Female Therapists in Hickory, NC

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Elizabeth Maino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hickory, NC 28601  (Online Only)
Hi there! I'm Elizabeth and I am now accepting new clients for telehealth therapy in North Carolina! I am very excited about working with you. Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship or parenting issues? I have decades of experience working with adolescents and adults of all ages. I have worked in hospitals, schools, community clinics and as an independent therapist. I have been in similar shoes as the ones you may be wearing right now. Don't be embarrassed because you are needing help. We all need help. Let me join you as you make changes in your life.
Hi there! I'm Elizabeth and I am now accepting new clients for telehealth therapy in North Carolina! I am very excited about working with you. Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship or parenting issues? I have decades of experience working with adolescents and adults of all ages. I have worked in hospitals, schools, community clinics and as an independent therapist. I have been in similar shoes as the ones you may be wearing right now. Don't be embarrassed because you are needing help. We all need help. Let me join you as you make changes in your life.
(828) 373-0748 View (828) 373-0748
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Shauna E Allen
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Hickory, NC 28601  (Online Only)
There is so much excitement around babies. From the sound of soft baby coos to the warm cuddles right before a nap. Ideally, babies are fun, but new parenthood can be overwhelming, scary, and anxiety provoking. That’s something we don’t talk about enough. From brain fog, not feeling like yourself, body betrayals, feeling out of place, shifts in relationships, grief, exhaustion all the way to isolation, there is so much that can come up in the journey to parenthood. You want to feel balanced, and enjoy yourself again. You want your body to do what it’s supposed to. You want to feel heard, seen, and connected.
There is so much excitement around babies. From the sound of soft baby coos to the warm cuddles right before a nap. Ideally, babies are fun, but new parenthood can be overwhelming, scary, and anxiety provoking. That’s something we don’t talk about enough. From brain fog, not feeling like yourself, body betrayals, feeling out of place, shifts in relationships, grief, exhaustion all the way to isolation, there is so much that can come up in the journey to parenthood. You want to feel balanced, and enjoy yourself again. You want your body to do what it’s supposed to. You want to feel heard, seen, and connected.
(704) 272-2034 View (704) 272-2034
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Cindy Austin Lineberger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CIMPH, CMIP
Verified Verified
Hickory, NC 28601
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, beautiful soul! Are you feeling weighed down by anxiety, navigating life transitions, or struggling with chronic illness? Do you find yourself constantly giving to others, leaving little room for self-care and fulfillment? If so, you're in the right place. I'm a LCSW & hold additional specialized training in ACT, CBT, Integrative Nutrition, Body Positivity, Self Esteem, Sex Therapy, & Mindfulness to ensure you reach your therapy goals. I incorporate technology via an app that offers therapy resources such as worksheets, journals, trackers, and module learning for in-between session action plans. Client's love this resource.
Hello, beautiful soul! Are you feeling weighed down by anxiety, navigating life transitions, or struggling with chronic illness? Do you find yourself constantly giving to others, leaving little room for self-care and fulfillment? If so, you're in the right place. I'm a LCSW & hold additional specialized training in ACT, CBT, Integrative Nutrition, Body Positivity, Self Esteem, Sex Therapy, & Mindfulness to ensure you reach your therapy goals. I incorporate technology via an app that offers therapy resources such as worksheets, journals, trackers, and module learning for in-between session action plans. Client's love this resource.
(828) 408-0507 View (828) 408-0507
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Sharon Woodard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hickory, NC 28601  (Online Only)
"My sole desire and purpose is to assist you with your difficulties; to intimately listen to your voice as I utilize the techniques and skills that are structured to meet your unique and individual needs". Breath of Autumn Counseling PLLC provides a place for you to feel at ease as you and I delve into the deep and sometimes dark struggles that come with the changes occurring in your life. If you have symptoms of panic, depression or anxiety; have a history of trauma or can't figure out your issues or cope with the stress; please allow me to assist you. Let us unite as a therapeutic team so that you may live a life of harmony.
"My sole desire and purpose is to assist you with your difficulties; to intimately listen to your voice as I utilize the techniques and skills that are structured to meet your unique and individual needs". Breath of Autumn Counseling PLLC provides a place for you to feel at ease as you and I delve into the deep and sometimes dark struggles that come with the changes occurring in your life. If you have symptoms of panic, depression or anxiety; have a history of trauma or can't figure out your issues or cope with the stress; please allow me to assist you. Let us unite as a therapeutic team so that you may live a life of harmony.
