Female Therapists in Louisa County, VA

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Emily A Franko
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Bumpass, VA 23024  (Online Only)
Ask yourself, “Am I the Best Me?” What is the answer? Do you feel pulled in a million directions, unable to fit it all in? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? Perhaps you are not sure what you are feeling or why you are feeling a certain way. Not to worry... Together, we will identify what's not working for you and get you back in balance or take the journey towards being "Intentionally You."
Ask yourself, “Am I the Best Me?” What is the answer? Do you feel pulled in a million directions, unable to fit it all in? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? Perhaps you are not sure what you are feeling or why you are feeling a certain way. Not to worry... Together, we will identify what's not working for you and get you back in balance or take the journey towards being "Intentionally You."
(540) 269-4927 View (540) 269-4927
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Louisa Psychological Consulting, PC
EdS, NCSP
Verified Verified
Louisa, VA 23093
Hello and welcome! We are a group of Licensed School Psychologists and Residents in School Psychology specializing in working with children, adolescents and their families. We see clients both in person and virtually through telehealth services! Now is a great time to seek therapy and/or evaluation services. Call or email for more information!
Hello and welcome! We are a group of Licensed School Psychologists and Residents in School Psychology specializing in working with children, adolescents and their families. We see clients both in person and virtually through telehealth services! Now is a great time to seek therapy and/or evaluation services. Call or email for more information!
(540) 592-4987 View (540) 592-4987
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Dr. Brenda L Ridgeway Professional Psychologist
PhD/, LSATP, CCDVC, HS-BCP
Verified Verified
Louisa, VA 23093  (Online Only)
My belief is that healing is possible and that all of us have the answers and solutions to troubling personal questions and stressful circumstances in our lives, but sometimes we all need a bit of support and guidance to find those answers. Recovery is an amazing and sacred journey, one that leads to self-healing, self-fulfillment, and happiness. I am a Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner specializing in working with those seeking a better physical and emotional life and overall well-being. I use empirically sound evidenced-based interventions to assist with your healing process.
My belief is that healing is possible and that all of us have the answers and solutions to troubling personal questions and stressful circumstances in our lives, but sometimes we all need a bit of support and guidance to find those answers. Recovery is an amazing and sacred journey, one that leads to self-healing, self-fulfillment, and happiness. I am a Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner specializing in working with those seeking a better physical and emotional life and overall well-being. I use empirically sound evidenced-based interventions to assist with your healing process.
(540) 274-0635 View (540) 274-0635
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Rebecca Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Louisa, VA 23093
Looking for Christian counseling? Equine therapy? Grief counseling? Children and Teen Counseling? Mood Disorders? My name is Becky Jones, owner of Heaven's Rays Ministries, LLC, which is a Christian private practice providing professional counseling services, equine therapy, support groups, and events to the community. I offer virtual, in-person, and equine therapy (no riding involved) on a farm with animals in Louisa, Va right off I-64. I have a country, cottage office onsite decorated to make you feel comfortable and at home on the farm! Nice weather? Let's sit outside with the animals or walk and talk on the nature trails!
Looking for Christian counseling? Equine therapy? Grief counseling? Children and Teen Counseling? Mood Disorders? My name is Becky Jones, owner of Heaven's Rays Ministries, LLC, which is a Christian private practice providing professional counseling services, equine therapy, support groups, and events to the community. I offer virtual, in-person, and equine therapy (no riding involved) on a farm with animals in Louisa, Va right off I-64. I have a country, cottage office onsite decorated to make you feel comfortable and at home on the farm! Nice weather? Let's sit outside with the animals or walk and talk on the nature trails!
(540) 274-2723 View (540) 274-2723
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Kristy L. Bazzanella
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mineral, VA 23117
As a client-centered, solution focused counselor, I seek to assist people in finding their own internal strengths so that clients can determine solutions to their problems. I utilize a combination of therapeutic approaches including cognitive-behavioral therapy, experiential, expressive arts and play therapy. I strive to match the treatment approach to individual problems. Together I work with my clients to help them achieve personal growth and meet treatment goals. I offer a highly personalized, supportive approach that helps clients live happy, healthy and productive lives.
