Female Therapists in Orange County, NC

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Allyson Yarsinske
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Carrboro, NC 27510  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and exhausted constantly? Isolated and alone because you don’t want to burden your friends or family with your problems? Or maybe you don’t know quite how to name why you feel this way or how to talk about it. Here is the good news - therapy is the place to explore the challenging thoughts and feelings you're having. I’ve worked in the mental health field since 2016, helping people of all ages, backgrounds, and challenges. I approach mental health challenges with a holistic mindset to help identify what we can change, inside of our control, and to increase resilience.
Feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and exhausted constantly? Isolated and alone because you don’t want to burden your friends or family with your problems? Or maybe you don’t know quite how to name why you feel this way or how to talk about it. Here is the good news - therapy is the place to explore the challenging thoughts and feelings you're having. I’ve worked in the mental health field since 2016, helping people of all ages, backgrounds, and challenges. I approach mental health challenges with a holistic mindset to help identify what we can change, inside of our control, and to increase resilience.
(984) 600-7280 View (984) 600-7280
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Donna Murray
Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27517  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Donna Murray and I look forward to connecting with you. I’ve had the joy of working in the counseling field for over 25 years in multiple settings including: private practice, inpatient and outpatient, home-based, school-based and residential detox. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the states of Ohio, West Virginia and North Carolina and have been offering counseling services since 1996. Currently, I also serve on the West Virginia Certification Board for Addiction & Prevention Professionals.
Hello! My name is Donna Murray and I look forward to connecting with you. I’ve had the joy of working in the counseling field for over 25 years in multiple settings including: private practice, inpatient and outpatient, home-based, school-based and residential detox. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the states of Ohio, West Virginia and North Carolina and have been offering counseling services since 1996. Currently, I also serve on the West Virginia Certification Board for Addiction & Prevention Professionals.
(919) 642-4512 View (919) 642-4512
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Sarah Thomas
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MA, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514  (Online Only)
I understand that seeking therapy can be intimidating & challenging. Therefore, I strive to build a warm, trusting, supportive, and authentic relationship with my clients. I have experience working with a wide range of mental health topics, including anxiety, depression, trauma, neurodivergence, LGBTQ+ issues, chronic illness, racial and ethnic identity, relationship issues, grief, career burnout, and difficult life transitions.
I understand that seeking therapy can be intimidating & challenging. Therefore, I strive to build a warm, trusting, supportive, and authentic relationship with my clients. I have experience working with a wide range of mental health topics, including anxiety, depression, trauma, neurodivergence, LGBTQ+ issues, chronic illness, racial and ethnic identity, relationship issues, grief, career burnout, and difficult life transitions.
(919) 980-9822 View (919) 980-9822
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Sandee Nebel
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MS, LPC, LCMHC, LPCMHSP, CEDS-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chapel Hill, NC 27516  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with adjusting to change? Are past traumas keeping you stuck? There are so many changes universally right now and they can be overwhelming. Even adapting back to what we are referring to as "normalcy" is different and new. Or, do you have some issues with feeling confident in one or more areas of your life? I get it. Sometimes clients come to me for support and guidance with their relationships, yet their work situation is mostly satisfying. And still others would like to feel more comfortable in their family role, professional role, or even in their roles in general. They would like to be able to move forward.
Are you struggling with adjusting to change? Are past traumas keeping you stuck? There are so many changes universally right now and they can be overwhelming. Even adapting back to what we are referring to as "normalcy" is different and new. Or, do you have some issues with feeling confident in one or more areas of your life? I get it. Sometimes clients come to me for support and guidance with their relationships, yet their work situation is mostly satisfying. And still others would like to feel more comfortable in their family role, professional role, or even in their roles in general. They would like to be able to move forward.
(336) 438-2599 View (336) 438-2599
Myra Schneider
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27516  (Online Only)
I have been providing individual, couples, and family therapy for over 35 years. Areas of specialty in my clinical practice include couple/family relational issues, anxiety, depression, stress and health, life transitions, and work systems issues. Anxiety may interfere with a person's ability to think clearly at times of stress or crisis and may impede their finding a course of action. Through the initial assessment phase and as therapy progresses, the ability to think more calmly and objectively about a problem can return. A person may then more effectively address the inevitable challenges in relationships and in life.
I have been providing individual, couples, and family therapy for over 35 years. Areas of specialty in my clinical practice include couple/family relational issues, anxiety, depression, stress and health, life transitions, and work systems issues. Anxiety may interfere with a person's ability to think clearly at times of stress or crisis and may impede their finding a course of action. Through the initial assessment phase and as therapy progresses, the ability to think more calmly and objectively about a problem can return. A person may then more effectively address the inevitable challenges in relationships and in life.
