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.

Meet the specialists


As a feminist, I believe in equal rights for all regardless of gender or identity. I specialize in sexual assault, abortion support, role in relationships, and exploring identity.

— Rachael Lastoff, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Newport, KY

We will explore the conditional thinking that society, family, and culture have instilled in us regarding what is and is not acceptable, appropriate for women. Often times the conditional thinking can hinder us from being our "SELF".

— Lawanna Brown, Counselor in Greensboro, NC

I enjoy working with women who struggle with the daily stressors of life - sometimes they're chosen and other times they're not. Whether the adjustment you're going through is big or small, I'm here to help. Women are the backbone of humanity and we need and deserve support! Whether it's relationships issues, pregnancy/postpartum, anxiety, trauma, or grief/loss, we can work together to help you dig deep to address the source of pain and then heal. Call or message me today.

— Kimberly Fann, Mental Health Counselor in Oviedo, FL

Low Self-Esteem/Self Worth Eating Disorders Perinatal/Postpartum Depression Domestic Violence Sexual Abuse/Trauma/PTSD Discrimination Hormonal Changes/Menopause/PMDD Women Specific Substance Use Issues

— Sonya Carter, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Graham, NC

My main clientele is women. I enjoy working with women and the unique issues that may arise, from parenting, pregnancy, infertility, relationships to name a few. I have helped women transition from stay at home to going back to the work force and finding what career they may love. I have over 20 years in the business field and really enjoy helping women find the career they may love, and how to have work life balance while doing it.

— Erin Gray, Counselor in Lake Mary, FL

Women have been drawn to my strengths based, safe space, approach. As a woman who is open to reflecting on my own journey as wife, daughter, sister, and mother I am prepared to be curious and honor each female clients unique experience.

— Christine Mazurkiewicz, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in Annville, PA

We offer individual therapy specifically tailored to meet a woman’s needs. Women reach out for therapy for a wide variety of reasons, and we would like to support you on your journey towards finding YOUR happy. We provide a space to be heard, understood, cared about and given hope for the future. We will help you unravel your negative thoughts and feel empowered to make the changes that will make you feel content.

— Refresh Therapy, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Vancouver, WA

Women face a unique set of issues, especially in the world we live in today. I have experience helping with self-esteem, body image and acceptance, and political and feminist issues.

— Lisa Epstein, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Garland, TX

As a feminist, I believe in equal rights for all regardless of gender or identity. I specialize in sexual assault, abortion support, role in relationships, and exploring identity.

— Rachael Lastoff, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Newport, KY

Please see my website for additional details. https://www.balancedmindpsych.com/women-and-maternal-health

— Audrey Atkinson, Clinical Psychologist in Davidson, NC

Women are born nurturers, caring for others, usually at their own expense. One day, you wake up and ask yourself, "Is this all there is?" Let's talk about how you can rediscover your own passions and those things that used to make you feel on top of the world, before the world came crashing down on you. There IS a better way. As long as you have breath in your body, there's still hope for finding meaning and purpose, and creating the life you were meant to live.

— Myla Erwin, Pastoral Counselor in High Point, NC

As someone who was constantly told I was too sensitive (or too bossy), it made it hard for me to feel like I was ok. If you struggle with not feeling good enough, perfectionism, a sense of emptiness--even though you do a lot, I'd love to help. We often receive so many messages about what's wrong with us--there's actually a strong correlation between our perceived weaknesses and our strengths! I love helping women discover their superpowers!

— Patricia Young, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Diego, CA

As women we often put ourselves last after everyone else's needs are met. This can lead to feelings of fatigue, burn out, frustration, resentment , lack of fulfillment and underachievement. Relationship dissatisfaction can lead to feelings of despair and depression. Confusion about sexual orientation can be isolating and scary. These are only a few of the issues women face. I can help you explore your own personal truth so you can connect to your authentic self and feel empowered.

— Joan Tibaldi, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Saint Augustine, FL

Worked for years at a college Women's Resource Center as a Program Assistant and a Counselor. Provided Trauma Informed Care Counseling for a group of African American Women.

— Catina Cole, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Milwaukee, WI

Working with women is one of my passion areas, particularly helping women navigate the difficulties they face because of living in a patriarchal society.

— Erin Shapiro, Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, TX

As an intersectional feminist, wife, mother and woman of color, I have a passion for serving a diverse group of women. For two years in my doctoral training, I worked primarily with a diverse group of women at Mount Saint Mary's University (a historically all-women's college) and His Sheltering Arms, a residential treatment facility for women with co-occurring addiction and trauma. My approach to therapy integrates the impact of power and privilege on a woman's wellbeing.

— Courtney Shen DeShetler, Psychologist in ,

I work with adolsecents with emotional issues, as well as young adults interested in exploring their career and occupational goals. I have worked for decades with women who are considering marriage, pursuing pregnancy, or those who are unexpectedly pregnant. I have a background in reproductive endocrinology and have worked with couples struggling with infertility. I take a holistic approach in working with women undergoing perimenopause and menopause.

— Michele Davidson, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Virginia Beach, VA

There are many things that women experience differently then men and having someone who understands and can offer support can be life changing. Between myself and the other women in my practice, we have experience with divorce, lgbtq+, fertility, postpartum, and much more. I believe both individual work where you can focus solely on yourself as well as group therapy where you connect with others in a new way and heal in community can be extremely helpful. We'll help you find your path.

— Emery Mikel, Counselor in New York, NY