Female Therapists in Johnstown, NY

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Cynthia L Aronson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR
Verified Verified
Johnstown, NY 12095
Offer client focused approach to help persons find their resilience again through use of technique, compassion, identifying patterns which contribute to the difficulties and establishing healthier ones. Focus on positive coping skills, problem solving, goal setting and stress management. Experienced with anxiety/depression, trauma, family issues, work related stress, relationship interactions, addiction and mental health difficulties, grief and loss. I have worked in two federally qualified health centers using integrated approaches to assist people in reaching better health outcomes and managing chronic conditions.
Offer client focused approach to help persons find their resilience again through use of technique, compassion, identifying patterns which contribute to the difficulties and establishing healthier ones. Focus on positive coping skills, problem solving, goal setting and stress management. Experienced with anxiety/depression, trauma, family issues, work related stress, relationship interactions, addiction and mental health difficulties, grief and loss. I have worked in two federally qualified health centers using integrated approaches to assist people in reaching better health outcomes and managing chronic conditions.
(518) 990-8069 View (518) 990-8069
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Dr Donna Riley Office of LCSW, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Johnstown, NY 12095
Dr. Donna Riley Office of Licensed Clinical Social Work, PLLC, is a group of independent clinical social workers serving the mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of Long Islanders under the umbrella of Dr. Donna Riley Office of Licensed Clinical Social Work, PLLC. Our independent social workers have a client-centered approach with an empathic presence that creates a safe space for individuals, couples, groups, and families. We believe every person can live a happy, healthy life. Every individual possesses innate strengths to overcome adversity, trauma, and stress.
Dr. Donna Riley Office of Licensed Clinical Social Work, PLLC, is a group of independent clinical social workers serving the mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of Long Islanders under the umbrella of Dr. Donna Riley Office of Licensed Clinical Social Work, PLLC. Our independent social workers have a client-centered approach with an empathic presence that creates a safe space for individuals, couples, groups, and families. We believe every person can live a happy, healthy life. Every individual possesses innate strengths to overcome adversity, trauma, and stress.
(631) 616-8833 View (631) 616-8833
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Amanda Wilson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Johnstown, NY 12095
Have you been struggling with depression or anxiety in your life and need someone to talk to? Therapy can be a safe place to work through any struggles you might be having. I have spent the last 14 years helping various adults and children overcome barriers and help achieve the goals they have set for themselves. I also offer both in person and telehealth appointments depending on each person's preference.
Have you been struggling with depression or anxiety in your life and need someone to talk to? Therapy can be a safe place to work through any struggles you might be having. I have spent the last 14 years helping various adults and children overcome barriers and help achieve the goals they have set for themselves. I also offer both in person and telehealth appointments depending on each person's preference.
(518) 765-7358 View (518) 765-7358
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Jaydene Albert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RN, , LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Johnstown, NY 12095  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Nurse with over 40 years of experience. My specialties include, depression, anxiety, trauma, dependency, co-dependency, medical illnesses and life challenges, due to these issues. You may have tried to figure out how to move forward in your life and feel stuck. If you are open to change, by learning new skills, or wanting to learn more about the decisions you have made thus far, then exploring new ways of thinking and behaving are ideas to practice in a warm, supportive environment.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Nurse with over 40 years of experience. My specialties include, depression, anxiety, trauma, dependency, co-dependency, medical illnesses and life challenges, due to these issues. You may have tried to figure out how to move forward in your life and feel stuck. If you are open to change, by learning new skills, or wanting to learn more about the decisions you have made thus far, then exploring new ways of thinking and behaving are ideas to practice in a warm, supportive environment.
(518) 839-2404 View (518) 839-2404

More Therapists Nearby

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Elaf Z. Gassmalla
MSci, MHC-LP, CASAC
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
Gloversville, NY 12078  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed dealing with uncertainty? Anxious or Depressed? Are you coping with a major life transition? I have worked with individuals who struggle with co-occurring disorders; substance use diagnoses, depression, and anxiety. Along with crisis interventions. When working with other individuals I utilize my active listening skills, displaying compassion and empathy.
