Female Therapists in Shelby County, OH

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Rachelle Cook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Sidney, OH 45365
Waitlist for new clients
It is my goal to create a warm, safe, non-judgmental space where clients can tell their stories, gain insight into how life events have had an impact on them, and learn healthy ways of coping and walking through life. I believe it is important for an individual to find awareness of the root causes of their issues, learn to manage their emotions, and implement practical solutions into their daily lives. It is amazing to watch people find hope and healing in their lives and relationships, achieve goals, and break cycles of dysfunction. If you will trust the process and do the work, you can find peace and healing.
It is my goal to create a warm, safe, non-judgmental space where clients can tell their stories, gain insight into how life events have had an impact on them, and learn healthy ways of coping and walking through life. I believe it is important for an individual to find awareness of the root causes of their issues, learn to manage their emotions, and implement practical solutions into their daily lives. It is amazing to watch people find hope and healing in their lives and relationships, achieve goals, and break cycles of dysfunction. If you will trust the process and do the work, you can find peace and healing.
(937) 712-5169 View (937) 712-5169
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Journey 4 Self LLC
Counselor, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sidney, OH 45365
My name is MJ and I have spent the last 10 years in Mental Health and Social Work practice. I've worked in organizations such as Children's Services, a Behavioral Specialist for Headstart, private practice counseling and I am a retired vetran of the Air Force Security Forces.
My name is MJ and I have spent the last 10 years in Mental Health and Social Work practice. I've worked in organizations such as Children's Services, a Behavioral Specialist for Headstart, private practice counseling and I am a retired vetran of the Air Force Security Forces.
(937) 902-2183 View (937) 902-2183
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WellSpace Therapeutics
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Sidney, OH 45365
Hello! My name is Amy Krites, I am the founder and owner of WellSpace Therapeutics. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker and have been providing therapy for individuals in some capacity for over 20 years. I enjoy working with people of all ages who are struggling and need some help to work through their issues. I will provide a safe, nonjudgmental, confidential environment for people can work towards their goals in therapy. I have been a victim's advocate, worked with people aged 60+, private practice counseling, as well as a counselor for people who struggle with addiction.
Hello! My name is Amy Krites, I am the founder and owner of WellSpace Therapeutics. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker and have been providing therapy for individuals in some capacity for over 20 years. I enjoy working with people of all ages who are struggling and need some help to work through their issues. I will provide a safe, nonjudgmental, confidential environment for people can work towards their goals in therapy. I have been a victim's advocate, worked with people aged 60+, private practice counseling, as well as a counselor for people who struggle with addiction.
(937) 897-9131 View (937) 897-9131
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Nicole L. Keller
Counselor, MS, PCC-S, CHT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Russia, OH 45363
Waitlist for new clients
Current Availability is Limited. Starting therapy is a major life decision! It takes courage even though you may be scared or unsure of what to expect, you are ready to start the process of self-change. I believe in taking a holistic approach to working with each client on an individual level, focusing on their specific needs, wants and goals. I am a direct, honest and straight forward therapist. Accountability is key. I attempt to create a casual and relaxed atmosphere, that is safe, inviting, and makes you comfortable for you to share. I am trained in alternative therapies such as hypnotherapy and EMDR.
Current Availability is Limited. Starting therapy is a major life decision! It takes courage even though you may be scared or unsure of what to expect, you are ready to start the process of self-change. I believe in taking a holistic approach to working with each client on an individual level, focusing on their specific needs, wants and goals. I am a direct, honest and straight forward therapist. Accountability is key. I attempt to create a casual and relaxed atmosphere, that is safe, inviting, and makes you comfortable for you to share. I am trained in alternative therapies such as hypnotherapy and EMDR.
(419) 949-8710 View (419) 949-8710
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Emily Long
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, MSW
Verified Verified
Sidney, OH 45365  (Online Only)
Hi! My name is Emily Long and I am the founder and owner of Open Mind Counseling. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker, and I have been working as a therapist for four years. I enjoy working with individuals age 15 and over. I enjoy working with individuals that are struggling with anxiety, depression and transitions in their life. Respect, understanding, honesty and transparency define how I counsel. I became a therapist because I have always had the belief that we are all equal. Every person deserves respect, honesty, and a safe place to be their authentic self.
