Female Therapists in Johannesburg, MI

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Traci Doran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW, CFSW
Verified Verified
Johannesburg, MI 49751  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, or grief? Do you find it hard to communicate with others or maintain healthy relationships? As a therapist specializing in EMDR and CBT, I can help you overcome these challenges and find a sense of peace and fulfillment in your life. I am passionate about guiding my clients through difficult times and empowering them to make positive changes. Let's work together to create a better future for you.
Are you struggling with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, or grief? Do you find it hard to communicate with others or maintain healthy relationships? As a therapist specializing in EMDR and CBT, I can help you overcome these challenges and find a sense of peace and fulfillment in your life. I am passionate about guiding my clients through difficult times and empowering them to make positive changes. Let's work together to create a better future for you.
(989) 614-4329 View (989) 614-4329
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Meredith Fruhauf
Pre-Licensed Professional, LLMSW, QMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Johannesburg, MI 49751
Hello, and welcome! My name is Meredith, and I use she/her/hers pronouns. I am so happy that you are here, and I’m looking forward to building a relationship with you. I believe one of the most valuable parts of working together in therapy is the relationship that we will build. We will work together to cultivate an environment to meet your needs through acceptance, resiliency, and transparency.
Hello, and welcome! My name is Meredith, and I use she/her/hers pronouns. I am so happy that you are here, and I’m looking forward to building a relationship with you. I believe one of the most valuable parts of working together in therapy is the relationship that we will build. We will work together to cultivate an environment to meet your needs through acceptance, resiliency, and transparency.
(810) 788-6958 View (810) 788-6958

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Ashley Legel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW, QMHP, QIDP, CMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gaylord, MI 49734  (Online Only)
I have been working with children, family, and adults since 2014. I enjoy working with behavioral modification modalities and helping people through trauma as well as life stressors. I am currently accepting new adult patients and I offer virtual sessions. I do have some appointment times open outside of normal business hours. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, grief and loss, family issues, substance use disorders, and bipolar disorder. I use modalities such as CBT, motivational interviewing, and acceptance and commitment therapy. I am DBT informed.
I have been working with children, family, and adults since 2014. I enjoy working with behavioral modification modalities and helping people through trauma as well as life stressors. I am currently accepting new adult patients and I offer virtual sessions. I do have some appointment times open outside of normal business hours. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, grief and loss, family issues, substance use disorders, and bipolar disorder. I use modalities such as CBT, motivational interviewing, and acceptance and commitment therapy. I am DBT informed.
(989) 514-2088 View (989) 514-2088

Online Therapists

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Courtney Whinnery
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49684
The last few years have been incredibly difficult. Life has been overwhelming, discouraging, and confusing. Maybe you've felt sad, disappointed or pulled in too many directions. You may experience fear that seems to bubble up out of nowhere. Perhaps nightmares are interrupting your sleep. Maybe you're dealing with addiction or someone you love is using drugs or alcohol. These experiences can leave you feeling alone, scared and misunderstood. You probably don't let those around you know that you are not ok.
The last few years have been incredibly difficult. Life has been overwhelming, discouraging, and confusing. Maybe you've felt sad, disappointed or pulled in too many directions. You may experience fear that seems to bubble up out of nowhere. Perhaps nightmares are interrupting your sleep. Maybe you're dealing with addiction or someone you love is using drugs or alcohol. These experiences can leave you feeling alone, scared and misunderstood. You probably don't let those around you know that you are not ok.
(231) 853-7411 View (231) 853-7411
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Melissa S Kaekel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CRC, CVE
Verified Verified
Bay City, MI 48706  (Online Only)
I work with individuals who need help with mood/depression, grief/loss (including pet loss), anxiety, and stress. My client history includes medical professionals and first responders experiencing burnout. I have a long history of working with military veterans and PTSD. I specialize in disability and work-related problems.
