Female Therapists in Wayne County, NY

Photo of Breana Cline, MSEd, LMHC, Counselor
Breana Cline
Counselor, MSEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ontario, NY 14519  (Online Only)
You've made the first step in seeking help, you don't have to go it alone. Finding the right therapist for you or your loved one can be overwhelming. My person-centered approach allows you to take the drivers seat in your treatment, identifying your goals and allowing you to navigate sessions at your own pace. I have spent years working with adolescents, teens and young adults in navigating being a youth in today's society, as well as grief, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, depression and OCD. It's my priority to build your trust and provide a healing and safe therapeutic environment.
You've made the first step in seeking help, you don't have to go it alone. Finding the right therapist for you or your loved one can be overwhelming. My person-centered approach allows you to take the drivers seat in your treatment, identifying your goals and allowing you to navigate sessions at your own pace. I have spent years working with adolescents, teens and young adults in navigating being a youth in today's society, as well as grief, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, depression and OCD. It's my priority to build your trust and provide a healing and safe therapeutic environment.
(315) 522-0953 View (315) 522-0953
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Dawn L Weidner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CASAC
Verified Verified
Ontario, NY 14519
Are you feeling emotional, struggle to get to sleep, and lack the motivation to engage in activities you used to love? Over one out of five adults struggle with mental health symptoms and at least half of them do not receive support due to not having access to this type of help or believing they will never feel better. These symptoms often occur with life adjustments including loss of loved ones, loss of jobs, medical issues, and changing responsibilities at home, work, and school. When symptoms interfere with your quality of life, it’s time to get some support!
Are you feeling emotional, struggle to get to sleep, and lack the motivation to engage in activities you used to love? Over one out of five adults struggle with mental health symptoms and at least half of them do not receive support due to not having access to this type of help or believing they will never feel better. These symptoms often occur with life adjustments including loss of loved ones, loss of jobs, medical issues, and changing responsibilities at home, work, and school. When symptoms interfere with your quality of life, it’s time to get some support!
(315) 302-1679 View (315) 302-1679
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Melissa Bailey
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Palmyra, NY 14522  (Online Only)
Welcome! I’m so glad you have taken the first step to finding some peace and wellness, I hope I can help in your journey! I believe that everyone can benefit from having some time to work through some of their “stuff”. We all have it… baggage, traumas, anxieties, struggles… whatever you call it, it can get in the way of living the life you want. I am here to help. I use a client centered, eclectic approach to help you find your way to wellness and peace. I provide a judgement free, safe and confidential space to work through all this “stuff”.
Welcome! I’m so glad you have taken the first step to finding some peace and wellness, I hope I can help in your journey! I believe that everyone can benefit from having some time to work through some of their “stuff”. We all have it… baggage, traumas, anxieties, struggles… whatever you call it, it can get in the way of living the life you want. I am here to help. I use a client centered, eclectic approach to help you find your way to wellness and peace. I provide a judgement free, safe and confidential space to work through all this “stuff”.
(315) 306-3398 View (315) 306-3398
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Rachel A Jordan
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Williamson, NY 14589
At some point, we all need help navigating life issues such as relationship struggles, grief and loss, parenting stress, anxiety, workplace challenges, trauma, and self-esteem. None of us can handle life's challenges alone. For times when it is too much, counseling is a process where we work together to promote acceptance and change. As a professional in the field for 20 years I have experience working with couples and individuals. I like to understand my client's worldview and then work with them to make life a little (or a lot) better. Life can be really hard and it is helpful to know you are not alone.
At some point, we all need help navigating life issues such as relationship struggles, grief and loss, parenting stress, anxiety, workplace challenges, trauma, and self-esteem. None of us can handle life's challenges alone. For times when it is too much, counseling is a process where we work together to promote acceptance and change. As a professional in the field for 20 years I have experience working with couples and individuals. I like to understand my client's worldview and then work with them to make life a little (or a lot) better. Life can be really hard and it is helpful to know you are not alone.
(315) 754-9437 View (315) 754-9437
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Kelly Candice Belmontes
Counselor, ABD, LMHC, NCC, CASAC-T
Verified Verified
Lyons, NY 14489  (Online Only)
I help clients work towards their goals in a way that aligns with their values by accessing strengths, identifying resources and overcoming challenges. My training, interpersonal skills and cultural awareness have allowed me to foster meaningful relationships with clients of varying cultural identities in a variety of settings including outpatient, inpatient, college clinics and mostly recently telehealth. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in NY and working towards becoming a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor. I am also pursuing a doctorate in counseling and counselor education.
