Female Therapists in Benton County, WA

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Heidi S Deschamps
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Richland, WA 99352
Waitlist for new clients
Everyone encounters times when they feel confused or overwhelmed by life. There may be particular circumstances that arise, repeated patterns of reaction that become unhelpful, or deeper levels of trauma that seek resolution and understanding. I work to help you with an in-depth examination of your life, your patterns of mind, your relationships with others, and your place in the larger world. This work is not always easy, and can in fact, be quite a challenge. I draw on neuroscience, traditional talk therapy, yoga, body movement, mindfulness and meditation to support you as you gain awareness and make choices about your life.
Everyone encounters times when they feel confused or overwhelmed by life. There may be particular circumstances that arise, repeated patterns of reaction that become unhelpful, or deeper levels of trauma that seek resolution and understanding. I work to help you with an in-depth examination of your life, your patterns of mind, your relationships with others, and your place in the larger world. This work is not always easy, and can in fact, be quite a challenge. I draw on neuroscience, traditional talk therapy, yoga, body movement, mindfulness and meditation to support you as you gain awareness and make choices about your life.
(509) 778-5280 View (509) 778-5280
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iMPACT! Compassion Center
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
Kennewick, WA 99336
My name is Jennifer, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor at iMPACT! Compassion Center. I have 22 years of counseling and social work experience. I look at the whole person, including; their childhood experiences, past trauma, relationships, family systems/family/support systems, health and wellness, lifestyle, choices, life skills, stress management, healthy outlets, communication, self-awareness, life-balance, values and beliefs, financial, self-care, and other influences. This holistic approach provides the best understanding of your needs, barriers, and goals you want to achieve through therapy.
My name is Jennifer, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor at iMPACT! Compassion Center. I have 22 years of counseling and social work experience. I look at the whole person, including; their childhood experiences, past trauma, relationships, family systems/family/support systems, health and wellness, lifestyle, choices, life skills, stress management, healthy outlets, communication, self-awareness, life-balance, values and beliefs, financial, self-care, and other influences. This holistic approach provides the best understanding of your needs, barriers, and goals you want to achieve through therapy.
(509) 563-7786 View (509) 563-7786
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Amanda Poffenberger
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Kennewick, WA 99336
I work specifically with couples using emotionally focused therapy (EFT) and with men's issues. Counselor strategies for couples are much different than what a traditional counselor might utilize. I am a systemic couple’s counselor, this means that I see your relationship as my client. EFT is the most empirically validated treatment protocol based on 50 years of research to help couples reconnect and feel fulfilled. EFT can help by focusing on your attachment bond.
I work specifically with couples using emotionally focused therapy (EFT) and with men's issues. Counselor strategies for couples are much different than what a traditional counselor might utilize. I am a systemic couple’s counselor, this means that I see your relationship as my client. EFT is the most empirically validated treatment protocol based on 50 years of research to help couples reconnect and feel fulfilled. EFT can help by focusing on your attachment bond.
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Kate Buffington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Richland, WA 99352
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that you are the expert of your life and have strengths that will help you reach your goals. I am here to support you in your growth, through your transitions and through the tougher times. Using a Strengths Based approach we will work together to identify the best tools that you need to get to where you want to be in life. Each person is unique and I don’t believe that any one modality is a “one size fits all”.
I believe that you are the expert of your life and have strengths that will help you reach your goals. I am here to support you in your growth, through your transitions and through the tougher times. Using a Strengths Based approach we will work together to identify the best tools that you need to get to where you want to be in life. Each person is unique and I don’t believe that any one modality is a “one size fits all”.
(509) 392-7619 View (509) 392-7619
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Rachel Ann Ayers
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kennewick, WA 99337
Make a choice, to take a chance, and create a change. I am here to help you see the light in a dark world. Do you feel overwhelmed at times? Do you struggle to regulate your emotions? Do you struggle with time- management, organization, relationships, and staying present? I am here to guide, support, and empower you to be your best self! Life can be very trying and we could all use some sunshine! I am here to listen. I am here to help you problem solve and create the life you want to live.
