Female Therapists in Pittston, PA

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Savina Vavlas Ortiz
Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Pittston, PA 18640  (Online Only)
Congratulations on taking the first step towards personal growth and change through one on one counseling! Whether you are new to counseling or continuing your journey, whether you are a concerned parent or simply an adult struggling to manage the chaos of everyday life, I believe that finding the right therapist with whom you can most connect with is one of the most important parts of the therapeutic process. I commend you on being brave enough to take those steps and for valuing your emotional health enough to do the work on becoming your best self.
Congratulations on taking the first step towards personal growth and change through one on one counseling! Whether you are new to counseling or continuing your journey, whether you are a concerned parent or simply an adult struggling to manage the chaos of everyday life, I believe that finding the right therapist with whom you can most connect with is one of the most important parts of the therapeutic process. I commend you on being brave enough to take those steps and for valuing your emotional health enough to do the work on becoming your best self.
(570) 243-6131 View (570) 243-6131
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Deanna Warren
LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittston, PA 18640
LSW with 3 years experience working in the mental health field. Offers assistance with anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD. I like to meet you where you are at in the stage of healing and work at your pace to what your end goal is.
LSW with 3 years experience working in the mental health field. Offers assistance with anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD. I like to meet you where you are at in the stage of healing and work at your pace to what your end goal is.
(570) 980-1751 View (570) 980-1751
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Danielle Vicario
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittston, PA 18640
I have always enjoyed helping others grow as individuals, overcome adversity, and find their inner strength. I believe all individuals possess resiliency and they may need a helping hand in awakening that resiliency from time to time throughout their life. I take a client-centered approach which means you are behind the wheel, I am here to help guide you in a positive direction.
I have always enjoyed helping others grow as individuals, overcome adversity, and find their inner strength. I believe all individuals possess resiliency and they may need a helping hand in awakening that resiliency from time to time throughout their life. I take a client-centered approach which means you are behind the wheel, I am here to help guide you in a positive direction.
(570) 539-9919 View (570) 539-9919
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Kelly Vermeerensmith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittston, PA 18640
I am a licensed clinical social worker that specializes in applied behavior analysis and dual diagnosis with 12 years of experience. I have been successful in working with people find obtainable and realistic solutions to their problems. I want to help people gain new insight and self-awareness while developing healthy skills to address stressors
I am a licensed clinical social worker that specializes in applied behavior analysis and dual diagnosis with 12 years of experience. I have been successful in working with people find obtainable and realistic solutions to their problems. I want to help people gain new insight and self-awareness while developing healthy skills to address stressors
(570) 672-5705 View (570) 672-5705
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Samantha Martin
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC, CADC
Verified Verified
Pittston, PA 18640
I am a dedicated pre-licensed professional with a Master’s degree from Marywood University. I have extensive experience working with individuals and families in the realm of drug and alcohol treatment. I’ve come to learn that substance use disorder is a co-occuring condition that is most often accompanied by struggles surrounding underaddressed or untreated depression, anxiety, and ADHD. This insight has provided me the opportunity to become skillful in treating a variety of mental health disorders.
I am a dedicated pre-licensed professional with a Master’s degree from Marywood University. I have extensive experience working with individuals and families in the realm of drug and alcohol treatment. I’ve come to learn that substance use disorder is a co-occuring condition that is most often accompanied by struggles surrounding underaddressed or untreated depression, anxiety, and ADHD. This insight has provided me the opportunity to become skillful in treating a variety of mental health disorders.
(272) 203-8547 View (272) 203-8547
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Valerie Palencar, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittston, PA 18640
Hello! I work with my clients using a Cognitive Behavioral, Psychoanalytic, Solution Focused Approach. Solution Focused means we try to solve issues and problems as soon as possible. I am also a trauma specialist and have worked with military and domestic violence victims for many years. Trauma is relative to each individual and shouldn't be compared. And there are ways to heal and thrive! I also work with sexual addiction, childhood behavioral issues, depression and anxiety, chronic pain, career coaching, and all female issues. I also offer premarital and marital counseling.
Hello! I work with my clients using a Cognitive Behavioral, Psychoanalytic, Solution Focused Approach. Solution Focused means we try to solve issues and problems as soon as possible. I am also a trauma specialist and have worked with military and domestic violence victims for many years. Trauma is relative to each individual and shouldn't be compared. And there are ways to heal and thrive! I also work with sexual addiction, childhood behavioral issues, depression and anxiety, chronic pain, career coaching, and all female issues. I also offer premarital and marital counseling.
