Female Therapists in Hampshire County, MA

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Nathalie Vaughn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Northampton, MA 01060  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a therapist of color with 10+ years of experience as a Smith College Counseling Services staff therapist where I treat traditional-age students, Ada Comstock Scholars and graduate students and supervise MSW interns. My experience includes work in a community mental health outpatient clinic and as a crisis clinician in the Northampton area. I also provide clinical consultation to Smith School for Social Work masters students during the summer. I’m LGBTQ allied and an advocate for social justice. My practice is trauma-informed with person in environment and relational theoretical perspectives.
I am a therapist of color with 10+ years of experience as a Smith College Counseling Services staff therapist where I treat traditional-age students, Ada Comstock Scholars and graduate students and supervise MSW interns. My experience includes work in a community mental health outpatient clinic and as a crisis clinician in the Northampton area. I also provide clinical consultation to Smith School for Social Work masters students during the summer. I’m LGBTQ allied and an advocate for social justice. My practice is trauma-informed with person in environment and relational theoretical perspectives.
(413) 923-6379 View (413) 923-6379
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M. Sarah Carr
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Northampton, MA 01060
I am a somatic psychotherapist specializing in body-based healing. I enjoy working with clients who want to step out of disempowering narratives and embrace their own capacity. I have 20+ years of experience working with many populations and conditions. Recently I have specialized in couples therapy using the Developmental Model and Attachment work. I only work with a limited number of couples at this time, but these approaches deeply inform my work, even with individuals. I have recently narrowed my practice to focus on clients in acute need or looking to do more focused chapters of work or growth vs ongoing maintenance therapy.
I am a somatic psychotherapist specializing in body-based healing. I enjoy working with clients who want to step out of disempowering narratives and embrace their own capacity. I have 20+ years of experience working with many populations and conditions. Recently I have specialized in couples therapy using the Developmental Model and Attachment work. I only work with a limited number of couples at this time, but these approaches deeply inform my work, even with individuals. I have recently narrowed my practice to focus on clients in acute need or looking to do more focused chapters of work or growth vs ongoing maintenance therapy.
(413) 863-6681 View (413) 863-6681
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Rebecca Downing
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Northampton, MA 01060  (Online Only)
I am currently taking new clients. Are you going through a major life transition and feeling overwhelmed? Feeling depressed? Wondering how to make your relationship work, or how to find a relationship that will be healthy for you? Experiencing anxiety that seems disproportionate to your life circumstances?
I am currently taking new clients. Are you going through a major life transition and feeling overwhelmed? Feeling depressed? Wondering how to make your relationship work, or how to find a relationship that will be healthy for you? Experiencing anxiety that seems disproportionate to your life circumstances?
(413) 206-2067 View (413) 206-2067
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Perry Carter
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Northampton, MA 01060  (Online Only)
Feeling depressed, anxious, or stuck? Life presents challenges, and there are many reasons to seek help. I provide a comfortable, non-judgmental environment in which we can work together to transform your difficulties into avenues for personal growth. Things don't change, people do, as a result of conscious choices. My approach to treatment is flexible, compassionate, and tailored to what you're seeking from therapy. I take a strengths-based approach, using solution-focused strategies as well as humor to help you find the clarity to realize your full potential. You can change your life if you're ready to change your habits!
Feeling depressed, anxious, or stuck? Life presents challenges, and there are many reasons to seek help. I provide a comfortable, non-judgmental environment in which we can work together to transform your difficulties into avenues for personal growth. Things don't change, people do, as a result of conscious choices. My approach to treatment is flexible, compassionate, and tailored to what you're seeking from therapy. I take a strengths-based approach, using solution-focused strategies as well as humor to help you find the clarity to realize your full potential. You can change your life if you're ready to change your habits!
(413) 315-4804 View (413) 315-4804
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Joanie O'Connell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
South Hadley, MA 01075  (Online Only)
I have enjoyed working as a psychotherapist for 30+ years. I am a family systems oriented, psychodynamic clinician with a wide range of treatment approaches. I treat families and individuals experiencing transitions, loss and trauma, as well as depression, anxiety, behavioral or relationship problems. When I work with youth, parental involvement is requested. Treatment can be fluid to include siblings, parent/child and individual therapy. With all clients, the goals of acceptance, healing and growth occur within a positive and safe environment. I believe that feeling worthwhile and having hope are key elements to mental health.
