Female Therapists in Cornelius, NC

Photo of Sarah Feurer, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Sarah Feurer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Cornelius, NC 28031
Not accepting new clients
I understand that the most difficult step in therapy can be making the first phone call and scheduling the first appointment. It is important to feel comfortable and at ease with the person you choose to see for counseling. I aim to create a peaceful, safe space for my clients to explore and process their emotions or life stressors. While I treat both children and adults, treatment modalities vary based on need.
I understand that the most difficult step in therapy can be making the first phone call and scheduling the first appointment. It is important to feel comfortable and at ease with the person you choose to see for counseling. I aim to create a peaceful, safe space for my clients to explore and process their emotions or life stressors. While I treat both children and adults, treatment modalities vary based on need.
(919) 759-5817 View (919) 759-5817
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Stephanie Roffey-Ruskin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
Not accepting new clients
Is something keeping your peace? Do you struggle daily/weekly with anxiety and/or depression. Are you ready to move forward and be full of life? Often times we get stuck in our past or stuck in the negatives because it's comfortable and known. It's your choice to stay stuck or to take a chance and move forward. The unknown can be a very scary place but with positive coping skills, my support and encouragement, I can show you how to step back, reevaluate your scenario and prepare yourself to move forward.
Is something keeping your peace? Do you struggle daily/weekly with anxiety and/or depression. Are you ready to move forward and be full of life? Often times we get stuck in our past or stuck in the negatives because it's comfortable and known. It's your choice to stay stuck or to take a chance and move forward. The unknown can be a very scary place but with positive coping skills, my support and encouragement, I can show you how to step back, reevaluate your scenario and prepare yourself to move forward.
(704) 594-3982 View (704) 594-3982
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Maria Leo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
It is an immense privilege every day to work side by side and collaboratively with my clients assisting them in handling the challenges they are facing in their lives and relationships. I look forward to supporting you as together we will navigate your new path toward much greater satisfaction and peace in your own life or your relationship. Whether you are looking to begin counseling individually, alongside a partner, or with other members of your family, I am here to help you in defining your goals and in identifying the patterns or obstacles that are hindering you from living the life or relationship you want and so deserve.
It is an immense privilege every day to work side by side and collaboratively with my clients assisting them in handling the challenges they are facing in their lives and relationships. I look forward to supporting you as together we will navigate your new path toward much greater satisfaction and peace in your own life or your relationship. Whether you are looking to begin counseling individually, alongside a partner, or with other members of your family, I am here to help you in defining your goals and in identifying the patterns or obstacles that are hindering you from living the life or relationship you want and so deserve.
(980) 324-3730 View (980) 324-3730
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Dr. LeeAnne Thompson-Forte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW, LCAS, CSI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
Life presents us with challenges that can be overwhelming at times. As you navigate your journey, know you don't have to face these difficulties alone. The path to healing is not always linear, but I am here to walk alongside you every step of the way. Getting out of bed in the morning and finding joy in living can feel like an uphill battle, but together, we can work towards a brighter tomorrow. Whether you are grappling with day-to-day stress, anxiety, depression, or confronting past traumas that linger in your mind, this is a safe space where you can explore, heal, and grow.
Life presents us with challenges that can be overwhelming at times. As you navigate your journey, know you don't have to face these difficulties alone. The path to healing is not always linear, but I am here to walk alongside you every step of the way. Getting out of bed in the morning and finding joy in living can feel like an uphill battle, but together, we can work towards a brighter tomorrow. Whether you are grappling with day-to-day stress, anxiety, depression, or confronting past traumas that linger in your mind, this is a safe space where you can explore, heal, and grow.
(704) 703-4947 View (704) 703-4947
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Carol Armstrong
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Cornelius, NC 28031
Not accepting new clients
With over 30 years of clinical practice, I have a special interest in helping clients maximize their human potential. My training and experience have allowed me to successfully help people alleviate depression, anxiety and pain from grief, loss and "life's terms." I designed, developed and directed a comprehensive chemical dependency recovery center, in Napa, CA, and have used many of those techniques to help clients maintain recovery principles in other life areas. My practice is focused upon adults and is equipped to assist people on the continuum from guidance through a life change to more severe levels of life disturbance.
With over 30 years of clinical practice, I have a special interest in helping clients maximize their human potential. My training and experience have allowed me to successfully help people alleviate depression, anxiety and pain from grief, loss and "life's terms." I designed, developed and directed a comprehensive chemical dependency recovery center, in Napa, CA, and have used many of those techniques to help clients maintain recovery principles in other life areas. My practice is focused upon adults and is equipped to assist people on the continuum from guidance through a life change to more severe levels of life disturbance.
