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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My practice represents a community of women, united by diversity and a shared belief that we all deserve a space to feel empowered and escape the demands of busy, hectic life. I provide women with knowledge on mind-body health to encourage women in taking an active role in decisions regarding their own self-care. As we work together, your voice will be heard, your wisdom honored, and together we will take your chosen path towards greater health and wellness.

— Kristena Brand, Addictions Counselor in Atlanta, GA
 

My therapy approach is firmly grounded in feminist theory with a focus on supporting people who have experienced child sexual abuse and/or gender-based violence. I am a firm advocate for the provision of healthy relationships/healthy sexuality education in schools. Certified as a sexual assualt victims counselor in 2009, most of my clinical practice and training is oriented around the prevention and treatment of sexual abuse and harassment.

— Aly Dearborn, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

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
 

Women's issues are relevant to all individuals, including non-binary and trans individuals, who experience any combination of biological, societal, relational, or occupational challenges based on their gender identity. I work with these individuals on identifying areas of their lives where oppression prevents optimal self-expression and freedom to thrive. Counseling helps my clients become more positive about themselves and their self image, as well as increases self-advocacy and confidence.

— Mary Mills, Counselor in Seattle, WA

Women experience a unique array of issues, including pregnancy-related anxiety, postpartum depression/anxiety, adjustment to life transitions, divorce, and career difficulties. Working with someone who understands your life experience can be comforting and transformative.

— Kristie Powell, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Seminole, FL
 

Divorce, Empty Nest, Perfectionism, Self-Compassion, Body Image, Career Change, Acceptance, Retirement, Role Changes, Caregiving, Miscarriage.

— Heili Lehr, Counselor in Northglenn, CO

I am proud to be a feminist and anti-patriarchal. It would be an honor to help you, my fellow woman, hold, process, and integrate your history sexual trauma, domestic violence, and/or abortion-related issues.

— Danika Grundemann, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
 

I primarily work with women-identified adults who have experienced trauma. I use holistic, somatic methods to help women: - validate and express emotions including anger - cultivate inner strength, intuition, trust and creativity - connect to sensual pleasure and empowered sexuality - develop more satisfying relationships on your own terms - navigate patriarchy and gender oppression I especially love working with queer/bi women seeking to explore their sexuality and gender expression.

— Lauren Pass Erickson, Psychotherapist in Boulder, CO

For women in particular, life transitions, especially ones that are tied to physical changes in our bodies (puberty, pregnancy, aging, menopause) can greatly impact our views of our selves. At the same time navigating this amidst societal beliefs about women that don't reflect our needs is challenging. My goal is to help women learn to filter through external beliefs, ideas, and messages and learn to trust their own experience and develop more agency and confidence in the choices they make.

— Jennie Beuhler, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Mill Valley, CA
 

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

I have exclusively treated women in my practice for 5+ years.

— Rachel Gabrielle, Counselor in Seattle, WA
 

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

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
 

Our gender still greatly impacts the way the world interacts with us. I have years of experience working with women and female identifying folks, who have challenges related to gender. These issues can range anywhere from reproductive challenges, challenges with gender roles, body image struggles and much more.

— Caitlin Kiley, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

I bring a feminist and pro-womxn lens to my practice and life. I am an advocate for equal rights, political movements that empower womxn and honoring how we show up, share space, and critically examine the power of internalized oppression.

— Ann Robinson, Clinical Social Worker in Fort Collins, CO
 

I specialize in working with women facing a wide variety of concerns This includes issues like stress, relationship Issues, low self esteem/self worth, feeling Inadequate, balancing multiple roles, etc. My goal as a counselor working with women is to assist in developing positive strategies to manage these struggles, while coming from a place of personal understanding on gender and how it may play a role.

— Brittany Hopkins, Licensed Professional Counselor in Atlanta, GA

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!

— Dr. Desiree Howell, Psychologist in Kingsland, GA
 

As women, we experience life differently - in a positive way, but it may not always feel like it is positive. I want to help you work toward acceptance of your feelings and circumstances but also take control where it feels like you may not have it. You are driving this (insert favorite mode of transportation). I'd be happy to ride along as a passenger as you search for the next right path.

— Jennifer Reynolds, Counselor in Lakewood, CO