Female Therapists in Stanwood, WA

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Teresa LaFleur
Counselor, MA, LMHC, DBT-LBC
Verified Verified
Stanwood, WA 98292
My goal is to serve as a resource and a point of intervention for you on a path toward healthy self-efficacy, healthy self-concept and healthy relationships. I am dedicated to providing a safe and supportive place to explore these concerns and gain the tools necessary in pursuit of the very best Self. It is my belief that through increased self-awareness, people are empowered to change, and empowered people are positioned to take responsibility for their own lives, emerging with greater clarity, purpose, and happiness.
My goal is to serve as a resource and a point of intervention for you on a path toward healthy self-efficacy, healthy self-concept and healthy relationships. I am dedicated to providing a safe and supportive place to explore these concerns and gain the tools necessary in pursuit of the very best Self. It is my belief that through increased self-awareness, people are empowered to change, and empowered people are positioned to take responsibility for their own lives, emerging with greater clarity, purpose, and happiness.
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Terra Stang-Johnson
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, RN
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Stanwood, WA 98292
If the hardships of life have landed you in painful, unexpected situations or you’re struggling with feeling stuck and exhausted in repetitive cycles of conflict, depression, and/or anxiety, you are in the right place…and you are not alone. Together we will explore and learn about what brings you to counseling and gain some understanding of patterns that may be keeping you stuck. I will help you move out of survival mode and grow into your ability to experience fulfilling relationships, emotional resiliency, and live a more fulfilling life.
If the hardships of life have landed you in painful, unexpected situations or you’re struggling with feeling stuck and exhausted in repetitive cycles of conflict, depression, and/or anxiety, you are in the right place…and you are not alone. Together we will explore and learn about what brings you to counseling and gain some understanding of patterns that may be keeping you stuck. I will help you move out of survival mode and grow into your ability to experience fulfilling relationships, emotional resiliency, and live a more fulfilling life.
(360) 685-7209 View (360) 685-7209
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Erin McKee PsyD PLLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Stanwood, WA 98292  (Online Only)
I am a clinical psychologist with a master's degree in cultural anthropology. I have recently completed a mindfulness meditation teacher certification program. I focus on the intersection of interpersonal and cultural dynamics in the present moment.
I am a clinical psychologist with a master's degree in cultural anthropology. I have recently completed a mindfulness meditation teacher certification program. I focus on the intersection of interpersonal and cultural dynamics in the present moment.
(425) 595-7131 View (425) 595-7131
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NW Hearts United
Counselor, MS, LMHCA, EFMHS
Verified Verified
Stanwood, WA 98292
Does life feel like your stuck in the muck? Is someone you love acting angry, sad, overwhelmed, or anxious? ​ Sometimes the solution needs more than words...it needs to get to the heart of the matter. Equine facilitated methods are restorative, trauma-informed solutions that bring the heart and the head into balance for life-changing permanent shifts. NW Hearts United's unique EFMHL Programs helps create inner strength, peace and focus. People struggling to cope and thrive are often carrying deep pain, anxiety or anger they don’t understand and can’t explain.
Does life feel like your stuck in the muck? Is someone you love acting angry, sad, overwhelmed, or anxious? ​ Sometimes the solution needs more than words...it needs to get to the heart of the matter. Equine facilitated methods are restorative, trauma-informed solutions that bring the heart and the head into balance for life-changing permanent shifts. NW Hearts United's unique EFMHL Programs helps create inner strength, peace and focus. People struggling to cope and thrive are often carrying deep pain, anxiety or anger they don’t understand and can’t explain.
(425) 610-7432 View (425) 610-7432
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Yvonne Huber-Ito
Counselor, MSW, MHP, SWAIC, MHCA, DSW
Verified Verified
Stanwood, WA 98282  (Online Only)
When I am introduced to a new client, I want to know why the client has chosen therapy and what needs and goals the client has. Once we discuss this then we will determine the path that we should use to meet those goals. Normally I use Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior therapy or Cognitive Behavior Therapy because I feel that these two types of therapy work well with a variety of issues. I strongly believe in a strength based client focused type of therapy. Everyone has inner strength and I would help you identify those strengths
When I am introduced to a new client, I want to know why the client has chosen therapy and what needs and goals the client has. Once we discuss this then we will determine the path that we should use to meet those goals. Normally I use Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior therapy or Cognitive Behavior Therapy because I feel that these two types of therapy work well with a variety of issues. I strongly believe in a strength based client focused type of therapy. Everyone has inner strength and I would help you identify those strengths
(360) 531-7842 View (360) 531-7842
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Betsy Wright Loving
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Stanwood, WA 98282
My focus is to help people explore their depression, anxiety, or grief -- to help them better connect emotionally to themselves, and to alleviate the resulting distress and personal problems that get in the way of living satisfying, fulfilling lives. I take an affirming stance toward my clients, and strive to create a warm, supportive environment for exploration of the more painful experiences or trauma that may be interfering with relationships, work, and the ability to be truly happy. My approach is holistic, including physical, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects.