(743) 800-2121 View (743) 800-2121
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Andrea Shaw
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT, MCC
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27517  (Online Only)
Are you anxious or depressed? Going through a transition and needing support? Have a health issue that's hard to manage? If you are in the midst of changes or struggling with feelings and thoughts that interfere with your relationships, productivity, or sense of well-being, let's talk. Together we can focus on resolving problems and improving your life with practical solutions, and through cultivating self-understanding and focusing on what's most important to you.
Are you anxious or depressed? Going through a transition and needing support? Have a health issue that's hard to manage? If you are in the midst of changes or struggling with feelings and thoughts that interfere with your relationships, productivity, or sense of well-being, let's talk. Together we can focus on resolving problems and improving your life with practical solutions, and through cultivating self-understanding and focusing on what's most important to you.
(919) 234-5130 View (919) 234-5130
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Kate Murphy
LCSW Associate, LCSWA, MSW, RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
I’m passionate about working with chronically ill adults and adults in their 20s-30s having difficulty navigating the many challenges of adulthood. If that’s you—hello there! You’ll want to know what therapy with me would be like. Put simply, my approach emphasizes noticing. It sounds easy, but many of us are ‘programmed’ not to notice what we're feeling or what beliefs we’re operating from. It actually takes quite a lot of courage & curiosity to notice. Together, we notice whatever is there. Often this means starting with the parts of us programmed not to: What's scary about noticing? How did they come to believe what they believe?
I’m passionate about working with chronically ill adults and adults in their 20s-30s having difficulty navigating the many challenges of adulthood. If that’s you—hello there! You’ll want to know what therapy with me would be like. Put simply, my approach emphasizes noticing. It sounds easy, but many of us are ‘programmed’ not to notice what we're feeling or what beliefs we’re operating from. It actually takes quite a lot of courage & curiosity to notice. Together, we notice whatever is there. Often this means starting with the parts of us programmed not to: What's scary about noticing? How did they come to believe what they believe?
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Tamara Share
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Working with adults and adolescents in individual, couples, and group counseling, Tamara considers herself a generalist in the field of psychology. Her areas of expertise include developmental concerns, anxiety and stress management, career and life planning, cultural identities, dissertation/thesis coaching, ADHD and LD coaching and testing, and health psychology (e.g. eating and weight concerns, mind-body awareness, and dealing with chronic illness). She also provides organizational consultation and is a trained facilitator in outdoor education. Recent presentations have included: 1) sexual intimacy, 2) wellness coaching, 3) exploring gender norms, and 4) the treatment of disordered eating & other psychosomatic illnesses.
Working with adults and adolescents in individual, couples, and group counseling, Tamara considers herself a generalist in the field of psychology. Her areas of expertise include developmental concerns, anxiety and stress management, career and life planning, cultural identities, dissertation/thesis coaching, ADHD and LD coaching and testing, and health psychology (e.g. eating and weight concerns, mind-body awareness, and dealing with chronic illness). She also provides organizational consultation and is a trained facilitator in outdoor education. Recent presentations have included: 1) sexual intimacy, 2) wellness coaching, 3) exploring gender norms, and 4) the treatment of disordered eating & other psychosomatic illnesses.
(919) 666-3842 x129 View (919) 666-3842 x129
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True Living Counseling Services PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCMHCS, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hillsborough, NC 27278
There are a variety of reasons for deciding to participate in counseling. Some people have long term issues that hinder them from living the life that they wish and need assistance with dealing with these issues. Others have short term problems that they are not able to conquer on their own and need some guidance to mange this. Whatever your situation is, there are many dimensions of counseling that can relieve you of your stressful situation.
There are a variety of reasons for deciding to participate in counseling. Some people have long term issues that hinder them from living the life that they wish and need assistance with dealing with these issues. Others have short term problems that they are not able to conquer on their own and need some guidance to mange this. Whatever your situation is, there are many dimensions of counseling that can relieve you of your stressful situation.
(919) 372-0463 View (919) 372-0463
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Terry Tucker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hillsborough, NC 27278  (Online Only)
Life is not meant to journey alone. After 34 years of working in mental health, I have come to realize that compassion, understanding, guidance and acceptance are the keys to a successful therapeutic relationship. I have worked with clients experiencing many different challenges - trauma, sexual abuse, life transitions, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychosis, marriage issues, isolation and loneliness and chronic physical conditions. Whatever you are currently experiencing, I will seek to support you, serve and guide you on your unique path to healing and awareness.
Life is not meant to journey alone. After 34 years of working in mental health, I have come to realize that compassion, understanding, guidance and acceptance are the keys to a successful therapeutic relationship. I have worked with clients experiencing many different challenges - trauma, sexual abuse, life transitions, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychosis, marriage issues, isolation and loneliness and chronic physical conditions. Whatever you are currently experiencing, I will seek to support you, serve and guide you on your unique path to healing and awareness.
