Female Therapists in Bennington, VT

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Amy Breese
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Bennington, VT 05201
Not accepting new clients
We all experience challenges with situations in our lives that can cause us to feel anxious, depressed or upset. Do you want someone to talk to that is non-judgmental and can help you process difficult feelings and emotions? If so, I would be happy to talk with you about your goals for treatment and how I can support you in meeting them.
We all experience challenges with situations in our lives that can cause us to feel anxious, depressed or upset. Do you want someone to talk to that is non-judgmental and can help you process difficult feelings and emotions? If so, I would be happy to talk with you about your goals for treatment and how I can support you in meeting them.
(518) 469-8704 View (518) 469-8704
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Amy Allison- Eating Disorder And Body Image Therapist
Counselor, LCMHC, MS
Verified Verified
Bennington, VT 05201  (Online Only)
I specialize in disordered eating and body image concerns. I have experience working all levels of eating disorder care. I utilize a person-centered approach that focuses on the power of connection and safety to create a space where you feel seen. I sit in the darkness with you as you build trust within yourself to find a way out, through self-compassion and love.
I specialize in disordered eating and body image concerns. I have experience working all levels of eating disorder care. I utilize a person-centered approach that focuses on the power of connection and safety to create a space where you feel seen. I sit in the darkness with you as you build trust within yourself to find a way out, through self-compassion and love.
(802) 821-8866 View (802) 821-8866
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Lori Davis
DNP, CSC
Verified Verified
Bennington, VT 05201  (Online Only)
Feeling stuck in your sex life? Feel disconnected from your partner? Feeling shut down and turned off? You are not alone and sex counseling can help. Hi, I’m Lori and I specialize in helping individuals and couples like you to find their way to more passionate and connected sex lives. Sex and relationships don’t come with instruction manuals, and even the best of partners can struggle to keep their sex lives passionate and intimate over the long haul. As a certified sex counselor, I know that everyone can use a little help sometimes to build the passionate, intimate sex lives that work for them.
Feeling stuck in your sex life? Feel disconnected from your partner? Feeling shut down and turned off? You are not alone and sex counseling can help. Hi, I’m Lori and I specialize in helping individuals and couples like you to find their way to more passionate and connected sex lives. Sex and relationships don’t come with instruction manuals, and even the best of partners can struggle to keep their sex lives passionate and intimate over the long haul. As a certified sex counselor, I know that everyone can use a little help sometimes to build the passionate, intimate sex lives that work for them.
(607) 270-3181 View (607) 270-3181
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Kiana Gates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Bennington, VT 05201
No two people experience trauma, stress, anxiety, or depression the same way, and therapy isn't "one size fits all". Everyone has diverse experiences that impact their worldview and perception of self, and everyone's path to healing is unique. We might be a good fit if you're looking for a therapist who understands that and welcomes a collaborative approach to healing!
No two people experience trauma, stress, anxiety, or depression the same way, and therapy isn't "one size fits all". Everyone has diverse experiences that impact their worldview and perception of self, and everyone's path to healing is unique. We might be a good fit if you're looking for a therapist who understands that and welcomes a collaborative approach to healing!
(802) 328-9092 View (802) 328-9092
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Kristi L Pepoon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LADC
Verified Verified
Bennington, VT 05201
Not accepting new clients
I am both a licensed clinical social worker and licensed alcohol and drug counselor. I specialize in treating people with complex trauma and addictions, as well as helping people overcome other life challenges, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues and other hurdles that life throws at us. Individual counseling and group therapy is provided to individuals aged 17 years and up, in a safe, supported, and nonjudgmental space utilizing an individualized, integrated approach to best meet your specific needs.
I am both a licensed clinical social worker and licensed alcohol and drug counselor. I specialize in treating people with complex trauma and addictions, as well as helping people overcome other life challenges, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues and other hurdles that life throws at us. Individual counseling and group therapy is provided to individuals aged 17 years and up, in a safe, supported, and nonjudgmental space utilizing an individualized, integrated approach to best meet your specific needs.
(802) 684-4857 View (802) 684-4857
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Hilary Shepley
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bennington, VT 05201
Whether we realize it or not, we're all carrying around a bag: some of us carry a suitcase, others a backpack, and some push around a luggage cart or two overflowing with their bags. Why not downsize a bit? Therapy is all about you. Yes, you'll talk about other people, most likely. But it's not an hour about how they feel; it's an hour about how you feel. It's an hour to be completely open and honest about your life without judgement or interruption. And you deserve it.
