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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 Riverside, the suburbs of Riverside, other nearby places such as Berwyn, Hines, 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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Paige L. Freeman
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Let's collaboratively determine, clarify, and work towards YOUR values and goals for your life. You have the life experience and the knowledge about yourself and I want you to trust in yourself, as well as our therapeutic relationship.


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Together, we will:

Let's collaboratively determine, clarify, and work towards YOUR values and goals for your life. You have the life experience and the knowledge about yourself and I want you to trust in yourself, as well as our therapeutic relationship.

Something to know about my approach is:

I encourage transparency, value-driven decision making, self-compassion, and making room for your thoughts and feelings. I will help you navigate mental health issues in a psychologically flexible way, which translates to richer life experience.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • COVID 19 Stress and Anxiety
  • Family Therapy
  • Food Allergy Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Life Adjustment
  • Parenting Issues
  • Women's Issues
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Paige L. Freeman remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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Sarah Tyminski
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Laugh, cry, and work through whatever is needed. I see my role as someone to come alongside you as you're learning and making changes to be the most authentic version of yourself.


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Laugh, cry, and work through whatever is needed. I see my role as someone to come alongside you as you're learning and making changes to be the most authentic version of yourself.

Something to know about my approach is:

I value the relationship that I have with all of my clients. In order for healing to happen, we need to first connect as individuals. I want to know you - all of you, not just the struggles that led you to therapy.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma Recovery
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Mary Hosbrough
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take what you know about yourself, your strengths and struggles, your past experiences and preferences and what I know about OCD and the treatments that help to decide together what approach will be most likely to help you.


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take what you know about yourself, your strengths and struggles, your past experiences and preferences and what I know about OCD and the treatments that help to decide together what approach will be most likely to help you.

Something to know about my approach is:

I offer multiple approaches for treating OCD. If you are searching for ERP, I'd love to help you with this. If you do not want to do ERP or have not been helped by it as much as you'd like in the past, there are other effective treatments we can use.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
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Merrisa Dawn Santos
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Explore the emotional stress and setbacks that have a tremendous impact on how we view ourselves and our lives. Help you explore, understand, and overcome your obstacles and start living a life filled with promise, hope, and possibility.


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Explore the emotional stress and setbacks that have a tremendous impact on how we view ourselves and our lives. Help you explore, understand, and overcome your obstacles and start living a life filled with promise, hope, and possibility.

Something to know about my approach is:

Using a holistic approach focused on connecting the mind, body, and spirit, I help you connect with your higher purpose and experience life free from emotional pain. I offer compassionate services that help you live a happier more rewarding life.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adult ADHD
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Intergenerational trauma
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexuality
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Merrisa Dawn Santos remote and phone therapy in Illinois
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Maricela Fajardo
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We will Identify practical strategies to help you manage day-to-day while also helping you to understand the deeper roots to help you get unstuck. We'll help you engage in the present, resolve the past and build a balanced, aligned future.


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Together, we will:

We will Identify practical strategies to help you manage day-to-day while also helping you to understand the deeper roots to help you get unstuck. We'll help you engage in the present, resolve the past and build a balanced, aligned future.

Something to know about my approach is:

I'll serve as a compassionate, attuned guide to help you navigate relationships and organize your thoughts/feelings. We will address the past, present and future. We'll unlock the gift of who you are, so you can live as the best version of yourself.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Wounds
  • Disordered Eating
  • Healing from Relationships
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationships
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Maricela Fajardo remote and phone therapy in Illinois