Female Therapists in Colonial Heights City County, VA

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Kimberly Mcgrady
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Welcome! My name is Kimberly McGrady (VA license 0904015173). Right now it doesn't feel like it, but you can create change in your life! It is hard work to get your mind to stop doing all that unhealthy stuff like keeping you stuck, unmotivated, ruminating, anxious, fearful, insecure, depressed, being self-critical, and repeating negative patterns. Let's dive in, see where your head is, set some goals, create some new thought patterns, learn self-compassion, and get you back to living your best life. My ideal client wants to actively engage in therapy and learn effective mind skills to evolve and thrive.
Welcome! My name is Kimberly McGrady (VA license 0904015173). Right now it doesn't feel like it, but you can create change in your life! It is hard work to get your mind to stop doing all that unhealthy stuff like keeping you stuck, unmotivated, ruminating, anxious, fearful, insecure, depressed, being self-critical, and repeating negative patterns. Let's dive in, see where your head is, set some goals, create some new thought patterns, learn self-compassion, and get you back to living your best life. My ideal client wants to actively engage in therapy and learn effective mind skills to evolve and thrive.
(804) 429-1344 View (804) 429-1344
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Obsidian Therapy Group
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
The Obsidian Therapy Group specializes in serving children, adults and families who either are on Medicaid, are ineligible for state-funded services, or do not have adequate insurance coverage or the financial resources to pay for counseling through the private sector. We especially welcome multicultural populations and specialize in concerns of people of color. Our counseling is oriented toward insight and behavioral change. Our goal is to help clients experience more peace of mind, improve relationships and self-esteem, and find positive approaches and solutions to dealing with life and mental health challenges.
The Obsidian Therapy Group specializes in serving children, adults and families who either are on Medicaid, are ineligible for state-funded services, or do not have adequate insurance coverage or the financial resources to pay for counseling through the private sector. We especially welcome multicultural populations and specialize in concerns of people of color. Our counseling is oriented toward insight and behavioral change. Our goal is to help clients experience more peace of mind, improve relationships and self-esteem, and find positive approaches and solutions to dealing with life and mental health challenges.
(804) 534-2984 View (804) 534-2984
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Nikiya Collier
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MA, QMHP-A, QMHP-C, LMHP-E
Verified Verified
I aim to provide an open and safe environment to address various issues that may arise in one’s life. My specialty population is couples and families, as I have personally experienced the effects of coming from a broken home, as well as surviving a chaotic family environment. I have 17 years of experience working with children and over 12 years of experience working with adults who are severely mentally ill and dually diagnosed. I find joy in helping others navigate through the roller coaster ride, and detours that life sometimes throws at us.
I aim to provide an open and safe environment to address various issues that may arise in one’s life. My specialty population is couples and families, as I have personally experienced the effects of coming from a broken home, as well as surviving a chaotic family environment. I have 17 years of experience working with children and over 12 years of experience working with adults who are severely mentally ill and dually diagnosed. I find joy in helping others navigate through the roller coaster ride, and detours that life sometimes throws at us.
(804) 531-5588 View (804) 531-5588
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Alison Outten
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hi, I'm Alison Outten, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 7 years of clinical experience working with individuals in areas including but not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, and life coaching. I use a holistic approach that consists of Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Person-Centered, Supportive, Strength-Based, and Holistic therapies during treatment with clients. I believe in working in partnership with clients to utilize their strengths to help them sort out their challenges and achieve their goals.
Hi, I'm Alison Outten, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 7 years of clinical experience working with individuals in areas including but not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, and life coaching. I use a holistic approach that consists of Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Person-Centered, Supportive, Strength-Based, and Holistic therapies during treatment with clients. I believe in working in partnership with clients to utilize their strengths to help them sort out their challenges and achieve their goals.
(804) 494-4453 View (804) 494-4453
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Haley Swoope
Resident in Counseling
Verified Verified
I specialize in working with individuals going through life changes centering around empathetic work. My past work experiences have been aiding individuals with relational strain, the LGBTQIA+ community, young adults, and individuals with anxiety and depression.
