Female Therapists in Seattle, WA

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Caitlin Noelani Minniear
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CST, MDFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98109
I believe that healing occurs when people are given the space to explore their unique emotional experience to better understand how it colors their worldview, sense of self, and relationships with others. Within a safe therapeutic relationship, I work with my clients to make meaning out of both mundane and extraordinary moments, unlocking their ability to live a more fully present, authentic life.
I believe that healing occurs when people are given the space to explore their unique emotional experience to better understand how it colors their worldview, sense of self, and relationships with others. Within a safe therapeutic relationship, I work with my clients to make meaning out of both mundane and extraordinary moments, unlocking their ability to live a more fully present, authentic life.
(206) 895-0722 View (206) 895-0722
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Perry Firth
Psychologist, PhD, EdS
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98105
The clients I work with often feel different in some way, either because of neurodivergence, trauma, giftedness, or intense anxiety. Simply put, they process the world differently. The parents I see are doing their best to support their children's self-regulation even as they manage their own confusion and fatigue. They are looking for a guide rather than endless parenting blogs. My young adult clients are looking for ways to manage self-criticism, anxiety, and perfectionism. Frequently, they are processing trauma, striving to develop a balanced sense of self, and learning how to navigate relationships.
The clients I work with often feel different in some way, either because of neurodivergence, trauma, giftedness, or intense anxiety. Simply put, they process the world differently. The parents I see are doing their best to support their children's self-regulation even as they manage their own confusion and fatigue. They are looking for a guide rather than endless parenting blogs. My young adult clients are looking for ways to manage self-criticism, anxiety, and perfectionism. Frequently, they are processing trauma, striving to develop a balanced sense of self, and learning how to navigate relationships.
(206) 337-6381 View (206) 337-6381
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Madeline Rae Nadis Schwartz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSWA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98125  (Online Only)
I love working with individuals, as well as couples. I have a lot of experience working with queer, non-heteronormative, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ clients, but that is not to say that I don’t love working with people who do not identify within those marginalized identities as well! I enjoy working with those who want to learn more about how to manage anxiety and panic disorder, engage with attachment disorders/historical ruptures, and childhood trauma. Check out my website for more details: www.cognitivecongruence.com
I love working with individuals, as well as couples. I have a lot of experience working with queer, non-heteronormative, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ clients, but that is not to say that I don’t love working with people who do not identify within those marginalized identities as well! I enjoy working with those who want to learn more about how to manage anxiety and panic disorder, engage with attachment disorders/historical ruptures, and childhood trauma. Check out my website for more details: www.cognitivecongruence.com
(206) 278-9974 View (206) 278-9974
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Carla Preiss
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98125  (Online Only)
I am so glad you have found your way here, and are willing to reach out for help! I currently see individual clients age 18+ who struggle with anxiety, burnout, perfectionism, trauma, identity, eco-anxiety/grief, major life transitions, and career concerns.
I am so glad you have found your way here, and are willing to reach out for help! I currently see individual clients age 18+ who struggle with anxiety, burnout, perfectionism, trauma, identity, eco-anxiety/grief, major life transitions, and career concerns.
(206) 678-1373 View (206) 678-1373
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Sarah Brandabur
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98109
I enjoy working with Individuals & Couples who want to better understand the impact of their past experiences and family of origin, adult children of emotionally immature parents, those dealing with anxiety and/or depression, those considering marriage or children, those struggling to adjust after having a child, those who need help navigating conversations around values, finances, and work; those who want tools to cultivate a relationship of affection, kindness, and mutual respect.
I enjoy working with Individuals & Couples who want to better understand the impact of their past experiences and family of origin, adult children of emotionally immature parents, those dealing with anxiety and/or depression, those considering marriage or children, those struggling to adjust after having a child, those who need help navigating conversations around values, finances, and work; those who want tools to cultivate a relationship of affection, kindness, and mutual respect.
(206) 426-0367 View (206) 426-0367
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Bethany Foelber
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98112
While I enjoy working with a variety of therapeutic approaches, I am primarily psychodynamic in orientation. This means that I believe that our early environment and experiences have a profound impact on our way of understanding and relating to the world. As adults, we may discover that we are unable to create the lives we want while being constrained by unhelpful beliefs, feelings, and behaviors stemming from our younger years. My work is also shaped by psychoanalytic and object relations theories, and attachment theory.
While I enjoy working with a variety of therapeutic approaches, I am primarily psychodynamic in orientation. This means that I believe that our early environment and experiences have a profound impact on our way of understanding and relating to the world. As adults, we may discover that we are unable to create the lives we want while being constrained by unhelpful beliefs, feelings, and behaviors stemming from our younger years. My work is also shaped by psychoanalytic and object relations theories, and attachment theory.
