Female Therapists in Thurston County, WA

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Shauna Rumsey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Olympia, WA 98506  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello! Thank you for reaching out. We all struggle at times during in our lives, and we may get off track from how and who we want to be. I am here to help you explore your struggles and increase your sense of self so you can create the life you envision. We will work collaboratively to help you find ways to manage your stressors as well as how to focus on what matters most to you. Through our work, my hope is to help strengthen your relationship with yourself, with kindness and compassion. Your relationship with yourself is the most important one you have!
Hello! Thank you for reaching out. We all struggle at times during in our lives, and we may get off track from how and who we want to be. I am here to help you explore your struggles and increase your sense of self so you can create the life you envision. We will work collaboratively to help you find ways to manage your stressors as well as how to focus on what matters most to you. Through our work, my hope is to help strengthen your relationship with yourself, with kindness and compassion. Your relationship with yourself is the most important one you have!
(833) 923-1926 View (833) 923-1926
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Deonna D Lor
Counselor, MA, LMHC-A
Verified Verified
Lacey, WA 98503
No matter if you're an individual, part of a family, or a member of a community, it's natural to encounter tough times in life. There's no shame in seeking a helping hand during these challenging moments, and that's where I come in. Let me guide you through the maze of life's intricacies. Together, we'll explore creative approaches to tackle your problems head-on and build your resilience for whatever may lie ahead. I have an unwavering belief that everyone has the capability to reach their aspirations, realize their dreams, and lead a life brimming with significance.
No matter if you're an individual, part of a family, or a member of a community, it's natural to encounter tough times in life. There's no shame in seeking a helping hand during these challenging moments, and that's where I come in. Let me guide you through the maze of life's intricacies. Together, we'll explore creative approaches to tackle your problems head-on and build your resilience for whatever may lie ahead. I have an unwavering belief that everyone has the capability to reach their aspirations, realize their dreams, and lead a life brimming with significance.
(360) 226-5796 View (360) 226-5796
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Options Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Tumwater, WA 98512
Ever feel like life just seems more difficult for you: like people use and abuse you, your family blames you for everything and/or you feel constantly like you just aren't good enough despite all your best efforts? Or just struggle to get out into the world without that small voice in your head telling you that it's just not worth the effort? Ever just get stuck in unhelpful patterns but have no idea how to get off the merry-go-round? Sometimes it just seems like the rest of the world "gets it" and you somehow just don't.
Ever feel like life just seems more difficult for you: like people use and abuse you, your family blames you for everything and/or you feel constantly like you just aren't good enough despite all your best efforts? Or just struggle to get out into the world without that small voice in your head telling you that it's just not worth the effort? Ever just get stuck in unhelpful patterns but have no idea how to get off the merry-go-round? Sometimes it just seems like the rest of the world "gets it" and you somehow just don't.
(360) 215-5559 View (360) 215-5559
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Melissa A Yang
Counselor, LMHC, LMFTA, SUDP
Verified Verified
Yelm, WA 98597  (Online Only)
I focus on creating a warm environment for my client to feel safe and able to process whatever their wanting to work on. There is no pressure to focus on one topic, as life has it's ups and downs. The treatment plan is created by my client and myself, in order to ensure the focus is on what my client would like to work on .
I focus on creating a warm environment for my client to feel safe and able to process whatever their wanting to work on. There is no pressure to focus on one topic, as life has it's ups and downs. The treatment plan is created by my client and myself, in order to ensure the focus is on what my client would like to work on .
(253) 259-3715 View (253) 259-3715
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SilverMoon Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RPT
Verified Verified
Lacey, WA 98503
Not accepting new clients
I am Sandra McLeod, a fully licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Play Therapist which means I treat all ages and specialize in treating children, adolescents, and teens. Is your child or another member of your family showing signs of stress, anxiety, depression? Have you or they experienced trauma? Or possibly there are sensory or learning challenges present that may interfere with a healthy, balanced life? I may be able to help.
I am Sandra McLeod, a fully licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Play Therapist which means I treat all ages and specialize in treating children, adolescents, and teens. Is your child or another member of your family showing signs of stress, anxiety, depression? Have you or they experienced trauma? Or possibly there are sensory or learning challenges present that may interfere with a healthy, balanced life? I may be able to help.
(360) 230-5702 View (360) 230-5702
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Jessica Morris
Counselor, MA, LMHC, SUDP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lacey, WA 98503
Not accepting new clients
I help clients gain insight into their past and transform adversity into empowerment. By building an awareness of our social, societal, economic, family, spiritual, biological, and emotional factors, we often develop new, more helpful perspectives into the present and future. Are you a perfectionist who feels like an imposter? Are you numbing/avoiding your emotions with substances or vices? Do you struggle with the constant feeling that you are not good enough? Have you ever acted impulsively and then regretted your behaviors? These issues are often caused by unhelpful influences and emotional baggage that I can help you unpack.
