Female Therapists in Meridian, MS

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Kelsey Windham
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CMHT, PCAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Meridian, MS 39305
I am licensed in Mississippi with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, self-confidence, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. I understand that life can be busy and I offer both virtual and in-person sessions.
I am licensed in Mississippi with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, self-confidence, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. I understand that life can be busy and I offer both virtual and in-person sessions.
(601) 996-4706 View (601) 996-4706
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Mary Zettler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MS, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Meridian, MS 39301
Waitlist for new clients
I believe in helping individuals discover their own strengths and truths about themselves in order to address any issues they are experiencing. Everyone has a desire to be loved and accepted as well as a need to discover their own purpose in life. This discovery often promotes motivation and goal setting to assist with growing deeper within oneself and relationally with others. I love to see clients set goals and then work to achieve them. There is such a feeling of accomplishment for a person when they finally carry out what they have been working towards.
I believe in helping individuals discover their own strengths and truths about themselves in order to address any issues they are experiencing. Everyone has a desire to be loved and accepted as well as a need to discover their own purpose in life. This discovery often promotes motivation and goal setting to assist with growing deeper within oneself and relationally with others. I love to see clients set goals and then work to achieve them. There is such a feeling of accomplishment for a person when they finally carry out what they have been working towards.
(769) 227-3955 View (769) 227-3955
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Abby Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Meridian, MS 39305
Are you looking for someone to hold the space for you to express your deepest fears, concerns, and worries? Are you hoping to have someone walk alongside you through making decisions when anxiety often cripples that process? You deserve to do that in a judgment -free and completely confidential zone, and I am happy to provide that for you.
Are you looking for someone to hold the space for you to express your deepest fears, concerns, and worries? Are you hoping to have someone walk alongside you through making decisions when anxiety often cripples that process? You deserve to do that in a judgment -free and completely confidential zone, and I am happy to provide that for you.
(601) 429-7093 View (601) 429-7093
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Behavioral Solutions of Mississippi
MA Ed, BCBA, LBA
Not Verified Not Verified
Meridian, MS 39305
We all have goals, dreams, and aspirations. Sometimes it is hard to reach those goals on our own. There is nothing wrong with asking for help. I am here to serve those that are in need of behavioral services. ABA therapy is an evidence-based applied science. Utilizing ABA, I am able to assist in changing socially significant behaviors with procedures that are clearly defined and replicable. I live by the motto, "Be the change you want to see." Let's work together towards positive changes one step at a time.
We all have goals, dreams, and aspirations. Sometimes it is hard to reach those goals on our own. There is nothing wrong with asking for help. I am here to serve those that are in need of behavioral services. ABA therapy is an evidence-based applied science. Utilizing ABA, I am able to assist in changing socially significant behaviors with procedures that are clearly defined and replicable. I live by the motto, "Be the change you want to see." Let's work together towards positive changes one step at a time.
(601) 258-8802 View (601) 258-8802
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Dawn Wright
Counselor, M Ed, M S , Ed S, P-LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Meridian, MS 39301
My goal as a mental health therapist is to create a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment for my clients. I believe that trust and open communication are essential for a successful therapeutic relationship. I strive to create an atmosphere of understanding and respect where clients feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and feelings. I value the importance of confidentiality and strive to provide my clients with a sense of safety and security as they explore their innermost thoughts and feelings. My commitment to my clients is to be compassionate, honest, and supportive while providing them with the necessary tools.
My goal as a mental health therapist is to create a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment for my clients. I believe that trust and open communication are essential for a successful therapeutic relationship. I strive to create an atmosphere of understanding and respect where clients feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and feelings. I value the importance of confidentiality and strive to provide my clients with a sense of safety and security as they explore their innermost thoughts and feelings. My commitment to my clients is to be compassionate, honest, and supportive while providing them with the necessary tools.
(601) 843-2201 View (601) 843-2201
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Embrace Counseling Center, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Meridian, MS 39305
Have you ever felt that your mental health needs go unnoticed and subsequently untreated ? Have you ever felt that your voice has been lost amongst those who are trained to help you when you did reach out for help? I provide a safe, judgment free environment to ensure that clients are comfortable in sharing the issues that they are facing. My job as a therapist is to guide you in your thoughts, feelings, and emotions; to aid you in becoming more self-aware and ultimately, alleviate symptoms that are causing you pain and suffering.
