A Woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.
– Diane Mariechild
Women experience certain biological, psychological and environmental challenges related to gender that have a significant impact on their mental health and well-being. If not addressed properly, these challenges can turn into burdens that often lead to anxiety, depression, and a lost sense of self.
Have you lost much of the joy you once felt? Are you struggling in abusive or toxic relationship? Have years of living with a low self-worth resulted in a less-than-desirable life?
What are some of the specialty areas that result in women feeling vulnerable & seeking Psychotherapy Services?
- Relationships/ Marriage/ Divorce
- Pregnancy/ Motherhood/ Postpartum/ Menopause
- Single Parenting
- Working Mom/ Life Imbalance
- Life Transitions/ Change
- Identity Development
- Career Development
- Women’s Health Issues
- Assertiveness & Boundary Issues
- Low Self-Worth
- Poor Self-Care
- Empty Nest
Why Seek Therapy for Women’s Issues?
Women’s issues can take a serious toll on a woman’s emotional, physical, and mental health. The effects can be mild to extreme, and in many cases women are vulnerable and are not able to cope with their personal issues on their own.
By seeking therapy, a woman can get the help she needs in overcoming a gender-specific issue that she has been struggling with. Examples of this could be counseling for new & expectant mothers who are looking for support and tools to cope better with the many changes taking place in preparation for their baby’s arrival. Or on the other end counseling can be beneficial for new mothers that are experiencing minor hormonal imbalances such as the baby blues after giving birth. Some women need therapy to help them through struggles with Infertility. The reality & diagnosis of Infertility & all the challenges that come with it can affect many women emotionally & hormonally. Therapy can be helpful to women who have had miscarriages & are struggling with shock, grief, sadness, sense of betrayal, & anger. You may feel that your loved ones don’t fully understand your pain or why you are having such a hard time recovering after your loss. On the other end of the spectrum, some middle-aged women need support during the “Empty Nest Syndrome” because they struggle with identity issues once their children “fly the nest.” Working with a skilled, compassionate & caring therapist can help you better navigate these female-specific, emotional, physical, relational changes & challenges.
There are several therapies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), that can offer coping tools and new perspectives. Seeking therapy can be an empowering first step on the road back to YOU. And while each step you take may at times feel challenging, uncertain and scary, you will have someone right there with you listening and encouraging you to cross that finish line.
If you or someone you know would like to consider Psychotherapy options, please get in touch with me. I would be honored to walk with you on your journey.