Are you feeling overwhelmed dealing with uncertainty? Anxious or Depressed? Are you coping with a major life transition? I have worked with individuals who struggle with co-occurring disorders; substance use diagnoses, depression, and anxiety. Along with crisis interventions. When working with other individuals I utilize my active listening skills, displaying compassion and empathy.
(518) 535-3896 x101 View (518) 535-3896 x101
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Southern Adirondack Counseling Services
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
Mayfield, NY 12117  (Online Only)
We do not take insurance at this time. Text or email is the easiest form of contact to respond to during the workday. Currently offering tele-therapy only. I have a passion and enthusiasm for guiding clients through the journey of finding balance and happiness in their life through solutions-based therapy. I have had the privilege of working with Active Duty military, Veterans and First Responders for over 10 years through my work and volunteerism as a Mental Health Evaluator. I know how stress, anxiety, and the unknown can affect a person and their family.
We do not take insurance at this time. Text or email is the easiest form of contact to respond to during the workday. Currently offering tele-therapy only. I have a passion and enthusiasm for guiding clients through the journey of finding balance and happiness in their life through solutions-based therapy. I have had the privilege of working with Active Duty military, Veterans and First Responders for over 10 years through my work and volunteerism as a Mental Health Evaluator. I know how stress, anxiety, and the unknown can affect a person and their family.
(518) 519-3783 View (518) 519-3783
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Melissa J Jackson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Gloversville, NY 12078
Waitlist for new clients
Whether you are seeking help for yourself, your teen, or your family, you've come to the right place. If you are ready to make some changes and figure out the core of what is causing the distress, disruption, or unease, we can work together to figure out the best ways to help you (or your teen) move forward in a healthy way. So many times, we spin in circles trying to figure out which direction to go.  People get caught in their own heads, so it's hard to make sense of all of the thoughts/feelings. You no longer need to be trapped in that cycle alone. We can work together to pick out the pieces that will help you create balance.
Whether you are seeking help for yourself, your teen, or your family, you've come to the right place. If you are ready to make some changes and figure out the core of what is causing the distress, disruption, or unease, we can work together to figure out the best ways to help you (or your teen) move forward in a healthy way. So many times, we spin in circles trying to figure out which direction to go.  People get caught in their own heads, so it's hard to make sense of all of the thoughts/feelings. You no longer need to be trapped in that cycle alone. We can work together to pick out the pieces that will help you create balance.
(518) 900-3553 View (518) 900-3553
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Changing Perspectives Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Gloversville, NY 12078  (Online Only)
We are a small group of independent therapists who have joined together to assist you in gaining empowerment and making decisions aligned with your authentic self. Some of us come with a desire to end deep emotional suffering, others to resolve issues in life whether it is work/school related, family dynamics, or difficulties with interpersonal relationships. Others turn to therapy out of wanting to have a deeper understanding of ourselves and our engagement in repetitive behaviors and viscous cycles that keep us stuck in old patterns, “dysfunctional comfort”.
We are a small group of independent therapists who have joined together to assist you in gaining empowerment and making decisions aligned with your authentic self. Some of us come with a desire to end deep emotional suffering, others to resolve issues in life whether it is work/school related, family dynamics, or difficulties with interpersonal relationships. Others turn to therapy out of wanting to have a deeper understanding of ourselves and our engagement in repetitive behaviors and viscous cycles that keep us stuck in old patterns, “dysfunctional comfort”.
(518) 851-8143 View (518) 851-8143
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Aubrey Rose Pagan
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Amsterdam, NY 12010  (Online Only)
Are you feeling depressed, anxious, confused, hurt, stressed, angry, alone, numb or defeated? Are you ready to let go of what weighs you down, make positive and meaningful changes in your life, but uncertain as to how to get there? If these all sound too familiar to you, then let me help you. My treatment modalities are tailored to your specific needs and goals. My multi-dimensional and integrative approach to treatment will address the many elements of your life and together, we can fill the void, make amends, heal, move forward and work towards your success.
