Female Therapists in Lincolnton, NC

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Cristy Houk Saunders
Counselor, LCMHC, MA
Verified Verified
Lincolnton, NC 28092
Hello, My Name is Cristy Saunders and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC. I am a therapist that owns my own business and contracts with another company as a therapist as well. My professional experience consists of 3 years of counseling, certification in adoption/kinship/foster care competency (TAC), and also trained to be a competent counselor for emergency services population, as well. I am a Christian but also love the opportunity to work with anyone who is in need of help. It is my goal to help anyone who comes across my path find peace, joy and contentment in their life. I look forward to working with you.
Hello, My Name is Cristy Saunders and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC. I am a therapist that owns my own business and contracts with another company as a therapist as well. My professional experience consists of 3 years of counseling, certification in adoption/kinship/foster care competency (TAC), and also trained to be a competent counselor for emergency services population, as well. I am a Christian but also love the opportunity to work with anyone who is in need of help. It is my goal to help anyone who comes across my path find peace, joy and contentment in their life. I look forward to working with you.
(704) 666-4051 View (704) 666-4051
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Sara Bell
LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Lincolnton, NC 28092
Welcome to One Step Forward Counseling, PLLC! I enjoy helping those who are willing to learn about themselves, those around them, and how to utilize resources and tools to meet their own needs. Life can be stressful and overwhelming. We could all benefit from non-judgmental support to help us navigate life's ups and downs. Please allow me to take the next step toward your healing and/or goals with you.
Welcome to One Step Forward Counseling, PLLC! I enjoy helping those who are willing to learn about themselves, those around them, and how to utilize resources and tools to meet their own needs. Life can be stressful and overwhelming. We could all benefit from non-judgmental support to help us navigate life's ups and downs. Please allow me to take the next step toward your healing and/or goals with you.
(704) 459-4098 View (704) 459-4098
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Takesha Briggins
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Lincolnton, NC 28092
Hello! My name is Takesha Briggins and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. I have been a professional counselor for 12 years and have worked in a variety of settings with diverse populations. I have worked with adolescents in schools, adults in community settings, and families as an intensive in-home clinician. I am passionate about helping others navigate through issues related to anxiety, depression, stress management, life transitions, interpersonal relationships, mindfulness, self compassion, academia, and career to name a few.
Hello! My name is Takesha Briggins and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. I have been a professional counselor for 12 years and have worked in a variety of settings with diverse populations. I have worked with adolescents in schools, adults in community settings, and families as an intensive in-home clinician. I am passionate about helping others navigate through issues related to anxiety, depression, stress management, life transitions, interpersonal relationships, mindfulness, self compassion, academia, and career to name a few.
(980) 303-1920 View (980) 303-1920
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Lisa Johnson
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Lincolnton, NC 28092
I take a person-centered approach to therapy. I prefer to meet the client where they are walking with them on their journey to healing and living their best life. I am trained in CBT, DBT, Trauma-Informed Care, Geriatric/Adult Mental Health, Family Systems Therapy, Mindfulness, and faith-based therapies. I have experience and am willing to work with adolescents, teens, and adults. I will see clients in person in Lincoln County, Gaston County, and Iredell County as well as through telehealth.
I take a person-centered approach to therapy. I prefer to meet the client where they are walking with them on their journey to healing and living their best life. I am trained in CBT, DBT, Trauma-Informed Care, Geriatric/Adult Mental Health, Family Systems Therapy, Mindfulness, and faith-based therapies. I have experience and am willing to work with adolescents, teens, and adults. I will see clients in person in Lincoln County, Gaston County, and Iredell County as well as through telehealth.
(704) 931-5392 View (704) 931-5392
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Alyssa Gardner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Lincolnton, NC 28092
We offer telehealth sessions (video and audio) to help with processing during this difficult time. I work with mainly with young adults and adults. I have extensive knowledge and training working with clients who suffer from symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma and stress. I am primarily Cognitive Behavioral and utilize the integration of healthy coping skills.
