Female Therapists in Westnedge Hill, Kalamazoo, MI

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Janette J Schoenherr
Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Westnedge Hill, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that clients have within themselves an amazing ability to self-heal, and the role of the counselor is to find and tap into that ability. I also believe it is important to learn about each client's world and to develop a relationship where clients can feel understood and supported while learning about themselves. This creates the space for exploring the choices they have and any changes they may want to make toward more personal fulfillment. Therapy for children may involve consultation with parents who need support meeting their child's challenges. Play therapy is used with children.
I believe that clients have within themselves an amazing ability to self-heal, and the role of the counselor is to find and tap into that ability. I also believe it is important to learn about each client's world and to develop a relationship where clients can feel understood and supported while learning about themselves. This creates the space for exploring the choices they have and any changes they may want to make toward more personal fulfillment. Therapy for children may involve consultation with parents who need support meeting their child's challenges. Play therapy is used with children.
(269) 601-7229 View (269) 601-7229
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Beth Hawver
Masters Social Worker, LMSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Westnedge Hill, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
I am here to help you find the healthiest, most whole part of you. I believe recovery is EVERYWHERE. My primary purpose is to help you heal your whole self. Working under a philosophy based in compassion, acceptance and mindfulness, I want to partner with you to bring out your strengths and help find the joy that's waiting for you.
I am here to help you find the healthiest, most whole part of you. I believe recovery is EVERYWHERE. My primary purpose is to help you heal your whole self. Working under a philosophy based in compassion, acceptance and mindfulness, I want to partner with you to bring out your strengths and help find the joy that's waiting for you.
(269) 247-6193 View (269) 247-6193
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Bethany L Vinatieri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CDP, NPT-C
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Westnedge Hill, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Life is full of uncertainty, change, joy and tragedy. I feel uniquely privileged to bear witness to people's stories. I believe the most important aspect of therapy is creating a safe, compassionate space for people to explore, process and heal. I have special experiences and interests in working with adults with chronic medical illness, caregiver stress, grief, anxiety & depression. Available by referral only. I am also a registered telehealth provider in the state of Florida.
Life is full of uncertainty, change, joy and tragedy. I feel uniquely privileged to bear witness to people's stories. I believe the most important aspect of therapy is creating a safe, compassionate space for people to explore, process and heal. I have special experiences and interests in working with adults with chronic medical illness, caregiver stress, grief, anxiety & depression. Available by referral only. I am also a registered telehealth provider in the state of Florida.
(269) 389-9502 View (269) 389-9502
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Nichole Holliday
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Westnedge Hill, Kalamazoo, MI 49008  (Online Only)
I believe therapy should take place in a safe, supportive, empowering, and confidential environment. Clients are active in the process, exploring areas including feelings, beliefs, and behaviors while working through personal history and identifying aspects of their lives they wish to change. Clients take a journey to better understanding of themselves and others. We will set personal goals, and work together toward desired change through reflection, processing and skill building. When working with children I work with the child individually and also invite parents/guardians into session to learn skills to utilize at home to support the child with change.
I believe therapy should take place in a safe, supportive, empowering, and confidential environment. Clients are active in the process, exploring areas including feelings, beliefs, and behaviors while working through personal history and identifying aspects of their lives they wish to change. Clients take a journey to better understanding of themselves and others. We will set personal goals, and work together toward desired change through reflection, processing and skill building. When working with children I work with the child individually and also invite parents/guardians into session to learn skills to utilize at home to support the child with change.
(269) 210-3805 View (269) 210-3805
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Janine L Vallance
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Westnedge Hill, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
I’m a licensed professional counselor dedicated to empowering individuals to overcome challenges and achieve personal growth. I offer therapy to older children, teens, adults, and elders. Together, we work toward fostering resilience, self-awareness, and meaningful change.
I’m a licensed professional counselor dedicated to empowering individuals to overcome challenges and achieve personal growth. I offer therapy to older children, teens, adults, and elders. Together, we work toward fostering resilience, self-awareness, and meaningful change.
