Female Therapists in Louisville, KY

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Melanie D Minteer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CEAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40222
Struggling to find your groove? You may need a place where you can just be real, be yourself, and not feel judged when you are trying to navigate life's challenges. I have clients with issues ranging from day-to-day problems to traumatic experiences. I recognize that trauma does not have to be from one incident and can come from a lifetime of self-talk that reinforces an old message or belief. Many of my clients would say they have been very comfortable with me. Therapy works best when we realize how instrumental the therapy relationship can be in healing.
Struggling to find your groove? You may need a place where you can just be real, be yourself, and not feel judged when you are trying to navigate life's challenges. I have clients with issues ranging from day-to-day problems to traumatic experiences. I recognize that trauma does not have to be from one incident and can come from a lifetime of self-talk that reinforces an old message or belief. Many of my clients would say they have been very comfortable with me. Therapy works best when we realize how instrumental the therapy relationship can be in healing.
(502) 526-5938 View (502) 526-5938
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Denielle Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MFTA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40218
Hello and welcome! My name is Denielle Smith. I am a Marriage & Family Therapy Associate who enjoys working with children, teens, adults, couples, and families who desire a safe space to express their thoughts and feelings. Reaching out for help might be one of the most difficult aspects of the therapeutic journey, but it is a step toward healing. As a Marriage & Family Therapist, I think about issues systemically, including how family dynamics influence how we think, feel, and behave. In the therapeutic partnership, my purpose is to support you on your journey of discovery and new perspectives.
Hello and welcome! My name is Denielle Smith. I am a Marriage & Family Therapy Associate who enjoys working with children, teens, adults, couples, and families who desire a safe space to express their thoughts and feelings. Reaching out for help might be one of the most difficult aspects of the therapeutic journey, but it is a step toward healing. As a Marriage & Family Therapist, I think about issues systemically, including how family dynamics influence how we think, feel, and behave. In the therapeutic partnership, my purpose is to support you on your journey of discovery and new perspectives.
(502) 673-1934 View (502) 673-1934
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Partners In Mental Health Services
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40207
Often, we find our self riddled with anxiety that won’t go away or an aching pain that weighs us down, day in and day out. Currently our world is being hit with unprecedented times which is leaving individuals to feel hopeless about the future and anxious about the lasting impact it will have to ourselves, our families, and loved ones. As a mental health therapist with experience working in the field for over 13 years, I am here to assist you through these difficult times, as well as help you gain the tools to manage these trying symptoms. The goal of therapy is ultimately to find a new since of hope.
Often, we find our self riddled with anxiety that won’t go away or an aching pain that weighs us down, day in and day out. Currently our world is being hit with unprecedented times which is leaving individuals to feel hopeless about the future and anxious about the lasting impact it will have to ourselves, our families, and loved ones. As a mental health therapist with experience working in the field for over 13 years, I am here to assist you through these difficult times, as well as help you gain the tools to manage these trying symptoms. The goal of therapy is ultimately to find a new since of hope.
(502) 443-1194 View (502) 443-1194
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MacKenzie Binkley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40205
I am a compassionate and holistic therapist who specializes in trauma work and disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, as well as addictions. With a deep understanding of the mind-body connection and importance of addressing all aspects of well-being, I am committed to guiding clients towards healing and growth. My goal in therapy is to create a safe and nurturing space for clients to explore their experiences, emotions, and beliefs.
I am a compassionate and holistic therapist who specializes in trauma work and disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, as well as addictions. With a deep understanding of the mind-body connection and importance of addressing all aspects of well-being, I am committed to guiding clients towards healing and growth. My goal in therapy is to create a safe and nurturing space for clients to explore their experiences, emotions, and beliefs.
(502) 743-4821 View (502) 743-4821
Katie Sandfoss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40206  (Online Only)
As a therapist, my commitment is to foster a welcoming and inclusive space where individuals from all backgrounds feel valued and supported in their journey towards healing and growth. I draw from a range of therapeutic modalities, tailoring my approach to honor the unique experiences and needs of each client. Central to my practice is the belief in the strength of the therapeutic relationship. My goal is to empower clients to cultivate self-awareness, develop coping skills, and build resilience in navigating life's challenges.
