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

Self-esteem/worth High-Sensitivity / Introversion Spirituality Body image Issues of race, culture, gender and sexuality Creative expression Family of origin / Intergenerational Trauma Chosen Family

— Jessika Fruchter, Marriage & Family Therapist in , CA

Knowing you're being fully seen and heard as a woman in today's world balancing all that you are (or not!) is the first step in a successful counseling relationship. I'm ready to help you truly show up as a woman in the workforce, as a new mom, or because you need support in your role of relentless caregiver. I get it. Being a (you name that role/those roles cause we serve in a hell of a lot of them!) is TOUGH. You don't have to go it alone. I can help.

— Leah Rockwell, Licensed Professional Counselor in Mercersburg, PA

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

Divorce, Empty Nest, Perfectionism, Self-Compassion, Body Image, Career Change, Acceptance, Retirement, Role Changes, Caregiving, Miscarriage.

— Heili Lehr, Counselor in Northglenn, CO

Most of my work as a therapist & counselor has been with women of various ages from teenagers to middle aged women to the elderly. And much of my own personal growth has been centered around the limits & challenges of being a female in our society. I have held support groups for women for years that focus on the deep life adventure of becoming a mother. Women's challenges are at the heart of my studies & experiences, from adolescence, young adulthood, pregnancy to menopause & end of life.

— Lara Plutte, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA

I am a graduate of the Women's Therapy Center's clinical training program which centered on providing culturally-sensitive and relational psychotherapy to women, trans, and non-binary folx.

— Sophia Boissevain, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

I work with woman & teen girls in a variety of issues. Such as Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Self-esteem issues, Parenting, Teen dating abuse, Body Image issues, and Intergenerational truama. I enjoy working with woman & teenage girls. It's becoming increasingly difficult for woman & teens to feel like they fit in, to not feel marginalized, isolated, or rejected from their peers and society. I encourage and teach woman/teens to accept themselves, stay true to who they are.

— Tammie Holt, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Orlando, FL

As far as we've come to gender equality, women's issues still need their own category box. There are so many reasons...

— Madeline Turner, Counselor in Austin, TX

Years of personal experience in Women's groups, Integrative Counseling training to support each woman's unique concerns. Developing a curriculum for a Women's group to also be used in individual treatment.

— Wendy Howell, Licensed Professional Counselor in Glendale, AZ

Sometimes our hormones decide that they don’t wish to cooperate with us and we are left with figuring how to manage our day to day without falling apart. Women often struggle with menstrual-related issues for YEARS without a firm diagnosis and then are left with more questions than an acronym can give them. Therapy can’t make your periods regular or fertility be normal but it can help the mood issues and the overall chaos going on day to day.

— Resurgence Counseling Center, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Lexington, KY

Perimenopause, divorce, pregnancy, postpartum, parenting, co-parenting, mother/child relationships, sandwich generation, sex.

— Dr. Ali Dubin, Counselor in North Hollywood, CA

My commitment to intersectional feminism guides all my work with patients. Reproductive justice, body autonomy, and decolonization of psychotherapy demand focused and intentional effort. I pursue ongoing experiences and continuing education to support my growth in this area. I also work with patients to heal from trauma, including intergenerational trauma, that results from colonialism, white supremacy, and misogyny.

— Liz Fletcher, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oklahoma City, OK

I specialize in supporting women and girls with a variety of issues including, but limited to: body image/size, self-esteem and worth, identity, spirituality, boundaries and limit setting, the impacts of systemic oppression, exploring privilege, relationships, work/school stress.

— Jessika Fruchter, Marriage & Family Therapist in , CA

You focus on the well-being of others, but this is not a mutual relationship, as you do not allow others to get close to you (and you want to). You derive your worth by numbers, grades on an exam, pounds on a scale, money in your bank account, or the number of “likes” you receive on a photo. You have difficulty focusing on what or who matters most to you, because of stressors, social media, or running all of the terrible “what if” scenarios in your head.

— Dr. Nichole Vincent, Clinical Psychologist

Juggling job pressures, family schedules, money issues, career and educational advancement and child and elder-care concerns are only a few of the common stressors confronting women. Additional stressors include divorce, marriage, children, work and money. In our work we will explore your values and goals in your different roles. I will teach you the tools you need to increase your psychological flexibility. Women’s roles are multi-faceted and complex. I can help.

— Paige L. Freeman, Ph.D., PLLC, Psychologist

The world of women is a unique and exciting place. It can also be a space of hardship, high stress, & exhaustion. Whether you are wading through the muck of sadness and anxiety or struggling with finding who you are in a world that tells you all the things that you should be, I can help you get where you want to be. We can grow the person that you are seeking to be and build the life that makes you feel whole. It's time to learn to be your own best friend & I can help you with that!

— Helen Jennings-Hood, Psychotherapist in Wynne, AR

I have focused my work with women around the issues that impact them most. Deciding whether or not to start a family, struggling with pregnancy loss and infertility, balancing work and family, managing and coping with internal and external negative biases. My goal is to lift women up in all areas of their lives and help them become what they want to be.

— Rebecca Rondeau, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Merrimack, NH