Female Therapists in Gastonia, NC

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Sara E Savino
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, EMDR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gastonia, NC 28054
I was formerly with Southpoint Counseling and now can be found at Remedy Sense Counseling. My focus is on helping couples and individuals overcome obstacles from their past or present in a manner that allows them to become successful in life now. I strive to assist people in finding their inner strength and develop a stronger sense of self-confidence. My "ideal client" is the individual who desires to no longer be held captive by the events of their past and is ready and motivated to create their best possible life! I believe that there is hope for the hurting and counseling can assist with this.
I was formerly with Southpoint Counseling and now can be found at Remedy Sense Counseling. My focus is on helping couples and individuals overcome obstacles from their past or present in a manner that allows them to become successful in life now. I strive to assist people in finding their inner strength and develop a stronger sense of self-confidence. My "ideal client" is the individual who desires to no longer be held captive by the events of their past and is ready and motivated to create their best possible life! I believe that there is hope for the hurting and counseling can assist with this.
(704) 461-1347 View (704) 461-1347
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Jasmine Goode
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MEd, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gastonia, NC 28054
My passion for counseling started when one of my loved ones was diagnosed with an Anxiety Disorder. Seeing a family member suffer on a daily basis made me want to help other individuals facing similar struggles. I know that when times get hard, you may start to feel alone, but you no longer have to feel that way. As a therapist, I hope to guide and support you through the challenges that you may be facing. My role is to assist you in reaching your therapy goals by providing non-judgmental support and helping to facilitate your journey.
My passion for counseling started when one of my loved ones was diagnosed with an Anxiety Disorder. Seeing a family member suffer on a daily basis made me want to help other individuals facing similar struggles. I know that when times get hard, you may start to feel alone, but you no longer have to feel that way. As a therapist, I hope to guide and support you through the challenges that you may be facing. My role is to assist you in reaching your therapy goals by providing non-judgmental support and helping to facilitate your journey.
(704) 237-6533 View (704) 237-6533
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Yvonne C. Oree
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS, CCS, SAP
Verified Verified
Gastonia, NC 28054  (Online Only)
Having peace of mind and finding serenity is a priority for most people. In life we all face challenges that interrupt that peace. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working in the fields of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders helping individuals and families return to that peaceful state. My virtual office is a calm, relaxing, judgment free atmosphere. Together, we will use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and other Evidence Based Therapies, to find solutions for whatever difficulties you might be encountering.
Having peace of mind and finding serenity is a priority for most people. In life we all face challenges that interrupt that peace. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working in the fields of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders helping individuals and families return to that peaceful state. My virtual office is a calm, relaxing, judgment free atmosphere. Together, we will use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and other Evidence Based Therapies, to find solutions for whatever difficulties you might be encountering.
(980) 414-8329 View (980) 414-8329
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Jen Warshawsky
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA/EdS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gastonia, NC 28054
I have 20 years of experience in the mental health field providing treatment to children, adolescents, and adults in both an agency and private practice setting. My background also includes work in family, couples, group and individual counseling as well as providing Intensive In-Home and Crisis Services as well. Need help managing a mood disorder? Need helping working through grief? Need help working through a variety of other issues? I am here to help you get to where you need or want to be. I would be honored to walk your journey with you. You are brave to reach out.
I have 20 years of experience in the mental health field providing treatment to children, adolescents, and adults in both an agency and private practice setting. My background also includes work in family, couples, group and individual counseling as well as providing Intensive In-Home and Crisis Services as well. Need help managing a mood disorder? Need helping working through grief? Need help working through a variety of other issues? I am here to help you get to where you need or want to be. I would be honored to walk your journey with you. You are brave to reach out.
(980) 365-8033 View (980) 365-8033
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Jarae D McSwain
Counselor, LCMHC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gastonia, NC 28054
I will collaborate with my clients in order to develop a suitable plan to began their healing process. I'll listen with an attentive ear and is impartial to all individuals. I believe everyone's story is important. I work with all ages; children, adolescents and adults. Whether it's learning how to deal with past issues or changing behaviors, my desire is to help clients see life in a new perspective.
I will collaborate with my clients in order to develop a suitable plan to began their healing process. I'll listen with an attentive ear and is impartial to all individuals. I believe everyone's story is important. I work with all ages; children, adolescents and adults. Whether it's learning how to deal with past issues or changing behaviors, my desire is to help clients see life in a new perspective.
(704) 764-1513 View (704) 764-1513
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Alisha Begrin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CFRC
Verified Verified
Gastonia, NC 28056  (Online Only)
I have been a part of the first responder community for several years now working alongside local law enforcement. I know that you are here with reservation. The first responder community is known for its resilience, but also its hesitation to reach out for help. I have sat next to officers, in their patrol vehicles, for years. I have stood next to them on calls. I have witnessed the steadfast dedication to their community, even when members of the community remain ungrateful.
