Female Therapists in De Soto County, FL

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Vivian Fogel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Arcadia, FL 34266
My name is Vivian Fogel; I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). I believe you have the resources within you to achieve your goals. I offer my clients unconditional support and am committed to understanding them for who they are as unique individuals. My clients and I collaborate to foster insight and awareness about areas of concern in order to develop a plan to manage daily challenges.
My name is Vivian Fogel; I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). I believe you have the resources within you to achieve your goals. I offer my clients unconditional support and am committed to understanding them for who they are as unique individuals. My clients and I collaborate to foster insight and awareness about areas of concern in order to develop a plan to manage daily challenges.
(786) 983-6925 View (786) 983-6925
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Grace Marlyn Cruz
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Arcadia, FL 34266
Hello! My name is Grace Cruz and I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapist with a passion for helping people fulfill their purpose in life. For over 7 years, I have taken an integrative approach and collaborate with my clients using different techniques to help them achieve their mental health goals in areas such as anxiety, chronic pain, codependency, coping skills, and depression. I am a compassionate therapist who seeks the potential in others. My theoretical approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Attachment Theory.
Hello! My name is Grace Cruz and I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapist with a passion for helping people fulfill their purpose in life. For over 7 years, I have taken an integrative approach and collaborate with my clients using different techniques to help them achieve their mental health goals in areas such as anxiety, chronic pain, codependency, coping skills, and depression. I am a compassionate therapist who seeks the potential in others. My theoretical approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Attachment Theory.
(305) 419-2920 View (305) 419-2920
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Karmon Sears
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Arcadia, FL 34266
Dr. Sears has enjoyed practicing Psychology in Sarasota and the surrounding area since 2007. Her areas of specialty include assessment and therapy in the following: neuropsychology, medical/behavioral health, psychological management of pain, life transitions, depression, anxiety, and geriatrics. She works primarily with adults and geriatrics.
Dr. Sears has enjoyed practicing Psychology in Sarasota and the surrounding area since 2007. Her areas of specialty include assessment and therapy in the following: neuropsychology, medical/behavioral health, psychological management of pain, life transitions, depression, anxiety, and geriatrics. She works primarily with adults and geriatrics.
(941) 220-0853 View (941) 220-0853
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Cindy L Richetti
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nocatee, FL 34268  (Online Only)
Resilience, joy, gratitude. Want more of them? Happiness and peace can be found, even in difficult circumstances. If you experience annoying thoughts, you'll learn completely new strategies. Anxiety, grief, illness, serious challenges...all can be handled with grace and even humor, if we put our minds to it. It's my goal to treat people of all ages and situations with the utmost respect and put them at ease. Whatever brings you to my practice, I believe you'll leave feeling optimistic, confident, and refreshed.
Resilience, joy, gratitude. Want more of them? Happiness and peace can be found, even in difficult circumstances. If you experience annoying thoughts, you'll learn completely new strategies. Anxiety, grief, illness, serious challenges...all can be handled with grace and even humor, if we put our minds to it. It's my goal to treat people of all ages and situations with the utmost respect and put them at ease. Whatever brings you to my practice, I believe you'll leave feeling optimistic, confident, and refreshed.
(904) 647-4949 View (904) 647-4949
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Ashlyn Knight
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arcadia, FL 34266  (Online Only)
I am so proud of you for making this first step in looking for a therapist! Are you feeling depressed, anxious, or overwhelmed? Are you wanting to improve your relationships with the people that mean the most to you? Are you having a hard time making decisions? You're in the right place! My goal is to help you through these tough times. You deserve to feel at peace with yourself and with your life and I want to help you get there. I am currently taking on new clients and look forward to meeting you.
I am so proud of you for making this first step in looking for a therapist! Are you feeling depressed, anxious, or overwhelmed? Are you wanting to improve your relationships with the people that mean the most to you? Are you having a hard time making decisions? You're in the right place! My goal is to help you through these tough times. You deserve to feel at peace with yourself and with your life and I want to help you get there. I am currently taking on new clients and look forward to meeting you.