Are you feeling depressed, anxious, confused, hurt, stressed, angry, alone, numb or defeated? Are you ready to let go of what weighs you down, make positive and meaningful changes in your life, but uncertain as to how to get there? If these all sound too familiar to you, then let me help you. My treatment modalities are tailored to your specific needs and goals. My multi-dimensional and integrative approach to treatment will address the many elements of your life and together, we can fill the void, make amends, heal, move forward and work towards your success.
(518) 535-7962 View (518) 535-7962

Online Therapists

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Keli Rugenstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Not currently taking new clients. Are you struggling with relationships in your life? Are you a leader that sometimes struggles with the interpersonal parts of your work? Good relationships are important in every part of one's life. A meaningful relationship with someone who knows all about you and that lasts a life time can be elusive. Whether you want to improve your personnel skills or personal relationships, let's talk!
Not currently taking new clients. Are you struggling with relationships in your life? Are you a leader that sometimes struggles with the interpersonal parts of your work? Good relationships are important in every part of one's life. A meaningful relationship with someone who knows all about you and that lasts a life time can be elusive. Whether you want to improve your personnel skills or personal relationships, let's talk!
(518) 333-7993 x1001 View (518) 333-7993 x1001
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Rita Worlock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPMFT, CASAC-T, CCTP, RYT
Verified Verified
Liverpool, NY 13088
OFFERING ONLINE VIDEO & PHONE APPTS., & I AM TAKING NEW CLIENTS! I am a Clinical Psychotherapist & Social Work Practitioner with 9 yrs. of experience (academic & professional). I consistently find unique solutions for the issues my clients face and I am fully knowledgeable of the current thinking on human service conduct and practice. I am committed to a person-centered, systemic approach that promotes independence and well-being for those under my care. I am direct, authentic, compassionate, creative, and simple in my approach. I like to go deep in my collaborative work with my clients, yet I don't take myself too seriously.
OFFERING ONLINE VIDEO & PHONE APPTS., & I AM TAKING NEW CLIENTS! I am a Clinical Psychotherapist & Social Work Practitioner with 9 yrs. of experience (academic & professional). I consistently find unique solutions for the issues my clients face and I am fully knowledgeable of the current thinking on human service conduct and practice. I am committed to a person-centered, systemic approach that promotes independence and well-being for those under my care. I am direct, authentic, compassionate, creative, and simple in my approach. I like to go deep in my collaborative work with my clients, yet I don't take myself too seriously.
(315) 658-6496 View (315) 658-6496
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Katie Peterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Kingston, NY 12401  (Online Only)
Life is crazy right now. And it’s still important (maybe even more important) to take care of yourself. I’m here to help you do that. Even in the most stressful and unknown of circumstances. (hello, "post" pandemic-life, looking at YOU!). Let’s figure out how to build resilience and thrive… Give no fucks (at least about the things that don’t really matter). And find a healthy, happy balance in your life. Even when everything feels like it’s falling apart...  I help stressed & overwhelmed New Yorkers find space, clarity & calm in this crazy world. Anxiety & depression can make you feel stuck, unfulfilled, and overwhelmed.
Life is crazy right now. And it’s still important (maybe even more important) to take care of yourself. I’m here to help you do that. Even in the most stressful and unknown of circumstances. (hello, "post" pandemic-life, looking at YOU!). Let’s figure out how to build resilience and thrive… Give no fucks (at least about the things that don’t really matter). And find a healthy, happy balance in your life. Even when everything feels like it’s falling apart...  I help stressed & overwhelmed New Yorkers find space, clarity & calm in this crazy world. Anxiety & depression can make you feel stuck, unfulfilled, and overwhelmed.