Make a choice, to take a chance, and create a change. I am here to help you see the light in a dark world. Do you feel overwhelmed at times? Do you struggle to regulate your emotions? Do you struggle with time- management, organization, relationships, and staying present? I am here to guide, support, and empower you to be your best self! Life can be very trying and we could all use some sunshine! I am here to listen. I am here to help you problem solve and create the life you want to live.
(509) 401-8088 View (509) 401-8088
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Valerie J Engel
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Richland, WA 99352
My focus as your therapist is to listen deeply, and remind you of your strengths and inner wisdom. I can assist you with creating strategies, skill building to move through the challenges you are experiencing, to improve relationships, improve communication skills, challenge negative thinking patterns. I provide a safe place to talk about what is troubling you.
My focus as your therapist is to listen deeply, and remind you of your strengths and inner wisdom. I can assist you with creating strategies, skill building to move through the challenges you are experiencing, to improve relationships, improve communication skills, challenge negative thinking patterns. I provide a safe place to talk about what is troubling you.
(509) 245-1701 View (509) 245-1701
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Three Rivers Therapy
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Kennewick, WA 99336
Our goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life worth celebrating. Studies show that successful treatment is dependent upon a strong therapeutic relationship. We are committed to providing a collaborative and supportive environment that aids in the development of this relationship. We work with couples and individuals of all ages, focusing on improving interpersonal relationships, increasing self awareness, and challenging negative thoughts and behaviors.
Our goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life worth celebrating. Studies show that successful treatment is dependent upon a strong therapeutic relationship. We are committed to providing a collaborative and supportive environment that aids in the development of this relationship. We work with couples and individuals of all ages, focusing on improving interpersonal relationships, increasing self awareness, and challenging negative thoughts and behaviors.
(509) 740-3048 View (509) 740-3048
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Curtis Counseling
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, MEd
Verified Verified
Richland, WA 99352  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I work with clients from age 12 to age 65. I prefer to work with one client at a time, but see two clients occasionally (parent/child or partners). I can accommodate three, but I am not a family therapist. I am a good listener, and am direct with questions.
I work with clients from age 12 to age 65. I prefer to work with one client at a time, but see two clients occasionally (parent/child or partners). I can accommodate three, but I am not a family therapist. I am a good listener, and am direct with questions.
(509) 740-0450 View (509) 740-0450
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Zoë Cornwell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Richland, WA 99352
Waitlist for new clients
If you are looking for help with setting boundaries, addressing symptoms of depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, or hoping to address trauma, I can help! I am LGTBQ+ friendly and some of my most favorite clients are transgender children or adolescents and their families.
If you are looking for help with setting boundaries, addressing symptoms of depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, or hoping to address trauma, I can help! I am LGTBQ+ friendly and some of my most favorite clients are transgender children or adolescents and their families.
(509) 265-6579 View (509) 265-6579
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Ronda Evans
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Richland, WA 99352
Many couples want to communicate better, and at the core, partners want to feel emotionally connected to each other. Oftentimes, the negative interaction cycles of blame-withdraw, attack-defend, demand-withdraw are actually indicators of emotional disconnection between partners. By identifying the cycle, couples can become more open to and engaged, can create new emotionally attuned connections, and can revitalize their relationship. Attention to the couples sexual relationship is interwoven throughout the couples therapy. Visit my website to connect with me more.
Many couples want to communicate better, and at the core, partners want to feel emotionally connected to each other. Oftentimes, the negative interaction cycles of blame-withdraw, attack-defend, demand-withdraw are actually indicators of emotional disconnection between partners. By identifying the cycle, couples can become more open to and engaged, can create new emotionally attuned connections, and can revitalize their relationship. Attention to the couples sexual relationship is interwoven throughout the couples therapy. Visit my website to connect with me more.