As a client-centered, solution focused counselor, I seek to assist people in finding their own internal strengths so that clients can determine solutions to their problems. I utilize a combination of therapeutic approaches including cognitive-behavioral therapy, experiential, expressive arts and play therapy. I strive to match the treatment approach to individual problems. Together I work with my clients to help them achieve personal growth and meet treatment goals. I offer a highly personalized, supportive approach that helps clients live happy, healthy and productive lives.
(540) 307-4009 View (540) 307-4009
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Beth Ann Meyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bumpass, VA 23024
Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of experience working with people of all ages and many backgrounds, ethnicities, and circumstances. I work with you to reach your goals by using your current strengths, supports, and coping skills and adding to them during therapy sessions and real-world application between sessions regardless of your situation. I am here to assist you along life's journey, whether that is a time of change, loss, stress, maintaining, or moving forward.
Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of experience working with people of all ages and many backgrounds, ethnicities, and circumstances. I work with you to reach your goals by using your current strengths, supports, and coping skills and adding to them during therapy sessions and real-world application between sessions regardless of your situation. I am here to assist you along life's journey, whether that is a time of change, loss, stress, maintaining, or moving forward.
(571) 576-3352 View (571) 576-3352
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The MARCS Agency LLC
Supervisee in Clinical Social Work
Verified Verified
Louisa, VA 23093
We “Motivate Adolescents and Adults to Reinforce Change for Success” through comprehensive, collaborative, programs and services. We believe all people can learn to become responsible, contributing and self-reliant members of society. We strive to offer individuals from all economic, cultural and social backgrounds access to the resources, support and opportunities that will enable them to overcome barriers and achieve their positive potential in life. Our services are person-centered, with the needs and strengths of the individual and family dictating the types and mix of services provided.
We “Motivate Adolescents and Adults to Reinforce Change for Success” through comprehensive, collaborative, programs and services. We believe all people can learn to become responsible, contributing and self-reliant members of society. We strive to offer individuals from all economic, cultural and social backgrounds access to the resources, support and opportunities that will enable them to overcome barriers and achieve their positive potential in life. Our services are person-centered, with the needs and strengths of the individual and family dictating the types and mix of services provided.
(804) 644-4444 View (804) 644-4444
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Melissa Marks
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Bumpass, VA 23024
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.
(540) 584-8480 View (540) 584-8480
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Angela L. Leyshon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Louisa, VA 23093
Journeying alongside clients during life struggles takes relationship building and rebuilding: relationship with self and others. My goal is helping clients work through strongholds to create a healthier person to have a healthier life and healthier relationships. Getting rid of old habits and wrong beliefs to usher in habits and truths that benefit a well lived life, is a complete life changing make-over that takes time, effort, sweat, and tears. Together, my clients and I work toward conquering mountains by uncovering these strongholds, allowing healing and empowerment to be achieved to live a life with authority.
Journeying alongside clients during life struggles takes relationship building and rebuilding: relationship with self and others. My goal is helping clients work through strongholds to create a healthier person to have a healthier life and healthier relationships. Getting rid of old habits and wrong beliefs to usher in habits and truths that benefit a well lived life, is a complete life changing make-over that takes time, effort, sweat, and tears. Together, my clients and I work toward conquering mountains by uncovering these strongholds, allowing healing and empowerment to be achieved to live a life with authority.
(434) 201-8019 View (434) 201-8019
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Rachel Salinas
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Trevilians, VA 23170
Rachel Salinas is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with 5 years of experience providing psychotherapy to adults, both young and old. She works with clients experiencing a range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, chronic health conditions, and relationship problems. Rachel enjoys getting to know each unique individual and supporting them in developing a roadmap to achieve their goals and find more satisfaction in their lives.
Rachel Salinas is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with 5 years of experience providing psychotherapy to adults, both young and old. She works with clients experiencing a range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, chronic health conditions, and relationship problems. Rachel enjoys getting to know each unique individual and supporting them in developing a roadmap to achieve their goals and find more satisfaction in their lives.
