Female Therapists in Virginia Beach City County, VA

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Jana Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, NBCCH, RRTP
Verified Verified
Virginia Beach, VA 23462  (Online Only)
Are you tired of the words 'coping skills' or 'let it go'? Would you rather talk to your dog than talk to a therapist? Then you may really like Jana Davis. She's not a traditional therapist. Jana is not interested in 'coping skills'. She's interested in what is holding you back, and taking care of that. The result is you feeling more like yourself, and that's a good place to be. She does this without having the client 'relive' anything. Jana knows those other therapies (EMDR, prolonged exposure, cognitive processing, and many others). She uses something MUCH faster and WITHOUT reliving.
Are you tired of the words 'coping skills' or 'let it go'? Would you rather talk to your dog than talk to a therapist? Then you may really like Jana Davis. She's not a traditional therapist. Jana is not interested in 'coping skills'. She's interested in what is holding you back, and taking care of that. The result is you feeling more like yourself, and that's a good place to be. She does this without having the client 'relive' anything. Jana knows those other therapies (EMDR, prolonged exposure, cognitive processing, and many others). She uses something MUCH faster and WITHOUT reliving.
(757) 267-6463 View (757) 267-6463
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Nerissa F. Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Relationships and connections with others are the essence of life so what happens when YOU struggle in you relationships with others? Are you doomed to have a difficult and unhappy existence? Are you stuck in the role of fixer, people pleaser, scapegoat, martyr, the one that “never gets any help”? What about perfectionist, doer, the angry one, the strong one, or the one who always has to sacrifice for others to be happy? Whether you are married, dating, unemployed, single, parenting, an employee, a sibling - the quality of your relationships determine the quality of your life and this cannot be ignored.
Relationships and connections with others are the essence of life so what happens when YOU struggle in you relationships with others? Are you doomed to have a difficult and unhappy existence? Are you stuck in the role of fixer, people pleaser, scapegoat, martyr, the one that “never gets any help”? What about perfectionist, doer, the angry one, the strong one, or the one who always has to sacrifice for others to be happy? Whether you are married, dating, unemployed, single, parenting, an employee, a sibling - the quality of your relationships determine the quality of your life and this cannot be ignored.
(757) 356-6159 View (757) 356-6159
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Anita Wiles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Greetings, I'm Anita Wiles, LCSW, with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. I obtained my MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University and have been a licensed clinical social worker since 1995. Throughout my career, I've specialized in supporting victims of domestic violence, survivors of child sexual abuse, and individuals coping with various forms of trauma across diverse settings. Additionally, I possess extensive experience working with individuals dealing with substance use and abuse issues.
Greetings, I'm Anita Wiles, LCSW, with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. I obtained my MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University and have been a licensed clinical social worker since 1995. Throughout my career, I've specialized in supporting victims of domestic violence, survivors of child sexual abuse, and individuals coping with various forms of trauma across diverse settings. Additionally, I possess extensive experience working with individuals dealing with substance use and abuse issues.
(757) 997-7408 View (757) 997-7408
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Real-Time Equine-Assisted Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
We provide equine-assisted psychotherapy utilizing a team approach, consisting of a licensed therapist, an equine specialist and horse(s). This approach is based on the belief that clients have the ability to find the best solutions for themselves when given the opportunity to discover them. The horse is an ideal therapy partner due to its exceptional capacity to read and respond to non-verbal cues. Clients are able to observe their thoughts, feelings and behaviors and the impact on self and others. They can then explore, problem-solve and overcome challenges in the arena which translate into positive changes outside of the arena.
We provide equine-assisted psychotherapy utilizing a team approach, consisting of a licensed therapist, an equine specialist and horse(s). This approach is based on the belief that clients have the ability to find the best solutions for themselves when given the opportunity to discover them. The horse is an ideal therapy partner due to its exceptional capacity to read and respond to non-verbal cues. Clients are able to observe their thoughts, feelings and behaviors and the impact on self and others. They can then explore, problem-solve and overcome challenges in the arena which translate into positive changes outside of the arena.
