Female Therapists in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

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Liz Moscarillo, Balance Behavioral Therapy
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS, RMHCI
Verified Verified
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Everyone benefits from therapy. You don't need a diagnosable condition or a life that is completely out of control to benefit from seeing a therapist. Learning healthier ways to identify and change unhelpful thoughts and behaviors can help you live the life you really want to live. You deserve a safe place to feel heard and accepted as you are, with someone who wants to support you, encourage you, and understand your obstacles and personal struggles.
Everyone benefits from therapy. You don't need a diagnosable condition or a life that is completely out of control to benefit from seeing a therapist. Learning healthier ways to identify and change unhelpful thoughts and behaviors can help you live the life you really want to live. You deserve a safe place to feel heard and accepted as you are, with someone who wants to support you, encourage you, and understand your obstacles and personal struggles.
(904) 746-1965 View (904) 746-1965
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Virginia M Boney
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LMHC, PA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Are relationship difficulties causing you to feel depressed, worried, or hopeless? Discouraged by loneliness or lack of romance in your marriage or relationship? Wondering if your relationship can recover from infidelity? Struggling with a lack of self-confidence? Dr. Virginia Boney assists individual and couples in building self-confidence and creating fulfilling relationships through research-supported treatment approaches, including Gottman Couples Therapy, Emotion Focused Couples Therapy and EMDR. Relationship difficulties and/or unresolved issues from your past can contribute to feelings of depression, irritability, anxiety and insomnia. Take action through structured, goal-oriented, scientifically-based treatment approaches to achieve change!
Are relationship difficulties causing you to feel depressed, worried, or hopeless? Discouraged by loneliness or lack of romance in your marriage or relationship? Wondering if your relationship can recover from infidelity? Struggling with a lack of self-confidence? Dr. Virginia Boney assists individual and couples in building self-confidence and creating fulfilling relationships through research-supported treatment approaches, including Gottman Couples Therapy, Emotion Focused Couples Therapy and EMDR. Relationship difficulties and/or unresolved issues from your past can contribute to feelings of depression, irritability, anxiety and insomnia. Take action through structured, goal-oriented, scientifically-based treatment approaches to achieve change!
(904) 385-2316 View (904) 385-2316
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Jaime Ostendorf Masotti
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082  (Online Only)
Now accepting new clients! I have been a licensed mental health counselor since 2008. Much of my experience includes anxiety, depressed mood, parenting challenges, and relationship concerns. Feel free to reach out with your questions - I will respond to your request within 24 hours - Text 904-203-8198. Currently offering all virtual sessions to clients in North Carolina, Florida, and Massachusetts.
Now accepting new clients! I have been a licensed mental health counselor since 2008. Much of my experience includes anxiety, depressed mood, parenting challenges, and relationship concerns. Feel free to reach out with your questions - I will respond to your request within 24 hours - Text 904-203-8198. Currently offering all virtual sessions to clients in North Carolina, Florida, and Massachusetts.
(904) 906-3860 View (904) 906-3860
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Cindy L Richetti
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082  (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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Rachel Hillegass
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Hello! I'm Rachel Hillegass, an experienced and compassionate licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with a commitment to guiding individuals through life's transitions. My educational foundation along with two decades of clinical experience, have enabled me to be well-equipped to provide support and understanding during times of change. I have had the privilege of working in various settings and with different populations. My passion extends to helping adolescents navigate the journey of self discovery, offering them guidance and support as they grapple with the complexities of finding their true selves.
Hello! I'm Rachel Hillegass, an experienced and compassionate licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with a commitment to guiding individuals through life's transitions. My educational foundation along with two decades of clinical experience, have enabled me to be well-equipped to provide support and understanding during times of change. I have had the privilege of working in various settings and with different populations. My passion extends to helping adolescents navigate the journey of self discovery, offering them guidance and support as they grapple with the complexities of finding their true selves.
(904) 593-2369 View (904) 593-2369
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Veronica Haft Powers
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Life is full of changes and stressors that impact our well-being and can suddenly become unmanageable. As a counselor, I believe in the importance of creating and maintaining a nurturing environment that is defined by individual needs and where change is experienced through a collaborative process. From helping individuals navigate personal and/or familial crises to empowering individuals through life transitions, I offer each client a non-judgmental space to strengthen and discover both internal and external resources while having the freedom and support to discover who they are, and the vision they have for their lives.