I work with individuals who need help with mood/depression, grief/loss (including pet loss), anxiety, and stress. My client history includes medical professionals and first responders experiencing burnout. I have a long history of working with military veterans and PTSD. I specialize in disability and work-related problems.
(989) 662-1437 View (989) 662-1437
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Crossroads Psychological Center
Limited Licensed Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Gladwin, MI 48624
At Crossroads Psychological Center, I'm here to help guide you as you continue your journey, providing you with the most current and effective treatments for a wide variety of mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
At Crossroads Psychological Center, I'm here to help guide you as you continue your journey, providing you with the most current and effective treatments for a wide variety of mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
(248) 949-2036 View (248) 949-2036
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Jennifer Small
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Midland, MI 48642  (Online Only)
Jennifer Small is a Licensed Master Social Worker providing online psychotherapy for adults all throughout Michigan. Jennifer graduated from Michigan State University in 2014 with a Masters of Social Work. Over the years, she's worked with individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, addiction(s), PTSD, chronic pain, chronic/terminal illnesses among other issues. Jennifer provides Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy which is a non- pathologizing approach to mental health. All of your parts are welcome. Incredible healing can take place when you get to know your parts and the role they play in your system.
Jennifer Small is a Licensed Master Social Worker providing online psychotherapy for adults all throughout Michigan. Jennifer graduated from Michigan State University in 2014 with a Masters of Social Work. Over the years, she's worked with individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, addiction(s), PTSD, chronic pain, chronic/terminal illnesses among other issues. Jennifer provides Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy which is a non- pathologizing approach to mental health. All of your parts are welcome. Incredible healing can take place when you get to know your parts and the role they play in your system.
(989) 575-3317 View (989) 575-3317
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Nicole Koch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, SCL, LPC
Verified Verified
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
Hello! I currently have immediate openings! During my over 20 years of therapeutic experience working with individuals of all ages I've learned that counseling is something everyone can utilize throughout life for a multitude of reasons. I hope that through the process we will build a strong relationship and work together to set and meet goals. It is through this treatment process where we learn about your unique personal characteristics, emotional needs, life experiences, thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and personal challenges. I believe it is crucial to provide a comfortable, confidential, and professional environment.
Hello! I currently have immediate openings! During my over 20 years of therapeutic experience working with individuals of all ages I've learned that counseling is something everyone can utilize throughout life for a multitude of reasons. I hope that through the process we will build a strong relationship and work together to set and meet goals. It is through this treatment process where we learn about your unique personal characteristics, emotional needs, life experiences, thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and personal challenges. I believe it is crucial to provide a comfortable, confidential, and professional environment.
(989) 662-1360 View (989) 662-1360
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Kirsten Thayer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
My passion and experience is working with adults navigating life’s challenges. Life can be hard, so can taking the steps to change & accept. I try to support finding a balance. I want to help you figure out what works best for you to get on with living your best life. I value encouraging self-compassion, self worth, & emotional wellbeing throughout the process of working on your goals. We will navigate the complexities of acceptance and change, it's hard, but you are not alone!
My passion and experience is working with adults navigating life’s challenges. Life can be hard, so can taking the steps to change & accept. I try to support finding a balance. I want to help you figure out what works best for you to get on with living your best life. I value encouraging self-compassion, self worth, & emotional wellbeing throughout the process of working on your goals. We will navigate the complexities of acceptance and change, it's hard, but you are not alone!
(989) 843-2909 View (989) 843-2909
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Ann Holland Professional Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boyne City, MI 49712
Professional provider with 40 years experience in the management, organization and outreach services to families in small, state-run and large mental health organizations, substance abuse, EMDR therapy, and behavioral issues. Individual treatment planning, individual, family and group therapy, crisis intervention and cultural sensitivity, internship, supervision and program development. Therapists need counseling too and I can help you! Evidence based practices. Most of all, I possess a great deal of understanding and compassion for how to provide the best possible range of service and advocacy to families in our community.