I specialize in working with individuals going through life changes centering around empathetic work. My past work experiences have been aiding individuals with relational strain, the LGBTQIA+ community, young adults, and individuals with anxiety and depression.
(804) 676-6917 View (804) 676-6917
Lauren Rowell
Resident in Counseling, MA, LMHP-R
Verified Verified
Hello! My name is Lauren! I am a Resident in Counseling and graduated with my Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2020 from Liberty University. It is my heart and calling to help people in their journey toward healing and I would be honored to work with you on your journey. I am currently married and have one child. In my free time, I enjoy volunteering with my church's praise and worship team.
Hello! My name is Lauren! I am a Resident in Counseling and graduated with my Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2020 from Liberty University. It is my heart and calling to help people in their journey toward healing and I would be honored to work with you on your journey. I am currently married and have one child. In my free time, I enjoy volunteering with my church's praise and worship team.
(804) 294-3752 View (804) 294-3752
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Lisa M Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Colonial Heights, VA 23834  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with several years of experience working in outpatient practice, schools, residential treatment, therapeutic day school, and hospital settings. I provide individual and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with several years of experience working in outpatient practice, schools, residential treatment, therapeutic day school, and hospital settings. I provide individual and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults.
(804) 596-4981 View (804) 596-4981
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Ashley Waddell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colonial Heights, VA 23834  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Ashley! I love working with highly ambitious young professional Black women and women of color who desire to reclaim control over their lives through EMDR therapy. You may struggle with trauma, anxiety, or stress, making daily life feel unmanageable. Perhaps you internalize negative messages from your family and friends, causing self-doubt, inadequacy, or a loss of your voice. You might experience nightmares, flashbacks, or live in a state of constant tension. If you’re ready to overcome these challenges and live boldly with purpose, I am here to help!
Hi, I’m Ashley! I love working with highly ambitious young professional Black women and women of color who desire to reclaim control over their lives through EMDR therapy. You may struggle with trauma, anxiety, or stress, making daily life feel unmanageable. Perhaps you internalize negative messages from your family and friends, causing self-doubt, inadequacy, or a loss of your voice. You might experience nightmares, flashbacks, or live in a state of constant tension. If you’re ready to overcome these challenges and live boldly with purpose, I am here to help!
(804) 570-1950 View (804) 570-1950
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
(804) 376-1527 View (804) 376-1527
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Obsidian Therapy Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Colonial Heights, VA 23834  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has over 20 years of experience as a mental health provider. I currently serve as the Executive Director of a non-profit community outpatient mental health clinic. I also do a lot of behavioral health consulting and teaching as an adjunct instructor at the colleges in the area. In addition, I provide clinical mental health supervision to private agencies, counseling interns and those seeking professional licensure within the state.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has over 20 years of experience as a mental health provider. I currently serve as the Executive Director of a non-profit community outpatient mental health clinic. I also do a lot of behavioral health consulting and teaching as an adjunct instructor at the colleges in the area. In addition, I provide clinical mental health supervision to private agencies, counseling interns and those seeking professional licensure within the state.
(804) 655-4927 View (804) 655-4927
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Brittany Palmer
Resident in Counseling, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Resident in Counseling focused on working with children, adolescents and adults. I believe that healing through life's stressors is not a straight path, and my role as your therapist is to guide you through those difficult times. My outlook for your process is that this is a positive healing journey, where you are heard and understood. My passion for working with Veterans stems from my unique perspective as a Military spouse for over ten years.
I am a Resident in Counseling focused on working with children, adolescents and adults. I believe that healing through life's stressors is not a straight path, and my role as your therapist is to guide you through those difficult times. My outlook for your process is that this is a positive healing journey, where you are heard and understood. My passion for working with Veterans stems from my unique perspective as a Military spouse for over ten years.