(828) 475-9332 View (828) 475-9332
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Rachel E. Coleman
MS/EdS, LCMHCA, NCC, CTP
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Waitlist for new clients
Limited evening and weekend availability! Thank you for visiting my page. Choosing a therapist can be a big decision, so I'd love to talk with you to see if I can be a resource in your journey towards reaching your goals. I work with individuals seeking support for anxiety, depression, stress, career planning/development, and trauma. I also offer relationship therapy for both couples and various partnership agreements. I view my work through a social justice lens and practice cultural humility to create a space that is welcoming to all clients.
Limited evening and weekend availability! Thank you for visiting my page. Choosing a therapist can be a big decision, so I'd love to talk with you to see if I can be a resource in your journey towards reaching your goals. I work with individuals seeking support for anxiety, depression, stress, career planning/development, and trauma. I also offer relationship therapy for both couples and various partnership agreements. I view my work through a social justice lens and practice cultural humility to create a space that is welcoming to all clients.
(919) 372-4553 View (919) 372-4553
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Auna Myong Namkung
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
My goal with each session is for us to work through your needs, for you to leave feeling good, and that you can take action in your life. I help people experiencing relationship issues, trauma, divorce, major life transitions, depression, anxiety, low self-confidence, OCD, and disability. Through life experience and a passion for understanding how the mind works and human behavior, I am an effective therapist because I can help you identify unnoticed behavior patterns, facilitate behavior change, and offer new perspectives.
My goal with each session is for us to work through your needs, for you to leave feeling good, and that you can take action in your life. I help people experiencing relationship issues, trauma, divorce, major life transitions, depression, anxiety, low self-confidence, OCD, and disability. Through life experience and a passion for understanding how the mind works and human behavior, I am an effective therapist because I can help you identify unnoticed behavior patterns, facilitate behavior change, and offer new perspectives.
(919) 694-6168 View (919) 694-6168
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Laura Spencer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
As a clinical social worker, I fiercely believe in the dignity and worth of my clients and consider it an honor to support them in their journey towards less suffering and more meaning. I work with clients navigating a variety of challenges related to emotional distress, identity and belonging, relationships, and life transitions. My clinical experience includes work at a pediatric hospital, adolescent and family outpatient mental health clinic, and university counseling center.
As a clinical social worker, I fiercely believe in the dignity and worth of my clients and consider it an honor to support them in their journey towards less suffering and more meaning. I work with clients navigating a variety of challenges related to emotional distress, identity and belonging, relationships, and life transitions. My clinical experience includes work at a pediatric hospital, adolescent and family outpatient mental health clinic, and university counseling center.
(919) 739-4631 View (919) 739-4631
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Susan Leigh Snider
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NC 27278
My clients say that I am comfortable to talk to and easy to get to know. I can assess a situation and problem solve in an efficient and timely manner, helping you to see quick results in areas of your life that you are open to change. I have 20 plus years of experience yet am very current in my treatment approach. I look forward to meeting you, and joining with you on your self care journey.
My clients say that I am comfortable to talk to and easy to get to know. I can assess a situation and problem solve in an efficient and timely manner, helping you to see quick results in areas of your life that you are open to change. I have 20 plus years of experience yet am very current in my treatment approach. I look forward to meeting you, and joining with you on your self care journey.
(336) 800-3391 View (336) 800-3391
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Meredith Milke
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMHC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
New Clients - I am only taking a few adults for individual therapy at this time. I am not taking any new couples until summer 2024. - - - - I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor & Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist serving the Chapel Hill, Durham and surrounding areas. I have 20 years experience working with adolescents, adults and families. My work includes a bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach. We will explore your relationships, environment, recent life events and stressors to gain perspective of how you are affected emotionally, physically and spiritually.
New Clients - I am only taking a few adults for individual therapy at this time. I am not taking any new couples until summer 2024. - - - - I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor & Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist serving the Chapel Hill, Durham and surrounding areas. I have 20 years experience working with adolescents, adults and families. My work includes a bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach. We will explore your relationships, environment, recent life events and stressors to gain perspective of how you are affected emotionally, physically and spiritually.
(919) 809-6566 View (919) 809-6566
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J. Louise Newton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, SEP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hillsborough, NC 27278
January 2024: I have limited openings for new patients. You are welcome to contact me and I will respond about scheduling a consultation as I am able and will discuss your care needs and therapy goals. I am a warm and charismatic psychotherapist and am excited to become a resource and support for you. If you have become overwhelmed by anxiety or depression, are worried that you have developed an addiction, or are concerned that your trauma is impacting you lust for life, you may be at the precipice of profound growth. Together we can create a safe enough space to navigate your change efforts in an effective and affirming way.
