Female Therapists in Bedford Dwellings, Pittsburgh, PA

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Manuela 'manny' P St Jean
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bedford Dwellings, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
My passion is to work with individuals experiencing emotional or behavioral barriers in their life. I work with adults, offering individual therapy. With the use of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) I assist clients in making necessary behavioral changes. Together we will work to modify thought processes and apply behavioral changes that facilitate lasting change in your life. I am committed to bringing healing, growth and wholeness to clients. I offer day and evening hours accommodating your busy schedule.
My passion is to work with individuals experiencing emotional or behavioral barriers in their life. I work with adults, offering individual therapy. With the use of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) I assist clients in making necessary behavioral changes. Together we will work to modify thought processes and apply behavioral changes that facilitate lasting change in your life. I am committed to bringing healing, growth and wholeness to clients. I offer day and evening hours accommodating your busy schedule.
(878) 313-2094 View (878) 313-2094
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Annie Preis
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford Dwellings, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Psychotherapy may address specific concerns and it can also help you to live a richer and fuller life. Individuals often seek the support of a psychologist for many reasons, including stress, depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, and difficulty with transitions. I try to provide both support and insight to help individuals live a life that is more fulfilling and less difficult. Often, someone may express a concern about a child, a relationship, or work issues. I believe that change occurs within the context of the therapeutic relationship where the client and therapist work together a trusting environment.
Psychotherapy may address specific concerns and it can also help you to live a richer and fuller life. Individuals often seek the support of a psychologist for many reasons, including stress, depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, and difficulty with transitions. I try to provide both support and insight to help individuals live a life that is more fulfilling and less difficult. Often, someone may express a concern about a child, a relationship, or work issues. I believe that change occurs within the context of the therapeutic relationship where the client and therapist work together a trusting environment.
(412) 368-5710 View (412) 368-5710
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Emilee Mainali
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bedford Dwellings, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
What's your story? We all have different themes that play out in our lives: some are helpful and inspiring while others are counterproductive and lead us so far off track from who we want to be that we feel lost. I am here to help you identify ways to live with awareness, how to intentionally move forward knowing what is motivating you more clearly so you are no longer reacting to old patterns in work, family, relationships and life. Empower yourself, to write a new chapter.
What's your story? We all have different themes that play out in our lives: some are helpful and inspiring while others are counterproductive and lead us so far off track from who we want to be that we feel lost. I am here to help you identify ways to live with awareness, how to intentionally move forward knowing what is motivating you more clearly so you are no longer reacting to old patterns in work, family, relationships and life. Empower yourself, to write a new chapter.
(412) 515-8494 View (412) 515-8494
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Connie M Kramer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, Gestalt
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford Dwellings, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Not accepting new clients
**At this time I am not taking new clients.** Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I provide treatment for adults who are experiencing overwhelming emotions, a sense of feeling lost or stuck, or simply trying to learn more about their true self. I am interested in hearing your story. Together we can explore and discover your emotions at a deeper level, which will ultimately allow you to form more meaningful, loving relationships. Working collaboratively, in a non-judging atmosphere, we will build awareness of patterns that may be blocking you from reaching your full potential.
**At this time I am not taking new clients.** Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I provide treatment for adults who are experiencing overwhelming emotions, a sense of feeling lost or stuck, or simply trying to learn more about their true self. I am interested in hearing your story. Together we can explore and discover your emotions at a deeper level, which will ultimately allow you to form more meaningful, loving relationships. Working collaboratively, in a non-judging atmosphere, we will build awareness of patterns that may be blocking you from reaching your full potential.
(412) 906-4748 View (412) 906-4748
Cynthia T Paulding
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Bedford Dwellings, Pittsburgh, PA 15219  (Online Only)
It isn't always easy to manage the many parts of our lives. Sometimes situations, fears, beliefs, and unmet needs make the goals of being content and happy seem hard to reach. While we do the best we can, that doesn't always seem to be enough. Could how you do "the best you can" use a little adjusting? When things need to change, it can help to talk with a trained professional to sort things out. In most cases, there are options that have been overlooked. I can support you on your journey to a healthier and happier you.
It isn't always easy to manage the many parts of our lives. Sometimes situations, fears, beliefs, and unmet needs make the goals of being content and happy seem hard to reach. While we do the best we can, that doesn't always seem to be enough. Could how you do "the best you can" use a little adjusting? When things need to change, it can help to talk with a trained professional to sort things out. In most cases, there are options that have been overlooked. I can support you on your journey to a healthier and happier you.
(412) 444-7212 View (412) 444-7212
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Tara Morse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Bedford Dwellings, Pittsburgh, PA 15219  (Online Only)
I truly believe that people have the capacity to change, grow, and achieve their full potential within the context of a supportive environment. This belief fuels my work as a therapist. I completed my undergraduate work at the University of Pittsburgh and received my Masters in Social Work from New York University. I have experience working with an array of identified problem areas including, but not limited to, anxiety, mood disorders, substance abuse, eating/body image, postpartum depression, self esteem and life/developmental transitions.
I truly believe that people have the capacity to change, grow, and achieve their full potential within the context of a supportive environment. This belief fuels my work as a therapist. I completed my undergraduate work at the University of Pittsburgh and received my Masters in Social Work from New York University. I have experience working with an array of identified problem areas including, but not limited to, anxiety, mood disorders, substance abuse, eating/body image, postpartum depression, self esteem and life/developmental transitions.
(412) 515-3931 View (412) 515-3931
Sarah T Cook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford Dwellings, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
I provide a safe and gentle place for you to work out whatever is bothering you. We all need a little help along the way. Life can be difficult and it's important to have a safe and completely confidential person to talk to. I have 30 years of training and experience that bring excellent help "to the table" in a compassionate and supportive way. I am looking forward to meeting with you.
I provide a safe and gentle place for you to work out whatever is bothering you. We all need a little help along the way. Life can be difficult and it's important to have a safe and completely confidential person to talk to. I have 30 years of training and experience that bring excellent help "to the table" in a compassionate and supportive way. I am looking forward to meeting with you.
(412) 453-8787 View (412) 453-8787
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Susan M. Fink
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MSEd
Verified Verified
Bedford Dwellings, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
When you want to feel better--about yourself, your relationships, your career--therapy can help. It is my job to listen and to make our time together work for you. A client-focused counseling relationship will help you untangle your issues and take a fresh step forward to feeling better.
When you want to feel better--about yourself, your relationships, your career--therapy can help. It is my job to listen and to make our time together work for you. A client-focused counseling relationship will help you untangle your issues and take a fresh step forward to feeling better.
(412) 275-4184 View (412) 275-4184
Laure Swearingen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford Dwellings, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Not accepting new clients
Choosing a therapist is is hard, especially from a website. I hope these statements are helpful to you in making that decision. In general, I think of most issues as combinations of individual, biological, and environmental factors interacting in ways that cause problems in several aspects of our lives (work, relationships, health, etc.). Our work together includes attention to those interactions, figuring out how to intervene when they cause difficulties, deciding whether our interventions work, and adapting them to make them better. Our basic tools: developing therapeutic trust and maintaining treatment goals.
Choosing a therapist is is hard, especially from a website. I hope these statements are helpful to you in making that decision. In general, I think of most issues as combinations of individual, biological, and environmental factors interacting in ways that cause problems in several aspects of our lives (work, relationships, health, etc.). Our work together includes attention to those interactions, figuring out how to intervene when they cause difficulties, deciding whether our interventions work, and adapting them to make them better. Our basic tools: developing therapeutic trust and maintaining treatment goals.
(412) 419-3119 View (412) 419-3119
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Choosing Destiny
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford Dwellings, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
To my future client, Hello! Thank you for taking the first steps in choosing you. My goal at Choosing Destiny is to assist you in creating and being an active participate in your own destiny! I consider myself as a facilitator in the therapeutic journey. As people we are beautiful, complex individuals with at times equally complicated relationships. In my practice I bring an open and non judgmental mindset into every session, which allows for a safe environment conducive in you doing your work.
