Female Therapists in Kalamazoo, MI

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Dawn Louise Vollink
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49009  (Online Only)
All of us have struggles in our lives. We deal with changes, loss, relationships, depression, or anxiety. We may struggle with our ability to trust, low self esteem, or healing from a difficult past. We question ourselves and our direction. Perhaps we question our sexuality. We don't need someone to tell us what to do, just a person to process things with, to help us find our way...
All of us have struggles in our lives. We deal with changes, loss, relationships, depression, or anxiety. We may struggle with our ability to trust, low self esteem, or healing from a difficult past. We question ourselves and our direction. Perhaps we question our sexuality. We don't need someone to tell us what to do, just a person to process things with, to help us find our way...
(269) 612-3100 View (269) 612-3100
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Carin Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Does it feel like parts of you work against each other to hold you back? Do you find it difficult to escape the same problems coming up over and over again? I believe that our attachment experiences play a critical role for all of us in how we view and understand the world, and how we relate to others, but sometimes those things we've learned start holding us back rather than helping us thrive. I believe that we all possess the capacity for resilience and healing, and in therapy can regain access to, and build upon, our own internal strengths.
Does it feel like parts of you work against each other to hold you back? Do you find it difficult to escape the same problems coming up over and over again? I believe that our attachment experiences play a critical role for all of us in how we view and understand the world, and how we relate to others, but sometimes those things we've learned start holding us back rather than helping us thrive. I believe that we all possess the capacity for resilience and healing, and in therapy can regain access to, and build upon, our own internal strengths.
(269) 248-7017 View (269) 248-7017
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Tiffany Brumbaugh
Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kalamazoo, MI 49008  (Online Only)
As a dedicated clinical therapist, I am passionate about empowering youth and adults to navigate life's challenges and discover their inner strengths. With a focus on person-centered therapy, I believe in creating a safe and supportive environment where individuals feel heard, valued, and understood.
As a dedicated clinical therapist, I am passionate about empowering youth and adults to navigate life's challenges and discover their inner strengths. With a focus on person-centered therapy, I believe in creating a safe and supportive environment where individuals feel heard, valued, and understood.
(269) 301-1665 View (269) 301-1665
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Julie Sorenson
Licensed Professional Counselor, DMFT, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
I believe that counseling allows you to explore who you are. As a counselor, I will assist you, your family, and your children with life challenges. I will help you find which self-care techniques work best for you as an individual. Together we will discover your success and how to find the comfortable path for you to get there. I have worked with individuals and families in various settings for over ten years, using various treatment models promoting individual strengths. I have worked with children, adolescents, and families in different stages of life.
I believe that counseling allows you to explore who you are. As a counselor, I will assist you, your family, and your children with life challenges. I will help you find which self-care techniques work best for you as an individual. Together we will discover your success and how to find the comfortable path for you to get there. I have worked with individuals and families in various settings for over ten years, using various treatment models promoting individual strengths. I have worked with children, adolescents, and families in different stages of life.
(269) 448-1364 View (269) 448-1364
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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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Stephanie Murphy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Waitlist for new clients
Taking the first step towards therapy is a courageous choice. Whether you're seeking support for anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or facing the challenges of trauma and substance use, I am here to help you find clarity and create positive change in your life. Together, we will explore your inner world, build resilience, and work towards the positive changes you seek in your life.
Taking the first step towards therapy is a courageous choice. Whether you're seeking support for anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or facing the challenges of trauma and substance use, I am here to help you find clarity and create positive change in your life. Together, we will explore your inner world, build resilience, and work towards the positive changes you seek in your life.
(269) 218-0019 View (269) 218-0019
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Tracey L Corbett
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49008  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you at a career crossroads – entering the workforce, re-careering, retiring? Struggling with choosing a field of study or career path? Transitioning from military to civilian life/career? Stressing about having multiple generations living under one roof? Experiencing anxiety about going away to college? As a career/employment counselor with over 20 years of experience working with individuals and groups in various stages of personal and professional development, my empathetic, yet straightforward approach, helps individuals/groups feel understood and confident in navigating the dynamics of career transformations.