(904) 780-9252 View (904) 780-9252
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Aida M Girod
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arcadia, FL 34266  (Online Only)
I provide counseling to individuals who come from an array of diverse cultures and backgrounds. I recognize how difficult it can be to feel heard and seen when experiencing depression, trauma, anxiety, multicultural and acculturation issues, stress, grief, transitions and adjustments, difficulties with sleep, parenting skills and family issues. And I am here to be there for you when it feels like there is a lot to hold. I also enjoy serving high-achievers and perfectionists learn how to reduce burnout and negative patterns of perfectionism within both their professional and personal lives.
I provide counseling to individuals who come from an array of diverse cultures and backgrounds. I recognize how difficult it can be to feel heard and seen when experiencing depression, trauma, anxiety, multicultural and acculturation issues, stress, grief, transitions and adjustments, difficulties with sleep, parenting skills and family issues. And I am here to be there for you when it feels like there is a lot to hold. I also enjoy serving high-achievers and perfectionists learn how to reduce burnout and negative patterns of perfectionism within both their professional and personal lives.
(954) 280-0829 View (954) 280-0829
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Paula Woodburn
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Arcadia, FL 34266  (Online Only)
Hello, have you ever wondered why you react to things that seem mundane and everyday? Are you curious why simple things that should be easily mastered produce dread and avoidance? Sometimes the reasons are not immediately in front of you but require a journey into your past. I come alongside to walk you through the process of meeting your inner child. I seek to empower you as the adult to reparent that child, to correct the negative feelings that arise as a result of childhood issues. I help create new perspectives to formulate more a more positive self-image
Hello, have you ever wondered why you react to things that seem mundane and everyday? Are you curious why simple things that should be easily mastered produce dread and avoidance? Sometimes the reasons are not immediately in front of you but require a journey into your past. I come alongside to walk you through the process of meeting your inner child. I seek to empower you as the adult to reparent that child, to correct the negative feelings that arise as a result of childhood issues. I help create new perspectives to formulate more a more positive self-image
(954) 787-2294 View (954) 787-2294
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Cynthia Schwartz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Arcadia, FL 34266  (Online Only)
I help people during difficult periods of life whether it's caused by relationships with loved ones, illness, loss and grief, lifestyle changes caused by transitioning and being able to get to the reasons and ways to manage health issues and other issues that might affect your mental health well being. I utilize a cognitive behavioral approach along with eclectic techniques that would apply to each person in a unique way.
I help people during difficult periods of life whether it's caused by relationships with loved ones, illness, loss and grief, lifestyle changes caused by transitioning and being able to get to the reasons and ways to manage health issues and other issues that might affect your mental health well being. I utilize a cognitive behavioral approach along with eclectic techniques that would apply to each person in a unique way.
(754) 253-3926 View (754) 253-3926
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Anita Moreno
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nocatee, FL 34268
In spite of your best efforts, life can sometimes overwhelm you. Whether problems are recent or longstanding, I can help. My 27 years in the profession has afforded me knowledge and experience with a broad range of issues. My practice emphasizes the resolution to everyday problems. We will explore obstacles to growth and development and uncover inner strengths that can be applied to personal and professional relationships. I value psychotherapy as a growth- producing process. Out of this you will learn a great deal about yourself which you can use to make your life more meaningful.
In spite of your best efforts, life can sometimes overwhelm you. Whether problems are recent or longstanding, I can help. My 27 years in the profession has afforded me knowledge and experience with a broad range of issues. My practice emphasizes the resolution to everyday problems. We will explore obstacles to growth and development and uncover inner strengths that can be applied to personal and professional relationships. I value psychotherapy as a growth- producing process. Out of this you will learn a great deal about yourself which you can use to make your life more meaningful.
(904) 344-5995 View (904) 344-5995
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Jennifer Reed
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Arcadia, FL 34269
Hi there. I'm Jenni, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who believes in giving people a safe place to be vulnerable and encouraging them to identify and express their needs. I believe that you are the expert. My main focus is on improving your self-confidence, insight, and tools to feel confident and prepared to navigate any life circumstance you may be presented with. I take a person-centered approach and offer unconditional positive regard to everyone I work with. I am passionate about helping others and am dedicated to my work. I truly care about people and want others to be happy and successful in life.
Hi there. I'm Jenni, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who believes in giving people a safe place to be vulnerable and encouraging them to identify and express their needs. I believe that you are the expert. My main focus is on improving your self-confidence, insight, and tools to feel confident and prepared to navigate any life circumstance you may be presented with. I take a person-centered approach and offer unconditional positive regard to everyone I work with. I am passionate about helping others and am dedicated to my work. I truly care about people and want others to be happy and successful in life.
