Female Therapists in Petersburg, VA

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Child, Parent & Family Institute
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Petersburg, VA 23805
Is your child or teen exhibiting defiant, oppositional, hyperactive, impulsive behaviors, self-injury, and/or mood swings? Do you as a parent want to assist them during these uncertain times to regulate emotions, improve communication, and/or reduce challenging behaviors? If so, we are here to help.
Is your child or teen exhibiting defiant, oppositional, hyperactive, impulsive behaviors, self-injury, and/or mood swings? Do you as a parent want to assist them during these uncertain times to regulate emotions, improve communication, and/or reduce challenging behaviors? If so, we are here to help.
(804) 331-1138 View (804) 331-1138
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Charita Threatt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Petersburg, VA 23803
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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Marquitia Glass
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Petersburg, VA 23803
MarQuitia has experience in working with vast populations. MarQuitia is certified in Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She is currently only accepting clients ages 7 through 19, utilizing this therapeutic approach. Through this approach, MarQuitia will assist the individual and their family In learning more about trauma, it’s affects on the individual and the family , and processing and working through their trauma. For more information about TF-CBT visit the website tfcbt.org or contact MarQuitia for more information.
MarQuitia has experience in working with vast populations. MarQuitia is certified in Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She is currently only accepting clients ages 7 through 19, utilizing this therapeutic approach. Through this approach, MarQuitia will assist the individual and their family In learning more about trauma, it’s affects on the individual and the family , and processing and working through their trauma. For more information about TF-CBT visit the website tfcbt.org or contact MarQuitia for more information.
(571) 946-1536 View (571) 946-1536
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Cassandra Merrick
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Petersburg, VA 23803  (Online Only)
I am willing to walk alongside as you travel your journey! My counseling style is catered to meet each client's need. Let's get started.
I am willing to walk alongside as you travel your journey! My counseling style is catered to meet each client's need. Let's get started.
(804) 587-7584 View (804) 587-7584
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Progressive Counseling Associates LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, LSATP
Verified Verified
Petersburg, VA 23803
Many times, people seek counseling because they are unhappy, feel stressed or frustrated with a relationship or situation. When things seem to be getting worse, not better, despite your efforts to change, counseling can help. I want to thank you in advance for choosing counseling to make a positive change in your life. As a counseling professional with more than 20 years of experience helping adults, college students, adolescents, and children, I firmly believe that counseling leads to emotional healing, personal, and spiritual growth.
Many times, people seek counseling because they are unhappy, feel stressed or frustrated with a relationship or situation. When things seem to be getting worse, not better, despite your efforts to change, counseling can help. I want to thank you in advance for choosing counseling to make a positive change in your life. As a counseling professional with more than 20 years of experience helping adults, college students, adolescents, and children, I firmly believe that counseling leads to emotional healing, personal, and spiritual growth.
(804) 721-5854 View (804) 721-5854
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Compassion Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Petersburg, VA 23803
Hello, my name is Carla Jones and I have been practicing since 2001. I have been working with individuals, couples, children, and families focusing on issues such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, parenting and family struggles, trauma and abuse, grief, and loss, as well as other life challenges. I like the Cognitive-behavioral and Dialectal Behavioral approach to treatment. I believe in helping people learn strategies to manage their symptoms, emotions and thought life. Each session is unique to meet your specific needs.
Hello, my name is Carla Jones and I have been practicing since 2001. I have been working with individuals, couples, children, and families focusing on issues such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, parenting and family struggles, trauma and abuse, grief, and loss, as well as other life challenges. I like the Cognitive-behavioral and Dialectal Behavioral approach to treatment. I believe in helping people learn strategies to manage their symptoms, emotions and thought life. Each session is unique to meet your specific needs.