Life is full of changes and stressors that impact our well-being and can suddenly become unmanageable. As a counselor, I believe in the importance of creating and maintaining a nurturing environment that is defined by individual needs and where change is experienced through a collaborative process. From helping individuals navigate personal and/or familial crises to empowering individuals through life transitions, I offer each client a non-judgmental space to strengthen and discover both internal and external resources while having the freedom and support to discover who they are, and the vision they have for their lives.
(904) 872-5102 View (904) 872-5102
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Macy Grim
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
As both a therapist and professor at the University of North Florida, I specialize in young children and parenting. I help families facilitate a healthy, loving relationship with each other while helping children learn how to feel, process, and communicate feelings. This leads to more connection and understanding of themselves and others. As a parenting and play therapist specialist, I work with children of divorce, anger, tantrums, trauma, sibling rivalry, anxiety, depression, academic difficulties, and self esteem issues.
As both a therapist and professor at the University of North Florida, I specialize in young children and parenting. I help families facilitate a healthy, loving relationship with each other while helping children learn how to feel, process, and communicate feelings. This leads to more connection and understanding of themselves and others. As a parenting and play therapist specialist, I work with children of divorce, anger, tantrums, trauma, sibling rivalry, anxiety, depression, academic difficulties, and self esteem issues.
(904) 736-7734 View (904) 736-7734
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Coastal Counseling of North Florida, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW , LCSW
Verified Verified
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Do you feel ruled by your thoughts or emotions, out of touch with who you want to be, or as though your life goals seem to be drifting just beyond your reach? Life can frequently feel overwhelming; family, business, and personal relationships can present endless challenges leading us to feel frustrated, anxious, alone, and grasping to control the world around us. As life changes, we may feel flooded by simultaneous feelings of joy & grief. Adjusting to change can be difficult in all stages of life regardless of our age and sometimes we need help getting back on course.
Do you feel ruled by your thoughts or emotions, out of touch with who you want to be, or as though your life goals seem to be drifting just beyond your reach? Life can frequently feel overwhelming; family, business, and personal relationships can present endless challenges leading us to feel frustrated, anxious, alone, and grasping to control the world around us. As life changes, we may feel flooded by simultaneous feelings of joy & grief. Adjusting to change can be difficult in all stages of life regardless of our age and sometimes we need help getting back on course.
(904) 368-6480 View (904) 368-6480
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Amy Pope-Latham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
You're having a hard time. I get it, I understand. And you're going to feel a little better just by taking a next step and reaching out, grabbing hold of a better tomorrow. Grief, trauma, anxiety, adjustment issues and the like can all be handled with awareness, kindness, and even a bit of humor.
You're having a hard time. I get it, I understand. And you're going to feel a little better just by taking a next step and reaching out, grabbing hold of a better tomorrow. Grief, trauma, anxiety, adjustment issues and the like can all be handled with awareness, kindness, and even a bit of humor.
(904) 395-2604 View (904) 395-2604
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Tierney Shaffer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32081
Currently accepting new clients! EMDR Certified. Today we live in a challenging world and the experience of feeling stressed and overwhelmed is a familiar state. It’s important to find a therapist that you can connect with and feel safe. I have over 19 years of experience and training in mental health, working with individuals, families, and couples to help process and manage trauma, anxiety, depression and adjustment. I have experience/specialized training working with PTSD, Veterans, TBI, Domestic Violence, sexual abuse, Substance Use Disorder, Anxiety and Depression.
Currently accepting new clients! EMDR Certified. Today we live in a challenging world and the experience of feeling stressed and overwhelmed is a familiar state. It’s important to find a therapist that you can connect with and feel safe. I have over 19 years of experience and training in mental health, working with individuals, families, and couples to help process and manage trauma, anxiety, depression and adjustment. I have experience/specialized training working with PTSD, Veterans, TBI, Domestic Violence, sexual abuse, Substance Use Disorder, Anxiety and Depression.
(904) 906-3073 View (904) 906-3073
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Jane Young Hill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DCSW, CTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
If you value a holistic approach addressing body, mind and spirit, I offer a safe and caring environment that is down to earth and practical. Our sessions will call you to personal responsibility and commitment to make changes that enrich your life. Discover tools and strategies that will empower you. Learn to change your thinking, manage your emotions, act from your values and live a life that reflects your best self. Whatever the past, healing is possible, the present precious and the future is yours to create.