We offer telehealth sessions (video and audio) to help with processing during this difficult time. I work with mainly with young adults and adults. I have extensive knowledge and training working with clients who suffer from symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma and stress. I am primarily Cognitive Behavioral and utilize the integration of healthy coping skills.
(704) 741-7084 x1 View (704) 741-7084 x1
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Amy Cooper
Counselor, MA, LCAS, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Lincolnton, NC 28092
Hello and welcome! I understand how difficult it is to ask for help. My goal is to create a safe space for you to be you- to just be human. Whether you are dealing with the shame of substance use issues, sexual identity concerns, or childhood traumas, I offer space for you to be vulnerable. What I do not provide is judgment. I offer acceptance. I believe we all heal through connection. I am here to support you through your individual journey- whatever that looks like. We can lay the burdens down together. You are not alone.
Hello and welcome! I understand how difficult it is to ask for help. My goal is to create a safe space for you to be you- to just be human. Whether you are dealing with the shame of substance use issues, sexual identity concerns, or childhood traumas, I offer space for you to be vulnerable. What I do not provide is judgment. I offer acceptance. I believe we all heal through connection. I am here to support you through your individual journey- whatever that looks like. We can lay the burdens down together. You are not alone.
(704) 703-4047 View (704) 703-4047
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Robin Bumgardner
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCASA
Verified Verified
Lincolnton, NC 28092
Sometimes we all face difficult moments that seem too overwhelming to deal with by ourselves. We need someone to truly care about our situation and help guide us in the right direction to find peace and healing. Counseling gives me the opportunity to listen with acceptance, empathy and compassion to help guide you through some of lives most difficult circumstances. I have experience with many different areas such as substance abuse, learning disabilities, domestic violence, and group therapies.
Sometimes we all face difficult moments that seem too overwhelming to deal with by ourselves. We need someone to truly care about our situation and help guide us in the right direction to find peace and healing. Counseling gives me the opportunity to listen with acceptance, empathy and compassion to help guide you through some of lives most difficult circumstances. I have experience with many different areas such as substance abuse, learning disabilities, domestic violence, and group therapies.
(980) 494-8681 View (980) 494-8681
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Maggie Heafner
MA, CRC
Verified Verified
Lincolnton, NC 28092  (Online Only)
My ideal client would be someone seeking support in understanding how their condition effects them and seeks to address goals related to disability management, school, and/or work. Maggie invites her clients to be curious, open, and motivated to grow in a supportive and empathic environment.
My ideal client would be someone seeking support in understanding how their condition effects them and seeks to address goals related to disability management, school, and/or work. Maggie invites her clients to be curious, open, and motivated to grow in a supportive and empathic environment.
(704) 842-9702 View (704) 842-9702
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Kellie Coffey
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Lincolnton, NC 28092
Not accepting new clients
My goal as a counselor is to help my clients heal from the pain they have experienced in life and learn how to be the best versions of themselves. Life is challenging but in counseling, clients can learn how to handle those challenges in healthy ways and live a more fulfilling life.
My goal as a counselor is to help my clients heal from the pain they have experienced in life and learn how to be the best versions of themselves. Life is challenging but in counseling, clients can learn how to handle those challenges in healthy ways and live a more fulfilling life.
(980) 366-2149 View (980) 366-2149
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Kellie Shuford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lincolnton, NC 28092
Kellie Shuford is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2018. In her practice, Kellie holds an authentic space for clients to express themselves in whatever manor feels comfortable for them that day. She is also able to work with clients to hold them accountable to help them to achieve what they identify as their therapeutic goal through open and honest communication. It is important to Kellie to develop a genuine relationship with anyone that walks through her door. Outside of work, throughout the week or on the weekends you can find Kellie adventuring with her doodle, Lue.
Kellie Shuford is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2018. In her practice, Kellie holds an authentic space for clients to express themselves in whatever manor feels comfortable for them that day. She is also able to work with clients to hold them accountable to help them to achieve what they identify as their therapeutic goal through open and honest communication. It is important to Kellie to develop a genuine relationship with anyone that walks through her door. Outside of work, throughout the week or on the weekends you can find Kellie adventuring with her doodle, Lue.
