Female Therapists in West Newton, MA

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Marguerite Guess
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
West Newton, MA 02465  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I'll be on maternity until 9/23. Waitlist only. It seems like you have tried everything and nothing seems to work or isn't long lasting. Young adulthood can be difficult; their personalities change and you fear that they might not overcome their challenges. Not only do I work with teens, but also adults who are experiencing life transitions, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and family issues. It can be nerve-racking to reach out to a counselor because you want to ensure you find someone who you can truly connect with. I have a clinician who joined the team who will offer services to teens, young adults and adults.
I'll be on maternity until 9/23. Waitlist only. It seems like you have tried everything and nothing seems to work or isn't long lasting. Young adulthood can be difficult; their personalities change and you fear that they might not overcome their challenges. Not only do I work with teens, but also adults who are experiencing life transitions, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and family issues. It can be nerve-racking to reach out to a counselor because you want to ensure you find someone who you can truly connect with. I have a clinician who joined the team who will offer services to teens, young adults and adults.
(857) 496-6394 View (857) 496-6394
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Constance Mccashin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
West Newton, MA 02465
I have a concentration of clients among college age students, and young adults. I specialize in eating disorders, and related issues. I also have a strong background in the performing arts, and see a significant number of creative clients. For twelve years I worked in a college counseling center. This has afforded me the opportunity to work with students who struggle with the concerns of people in their late teens, early twenties: depression; anxiety; ADD; OCD; substance abuse (as well as the more common issues surrounding living away from home, roommates, academic rigor, awaking sexual identity, etc.)
I have a concentration of clients among college age students, and young adults. I specialize in eating disorders, and related issues. I also have a strong background in the performing arts, and see a significant number of creative clients. For twelve years I worked in a college counseling center. This has afforded me the opportunity to work with students who struggle with the concerns of people in their late teens, early twenties: depression; anxiety; ADD; OCD; substance abuse (as well as the more common issues surrounding living away from home, roommates, academic rigor, awaking sexual identity, etc.)
(617) 300-0563 View (617) 300-0563
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Centre Place Counseling
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
West Newton, MA 02465
I work with individuals coping with stressful life situations, problematic behaviors, and difficult emotions. I am skilled and experienced in supporting those struggling with ADHD, anger, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and trauma.
I work with individuals coping with stressful life situations, problematic behaviors, and difficult emotions. I am skilled and experienced in supporting those struggling with ADHD, anger, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and trauma.
(617) 830-1837 View (617) 830-1837
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Carol Fizer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW, MBA
Verified Verified
West Newton, MA 02465
If you need direction and support solving a disturbing problem or managing an emotional state, I know that addressing this need quickly is important. I will meet with you within two to three days of your call. My approach to therapy is to focus initially on solving the problem in partnership with you quickly and efficiently. If this does not bring sufficient relief, I invite my clients into a longer deeper process of understanding the situation and its complexities. I encourage the use of communicating via email between sessions. I have evening and Saturday hours available to insure accessibility
If you need direction and support solving a disturbing problem or managing an emotional state, I know that addressing this need quickly is important. I will meet with you within two to three days of your call. My approach to therapy is to focus initially on solving the problem in partnership with you quickly and efficiently. If this does not bring sufficient relief, I invite my clients into a longer deeper process of understanding the situation and its complexities. I encourage the use of communicating via email between sessions. I have evening and Saturday hours available to insure accessibility
(617) 448-1439 View (617) 448-1439
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Jill S Adler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
West Newton, MA 02465
I have been a psychotherapist for 48 yrs. and a therapist-at-heart for much longer. To make this an optimal experience for you we will stay close to your desire to grow and heal. In our working relationship it is essential that we have an open and honest communication about all aspects of our work together. I understand it takes time for trust to develop in order to discuss certain concerns freely. I expect and welcome your feedback about what is useful and helpful and what you think might be changed for the better. You bring powerful resources to this therapy and I will encourage you to get to know them and practice them.
I have been a psychotherapist for 48 yrs. and a therapist-at-heart for much longer. To make this an optimal experience for you we will stay close to your desire to grow and heal. In our working relationship it is essential that we have an open and honest communication about all aspects of our work together. I understand it takes time for trust to develop in order to discuss certain concerns freely. I expect and welcome your feedback about what is useful and helpful and what you think might be changed for the better. You bring powerful resources to this therapy and I will encourage you to get to know them and practice them.
