Female Therapists in Jacksonville, FL

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Shelley Anderson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Tired of talking and want a new approach? Accepting new clients for EMDR to reduce symptoms of over- and underarousal due to traumatic memories.
Tired of talking and want a new approach? Accepting new clients for EMDR to reduce symptoms of over- and underarousal due to traumatic memories.
(904) 447-1683 View (904) 447-1683
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Liza Ann White
Counselor, LMHC, MS
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32277  (Online Only)
I am licensed in Florida with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
I am licensed in Florida with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
(770) 562-7359 View (770) 562-7359
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Annie McGuire (Kindland)
Counselor, MA, LMHC, DMCP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32256
What we experience throughout our lifetime impacts how we form relationships, process information, or show up in the world. Expectations, environment, or your inner voice not aligning with what you know or have been told, can influence how you view yourself or others. Do your experiences not align with how you feel? If you struggle with understanding who you are, how you identify, improving your relationships, or even your relationship with your own feelings/behaviors, I can help. I work to assist clients in finding their true, authentic self. My job is to help clients find their own needs and how to obtain them for themselves.
What we experience throughout our lifetime impacts how we form relationships, process information, or show up in the world. Expectations, environment, or your inner voice not aligning with what you know or have been told, can influence how you view yourself or others. Do your experiences not align with how you feel? If you struggle with understanding who you are, how you identify, improving your relationships, or even your relationship with your own feelings/behaviors, I can help. I work to assist clients in finding their true, authentic self. My job is to help clients find their own needs and how to obtain them for themselves.
(904) 474-3230 View (904) 474-3230
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Meredith Bryden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32218
I specialize in treating adults with unresolved childhood trauma and childhood relational trauma. Such experiences impact one's ability to establish and/or maintain healthy, satisfying relationships in adulthood. The unconscious wounds of family-of-origin dysfunction resurface in various forms, including: relational problems, chronic disappointment with self or others, low self-worth, narcissistic traits, patterns of betrayal and distrust, anxiety, addiction(s), and similar dysfunctional patterns in your own parenting style.
I specialize in treating adults with unresolved childhood trauma and childhood relational trauma. Such experiences impact one's ability to establish and/or maintain healthy, satisfying relationships in adulthood. The unconscious wounds of family-of-origin dysfunction resurface in various forms, including: relational problems, chronic disappointment with self or others, low self-worth, narcissistic traits, patterns of betrayal and distrust, anxiety, addiction(s), and similar dysfunctional patterns in your own parenting style.
(904) 980-8973 View (904) 980-8973
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Kris Wilson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32222  (Online Only)
Kristian received her Bachelor's degree at the University of North Florida followed by her Masters at Webster University. She engages others by building a rapport while also assisting her families to achieve set goals. She works with individuals ages 5-100, families, adolescents, drug addiction and parents who need guidance. Some specialty skills include problem-solving, communication, coping skills, and relaxation exercises for anxiety. Kristian focuses on the improvement, the quality of life of individuals and families by compassionately serving their mental health, addiction, special education, and community support needs.
Kristian received her Bachelor's degree at the University of North Florida followed by her Masters at Webster University. She engages others by building a rapport while also assisting her families to achieve set goals. She works with individuals ages 5-100, families, adolescents, drug addiction and parents who need guidance. Some specialty skills include problem-solving, communication, coping skills, and relaxation exercises for anxiety. Kristian focuses on the improvement, the quality of life of individuals and families by compassionately serving their mental health, addiction, special education, and community support needs.