Whether we realize it or not, we're all carrying around a bag: some of us carry a suitcase, others a backpack, and some push around a luggage cart or two overflowing with their bags. Why not downsize a bit? Therapy is all about you. Yes, you'll talk about other people, most likely. But it's not an hour about how they feel; it's an hour about how you feel. It's an hour to be completely open and honest about your life without judgement or interruption. And you deserve it.
(802) 725-2977 View (802) 725-2977
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Abigail Hannah Ruble
Counselor, MA, Ed, LPC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Bennington, VT 05201  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Practical, and kind. I enjoy working with clients of any age and from all walks of life. I have worked with individuals and families focusing on addiction issues, trauma, behavior management, and effective communications strategies. Part of this holistic approach is exploring past experiences, patterns in life, and creating opportunities for resiliency of self. I have a background in working in schools, as well as with adults in all phases of their lives. I am solution focused and look forward to helping you identify and implement strategies for a successful life.
Practical, and kind. I enjoy working with clients of any age and from all walks of life. I have worked with individuals and families focusing on addiction issues, trauma, behavior management, and effective communications strategies. Part of this holistic approach is exploring past experiences, patterns in life, and creating opportunities for resiliency of self. I have a background in working in schools, as well as with adults in all phases of their lives. I am solution focused and look forward to helping you identify and implement strategies for a successful life.
(802) 210-3786 View (802) 210-3786
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Heidi Peterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Bennington, VT 05201
I am Certified in EMDR, with a strong interest in finding the right therapeutic approach to help individuals and couples become unstuck, find a sense of balance and well-being, and be able to enjoy life. EMDR is one of the powerful therapeutic tools I have to offer that allows people to work through issues in ways that surprise and free them. I work with adults and older adults coping with PTSD, depression and mood disorders, grief, loss, anxiety disorders, life changes and challenges, and relationship issues. These are treatable problems that can get better.
I am Certified in EMDR, with a strong interest in finding the right therapeutic approach to help individuals and couples become unstuck, find a sense of balance and well-being, and be able to enjoy life. EMDR is one of the powerful therapeutic tools I have to offer that allows people to work through issues in ways that surprise and free them. I work with adults and older adults coping with PTSD, depression and mood disorders, grief, loss, anxiety disorders, life changes and challenges, and relationship issues. These are treatable problems that can get better.
(802) 662-1798 x206 View (802) 662-1798 x206
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Monica Bolio
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Bennington, VT 05201  (Online Only)
One of life’s greatest challenges can be beginning the healing journey. Whether you're feeling stuck, depressed, uncertain, anxious, unfulfilled, lost, or broken, I am here to support you. Bringing awareness and/or identifying the root causes of behaviors and emotional experiences can be both challenging and rewarding. My hope for you is that we can work together to identify and progress toward goals to alleviate your suffering and increase your ability to cope, make healthy decisions, and regain direction within your journey.
One of life’s greatest challenges can be beginning the healing journey. Whether you're feeling stuck, depressed, uncertain, anxious, unfulfilled, lost, or broken, I am here to support you. Bringing awareness and/or identifying the root causes of behaviors and emotional experiences can be both challenging and rewarding. My hope for you is that we can work together to identify and progress toward goals to alleviate your suffering and increase your ability to cope, make healthy decisions, and regain direction within your journey.
(802) 500-7788 View (802) 500-7788
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Beth Newman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Bennington, VT 05201
To be a compassionate companion in the process of healing is an honor I hold as sacred. Wherever you may find yourself on your journey, I will witness, listen, ask deep questions, and offer support without judgement. My goal is to provide a safe space that allows you to remember and know who you are. I will support you to learn to understand your lived and embodied experience with a spacious sense of connectedness. Combining expressive and creative techniques with mindfulness-based practices, we will work together towards integration and wholeness based on your chosen goals.
To be a compassionate companion in the process of healing is an honor I hold as sacred. Wherever you may find yourself on your journey, I will witness, listen, ask deep questions, and offer support without judgement. My goal is to provide a safe space that allows you to remember and know who you are. I will support you to learn to understand your lived and embodied experience with a spacious sense of connectedness. Combining expressive and creative techniques with mindfulness-based practices, we will work together towards integration and wholeness based on your chosen goals.
