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When choosing a therapist, the gender of the therapist may be important to you. Even though male or nonbinary therapists are capable of providing impactful therapy, you may be more comfortable, safe, or vulnerable with a female therapist.

You can find a therapist who meets your personal preferences, especially if you seek a professional who identifies as a woman therapist. Whether you are located in downtown Oak Park, the suburbs of Oak Park, other nearby places such as Elmhurst, Chicago, or anywhere else in Illinois, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

The Benefits of Talk Therapy with a Woman Therapist

There are several reasons why you may choose a female counselor or therapist, and they include:

  • You may feel more comfortable talking to a woman therapist, no matter your own gender identity. It is important that you feel comfortable with your therapist, as the relationship you have is one of the biggest predictors of outcomes in therapy.
  • People who have suffered abuse or harassment from men may not feel comfortable sharing their feelings with a male therapist. A woman therapist may feel safer.
  • It may be important to your own healing to develop a safe, compassionate connection with a woman, especially if you have not had such relationships in the past.

If you are curious how gender should play a role in choosing the right therapist, check out this article about finding the right therapist for you by licensed therapist Justine Soto.

Start Healing with a Woman Therapist Today!

Regardless of your reason behind choosing a female therapist, our team can help. At Mental Health Match, we specialize in matching you with therapists and counselors who best meet your needs. To find a female therapist in your area, browse the licensed mental health professionals below or use our free therapist matching tool.

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Jennifer Ziegler
Together, we will:

discover a new way forward out of the stuck places of your life. We will resolve the past so that you can be present today and experience hope for your future.


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Together, we will:

discover a new way forward out of the stuck places of your life. We will resolve the past so that you can be present today and experience hope for your future.

Something to know about my approach is:

I believe that creativity and imagination is often a wonderful catalyst for change. I like to collaborate with clients to use art, music, movement, imagery, therapeutic knitting and others means for creating new experiences of hope and progress.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • grief
  • Trauma
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Map in Hinsdale, Illinois for Jennifer Ziegler therapy location.
9.4 miles from you
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Julie Crowe-McCarthy
Together, we will:

tackle the sticky behaviors that inhibit progress, engage in deep processing and enjoy a sense of connection as you will feel supported in your journey towards a fulfilled and purpose-filled life.


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Together, we will:

tackle the sticky behaviors that inhibit progress, engage in deep processing and enjoy a sense of connection as you will feel supported in your journey towards a fulfilled and purpose-filled life.

Something to know about my approach is:

I love looking at your visions and finding creative ways to approach life's issues. Together, we unpack old messages while working towards new goals to bring about transformation that goes deep but also feels incredibly productive.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Career Transitions
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Panic Disorders
  • Relationship Distress
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Julie Crowe-McCarthy remote and phone therapy in Illinois
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Michelle Lester
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The themes of a session are often dictated by the client. I work to help them navigate their emotions. If I sense that a client is holding something back then I will explore that with them.


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Together, we will:

The themes of a session are often dictated by the client. I work to help them navigate their emotions. If I sense that a client is holding something back then I will explore that with them.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is a combination of humanistic, person-centered, gestalt, and existential. I work to meet my clients where they are and will employ whatever therapeutic techniques are called for.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce and Separation
  • grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Parenting Issues
  • Postpartum
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Relationships
  • Separation
  • Trauma
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Map in Evanston, Illinois for Michelle Lester therapy location.
12.2 miles from you
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Monica Winbush McCombs
Together, we will:

Every person has the tools to lead a fulfilling life, but those tools are at times temporarily inaccessible due to emotional, situational, and cognitive influences. I want to lead you through the process of identifying such influences removing them.


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Every person has the tools to lead a fulfilling life, but those tools are at times temporarily inaccessible due to emotional, situational, and cognitive influences. I want to lead you through the process of identifying such influences removing them.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Indiana and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I also use a Trauma Focused approach.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Communication Issues
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Illness Anxiety Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-love
  • Self-Worth
  • Social Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Trauma Recovery
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Monica Winbush McCombs remote and phone therapy in Illinois, Indiana
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Tracy Hermanson
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Overall goals are about finding peace in our homes, success in our relationships, contentment in our work, and loving kindness in our souls.


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Together, we will:

Overall goals are about finding peace in our homes, success in our relationships, contentment in our work, and loving kindness in our souls.

Something to know about my approach is:

My theoretical approach is interpersonal psychotherapy. I am also a practiced and trained EMDR therapist. I believe that our relationships, past and present, paint the picture of our lives and that therapy should help paint a beautiful scene.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Relationship Distress
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Tracy Hermanson remote and phone therapy in Illinois