(828) 358-3495 View (828) 358-3495
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Katelyn Millinor
Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, LPCC, LCMHC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hickory, NC 28601  (Online Only)
I value the mind-body connection and believe we can find healing when we approach our health from a holistic perspective. Counseling requires a lot of effort and can only be truly transformative if you show up as yourself. I will show up as mine and that may include laughing, maybe some crying, and definitely some hard conversations. I am passionate about helping people adjust to parenting or other life transitions, and those with anxiety and self-esteem issues. My role is to listen, ask questions, guide, and challenge you to shape your own path. Let's dig in!
I value the mind-body connection and believe we can find healing when we approach our health from a holistic perspective. Counseling requires a lot of effort and can only be truly transformative if you show up as yourself. I will show up as mine and that may include laughing, maybe some crying, and definitely some hard conversations. I am passionate about helping people adjust to parenting or other life transitions, and those with anxiety and self-esteem issues. My role is to listen, ask questions, guide, and challenge you to shape your own path. Let's dig in!
(828) 761-6609 View (828) 761-6609
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Catawba Valley Neurofeedback and Counseling
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, BCN, MA
Verified Verified
Hickory, NC 28602
Have you ever caught a glimpse of the favorite version of yourself? What does that look like for you? Do you want to find out what it takes to be able to enjoy yourself on this level more often, or even permanently? By achieving optimal brain health you can feel amazing! Shay has been transforming brains for 10+ years, including her own! With a combination of educating you about your own brain health status and utilizing brain training referred to as neurofeedback, you can discover your favorite version of self.
Have you ever caught a glimpse of the favorite version of yourself? What does that look like for you? Do you want to find out what it takes to be able to enjoy yourself on this level more often, or even permanently? By achieving optimal brain health you can feel amazing! Shay has been transforming brains for 10+ years, including her own! With a combination of educating you about your own brain health status and utilizing brain training referred to as neurofeedback, you can discover your favorite version of self.
(828) 522-5763 View (828) 522-5763
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Jill Ryon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hickory, NC 28601  (Online Only)
Life challenges occur at different stages in our lives and sometimes they are overwhelming to navigate on our own. We can often get lost in feelings of sadness, anger, anxiety, and confusion which cultivates hopelessness as we allow these thoughts and emotions to take over our lives.
Life challenges occur at different stages in our lives and sometimes they are overwhelming to navigate on our own. We can often get lost in feelings of sadness, anger, anxiety, and confusion which cultivates hopelessness as we allow these thoughts and emotions to take over our lives.
(828) 548-0403 View (828) 548-0403
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Magnolia Counseling, PLLC
Counselor, PhD, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Hickory, NC 28601  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Patty Hickham Tousey, PhD, LCMHCA. Life experiences, particularly traumatic events and relationships, impact all facets of life (all the way down to the nervous system), but we continue to move naturally towards healing and growth. I want to work with you to help facilitate that process! Self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-compassion are some of the essential foundations of wellness. I'm devoted to helping clients navigate their healing journey to cultivate a deep sense of self-love and understanding.
Patty Hickham Tousey, PhD, LCMHCA. Life experiences, particularly traumatic events and relationships, impact all facets of life (all the way down to the nervous system), but we continue to move naturally towards healing and growth. I want to work with you to help facilitate that process! Self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-compassion are some of the essential foundations of wellness. I'm devoted to helping clients navigate their healing journey to cultivate a deep sense of self-love and understanding.
(336) 664-8187 View (336) 664-8187
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Melody Annas
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
Hickory, NC 28602  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, and/or stress? I aim to support my clients through processing and navigating the many challenges that we face in today’s world. I strive to provide a safe space for my clients in order to grow and heal. I work with clients to establish goals that will better their mental health, well-being, and future.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, and/or stress? I aim to support my clients through processing and navigating the many challenges that we face in today’s world. I strive to provide a safe space for my clients in order to grow and heal. I work with clients to establish goals that will better their mental health, well-being, and future.
(828) 827-5749 View (828) 827-5749
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Jaymie Rowe
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCAS, CCS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Hickory, NC 28601
Therapy is a growth experience that can influence the way you view the world and yourself. As humans, we all experience times of discomfort and life transitions. Therapy is not only for those suffering from addiction or mental illness. It is also a way to gain skills, enhance your performance, and learn more about yourself. Barriers to becoming who you want to be can be explored in therapy and work to re-building life, relationships, and even your career.
