Female Therapists in Ferndale, WA

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Malissa Reichert
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ferndale, WA 98248
My mission is to provide a safe place for you, in which you can understand yourself more deeply, grow, and become the best version of yourself. My clinical relationship with clients is of the utmost importance to me. I never assume the role of fixer, but rather helper. Our work is in collaboration to find a path towards wellness and healing.
My mission is to provide a safe place for you, in which you can understand yourself more deeply, grow, and become the best version of yourself. My clinical relationship with clients is of the utmost importance to me. I never assume the role of fixer, but rather helper. Our work is in collaboration to find a path towards wellness and healing.
(360) 207-2499 View (360) 207-2499
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Connie Guy
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CMHS
Verified Verified
Ferndale, WA 98248  (Online Only)
Changes and transitions are hard for all of us. Sometimes they can be great things like a new job, relationship or family member and other times they are hard changes like a death or the loss of something important to us. Other times they are the result of a trauma that may be recent or may have happened a while ago. I have several years of experience helping children, adolescents, adults, families and couples adapt creatively to these transitions in order to help them become the person they were created to be.
Changes and transitions are hard for all of us. Sometimes they can be great things like a new job, relationship or family member and other times they are hard changes like a death or the loss of something important to us. Other times they are the result of a trauma that may be recent or may have happened a while ago. I have several years of experience helping children, adolescents, adults, families and couples adapt creatively to these transitions in order to help them become the person they were created to be.
(360) 519-5846 View (360) 519-5846
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GracePoint Counseling
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC, CCATP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ferndale, WA 98248  (Online Only)
All too often, people find themselves in the valleys of life with no apparent way out. Life’s issues have created obstacles that block and cover the path. These issues drag you down and disrupt your relationships and quality of life. I believe that the potential and desire to grow lies in each of us, and by identifying and building on your strengths, you will be able to move forward, past your obstacles, and toward your goals. My job is to walk with you and help you find the tools that can clear your path so you can continue your journey as a healthier and more content individual.
All too often, people find themselves in the valleys of life with no apparent way out. Life’s issues have created obstacles that block and cover the path. These issues drag you down and disrupt your relationships and quality of life. I believe that the potential and desire to grow lies in each of us, and by identifying and building on your strengths, you will be able to move forward, past your obstacles, and toward your goals. My job is to walk with you and help you find the tools that can clear your path so you can continue your journey as a healthier and more content individual.
(360) 320-6711 View (360) 320-6711
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Carla Mullins
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Ferndale, WA 98248  (Online Only)
I believe therapy can serve as a potent and powerful conduit for healing, a place where you can say the things that you often don't, a cozy nest for sharing your most vulnerable self in search of hope and meaning, a platform for decision-making and action as you forge your way through change and growth. I believe it is our right and journey as humans to find and create a life of meaning. Our suffering is often the result of old behaviors, old traumas, old ways of thinking that we cling to in fear. And I believe that each individual is unique, with strengths, hopes, and challenges.
I believe therapy can serve as a potent and powerful conduit for healing, a place where you can say the things that you often don't, a cozy nest for sharing your most vulnerable self in search of hope and meaning, a platform for decision-making and action as you forge your way through change and growth. I believe it is our right and journey as humans to find and create a life of meaning. Our suffering is often the result of old behaviors, old traumas, old ways of thinking that we cling to in fear. And I believe that each individual is unique, with strengths, hopes, and challenges.
(360) 317-2433 View (360) 317-2433
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Stephanie Pattison
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ferndale, WA 98248  (Online Only)
You have the power to manage stress, find joy and create more balance in your life - and it would be my honor to help you find the way! I'm Stephanie, a licensed mental health counselor in practice for over fifteen years. My approach is trauma informed and often eclectic with an emphasis on CBT, brief/solution focused therapy, mindfulness psychology and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I have extensive training and experience providing DBT in both individual counseling and group formats and have had the privilege of witnessing lives be transformed through this evidence-based practice.
You have the power to manage stress, find joy and create more balance in your life - and it would be my honor to help you find the way! I'm Stephanie, a licensed mental health counselor in practice for over fifteen years. My approach is trauma informed and often eclectic with an emphasis on CBT, brief/solution focused therapy, mindfulness psychology and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I have extensive training and experience providing DBT in both individual counseling and group formats and have had the privilege of witnessing lives be transformed through this evidence-based practice.
