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 teach from my sacred wound and incorporate deep somatic and embodiment practices based in both science and personal experience. Learn how to shed old systems of oppression that used fear to control you and force you to self-abandon. We're no longer going to deny your deepest desires, your intuition, your power and freedom. You belong to you, and it is your birthright to experience pleasure and joy.

— Ivonne Melgar, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Sacramento, CA

As a woman who has experienced pregnancy, motherhood, marriage, 2 auto-immune disorders, working full time and running my private practice, I KNOW how much life can take out of you! It is inevitable that women will face many life transitions and stressors. This alone can wreak havoc on our physical and mental health. I provide a comprehensive and integrative approach to help women manage this "roller coaster" with all the many hats we wear!

— Kelly Venuti, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Saint Petersburg, FL

There are countless differences among men, women, and non-binary persons. Some issues affect different genders differently, and those that affect women specifically are of special interest to me.

— Julie Kenworth, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA

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

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 St. Petersburg, FL

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

Most of my clientele are women. As a woman, I can relate to issues that are gender specific.

— Alissa Beuerlein, Counselor in Nashville, TN

As a feminist, and a woman, I am aware of the impact that the patriarchy has on cis women and gender nonconforming folks and am well-prepared to have these conversations with you. Some of the ways the patriarchy impacts us are overt and obvious, others are covert and subtle. Let's talk about it!

— Gabrielle Gebel, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Chicago, IL

Calling all women- let's face it, we are faced with external judgements, but the biggest critic is often that voice inside our head. It's my mission to help you REMEMBER how incredibly amazing, powerful, and magical that you really are. It's time to not only put yourself on your to-do list- but move yourself to the top. Ohhh I can hear the guilt and selfish whispers- you will begin to stop that reaction and learn to nurture yourself. Imagine being in love with yourself!

— Christine Kotlarski, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in ,

I specialize in treating issues specific to women including: - Perfectionism - Balancing Multiple Roles - Infertility - Pregnancy Loss - Sexual Issues - Divorce/Separation - Aging/Medical Issues - "Empty Nest" Issues

— Kimberly Goodrich, Clinical Social Worker in Clinton, NJ

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

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

— Maggie Evans, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

I have worked with women of different ethnicities, economic backgrounds, religious beliefs, etc. I work on empowering my female clients while highlighting the unique issues being a woman can pose. I utilize a feministic framework in my approach to therapy.

— Diamond Rodgers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Las Vegas, NV

I specialize in women's issues. This includes trauma of all kinds, which women and marginalized folks experience disproportionately. It also includes issues related to women's health, such as pregnancy, perinatal/postpartum mental health challenges, miscarriage and pregnancy loss, and abortion. Additionally, women face intense pressure to be perfect in all ways and have to work harder to be taken as seriously as men. We've come along way, but sexism is still very much alive.

— Linda Baggett, Psychologist in Manhattan Beach, CA

Empowered. Uplifted. Elevated. This is how I believe every woman should feel. Yet so many women struggle to say no, to express their wants and needs, to take up the space they are divinely entitled to. They have been conditioned to believe that this isn't the way women should behave. But what do they say about well-behaved women? I have helped countless women move from self-sacrificing into claiming full autonomy over their lives. I'd love to help elevate, uplift, and empower you, too.

— Briana Driver, Clinical Social Worker in Philadelphia, PA