Female Therapists in Ellicott City, MD

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Tracy Pryce
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
Therapy can be a revelatory process and can bring us back to who we are at our core. I'm a therapist specializing in womanhood throughout the lifespan– managing work and burnout; the adjustment to motherhood; mid-life changes (including adjustment to LGBQ+ emergence in the family or chronic illness); and the mature woman navigating mind-body, marital, and relationship changes. I'm adept at working with you towards the best version of you, leaving behind what's no longer working and helping you build strategies for growth. Change is never easy, but it's doable with grace, humor, and the use of real tools that we'll develop together.
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Chaya Gurevitch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
I work with clients to transcend their conscious and subconscious being to explore their potential through an integrative approach. We will go forth on a healing journey through mind, body, and spirit, using a strengths-based approach to help you transform into your healthiest self. I have experience working with women , children, and families in a private setting, as well as in larger organizational systems. I find fulfillment in guiding you through your journey in a safe and accepting space. I feel a deep calling to help individuals heal after toxic relationships.
(443) 267-9683
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Caroline Gomes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Are you a young intuitive woman struggling to envision your future? Are you feeling anxious or stuck? Have you been hurt or traumatized? Feel like your full potential is unreachable? Or frustrated with life? Be still. Breathe. Seek deep within, for YOU are the Guru. And you have the power to change things! Are you ready to transform your life, by feeling fulfilled in life and your relationships? Are you ready to explore and journey into your own unique expression of self? Are you ready to tap into your magick and blessings? Become a new radiant you with my support and guidance! All of you is welcome.
(443) 933-8063
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Anne McCauley Waller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
In addition to my general psychotherapy practice, I have a specialty in helping women and families who are experiencing difficulty during the pregnancy and postpartum period.
I see my work with individuals and couples as collaborative and active. Often people feel stuck in their ways of relating and wonder how to create more satisfying connections with spouses, parents, children, friends, etc. I believe that people are drawn toward health and intuitively know when it is time to make changes in their lives. While it is often feelings of sadness or dissatisfaction that bring people to an initial therapy session, this is the first step toward health and feeling better. True change is possible and the process of therapy can make it happen.
(410) 657-8519
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Mary Sidhwani
RN, PsyD
Verified
Verified
My practice specializes in utilizing and teaching hypnosis to help women , adolescents and children overcome habit and emotional issues, especially anxiety,depression, fears and phobias.
Welcome- I am a therapist who specializes in hypnotherapy. I have been in private practice since 2000 and have had the privilege of helping many clients overcome longstanding habit issues and dysfunctional patterns. Therapy is provided in a safe,comfortable and private settting. Each client is supported and respected within the framework of compassionate understanding. I feel honored to work with each client, helping and guiding them towards their goals and dreams.
(410) 657-8206
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
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ML Ministries
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MDiv, MSPC, NCC, LCPC
Verified
Verified
My theological approach is liberation theology and Black feminist theory that I use is to help women tell their own stories to heal.
Discovering one's life purpose is often an elusive and uncertain journey. People can live most of their lives and never discover their purpose. When the experiences of pain, suffering, and grief seem to be the norm rather than peace, joy, and love, the question is often, "why do bad things happen to good people?" Understanding and embracing life's most challenging experiences make the difference between resilience and despair. Your story narrated through your own lens can help you discover your purpose through meaning-making of all your hurts and find hope in the midst of your healing.
(410) 431-1114
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Kim Flyr
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you are feeling overwhelmed, don't suffer alone! Everyone can use support sometimes, and I love finding ways to help clients feel comforted, supported, and encouraged. I work primarily with women , although that work can extend into couples and families. I work on many different issues, but have special interest in anxiety, life transitions, grief, and parenting work. I offer an integrated model for counseling and wellness including a holistic approach, practical ideas for change, a beautiful setting, and yoga and retreat offerings. Good counseling can create a connection where change, and growth are possible and even likely.
(240) 561-7440
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Najwa Awad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, PMH-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in the clinical treatment of women , their children and families. Women are unique from any other clinical group and deserve to get individualized services tailored to meet their needs. My goal is to empower women , help alleviate their symptoms and address their personal goals for wellness. It is of utmost importance that my clients feel safe, respected and supported.
(410) 343-7545
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Mending Hearts Academy, LLC
Counselor, PhD, LCPC, NCC, ACS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My main areas of interests are: interracial couples and their children, military families, trauma recovery, immigrant issues, women issues, and church conflict.
Have you ever been hurt your loved ones in any way that violates your right as a person, including infidelity, addiction, and all forms of violence? Have you ever hurt your loved ones in the same ways? Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, trouble sleeping, sexuality issues, and your identity? I love to walk with your journey to redefine who you are as a wholesome person. I can help you become resilient and embrace yourself and your life in holistic ways. You will experience cutting-edge and holistic counseling approaches to find your answers to your finding your way to becoming a wholesome person again. Let's do this together!
(410) 705-7375
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Ellicott City, MD 21041
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Jenifer LaNore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, PMH-C
Verified
Verified
I provide mental, emotional and practical support to women throughout the perinatal continuum of care. My aim is to create a safe and welcoming environment where women can intimately explore and gain skills needed to navigate the most challenging, yet transformative seasons of their lives. I believe that though life transitions can be tough, they offer unique opportunities for growth. I also believe the practice of extending yourself grace through your journey of healing optimizes mental and emotional health. I cater therapeutic interventions to each client, recognizing we all have very unique needs.