(704) 665-0181 View (704) 665-0181
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Deedee Russell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
(Now scheduling IQ testing for MRSA-see all info on my site under Services & FAQ-some weekend spots left.) I am a clinical psychologist with over 20 years experience working in the school setting and private practice. I provide psycho-educational evaluations, and individualized evaluations and treatment for children, adolescents, adults and families. I value the client's experience and use a variety of evidenced based treatments (ACT, CBT, mindfulness) to help clients reach their goals. I believe in using a comprehensive and holistic approach to help clients make healthy changes to reach a healthier and more balanced life.
(Now scheduling IQ testing for MRSA-see all info on my site under Services & FAQ-some weekend spots left.) I am a clinical psychologist with over 20 years experience working in the school setting and private practice. I provide psycho-educational evaluations, and individualized evaluations and treatment for children, adolescents, adults and families. I value the client's experience and use a variety of evidenced based treatments (ACT, CBT, mindfulness) to help clients reach their goals. I believe in using a comprehensive and holistic approach to help clients make healthy changes to reach a healthier and more balanced life.
(704) 931-5515 View (704) 931-5515
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Shelia King
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MACC, LCMHC, CSAT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, a loss of self-worth, or a loss of hope? If you are tired of being plagued by uncontrollable addictive behaviors, partner betrayal trauma, triggers, negative thoughts, an inability to turn off your brain, or low self-esteem, I can help., Identifying the source and reprocessing memories helps eliminate the pain. I use EMDR to resolve past trauma and present difficulties. EMDR often helps get to the source of your trauma and distress. I offer EMDR in the office and through an online platform called, RemotEMDR for NC residents.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, a loss of self-worth, or a loss of hope? If you are tired of being plagued by uncontrollable addictive behaviors, partner betrayal trauma, triggers, negative thoughts, an inability to turn off your brain, or low self-esteem, I can help., Identifying the source and reprocessing memories helps eliminate the pain. I use EMDR to resolve past trauma and present difficulties. EMDR often helps get to the source of your trauma and distress. I offer EMDR in the office and through an online platform called, RemotEMDR for NC residents.
(919) 328-2649 View (919) 328-2649
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Sage Healing and Wellness.com
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
I am in the business of healing, not learning the latest coping skills that "pop psychology" uses as bandages. I am a customer service driven clinician who puts my clients first. Your experience in therapy will be a safe place for your uniqueness without feeling odd or misunderstood. Spiritual formation has been apart of my individual growth therefore I weave it into my therapy in addition to researched based mod
I am in the business of healing, not learning the latest coping skills that "pop psychology" uses as bandages. I am a customer service driven clinician who puts my clients first. Your experience in therapy will be a safe place for your uniqueness without feeling odd or misunderstood. Spiritual formation has been apart of my individual growth therefore I weave it into my therapy in addition to researched based mod
(704) 710-8523 View (704) 710-8523
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Jullee Lorraine Capshaw
Counselor, LCMHC-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
I’m passionate about therapy as a tool for helping young people develop and grow. Adolescence through young adulthood can be a challenging period of time for people, especially in a post-pandemic world. I believe therapy can be a positive tool for teenagers and young adults when they are met where they are, and are given a space to be authentic, vulnerable, and genuine.
I’m passionate about therapy as a tool for helping young people develop and grow. Adolescence through young adulthood can be a challenging period of time for people, especially in a post-pandemic world. I believe therapy can be a positive tool for teenagers and young adults when they are met where they are, and are given a space to be authentic, vulnerable, and genuine.
(980) 983-5209 View (980) 983-5209
Photo of Shauna Faile, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Shauna Faile
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
If life feels hard right now, I promise it will not feel this way forever. You deserve to find and believe in your greatness. My mission is to empower couples and individuals to re-author their narratives in order to find healing. Your path of purpose deserves your belief. Sometimes we just need someone to walk along side of us through the hardships to believe we can make it. I utilize my skills to empower others to find power in their stories. My approach can help you move past the false narratives you tell yourself that keep you stuck, and allow yourself to find healing and purpose. You will learn to own your greatness.
If life feels hard right now, I promise it will not feel this way forever. You deserve to find and believe in your greatness. My mission is to empower couples and individuals to re-author their narratives in order to find healing. Your path of purpose deserves your belief. Sometimes we just need someone to walk along side of us through the hardships to believe we can make it. I utilize my skills to empower others to find power in their stories. My approach can help you move past the false narratives you tell yourself that keep you stuck, and allow yourself to find healing and purpose. You will learn to own your greatness.
