Female Therapists in Otsego County, MI

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Kathy A. Katke
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gaylord, MI 49735
Today you are one step closer to a positive path to healing, growth, and well-being. My goal is to assist you in creating and leading a life worth celebrating. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, mood swings, grief, loss, relationships, or with a life transition it's important for you to know there is hope and you are not alone. I encourage you to take your first step and contact me.
Today you are one step closer to a positive path to healing, growth, and well-being. My goal is to assist you in creating and leading a life worth celebrating. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, mood swings, grief, loss, relationships, or with a life transition it's important for you to know there is hope and you are not alone. I encourage you to take your first step and contact me.
(989) 656-9062 x2 View (989) 656-9062 x2
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Sarah Pranger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LLMFT
Verified Verified
Gaylord, MI 49735
My clients often come to me looking for peace and rebalance after a difficult and sometimes traumatic experience. They are looking for a safe place to unpack everything that has happened and piece it all back together in a way that creates meaningfulness out of the chaos. Often, I work with the whole family structure, as we rarely experience anything purely individually. That might look like helping partners rediscover their feelings for each other or reestablishing appropriate roles and boundaries between partners or parents and their children. Sometimes it is helping those families restructure after a big life change or event.
My clients often come to me looking for peace and rebalance after a difficult and sometimes traumatic experience. They are looking for a safe place to unpack everything that has happened and piece it all back together in a way that creates meaningfulness out of the chaos. Often, I work with the whole family structure, as we rarely experience anything purely individually. That might look like helping partners rediscover their feelings for each other or reestablishing appropriate roles and boundaries between partners or parents and their children. Sometimes it is helping those families restructure after a big life change or event.
(334) 564-9308 View (334) 564-9308
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Marne March Olli Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
Gaylord, MI 49735
Marne March Olli, LLC offers counseling services to our community looking for assistance in making positive changes in response to life circumstances and improving social-emotional health. Through behavior and thought modification we can achieve improved relationships, performance in school and/or job as well as overall happiness. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and have passed the National Counselor Exam (NCE) and have 20+ years of problem solving experience.
Marne March Olli, LLC offers counseling services to our community looking for assistance in making positive changes in response to life circumstances and improving social-emotional health. Through behavior and thought modification we can achieve improved relationships, performance in school and/or job as well as overall happiness. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and have passed the National Counselor Exam (NCE) and have 20+ years of problem solving experience.
(989) 303-8934 View (989) 303-8934
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Kathryn Holmes
Counselor, MA, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Gaylord, MI 49735
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been working with adults, adolescents, and children in northern Michigan for more than 30 years. I believe it's possible to redefine one's potential by understanding each person's unique strengths and limitations, and incorporating these into attainable goals. My focus is to help clients of all ages cope with challenging issues such as divorce, abuse, trauma, depression, self-image, grief and anxiety. I have specialized training in EMDR, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and am a Registered Play Therapist.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been working with adults, adolescents, and children in northern Michigan for more than 30 years. I believe it's possible to redefine one's potential by understanding each person's unique strengths and limitations, and incorporating these into attainable goals. My focus is to help clients of all ages cope with challenging issues such as divorce, abuse, trauma, depression, self-image, grief and anxiety. I have specialized training in EMDR, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and am a Registered Play Therapist.
(989) 202-1016 View (989) 202-1016
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Melanie Hunt, LLC
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Gaylord, MI 49735
“Any change is about becoming less of what you were and more of what you will be.”
“Any change is about becoming less of what you were and more of what you will be.”
(989) 300-0065 View (989) 300-0065
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Heidi Fraser
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC
Verified Verified
Gaylord, MI 49735
Your pain does not define you. But, it sure does taint our view of ourselves. It's hard to see the best version of us. I would love to help you see how wonderful you are! I offer appointment times after work hours or on the weekends. You will find me to be a fun therapist who thrives on incorporating all aspects of emotion into her sessions. We may cry, but we will laugh too! We will take about fear, but we will take about courage too! I truly believe that the most change occurs when you feel like you can connect with your therapist! Give me a call and I'll get you in for an appointment as soon as I can!