(802) 779-0371 View (802) 779-0371
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Amy Gottheimer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bennington, VT 05201
Everyone goes through ups and downs and some times are tougher than others. Perhaps you have experienced struggles and trauma in your life that have shaped how you feel about yourself and the world around you. Possibly you have a vision for what you think your life should look like, but struggle with with which path to take. You may be early in your career and unsure of your direction. Maybe you recently moved and are feeling unsettled. You may struggle to feel connection with in your relationships. You want to lead a more authentic life and feel more fulfilled and are seeking support in figuring out how.
Everyone goes through ups and downs and some times are tougher than others. Perhaps you have experienced struggles and trauma in your life that have shaped how you feel about yourself and the world around you. Possibly you have a vision for what you think your life should look like, but struggle with with which path to take. You may be early in your career and unsure of your direction. Maybe you recently moved and are feeling unsettled. You may struggle to feel connection with in your relationships. You want to lead a more authentic life and feel more fulfilled and are seeking support in figuring out how.
(917) 832-1804 View (917) 832-1804
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Katie Clover
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Bennington, VT 05201
Not accepting new clients
Reaching out for support can be a scary thing and I applaud you for taking the first step. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, worry, low self-esteem, depression, or an eating disorder, I am eager to become a support to you. I will work with you to better understand and manage your emotions, become more aware of your thought patterns, and learn more effective coping skills to improve your life. I want to empower you to make the desired changes to begin living the life you want to live.
Reaching out for support can be a scary thing and I applaud you for taking the first step. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, worry, low self-esteem, depression, or an eating disorder, I am eager to become a support to you. I will work with you to better understand and manage your emotions, become more aware of your thought patterns, and learn more effective coping skills to improve your life. I want to empower you to make the desired changes to begin living the life you want to live.
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Sandra Birch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bennington, VT 05201
Not accepting new clients
I specialized in body-based healing and trauma. I am trained in a range of trauma modalities including trauma-informed mindfulness practices and values-based goal setting. I offer individual work and couples therapy and offer a framework to discover trauma awareness as it pertains to self and interpersonal relationships of all kinds.
I specialized in body-based healing and trauma. I am trained in a range of trauma modalities including trauma-informed mindfulness practices and values-based goal setting. I offer individual work and couples therapy and offer a framework to discover trauma awareness as it pertains to self and interpersonal relationships of all kinds.
(802) 729-2801 View (802) 729-2801
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Leslie A Reed, PhD LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bennington, VT 05201
I offer clients a calm, compassionate presence, providing practical tools to navigate life's inevitable challenges. Therapy provides a safe, supportive space for growth, healing, and discovery. Drawing from the latest research in neuroscience, attachment theory, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy, I customize treatment according to your goals. Enhanced happiness is not just a wishful goal. Current research concludes that 40 percent of an individual's happiness is based on choices, attitudes and ways of thinking/behaving. My intention is to enhance your well-being, freedom and capacity to be present for your life.
I offer clients a calm, compassionate presence, providing practical tools to navigate life's inevitable challenges. Therapy provides a safe, supportive space for growth, healing, and discovery. Drawing from the latest research in neuroscience, attachment theory, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy, I customize treatment according to your goals. Enhanced happiness is not just a wishful goal. Current research concludes that 40 percent of an individual's happiness is based on choices, attitudes and ways of thinking/behaving. My intention is to enhance your well-being, freedom and capacity to be present for your life.
(802) 277-7078 View (802) 277-7078
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Rachel Hill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bennington, VT 05201  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Email inquiries preferred. Seeking support is a courageous first step toward growth, healing, and self-improvement. I am passionate about helping people make positive changes within themselves and their lives. I meet clients where they are at in their journey. Together we will work to explore strengths, practice skills, and to help alleviate distress. I use a range of therapeutic interventions that include, but are not limited to, cognitive-behavioral therapy, person-centered, narrative therapy, and mindfulness based approaches.