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Sandy Apolinar
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LSWAA
Verified Verified
Richland, WA 99352
I enjoy assisting adults, parents, and their children to understand how to grow and maneuver their way through life's challenges. It can be overwhelming not knowing how to deal with anxiety, stress, and social expectations when you don't know how to open up. This can take its toll and make anyone feel powerless. Discovering how fear and anxiety grow over time while interfering with daily tasks can improve self-esteem, confidence and create strong bonds between parents and children. I also offer Psychological Evaluations for Immigration cases petitioning under a UVisa, VAWA, Asylum, or Extreme Hardship.
I enjoy assisting adults, parents, and their children to understand how to grow and maneuver their way through life's challenges. It can be overwhelming not knowing how to deal with anxiety, stress, and social expectations when you don't know how to open up. This can take its toll and make anyone feel powerless. Discovering how fear and anxiety grow over time while interfering with daily tasks can improve self-esteem, confidence and create strong bonds between parents and children. I also offer Psychological Evaluations for Immigration cases petitioning under a UVisa, VAWA, Asylum, or Extreme Hardship.
(509) 565-8415 View (509) 565-8415
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Kim Lindholm
Counselor
Verified Verified
Kennewick, WA 99336  (Online Only)
I am a compassionate and dedicated Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with over 30 years of experience counseling individuals, couples, and families. I have a warm and empathetic approach, that creates a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. My style is both empowering and collaborative.
I am a compassionate and dedicated Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with over 30 years of experience counseling individuals, couples, and families. I have a warm and empathetic approach, that creates a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. My style is both empowering and collaborative.
(509) 581-2918 View (509) 581-2918
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PsychUp Counseling & Consulting
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
Richland, WA 99352
My Counseling Approach: Motivational techniques by truth and honesty. Be empowered from life lessons. Strive balance in life for peace and harmony. And create life goals to keep moving forward toward a positive direction.
My Counseling Approach: Motivational techniques by truth and honesty. Be empowered from life lessons. Strive balance in life for peace and harmony. And create life goals to keep moving forward toward a positive direction.
(509) 774-5810 View (509) 774-5810
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Virginia Sliman
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
Kennewick, WA 99336  (Online Only)
I believe each of my clients has the capacity to live a whole-hearted, fulfilling, and authentic life. Each of us struggles from time to time with obstacles that can make it difficult or even impossible to access that authenticity. As a counselor, I have the privilege of supporting my clients in identifying the obstacles and bringing compassion to the parts who feel stuck. In this process, we learn to see ourselves as the unique and valued expressions of life that we are.
I believe each of my clients has the capacity to live a whole-hearted, fulfilling, and authentic life. Each of us struggles from time to time with obstacles that can make it difficult or even impossible to access that authenticity. As a counselor, I have the privilege of supporting my clients in identifying the obstacles and bringing compassion to the parts who feel stuck. In this process, we learn to see ourselves as the unique and valued expressions of life that we are.
(509) 412-3794 View (509) 412-3794
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Hanan Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW, MHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kennewick, WA 99336
I tailor my particular focus and therapeutic approach to your needs. I believe that every individual possesses strength and potential to navigate through the challenges in their life. I aim to be by your side throughout your healing journey and assist you discover your potential right where you are through guidance, understanding, and processing your emotions, feelings, and memories tied to your life experiences. With the intent of developing healthier and more adaptive meaning of those experiences. Ultimately, enhancing your emotional and overall wellbeing.
I tailor my particular focus and therapeutic approach to your needs. I believe that every individual possesses strength and potential to navigate through the challenges in their life. I aim to be by your side throughout your healing journey and assist you discover your potential right where you are through guidance, understanding, and processing your emotions, feelings, and memories tied to your life experiences. With the intent of developing healthier and more adaptive meaning of those experiences. Ultimately, enhancing your emotional and overall wellbeing.
(509) 797-7739 View (509) 797-7739
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Jana Sheehan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Kennewick, WA 99336
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* I believe that the understanding of one’s past can help you face the challenges of the present which will lay the groundwork for achieving a healthier future. Every person is a unique individual, who has been shaped by different experiences, and is in possession of special abilities that can help them address their personal issues. Aligning those abilities with proven strategies to help you reach your goals, is just one of the several methods I use to help my clients.
