Women's Issues

The term “women’s issues” is broad and can refer to anything that might affect a women’s mental health. Some issues, such as post-partum depression, are specific to women, while others, such as anxiety, can affect both men and women. However, women may experience the issue differently. There are many types of issues that women can face today, and some of the most prominent concerns include sexual assault, woman-specific health problems, body image problems, self-esteem, sexuality, discrimination, sexism or stereotyping. Therapists specializing in women’s issues will provide a safe and supportive environment to help to empower their clients so they can find balance, improve their quality of life, and experience relief from emotional suffering. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s women’s issues experts today.

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Addressing perfectionism and "mom guilt" from a self-compassion and mindfulness lens.

— Jessi Frothingham, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR

I work with women and young adults in college or early in their career who are experiencing panic, social anxiety, ADHD/attention problems, stress, and job burnout. Most young adults who come to work with me are used to doing it all (and doing it well) on their own. While each woman’s story is her own, it’s helpful to remember that she doesn’t have to go at it alone. That’s why I provide tailor made therapy for women to support the unique struggles common to many women's experiences.

— Dr. Kristin Edwards, Psychologist in Tampa, FL
 

I am a strong feminist and I frequently utilize feminist therapy in my practice. Misogyny is a powerful force in this society, even in the times where it is subtle.

— Jo McBride, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Cary, NC

I specialize in helping women and femme-identifying persons through the impacts of burnout, relationship trauma, and sexism. Personally, I have endometriosis and understand the deficit in medical support for women. My volunteerism has been deeply rooted in providing legal support for rape victims, and in supporting those impacted by reproductive injustice.

— Kait Wellbock, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Greensboro, NC
 

Our staff has extensive experience supporting women with transition. This includes but is not limited to pre-marital counseling, pregnancy support, miscarriage and child loss grief, infertility, menopause, divorce support, and college transition support.

— Barefoot And Balanced Therapy, Licensed Professional Counselor in Clackamas, OR

Many women are walking around with #metoo traumas, issues with inequality in marriage and at work, and a plethora of other issues related to having a female body. Women also sometimes struggle with motherhood, having had abortions, family issues, and a host of other troubles that need sorting out. I am a feminist therapist, and I enjoy helping my female clients make sense of their experiences using a feminist lens.

— Brandie Sellers, Licensed Professional Counselor in Timnath, CO
 

Who run the world (girls)! Societal expectations. Family demands. Glass ceilings. Whoa. No wonder you're stressed! Anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, relationship challenges, discrimination, hormonal changes, and low self-esteem are just a few of the issues women are commonly facing. Let's face that stuff head-on together! We'll work together to help you gain new insight, self-awareness, coping skills, communication skills, and emotion regulation skills to get you feeling in control.

— Dr. Dana Avey, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Colorado Springs, CO

- women's leadership development - women's mental health and parenting - identity transition and development (career, parenthood)

— MEGAN DUBOSE, Counselor in Dallas, TX
 

I am rooted in intersectional feminism, passionate about helping women love themselves deeper and address concerns unique to their identity. I love to work with clients who may be struggling with body image or insecurity. From working with women who have experienced abuse, abortions, miscarriages, and infertility, to my personal struggles with motherhood, I know how vulnerable and difficult these life experiences may be. I bring compassionate guidance to my work so clients may feel empowered.

— Dr. Jean-Arellia Tolentino, Clinical Psychologist in oakland, CA

Being a woman in America today brings about a unique set of issues, even more so as a new mother. Things like compassion fatigue, burnout, and overall stress and anxiety, just to name a few. To get the most out of therapy one has to able to take into account the bigger systemic issues at play.

— Janette Macias, Art Therapist in Hollywood, FL
 

Are you struggling with difficult relationships? Have you been noticing a pattern of dating narcissists, abusive or unkind people? Do you want to get to the root of what is going on? EMDR Therapy can help. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is an evidenced-based treatment for trauma that is known for it's gentle and effective approach. Visit my website to learn more and set up a free 15 minute consult: https://jenimarie.org

— Jennifer Leupp, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Seal Beach, CA

Do you ever have the thought that life as you want it, is getting away from you? Perhaps you’ve thought that you aren’t living up to the expectations you have for yourself. You’ve spent time and money, reading way too many self-help books but getting stuck in how to actually apply any of it? At the end of the day, you keep coming back to the same, re-occurring thoughts rooted in self-doubt. Thoughts keeping you up at night? Let me teach you how to how to put self-doubt to bed & sleep soundly.

— Joanne Royer, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Reno, NV
 

Womxn face a number of issues that are unique to their experiences. I aim to provide womxn the tools and healing to overcome the difficulties they face.

— Caila Shaw, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in North Attleboro, MA

All my training and reading has stressed issues of self-esteem, lack of assertiveness, and the cost of a patriarchal society on girls and women. Have helped many women change their self-image and body-image along with that.

— Wendy S Kaiser, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York, NY
 

Many women face specific challenges related to child-bearing. Perinatal issues can really impact a woman's life, and can impact hormones, mood, and overall life outlook. I work with women who are going through various struggles, such as: infertility, miscarriages/stillborn deaths, loss of a child, health issues associated with pre-pregnancy/pregnancy/post-pregnancy, and postpartum anxiety and depression.

— Lana Royle, Licensed Professional Counselor in Draper, UT

Presenting Fem can be intensely frustrating and confusing. People tell you when, how, and even if you should have a family. You work twice as hard to get half as far. Your body is a topic of legislation. The way you present your woman-ness, the size of your body, the clothes you wear, your sexuality, the way you speak- is under constant critique. There are so many "rules" for how to live and they're all in conflict and changing constantly. Let's talk about how YOU want to live your life!

— Hannah Smith, Counselor in , NC
 

For over 25 years, I have worked with individuals and led groups and workshops on a variety of women's health and wellness issues including family stress, career challenges, relationships, depression, and nutrition.

— Michelle May, Counselor in West Bloomfield, MI