I have been a part of the first responder community for several years now working alongside local law enforcement. I know that you are here with reservation. The first responder community is known for its resilience, but also its hesitation to reach out for help. I have sat next to officers, in their patrol vehicles, for years. I have stood next to them on calls. I have witnessed the steadfast dedication to their community, even when members of the community remain ungrateful.
(980) 577-6126 View (980) 577-6126
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Mary Beth Stanford Picker
LCSW Associate , MSW, MSE
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gastonia, NC 28056
I am a trauma-informed therapist who helps clients understand themselves and their pain in order to experience wholeness and health. I utilize EMDR and Internal Family Systems along with other beneficial modalities to help clients reprocess their traumatic experiences and find greater connection within themselves. If you are struggling to make it through each day, or if your past keeps interfering with your present, I would love to provide a welcoming and compassionate space for you to find healing. Life can be really difficult. But no matter your situation, I have hope that you can feel better.
I am a trauma-informed therapist who helps clients understand themselves and their pain in order to experience wholeness and health. I utilize EMDR and Internal Family Systems along with other beneficial modalities to help clients reprocess their traumatic experiences and find greater connection within themselves. If you are struggling to make it through each day, or if your past keeps interfering with your present, I would love to provide a welcoming and compassionate space for you to find healing. Life can be really difficult. But no matter your situation, I have hope that you can feel better.
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Laura Gundel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, MEd, LCMHC, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gastonia, NC 28054
People who seek help through the stresses and traumas of life instead of succumbing to them are the bravest people I know. Although therapy may not feel courageous, at some point, we all need the presence and compassionate care of someone committed to our healing process. This is my passion. I work with courageous people who choose to move toward wholeness while continuing to live and care for the responsibilities of their lives. A large part of my work is devoted to helping men and women work through traumatic experiences in the present and those remembered from the past.
People who seek help through the stresses and traumas of life instead of succumbing to them are the bravest people I know. Although therapy may not feel courageous, at some point, we all need the presence and compassionate care of someone committed to our healing process. This is my passion. I work with courageous people who choose to move toward wholeness while continuing to live and care for the responsibilities of their lives. A large part of my work is devoted to helping men and women work through traumatic experiences in the present and those remembered from the past.
(980) 243-4149 x2 View (980) 243-4149 x2
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Kisha L Bowser
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Gastonia, NC 28054
My passion is helping those who have been impacted by interpersonal trauma to begin the healing process towards recovery & wholeness. Those who have been personally affected by traumatic events know all too well the sense of grief & loss, shame, embarrassment, & even judgment these issues often bring. I believe that unresolved negative life experiences from past trauma are the primary source of issues such as depression & other mood disorders, anxiety, relationship challenges, interpersonal conflict, identity issues, & self-esteem challenges.
My passion is helping those who have been impacted by interpersonal trauma to begin the healing process towards recovery & wholeness. Those who have been personally affected by traumatic events know all too well the sense of grief & loss, shame, embarrassment, & even judgment these issues often bring. I believe that unresolved negative life experiences from past trauma are the primary source of issues such as depression & other mood disorders, anxiety, relationship challenges, interpersonal conflict, identity issues, & self-esteem challenges.
(704) 631-9302 View (704) 631-9302
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Mary Jean Elder
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, Ed S, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Gastonia, NC 28056
Depression, anxiety, or trauma can stop you from enjoying your day-to-day life! It is not easy dealing with all the thoughts and emotions that are always stirred up. My hope is that together we can work to find balance and peace in your life. We cannot change the past but we can change how we think, cope and manage it today! Many struggle alone unable to truly move forward and find that freedom of internal happiness. Give me a call and together we can find your happy place!
Depression, anxiety, or trauma can stop you from enjoying your day-to-day life! It is not easy dealing with all the thoughts and emotions that are always stirred up. My hope is that together we can work to find balance and peace in your life. We cannot change the past but we can change how we think, cope and manage it today! Many struggle alone unable to truly move forward and find that freedom of internal happiness. Give me a call and together we can find your happy place!
(704) 326-7636 View (704) 326-7636
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Claire Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gastonia, NC 28054
Many people find themselves "coping" with life as opposed to LIVING it. With the many competing demands of our busy lifestyles, it is not uncommon to lose connection with your authentic self and to feel discouraged, unwell or just..."off". When we discover that our health and wellbeing are suffering, or feel “stuck”, we often need support to change thought patterns, and empower ourselves to make different choices, so that we can live in a more meaningful and fulfilling capacity. Whether you have specific goals, or simply know that you just want to feel better but don't know where to begin, the first step is to reach out for help.