(904) 606-1182 View (904) 606-1182
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Julie Mergl
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32258
Let me help you move beyond your trauma, anxiety, and depression, as life can be too hard to do it alone. I am a non-judgmental therapist who will listen with compassion and care. I'll use my 20 years of eclectic experience (DBT/CBT/EMDR/Psychodrama/Hypnosis, etc.) to help you work life's challenges and find your inner peace. If you want someone to really hear you, to help you find a better way of living and improve the way you look at life, then I am the counselor for you. I can help you grow stronger and find inner peace in the midst of the most difficult situations
Let me help you move beyond your trauma, anxiety, and depression, as life can be too hard to do it alone. I am a non-judgmental therapist who will listen with compassion and care. I'll use my 20 years of eclectic experience (DBT/CBT/EMDR/Psychodrama/Hypnosis, etc.) to help you work life's challenges and find your inner peace. If you want someone to really hear you, to help you find a better way of living and improve the way you look at life, then I am the counselor for you. I can help you grow stronger and find inner peace in the midst of the most difficult situations
(904) 441-6171 View (904) 441-6171
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Rachel Moran-Brown
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32223
Hi there! I’m glad you’re here. I view therapy as a beautiful way to help learn and unlearn things about ourselves, a way to challenge patterns that no longer serve us and a place to feel safe, cared for and supported. I have worked with kids, college students, older adults and everyone is unique and special. I am here to walk the journey with you and help you find the way to more peace, more joy, more acceptance and anything else you may be looking for in therapy.
Hi there! I’m glad you’re here. I view therapy as a beautiful way to help learn and unlearn things about ourselves, a way to challenge patterns that no longer serve us and a place to feel safe, cared for and supported. I have worked with kids, college students, older adults and everyone is unique and special. I am here to walk the journey with you and help you find the way to more peace, more joy, more acceptance and anything else you may be looking for in therapy.
(904) 780-9358 View (904) 780-9358
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Arianne C Smith
Counselor, EdS, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32204
I believe that success in therapy is based on the relationship shared between a therapist and their client. I approach counseling with the fundamental belief that we are all whole individuals - each of us unique; equally deserving of love, understanding, and compassion; and capable of making positive changes to achieve wellness. My goal is to help you identify, understand, and resolve your own unique life stressors.
I believe that success in therapy is based on the relationship shared between a therapist and their client. I approach counseling with the fundamental belief that we are all whole individuals - each of us unique; equally deserving of love, understanding, and compassion; and capable of making positive changes to achieve wellness. My goal is to help you identify, understand, and resolve your own unique life stressors.
(904) 977-2791 View (904) 977-2791
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Lashica S. Charley
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Every-day situations and circumstances can cause anyone to feel overwhelmed, stressed and hopeless. These emotions, often times affect varies areas of our lives such as family, work, school, social life and the inability to feel good about ourselves. I am eager to demonstrate what you are capable of doing to change things. I specialize in adolescent disorders, family difficulties, anxiety and depression.
Every-day situations and circumstances can cause anyone to feel overwhelmed, stressed and hopeless. These emotions, often times affect varies areas of our lives such as family, work, school, social life and the inability to feel good about ourselves. I am eager to demonstrate what you are capable of doing to change things. I specialize in adolescent disorders, family difficulties, anxiety and depression.
(904) 901-7315 View (904) 901-7315
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Amanda Iannotti, LMHC
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Are you stuck in a rut with dating? Do you feel like you’re dating the same unhealthy person over and over again? Are your relationships not as fulfilling as you would like for them to be? Whether you’re single, engaged, or married, I would love to help enhance the relationships in your life as well as those you hope to have some day.
Are you stuck in a rut with dating? Do you feel like you’re dating the same unhealthy person over and over again? Are your relationships not as fulfilling as you would like for them to be? Whether you’re single, engaged, or married, I would love to help enhance the relationships in your life as well as those you hope to have some day.
(904) 867-3403 View (904) 867-3403
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Haley Morris
Counselor, LMFT, LPCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Seeking therapy can be an intimidating process, it takes a lot of courage to begin this journey! My passion is to help individuals and couples live their most beneficial and rewarding lives. I have worked extensively with grief, relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, and much more. I am of Christian faith but am open to working with any religious orientations. I have had the pleasure of working with individuals from all different ages, cultures, backgrounds, and religions. I look forward to getting to know you on a individual basis and helping you navigate your world and experiences.