I help clients work towards their goals in a way that aligns with their values by accessing strengths, identifying resources and overcoming challenges. My training, interpersonal skills and cultural awareness have allowed me to foster meaningful relationships with clients of varying cultural identities in a variety of settings including outpatient, inpatient, college clinics and mostly recently telehealth. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in NY and working towards becoming a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor. I am also pursuing a doctorate in counseling and counselor education.
(315) 961-9769 View (315) 961-9769
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Annette Lee
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, CST
Verified Verified
Macedon, NY 14502
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel like everything on the outside is "perfect" but you are struggling on the inside? Does life seem great "on paper" but you aren't happy? Do you feel like all your friends are happy and you're a mess? These feelings are more common than you think and can come from all kinds of sources - family problems, transition/change, and just an overall uncertainty of who you are and what you want -including questions about sexuality and gender. Life doesn't come with a handbook. But the good news is that I don't think we need one!
Do you feel like everything on the outside is "perfect" but you are struggling on the inside? Does life seem great "on paper" but you aren't happy? Do you feel like all your friends are happy and you're a mess? These feelings are more common than you think and can come from all kinds of sources - family problems, transition/change, and just an overall uncertainty of who you are and what you want -including questions about sexuality and gender. Life doesn't come with a handbook. But the good news is that I don't think we need one!
(585) 245-0129 View (585) 245-0129
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Lindsey Mercurio
Counselor
Verified Verified
Ontario, NY 14519  (Online Only)
I am inspired by individual's abilities to be self aware and allow themselves to be vulnerable to assist them in growing into the best version of themselves. As your therapist, we will work at your desired pace but I will also guide and challenge you when needed. I also value a strong therapeutic relationship and come to every session with warmth, compassion and high energy (there's always time for a good laugh as well)!
I am inspired by individual's abilities to be self aware and allow themselves to be vulnerable to assist them in growing into the best version of themselves. As your therapist, we will work at your desired pace but I will also guide and challenge you when needed. I also value a strong therapeutic relationship and come to every session with warmth, compassion and high energy (there's always time for a good laugh as well)!
(585) 597-7250 View (585) 597-7250
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Peg Haust-Arliss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Clyde, NY 14433  (Online Only)
I help people overcome stress and anxiety related to life transitions/changes. Feeling excessively anxious and dealing with panic attacks creates self-doubt, and leads to being unable to move forward with our dreams and intentions. I too struggled with anxiety and panic attacks resulting in wasted time and missed opportunities. I will teach you the same tools and strategies that worked for me and the many clients I have helped over the years.
I help people overcome stress and anxiety related to life transitions/changes. Feeling excessively anxious and dealing with panic attacks creates self-doubt, and leads to being unable to move forward with our dreams and intentions. I too struggled with anxiety and panic attacks resulting in wasted time and missed opportunities. I will teach you the same tools and strategies that worked for me and the many clients I have helped over the years.
(315) 276-3590 View (315) 276-3590
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Rebecca Vandermark
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ontario, NY 14519  (Online Only)
Accepting clients in NY and FL. Therapy is a journey that begins with a single step. It is a world of possibilities and although difficult at times, the result can be rewarding, empowering, validating, and even life changing. Are you struggling setting boundaries or communicating effectively? Do you need help working through thoughts, emotions, or difficult times? Are substances getting in the way of you fully living your life? Has maintaining a balanced lifestyle been difficult? Does burnout seem to be looming? Or do you just want someone to talk through things with? Therapy can help. Let’s navigate this journey together!
Accepting clients in NY and FL. Therapy is a journey that begins with a single step. It is a world of possibilities and although difficult at times, the result can be rewarding, empowering, validating, and even life changing. Are you struggling setting boundaries or communicating effectively? Do you need help working through thoughts, emotions, or difficult times? Are substances getting in the way of you fully living your life? Has maintaining a balanced lifestyle been difficult? Does burnout seem to be looming? Or do you just want someone to talk through things with? Therapy can help. Let’s navigate this journey together!
(315) 758-5013 View (315) 758-5013
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Cindy Edmondson
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wolcott, NY 14590  (Online Only)
Welcome to Light Vision Counseling. There is transforming power in having someone come alongside you to help you regain control, clarity, hope, and a renewed sense of yourself. I specialize in working with people who are struggling through difficult life changes, grief and loss, relationship challenges, or traumatic experiences that increase anxiety, stir up negative and ruminating thoughts, and seem overwhelming. I seek to provide an atmosphere where clients can feel safe and comfortable as, together, we work to develop practical skills and strategies, empowering them to live the life they desire.
Welcome to Light Vision Counseling. There is transforming power in having someone come alongside you to help you regain control, clarity, hope, and a renewed sense of yourself. I specialize in working with people who are struggling through difficult life changes, grief and loss, relationship challenges, or traumatic experiences that increase anxiety, stir up negative and ruminating thoughts, and seem overwhelming. I seek to provide an atmosphere where clients can feel safe and comfortable as, together, we work to develop practical skills and strategies, empowering them to live the life they desire.