(757) 563-3163 View (757) 563-3163
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Rebecca Dean Reid
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
I have been a psychotherapist for 30 plus years. Intially, I worked at The Menninger Foundation and later at Eastern Virginia Psychiatric Institute Adult Unit. I was an associate professor at EVMS in family therapy where I taught and coordinated training workshops for the Family Therapy Institute. In 1986, I joined the private practice of Clinical Associates. In 2012, my psychiatrist husband and I moved our location to Laskin Road. I am an Approved Supervisor in the American Association of Marital and Family Therapists and specialize in marital therapy, pre-marital counseling, divorce and conflict resolution in couples.
I have been a psychotherapist for 30 plus years. Intially, I worked at The Menninger Foundation and later at Eastern Virginia Psychiatric Institute Adult Unit. I was an associate professor at EVMS in family therapy where I taught and coordinated training workshops for the Family Therapy Institute. In 1986, I joined the private practice of Clinical Associates. In 2012, my psychiatrist husband and I moved our location to Laskin Road. I am an Approved Supervisor in the American Association of Marital and Family Therapists and specialize in marital therapy, pre-marital counseling, divorce and conflict resolution in couples.
(757) 383-7580 View (757) 383-7580
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Coastal Light Counseling & Psychotherapy
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Virginia Beach, VA 23462  (Online Only)
Coping with life’s various challenges can be difficult. Together, we will help you navigate those tough situations. Through the therapy process, we will collaborate and support you in developing the skills to manage those situations and allow you to create new solutions to overcome any of life’s obstacles. Check our website for available therapists or to join our waitlist!
Coping with life’s various challenges can be difficult. Together, we will help you navigate those tough situations. Through the therapy process, we will collaborate and support you in developing the skills to manage those situations and allow you to create new solutions to overcome any of life’s obstacles. Check our website for available therapists or to join our waitlist!
(757) 530-7146 View (757) 530-7146
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Leland Hayes Consulting, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Virginia Beach, VA 23464  (Online Only)
Laura has had a career of serving the community in a variety of settings. She has experience in supporting and counseling families experiencing crisis and trauma as a professional firefighter, trauma medical social worker, and as a licensed clinician focusing on trauma.
Laura has had a career of serving the community in a variety of settings. She has experience in supporting and counseling families experiencing crisis and trauma as a professional firefighter, trauma medical social worker, and as a licensed clinician focusing on trauma.
(757) 267-6604 View (757) 267-6604
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Sunshine ABA for Kids
MS Ed, BCBA, LBA
Verified Verified
We offer Applied Behavior Analysis, or ABA, services to children with autism spectrum disorder. Our services also include parent training, consultation, IEP assistance and advocacy, and individualized behavioral plans. Our goal is to help your family and provide parents with the tools needed to maximize daily functioning for your child.
We offer Applied Behavior Analysis, or ABA, services to children with autism spectrum disorder. Our services also include parent training, consultation, IEP assistance and advocacy, and individualized behavioral plans. Our goal is to help your family and provide parents with the tools needed to maximize daily functioning for your child.
(757) 255-7934 View (757) 255-7934
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Alison B. Worret
Resident in Counseling, MA
Verified Verified
We can feel "stuck" when our life doesn't match our truest desire & hope for ourselves. I believe with some support & guidance, we can explore obstacles we face, expand our view of possible solutions, develop action plans with goals & diligently move forward toward our best selves. In this Hero's Journey, we can learn more about who we are & who we want to be. Values & dreams can be clarified. We can expand to become more full-hearted & full-spirited.
We can feel "stuck" when our life doesn't match our truest desire & hope for ourselves. I believe with some support & guidance, we can explore obstacles we face, expand our view of possible solutions, develop action plans with goals & diligently move forward toward our best selves. In this Hero's Journey, we can learn more about who we are & who we want to be. Values & dreams can be clarified. We can expand to become more full-hearted & full-spirited.
(757) 695-9104 View (757) 695-9104
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Andi Moskal
Resident in Counseling, MA
Verified Verified
Virginia Beach, VA 23455  (Online Only)
Hi there! My name is Andi Moskal. It is so exciting that you are here! Life comes with difficult situations that lead us to get tangled in complicated emotions and struggle to progress towards our goals. At GCL Psychological, we offer confidential remote counseling for clients throughout the state of Virginia. I specialize in working with adults struggling with depression, anxiety, and different forms of trauma.