Hi! My name is Emily Long and I am the founder and owner of Open Mind Counseling. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker, and I have been working as a therapist for four years. I enjoy working with individuals age 15 and over. I enjoy working with individuals that are struggling with anxiety, depression and transitions in their life. Respect, understanding, honesty and transparency define how I counsel. I became a therapist because I have always had the belief that we are all equal. Every person deserves respect, honesty, and a safe place to be their authentic self.
(937) 632-2073 View (937) 632-2073
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Laurie Lewis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, CHT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Russia, OH 45363
Let's be honest, starting the journey to self-care and therapy is a major life decision, and it can be scary. I am here to help you on that path in any way I possibly can. I am a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) that's been in the field for over 20 years and am a certified hypnotherapist. After graduating from Wright State University I went on to work as a juvenile probation officer, in a community mental health clinic, at a suicide hotline, and as a counselor. I specialize in treating adults and adolescents who are struggling with substance abuse, anxiety, depression, trauma, anger management, self-esteem, personality disorders & ADHD.
Let's be honest, starting the journey to self-care and therapy is a major life decision, and it can be scary. I am here to help you on that path in any way I possibly can. I am a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) that's been in the field for over 20 years and am a certified hypnotherapist. After graduating from Wright State University I went on to work as a juvenile probation officer, in a community mental health clinic, at a suicide hotline, and as a counselor. I specialize in treating adults and adolescents who are struggling with substance abuse, anxiety, depression, trauma, anger management, self-esteem, personality disorders & ADHD.
(419) 451-4978 View (419) 451-4978
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Momentum Counseling and Consultation, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S, LICDCCS
Verified Verified
Sidney, OH 45365
Struggling with a relationship, anxiety, depression, or something else? We believe it’s never too late to be your authentic self. We can help you live a healthy, meaningful life and find the strength to grow and flourish. We know seeking help can be hard. So our counselors celebrate the courage and strength it takes to reach out for help. Most people debate seeking help for months, if not years before finding the courage to reach out. It’s OK to struggle with the stuff life throws at us. We have the experience to help you achieve your goals, overcome struggles, and live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
Struggling with a relationship, anxiety, depression, or something else? We believe it’s never too late to be your authentic self. We can help you live a healthy, meaningful life and find the strength to grow and flourish. We know seeking help can be hard. So our counselors celebrate the courage and strength it takes to reach out for help. Most people debate seeking help for months, if not years before finding the courage to reach out. It’s OK to struggle with the stuff life throws at us. We have the experience to help you achieve your goals, overcome struggles, and live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(419) 518-5053 View (419) 518-5053
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Pamela k Mills
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, CHT, SAP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Botkins, OH 45306
I graduated with an MSW from St Louis University and am certified in Advanced Hypnotherapy. I also work in energy therapy and Chakra work to provide my consumers with a variety of practices that may work best for them. Currently I teach and train hypnotist and hypnotherapist allowing them to offer their clients with an expanded therapy area. My clients come first and I am willing to work with you in the therapy that best meets your needs. I am certified to do tele mental health and can bill most insurances and Medicare.
I graduated with an MSW from St Louis University and am certified in Advanced Hypnotherapy. I also work in energy therapy and Chakra work to provide my consumers with a variety of practices that may work best for them. Currently I teach and train hypnotist and hypnotherapist allowing them to offer their clients with an expanded therapy area. My clients come first and I am willing to work with you in the therapy that best meets your needs. I am certified to do tele mental health and can bill most insurances and Medicare.
(419) 987-4052 View (419) 987-4052
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Center for Personal Wellness
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Sidney, OH 45365
At times life can be overwhelming and sometimes even exhausting. During those times, we can benefit from the support of a professional to help us cope with life and its challenges. Counseling is a process of growth and self-discovery. Our goal is to help you discover and better understand yourself, gain skills to overcome obstacles and better cope with life challenges, and ultimately feel better. We provide you the space to grow in a nurturing environment.
At times life can be overwhelming and sometimes even exhausting. During those times, we can benefit from the support of a professional to help us cope with life and its challenges. Counseling is a process of growth and self-discovery. Our goal is to help you discover and better understand yourself, gain skills to overcome obstacles and better cope with life challenges, and ultimately feel better. We provide you the space to grow in a nurturing environment.
