Female Therapists in Dallas, PA

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Back Mountain Music Therapy, The Heyward Rooms LLC
MT-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, PA 18612
Back Mountain Music Therapy is a client-led, Developmental-Relationship based Therapy, that cultivates attention, self-regulation, engagement, and communication through relating in a safe, predictable environment. While simultaneously considering each individuals preferences and differences, BMMT administers an evidenced-based assessment, through musical play, which drives musical, relational experiences to aid in further developing core emotional milestones necessary for expanding higher levels of thought in order to help clients increase their abilities to relax, regulate, engage, express, communicate and relate.
Back Mountain Music Therapy is a client-led, Developmental-Relationship based Therapy, that cultivates attention, self-regulation, engagement, and communication through relating in a safe, predictable environment. While simultaneously considering each individuals preferences and differences, BMMT administers an evidenced-based assessment, through musical play, which drives musical, relational experiences to aid in further developing core emotional milestones necessary for expanding higher levels of thought in order to help clients increase their abilities to relax, regulate, engage, express, communicate and relate.
(272) 203-5384 View (272) 203-5384
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Bethany L Woznikaitis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Dallas, PA 18612
I provide counseling/therapy to clients of all ages, ranging from preschool children to the elderly. My areas of specialty include: trauma, childhood sexual, emotional and physical abuse, anxiety, depression, parenting, behavioral issues, grief, loss, life transitions and aging. Cognitive behavioral, solution focused, and play / art therapy are a few of the evidence-based techniques used in counseling sessions. Through my experience working in schools, community mental health agencies, foster care and adoption services, the child welfare system and personal care/nursing facilities; I have gained a vast expertise in working with individuals and families.
I provide counseling/therapy to clients of all ages, ranging from preschool children to the elderly. My areas of specialty include: trauma, childhood sexual, emotional and physical abuse, anxiety, depression, parenting, behavioral issues, grief, loss, life transitions and aging. Cognitive behavioral, solution focused, and play / art therapy are a few of the evidence-based techniques used in counseling sessions. Through my experience working in schools, community mental health agencies, foster care and adoption services, the child welfare system and personal care/nursing facilities; I have gained a vast expertise in working with individuals and families.
(570) 865-4701 View (570) 865-4701
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Kathy Reiser
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Dallas, PA 18612
I am a dedicated, compassionate therapist with almost twenty years of experience in the mental health field. By using a combination of treatment methods individuals are helped to change the course of their lives by enhancing their ability to manage life challenges and tap into inner potential. I have worked with clients to address depression, anxiety, resolution of past trauma, relationship issues, transition, grief, lifestyle change and weight management. In collaboration with the client, we work to develop an understanding of unhelpful behaviors that sabotage relationships and the ability to achieve life goals
I am a dedicated, compassionate therapist with almost twenty years of experience in the mental health field. By using a combination of treatment methods individuals are helped to change the course of their lives by enhancing their ability to manage life challenges and tap into inner potential. I have worked with clients to address depression, anxiety, resolution of past trauma, relationship issues, transition, grief, lifestyle change and weight management. In collaboration with the client, we work to develop an understanding of unhelpful behaviors that sabotage relationships and the ability to achieve life goals
(570) 689-8944 View (570) 689-8944
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Lauren Hudak
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Dallas, PA 18612
Waitlist for new clients
Not feeling heard? I am here to listen. I want to hear you. Feeling stuck? I am here to facilitate change. I want to help and encourage new patterns. Feeling hopeless? I am here to instill hope. I want to work with you to renew excitement about the present and future. Feeling alone? I am here to support you. I want to build up your support system. Bottom line? I'm here for you, and I want to be.
Not feeling heard? I am here to listen. I want to hear you. Feeling stuck? I am here to facilitate change. I want to help and encourage new patterns. Feeling hopeless? I am here to instill hope. I want to work with you to renew excitement about the present and future. Feeling alone? I am here to support you. I want to build up your support system. Bottom line? I'm here for you, and I want to be.
(272) 435-8067 View (272) 435-8067
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Jessica Bender
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, PA 18612
Too often, I hear clients say they’ve struggled to find the right therapist because they didn’t feel seen, or heard, or understood. Or their therapist sounded more like a textbook than a human, or treated them as simply a number rather than a person. My approach to therapy is to work with you on a very real, very human level while showing you that I am human too. We all have thoughts, feelings, worries, and fears that we struggle with sometimes, as well as experiences that can be difficult to move past. We all need help sometimes, and that’s ok. You are not alone.