As a therapist, my commitment is to foster a welcoming and inclusive space where individuals from all backgrounds feel valued and supported in their journey towards healing and growth. I draw from a range of therapeutic modalities, tailoring my approach to honor the unique experiences and needs of each client. Central to my practice is the belief in the strength of the therapeutic relationship. My goal is to empower clients to cultivate self-awareness, develop coping skills, and build resilience in navigating life's challenges.
(502) 747-1412 View (502) 747-1412
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Total Restoration Group, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, L, M, F, T
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40218
Client center and treatment focused! Always working in the client's best interest.
Client center and treatment focused! Always working in the client's best interest.
(502) 443-9215 View (502) 443-9215
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Jane E Gainer
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, KY LPCC, WV LPC, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40223
Starting counseling can be hard...what will counseling sessions be like, which therapist will be the best fit, and what if I don't "click" with the therapist? Utilizing over 28 years of experience, i can help make starting the process more comfortable and less intimidating. I help clients successfully manage depression, anxiety, grief, relationship difficulties, substance-use, body image, and stress-related issues in a warm. judgment-free, supportive environment. I am currently accepting new adult clients in WV and KY.
Starting counseling can be hard...what will counseling sessions be like, which therapist will be the best fit, and what if I don't "click" with the therapist? Utilizing over 28 years of experience, i can help make starting the process more comfortable and less intimidating. I help clients successfully manage depression, anxiety, grief, relationship difficulties, substance-use, body image, and stress-related issues in a warm. judgment-free, supportive environment. I am currently accepting new adult clients in WV and KY.
(502) 653-8263 View (502) 653-8263
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Prospective Greenlight
Counselor, MPA, MEd, LPCA
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40218
We are here and now; but is your past a healthy part of it? The past can be a time of learning and moving forward, or it can be a red light in our lives and freeze us in that moment of time. It can paralyze us. Or, it can have us living in a world of caution lights where we fearfully drift through them, unaware of the present or future, or vigilantly white knuckling our way, just existing and just “getting through” each day. How we come to terms with the past, forgiving our mistakes and others’ faults can catapult us into a more peaceful and fulfilling life.
We are here and now; but is your past a healthy part of it? The past can be a time of learning and moving forward, or it can be a red light in our lives and freeze us in that moment of time. It can paralyze us. Or, it can have us living in a world of caution lights where we fearfully drift through them, unaware of the present or future, or vigilantly white knuckling our way, just existing and just “getting through” each day. How we come to terms with the past, forgiving our mistakes and others’ faults can catapult us into a more peaceful and fulfilling life.
(502) 236-1760 View (502) 236-1760
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Victoria Edwards
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Ed S, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40218
Do you feel lost as a parent? Do you feel as though you didn't have the proper role model(s), or that your kids should have come with a manual? Maybe you feel like everything you do annoys your teenager or your toddler ignores everything you say. Or are you a teen who's tired of feeling misunderstood? Are you ready to develop more efficient communication and conflict resolution skills, so you can be better understood by your friends and family? Either way, you're ready and willing to make changes!
Do you feel lost as a parent? Do you feel as though you didn't have the proper role model(s), or that your kids should have come with a manual? Maybe you feel like everything you do annoys your teenager or your toddler ignores everything you say. Or are you a teen who's tired of feeling misunderstood? Are you ready to develop more efficient communication and conflict resolution skills, so you can be better understood by your friends and family? Either way, you're ready and willing to make changes!
(502) 273-5986 View (502) 273-5986
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Sharon Kathleen Whitmer
Pastoral Counselor, KYLPC, EdD, MEd
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40241  (Online Only)
While I am trained in counseling theories and techniques, I believe using the Bible as a guide to explore the emotions that often paralyze our daily lives and relationships is fundamental to reaching healing and growth. I have earned a Doctor of Education, Master of Education, Post-Master in Marriage & Family Therapy, and a Kentucky License in Pastoral Counseling.
While I am trained in counseling theories and techniques, I believe using the Bible as a guide to explore the emotions that often paralyze our daily lives and relationships is fundamental to reaching healing and growth. I have earned a Doctor of Education, Master of Education, Post-Master in Marriage & Family Therapy, and a Kentucky License in Pastoral Counseling.