(804) 373-8446 View (804) 373-8446
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Ann Tourangeau
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Louisa, VA 23093
Waitlist for new clients
Building a relationship in which you feel safe and connected is my initial focus with new clients. Through this relationship we’ll work together to find a pace that allows us to pay attention to what’s working well for you as well as to what’s getting in your way. Through this early joining we’ll create a solid ground from which we can work together to help you strengthen your awareness, explore your needs and consider what might be helpful as you move into living in a way that feels more easeful, genuine and sustainable.
Building a relationship in which you feel safe and connected is my initial focus with new clients. Through this relationship we’ll work together to find a pace that allows us to pay attention to what’s working well for you as well as to what’s getting in your way. Through this early joining we’ll create a solid ground from which we can work together to help you strengthen your awareness, explore your needs and consider what might be helpful as you move into living in a way that feels more easeful, genuine and sustainable.
(804) 251-2747 View (804) 251-2747
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Jessica Campos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisa, VA 23093
I have worked in the field as a mental health provider for at-risk and vulnerable populations since 2006. I am certified in Trauma and Resilience and also have a minor in special education.
I have worked in the field as a mental health provider for at-risk and vulnerable populations since 2006. I am certified in Trauma and Resilience and also have a minor in special education.
(434) 331-1023 View (434) 331-1023
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Cynthia Starnes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Louisa, VA 23093  (Online Only)
I have extensive experience supporting clients who suffer from trauma-related disorders, including intimate partner violence, childhood abuse/sexual abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and loss and grief issues. I have experience working with EMS/First Responders as well. We will work together as partners in your treatment, developing a plan to process your trauma and move from the role of victim to that of a strong and successful survivor. I now offer online sessions via a HIPAA compliant, secure, easy to use platform. Easy online scheduling.
I have extensive experience supporting clients who suffer from trauma-related disorders, including intimate partner violence, childhood abuse/sexual abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and loss and grief issues. I have experience working with EMS/First Responders as well. We will work together as partners in your treatment, developing a plan to process your trauma and move from the role of victim to that of a strong and successful survivor. I now offer online sessions via a HIPAA compliant, secure, easy to use platform. Easy online scheduling.
(434) 264-5326 View (434) 264-5326

Online Therapists

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Kristie Hayes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22314
My process begins with a comprehensive assessment, as it is important for me to gain an in depth understanding of your unique story. This allows us to collaboratively develop goals that are tailored specifically to your needs and preferences. Whether you are seeking support and coping skills for navigating challenging situations, struggling with building and maintaining healthy relationships, or experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression, I can offer you an empathic and non-judgmental environment to assist you in developing tools for coping and growth.
My process begins with a comprehensive assessment, as it is important for me to gain an in depth understanding of your unique story. This allows us to collaboratively develop goals that are tailored specifically to your needs and preferences. Whether you are seeking support and coping skills for navigating challenging situations, struggling with building and maintaining healthy relationships, or experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression, I can offer you an empathic and non-judgmental environment to assist you in developing tools for coping and growth.
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Nicole W McGarry
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22101
My practice is designed to help children, adolescents, and adults with healthy development, personal confidence, and more satisfying relationships. I offer individual and group therapy to help kids with labeling and identifying feelings, developing and maintaining friendships, reading social cues, and increasing self-esteem. In working with adults, I create a supportive environment to explore a better life balance, manage stress, and improve close relationships. I value comprehensive treatment, and work with schools and other professionals to assure positive treatment outcomes.
My practice is designed to help children, adolescents, and adults with healthy development, personal confidence, and more satisfying relationships. I offer individual and group therapy to help kids with labeling and identifying feelings, developing and maintaining friendships, reading social cues, and increasing self-esteem. In working with adults, I create a supportive environment to explore a better life balance, manage stress, and improve close relationships. I value comprehensive treatment, and work with schools and other professionals to assure positive treatment outcomes.
(202) 684-2058 View (202) 684-2058
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Erin Shaffer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Stafford, VA 22556
My name is Erin Shaffer, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Dublin, VA. I work with clients statewide, providing telehealth counseling services. I primarily work with adults and specialize in trauma, grief, depression, and anxiety. I utilize a generalist approach that encompasses several treatment modalities to make progress and start to feel better. I have found that my style and approach are most effective with adults when utilizing telehealth services to individuals who might be working to manage trauma and grief reactions as well as symptoms of depression and anxiety.