(704) 327-5780 View (704) 327-5780
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Ashlan Vincent
Counselor, LCMHC, MA
Verified Verified
Cornelius, NC 28031
I love to see anyone across the lifespan. If you enjoy creating a space for yourself to heal, grow, and recover from the mental health symptoms you are experiencing in a safe, trusting space, you will fit right in here. Whether you are managing panic attacks, emotional outbursts, past experiences, or feel completely overwhelmed, we can work together to overcome the obstacles in your way. I've spent the past few years working with anxiety, depression, trauma, neurodiversity, postpartum health, and stressful life circumstances.
I love to see anyone across the lifespan. If you enjoy creating a space for yourself to heal, grow, and recover from the mental health symptoms you are experiencing in a safe, trusting space, you will fit right in here. Whether you are managing panic attacks, emotional outbursts, past experiences, or feel completely overwhelmed, we can work together to overcome the obstacles in your way. I've spent the past few years working with anxiety, depression, trauma, neurodiversity, postpartum health, and stressful life circumstances.
(980) 575-1557 View (980) 575-1557
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Shaunna Rushing
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
As a woman and/or mother, it can feel like you are buried underneath the relentless demands of everyone else in your life. It can leave you feeling invisible, angry, & exhausted. It doesn’t have to feel that way - together we can uncover your needs, wants, & desires so you can create a satisfying, fulfilling, and connected life. In therapy, I hold space for you to explore what your needs are, & examine the barriers & relationship patterns that might be keeping you tired & feeling stuck. Together we will develop an understanding of yourself that ultimately empowers you to use your voice & implement the change you need & want.
As a woman and/or mother, it can feel like you are buried underneath the relentless demands of everyone else in your life. It can leave you feeling invisible, angry, & exhausted. It doesn’t have to feel that way - together we can uncover your needs, wants, & desires so you can create a satisfying, fulfilling, and connected life. In therapy, I hold space for you to explore what your needs are, & examine the barriers & relationship patterns that might be keeping you tired & feeling stuck. Together we will develop an understanding of yourself that ultimately empowers you to use your voice & implement the change you need & want.
(980) 404-2672 View (980) 404-2672
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Thalia Aparicio
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MA, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
My ideal client is someone who is seeking understanding, healing, and personal development. They may want a safe space to vent, tools to manage stressors, and direction. They are looking to work together with me through the journey of therapy.
My ideal client is someone who is seeking understanding, healing, and personal development. They may want a safe space to vent, tools to manage stressors, and direction. They are looking to work together with me through the journey of therapy.
(980) 400-7351 View (980) 400-7351
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Amy R. Young, LCSW, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cornelius, NC 28031
I enjoy working with couples and individuals to find their strengths, to help them communicate more effectively with their loved ones and partners, and to resolve issues that may be limiting each client's potential. I'm a direct, empathic counselor; I use humor, reality, and kindness to reflect back to clients. I'm invested in working toward your goals at your pace. I have a special love for couples and parenting issues and have worked with those issues for more than 25 years. I also have a special place in my heart for the families, patients, and caregivers of people living with chronic or terminal illnesses.
I enjoy working with couples and individuals to find their strengths, to help them communicate more effectively with their loved ones and partners, and to resolve issues that may be limiting each client's potential. I'm a direct, empathic counselor; I use humor, reality, and kindness to reflect back to clients. I'm invested in working toward your goals at your pace. I have a special love for couples and parenting issues and have worked with those issues for more than 25 years. I also have a special place in my heart for the families, patients, and caregivers of people living with chronic or terminal illnesses.
(980) 391-6200 View (980) 391-6200
Photo of Sarah Baker, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Sarah Baker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cornelius, NC 28031
Sarah Baker is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has 22 years of experience serving multiple populations and working with people experiencing various mental illnesses, personality disorders, and a variety of life adjustments/changes. Sarah has worked with children experiencing impulse control issues, poor/limited concentration, defiant behaviors, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), depression, anxiety, and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). Her primary focus has been with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma and/or who experience mood disorders, working both with the child and their caregiver.
Sarah Baker is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has 22 years of experience serving multiple populations and working with people experiencing various mental illnesses, personality disorders, and a variety of life adjustments/changes. Sarah has worked with children experiencing impulse control issues, poor/limited concentration, defiant behaviors, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), depression, anxiety, and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). Her primary focus has been with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma and/or who experience mood disorders, working both with the child and their caregiver.