(571) 581-6121 x800 View (571) 581-6121 x800
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Tracy S Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tracy Moore, LCSW, CTP is a compassionate and experienced therapist specializing in trauma, parenting, substance use, and mood disorders. Integrating expressive arts techniques, including drawing, storytelling, and role-playing, to engage clients in therapy and facilitate emotional expression.She employs evidence-based therapeutic techniques and creates a safe and nonjudgmental space for her clients to explore their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
Tracy Moore, LCSW, CTP is a compassionate and experienced therapist specializing in trauma, parenting, substance use, and mood disorders. Integrating expressive arts techniques, including drawing, storytelling, and role-playing, to engage clients in therapy and facilitate emotional expression.She employs evidence-based therapeutic techniques and creates a safe and nonjudgmental space for her clients to explore their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
(804) 567-8231 View (804) 567-8231
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Obsidian Therapy Group
Resident in Marriage and Family Therapy
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
I work with the goal of assisting my clients to rediscover hope and help them with their struggles of coping with many life issues such as grief, anxiety, depression, and unprocessed trauma. I work primarily from a systems perspective. Many people come to therapy as individuals, couples, and families thinking that communication is the main concern. How we have learned to communicate comes from our familial relationships growing up. Understanding what we have learned and how it contributes to our current relationships helps us to better understand our triggers and process through the way one thinks giving direction for improvement.
I work with the goal of assisting my clients to rediscover hope and help them with their struggles of coping with many life issues such as grief, anxiety, depression, and unprocessed trauma. I work primarily from a systems perspective. Many people come to therapy as individuals, couples, and families thinking that communication is the main concern. How we have learned to communicate comes from our familial relationships growing up. Understanding what we have learned and how it contributes to our current relationships helps us to better understand our triggers and process through the way one thinks giving direction for improvement.
(804) 607-8514 View (804) 607-8514
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Leanora J Harkless
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Colonial Heights, VA 23834  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Leanora! Please call me “Lea.” I would like to ask you two questions, “Are you sick-n-tired of being sick-n-tired?” “Are you ready to make positive change? Let me help you take a journey and explore what is preventing you from moving forward. Please know that I am non-judgmental, reliable, compassionate, and committed to my clients. I adhere to ethical principles and treat people with dignity and respect. Whether its depression, anxiety, fear of change, stress, trauma, relationship issues, oppression, excessive use of substances. I believe that by working together, we can develop a treatment plan for you!
Hello, my name is Leanora! Please call me “Lea.” I would like to ask you two questions, “Are you sick-n-tired of being sick-n-tired?” “Are you ready to make positive change? Let me help you take a journey and explore what is preventing you from moving forward. Please know that I am non-judgmental, reliable, compassionate, and committed to my clients. I adhere to ethical principles and treat people with dignity and respect. Whether its depression, anxiety, fear of change, stress, trauma, relationship issues, oppression, excessive use of substances. I believe that by working together, we can develop a treatment plan for you!
(804) 465-9882 View (804) 465-9882
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Keshanda Garland
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
My name is Keshanda Garland. Please feel free to call me Kesha. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. and a Virginia Native. I have over 15 years of experience working with clients who have mental health issues. I enjoy working with adults and adolescents, and my specialty lies in working with clients with anxiety disorders, panic attacks, depression, stress and relationship issues, and trauma-related disorders. I am dedicated to helping her client's foster growth and healing through a collaborative therapeutic relationship.
My name is Keshanda Garland. Please feel free to call me Kesha. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. and a Virginia Native. I have over 15 years of experience working with clients who have mental health issues. I enjoy working with adults and adolescents, and my specialty lies in working with clients with anxiety disorders, panic attacks, depression, stress and relationship issues, and trauma-related disorders. I am dedicated to helping her client's foster growth and healing through a collaborative therapeutic relationship.
(703) 420-1049 View (703) 420-1049
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Melissa Marks
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
I have an array of hands-on experience from initially beginning in healthcare and later transitioning into mental health. I received a master's degree in Marriage and Family in 2013 and a master's degree in Professional Counseling in 2015. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, anger, mood instability, and substance abuse. I believe that we all experience moments where we need additional support and someone to walk alongside us on our journey.