(443) 843-0720
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Maxine Marshall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
I specialize in helping women to realize and actualize their personal and professional goals. I have experience counseling women through major life transitions that lead to feelings of burnout or overwhelm. Some areas of specialty include career, motherhood, and personal identity. I have worked with women who are in executive leadership roles, are entrepreneurs, or are in career transition to cultivate the balance and peace they are looking for. I also have extensive experience working with pregnant and postpartum mothers providing maternity leave support, offering a dedicated space for you to navigate this season of life.
(240) 734-2785
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Summer Hecht
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
Hi, there! I'm so glad you're here. I'm a perfect fit for you if you've ever left a therapy session feeling disappointed because you were hoping for something more authentic and comfortable. I believe therapy is most effective when you feel a true connection with your therapist, and my relaxed and client-centered approach goes a long way in helping to make that happen. I specialize in working with women , families, adolescents, and couples+. If you are feeling stressed out, burnt out, overwhelmed, sad, restless, disconnected in your relationships, or unsure of how to move forward with your life, then I am the perfect fit for you.
(443) 232-2710
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Samantha Meilman Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MBA
Verified
Verified
I think we all consider therapy for different reasons, but when we book the appointment and then actually show up, it’s because we hold at least a tiny bit of hope that talking to a therapist might help us feel better. I have been a therapist for nearly 10 years. Much of the work I have done was at Johns Hopkins University where I specialized in maternal mental health including depression, anxiety, and OCD for women going through infertility, planning for or experiencing pregnancy, were recently postpartum, or had experienced a pregnancy loss. I offer telehealth appointments in Indiana and Maryland.
(317) 659-6111
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Tera Lensegrav-Benson Anxiety Specialist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with with women to manage their anxiety, OCD, grief, chronic health issues and parents who are struggling with parenting children/teens/young adults with chronic physical or mental health concerns.
Feeling anxious, grieving, alone, and caught up in a pattern of obsessing? Struggling with health issues and/or parenting concerns? If you are overwhelmed and contemplating therapy, we can work together to help you find relief. I wholeheartedly believe in the power of therapy and am skilled in providing personalized mental health care with compassion and heart. Ready to develop insight, self compassion, regulate your anxiety, learn how your brain works and build skills to move in your own valued directions? I welcome the opportunity to partner with you in therapy. Let me help you live your best life!
(435) 800-0908
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Brianna Leonard
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My target population are women and minorities.
Let’s be honest, life can be tough. Constant changes, daily stressors, relationship woes, anxiety issues, low self esteem and insecurities. Need a safe space and a supportive listening ear to help guide you through the challenges in life? My mission as a counselor is to provide you with a judgement free, down to earth, safe space where you feel comfortable to have the open conversations that makes you think, allows you to feel, aids you to process your thoughts and feelings, promotes awareness and inspires you to grow, heal and move forward. I have experience working with clients from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
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Lisa Butler
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
In life we often face challenges we didn't plan for, therapy can provide the tools and support you are needing to thrive. I primarily practice from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach and include Interpersonal Therapy. I have a strong interest in supporting women during their journey of motherhood, whether that be infertility (loss/grief), pregnancy, postpartum and parenting. I have over 15 years of experience working with adolescents and adults struggling with eating disorders, body image, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, interpersonal conflict/unhealthy relationships, and life transitions.
(443) 329-9571
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Barbara Jean Thompson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
6/3/2022: I have availability intermittently (please email) . Services offered via secure "virtual office" only. Life can be challenging, confusing and painful. It can also be full of meaning, satisfaction, and joy. It takes courage to recognize that something needs to be different to have the life you want. Whether you need help making a decision, support after a difficult transition such as a divorce or loss, or are suffering but unsure of how to change, I will meet you where you are with compassion, a toolbox of strategies and techniques, working collaboratively and flexibly with you on your personal journey of change.
(443) 203-4954
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Suzanne Bierer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We're living through such stressful times, it can be hard to function our best. As our coping skills are stretched thin, struggles once successfully dealt with may become stronger than we can manage. Relationship issues can intensify as tending to our own discomfort takes more energy, leaving less to offer our partner. On top of all this, navigating the mental health world to find a therapist who "gets you" is a chore unto itself! I'm happy to help, if you feel we might be a good fit. I use a combination of Internal Family Systems (IFS) and somatic work (TRM) to help empower, heal, and bring you more fully back to yourself.
(410) 261-4192
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Erin McClintock Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
It is natural to have moments in life when you feel depressed or anxious, and especially if you are in a certain stage of life which requires more support, or if life simply threw you a curve ball. Everyone needs to be able to set aside time for themselves, process through their experiences, and then work towards identifying what they need and how to get there. I provide a comfortable, safe, non-judgmental space in which to do that work, collaboratively and creatively. I want to empower you and to help you feel like, "I've got this. I can get through it." Because you can.
(443) 736-1190
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Brenda Reiter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sometimes life can be difficult and getting help from a professional can be beneficial. I approach therapy as a collaborative process aimed at helping clients find their own way to the changes they desire. Within the context of each person's life, I seek to help clients integrate various aspects of mind and body to heal and enrich their lives. I create an environment where you will feel emotionally safe to talk freely about all aspects of your life.
(410) 696-4029
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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.