(917) 821-6645 View (917) 821-6645
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Ann T. Cook
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittston, PA 18643
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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Virginia Anderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittston, PA 18643  (Online Only)
As a licensed counselor, I am passionate about offering adults and couples a supportive, empathic, empowering space to guide you through what may seem to be overwhelming barriers. Using multiple therapeutic approaches, I assist clients in exploring their concerns, gaining improved insight, and developing skills to navigate through challenging times. I help those with issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and addiction, providing a compassionate and respectful environment to help those on their journey to reaching their goals. Thank you for having the courage to reach out for help.
As a licensed counselor, I am passionate about offering adults and couples a supportive, empathic, empowering space to guide you through what may seem to be overwhelming barriers. Using multiple therapeutic approaches, I assist clients in exploring their concerns, gaining improved insight, and developing skills to navigate through challenging times. I help those with issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and addiction, providing a compassionate and respectful environment to help those on their journey to reaching their goals. Thank you for having the courage to reach out for help.
(272) 200-4964 View (272) 200-4964
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Stephanie E. Lynch
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, CRC, CVE
Verified Verified
Pittston, PA 18640
Our roads in this life are never perfect. We will all experience bumps, roadblocks, and detours we did not plan for. Sometimes it is a life event, loss, or a new diagnosis that rattles our sense of reality.
Our roads in this life are never perfect. We will all experience bumps, roadblocks, and detours we did not plan for. Sometimes it is a life event, loss, or a new diagnosis that rattles our sense of reality.
(570) 676-1602 View (570) 676-1602
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Jen Buckwash
Psychologist, PsyD, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittston, PA 18640
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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Better Patterns Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittston, PA 18640
I am a licensed professional counselor and have been in practice for over 10 years. My partner is a counselor in the field for over 5 years. We are well versed in substance abuse issues/addiction issues, as well as anxiety, depression, and trauma. We believe that therapy should start with forming a connection between counselor and client, as well as providing and practicing coping skills during the initial session. We offer both in person and virtual therapy sessions, depending on what is best for the client. We have weekend and evening appointments and work with our clients to the best of our ability to meet their immediate needs.
I am a licensed professional counselor and have been in practice for over 10 years. My partner is a counselor in the field for over 5 years. We are well versed in substance abuse issues/addiction issues, as well as anxiety, depression, and trauma. We believe that therapy should start with forming a connection between counselor and client, as well as providing and practicing coping skills during the initial session. We offer both in person and virtual therapy sessions, depending on what is best for the client. We have weekend and evening appointments and work with our clients to the best of our ability to meet their immediate needs.
(570) 554-1157 View (570) 554-1157
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Theresa Ann Skotleski
BA, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Pittston, PA 18640
Hello, my name is Theresa Skotleski and I am a Licensed Social Worker. I earned my master's degree in Social Work from Marywood University. I believe that an individual willing to seek out help to improve upon their life with the right guidance, tools and support can have a positive outcome that only improves their quality of life.
Hello, my name is Theresa Skotleski and I am a Licensed Social Worker. I earned my master's degree in Social Work from Marywood University. I believe that an individual willing to seek out help to improve upon their life with the right guidance, tools and support can have a positive outcome that only improves their quality of life.
(570) 673-0463 View (570) 673-0463
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Diana Ruhf
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Pittston, PA 18640
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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Stephanie Chapman Waters
LSW
Verified Verified
Pittston, PA 18640
Waitlist for new clients
Hello and welcome to my Profile page! I am a Licensed Social Worker in Pennsylvania with a Master's Degree in Social Work from Temple University. I am a fun loving therapist that isn't afraid to give tough love when needed and/or offer a non-biased; honest truth. My ideal client is seeking change or maybe they just need a listening ear, someone that will be there for them in a time of need. Whether you are struggling with something, or just need someone to talk to. I am looking forward to helping you! We will work together, in a safe and inviting environment or via telehealth. We will find healthy coping methods that work for you.
Hello and welcome to my Profile page! I am a Licensed Social Worker in Pennsylvania with a Master's Degree in Social Work from Temple University. I am a fun loving therapist that isn't afraid to give tough love when needed and/or offer a non-biased; honest truth. My ideal client is seeking change or maybe they just need a listening ear, someone that will be there for them in a time of need. Whether you are struggling with something, or just need someone to talk to. I am looking forward to helping you! We will work together, in a safe and inviting environment or via telehealth. We will find healthy coping methods that work for you.
