Female Therapists in Arlington County, VA

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Eva Chiriboga
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22201  (Online Only)
Now accepting new Aetna clients! Being a human can be really hard sometimes. Maybe it’s hard because there’s an area in our lives where we struggle, like in our careers or relationships. Perhaps, we’ve experienced some painful times that we haven’t fully healed from or find ourselves engaging in problematic behaviors. Whatever our struggles, I’ve found that psychotherapy can help reduce our suffering and help connect us to the joy of being alive.
Now accepting new Aetna clients! Being a human can be really hard sometimes. Maybe it’s hard because there’s an area in our lives where we struggle, like in our careers or relationships. Perhaps, we’ve experienced some painful times that we haven’t fully healed from or find ourselves engaging in problematic behaviors. Whatever our struggles, I’ve found that psychotherapy can help reduce our suffering and help connect us to the joy of being alive.
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Nicole Cathell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22203  (Online Only)
Hi, I specialize in working with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, work stressors, trauma, life changes, and challenges in relationships with loved ones or others. I build my work with clients around their goals and needs by being attentive, caring, and open. I’m very helpful for clients needing genuine support, wanting a sounding board, looking for new perspectives, and seeking gentle guidance. I work with clients from all backgrounds, orientations, and identities.
Hi, I specialize in working with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, work stressors, trauma, life changes, and challenges in relationships with loved ones or others. I build my work with clients around their goals and needs by being attentive, caring, and open. I’m very helpful for clients needing genuine support, wanting a sounding board, looking for new perspectives, and seeking gentle guidance. I work with clients from all backgrounds, orientations, and identities.
(571) 200-8959 View (571) 200-8959
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Martha A Halperin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22204
Martha has more than 25 years of experience as a licensed clinical social worker helping people with trauma, bipolar disorder and symptoms of anxiety and depression. She is easy to connect with and provides a warm and nonjudgmental presence to facilitate your journey toward wholeness.
Martha has more than 25 years of experience as a licensed clinical social worker helping people with trauma, bipolar disorder and symptoms of anxiety and depression. She is easy to connect with and provides a warm and nonjudgmental presence to facilitate your journey toward wholeness.
(571) 450-9401 View (571) 450-9401
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Ayse Ikizler
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22203
Dr. Ikizler specializes in treating generalized anxiety, depression, intergenerational cultural conflict, LGBTQ+ concerns, life transitions, identity concerns and multicultural psychology (e.g., gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity), relationship/interpersonal concerns, and relational trauma. Dr. Ikizler tailors her integrative therapeutic approach to meet client’s specific needs, style, and worldview. She creates a safe, supportive, and collaborative space to help clients develop insights about themselves and develop skills to address life’s twists and turns.
Dr. Ikizler specializes in treating generalized anxiety, depression, intergenerational cultural conflict, LGBTQ+ concerns, life transitions, identity concerns and multicultural psychology (e.g., gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity), relationship/interpersonal concerns, and relational trauma. Dr. Ikizler tailors her integrative therapeutic approach to meet client’s specific needs, style, and worldview. She creates a safe, supportive, and collaborative space to help clients develop insights about themselves and develop skills to address life’s twists and turns.
(571) 946-9359 View (571) 946-9359
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Sabrina Cleveland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22203
Hi there! My name is Sabrina and I am so excited that you’re taking this step to reach out for help.  In the past there has been a stigma on people who seek out mental health treatment and my hope is that one day, that stigma will disappear completely. Caring for your own mental health and well being is a vital component to overall healthy living. Getting help when you need it is absolutely the best thing you can do for yourself and the other people in your life. I have been in the field for nearly 7 years and have served children, adolescents, teens, adults and families.
Hi there! My name is Sabrina and I am so excited that you’re taking this step to reach out for help.  In the past there has been a stigma on people who seek out mental health treatment and my hope is that one day, that stigma will disappear completely. Caring for your own mental health and well being is a vital component to overall healthy living. Getting help when you need it is absolutely the best thing you can do for yourself and the other people in your life. I have been in the field for nearly 7 years and have served children, adolescents, teens, adults and families.
(571) 497-4623 View (571) 497-4623
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Amy Bouldin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCMHC, MEd
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22207  (Online Only)
Welcome! I know many only seek therapy when parts of their life feel deeply painful and unsustainable; I’d love to help you find relief, peace and clarity in your world. My goal each session is to provide a safe, warm, non-judgmental and honest space to explore your thoughts and feelings. I have extensive experience working with big life transitions like breakups, moves, graduations, career changes, and processing through the anxiety, depression and grief that often co-occur. My passion is empowering my clients to authentically examine themselves and their relationships so they can discover how best to live a life they want & need.