Hi there! My name is Andi Moskal. It is so exciting that you are here! Life comes with difficult situations that lead us to get tangled in complicated emotions and struggle to progress towards our goals. At GCL Psychological, we offer confidential remote counseling for clients throughout the state of Virginia. I specialize in working with adults struggling with depression, anxiety, and different forms of trauma.
(571) 789-1216 View (571) 789-1216
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Tina R Curran-Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ICADC, BC-TMH, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi there, I am Tina.. Do you struggle to have strong connections with loved ones, to progress in your life and career? Sometimes you might find that you are tired, struggling to motivate, feel keyed up, react defensively, or use alcohol to relax. Memories of past experiences may find their way into your mind only to distract and create distress. It’s likely you understand what is going on but feel overwhelmed about how to change it or worse, you have tried but haven’t been able to make significant or longstanding changes. This can leave you discouraged and the subject of your inner critic.
Hi there, I am Tina.. Do you struggle to have strong connections with loved ones, to progress in your life and career? Sometimes you might find that you are tired, struggling to motivate, feel keyed up, react defensively, or use alcohol to relax. Memories of past experiences may find their way into your mind only to distract and create distress. It’s likely you understand what is going on but feel overwhelmed about how to change it or worse, you have tried but haven’t been able to make significant or longstanding changes. This can leave you discouraged and the subject of your inner critic.
(757) 663-4426 View (757) 663-4426
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Karen Todaro
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Karen Todaro is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Virginia who has 41 years of experience working with adults, couples, teens, and children experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions, unwanted behavior, and relationship issues. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from the University of South Florida and her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University.
Karen Todaro is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Virginia who has 41 years of experience working with adults, couples, teens, and children experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions, unwanted behavior, and relationship issues. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from the University of South Florida and her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University.
(757) 908-6350 View (757) 908-6350
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Kimberly Vaughan Willett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, BA, EMDRIA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Virginia Beach, VA 23452  (Online Only)
My therapy approach is built on two beliefs- people are amazingly resilient and there is always hope. I draw from EMDR and CBT training to work with clients facing a variety of challenges and help them move to the present and build on their strengths. Together we focus on developing new thinking patterns that will lead to the desired behavioral changes. My professional background includes working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in both the inpatient and community settings. My Christian faith centers me and can be used in the therapeutic relationship with clients who share my faith or want to learn more.
My therapy approach is built on two beliefs- people are amazingly resilient and there is always hope. I draw from EMDR and CBT training to work with clients facing a variety of challenges and help them move to the present and build on their strengths. Together we focus on developing new thinking patterns that will lead to the desired behavioral changes. My professional background includes working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in both the inpatient and community settings. My Christian faith centers me and can be used in the therapeutic relationship with clients who share my faith or want to learn more.
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Janae Gamble
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I earned my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University in 2016. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have worked in the mental health field since 2013 servicing individuals and families in numerous settings including residential placements, community based settings, schools and private practice.
I earned my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University in 2016. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have worked in the mental health field since 2013 servicing individuals and families in numerous settings including residential placements, community based settings, schools and private practice.
(757) 780-8207 View (757) 780-8207
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Cherra Barbour-Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd , LPC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Virginia Beach, VA 23452  (Online Only)
Are you pregnant and experiencing some anxiety related to being a Mom? Do you find yourself crying, feeling overwhelmed or wanting to be alone? Are you in a stage of life transition? Being a licensed mental health professional for 21 years, I specialize in helping women manage life transitions, postpartum depression, trauma, anxiety and grief. I also have extensive experience and training working with foster care and adoption issues. As a certified Prepare Enrich facilitator, I also assist premarital and married couples with assessing their strengths, opportunities for growth, and learning skills to strengthen their relationship.
Are you pregnant and experiencing some anxiety related to being a Mom? Do you find yourself crying, feeling overwhelmed or wanting to be alone? Are you in a stage of life transition? Being a licensed mental health professional for 21 years, I specialize in helping women manage life transitions, postpartum depression, trauma, anxiety and grief. I also have extensive experience and training working with foster care and adoption issues. As a certified Prepare Enrich facilitator, I also assist premarital and married couples with assessing their strengths, opportunities for growth, and learning skills to strengthen their relationship.