(804) 534-2315 View (804) 534-2315
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Growing Grounded Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Petersburg, VA 23803
We love working with clients eager to discover their identity, purpose, and strengths. As clinicians, we work with individuals and families on developing healthy relationships, interpersonal dynamics, and communication. Clinicians in our office especially work well with people processing ADHD diagnoses and symptoms, spiritual trauma, identity and purpose, and anxiety and trauma. We incorporate animal-therapy, art, play, and other mindful activities into sessions. Our clinicians provide affirming care to all clients and are passionate about collaborating with clients to advocate for equitable support structures in various contexts.
We love working with clients eager to discover their identity, purpose, and strengths. As clinicians, we work with individuals and families on developing healthy relationships, interpersonal dynamics, and communication. Clinicians in our office especially work well with people processing ADHD diagnoses and symptoms, spiritual trauma, identity and purpose, and anxiety and trauma. We incorporate animal-therapy, art, play, and other mindful activities into sessions. Our clinicians provide affirming care to all clients and are passionate about collaborating with clients to advocate for equitable support structures in various contexts.
(804) 596-4936 View (804) 596-4936
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Nancy Welsh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Petersburg, VA 23803
Hello, my name is Nancy Welsh, a bilingual (English & Spanish) Licensed Clinical Social Worker. More specifically, I am a strong advocate and educator in mental health growth, insightfulness, development, and healing, while also normalizing the importance of mental health therapy. Apart from incorporating evidence-based treatment models in my work with clients, I integrate empowerment, hope, collaboration, and resiliency. I am of the firm belief that every person has room for growth and the ability for happiness and fulfillment.
Hello, my name is Nancy Welsh, a bilingual (English & Spanish) Licensed Clinical Social Worker. More specifically, I am a strong advocate and educator in mental health growth, insightfulness, development, and healing, while also normalizing the importance of mental health therapy. Apart from incorporating evidence-based treatment models in my work with clients, I integrate empowerment, hope, collaboration, and resiliency. I am of the firm belief that every person has room for growth and the ability for happiness and fulfillment.
(804) 203-0517 View (804) 203-0517
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Find Your Balance Psychotherapy, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Petersburg, VA 23805  (Online Only)
When the world feels like a storm, and you don’t have an umbrella, or raincoat, or even shelter. The anxiety or trauma is so intense, and the scars you carry are real. Yes, you feel the chaos, and you can’t see the solution within you. Each day requires all of your strength, and you’re still in “survival mode”- every struggle is a chapter, not the conclusion. You don’t want this to define you, but there are dark nights, despite the stars still shining. And though the path may seem daunting, you want to reach the end. You are seeking some rest, some peace, and (at the very least) a lifeline in your sea of emotions.
When the world feels like a storm, and you don’t have an umbrella, or raincoat, or even shelter. The anxiety or trauma is so intense, and the scars you carry are real. Yes, you feel the chaos, and you can’t see the solution within you. Each day requires all of your strength, and you’re still in “survival mode”- every struggle is a chapter, not the conclusion. You don’t want this to define you, but there are dark nights, despite the stars still shining. And though the path may seem daunting, you want to reach the end. You are seeking some rest, some peace, and (at the very least) a lifeline in your sea of emotions.
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Lauren Magruder
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Petersburg, VA 23803
Are you a mother that has struggled with managing the responsibilities of a new child? Are you a NICU mother who is struggling with the traumatic birth and experience? Are you a mother who has had difficulty feeling like yourself after giving birth to your baby? There are many different stressors related to being a parent. There is also no shame in seeking help.
Are you a mother that has struggled with managing the responsibilities of a new child? Are you a NICU mother who is struggling with the traumatic birth and experience? Are you a mother who has had difficulty feeling like yourself after giving birth to your baby? There are many different stressors related to being a parent. There is also no shame in seeking help.
(804) 336-3799 View (804) 336-3799
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Jade Melito
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Petersburg, VA 23803  (Online Only)
Early adulthood is a time of profound change and self-discovery. I specialize in working with teens and young adults who are beginning to explore their individuality, and place in the world. You may be navigating complex family issues, pursuing healthy friendships and relationships, and figuring out self-acceptance. This time period can bring about feelings of uncertainty and stress as you explore your values, how your experiences have shaped you, and how you want to experience the life ahead of you. I'm here to help you explore your feelings, experiences, and feel confident about your future.