(269) 291-0245 View (269) 291-0245
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Peggy Liss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW, LMFT, BCD, DCSW
Verified Verified
Westnedge Hill, Kalamazoo, MI 49008  (Online Only)
Together we will create a compassionate & emotionally safe space for you to explore how you became the YOU that you are today. We will discover who you want to be & how you hope to change. I will help you understand your positive, affirming, challenging & disturbing relationships & experiences. We will collaboratively decrease your emotional & physical pain. You will grow to have comfortable & healthy thoughts, feelings & behaviors. I will respectfully guide you towards being mindful with your strength, with your ability to act assertively, with skills to experience self control & contentment & to become who YOU CHOOSE to be.
Together we will create a compassionate & emotionally safe space for you to explore how you became the YOU that you are today. We will discover who you want to be & how you hope to change. I will help you understand your positive, affirming, challenging & disturbing relationships & experiences. We will collaboratively decrease your emotional & physical pain. You will grow to have comfortable & healthy thoughts, feelings & behaviors. I will respectfully guide you towards being mindful with your strength, with your ability to act assertively, with skills to experience self control & contentment & to become who YOU CHOOSE to be.
(269) 215-2957 View (269) 215-2957
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Phyllis Senesi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westnedge Hill, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
You are unique in all the world! There is no one just like you with your story or life. Your family, pets, friends, community--where you came from--what you have overcome and endured-all these make you the unique person you are. At some time you may wish to turn the page on your story. My therapy involves walking with you while you decide where you want to go from here--who the person is that you want to be--how you want your life and story to change. I will listen and challenge, support and invite you to learn new skills and growth.
You are unique in all the world! There is no one just like you with your story or life. Your family, pets, friends, community--where you came from--what you have overcome and endured-all these make you the unique person you are. At some time you may wish to turn the page on your story. My therapy involves walking with you while you decide where you want to go from here--who the person is that you want to be--how you want your life and story to change. I will listen and challenge, support and invite you to learn new skills and growth.
(269) 743-2163 View (269) 743-2163
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Jessica Robb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW-C, CAADC, CCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Westnedge Hill, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Are you feeling anxious or physically sick with stress? Having a hard time pulling yourself out of a dark place? Struggling to cope in life with a recent loss? Over-using substances to cope? You're taking a positive step in your journey to wellness by searching for a therapist to help support you through this transformational season.
Are you feeling anxious or physically sick with stress? Having a hard time pulling yourself out of a dark place? Struggling to cope in life with a recent loss? Over-using substances to cope? You're taking a positive step in your journey to wellness by searching for a therapist to help support you through this transformational season.
(269) 371-5970 View (269) 371-5970
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Melissa Heinrich
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Westnedge Hill, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Not accepting new clients
I believe the human capacity for change and growth is incredible. Difficult experiences, negative environments, and challenging relationships can distort our connections with ourselves and others. These disconnections can create problems, and I see relationships as powerful change agents--particularly our relationship with ourselves. When clients are given the opportunity to feel heard and understood, healing and growth are possible. To do this, I believe it is vital for us to establish a strong relationship to support the change you would like to make. I provide culturally sensitive therapy to motivated individuals and couples.
I believe the human capacity for change and growth is incredible. Difficult experiences, negative environments, and challenging relationships can distort our connections with ourselves and others. These disconnections can create problems, and I see relationships as powerful change agents--particularly our relationship with ourselves. When clients are given the opportunity to feel heard and understood, healing and growth are possible. To do this, I believe it is vital for us to establish a strong relationship to support the change you would like to make. I provide culturally sensitive therapy to motivated individuals and couples.
(269) 718-3017 View (269) 718-3017
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Lilly of the Valley Counseling, LLC
Counselor, MA LPC, FLE, TFCBT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westnedge Hill, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes, a good cry is just what you need to release all the hurt you have built up inside! People come to counseling because they want something to be different in their lives. They may want to change their personal or family situation, solve a particular problem, or simply bring a healthier balance to their lives. The counseling process can be fun and exciting. It can also, at times, be very challenging, difficult, and even painful. However, the goal will always be to bring about some positive change and meaningful outcomes!
Sometimes, a good cry is just what you need to release all the hurt you have built up inside! People come to counseling because they want something to be different in their lives. They may want to change their personal or family situation, solve a particular problem, or simply bring a healthier balance to their lives. The counseling process can be fun and exciting. It can also, at times, be very challenging, difficult, and even painful. However, the goal will always be to bring about some positive change and meaningful outcomes!
