Female Therapists in Bedford, NY

Photo of Stephanie Perell, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Stephanie Perell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bedford, NY 10506
Teens, young adults and families face amplified stress in all realms of their lives today and meeting the demands of academics, social relationships and family closeness can become overwhelming. As a parent, watching your children struggle presents a persistent source of pain. As a child or teen, the struggles erode self-confidence and may provoke anxiety, depression and emotional or behavioral dis-regulation. Partnering with a therapist to scaffold your child's strengths and provide new tools to overcome their challenges is the goal of therapy. Finding practical strategies and a sense of balance is attainable.
Teens, young adults and families face amplified stress in all realms of their lives today and meeting the demands of academics, social relationships and family closeness can become overwhelming. As a parent, watching your children struggle presents a persistent source of pain. As a child or teen, the struggles erode self-confidence and may provoke anxiety, depression and emotional or behavioral dis-regulation. Partnering with a therapist to scaffold your child's strengths and provide new tools to overcome their challenges is the goal of therapy. Finding practical strategies and a sense of balance is attainable.
(914) 313-8689 View (914) 313-8689
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Erica Alter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified Verified
Bedford, NY 10506
Have you been feeling anxious? Maybe tearful or really down lately? Are you constantly fighting with your partner but you can't even remember what the fight was about? You've landed in the right place. Welcome to your next chapter, one of profound change, self-discovery, and lasting well-being. With warmth, approachability, compassion, and humor I create a safe space for you to increase your capacity to find joy and create lasting relationships. I am wholly dedicated to empowering you to become your own agent of change.
Have you been feeling anxious? Maybe tearful or really down lately? Are you constantly fighting with your partner but you can't even remember what the fight was about? You've landed in the right place. Welcome to your next chapter, one of profound change, self-discovery, and lasting well-being. With warmth, approachability, compassion, and humor I create a safe space for you to increase your capacity to find joy and create lasting relationships. I am wholly dedicated to empowering you to become your own agent of change.
(914) 687-0732 View (914) 687-0732
Maryann H. Labella
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bedford, NY 10506  (Online Only)
Many events in our lives present unique opportunities for change. While some difficulties become evident during transition periods throughout our lifecycle, such as marriage, the birth of a child, or loss of a loved one, ALL are understandable and resolved within the relationships we have in the present. Seeking help isn't admitting defeat- it's simply courageous.
Many events in our lives present unique opportunities for change. While some difficulties become evident during transition periods throughout our lifecycle, such as marriage, the birth of a child, or loss of a loved one, ALL are understandable and resolved within the relationships we have in the present. Seeking help isn't admitting defeat- it's simply courageous.
(914) 477-2550 View (914) 477-2550
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Amanda Schwartz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bedford, NY 10506
Welcome to my practice! I believe in the power of a strong therapeutic partnership in supporting personal growth. I strive to provide a warm, non-judgmental, and safe space, where you can understand and work through your emotions and the stressors that you face in your life. So many teens are struggling with anxiety, mood dysregulation, relationship, school, and social difficulties. I have a great deal of experience supporting teens as they navigate these challenges. I also deeply enjoy working with moms, from pregnancy on. Motherhood is the most wonderful, important, and challenging role that we may play in our lives.
Welcome to my practice! I believe in the power of a strong therapeutic partnership in supporting personal growth. I strive to provide a warm, non-judgmental, and safe space, where you can understand and work through your emotions and the stressors that you face in your life. So many teens are struggling with anxiety, mood dysregulation, relationship, school, and social difficulties. I have a great deal of experience supporting teens as they navigate these challenges. I also deeply enjoy working with moms, from pregnancy on. Motherhood is the most wonderful, important, and challenging role that we may play in our lives.
(475) 244-6750 View (475) 244-6750
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Barbara Carbone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified Verified
Bedford, NY 10506
I have 20+ years of experience treating adults and teenagers with a variety of issues related to depression, anxiety, self esteem, relationships, work, career and parenting challenges. I have expertise in the areas of trauma, crisis intervention and addressing major life transitions including separation and divorce. I have also worked extensively with victims of violent crime and survivors of sexual assault and incest.
I have 20+ years of experience treating adults and teenagers with a variety of issues related to depression, anxiety, self esteem, relationships, work, career and parenting challenges. I have expertise in the areas of trauma, crisis intervention and addressing major life transitions including separation and divorce. I have also worked extensively with victims of violent crime and survivors of sexual assault and incest.
(914) 514-9083 View (914) 514-9083
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Laurie Ciavardini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bedford, NY 10506
I have a wealth of experience working with those struggling with addiction, codependency, mood disorder, anxiety, trauma and a multitude of life issues such as grief, coping with medical diagnosis, injury and illness, loss of career, and divorce. I am certified in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, EAGALA, Animal-Assisted Therapy and Integrative Meridian Therapy. In addition, I am a Certified Clinical Military Counselor and have years of experience working with Veterans.