Early adulthood is a time of profound change and self-discovery. I specialize in working with teens and young adults who are beginning to explore their individuality, and place in the world. You may be navigating complex family issues, pursuing healthy friendships and relationships, and figuring out self-acceptance. This time period can bring about feelings of uncertainty and stress as you explore your values, how your experiences have shaped you, and how you want to experience the life ahead of you. I'm here to help you explore your feelings, experiences, and feel confident about your future.
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Alexis Jackson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Petersburg, VA 23803  (Online Only)
Alexis holds a Bachelor’s degree from Hampton University and a Masters in Social Work from Columbia University. She specializes in providing personalized mental health services in VA and NC, with a focus on young adults, women's issues, and supporting the LGBTQ+ community. As a birthworker/Doula herself, Alexis also offers support for other birthworkers, providing unique insights and assistance. She offers compassionate therapy for individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, or low self-esteem, tailoring her approach to meet their unique needs and experiences.
Alexis holds a Bachelor’s degree from Hampton University and a Masters in Social Work from Columbia University. She specializes in providing personalized mental health services in VA and NC, with a focus on young adults, women's issues, and supporting the LGBTQ+ community. As a birthworker/Doula herself, Alexis also offers support for other birthworkers, providing unique insights and assistance. She offers compassionate therapy for individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, or low self-esteem, tailoring her approach to meet their unique needs and experiences.
(804) 251-2791 View (804) 251-2791
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Deyanira 'china' Deschenes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Petersburg, VA 23805  (Online Only)
Looking for help is difficult; especially, when it comes to something so personal to us, like our mental health. My first goal is to offer a safe, warm, and comfortable environment so that individuals, couples, and families can gain relief and truly thrive intrapersonally and with others. I specialize in trauma, addictions (both chemical and behavioral), anxiety disorders, and complex grief. Before joining private practice, I worked across multiple environments including inpatient hospitals, rehab facilities, and outpatient settings. I also spent a bulk of my training providing care to military and first responders.
Looking for help is difficult; especially, when it comes to something so personal to us, like our mental health. My first goal is to offer a safe, warm, and comfortable environment so that individuals, couples, and families can gain relief and truly thrive intrapersonally and with others. I specialize in trauma, addictions (both chemical and behavioral), anxiety disorders, and complex grief. Before joining private practice, I worked across multiple environments including inpatient hospitals, rehab facilities, and outpatient settings. I also spent a bulk of my training providing care to military and first responders.
(850) 276-8229 View (850) 276-8229
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Mary Jo Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Petersburg, VA 23803
Hello - I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience working with adolescents, families, and couples in private practice and school social work in secondary and elementary schools. I specialize in working with anxiety, coping skills, children or adolescents, school issues, job stress, self esteem. I utilize dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT), solution-focused, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), using these clinical modalities to support my clients in therapy. We will define your progress toward your dreams and what it will look like to work together.
Hello - I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience working with adolescents, families, and couples in private practice and school social work in secondary and elementary schools. I specialize in working with anxiety, coping skills, children or adolescents, school issues, job stress, self esteem. I utilize dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT), solution-focused, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), using these clinical modalities to support my clients in therapy. We will define your progress toward your dreams and what it will look like to work together.
(540) 441-1405 View (540) 441-1405
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True Connections Counseling & Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Petersburg, VA 23803  (Online Only)
Currently NOT Accepting New Clients...Are you feeling stuck, unmotivated, or confused? Are you an individual who wants it all and does it all but rarely asks for help with any of it? Maybe life’s circumstances are causing you to feel overwhelmed, anxious, or inadequate. At times, it may be difficult to find the right words to describe what you are feeling and may need some clarity. If you feel this way and are ready for change, you don't have to go through this alone. In our sessions, you are provided a safe space where you can remove your "superhero” cape and be supported through the journey of self-awareness and positive change.
