Female Therapists in Lusby, MD

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Amanda Cipriani
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lusby, MD 20657  (Online Only)
Life circumstances can show up, leaving us to feel anxious, depressed, lost, helpless or frustrated with daily life. If you are struggling with or adjusting to life's many challenges, finding difficulties in relationship with self or others- a supportive, solution focused recovery counseling option can help you work through it. I want to help you explore and develop positive goals from an individualized approach. We will explore “you as a total system”- in hope to rebuild your ability to seek wellness, compassion for self, and an improved quality of life within your journey.
Life circumstances can show up, leaving us to feel anxious, depressed, lost, helpless or frustrated with daily life. If you are struggling with or adjusting to life's many challenges, finding difficulties in relationship with self or others- a supportive, solution focused recovery counseling option can help you work through it. I want to help you explore and develop positive goals from an individualized approach. We will explore “you as a total system”- in hope to rebuild your ability to seek wellness, compassion for self, and an improved quality of life within your journey.
(667) 220-6716 View (667) 220-6716
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Kumi Pledger
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lusby, MD 20657  (Online Only)
Kumi Pledger, LCPC, strives to help clients sleep better, worry less and enjoy life more! She works with children, adolescents, couples, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Clients, families and adults for various issues including, relationship challenges, supporting new and expectant mothers, eating disorders, adjustment problems, trauma, grief and loss. She uses personal insight and professional experience to provide clients with a safe place to be heard, free fears, reduce anxieties, eliminate unwanted behaviors, grow, improve and conquer insomnia.
Kumi Pledger, LCPC, strives to help clients sleep better, worry less and enjoy life more! She works with children, adolescents, couples, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Clients, families and adults for various issues including, relationship challenges, supporting new and expectant mothers, eating disorders, adjustment problems, trauma, grief and loss. She uses personal insight and professional experience to provide clients with a safe place to be heard, free fears, reduce anxieties, eliminate unwanted behaviors, grow, improve and conquer insomnia.
(410) 936-5533 View (410) 936-5533
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Jackie Biscoe
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lusby, MD 20657  (Online Only)
Stress and trauma take a toll on our bodies both mentally and physically. Therapy can help release that energy and process emotions. I tend to connect and work well with professionals with autism.
Stress and trauma take a toll on our bodies both mentally and physically. Therapy can help release that energy and process emotions. I tend to connect and work well with professionals with autism.
(410) 919-4947 View (410) 919-4947
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Alesha Leonard
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Lusby, MD 20657  (Online Only)
I am dedicated to offering a compassionate, but transparent, space for individuals to deeply explore their thoughts and emotions before facilitating change. In acknowledging that everyone's formula for peace and happiness may look different, I aim to provide clients with valuable insights and practical tools needed to heal and combat life’s complexities more efficiently. I specialize in helping the teen and young adult populations work through major life transitions and with managing mood disorders including bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety.
I am dedicated to offering a compassionate, but transparent, space for individuals to deeply explore their thoughts and emotions before facilitating change. In acknowledging that everyone's formula for peace and happiness may look different, I aim to provide clients with valuable insights and practical tools needed to heal and combat life’s complexities more efficiently. I specialize in helping the teen and young adult populations work through major life transitions and with managing mood disorders including bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety.
(240) 873-2601 View (240) 873-2601
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Kyle Lee Williams
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor , Jungian, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lusby, MD 20657
I am both a clinical mental health counselor, and an IAAP certified Jungian Analyst. I work with patients through talk, sound, and movement therapies, as needed, including NLP, body-mind and polyvagal-theory based practices for anxiety, depression, ptsd, and trauma of all kinds—informed by my many years as a certified Feldenkrais Practitioner. Analytical psychology, as a clinical psychotherapy, is for mature people and goes much deeper than ordinary counseling. We train many, many years to work with dreams, the unconscious, and the spiritual function of the psyche, as each is called, or not, to discover this dimension of depth.
I am both a clinical mental health counselor, and an IAAP certified Jungian Analyst. I work with patients through talk, sound, and movement therapies, as needed, including NLP, body-mind and polyvagal-theory based practices for anxiety, depression, ptsd, and trauma of all kinds—informed by my many years as a certified Feldenkrais Practitioner. Analytical psychology, as a clinical psychotherapy, is for mature people and goes much deeper than ordinary counseling. We train many, many years to work with dreams, the unconscious, and the spiritual function of the psyche, as each is called, or not, to discover this dimension of depth.