(315) 743-5283 View (315) 743-5283
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Christina Keim
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Wolcott, NY 14590
Waitlist for new clients
I regularly work with individuals, couples and families, with a wide range of concerns including, but not limited to, daily issues, grief and loss, relationship issues, parenting issues, challenges in careers, anxiety, depression, and PTSD, and I help clients cope with stressful life situations and transitions. I help many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I have worked to support and empower clients of all ages and walks of life in individual and group settings. I tremendously enjoy working with a diverse clientele and look forward to working with you!
I regularly work with individuals, couples and families, with a wide range of concerns including, but not limited to, daily issues, grief and loss, relationship issues, parenting issues, challenges in careers, anxiety, depression, and PTSD, and I help clients cope with stressful life situations and transitions. I help many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I have worked to support and empower clients of all ages and walks of life in individual and group settings. I tremendously enjoy working with a diverse clientele and look forward to working with you!
(315) 750-4219 View (315) 750-4219
Photo of Chantel Lockwood, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Chantel Lockwood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wolcott, NY 14590
Not accepting new clients
Life can be hard, the day-to-day “stuff” can be a challenge to navigate. Depression, feelings of hopelessness, grief, navigating family relationships, anxiety, a traumatic childhood, and/or struggling with how to raise your kids in a way that is different from how you were raised... Is it all just getting in the way of having the life you truly desire? Life can be a struggle, but it doesn’t have to be. Let’s develop skills and tools to navigate your mental health and relationships, because trust me— life can be amazing!!
Life can be hard, the day-to-day “stuff” can be a challenge to navigate. Depression, feelings of hopelessness, grief, navigating family relationships, anxiety, a traumatic childhood, and/or struggling with how to raise your kids in a way that is different from how you were raised... Is it all just getting in the way of having the life you truly desire? Life can be a struggle, but it doesn’t have to be. Let’s develop skills and tools to navigate your mental health and relationships, because trust me— life can be amazing!!
(315) 370-1769 View (315) 370-1769
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Stacey Tinker Welch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Palmyra, NY 14522
I believe that everyone has inner strengths and abilities that are at times overshadowed by life circumstances and physical/mental health/spiritual struggles. With caring support and encouragement individuals can regain perspective, recognize and use their strengths, and grow further in their ability to manage symptoms and life stressors allowing them to overcome barriers to their wellness. Having 35 years of experience in the mental health field, I've dealt with a variety of issues primarily in the areas related to depression, anxiety, trauma/abuse, emotional regulation and grief/loss.
I believe that everyone has inner strengths and abilities that are at times overshadowed by life circumstances and physical/mental health/spiritual struggles. With caring support and encouragement individuals can regain perspective, recognize and use their strengths, and grow further in their ability to manage symptoms and life stressors allowing them to overcome barriers to their wellness. Having 35 years of experience in the mental health field, I've dealt with a variety of issues primarily in the areas related to depression, anxiety, trauma/abuse, emotional regulation and grief/loss.
(585) 563-8212 View (585) 563-8212
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Katy Foley, MA Psychology
MA
Verified Verified
Pultneyville, NY 14538
Life can seem pretty overwhelming and out of control. Have you been feeling more overwhelmed or out of sorts? Have you been feeling more worried, anxious, or depressed lately? Do you have a knot in your stomach that just won't go away? Have you been feeling lonely, irritable, frustrated, or angry? Have you had difficulty concentrating or making decisions? Have you found yourself procrastinating more? Have you been feeling weighted down and stuck? Have you stopped making goals because you never seem to do anything about them anyway? Have you put your dreams on the back burner? There is help.
Life can seem pretty overwhelming and out of control. Have you been feeling more overwhelmed or out of sorts? Have you been feeling more worried, anxious, or depressed lately? Do you have a knot in your stomach that just won't go away? Have you been feeling lonely, irritable, frustrated, or angry? Have you had difficulty concentrating or making decisions? Have you found yourself procrastinating more? Have you been feeling weighted down and stuck? Have you stopped making goals because you never seem to do anything about them anyway? Have you put your dreams on the back burner? There is help.
(585) 739-3223 View (585) 739-3223
Photo of Maggie Morrissey, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Maggie Morrissey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palmyra, NY 14522
My primary focus includes meeting people where they are on their personal journey and helping them to better understand themselves, work through unresolved issues, and increase their quality of life. Together we can work on overcoming life’s challenges. Everyone’s story is unique and deserves to be heard. My goal is to create a safe, open, and nonjudgmental atmosphere where we can work together on your unique challenges.