Are you at a career crossroads – entering the workforce, re-careering, retiring? Struggling with choosing a field of study or career path? Transitioning from military to civilian life/career? Stressing about having multiple generations living under one roof? Experiencing anxiety about going away to college? As a career/employment counselor with over 20 years of experience working with individuals and groups in various stages of personal and professional development, my empathetic, yet straightforward approach, helps individuals/groups feel understood and confident in navigating the dynamics of career transformations.
(269) 525-3706 View (269) 525-3706
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Elaine Bussema
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Change can be scary, it can also be really good/exciting! I am a solution-focused therapist with a collaborative, non-judgemental, and client centered approach to treatment. My goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals to explore their challenges and make progress towards creating healthy and satisfying lives.
Change can be scary, it can also be really good/exciting! I am a solution-focused therapist with a collaborative, non-judgemental, and client centered approach to treatment. My goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals to explore their challenges and make progress towards creating healthy and satisfying lives.
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Liz Cary
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, CAADC, CCS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
I am a Limited Licensed Psychologist specializing in EMDR Therapy.  I use EMDR to treat the impacts of traumatic events, PTSD, grief, anger, and addictions including substance and sexual addictions. I primarily work with Veterans and First Responders, and individuals on the front lines of taking care of others. When you face the dangers of the world head-on on a daily basis, asking for help may feel counterintuitive. At the same time, avoiding problems, thinking they will get better on their own, or denial of their existance (despite the evidence) is a guaranteed path to less-than-ideal outcomes.
I am a Limited Licensed Psychologist specializing in EMDR Therapy.  I use EMDR to treat the impacts of traumatic events, PTSD, grief, anger, and addictions including substance and sexual addictions. I primarily work with Veterans and First Responders, and individuals on the front lines of taking care of others. When you face the dangers of the world head-on on a daily basis, asking for help may feel counterintuitive. At the same time, avoiding problems, thinking they will get better on their own, or denial of their existance (despite the evidence) is a guaranteed path to less-than-ideal outcomes.
(269) 605-4327 View (269) 605-4327
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Atlas Counseling & Psychotherapy Services
Counselor
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Not accepting new clients
Beginning the process of change can be an intimidating and often stressful endeavor. My goal is to provide an encouraging and warm environment that promotes change and insight. I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma and addiction. From an integrated therapeutic approach that caters to a client’s specific needs, I help my clients to not only focus on reducing symptoms and identifying problematic thinking, but to also explore and heal the underlying issues, emotions, and origins of their presenting concerns. I truly believe in the therapeutic process and it’s ability to facilitate sustainable change.
Beginning the process of change can be an intimidating and often stressful endeavor. My goal is to provide an encouraging and warm environment that promotes change and insight. I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma and addiction. From an integrated therapeutic approach that caters to a client’s specific needs, I help my clients to not only focus on reducing symptoms and identifying problematic thinking, but to also explore and heal the underlying issues, emotions, and origins of their presenting concerns. I truly believe in the therapeutic process and it’s ability to facilitate sustainable change.
(269) 443-1280 View (269) 443-1280
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Emily Lindsay
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, TLLP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
I completed my Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan and hold a B.A. in Psychology and Anthropology/Sociology from Kalamazoo College. My diverse work, education, and training experiences have provided the opportunity to work with female and male adults and adolescents in individual and group therapeutic settings. My therapeutic approach derives from a relational perspective and I utilize cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, person-centered, and holistic health approaches in our session.
I completed my Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan and hold a B.A. in Psychology and Anthropology/Sociology from Kalamazoo College. My diverse work, education, and training experiences have provided the opportunity to work with female and male adults and adolescents in individual and group therapeutic settings. My therapeutic approach derives from a relational perspective and I utilize cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, person-centered, and holistic health approaches in our session.