Have you ever felt that your mental health needs go unnoticed and subsequently untreated ? Have you ever felt that your voice has been lost amongst those who are trained to help you when you did reach out for help? I provide a safe, judgment free environment to ensure that clients are comfortable in sharing the issues that they are facing. My job as a therapist is to guide you in your thoughts, feelings, and emotions; to aid you in becoming more self-aware and ultimately, alleviate symptoms that are causing you pain and suffering.
(601) 851-2842 View (601) 851-2842
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Dimensions Wellness Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, NCC, CCM
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Meridian, MS 39305
Accepting New Clients! Dimensions Wellness Group offers a holistic, Solution Focused approach to Wellness by providing the flexibility to meet the needs of the clients we serve. Dimensions is designed to Bridge the Gap in Today’s ever-changing demands by focusing on the Whole Person to help you achieve your full mental, emotional, and spiritual potentials and purpose. Dimensions is excited to announce our flexible approach to delivering supportive behavioral health services for youth, adults and families.
Accepting New Clients! Dimensions Wellness Group offers a holistic, Solution Focused approach to Wellness by providing the flexibility to meet the needs of the clients we serve. Dimensions is designed to Bridge the Gap in Today’s ever-changing demands by focusing on the Whole Person to help you achieve your full mental, emotional, and spiritual potentials and purpose. Dimensions is excited to announce our flexible approach to delivering supportive behavioral health services for youth, adults and families.
(601) 688-7305 View (601) 688-7305
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Oya Weston Hampton
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Meridian, MS 39301
Dr. Hampton has over 30 years of experience in mental health care, Dr. Hampton is a National Board Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, and Board Qualified Supervisor who has worked with diverse populations including children, adolescents, and adults. Predominantly through the use of Person Centered and Cognitive Behavioral treatment techniques, Dr. Hampton has experience with Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Impulse Control Disorders, Substance Related Addictive Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, and other adjustment and stress related difficulties.
Dr. Hampton has over 30 years of experience in mental health care, Dr. Hampton is a National Board Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, and Board Qualified Supervisor who has worked with diverse populations including children, adolescents, and adults. Predominantly through the use of Person Centered and Cognitive Behavioral treatment techniques, Dr. Hampton has experience with Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Impulse Control Disorders, Substance Related Addictive Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, and other adjustment and stress related difficulties.
(769) 210-3512 View (769) 210-3512
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Lindsay Kyle
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Meridian, MS 39301
Waitlist for new clients
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best...to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle any human being can fight, and never stop fighting." -E.E.Cummings. My greatest desire is to see you become your truest self in the middle of your most challenging circumstances and most difficult relationships. Allow me the privilege of entering into your story alongside of you, walking with you on this path of discovery.
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best...to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle any human being can fight, and never stop fighting." -E.E.Cummings. My greatest desire is to see you become your truest self in the middle of your most challenging circumstances and most difficult relationships. Allow me the privilege of entering into your story alongside of you, walking with you on this path of discovery.
(601) 851-3280 View (601) 851-3280
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Kristen Owen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Meridian, MS 39301
You don't understand why your faith is not working for you. You are a Christian but yet you struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship problems and just getting through life. You feel guilty and ashamed that prayer and turning things over to God hasn't worked for you. Maybe you have been deeply hurt by others and can't seem to get past it. Or maybe things from your childhood are coming back to haunt you and you can't seem to find God in all of it. It doesn't make sense. You are just existing, going through the motions.
You don't understand why your faith is not working for you. You are a Christian but yet you struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship problems and just getting through life. You feel guilty and ashamed that prayer and turning things over to God hasn't worked for you. Maybe you have been deeply hurt by others and can't seem to get past it. Or maybe things from your childhood are coming back to haunt you and you can't seem to find God in all of it. It doesn't make sense. You are just existing, going through the motions.
