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

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

With all the hats women wear these days, it's easy to become overwhelmed, or feel lost. I can support you as you navigate parenting, partnering, postpartum struggles or stage of life hormonal adjustments, navigating divorce, dating, or re-careering, creating supportive social relationships, as well as deal with post-traumatic stress, mood-related challenges, and issues related to dependency/codependency.

— Kimberly Mahr, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Glendale, AZ

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

As an intersectional feminist, Brittney believes that there are complex issues that women experiences simply by being a woman within American society. Transgender women experience their own complex challenges and Brittney will explore all of these with each client. Some issues to explore might be: structural violence, self-esteem, assertiveness and boundaries, people-pleasing, and finding personal voice.

— Brittney Doll, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Wichita, KS

I work with women who have experienced trauma (big or small). I also work with women who want to be more authentic, find their voice, move into their power, reconnect with their intuition and inner knowledge, and move confidently in the world.

— Coral Payne, Counselor in Sidney, British Columbia,

Most women don't identify with "trauma." They have associated it with distinct events such as rape, being in the military and having experienced wartime, tragedy, and severe abuse. When you experience things like "trust" issues in your relationships; anxious attachment issues; dependency on food, alcohol, drugs, gaming, spending, porn, etc. it's often pointing to it's ok to harm yourself and that's often a symptom of unresolved childhood neglect, being tempermentally different than your family.

— Diane Adams, Clinical Social Worker in Alberton, MT

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

As a feminist who understands intersectionality and systemic oppression, I value working with anyone who identifies as a woman to navigate the world with consideration of the unique issues women encounter. I am truly passionate about women's empowerment and helping them address any goals they have in life.

— Rachel Tamer, Counselor in Austin, TX

I'm a therapist who comes from a feminist perspective. I include men in my view of feminism because they are also often trapped in societal roles that don't fit for them.

— Patricia Anderson, Counselor in Arlington Heights, IL

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 work with women in all phases of life, especially during times of transition. These transitional times can pose new stresses, but also present as opportunities for great growth and change. Together, we explore your unique value system and the interaction between your current situations and your goals. My role in therapy shifts seamlessly between that of a coach and champion, a trusted confidant, and a knowledgable advisor and teacher. Online therapy services increase accessibility.

— Kimberly Dwyer, Clinical Psychologist in Centennial, CO

Self-esteem, body image, gender-roles, work/life balance, mom guilt, parenting struggles, career struggles, shame and vulnerability are all women's issues that I have extensive experience and knowledge in helping with.

— Rachel Beal, Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, TX

I help women who have experienced sexual trauma and abuse. I also help women with pregnancy and postpartum related depression and anxiety.

— Racquel P. Jones, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York, NY

I help women throughout all stages of life beginning in the teen years. Our struggles can be unique and we need someone who understands what it's like to be a woman to help guide us through these difficult times.

— Elizabeth Schane, Counselor in Denver, CO

I am a lifelong advocate of equality for women, through the times that it was fashionable and not. Although I am the recipient of unearned advantages, I have also personally experienced systemic and personal inequality and many pervasive ways that women's lives are affected by injustice. I have helped women: post-trauma, career harassment, motherhood, and sex-work and just finding their way in a world that doesn't always recognize their full humanity.

— Karen Keys, Counselor in New York, NY

Women's issues - what a huge variety of issues we have as women! Self esteem, family of origin, health and wellness, and most centrally our issues around relationships. As women our lives are complex and complicated! My focus is on creative women, women like you who feel deeply and crave a sense of being comfortable in their own skin. I help you to reconnect with your inner wisdom to deal with each new twist and turn in your life by taking time to "see" you and provide you with gentle support.

— Erica Randolph, Counselor in Tucson, AZ

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

Our clinicians are dedicated to working with women to support their wellness in all areas of their life. We are passionate in working with women and all of our clinicians have extensive backgrounds in working with women and women's issues in therapy.

— Mindful Way Counseling, Clinical Social Worker in Fridley, MN

I work with women who want to take chage of their finances to take charge of their lives.

— Katharine Iesiev, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I work with women throughout the lifespan on many issues that come up with the various transitions in life, especially to that of motherhood. I work with women who are dealing with fertility challenges and have completed a Post Graduate Course on Fertility Counseling.

— Deirdre O'Reilly, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Modern women are often subjected to expectations that can be overwhelming. Whether you are a young professional, struggling with intimate relationships, or transitioning into a new role as a wife or mother, the narratives we have ingrained from a young age may no longer be reflective of your desires or trajectory. Together we can reevaluate what fits and what no longer serves you in the formation of your identity as a modern woman.

— Hannah Donahue, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

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