Welcome! I know many only seek therapy when parts of their life feel deeply painful and unsustainable; I’d love to help you find relief, peace and clarity in your world. My goal each session is to provide a safe, warm, non-judgmental and honest space to explore your thoughts and feelings. I have extensive experience working with big life transitions like breakups, moves, graduations, career changes, and processing through the anxiety, depression and grief that often co-occur. My passion is empowering my clients to authentically examine themselves and their relationships so they can discover how best to live a life they want & need.
(571) 454-9489 View (571) 454-9489
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Victoria Colborn Bathe
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22209
I specialize in helping individuals and couples navigate relationship problems, difficult thoughts and feelings, painful experiences, existential issues, and life changes. Together, we’ll come to a shared understanding of your concerns, and develop a balance of emotional processing, skill-building, and action to help you meet your goals. My aim is to help you cultivate more adaptive ways of thinking, behaving, and relating to foster a life that is rich, meaningful, and connected to what matters most to you. In sessions, I am down-to-earth and warm. My patients tell me they appreciate my deep care, honesty, and thoughtful questions.
I specialize in helping individuals and couples navigate relationship problems, difficult thoughts and feelings, painful experiences, existential issues, and life changes. Together, we’ll come to a shared understanding of your concerns, and develop a balance of emotional processing, skill-building, and action to help you meet your goals. My aim is to help you cultivate more adaptive ways of thinking, behaving, and relating to foster a life that is rich, meaningful, and connected to what matters most to you. In sessions, I am down-to-earth and warm. My patients tell me they appreciate my deep care, honesty, and thoughtful questions.
(202) 953-2925 View (202) 953-2925
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Nargess Moghaddam
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22203
Going through life can be challenging at times. Are you feeling anxious, sad, lost, or unable to find the happiness you are looking for? I like to help you find balance and realize your true potential. Together we will explore your fears, thoughts and feelings. Our sessions will be a path to new goals and increased self-esteem. Making better choices and living life to your true potential will be the best investments for both your physical and psychological long term health.
Going through life can be challenging at times. Are you feeling anxious, sad, lost, or unable to find the happiness you are looking for? I like to help you find balance and realize your true potential. Together we will explore your fears, thoughts and feelings. Our sessions will be a path to new goals and increased self-esteem. Making better choices and living life to your true potential will be the best investments for both your physical and psychological long term health.
(703) 457-8377 View (703) 457-8377
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Dominique Agypt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22203  (Online Only)
As a fellow truth seeker and meaning maker, I know firsthand how challenges in life can seem inescapable at times. I also personally understand the layered impact that a history of trauma has on our physical, emotional, and spiritual selves. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker passionate about supporting women to learn to connect, cultivate, and honor their deepest sense of self, from the inside out, and what I like to think of as on a soul level. I want to support you to learn how to own all parts of yourself - mindfully, without judgment, and to honor your soul.
As a fellow truth seeker and meaning maker, I know firsthand how challenges in life can seem inescapable at times. I also personally understand the layered impact that a history of trauma has on our physical, emotional, and spiritual selves. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker passionate about supporting women to learn to connect, cultivate, and honor their deepest sense of self, from the inside out, and what I like to think of as on a soul level. I want to support you to learn how to own all parts of yourself - mindfully, without judgment, and to honor your soul.
(804) 531-6240 View (804) 531-6240
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Kate Mullins
Licensed Professional Counselor, ATR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22207
Many of us spend so much time holding it all together. It takes courage to seek out someone during your most vulnerable moments, but we all need support sometimes. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist who sees adults and teens. I specialize in eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression, self-harm and grief. I might be the right fit for you if you've ever struggled to accept yourself, and are looking for a space to feel heard and grow. I am passionate about helping clients renew their relationship with their body with a Health at Every Size approach.
Many of us spend so much time holding it all together. It takes courage to seek out someone during your most vulnerable moments, but we all need support sometimes. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist who sees adults and teens. I specialize in eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression, self-harm and grief. I might be the right fit for you if you've ever struggled to accept yourself, and are looking for a space to feel heard and grow. I am passionate about helping clients renew their relationship with their body with a Health at Every Size approach.
(571) 931-2171 View (571) 931-2171
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Mary Kathryn Deacon
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22201
I strive to create a safe, supportive space to help you explore and challenge yourself. I work collaboratively with clients using evidence-based interventions from a cognitive behavioral (CBT) framework to manage symptoms, enhance coping skills, strengthen relationships, facilitate change, and improve quality of life. I value a strengths-based treatment approach and tailor therapy interventions to your individualized needs. Together, we can process your challenges, gain insight into unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaving that are holding you back, and develop concrete skills to help you achieve a fulfilling and meaningful life.