(419) 664-5466 View (419) 664-5466
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Stacy Pettit
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Sidney, OH 45365
Accepting New Clients with Evening Hours Available ... Are you feeling overwhelmed and burdened? Are you losing connection with your partner or family? Let me help you identify the obstacles that are keeping you from experiencing your best life. We will work collaboratively to build new skills and coping resources to better support you, your relationships, career and family. My role is to create a safe and non-judgmental environment that provides you room to discover how to build and sustain the positive and healthy life you desire.
Accepting New Clients with Evening Hours Available ... Are you feeling overwhelmed and burdened? Are you losing connection with your partner or family? Let me help you identify the obstacles that are keeping you from experiencing your best life. We will work collaboratively to build new skills and coping resources to better support you, your relationships, career and family. My role is to create a safe and non-judgmental environment that provides you room to discover how to build and sustain the positive and healthy life you desire.
(937) 358-6743 View (937) 358-6743
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Christine Gemberling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fort Loramie, OH 45845
Hello! I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) with over ten years of experience working with clients on various issues. Such issues include Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Behavioral Issues, Career Counseling, Coping Skills, Elderly Persons Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Panic Attacks, and Stress. A few modalities I utilize are Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Family Systems, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), and Supportive therapy. I believe that establishing a trusting therapeutic relationship is key to success in treatment.
Hello! I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) with over ten years of experience working with clients on various issues. Such issues include Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Behavioral Issues, Career Counseling, Coping Skills, Elderly Persons Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Panic Attacks, and Stress. A few modalities I utilize are Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Family Systems, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), and Supportive therapy. I believe that establishing a trusting therapeutic relationship is key to success in treatment.
(513) 599-8832 View (513) 599-8832
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Brainwave Fitness
Verified Verified
Sidney, OH 45365
Hello my name is Kim Starrett I own a neurofeedback business which is a type of biofeedback that measures brain waves to produce a signal that can be used as feedback on brain activity to teach self-regulation. Neurofeedback is commonly utilized by using video, games or sound, with positive feedback for desired brain activity and negative feedback for brain activity that is undesirable. When you give your brain real-time information about its energy level, you can teach it to calm down or speed up, to shift more efficient. These changes will eventually carry over into your daily life.
Hello my name is Kim Starrett I own a neurofeedback business which is a type of biofeedback that measures brain waves to produce a signal that can be used as feedback on brain activity to teach self-regulation. Neurofeedback is commonly utilized by using video, games or sound, with positive feedback for desired brain activity and negative feedback for brain activity that is undesirable. When you give your brain real-time information about its energy level, you can teach it to calm down or speed up, to shift more efficient. These changes will eventually carry over into your daily life.
(937) 606-3203 View (937) 606-3203
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Tara Hagan
Counselor, MS, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Sidney, OH 45365
Hello! I truly believe everyone goes through a period of time when they can benefit from working with a counselor who can look at things objectively and provide direction to create the changes that are desired. I offer counseling services in a compassionate, nurturing environment to teens and adults while focusing on what is most important to the client. I have been providing counseling services to teenagers, adults, couples, and families for over 25 years, with the hope of helping them live healthy and fulfilling lives and I look forward to beginning our relationship to create the life you are hoping for.
Hello! I truly believe everyone goes through a period of time when they can benefit from working with a counselor who can look at things objectively and provide direction to create the changes that are desired. I offer counseling services in a compassionate, nurturing environment to teens and adults while focusing on what is most important to the client. I have been providing counseling services to teenagers, adults, couples, and families for over 25 years, with the hope of helping them live healthy and fulfilling lives and I look forward to beginning our relationship to create the life you are hoping for.
(937) 288-8834 View (937) 288-8834

Online Therapists

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Nichole Lee Bates Lcsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hillsboro, OH 45133
The ideal client for my practice is anyone who has a willingness to get better and do the work required to get better.
The ideal client for my practice is anyone who has a willingness to get better and do the work required to get better.
(606) 206-8585 View (606) 206-8585
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Jessica Berndt
Psychologist, PsyD, NCSP
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43230
My passion is empowering families! As a dual-licensed psychologist with 9 years of combined school and clinical experience, I partner with families and children to build skills to manage symptoms of anxiety, ADHD, depression, and trauma.
My passion is empowering families! As a dual-licensed psychologist with 9 years of combined school and clinical experience, I partner with families and children to build skills to manage symptoms of anxiety, ADHD, depression, and trauma.