I have enjoyed working as a psychotherapist for 30+ years. I am a family systems oriented, psychodynamic clinician with a wide range of treatment approaches. I treat families and individuals experiencing transitions, loss and trauma, as well as depression, anxiety, behavioral or relationship problems. When I work with youth, parental involvement is requested. Treatment can be fluid to include siblings, parent/child and individual therapy. With all clients, the goals of acceptance, healing and growth occur within a positive and safe environment. I believe that feeling worthwhile and having hope are key elements to mental health.
(413) 461-6197 View (413) 461-6197
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Eva Hudlicka
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Amherst, MA 01002
I offer individual psychotherapy to adults. I view therapy not only as a means to reduce emotional distress, but also as an approach to personal growth. I believe that therapy should not be a way of life. I therefore emphasize the acquisition of concrete skills (communication, emotion regulation) and offer solution-focused therapy, while also recognizing that some issues require longer-term work. I view therapy as a collaborative process of exploration. I bring to this process an attitude of compassionate curiosity and non-judgment. I also draw on my own bi-cultural experience - I was born and raised in Prague, Czech Republic.
I offer individual psychotherapy to adults. I view therapy not only as a means to reduce emotional distress, but also as an approach to personal growth. I believe that therapy should not be a way of life. I therefore emphasize the acquisition of concrete skills (communication, emotion regulation) and offer solution-focused therapy, while also recognizing that some issues require longer-term work. I view therapy as a collaborative process of exploration. I bring to this process an attitude of compassionate curiosity and non-judgment. I also draw on my own bi-cultural experience - I was born and raised in Prague, Czech Republic.
(413) 314-2572 View (413) 314-2572
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Tara Goldberg
Counselor, PsyaD
Verified Verified
Northampton, MA 01060
"It is a joy to be hidden, but a disaster not to be found". Donald W. Winnicott
"It is a joy to be hidden, but a disaster not to be found". Donald W. Winnicott
(413) 923-6129 View (413) 923-6129
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Corinne Olson LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Amherst, MA 01002  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My passion is working with adult children of alcoholics and/or narcissists, generally anyone who suffered traumas that have made it feel your life is not your own, not good enough or out of control. You want to set more clear boundaries with others and likely, yourself. You always feel you can do better and never feel like enough. You do it all for everyone but you. You desire to live empowered and confidently. We can work together to support you in better understanding your needs and emotions and exploring and identifying effective toolsto meet those needs and manage your emotions in a healthy and effective way.
My passion is working with adult children of alcoholics and/or narcissists, generally anyone who suffered traumas that have made it feel your life is not your own, not good enough or out of control. You want to set more clear boundaries with others and likely, yourself. You always feel you can do better and never feel like enough. You do it all for everyone but you. You desire to live empowered and confidently. We can work together to support you in better understanding your needs and emotions and exploring and identifying effective toolsto meet those needs and manage your emotions in a healthy and effective way.
(413) 331-7645 View (413) 331-7645
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Michelle Gordon
Counselor, LMHC, MS, BFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Northampton, MA 01060  (Online Only)
Openings Only M 11-12pm Tu 4-5pm Th 10am-11am, 3-4pm, 4pm-5pm Fri 9-10am 11am-12pm- Do you have paralyzing anxiety that makes it hard to concentrate or live in the moment? Do you feel unable to see the brightness in your life because of the dark depressive clouds above you? Are you struggling with dealing with a painful past which has left you feeling hurt, worthless, hopeless and very stuck? Trauma, anxiety, depression and other issues all affect your brain/body functioning. Hearts can race, minds can spin, palms can sweat, heads can be foggy and you may feel as if you are constantly in danger even when you aren’t.
Openings Only M 11-12pm Tu 4-5pm Th 10am-11am, 3-4pm, 4pm-5pm Fri 9-10am 11am-12pm- Do you have paralyzing anxiety that makes it hard to concentrate or live in the moment? Do you feel unable to see the brightness in your life because of the dark depressive clouds above you? Are you struggling with dealing with a painful past which has left you feeling hurt, worthless, hopeless and very stuck? Trauma, anxiety, depression and other issues all affect your brain/body functioning. Hearts can race, minds can spin, palms can sweat, heads can be foggy and you may feel as if you are constantly in danger even when you aren’t.