Many people find themselves "coping" with life as opposed to LIVING it. With the many competing demands of our busy lifestyles, it is not uncommon to lose connection with your authentic self and to feel discouraged, unwell or just..."off". When we discover that our health and wellbeing are suffering, or feel “stuck”, we often need support to change thought patterns, and empower ourselves to make different choices, so that we can live in a more meaningful and fulfilling capacity. Whether you have specific goals, or simply know that you just want to feel better but don't know where to begin, the first step is to reach out for help.
(704) 228-2129 View (704) 228-2129
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Alexxis Cook-Graham
Counselor, LCMHC-A, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Gastonia, NC 28054  (Online Only)
Feeling out of sorts? At A.S. Counseling and Consulting, my objective is to tailor counseling to your unique wellness objectives, whether they pertain to your personal or professional life. If you’re a male, female, gender non conforming individual seeking support with life changes, career adjustments, or relationship challenges. If you find yourself wondering how to do things differently, in hard to break patterns of thinking, or even saying things like “I gotta get my life together”, I am here to help.
Feeling out of sorts? At A.S. Counseling and Consulting, my objective is to tailor counseling to your unique wellness objectives, whether they pertain to your personal or professional life. If you’re a male, female, gender non conforming individual seeking support with life changes, career adjustments, or relationship challenges. If you find yourself wondering how to do things differently, in hard to break patterns of thinking, or even saying things like “I gotta get my life together”, I am here to help.
(704) 253-8145 View (704) 253-8145
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Anna P Eaton
Counselor, MEd, NCC, LCMHC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gastonia, NC 28054
Not accepting new clients
It can be daunting to face major life changes such as death, health issues, divorce, retirement, relationship issues, aging, and feeling stuck in life. Successful counseling takes courage and commitment. Congratulations on taking the first step. We will start by you sharing your story of what is distressing you and what you want to change. Then, we will collaborate and develop a plan to address your objectives that you believe will work for you. I will guide you through the process to help you believe in your personal strengths, heal, and learn new behaviors that bring positive outcomes.
It can be daunting to face major life changes such as death, health issues, divorce, retirement, relationship issues, aging, and feeling stuck in life. Successful counseling takes courage and commitment. Congratulations on taking the first step. We will start by you sharing your story of what is distressing you and what you want to change. Then, we will collaborate and develop a plan to address your objectives that you believe will work for you. I will guide you through the process to help you believe in your personal strengths, heal, and learn new behaviors that bring positive outcomes.
(704) 870-3783 View (704) 870-3783
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Round Table Coaching & Consulting
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gastonia, NC 28054
NEW CLIENTS WELCOME Are you depressed, worry excessively, feel nervous, get anxious or wish others understood you? Are you stressed out, need balance, or feel invisible or overwhelmed? Perhaps you stay frustrated and confused, feel lonely, or just need someone to listen without judgement. If this describes you I can help. It's NOT too late! I can help you live your best life now.
NEW CLIENTS WELCOME Are you depressed, worry excessively, feel nervous, get anxious or wish others understood you? Are you stressed out, need balance, or feel invisible or overwhelmed? Perhaps you stay frustrated and confused, feel lonely, or just need someone to listen without judgement. If this describes you I can help. It's NOT too late! I can help you live your best life now.
(980) 949-0361 View (980) 949-0361
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Erin Thompson
Counselor, LCMHC, NCC, BC-TMH, CFRC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gastonia, NC 28054
Waitlist for new clients
I have been passionate about helping first responders, active military, and veterans since I was an adolescent. During therapy, I accept you for who you are and I appreciate and understand that everyone is unique. I provide an empathetic, understanding, and honest voice to soothe and support you through our therapy sessions. While I am working with you, I become inspired by seeing you break through barriers and grow within your progress by achieving the goals you set for yourself. It is a privilege and honor to come alongside you, as you navigate the uncertainty and pain that often comes as a result of individual lived experiences.
I have been passionate about helping first responders, active military, and veterans since I was an adolescent. During therapy, I accept you for who you are and I appreciate and understand that everyone is unique. I provide an empathetic, understanding, and honest voice to soothe and support you through our therapy sessions. While I am working with you, I become inspired by seeing you break through barriers and grow within your progress by achieving the goals you set for yourself. It is a privilege and honor to come alongside you, as you navigate the uncertainty and pain that often comes as a result of individual lived experiences.
