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 am particularly passionate about supporting women in remember, rejuvenating and reclaiming their inherent power and wisdom.

— Monroe Spivey, Therapist in Asheville, NC

I have experience working with women individually and in a group format on issues such as: life transitions, identity, sexual abuse/assault, relationships, grief/loss, abortion, divorce, and more.

— Molly Roth, Counselor in Cedar Park, TX

I believe working with women, young and old, is part of my sacred mission. Helping you connect to your Divine inner goddess, identifying your power, resiliency and ability to thrive in life is my ministry. The world needs women of excellence and strength and we owe it to ourselves to be nothing less than this. Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. ~Marianne Williamson

— Gail Wodkiewicz, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Staten Island, NY

I assist women in all sorts of issues specific to women, navigating and often challenging gender roles and other cultural messages, choosing what and whom they want to be within their current systems. Many want help in creating more powerful connections within personal relationships, be it their romantic partners, children, parents, other family, friends, or co-workers. Women's health issues are a central part of the woman experience and a holistic approach to healing is a central focus.

— Laurie Cape, Licensed Professional Counselor in Bowling Green, KY

I am certified in Perinatal Mental Health by Postpartum Support International and am especially passionate about working with women during this stage of life. I'm also interested in working with women (and men) in transition ie. going to college for the first time, career transition, new relationships or break ups, marriage and divorce.

— Jasmine Zinser, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Fairfield, CT

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

I have worked with women from different age groups and for the majority of the women I service, the core issues come up: relationships (with self, significant other, family and friends); self-care (what does that mean); self-love and learning to trust the self; navigating identities/roles. Women are complex beings but we need spaces to feel comfortable to evaluate what we believe in and how those values align with who we are today and the person we want to become.

— Djuan Short, Clinical Social Worker in Philadelphia, PA

Laura began her career as an undergraduate intern doing domestic violence. Her grad school internship was with rape crisis and fellowship was in domestic violence. Her ongoing dedication to women's issues shows up in her monthly moon circle that supports women in their exploration of blossoming into maiden, mother, crone, and goddess.

— Laura Giles, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Henrico, VA

I have experience working with women in the university setting, mothers, & adjustment to disability issues.

— Stephanie Marshall, Counselor in Hilliard, OH

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

Society thinks highly of you. You're the Jack [or Jill] of all trades. It can be difficult & overwhelming to stay afloat while feeling obligated to be the best version of you for all the different roles you fill. My experience includes working with women in crisis, women who are or have been victim of a violent crime and domestic violence, as well as working with women with addiction & the gender-specific issues that come with the illness.

— Emily Loeber, Counselor in Simpsonville, SC

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

As a woman I have a special interest in working with and supporting other women in their healing journeys. Many women find it helpful to work with a therapist who understands their experiences in the context of their gender. Whether your interest in therapy is specifically related to women’s issues or not, it is valuable to work with someone with whom you feel comfortable, and who has a unique ability to relate to and understand you and your life experiences.

— Caroline Biber, Clinical Social Worker in Charlotte, NC

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

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 am trained in support the unique needs of women across the lifespan. I have worked with teen girls on aspects of their self-esteem, developing healthy relationship with others, school-related stress. I have worked with young adults to prepare emotionally for college, navigating intimate adult relationships and adjusting to taking on new roles. I support issues related to maternal mental health such as infertility, loss, birth trauma, post-partum adjustment including anxiety and depression.

— Angie Harris, Clinical Social Worker in Lansdowne, VA

There are countless differences among men, women, and non-binary persons. Some issues affect different genders differently, and those that affect women specifically are of special interest to me.

— Julie Kenworth, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA

Being a woman has its own unique problems. Whether you're struggling in the workplace, in your relationships, or in your home, I can help. I've worked successfully with women struggling with anxiety, self-doubt, perfectionism, procrastination, daughters of parents with mental illness or abusive relationships, and more. We can delve into relationship issues, boundaries, and communication strategies to help you feel confident and empowered for life.

— Teresa Franz, Clinical Social Worker in Round Rock, TX

Anxiety Depression Self-Esteem Work-Life Balance Leadership

— Mabel Yiu, Marriage & Family Therapist in Palo Alto, CA

Women have many roles that we are responsible for and it can be overwhelming. Knowing that being overwhelmed is ok and seeking help and support when you need it shows your strength.

— Chaundra Fletcher, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Mineral Springs, NC

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 have worked exclusively with individual women for the last 4 years, and have facilitated women's groups that focus on female empowerment. In my office, I have helped women with a variety of women's issues, including perinatal mood disorders, postpartum transitions to motherhood, parenting, abuse and intimate-partner violence, as well as anxiety and depression that may be correlated, in part, with social and cultural expectations of women and their roles in society and family.

— Kimberly Mathis, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Chattanooga, TN

I have a passion for working with women in all ages and stages to find their voice and feel like they can be heard. In a world where women have been subjugated to trauma, misogyny and often times belittled, I strive to support them in reaching social and emotional health.

— Kristin Bowles, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Dedham, MA

True femininity is a beautiful and powerful thing to embrace. I am passionate about this topic which is different than feminism. I want to help you connect with the shadow, lunar, femininity, the receptive power of knowing and trusting that resides inside. I want to help you connect with your body again!

— Karen Harris, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Clackamas, OR

As women in our culture (and many others), we experience more sexual abuse, harassment and assault; discrimination in language, job opportunities and pay; and fewer political rights than men. This multigenerational issue can negatively affect our sense of safety, belief in ourselves and our skills, our ability to stand up for our rights, depression, anxiety, and trauma. Together, we can work to sort through the levels of pain and trauma, access our strengths, heal and create change.

— Renee Beck, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

I am certified and have experience in treating women with Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.

— Kadesha Adelakun, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kennesaw, GA