(704) 761-8690 View (704) 761-8690
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Michele C. Blackman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LCAS-A
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lincolnton, NC 28092
I offer therapy services to all individuals, couples, and families. I also offer parenting classes and anger management. I believe in tailoring treatment to fit the needs of the individual client. For this reason I don't use the same therapeutic approach with every client. Every person is unique and I believe it is important to recognize this. In addition to traditional therapy I also offer "Relationship Checkups". These checkups consist of two sessions designed for couples to attend once a year. The checkup is to provide maintenance, prevention and intervention to keep your relationship strong throughout the year.
I offer therapy services to all individuals, couples, and families. I also offer parenting classes and anger management. I believe in tailoring treatment to fit the needs of the individual client. For this reason I don't use the same therapeutic approach with every client. Every person is unique and I believe it is important to recognize this. In addition to traditional therapy I also offer "Relationship Checkups". These checkups consist of two sessions designed for couples to attend once a year. The checkup is to provide maintenance, prevention and intervention to keep your relationship strong throughout the year.
(704) 278-8076 View (704) 278-8076
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Colleen Collins
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lincolnton, NC 28092
Colleen Collins is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2017. She graduated from Liberty University, first earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, followed by earning her Master's degree in Professional Counseling. Colleen uses person-centered therapy offering unconditional positive regard, empathy, and genuineness as she helps her clients navigate their unique issues and struggles. Because of her many personal experiences, Colleen can relate to most situations and offer techniques and solutions which have helped her as well as others.
Colleen Collins is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2017. She graduated from Liberty University, first earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, followed by earning her Master's degree in Professional Counseling. Colleen uses person-centered therapy offering unconditional positive regard, empathy, and genuineness as she helps her clients navigate their unique issues and struggles. Because of her many personal experiences, Colleen can relate to most situations and offer techniques and solutions which have helped her as well as others.
(704) 389-5813 View (704) 389-5813
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Rebecca Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified Verified
Lincolnton, NC 28092
Rebecca Wright is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. Rebecca earned her Bachelor's in Social Work (BSW) and her Master of Social Worker Degree (MSW) from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Rebecca works with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages providing a safe, non-judgmental environment for her clients to express themselves. Rebecca works with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, school issues, LGBTQA+ acceptance, issues facing children in foster care, foster parent concerns and other issues. Rebecca uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focusing on the client and therapeutic relationship.
Rebecca Wright is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. Rebecca earned her Bachelor's in Social Work (BSW) and her Master of Social Worker Degree (MSW) from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Rebecca works with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages providing a safe, non-judgmental environment for her clients to express themselves. Rebecca works with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, school issues, LGBTQA+ acceptance, issues facing children in foster care, foster parent concerns and other issues. Rebecca uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focusing on the client and therapeutic relationship.
(704) 459-4813 View (704) 459-4813
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Tia Glaspie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lincolnton, NC 28092
Tia Glaspie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2020. She received her BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Master of Social Work from Johnson C. Smith University. Tia believes in meeting clients where they are and providing a safe space for clients to feel accepted and work on an array of behavioral and mental health challenges. She uses techniques from various modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
Tia Glaspie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2020. She received her BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Master of Social Work from Johnson C. Smith University. Tia believes in meeting clients where they are and providing a safe space for clients to feel accepted and work on an array of behavioral and mental health challenges. She uses techniques from various modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
(704) 750-8293 View (704) 750-8293
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Chelsey Bartholet
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Lincolnton, NC 28092
Chelsey Bartholet is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina with 14 years of residency. She received a BS in Psychology from Radford University, as well as a MA in Pastoral Ministry and a MA in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. Chelsey believes in an approach to therapy that is client-centered and draws from a variety of evidence-based treatments, including techniques from cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic theories. She views her role is to companion clients in their journey toward healing and wholeness.
Chelsey Bartholet is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina with 14 years of residency. She received a BS in Psychology from Radford University, as well as a MA in Pastoral Ministry and a MA in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. Chelsey believes in an approach to therapy that is client-centered and draws from a variety of evidence-based treatments, including techniques from cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic theories. She views her role is to companion clients in their journey toward healing and wholeness.
