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 part of my undergraduate education, I earned a Minor in Women's Studies. I have done extensive research on women's treatment issues, specifically gender-specific substance abuse treatment, stress and anxiety in women, LGBTQ issues, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence. I have counseled women in a variety of settings and work from a feminist perspective.

— Chelsea Kazmier, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Satellite Beach, FL

I focus my treatment on pregnant women experiencing physical complications, anxiety, and/or depression. I am trained by Postpartum Support International for pregnancy and postpartum mental health.

— Shenne Bend, Counselor

Building therapeutic alliances with womxn and advocating a brave space for them to develop greater understanding within the intersections of their evolving identities is one of my greatest passions. I love working with clients interested in grappling with personal and systemic narratives that have limited their sense of self and build new narratives of power, courage and hope.

— Whitney Losee, Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA

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 Intern in Allen, TX

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 Professional Clinical Counselor in Orlando, FL

All feminine people deserve respect. Period. But some of us haven't yet been able to use our voices to receive respect. I work with trans and cis women gain their voice, advocate for themselves in their homes, relationships, workplaces, and in society so that they can no longer be forced into vulnerable positions. I work with folks who have sustained trauma lead lives they had only imagined were possible. I support women's reproductive health options, and what works best for them individually.

— Angela Callahan, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portsmouth, VA

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

anxiety, depression, pregnancy/postpartum, career, domestic violence, family-of-origin issues

— Kelsey Ondriezek, Associate Professional Counselor in Suwanee, GA

As a trained maternal mental health provider it is important to discuss all the changes women can go through during pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and post-partum. The changes do not end after delivery but continue to affect our lives.

— Adriana Cardona, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in ,

I made it a point to emphasize my education on women’s experiences and needs, gearing my undergraduate degree with a minor in women’s and gender studies. I use this knowledge today in my clinical approach. In working with you, I think it’s important to know who you are. Treatment needs to be catered to our individual cultural experience whether that’s gender, religious, sexual orientation, or racial experience.

— Heather Towndrow, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Price, UT

I work with infertility, labor & delivery (hypnobirthing), postpartum depression, low self esteem, weight management, relationship/ family stress, overwhelm and self sabotage and more. Often women are not able to cope with these issues on their own. My job is to assist you in coming to terms with your unique situation, improving health and mental well-being, creating and implementing SMART goals to move forward.

— Michal T. Margolese, Hypnotherapist in Beverly Hills, CA

I have a proven track history of working to empower women to live the life that they desire. I have created curriculum based on evidenced based treatments that have proven results. Many professional women silently struggle with situational low confidence and low self-esteem while holding leadership positions due to the lack of respect for caregiving. I teach tools to better navigate career and motherhood. And advocate for women equality in the workplace.

— Tamara Mosley, Licensed Professional Counselor in Aubrey, TX

Ninety percent of my clients are women. Today's woman balances multiple roles in her life, and is met to feel that somehow she is still lacking. In my work with women I have been able to identify the discrepancy of where you are versus where you want to be. We examine what people, places, and things, need to change in order to move you towards a more for-filled life, and set goals that align with your vision of congruence. Feel free to contact me so we can start working on you together.

— Natasha Fortune, Counselor in Long Island City, NY

Holding space for women to talk about difficult challenges and experiences that are unique to them can be incredibly healing and supportive. I've helped guide women and couples through issues of body image/self-esteem, gender roles and femininity, fertility, pregnancy, and post-partum.

— Natalie O'Mara, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Alameda, CA

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

You're ...a Woman! ...a Daughter! ...a Granddaughter! ...a Sister! ...a Sister in Law! ...a Cousin! ...a Neice! ...an Aunt! ...a Wife! ...a Mother! ...a Friend! Proving your knowledge, maintaining emotional & physical selfcare, concern for your outward appearance & staying socially connected is a tall order! There's so much you want for your life! Coaching helps! You deserve to invest in you!

— Robyn Martin, Psychologist in Havertown, PA

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

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.

— Jean-Arellia Tolentino, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Fellow in Walnut Creek, CA

I work with womxn who are playing many roles in their lives & deeply engaged in doing so. I often work with womxn who are deeply purpose-driven in their careers-business owners, activists, healers & other therapists, as well as younger millennials working to connect to more meaning. I help clients to consider intersectional identities & deconstruct cultural expectations of gender roles, perfectionism, and thinking we need to do it all, to help you feel more balanced & empowered in your life.

— Kaitlin Kindman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, 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 Pasadena, CA

I help women throughout all stages of life beginning in adolescence. Being a woman comes with unique issues and we need someone who has been there to help us move passed them. I work with women dealing with anxiety, body image issues, grief and loss, self esteem, reproductive issues, perfectionism, career and school related issues, and stress.

— Elizabeth Schane, Counselor in Denver, CO

In addition to completing a year long internship at OHSU's Center for Women's Health, with a focus on perinatal mental health, reproductive health, perinatal loss and pelvic pain, I have completed on going training through Postpartum Support International. Most recently I have take advanced training and their certification exam for Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C).

— Margot Strauhull, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR

Women often put themselves 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

My main area of research focus and clinical interest historically have been in the realm of women’s sexual and reproductive health.

— Chelsea Twiss, Psychologist in Fort Collins, CO