Female Therapists in Boston, MA

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Wendy Vedrine
Counselor, LMHC, MPA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02136
Current availability is Tuesday - Thursday from 9 AM - 2 PM. Looking to make changes in your life? Having difficulty making decisions? Are you a multicultural individual having tough time balancing your identities? Have your experienced loss and are struggling with the grief process? Are you a couple looking to find a neutral party to sort out some difficulties in your relationship?
Current availability is Tuesday - Thursday from 9 AM - 2 PM. Looking to make changes in your life? Having difficulty making decisions? Are you a multicultural individual having tough time balancing your identities? Have your experienced loss and are struggling with the grief process? Are you a couple looking to find a neutral party to sort out some difficulties in your relationship?
(401) 329-9831 View (401) 329-9831
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Tara P Vilk
Counselor, MA, PsyaD, LMHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02110  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
We all deserve to have satisfying relationships with ourselves and others. Sometimes however, things get in the way. We may be unaware of the motivations behind our actions. I specialize in facilitating a safe environment in which these motivations and emotions can be expressed, understood, and worked through. This gained self awareness can lead to improved relationships to oneself and others, while working to achieve one's full potential in life.
We all deserve to have satisfying relationships with ourselves and others. Sometimes however, things get in the way. We may be unaware of the motivations behind our actions. I specialize in facilitating a safe environment in which these motivations and emotions can be expressed, understood, and worked through. This gained self awareness can lead to improved relationships to oneself and others, while working to achieve one's full potential in life.
(774) 314-6721 View (774) 314-6721
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Tiffany Armstrong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02110  (Online Only)
I have a special interest in working with individuals navigating life transitions such as college, graduate school, career stress, sexuality and gender identity/expression, parenting, relationships, substance use and disordered eating. I specialize in women’s health issues, including pregnancy, postpartum, adoption and parenting. I have extensive experience working in community health with children and adults with complex medical needs, teen parents, and pregnant and postpartum individuals with substance use disorders.
I have a special interest in working with individuals navigating life transitions such as college, graduate school, career stress, sexuality and gender identity/expression, parenting, relationships, substance use and disordered eating. I specialize in women’s health issues, including pregnancy, postpartum, adoption and parenting. I have extensive experience working in community health with children and adults with complex medical needs, teen parents, and pregnant and postpartum individuals with substance use disorders.
(857) 567-0470 x1 View (857) 567-0470 x1
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Kristen Fletcher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02125  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. I am excited to engage in meaningful therapy with folks experiencing a variety of life stressors and/or mental health diagnoses. I specialize in assisting clients (young adults & adults) who may be experiencing symptoms related to anxiety/panic disorders, depression and mood disorders, grief/loss, trauma and PTSD, as well as relationship challenges, adjustment difficulties, and general life stressors. I seek to provide a warm and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment to create a space for clients to feel safe to reflect, process, and explore their external & internal experiences.
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. I am excited to engage in meaningful therapy with folks experiencing a variety of life stressors and/or mental health diagnoses. I specialize in assisting clients (young adults & adults) who may be experiencing symptoms related to anxiety/panic disorders, depression and mood disorders, grief/loss, trauma and PTSD, as well as relationship challenges, adjustment difficulties, and general life stressors. I seek to provide a warm and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment to create a space for clients to feel safe to reflect, process, and explore their external & internal experiences.
(617) 862-0720 View (617) 862-0720
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Laura Brennan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02116  (Online Only)
I believe that relationships determine a lot about how we interact with the world - in both helpful and less helpful ways. Our behaviors, attitudes, thoughts, feelings, and relationship styles are reinforced over time by our experiences, families, partners, environments, and culture. Psychotherapy can help when stress, trauma, life transitions, or difficult relationships call for new ways of coping and navigating our lives.
I believe that relationships determine a lot about how we interact with the world - in both helpful and less helpful ways. Our behaviors, attitudes, thoughts, feelings, and relationship styles are reinforced over time by our experiences, families, partners, environments, and culture. Psychotherapy can help when stress, trauma, life transitions, or difficult relationships call for new ways of coping and navigating our lives.