(980) 600-3557 View (980) 600-3557
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Julia Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Lincolnton, NC 28092
Calli Walker is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. She received her Master's in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte after completing her Bachelor's in Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Calli is dedicated to serving adolescents, teens, and adults battling mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and trauma. She focuses on empowering and promoting self-worth in the individuals in which she works with. Calli utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral and mindfulness approaches in promoting a positive, healthy lifestyle for her clients.
Calli Walker is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. She received her Master's in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte after completing her Bachelor's in Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Calli is dedicated to serving adolescents, teens, and adults battling mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and trauma. She focuses on empowering and promoting self-worth in the individuals in which she works with. Calli utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral and mindfulness approaches in promoting a positive, healthy lifestyle for her clients.
(704) 981-6604 View (704) 981-6604
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Shonya Anderson
LCSW Associate , MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Lincolnton, NC 28092
Shonya Anderson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2024. She has a Masters in Social Work (MSW) degree from Norfolk State University. Shonya’s passion lies in empowering youth 617 and their caregivers to navigate the complexities of their lives with resilience and purpose with the ultimate goal of assisting you to overcome adversity and thrive. She strives to create a safe and affirming space where you can explore your experiences, emotions, and identities without judgment. It is important to create a space where you feel seen, heard, understood, and valued.
Shonya Anderson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2024. She has a Masters in Social Work (MSW) degree from Norfolk State University. Shonya’s passion lies in empowering youth 617 and their caregivers to navigate the complexities of their lives with resilience and purpose with the ultimate goal of assisting you to overcome adversity and thrive. She strives to create a safe and affirming space where you can explore your experiences, emotions, and identities without judgment. It is important to create a space where you feel seen, heard, understood, and valued.
(980) 944-8822 View (980) 944-8822
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Isis Reddick-Umoja
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
Lincolnton, NC 28092
Isis has over 25 years of counseling experience. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy which is a specialized therapy used to treat childhood, adolescent and adult trauma. She is also trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) which is a comprehensive cognitive behavioral therapy used to help people with emotional dysregulation. Isis is passionate about serving a diverse population of clients, including the LGBTQ+ community and underserved populations.
Isis has over 25 years of counseling experience. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy which is a specialized therapy used to treat childhood, adolescent and adult trauma. She is also trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) which is a comprehensive cognitive behavioral therapy used to help people with emotional dysregulation. Isis is passionate about serving a diverse population of clients, including the LGBTQ+ community and underserved populations.
(704) 480-3819 View (704) 480-3819
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Patricia Bryant-Renfro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lincolnton, NC 28092
Patricia Bryant-Renfro is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2020. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work at Appalachian State University and a Master's Degree in Social Work at the University of New England. Patricia believes that everyone faces challenges, and having a compassionate, objective person to talk through life's challenges with is vital.
Patricia Bryant-Renfro is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2020. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work at Appalachian State University and a Master's Degree in Social Work at the University of New England. Patricia believes that everyone faces challenges, and having a compassionate, objective person to talk through life's challenges with is vital.
(704) 850-5848 View (704) 850-5848
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Katherine Dickerson
Counselor, LCMHC, CCS, MS
Verified Verified
Lincolnton, NC 28092
Katherine Dickerson is a LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS, who has been practicing since 2007. She graduated from University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a MS in Counselor Education with a focus on Addiction. Katherine uses a direct approach with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused therapy being her primary treatment methods. Her main areas of focus include anxiety, depression, women's issues, ADHD, and addiction. In her spare time, Katherine enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and exploring the outdoors.
Katherine Dickerson is a LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS, who has been practicing since 2007. She graduated from University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a MS in Counselor Education with a focus on Addiction. Katherine uses a direct approach with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused therapy being her primary treatment methods. Her main areas of focus include anxiety, depression, women's issues, ADHD, and addiction. In her spare time, Katherine enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and exploring the outdoors.
(704) 734-9157 View (704) 734-9157
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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.