(857) 663-7164 View (857) 663-7164
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Carol J Jensen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
West Newton, MA 02465
Psychotherapy focuses on restoring perspective and building confidence in addressing life's challenges. My approach is interactive, collaborative, and based on an appreciation of each person's creative potential. Through asking questions, sharing knowledge and observations, and getting feedback, we work towards self-discovery and understanding. Together we focus on clarifying goals and identifying effective ways to meet them. Psychotherapy involves recognizing patterns, expectations, or beliefs that may have been helpful in the past, but are no longer. Addressing these patterns removes barriers to change. Strengths are identified and fostered, becoming the foundation for new ways of approaching things.
Psychotherapy focuses on restoring perspective and building confidence in addressing life's challenges. My approach is interactive, collaborative, and based on an appreciation of each person's creative potential. Through asking questions, sharing knowledge and observations, and getting feedback, we work towards self-discovery and understanding. Together we focus on clarifying goals and identifying effective ways to meet them. Psychotherapy involves recognizing patterns, expectations, or beliefs that may have been helpful in the past, but are no longer. Addressing these patterns removes barriers to change. Strengths are identified and fostered, becoming the foundation for new ways of approaching things.
(401) 680-6121 View (401) 680-6121
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Aliya Kleiner
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
West Newton, MA 02465
Everyone needs support at times of transition and stress. These situations may be varied, from relationship difficulties, to illness, to the death of someone important. Or you might be in a place of wanting to have a deeper, more connected understanding of yourself. Whatever brings you to therapy, I am here to gently support you while also playing an engaged role in our time together.
Everyone needs support at times of transition and stress. These situations may be varied, from relationship difficulties, to illness, to the death of someone important. Or you might be in a place of wanting to have a deeper, more connected understanding of yourself. Whatever brings you to therapy, I am here to gently support you while also playing an engaged role in our time together.
(857) 226-4532 View (857) 226-4532
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Aliza Stein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
West Newton, MA 02465
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in evidence-based treatments for mood, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive spectrum, and related disorders. I aim to help you build a meaningful life while tackling the tough emotions that come with it. Whether engaging in long-term or short-term therapy, I meet clients where they are, tailoring my approach to their unique needs using primarily Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). My approach is centered on the client, providing validation, nonjudgmental support, and tangible tools for personal growth.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in evidence-based treatments for mood, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive spectrum, and related disorders. I aim to help you build a meaningful life while tackling the tough emotions that come with it. Whether engaging in long-term or short-term therapy, I meet clients where they are, tailoring my approach to their unique needs using primarily Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). My approach is centered on the client, providing validation, nonjudgmental support, and tangible tools for personal growth.
(617) 958-7758 View (617) 958-7758
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Gabriella Arrien
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
West Newton, MA 02465
Life is full of challenges and hardships that can leave us feeling lost, overwhelmed and burned out. I firmly believe that every person possesses unique strengths and abilities that can be harnessed to navigate the difficulties they face. By adopting a strengths-based approach, I strive to help individuals identify and leverage their inner resources to develop resilience and achieve their therapeutic goals. I view therapy as a collaborative process, where my clients and I work together as equal partners in exploring their concerns and co-creating personalized strategies for positive change.
Life is full of challenges and hardships that can leave us feeling lost, overwhelmed and burned out. I firmly believe that every person possesses unique strengths and abilities that can be harnessed to navigate the difficulties they face. By adopting a strengths-based approach, I strive to help individuals identify and leverage their inner resources to develop resilience and achieve their therapeutic goals. I view therapy as a collaborative process, where my clients and I work together as equal partners in exploring their concerns and co-creating personalized strategies for positive change.
(339) 240-6826 View (339) 240-6826
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Jennifer Ruhl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
West Newton, MA 02465
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed independent social worker , licensed in MA ,VT and ME, with 20+ years of experience providing therapy for children, adolescents and adults. I enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds. Clients describe me as warm, empathic, flexible, genuine, humorous and direct. I view the therapy process as a collaborative one in which you and I work together to address your challenges and allow you to move forward in a healthy way.
I am a licensed independent social worker , licensed in MA ,VT and ME, with 20+ years of experience providing therapy for children, adolescents and adults. I enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds. Clients describe me as warm, empathic, flexible, genuine, humorous and direct. I view the therapy process as a collaborative one in which you and I work together to address your challenges and allow you to move forward in a healthy way.
(781) 253-8145 View (781) 253-8145

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Alison Thurber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Newton, MA 02465
Life offers both the opportunity and the challenge of navigating assorted relationships in our personal and professional lives. Many people struggle to thrive in these relationships because of barriers to communication, trust, or accumulated stressors - any of which can result from unresolved conflicts or traumas. I work with individuals who may be experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, or other impediments to satisfying relationships. I also work with couples and families who are seeking support in recovering feelings of intimacy or repairing painful fractures in the relationship.