I have a wealth of experience working with those struggling with addiction, codependency, mood disorder, anxiety, trauma and a multitude of life issues such as grief, coping with medical diagnosis, injury and illness, loss of career, and divorce. I am certified in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, EAGALA, Animal-Assisted Therapy and Integrative Meridian Therapy. In addition, I am a Certified Clinical Military Counselor and have years of experience working with Veterans.
(914) 895-5633 View (914) 895-5633
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Davena Levine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bedford, NY 10506
Therapy offers a transformative experience that can lead to a more satisfying and meaningful life. Starting therapy takes courage and finding a therapist who fits can be difficult. A good therapeutic relationship should feel like a safe place where all parts of you are welcome. My goal is to provide a secure and supportive environment where you feel seen, heard, and understood. I approach therapy with an open mind and a commitment to deep listening, compassion, and insightful exploration.
Therapy offers a transformative experience that can lead to a more satisfying and meaningful life. Starting therapy takes courage and finding a therapist who fits can be difficult. A good therapeutic relationship should feel like a safe place where all parts of you are welcome. My goal is to provide a secure and supportive environment where you feel seen, heard, and understood. I approach therapy with an open mind and a commitment to deep listening, compassion, and insightful exploration.
(914) 809-9923 View (914) 809-9923
Trudie Goldmann
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bedford, NY 10506
I am a licensed Psychologist with over 20 years experience working with adults and older adolescents. I currently see people struggling with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, relationship and interpersonal issues. I see many people who experience stress and symptoms associated with life transitions, such as adolescence, marriage/divorce, new parenthood, chronic illness, unemployment/underemployment, retirement and aging.I believe therapy is a collaboration to which I bring warmth, curiosity, a non-judgmental nature and an appreciation of individual differences.
I am a licensed Psychologist with over 20 years experience working with adults and older adolescents. I currently see people struggling with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, relationship and interpersonal issues. I see many people who experience stress and symptoms associated with life transitions, such as adolescence, marriage/divorce, new parenthood, chronic illness, unemployment/underemployment, retirement and aging.I believe therapy is a collaboration to which I bring warmth, curiosity, a non-judgmental nature and an appreciation of individual differences.
(914) 380-3793 View (914) 380-3793
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Karen Fleming-Sherman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSN, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford, NY 10506
Are you tired of getting caught in the same old fights with your partner/spouse, kids, ex-husband or wife, parent(s), siblings, boss? Suffering from a serious illness in yourself or someone in your family? Dissatisfied with the quality of your life and relationships? Are you struggling with parenting issues? Dealing with loss? In a comfortable, non judgmental environment, you will discover the tools to navigate the sometimes stormy waters of life and make your relationships more fulfilling. I will be an active participant in the therapeutic process by giving you feedback and out of session assignments.
Are you tired of getting caught in the same old fights with your partner/spouse, kids, ex-husband or wife, parent(s), siblings, boss? Suffering from a serious illness in yourself or someone in your family? Dissatisfied with the quality of your life and relationships? Are you struggling with parenting issues? Dealing with loss? In a comfortable, non judgmental environment, you will discover the tools to navigate the sometimes stormy waters of life and make your relationships more fulfilling. I will be an active participant in the therapeutic process by giving you feedback and out of session assignments.
(914) 215-5055 View (914) 215-5055
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Dr. Rita Bender
Psychologist, Psy D
Verified Verified
Bedford, NY 10506
Do you need stress relief? Is anxiety intruding into your life? Do you sometimes feel low and have no where positive to turn? My practice will help to alleviate and solve these sometimes staggering life problems. I use a holistic and warm approach to address many of life's challenges- whether with relationships, individual identity, or with family needs. We will focus on developing a vibrant, well-related, and meaning self. I offer effective short term therapy, as well as longer partnerships aimed at developing a positive and fulfilled identity. Invest in yourself- together we'll find the path forward so you can flourish.
Do you need stress relief? Is anxiety intruding into your life? Do you sometimes feel low and have no where positive to turn? My practice will help to alleviate and solve these sometimes staggering life problems. I use a holistic and warm approach to address many of life's challenges- whether with relationships, individual identity, or with family needs. We will focus on developing a vibrant, well-related, and meaning self. I offer effective short term therapy, as well as longer partnerships aimed at developing a positive and fulfilled identity. Invest in yourself- together we'll find the path forward so you can flourish.