(347) 934-6472 View (347) 934-6472
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Nicole Brandt
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Syracuse, NY 13210  (Online Only)
I believe therapy is a great way to create a deeper connection with yourself and others in order to improve your quality of life. Therapy is a wonderful way to create a new sense of balance in your life that can sometimes get lost in focus throughout the hardships we face. Together we can work to get you back on your feet and learn new techniques and tools to help you during those difficult and confusing times. My passion is to help people on their journey to finding happiness. I understand that it can be hard to reach out and ask for help but I strive to create a safe and comfortable environment, without judgement.
I believe therapy is a great way to create a deeper connection with yourself and others in order to improve your quality of life. Therapy is a wonderful way to create a new sense of balance in your life that can sometimes get lost in focus throughout the hardships we face. Together we can work to get you back on your feet and learn new techniques and tools to help you during those difficult and confusing times. My passion is to help people on their journey to finding happiness. I understand that it can be hard to reach out and ask for help but I strive to create a safe and comfortable environment, without judgement.
(315) 626-8225 View (315) 626-8225
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Emily Buono
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
New Paltz, NY 12561  (Online Only)
I believe we all want to wake up feeling happy and fulfilled each day, but sometimes life throws a wrench in our plans. Have you been feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or lost lately? Are you trying to find meaning in your current situation? Or, perhaps you need a dedicated space to explore and get a deeper understanding of your life's experiences? If you're looking to build skills to manage stress, gain insight into your innermost processes, and recognize patterns in your interpersonal relationships, all while learning how to be kinder to yourself, I want to provide you with a supportive environment to help you achieve those goals.
I believe we all want to wake up feeling happy and fulfilled each day, but sometimes life throws a wrench in our plans. Have you been feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or lost lately? Are you trying to find meaning in your current situation? Or, perhaps you need a dedicated space to explore and get a deeper understanding of your life's experiences? If you're looking to build skills to manage stress, gain insight into your innermost processes, and recognize patterns in your interpersonal relationships, all while learning how to be kinder to yourself, I want to provide you with a supportive environment to help you achieve those goals.
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Alix Sugarman current Openings For Cigna Clients
Art Therapist, MPS, LCAT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Red Hook, NY 12571
Trauma isn’t what happens to us. It’s what happens inside of us. If I have learned anything from my own pain, my clients' pain, and the failures of our current system of mental health treatment, it’s that we are constantly misunderstanding the role of traumatic experience. Together we will find a therapeutic approach that works for you and your unique experience. In order to create lasting change in our lives, we need more from therapy than a verbal exchange. Over the last ten years, I have studied and employed a variety of experiential methods to address the root causes of trauma and help individuals invite lasting personal growth.
Trauma isn’t what happens to us. It’s what happens inside of us. If I have learned anything from my own pain, my clients' pain, and the failures of our current system of mental health treatment, it’s that we are constantly misunderstanding the role of traumatic experience. Together we will find a therapeutic approach that works for you and your unique experience. In order to create lasting change in our lives, we need more from therapy than a verbal exchange. Over the last ten years, I have studied and employed a variety of experiential methods to address the root causes of trauma and help individuals invite lasting personal growth.
(914) 873-0355 View (914) 873-0355
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Aliya Nichols (Touchstone Services)
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Syracuse, NY 13212
I love incorporating psychoeducation and EMDR techniques into my practice! I focus on educating. How can I teach the brain basics for trauma recovery and dysregulated nervous systems? How can I integrate brain change approaches and teach new skills for overcoming anxiety and depression? I like to use harmonic brain healing for disturbing thoughts, teach about the vagus nerve for panic attacks and cognitive tools for maintaining balance. I teach meditations to alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression and assist in movement-based techniques for stored trauma. I hope to see you soon and we at Touchstone are thrilled to have you!