(857) 226-9374 View (857) 226-9374
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Jessica Graham-LoPresti
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02110  (Online Only)
I am a clinical psychologist who provides clients with a warm environment to help them cope with a range of psychological challenges including anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, relationship challenges, and life transitions.
I am a clinical psychologist who provides clients with a warm environment to help them cope with a range of psychological challenges including anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, relationship challenges, and life transitions.
(857) 264-3698 View (857) 264-3698
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Erin Auster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02127  (Online Only)
Openings starting in mid July. Reaching out for help can be a difficult step, and I'm happy you’ve decided to take it. I am a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in supporting teens, college students, adults and those navigating marriage, pregnancy, children, and infertility. I work collaboratively with clients to make a plan that fits their individual needs and strengths. Additionally, for fellow social workers, I offer clinical supervision, whether you're working toward your LICSW or are seeking case consultation and support.
Openings starting in mid July. Reaching out for help can be a difficult step, and I'm happy you’ve decided to take it. I am a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in supporting teens, college students, adults and those navigating marriage, pregnancy, children, and infertility. I work collaboratively with clients to make a plan that fits their individual needs and strengths. Additionally, for fellow social workers, I offer clinical supervision, whether you're working toward your LICSW or are seeking case consultation and support.
(339) 220-5080 View (339) 220-5080
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Donna Massey LMHC
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02114  (Online Only)
"Happiness is not a destination, it is a journey” (Aristotle). If you have found yourself questioning your own happiness, you may be questioning your journey. Asking for help along the way can sometimes be difficult; however, I can offer you comfort in making that decision and help guide you. Healing takes time, but you don't have to do it alone. If you are looking for growth and deliverance of new and innovative interventions through compassion and understanding, you have found the beginning of a new journey.
"Happiness is not a destination, it is a journey” (Aristotle). If you have found yourself questioning your own happiness, you may be questioning your journey. Asking for help along the way can sometimes be difficult; however, I can offer you comfort in making that decision and help guide you. Healing takes time, but you don't have to do it alone. If you are looking for growth and deliverance of new and innovative interventions through compassion and understanding, you have found the beginning of a new journey.
(508) 466-6331 View (508) 466-6331
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Livia Ataide
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02114  (Online Only)
Livia Ataide is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts, offering Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused therapies. Are you feeling anxious, depressed or stuck? I work with adults who want to learn how to better cope with their anxiety, depression, general life or relationship stress. My therapeutic approach focuses on your strengths, needs, and goals, and is grounded in evidence based treatment approaches. Through working together, you can expect to feel heard and supported while we strategize solutions and develop enhanced coping skills to deal with life's stressors.
Livia Ataide is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts, offering Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused therapies. Are you feeling anxious, depressed or stuck? I work with adults who want to learn how to better cope with their anxiety, depression, general life or relationship stress. My therapeutic approach focuses on your strengths, needs, and goals, and is grounded in evidence based treatment approaches. Through working together, you can expect to feel heard and supported while we strategize solutions and develop enhanced coping skills to deal with life's stressors.
(617) 271-2588 View (617) 271-2588
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Madelyn Brunvand
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02110
Summer 2024 - Accepting New Clients! Contending with life's daily pressures can often make it difficult to feel confident in your ability to thrive - and not just barely survive. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues, or other concerns, therapy is a safe space where you can engage your existing coping skills and support systems while also discovering and implementing additional strategies and resources. I genuinely believe we have the resilience necessary to make meaningful, lasting changes in our lives.
Summer 2024 - Accepting New Clients! Contending with life's daily pressures can often make it difficult to feel confident in your ability to thrive - and not just barely survive. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues, or other concerns, therapy is a safe space where you can engage your existing coping skills and support systems while also discovering and implementing additional strategies and resources. I genuinely believe we have the resilience necessary to make meaningful, lasting changes in our lives.
(617) 812-9565 View (617) 812-9565
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Miqveh Steinhart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02120  (Online Only)
Ever feel consumed by worry, anxiousness or a need to have it all figured out? Hoping for more balance while dealing with life's challenges? Or maybe you want to make a change and just aren’t sure where to start? If any of these apply to you, then you would likely benefit from a collaborate therapy approach. Sometimes we will talk ourselves out of things, not fully trusting ourselves or end up in situations that don’t serve us well due to concerns for what others might think or where we feel we should be in life. A collaborative, interactive therapy space could help you better connect with your inner voice. Read more on this below.