Professional provider with 40 years experience in the management, organization and outreach services to families in small, state-run and large mental health organizations, substance abuse, EMDR therapy, and behavioral issues. Individual treatment planning, individual, family and group therapy, crisis intervention and cultural sensitivity, internship, supervision and program development. Therapists need counseling too and I can help you! Evidence based practices. Most of all, I possess a great deal of understanding and compassion for how to provide the best possible range of service and advocacy to families in our community.
(231) 276-2399 View (231) 276-2399
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Lifesteps Counseling & Consulting PLLC
Counselor, MA, LPC, ba, fle
Verified Verified
West Branch, MI 48661
I am dedicated to the healing and growth processes of individual and family lives. I take a creative, personal strengths approach to this process. This means; I believe that you have the ability to take the steps of exploration and growth that is needed to allow you to more closely live the life that you desire. This process if often difficult and sometimes painful to take alone. I am here to help make those steps easier and help lead the way when you are unsure of which steps to take, or which order to take them.
I am dedicated to the healing and growth processes of individual and family lives. I take a creative, personal strengths approach to this process. This means; I believe that you have the ability to take the steps of exploration and growth that is needed to allow you to more closely live the life that you desire. This process if often difficult and sometimes painful to take alone. I am here to help make those steps easier and help lead the way when you are unsure of which steps to take, or which order to take them.
(989) 863-4387 View (989) 863-4387
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Tami Hubbard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686  (Online Only)
Are you having Mental health symptoms or awakening symptoms? Do you feel stuck in the OLD and wanting to become NEW? Are you experiencing symptoms mentally, emotionally and physically from the fear and uncertainty that is present ? Lets explore together what you need to move forward on this journey with more ease which will bring you into alignment and embodiment with your Whole Self. I have been on this Journey for years and facilitating others in this process of integration/transmutation along my path. Come and explore this 3 step process of natural awakening and evolve to new YOU! -
Are you having Mental health symptoms or awakening symptoms? Do you feel stuck in the OLD and wanting to become NEW? Are you experiencing symptoms mentally, emotionally and physically from the fear and uncertainty that is present ? Lets explore together what you need to move forward on this journey with more ease which will bring you into alignment and embodiment with your Whole Self. I have been on this Journey for years and facilitating others in this process of integration/transmutation along my path. Come and explore this 3 step process of natural awakening and evolve to new YOU! -
(541) 612-8360 View (541) 612-8360
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Kirstyn Knauf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bay City, MI 48706
I have worked heavily in the trauma field as well as severe mental illnesses. I have experience in a range of many different disorders and traumas using different therapeutic techniques that would work best for each individual client. I am most informed in cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-focused modalities, and motivational interviewing. I have the most experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults, but I have worked with adults as well. I love to empower, advocate, and help each individual learn about themselves and become the best version of themself through therapy and healing.
I have worked heavily in the trauma field as well as severe mental illnesses. I have experience in a range of many different disorders and traumas using different therapeutic techniques that would work best for each individual client. I am most informed in cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-focused modalities, and motivational interviewing. I have the most experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults, but I have worked with adults as well. I love to empower, advocate, and help each individual learn about themselves and become the best version of themself through therapy and healing.
(989) 449-6535 x1 View (989) 449-6535 x1
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Hollye Jacobs
RN, MS, MSW
Verified Verified
Harbor Springs, MI 49740  (Online Only)
Are you in transition and wondering: What's next and how do I get there? Have you experienced a loss (of normalcy, predictability, health, job, relationship)? Are you stuck, languishing in the liminal, in between place? Are you curious, willing to change and have an open mind and willingness to work collaboratively to identify and achieve future goals? Would you like to move from "now what?" to "know what!"? If so, let's talk.