My name is Erin Shaffer, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Dublin, VA. I work with clients statewide, providing telehealth counseling services. I primarily work with adults and specialize in trauma, grief, depression, and anxiety. I utilize a generalist approach that encompasses several treatment modalities to make progress and start to feel better. I have found that my style and approach are most effective with adults when utilizing telehealth services to individuals who might be working to manage trauma and grief reactions as well as symptoms of depression and anxiety.
(540) 616-2846 View (540) 616-2846
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Tracy Carter
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leesburg, VA 20175
People tend to come to counseling when they're dealing with something NEW or something old that has gotten BIGGER than they can handle on their own. Counseling is a private, safe place to process those life events and/or symptoms of mental health. With over 15 years of experience, I have helped many clients reach their goals. I have experience in all areas of mental health, life transitions, and relationship issues. By working together, we will identify challenges and develop healthy solutions to improve your present situation. The strategies and tools you learn will continue to benefit you even after counseling has ended.
People tend to come to counseling when they're dealing with something NEW or something old that has gotten BIGGER than they can handle on their own. Counseling is a private, safe place to process those life events and/or symptoms of mental health. With over 15 years of experience, I have helped many clients reach their goals. I have experience in all areas of mental health, life transitions, and relationship issues. By working together, we will identify challenges and develop healthy solutions to improve your present situation. The strategies and tools you learn will continue to benefit you even after counseling has ended.
(703) 303-5946 View (703) 303-5946
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Kimberley L. Berlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAC, MAC, SAP, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leesburg, VA 20175  (Online Only)
I am a Level 3 Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist, Certified Trauma Specialist, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I integrate traditional Western and Eastern mental health and wellness approaches to help clients overcome anxiety and depression or work through layers of trauma. I can help you connect to your Self-energy, unburden old wounds, and further your healing process. Let's work together if you want to experience greater self-confidence and inner calm.
I am a Level 3 Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist, Certified Trauma Specialist, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I integrate traditional Western and Eastern mental health and wellness approaches to help clients overcome anxiety and depression or work through layers of trauma. I can help you connect to your Self-energy, unburden old wounds, and further your healing process. Let's work together if you want to experience greater self-confidence and inner calm.
(703) 775-1019 View (703) 775-1019
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Leslie K. Dalton
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Reston, VA 20195  (Online Only)
I offer a warm and safe environment within which we can explore your concerns, rediscover forgotten parts of yourself, and move towards wholeness. Together we can find alternative perspectives and solutions to problems that have made you feel stuck. Our work can help you feel more connected to yourself, to others, and the world around you so that you feel more balanced and alive, able to reclaim your full capacity for joy.
I offer a warm and safe environment within which we can explore your concerns, rediscover forgotten parts of yourself, and move towards wholeness. Together we can find alternative perspectives and solutions to problems that have made you feel stuck. Our work can help you feel more connected to yourself, to others, and the world around you so that you feel more balanced and alive, able to reclaim your full capacity for joy.
(540) 491-4913 View (540) 491-4913
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Jennifer Fleming Beytin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22209
If you have been frustrated by past therapy experiences, you’re not alone. Traditional approaches don’t always work for those of us with ADHD, Autism, and other types of neurodivergence. That’s why I do things a bit differently. My approach is strengths-based, empowering, and neurodiversity-affirming. Instead of trying to fit a square peg into a round hole, neuro-affirming therapy embraces the squareness. It recognizes that what works for one person may not work for another, and that's perfectly okay.
If you have been frustrated by past therapy experiences, you’re not alone. Traditional approaches don’t always work for those of us with ADHD, Autism, and other types of neurodivergence. That’s why I do things a bit differently. My approach is strengths-based, empowering, and neurodiversity-affirming. Instead of trying to fit a square peg into a round hole, neuro-affirming therapy embraces the squareness. It recognizes that what works for one person may not work for another, and that's perfectly okay.
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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.