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Rosanne Marie Greenway
Counselor, LMHCA, MACP, MEd
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98115
I work with tweens, teens and adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, and/or difficulties with their relationships. I am interested in helping people build the emotional muscles to live more freely. While big feelings can feel scary, they are key to living a vibrant life.
I work with tweens, teens and adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, and/or difficulties with their relationships. I am interested in helping people build the emotional muscles to live more freely. While big feelings can feel scary, they are key to living a vibrant life.
(425) 517-1753 View (425) 517-1753
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Amanda Rutledge
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98103
I provide in-person and virtual talk therapy for individual adults and teens. My clients struggle with interpersonal relationship issues, self-esteem, anxiety and many other life challenges. We all face challenges in life but sometimes we get stuck. We can usually identify patterns that negatively impact our relationships, work, and overall health. I support clients in exploring their unique patterns, creating purposeful solutions, and developing the confidence they need to design a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
I provide in-person and virtual talk therapy for individual adults and teens. My clients struggle with interpersonal relationship issues, self-esteem, anxiety and many other life challenges. We all face challenges in life but sometimes we get stuck. We can usually identify patterns that negatively impact our relationships, work, and overall health. I support clients in exploring their unique patterns, creating purposeful solutions, and developing the confidence they need to design a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(253) 881-8755 View (253) 881-8755
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Kehli LeSourd
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LMFT, BC-TMHP, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98108  (Online Only)
I provide virtual sessions in Nevada and Washington. Consultation times available to book directly from my website. Imagine a day when you felt like you, and you truly knew who that was. Where you didn't feel overworked and stressed. Where you could say no without overthinking about what someone else would think. Where you had control over your time and energy. Where worry wasn't your motivation. Where you felt rested and calm. Doesn't it sound like a dream?
I provide virtual sessions in Nevada and Washington. Consultation times available to book directly from my website. Imagine a day when you felt like you, and you truly knew who that was. Where you didn't feel overworked and stressed. Where you could say no without overthinking about what someone else would think. Where you had control over your time and energy. Where worry wasn't your motivation. Where you felt rested and calm. Doesn't it sound like a dream?
(206) 875-2895 View (206) 875-2895
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Cynthia M Seager
MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98125  (Online Only)
My passion/expertise is working with the complex needs of neuro-diverse adults: those with ADHD, Aspergers or mild TBI-induced cognitive symptoms; helping them live more effectively and confidently. People with these issues typically deal with a varied combination of life challenges, executive skill deficits & mood issues. Things like chronic issues with consistency, follow-through, ongoing sleep or self care challenges, as well as co-occurring anxiety, social anxiety, &/or depression, or need better Bipolar management skills. I’m here to help you harness your strengths, build missing skills, & move past your personal stuck points.
My passion/expertise is working with the complex needs of neuro-diverse adults: those with ADHD, Aspergers or mild TBI-induced cognitive symptoms; helping them live more effectively and confidently. People with these issues typically deal with a varied combination of life challenges, executive skill deficits & mood issues. Things like chronic issues with consistency, follow-through, ongoing sleep or self care challenges, as well as co-occurring anxiety, social anxiety, &/or depression, or need better Bipolar management skills. I’m here to help you harness your strengths, build missing skills, & move past your personal stuck points.
(206) 488-0789 View (206) 488-0789
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Joy Holt Hilliker Psychotherapy & Consultation
Counselor, BA, MA, MACP, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98146  (Online Only)
Seeking therapy can be a daunting process, while also being one step toward greater wholeness/healing. Relationship is where we are both wounded and healed. I work with individuals seeking relief from distressing symptoms such as; demanding too much of yourself, finding it hard to trust self, trust your own experience, self-soothing through addictive behaviors, pleasing others at your own expense, anxiety, depression, CPTSD. Our patterns of relating develop early within our first attachments, so our journey might include visiting some of those relationships to wonder how they impact you in the here and now.
Seeking therapy can be a daunting process, while also being one step toward greater wholeness/healing. Relationship is where we are both wounded and healed. I work with individuals seeking relief from distressing symptoms such as; demanding too much of yourself, finding it hard to trust self, trust your own experience, self-soothing through addictive behaviors, pleasing others at your own expense, anxiety, depression, CPTSD. Our patterns of relating develop early within our first attachments, so our journey might include visiting some of those relationships to wonder how they impact you in the here and now.