I help clients gain insight into their past and transform adversity into empowerment. By building an awareness of our social, societal, economic, family, spiritual, biological, and emotional factors, we often develop new, more helpful perspectives into the present and future. Are you a perfectionist who feels like an imposter? Are you numbing/avoiding your emotions with substances or vices? Do you struggle with the constant feeling that you are not good enough? Have you ever acted impulsively and then regretted your behaviors? These issues are often caused by unhelpful influences and emotional baggage that I can help you unpack.
(360) 515-3226 View (360) 515-3226
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Dr. Jan Coleman
Counselor, PsyD
Verified Verified
Olympia, WA 98502
In the words of Thoreau, "Go confidently . . . live the life you've imagined." Do you often wish you were more confident, less anxious, no longer feeling depressed -- or stuck? Would you like to better understand yourself and others? Few things help more in this process than a relationship with a trusted and skilled therapist. With over 30 years experience, I am committed to the highest standards in comprehensive mental health care. I work with individuals and couples to help heal depression, relieve anxiety, reduce stress, improve relationships, process grief and loss, and navigate painful or challenging life transitions.
In the words of Thoreau, "Go confidently . . . live the life you've imagined." Do you often wish you were more confident, less anxious, no longer feeling depressed -- or stuck? Would you like to better understand yourself and others? Few things help more in this process than a relationship with a trusted and skilled therapist. With over 30 years experience, I am committed to the highest standards in comprehensive mental health care. I work with individuals and couples to help heal depression, relieve anxiety, reduce stress, improve relationships, process grief and loss, and navigate painful or challenging life transitions.
(360) 841-5801 View (360) 841-5801
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Monica Persson
Counselor, LMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
Lacey, WA 98503  (Online Only)
Navigating mood disorders, relationship struggles, life transitions, or trauma can be challenging. Talking to a compassionate, down-to-earth therapist can make a world of difference. With years of experience in healthcare, I've supported individuals dealing with a wide range of problems. You can trust that our sessions will be a safe, understanding space where you can share without fear of judgment. Together, we'll embark on a journey to heal wounds and develop effective coping strategies that foster lasting growth and resilience. Whether you're seeking relief, understanding, or empowerment, I'm here to support you every step.
Navigating mood disorders, relationship struggles, life transitions, or trauma can be challenging. Talking to a compassionate, down-to-earth therapist can make a world of difference. With years of experience in healthcare, I've supported individuals dealing with a wide range of problems. You can trust that our sessions will be a safe, understanding space where you can share without fear of judgment. Together, we'll embark on a journey to heal wounds and develop effective coping strategies that foster lasting growth and resilience. Whether you're seeking relief, understanding, or empowerment, I'm here to support you every step.
(360) 499-0289 View (360) 499-0289
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Annemarie Murdock
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Yelm, WA 98597
I am available for in person and online therapy at my office in Yelm. I am passionate about working with couples, families, and individuals in positive and creative ways. In therapy, we build on strengths and capabilities you already have, using different therapeutic techniques appropriate for your unique situation. With couples and families, we build communication skills, and intentionally grow deeper connections, and stronger relationships. Humor, and playful interaction is encouraged. For couples, I have special training in communication, and sex therapy.
I am available for in person and online therapy at my office in Yelm. I am passionate about working with couples, families, and individuals in positive and creative ways. In therapy, we build on strengths and capabilities you already have, using different therapeutic techniques appropriate for your unique situation. With couples and families, we build communication skills, and intentionally grow deeper connections, and stronger relationships. Humor, and playful interaction is encouraged. For couples, I have special training in communication, and sex therapy.
(360) 481-3660 View (360) 481-3660
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Michelle M Ehle Psy. D.
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
Olympia, WA 98502
Is the upcoming election driving you crazy? Are you living with depression, anxiety, numbness, or are you consumed by grief & mourning? Have life-changing events left you in a place of uncertainty? Are you experiencing an unimaginable loss? Are you living with chronic illness or pain or struggling to find meaning in life? If you are at a place where you need help, let me help and gently guide you through therapy to get you where you want to be. I am accepting new clients for personal and group therapy (Grief: Finding Meaning in Loss & Getting Through the Election).
Is the upcoming election driving you crazy? Are you living with depression, anxiety, numbness, or are you consumed by grief & mourning? Have life-changing events left you in a place of uncertainty? Are you experiencing an unimaginable loss? Are you living with chronic illness or pain or struggling to find meaning in life? If you are at a place where you need help, let me help and gently guide you through therapy to get you where you want to be. I am accepting new clients for personal and group therapy (Grief: Finding Meaning in Loss & Getting Through the Election).