(360) 535-7416 View (360) 535-7416
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Dr. Jennifer Bayer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ferndale, WA 98248
It takes so much courage to search for a therapist and reach out for help. Just by looking at this website, you are already taking steps towards something better. You can stop automatically reacting to thoughts, feelings, and sensations in ways that seem to only make things worse, like shutting down or exploding. Together, we can make space for tough feelings and discover how to live with meaning, purpose, and intentional action. I specialize in treating mood disorders, chronic pain, health issues and SSRDs, stress management (including professional and/or parenting stress), and prolonged grief disorder.
It takes so much courage to search for a therapist and reach out for help. Just by looking at this website, you are already taking steps towards something better. You can stop automatically reacting to thoughts, feelings, and sensations in ways that seem to only make things worse, like shutting down or exploding. Together, we can make space for tough feelings and discover how to live with meaning, purpose, and intentional action. I specialize in treating mood disorders, chronic pain, health issues and SSRDs, stress management (including professional and/or parenting stress), and prolonged grief disorder.
(360) 295-9633 View (360) 295-9633
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Cheryl Lynn Coop
Counselor, MC , LMHC
Verified Verified
Ferndale, WA 98248
Your decision to enter therapy is an act of great strength and courage as well as a sign of health and evidence of your commitment to growth and self-care. Life is both beautiful and can be inherently challenging. No matter how you are feeling or where you are at in life, there is an abundance of hope. We can actively make changes that enhance our mood, reduce other symptoms and pursuit meaningful goals. Know that your worth is immeasurable, and your purpose is of great value. Your voice, your story, your pain, your hopes and dreams matter, and I would be honored to support and empower you on your growth path.
Your decision to enter therapy is an act of great strength and courage as well as a sign of health and evidence of your commitment to growth and self-care. Life is both beautiful and can be inherently challenging. No matter how you are feeling or where you are at in life, there is an abundance of hope. We can actively make changes that enhance our mood, reduce other symptoms and pursuit meaningful goals. Know that your worth is immeasurable, and your purpose is of great value. Your voice, your story, your pain, your hopes and dreams matter, and I would be honored to support and empower you on your growth path.
(360) 215-5326 View (360) 215-5326
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Cheryl R Rau
Counselor, MA , LMHC
Verified Verified
Ferndale, WA 98248
In therapy, I offer a warm, relational, strength-based approach to counseling, believing whole-heartedly that each story is precious and meant to be heard and regarded. I enjoy supporting children, teens, adults and families in developing positive ways to interact with one another and the world around them. My training is diverse and eclectic.
In therapy, I offer a warm, relational, strength-based approach to counseling, believing whole-heartedly that each story is precious and meant to be heard and regarded. I enjoy supporting children, teens, adults and families in developing positive ways to interact with one another and the world around them. My training is diverse and eclectic.
(360) 519-5459 View (360) 519-5459
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Rachael Lynn Simmer
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Ferndale, WA 98248  (Online Only)
My name is Rachael Simmer and I'm a licensed mental health counselor in Washington State. I was trained at Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA in 2019, and currently I work with individual adults through telehealth (zoom).
My name is Rachael Simmer and I'm a licensed mental health counselor in Washington State. I was trained at Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA in 2019, and currently I work with individual adults through telehealth (zoom).
(360) 869-0398 View (360) 869-0398
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Suzy Thompson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ferndale, WA 98248
I believe that we are all made for relationship with one another. Relationships are where we learn about love, comfort, hope, courage, joy, and empathy. They are also where we unfortunately learn about betrayal, fear, rejection, abandonment, abuse, and pain. These experiences and connections with others shape us into who we are. They are also the place where real change and healing can happen. I hope to come alongside you as an empathetic and trustworthy listener to help you make sense of unhealthy patterns that have kept you stuck and to provide real hope, growth, and change in the context of healthy relationship.
I believe that we are all made for relationship with one another. Relationships are where we learn about love, comfort, hope, courage, joy, and empathy. They are also where we unfortunately learn about betrayal, fear, rejection, abandonment, abuse, and pain. These experiences and connections with others shape us into who we are. They are also the place where real change and healing can happen. I hope to come alongside you as an empathetic and trustworthy listener to help you make sense of unhealthy patterns that have kept you stuck and to provide real hope, growth, and change in the context of healthy relationship.