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* I believe that the understanding of one’s past can help you face the challenges of the present which will lay the groundwork for achieving a healthier future. Every person is a unique individual, who has been shaped by different experiences, and is in possession of special abilities that can help them address their personal issues. Aligning those abilities with proven strategies to help you reach your goals, is just one of the several methods I use to help my clients.
(509) 233-4220 View (509) 233-4220
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Dr. L. S. Lindman Wolcott
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Kennewick, WA 99336
Typical clients include those troubled with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and lifestyle problems. A first meeting is typically done to get to know my client as the rapport between a client and therapist is the most important aspect of successful treatment. With extensive experience treating Veterans and their issues, I provide a straightforward approach that focuses on both your needs, as determined by diagnosis, and desire to live a better life.
Typical clients include those troubled with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and lifestyle problems. A first meeting is typically done to get to know my client as the rapport between a client and therapist is the most important aspect of successful treatment. With extensive experience treating Veterans and their issues, I provide a straightforward approach that focuses on both your needs, as determined by diagnosis, and desire to live a better life.
(509) 579-0156 View (509) 579-0156
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Cynthia Benson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, NCACII
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Kennewick, WA 99336
The most rewarding and fulfilling times in our lives are the times when we feel respected, connected and heard. Often, we feel that our efforts fall short or we are just unable to communicate our desired intentions, either at work or in our personal or family relationships. Sometimes, we need the help of a professional therapist to improve our self-esteem, become more effective communicators or enhance our relationship dynamics. Ms. Benson specializes in helping her clients achieve understanding and mastery over their issues in a professional, comfortable and caring atmosphere.
The most rewarding and fulfilling times in our lives are the times when we feel respected, connected and heard. Often, we feel that our efforts fall short or we are just unable to communicate our desired intentions, either at work or in our personal or family relationships. Sometimes, we need the help of a professional therapist to improve our self-esteem, become more effective communicators or enhance our relationship dynamics. Ms. Benson specializes in helping her clients achieve understanding and mastery over their issues in a professional, comfortable and caring atmosphere.
(509) 822-5149 View (509) 822-5149
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Katie Haynes
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Richland, WA 99352
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome. I'm so glad you're here. Taking this initial step to reach out and pursue therapy is a powerful act of self-love. I wholeheartedly believe that you have inside of you everything that you need to change, grow and heal. My role is to facilitate and support that natural resource as we work together toward your goals. I specialize in working with adults and adolescents dealing with anxiety, depression, healing from trauma (past or present), navigating a difficult life transition, or those wanting to learn more about their own emotions and relationship patterns. I only see teenagers age 15 and up.
Welcome. I'm so glad you're here. Taking this initial step to reach out and pursue therapy is a powerful act of self-love. I wholeheartedly believe that you have inside of you everything that you need to change, grow and heal. My role is to facilitate and support that natural resource as we work together toward your goals. I specialize in working with adults and adolescents dealing with anxiety, depression, healing from trauma (past or present), navigating a difficult life transition, or those wanting to learn more about their own emotions and relationship patterns. I only see teenagers age 15 and up.
(509) 260-2120 View (509) 260-2120
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Kim Lycan (Lycan Counseling)
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CMHS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Richland, WA 99352  (Online Only)
My practice is comprised of several providers. Currently I have spots with providers accepting insurances. In general, my practice specializes in providing safe, affirming care to youth and young adult LGBTQIA2+ folks and neurodivergent folks with a variety of mental health needs. We provide care for diverse families and support individuals through life transitions. We also provide trans affirming care and letters for surgery with 1x appointments. Check out our provider photos.
My practice is comprised of several providers. Currently I have spots with providers accepting insurances. In general, my practice specializes in providing safe, affirming care to youth and young adult LGBTQIA2+ folks and neurodivergent folks with a variety of mental health needs. We provide care for diverse families and support individuals through life transitions. We also provide trans affirming care and letters for surgery with 1x appointments. Check out our provider photos.
(509) 204-5118 View (509) 204-5118

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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.