Your pain does not define you. But, it sure does taint our view of ourselves. It's hard to see the best version of us. I would love to help you see how wonderful you are! I offer appointment times after work hours or on the weekends. You will find me to be a fun therapist who thrives on incorporating all aspects of emotion into her sessions. We may cry, but we will laugh too! We will take about fear, but we will take about courage too! I truly believe that the most change occurs when you feel like you can connect with your therapist! Give me a call and I'll get you in for an appointment as soon as I can!
(989) 301-4199 View (989) 301-4199
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Jeanette Sayre
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP, CAADC
Verified Verified
Gaylord, MI 49735
I started working as a therapist while living abroad in Italy. I helped families with children with developmental disabilities, and coordinated services within the school systems. I also helped English speaking adults with substance abuse issues. Since moving back to the U.S, I have worked with children with austism spectrum disorder, as well as teens with anxiety and depression. Most recently I have been working with adults with opiate/opioid addiction. I also work with families, couples, and children. As a therapist, my goal is to help people achieve their goals to live happier, healthier, lives.
I started working as a therapist while living abroad in Italy. I helped families with children with developmental disabilities, and coordinated services within the school systems. I also helped English speaking adults with substance abuse issues. Since moving back to the U.S, I have worked with children with austism spectrum disorder, as well as teens with anxiety and depression. Most recently I have been working with adults with opiate/opioid addiction. I also work with families, couples, and children. As a therapist, my goal is to help people achieve their goals to live happier, healthier, lives.
(989) 301-4163 View (989) 301-4163
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Northern Lights Counseling & Consultation, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CAADC
Verified Verified
Gaylord, MI 49735
"Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are. It solely relies on what you think" (Buddha) The majority of our suffering comes from our thinking. In therapy I use a variety of approaches and techniques to resolve problematic behaviors, beliefs, feelings, relationship issues, and/or somatic responses.
"Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are. It solely relies on what you think" (Buddha) The majority of our suffering comes from our thinking. In therapy I use a variety of approaches and techniques to resolve problematic behaviors, beliefs, feelings, relationship issues, and/or somatic responses.
(989) 217-3232 View (989) 217-3232
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Misty Lynne Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAADC, CCS
Verified Verified
Elmira, MI 49730  (Online Only)
If you're the person laying in bed, thinking about the mistakes you made or worrying about what people thought of you all day, and it feels like a car is sitting on your chest, I get it. Do you constantly fear what other people think about you? Worry about conversations and replay them with all your mistakes living rent free in your head? What if it didn't have to be that way? How amazing would it be to go to bed and actually sleep- To feel refreshed and happy each day? Wouldn't it be great to have energy and be able to get things done for once instead of constantly feeling stuck? Through therapy, I can help you.
If you're the person laying in bed, thinking about the mistakes you made or worrying about what people thought of you all day, and it feels like a car is sitting on your chest, I get it. Do you constantly fear what other people think about you? Worry about conversations and replay them with all your mistakes living rent free in your head? What if it didn't have to be that way? How amazing would it be to go to bed and actually sleep- To feel refreshed and happy each day? Wouldn't it be great to have energy and be able to get things done for once instead of constantly feeling stuck? Through therapy, I can help you.
(231) 264-2876 View (231) 264-2876
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Jessica Karsten
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified Verified
Gaylord, MI 49735
Hello there! I'm Jessica, and I'm so glad you're here. As a licensed therapist, I'm here to offer you compassionate support as you navigate your path to wellness and personal development. I believe in meeting clients where they are at, recognizing that each individual brings unique feelings, thoughts, beliefs, and values to the therapy space. In our sessions, you can expect a confidential and non-judgmental environment where you can explore your concerns openly and without fear.