(786) 983-6716 View (786) 983-6716
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Nadia Jomaa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arcadia, FL 34266
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master's degree in Social Work from Florida State University. As a first-generation Arab-American growing up in Florida, I have struggled with the intersectionality of my identity and finding community. My goal is to empower my clients to embrace their various cultural backgrounds, gender identity, and sexual orientation to be their genuine selves and make space for themselves in their lives. Together we can achieve these and other goals through learning some helpful skills, but also by remaining open, curious and compassionate with ourselves.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master's degree in Social Work from Florida State University. As a first-generation Arab-American growing up in Florida, I have struggled with the intersectionality of my identity and finding community. My goal is to empower my clients to embrace their various cultural backgrounds, gender identity, and sexual orientation to be their genuine selves and make space for themselves in their lives. Together we can achieve these and other goals through learning some helpful skills, but also by remaining open, curious and compassionate with ourselves.
(352) 504-4502 View (352) 504-4502
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Joyce E Heimerle
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Nocatee, FL 34268  (Online Only)
Looking to move past your past? Suffering from Trauma? EMDR can change behaviors, reduce feelings and triggers quickly. I have 20 years in the caring field, and I found it is not uncommon as human beings that when we suffer a traumatic event or life stressors our entire world unravels as well. My passion is to help you get your life back on track, heal, and be emotionally whole. I assist my clients in gaining insight into their unhealthy behaviors and learn new ones. I use the Gottman method of communication for couples and individuals. I understand the happy and the painful side of relationships too.
Looking to move past your past? Suffering from Trauma? EMDR can change behaviors, reduce feelings and triggers quickly. I have 20 years in the caring field, and I found it is not uncommon as human beings that when we suffer a traumatic event or life stressors our entire world unravels as well. My passion is to help you get your life back on track, heal, and be emotionally whole. I assist my clients in gaining insight into their unhealthy behaviors and learn new ones. I use the Gottman method of communication for couples and individuals. I understand the happy and the painful side of relationships too.
(904) 364-1102 View (904) 364-1102
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Iblin Penagos-Chinchilla
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arcadia, FL 34266  (Online Only)
Life tends to be challenging and therapy gives the chance to be listened to without judgment, learn lifelong coping skills, and gain greater self-awareness among other benefits. I am a bilingual Latina counselor with over 12 years of experience working with clients who experience trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, illnesses, phobias, relationship issues, substance abuse, identity issues related to gender and sexuality and life transitions.
Life tends to be challenging and therapy gives the chance to be listened to without judgment, learn lifelong coping skills, and gain greater self-awareness among other benefits. I am a bilingual Latina counselor with over 12 years of experience working with clients who experience trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, illnesses, phobias, relationship issues, substance abuse, identity issues related to gender and sexuality and life transitions.
(321) 334-2209 View (321) 334-2209
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Zandria Washington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Arcadia, FL 34266  (Online Only)
In therapy, we get to understand our individual stories and work towards writing the future we envision for ourselves. I recognize that each person has a unique perception of the world and these differences should be embraced in a supportive and judgement free environment. In my therapeutic practice, I use cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing techniques in conjunction with solution focused interventions to problem solve solutions to develop practical and individualized coping strategies for depression, anxiety, substance use, and other severe and persistence mental health issues.
In therapy, we get to understand our individual stories and work towards writing the future we envision for ourselves. I recognize that each person has a unique perception of the world and these differences should be embraced in a supportive and judgement free environment. In my therapeutic practice, I use cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing techniques in conjunction with solution focused interventions to problem solve solutions to develop practical and individualized coping strategies for depression, anxiety, substance use, and other severe and persistence mental health issues.
(813) 592-8244 View (813) 592-8244
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Empowered Bridges Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Arcadia, FL 34265  (Online Only)
I believe in an open, honest, and client-centered approach to create a safe and non-judgmental space for therapy. My ideal client would have experienced trauma, struggle with anxiety and/or depression. An ideal client might just need help navigating everyday life or recent challenges. Clients often report feeling "on-guard,” and experience trouble relaxing, focusing and sleeping. If you are tired of your trauma symptoms and want to build an empowered future, then we might be a good fit.. My clients will be seeking a therapist that uses a collaborative approach to achieve client goals and begin healing. I am a LGBTQIA+ ally.