Life offers both the opportunity and the challenge of navigating assorted relationships in our personal and professional lives. Many people struggle to thrive in these relationships because of barriers to communication, trust, or accumulated stressors - any of which can result from unresolved conflicts or traumas. I work with individuals who may be experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, or other impediments to satisfying relationships. I also work with couples and families who are seeking support in recovering feelings of intimacy or repairing painful fractures in the relationship.
(203) 446-3284 View (203) 446-3284
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Caroline Karalias
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newton, MA 02464
Waitlist for new clients
I have experience working with a wide range of diagnoses including Anxiety, Depression, Bi-polar, PTSD/BPD and Schizophrenia as well as ADHD and other neurodivergent presentations. Using a strengths-based approach, I ensure that each client’s treatment plan is created collaboratively with clients’ goals at the forefront. I work well with a wide range of clients, and prefer to get to know you and your goals before deciding on a specific intervention. I appreciate that therapy is an imperfect process, and bring a sense of humor and acceptance to wherever the journey may take us.
I have experience working with a wide range of diagnoses including Anxiety, Depression, Bi-polar, PTSD/BPD and Schizophrenia as well as ADHD and other neurodivergent presentations. Using a strengths-based approach, I ensure that each client’s treatment plan is created collaboratively with clients’ goals at the forefront. I work well with a wide range of clients, and prefer to get to know you and your goals before deciding on a specific intervention. I appreciate that therapy is an imperfect process, and bring a sense of humor and acceptance to wherever the journey may take us.
(617) 657-2849 View (617) 657-2849
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Asraa Alfatlawi
Counselor, Asraa A, LMHC
Verified Verified
Newton, MA 02466  (Online Only)
Covid-19 NOTICE: All appointments are telehealth (Online) sessions) In times of stress and uncertainty we all need someone that can help us focus on our mental health and well-being in the best way possible. Sometimes that comes in the form of therapy. I specialize in working with women who have been through trauma or difficult life experiences and are suffering as a result. As a psychotherapist, I have experience working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, family relationships and trauma.
Covid-19 NOTICE: All appointments are telehealth (Online) sessions) In times of stress and uncertainty we all need someone that can help us focus on our mental health and well-being in the best way possible. Sometimes that comes in the form of therapy. I specialize in working with women who have been through trauma or difficult life experiences and are suffering as a result. As a psychotherapist, I have experience working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, family relationships and trauma.
(781) 524-7066 View (781) 524-7066
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Wenhui Yang
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Newton, MA 02466
Waitlist for new clients
Wenhui Yang is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with MAPsc LLC. Wenhui has 20+ years of experiencing working in various kinds of settings, including Community Outpatient Clinics, Emergency Services Program, Crisis Stabilization Units, Urgent Care Clinic, Psychiatric Admission Department, Trauma Center and latest Higher Education Counseling Centers. My lived in experience as an international student/an immigrant/an Asian/Asian American provider allow me to carry curious and multicultural lens while support individuals in managing emotions in relation to life events. I believe deeply in "you are the expert of your life experiences."
Wenhui Yang is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with MAPsc LLC. Wenhui has 20+ years of experiencing working in various kinds of settings, including Community Outpatient Clinics, Emergency Services Program, Crisis Stabilization Units, Urgent Care Clinic, Psychiatric Admission Department, Trauma Center and latest Higher Education Counseling Centers. My lived in experience as an international student/an immigrant/an Asian/Asian American provider allow me to carry curious and multicultural lens while support individuals in managing emotions in relation to life events. I believe deeply in "you are the expert of your life experiences."
(508) 978-5907 View (508) 978-5907
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light and lotus LLC for women + adolescent girls
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Newton, MA 02459  (Online Only)
Are you a woman in your twenties or thirties and struggling with self-esteem, anxiety, stress, depression or just feeling like adult life isn't what you thought it would be? I work with women to help you feel like yourself again and show you that everything you need is within you. Through my 18 years as a therapist, I have come to believe that every challenge we face in our life is an opportunity for healing. Whether you are wanting a safe space to reflect on day to day challenges (dating, jobs, adjusting to/leaving college) or are looking to learn coping skills for managing overwhelming feelings of stress I am here to help.