Too often, I hear clients say they’ve struggled to find the right therapist because they didn’t feel seen, or heard, or understood. Or their therapist sounded more like a textbook than a human, or treated them as simply a number rather than a person. My approach to therapy is to work with you on a very real, very human level while showing you that I am human too. We all have thoughts, feelings, worries, and fears that we struggle with sometimes, as well as experiences that can be difficult to move past. We all need help sometimes, and that’s ok. You are not alone.
(272) 381-3976 View (272) 381-3976
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Kennedy J Straitiff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Dallas, PA 18612
A real-life human who knows firsthand how hard it can be to begin therapy. I’d love to be the person who supports and cheers you on through it! "Success as a therapist is not found in doing something for the client, but rather in being someone for the client." In addition to noted issues below, I am especially passionate about working with teens ages 16 and up and young adults who may resonate with one or more of the following: pet care/animal rescue involvement, college/school stress, only child, athlete, highly sensitive, mental health student/professional, on a fitness journey.
A real-life human who knows firsthand how hard it can be to begin therapy. I’d love to be the person who supports and cheers you on through it! "Success as a therapist is not found in doing something for the client, but rather in being someone for the client." In addition to noted issues below, I am especially passionate about working with teens ages 16 and up and young adults who may resonate with one or more of the following: pet care/animal rescue involvement, college/school stress, only child, athlete, highly sensitive, mental health student/professional, on a fitness journey.
(570) 285-5046 View (570) 285-5046
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Samantha Lauren Blanchard
Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, PA 18612
Life is a process & change isn't easy. We can all benefit from gaining new perspectives. While you don't have control of the cards you're dealt, your power lies in how you respond. In addition to talk therapy, I'm an art therapist & believe art offers a portal to embodying our most authentic self. Art therapy offers endless opportunities for expressing & working through internal issues, & processing/releasing what may be difficult to put into words. Life is full of lessons & we can choose to use the challenges & problems we face as opportunities to grow & evolve. Therapy can promote the hope & self compassion needed to rise & thrive
Life is a process & change isn't easy. We can all benefit from gaining new perspectives. While you don't have control of the cards you're dealt, your power lies in how you respond. In addition to talk therapy, I'm an art therapist & believe art offers a portal to embodying our most authentic self. Art therapy offers endless opportunities for expressing & working through internal issues, & processing/releasing what may be difficult to put into words. Life is full of lessons & we can choose to use the challenges & problems we face as opportunities to grow & evolve. Therapy can promote the hope & self compassion needed to rise & thrive
(272) 359-7643 View (272) 359-7643
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Carly Ellman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSTS
Verified Verified
Dallas, PA 18612  (Online Only)
I am a seasoned psychotherapist with over 17 years of experience providing assistance to clients with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, life transitions, trauma issues, eating disorders and postpartum depression. I work with children(5 and up), adolescents(ages 11 and up), young adults, couples, families and women. As a licensed clinical social worker I believe in focusing on all aspects of a person's well being; mental, physical, financial and social. I have a Masters degree in Social Work, Certified Shame-Informed Treatment Specialist, and pursuing PhD in Strategic Leadership and Administrative Studies.
I am a seasoned psychotherapist with over 17 years of experience providing assistance to clients with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, life transitions, trauma issues, eating disorders and postpartum depression. I work with children(5 and up), adolescents(ages 11 and up), young adults, couples, families and women. As a licensed clinical social worker I believe in focusing on all aspects of a person's well being; mental, physical, financial and social. I have a Masters degree in Social Work, Certified Shame-Informed Treatment Specialist, and pursuing PhD in Strategic Leadership and Administrative Studies.
(914) 344-6239 View (914) 344-6239
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Ann T. Cook
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Dallas, PA 18612
Life can be rough and its easy to get into a place where one may feel overwhelmed or stuck. Its hard to find solutions, make decisions, or find a path out and it's often helpful to talk to a genuine and supportive person that can help to untangle all the things that race through one's mind when we are in a tough spot.
Life can be rough and its easy to get into a place where one may feel overwhelmed or stuck. Its hard to find solutions, make decisions, or find a path out and it's often helpful to talk to a genuine and supportive person that can help to untangle all the things that race through one's mind when we are in a tough spot.
(570) 852-2771 View (570) 852-2771
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Kristen L. Shipsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, CDP
Verified Verified
Dallas, PA 18612
Do you struggle with feelings that affect your relationships? Do you put your needs at the bottom of your to-do list? Now more than ever, people are feeling overwhelmed while trying to find their place in the world. Ignoring your needs and giving too much of yourself can lead to long-term issues for the mind and body. Therapy is a perfect way to learn more about yourself and take control of your life. I specialize in working with adults who are motivated and ready to learn more about themselves. Are you a caregiver for someone with a chronic illness or dementia? I have vast experience helping caregivers cope with life's challenges.