My primary focus includes meeting people where they are on their personal journey and helping them to better understand themselves, work through unresolved issues, and increase their quality of life. Together we can work on overcoming life’s challenges. Everyone’s story is unique and deserves to be heard. My goal is to create a safe, open, and nonjudgmental atmosphere where we can work together on your unique challenges.
(585) 326-5849 View (585) 326-5849
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Allison D Paul
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Macedon, NY 14502
Life has a way of taking many twists and turns. The path forward is not always clear. There are times when we find ourselves feeling alone, stuck, overwhelmed, confused, numb. Asking for help is often difficult. It takes strength, courage and a willingness to risk trusting another person.
Life has a way of taking many twists and turns. The path forward is not always clear. There are times when we find ourselves feeling alone, stuck, overwhelmed, confused, numb. Asking for help is often difficult. It takes strength, courage and a willingness to risk trusting another person.
(315) 277-6872 x2 View (315) 277-6872 x2
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Brigitta Lalone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Williamson, NY 14589
I see my role as a counselor is one of an assistant or facilitator. I believe we all have the ability to help ourselves but we sometimes need a little help. As we go about our daily lives, we encounter stress which can affect us in different ways; showing up as depression, anxiety, health problems, or relationship problems. Sometimes we need someone to listen and give us a different perspective on our problems and insight as to how to deal effectively with them. I am familiar with cognitive-behavioral techniques and incorporate family systems and personality theories as needed.
I see my role as a counselor is one of an assistant or facilitator. I believe we all have the ability to help ourselves but we sometimes need a little help. As we go about our daily lives, we encounter stress which can affect us in different ways; showing up as depression, anxiety, health problems, or relationship problems. Sometimes we need someone to listen and give us a different perspective on our problems and insight as to how to deal effectively with them. I am familiar with cognitive-behavioral techniques and incorporate family systems and personality theories as needed.
(315) 219-4288 View (315) 219-4288
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Vikki L Oconnor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Sodus, NY 14551
Are you seeking ways in which to feel better or to improve your interpersonal relationships? The decision to make that first step toward lasting change can be daunting. I help individuals, couples and families find healthy, creative and lasting solutions to their personal and interpersonal relationship challenges. My clinical training and expertise focuses on safely helping you to explore feelings of distress, leading to new insights, healing and change. I believe that anyone has the capability of achieving more happiness and satisfaction in their lives and relationships. You CAN take control of your life and feel great again.
Are you seeking ways in which to feel better or to improve your interpersonal relationships? The decision to make that first step toward lasting change can be daunting. I help individuals, couples and families find healthy, creative and lasting solutions to their personal and interpersonal relationship challenges. My clinical training and expertise focuses on safely helping you to explore feelings of distress, leading to new insights, healing and change. I believe that anyone has the capability of achieving more happiness and satisfaction in their lives and relationships. You CAN take control of your life and feel great again.
(315) 370-3391 View (315) 370-3391
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Bridget Fuller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Clyde, NY 14433
Not accepting new clients
Limited availability- Morning appointments only! I specialize in, and am passionate about, treating a range of anxiety disorders, as well as adjustment issues and trauma. If you struggle with anxiety or OCD, you may have fears that persist no matter what you try. Or you may feel stuck in patterns that you cannot control, or unable to stop certain behaviors even though some part of you desperately wants to stop. And while I cannot promise to erase the thoughts you are having, I can help you to change your relationship with them and reduce their ability to make your life difficult. There is hope.
Limited availability- Morning appointments only! I specialize in, and am passionate about, treating a range of anxiety disorders, as well as adjustment issues and trauma. If you struggle with anxiety or OCD, you may have fears that persist no matter what you try. Or you may feel stuck in patterns that you cannot control, or unable to stop certain behaviors even though some part of you desperately wants to stop. And while I cannot promise to erase the thoughts you are having, I can help you to change your relationship with them and reduce their ability to make your life difficult. There is hope.
(680) 208-2162 View (680) 208-2162
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Kari Ann Randall
Counselor, LPC, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Williamson, NY 14589  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Have you experienced a traumatic event that has left you feeling unsettled? Are you or a loved one overwhelmed by a chronic health condition? Have you experienced a recent loss? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you have come to the right place. As your therapist, I am dedicated to supporting you in your healing process. It is my role to create a warm and safe environment for you to be comfortable sharing any thoughts and feelings that are hindering you from living your life to the fullest.
Welcome! Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Have you experienced a traumatic event that has left you feeling unsettled? Are you or a loved one overwhelmed by a chronic health condition? Have you experienced a recent loss? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you have come to the right place. As your therapist, I am dedicated to supporting you in your healing process. It is my role to create a warm and safe environment for you to be comfortable sharing any thoughts and feelings that are hindering you from living your life to the fullest.
(720) 408-6473 View (720) 408-6473
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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.