January 2024: I have limited openings for new patients. You are welcome to contact me and I will respond about scheduling a consultation as I am able and will discuss your care needs and therapy goals. I am a warm and charismatic psychotherapist and am excited to become a resource and support for you. If you have become overwhelmed by anxiety or depression, are worried that you have developed an addiction, or are concerned that your trauma is impacting you lust for life, you may be at the precipice of profound growth. Together we can create a safe enough space to navigate your change efforts in an effective and affirming way.
(910) 319-9335 View (910) 319-9335
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Kirsten Nyman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carrboro, NC 27510
Life and relationships can be stressful or painful at times. I am passionate about working with families, romantic partnerships, and individuals to move through the stress and pain towards healing and authentic connection. I specialize in working with families of adolescents, romantic partnerships, and individuals through a systemic lens. I will work with you to reconnect to your personal and relational strengths to address the concerns you bring with you to therapy. The therapy modalities that I pull from are Emotionally Focused Therapy, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, structural therapy, and mindfulness.
Life and relationships can be stressful or painful at times. I am passionate about working with families, romantic partnerships, and individuals to move through the stress and pain towards healing and authentic connection. I specialize in working with families of adolescents, romantic partnerships, and individuals through a systemic lens. I will work with you to reconnect to your personal and relational strengths to address the concerns you bring with you to therapy. The therapy modalities that I pull from are Emotionally Focused Therapy, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, structural therapy, and mindfulness.
(919) 887-8258 View (919) 887-8258
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Johanna E Bridges
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514  (Online Only)
Johanna Bridges is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with 20 years of experience. The majority of the clients she works with are experiencing transitions in their lives; divorce or marriage, retirement, grief from loss, and work transitions, just to name a few. From her many years of experience, Johanna has had the opportunity to work in the areas of military, relationships, life plans, trauma, and sexual issues. She has developed a passion for helping people and meeting them where they are today. Johanna specializes in anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, transition next steps/plans, and trauma.
Johanna Bridges is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with 20 years of experience. The majority of the clients she works with are experiencing transitions in their lives; divorce or marriage, retirement, grief from loss, and work transitions, just to name a few. From her many years of experience, Johanna has had the opportunity to work in the areas of military, relationships, life plans, trauma, and sexual issues. She has developed a passion for helping people and meeting them where they are today. Johanna specializes in anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, transition next steps/plans, and trauma.
(984) 265-8391 View (984) 265-8391
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Coleman Child Psychology, PLLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Dr. Coleman has immediate openings for psychoeducational TESTING and IN-PERSON therapy. Coleman Child Psychology supports youth and families as they journey through school, navigating academics, emotions, friendships, and family dynamics. It's a joy to offer support every step of the way. A person-centered therapeutic approach emphasizes a holistic understanding of each client's experience, providing compassionate and empathetic support. With an extensive background in working with diverse populations in schools, hospitals, and private practice, we're well-equipped to address emotional, behavioral, and developmental challenges.
Dr. Coleman has immediate openings for psychoeducational TESTING and IN-PERSON therapy. Coleman Child Psychology supports youth and families as they journey through school, navigating academics, emotions, friendships, and family dynamics. It's a joy to offer support every step of the way. A person-centered therapeutic approach emphasizes a holistic understanding of each client's experience, providing compassionate and empathetic support. With an extensive background in working with diverse populations in schools, hospitals, and private practice, we're well-equipped to address emotional, behavioral, and developmental challenges.
(336) 948-8009 View (336) 948-8009
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Lauren Cardwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
****Not accepting new clients***Lauren Cardwell, MSW, LCSW is a clinical therapist.. She believes that being a human is hard and messy, but that people have the capability to be resilient. She is passionate about helping others make positive changes in their own timing. Her approach to therapy is strengths-based and a collaborative experience between her and her clients. Her goal of therapy is to help clients feel seen and heard in their experiences. She utilizes Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and is trauma-focused. She is LBGTQ+ affirming and works with individuals, children, adults, couples, and families.
****Not accepting new clients***Lauren Cardwell, MSW, LCSW is a clinical therapist.. She believes that being a human is hard and messy, but that people have the capability to be resilient. She is passionate about helping others make positive changes in their own timing. Her approach to therapy is strengths-based and a collaborative experience between her and her clients. Her goal of therapy is to help clients feel seen and heard in their experiences. She utilizes Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and is trauma-focused. She is LBGTQ+ affirming and works with individuals, children, adults, couples, and families.
(919) 679-9691 View (919) 679-9691

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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.