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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I specialize in working with women who are experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety due to a recent life transition or traumatic event. When you enter into therapy you and I will spend time discussing your needs and we will work together to create goals that address your specific situation. This may mean learning skills to manage and decrease your depression or anxiety. This may mean learning skills to better manage stress. Sometimes this means working on your relationships and how you communicate with your partner.

— Gwendolyn Nelson-Terry, Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA

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 the ways that power imbalances have impacted you over your lifetime. A core aspect of feminist therapy is power-analysis, or the consideration of how differences in power and privilege between genders or various social or demographic groups can affect feelings of self-worth, mental health symptoms, routine behaviors, and life choices.

— Danika Grundemann, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Women experience a variety of individual stressors in life. I work with these issues and specifically address the impact they have on decisions and relationships.

— Eryn Greenstein, Counselor in Greensboro, NC

Life Stages. Fertility. Pregnancy. Motherhood. Adjustment. Mother/Daughter Issues. Father/Daughter Issues. Sibling Conflict. Aging Parents. Professional Goals. Hormones. Body Image. Sexuality. Trauma History. Codependency. Feminism. Spirituality.

— Nancy Johnson, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Wellesley Hills, MA

Negative emotions are a natural part of our emotional repertoire as they are a component of our threat-protection system so we need to learn how to accept, tolerate and cope with them. How you interpret your own beliefs, thoughts and feelings as well as others’ and how you cope with them can have a significant impact on your self-worth. Making yourself and your emotional health a priority while investing in growth and recovery will lead to increased self-worth, self-esteem and confidence.

— Vanja Buckley, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Antonio, CA

Being a woman can be hard enough. Add balancing work, family, school, care-taking for an ailing parent, and being you may feel impossible. I support women in feeling more grounded, less stressed out, and more present in their lives and their relationships.

— Ania Scanlan, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Shoreview, MN

I have worked with women in my private practice for ten years. I chose for my practice to be female only, because I felt that women have unique issues related to reproduction and food that were not being addressed in my community. Prior to private practice, I worked with the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, as well as Planned Parenthood League of MA.

— Jessica Foley, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Waltham, MA

You're the one carrying the team. The one expected to have it all together and to never drop a ball. But this all too often leads you to feel exhausted, alone, irritable, and anxious. I specialize in partnering with high-achieving women as they start living their lives on their terms.

— Lauren Spencer, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Gig Harbor, WA

Empowering women through EMDR Therapy & Brainspotting, I specialize in navigating the unique challenges women face. In collaboration with you, I offer a therapeutic journey that goes beyond healing your gender-specific trauma to fostering resilience and personal growth. Your well-being is my priority.

— Angel Hirsch, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cedar Park, TX

No one can be strong and confidant in every area life all of the time, therapy is a safe place to bring the fears, worries, dreams and desires that you can’t always share with your partners, family or employees. You deserve to receive the kind of care and attention that you give to other people. You deserve a support system that is as thoughtful and wise as you are.

— Sydney Rose, Therapist in New York, NY

I specialize in women's issues because women are the backbone of any society. I see all persons who can benefit from my services, however, they must know I utilize a BIPOC feminist lens (I am white) as the center of my practice and methods.

— Laurie Smith, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Plymouth, MI

If you have a uterus, you know how much it can affect your day to day life. From my experiences of endometriosis and ovarian cysts, I know about chronic pain and the mental health effects of the menstrual cycle. As if internal physical concerns weren't enough, being socialized as a girl or woman may have taught you to put others needs (and wants!) before your own, have permeable boundaries, or that you can rest when all the work is done. Let's unpack this and take down the patriarchy!

— Sidrah Khan, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX

Depression, trauma, relationship struggles, sex or sexuality, margination, parenting difficulties, abandonment, shared custody, life transitions, separation/divorce, woman's issues, anxiety, grief, body image, empty nesting, self-esteem, and overall insecurities. Do you feel exhausted? Does life feel overwhelming some days? It's time to take time for yourself.

— Michelle Tribe, Mental Health Counselor in VANCOUVER, WA

I have experience co-facilitating a women’s trauma group in which I worked with clients from all walks of life who had experienced a variety of traumas both. I also strive to stay up to date with issues that women are facing in today’s society through taking courses and CEUs.

— Tabitha Rupard, Licensed Professional Counselor

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

Specialization in women's empowerment and self-compassion. Providing a warm, gentle space to be curious about internalized negative self-perceptions, cultivate healthier boundaries and relationships, embrace rest, learn self-compassion, and foster one's authentic self.

— Alexa Brand, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in , CA

Being a woman has never been easy....and today's issues come with their own hopes and major challenges. I can help you find your voice, and address concerns related to career/burnout or re-inventing your perspective.

— Hannah Zimmerman, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Missoula, MT