Female Therapists in Prince William County, VA

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Charnelle Little
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manassas Park, VA 20111
Starting a therapeutic journey can be challenging, but she applauds everyone who takes those first steps in finding the help and assistance that they may need. Every client has different goals and reasonings for seeking therapy. Her goal is to provide a safe space, free of judgement, and one that allows individuals the opportunity to be their most authentic self, in every session. Her interpersonal skills, and ability to conduct interviews, allows her to create that safe and secure environment, fostering positive emotional well-being for clients.
Starting a therapeutic journey can be challenging, but she applauds everyone who takes those first steps in finding the help and assistance that they may need. Every client has different goals and reasonings for seeking therapy. Her goal is to provide a safe space, free of judgement, and one that allows individuals the opportunity to be their most authentic self, in every session. Her interpersonal skills, and ability to conduct interviews, allows her to create that safe and secure environment, fostering positive emotional well-being for clients.
(540) 300-6304 View (540) 300-6304
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Olivia Sweetnam
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, VA 20155  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Accepting residents for LPC supervision. I believe that every individual has the ability to reach their full potential no matter what stressful experiences they may encounter. Everyone has their own story which is why I tailor treatment by taking a person-centered approach incorporating evidence-based therapies to create a safe and supportive therapeutic environment where clients are able to develop skills that promote positive change.
Accepting residents for LPC supervision. I believe that every individual has the ability to reach their full potential no matter what stressful experiences they may encounter. Everyone has their own story which is why I tailor treatment by taking a person-centered approach incorporating evidence-based therapies to create a safe and supportive therapeutic environment where clients are able to develop skills that promote positive change.
(571) 470-5527 View (571) 470-5527
Caren Lucinda Carter
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC-R, , MA
Verified Verified
Manassas, VA 20109  (Online Only)
Caren is a Mental Health Professional Resident in Counseling. Caren earned her Master’s in Counseling and Development from George Mason University, School of Education in 2016. She has worked as intensive in-home specialist and a clinical outpatient. Caren has experience working with at-risk children and adolescents with anxiety, anger, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and behavioral issues.
Caren is a Mental Health Professional Resident in Counseling. Caren earned her Master’s in Counseling and Development from George Mason University, School of Education in 2016. She has worked as intensive in-home specialist and a clinical outpatient. Caren has experience working with at-risk children and adolescents with anxiety, anger, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and behavioral issues.
(571) 487-8515 View (571) 487-8515
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Ricky Coston
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Manassas Park, VA 20111  (Online Only)
Ricky Coston Jr. is a member of the National Board for Certified Counselors, the American School Counselor Association, and the Virginia School Counselor Association. He has several years of experience working with adolescents and families mostly in the school setting. In 2012, Ricky earned his B.A. in Psychology and B.A. in Philosophy from The College of William and Mary. In 2014 Ricky earned his M.Ed in School Counseling from The College of William and Mary. Ricky relies heavily on Person-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Ricky Coston Jr. is a member of the National Board for Certified Counselors, the American School Counselor Association, and the Virginia School Counselor Association. He has several years of experience working with adolescents and families mostly in the school setting. In 2012, Ricky earned his B.A. in Psychology and B.A. in Philosophy from The College of William and Mary. In 2014 Ricky earned his M.Ed in School Counseling from The College of William and Mary. Ricky relies heavily on Person-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
(571) 568-7395 View (571) 568-7395
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Natasha Lancaster
Resident in Counseling, MS, LMHP-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manassas, VA 20109  (Online Only)
I provide individualized therapeutic plans for each client, couple and family. I pay close attention to creating a safe space for healthy healing. Teaching unconditional self-love, normalizing and removing stigma on everyday issues, is one SURE way to lead to a happier, healthier you. We take pride in offering clinical perspective and practices to address your barriers in a practical manner.
I provide individualized therapeutic plans for each client, couple and family. I pay close attention to creating a safe space for healthy healing. Teaching unconditional self-love, normalizing and removing stigma on everyday issues, is one SURE way to lead to a happier, healthier you. We take pride in offering clinical perspective and practices to address your barriers in a practical manner.