(269) 220-6594 View (269) 220-6594
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Ashley DeCou
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Are you looking for a safe space to express yourself, explore your emotions, and navigate life's challenges? If so, I want you to know that you're not alone. As a compassionate and experienced counselor, my primary goal is to provide support and understanding to individuals just like you. I understand that reaching out for help can be difficult, and it takes courage to take that first step. That's why I strive to create a warm and non-judgmental environment where you can feel comfortable opening up about your experiences, thoughts, and feelings.
Are you looking for a safe space to express yourself, explore your emotions, and navigate life's challenges? If so, I want you to know that you're not alone. As a compassionate and experienced counselor, my primary goal is to provide support and understanding to individuals just like you. I understand that reaching out for help can be difficult, and it takes courage to take that first step. That's why I strive to create a warm and non-judgmental environment where you can feel comfortable opening up about your experiences, thoughts, and feelings.
(269) 301-1343 View (269) 301-1343
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Laura Hinkley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LLMFT, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Waitlist for new clients
I believe in the power of therapy to be a catalyst for growth, to gain new perspectives for tackling challenges, and to improve dynamics between individuals and within families. However, it all starts with relationship. I am committed to creating an inviting, safe space for my clients. My sixteen years as a progressive educator provide the roots of my growth-oriented approach and are the foundation on which I work to collaborate with clients when learning new skills, new perspectives or processing painful life events.
I believe in the power of therapy to be a catalyst for growth, to gain new perspectives for tackling challenges, and to improve dynamics between individuals and within families. However, it all starts with relationship. I am committed to creating an inviting, safe space for my clients. My sixteen years as a progressive educator provide the roots of my growth-oriented approach and are the foundation on which I work to collaborate with clients when learning new skills, new perspectives or processing painful life events.
(269) 743-5090 View (269) 743-5090
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Mya White
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
Healing and growth journeys can be complex. I am here to assist you in navigating your challenges and goals. I work with those who have experienced trauma and violence. My personal and professional experiences have enhanced my ability to work with those who have experienced harm. I specialize in working with issues related to violence, trauma, racial justice and oppression.
Healing and growth journeys can be complex. I am here to assist you in navigating your challenges and goals. I work with those who have experienced trauma and violence. My personal and professional experiences have enhanced my ability to work with those who have experienced harm. I specialize in working with issues related to violence, trauma, racial justice and oppression.
(269) 256-2274 View (269) 256-2274
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Laura Trombley
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Now accepting couples for Emotionally Focused Therapy! Is it time to look within to address your needs, heal, and grow? In my practice, I work collaboratively with my clients to find the root cause of their issues. I treat my clients' holistically, making sure all their needs are addressed. I like to make sure each of my clients get what they are looking for out of counseling and that they feel heard. I work with adolescents (12 and up) and adults who have experienced anxiety, depression, significant trauma, attachment issues, autism spectrum disorder, interpersonal concerns, low self-esteem and social phobia.
Now accepting couples for Emotionally Focused Therapy! Is it time to look within to address your needs, heal, and grow? In my practice, I work collaboratively with my clients to find the root cause of their issues. I treat my clients' holistically, making sure all their needs are addressed. I like to make sure each of my clients get what they are looking for out of counseling and that they feel heard. I work with adolescents (12 and up) and adults who have experienced anxiety, depression, significant trauma, attachment issues, autism spectrum disorder, interpersonal concerns, low self-esteem and social phobia.
(269) 247-6214 View (269) 247-6214
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Kim Hayward
Counselor, MA, LPC, SCL
Verified Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Immediate availability. Finding a therapist is about building a relationship with someone you can trust. Beginning the process can be overwhelming and intimidating, but in reaching out, your journey has already begun. I believe in an eclectic approach to meet each person’s individual needs. I have trained in Brainspotting, Art Therapy, Person Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Through our work together, my goal is to provide a warm, caring atmosphere infused with a bit of laughter.
