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’m Pilar, a licensed clinical social worker passionate about connecting with women in a holistic way to heal from the past, and move forward with living authentic and whole. I’m passionate about counseling women in the virtual space (because it’s what I wish I would have had when I first started my healing journey) to learn, grow, and flourish into the women they are intended to be - guided by someone who has done it first.

— Pilar Meyer-Dunning, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Grand Rapids, MI

My systemic training and trauma training (EMDR and ongoing IFS coursework) all provide invaluable new lenses through which I help women navigate complex challenges around identity, role, self-worth, empowerment, shame, values, boundaries, relationships, and more.

— Annie Alesandrini, Psychotherapist

I work with women who struggle with feeling valued, seen or heard. I will help you develop confidence in your voice, your path and how you move forward in life. Together, we will build a partnership to 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 a brave first step.

— Ashley MacLaren, Counselor in Seattle, WA

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

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

I bring a focus on modern feminism including the many different cultural experiences of being a women in our world. I use a compassionate, racial, and historical lens while working with women to help each individual client to find their unique focus, power, and happiness.

— Faith Nielsen, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Fort Collins, CO

Perimenopause, divorce, pregnancy, postpartum, parenting, co-parenting, mother/child relationships, sandwich generation, sex.

— Dr. Ali Dubin, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in North Hollywood, CA

It is my life's mission to help women recover from the depression and anxiety caused by striving for perfectionism.

— Amanda Wetegrove-Romine, Psychologist in San Antonio, TX

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

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

My practice is specifically focused on working with women. Spaces where women can hold space for one another are so important, and my work is based on progressive and feminist values.

— Rebecca Mercurio, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Saint Louis, MO

The affiliations above were specifically chosen because in my career as a social worker I have found it fulfilling working with children, adolescents, and woman.

— Greiny Rodriguez, Licensed Master of Social Work in New York, NY

I am passionate about helping women step into their power and sovereignty. Women face many unique challenges throughout their lifespan. I enjoy helping women identify and utilize their many strengths to create healthy emotional environments to thrive within.

— Mamie Vetsch, Art Therapist in Hamilton, MT

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

Womanhood is a unique experience, especially in todays society. I am passionate about and specialize in working with women on a variety of issues including transition to motherhood, find your voice, self worth and self compassion healing and body image issues. My experience working with women healing from eating disorders, addictions and my training in trauma and relational issues have given me the tools and education to help women live their best lives.

— Allison Rosenberg, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Encino, CA

Cis and Trans women live in a world where they must survive psychological abuse, gaslighting, narcissism, constant threats to safety, and never-ending demands on their emotional and intellectual labor. No wonder we are so tired. I approach my work with female-identified people with validation and offering language that makes sense of their experiences of anxiety, depression, and anger.

— Christine Hutchison, Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA

Our focus on women allows us to treat issues that affect YOU. We offer a variety of therapeutic techniques and styles to tailor our approach to one that best fits you. Our therapists have training in trauma therapy, cognitive therapies, and somatic approaches with additional trainings in disordered eating, OCD and dissociation.

— Cactus Flower Healing, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Mesa, AZ

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

Working with women is one of my passion areas, particularly helping women navigate the difficulties they face because of living in a patriarchal society.

— Erin Shapiro, Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, TX

PMS & PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder)

— Hannah Pollok, Therapist in Franklin, TN