(360) 234-3267 View (360) 234-3267
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Leah Martinez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CFRC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ferndale, WA 98248
I have found my passion joining with people in their journey to overcome the impact of trauma and grief. I will work with you to develop self-acceptance, emotional regulation, and strengthen your internal resiliency and building healthier relationships. When we can connect to our bodies, get out of our head and lead from our heart, we can recover from the impact of past traumatic events and loss. I can help you re-establish trusting your own body, developing safety again. Together, we can create what you need to move out of the confusion, emptiness, and debilitating triggers. Click on my website link to schedule appointment.
I have found my passion joining with people in their journey to overcome the impact of trauma and grief. I will work with you to develop self-acceptance, emotional regulation, and strengthen your internal resiliency and building healthier relationships. When we can connect to our bodies, get out of our head and lead from our heart, we can recover from the impact of past traumatic events and loss. I can help you re-establish trusting your own body, developing safety again. Together, we can create what you need to move out of the confusion, emptiness, and debilitating triggers. Click on my website link to schedule appointment.
(360) 312-7169 View (360) 312-7169
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Jaymie Johnston Counseling
Counselor, LMHC, MHP, NCC
Verified Verified
Ferndale, WA 98248
"Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up," Brene Brown. Making the decision to go to therapy is difficult, finding the right therapist can be even more of a challenge. I believe therapy is a collaborative process that must occur in a safe and accepting space to facilitate change.
"Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up," Brene Brown. Making the decision to go to therapy is difficult, finding the right therapist can be even more of a challenge. I believe therapy is a collaborative process that must occur in a safe and accepting space to facilitate change.
(360) 218-0615 View (360) 218-0615
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Amanda Shannon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CMHS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ferndale, WA 98248
There is a gap between the way you wish life would be and the reality of life. Anxiety and Depression are just overwhelming and it makes it hard to connect to loved ones, get daily tasks done, and think clearly. You notice yourself feeling so disconnected. And you are finding it hard to have the drive to get things done. Where is the joy in life? You remember enjoying things but now everyday is just gray. You want to be able to feel like the Real You again! Not hidden by anxiety and depression.
There is a gap between the way you wish life would be and the reality of life. Anxiety and Depression are just overwhelming and it makes it hard to connect to loved ones, get daily tasks done, and think clearly. You notice yourself feeling so disconnected. And you are finding it hard to have the drive to get things done. Where is the joy in life? You remember enjoying things but now everyday is just gray. You want to be able to feel like the Real You again! Not hidden by anxiety and depression.
(360) 205-9973 View (360) 205-9973
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Sheila Goodwin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ferndale, WA 98248
Most conflict involves relationship: a relationship with ourselves, our parents, our children, our lovers, our bosses, our co-workers. This is the one area where education fails us. We inhabit an adult body with a child's knowledge of how to interact with the world and ourselves and that is where a therapist's knowledge can be beneficial. "Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it" (Rumi). I can help a client find and diminish those barriers.
Most conflict involves relationship: a relationship with ourselves, our parents, our children, our lovers, our bosses, our co-workers. This is the one area where education fails us. We inhabit an adult body with a child's knowledge of how to interact with the world and ourselves and that is where a therapist's knowledge can be beneficial. "Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it" (Rumi). I can help a client find and diminish those barriers.
(360) 961-4146 View (360) 961-4146
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Tresa (Tess) Goodfellow
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Ferndale, WA 98248
Are you struggling in a significant relationship? Are you unsure of what step to take next? Whether you are going through a life transition, a loss, disappointment in relationship, or experiencing anxiety or depression, you have the resources within you to change your life! Therapy is a safe place where you can find solutions, discovering new possibilities for yourself and for your relationship. It helps you tap into the parts of you that give courage and strength to overcome personal struggle and to move through your fears.
Are you struggling in a significant relationship? Are you unsure of what step to take next? Whether you are going through a life transition, a loss, disappointment in relationship, or experiencing anxiety or depression, you have the resources within you to change your life! Therapy is a safe place where you can find solutions, discovering new possibilities for yourself and for your relationship. It helps you tap into the parts of you that give courage and strength to overcome personal struggle and to move through your fears.