Email inquiries preferred. Seeking support is a courageous first step toward growth, healing, and self-improvement. I am passionate about helping people make positive changes within themselves and their lives. I meet clients where they are at in their journey. Together we will work to explore strengths, practice skills, and to help alleviate distress. I use a range of therapeutic interventions that include, but are not limited to, cognitive-behavioral therapy, person-centered, narrative therapy, and mindfulness based approaches.
(802) 242-8461 View (802) 242-8461
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Karin J Gardner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bennington, VT 05201  (Online Only)
I opened Kaleidoscope Psychotherapy, LCSW, PLLC to empower my clients to better understand themselves as they navigate in their personal environment so they may make positive changes and create a meaningful, joyful life. Similar to a kaleidoscope which has many colorful shapes that make the entire image, you also hold many attributes that make you who you are. In our sessions, I will help you to illuminate these attributes within yourself, and reveal behavioral patterns, so we may focus on self-discovery, self-awareness, and positive behavioral changes that attend to your personal strengths and goals.
I opened Kaleidoscope Psychotherapy, LCSW, PLLC to empower my clients to better understand themselves as they navigate in their personal environment so they may make positive changes and create a meaningful, joyful life. Similar to a kaleidoscope which has many colorful shapes that make the entire image, you also hold many attributes that make you who you are. In our sessions, I will help you to illuminate these attributes within yourself, and reveal behavioral patterns, so we may focus on self-discovery, self-awareness, and positive behavioral changes that attend to your personal strengths and goals.
(518) 840-0816 View (518) 840-0816
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Elizabeth T. Barclay
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bennington, VT 05201
Not accepting new clients
Asking for help shows courage and opens us up to connection and hope. Looking at what is working in your life, while setting specific goals for what you would like to improve upon are the main areas that I focus on with individuals and families. We all have strengths but sometimes day to day life events, worries and stress bury these personal strengths so deep we struggle to access them. Together, using positive psychology and strength based strategies, we will work to uncover the innate qualities that will move you toward a more hopeful and balanced life.
Asking for help shows courage and opens us up to connection and hope. Looking at what is working in your life, while setting specific goals for what you would like to improve upon are the main areas that I focus on with individuals and families. We all have strengths but sometimes day to day life events, worries and stress bury these personal strengths so deep we struggle to access them. Together, using positive psychology and strength based strategies, we will work to uncover the innate qualities that will move you toward a more hopeful and balanced life.
(802) 348-2215 View (802) 348-2215
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Katrina Sc Bailey
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Bennington, VT 05201
Professional Counselor with over 8 years of Individual, Couple, and Family Therapy experience providing services to all ages. My work and passion are centered around using evidence based techniques as a model for the healing process that will empower clients in achieving their personal goals. I specialize in parent-child dynamics, relational theory, grief & trauma, and anxiety. I use numerous treatment modalities and techniques.
Professional Counselor with over 8 years of Individual, Couple, and Family Therapy experience providing services to all ages. My work and passion are centered around using evidence based techniques as a model for the healing process that will empower clients in achieving their personal goals. I specialize in parent-child dynamics, relational theory, grief & trauma, and anxiety. I use numerous treatment modalities and techniques.
(413) 423-1362 View (413) 423-1362
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Cynthia Shaw
PWH, TIST, IPS, CZB
Verified Verified
Bennington, VT 05201
Are you looking to bring balance and fulfillment into your life? Would you like to be happier, more peaceful and clear in your direction? Would you like to feel that you are living up to your potential? Perhaps improve communication, deepen intimacy, and fun in your relationships? Maybe make better choices for your health or simply feel satisfied as you are? I can help.
Are you looking to bring balance and fulfillment into your life? Would you like to be happier, more peaceful and clear in your direction? Would you like to feel that you are living up to your potential? Perhaps improve communication, deepen intimacy, and fun in your relationships? Maybe make better choices for your health or simply feel satisfied as you are? I can help.
(802) 275-4779 View (802) 275-4779
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Eva Hamm
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Bennington, VT 05201  (Online Only)
Eva Hamm is a Vermont rostered clinical mental health counselor. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Georgia in 2017 and her master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Vermont. She has experience working with adults in integrated healthcare facilities and college counseling centers.
Eva Hamm is a Vermont rostered clinical mental health counselor. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Georgia in 2017 and her master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Vermont. She has experience working with adults in integrated healthcare facilities and college counseling centers.
(802) 755-3591 View (802) 755-3591
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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.