(980) 983-6025 View (980) 983-6025
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Inner Renovations Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, CCS, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Cornelius, NC 28031
Starting now, you can improve your mental health and discover what brings out the best version of yourself. Learn Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness and Mindfulness skills. Experience what it feels like to no longer be held back by anxiety, addiction, depression, trauma, or issues with identity and relationships. You'll be working with Chanel C. Bowen, LCMHC, LCAS, CCS, guided by evidence-based methods, individualized to your unique needs. Your Inner Renovations Project includes counseling/coaching, therapeutic yoga, and mindfulness resources that help you "Develop the Tools for Your Inside Job."
Starting now, you can improve your mental health and discover what brings out the best version of yourself. Learn Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness and Mindfulness skills. Experience what it feels like to no longer be held back by anxiety, addiction, depression, trauma, or issues with identity and relationships. You'll be working with Chanel C. Bowen, LCMHC, LCAS, CCS, guided by evidence-based methods, individualized to your unique needs. Your Inner Renovations Project includes counseling/coaching, therapeutic yoga, and mindfulness resources that help you "Develop the Tools for Your Inside Job."
(980) 324-3876 View (980) 324-3876
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Allison (Alli) Pongetti
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
My passion is working with the unique challenges faced by emerging adults dealing with ADHD, autism, anxiety, grief, and trauma, although I am open to working with adults of all ages. Specializing in emerging adults (16-30), I recognize the pivotal stage of life that this demographic represents, where young individuals are transitioning into adulthood and facing complex emotional and psychological changes. Through a client-centered approach, I foster a safe and non-judgmental environment where you can explore your emotions, develop coping strategies, and build resilience.
My passion is working with the unique challenges faced by emerging adults dealing with ADHD, autism, anxiety, grief, and trauma, although I am open to working with adults of all ages. Specializing in emerging adults (16-30), I recognize the pivotal stage of life that this demographic represents, where young individuals are transitioning into adulthood and facing complex emotional and psychological changes. Through a client-centered approach, I foster a safe and non-judgmental environment where you can explore your emotions, develop coping strategies, and build resilience.
(980) 907-6285 View (980) 907-6285
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Rebecca Parnell
Psychologist, PsyD, HSP-P
Verified Verified
Cornelius, NC 28031
From the outside looking in, people see someone who “has it together.” Perhaps this is related to your family, job, marriage or community. From the inside looking out, you see a world full of pressures, expectations and a need to cultivate happiness for those in your life, sometimes at the expense of your own sanity. I often hear from clients that they feel “stuck” in the same cycle of life and can’t seem to find satisfaction, despite having many of life’s “checkboxes” marked off. Experiences of chronic anxiety and worry are common though they keep moving through the motions of life.
From the outside looking in, people see someone who “has it together.” Perhaps this is related to your family, job, marriage or community. From the inside looking out, you see a world full of pressures, expectations and a need to cultivate happiness for those in your life, sometimes at the expense of your own sanity. I often hear from clients that they feel “stuck” in the same cycle of life and can’t seem to find satisfaction, despite having many of life’s “checkboxes” marked off. Experiences of chronic anxiety and worry are common though they keep moving through the motions of life.
(704) 457-7938 View (704) 457-7938
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Kara Ewing
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cornelius, NC 28031
"Life's roughest storms prove the strength of our anchors!" With almost 20 years of experience in working with individuals of all ages as well as families, I have taken great pride in helping others recognize their individual strengths to weather the many storms of life. Although I work with all ages, I have a special passion for working with older children and teens and their families. Throughout my career, I have helped parents find the balance of providing support and love coupled with discipline to have healthy, happy relationships with their children and teens.
"Life's roughest storms prove the strength of our anchors!" With almost 20 years of experience in working with individuals of all ages as well as families, I have taken great pride in helping others recognize their individual strengths to weather the many storms of life. Although I work with all ages, I have a special passion for working with older children and teens and their families. Throughout my career, I have helped parents find the balance of providing support and love coupled with discipline to have healthy, happy relationships with their children and teens.
(980) 399-5290 View (980) 399-5290
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Shannon Brewer
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
I have worked in a variety of settings: prison, inpatient, day treatment, outpatient and private practice. These experiences have made me a well rounded clinician. I offer my clients a safe place to explore often painful issues in a non-judgemental atmosphere. My ideal client is one who has specific goals in therapy and is willing to address them through work in session and exercises they can work on outside of session.
I have worked in a variety of settings: prison, inpatient, day treatment, outpatient and private practice. These experiences have made me a well rounded clinician. I offer my clients a safe place to explore often painful issues in a non-judgemental atmosphere. My ideal client is one who has specific goals in therapy and is willing to address them through work in session and exercises they can work on outside of session.
(704) 209-7014 View (704) 209-7014
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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.