I strive to create a safe, supportive space to help you explore and challenge yourself. I work collaboratively with clients using evidence-based interventions from a cognitive behavioral (CBT) framework to manage symptoms, enhance coping skills, strengthen relationships, facilitate change, and improve quality of life. I value a strengths-based treatment approach and tailor therapy interventions to your individualized needs. Together, we can process your challenges, gain insight into unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaving that are holding you back, and develop concrete skills to help you achieve a fulfilling and meaningful life.
(571) 462-2885 View (571) 462-2885
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Hannah Moore
Resident in Counseling, MA, LGPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22209
Are you struggling with an eating disorder, feeling overwhelmed by the challenges it presents in your life? The battle with an eating disorder can be incredibly isolating and distressing, leaving you feeling lost and disconnected from yourself and your loved ones. If you're unsure how to navigate this difficult journey or find it hard to trust your own relationship with food, now might be the time to reach out for help. Let's work together to overcome the obstacles that your eating disorder has placed in your path. Healing from an eating disorder is possible, and you don't have to face it alone.
Are you struggling with an eating disorder, feeling overwhelmed by the challenges it presents in your life? The battle with an eating disorder can be incredibly isolating and distressing, leaving you feeling lost and disconnected from yourself and your loved ones. If you're unsure how to navigate this difficult journey or find it hard to trust your own relationship with food, now might be the time to reach out for help. Let's work together to overcome the obstacles that your eating disorder has placed in your path. Healing from an eating disorder is possible, and you don't have to face it alone.
(571) 554-5898 View (571) 554-5898
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Rachel Opper
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22209
Do you find yourself overwhelmed with stress or worries in your daily life? Is it having an impact on your work, relationships, or how you feel about yourself? Often, we can manage stress on our own, but other times, it's helpful to seek out a therapist for support. In therapy, we can work to improve self-awareness and understand our reactions to triggering events. We can learn specific skills to help with stress and coping, practice new ways to think about situations, find courage to make important decisions, and adjust our behavior in ways that may lead to more positive outcomes.
Do you find yourself overwhelmed with stress or worries in your daily life? Is it having an impact on your work, relationships, or how you feel about yourself? Often, we can manage stress on our own, but other times, it's helpful to seek out a therapist for support. In therapy, we can work to improve self-awareness and understand our reactions to triggering events. We can learn specific skills to help with stress and coping, practice new ways to think about situations, find courage to make important decisions, and adjust our behavior in ways that may lead to more positive outcomes.
(571) 378-5887 View (571) 378-5887
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Gloria Carpenter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22209
Teletherapy Available! Difficulties coping with change, loss, or relationships? Is trauma preventing your progress? I am a Certified Gottman Therapist and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with training in relational therapy, grief, identity issues, infertility, sexual addictions & dysfunctions, and couple therapy to bring about success and promote active healing. This is especially effective for adults struggling with identity crises, anxiety & mood disorders, and co-dependent relationships. Moreover, other therapists and EMT personnel benefit from therapy with me.
Teletherapy Available! Difficulties coping with change, loss, or relationships? Is trauma preventing your progress? I am a Certified Gottman Therapist and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with training in relational therapy, grief, identity issues, infertility, sexual addictions & dysfunctions, and couple therapy to bring about success and promote active healing. This is especially effective for adults struggling with identity crises, anxiety & mood disorders, and co-dependent relationships. Moreover, other therapists and EMT personnel benefit from therapy with me.
(513) 278-2631 View (513) 278-2631
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Jacqueline Buarque de Macedo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22209
“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination” – Carl Rogers. Are you feeling stuck and lost in a cycle of repetition? Are you unsure how to change your relationship with yourself and others? I am experienced in treating adults, children, and adolescents, who have struggled with a combination of issues. Additionally, I have a special interest in couples therapy and work out of a Gottman and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy perspective. My areas of expertise include trauma, anxiety, panic, depression, and adjustment disorders.
“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination” – Carl Rogers. Are you feeling stuck and lost in a cycle of repetition? Are you unsure how to change your relationship with yourself and others? I am experienced in treating adults, children, and adolescents, who have struggled with a combination of issues. Additionally, I have a special interest in couples therapy and work out of a Gottman and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy perspective. My areas of expertise include trauma, anxiety, panic, depression, and adjustment disorders.