(272) 444-3077 View (272) 444-3077
Emily Supko
LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittston, PA 18640
(570) 526-4843 View (570) 526-4843

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Thaxton Holistic Wellness Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
West Pittston, PA 18643
You can reach us at 570-904-7363 and get to know our therapists at thaxtonholisticwellness.com. At THWC it's our mission to create a soothing, client-focused, healing-centered environment, committed and focused on you as a whole person. With over 75 years of combined experience, our skilled and compassionate therapists offer virtual and in-person individual, couple, family, and group counseling services for all ages and concerns. Supported by years of experience and training, we'll work with you to develop specific, tailored strategies using effective approaches to help you quickly achieve and sustain results and feel relief.
You can reach us at 570-904-7363 and get to know our therapists at thaxtonholisticwellness.com. At THWC it's our mission to create a soothing, client-focused, healing-centered environment, committed and focused on you as a whole person. With over 75 years of combined experience, our skilled and compassionate therapists offer virtual and in-person individual, couple, family, and group counseling services for all ages and concerns. Supported by years of experience and training, we'll work with you to develop specific, tailored strategies using effective approaches to help you quickly achieve and sustain results and feel relief.
(570) 354-0508 View (570) 354-0508
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Lori Alesson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RN, L, c, s, w
Verified Verified
Exeter, PA 18643
A client that is motivated and wants to develop positive life skills and insights into cognitive and behavioral changes does well in treatment.
A client that is motivated and wants to develop positive life skills and insights into cognitive and behavioral changes does well in treatment.
(570) 843-1586 View (570) 843-1586
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Unizon Mental Health Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Pittston, PA 18643
Hi, my name is Jodi Weiskerger, and I am a licensed social worker. I am passionate about what I do, and I hope that passion shines through in our work together. I firmly believe that knowledge is power, and I am here to help you learn how to find peace and balance in your mind and body.
Hi, my name is Jodi Weiskerger, and I am a licensed social worker. I am passionate about what I do, and I hope that passion shines through in our work together. I firmly believe that knowledge is power, and I am here to help you learn how to find peace and balance in your mind and body.
(570) 304-6536 View (570) 304-6536
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Amanda Rosentel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702  (Online Only)
Do you get stuck in an endless cycle of thoughts? Do you have a difficult time communicating your needs? Do you have an overwhelming number of things to do and you're not sure where to start? Do you struggle with inner self love and focus more on others? If any of these resonate with you, we can work together WITH your brain, instead of against it. Our thoughts drive our entire life; the way you've been thinking, could be holding you back. Welcome to a journey, you’ve never experienced before; I am certified in ADHD and specialize in parenting, adults and couples counseling, offering unique boutique type services that focus on YOU.
Do you get stuck in an endless cycle of thoughts? Do you have a difficult time communicating your needs? Do you have an overwhelming number of things to do and you're not sure where to start? Do you struggle with inner self love and focus more on others? If any of these resonate with you, we can work together WITH your brain, instead of against it. Our thoughts drive our entire life; the way you've been thinking, could be holding you back. Welcome to a journey, you’ve never experienced before; I am certified in ADHD and specialize in parenting, adults and couples counseling, offering unique boutique type services that focus on YOU.
(570) 405-8135 View (570) 405-8135
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Cheryl Rittfeldt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR, Bilingual
Verified Verified
West Pittston, PA 18643
Hello, my name is Cheryl Rittfeldt. I am a multilingual, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I earned my Master’s in Social Work from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. I believe that healing is a collective venture that requires honest caring without judgment. I cooperatively assist clients in identifying their goals. Rather than adopting one methodology for all individuals and issues, I gather from a variety of methods to generate a suited strategy. I have experience working with young children, adolescents, teens, couples, and adults. Hola, Yo hablo Espanol
Hello, my name is Cheryl Rittfeldt. I am a multilingual, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I earned my Master’s in Social Work from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. I believe that healing is a collective venture that requires honest caring without judgment. I cooperatively assist clients in identifying their goals. Rather than adopting one methodology for all individuals and issues, I gather from a variety of methods to generate a suited strategy. I have experience working with young children, adolescents, teens, couples, and adults. Hola, Yo hablo Espanol
(272) 204-3482 View (272) 204-3482

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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.