Female Therapists in Lighthouse Point, FL

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Sandra Apgar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Lighthouse Point, FL 33064  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families on a variety of issues. I have experience working in a variety of settings such as hospitals, to schools, intensive outpatient programs and private practice. Change can be overwhelming and sometimes we don't even know where to begin. When you realize your current situation isn't working for you, I can help you envision what a different way of life could look like. Perhaps you're feeling stuck in old patterns or habits. I can help you discover how to build healthier relationships or navigate life change.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families on a variety of issues. I have experience working in a variety of settings such as hospitals, to schools, intensive outpatient programs and private practice. Change can be overwhelming and sometimes we don't even know where to begin. When you realize your current situation isn't working for you, I can help you envision what a different way of life could look like. Perhaps you're feeling stuck in old patterns or habits. I can help you discover how to build healthier relationships or navigate life change.
(754) 247-0230 View (754) 247-0230
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Jill A. Selbach
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Lighthouse Point, FL 33064  (Online Only)
Dr. Selbach completed her training at the University of Miami Medical School/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida.She works from a strength-based perspective to evaluate and treat emotional and behavioral issues. These include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance abuse and developmental disorders.She aids people in learning skills and making life changes that lead to more fulfilling lives. She has a strong belief that people can make changes if they are commited to do so.
Dr. Selbach completed her training at the University of Miami Medical School/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida.She works from a strength-based perspective to evaluate and treat emotional and behavioral issues. These include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance abuse and developmental disorders.She aids people in learning skills and making life changes that lead to more fulfilling lives. She has a strong belief that people can make changes if they are commited to do so.
(954) 590-0521 View (954) 590-0521
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Anne De Santis
MA, CPRS, NCIP
Verified Verified
Lighthouse Point, FL 33064
My clients deal with a variety of issues such addictions, co-dependency, mild anxiety and depression, grief and loss including a specific focus on mis-carries and post abortive grieving.. My clients are motivated to achieve optimal outcomes that address their specific needs. I provide a space for them to feel valued, respected and heard. They simply want to stop hurting and begin healing. I serve as a guide to educate and support them in their healing journey by introducing new skills and information that can assist them in attaining their goals and allowing their true self to emerge.
My clients deal with a variety of issues such addictions, co-dependency, mild anxiety and depression, grief and loss including a specific focus on mis-carries and post abortive grieving.. My clients are motivated to achieve optimal outcomes that address their specific needs. I provide a space for them to feel valued, respected and heard. They simply want to stop hurting and begin healing. I serve as a guide to educate and support them in their healing journey by introducing new skills and information that can assist them in attaining their goals and allowing their true self to emerge.
(305) 614-7692 View (305) 614-7692
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Audra Mets
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Lighthouse Point, FL 33064  (Online Only)
Book with me now by clicking on my website! I have always used a more integrative approach in order to fit the needs of my clients. At times therapy can be difficult, and it’s my job to help make the experience of introspection, self-discovery, and healing feel as comfortable as possible. I enjoy spending time getting to know you and the important people or things in your life, how you experience joy, and how you manage your troubles. I take a non-judgmental, holistic view of a person to better understand how different aspects of life interact and may contribute to stress.
Book with me now by clicking on my website! I have always used a more integrative approach in order to fit the needs of my clients. At times therapy can be difficult, and it’s my job to help make the experience of introspection, self-discovery, and healing feel as comfortable as possible. I enjoy spending time getting to know you and the important people or things in your life, how you experience joy, and how you manage your troubles. I take a non-judgmental, holistic view of a person to better understand how different aspects of life interact and may contribute to stress.
(954) 947-8696 View (954) 947-8696
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Janet Limperis
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Lighthouse Point, FL 33064
Much more than just "talk therapy!" I believe an empathic, trusting, therapeutic relationship in a safe and supportive setting is the foundation for healthy change. I will discuss and measure your symptoms using rating scales and self-report forms. I will give you time to tell your story. Then we develop your treatment plan to get you better in the quickest possible time frame. Let's find a resolution for your symptoms.
Much more than just "talk therapy!" I believe an empathic, trusting, therapeutic relationship in a safe and supportive setting is the foundation for healthy change. I will discuss and measure your symptoms using rating scales and self-report forms. I will give you time to tell your story. Then we develop your treatment plan to get you better in the quickest possible time frame. Let's find a resolution for your symptoms.