Seeking therapy can be an intimidating process, it takes a lot of courage to begin this journey! My passion is to help individuals and couples live their most beneficial and rewarding lives. I have worked extensively with grief, relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, and much more. I am of Christian faith but am open to working with any religious orientations. I have had the pleasure of working with individuals from all different ages, cultures, backgrounds, and religions. I look forward to getting to know you on a individual basis and helping you navigate your world and experiences.
(904) 587-4725 View (904) 587-4725
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Lisa D. Bailey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32223
I am a Licensed Psychologist with several years of experience with children, adolescents, and young adults. I am co-founder of Nautilus Behavioral Health. I offer therapy, assessment, and educational groups to individuals ages 3 to 24 and their families. I provide services to youth with a variety of difficulties, including ADHD, learning disorders, behavioral issues, anger management, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and problems with life stress and coping. I also help individuals with physical health problems to promote wellness and minimize or prevent the effects of co-occurring mental health conditions.
I am a Licensed Psychologist with several years of experience with children, adolescents, and young adults. I am co-founder of Nautilus Behavioral Health. I offer therapy, assessment, and educational groups to individuals ages 3 to 24 and their families. I provide services to youth with a variety of difficulties, including ADHD, learning disorders, behavioral issues, anger management, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and problems with life stress and coping. I also help individuals with physical health problems to promote wellness and minimize or prevent the effects of co-occurring mental health conditions.
(904) 297-3934 View (904) 297-3934
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Von'Shea Banks
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32218  (Online Only)
As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I am dedicated to providing a supportive and empathetic space for individuals and couples facing challenges such as anxiety, depression, interpersonal struggles, relationship conflicts, and phase of life issues. With a compassionate approach, I aim to collaboratively navigate these difficulties, fostering personal growth and enhancing the overall well-being of my clients. My commitment to creating a non-judgmental environment and utilizing evidence-based therapeutic techniques allows me to tailor interventions to the unique needs of each individual or relationship.
As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I am dedicated to providing a supportive and empathetic space for individuals and couples facing challenges such as anxiety, depression, interpersonal struggles, relationship conflicts, and phase of life issues. With a compassionate approach, I aim to collaboratively navigate these difficulties, fostering personal growth and enhancing the overall well-being of my clients. My commitment to creating a non-judgmental environment and utilizing evidence-based therapeutic techniques allows me to tailor interventions to the unique needs of each individual or relationship.
(904) 344-0452 View (904) 344-0452
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Lauren Delaparte
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32257
With warmth, empathy and compassion, I provide psychotherapy to adults who are struggling with self-criticism, anxiety, grief, depression or relationship problems. I specialize in helping individuals heal from experiences of trauma and have expertise in women's issues that can impact mental health like pregnancy, parenting, infertility, menopause, and pregnancy loss. Finally, I offer therapy for couples and families who are wishing to heal from conflict, and improve relationship satisfaction.
With warmth, empathy and compassion, I provide psychotherapy to adults who are struggling with self-criticism, anxiety, grief, depression or relationship problems. I specialize in helping individuals heal from experiences of trauma and have expertise in women's issues that can impact mental health like pregnancy, parenting, infertility, menopause, and pregnancy loss. Finally, I offer therapy for couples and families who are wishing to heal from conflict, and improve relationship satisfaction.
(904) 801-5791 View (904) 801-5791
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Josephine Ibisagba
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Do you struggle saying no to others in relationships? Do you have a difficult time emotionally regulating during transition periods? Are you struggling to find yourself after a major incident? If any of these apply to you, then you are in the right place. I am a dedicated and empathetic therapist with years of experience in assisting people in reconnecting with the most authentic version of themselves. My goal as a therapist is to make sure anybody who works with me feels seen and acknowledged. I specialize in mood disorders, self esteem issues, and trauma. I utilize trauma informed CBT and EMDR as interventions in sessions.