(413) 259-0406 View (413) 259-0406
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Katherine Hinds
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW
Verified Verified
Northampton, MA 01060
Waitlist for new clients
I provide support, insight, and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methods and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each person. With respect and understanding, I work with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples to help build strengths and attain personal growth. Treatment approaches include insight oriented therapy, psychodynamic, focused short- term intervention, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
I provide support, insight, and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methods and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each person. With respect and understanding, I work with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples to help build strengths and attain personal growth. Treatment approaches include insight oriented therapy, psychodynamic, focused short- term intervention, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
(413) 367-5188 View (413) 367-5188
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Jenifer Zajac
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Florence, MA 01062
Feeling stuck in a broken relationship and wondering if the two of you can make it work is difficult to manage on your own. I use principles of PACT therapy, developed by Dr. Stan Tatkin, to help move your relationship towards secure functioning and to help you find solutions. However, maybe you have already separated and are finding it daunting to share the responsibilities of parenting your child in two completely different households. If you share children, it's likely going to require special skills to meet the child's best interests. I assist parents to rebuild communication in order to promote the child's well-being.
Feeling stuck in a broken relationship and wondering if the two of you can make it work is difficult to manage on your own. I use principles of PACT therapy, developed by Dr. Stan Tatkin, to help move your relationship towards secure functioning and to help you find solutions. However, maybe you have already separated and are finding it daunting to share the responsibilities of parenting your child in two completely different households. If you share children, it's likely going to require special skills to meet the child's best interests. I assist parents to rebuild communication in order to promote the child's well-being.
(413) 923-6154 View (413) 923-6154
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Jennifer Curiale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Amherst, MA 01002  (Online Only)
There are times in all of our lives when we need extra support to face challenges, manage transitions and overcome adversities. As a caring and compassionate therapist I am committed to helping you explore the issues that may be holding you back and helping you uncover the innate potential within you to thrive and heal. I have a great deal of experience helping clients manage and overcome depression, anxiety, trauma histories, low self-esteem, and dysfunctional relationship patterns. I bring a wide variety of both professional and personal experience to my clinical work and believe in the strength and resilience of the human spirit.
There are times in all of our lives when we need extra support to face challenges, manage transitions and overcome adversities. As a caring and compassionate therapist I am committed to helping you explore the issues that may be holding you back and helping you uncover the innate potential within you to thrive and heal. I have a great deal of experience helping clients manage and overcome depression, anxiety, trauma histories, low self-esteem, and dysfunctional relationship patterns. I bring a wide variety of both professional and personal experience to my clinical work and believe in the strength and resilience of the human spirit.
(413) 923-7753 View (413) 923-7753
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Anne Curtis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, CPT
Verified Verified
Amherst, MA 01002
Do you want to make changes in your life but feel too stuck to see a way forward? Do you have a complicated relationship with your body? You’re not alone and making change is possible.
Do you want to make changes in your life but feel too stuck to see a way forward? Do you have a complicated relationship with your body? You’re not alone and making change is possible.
(413) 359-6829 View (413) 359-6829
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Dorrie Christman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, RYT
Verified Verified
Northampton, MA 01060
I have been a psychotherapist for over 30 years. I have been trained in numerous modalities including CBT, DBT, and trauma focused treatment. I enjoy working with children and adults suffering from the symptoms of anxiety and mood disorders. I am also a 500 hr. Registered Yoga Teacher. Together with my clients, I create a customized treatment plan that often includes Cognitive Behavioral Techniques and mindfulness /Yoga skills. The approach is often remarkably successful in treating sleep problems, anxiety, depression, trauma and loss.
I have been a psychotherapist for over 30 years. I have been trained in numerous modalities including CBT, DBT, and trauma focused treatment. I enjoy working with children and adults suffering from the symptoms of anxiety and mood disorders. I am also a 500 hr. Registered Yoga Teacher. Together with my clients, I create a customized treatment plan that often includes Cognitive Behavioral Techniques and mindfulness /Yoga skills. The approach is often remarkably successful in treating sleep problems, anxiety, depression, trauma and loss.
(914) 618-5939 View (914) 618-5939
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Justine Sheffler
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Northampton, MA 01062  (Online Only)
As a humanistic therapist, I believe that healing is both a universal capacity and a profoundly personal process. My goal is to help you discover and expand your unique healing process, and to release the blocks that prevent you from realizing your potential. I have ten years’ experience in the mental health field, supporting clients in coping with depression, anxiety, grief, relationship challenges, difficulties with trust and self-esteem, life transitions, trauma, and a myriad of other challenges.
