Female Therapists in Isle Of Wight County, VA

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Bryana Weaver
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, CCTP, CFRC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Carrollton, VA 23314
I am a trauma-informed therapist who focuses on helping clients with general mood disorders, life transitions and adjustment-related needs, relationships, grief and loss (including divorce), and adults who want to heal from childhood family dysfunction. I also understand the specialized needs of First Responders. Since 2010, I have been utilizing solution-focused interventions to address the immediate symptoms while simultaneously working to increase insight to address the root cause of the problem. This approach allows you, as the client, to increase your overall quality of life and to achieve long-term change.
I am a trauma-informed therapist who focuses on helping clients with general mood disorders, life transitions and adjustment-related needs, relationships, grief and loss (including divorce), and adults who want to heal from childhood family dysfunction. I also understand the specialized needs of First Responders. Since 2010, I have been utilizing solution-focused interventions to address the immediate symptoms while simultaneously working to increase insight to address the root cause of the problem. This approach allows you, as the client, to increase your overall quality of life and to achieve long-term change.
(757) 250-5669 View (757) 250-5669
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Sara Matos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Windsor, VA 23487
With over 20 years of experience in the Social Service field, I pride myself on my dedication to the safety, well-being, and stabilization of the children, adults, and families that I work with. My creativity allows me to utilize a series of treatment modalities to assist in successfully empowering my clients while meeting their psychological needs. I am comfortable with a wide range of mental health challenges. A few modalities that I specialize in are Psycho-Educational, Play, Sand Tray, Accelerated Resolution, Solution Focused, Internal Family Systems, and brain-spotting.
With over 20 years of experience in the Social Service field, I pride myself on my dedication to the safety, well-being, and stabilization of the children, adults, and families that I work with. My creativity allows me to utilize a series of treatment modalities to assist in successfully empowering my clients while meeting their psychological needs. I am comfortable with a wide range of mental health challenges. A few modalities that I specialize in are Psycho-Educational, Play, Sand Tray, Accelerated Resolution, Solution Focused, Internal Family Systems, and brain-spotting.
(757) 798-8736 View (757) 798-8736
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Brandy Bluitt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carrollton, VA 23314  (Online Only)
Licensed in FL, ID, SC, VA. I'm glad you are here, taking care of YOU! Life can feel heavy, we hold on to the past and we can feel lost on how to move forward. I want to offer you tools and techniques that can help stop the thoughts from spinning and support you in the direction you want to go. Sometimes we need to just give ourselves permission to make choices; forgive ourselves and others (doesn't mean those we forgive are still given space in our life) and how to make the best future we can. I want to remind you that you matter and you deserve to feel good. We do this by "talking it out" - see what I did there?
Licensed in FL, ID, SC, VA. I'm glad you are here, taking care of YOU! Life can feel heavy, we hold on to the past and we can feel lost on how to move forward. I want to offer you tools and techniques that can help stop the thoughts from spinning and support you in the direction you want to go. Sometimes we need to just give ourselves permission to make choices; forgive ourselves and others (doesn't mean those we forgive are still given space in our life) and how to make the best future we can. I want to remind you that you matter and you deserve to feel good. We do this by "talking it out" - see what I did there?
(757) 997-7728 View (757) 997-7728
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Gabrielle Pascual
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Smithfield, VA 23430
Gabrielle is a licensed therapist working at Smithfield Christian Counseling; she has a desire to help people become a better version of themselves by working with their past experiences to develop new patterns of thinking to help foster lasting change. Gabrielle counsels’ individuals of all ages, however she has a special passion for working with partners and couples at various stages in their relationship.
Gabrielle is a licensed therapist working at Smithfield Christian Counseling; she has a desire to help people become a better version of themselves by working with their past experiences to develop new patterns of thinking to help foster lasting change. Gabrielle counsels’ individuals of all ages, however she has a special passion for working with partners and couples at various stages in their relationship.
(757) 231-3012 View (757) 231-3012
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Shannon Robinson
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Smithfield, VA 23430
Shannon J. Robinson is a Trauma-Informed Holistic Social Worker/Clinician, who believes in the Mind-Body-Soul connection. She uses compassion and authenticity to assist with the healing process. During the therapeutic relationship, you will be provided a safe environment to tell your story without judgement. She believes in using your strengths in a cultural sensitivity way throughout your journey. Shannon invites you to experience therapy that is tailored to your needs. You are always welcomed to find your best self in every session.