(269) 241-9379 View (269) 241-9379
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Susan Hall
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Westnedge Hill, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Not accepting new clients
Finding the right therapist for you is important. My style tends to be warm and soft-spoken but I can be gently confrontational when necessary. I decided to become a therapist because I deeply care about helping others in meaningful ways.
Finding the right therapist for you is important. My style tends to be warm and soft-spoken but I can be gently confrontational when necessary. I decided to become a therapist because I deeply care about helping others in meaningful ways.
(269) 351-7017 View (269) 351-7017
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Gail Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Westnedge Hill, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Not accepting new clients
I work to support people through depression and anxiety, difficult relationships, trauma and loss, PTSD, sexual orientation concerns, grief, and other challenging life transitions. Together we explore ways to shape a life rich with purpose and meaning. While I believe each of us carries the wisdom to create authentic and lasting change in our own lives, often access to this intuitive knowing is blocked or damaged. My goal to help you cultivate, restore, and strengthen the connection to your own inner knowing.
I work to support people through depression and anxiety, difficult relationships, trauma and loss, PTSD, sexual orientation concerns, grief, and other challenging life transitions. Together we explore ways to shape a life rich with purpose and meaning. While I believe each of us carries the wisdom to create authentic and lasting change in our own lives, often access to this intuitive knowing is blocked or damaged. My goal to help you cultivate, restore, and strengthen the connection to your own inner knowing.
(269) 397-2782 View (269) 397-2782
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Barbara W Gustin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Westnedge Hill, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Not accepting new clients
My compassion for all beings began long ago and has been the cornerstone of my personal and professional life. It is the compelling reason I practice counseling. I am profoundly aware of the vast amounts of suffering we all experience throughout our lives. Experiencing and releasing this pain is the goal. I believe in the emergence of self knowledge, positive energy and right action as fear and resistance are diminished. I prefer not to label conditions and symptoms ,but strive to fully understand and appreciate the individual sitting before me.
My compassion for all beings began long ago and has been the cornerstone of my personal and professional life. It is the compelling reason I practice counseling. I am profoundly aware of the vast amounts of suffering we all experience throughout our lives. Experiencing and releasing this pain is the goal. I believe in the emergence of self knowledge, positive energy and right action as fear and resistance are diminished. I prefer not to label conditions and symptoms ,but strive to fully understand and appreciate the individual sitting before me.
(269) 205-6658 View (269) 205-6658
Photo of Candace W Ross, PhD, LP, LPC, Psychologist
Candace W Ross
Psychologist, PhD, LP, LPC
Verified Verified
Westnedge Hill, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Not accepting new clients
All of us will have times in our lives when we meet challenges that are difficult to deal with alone. During these times, therapists can provide the support and guidance that we need to identify our strengths and resources and learn new ways to deal with our problems.
All of us will have times in our lives when we meet challenges that are difficult to deal with alone. During these times, therapists can provide the support and guidance that we need to identify our strengths and resources and learn new ways to deal with our problems.
(269) 351-5712 View (269) 351-5712

Online Therapists

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Jennifer E Ranalli
Counselor, MA, LLPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Do you feel as if your life is unmanageable? Are you struggling to manage your life as is? It’s no secret that life doesn’t fight fair. At times, it can seem that nothing goes the way we really want it to, no matter how well we plan. Fortunately, we were built to adapt and recover quickly. It is our own resilience that dictates what happens next and not life’s quirkiness or unpredictability. I collaborate with adults 18 and older to successfully manage life using healthy responses and sustainable coping skills. I have assisted individuals with addictions, complex-trauma, and personality disorders for 5+ years.
Do you feel as if your life is unmanageable? Are you struggling to manage your life as is? It’s no secret that life doesn’t fight fair. At times, it can seem that nothing goes the way we really want it to, no matter how well we plan. Fortunately, we were built to adapt and recover quickly. It is our own resilience that dictates what happens next and not life’s quirkiness or unpredictability. I collaborate with adults 18 and older to successfully manage life using healthy responses and sustainable coping skills. I have assisted individuals with addictions, complex-trauma, and personality disorders for 5+ years.