Currently NOT Accepting New Clients...Are you feeling stuck, unmotivated, or confused? Are you an individual who wants it all and does it all but rarely asks for help with any of it? Maybe life’s circumstances are causing you to feel overwhelmed, anxious, or inadequate. At times, it may be difficult to find the right words to describe what you are feeling and may need some clarity. If you feel this way and are ready for change, you don't have to go through this alone. In our sessions, you are provided a safe space where you can remove your "superhero” cape and be supported through the journey of self-awareness and positive change.
(804) 258-6941 View (804) 258-6941
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Angela Marshall
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Petersburg, VA 23805
Hello, My name is Angela Marshall. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 6 years of clinical experience working with various issues and supporting clients with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, PTSD, and trauma. I gravitate towards utilizing Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), and Solution Focused Brief (SFBT) therapies during treatment. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels.
Hello, My name is Angela Marshall. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 6 years of clinical experience working with various issues and supporting clients with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, PTSD, and trauma. I gravitate towards utilizing Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), and Solution Focused Brief (SFBT) therapies during treatment. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels.
(540) 924-3463 View (540) 924-3463
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Obsidian Therapy Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Petersburg, VA 23804  (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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Tamra Duke
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, NCC, CCTP, ACS
Verified Verified
Petersburg, VA 23805  (Online Only)
Congratulations on taking the steps necessary to unlock your happiness and achieve overall wellness. Finding the right therapist to help you navigate through your struggles is essential. Interpersonal/Relational issues, Anxiety, depression, grief/loss and unresolved trauma can create stress that prohibits you from being "your best self". I can help you to develop effective coping, problem solving and communication skills; improving your overall functioning and quality of life.
Congratulations on taking the steps necessary to unlock your happiness and achieve overall wellness. Finding the right therapist to help you navigate through your struggles is essential. Interpersonal/Relational issues, Anxiety, depression, grief/loss and unresolved trauma can create stress that prohibits you from being "your best self". I can help you to develop effective coping, problem solving and communication skills; improving your overall functioning and quality of life.
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J Group Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSOTP
Verified Verified
Petersburg, VA 23806
Ms. Shalanda Jackson, LCSW, CSOTP and a graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University. Ms. Jackson has an extensive mental health service background and worked in various capacities as an outpatient therapist, crisis services supervisor and sex offender treatment provider. Ms. Jackson is passionate about working with individuals who have an extensive history of trauma, relationship issues, anger management issues and incarceration.
Ms. Shalanda Jackson, LCSW, CSOTP and a graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University. Ms. Jackson has an extensive mental health service background and worked in various capacities as an outpatient therapist, crisis services supervisor and sex offender treatment provider. Ms. Jackson is passionate about working with individuals who have an extensive history of trauma, relationship issues, anger management issues and incarceration.
(804) 409-9112 View (804) 409-9112
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Renee M Green
Psychologist, LCP, CCTP
Verified Verified
Petersburg, VA 23803
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in helping adults and adolescents with ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, and life transitions. I offer Psychological Assessments (testing) for the following: ADHD, Educational Problems, Behavioral Issues, Diagnostic Clarification, and Adolescent Forensic/Risk assessments. I do not conduct court-ordered or parental capacity evaluations. I have specialized experience working with trauma (PTSD), behavioral problems, anger management, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), suicidal ideation, self-injurious behavior, and serious mental health issues.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in helping adults and adolescents with ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, and life transitions. I offer Psychological Assessments (testing) for the following: ADHD, Educational Problems, Behavioral Issues, Diagnostic Clarification, and Adolescent Forensic/Risk assessments. I do not conduct court-ordered or parental capacity evaluations. I have specialized experience working with trauma (PTSD), behavioral problems, anger management, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), suicidal ideation, self-injurious behavior, and serious mental health issues.
(804) 390-8141 View (804) 390-8141
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.