I have an array of hands-on experience from initially beginning in healthcare and later transitioning into mental health. I received a master's degree in Marriage and Family in 2013 and a master's degree in Professional Counseling in 2015. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, anger, mood instability, and substance abuse. I believe that we all experience moments where we need additional support and someone to walk alongside us on our journey.
(757) 797-9105 View (757) 797-9105
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Charita Threatt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Charita Threatt and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with an extensive background and training working with individuals with mental health and behavioral health issues as well as those that struggle with daily stress of relationships, work and depression. My private practice is based on person centered, cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing therapies. I can assist individuals with coping skills, improving their self-esteem, depression and anxiety symptoms, communication skills, problem solving, relational problems and grief counseling.I work with couples and families to assist them with building a healthy home environment geared towards strengthening the family unit.
My name is Charita Threatt and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with an extensive background and training working with individuals with mental health and behavioral health issues as well as those that struggle with daily stress of relationships, work and depression. My private practice is based on person centered, cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing therapies. I can assist individuals with coping skills, improving their self-esteem, depression and anxiety symptoms, communication skills, problem solving, relational problems and grief counseling.I work with couples and families to assist them with building a healthy home environment geared towards strengthening the family unit.
(804) 265-0053 View (804) 265-0053
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Jasmine Lackey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
My name is Jasmine Lackey and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I know making the decision to go to therapy is extremely difficult, but I am excited to work with you! While I specialize in anxiety and overthinking, perfectionism, trauma, life transitions, women’s issues and relationship issues, my goal is to support my client’s in their healing journey to become the best versions of themselves. I aim to provide a warm, non judgemental, safe space for clients while also gently challenging them to confront unhealthy behaviors and/or thinking patterns to improve their relationships with others and themselves.
My name is Jasmine Lackey and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I know making the decision to go to therapy is extremely difficult, but I am excited to work with you! While I specialize in anxiety and overthinking, perfectionism, trauma, life transitions, women’s issues and relationship issues, my goal is to support my client’s in their healing journey to become the best versions of themselves. I aim to provide a warm, non judgemental, safe space for clients while also gently challenging them to confront unhealthy behaviors and/or thinking patterns to improve their relationships with others and themselves.
(804) 568-9603 View (804) 568-9603
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Evergreen Counseling Services LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
My name is Cristal Jenkins, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia. I earned my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Washington in 2012. I am pursuing a doctorate degree in Community Care and Counseling: Traumatology at Liberty University with anticipated graduation in 2021. I've worked in many different settings with individuals and families and have experience addressing a variety of personal issues, including depression, anxiety, family and parenting problems, trauma/abuse, stress, intimate relationships, vocational assistance, and addictions.
My name is Cristal Jenkins, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia. I earned my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Washington in 2012. I am pursuing a doctorate degree in Community Care and Counseling: Traumatology at Liberty University with anticipated graduation in 2021. I've worked in many different settings with individuals and families and have experience addressing a variety of personal issues, including depression, anxiety, family and parenting problems, trauma/abuse, stress, intimate relationships, vocational assistance, and addictions.
(804) 294-4561 View (804) 294-4561
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Renewal Christian Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Colonial Heights, VA 23834  (Online Only)
My counseling experience includes working with individuals who have experienced a variety of reasons for seeking help to include but not limited to trauma, grief/loss, substance abuse, self-worth/self-esteem issues, stress management, relationship challenges, symptom management, spiritual conflicts, effective/assertive communication, depression and anxiety. Additionally, I have facilitated support and counseling groups for the geriatric population and their adult caregivers. I am also a Certified PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator. I specialize in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and anxiety.
My counseling experience includes working with individuals who have experienced a variety of reasons for seeking help to include but not limited to trauma, grief/loss, substance abuse, self-worth/self-esteem issues, stress management, relationship challenges, symptom management, spiritual conflicts, effective/assertive communication, depression and anxiety. Additionally, I have facilitated support and counseling groups for the geriatric population and their adult caregivers. I am also a Certified PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator. I specialize in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and anxiety.
(804) 207-5721 View (804) 207-5721
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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.