Female Therapists in Central Beaverton, Beaverton, OR

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Glynis M. Stafford, MA LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, DBTC, NCC, ACDCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Central Beaverton, Beaverton, OR 97005
Not accepting new clients
Welcome & hello. Thank you for taking the time to read my professional biography. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified DBT Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, and a Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist; dedicated to improving the mental health and overall wellness of my clients. I bring extensive clinical experience, over 25 years, utilizing cognitive-behavioral techniques, (CBT), dialectical behavioral techniques, (DBT), solution-focused skills, as well as strength-based problem solving techniques. My experience also includes significant work with children, teens, adults, and their families.
Welcome & hello. Thank you for taking the time to read my professional biography. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified DBT Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, and a Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist; dedicated to improving the mental health and overall wellness of my clients. I bring extensive clinical experience, over 25 years, utilizing cognitive-behavioral techniques, (CBT), dialectical behavioral techniques, (DBT), solution-focused skills, as well as strength-based problem solving techniques. My experience also includes significant work with children, teens, adults, and their families.
(503) 438-4371 View (503) 438-4371
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Vanessa Baccellieri
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, PC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Beaverton, Beaverton, OR 97005
I wholeheartedly believe people have the ability to create an authentic and meaningful life worth living. I'd love to work with you to create balance in your life, clarify your values, and identify unhelpful thinking patterns that are connected to your emotions and behaviors. I have a collaborative, strengths-based approach and create a safe space to evaluate the narrative of your life, support you in making edits, and in assigning meaning to your experiences. Whether you are going through a new life transition or have felt like life has been happening to you for a long time, I'd be honored to support you on the path to wholeness.
I wholeheartedly believe people have the ability to create an authentic and meaningful life worth living. I'd love to work with you to create balance in your life, clarify your values, and identify unhelpful thinking patterns that are connected to your emotions and behaviors. I have a collaborative, strengths-based approach and create a safe space to evaluate the narrative of your life, support you in making edits, and in assigning meaning to your experiences. Whether you are going through a new life transition or have felt like life has been happening to you for a long time, I'd be honored to support you on the path to wholeness.
(971) 306-5459 View (971) 306-5459
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Grace Schroeder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Central Beaverton, Beaverton, OR 97005
Being a person is hard. Managing demands of work or school, relationships, family, life changes, and finances all while trying to take care of your heart, mind, body, and soul can feel impossible. It's even harder when you constantly feel anxious, overstimulated, or down and depressed with little relief. Burnout is also on the rise and especially for those in helping professions. On top of this, it is often we carry the unhelpful narratives from past experiences with us through our daily life. If you resonate with any of these challenges, you are not alone, and I am hopeful there are options to help you feel better.
Being a person is hard. Managing demands of work or school, relationships, family, life changes, and finances all while trying to take care of your heart, mind, body, and soul can feel impossible. It's even harder when you constantly feel anxious, overstimulated, or down and depressed with little relief. Burnout is also on the rise and especially for those in helping professions. On top of this, it is often we carry the unhelpful narratives from past experiences with us through our daily life. If you resonate with any of these challenges, you are not alone, and I am hopeful there are options to help you feel better.
(503) 868-4955 View (503) 868-4955
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Mehiska Jackson
Clinical Social Work Associate, CSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Beaverton, Beaverton, OR 97005
The social challenges that we are currently facing have created an increased need for mental health support. As a therapist, I am passionately dedicated to helping you find the healing, closure, and acceptance that you need. I strive to create a safe and secure environment where you can be heard and understood, and I am committed to working with you to make progress. I will be with you every step of the way as you navigate through the process of change. Let me help you on your journey to finding the freedom that comes with healing.
The social challenges that we are currently facing have created an increased need for mental health support. As a therapist, I am passionately dedicated to helping you find the healing, closure, and acceptance that you need. I strive to create a safe and secure environment where you can be heard and understood, and I am committed to working with you to make progress. I will be with you every step of the way as you navigate through the process of change. Let me help you on your journey to finding the freedom that comes with healing.
(971) 306-5795 View (971) 306-5795
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Diana Groener
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Central Beaverton, Beaverton, OR 97005
Note: Please don't use the phone number provided by Psychology Today, I never get those messages. Email me instead or call 503-626-6226 ext 104 to leave a private voicemail. These last few years have been hard on everyone, changing relationships, priorities, and perspectives. I am honored to be your guide to building greater connection and meaning in your life. I work with individuals and couples on issues of sexuality, intimacy, and emotional expression. I also work with issues of vicarious trauma and burnout. I can help you reduce the conflict and stress in your life, developing greater resilience in the process.
