Women's Issues Counseling

About The Service

What are women's issues?

Women face mental health challenges in a unique way within our culture. Women’s issues encompass a wide range of mental health challenges that women could struggle with at various points in their life. A woman may experience similar mental health challenges as other genders, as a female, their experience with this mental health challenge might look different and encompass different complexities. Depression and anxiety surrounding transitions in life that are specific to women such as hormonal changes, caretaker transitions, inequality within the workplace, inequality of responsibilities and expectations within society, sexual trauma, domestic violence, low self-esteem, and self-worth, eating disorders resulting from impossible expectations of what a woman's body should look like within our culture, and discrimination.

Taking control of your life

It may seem impossible now, but you can feel confidence and peace in womanhood. You can find strength and prioritization in your life. You can connect with others around you and speak your truth. You can stand firm in your wants and needs while also being the woman that you want to be. You can learn how to cope with the pressures of the modern-day woman and find relief from stress and worry.

Together we will work on 4 pillars of wellness in life. Develop skills for self-advocacy within life by learning effective communication skills and setting healthy boundaries. Explore the unhealthy thinking patterns that you are stuck in and learn how to restructure them. Learn how to prioritize while also gaining skills to be more mindful and present with your family and yourself. Learn the importance of recognizing what emotions you are feeling and allowing such a natural process to simply be.

I will help you through this entire process, tailoring each step to your specific mom life circumstances and needs. My approach to therapy comes from a place of believing that you are doing the very best that you can with what you have been given. I want to give you more though and help you build on the resilience and power that you have within you. I want to help you not only survive this life but truly thrive in it.

It's time to regain confidence in yourself as a woman.

Common Questions

What do women's issues counseling sessions like?

Therapy is a unique and vulnerable process for a lot of people. I understand that it is a tough step to reach out for help. With that in mind, I am going to make this as comfortable of a process as I can. In our first session, we will get to know one another and explore the challenges that you have been facing. We will also begin to discuss what skills you have been using so far and what has been helpful in coping with anxiety and managing your life. In therapy, we will spend time talking about how you think about life in general as well as how you think about stress and anxiety-provoking events. We will take a look at what type of thinking patterns you have going on and then look at ways to restructure these thoughts so that they are not causing as much stress. We will discuss your routines and prioritization in your life and learn ways to advocate for yourself and communicate clearly to those around you. Taking a look at the body is a huge piece of treating anxiety as well. We will work on skills to help you calm and relax your body to be more present and to be able to tackle panic symptoms better.

How long do I need to be in therapy and how often?

When folks first begin therapy I usually recommend once every 1-2 weeks based on the severity of the challenges that they are experiencing. I like to think of this process as similar to physical therapy; you are going to get more out of it and be able to work those muscles better the more often you come to therapy.

With that said however I know the life is busy and you have many responsibilities and obligations.

We will work with your schedule however we need to. If you are not able to come weekly we will explore what is going to work the best for you. As far as the length of time that you are in therapy; that will depend on the progress that you make in therapy and how you feel you are doing. Some folks end therapy within three months and come back every now and then for a “tune-up”.

Others need longer to work on building the skills efficiently and effectively for long term success.

How do we get started

Click the button below or avigate to the contact page and send me your info and availability for a free 15-minute phone call. In this phone call, we will explore briefly what challenges and circumstances you are experiencing. I will answer any questions that you have about the therapy process, cost, insurance, availability, and any other logistical questions you might have. We will then find a time that works for your schedule to come on in and get started with your first session.