(443) 272-4282 View (443) 272-4282
Mary Yvonne Ayers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Lusby, MD 20657
Waitlist for new clients
My work begins with taking the time to understand each, unique individual. This collaborative, compassionate yet thought provoking process is called "the talking cure," and it can be life changing. I am a curious listener, and through our weekly conversations you will learn to reflect on what you are experiencing differently - this is why psychotherapy works. I am always sure to provide a safe and respectful environment in order to change maladaptive patterns of thinking, behaving or feeling that stem from past experiences and underlie presenting symptoms, while working on practical solutions to immediate problems.
My work begins with taking the time to understand each, unique individual. This collaborative, compassionate yet thought provoking process is called "the talking cure," and it can be life changing. I am a curious listener, and through our weekly conversations you will learn to reflect on what you are experiencing differently - this is why psychotherapy works. I am always sure to provide a safe and respectful environment in order to change maladaptive patterns of thinking, behaving or feeling that stem from past experiences and underlie presenting symptoms, while working on practical solutions to immediate problems.
(301) 679-7589 View (301) 679-7589
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Therapy Café®
BS, ICF, Coach, DD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lusby, MD 20657
I am a certified professional Spiritual/Life/Executive Coach and Ordained Minister who specializes in personal growth, relationship. romance, sex and career coaching. I am part of a private practice in Prince Frederick, Maryland. I serve as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. I am a collaborative, solution-focused Life Coach. Through this approach, I provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges.
I am a certified professional Spiritual/Life/Executive Coach and Ordained Minister who specializes in personal growth, relationship. romance, sex and career coaching. I am part of a private practice in Prince Frederick, Maryland. I serve as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. I am a collaborative, solution-focused Life Coach. Through this approach, I provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges.
(443) 295-8955 View (443) 295-8955
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Susan P Sferra
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT
Verified Verified
Lusby, MD 20657
I work with individuals, couples, and families around a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, relationships, divorce, blended families, parenting, anger management, and low self esteem. My goal is to help lesson the emotional pain of my clients, and to help them make changes towards the life they really want to have.
I work with individuals, couples, and families around a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, relationships, divorce, blended families, parenting, anger management, and low self esteem. My goal is to help lesson the emotional pain of my clients, and to help them make changes towards the life they really want to have.
(410) 927-5631 View (410) 927-5631
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Erica Gunther Linville
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lusby, MD 20657
Hi, my name is Erica Linville. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). I enjoy working with both adults and adolescents, tailoring my therapeutic techniques to each client's unique needs. I believe in the ability of each client to build on their individual strengths to obtain overall mental, physical, and behavioral health.
Hi, my name is Erica Linville. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). I enjoy working with both adults and adolescents, tailoring my therapeutic techniques to each client's unique needs. I believe in the ability of each client to build on their individual strengths to obtain overall mental, physical, and behavioral health.
(443) 733-6667 View (443) 733-6667
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Michele L Wilbur
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Lusby, MD 20657  (Online Only)
Sometimes day to day life can be a challenge to cope with. Maybe life circumstances cause you to feel anxious, depressed or frustrated with daily life. Whether you are struggling with a relationship, grieving a loss, going through a divorce, or battle with low self-esteem and confidence, counseling can help you work through it. I want to help you set positive goals and strive to lead a healthy daily life.
Sometimes day to day life can be a challenge to cope with. Maybe life circumstances cause you to feel anxious, depressed or frustrated with daily life. Whether you are struggling with a relationship, grieving a loss, going through a divorce, or battle with low self-esteem and confidence, counseling can help you work through it. I want to help you set positive goals and strive to lead a healthy daily life.
(443) 973-5234 View (443) 973-5234
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Kerri Easterbrook
Counselor, LGPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lusby, MD 20657
Accepting new clients! I work with adults and teens struggling with anxiety, ADHD, and the effects of trauma. Finding a therapist you connect with can be difficult. I aim to create a welcoming, genuine, and humorous environment so you feel comfortable being truly yourself, however that presents in this moment. We will take therapy at your pace so that we are building trust and making progress at the speed that feels right for you. We can meet outdoors for walk-and-talk therapy or have sessions in a peaceful location in nature. I also offer virtual, telehealth sessions as well.