(954) 609-6857 View (954) 609-6857
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Joyce E Newcomb
Counselor, PhD, RN, B-C, LMHC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lighthouse Point, FL 33064  (Online Only)
I am a Nurse Psychotherapist with 45 years of experience. My specialities include grief, loss, anxiety, near-death experience, and relationships. I treat adolescents and adults of all ages. My approach is open, supportive, and empathetic, and I encourage independence quickly.
I am a Nurse Psychotherapist with 45 years of experience. My specialities include grief, loss, anxiety, near-death experience, and relationships. I treat adolescents and adults of all ages. My approach is open, supportive, and empathetic, and I encourage independence quickly.
(954) 324-3242 View (954) 324-3242
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Arlene Noriega
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Lighthouse Point, FL 33064  (Online Only)
Welcome to my virtual practice! I have been a practicing psychologist for approximately 30 years. My practice focuses on working with women, teens and young adults. You may be feeling anxious, overwhelmed, fearful, depressed, and/or struggling with aspects of your identity. I am work with individuals who have experienced traumatic events. I can help guide you in identifying the sources of your distress and disconnection, and in collaboration with you put together a plan to begin the healing to overcome the barriers to your well-being. Licensed in Georgia, I provide teletherapy services to clients residing in PSYPACT states.
Welcome to my virtual practice! I have been a practicing psychologist for approximately 30 years. My practice focuses on working with women, teens and young adults. You may be feeling anxious, overwhelmed, fearful, depressed, and/or struggling with aspects of your identity. I am work with individuals who have experienced traumatic events. I can help guide you in identifying the sources of your distress and disconnection, and in collaboration with you put together a plan to begin the healing to overcome the barriers to your well-being. Licensed in Georgia, I provide teletherapy services to clients residing in PSYPACT states.
(678) 515-5810 View (678) 515-5810
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Judy B Gotthoffer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lighthouse Point, FL 33064
If you are looking for a caring,understanding, and effective therapist who will help you realize your best self, you have found her. Working together, you and I will come to understand where you are, what brought you here, and how to see yourself in a healthy light. As a result, you will find yourself more empowered and fulfilled in all relationships in your life.
If you are looking for a caring,understanding, and effective therapist who will help you realize your best self, you have found her. Working together, you and I will come to understand where you are, what brought you here, and how to see yourself in a healthy light. As a result, you will find yourself more empowered and fulfilled in all relationships in your life.
(954) 324-3397 View (954) 324-3397
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Dr Katia Tikhonravova Couples and Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Lighthouse Point, FL 33064
Do you feel understood by your partner? Are the feelings of stress and anxiety affecting your concentration? Therapy can help gain better understanding of one's emotions; channel energy in a productive and positive way; and strengthen relationships with others. Most people enjoy therapy and feel better after the first session. The hardest part is to start.
Do you feel understood by your partner? Are the feelings of stress and anxiety affecting your concentration? Therapy can help gain better understanding of one's emotions; channel energy in a productive and positive way; and strengthen relationships with others. Most people enjoy therapy and feel better after the first session. The hardest part is to start.
(754) 702-0559 View (754) 702-0559
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Lady Funcke Munoz
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, RCSWI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lighthouse Point, FL 33064
Are you a young person needing guidance, someone looking for support with fertility concerns, or navigating multicultural challenges. Maybe you are exploring your identity or facing unique issues as part of the LGBTQ+ community. You might be struggling with anxiety, depression, or feeling overwhelmed by life’s challenges. Lady understands your need for a compassionate, non-judgmental space where you can express yourself and work towards your goals
Are you a young person needing guidance, someone looking for support with fertility concerns, or navigating multicultural challenges. Maybe you are exploring your identity or facing unique issues as part of the LGBTQ+ community. You might be struggling with anxiety, depression, or feeling overwhelmed by life’s challenges. Lady understands your need for a compassionate, non-judgmental space where you can express yourself and work towards your goals
(954) 466-9398 View (954) 466-9398
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Sheilah A. Ledesma
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Lighthouse Point, FL 33064
Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed by anxiety and stress? Simple tasks seem impossible to complete and you give up before even starting. You try your hardest to turn off your brain but the negative thoughts and worries keep creeping in. It can be paralyzing at times and it is preventing you from truly living in the moment.
Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed by anxiety and stress? Simple tasks seem impossible to complete and you give up before even starting. You try your hardest to turn off your brain but the negative thoughts and worries keep creeping in. It can be paralyzing at times and it is preventing you from truly living in the moment.
(954) 740-8165 View (954) 740-8165
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Dr. Melissa Valentina
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CHT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Lighthouse Point, FL 33064  (Online Only)
Everything we do, we do to get you to a better space as quickly as possible. I offer tools to guide you in your journey so you can focus on what matters most: love, purpose, career-whatever you are struggling with now. Bringing validation and compassion to the parts of you that feel most broken, rejected, and hurt, helps you to calm, soothe, and heal. Focusing on your priorities and who you want be will move you towards your most cherished goals and dreams. I work with you and your specific needs and will be with you every step of the way. I look forward to our working together so you can realize all that you are meant to be!
Everything we do, we do to get you to a better space as quickly as possible. I offer tools to guide you in your journey so you can focus on what matters most: love, purpose, career-whatever you are struggling with now. Bringing validation and compassion to the parts of you that feel most broken, rejected, and hurt, helps you to calm, soothe, and heal. Focusing on your priorities and who you want be will move you towards your most cherished goals and dreams. I work with you and your specific needs and will be with you every step of the way. I look forward to our working together so you can realize all that you are meant to be!
(954) 280-4616 View (954) 280-4616
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Darby Robbins
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MS, RMFTI, RMHCI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lighthouse Point, FL 33074  (Online Only)
Have you been experiencing problems in your relationships? Maybe you have conflicts with your partner or loved ones. Maybe these arguments escalated, leaving you unsatisfied with the outcome. Perhaps you experienced overwhelming emotions and felt confused, out of control, or the opposite—numb and disconnected. As much as you try to solve the issues, they continue to persist, and you feel trapped and burned out. If you are reading this, you have already begun your journey toward greater peace in your life and relationships. All hope is not lost. Healing can begin through connection with others in couples or individual therapy.
Have you been experiencing problems in your relationships? Maybe you have conflicts with your partner or loved ones. Maybe these arguments escalated, leaving you unsatisfied with the outcome. Perhaps you experienced overwhelming emotions and felt confused, out of control, or the opposite—numb and disconnected. As much as you try to solve the issues, they continue to persist, and you feel trapped and burned out. If you are reading this, you have already begun your journey toward greater peace in your life and relationships. All hope is not lost. Healing can begin through connection with others in couples or individual therapy.
(954) 932-8481 View (954) 932-8481
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Nikeda Stanback
MEd, BCBA
Verified Verified
Lighthouse Point, FL 33064
Outside the Box Behavioral Services is a boutique private practice specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). We offer a family-oriented service that specializes in providing effective and unique treatments based on the proven principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), individualized therapy that will meet the unique needs of each client and their family dynamic. We are owned and operated by a Broad Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
Outside the Box Behavioral Services is a boutique private practice specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). We offer a family-oriented service that specializes in providing effective and unique treatments based on the proven principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), individualized therapy that will meet the unique needs of each client and their family dynamic. We are owned and operated by a Broad Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
(954) 231-1087 View (954) 231-1087

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Wilna Francois
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pompano Beach, FL 33062
Do you want to create change in your life? Are you struggling to express yourself and feel understood? My name is Wilna. I am a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern. I am passionate about helping other people improve their lives and enrich their lives by providing them with the necessary tools to succeed.
Do you want to create change in your life? Are you struggling to express yourself and feel understood? My name is Wilna. I am a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern. I am passionate about helping other people improve their lives and enrich their lives by providing them with the necessary tools to succeed.
(754) 212-9790 View (754) 212-9790
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Amanda L Marks | Emdr Intensives
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RYT, CPCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pompano Beach, FL 33064
Are you ready to feel like something is actually changing as a result of therapy? Are you ready to heal from the root instead of just "faking it until you make it?" Tired of numbing yourself with work, alcohol and other distractions and start being present in your life? And in turn being more present in your relationships with your partner, friends, and children?
Are you ready to feel like something is actually changing as a result of therapy? Are you ready to heal from the root instead of just "faking it until you make it?" Tired of numbing yourself with work, alcohol and other distractions and start being present in your life? And in turn being more present in your relationships with your partner, friends, and children?