I love incorporating psychoeducation and EMDR techniques into my practice! I focus on educating. How can I teach the brain basics for trauma recovery and dysregulated nervous systems? How can I integrate brain change approaches and teach new skills for overcoming anxiety and depression? I like to use harmonic brain healing for disturbing thoughts, teach about the vagus nerve for panic attacks and cognitive tools for maintaining balance. I teach meditations to alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression and assist in movement-based techniques for stored trauma. I hope to see you soon and we at Touchstone are thrilled to have you!
(315) 715-3867 View (315) 715-3867
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Sarah Ryan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHC-LP
Verified Verified
New Paltz, NY 12561
Life can be hard, and taking steps to support your wellness journey can be even harder. Whether this is your first time seeking therapy, or you’re looking to revisit your wellness journey with fresh eyes, I congratulate you for taking this difficult yet critical first step. I work with clients aged 13+, and specialize in the following issues: ADHD, anxiety, depression, grief, learning disabilities, life changes, relationship issues, trauma and PTSD, women's issues, gender/sexual identity affirmation, stress, work-life balance, self-discovery, and self-esteem.
Life can be hard, and taking steps to support your wellness journey can be even harder. Whether this is your first time seeking therapy, or you’re looking to revisit your wellness journey with fresh eyes, I congratulate you for taking this difficult yet critical first step. I work with clients aged 13+, and specialize in the following issues: ADHD, anxiety, depression, grief, learning disabilities, life changes, relationship issues, trauma and PTSD, women's issues, gender/sexual identity affirmation, stress, work-life balance, self-discovery, and self-esteem.
(845) 460-1455 x109 View (845) 460-1455 x109
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Zen Life Therapy LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pine Bush, NY 12566  (Online Only)
You've made the decision to seek therapy and I want to welcome you. Therapy can sometimes be a difficult decision to make. We will explore this journey together. Whether you are healing, rediscovering, or reclaiming your life, I am here to meet your individualized need. I created a place that is safe and non-judgmental for you to reach your healing and goals. Life can be stressful and sometimes overwhelming. If you are here, you made the first step. The rest of the journey will be designed for us to work on your transformation for you to be the best version of yourself. I look forward to working with you!
You've made the decision to seek therapy and I want to welcome you. Therapy can sometimes be a difficult decision to make. We will explore this journey together. Whether you are healing, rediscovering, or reclaiming your life, I am here to meet your individualized need. I created a place that is safe and non-judgmental for you to reach your healing and goals. Life can be stressful and sometimes overwhelming. If you are here, you made the first step. The rest of the journey will be designed for us to work on your transformation for you to be the best version of yourself. I look forward to working with you!
(845) 497-6655 View (845) 497-6655
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Nicole M Serini
Counselor, LMHC, PLLC
Verified Verified
Marlboro, NY 12542
Let me provide a safe space for you to sort out some of life's challenges, and find inner peace.
Let me provide a safe space for you to sort out some of life's challenges, and find inner peace.
(845) 261-1227 View (845) 261-1227
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Tamie O'Neil
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Syracuse, NY 13214
Hi, I'm Tamie. I have been in the counseling field for over 12 years. I enjoy working with anyone who wants a change in their life. I believe that counseling is a way to assist people in moving forward toward meeting their goals and being their most successful selves. My sessions consist of me listening to what you want to work on, talking with you about what you are comfortable doing to create change, and creating a plan to achieve your goals. I do not use just one type of counseling but several types of counseling so that I can tailor the session to meet your needs.
Hi, I'm Tamie. I have been in the counseling field for over 12 years. I enjoy working with anyone who wants a change in their life. I believe that counseling is a way to assist people in moving forward toward meeting their goals and being their most successful selves. My sessions consist of me listening to what you want to work on, talking with you about what you are comfortable doing to create change, and creating a plan to achieve your goals. I do not use just one type of counseling but several types of counseling so that I can tailor the session to meet your needs.
(585) 875-5030 View (585) 875-5030
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.