(914) 618-5328 View (914) 618-5328
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Laura O'Keefe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bedford, NY 10506
{On Leave until Fall 2022} Working in Mental Health for 25+ years, I have compassionately helped people through the challenges in their lives. Initially trained by Cornell Master Clinicians, and later Institute trained, my Integrative Treatment Specialty Areas are the following: Anxiety, Depression, Loss, Navigating Family Problems, Challenging Relationships, Life Transitions, Therapy for Family Members of Substance Abusers, Expertise helping Medical/Wellness Professionals. *I am also adept at working with people who have been in therapy before and need to return because of new challenges and/or old issues resurfacing.
{On Leave until Fall 2022} Working in Mental Health for 25+ years, I have compassionately helped people through the challenges in their lives. Initially trained by Cornell Master Clinicians, and later Institute trained, my Integrative Treatment Specialty Areas are the following: Anxiety, Depression, Loss, Navigating Family Problems, Challenging Relationships, Life Transitions, Therapy for Family Members of Substance Abusers, Expertise helping Medical/Wellness Professionals. *I am also adept at working with people who have been in therapy before and need to return because of new challenges and/or old issues resurfacing.
(914) 940-4476 View (914) 940-4476
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Karen Hastings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, BSW, AAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford, NY 10506  (Online Only)
Sometimes on our journey we need an objective guide. I can help you manage problems involving "big feelings” that otherwise overwhelm. If your goal is to start getting new results for old recurring problems we can do that with compassion and curiosity. It is important to explore our personal history to understand why we think or behave the ways we currently do. While personal growth isn't always painless, you don't have to be alone in the process if you have a therapist who will commit to the process along side of you. I can help you gain new perspectives that will get you to solve problems effectively.
Sometimes on our journey we need an objective guide. I can help you manage problems involving "big feelings” that otherwise overwhelm. If your goal is to start getting new results for old recurring problems we can do that with compassion and curiosity. It is important to explore our personal history to understand why we think or behave the ways we currently do. While personal growth isn't always painless, you don't have to be alone in the process if you have a therapist who will commit to the process along side of you. I can help you gain new perspectives that will get you to solve problems effectively.
(480) 470-9590 View (480) 470-9590
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Dr. Jennifer Rubinstein Murray- Westchester Psychological Associates Pllc
Psychologist, PsyD, MS, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford, NY 10506  (Online Only)
If you are looking for guidance with anxiety, ADHD, infertility, relationship and marriage counseling, or parenting, it takes courage to ask for help. Admitting you cannot do everything on your own, is the first step toward achieving wellness in a fast paced, demanding world. The good news is, asking for help gets easier with a little practice. The way in which we cope in the world is greatly influenced by how we see the world. Asking for help, and obtaining a fresh perspective is often the first and most profound step toward developing the mental muscle needed to become stronger.
If you are looking for guidance with anxiety, ADHD, infertility, relationship and marriage counseling, or parenting, it takes courage to ask for help. Admitting you cannot do everything on your own, is the first step toward achieving wellness in a fast paced, demanding world. The good news is, asking for help gets easier with a little practice. The way in which we cope in the world is greatly influenced by how we see the world. Asking for help, and obtaining a fresh perspective is often the first and most profound step toward developing the mental muscle needed to become stronger.
(914) 303-8264 View (914) 303-8264
Photo of Shari Harris, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Shari Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bedford, NY 10506  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience as a practicing therapist. I offer a safe therapeutic environment for older adolescents and adults dealing with a wide range of issues that include depression, anxiety, bereavement, couples/marital discord, trauma, addiction, chronic and terminal illness, and life transitions. I work with individuals, couples and groups.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience as a practicing therapist. I offer a safe therapeutic environment for older adolescents and adults dealing with a wide range of issues that include depression, anxiety, bereavement, couples/marital discord, trauma, addiction, chronic and terminal illness, and life transitions. I work with individuals, couples and groups.
(914) 873-0102 View (914) 873-0102
Photo of Maria Bergamin, LCSWR, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Maria Bergamin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR
Verified Verified
Bedford, NY 10506
Feel better. Do better. Therapy opens possibility, promotes healing, and resolves problems. With compassion and understanding for your circumstances, I provide structure and guidance in your personal process. From your first appointment and initial assessment you will have feedback and direction. While therapy is likely to explore root causes of difficulties, I believe practical problem solving and life management skills provide relief from distress and promote improvements every day. I bring energy and enthusiasm with extensive skills and knowledge to best meet each client's needs.
Feel better. Do better. Therapy opens possibility, promotes healing, and resolves problems. With compassion and understanding for your circumstances, I provide structure and guidance in your personal process. From your first appointment and initial assessment you will have feedback and direction. While therapy is likely to explore root causes of difficulties, I believe practical problem solving and life management skills provide relief from distress and promote improvements every day. I bring energy and enthusiasm with extensive skills and knowledge to best meet each client's needs.