(601) 574-2308 View (601) 574-2308
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Courtney Hollie
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Meridian, MS 39301
My goal as Licensed Professional Counselor is to help my clients navigate life's journey by examining their behavioral patterns, thinking processes, as well as their psychosocial factors to work towards a life of balance, stability, and happiness. I believe that the counseling process is person-centered to each client based on their needs, desires, and goals. I believe the therapeutic relationship requires the client to actively participate to the best of their abilities by striving to implement skills and strategies acquired during sessions in their daily lives as well as to be honest about their concerns and increased symptoms.
My goal as Licensed Professional Counselor is to help my clients navigate life's journey by examining their behavioral patterns, thinking processes, as well as their psychosocial factors to work towards a life of balance, stability, and happiness. I believe that the counseling process is person-centered to each client based on their needs, desires, and goals. I believe the therapeutic relationship requires the client to actively participate to the best of their abilities by striving to implement skills and strategies acquired during sessions in their daily lives as well as to be honest about their concerns and increased symptoms.
(601) 884-6903 x1005 View (601) 884-6903 x1005
Photo of Carvan Lorraine Carter Walker - Finesse Mental Health Wellness & Counseling, LLC, EdS, LPC, BC-TMH, CMIP, CCTP, Licensed Professional Counselor
Finesse Mental Health Wellness & Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, BC-TMH, CMIP, CCTP
Verified Verified
Meridian, MS 39301  (Online Only)
Carvan Lorraine Carter Walker is the Owner and Psychotherapist of Finesse Mental Health Wellness and Counseling Services, LLC. She is located in Meridian, MS with 19 years of experience in the mental health field. Her role is to be a guide to her clients. Helping them to gain understanding in developing a plan for possible resolutions to life's challenges. Understand that Mental Health MUST be a Priority and mastering a solid "Mental Health Toolbox" helps solidify the foundation needed to effectively cope with unfortunate life experiences, using them as stepping stones instead of stumbling blocks.
Carvan Lorraine Carter Walker is the Owner and Psychotherapist of Finesse Mental Health Wellness and Counseling Services, LLC. She is located in Meridian, MS with 19 years of experience in the mental health field. Her role is to be a guide to her clients. Helping them to gain understanding in developing a plan for possible resolutions to life's challenges. Understand that Mental Health MUST be a Priority and mastering a solid "Mental Health Toolbox" helps solidify the foundation needed to effectively cope with unfortunate life experiences, using them as stepping stones instead of stumbling blocks.
(601) 871-6171 View (601) 871-6171
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Tavia McNair Cavett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CEAP
Verified Verified
Meridian, MS 39305
We all have an intrinsic knowing – what we want for our life, what is working, what is not – but sometimes it is difficult to see, feel, and recognize it. That is where therapy can help. Consider me your guide. I will work alongside you as we chart a path to find your authentic life – your true self. With expanded awareness, it is possible to not only see but to also act on the things in your life that you want to, and can change. But it takes time and a safe space to share and be present with your vulnerabilities.
We all have an intrinsic knowing – what we want for our life, what is working, what is not – but sometimes it is difficult to see, feel, and recognize it. That is where therapy can help. Consider me your guide. I will work alongside you as we chart a path to find your authentic life – your true self. With expanded awareness, it is possible to not only see but to also act on the things in your life that you want to, and can change. But it takes time and a safe space to share and be present with your vulnerabilities.
(769) 207-7513 View (769) 207-7513
Photo of Tremmia Smith - Insight Counseling & Consulting, LLC, LPC-S, NCC, BC-TMH, Licensed Professional Counselor
Insight Counseling & Consulting, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Meridian, MS 39301
Life is not perfect, but there are times when it is filled with too many hurts, disappointments, and setbacks. This could lead to stress, depression, anxiety, or low self-esteem. Trying to cope with these emotions on your own without support is challenging.
Life is not perfect, but there are times when it is filled with too many hurts, disappointments, and setbacks. This could lead to stress, depression, anxiety, or low self-esteem. Trying to cope with these emotions on your own without support is challenging.
(601) 202-5539 View (601) 202-5539
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Bonnie Givens
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Meridian, MS 39301
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Are you tormented by the anxiety you feel and the thoughts that won’t stop? There is hope for peace and rest. There is hope for controlling your thoughts instead of them controlling you.
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Are you tormented by the anxiety you feel and the thoughts that won’t stop? There is hope for peace and rest. There is hope for controlling your thoughts instead of them controlling you.