As a humanistic therapist, I believe that healing is both a universal capacity and a profoundly personal process. My goal is to help you discover and expand your unique healing process, and to release the blocks that prevent you from realizing your potential. I have ten years’ experience in the mental health field, supporting clients in coping with depression, anxiety, grief, relationship challenges, difficulties with trust and self-esteem, life transitions, trauma, and a myriad of other challenges.
(617) 819-0957 View (617) 819-0957
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Gail Fries, LICSW, SEP
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, SEP
Verified Verified
Northampton, MA 01060
(NOTE: I have little to no availability. ) Do you struggle with the effects of a difficult childhood, have an addiction, had a life-changing accident, or experienced an abusive or controlling relationship? If so, you probably don't enjoy life as much as you'd like. Our work will be both a partnership and an exploration, working at your pace. I'm trained as a psychotherapist and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. I value working collaboratively, at your pace, towards building greater resilience, feeling safer, and resolving areas of difficulty so that you can enjoy yourself, your relationships and your life more.
(NOTE: I have little to no availability. ) Do you struggle with the effects of a difficult childhood, have an addiction, had a life-changing accident, or experienced an abusive or controlling relationship? If so, you probably don't enjoy life as much as you'd like. Our work will be both a partnership and an exploration, working at your pace. I'm trained as a psychotherapist and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. I value working collaboratively, at your pace, towards building greater resilience, feeling safer, and resolving areas of difficulty so that you can enjoy yourself, your relationships and your life more.
(413) 314-3177 View (413) 314-3177
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Sarah Marcus LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Amherst, MA 01002
Are you feeling stuck? What is getting in your way of having the life that you want? What is keeping you from being your best self? Using ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and other complementary therapies (Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and Positive Psychology) I can help you learn practical strategies to unhook from problematic thought patterns, to get out of your head, and to move forward in your life.
Are you feeling stuck? What is getting in your way of having the life that you want? What is keeping you from being your best self? Using ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and other complementary therapies (Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and Positive Psychology) I can help you learn practical strategies to unhook from problematic thought patterns, to get out of your head, and to move forward in your life.
(413) 477-4139 View (413) 477-4139
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Pam Weissman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Amherst, MA 01004  (Online Only)
My current practice focuses on working with clients who are looking to make changes related to life stressors including: anxiety, depression, parenting, separation/divorce and life transitions. I am trained in a variety of treatment modalities including mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Please reach out and see if we could be a good fit working together.
My current practice focuses on working with clients who are looking to make changes related to life stressors including: anxiety, depression, parenting, separation/divorce and life transitions. I am trained in a variety of treatment modalities including mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Please reach out and see if we could be a good fit working together.
(617) 631-9764 View (617) 631-9764
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Felicia Sevene
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Amherst, MA 01002
We all need help and support sometimes. Many of us have been taught that asking for help is a sign of weakness. We may have tried reaching out for help and were ignored, shamed, or hurt by those we trusted, leading us to create protections, to shut down, or to engage in unworkable coping strategies that keep us stuck and hurting. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming just trying to untangle and make sense of it all. The truth is, asking for help is brave and takes courage. You don't have to do it alone!
We all need help and support sometimes. Many of us have been taught that asking for help is a sign of weakness. We may have tried reaching out for help and were ignored, shamed, or hurt by those we trusted, leading us to create protections, to shut down, or to engage in unworkable coping strategies that keep us stuck and hurting. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming just trying to untangle and make sense of it all. The truth is, asking for help is brave and takes courage. You don't have to do it alone!
(413) 278-6792 View (413) 278-6792
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Danielle Jordan
RWP, BA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Northampton, MA 01060
What if your anxiety, depression, or relationship challenges are portals to your transformation and healing? In our work together, I can offer heartfelt support from a holistic perspective. As we welcome your present challenges and untangle your past hurts, we hold an awareness of your True Self, which is already whole and wise. This True Self is often buried beneath social conditioning, unexpressed feelings, painful memories, or false beliefs about yourself and the world. We can bring awareness to these subconscious blocks so that you can understand, question, and ultimately release them.
What if your anxiety, depression, or relationship challenges are portals to your transformation and healing? In our work together, I can offer heartfelt support from a holistic perspective. As we welcome your present challenges and untangle your past hurts, we hold an awareness of your True Self, which is already whole and wise. This True Self is often buried beneath social conditioning, unexpressed feelings, painful memories, or false beliefs about yourself and the world. We can bring awareness to these subconscious blocks so that you can understand, question, and ultimately release them.
(413) 666-1424 View (413) 666-1424

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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.