(703) 440-7619 View (703) 440-7619
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Tara R. Edwards
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
19 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22209
Have the events of your life or the world around you got you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or stressed? Is your inner critic getting louder? Are you finding yourself numbing out with food, alcohol, shopping or streaming? Are you longing for meaningful connection? You are not alone. Perhaps I can help. I am a BIPOC, LGBTQI+, and Disability affirming therapist. I offer brief, standard, and extended session lengths. I welcome an opportunity to collaborate with you as you bravely or not so bravely make your way in this world of ours. Questions? Please call or email. It's okay to reach out and ask for help.
Have the events of your life or the world around you got you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or stressed? Is your inner critic getting louder? Are you finding yourself numbing out with food, alcohol, shopping or streaming? Are you longing for meaningful connection? You are not alone. Perhaps I can help. I am a BIPOC, LGBTQI+, and Disability affirming therapist. I offer brief, standard, and extended session lengths. I welcome an opportunity to collaborate with you as you bravely or not so bravely make your way in this world of ours. Questions? Please call or email. It's okay to reach out and ask for help.
(703) 420-7173 View (703) 420-7173
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Shabria Mayne
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22209
I am accepting new patients. Are you seeking support through a difficult season or need help gaining clarity in an area of your life? Do you have a teen who struggles with self-acceptance or the burdens of adolescence? My goal is to provide a safe and supportive space to allow for honest discussion about your concerns, struggles, and personal conflicts, hopes for your future, goals, and all other considerations pertaining to life.
I am accepting new patients. Are you seeking support through a difficult season or need help gaining clarity in an area of your life? Do you have a teen who struggles with self-acceptance or the burdens of adolescence? My goal is to provide a safe and supportive space to allow for honest discussion about your concerns, struggles, and personal conflicts, hopes for your future, goals, and all other considerations pertaining to life.
(571) 989-6784 View (571) 989-6784
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Cheryl Ludvik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22202  (Online Only)
My job is much more than just a career. It is my passion to help people find peace in their lives through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and behavior modification. I deeply value communication and being an active listener to my patients. Therapy is only successful when all patients feel heard and can express themselves in a safe environment which is why I strive to create a compassionate, warm, and friendly environment. I provide direct feedback on the issues they are working through. It takes a great deal of courage to seek counseling, so I work with my patients to reach their goals.
My job is much more than just a career. It is my passion to help people find peace in their lives through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and behavior modification. I deeply value communication and being an active listener to my patients. Therapy is only successful when all patients feel heard and can express themselves in a safe environment which is why I strive to create a compassionate, warm, and friendly environment. I provide direct feedback on the issues they are working through. It takes a great deal of courage to seek counseling, so I work with my patients to reach their goals.
(571) 630-3709 View (571) 630-3709
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Shatiera Amankrah: Infertility Donor Screening
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22209
Are you struggling with the emotional rollercoaster of infertility? Are you pregnant or postpartum and feeling overwhelmed with motherhood? Infertility and Perinatal stress is a deeply personal experience that touches every corner of your life. The frustration, the invisible battles, can lead to feelings of hopelessness, making it difficult to envision a future where you're a parent. Anxiety can lead to continuous worry about what treatment options to pursue, outcome of fertility treatments, potential complications, and the financial burden of treatments. Accepting Virginia Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Accepting Aetna June 2024
Are you struggling with the emotional rollercoaster of infertility? Are you pregnant or postpartum and feeling overwhelmed with motherhood? Infertility and Perinatal stress is a deeply personal experience that touches every corner of your life. The frustration, the invisible battles, can lead to feelings of hopelessness, making it difficult to envision a future where you're a parent. Anxiety can lead to continuous worry about what treatment options to pursue, outcome of fertility treatments, potential complications, and the financial burden of treatments. Accepting Virginia Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Accepting Aetna June 2024
(571) 378-5825 View (571) 378-5825
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Diana Furrow
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22203
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed professional counselor and have worked for the past 25 years in residential and private practice. I provide individual and group counseling for adolescents and adults struggling with trauma and mood disorders, which includes depression and anxiety and any behavioral related problems. My approach to therapy is typically goal-directed, which means your counseling sessions will be designed to help you overcome your current challenges and reach satisfaction.
I am a licensed professional counselor and have worked for the past 25 years in residential and private practice. I provide individual and group counseling for adolescents and adults struggling with trauma and mood disorders, which includes depression and anxiety and any behavioral related problems. My approach to therapy is typically goal-directed, which means your counseling sessions will be designed to help you overcome your current challenges and reach satisfaction.
(703) 468-8279 View (703) 468-8279

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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.