I believe in an open, honest, and client-centered approach to create a safe and non-judgmental space for therapy. My ideal client would have experienced trauma, struggle with anxiety and/or depression. An ideal client might just need help navigating everyday life or recent challenges. Clients often report feeling "on-guard,” and experience trouble relaxing, focusing and sleeping. If you are tired of your trauma symptoms and want to build an empowered future, then we might be a good fit.. My clients will be seeking a therapist that uses a collaborative approach to achieve client goals and begin healing. I am a LGBTQIA+ ally.
(941) 842-0016 View (941) 842-0016
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Kristina Miller
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Arcadia, FL 34266  (Online Only)
Do you feel overwhelmed and find it difficult to work through your challenges on your own? Are you seeing your child struggle and want to help support them and address their challenges? Are there family challenges that seem too much? Adjusting to all the changes from Covid? Let's work Together!
Do you feel overwhelmed and find it difficult to work through your challenges on your own? Are you seeing your child struggle and want to help support them and address their challenges? Are there family challenges that seem too much? Adjusting to all the changes from Covid? Let's work Together!
(727) 205-7991 View (727) 205-7991
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Tami Lynn Le Baron
M Ed
Verified Verified
Nocatee, FL 34268
As an Academic Success Coach, and Life Coach, I work with students in middle school, high school, and in college. I take the time to get to know each individual so that I can better understand what their needs are and then collaborate with them to develop a support plan to address those needs. I strive to support student success through strengthening executive functioning skills such as: organization, time management, goal setting, prioritizing, task management, self-advocacy, and accountability. Through individual and/or group sessions, I work with students to strengthen these skills to be more successful in school and in life.
As an Academic Success Coach, and Life Coach, I work with students in middle school, high school, and in college. I take the time to get to know each individual so that I can better understand what their needs are and then collaborate with them to develop a support plan to address those needs. I strive to support student success through strengthening executive functioning skills such as: organization, time management, goal setting, prioritizing, task management, self-advocacy, and accountability. Through individual and/or group sessions, I work with students to strengthen these skills to be more successful in school and in life.
(904) 530-2980 View (904) 530-2980
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Maggie Miller
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arcadia, FL 34266  (Online Only)
It can be confusing and overwhelming to examine things head-on. I have partnered with clients who have faced terrible traumas to help them break free from the past. I can help you learn how to understand and respond to your body when anxiety leads to distress. I can assist you in grieving by helping you live a life that still honors who you are and identify areas of meaningfulness for you.
It can be confusing and overwhelming to examine things head-on. I have partnered with clients who have faced terrible traumas to help them break free from the past. I can help you learn how to understand and respond to your body when anxiety leads to distress. I can assist you in grieving by helping you live a life that still honors who you are and identify areas of meaningfulness for you.
(305) 518-1451 View (305) 518-1451
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Shandria R Woodall
Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Arcadia, FL 34266  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome to your journey of healing! My name is Shandria R. Woodall and I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida. I have over 5 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings and with diverse populations. I have worked with several non-profit organizations, in the school setting as a school-based therapist, in the child-welfare system and in private practice.
Hello and welcome to your journey of healing! My name is Shandria R. Woodall and I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida. I have over 5 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings and with diverse populations. I have worked with several non-profit organizations, in the school setting as a school-based therapist, in the child-welfare system and in private practice.
(941) 900-3929 View (941) 900-3929
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Paula Standberry
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Arcadia, FL 34266
Hello, my name is Paula. I am a licensed mental health counselor, utilizing a variety of evidenced based strategies and techniques to help you with issues that may be hindering you from functioning at your full potential. I am a compassionate therapist and I try to create a therapeutic atmosphere built on unconditional positive regard, non judgement, and respect.
Hello, my name is Paula. I am a licensed mental health counselor, utilizing a variety of evidenced based strategies and techniques to help you with issues that may be hindering you from functioning at your full potential. I am a compassionate therapist and I try to create a therapeutic atmosphere built on unconditional positive regard, non judgement, and respect.
(904) 906-7349 View (904) 906-7349

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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.