(614) 714-1228 View (614) 714-1228
Kristi Soller
Licensed Professional Counselor, BSN, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toledo, OH 43606
I am ready to take on people who are on the verge of ending or trying to save their relationship. I can help you sort out where the problems lie with real solutions to help you. I use the Gottman method in session with a gentle approach and make sure everyone is heard and feels comfortable. I also can help you navigate through a break-up, heal yourself, and reset your life goals.
I am ready to take on people who are on the verge of ending or trying to save their relationship. I can help you sort out where the problems lie with real solutions to help you. I use the Gottman method in session with a gentle approach and make sure everyone is heard and feels comfortable. I also can help you navigate through a break-up, heal yourself, and reset your life goals.
(419) 910-3879 View (419) 910-3879
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Elise Bailey
Social Worker Trainee, LSW
Verified Verified
Westerville, OH 43081
Elise Bailey is a Licensed Social Worker through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Criminology with minors in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and History from The Ohio State University in Spring 2022. She earned her Master of Social Work degree from The Ohio State University in Spring 2024. Elise Bailey dedicates herself to guiding clients in pursuit of mental well-being with a focus on fostering collaboration and empowering individuals to achieve their therapeutic goals.
Elise Bailey is a Licensed Social Worker through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Criminology with minors in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and History from The Ohio State University in Spring 2022. She earned her Master of Social Work degree from The Ohio State University in Spring 2024. Elise Bailey dedicates herself to guiding clients in pursuit of mental well-being with a focus on fostering collaboration and empowering individuals to achieve their therapeutic goals.
(614) 665-0533 View (614) 665-0533
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Danielle Nicole Norris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43214  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Danielle Norris, a passionate and empathetic Clinical Social Worker based in Columbus, Ohio. I hold a Master's degree in Clinical Social Work from The Catholic University of America, and since then, I've been committed to making a difference in the lives of those I work with. My journey began with several years as a case manager for children, adolescents, and families in the vibrant community of Washington, D.C. During this time, I honed my skills in navigating complex family dynamics and providing the support necessary for growth and resilience.
Hello, I'm Danielle Norris, a passionate and empathetic Clinical Social Worker based in Columbus, Ohio. I hold a Master's degree in Clinical Social Work from The Catholic University of America, and since then, I've been committed to making a difference in the lives of those I work with. My journey began with several years as a case manager for children, adolescents, and families in the vibrant community of Washington, D.C. During this time, I honed my skills in navigating complex family dynamics and providing the support necessary for growth and resilience.
(614) 881-5166 View (614) 881-5166
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Amy Brown
SEP, MS, OD-MRO, ISP, RCST
Verified Verified
Kettering, OH 45440
You're wanting to feel alive and comfortable in your own skin, but you find yourself freezing up or overwhelmed with images from the past or stuck in ways you can't explain. While talking about it can be helpful, if you're dealing with a trauma or ingrained stress response, it gets stuck in the body and talking alone doesn't unlock the trauma patterns in the body. Body-based modalities combined with talking really help to unwind trauma patterns. If you come see me, we won't only sit in chairs talking.
You're wanting to feel alive and comfortable in your own skin, but you find yourself freezing up or overwhelmed with images from the past or stuck in ways you can't explain. While talking about it can be helpful, if you're dealing with a trauma or ingrained stress response, it gets stuck in the body and talking alone doesn't unlock the trauma patterns in the body. Body-based modalities combined with talking really help to unwind trauma patterns. If you come see me, we won't only sit in chairs talking.
(513) 995-7020 View (513) 995-7020
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Christy Wood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Northwood, OH 43619  (Online Only)
Wanting change can be difficult and you are taking your first steps to make changes. I want to be able to help you define and connect or reconnect to your values in order improve the overall quality of your life. We will work to understand what your struggle is, take an inventory of your values and begin to look at the barriers that are interfering with your goals. The pain you may be going through currently or have experienced may have led to a deeper level of suffering, and I want you to know that you do not have to suffer.
Wanting change can be difficult and you are taking your first steps to make changes. I want to be able to help you define and connect or reconnect to your values in order improve the overall quality of your life. We will work to understand what your struggle is, take an inventory of your values and begin to look at the barriers that are interfering with your goals. The pain you may be going through currently or have experienced may have led to a deeper level of suffering, and I want you to know that you do not have to suffer.
(513) 450-8638 View (513) 450-8638

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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.