(845) 253-4764 View (845) 253-4764
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Emily Haseltine
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford, NY 10506
I'm a licensed psychologist specializing in anxiety, trauma, depression, and relationship issues. My style is warm and collaborative and I work to create a supportive environment in which my clients feel safe to explore their thoughts and feelings. I work from a psychodynamic framework, meaning that I believe the problems clients face are often rooted in current and past relational experiences as well as in feelings outside of conscious awareness. I also work collaboratively with clients integrating mindfulness techniques and mind-body focused approaches to help them experience relief from symptoms and gain greater self-awareness.
I'm a licensed psychologist specializing in anxiety, trauma, depression, and relationship issues. My style is warm and collaborative and I work to create a supportive environment in which my clients feel safe to explore their thoughts and feelings. I work from a psychodynamic framework, meaning that I believe the problems clients face are often rooted in current and past relational experiences as well as in feelings outside of conscious awareness. I also work collaboratively with clients integrating mindfulness techniques and mind-body focused approaches to help them experience relief from symptoms and gain greater self-awareness.
(917) 359-2521 View (917) 359-2521
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Rita Hayes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP
Verified Verified
Bedford, NY 10506
I offer a wide range of treatment modalities, including mind-body therapies as well as traditional psychotherapy. These include CBT, Somatic Experiencing (SE), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and EMDR. My style is active, engaging and focused on achieving client goals within a time limited framework. Having 25 years experience as a therapist, combined with specialty treatments, allows for shorter therapy time and a high degree of success. Lengthy therapy is unnecessary in order to experience positive results and achieve desired goals. I work with both individuals and couples.
I offer a wide range of treatment modalities, including mind-body therapies as well as traditional psychotherapy. These include CBT, Somatic Experiencing (SE), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and EMDR. My style is active, engaging and focused on achieving client goals within a time limited framework. Having 25 years experience as a therapist, combined with specialty treatments, allows for shorter therapy time and a high degree of success. Lengthy therapy is unnecessary in order to experience positive results and achieve desired goals. I work with both individuals and couples.
(914) 295-0843 View (914) 295-0843
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Robin Bezark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford, NY 10506
I believe that therapy is a partnership. Together, we can explore the issues that are concerning you and the things you would like to change in your life. Through therapy we can identify and remove old beliefs, patterns and fears that get in the way of fully enjoying life. We can work in a variety of ways, from very deep work that aims to heal childhood trauma, to cognitive-behavioral techniques which address specific, practical problems. My approach is relaxed, supportive, holistic, empowering and nonjudgmental. I work with a range of issues: addictions, depression, anxiety, relationship and family difficulties and trauma.
I believe that therapy is a partnership. Together, we can explore the issues that are concerning you and the things you would like to change in your life. Through therapy we can identify and remove old beliefs, patterns and fears that get in the way of fully enjoying life. We can work in a variety of ways, from very deep work that aims to heal childhood trauma, to cognitive-behavioral techniques which address specific, practical problems. My approach is relaxed, supportive, holistic, empowering and nonjudgmental. I work with a range of issues: addictions, depression, anxiety, relationship and family difficulties and trauma.
(914) 288-5870 View (914) 288-5870
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Deborah Reider Bazes
Licensed Psychoanalyst, LCSW-R, LP
Verified Verified
Bedford, NY 10506
I have been in private practice in Westchester and NYC for over thirty years, doing psychodynamic psychotherapy and Jungian analysis. I work with patients on a deep level to increase insight in order to establish a more flexible and integrated personality, which promotes successful relationships, a more satisfying work life, and personal creativity.
I have been in private practice in Westchester and NYC for over thirty years, doing psychodynamic psychotherapy and Jungian analysis. I work with patients on a deep level to increase insight in order to establish a more flexible and integrated personality, which promotes successful relationships, a more satisfying work life, and personal creativity.
(914) 295-0257 View (914) 295-0257
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Kathleen Fox-Bennett, LCSW-R
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bedford, NY 10506
Are you depressed, anxious, fearful, angry? Are you struggling with marital, parental, familial, relationship, employment issues. I have been working with adults, adolescents, couples and family's for over 25 years. My goal is to help individuals function at their full social, intellectual and emotional levels. I help couples communicate and function to the best of their capabilities. I work with individual clients and support them work through their depression and anxieties. Creating a supportive and warm environment is always my focus.
Are you depressed, anxious, fearful, angry? Are you struggling with marital, parental, familial, relationship, employment issues. I have been working with adults, adolescents, couples and family's for over 25 years. My goal is to help individuals function at their full social, intellectual and emotional levels. I help couples communicate and function to the best of their capabilities. I work with individual clients and support them work through their depression and anxieties. Creating a supportive and warm environment is always my focus.
(914) 908-2881 View (914) 908-2881

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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.