Are you a woman in your twenties or thirties and struggling with self-esteem, anxiety, stress, depression or just feeling like adult life isn't what you thought it would be? I work with women to help you feel like yourself again and show you that everything you need is within you. Through my 18 years as a therapist, I have come to believe that every challenge we face in our life is an opportunity for healing. Whether you are wanting a safe space to reflect on day to day challenges (dating, jobs, adjusting to/leaving college) or are looking to learn coping skills for managing overwhelming feelings of stress I am here to help.
(617) 812-8641 View (617) 812-8641
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Jennifer M McLean
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC I
Verified Verified
Waltham, MA 02453  (Online Only)
Life's journey can feel like a wild ride, especially when facing the challenges of addiction. If addiction were a carnival game, consider me your expert guide, helping you navigate the twists and turns with skill and compassion. As your LADC I therapist, my primary focus is supporting individuals wrestling with the complexities of addiction. I understand that addiction is not just about substances; it's about untangling the threads of your unique story and finding new paths toward a healthier, happier life. Think of our sessions as a blend of understanding and encouragement.
Life's journey can feel like a wild ride, especially when facing the challenges of addiction. If addiction were a carnival game, consider me your expert guide, helping you navigate the twists and turns with skill and compassion. As your LADC I therapist, my primary focus is supporting individuals wrestling with the complexities of addiction. I understand that addiction is not just about substances; it's about untangling the threads of your unique story and finding new paths toward a healthier, happier life. Think of our sessions as a blend of understanding and encouragement.
(617) 841-2976 View (617) 841-2976
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Rachel Kantor
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Newton, MA 02459
Accepting new patients - Sometimes you make impulsive decisions because of worry or self-esteem. It is hard to concentrate and this is holding you back. You want to work with a goal-oriented nonjudgmental professional who will guide you to a place where you feel confident and in control. Mental health is more than low self-esteem. It impacts all areas of your life including focus, sleep, relationships, athletic performance, and even chronic pain or health conditions.
Accepting new patients - Sometimes you make impulsive decisions because of worry or self-esteem. It is hard to concentrate and this is holding you back. You want to work with a goal-oriented nonjudgmental professional who will guide you to a place where you feel confident and in control. Mental health is more than low self-esteem. It impacts all areas of your life including focus, sleep, relationships, athletic performance, and even chronic pain or health conditions.
(617) 812-6164 View (617) 812-6164
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Sidney Irias
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02472
My ideal client is a person who is seeking treatment and is aware of the reason why he/she/they want help. The person can be self-referred or referred by a provider, family, etc. The client is aware of their goals and objectives. The client is also okay with meeting weekly for 50 minutes and understands/agrees with the policies of the agency. The client is aware of and agrees with the limitations therapists have.
My ideal client is a person who is seeking treatment and is aware of the reason why he/she/they want help. The person can be self-referred or referred by a provider, family, etc. The client is aware of their goals and objectives. The client is also okay with meeting weekly for 50 minutes and understands/agrees with the policies of the agency. The client is aware of and agrees with the limitations therapists have.
(617) 676-0852 View (617) 676-0852
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Joanne Sullivan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waltham, MA 02451  (Online Only)
Life can be challenging. Perhaps you're experiencing anxiety or depression, are struggling with substance abuse disorder, or are feeling down and can't quite put your finger on why. As a therapist, my goal is to help you identify why you are seeking therapy, and to do that in a safe, empathic, and non-judgmental space.
Life can be challenging. Perhaps you're experiencing anxiety or depression, are struggling with substance abuse disorder, or are feeling down and can't quite put your finger on why. As a therapist, my goal is to help you identify why you are seeking therapy, and to do that in a safe, empathic, and non-judgmental space.
(978) 510-6202 View (978) 510-6202
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Sara M. Lafkas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Watertown, MA 02472  (Online Only)
Entering into a therapeutic relationship is a courageous decision and a first step towards healing. I strive to create a non-judgmental atmosphere of empathy and compassion that facilitates the long-term growth my clients seek. My background includes over 20 years of experience in the social work field, including past work as a mental health clinician, educator, and child welfare specialist. I currently provide therapy to adults, adolescents, and couples in my practice. I help clients with concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship concerns, self-esteem, spirituality, and professional transitions.
Entering into a therapeutic relationship is a courageous decision and a first step towards healing. I strive to create a non-judgmental atmosphere of empathy and compassion that facilitates the long-term growth my clients seek. My background includes over 20 years of experience in the social work field, including past work as a mental health clinician, educator, and child welfare specialist. I currently provide therapy to adults, adolescents, and couples in my practice. I help clients with concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship concerns, self-esteem, spirituality, and professional transitions.
(617) 616-8315 View (617) 616-8315

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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.