(502) 215-3555 View (502) 215-3555
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Rachael Renshaw
Counselor, BA, MEd, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40207
What part of your life is the source of feelings of depression, anxiety, perfectionism, shame, or relational issues? It can be difficult to develop self awareness in which we can distinguish the root cause of poor quality of life. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which is geared towards aiding clients in developing a self awareness of unhealthy thinking habits and behaviors and teaching thought stopping, mindfulness techniques, and replacement thoughts. I also utilize Dialectical Behavioral and Brief Solution Focused strategies, which aid clients in the most time efficient manner possible.
What part of your life is the source of feelings of depression, anxiety, perfectionism, shame, or relational issues? It can be difficult to develop self awareness in which we can distinguish the root cause of poor quality of life. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which is geared towards aiding clients in developing a self awareness of unhealthy thinking habits and behaviors and teaching thought stopping, mindfulness techniques, and replacement thoughts. I also utilize Dialectical Behavioral and Brief Solution Focused strategies, which aid clients in the most time efficient manner possible.
(859) 353-6796 View (859) 353-6796
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Whitney Sims
Psychologist, PsyD, HSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40223  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Like characters from our favorite stories, we often get stuck when we encounter obstacles on the journey toward who/where we want to be. Perhaps you’re at a stuck point. Perhaps you’re dealing with shame, self-doubt, traumatic stress, grief, anxiety, emotional imbalance, unstable relationships, or an outlook that only seems to be hurting you. I have some good news: “stuckness” doesn’t have to be your destiny. Periods of “stuckness” may present as giants, but they are also opportunities for awareness, growth, & change. As your therapist, I want to help you navigate the obstacles impeding your journey, so you can move forward.
Like characters from our favorite stories, we often get stuck when we encounter obstacles on the journey toward who/where we want to be. Perhaps you’re at a stuck point. Perhaps you’re dealing with shame, self-doubt, traumatic stress, grief, anxiety, emotional imbalance, unstable relationships, or an outlook that only seems to be hurting you. I have some good news: “stuckness” doesn’t have to be your destiny. Periods of “stuckness” may present as giants, but they are also opportunities for awareness, growth, & change. As your therapist, I want to help you navigate the obstacles impeding your journey, so you can move forward.
(502) 237-6593 View (502) 237-6593
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Dea Wathen
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate , LPCA, CYT 200
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40205
As a therapist, my approach is rooted in compassion and non-judgment. In my practice, I blend various therapeutic modalities, including art, yoga, movement, and body awareness techniques, alongside Internal Family Systems (IFS) parts work and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). As a certified Yoga Teacher, I value mindfulness techniques and breath work. I specialize in grief, addiction, recovery, and those affected by spiritual and religious trauma. I approach each client with an open heart and mind as I recognize the bravery it takes to seek out counseling.
As a therapist, my approach is rooted in compassion and non-judgment. In my practice, I blend various therapeutic modalities, including art, yoga, movement, and body awareness techniques, alongside Internal Family Systems (IFS) parts work and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). As a certified Yoga Teacher, I value mindfulness techniques and breath work. I specialize in grief, addiction, recovery, and those affected by spiritual and religious trauma. I approach each client with an open heart and mind as I recognize the bravery it takes to seek out counseling.
(502) 694-8009 View (502) 694-8009
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Katie Phillips Regan
Art Therapist, LCADC, ATR-BC, LPAT, IMHP
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40204
I believe everyone deserves to be safe, respected, and heard. I believe in providing a client-centered space where you are the expert of your own lived experience. I believe that clinicians come alongside our clients and bring our skills to complement your own self-knowledge. I believe in the infinite potential for growth and healing.
I believe everyone deserves to be safe, respected, and heard. I believe in providing a client-centered space where you are the expert of your own lived experience. I believe that clinicians come alongside our clients and bring our skills to complement your own self-knowledge. I believe in the infinite potential for growth and healing.
(502) 334-1351 View (502) 334-1351
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Sydney Durham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40217
I have experience serving individuals with a plethora of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, codependency, ADHD, PTSD, behavioral issues, trauma history, and substance abuse. I utilize a person-centered and strengths-based approach in each client encounter to promote self-determination and overall wellbeing. My experience and education enable me to address an individual’s situation from a holistic approach, allowing me to explore all areas that may be impacting one’s mental health.
I have experience serving individuals with a plethora of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, codependency, ADHD, PTSD, behavioral issues, trauma history, and substance abuse. I utilize a person-centered and strengths-based approach in each client encounter to promote self-determination and overall wellbeing. My experience and education enable me to address an individual’s situation from a holistic approach, allowing me to explore all areas that may be impacting one’s mental health.