(206) 866-6213 View (206) 866-6213
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Lauren Joy Herrera
Counselor, LMHC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98103  (Online Only)
Let's take an integrative approach to your health. I bridge the worlds of science, spirituality, conventional medicine, natural holistic healing, and psychology to guide you into deepened growth. I offer tools to guide you into practical changes that will transform your well-being. My passion for wellness, combined with professional counseling and integrative medicine practitioner training, results in quality mental and emotional health care that is unique to you - the participant I'm serving. I am here to offer a thoughtful, loving approach to help you set goals and solve problems with compassion and kindness.
Let's take an integrative approach to your health. I bridge the worlds of science, spirituality, conventional medicine, natural holistic healing, and psychology to guide you into deepened growth. I offer tools to guide you into practical changes that will transform your well-being. My passion for wellness, combined with professional counseling and integrative medicine practitioner training, results in quality mental and emotional health care that is unique to you - the participant I'm serving. I am here to offer a thoughtful, loving approach to help you set goals and solve problems with compassion and kindness.
(206) 339-3483 View (206) 339-3483
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Kara Atkinson
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98117
Therapy offers a unique opportunity to engage you and the stories that have shaped you – to explore with curiosity and kindness, to be seen and heard, to heal and grow. Clients express a growing desire for more beyond familiar experiences that leave them feeling stuck or exhausted. They find that the courage to honestly tend to current hopes and struggles, including their past, to be a significant and meaningful decision. Relationships are deeply impactful in our lives, contributing to our development as well as our wounding; it is relationship that also fosters a foundation for healing and change.
Therapy offers a unique opportunity to engage you and the stories that have shaped you – to explore with curiosity and kindness, to be seen and heard, to heal and grow. Clients express a growing desire for more beyond familiar experiences that leave them feeling stuck or exhausted. They find that the courage to honestly tend to current hopes and struggles, including their past, to be a significant and meaningful decision. Relationships are deeply impactful in our lives, contributing to our development as well as our wounding; it is relationship that also fosters a foundation for healing and change.
(425) 470-6859 View (425) 470-6859
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Hannah Scheuer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98119
It takes immense courage to seek therapeutic support and my goal is to offer a non-judgmental space founded in trust and respect where we can work together to meet your needs. As a therapist at Self Space, I work alongside children, teens, and families navigating a variety of adverse experiences including relationship challenges, life transitions, trauma, depression, and anxiety. I am deeply honored and privileged to provide support for youth and families.
It takes immense courage to seek therapeutic support and my goal is to offer a non-judgmental space founded in trust and respect where we can work together to meet your needs. As a therapist at Self Space, I work alongside children, teens, and families navigating a variety of adverse experiences including relationship challenges, life transitions, trauma, depression, and anxiety. I am deeply honored and privileged to provide support for youth and families.
(206) 210-1202 x28 View (206) 210-1202 x28
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Taylor Burch
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98112  (Online Only)
I am interested in the depths and think of therapy as the place our unconscious, which mysteriously shapes our lives, can reveal to us what we want, love, hate, need, have experienced, and so on. Eventually contacting and digesting what we feel yet might not know we feel, or yet understand, has unpredictable and profound effects, often liberating. What was once a source of indigestible pain and confusion can be the starting place for vitality and clarified, vivified, deep Living. It's not always easy, nor is it necessarily meant to be, but it's worth it. As a therapist I practice surrender, courage, presence, humor, and attunement.
I am interested in the depths and think of therapy as the place our unconscious, which mysteriously shapes our lives, can reveal to us what we want, love, hate, need, have experienced, and so on. Eventually contacting and digesting what we feel yet might not know we feel, or yet understand, has unpredictable and profound effects, often liberating. What was once a source of indigestible pain and confusion can be the starting place for vitality and clarified, vivified, deep Living. It's not always easy, nor is it necessarily meant to be, but it's worth it. As a therapist I practice surrender, courage, presence, humor, and attunement.
(206) 350-8044 View (206) 350-8044
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AWE Counseling PLLC
Counselor, MA, MHP, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98107  (Online Only)
My experience is heavily rooted in Forensic Mental Health. I've spent a total of 8 years working between the court and jail. The last 5 years were spent in King County Correctional Facility as a Psychiatric Evaluation Specialist. I was the primary clinician responsible for the treatment of the incarcerated women on the psych unit. I did a significant amount of work with our suicidal unit and was responsible for conducting the 4 hour suicide trainings assigned to all new staff and officers in the jail. I value the complexity of the human experience and strive to provide a safe non judgmental space for clients to heal.