(601) 340-9198 View (601) 340-9198
Photo of Paula Yevette Pearson-Cooks - P&P Counseling Services, DPC, LPC-S, NCC, LSW, BC-TMH, Licensed Professional Counselor
P&P Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, DPC, LPC-S, NCC, LSW, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Meridian, MS 39301
Do you feel like no one understands you? Are you feeling helpless? Do you need someone to listen to you? Someone who understands and can talk to you when you need it most! Hey I am here and I am listening! I provide in-home counseling, that means I come to you. You will not have to sit in an office waiting to be seen. No more worrying about who will see you at a counselor’s office. I am devoted to keep your treatment needs strictly confidential. I am here for all your mental health or private counseling needs. “Talk 2 Me!” Just call and make an appointment with me today.
Do you feel like no one understands you? Are you feeling helpless? Do you need someone to listen to you? Someone who understands and can talk to you when you need it most! Hey I am here and I am listening! I provide in-home counseling, that means I come to you. You will not have to sit in an office waiting to be seen. No more worrying about who will see you at a counselor’s office. I am devoted to keep your treatment needs strictly confidential. I am here for all your mental health or private counseling needs. “Talk 2 Me!” Just call and make an appointment with me today.
(769) 241-3524 View (769) 241-3524
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Health, Mindfulness, & Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC, MS
Verified Verified
Meridian, MS 39301
Living life is manageable with a willing and understanding approach to guide perspectives for eventual outlets, balance or peace within.
Living life is manageable with a willing and understanding approach to guide perspectives for eventual outlets, balance or peace within.
(601) 401-8785 View (601) 401-8785
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Yelena Johnson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Meridian, MS 39301
Dr. Johnson is committed to providing evidence-based interventions and has a strong background in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Dr. Johnson specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and behavior problems. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and caregivers of all backgrounds and cultural identities.
Dr. Johnson is committed to providing evidence-based interventions and has a strong background in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Dr. Johnson specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and behavior problems. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and caregivers of all backgrounds and cultural identities.
(601) 963-8730 View (601) 963-8730
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Sarah Pradillo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Meridian, MS 39301  (Online Only)
I have had the privilege to guide women and teenage girls through anxiety, depression, coping with a family member’s addiction, college transitions, codependency, difficult relationships and more. As a Telehealth certified therapist who offers late afternoon appointment times (5:30 and 6:30 appointment times are currently available for new clients), I'm able to help provide better access to therapy for many individuals. I offer face to face telehealth therapy sessions to teenage girls and women 15 and older in Mississippi at times that are perfect for after school or work.
I have had the privilege to guide women and teenage girls through anxiety, depression, coping with a family member’s addiction, college transitions, codependency, difficult relationships and more. As a Telehealth certified therapist who offers late afternoon appointment times (5:30 and 6:30 appointment times are currently available for new clients), I'm able to help provide better access to therapy for many individuals. I offer face to face telehealth therapy sessions to teenage girls and women 15 and older in Mississippi at times that are perfect for after school or work.
(601) 884-3983 View (601) 884-3983
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Lakeitha M Gray
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Meridian, MS 39304  (Online Only)
The decision to seek therapy is a life-changing choice. It shows you are ready to face unresolved pain OR issues that may have made you feel hopeless. Allowing yourself to be vulnerable will lead to new thinking and behavior patterns. I provide therapy to individuals, families, geriatric, small groups, LGBTQIA, and people of color struggling with historical trauma, PTSD, medical diagnosis, depressed moods, anxiety, grief, desiring personal growth, divorce, single parenting, blended families, break-ups, shame, and humiliation.
The decision to seek therapy is a life-changing choice. It shows you are ready to face unresolved pain OR issues that may have made you feel hopeless. Allowing yourself to be vulnerable will lead to new thinking and behavior patterns. I provide therapy to individuals, families, geriatric, small groups, LGBTQIA, and people of color struggling with historical trauma, PTSD, medical diagnosis, depressed moods, anxiety, grief, desiring personal growth, divorce, single parenting, blended families, break-ups, shame, and humiliation.
(504) 370-9166 View (504) 370-9166
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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.