Shannon J. Robinson is a Trauma-Informed Holistic Social Worker/Clinician, who believes in the Mind-Body-Soul connection. She uses compassion and authenticity to assist with the healing process. During the therapeutic relationship, you will be provided a safe environment to tell your story without judgement. She believes in using your strengths in a cultural sensitivity way throughout your journey. Shannon invites you to experience therapy that is tailored to your needs. You are always welcomed to find your best self in every session.
(757) 210-5597 View (757) 210-5597
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Karen Bailey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Smithfield, VA 23430
My strengths and passions include being compassionate, being an advocate for my clients, creative/artistic and enjoys a good sense of humor while motivating her clients to wholeness. It is a privilege to help you along in you journey. I have worked in the field for 23 years , I specialize in depression, anxiety, PTSD, autism, grief and loss, childhood trauma, attachment, developmental issues, women issues, intellectual disabilities.
My strengths and passions include being compassionate, being an advocate for my clients, creative/artistic and enjoys a good sense of humor while motivating her clients to wholeness. It is a privilege to help you along in you journey. I have worked in the field for 23 years , I specialize in depression, anxiety, PTSD, autism, grief and loss, childhood trauma, attachment, developmental issues, women issues, intellectual disabilities.
(757) 520-0630 View (757) 520-0630
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Lorrie Gaskins
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP II
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carrsville, VA 23315  (Online Only)
I pride myself on providing therapeutic services from a Christian perspective inclusive of all individuals. I tailor my approach to your specific needs by utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy in efforts to get the best results in a timely manor.
I pride myself on providing therapeutic services from a Christian perspective inclusive of all individuals. I tailor my approach to your specific needs by utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy in efforts to get the best results in a timely manor.
(757) 432-3559 View (757) 432-3559
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Justina Lambert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Smithfield, VA 23430  (Online Only)
If you want something you've never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done.- Anonymous. Change is HARD! As your therapist, I am fully invested in collaborating with you through your evolution in order to promote lasting change. I love cultivating an affirming and genuine safe space that is supportive, authentic, and empowering.
If you want something you've never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done.- Anonymous. Change is HARD! As your therapist, I am fully invested in collaborating with you through your evolution in order to promote lasting change. I love cultivating an affirming and genuine safe space that is supportive, authentic, and empowering.
(757) 267-6445 View (757) 267-6445
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Jessica Nichole Baccus
Resident in Counseling, MA
Verified Verified
Smithfield, VA 23430
Your goals and satisfaction are at the forefront of my priorities. I am dedicated to understanding your unique needs, challenges, and aspirations, tailoring my services to provide personalized solutions. By actively listening and collaborating with you, I aim to foster a partnership built on mutual respect and a shared commitment to achieving your objectives. Your success is my success, and I am genuinely invested in helping you navigate your journey with confidence.
Your goals and satisfaction are at the forefront of my priorities. I am dedicated to understanding your unique needs, challenges, and aspirations, tailoring my services to provide personalized solutions. By actively listening and collaborating with you, I aim to foster a partnership built on mutual respect and a shared commitment to achieving your objectives. Your success is my success, and I am genuinely invested in helping you navigate your journey with confidence.
(757) 781-0252 View (757) 781-0252
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Joe Ann Jenkins
Resident in Counseling, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Smithfield, VA 23430
My personal philosophy is based on the awareness that each person has the ability to change any circumstance or current situations. Helping clients to bring out their potential for understanding themselves, self-healing, and personal growth so that they may know their true identity and it be the driving force of each session. Each person needs something different from therapy, such support in rock times, new ideas about unsatisfactory relationships, exploration and clarification of difficult life situations or encouragement to reach for joy and purpose in life.
My personal philosophy is based on the awareness that each person has the ability to change any circumstance or current situations. Helping clients to bring out their potential for understanding themselves, self-healing, and personal growth so that they may know their true identity and it be the driving force of each session. Each person needs something different from therapy, such support in rock times, new ideas about unsatisfactory relationships, exploration and clarification of difficult life situations or encouragement to reach for joy and purpose in life.