(360) 813-6428 View (360) 813-6428
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Nicole Giron
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Olympia, WA 98502
Somedays you feel like you have it in you, and other days there isn’t an ounce to give to others let alone yourself. You have worked so hard to do all the right things, yet inside you feel completely overwhelmed, alone, and inadequate. You’re comparing yourself to friends, family, and strangers. What you see is that they have it all together, and well let’s be honest you feel like you don’t. You may have even mastered the art of faking it till you make it. It’s time for that to change! You are hoping to feel more in control and capable of handling challenges that come at you.
Somedays you feel like you have it in you, and other days there isn’t an ounce to give to others let alone yourself. You have worked so hard to do all the right things, yet inside you feel completely overwhelmed, alone, and inadequate. You’re comparing yourself to friends, family, and strangers. What you see is that they have it all together, and well let’s be honest you feel like you don’t. You may have even mastered the art of faking it till you make it. It’s time for that to change! You are hoping to feel more in control and capable of handling challenges that come at you.
(360) 317-0533 View (360) 317-0533
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Anita Hoyle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Olympia, WA 98506
Depression. Anxiety. Trauma. Grief. If only we could just flip a switch to turn them off! Too often others say "You shouldn't feel that way" or "Get over it." No one chooses to be unhappy. And though there is no on-off switch for our thoughts and emotions, with the right help we can change rebuild our our lives so we are really living. Throughout my time in practice, I've found that what helps most is warmth, respect, careful listening and a collaborative approach that fits the treatment to the person.
Depression. Anxiety. Trauma. Grief. If only we could just flip a switch to turn them off! Too often others say "You shouldn't feel that way" or "Get over it." No one chooses to be unhappy. And though there is no on-off switch for our thoughts and emotions, with the right help we can change rebuild our our lives so we are really living. Throughout my time in practice, I've found that what helps most is warmth, respect, careful listening and a collaborative approach that fits the treatment to the person.
(360) 763-0889 View (360) 763-0889
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Apryl Carlington
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MHP, CMHP
Verified Verified
Olympia, WA 98501
The therapeutic relationship should empower an individual to regain ownership of their life, shifting negative self-talk and other impacts of trauma; allowing for holistic healing and growth. It is my hope to actively walk alongside my client as they work to create their peace; ultimately gaining an improvement in positive self-awareness and optimism, with a side of lasting security and emotional health.
The therapeutic relationship should empower an individual to regain ownership of their life, shifting negative self-talk and other impacts of trauma; allowing for holistic healing and growth. It is my hope to actively walk alongside my client as they work to create their peace; ultimately gaining an improvement in positive self-awareness and optimism, with a side of lasting security and emotional health.
(360) 625-6911 View (360) 625-6911
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Remara Milnes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Lacey, WA 98503  (Online Only)
When did life become a monotonous routine, leaving you emotionally drained and feeling unfulfilled? You long for deeper connections and meaningful relationships, but that’s overshadowed by disappointment or isolation. You’re repeating the same patterns, preventing yourself from experiencing what you deserve. As a parent, you feel like you’re always falling short. Making the smallest decision leaves you overwhelmed and second guessing yourself. Relationships can bring immense joy, but also have the ability to become so draining. They can cause an overwhelming amount of stress and make you question your own self-worth and judgment.
When did life become a monotonous routine, leaving you emotionally drained and feeling unfulfilled? You long for deeper connections and meaningful relationships, but that’s overshadowed by disappointment or isolation. You’re repeating the same patterns, preventing yourself from experiencing what you deserve. As a parent, you feel like you’re always falling short. Making the smallest decision leaves you overwhelmed and second guessing yourself. Relationships can bring immense joy, but also have the ability to become so draining. They can cause an overwhelming amount of stress and make you question your own self-worth and judgment.
(360) 318-7525 View (360) 318-7525
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Bonnie Edwards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Olympia, WA 98502
Waitlist for new clients
Greetings, My name is Bonnie and I am the sole owner/therapist at NW Transformations Child and Family Counseling. I understand and empathetic on how life's challenges or transitions can create or impact a person's life in a negative manner and how overwhelming it can become and reach goals. I offer individual Psychotherapy Services to Adults, Seniors, Adolescents and children (Ages 8+) who are struggling with issues related to Anxiety, Depression, Grief, life transitions, PTSD, Bi-Polar Disorder, and other challenges. I offer in person sessions as well as tele-health.
Greetings, My name is Bonnie and I am the sole owner/therapist at NW Transformations Child and Family Counseling. I understand and empathetic on how life's challenges or transitions can create or impact a person's life in a negative manner and how overwhelming it can become and reach goals. I offer individual Psychotherapy Services to Adults, Seniors, Adolescents and children (Ages 8+) who are struggling with issues related to Anxiety, Depression, Grief, life transitions, PTSD, Bi-Polar Disorder, and other challenges. I offer in person sessions as well as tele-health.