(571) 701-2435 View (571) 701-2435
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Yaiza Vidal
Psychologist, MA, QMHP
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, VA 22191  (Online Only)
I'm a psychologist and a life coach, who will work to guide and support you while you progress through your healing journey. I'm an empathetic and compassionate clinician who believes in the power of a strong therapeutic alliance where individuals, families, and couples can find acceptance, direction, and empowerment in a space free of judgment that promotes healing and emotional growth as they move forward in life.
I'm a psychologist and a life coach, who will work to guide and support you while you progress through your healing journey. I'm an empathetic and compassionate clinician who believes in the power of a strong therapeutic alliance where individuals, families, and couples can find acceptance, direction, and empowerment in a space free of judgment that promotes healing and emotional growth as they move forward in life.
(571) 450-9240 View (571) 450-9240
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Melissa Jackson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Life's challenges can often leave us feeling fragmented, with our physical, spiritual, emotional, and social aspects in disarray. It is easy to lose sight of our authentic selves when faced with life’s hardships and as a therapist I will act as your co-captain throughout your therapeutic journey. Maybe you're experiencing a mix of emotions like sadness, frustration, stress, insecurity, and lack of motivation. Whatever it is, know that you are not alone. My goal is to guide you toward the equilibrium that fosters your well-being, tailoring evidence-based techniques that will suit your individuality best.
Life's challenges can often leave us feeling fragmented, with our physical, spiritual, emotional, and social aspects in disarray. It is easy to lose sight of our authentic selves when faced with life’s hardships and as a therapist I will act as your co-captain throughout your therapeutic journey. Maybe you're experiencing a mix of emotions like sadness, frustration, stress, insecurity, and lack of motivation. Whatever it is, know that you are not alone. My goal is to guide you toward the equilibrium that fosters your well-being, tailoring evidence-based techniques that will suit your individuality best.
(571) 487-7367 View (571) 487-7367
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Mariama M Johnston-Taylor
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodbridge, VA 22191
Becoming a therapist has been my dream since I entered high school. Growing up within my family, I am known as the person everyone can go to with their issues, challenges, and struggles. The struggles, anxiety, depression, grief, and self-doubt we face with a therapeutic relationship can help bring healing and growth in those areas. My concern is to help families and individuals who feel drained and emotionally down have the support and help to bring them back to a stage of happiness and peace.
Becoming a therapist has been my dream since I entered high school. Growing up within my family, I am known as the person everyone can go to with their issues, challenges, and struggles. The struggles, anxiety, depression, grief, and self-doubt we face with a therapeutic relationship can help bring healing and growth in those areas. My concern is to help families and individuals who feel drained and emotionally down have the support and help to bring them back to a stage of happiness and peace.
(571) 487-7611 View (571) 487-7611
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Shree Patel
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manassas Park, VA 20111
I am a Resident in Counseling approved by the VA Board of Counseling, working towards becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. I graduated with my Masters' degree in Clinical Mental Health and Addiction Counseling from The College of William & Mary. I have helped teens, college students, and adults experiencing anxiety, substance abuse, stress, low self-esteem, adjustment issues, academic/college struggles, relationship issues, identity development, and racial identity concerns. I have a passion for working with 1st and 2nd generation immigrants, BIPOC and South Asian population.
I am a Resident in Counseling approved by the VA Board of Counseling, working towards becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. I graduated with my Masters' degree in Clinical Mental Health and Addiction Counseling from The College of William & Mary. I have helped teens, college students, and adults experiencing anxiety, substance abuse, stress, low self-esteem, adjustment issues, academic/college struggles, relationship issues, identity development, and racial identity concerns. I have a passion for working with 1st and 2nd generation immigrants, BIPOC and South Asian population.
(571) 200-7109 View (571) 200-7109
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Complete Choice Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LSATP, ACS, CCS
Verified Verified
Dumfries, VA 22026  (Online Only)
Your well-being, confidentiality of your information, and confidence in us as your are my top three priorities. We all need a little help working through everyday stressors that become too much for us to handle alone at times. For we were not meant to exist alone but to help build each other up, to help meet and exceed our potential. Going to a Counselor when you feel sad or overwhelmed needs to be as normal as going to the doctor when you're sick. Let's end the stigma about mental health.
