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

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

Actually, I specialize more in child, adolescent, and teen female issues. For all my experience as a dad to three girls, I can say with humility none of my training in my previous or current careers really applied to the subjectivity of parenting girls; though, I love them and I wouldn't take any do-overs--well...not too many, anyway. The secret life of the teenage girl truly is a "thing," as is that of children and adolescent girls, as well. Contact me; I'm happy to help.

— Jason Fairweather, Psychotherapist

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

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

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

I have experience in treating women who are suffering from depression, anxiety, infertility, postpartum, abuse, divorce, trauma, and chronic illness.

— Michelle Salzman, Counselor in Irving, TX

Juggling family schedules, job, relationships, school/studies, pregnancy, abortion, miscarriage, sexuality, motherhood, over coming trauma, grand motherhood, sexual assault. Women’s issues don’t have to be complex, I can help.

— Nicole Moberg, Therapist in Saint Peter, MN

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

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

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

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

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

I have the most experience working directly with women in both individual counseling and in womens-based recovery circles. I am passionate about helping women process their experiences of womanhood, motherhood, sexuality, challenges in the workforce, and overcoming trauma so they can live empowered lives.

— Stephanie Podasca, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern