Female Therapists in Southside, Pittsburgh, PA

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Allison Conner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Southside, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Mental health, addiction, and chronic illness all have something in common. They can be debilitating and create cyclical habits that are difficult to break. I work with motivated individuals who are willing to make a change in their lives for the better, examine their past and present experiences and feelings, and work to find healthier ways to cope.
Mental health, addiction, and chronic illness all have something in common. They can be debilitating and create cyclical habits that are difficult to break. I work with motivated individuals who are willing to make a change in their lives for the better, examine their past and present experiences and feelings, and work to find healthier ways to cope.
(412) 801-7202 View (412) 801-7202
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Jennifer Candelario
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Southside, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Are you struggling with difficult life transitions, depression, & anxiety? I enjoy working with clients who feel motivated to take that first step of exploring reasons why they are feeling unhappy or dissatisfied with their lives right now. I work with clients who want to gain insight & learn tangible skills that they can practice outside of the therapeutic sessions to change their lives for the better. My role as a Licensed Professional Counselor is to help individuals gain insight and feel empowered to create positive change in their lives. I offer a collaborative approach to create a unique treatment plan tailored to your needs.
Are you struggling with difficult life transitions, depression, & anxiety? I enjoy working with clients who feel motivated to take that first step of exploring reasons why they are feeling unhappy or dissatisfied with their lives right now. I work with clients who want to gain insight & learn tangible skills that they can practice outside of the therapeutic sessions to change their lives for the better. My role as a Licensed Professional Counselor is to help individuals gain insight and feel empowered to create positive change in their lives. I offer a collaborative approach to create a unique treatment plan tailored to your needs.
(412) 850-4977 View (412) 850-4977
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Karen Rivera-Seda
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC , MFT , NCC
Verified Verified
Southside, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
I provide support to college students & adults in the areas of anxiety, grief, life transitions, postpartum anxiety, betrayal trauma, teen trauma, and being the adult child of immigrants. I also provide support to couples in the areas of communication, premarital, pre-engagement, and pre-cohabitation. I've worked with various populations & present issues/concerns, thus garnering my areas of specialty. Being a 1.5-generation immigrant has afforded me firsthand experience/knowledge of the difficulties and challenges that children of immigrants may face. My specialty areas in no way limits my ability to work with a variety of clients.
I provide support to college students & adults in the areas of anxiety, grief, life transitions, postpartum anxiety, betrayal trauma, teen trauma, and being the adult child of immigrants. I also provide support to couples in the areas of communication, premarital, pre-engagement, and pre-cohabitation. I've worked with various populations & present issues/concerns, thus garnering my areas of specialty. Being a 1.5-generation immigrant has afforded me firsthand experience/knowledge of the difficulties and challenges that children of immigrants may face. My specialty areas in no way limits my ability to work with a variety of clients.
(412) 618-0450 View (412) 618-0450
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Lenka Sarzynski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd , LPC
Verified Verified
Southside, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Are you seeking support in navigating life’s transitions, managing stress, and enhancing overall well-being? Do you yearn for a space where you can freely express yourself and develop coping strategies? Your goal may be cultivating resilience, building self-awareness, and fostering healthier connections with others. I offer a collaborative therapeutic relationship to explore your challenges and embrace personal growth.
Are you seeking support in navigating life’s transitions, managing stress, and enhancing overall well-being? Do you yearn for a space where you can freely express yourself and develop coping strategies? Your goal may be cultivating resilience, building self-awareness, and fostering healthier connections with others. I offer a collaborative therapeutic relationship to explore your challenges and embrace personal growth.
(412) 850-2561 View (412) 850-2561
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Candice Kroemelbein
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS , LPC
Verified Verified
Southside, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
My ideal client would be someone motivated to do the work on themselves, open to feedback, and doesn't mind being open with me. I do not have a preference; as far as diagnosis, I have a preference for clients who know what they want and are willing to let me help them to get there.
My ideal client would be someone motivated to do the work on themselves, open to feedback, and doesn't mind being open with me. I do not have a preference; as far as diagnosis, I have a preference for clients who know what they want and are willing to let me help them to get there.
(412) 725-0250 View (412) 725-0250
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Erin Fox
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LPC
Verified Verified
Southside, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Are you facing challenges like anxiety, depression, life transitions, or identity issues? Are you seeking a safe, nonjudgmental space, craving validation, understanding, and guidance? You may be open to self-exploration, aiming for personal growth, seeking insights, coping strategies, and resilience. My ideal client values seeking support and actively participates in therapy. Motivated to improve their lives and relationships, they seek empowerment and self-discovery in therapy.
Are you facing challenges like anxiety, depression, life transitions, or identity issues? Are you seeking a safe, nonjudgmental space, craving validation, understanding, and guidance? You may be open to self-exploration, aiming for personal growth, seeking insights, coping strategies, and resilience. My ideal client values seeking support and actively participates in therapy. Motivated to improve their lives and relationships, they seek empowerment and self-discovery in therapy.
(412) 547-5319 View (412) 547-5319
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Katie Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, NCC, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Southside, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Hi there, I'm Katie. Do you feel like you have too much on your plate, unable to find balance and manageability in your day-to-day life? Are you struggling to keep up with the many roles you play? Has anxiety, stress, or depression got the best of you? I help adolescents, adults, and couples to find manageability again. Together, we can identify what's not working, find your strengths, and transform your life. We'll use a holistic approach, addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit. I also integrate mindfulness and body scanning into sessions.
Hi there, I'm Katie. Do you feel like you have too much on your plate, unable to find balance and manageability in your day-to-day life? Are you struggling to keep up with the many roles you play? Has anxiety, stress, or depression got the best of you? I help adolescents, adults, and couples to find manageability again. Together, we can identify what's not working, find your strengths, and transform your life. We'll use a holistic approach, addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit. I also integrate mindfulness and body scanning into sessions.
(412) 534-3510 View (412) 534-3510
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Leah Spyker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Southside, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
I specialize in Substance Use, Anxiety, & Grief. Life can feel overwhelming at times, and it's okay to seek support. Whether you're navigating through difficult emotions, facing challenges in relationships, or simply need someone to listen, know that you're not alone. My ideal client is someone who wants to begin their treatment journey. They might be nervous or scared to begin, but they have made their first step to at least try.
I specialize in Substance Use, Anxiety, & Grief. Life can feel overwhelming at times, and it's okay to seek support. Whether you're navigating through difficult emotions, facing challenges in relationships, or simply need someone to listen, know that you're not alone. My ideal client is someone who wants to begin their treatment journey. They might be nervous or scared to begin, but they have made their first step to at least try.
(412) 517-7750 View (412) 517-7750
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Katelyn King
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Southside, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
I am adept at supporting clients with anxiety, depression, and trauma-related symptoms, seeking greater self-awareness, clarity, and insight about their current struggles and how to shift them. My ideal client is motivated to change and is interested in co-creating the goals to work towards that change, with the ultimate aim being to reduce distress and build/nurture a rich and meaningful life. I often suggest homework to help practice the skills we are learning together in session. I integrate extensive clinical experience, specialized training, & my unique personality (including a healthy dose of confidence, humility, and humor).
I am adept at supporting clients with anxiety, depression, and trauma-related symptoms, seeking greater self-awareness, clarity, and insight about their current struggles and how to shift them. My ideal client is motivated to change and is interested in co-creating the goals to work towards that change, with the ultimate aim being to reduce distress and build/nurture a rich and meaningful life. I often suggest homework to help practice the skills we are learning together in session. I integrate extensive clinical experience, specialized training, & my unique personality (including a healthy dose of confidence, humility, and humor).
(412) 465-6378 View (412) 465-6378
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Andrea Olson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southside, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
I feel the most important aspect of counseling is the relationship between the counselor and client. If we are able to create a genuine relationship that is grounded in authenticity and trust, we can further your understanding of yourself, your experiences, and how you engage with the world. I aim to help people by cultivating a safe environment where thoughts and emotions can be deeply felt, and where we can discover what steps you can take in your life that better align with your values. Through counseling, we can learn how to acknowledge thoughts, feelings, and past experiences without having them overwhelm or define us.
I feel the most important aspect of counseling is the relationship between the counselor and client. If we are able to create a genuine relationship that is grounded in authenticity and trust, we can further your understanding of yourself, your experiences, and how you engage with the world. I aim to help people by cultivating a safe environment where thoughts and emotions can be deeply felt, and where we can discover what steps you can take in your life that better align with your values. Through counseling, we can learn how to acknowledge thoughts, feelings, and past experiences without having them overwhelm or define us.
(412) 453-8054 View (412) 453-8054
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Hannah Gilmore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Southside, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Whether you are coming to therapy for anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, a life change, or just a general sense of unease, facing these issues can be scary. Healing isn’t easy because it involves confronting our pain and hurts. Healing can also be full of joy, hope, connection, and freedom as we experience new possibilities of being and relating. My approach is warm, relational, and integrative. I strive to offer a space where you can feel safe enough to look inward – to gently and compassionately welcome all parts of yourself with less judgment and shame.
Whether you are coming to therapy for anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, a life change, or just a general sense of unease, facing these issues can be scary. Healing isn’t easy because it involves confronting our pain and hurts. Healing can also be full of joy, hope, connection, and freedom as we experience new possibilities of being and relating. My approach is warm, relational, and integrative. I strive to offer a space where you can feel safe enough to look inward – to gently and compassionately welcome all parts of yourself with less judgment and shame.
(412) 214-8615 View (412) 214-8615
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Dr. Ruiqing Yu
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC
Verified Verified
Southside, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Have you had a car accident and lost everything, including your career and physical health? Did you have to undergo multiple surgeries to fix your body because of the accident? Are you becoming more and more depressed and easily angry at home? Does your family think you need some help? Have you struggled with a lot of anxiety & OCD since you were young? Do you want to make changes to yourself so your husband and daughters can love again? I use a person-centered approach to build rapport with clients. I provide psychoeducation about what depression & anxiety are and how therapy works to help reduce the unknown feelings.
Have you had a car accident and lost everything, including your career and physical health? Did you have to undergo multiple surgeries to fix your body because of the accident? Are you becoming more and more depressed and easily angry at home? Does your family think you need some help? Have you struggled with a lot of anxiety & OCD since you were young? Do you want to make changes to yourself so your husband and daughters can love again? I use a person-centered approach to build rapport with clients. I provide psychoeducation about what depression & anxiety are and how therapy works to help reduce the unknown feelings.
(412) 816-8868 View (412) 816-8868
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Leah Lashlee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW , LSW, CPRP
Verified Verified
Southside, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Do you struggle with life transitions, coping with stress, relationship issues, learning how to communicate effectively, etc? Do you want to learn social or coping skills, build self-esteem, or talk through life stressors? Is your goal to gain insight into your emotions/behaviors, learn adaptive coping skills, and communicate effectively with others? My ideal client would be motivated to improve themselves in whichever goal they chose and would strive to meet their fullest potential. The client would be willing to take accountability and acknowledge their behaviors and how they may have affected them, whether good or bad.
Do you struggle with life transitions, coping with stress, relationship issues, learning how to communicate effectively, etc? Do you want to learn social or coping skills, build self-esteem, or talk through life stressors? Is your goal to gain insight into your emotions/behaviors, learn adaptive coping skills, and communicate effectively with others? My ideal client would be motivated to improve themselves in whichever goal they chose and would strive to meet their fullest potential. The client would be willing to take accountability and acknowledge their behaviors and how they may have affected them, whether good or bad.
(412) 274-1571 View (412) 274-1571
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Ashley Fielding
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Southside, Pittsburgh, PA 15219  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with individuals and couples navigating pre/postpartum, infertility, birth trauma, and other major life transitions. Infertility, pregnancy, and the post-partum period can be difficult. If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, isolated, or stuck, you are not alone! I take a relaxed relational approach to therapy that looks at the individual or couple as well as the systems (relationships, job, culture, social system) that impact your life. We will work together to overcome current challenges and equip you to navigate your future with more confidence, resilience, and peace.
I specialize in working with individuals and couples navigating pre/postpartum, infertility, birth trauma, and other major life transitions. Infertility, pregnancy, and the post-partum period can be difficult. If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, isolated, or stuck, you are not alone! I take a relaxed relational approach to therapy that looks at the individual or couple as well as the systems (relationships, job, culture, social system) that impact your life. We will work together to overcome current challenges and equip you to navigate your future with more confidence, resilience, and peace.
(412) 851-6268 View (412) 851-6268
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Victoria Blazejewski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Southside, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
My ideal client is an individual or couple ready to do the work needed to achieve their goals and who desires a happy, healthy life. They may want to work through relationships or sexual problems due to my interest in couples and sex therapy.
My ideal client is an individual or couple ready to do the work needed to achieve their goals and who desires a happy, healthy life. They may want to work through relationships or sexual problems due to my interest in couples and sex therapy.
(412) 426-3088 View (412) 426-3088
Photo of Faith Niemcewicz, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Faith Niemcewicz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Southside, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Do you need support in stress management, life transitions, trauma, depression/anxiety, developing effective coping strategies, etc? Do you want to feel more "free" emotionally, mentally, & physically, wanting to improve your life for yourself and possible future relationships/children/family? My ideal client is motivated to engage in treatment and reach their goals of becoming more psychologically flexible and strengthening their connections with themselves and those meaningful relationships around them.
Do you need support in stress management, life transitions, trauma, depression/anxiety, developing effective coping strategies, etc? Do you want to feel more "free" emotionally, mentally, & physically, wanting to improve your life for yourself and possible future relationships/children/family? My ideal client is motivated to engage in treatment and reach their goals of becoming more psychologically flexible and strengthening their connections with themselves and those meaningful relationships around them.
(412) 435-1325 View (412) 435-1325
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Christine Cremonni
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Southside, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
My ideal candidate is struggling with intrusive thoughts and anxiety; they need both a safe space to share their thoughts and emotions, as well as guidance; their goals are to develop a healthier relationship with themself, as well as develop coping skills and tools to manage their mental health concerns better.
My ideal candidate is struggling with intrusive thoughts and anxiety; they need both a safe space to share their thoughts and emotions, as well as guidance; their goals are to develop a healthier relationship with themself, as well as develop coping skills and tools to manage their mental health concerns better.
(412) 912-4040 View (412) 912-4040
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Marquia Anderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd , LPC
Verified Verified
Southside, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
An ideal client for me is someone who has difficulty managing their emotions, engages in frequent negative thinking, and has trouble communicating their needs with family and friends. They want to decrease their anxious or depressive behaviors but have little knowledge of how to begin regulating their emotions.
An ideal client for me is someone who has difficulty managing their emotions, engages in frequent negative thinking, and has trouble communicating their needs with family and friends. They want to decrease their anxious or depressive behaviors but have little knowledge of how to begin regulating their emotions.
(412) 990-1245 View (412) 990-1245
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Kristen Dieter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Southside, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
An ideal client would present with their struggle in transparency, with the desire to grow, and put in the work to achieve goals. That could be managing emotions, holding a job, rebuilding relationships, or perhaps implementing more self-care. A client who wants to heal, find peace, and promote balance and autonomy. I am very easygoing, and really like to showcase my ability to promote a safe trusting environment. It is okay to feel uncomfortable or overwhelmed in life; I hope to encourage and normalize the need to take care of ourselves.
An ideal client would present with their struggle in transparency, with the desire to grow, and put in the work to achieve goals. That could be managing emotions, holding a job, rebuilding relationships, or perhaps implementing more self-care. A client who wants to heal, find peace, and promote balance and autonomy. I am very easygoing, and really like to showcase my ability to promote a safe trusting environment. It is okay to feel uncomfortable or overwhelmed in life; I hope to encourage and normalize the need to take care of ourselves.
(412) 790-2978 View (412) 790-2978
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Khalilah Yadullah
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Southside, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Are you struggling with depression and/or substance use? Do you feel hopelessness and helplessness, have poor sleep, poor appetite, and increased alcohol intake? Your Goals may be to improve sleep, use 2-3 skills to help identify and work through ANT/Cognitive Distortions, keep a food mood diary, and incorporate foods to improve mood. You may be seeking psychoeducation surrounding the effects of alcohol, including it being a depressant, identifying 2-3 techniques used to promote physical wellness, and using 4-6 days per week (cardio, yoga, stretching, etc.).
Are you struggling with depression and/or substance use? Do you feel hopelessness and helplessness, have poor sleep, poor appetite, and increased alcohol intake? Your Goals may be to improve sleep, use 2-3 skills to help identify and work through ANT/Cognitive Distortions, keep a food mood diary, and incorporate foods to improve mood. You may be seeking psychoeducation surrounding the effects of alcohol, including it being a depressant, identifying 2-3 techniques used to promote physical wellness, and using 4-6 days per week (cardio, yoga, stretching, etc.).
(412) 851-6757 View (412) 851-6757

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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.