Accepting new clients! I work with adults and teens struggling with anxiety, ADHD, and the effects of trauma. Finding a therapist you connect with can be difficult. I aim to create a welcoming, genuine, and humorous environment so you feel comfortable being truly yourself, however that presents in this moment. We will take therapy at your pace so that we are building trust and making progress at the speed that feels right for you. We can meet outdoors for walk-and-talk therapy or have sessions in a peaceful location in nature. I also offer virtual, telehealth sessions as well.
(240) 896-2111 View (240) 896-2111

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Southern Maryland Mental Health
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LGPC, ABSNP, NCSP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Accepting New Clients! Most people feel lost in a maze of unproductive coping strategies, so we use a personalized approach to help you find your way to mental freedom. You will develop a personalized map to and connect with yourself – the person you were meant to be. You will finally understand why the same old strategies are not working for you. Our clinicians are trained in several cutting-edge modalities like EMDR, Brainspotting, and IFS-informed EMDR, giving us a toolbox full of evolved resources to help you survive life's twists and turns, helping you thrive, and unlocking your full potential.
Accepting New Clients! Most people feel lost in a maze of unproductive coping strategies, so we use a personalized approach to help you find your way to mental freedom. You will develop a personalized map to and connect with yourself – the person you were meant to be. You will finally understand why the same old strategies are not working for you. Our clinicians are trained in several cutting-edge modalities like EMDR, Brainspotting, and IFS-informed EMDR, giving us a toolbox full of evolved resources to help you survive life's twists and turns, helping you thrive, and unlocking your full potential.
(410) 618-4670 View (410) 618-4670
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Audra Ann Howard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Solomons, MD 20688
I enjoy working with adolescents and adults that are struggling with the challenges of everyday life. My focus areas are trauma, mental health, and substance abuse.
I enjoy working with adolescents and adults that are struggling with the challenges of everyday life. My focus areas are trauma, mental health, and substance abuse.
(240) 581-8322 View (240) 581-8322
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Revive Wellness Inc
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Be transformed by the renewing of your mind Romans 12:2 As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Wellness Coach, I know that emotional obstacles can make life difficult to mange. Errors in thinking, perception and judgment can cause disruptions on your journey to success. I provide validation, support, psychological safety within an empathetic and supportive environment. If you are seeking a confidential and non-judgmental approach in facing your personal challenges please call for a consultation.
Be transformed by the renewing of your mind Romans 12:2 As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Wellness Coach, I know that emotional obstacles can make life difficult to mange. Errors in thinking, perception and judgment can cause disruptions on your journey to success. I provide validation, support, psychological safety within an empathetic and supportive environment. If you are seeking a confidential and non-judgmental approach in facing your personal challenges please call for a consultation.
(301) 381-3383 View (301) 381-3383
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Nicole Jackson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MSW
Verified Verified
Saint Leonard, MD 20685  (Online Only)
I believe that effective therapy is built on trust and unconditional empathy. My treatment approach is rooted in the importance of the individual, using methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Strength-Based Therapy, and Somatic skills. In our sessions, you can expect a warm, judgment free space where you can openly express your thoughts and feelings. I am dedicated to taking the time to truly get to know you, so that I can incorporate your interests into treatment in creative ways. I want you to not only process your past, but be equipped with practical tools to fuel your future.
I believe that effective therapy is built on trust and unconditional empathy. My treatment approach is rooted in the importance of the individual, using methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Strength-Based Therapy, and Somatic skills. In our sessions, you can expect a warm, judgment free space where you can openly express your thoughts and feelings. I am dedicated to taking the time to truly get to know you, so that I can incorporate your interests into treatment in creative ways. I want you to not only process your past, but be equipped with practical tools to fuel your future.
(301) 591-6086 View (301) 591-6086
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Dr. Carol Drury
Counselor, PhD, NCC, BCC
Verified Verified
Solomons, MD 20688
I accept Gandhi's belief - the purpose of life is happiness, and everyone deserves to find it from the inside out. Life isn't a dress rehearsal - it's our responsibility to Live Full Out . . . We engage in self-defeating behaviors due to childhood conditioning. What we think creates our misery or joy; we act like every thought is fact & this brings us pain, anxiety, & depression. When not in the moment, we're unhappy; we learn from past; what we do in this moment determines the future. I help my people to that happy place.