If you value a holistic approach addressing body, mind and spirit, I offer a safe and caring environment that is down to earth and practical. Our sessions will call you to personal responsibility and commitment to make changes that enrich your life. Discover tools and strategies that will empower you. Learn to change your thinking, manage your emotions, act from your values and live a life that reflects your best self. Whatever the past, healing is possible, the present precious and the future is yours to create.
(904) 494-6979 View (904) 494-6979
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Katharine Marie Nicodemus
Psychologist, PsyD, HSP
Verified Verified
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082  (Online Only)
I believe that when a patient comes to see a therapist, they often ask these questions. "Will I feel safe, will I be heard without judgment and can this unknown person be trusted?" The therapeutic relationship is the most profound, protected, and valuable asset created between the psychologist and the patient. I am in awe of my patients courage and their ability to trust, so that the issues grappled with can be explored and understood, and that ultimately they can begin to heal and grow in ways that are both needed and desired.
I believe that when a patient comes to see a therapist, they often ask these questions. "Will I feel safe, will I be heard without judgment and can this unknown person be trusted?" The therapeutic relationship is the most profound, protected, and valuable asset created between the psychologist and the patient. I am in awe of my patients courage and their ability to trust, so that the issues grappled with can be explored and understood, and that ultimately they can begin to heal and grow in ways that are both needed and desired.
(904) 474-5190 View (904) 474-5190
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Polly Bauer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Do you feel ruled by your thoughts or emotions, lonely, out of touch with who you want to be, or as though your life goals seem to be drifting just beyond your reach? Life can frequently feel overwhelming; family, business, and personal relationships can present endless challenges leading us to feel frustrated, anxious, alone, or grasping to control the world around us. As our life changes, simultaneous feelings of joy and grief may overwhelm us. Adjusting to change can be difficult in all stages of life regardless of our age and sometimes we need help getting back on course.
Do you feel ruled by your thoughts or emotions, lonely, out of touch with who you want to be, or as though your life goals seem to be drifting just beyond your reach? Life can frequently feel overwhelming; family, business, and personal relationships can present endless challenges leading us to feel frustrated, anxious, alone, or grasping to control the world around us. As our life changes, simultaneous feelings of joy and grief may overwhelm us. Adjusting to change can be difficult in all stages of life regardless of our age and sometimes we need help getting back on course.
(904) 606-1821 View (904) 606-1821
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Life Coaching With Bunny Leach
CLC, Author, Writer, Speaker, Advocat
Verified Verified
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
"You cannot teach humans anything. You can only help them discover it within themselves ~ Galileo. Coaching is my passion. My goal is for you to achieve your highest potential. My coaching will guide you to make decisions that will improve your life. I want to help you develop life skills that will take you to another level of success. Whether it's personal relationships, love, career, personal growth, or managing loss, and grief. You have it in you to achieve whatever it is that you aspire for. You hold the power, I will help you to become all you can be and help reach your full potential. Happiness is a choice!
"You cannot teach humans anything. You can only help them discover it within themselves ~ Galileo. Coaching is my passion. My goal is for you to achieve your highest potential. My coaching will guide you to make decisions that will improve your life. I want to help you develop life skills that will take you to another level of success. Whether it's personal relationships, love, career, personal growth, or managing loss, and grief. You have it in you to achieve whatever it is that you aspire for. You hold the power, I will help you to become all you can be and help reach your full potential. Happiness is a choice!
(904) 712-4724 View (904) 712-4724
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Katherine Falwell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
My mission is to improve the lives of the families with whom I work. I utilize a variety of techniques to improve functioning and strengthen both individual and family relations. Treatment modalities such as cognitive behavior therapy, systems therapy, and solution-focused therapy are used to help my clients cope with a variety of challenges. I also enjoy working with adults experiencing life transitions such as career changes, relationship issues, or marital struggles.
My mission is to improve the lives of the families with whom I work. I utilize a variety of techniques to improve functioning and strengthen both individual and family relations. Treatment modalities such as cognitive behavior therapy, systems therapy, and solution-focused therapy are used to help my clients cope with a variety of challenges. I also enjoy working with adults experiencing life transitions such as career changes, relationship issues, or marital struggles.