Do you struggle saying no to others in relationships? Do you have a difficult time emotionally regulating during transition periods? Are you struggling to find yourself after a major incident? If any of these apply to you, then you are in the right place. I am a dedicated and empathetic therapist with years of experience in assisting people in reconnecting with the most authentic version of themselves. My goal as a therapist is to make sure anybody who works with me feels seen and acknowledged. I specialize in mood disorders, self esteem issues, and trauma. I utilize trauma informed CBT and EMDR as interventions in sessions.
(904) 675-3862 View (904) 675-3862
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Sarah Cozza
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32258
I am so glad you are reading this today because it means you might be considering reaching out for help. I was once in your shoes, needing help and things to change. I remember feeling scared and confused about where to go or if reaching out would even help. Let me assure you, there is hope, and there is help, people like myself want to help and are trained on how to. Here’s a little information about me for you to consider. I am a licensed mental health counselor. My experience is with those struggling with eating disorders, substance abuse, depression, trauma, dual diagnosis, and more.
I am so glad you are reading this today because it means you might be considering reaching out for help. I was once in your shoes, needing help and things to change. I remember feeling scared and confused about where to go or if reaching out would even help. Let me assure you, there is hope, and there is help, people like myself want to help and are trained on how to. Here’s a little information about me for you to consider. I am a licensed mental health counselor. My experience is with those struggling with eating disorders, substance abuse, depression, trauma, dual diagnosis, and more.
(904) 298-6796 View (904) 298-6796
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Paula Standberry
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32208
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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Stephanie Peyton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-QS, DMCP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Waitlist for new clients
Have you experienced difficult events, some beyond your control? Perhaps you struggle adjusting to "new norms" in your life, endure panic attacks, or have to force yourself to face each day. At some point, most of us are affected by traumatic events. Complex grief; abuse; military combat; abandonment; assault; chronic pain; and divorce are just a few examples. These experiences can leave us depressed, anxious, fearful or battling post-traumatic stress. They can leave us exhausted without the strength or resources to manage them.
Have you experienced difficult events, some beyond your control? Perhaps you struggle adjusting to "new norms" in your life, endure panic attacks, or have to force yourself to face each day. At some point, most of us are affected by traumatic events. Complex grief; abuse; military combat; abandonment; assault; chronic pain; and divorce are just a few examples. These experiences can leave us depressed, anxious, fearful or battling post-traumatic stress. They can leave us exhausted without the strength or resources to manage them.
(904) 872-8374 View (904) 872-8374
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Danelle McCaw
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32218
Danelle completed her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Florida International University and her Masters of Arts in Counseling from Webster University. Danelle is currently a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern working towards her licensure for the State of Florida. Danelle’s work experience ranges from community corrections, mental health inpatient and substance abuse facilities, as well as experience working in the child welfare system as a Guardian Ad Litem Child Advocate Manager and Family Services Counselor with Jewish Family and Community Services.
Danelle completed her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Florida International University and her Masters of Arts in Counseling from Webster University. Danelle is currently a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern working towards her licensure for the State of Florida. Danelle’s work experience ranges from community corrections, mental health inpatient and substance abuse facilities, as well as experience working in the child welfare system as a Guardian Ad Litem Child Advocate Manager and Family Services Counselor with Jewish Family and Community Services.
(904) 966-4247 View (904) 966-4247
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Bridget Ann Rivera
Psychologist, PsyD, MAC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32246
My work is grounded in compassion and support while offering specialized expertise in psychological assessment to understand the whole person in his or her context. I conduct psychological testing, pre-employment evaluations, fitness for duty assessments, bariatric surgery evaluations, write nexus letters/complete DBQs for Veterans, and letters of support for gender affirming surgery.
My work is grounded in compassion and support while offering specialized expertise in psychological assessment to understand the whole person in his or her context. I conduct psychological testing, pre-employment evaluations, fitness for duty assessments, bariatric surgery evaluations, write nexus letters/complete DBQs for Veterans, and letters of support for gender affirming surgery.
(904) 320-1361 View (904) 320-1361

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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.