Do you struggle with feelings that affect your relationships? Do you put your needs at the bottom of your to-do list? Now more than ever, people are feeling overwhelmed while trying to find their place in the world. Ignoring your needs and giving too much of yourself can lead to long-term issues for the mind and body. Therapy is a perfect way to learn more about yourself and take control of your life. I specialize in working with adults who are motivated and ready to learn more about themselves. Are you a caregiver for someone with a chronic illness or dementia? I have vast experience helping caregivers cope with life's challenges.
(570) 487-3220 View (570) 487-3220
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Diana Ruhf
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Dallas, PA 18612
Life is like a rollercoaster, full of ups and downs, twists and turns. I'm here to navigate through it with you. I believe in understanding our emotions and accepting that there can be multiple truths to a situation. Life isn't always clear-cut; it's full of shades of gray, and that's alright. Let's also learn to stop comparing ourselves to others and instead learn to be kinder to ourselves. Together, learn to embrace your imperfections and find contentment in who you are. After all, those little quirks we perceive as flaws might actually be your biggest assets.
Life is like a rollercoaster, full of ups and downs, twists and turns. I'm here to navigate through it with you. I believe in understanding our emotions and accepting that there can be multiple truths to a situation. Life isn't always clear-cut; it's full of shades of gray, and that's alright. Let's also learn to stop comparing ourselves to others and instead learn to be kinder to ourselves. Together, learn to embrace your imperfections and find contentment in who you are. After all, those little quirks we perceive as flaws might actually be your biggest assets.
(272) 359-7514 View (272) 359-7514
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Carolyn McGinnis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Dallas, PA 18612  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life has been pretty wild lately. If you find yourself feeling totally lost or completely overwhelmed, you are not alone. Having an objective ear to talk to can be incredibly helpful and calming. Whether you are looking for a safe space to vent, or for someone to help you gain a new perspective, I'm ready to help you find your way. When you're ready to take that next step, e-mail me and we can get that conversation started.
Life has been pretty wild lately. If you find yourself feeling totally lost or completely overwhelmed, you are not alone. Having an objective ear to talk to can be incredibly helpful and calming. Whether you are looking for a safe space to vent, or for someone to help you gain a new perspective, I'm ready to help you find your way. When you're ready to take that next step, e-mail me and we can get that conversation started.
(570) 285-4835 View (570) 285-4835

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Dr. Andrea Genello
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18701
Welcome! I am a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania with extensive experience treating a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, relationship changes, and struggles with work life balance. I also frequently work with adults experiencing maternal mental health concerns including perinatal mood disorders, birth trauma, fertility concerns, and pregnancy or infant loss.
Welcome! I am a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania with extensive experience treating a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, relationship changes, and struggles with work life balance. I also frequently work with adults experiencing maternal mental health concerns including perinatal mood disorders, birth trauma, fertility concerns, and pregnancy or infant loss.
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Pamela West
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Kingston, PA 18704
Do you struggle with having a healthy relationship with yourself and/or others? Do you feel like you’ve lost your “spark” and don’t know how to get it back? Do you ever feel like the difficult things you’ve been through or the changes you are facing are just too much for you to handle? I am here to assure you that you are not alone and there is hope! Therapy can assist you on the road to healing and change how you feel about yourself and improve your relationships with others. I would be honored to work alongside you and provide you the tools to actually create positive long lasting change.
Do you struggle with having a healthy relationship with yourself and/or others? Do you feel like you’ve lost your “spark” and don’t know how to get it back? Do you ever feel like the difficult things you’ve been through or the changes you are facing are just too much for you to handle? I am here to assure you that you are not alone and there is hope! Therapy can assist you on the road to healing and change how you feel about yourself and improve your relationships with others. I would be honored to work alongside you and provide you the tools to actually create positive long lasting change.
(272) 788-2625 View (272) 788-2625
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Jen Buckwash
Psychologist, PsyD, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kingston, PA 18704
Do you find yourself wanting to work on your relationship with yourself or others but you are not sure where to start? Are you tired of hearing a voice in your head that says you are not enough? Are you frustrated with being stuck in thoughts that prevent you from living the life you want? If any of those sound like you I would be honored to help! I believe that every person can benefit from therapy at times in their life and have a space that it exclusively theirs.
Do you find yourself wanting to work on your relationship with yourself or others but you are not sure where to start? Are you tired of hearing a voice in your head that says you are not enough? Are you frustrated with being stuck in thoughts that prevent you from living the life you want? If any of those sound like you I would be honored to help! I believe that every person can benefit from therapy at times in their life and have a space that it exclusively theirs.