My focus is to help people explore their depression, anxiety, or grief -- to help them better connect emotionally to themselves, and to alleviate the resulting distress and personal problems that get in the way of living satisfying, fulfilling lives. I take an affirming stance toward my clients, and strive to create a warm, supportive environment for exploration of the more painful experiences or trauma that may be interfering with relationships, work, and the ability to be truly happy. My approach is holistic, including physical, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects.
(425) 312-6291 View (425) 312-6291
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H Roksan Biktimir
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, CTTS
Verified Verified
Stanwood, WA 98282
Not accepting new clients
It is a given that by being human we must deal with challenges in life. How we do that depends on the skills learned and adaptations made during our growing up years. We establish patterns of behavior and thinking that often interfere with our relationships and happiness. My goal in therapy is to help others identify their problem-causing patterns and learn to use effective life-management skills. My specialty is working with the present-day effects of childhood traumatic experiences, with a primary focus on relationship management skills.
It is a given that by being human we must deal with challenges in life. How we do that depends on the skills learned and adaptations made during our growing up years. We establish patterns of behavior and thinking that often interfere with our relationships and happiness. My goal in therapy is to help others identify their problem-causing patterns and learn to use effective life-management skills. My specialty is working with the present-day effects of childhood traumatic experiences, with a primary focus on relationship management skills.
(855) 844-5383 View (855) 844-5383
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Cultivate Balance Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Stanwood, WA 98292
Not accepting new clients
Navigating life’s difficulties can be challenging, especially when intensified with the impact of traumatic events and broken systems. Considering therapy is courageous. Reaching out is the first step and I understand to how difficult it can be. It is my belief that, as the expert of your own story, my hope is for us to work together to create a space where you can cultivate a life that feels authentic to who you are at your core. I operate from an intersectional framework, acknowledging and affirming your story in the context of systems of power. Email is preferred contact method.
Navigating life’s difficulties can be challenging, especially when intensified with the impact of traumatic events and broken systems. Considering therapy is courageous. Reaching out is the first step and I understand to how difficult it can be. It is my belief that, as the expert of your own story, my hope is for us to work together to create a space where you can cultivate a life that feels authentic to who you are at your core. I operate from an intersectional framework, acknowledging and affirming your story in the context of systems of power. Email is preferred contact method.
(360) 502-2521 View (360) 502-2521
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Chelsey Graff
Counselor, MAMFT, LMHC
Verified Verified
Stanwood, WA 98292
Not accepting new clients
Do you struggle with feelings of helplessness, depression, or anxiety? Are you or your teen struggling with tough times in life? Do you need a safe space to talk about self identity? Everyone goes through difficulties in life. That is why I am here to help. Hello. My name is Chelsey and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a background in Family therapy in the Stanwood area. I am currently full but have a waitlist for potential clients.
Do you struggle with feelings of helplessness, depression, or anxiety? Are you or your teen struggling with tough times in life? Do you need a safe space to talk about self identity? Everyone goes through difficulties in life. That is why I am here to help. Hello. My name is Chelsey and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a background in Family therapy in the Stanwood area. I am currently full but have a waitlist for potential clients.
(360) 208-1996 View (360) 208-1996
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Celeste McClannahan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA, CFRA
Verified Verified
Stanwood, WA 98292
Are you feeling stuck in your relationship and not sure how to break the negative patterns? Are your attempts at getting closer to your partner only pushing them farther away? Let us work together to break negative patterns and find new ways to communicate that bring you closer together and reconnect in a healthy way with each other. You may be stuck now but you do not have to stay there forever. It is possible to get out of this place and we will work together so you do not feel alone in this struggle anymore. I can help couples and individuals work on marriage counseling, sex therapy, parenting concerns, and anxiety & depression.