(678) 616-9157 View (678) 616-9157
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Ilona E Libansky
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CAC
Verified Verified
Deerfield Beach, FL 33443
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified addiction counselor. I help clients improve their quality of life by developing a healthy relationship with themselves and others. Also, I help clients identify and develop coping skills that generate change so they can learn to cope with difficulties one small step and one moment at a time. I believe that every person can learn and grow from challenges they face on their life journey. I see therapy for my clients as a journey that helps them learn about themselves on a deeper level.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified addiction counselor. I help clients improve their quality of life by developing a healthy relationship with themselves and others. Also, I help clients identify and develop coping skills that generate change so they can learn to cope with difficulties one small step and one moment at a time. I believe that every person can learn and grow from challenges they face on their life journey. I see therapy for my clients as a journey that helps them learn about themselves on a deeper level.
(954) 829-5080 View (954) 829-5080
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Dr. Katia Tikhonravova - ESA Letter FL
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pompano Beach, FL 33062
My name is Dr. Katia Tikhonravova, Ph.D.. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) in the state of Florida. I provide an Emotional Support Animal (ESA) and Psychiatric Service Dog (PSD) recommendation letter in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for the owners of dogs, cats, bunnies, and other emotional support animals. I am your local therapist who is able to accurately and appropriately discuss the psychosocial needs for your ESA and PSD documentation with your HOA and landlord, school, and employer, while providing HIPAA protection. I speak in English and Russian.
My name is Dr. Katia Tikhonravova, Ph.D.. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) in the state of Florida. I provide an Emotional Support Animal (ESA) and Psychiatric Service Dog (PSD) recommendation letter in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for the owners of dogs, cats, bunnies, and other emotional support animals. I am your local therapist who is able to accurately and appropriately discuss the psychosocial needs for your ESA and PSD documentation with your HOA and landlord, school, and employer, while providing HIPAA protection. I speak in English and Russian.
(954) 737-5940 View (954) 737-5940
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Lidiana Cartolano (Viva Psychotherapy)
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MEd, MA, RMHC-I
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
My name is Lidiana Cartolano, and I am a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern at VIVA Psychotherapy in East Boca Raton. I offer therapy in both Portuguese and English to children (6+), adolescents, adults, individuals, and couples. With over 20 years of experience in the mental health field, I bring extensive training in various therapeutic approaches, including Trauma Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, Imago for Couples Therapy, and Play Therapy. As a Psychologist in Brazil, I have honed my skills to help clients overcome their struggles and enhance their daily functioning and well-being.
My name is Lidiana Cartolano, and I am a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern at VIVA Psychotherapy in East Boca Raton. I offer therapy in both Portuguese and English to children (6+), adolescents, adults, individuals, and couples. With over 20 years of experience in the mental health field, I bring extensive training in various therapeutic approaches, including Trauma Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, Imago for Couples Therapy, and Play Therapy. As a Psychologist in Brazil, I have honed my skills to help clients overcome their struggles and enhance their daily functioning and well-being.
(561) 770-6221 View (561) 770-6221
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Susana Gaia
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC, ACS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Deerfield Beach, FL 33443
My clients are mostly adult males, 35 - 65 yrs old, struggling with anxiety , internal conflicts and existential issues. Usually they seek my services through the recommendation of a doctor, following a panic attack or a severe anxiety episode that led them to the hospital. Some experience their anxiety as a knot in the throat, problem breathing, racing heart, psychosomatic problems (physical discomfort), intrusive thoughts, sleep disturbance, a disconnect from loved ones. I am trained to assist a person understand what informs their emotional experience, identify their contradictions and connect the dots. Recovery as integration.
My clients are mostly adult males, 35 - 65 yrs old, struggling with anxiety , internal conflicts and existential issues. Usually they seek my services through the recommendation of a doctor, following a panic attack or a severe anxiety episode that led them to the hospital. Some experience their anxiety as a knot in the throat, problem breathing, racing heart, psychosomatic problems (physical discomfort), intrusive thoughts, sleep disturbance, a disconnect from loved ones. I am trained to assist a person understand what informs their emotional experience, identify their contradictions and connect the dots. Recovery as integration.
(561) 418-6477 View (561) 418-6477

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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.