(360) 329-2968 View (360) 329-2968
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Esther Grummel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Ferndale, WA 98248
The search for a therapeutic relationship founded on trust, compassion and understanding driven by your needs, goals and dreams is one of the most important decisions you will make. It takes a tremendous amount of courage and strength, built on the foundation of hope to begin the journey of finding ourselves. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker I believe we all have a unique story to share with the world. Our knowledge of ourselves; spiritually,mentally and physically drives our choices and is the catalyst for change in that narrative.
The search for a therapeutic relationship founded on trust, compassion and understanding driven by your needs, goals and dreams is one of the most important decisions you will make. It takes a tremendous amount of courage and strength, built on the foundation of hope to begin the journey of finding ourselves. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker I believe we all have a unique story to share with the world. Our knowledge of ourselves; spiritually,mentally and physically drives our choices and is the catalyst for change in that narrative.
(360) 389-2994 View (360) 389-2994
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Johanna Stulting
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Ferndale, WA 98248  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! Offering telehealth. Counseling is an opportunity to hear and connect with yourself more clearly and closely. You hold the deepest knowledge of yourself, your experience, and how to address whatever it is that feels painful or puzzling. I am committed to listening with care and curiosity. With permission, I will offer tools, strategies or perspectives to support growth or change but my primary commitment is to offer companionship on your exploration of your inner terrain and experience of the world.
Accepting new clients! Offering telehealth. Counseling is an opportunity to hear and connect with yourself more clearly and closely. You hold the deepest knowledge of yourself, your experience, and how to address whatever it is that feels painful or puzzling. I am committed to listening with care and curiosity. With permission, I will offer tools, strategies or perspectives to support growth or change but my primary commitment is to offer companionship on your exploration of your inner terrain and experience of the world.
(360) 800-4335 View (360) 800-4335
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Elizabeth Chace Counseling
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Ferndale, WA 98248
I work with individuals and couples (whether romantic, familial, or otherwise). I am passionate about healing relationships and trauma, fostering identity development, and supporting the myriad struggles arising in young adulthood, parenthood, and relationships. I believe that you are the expert on your own experience and hold within you the innate ability to heal and grow. I strive to create deep and lasting change in my clients, not simply symptom management or reduction. I welcome all clients regardless of sexual orientation, religion, etc. and am committed to facilitating your growth with compassion and without judgement.
I work with individuals and couples (whether romantic, familial, or otherwise). I am passionate about healing relationships and trauma, fostering identity development, and supporting the myriad struggles arising in young adulthood, parenthood, and relationships. I believe that you are the expert on your own experience and hold within you the innate ability to heal and grow. I strive to create deep and lasting change in my clients, not simply symptom management or reduction. I welcome all clients regardless of sexual orientation, religion, etc. and am committed to facilitating your growth with compassion and without judgement.
(360) 205-3183 View (360) 205-3183
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Pamela S. Helberg
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ferndale, WA 98248  (Online Only)
Sometimes we all just need someone to talk to. Whether we struggle with anxiety, depression, overwhelming new life circumstances, or relationship issues, there is no better medicine than being heard. If you are a college student struggling with anxiety and transitions, an overwhelmed parent juggling work and home life, or simply trying to figure out how to take the next step to reach your goals, let's talk. Together we can sort through the details and work on strategies that will make a positive difference in your life. Take a risk on your own behalf. Reach out for help.
Sometimes we all just need someone to talk to. Whether we struggle with anxiety, depression, overwhelming new life circumstances, or relationship issues, there is no better medicine than being heard. If you are a college student struggling with anxiety and transitions, an overwhelmed parent juggling work and home life, or simply trying to figure out how to take the next step to reach your goals, let's talk. Together we can sort through the details and work on strategies that will make a positive difference in your life. Take a risk on your own behalf. Reach out for help.
(360) 842-0517 View (360) 842-0517
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Julie Hall
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ferndale, WA 98248  (Online Only)
I offer a warm, nonjudgmental environment, specializing in adult individual counseling. We all experience times where we get stuck, when we experience crisis, when we need help. I seek to collaborate with my clients in exploring what has happened in their life and how it affects what is currently happening; and together discover possible paths to greater self-awareness, and increased capacity to love, to work, and to live with wellness and fullness.
I offer a warm, nonjudgmental environment, specializing in adult individual counseling. We all experience times where we get stuck, when we experience crisis, when we need help. I seek to collaborate with my clients in exploring what has happened in their life and how it affects what is currently happening; and together discover possible paths to greater self-awareness, and increased capacity to love, to work, and to live with wellness and fullness.
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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.