Therapy is a growth experience that can influence the way you view the world and yourself. As humans, we all experience times of discomfort and life transitions. Therapy is not only for those suffering from addiction or mental illness. It is also a way to gain skills, enhance your performance, and learn more about yourself. Barriers to becoming who you want to be can be explored in therapy and work to re-building life, relationships, and even your career.
(828) 471-4478 View (828) 471-4478
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Pamela J Schultz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, Pamela
Verified Verified
Hickory, NC 28601  (Online Only)
I work with adults and adolescents who are struggling with the challenges of daily life or who feel weighed down by issues of the past. My clients are often people who struggle with anxiety, depression, identity issues, grief, stress, or relationship issues. My ideal client is ready for change, or contemplating what the first steps of change look like. I practice exclusively through teletherapy sessions, and require clients to have reliable and consistent access to internet services. I offer a safe space for BIPOC, women, LGBTQIA+/trans/poly, neurodivergent, and other diverse communities.
I work with adults and adolescents who are struggling with the challenges of daily life or who feel weighed down by issues of the past. My clients are often people who struggle with anxiety, depression, identity issues, grief, stress, or relationship issues. My ideal client is ready for change, or contemplating what the first steps of change look like. I practice exclusively through teletherapy sessions, and require clients to have reliable and consistent access to internet services. I offer a safe space for BIPOC, women, LGBTQIA+/trans/poly, neurodivergent, and other diverse communities.
(828) 332-5932 View (828) 332-5932
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Katy Randall
Psychologist, MA, CAS, LPA
Verified Verified
Hickory, NC 28601
I provide psychological/psychoeducational evaluations to diagnose learning and attention disorders including ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia, as well as Autism Spectrum Disorder (under 18 only), anxiety, and depression.
I provide psychological/psychoeducational evaluations to diagnose learning and attention disorders including ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia, as well as Autism Spectrum Disorder (under 18 only), anxiety, and depression.
(828) 360-8225 View (828) 360-8225
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India McWhorter
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hickory, NC 28601  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm India. I work with emerging, young & older adults (17+) from all walks of life who feel that hope seems out of reach right now. In our work together, I aim to better understand the barriers that may be relentlessly working against you. But there is hope that lives alongside the struggle, the kind of hope that comes from a willingness to face reality and still choose to see where beauty and light can be found. We’ll search for it together.
Hi, I'm India. I work with emerging, young & older adults (17+) from all walks of life who feel that hope seems out of reach right now. In our work together, I aim to better understand the barriers that may be relentlessly working against you. But there is hope that lives alongside the struggle, the kind of hope that comes from a willingness to face reality and still choose to see where beauty and light can be found. We’ll search for it together.
(828) 554-7525 View (828) 554-7525
Photo of Pamilla G Yount, CMH, CHT, CHI
Pamilla G Yount
CMH, CHT, CHI
Verified Verified
Hickory, NC 28602
Hypnosis works to stop smoking, weight loss, stress, pain management, restructuring and reinventing your life . It also works for creating a positive new way of life.
Hypnosis works to stop smoking, weight loss, stress, pain management, restructuring and reinventing your life . It also works for creating a positive new way of life.
(828) 962-4336 View (828) 962-4336
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Dakota Sain
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MA, LCMHC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hickory, NC 28602
Therapy can be a transformative experience. I am glad you are here! My goal for therapy is to provide an environment where you can feel safe and work towards being your authentic self. This judgment-free zone will be filled with warmth, understanding and genuine curiosity as we move through the therapy process. You can count on me to ask the hard questions, challenge unhelpful thoughts and educate my clients. I will also listen, laugh, respect and meet my clients where they are in their therapy journey.
Therapy can be a transformative experience. I am glad you are here! My goal for therapy is to provide an environment where you can feel safe and work towards being your authentic self. This judgment-free zone will be filled with warmth, understanding and genuine curiosity as we move through the therapy process. You can count on me to ask the hard questions, challenge unhelpful thoughts and educate my clients. I will also listen, laugh, respect and meet my clients where they are in their therapy journey.