(757) 210-5672 View (757) 210-5672
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Jennifer Macaraeg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
It can be difficult and lonely going through each day feeling like there isn’t anyone that you can talk to. You continue to smile, “be happy," and put on a show for everyone because talking about your feelings is not something your family, or culture, allows and no one seems to understand. Being around others starts to feel draining and fake. However, I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to feel lonely or sacrifice your mental and emotional well-being for the sake others. Together in therapy, we can navigate through all the complexities of your feelings.
It can be difficult and lonely going through each day feeling like there isn’t anyone that you can talk to. You continue to smile, “be happy," and put on a show for everyone because talking about your feelings is not something your family, or culture, allows and no one seems to understand. Being around others starts to feel draining and fake. However, I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to feel lonely or sacrifice your mental and emotional well-being for the sake others. Together in therapy, we can navigate through all the complexities of your feelings.
(757) 866-4885 View (757) 866-4885
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Sarah Pitzen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Life throws all kinds of challenges our way, and sometimes we need support from a professional to assist in looking at things from a different perspective. As a Licensed Professional Counselor and a registered Art Therapist, I offer more than a traditional talk therapy experience by using cutting-edge integrative methods of the creative art process, mindful-based interventions, and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to support trauma recovery and address the root of anxiety, self-esteem issues, limiting beliefs, emotional instabilities, and unhelpful behavioral patterns.
Life throws all kinds of challenges our way, and sometimes we need support from a professional to assist in looking at things from a different perspective. As a Licensed Professional Counselor and a registered Art Therapist, I offer more than a traditional talk therapy experience by using cutting-edge integrative methods of the creative art process, mindful-based interventions, and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to support trauma recovery and address the root of anxiety, self-esteem issues, limiting beliefs, emotional instabilities, and unhelpful behavioral patterns.
(757) 637-6464 View (757) 637-6464
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Kennise Baker
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
Hello, I'm Kennise! My objective is to provide support and education on evidence-based techniques that assist individuals in effectively processing and regulating their emotions. Moreover, I strive to empower clients to construct a life they can take pride in. Taking the initiative to seek assistance is an important step towards self-care, though it can be challenging. Remember, you don't have to navigate this journey solo - let's embark on it together!
Hello, I'm Kennise! My objective is to provide support and education on evidence-based techniques that assist individuals in effectively processing and regulating their emotions. Moreover, I strive to empower clients to construct a life they can take pride in. Taking the initiative to seek assistance is an important step towards self-care, though it can be challenging. Remember, you don't have to navigate this journey solo - let's embark on it together!
(757) 347-8784 x1 View (757) 347-8784 x1
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Rhonda L Yancey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Virginia Beach, VA 23452  (Online Only)
I provide a nonjudgmental and compassionate atmosphere, in which you can safely explore and work feelings, thoughts, images, and beliefs that maybe keeping you from moving forward in life. I believe that for therapy to be effective, both you and I must be actively involved in developing treatment goals and assessing progress. Efforts to change self-perception, emotions and behaviors require work both in session and out of session. Therapy is a process in which you, the client gain insight, and tools that will facilitate continued growth and development after the counseling has ended.
I provide a nonjudgmental and compassionate atmosphere, in which you can safely explore and work feelings, thoughts, images, and beliefs that maybe keeping you from moving forward in life. I believe that for therapy to be effective, both you and I must be actively involved in developing treatment goals and assessing progress. Efforts to change self-perception, emotions and behaviors require work both in session and out of session. Therapy is a process in which you, the client gain insight, and tools that will facilitate continued growth and development after the counseling has ended.
(757) 703-4983 View (757) 703-4983
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Gaines Counseling and Consulting Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, NCC, DCC
Verified Verified
I specialize in depression, anxiety, and PTSD (trauma). Also, I can help with life stressors such as work related stress, divorce, separation, blended families, parent/child relationships, parenting skills, infidelity and trust, adjustment issues, social skills training, self esteem issues, emotional issues, motivational issues, and goal setting.
I specialize in depression, anxiety, and PTSD (trauma). Also, I can help with life stressors such as work related stress, divorce, separation, blended families, parent/child relationships, parenting skills, infidelity and trust, adjustment issues, social skills training, self esteem issues, emotional issues, motivational issues, and goal setting.
(757) 379-8671 View (757) 379-8671

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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.