(502) 383-0825 View (502) 383-0825
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Claire Norris
Counselor, MEd , LPCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40299
When faced with life challenges we can often feel alone and misunderstood. I strive to make people feel heard and validated in their experiences. The relationship between you and I can be one of the most foundational elements to change by providing you with a safe place that is nonjudgmental, empathetic, and honest. It can be difficult navigating our mental and emotional processes and responses, and our social environments. My goal is to help you explore and overcome your challenges, and empower you to make change.
When faced with life challenges we can often feel alone and misunderstood. I strive to make people feel heard and validated in their experiences. The relationship between you and I can be one of the most foundational elements to change by providing you with a safe place that is nonjudgmental, empathetic, and honest. It can be difficult navigating our mental and emotional processes and responses, and our social environments. My goal is to help you explore and overcome your challenges, and empower you to make change.
(502) 334-1059 View (502) 334-1059
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Oreatha Hurt
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MEd, LPCA, TCADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40222
Accepting new clients! Have you ever wondered if therapy is for you? Well, I'm here to tell you that therapy is for everyone. Whether you are struggling with adjusting to life's curve balls, anxiety, depression, or substance use; My goal as a therapist is to create a safe space where you and I can reduce any mental suffering that you may be facing, and help develop new ways to live life to your fullest potential.
Accepting new clients! Have you ever wondered if therapy is for you? Well, I'm here to tell you that therapy is for everyone. Whether you are struggling with adjusting to life's curve balls, anxiety, depression, or substance use; My goal as a therapist is to create a safe space where you and I can reduce any mental suffering that you may be facing, and help develop new ways to live life to your fullest potential.
(502) 747-1685 View (502) 747-1685
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Denise A Greene
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40222
Not accepting new clients
Denise Greene will be offering virtual therapy to women and children. In addition to offering sessions online, I do see children in the office. Masks may be worn. I offer up-to-date therapy techniques for Women and Children with a specialization in pre-school and elementary school ages. I offer EMDR treatment along with Play Therapy to aid women and children dealing with trauma, stress, and anxiety. I am a Registered Play Therapist and have training in Sand Tray Therapy, AutPlay Therapy (treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities). I have extensive experience working with children.
Denise Greene will be offering virtual therapy to women and children. In addition to offering sessions online, I do see children in the office. Masks may be worn. I offer up-to-date therapy techniques for Women and Children with a specialization in pre-school and elementary school ages. I offer EMDR treatment along with Play Therapy to aid women and children dealing with trauma, stress, and anxiety. I am a Registered Play Therapist and have training in Sand Tray Therapy, AutPlay Therapy (treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities). I have extensive experience working with children.
(502) 281-4402 View (502) 281-4402
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Ebony Dixon
Counselor, LPCA
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40218
I am Ebony, a licensed professional counselor with a specialization in trauma recovery for children, families, and adults. My extensive experience has taught me the importance of approaching my work with compassion and empathy. I am deeply committed to helping families heal from their traumatic experiences and guiding them toward a path of resilience and improved well-being.
I am Ebony, a licensed professional counselor with a specialization in trauma recovery for children, families, and adults. My extensive experience has taught me the importance of approaching my work with compassion and empathy. I am deeply committed to helping families heal from their traumatic experiences and guiding them toward a path of resilience and improved well-being.
(502) 317-2180 View (502) 317-2180
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Rebecca L Donaldson Accepting New Clients
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40299
We all need help at times to manage life's challenges. I strive to provide a safe, compassionate, judgment-free space for you to navigate the healing process. I believe in a person's right to live their life as they see fit and in providing individualized treatment to best suit their personal needs and goals. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, children, and families with a diverse range of issues such as depression, anxiety, attachment disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, adjustment disorders, ADHD, and trauma.
We all need help at times to manage life's challenges. I strive to provide a safe, compassionate, judgment-free space for you to navigate the healing process. I believe in a person's right to live their life as they see fit and in providing individualized treatment to best suit their personal needs and goals. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, children, and families with a diverse range of issues such as depression, anxiety, attachment disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, adjustment disorders, ADHD, and trauma.
(502) 334-1233 View (502) 334-1233
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.