(828) 554-7608 View (828) 554-7608
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Brooke Michelsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hickory, NC 28601
Waitlist for new clients
Starting therapy or returning to therapy can feel difficult or uncomfortable. My aim is to foster an environment of safety, openness, and authenticity to allow for greater progress towards a fulfilling, happy life. I offer individuals the tools to empower them to achieve goals and make meaningful decisions in their lives. You are the expert in your own life and I’m here as a support through your journey. I view therapy as a place to be curious and explore new ideas, exercises, or coping strategies in a nonjudgmental environment. I utilize a variety of clinical approaches to address individual’s needs.
Starting therapy or returning to therapy can feel difficult or uncomfortable. My aim is to foster an environment of safety, openness, and authenticity to allow for greater progress towards a fulfilling, happy life. I offer individuals the tools to empower them to achieve goals and make meaningful decisions in their lives. You are the expert in your own life and I’m here as a support through your journey. I view therapy as a place to be curious and explore new ideas, exercises, or coping strategies in a nonjudgmental environment. I utilize a variety of clinical approaches to address individual’s needs.
(828) 672-2531 View (828) 672-2531
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Chrisenda Young
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LCAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hickory, NC 28602  (Online Only)
My ideal client is someone grappling with substance abuse and looking for a structured, supportive path to recovery. Whether they've been dealing with addiction for a long time or are just beginning to recognize their dependency, I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment to start their healing process. I can help you build lifelong skills essential for your recovery journey. Recovery is challenging and ongoing, requiring motivation, courage, honesty, and strength for success.
My ideal client is someone grappling with substance abuse and looking for a structured, supportive path to recovery. Whether they've been dealing with addiction for a long time or are just beginning to recognize their dependency, I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment to start their healing process. I can help you build lifelong skills essential for your recovery journey. Recovery is challenging and ongoing, requiring motivation, courage, honesty, and strength for success.
(828) 624-6929 View (828) 624-6929
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Christina Ann LaBond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Hickory, NC 28601  (Online Only)
Hi! I’m Christina. I'm Certified in Neuropsychotherapy, an LCSW in NC & MI, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and IFS & EMDR informed. Does liberation from past barriers, realization of your true potential and finding meaning/purpose in your life feel authentic in your individual growth? If so, I’d like to walk with you. Let’s explore your individuality, beauty, and unique strengths to improve your self-image, and repair your interpersonal relationships through healthy attachment and behavioral patterns to facilitate neuroplasticity.
Hi! I’m Christina. I'm Certified in Neuropsychotherapy, an LCSW in NC & MI, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and IFS & EMDR informed. Does liberation from past barriers, realization of your true potential and finding meaning/purpose in your life feel authentic in your individual growth? If so, I’d like to walk with you. Let’s explore your individuality, beauty, and unique strengths to improve your self-image, and repair your interpersonal relationships through healthy attachment and behavioral patterns to facilitate neuroplasticity.
(828) 827-4381 View (828) 827-4381
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Family Guidance Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Hickory, NC 28602
We provide services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, & groups in need of coping skills to better manage mental & emotional distress caused by life transitions, crises, mental & emotional illness, & past/current traumatic experiences. We also provide care & treatment for those suffering from the effects of various mental health concerns.
We provide services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, & groups in need of coping skills to better manage mental & emotional distress caused by life transitions, crises, mental & emotional illness, & past/current traumatic experiences. We also provide care & treatment for those suffering from the effects of various mental health concerns.
(828) 383-8079 View (828) 383-8079
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Brooke Graniello
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hickory, NC 28601
I am an LCMHCA at Solutions of Hickory, PA. I earned a BSc in Psychology and Women & Gender Studies from SUNY Oneonta in 2015, followed by an MSEd in School Counseling from St. John’s University in 2017. With seven years of experience as a School Counselor, I returned to LRU in 2023 to complete my LCMHCA requirements and certification. During my tenure in educational and school settings, I have worked extensively with adolescents and young adults dealing with anxiety, depression, life transitions, growth, future planning, grief, domestic violence, and LGBTQIA+ experiences.
I am an LCMHCA at Solutions of Hickory, PA. I earned a BSc in Psychology and Women & Gender Studies from SUNY Oneonta in 2015, followed by an MSEd in School Counseling from St. John’s University in 2017. With seven years of experience as a School Counselor, I returned to LRU in 2023 to complete my LCMHCA requirements and certification. During my tenure in educational and school settings, I have worked extensively with adolescents and young adults dealing with anxiety, depression, life transitions, growth, future planning, grief, domestic violence, and LGBTQIA+ experiences.
(828) 677-2616 View (828) 677-2616
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.