(904) 621-1690 View (904) 621-1690
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denise v. jones
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MS, MBA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082  (Online Only)
Relationship struggles, feeling stuck, overwhelmed, stressed, or dealing with life challenges, can be painful and hold us back. As we work together, you will gain the necessary insight and skills to navigate these dificulties and unlock your full potential. My professional background consists mainly treating people who have experienced trauma -big or small- and addressing the different ways it shows up: anxiety, depression, low self esteem, attention issues, among other personal struggles.
Relationship struggles, feeling stuck, overwhelmed, stressed, or dealing with life challenges, can be painful and hold us back. As we work together, you will gain the necessary insight and skills to navigate these dificulties and unlock your full potential. My professional background consists mainly treating people who have experienced trauma -big or small- and addressing the different ways it shows up: anxiety, depression, low self esteem, attention issues, among other personal struggles.
(904) 593-2990 View (904) 593-2990
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Janice Wachtel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Waitlist for new clients
Entering into therapy is a big step, and I feel that an important aspect of helping you to comfortably make this step is providing a safe and supportive therapeutic environment. People begin counseling because they want something to shift or change in their lives. I facilitate positive change by encouraging exploration, processing relevant issues with you, and helping you to identify healthy and unhealthy coping mechanisms in your life with the purpose of changing those that are not adaptive.
Entering into therapy is a big step, and I feel that an important aspect of helping you to comfortably make this step is providing a safe and supportive therapeutic environment. People begin counseling because they want something to shift or change in their lives. I facilitate positive change by encouraging exploration, processing relevant issues with you, and helping you to identify healthy and unhealthy coping mechanisms in your life with the purpose of changing those that are not adaptive.
(904) 567-3862 View (904) 567-3862
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Gentle Therapy Place
Counselor, MS, LMHC, EMDRIA, CFTP, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
I like to use a gentle, caring, non-judgmental approach. I am certified in EMDR (EMDRIA) and use many of its protocols as well as other trauma-informed, creative and energy modalities to help clients achieve their treatment goals. I also facilitate coaching sessions, using goal setting, visualization and sensory techniques to facilitate a new you, whether personally or professionally.
I like to use a gentle, caring, non-judgmental approach. I am certified in EMDR (EMDRIA) and use many of its protocols as well as other trauma-informed, creative and energy modalities to help clients achieve their treatment goals. I also facilitate coaching sessions, using goal setting, visualization and sensory techniques to facilitate a new you, whether personally or professionally.
(904) 785-3019 View (904) 785-3019
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Edna Lippi Brown
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32081  (Online Only)
My passion is working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, OCD, trauma, grief and chronic mental and physical illness. Navigating life's most difficult chapters can take all of your emotional resources and still leave you feeling unfulfilled, anxious, and exhausted. I work with my clients to help them reflect and gain insight into how they can create behavioral and thought patterns, as well as relationship dynamics, that better serve them. Let's work together to build a road map and a skill set towards attaining a healthier, more fulfilling relationship with yourself, your loved ones, and your life goals.
My passion is working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, OCD, trauma, grief and chronic mental and physical illness. Navigating life's most difficult chapters can take all of your emotional resources and still leave you feeling unfulfilled, anxious, and exhausted. I work with my clients to help them reflect and gain insight into how they can create behavioral and thought patterns, as well as relationship dynamics, that better serve them. Let's work together to build a road map and a skill set towards attaining a healthier, more fulfilling relationship with yourself, your loved ones, and your life goals.
(386) 832-1236 View (386) 832-1236
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Alyssa Labat
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MSW, RCSWI
Verified Verified
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32081
Sometimes life has mountains, and sometimes life has valleys. Sometimes when you are in the valley, it feels like you will never get out. Maybe your family is in a valley right now, or maybe your child's mental health is becoming so severe that they feel like they will never get out. And it may seem that way! But there is HOPE. I am a child therapist who believes in the power of the therapeutic relationship and its role in producing change. And I am absolutely a believer that there is always hope.
Sometimes life has mountains, and sometimes life has valleys. Sometimes when you are in the valley, it feels like you will never get out. Maybe your family is in a valley right now, or maybe your child's mental health is becoming so severe that they feel like they will never get out. And it may seem that way! But there is HOPE. I am a child therapist who believes in the power of the therapeutic relationship and its role in producing change. And I am absolutely a believer that there is always hope.
(904) 593-2921 View (904) 593-2921
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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.