Hello there! I'm Jessica, and I'm so glad you're here. As a licensed therapist, I'm here to offer you compassionate support as you navigate your path to wellness and personal development. I believe in meeting clients where they are at, recognizing that each individual brings unique feelings, thoughts, beliefs, and values to the therapy space. In our sessions, you can expect a confidential and non-judgmental environment where you can explore your concerns openly and without fear.
(989) 461-3739 View (989) 461-3739
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Jessie Thompson
Masters Social Worker, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gaylord, MI 49735
Waitlist for new clients
When you pull back the curtain a bit in this world, you will find deep and ongoing pain in many of us. Suppressing this pain through medications and coping strategies can bring about temporary relief but not everlasting internal peace. Helping you confront and heal the root cause of your anxiety, depression, addiction, anger or other difficulties is my goal.
When you pull back the curtain a bit in this world, you will find deep and ongoing pain in many of us. Suppressing this pain through medications and coping strategies can bring about temporary relief but not everlasting internal peace. Helping you confront and heal the root cause of your anxiety, depression, addiction, anger or other difficulties is my goal.
(989) 499-1433 View (989) 499-1433
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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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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
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Erin Krabill
Counselor, MA, LLPC, SCL
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gaylord, MI 49735
I am dedicated to creating a safe and empathetic space for your journey towards self-discovery and growth. In the realm of client-centered therapy, my approach revolves around you – your experiences, thoughts, and emotions. I believe that each individual possesses the innate capacity for positive change, and my role is to provide unwavering support as you work toward your personal goals.
I am dedicated to creating a safe and empathetic space for your journey towards self-discovery and growth. In the realm of client-centered therapy, my approach revolves around you – your experiences, thoughts, and emotions. I believe that each individual possesses the innate capacity for positive change, and my role is to provide unwavering support as you work toward your personal goals.
(989) 674-4274 View (989) 674-4274
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Laurel A. Sills, Psy.D., PLLC
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
Gaylord, MI 49735
Do you want to get well and stay well? I will assess and treat your problems using an integrative, multi-systems approach tailored to your issues (past and present) with short-term dynamic, cognitive-behavioral, spiritual, EMDR & relaxation therapy. I'll help you overcome your fears, negative beliefs to heal yourself and your relationships in short-term therapy with lasting results . Build your self-trust, confidence, assertiveness and find joy. Stop suffering. Couples, singles, straight/LBGTQ. Please CALL vs. email for more specific information about my training, your needs, insurances accepted and to make appointment.
Do you want to get well and stay well? I will assess and treat your problems using an integrative, multi-systems approach tailored to your issues (past and present) with short-term dynamic, cognitive-behavioral, spiritual, EMDR & relaxation therapy. I'll help you overcome your fears, negative beliefs to heal yourself and your relationships in short-term therapy with lasting results . Build your self-trust, confidence, assertiveness and find joy. Stop suffering. Couples, singles, straight/LBGTQ. Please CALL vs. email for more specific information about my training, your needs, insurances accepted and to make appointment.
(248) 581-4906 View (248) 581-4906
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Megan L. Currell
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
Gaylord, MI 49734
Waitlist for new clients
I provide psychotherapy services for individuals 18 years and older. My areas of interest and expertise include but are not limited to: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma/Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Stress Reduction, Adjustment/Phase of Life Transitions, Mindfulness, Lifestyle Enhancement, Sleep, and Behavior/Habit Change.
I provide psychotherapy services for individuals 18 years and older. My areas of interest and expertise include but are not limited to: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma/Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Stress Reduction, Adjustment/Phase of Life Transitions, Mindfulness, Lifestyle Enhancement, Sleep, and Behavior/Habit Change.
(231) 674-1043 View (231) 674-1043
Photo of Jill Valliere, MA, LPC, NCC, Counselor
Jill Valliere
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gaylord, MI 49735
At Pyramid of Hope Counseling, LLC my goal is provide the best mental health services for individuals, couples and families in Northern Michigan. I have been blessed with working with clinicians with similar values and passion that have expertise in working with Infants, Children, Adolescents, Adults, Parents & Couples that experience difficulties with; Depression, Anxiety, Grief/Loss, Trauma, Relationships, Addictions, Behavioral, Adjustment & Phase of Life Transitions & Career-Related Issues.