(757) 210-9957 View (757) 210-9957
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Dawn Atkinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Smithfield, VA 23430
Hi there, I'm Dawn! I have been a Licensed Clinical Social worker for over 25 years and have been working as a Behavioral Health Clinician providing individual, couples, and family therapy since then. I focus in areas such as anxiety, coping skills, depression, stress, life transitions, and self esteem, amongst others. I have extensive knowledge and experience in providing trauma focused therapeutic work, and work towards my client's treatment goals while building on my client's strengths and abilities.
Hi there, I'm Dawn! I have been a Licensed Clinical Social worker for over 25 years and have been working as a Behavioral Health Clinician providing individual, couples, and family therapy since then. I focus in areas such as anxiety, coping skills, depression, stress, life transitions, and self esteem, amongst others. I have extensive knowledge and experience in providing trauma focused therapeutic work, and work towards my client's treatment goals while building on my client's strengths and abilities.
(757) 781-2263 View (757) 781-2263
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Mindful Encounters, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
Smithfield, VA 23430
I'm Sheila Reaves, a Licensed Professional Counselor who has served in the clinical field for 30+ years. I am an AF veteran and my Master's degree is in Psychology and Counseling. I'm also completing my Ph.D in Psychology and Counseling, specializing in trauma and crisis work. My career has involved supporting individuals in crisis, those with trauma histories, life-stage challenges, mental health, and behavioral health diagnoses (co-occurring DD/MH). I love working with veterans and families, as well. Life is full of challenges and stressors. You deserve to live your best life! I provide primarily telehealth options. Meet soon?
I'm Sheila Reaves, a Licensed Professional Counselor who has served in the clinical field for 30+ years. I am an AF veteran and my Master's degree is in Psychology and Counseling. I'm also completing my Ph.D in Psychology and Counseling, specializing in trauma and crisis work. My career has involved supporting individuals in crisis, those with trauma histories, life-stage challenges, mental health, and behavioral health diagnoses (co-occurring DD/MH). I love working with veterans and families, as well. Life is full of challenges and stressors. You deserve to live your best life! I provide primarily telehealth options. Meet soon?
(757) 654-5998 View (757) 654-5998
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Wanda L. Harris - Peace And Joy Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Smithfield, VA 23430  (Online Only)
Welcome to a safe space where your emotional and mental health is my number ONE priority. Just as you would see a medical doctor to maintain your physical health, counseling is here to assist with maintaining your emotional and mental health. I am deeply committed to your growth and well-being, and I will work alongside you as a supportive ally on your journey. You are not alone, no matter where you are in life today. Everyone has a unique story, so I believe in a flexible and person centered approach to help build on your current strengths.
Welcome to a safe space where your emotional and mental health is my number ONE priority. Just as you would see a medical doctor to maintain your physical health, counseling is here to assist with maintaining your emotional and mental health. I am deeply committed to your growth and well-being, and I will work alongside you as a supportive ally on your journey. You are not alone, no matter where you are in life today. Everyone has a unique story, so I believe in a flexible and person centered approach to help build on your current strengths.
(757) 210-5366 View (757) 210-5366
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Kimberly N. Norfleet
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Smithfield, VA 23430
I am a co-founder of Solution Focused Counseling Group; an emerging behavioral health organization that aims to empower individuals and families through supportive therapeutic services. I strive to offer person centered therapy that suits your individual needs. I pride myself in my relatability and empathic approach to therapy. I am here to coach and support you in establishing realistic goals, increased confidence, and a positive attitude towards life’s challenging moments.
I am a co-founder of Solution Focused Counseling Group; an emerging behavioral health organization that aims to empower individuals and families through supportive therapeutic services. I strive to offer person centered therapy that suits your individual needs. I pride myself in my relatability and empathic approach to therapy. I am here to coach and support you in establishing realistic goals, increased confidence, and a positive attitude towards life’s challenging moments.
