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 Berkeley, CA

From managing societal pressures on women and mothers, to challenging the expectations of others, I work with women in all walks of life. I specialize in working with women from adolescence through their golden years, from new moms to the proudly childless. I hope to create a space in which you feel supported and empowered to create the change you wish to see in your life.

— Kristin Boyd, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Anaheim, CA

Sometimes women try to wear the Superwoman cape. We try to do it all, and we have people depending on us to take care of our job, kids, finances, home, friendships, and on and on. It can be exhausting, and in the process, we can lose ourselves. We forget that Superwoman is a comic book character and we live in the down and dirty real world, where we get worn out if we don't take care of ourselves. Often there are things driving our busyness. Sometimes it is perfectionism, sometimes it is a relationship with a spouse, often it comes from messages we got growing up. Whatever the source, once we unpack that and begin to address it, it becomes possible to regain balance, to ease the anxiety and depression that go along with being overcommitted and stressed out. I help smart, stressed, overcommitted women to lay aside the Superwoman cape and regain their lives.

— Diana Walla, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in West Lake Hills, TX

While I have worked in numerous clinical settings, the bulk of my private practice has been with adult women suffering from past trauma. Treatment methods center on the woman as victor and agent of her circumstances while recognizing ways oppressive forces have systematically attempted to undermine her mental and physical health. This is an empowering practice, designed for women to acknowledge and be strengthened by their own strengths.

— Kendra Roberson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Brownsville, TX

Trying to do it all, and with a smile, to speak up, but not take up too much space, express confidence without showing off, feel your feels, without looking weak. I think the expectations of women are bullshit and I am very passionate about getting to know the very normal responses we have to being asked to do a hundred contradictory things. Those responses often look like self criticism, anxious thoughts, sadness, rage, confusion. The women I see are amazing. They just often don't know it.

— Shana Averbach, Counselor in San Francisco, CA

I was director of women's trauma program for 7 years which valued the importance of tailoring treatment to women's unique needs.

— Nathalie Edmond, Clinical Psychologist in Ewing, NJ

I have 20 years clinical experience working with women focusing on parenting, relationships, self development, self esteem and work/life balance.

— Jennifer Wendt, Clinical Psychologist in San Diego, CA

I have experience working in a college counseling center, in a private practice in a college town and in a city, and with women and adolescents with eating disorders. There are things that we face as women that require a specialized focus, from systemic sexism to sexual harassment and abuse. These things can feel even more magnified and overwhelming as a sensitive person. Therapy and GIM can support you in discovering your internal resources to support your resilience in this world.

— Hannah Lingafelt, Therapist in Asheville, NC

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, Therapist in New York, NY

As a woman I am personally and professionally experienced with womens issues. I am a trauma informed therapist and have experience treating root issues of trauma and relationship difficulties.

— Roberta Wasserman, Therapist in Severna Park, MD

I specialize in working with women who are experiencing high levels of stress, anxiety and/or depression due to a recent traumatic event or life transition. When you enter into therapy you and I will spend time discussing the reasons you are seeking therapy at this time and how therapy might be able to help. Together we will work to create therapy goals that address your specific needs.

— Gwendolyn Nelson-Terry, Marriage & Family Therapist in Kansas City, MO

My research and expertise in human development and multicultural competency (both courses I teach), as well as my own experience as a woman gives me an affinity for the unique concerns women face. I am well aware of the societal pressures, cultural dynamics and aggressions which contribute to difficulties with self worth, identity and relationships. I truly enjoy facilitating the process of navigating these factors to live into the awesome woman each one is created to be!

— Andrea Tackore, Psychotherapist in Winter Park, FL

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

In 2019, women face some of the most critical issues of our lifetime: inequitable power balance, unequal pay, sexual assault and abuse, domestic violence, threats of violence and completed violence, sexism, racism, patriarchy, educational inequality, lack of representation, etc. Feminist theory illustrates social problems and issues that are overlooked or misidentified by the historically dominant male perspective.

— Cyndy Rehberg, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fort Collins, CO

I provide counseling that is supportive and inclusive of lesbian, bisexual, straight, transgender, non-binary, cisgender, queer, or questioning women. My perspective explores how societal messages and social constructs have been deeply assimilated into our psyches, often leading us to feel we are "not enough" as we are. I help women gain strength to set healthy boundaries, assert themselves, and discover anew what they want their lives to be through self-acceptance and building resilience.

— Stephanie Hurley, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Cincinnati, OH

I have taken specialized training on perinatal mental health to support women dealing with postpartum depression or anxiety, postpartum OCD, or other difficulties during the perinatal period.

— Jessica Myszak, Psychologist in Glenview, IL

I am passionate about working with women around struggles such as identity, self esteem, relationships, depression, anxiety and life transitions. I aim to both center the resilience of women and empower women as we work together in therapy.

— Yvette Rico, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Berkeley, CA

I have a special interest in working with women, especially women in the science and tech professions. Before becoming a therapist, I was an ecologist, and also have many scientists and engineers in my family. I know what it is like to be one of the only women in the room, and I am passionate about supporting women working in the scientific professions to heal from past adversity and thrive in their current roles in work, family, and life!

— Rose Kormanyos, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Sharonville, OH