Ever feel consumed by worry, anxiousness or a need to have it all figured out? Hoping for more balance while dealing with life's challenges? Or maybe you want to make a change and just aren’t sure where to start? If any of these apply to you, then you would likely benefit from a collaborate therapy approach. Sometimes we will talk ourselves out of things, not fully trusting ourselves or end up in situations that don’t serve us well due to concerns for what others might think or where we feel we should be in life. A collaborative, interactive therapy space could help you better connect with your inner voice. Read more on this below.
(401) 406-6441 View (401) 406-6441
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Paula Tereza Gomes
Counselor, JD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02110  (Online Only)
No matter who you are or where you have been, you are welcome here. This step is often not an easy one to take. I am glad you are here. Take a look around and see if any of the services offered sound like they could be a good fit for your current concerns and needs. Thank you for stopping by and choosing to take the next step on your journey. -Paula
No matter who you are or where you have been, you are welcome here. This step is often not an easy one to take. I am glad you are here. Take a look around and see if any of the services offered sound like they could be a good fit for your current concerns and needs. Thank you for stopping by and choosing to take the next step on your journey. -Paula
(617) 826-8613 View (617) 826-8613
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Lindsey Angione
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02116
I specialize in working with people who are high achievers in high-stress careers. Are you looking to explore the complexities of what balance, happiness and flow means? You've come to the right therapist! Whether it is a job promotion, big move, grad school, or even existential questioning, I utilize humor, empathy and gentle challenging to help clients make progress towards their goals of increasing confidence and joy. I am a strengths-based clinician and see the good in my clients; my goal is for them to see it too. I am direct and transparent with my clients in hopes they will be empowered in their therapy journey.
I specialize in working with people who are high achievers in high-stress careers. Are you looking to explore the complexities of what balance, happiness and flow means? You've come to the right therapist! Whether it is a job promotion, big move, grad school, or even existential questioning, I utilize humor, empathy and gentle challenging to help clients make progress towards their goals of increasing confidence and joy. I am a strengths-based clinician and see the good in my clients; my goal is for them to see it too. I am direct and transparent with my clients in hopes they will be empowered in their therapy journey.
(617) 917-3520 x111 View (617) 917-3520 x111
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Active Inquiry Coaching
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02210  (Online Only)
I specialize in guiding clients either through life and career transitions, or when they're just feeling stuck. Whether you're navigating a shift in your current personal or professional path, or craving a more purposeful direction, our collaborative journey aims to bring clarity, resilience, and transformative strategies to your life. I hold a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from New York University, Business from George Washington University and I am clinically certified in Holistic Health and Nutrition from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.
I specialize in guiding clients either through life and career transitions, or when they're just feeling stuck. Whether you're navigating a shift in your current personal or professional path, or craving a more purposeful direction, our collaborative journey aims to bring clarity, resilience, and transformative strategies to your life. I hold a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from New York University, Business from George Washington University and I am clinically certified in Holistic Health and Nutrition from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.
(617) 315-2825 View (617) 315-2825
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Emily Feigenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02118  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I believe the therapeutic relationship is where the real magic lies. I work with clients around attachment issues/relationships, anxiety, depression, trauma, and psychogenic physical symptoms. A focus will be on how we relate to the people in our lives, looking through a lens of personal history as well as identities like race, gender, sexuality, and class. If there is an area of your life you are distressed by, curious about, or feel needs to change- let’s explore it. Let me work alongside you to find relief from shame, uncover ambivalence, and re-write your story. A restored sense of liberation is possible.
I believe the therapeutic relationship is where the real magic lies. I work with clients around attachment issues/relationships, anxiety, depression, trauma, and psychogenic physical symptoms. A focus will be on how we relate to the people in our lives, looking through a lens of personal history as well as identities like race, gender, sexuality, and class. If there is an area of your life you are distressed by, curious about, or feel needs to change- let’s explore it. Let me work alongside you to find relief from shame, uncover ambivalence, and re-write your story. A restored sense of liberation is possible.