(570) 852-2369 View (570) 852-2369
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Katherine Hauser, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wilkes Barre, PA 18701
Are you searching for a warm and safe place, a safe person with whom you can share your story? In my practice, my goal is to create that space for you, to hold that space for you in each session so that you can bring all that has been weighing you down and together we can lift the burden. I am more than happy to help you find that space in person or over video therapy if that is more comfortable for you. I offer warmth, caring, and clinical expertise gained through extensive training from my grad program at Columbia University and postgraduate training at the Center for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of NJ.
Are you searching for a warm and safe place, a safe person with whom you can share your story? In my practice, my goal is to create that space for you, to hold that space for you in each session so that you can bring all that has been weighing you down and together we can lift the burden. I am more than happy to help you find that space in person or over video therapy if that is more comfortable for you. I offer warmth, caring, and clinical expertise gained through extensive training from my grad program at Columbia University and postgraduate training at the Center for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of NJ.
(570) 373-9978 View (570) 373-9978
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Radiance Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702  (Online Only)
My ideal client is interested in growth and change. I work with individuals who are seeking to better understand themselves, process their experiences, and heal from hurt. Mental health is health. Most of us have not been taught to think critically about our life experiences, emotions, and triggers, we're simply just reacting and not understanding why we're struggling. In my practice, I work with people to make connections, heal from past hurts, and understand their feelings. I specialize in working with women, but provide services to men and folks anywhere across the gender spectrum.
My ideal client is interested in growth and change. I work with individuals who are seeking to better understand themselves, process their experiences, and heal from hurt. Mental health is health. Most of us have not been taught to think critically about our life experiences, emotions, and triggers, we're simply just reacting and not understanding why we're struggling. In my practice, I work with people to make connections, heal from past hurts, and understand their feelings. I specialize in working with women, but provide services to men and folks anywhere across the gender spectrum.
(570) 608-8154 View (570) 608-8154
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Angel Vaccaro
Licensed Professional Counselor, Angel V, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18701
I'm Angel and I am excited that you found my page. I am a professional counselor licensed in Pennsylvania with over 8 years of counseling experience working with individuals who struggle with eating disorders, mood disorders, trauma, physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, and addictions. I love working with individuals to find freedom and remove any obstacles that prevent living the life they have always dreamed of. My therapy style is unique, creative, individual, warm, and accepting. I treat individuals with respect, compassion, and empathy. My ability to see different perspectives enables me to meet people where they are.
I'm Angel and I am excited that you found my page. I am a professional counselor licensed in Pennsylvania with over 8 years of counseling experience working with individuals who struggle with eating disorders, mood disorders, trauma, physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, and addictions. I love working with individuals to find freedom and remove any obstacles that prevent living the life they have always dreamed of. My therapy style is unique, creative, individual, warm, and accepting. I treat individuals with respect, compassion, and empathy. My ability to see different perspectives enables me to meet people where they are.
(272) 206-2060 View (272) 206-2060
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Laura Chickson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kingston, PA 18704
Waitlist for new clients
I provide outpatient counseling services on a vast array of clinical issues to adults in a non -judgmental environment that takes the whole person into consideration. Counseling feels like a calling and it is an honor to share the journey with each client. I feel it is imperative to provide a safe place for individuals to identify their own needs, and work to fulfill those needs.
I provide outpatient counseling services on a vast array of clinical issues to adults in a non -judgmental environment that takes the whole person into consideration. Counseling feels like a calling and it is an honor to share the journey with each client. I feel it is imperative to provide a safe place for individuals to identify their own needs, and work to fulfill those needs.
(272) 200-3362 View (272) 200-3362
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Michelle Gonzalez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Edwardsville, PA 18704  (Online Only)
Don't you love when your doctor tells you to "reduce the stress in your life". Life in general is stressful, right? Relationships can become stressful. Work can be stressful. Kids can be stressful. Anxiety, depression, anger, frustration, and lack of effective ways to cope will influence your need for counseling. Everyone needs someone to vent to and therapy provides you not only with a way to express your frustrations, but it also helps you learn how to cope better with the things that stress you out! Eliminating stress is impossible however learning better ways to cope is not impossible, I can help you work on it.
Don't you love when your doctor tells you to "reduce the stress in your life". Life in general is stressful, right? Relationships can become stressful. Work can be stressful. Kids can be stressful. Anxiety, depression, anger, frustration, and lack of effective ways to cope will influence your need for counseling. Everyone needs someone to vent to and therapy provides you not only with a way to express your frustrations, but it also helps you learn how to cope better with the things that stress you out! Eliminating stress is impossible however learning better ways to cope is not impossible, I can help you work on it.
(272) 999-1910 View (272) 999-1910

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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.