At Pyramid of Hope Counseling, LLC my goal is provide the best mental health services for individuals, couples and families in Northern Michigan. I have been blessed with working with clinicians with similar values and passion that have expertise in working with Infants, Children, Adolescents, Adults, Parents & Couples that experience difficulties with; Depression, Anxiety, Grief/Loss, Trauma, Relationships, Addictions, Behavioral, Adjustment & Phase of Life Transitions & Career-Related Issues.
(231) 881-5001 View (231) 881-5001
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Grand Traverse Hypnotherapy and Counseling
Counselor, MA, LPC, CHT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gaylord, MI 49735
Licensed Professional Counselor, in practice for 33 years. Certified Hypnotherapist since 2007. I specialize in helping people overcome Anxiety, Fear and Panic Attacks, changing Habits, regaining control in their lives. You can have great success in overcoming Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Sleep Disturbance, Pain, PTSD and more. Boost your Self Confidence, Public Speaking and Sports Performance. I offer Hypnotherapy for Successful Stopping Smoking and Weight Management in as little as 4 private sessions. Member International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association, Mental Health Counselors of Northern Michigan.
Licensed Professional Counselor, in practice for 33 years. Certified Hypnotherapist since 2007. I specialize in helping people overcome Anxiety, Fear and Panic Attacks, changing Habits, regaining control in their lives. You can have great success in overcoming Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Sleep Disturbance, Pain, PTSD and more. Boost your Self Confidence, Public Speaking and Sports Performance. I offer Hypnotherapy for Successful Stopping Smoking and Weight Management in as little as 4 private sessions. Member International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association, Mental Health Counselors of Northern Michigan.
(231) 225-4502 View (231) 225-4502
Photo of Susan Markey Whitener, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Susan Markey Whitener
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Gaylord, MI 49735  (Online Only)
My goal is to provide a supportive counseling to help people work through life's challenges. All sessions are virtual using a confidential program where we can meet via computer or cell phone. My clients generally prefer the virtual option. No travel required.I use a variety of counseling techniques, tailored to your needs. You will learn about yourself, identify coping strategies, and set goals that will lead to solutions and real life changes. Each session will center around your concerns - my intent is to help you process your own experiences and ultimately, develop your strengths.
My goal is to provide a supportive counseling to help people work through life's challenges. All sessions are virtual using a confidential program where we can meet via computer or cell phone. My clients generally prefer the virtual option. No travel required.I use a variety of counseling techniques, tailored to your needs. You will learn about yourself, identify coping strategies, and set goals that will lead to solutions and real life changes. Each session will center around your concerns - my intent is to help you process your own experiences and ultimately, develop your strengths.
(231) 928-5409 View (231) 928-5409
Photo of Becky Lenning, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Becky Lenning
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gaylord, MI 49735  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Becky. Life’s challenges come in many forms and can feel overwhelming. Whether you are coping with the death of a loved one, pet loss, divorce or separation, job loss, illness or disability, infertility, stressful caregiver trials, or other challenges life throws in your path, you may experience difficult feelings of sadness, depression, anxiety, discouragement, loneliness, hopelessness, or fear. My mission is for you to live YOUR best life possible. I OFFER: A place where your voice will be heard and a compassionate, inclusive, & confidential space to discuss your issues & concerns.
Hi, I'm Becky. Life’s challenges come in many forms and can feel overwhelming. Whether you are coping with the death of a loved one, pet loss, divorce or separation, job loss, illness or disability, infertility, stressful caregiver trials, or other challenges life throws in your path, you may experience difficult feelings of sadness, depression, anxiety, discouragement, loneliness, hopelessness, or fear. My mission is for you to live YOUR best life possible. I OFFER: A place where your voice will be heard and a compassionate, inclusive, & confidential space to discuss your issues & concerns.
(989) 704-7127 View (989) 704-7127

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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.