Are you in transition and wondering: What's next and how do I get there? Have you experienced a loss (of normalcy, predictability, health, job, relationship)? Are you stuck, languishing in the liminal, in between place? Are you curious, willing to change and have an open mind and willingness to work collaboratively to identify and achieve future goals? Would you like to move from "now what?" to "know what!"? If so, let's talk.
(646) 718-1518 View (646) 718-1518
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A1 Case Management
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Alpena, MI 49707
Sarah Hamilton LMSW: Your decision to prioritize your mental health journey is appreciated and valued, and I am happy to help accompany you wherever you might be in that journey. I am experienced in working with a variety of populations, and mental health conditions; and hold certifications in TFCBT, DBT, MI, and CBT. My practice is both gender, and sexual orientation affirming, as all are welcome here.
Sarah Hamilton LMSW: Your decision to prioritize your mental health journey is appreciated and valued, and I am happy to help accompany you wherever you might be in that journey. I am experienced in working with a variety of populations, and mental health conditions; and hold certifications in TFCBT, DBT, MI, and CBT. My practice is both gender, and sexual orientation affirming, as all are welcome here.
(989) 461-3183 View (989) 461-3183
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Connective Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686
Book with me now by clicking on my website! Are you thinking about taking the first step toward creating positive change in your life? You've come this far, nice work! Let me support you through this journey and together we will take the next step. I believe we all have hidden strengths and talents we can use to navigate life's inevitable challenges, whether it's overcoming anxious thoughts, navigating the ups and downs of adolescence and parenting, or the desire to improve the quality of your relationships.
Book with me now by clicking on my website! Are you thinking about taking the first step toward creating positive change in your life? You've come this far, nice work! Let me support you through this journey and together we will take the next step. I believe we all have hidden strengths and talents we can use to navigate life's inevitable challenges, whether it's overcoming anxious thoughts, navigating the ups and downs of adolescence and parenting, or the desire to improve the quality of your relationships.
(231) 787-1802 View (231) 787-1802
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Kristine Goodroe
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
West Branch, MI 48661
Accepting new clients today!
Accepting new clients today!
(989) 312-1800 View (989) 312-1800
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Lynette DePeter-Schulz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LMSW
Verified Verified
Cheboygan, MI 49721
In life we all encounter setbacks, stress, and traumatic experiences. Sometimes in order to move forward and find our own path, we need an objective person to listen and help sort through our feelings and reactions. I assist individuals to cope with general life stressors, grief and loss, depression, and anxiety.
In life we all encounter setbacks, stress, and traumatic experiences. Sometimes in order to move forward and find our own path, we need an objective person to listen and help sort through our feelings and reactions. I assist individuals to cope with general life stressors, grief and loss, depression, and anxiety.
(231) 377-1009 View (231) 377-1009
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Kimberly Tkaczyk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, BS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Traverse City, MI 49684  (Online Only)
Building trust and connection with my clients is a vital part of my practice. I am diligent about exploring goal progress, satisfaction levels and potential barriers, because I know that mental health and well-being does not happen in a vacuum. The only way therapy and possible medications can do their job is through a wholistic approach that is focused on achieving lasting results.
Building trust and connection with my clients is a vital part of my practice. I am diligent about exploring goal progress, satisfaction levels and potential barriers, because I know that mental health and well-being does not happen in a vacuum. The only way therapy and possible medications can do their job is through a wholistic approach that is focused on achieving lasting results.
(248) 453-6562 View (248) 453-6562
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Hough Counseling and Assessments, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CRC
Verified Verified
Roscommon, MI 48653
My office provides a pleasant atmosphere designed to give you the best counseling experience possible. I'm here to help you work through your challenges and help you to improve your behavioral and mental health. I work with persons with PTSD, trauma, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, etc.
My office provides a pleasant atmosphere designed to give you the best counseling experience possible. I'm here to help you work through your challenges and help you to improve your behavioral and mental health. I work with persons with PTSD, trauma, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, etc.
(248) 602-2314 View (248) 602-2314
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.