Note: Please don't use the phone number provided by Psychology Today, I never get those messages. Email me instead or call 503-626-6226 ext 104 to leave a private voicemail. These last few years have been hard on everyone, changing relationships, priorities, and perspectives. I am honored to be your guide to building greater connection and meaning in your life. I work with individuals and couples on issues of sexuality, intimacy, and emotional expression. I also work with issues of vicarious trauma and burnout. I can help you reduce the conflict and stress in your life, developing greater resilience in the process.
(971) 273-5187 x104 View (971) 273-5187 x104
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Melissa Marquardt
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Central Beaverton, Beaverton, OR 97005
Waitlist for new clients
I provide behavioral therapy and parent training for young children demonstrating challenging behaviors at home or at school. I also provide therapy services for children, adolescents, and young adults experiencing significant difficulties with anxiety, ADHD, and/or depression. A primary speciality of mine is working with parents to better understand their children and their children's unique parenting needs. Starting in March 2023 I will open up spots in my practice to work specifically with parents experiencing perinatal mental health disorders such as perinatal anxiety or depression.
I provide behavioral therapy and parent training for young children demonstrating challenging behaviors at home or at school. I also provide therapy services for children, adolescents, and young adults experiencing significant difficulties with anxiety, ADHD, and/or depression. A primary speciality of mine is working with parents to better understand their children and their children's unique parenting needs. Starting in March 2023 I will open up spots in my practice to work specifically with parents experiencing perinatal mental health disorders such as perinatal anxiety or depression.
(971) 351-1933 View (971) 351-1933
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Gabi Rookard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Central Beaverton, Beaverton, OR 97005
Being a kid (or a parent) today is so tough! My goal as a therapist is to help your child be their most authentic self and to support you as a parent along the way. Using a strengths-based and empowering approach, I view behavior through the lens of nervous system regulation and the neurodiversity paradigm. I work with issues including: anxiety, traumatic stress, family stressors and changes, behavioral issues, aggression, regression, self-esteem, and school problems. I'm experienced working with neurodiverse populations (ADHD, autism, sensory processing differences, etc.) To learn more about my approach, visit realworkwellness.com.
Being a kid (or a parent) today is so tough! My goal as a therapist is to help your child be their most authentic self and to support you as a parent along the way. Using a strengths-based and empowering approach, I view behavior through the lens of nervous system regulation and the neurodiversity paradigm. I work with issues including: anxiety, traumatic stress, family stressors and changes, behavioral issues, aggression, regression, self-esteem, and school problems. I'm experienced working with neurodiverse populations (ADHD, autism, sensory processing differences, etc.) To learn more about my approach, visit realworkwellness.com.
(971) 320-7116 View (971) 320-7116
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Ally Madden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Beaverton, Beaverton, OR 97005
I am currently accepting new clients. I offer clients a compassionate and safe space to explore current and past experiences and traumas that are impacting their lives. While I enjoy working with people of all ages, experiences and backgrounds, my specialty lies in teens and young adults. I have significant experience working with adolescents who have been or are currently in the foster care system, folks who have experienced intimate partner violence, and individuals who have been deeply impacted by trauma. I truly believe that everyone has the power and capacity to grow and heal.
I am currently accepting new clients. I offer clients a compassionate and safe space to explore current and past experiences and traumas that are impacting their lives. While I enjoy working with people of all ages, experiences and backgrounds, my specialty lies in teens and young adults. I have significant experience working with adolescents who have been or are currently in the foster care system, folks who have experienced intimate partner violence, and individuals who have been deeply impacted by trauma. I truly believe that everyone has the power and capacity to grow and heal.
(503) 386-0008 View (503) 386-0008
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Desiree Rivera
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, A-MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Beaverton, Beaverton, OR 97005  (Online Only)
Hi! My name is Desiree and I'm an Associate Marriage, Family and Child Therapist in Salem/Keizer, Oregon. I am so glad you’re here! I'm open for new clients and have a flexible schedule with secure online sessions to meet your needs. Together, we can discuss what is going on in your life and collaboratively work together to develop insight, build healthy relationships and accomplish desired goals.
Hi! My name is Desiree and I'm an Associate Marriage, Family and Child Therapist in Salem/Keizer, Oregon. I am so glad you’re here! I'm open for new clients and have a flexible schedule with secure online sessions to meet your needs. Together, we can discuss what is going on in your life and collaboratively work together to develop insight, build healthy relationships and accomplish desired goals.
(503) 461-1563 View (503) 461-1563
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Chloe Rust
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Beaverton, Beaverton, OR 97005
Currently only accepting couples/relationships and families. Do you have a child with ADHD and you're anxious about the upcoming school year? Do you love your partner(s) but have relationship difficulties that are impossible to overlook? Are there skeletons in your family's closet you finally feel ready to confront? If you're looking to strengthen your familial bonds, learn how to better support your loved ones, or heal past family wounds, I provide a safe space to do so.
