe, comfortable environment to connect with someone who cares about them.
(941) 229-1802 View (941) 229-1802
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Natasha Strickland
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Thank you for taking the first step to seeking help. It is not always an easy road, but one that can lead you to everlasting healing. I hope to work with you in your journey. My counseling style is genuine, open and communicative. I value providing feedback. I work with children, adolescents and adults from all situations and backgrounds. My expertise is with issues related to depression, ADHD, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, behavior management, divorce, and phase of life issues. I address relationship problems, and work with all families and couples. If there are specific issues, please feel free to contact me for a consultation.
Thank you for taking the first step to seeking help. It is not always an easy road, but one that can lead you to everlasting healing. I hope to work with you in your journey. My counseling style is genuine, open and communicative. I value providing feedback. I work with children, adolescents and adults from all situations and backgrounds. My expertise is with issues related to depression, ADHD, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, behavior management, divorce, and phase of life issues. I address relationship problems, and work with all families and couples. If there are specific issues, please feel free to contact me for a consultation.
(941) 234-0236 View (941) 234-0236
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Kerri Anne Morano
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
How would you describe your relationship with yourself? Whether it is because of painful and difficult moments or relationships, behaviors that feel like they are out of your control, traumas that you've experienced, over time you have probably recorded some tapes that you play in your head that keep you feeling stuck. I believe that every person has the ability to change these tapes and improve their relationships with themselves. My goal is to be a compassionate and collaborative resource to improve that relationship with yourself, create an awareness of your strengths, and help you develop the skills needed to fulfill your goals.
How would you describe your relationship with yourself? Whether it is because of painful and difficult moments or relationships, behaviors that feel like they are out of your control, traumas that you've experienced, over time you have probably recorded some tapes that you play in your head that keep you feeling stuck. I believe that every person has the ability to change these tapes and improve their relationships with themselves. My goal is to be a compassionate and collaborative resource to improve that relationship with yourself, create an awareness of your strengths, and help you develop the skills needed to fulfill your goals.
(727) 344-9369 View (727) 344-9369
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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.