Your well-being, confidentiality of your information, and confidence in us as your are my top three priorities. We all need a little help working through everyday stressors that become too much for us to handle alone at times. For we were not meant to exist alone but to help build each other up, to help meet and exceed our potential. Going to a Counselor when you feel sad or overwhelmed needs to be as normal as going to the doctor when you're sick. Let's end the stigma about mental health.
(571) 496-9452 View (571) 496-9452
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Kayla Horner
Resident in Counseling, MA, CAIP, CTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, VA 20155  (Online Only)
If you are seeking a safe and empathetic space to process the effects of depression, anxiety, trauma, peer relationship issues, or work/ school related stress, I may be the counselor for you. I collaboratively work with clients to form goals, coping skills, and challenge maladaptive thoughts. The foundation of my therapeutic approach is Person Centered, as I believe that each individual's experience is unique and that he or she is the expert in his or her own life. Together, we will utilize aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and mindfulness to assist you in your growth and healing.
If you are seeking a safe and empathetic space to process the effects of depression, anxiety, trauma, peer relationship issues, or work/ school related stress, I may be the counselor for you. I collaboratively work with clients to form goals, coping skills, and challenge maladaptive thoughts. The foundation of my therapeutic approach is Person Centered, as I believe that each individual's experience is unique and that he or she is the expert in his or her own life. Together, we will utilize aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and mindfulness to assist you in your growth and healing.
(571) 946-2717 View (571) 946-2717
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Loren Garza
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manassas, VA 20109
My name is Loren Garza, a graduate of Walden University, where I earned my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. My theoretical orientation encompasses Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered, and Solution-Focused modalities, reflecting my commitment to providing a diverse and personalized approach to therapy. A belief in the power of a strong therapeutic alliance underpins my passion for fostering resilience and emotional well-being. I am dedicated to creating a warm and collaborative environment where individuals feel heard, validated, and supported on their journey towards healing.
My name is Loren Garza, a graduate of Walden University, where I earned my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. My theoretical orientation encompasses Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered, and Solution-Focused modalities, reflecting my commitment to providing a diverse and personalized approach to therapy. A belief in the power of a strong therapeutic alliance underpins my passion for fostering resilience and emotional well-being. I am dedicated to creating a warm and collaborative environment where individuals feel heard, validated, and supported on their journey towards healing.
(571) 496-8075 View (571) 496-8075
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Shinavia McKinney
Resident in Counseling, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Occoquan, VA 22125
Being a fierce advocate and mental health professional who enjoys lifting people up, I love working with clients who look forward to making goals, plans, and working towards exponential growth. Some of my greatest success has come from working with clients who are just as invested as I am.
Being a fierce advocate and mental health professional who enjoys lifting people up, I love working with clients who look forward to making goals, plans, and working towards exponential growth. Some of my greatest success has come from working with clients who are just as invested as I am.
(703) 496-4595 View (703) 496-4595
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Alonna Donovan Makinson
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dumfries, VA 22026  (Online Only)
Are you striving to improve your quality of life and live it to the fullest? You may find it difficult to love and accept your authentic self. You feel overshadowed by the desire to please others or pulled into one hundred different directions at once, feeling overwhelmed as a result. You give so much, often at the expense of your own needs. I’m here to help you cultivate a profound sense of self-worth and to find a healthy life balance, ensuring you don’t lose sight of yourself. I offer non-judgmental support to help you navigate life, relationships, and adult responsibilities.
Are you striving to improve your quality of life and live it to the fullest? You may find it difficult to love and accept your authentic self. You feel overshadowed by the desire to please others or pulled into one hundred different directions at once, feeling overwhelmed as a result. You give so much, often at the expense of your own needs. I’m here to help you cultivate a profound sense of self-worth and to find a healthy life balance, ensuring you don’t lose sight of yourself. I offer non-judgmental support to help you navigate life, relationships, and adult responsibilities.