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Amanda R. Mahnke
Psychologist, PsyD, EdM
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02128  (Online Only)
I work with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, interpersonal conflict, and life transitions, among other concerns. Many of my clients come to therapy because they want to learn how to cope more effectively during difficult times, gain self-understanding, make meaningful changes in life, or find self-compassion.
I work with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, interpersonal conflict, and life transitions, among other concerns. Many of my clients come to therapy because they want to learn how to cope more effectively during difficult times, gain self-understanding, make meaningful changes in life, or find self-compassion.
(617) 648-5654 View (617) 648-5654
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Dr. Laura Maynard
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02109
In today’s world, it is understandable that stress and anxiety levels are higher than ever before. I specialize in treating adults with stress, anxiety, perfectionism, sadness, self-doubt, and relationship issues, and I particularly enjoy working with college students, young working professionals, and parents who feel overwhelmed, isolated, and burnt out. I work collaboratively with clients to accomplish their goals as they adjust to life and role transitions, explore aspects of their personal identity, and build confidence in their ability to cope with stressors and uncomfortable emotions as they arise.
In today’s world, it is understandable that stress and anxiety levels are higher than ever before. I specialize in treating adults with stress, anxiety, perfectionism, sadness, self-doubt, and relationship issues, and I particularly enjoy working with college students, young working professionals, and parents who feel overwhelmed, isolated, and burnt out. I work collaboratively with clients to accomplish their goals as they adjust to life and role transitions, explore aspects of their personal identity, and build confidence in their ability to cope with stressors and uncomfortable emotions as they arise.
(857) 763-5710 View (857) 763-5710
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Megan Donelan Counseling
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02215
Now accepting new clients in Florida and Massachusetts! Megan prioritizes helping clients feel comfortable, safe, and at ease during sessions. Each session is a collaborative process: the client is the expert in their life, and Megan will tailor her approach to suit their boundaries, comfort level, goals, and needs every time they meet. She specializes in anxiety, attachment, trauma but provides support for a wide range of concerns. Many of her clients are new to therapy, and Megan takes pride in destigmatizing therapy- her sessions feel casual, easy, and safe. Therapy doesn't need to feel like a big deal for big changes to occur.
Now accepting new clients in Florida and Massachusetts! Megan prioritizes helping clients feel comfortable, safe, and at ease during sessions. Each session is a collaborative process: the client is the expert in their life, and Megan will tailor her approach to suit their boundaries, comfort level, goals, and needs every time they meet. She specializes in anxiety, attachment, trauma but provides support for a wide range of concerns. Many of her clients are new to therapy, and Megan takes pride in destigmatizing therapy- her sessions feel casual, easy, and safe. Therapy doesn't need to feel like a big deal for big changes to occur.
(857) 855-7198 View (857) 855-7198
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Soroya Pognon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02114
I specialize in aiding individuals grappling primarily with anxiety disorders, as well as providing support to entrepreneurs striving to expand their businesses, assisting those facing significant life changes, and guiding individuals seeking stress reduction strategies.
I specialize in aiding individuals grappling primarily with anxiety disorders, as well as providing support to entrepreneurs striving to expand their businesses, assisting those facing significant life changes, and guiding individuals seeking stress reduction strategies.
(617) 693-4922 View (617) 693-4922
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Amanda Wayne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02114
Amanda Wayne is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has had the great fortune to work with clients of all ages, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, gender identities, and socioeconomic statuses. She believes we all possess unique qualities, as well as a universal desire for connection and understanding. Amanda says it is always gratifying to help clients find their unique path towards self-knowledge and emotional growth. Amanda has been especially encouraged by the power of mindfulness; helping clients to live in the present, appreciate the beauty in life, and learn strategies to heal and thrive.
Amanda Wayne is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has had the great fortune to work with clients of all ages, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, gender identities, and socioeconomic statuses. She believes we all possess unique qualities, as well as a universal desire for connection and understanding. Amanda says it is always gratifying to help clients find their unique path towards self-knowledge and emotional growth. Amanda has been especially encouraged by the power of mindfulness; helping clients to live in the present, appreciate the beauty in life, and learn strategies to heal and thrive.
(617) 766-1901 View (617) 766-1901
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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.