Immediate availability. Finding a therapist is about building a relationship with someone you can trust. Beginning the process can be overwhelming and intimidating, but in reaching out, your journey has already begun. I believe in an eclectic approach to meet each person’s individual needs. I have trained in Brainspotting, Art Therapy, Person Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Through our work together, my goal is to provide a warm, caring atmosphere infused with a bit of laughter.
(269) 215-4602 View (269) 215-4602
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Ruth L Eichler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49008  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Does your marriage need an "upgrade" to restore connection and communication and optimize each of you to get the love you want? I am certified as an Imago Relationship Therapist and can assist you in this process. I also work with a variety of methods with individuals who desire greater well being and new or enhanced skills in meeting life's challenges and in moving to new levels of consciousness.
Does your marriage need an "upgrade" to restore connection and communication and optimize each of you to get the love you want? I am certified as an Imago Relationship Therapist and can assist you in this process. I also work with a variety of methods with individuals who desire greater well being and new or enhanced skills in meeting life's challenges and in moving to new levels of consciousness.
(269) 205-3436 View (269) 205-3436
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Rhonda Overberger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LPC, LMFT
Not Verified Not Verified
2 Endorsed
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
I practice evidence-based treatment rooted in science. My goals are to help clients alter negative repetitive patterns, defuse from overwhelming destructive behaviors, and create movement toward what is really important in their lives. I use acceptance and mindfulness skills, combined with behavior-change strategies, to help clients increase psychological flexibility. I believe that psychological suffering is caused by avoiding emotions and life experiences, which results in psychological rigidity, and greater suffering.
I practice evidence-based treatment rooted in science. My goals are to help clients alter negative repetitive patterns, defuse from overwhelming destructive behaviors, and create movement toward what is really important in their lives. I use acceptance and mindfulness skills, combined with behavior-change strategies, to help clients increase psychological flexibility. I believe that psychological suffering is caused by avoiding emotions and life experiences, which results in psychological rigidity, and greater suffering.
(269) 205-6852 View (269) 205-6852
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Cynthia Bassett
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Sometimes life challenges us with difficult circumstances and painful emotions. At these times we may not be able to see our way out with any clarity. A compassionate guide can be helpful. I have a deep respect for one's capacity to heal and I invite the integration of mind, body, spirit and emotions into this process. I explore with you the themes in your life that create blocks to feeling centered and fulfilled. While it is important to hear what you are saying, it is also important to hear what you are not saying, providing a deeper kind of listening.
Sometimes life challenges us with difficult circumstances and painful emotions. At these times we may not be able to see our way out with any clarity. A compassionate guide can be helpful. I have a deep respect for one's capacity to heal and I invite the integration of mind, body, spirit and emotions into this process. I explore with you the themes in your life that create blocks to feeling centered and fulfilled. While it is important to hear what you are saying, it is also important to hear what you are not saying, providing a deeper kind of listening.
(269) 257-2107 View (269) 257-2107
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Britany Vance
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Not accepting new clients
At the heart of effective counseling is a connection between the counselor and client. I strive to build that connection with you by providing a safe and affirming space where you feel validated, empowered, and comfortable sharing your story during your healing process. Whether you are experiencing daily life stressors, mood instability, or trauma, we can work together towards developing coping strategies, managing stress, and healing emotional wounds sustained over time.
At the heart of effective counseling is a connection between the counselor and client. I strive to build that connection with you by providing a safe and affirming space where you feel validated, empowered, and comfortable sharing your story during your healing process. Whether you are experiencing daily life stressors, mood instability, or trauma, we can work together towards developing coping strategies, managing stress, and healing emotional wounds sustained over time.
(269) 247-7657 View (269) 247-7657
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.