(360) 706-1150 View (360) 706-1150
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Rosalind Herrington-Moxon
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, LMFTA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Olympia, WA 98502  (Online Only)
Life is an ongoing journey of growth and opportunity. Throughout these opportunities, we are met with challenges. Often these challenges are the catalyst for the growth opportunities we were not necessarily seeking. I believe it is in these moments that we get to dig deep, transform, and come out on the other side victorious, even if we had to get there kicking and screaming. We are resilient people, and sometimes we need to be reminded of that. My role as a therapist is to support my clients and challenge them to keep putting forth the effort and to claim the victory that is waiting for them on the other side of their challenges.
Life is an ongoing journey of growth and opportunity. Throughout these opportunities, we are met with challenges. Often these challenges are the catalyst for the growth opportunities we were not necessarily seeking. I believe it is in these moments that we get to dig deep, transform, and come out on the other side victorious, even if we had to get there kicking and screaming. We are resilient people, and sometimes we need to be reminded of that. My role as a therapist is to support my clients and challenge them to keep putting forth the effort and to claim the victory that is waiting for them on the other side of their challenges.
(360) 515-4837 View (360) 515-4837
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Rachelle Dudley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Olympia, WA 98502
We are living in challenging times. If you are struggling, it means you are human. Know that asking for help is a strength. My therapy is collaborative, client-centered, strength-based with a commitment to anti-oppression. I work from an attachment perspective that is emotionally focused. As a family therapist, I believe your family of origin influences the dynamics in your relationships and patterns of behavior. I believe connection is important in your healing. Thus, I work to create a safe therapeutic environment where growth can flourish. I bring my full self to my work – my optimism, my directness, my persistence, my humor.
We are living in challenging times. If you are struggling, it means you are human. Know that asking for help is a strength. My therapy is collaborative, client-centered, strength-based with a commitment to anti-oppression. I work from an attachment perspective that is emotionally focused. As a family therapist, I believe your family of origin influences the dynamics in your relationships and patterns of behavior. I believe connection is important in your healing. Thus, I work to create a safe therapeutic environment where growth can flourish. I bring my full self to my work – my optimism, my directness, my persistence, my humor.
(360) 284-1139 View (360) 284-1139
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Luminous Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Olympia, WA 98502
Not accepting new clients
For more information about Dr. Casie Duplissey, please visit our website. Therapy is a place for healing, transformation, and growth. When working with children, teens, families, and adults, I strive to help them achieve their current goals. I offer psychoeducation, insight, and interventions with a client-centered approach. In other words, I meet my clients where they are in their life and work with them at their own pace. Specifically, I have experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-injurious behaviors, suicidality, behavioral/ communication issues, and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
For more information about Dr. Casie Duplissey, please visit our website. Therapy is a place for healing, transformation, and growth. When working with children, teens, families, and adults, I strive to help them achieve their current goals. I offer psychoeducation, insight, and interventions with a client-centered approach. In other words, I meet my clients where they are in their life and work with them at their own pace. Specifically, I have experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-injurious behaviors, suicidality, behavioral/ communication issues, and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
(360) 703-9355 View (360) 703-9355
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Indira Melgarejo
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Olympia, WA 98506
I help parents and caregivers seeking a better relationship with their 3 to 12-year-old children. While working to help children learn to manage their emotions, I include parents/caregivers to help them understand their child's behaviors. Understanding why your child behaves in a certain way will allow you to respond to them in a more attuned, empathetic, and responsive way.
I help parents and caregivers seeking a better relationship with their 3 to 12-year-old children. While working to help children learn to manage their emotions, I include parents/caregivers to help them understand their child's behaviors. Understanding why your child behaves in a certain way will allow you to respond to them in a more attuned, empathetic, and responsive way.
(360) 209-2903 View (360) 209-2903
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Mukti Khanna
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Olympia, WA 98502
Have you ever wondered how you can become a more active participant in your own healthcare? Mind-Body Medicine Psychology can provide a biopsychosocial perspective to help alleviate individual and intergenerational trauma, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, spiritual emergence and other health related concerns. Learning to regulate your nervous system through mindfulness based practices, expressive arts therapy and energy psychology can decrease stress, enhance emotional well being and self care for both the person who has a health challenge and their caregivers or family members.
Have you ever wondered how you can become a more active participant in your own healthcare? Mind-Body Medicine Psychology can provide a biopsychosocial perspective to help alleviate individual and intergenerational trauma, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, spiritual emergence and other health related concerns. Learning to regulate your nervous system through mindfulness based practices, expressive arts therapy and energy psychology can decrease stress, enhance emotional well being and self care for both the person who has a health challenge and their caregivers or family members.
(360) 529-4935 View (360) 529-4935

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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.