(704) 272-2778 View (704) 272-2778
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Mary Mccrystal
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Gastonia, NC 28054  (Online Only)
Causing and Creating Inspired Transformation~Are you feeling like you are in a transition at this point in your life and need someone to help see you through it? Maybe there's a block in an area of your life that could be helped with new perspective? Possibly you want to learn about visualization, intentional creativity, or creating sacred space? I Love working with people who are in transitional space and are ready for growth and change. Today you are one step closer to feeling empowered, passionate about life, and on a positive path to growth and well-being.
Causing and Creating Inspired Transformation~Are you feeling like you are in a transition at this point in your life and need someone to help see you through it? Maybe there's a block in an area of your life that could be helped with new perspective? Possibly you want to learn about visualization, intentional creativity, or creating sacred space? I Love working with people who are in transitional space and are ready for growth and change. Today you are one step closer to feeling empowered, passionate about life, and on a positive path to growth and well-being.
(704) 666-5405 x707479 View (704) 666-5405 x707479
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Hannah Sanii
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gastonia, NC 28056
Waitlist for new clients
Counseling is a voluntary and collaborative process. This requires that you be actively involved and willing to set and work toward specific goals. Counseling is a tool that individuals can use to deal with problems in a way that is best for that individual. Your counselor cannot “fix,” “cure,” or “heal” you in any way. However, unconditional acceptance, listening and understanding, professional expertise, and honest communication can help you reach your goals to achieving a happier, healthier life!
Counseling is a voluntary and collaborative process. This requires that you be actively involved and willing to set and work toward specific goals. Counseling is a tool that individuals can use to deal with problems in a way that is best for that individual. Your counselor cannot “fix,” “cure,” or “heal” you in any way. However, unconditional acceptance, listening and understanding, professional expertise, and honest communication can help you reach your goals to achieving a happier, healthier life!
(704) 286-9135 View (704) 286-9135
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Veronda Bellamy Supervisor
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHCS, NCC, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Gastonia, NC 28056
I am honored to be of service to you. I know that trauma and substance abuse and addiction can wreak havoc in one's life. Many of client's find themselves faced with challenges of having to restart their lives during mental challenges and addiction; some may have to fight to regain custody of their children; many of them have co-occurring mental illness that has lead to substance abuse and/or addiction. For some, addiction comes by way of biological, environmental, and social influences, but from my experience, I have learned that mental illness was present before addiction became a factor. Take Control Today!
I am honored to be of service to you. I know that trauma and substance abuse and addiction can wreak havoc in one's life. Many of client's find themselves faced with challenges of having to restart their lives during mental challenges and addiction; some may have to fight to regain custody of their children; many of them have co-occurring mental illness that has lead to substance abuse and/or addiction. For some, addiction comes by way of biological, environmental, and social influences, but from my experience, I have learned that mental illness was present before addiction became a factor. Take Control Today!
(704) 243-9316 View (704) 243-9316
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Nidia Bermudez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gastonia, NC 28054
Those who take the steps towards asking for help to process what is occurring in their life, display strength. This can allow the individual to build the resiliency needed to conquer any difficulties in life. I strongly believe that the way we shape our thoughts impacts our feelings and behaviors. I hope that through therapy you may become equipped with the tools you need to navigate successfully through life. I became a psychotherapist because I am fueled by a passion for helping and my resilient walk. I worked with several client populations including children in foster care, seniors, and adults in the behavioral health setting.
Those who take the steps towards asking for help to process what is occurring in their life, display strength. This can allow the individual to build the resiliency needed to conquer any difficulties in life. I strongly believe that the way we shape our thoughts impacts our feelings and behaviors. I hope that through therapy you may become equipped with the tools you need to navigate successfully through life. I became a psychotherapist because I am fueled by a passion for helping and my resilient walk. I worked with several client populations including children in foster care, seniors, and adults in the behavioral health setting.
(980) 261-3305 View (980) 261-3305
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Adrian B. Thornburg
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, MA, NCC, RPTS, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gastonia, NC 28054
Life changing events bring emotional struggles such as grief, loss and other challenges. Adults may find themselves questioning and asking "Who am I now?" and "Where do I go from here?". Children, preteens and teens may find themselves navigating through new emotions and experiences as they grow and change. The need to explore and understand these new landscapes is critical to making positive and sometimes difficult decisions regarding self expression and life choices. Overall goals often included finding relief of inner conflict, developing confidence and experiencing growth.
Life changing events bring emotional struggles such as grief, loss and other challenges. Adults may find themselves questioning and asking "Who am I now?" and "Where do I go from here?". Children, preteens and teens may find themselves navigating through new emotions and experiences as they grow and change. The need to explore and understand these new landscapes is critical to making positive and sometimes difficult decisions regarding self expression and life choices. Overall goals often included finding relief of inner conflict, developing confidence and experiencing growth.
(704) 741-9240 View (704) 741-9240
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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.