(269) 256-2529 View (269) 256-2529
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Kelle Brooks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MA
Verified Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Taking the first step towards therapy is often the most difficult. I strive to create a safe and comfortable atmosphere in which to build a caring and collaborative therapeutic relationship where the client and the therapist work as a team. In working with my clients, I practice a strength-based approach where helping my clients with wellness, self-growth, and exploration is vital and foremost. I am particularly interested in trying to help clients feel more like the authors of their own lives, so that they can achieve what they hope for in all areas of their life.
Taking the first step towards therapy is often the most difficult. I strive to create a safe and comfortable atmosphere in which to build a caring and collaborative therapeutic relationship where the client and the therapist work as a team. In working with my clients, I practice a strength-based approach where helping my clients with wellness, self-growth, and exploration is vital and foremost. I am particularly interested in trying to help clients feel more like the authors of their own lives, so that they can achieve what they hope for in all areas of their life.
(269) 509-0728 View (269) 509-0728
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Amy Vliek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LMSW-C
Verified Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
For some of us the world is a more difficult place that it is for others. It is not our fault and there is nothing wrong with us. For some of us the world is not safe, the people in our world have made it unsafe, and we have fought by ourselves for ourselves. It is not our fault, and we should be proud that we are still here, that we still love ourselves enough to fight, and to ask for help. If this describes you - I am here to help. I will believe in you, challenge you, speak truth to you, teach you skills and techniques, and help you help yourself. Together, we can discover how to make your world what you want it to be.
For some of us the world is a more difficult place that it is for others. It is not our fault and there is nothing wrong with us. For some of us the world is not safe, the people in our world have made it unsafe, and we have fought by ourselves for ourselves. It is not our fault, and we should be proud that we are still here, that we still love ourselves enough to fight, and to ask for help. If this describes you - I am here to help. I will believe in you, challenge you, speak truth to you, teach you skills and techniques, and help you help yourself. Together, we can discover how to make your world what you want it to be.
(269) 256-1609 View (269) 256-1609
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Megan Hildebrandt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Each of us face challenges of all sizes every day and sometimes those challenges begin to weigh on us and take a toll. In today’s world many of us are facing a great deal of pressure to be all we can be without an opportunity to stop and consider who we really want to be; without a way to release that stress we often begin to feel overwhelmed. Counseling provides that opportunity to work through life’s stress piece by piece, rather than taking on life’s challenges all at once and beginning to better understand yourself in the process.
Each of us face challenges of all sizes every day and sometimes those challenges begin to weigh on us and take a toll. In today’s world many of us are facing a great deal of pressure to be all we can be without an opportunity to stop and consider who we really want to be; without a way to release that stress we often begin to feel overwhelmed. Counseling provides that opportunity to work through life’s stress piece by piece, rather than taking on life’s challenges all at once and beginning to better understand yourself in the process.
(269) 399-4502 View (269) 399-4502
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Heather L. Huber
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Life gets difficult. I'm here to offer support in a safe and relational way. I will listen to everything you are going through and we will work together to figure out tools and strategies that suit you so that you can move forward to meet your goals.
Life gets difficult. I'm here to offer support in a safe and relational way. I will listen to everything you are going through and we will work together to figure out tools and strategies that suit you so that you can move forward to meet your goals.
(269) 301-6039 View (269) 301-6039
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Kelsey Adriance
Counselor, MA, LLC, MT-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Waitlist for new clients
Life is beautiful. Yes, and, let's be real, it's messy. I am passionate about supporting individuals, couples, and families as they navigate the messiness of their relationships and life's challenges. I specialize in supporting clients through the grief that comes with changes whether that be the death of a loved one, illness, caregiving, marital issues, family issues, trauma, or life transitions. Anxiety, stress, overwhelm, depression, -these are all a part of grief. With over a decade of experience working as a professional helper in end of life care, I have learned the healing value of being present with people in their pain.
Life is beautiful. Yes, and, let's be real, it's messy. I am passionate about supporting individuals, couples, and families as they navigate the messiness of their relationships and life's challenges. I specialize in supporting clients through the grief that comes with changes whether that be the death of a loved one, illness, caregiving, marital issues, family issues, trauma, or life transitions. Anxiety, stress, overwhelm, depression, -these are all a part of grief. With over a decade of experience working as a professional helper in end of life care, I have learned the healing value of being present with people in their pain.
(269) 443-1685 View (269) 443-1685
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.