To my future client, Hello! Thank you for taking the first steps in choosing you. My goal at Choosing Destiny is to assist you in creating and being an active participate in your own destiny! I consider myself as a facilitator in the therapeutic journey. As people we are beautiful, complex individuals with at times equally complicated relationships. In my practice I bring an open and non judgmental mindset into every session, which allows for a safe environment conducive in you doing your work.
(412) 218-3766 View (412) 218-3766
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Adriane Hall
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MS, CPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford Dwellings, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
As a Therapist, I focus on achieving wellness through supported exploration of mind and body. Wellness promotes healthy and informed decision-making, leading to more satisfying results. As a trained therapist, I support adolescents and adults adjust to change. Through motivational interviewing and other behavioral models, I assist clients clarify and pursue their goals. I am here to support your growth.
As a Therapist, I focus on achieving wellness through supported exploration of mind and body. Wellness promotes healthy and informed decision-making, leading to more satisfying results. As a trained therapist, I support adolescents and adults adjust to change. Through motivational interviewing and other behavioral models, I assist clients clarify and pursue their goals. I am here to support your growth.
(412) 981-2104 View (412) 981-2104
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Debra Cooke
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Bedford Dwellings, Pittsburgh, PA 15219  (Online Only)
Debra Blaacker is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who specializes in treating life transitions, anger, self-esteem, parenting issues, and stress in all ages. Debra has 5 years of experience in the mental health field. She has worked with a variety of people with different types of trauma, and all have had the same needs: Everyone needs support and drive when they want to make positive changes, and Debra wants to support and push her clients as needed to help them improve their quality of life.
Debra Blaacker is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who specializes in treating life transitions, anger, self-esteem, parenting issues, and stress in all ages. Debra has 5 years of experience in the mental health field. She has worked with a variety of people with different types of trauma, and all have had the same needs: Everyone needs support and drive when they want to make positive changes, and Debra wants to support and push her clients as needed to help them improve their quality of life.
(412) 312-3990 View (412) 312-3990
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Jodie McGovern
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, RYT 200, EMDRIA
Verified Verified
Bedford Dwellings, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Queer EMDR therapist. I exclusively treat trauma, PTSD, and CPTSD. Topics of expertise include divorce, sexual assault/abuse, and healing from childhood trauma and abusive relationships. Through the use of EMDR we will reduce the impact of trauma in your life. You will learn to understand your nervous system and how to calm anxiety and triggers. What you can expect from me is that I will be warm, candid, authentic, and invested.
Queer EMDR therapist. I exclusively treat trauma, PTSD, and CPTSD. Topics of expertise include divorce, sexual assault/abuse, and healing from childhood trauma and abusive relationships. Through the use of EMDR we will reduce the impact of trauma in your life. You will learn to understand your nervous system and how to calm anxiety and triggers. What you can expect from me is that I will be warm, candid, authentic, and invested.
(412) 981-1819 View (412) 981-1819
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Maggie Dombrowski
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Bedford Dwellings, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Maggie Dombrowski is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 14 years of experience in the mental health and behavioral health field. She is passionate about helping adolescents, adults, and seniors address their unique challenges and advocating for the appropriate care and treatment to help them enjoy life. Maggie specialized in depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, relationship issues, adjustment, and various mental health disorders. Maggie completed her Master of Counseling at Waynesburg University.
Maggie Dombrowski is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 14 years of experience in the mental health and behavioral health field. She is passionate about helping adolescents, adults, and seniors address their unique challenges and advocating for the appropriate care and treatment to help them enjoy life. Maggie specialized in depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, relationship issues, adjustment, and various mental health disorders. Maggie completed her Master of Counseling at Waynesburg University.
(412) 214-8263 View (412) 214-8263
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Heather Brown LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bedford Dwellings, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
I am a therapist that attempts to see the world from a systemic view. This view may allow me to stay objective enough and thoughtful enough to ask questions about things you might not yet be able to see. This position can often allow me to ask questions and provide space for each client to make sense of their own functioning, to see the systemic process themselves and ultimately gain a better understanding of themselves. This understanding of self may be what allows for changes in relationships, reduction in conflict/stress, a decrease in symptoms, and impacting the multigenerational process in ones family of origin.
I am a therapist that attempts to see the world from a systemic view. This view may allow me to stay objective enough and thoughtful enough to ask questions about things you might not yet be able to see. This position can often allow me to ask questions and provide space for each client to make sense of their own functioning, to see the systemic process themselves and ultimately gain a better understanding of themselves. This understanding of self may be what allows for changes in relationships, reduction in conflict/stress, a decrease in symptoms, and impacting the multigenerational process in ones family of origin.
(412) 775-3634 View (412) 775-3634
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Constance L Parker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MBA, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford Dwellings, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and DONA-trained Birth Doula, who has worked in maternal mental health, veteran health, and healthcare for unhoused individuals. I have experience working with those who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and the effects of sexual and race-based traumas.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and DONA-trained Birth Doula, who has worked in maternal mental health, veteran health, and healthcare for unhoused individuals. I have experience working with those who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and the effects of sexual and race-based traumas.
(804) 567-8658 View (804) 567-8658
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Dzana Saynes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Bedford Dwellings, Pittsburgh, PA 15219  (Online Only)
Dzana Saynes is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with over 25 years of experience helping adult clients who are coping with ADHD/trauma, depression, anxiety, chronic stress, difficult life transitions, anger management, and more. Dzana's belief is that a unique approach to life changes and personal difficulties can be accomplished through cooperative engagements toward improving or making powerful changes in your unique life situations.
Dzana Saynes is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with over 25 years of experience helping adult clients who are coping with ADHD/trauma, depression, anxiety, chronic stress, difficult life transitions, anger management, and more. Dzana's belief is that a unique approach to life changes and personal difficulties can be accomplished through cooperative engagements toward improving or making powerful changes in your unique life situations.
(412) 900-1746 View (412) 900-1746
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Brenda Slagle
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Bedford Dwellings, Pittsburgh, PA 15219  (Online Only)
Brenda Slagle is a Nationally Board Certified Counselor (NCC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania with over 6 years of experience. Brenda specializes in treating clients with complex PTSD, major depression, panic disorder, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, addiction, social anxiety, bipolar, and others. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and her Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Carlow University.
Brenda Slagle is a Nationally Board Certified Counselor (NCC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania with over 6 years of experience. Brenda specializes in treating clients with complex PTSD, major depression, panic disorder, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, addiction, social anxiety, bipolar, and others. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and her Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Carlow University.
(412) 312-3960 View (412) 312-3960
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Rebecca Talisa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford Dwellings, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Not accepting new clients
Are you seeking professional support during a time of stress or uncertainty? Have you been having difficulty managing your emotional health? Would you benefit from nonjudgmental and collaborative assistance in your personal growth? If so, I'd be happy to support you in your journey toward wellness.
Are you seeking professional support during a time of stress or uncertainty? Have you been having difficulty managing your emotional health? Would you benefit from nonjudgmental and collaborative assistance in your personal growth? If so, I'd be happy to support you in your journey toward wellness.
(412) 500-0644 View (412) 500-0644
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Holly Umbs
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Bedford Dwellings, Pittsburgh, PA 15219  (Online Only)
Holly Umbs is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who specializes in working with children and adults who have sexual, physical, and/or emotional abuse histories. Holly has also done extensive family therapy. Holly completed her Master of Arts (MA) in Mental Health Counseling at Geneva College. She holds a family-based certification and a certification in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT). Holly’s clients often aim to get past the past and establish healthy thinking patterns and actions. She enjoys helping her clients realize that their pasts do not have to intrude upon or control their presents.
Holly Umbs is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who specializes in working with children and adults who have sexual, physical, and/or emotional abuse histories. Holly has also done extensive family therapy. Holly completed her Master of Arts (MA) in Mental Health Counseling at Geneva College. She holds a family-based certification and a certification in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT). Holly’s clients often aim to get past the past and establish healthy thinking patterns and actions. She enjoys helping her clients realize that their pasts do not have to intrude upon or control their presents.
(412) 743-9300 View (412) 743-9300
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.