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.

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A large part of my professional experience is working with young women as they navigate the patriarchal society we live in and the resulting difficulties, trauma, and marginalization women experience (with intersectional identities resulting in additional marginalization). My experience here includes working with sexual trauma recovery, intimate partner violence, harassment, stalking, etc as well as issues related to fertility, parenthood, and coming of age concerns.

— Erin Shapiro, Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, TX

As far as anyone knows, you’re superwoman. But most days you think, If that were true, then things would be better. The pit in your stomach wouldn’t be there, and maybe you could sleep an entire night, uninterrupted by the constant to do list in your brain. You’re convinced there has to be a tool to use to make things better. The good news is - you're right. I teach tools we tailor to your life. More than that though, I give you the mindset that unlocks real peace.

— Emilea Richardson, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Charleston, SC

I provide person-centered, compassionate, and solution-focused approaches to assist women working through personal, familial, or relational difficulties.

— Amy Burley, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Plano, TX

I was raised as a feminist by a feminist; my first social justice action (at age 14) was a march and rally with my mother and many of her college classmates, organized to call attention to the need for better lighting in the student parking deck after two female students were assaulted there within a month. In my clinical work, I have helped many female clients to overcome codependency, increase self-esteem, work through past rape trauma, and escape abusive relationships.

— Megan Matthews, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Lakewood, OH

Juggling job pressures, family schedules, money issues, career and educational advancement and child and elder-care concerns are only a few of the common stressors confronting women. Additional stressors include divorce, marriage, children, work and money. In our work we will explore your values and goals in your different roles. I will teach you the tools you need to increase your psychological flexibility. Women’s roles are multi-faceted and complex. I can help.

— Paige L. Freeman, Ph.D., PLLC, Psychologist in Houston, TX

The impacts of our culture and society on our experiences as women are always at the forefront of my mind when interacting with each person that sits across from me during therapy sessions. I look for ways to empower and affirm everyone in my practice to push back against these pressures to have a strong identity or become advocates and allies for the women in their lives.

— Heather Romero, Counselor in Atlanta, GA

You focus on the well-being of others, but this is not a mutual relationship, as you do not allow others to get close to you (and you want to). You derive your worth by numbers, grades on an exam, pounds on a scale, money in your bank account, or the number of “likes” you receive on a photo. You have difficulty focusing on what or who matters most to you, because of stressors, social media, or running all of the terrible “what if” scenarios in your head.

— Dr. Nichole Vincent, Clinical Psychologist

My approach is built on a foundation of feminist, anti-oppression values. I believe therapy is ineffective if the greater social context a person lives in is not examined critically; most of the time, doing so is empowering for all genders.

— Laurel Roberts-Meese, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Our practice represents a collaboration of female clinicians and coaches who are united by diversity that offer an array of well and holistic services. Each treatment program is personalized and designed to empower women to be their best selves and find joy in living. Throughout your journey we provide ongoing support and guidance to help you set realistic goals and make lasting changes.

— Monica Manuel, Licensed Professional Counselor in Atlanta, GA

One of my greatest passions as a therapist is helping women heal as much as they can from the patriarchy. I am knowledgeable about feminist issues such as emotional labor, the male gaze, and sexology and focus on these throughout my work with women.

— Grace Norberg, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Oak Park, IL

I have focused my work with women around the issues that impact them most. Deciding whether or not to start a family, struggling with pregnancy loss and infertility, balancing work and family, managing and coping with internal and external negative biases. My goal is to lift women up in all areas of their lives and help them become what they want to be.

— Rebecca Rondeau, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Merrimack, NH

F**k society's rules about women being selfless. You do not exist simply to serve others. Your dreams, needs, feelings, thoughts, preferences, desires, and values matter. You deserve to have a life of joy, ease, adventure, connection, satisfaction, and meaning. To create and enjoy a life that is aligned with your definition of "having it all." No more settling and tolerating. It's time to heal, prosper, and thrive!

— Desiree Howell, Psychologist in St. Petersburg, FL

For the modern woman, demands from jobs, family, and friends can be exhausting and finding time for yourself can feel impossible. Through self-exploration and challenging negative patterns, you can live a more balanced life.

— Allison Doyle, Clinical Social Worker in Seattle, WA

I work with women ages 20-40s in areas such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief, relationship issues, singleness, stress in ministry and spirituality issues. By providing them a safe, empathetic place to process, I hope to come alongside each clients as they process pain and gain awareness about themselves. During this process I hope to help clients gain tools and awareness to approach life's struggles and find deep heal. I don't want to just solve problems but help them really heal.

— Victoria Hicks, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Atlanta, GA

Do you struggle with feeling valued, seen or heard? Have you felt untethered to your self-image or uncomfortable in your body? I work with women to develop confidence and feel comfortable in their bodies at any size. Together, we will explore with curiosity the ways in which you struggle and feel pain, and how you have learned to cope and adapt. Unlearning and processing what makes life hard for us can be a daunting task. Asking for help when you need it is brave first step.

— Ashley MacLaren, Counselor in Seattle, WA