I accept Gandhi's belief - the purpose of life is happiness, and everyone deserves to find it from the inside out. Life isn't a dress rehearsal - it's our responsibility to Live Full Out . . . We engage in self-defeating behaviors due to childhood conditioning. What we think creates our misery or joy; we act like every thought is fact & this brings us pain, anxiety, & depression. When not in the moment, we're unhappy; we learn from past; what we do in this moment determines the future. I help my people to that happy place.
(240) 808-2218 View (240) 808-2218
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Melinda Ruppert
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Lexington Park, MD 20653
I work with people who are grieving the loss of a loved one from death....but also those who have been diagnosed with a chronic or terminal illness, those suffering the loss of relationships, independence, career or loss of community from moving to a new place, infidelity and those dealing with the loss of a beloved pet. Life is full of transitions. Many people end up feeling isolated, like the world is going on around you and you're just standing still, questioning whether you're going crazy or having a mental health issue because you're experiencing feelings you've never felt before.
I work with people who are grieving the loss of a loved one from death....but also those who have been diagnosed with a chronic or terminal illness, those suffering the loss of relationships, independence, career or loss of community from moving to a new place, infidelity and those dealing with the loss of a beloved pet. Life is full of transitions. Many people end up feeling isolated, like the world is going on around you and you're just standing still, questioning whether you're going crazy or having a mental health issue because you're experiencing feelings you've never felt before.
(240) 257-0913 View (240) 257-0913
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Empowered Connections, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Solomons, MD 20688
Scared. Worried. Anxious. Unsure. You look happy on the outside but inside, you're falling apart: you're feeling overwhelmed and having panic attacks out of the blue. You're a successful woman who is trying to do it all: it's a scary feeling, we know! Our team of women counselor's has been there ourselves & we can help you get your life back! We are also pleased to provide 4 girl/teen girl experts to help your daughter with the issues she may be struggling with such as self-esteem, anxiety, self-harming, etc. We have a new location in Bethesda now! Offering virtual therapy for the entire state of Maryland & DC!
Scared. Worried. Anxious. Unsure. You look happy on the outside but inside, you're falling apart: you're feeling overwhelmed and having panic attacks out of the blue. You're a successful woman who is trying to do it all: it's a scary feeling, we know! Our team of women counselor's has been there ourselves & we can help you get your life back! We are also pleased to provide 4 girl/teen girl experts to help your daughter with the issues she may be struggling with such as self-esteem, anxiety, self-harming, etc. We have a new location in Bethesda now! Offering virtual therapy for the entire state of Maryland & DC!
(301) 684-8042 View (301) 684-8042
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Tia Myers
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Lexington Park, MD 20653  (Online Only)
Life is full of transitions and it can be difficult dealing with the day to day challenges of family, work, school, health concerns, loss of a friend/family, marriage, or divorce . The help of a Professional Counselor may be necessary to get through some of these moments. My passion is to work with individuals (children and adults) and families to cope with life's stressors. Whether you are looking to work through an unexpected difficult situation or need assistance with developing a short or long term plan to achieve your personal or family mental health goals, I am here to help.
Life is full of transitions and it can be difficult dealing with the day to day challenges of family, work, school, health concerns, loss of a friend/family, marriage, or divorce . The help of a Professional Counselor may be necessary to get through some of these moments. My passion is to work with individuals (children and adults) and families to cope with life's stressors. Whether you are looking to work through an unexpected difficult situation or need assistance with developing a short or long term plan to achieve your personal or family mental health goals, I am here to help.
(667) 660-4310 View (667) 660-4310
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Amber Ariemma
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Solomons, MD 20688
Life can be very challenging sometimes, but no difficult experience is meaningless if we use it to grow. I am available to help tweens, teens, and adults through issues including depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, and PTSD. It is my privilege to support clients in an intuitive, authentic, non-judgmental way. Whether your concern is current or pervasive, we can work towards your healing.
Life can be very challenging sometimes, but no difficult experience is meaningless if we use it to grow. I am available to help tweens, teens, and adults through issues including depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, and PTSD. It is my privilege to support clients in an intuitive, authentic, non-judgmental way. Whether your concern is current or pervasive, we can work towards your healing.
(443) 492-2083 View (443) 492-2083

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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.