(571) 603-7619 View (571) 603-7619
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Revati S Deshpande
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA , PGDSC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodbridge, VA 22192  (Online Only)
If you're seeking support for anything from everyday challenges to deep-rooted traumas, I could be the therapist for you. Witnessing my clients' symptom improvement and self-care endeavors is incredibly fulfilling to me. I'm dedicated to assisting them in every possible way, offering diverse coping strategies within a non-judgmental, safe environment. My primary focus is on facilitating healing and progress. Reach out to schedule a complimentary 15-minute call to determine if we're a compatible fit. I am currently pursuing my MA in CMHC and am under the my supervisor is Jennie Polizzi (LPC&NCC, Phd Can, MS, Cert, BS).
If you're seeking support for anything from everyday challenges to deep-rooted traumas, I could be the therapist for you. Witnessing my clients' symptom improvement and self-care endeavors is incredibly fulfilling to me. I'm dedicated to assisting them in every possible way, offering diverse coping strategies within a non-judgmental, safe environment. My primary focus is on facilitating healing and progress. Reach out to schedule a complimentary 15-minute call to determine if we're a compatible fit. I am currently pursuing my MA in CMHC and am under the my supervisor is Jennie Polizzi (LPC&NCC, Phd Can, MS, Cert, BS).
(571) 487-8513 View (571) 487-8513
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Mary Bass
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, VA 22191
Welcome; my name is Mary Bass. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia. With support, I hope to provide a supportive and empathetic environment for you to establish and meet your goals to manage daily stress, anxiety, and depression. Through identifying and working towards goals for therapy, together we will work to assist with improving skills for daily life, managing anxiety, stress, and depression, and developing skills in other areas that you may want to improve.
Welcome; my name is Mary Bass. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia. With support, I hope to provide a supportive and empathetic environment for you to establish and meet your goals to manage daily stress, anxiety, and depression. Through identifying and working towards goals for therapy, together we will work to assist with improving skills for daily life, managing anxiety, stress, and depression, and developing skills in other areas that you may want to improve.
(571) 604-6821 View (571) 604-6821
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Stephanie Breitenbach
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, VA 22191  (Online Only)
Stephanie Breitenbach is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has over ten years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in individual and family settings. Stephanie specializes in treating depression, anxiety, life challenges, and trauma. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Arizona State University and her master’s degree at Grand Canyon University.
Stephanie Breitenbach is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has over ten years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in individual and family settings. Stephanie specializes in treating depression, anxiety, life challenges, and trauma. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Arizona State University and her master’s degree at Grand Canyon University.
(804) 265-4128 View (804) 265-4128
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Michelle Gorden- NOVA Clinical Counseling,LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155  (Online Only)
I'm Michelle Gorden, a counselor with dual credentials as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). With 20 years in the field, my expertise spans a range of areas, particularly mood disorders, trauma, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I especially enjoy working with people dealing with life transitions, career-related stress, and goal setting.
I'm Michelle Gorden, a counselor with dual credentials as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). With 20 years in the field, my expertise spans a range of areas, particularly mood disorders, trauma, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I especially enjoy working with people dealing with life transitions, career-related stress, and goal setting.
(571) 568-8212 View (571) 568-8212
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Mmere Dane Counseling (Tangela Francis)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dumfries, VA 22025  (Online Only)
Dear New Client, Thank you for beginning this journey, I believe you are making a good decision. Therapy is an inviting place where every single part of you is welcome, even the parts that are uncomfortable to share. am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia with over 10 years of experience as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, physical trauma, emotional abuse, and domestic violence.
Dear New Client, Thank you for beginning this journey, I believe you are making a good decision. Therapy is an inviting place where every single part of you is welcome, even the parts that are uncomfortable to share. am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia with over 10 years of experience as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, physical trauma, emotional abuse, and domestic violence.
(571) 998-1996 View (571) 998-1996
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Indelible Changes (Celine Liu)
Pre-Licensed Professional, RIC
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Our mission is "To empower individuals, couples, and families to break free from the chains that bind them, in order to create present and multi-generational changes that last forever." Indelible means that which cannot be undone; permanent."
Our mission is "To empower individuals, couples, and families to break free from the chains that bind them, in order to create present and multi-generational changes that last forever." Indelible means that which cannot be undone; permanent."
(571) 556-8817 View (571) 556-8817

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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.