(757) 919-9098 View (757) 919-9098
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Jodi Schiedel-Anderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Smithfield, VA 23430  (Online Only)
Are you stressed? Has everything felt like too much lately? Come tell me about it and start your journey to feeling better. I specialize in helping individuals manage stress, anxiety, depression and grief. Confidential online afternoon or Saturday sessions currently available.
Are you stressed? Has everything felt like too much lately? Come tell me about it and start your journey to feeling better. I specialize in helping individuals manage stress, anxiety, depression and grief. Confidential online afternoon or Saturday sessions currently available.
(757) 848-4258 View (757) 848-4258
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Dawn White
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EMDR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Smithfield, VA 23430
My approach is person-centered, solution-focused, mindfulness, and cognitive-behavioral to help empower and motivate change in clients and their families. I strive to help adults using a non-judgmental and supportive approach. My focus is on helping you better understand the relationship between your thoughts and feelings.
My approach is person-centered, solution-focused, mindfulness, and cognitive-behavioral to help empower and motivate change in clients and their families. I strive to help adults using a non-judgmental and supportive approach. My focus is on helping you better understand the relationship between your thoughts and feelings.
(757) 993-4465 View (757) 993-4465
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Brenda L Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT-S, CSAC
Verified Verified
Carrsville, VA 23315
Often times, we are faced with challenges in our relationships at home, work or at school, that seem impossible for us to move beyond. The pain associated with a breakup, divorce, or loss of employment, can seem overwhelming. Together we can work through your challenges and help you to reach your full potential.
Often times, we are faced with challenges in our relationships at home, work or at school, that seem impossible for us to move beyond. The pain associated with a breakup, divorce, or loss of employment, can seem overwhelming. Together we can work through your challenges and help you to reach your full potential.
(757) 653-5751 View (757) 653-5751
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Avis C Edwards- Rivers Of Hope Counseling
Resident in Counseling, MA, LMHP-R
Verified Verified
Smithfield, VA 23430  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Avis Edwards. I’m a Licensed Resident in Counseling. I have 14 years of experience in the behavioral health field working with children, adolescents, and adults with varying mental health and co-occurring disorders. I provide culturally sensitive individual, family, group psychotherapy, and crisis counseling.
Hello! My name is Avis Edwards. I’m a Licensed Resident in Counseling. I have 14 years of experience in the behavioral health field working with children, adolescents, and adults with varying mental health and co-occurring disorders. I provide culturally sensitive individual, family, group psychotherapy, and crisis counseling.
(571) 200-3011 View (571) 200-3011
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Kasey Sokol
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Carrollton, VA 23314
I believe in the importance of a person’s story and meeting each person where they are in the present moment, while honoring experiences from the past. There are often events or themes within a person’s childhood that can lead them to experience difficulties later in their lives if left unresolved. These difficulties often appear in the form of unhealthy traits or toxic cycles within romantic relationships or friendships. Other times, there are negative thoughts such as “I should have known better” or “I always do something wrong” that constantly circle in a person’s mind.
I believe in the importance of a person’s story and meeting each person where they are in the present moment, while honoring experiences from the past. There are often events or themes within a person’s childhood that can lead them to experience difficulties later in their lives if left unresolved. These difficulties often appear in the form of unhealthy traits or toxic cycles within romantic relationships or friendships. Other times, there are negative thoughts such as “I should have known better” or “I always do something wrong” that constantly circle in a person’s mind.
(757) 384-1656 View (757) 384-1656
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Jessica Schwartz
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Smithfield, VA 23430
“Normal is just a setting on the dryer” is one of my favorite quotes. Each person is unique and therefore, therapy should not feel like a “one size fits all” solution. My goal is to treat each person in a way that embraces who they are and what they need. My belief is that when a person is truly heard and valued; that they are then able to attain their goals. I have worked with children, adolescents and adults with varying backgrounds and experiences since 2009.
“Normal is just a setting on the dryer” is one of my favorite quotes. Each person is unique and therefore, therapy should not feel like a “one size fits all” solution. My goal is to treat each person in a way that embraces who they are and what they need. My belief is that when a person is truly heard and valued; that they are then able to attain their goals. I have worked with children, adolescents and adults with varying backgrounds and experiences since 2009.
(757) 530-5084 View (757) 530-5084
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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.