Are you feeling stuck in your relationship and not sure how to break the negative patterns? Are your attempts at getting closer to your partner only pushing them farther away? Let us work together to break negative patterns and find new ways to communicate that bring you closer together and reconnect in a healthy way with each other. You may be stuck now but you do not have to stay there forever. It is possible to get out of this place and we will work together so you do not feel alone in this struggle anymore. I can help couples and individuals work on marriage counseling, sex therapy, parenting concerns, and anxiety & depression.
(360) 800-4982 View (360) 800-4982
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Jeri L Richards
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CMHS
Verified Verified
Stanwood, WA 98292
Your comfort with and relationship to your therapist is a primary factor in the success of your therapy, so after you've had a chance to review my information, I invite you to give me a call to see if we'd be a good fit.
Your comfort with and relationship to your therapist is a primary factor in the success of your therapy, so after you've had a chance to review my information, I invite you to give me a call to see if we'd be a good fit.
(425) 368-5968 View (425) 368-5968
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Jessica Mitchell
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stanwood, WA 98292  (Online Only)
Now have AM/PM openings available. Seeking counseling services can be daunting and it can take a lot of courage to reach out for help, so congratulations on making it here! I currently work with individuals ages 16+ experiencing trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, relational issues, shame, body issues, self exploration. I work through a multi-cultural, trauma informed, body positive, gender affirming, LGBTQA+ lens. Throughout our work together, I aim to help you identify and celebrate your strengths and encourage insight, willingness, and bravery in exploring places of growth and vulnerability to make meaningful changes.
Now have AM/PM openings available. Seeking counseling services can be daunting and it can take a lot of courage to reach out for help, so congratulations on making it here! I currently work with individuals ages 16+ experiencing trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, relational issues, shame, body issues, self exploration. I work through a multi-cultural, trauma informed, body positive, gender affirming, LGBTQA+ lens. Throughout our work together, I aim to help you identify and celebrate your strengths and encourage insight, willingness, and bravery in exploring places of growth and vulnerability to make meaningful changes.
(360) 205-1267 View (360) 205-1267
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Courtney Peters-Online Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stanwood, WA 98292  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients. You know your job is taking its toll. Perhaps you wake up dreading another workday. Or you find yourself sad and anxious every Sunday evening. You may no longer find joy or meaning in your work. You may be doing everything you can just to keep up. It may be creeping into your home life, too. You have nothing left at the end of the day for your loved ones, or yourself. You wonder if there is an easier way. You want the fulfillment you experienced at the start of your career. You want enjoyment, rest, and relaxation in your life outside of work. You want to live each day with purpose and peace of mind.
Accepting new clients. You know your job is taking its toll. Perhaps you wake up dreading another workday. Or you find yourself sad and anxious every Sunday evening. You may no longer find joy or meaning in your work. You may be doing everything you can just to keep up. It may be creeping into your home life, too. You have nothing left at the end of the day for your loved ones, or yourself. You wonder if there is an easier way. You want the fulfillment you experienced at the start of your career. You want enjoyment, rest, and relaxation in your life outside of work. You want to live each day with purpose and peace of mind.
(360) 404-7474 View (360) 404-7474
Photo of Andrea Maldonado, MS, LMHC, MHP, Counselor
Andrea Maldonado
Counselor, MS, LMHC, MHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stanwood, WA 98292
Deciding to engage in a therapeutic relationship is an important step, and one that can be scary to take. As a therapist, my goal is to create a comfortable environment to help you navigate the changes and challenges in your life and relationships. My approach is client-centered therapy, which is often informed by principles of cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems theory, and strengths-based theory.
Deciding to engage in a therapeutic relationship is an important step, and one that can be scary to take. As a therapist, my goal is to create a comfortable environment to help you navigate the changes and challenges in your life and relationships. My approach is client-centered therapy, which is often informed by principles of cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems theory, and strengths-based theory.
(360) 934-1558 View (360) 934-1558
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Warm Hearts Counseling
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Stanwood, WA 98292  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Healing hearts and relationships one day at a time, including your relationship with yourself. I have been a Mental Health Therapist for 14 years. I offer in-office sessions in Arlington or telehealth therapy for anyone in Washington State. I work with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, and trauma, especially regarding relationships. I have specific training in sexual abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, self-esteem, and unhealthy/healthy relationships. I utilize trauma therapy for children and parents together, ages 14 and up healing from physical or sexual abuse. Please call to set up a free 15-minute consultation.
