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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We as women have a unique experience of this world. There are many explicit and implicit messages we receive from society. From the way we present ourselves, to expectations surrounding careers and motherhood, we receive many conflicting messages that can have negative affects on the way we perceive ourselves. I can help you untangle your beliefs about yourself from the expectations others may have of you.

— Katharyn Engers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Spokane, WA

Women experience issues with infertility, feeling drained and unseen in the world and that is where I come in. Together we can work to take ownership of your place in the world. Each of us are valuable and we deserve to be seen and heard; we deserve to take up space. My hope is to help create that space for women where they can feel safe and beautiful.

— Michelle Bundrum, Clinical Social Worker

I specialize in providing support for clients that self-identify as female. The feminine identity is tied to social constructs that can feel limiting, disempowering, sexualized, perfectionistic, and much more. My goal is to help clients better understand their connection with themselves and gain an understanding of one’s authentic emotions. I help women with anxiety, depression, disordered eating, workaholism, substance use concerns, adult children of alcoholics, and, relationship issues.

— Bethany Sala, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR

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

Over the years, most of my client-base has been women. As women, there are unique challenges that inform and influence how we navigate the world, how we see ourselves (how others sees us), and how to juggle the many roles we fill everyday. On top of everyday things people experience, women also have to deal with concerns in politics and personal safety. I work with women to further boundaries, increase self-confidence, and empower them to not settle.

— Anasuya Gutierrez, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I have experience working with women of all ages, and love to help women (and girls!) through the concerns they are facing at all stages of development. Each woman's journey is different, but all women face systemic pressures that affect them personally. I love to help women contextualize the their own concerns within these systemic pressures, and help them navigate their world in ways that work for them.

— Amelia Bird, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR

Traumatic experiences, such as physical, emotional, & sexual abuse, neglect, cultural, gendered, and racial trauma, and growing up in a chaotic or stressful family, are stressful events that can exceed our ability to cope. We move on as best we can from these experiences, but often find that we continue to struggle which can show up in our lives as emotional dysregulation, anxiety, upsetting memories, fear, difficulties in establishing trust, or unsatisfying relationships.

— Gina Polesetsky, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Culver City, CA

When I was 18 I decided to focus my education and my profession on issues that are shaped by binary gender norms. I was among the first class at my university to graduate with a degree in Women's Studies and I am proud that I made that choice so long ago. Since that time I have continued to draw from this educational experience and I shape my practice around the need for gender equity in relationships and our lives overall.

— Sara Fischer Sanford, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in SAN FRANCISCO, CA

I have an understanding and appreciation for many of the unique challenges, expectation, and difficulties woman face. I enjoy working with women of all ages and backgrounds. Whether your struggle with women's health, issues related to pregnancy or parenting, or relationships I would be honored to help.

— Michelle Halpin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Rochester, NY

I’m passionate about helping women shift how they relate to their stress, anxiety, worry or fear through the skills of self-compassion, self-expression, boundary setting, coping and acceptance. Ultimately, I enjoy helping women learn how to trust themselves, follow their hearts and live life more fully. I also work with women in relationships who struggle with relationship distress, sexual inhibition, sexual desire or who have been betrayed by their partners.

— Carolynn Aristone, Clinical Social Worker in Haddonfield, NJ

Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

— Kayla Nettleton, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Antonio, TX

In today's society, women are more empowered and more stressed out than they have ever been. As their voices and visibility grow louder and brighter, so does the pressure women feel to "have it all" and to "do it all flawlessly." This cultural and internal pressure has detrimental effects on physical, emotional and spiritual health. I open my door to you to have a safe space to make mistakes, embrace your flaws as beautiful, and to own that you are enough just as you are.

— Stefanie Landau, Psychologist in Arlington, MA

Being a woman is magical and beautiful but it does not come without struggle. Let us make sense of what you are going through with respect to the female experience in modern society.

— Roxcy Brown, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX

Women's mental health issues consists of unique psychological, emotional, and social challenges that women may face throughout their lives. Women's issues can encompass a wide range of topics and concerns, including but not limited to: reproductive health, Reproductive Health, relationships, trauma, career/ambition, body image, self esteem, life transitions, identity and sexuality.

— Armenta Acevedo, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Many women are walking around with #metoo traumas, issues with inequality in marriage and at work, and a plethora of other issues related to having a female body. Women also sometimes struggle with motherhood, having had abortions, family issues, and a host of other troubles that need sorting out. I am a feminist therapist, and I enjoy helping my female clients make sense of their experiences using a feminist lens.

— Brandie Sellers, Licensed Professional Counselor in Timnath, CO

Being a woman in America today brings about a unique set of issues. Things like compassion fatigue, burnout, and overall stress and anxiety, just to name a few. To get the most out of therapy one has to able to take into account the bigger systemic issues at play.

— Janette Macias, Art Therapist in Hollywood, FL

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

With expertise in women's issues, I provide tailored support, empowering women to navigate life's challenges, from mental health to learning how to own their voices and narratives, and minimize shame and doubt.

— Brianna Campbell, Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY

Our staff has extensive experience supporting women with transition. This includes but is not limited to pre-marital counseling, pregnancy support, miscarriage and child loss grief, infertility, menopause, divorce support, and college transition support.

— Barefoot And Balanced Therapy, Licensed Professional Counselor in Clackamas, OR