Currently only accepting couples/relationships and families. Do you have a child with ADHD and you're anxious about the upcoming school year? Do you love your partner(s) but have relationship difficulties that are impossible to overlook? Are there skeletons in your family's closet you finally feel ready to confront? If you're looking to strengthen your familial bonds, learn how to better support your loved ones, or heal past family wounds, I provide a safe space to do so.
(971) 318-6239 View (971) 318-6239
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Deborah Lynn Harrison
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Beaverton, Beaverton, OR 97005
I provide therapy for men and women around life transitions, grief, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, guilt and shame, recovering from physical or sexual abuse, trauma and PTSD, identity and self image, spiritual development and spiritual abuse. I personally and professionally understand the dynamics that accompany many of these life challenges. The art of counseling is in the sensitivity, presence, attunement and humility that a counselor demonstrates when building a relationship with a client.
I provide therapy for men and women around life transitions, grief, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, guilt and shame, recovering from physical or sexual abuse, trauma and PTSD, identity and self image, spiritual development and spiritual abuse. I personally and professionally understand the dynamics that accompany many of these life challenges. The art of counseling is in the sensitivity, presence, attunement and humility that a counselor demonstrates when building a relationship with a client.
(971) 247-1299 View (971) 247-1299
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Kelly Sestero
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Central Beaverton, Beaverton, OR 97005
Waitlist for new clients
My practice focuses on mindfulness-based therapies, including MBCT, ACT and MiCBT. I specialize in working with adults with depression and anxiety to identify thinking patterns while using meditation and mindfulness to gain insight and acceptance. Also accepting candidates for Clinical Supervision toward licensure or ongoing supervisory support.
My practice focuses on mindfulness-based therapies, including MBCT, ACT and MiCBT. I specialize in working with adults with depression and anxiety to identify thinking patterns while using meditation and mindfulness to gain insight and acceptance. Also accepting candidates for Clinical Supervision toward licensure or ongoing supervisory support.
(971) 233-4015 View (971) 233-4015
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Amy S Beard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, JD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Beaverton, Beaverton, OR 97005
Waitlist for new clients
When we feel stuck in patterns or held back by our pasts, it's hard to feel like we're living the lives we want. Reaching out to a therapist can be the first step in claiming your life as your own. Are you searching for direction or meaning in your life? Feeling stuck in a job, a relationship, or a recurring pattern? Feel like past or present pain is keeping you from being the person you want to be or living the life you want to live? Let's explore what brought you to this place in your life and help you find the path to being the best you that you want to be!
When we feel stuck in patterns or held back by our pasts, it's hard to feel like we're living the lives we want. Reaching out to a therapist can be the first step in claiming your life as your own. Are you searching for direction or meaning in your life? Feeling stuck in a job, a relationship, or a recurring pattern? Feel like past or present pain is keeping you from being the person you want to be or living the life you want to live? Let's explore what brought you to this place in your life and help you find the path to being the best you that you want to be!
(503) 868-2461 View (503) 868-2461
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Amanda Tarkington-Taylor
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Beaverton, Beaverton, OR 97005
All adolescents and children want to be loved and accepted for who they are. Every child and adolescent thrive to please. For them to achieve these goals they need to be nurtured, taught, feel safe and secure in their homes and most importantly they need to know they are wanted and loved. They also need to know that what they do and who they are matters to those who matter to them.
All adolescents and children want to be loved and accepted for who they are. Every child and adolescent thrive to please. For them to achieve these goals they need to be nurtured, taught, feel safe and secure in their homes and most importantly they need to know they are wanted and loved. They also need to know that what they do and who they are matters to those who matter to them.
(971) 290-2283 View (971) 290-2283
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Angee Gilchrist-Stewart
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Central Beaverton, Beaverton, OR 97005  (Online Only)
Each of us is unique and has encountered challenges that shape who we are. Sometimes, we need someone to talk to and hold space for us. Sometimes we need someone who will challenge our perspective to help shift the way we have been looking at a problem. Sometimes we need someone to come down into the rabbit hole with us and help us find our way out. Let's find meaningful, intentional ways for you to engage with and live your life fully. I offer a safe, confidential space to navigate your concerns with a down-to-earth, open-minded, and objective, highly trained professional.
Each of us is unique and has encountered challenges that shape who we are. Sometimes, we need someone to talk to and hold space for us. Sometimes we need someone who will challenge our perspective to help shift the way we have been looking at a problem. Sometimes we need someone to come down into the rabbit hole with us and help us find our way out. Let's find meaningful, intentional ways for you to engage with and live your life fully. I offer a safe, confidential space to navigate your concerns with a down-to-earth, open-minded, and objective, highly trained professional.
