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    Therapy for Women’s Issues

    Would you like to work on self-care strategies that fit into your busy lifestyle in order to improve your overall well-being? Do you need to learn new ways to communicate your needs to your spouse and others? Have you experienced struggles related to an autoimmune condition, infertility, premenstrual symptoms, sleep issues, or chronic fatigue? 

    As women we may experience certain environmental, psychological, and biological challenges related to our gender that have a significant impact on mental health and well-being. If not addressed properly, these challenges can turn into burdens that often lead to anxiety, depression, and burn-out. 

    Are Women More at Risk of Developing Mental Health Issues?

    Daniel Freeman, Oxford University clinical psychologist analyzed 12 large-scale studies and concluded that women may be between 20% and 40% more likely to develop a mental illness than men. According to Freeman, “Women tend to view themselves more negatively than men and that is a vulnerability factor for many mental health problems.”

    Some common women’s issues that I can help with include: 

    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Postpartum depression and anxiety
    • Relationship issues
    • Conflict with in-laws or extended family 
    • Low self-esteem 
    • Parenting challenges 
    • Burnout
    • Difficulty balancing work and family
    • Communication challenges with your spouse
    • Challenges related to autoimmune disorders or other chronic illnesses 
    • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
    • Infertility 
    • Adoption 
    • Problematic alcohol use / reexamining your relationship with alcohol 

    Why Seek Therapy for Women’s Issues?

    Women’s issues can take a serious toll on your emotional, physical, and mental health. The effects can be mild to extreme, and in many cases, women struggle to cope with their issues on their own. We are made for community and connection, yet as women we often find ourselves feeling isolated and alone. 

    There are several therapies, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), that can offer coping tools and new perspectives. Seeking therapy can be an empowering first step on the road back to YOU. 

    If you or someone you know would like to explore treatment options, please get in touch with me. I would be honored to walk with you on your journey to becoming the best version of yourself.