My experience is heavily rooted in Forensic Mental Health. I've spent a total of 8 years working between the court and jail. The last 5 years were spent in King County Correctional Facility as a Psychiatric Evaluation Specialist. I was the primary clinician responsible for the treatment of the incarcerated women on the psych unit. I did a significant amount of work with our suicidal unit and was responsible for conducting the 4 hour suicide trainings assigned to all new staff and officers in the jail. I value the complexity of the human experience and strive to provide a safe non judgmental space for clients to heal.
(206) 309-3897 View (206) 309-3897
Cinda Weber
Counselor, Cinda Weber, MA, LMHCA
Not Verified Not Verified
Seattle, WA 98107  (Online Only)
I partner with individuals to discover their unique way through their life challenges to experience more resilience, hope, and meaning. Working with ways that cultural and family histories, including our big and little traumas, shape responses to challenges, individuals can develop more satisfying relationships and emotional freedom. These benefits are especially supportive of parents in the prenatal, birth, and postpartum periods and in the years beyond. As a writer, as well as a psychotherapist, I am able to incorporate therapeutic writing as a part of the the co-creative therapy process, with those who choose.
I partner with individuals to discover their unique way through their life challenges to experience more resilience, hope, and meaning. Working with ways that cultural and family histories, including our big and little traumas, shape responses to challenges, individuals can develop more satisfying relationships and emotional freedom. These benefits are especially supportive of parents in the prenatal, birth, and postpartum periods and in the years beyond. As a writer, as well as a psychotherapist, I am able to incorporate therapeutic writing as a part of the the co-creative therapy process, with those who choose.
(206) 984-2942 View (206) 984-2942
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Jamila M Brown
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98107  (Online Only)
I am currently only accepting new clients for online therapy. Sending an email is the best way to schedule a new appointment. Please include what day of the week or time of day is most convenient for you. My practice specialty is providing therapeutic services to adolescents and young adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety or behavioral concerns. I am also available to provide individual therapy for adults in all stages of life, as well as family therapy and couples counseling. In addition, I have a long-standing interest in working with clients from diverse backgrounds and those affected by the foster care system.
I am currently only accepting new clients for online therapy. Sending an email is the best way to schedule a new appointment. Please include what day of the week or time of day is most convenient for you. My practice specialty is providing therapeutic services to adolescents and young adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety or behavioral concerns. I am also available to provide individual therapy for adults in all stages of life, as well as family therapy and couples counseling. In addition, I have a long-standing interest in working with clients from diverse backgrounds and those affected by the foster care system.
(206) 800-8396 View (206) 800-8396
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Stephanie Light
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98107  (Online Only)
Are you burnt out from late-stage capitalism, White supremacy, and rampant misogyny? Same. Rest and relationships are essential. I provide a relationship that supports your growth, holds space for discomfort and grief, and inspires you to create joy and pleasure in everything you do. I specialize in working with people experiencing anxiety and depression, gender and sexual issues, trauma, attachment-based challenges, relationship stress, and folks looking to heal through mind-body integration.
Are you burnt out from late-stage capitalism, White supremacy, and rampant misogyny? Same. Rest and relationships are essential. I provide a relationship that supports your growth, holds space for discomfort and grief, and inspires you to create joy and pleasure in everything you do. I specialize in working with people experiencing anxiety and depression, gender and sexual issues, trauma, attachment-based challenges, relationship stress, and folks looking to heal through mind-body integration.
(206) 207-8160 View (206) 207-8160
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Alisa Niehuser
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98107  (Online Only)
Over a decade of experience with Health Professionals, Veterans, Active-Duty, and Law Enforcement. I foster an open-minded, non-judgmental environment where growth and healing can occur. My approach blends evidence-based practices with a touch of humor; encompassing mindfulness, stress reduction, and trauma-informed care. I'm interested in understanding your journey, strengths, and challenges. Whether you're contemplating change or already taking action, we'll embark on this journey together. I'm an outdoor enthusiast and dog lover, who finds inspiration and solace in nature.
Over a decade of experience with Health Professionals, Veterans, Active-Duty, and Law Enforcement. I foster an open-minded, non-judgmental environment where growth and healing can occur. My approach blends evidence-based practices with a touch of humor; encompassing mindfulness, stress reduction, and trauma-informed care. I'm interested in understanding your journey, strengths, and challenges. Whether you're contemplating change or already taking action, we'll embark on this journey together. I'm an outdoor enthusiast and dog lover, who finds inspiration and solace in nature.
(206) 565-1623 View (206) 565-1623
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.