Healing hearts and relationships one day at a time, including your relationship with yourself. I have been a Mental Health Therapist for 14 years. I offer in-office sessions in Arlington or telehealth therapy for anyone in Washington State. I work with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, and trauma, especially regarding relationships. I have specific training in sexual abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, self-esteem, and unhealthy/healthy relationships. I utilize trauma therapy for children and parents together, ages 14 and up healing from physical or sexual abuse. Please call to set up a free 15-minute consultation.
(253) 525-5514 View (253) 525-5514
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Brenda Joy
Counselor, MACP, MBA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Stanwood, WA 98292  (Online Only)
Survivors of trauma, abuse, victimization, and people in recovery from cancer are people I am most adept at treating. I offer individual therapy and specialize in trauma recovery, empowering my clients to more satisfying and healthier lives.
Survivors of trauma, abuse, victimization, and people in recovery from cancer are people I am most adept at treating. I offer individual therapy and specialize in trauma recovery, empowering my clients to more satisfying and healthier lives.
(201) 428-6508 View (201) 428-6508
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Laura Mote
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Stanwood, WA 98292
A wise mentor once explained to me that emotions were (E)nergy in (Motion). And that was all the aha I needed to start developing a therapeutic practice focused on the movement of stuck trauma, unhelpful thoughts and poor relationships through the brain and body to develop healing or what Dr. Bruce Perry calls rhythm. One approach to developing rhythm is EMDR. It is an approach that moves us through stuck trauma as quickly as possible. EMDR creates rhythm by building confidence, clarity, self-compassion, and healthy connection with the self and others.
A wise mentor once explained to me that emotions were (E)nergy in (Motion). And that was all the aha I needed to start developing a therapeutic practice focused on the movement of stuck trauma, unhelpful thoughts and poor relationships through the brain and body to develop healing or what Dr. Bruce Perry calls rhythm. One approach to developing rhythm is EMDR. It is an approach that moves us through stuck trauma as quickly as possible. EMDR creates rhythm by building confidence, clarity, self-compassion, and healthy connection with the self and others.
(360) 995-1039 View (360) 995-1039
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Kindred Sparrow Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Stanwood, WA 98292
Hello, welcome to my practice. I offer mental health services in Washington and California via telehealth. I have been working with youth, adults, and families since 2010. Are you going through a difficult time in your life? Have you had experiences that are impacting your ability to thrive? Are you struggling with anxiety and depression? Is your child struggling in school or at home? I want to help you identify your strengths and weaknesses and identify more healthy coping skills and communication techniques. I am committed to supporting you and your family in your journey toward well-being and recovery.
Hello, welcome to my practice. I offer mental health services in Washington and California via telehealth. I have been working with youth, adults, and families since 2010. Are you going through a difficult time in your life? Have you had experiences that are impacting your ability to thrive? Are you struggling with anxiety and depression? Is your child struggling in school or at home? I want to help you identify your strengths and weaknesses and identify more healthy coping skills and communication techniques. I am committed to supporting you and your family in your journey toward well-being and recovery.
(360) 284-1982 View (360) 284-1982
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HopeLife Therapy Danielle Thayer
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, BA, MS, LMFTA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Stanwood, WA 98292
I am passionate about people and helping them become all they are created to be. I engage my clients with compassion, openness, and curiosity where we can learn and grow together. My hope is that every client moves toward a greater understanding of their preferred self, while experiencing more hope to create healthy goals and changes in their life. I believe therapy provides an opportunity to deeply explore oneself and our relationship with others. I understand that life can be challenging, and sometimes we need support to navigate through difficult times. At HopeLife Therapy, I provide a safe and confidential space to grow.
I am passionate about people and helping them become all they are created to be. I engage my clients with compassion, openness, and curiosity where we can learn and grow together. My hope is that every client moves toward a greater understanding of their preferred self, while experiencing more hope to create healthy goals and changes in their life. I believe therapy provides an opportunity to deeply explore oneself and our relationship with others. I understand that life can be challenging, and sometimes we need support to navigate through difficult times. At HopeLife Therapy, I provide a safe and confidential space to grow.
(360) 564-8349 View (360) 564-8349
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Dawn Ideker
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Stanwood, WA 98292
I will assist you in processing traumatic memories, depression, anxiety, anger.
I will assist you in processing traumatic memories, depression, anxiety, anger.
(360) 228-2632 View (360) 228-2632

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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.