(971) 203-7878 View (971) 203-7878
Jessilyn Barron
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Central Beaverton, Beaverton, OR 97005
I'm a licensed clinical social worker in the Beaverton area offering counseling services to individuals, couples and families. My therapeutic style is direct and interactive as I help clients overcome difficulties they may be experiencing in life and relationships.
I'm a licensed clinical social worker in the Beaverton area offering counseling services to individuals, couples and families. My therapeutic style is direct and interactive as I help clients overcome difficulties they may be experiencing in life and relationships.
(503) 883-8662 View (503) 883-8662
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Jennifer Dodd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Central Beaverton, Beaverton, OR 97005  (Online Only)
Are you working towards a more fulfilling life but continue to find areas where you get stuck or become overwhelmed? Are you hurting inside and unsure of where to turn? Many of our struggles stem from our relationships with others and we often need tools for navigating them, help with setting boundaries, and support in healing the wounds that might arise. Clinicians at Embodied Life Therapy Center bring a wealth of knowledge, training, and experience in working with relationship issues and the impact on our lives as a result.
Are you working towards a more fulfilling life but continue to find areas where you get stuck or become overwhelmed? Are you hurting inside and unsure of where to turn? Many of our struggles stem from our relationships with others and we often need tools for navigating them, help with setting boundaries, and support in healing the wounds that might arise. Clinicians at Embodied Life Therapy Center bring a wealth of knowledge, training, and experience in working with relationship issues and the impact on our lives as a result.
(503) 386-4207 View (503) 386-4207
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Heather Rocha
Professional Counselor Associate, MS, CRC, NCC
Verified Verified
Central Beaverton, Beaverton, OR 97075
Not accepting new clients
Therapy can support our own ability to grow and change. My approach incorporates neuroscience with time honored practices and compassion for wherever you are in your journey. We will work together to tailor therapy to your values, goals, and needs. I work with disabilities, chronic pain and illness, medical trauma, difficult and abusive relationships, grief and loss, identity development and life changes, neurodivergent individuals, perinatal/postpartum, parents, veterans, and more. I'm happy to include your spiritual practice in your therapy and find moments of humor can support the therapy process.
Therapy can support our own ability to grow and change. My approach incorporates neuroscience with time honored practices and compassion for wherever you are in your journey. We will work together to tailor therapy to your values, goals, and needs. I work with disabilities, chronic pain and illness, medical trauma, difficult and abusive relationships, grief and loss, identity development and life changes, neurodivergent individuals, perinatal/postpartum, parents, veterans, and more. I'm happy to include your spiritual practice in your therapy and find moments of humor can support the therapy process.
(503) 447-3566 View (503) 447-3566
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Neupathway (Amber Ford)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Central Beaverton, Beaverton, OR 97005  (Online Only)
Accepting New Patients, same week availability..............We all need support throughout our lives, and you may be looking for an additional resource to help you process lived experiences, problem-solve, or understand yourself in a deeper way. You may be struggling with anxiety, the challenges of caregiving, work stress and burnout, relationship challenges, or working through grief, loss, or bereavement. You want to engage in healthy coping skills and develop self-care habits to better support the vision you have for your life.
Accepting New Patients, same week availability..............We all need support throughout our lives, and you may be looking for an additional resource to help you process lived experiences, problem-solve, or understand yourself in a deeper way. You may be struggling with anxiety, the challenges of caregiving, work stress and burnout, relationship challenges, or working through grief, loss, or bereavement. You want to engage in healthy coping skills and develop self-care habits to better support the vision you have for your life.
(971) 571-5137 View (971) 571-5137
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Maria Fox
LPC Intern, MA, PCA, MHCA
Verified Verified
Central Beaverton, Beaverton, OR 97005
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in helping couples find connection through healthy communication, conflict management, and intimacy utilizing standardized Gottman Method tools. I believe Individuals and Couples seek counseling because they want something to be different in their lives, and I think by working together we can make those changes happen. In the counseling process, both individual and couples clients can be helped to understand themselves better, set personal goals, and be supported in development. I aspire to meet you both where you are at, help you to feel valued, heard, and understood through our work together.
I specialize in helping couples find connection through healthy communication, conflict management, and intimacy utilizing standardized Gottman Method tools. I believe Individuals and Couples seek counseling because they want something to be different in their lives, and I think by working together we can make those changes happen. In the counseling process, both individual and couples clients can be helped to understand themselves better, set personal goals, and be supported in development. I aspire to meet you both where you are at, help you to feel valued, heard, and understood through our work together.
(971) 351-1877 View (971) 351-1877

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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.