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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Women experience unique challenges. Since little, we have received messages that impact the way we see ourselves, the way we behave and the roles we assume. Many of us struggle to balance our home, work, and social life seamlessly. We have frustrations tied to the pressure of performing well in all aspects of life. Through therapy, women can create a place to be seen and heard, and to rewrite the story according to who they are!

— Bruna M. Lupo, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Orlando, FL

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

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

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

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

You long for passion to move you, in any direction aside from filling the needs of others. Life has been stuck in stagnant for longer than you would care to admit and the shame you feel for not loving motherhood has taken over (and does not match the look you portray on social media). Blame is easily directed inward for feeling as though you’ve failed. Fear of being judged, as a woman weakened by motherhood. You are strong as evident in you reading this. You deserve to reignite your sparkle.

— Laura Schwinn, Psychologist in Palo Alto, CA

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 help women with issues specific to women. In February 2022 I will be completing training in perinatal mental health and provide therapy to women, who are struggling with their mental health due to pregnancy or birth of a child.

— Melissa Wetherington, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cherry Hill, NJ

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

I have worked extensively with women throughout my career.

— Crystal Nesfield, Counselor in Phoenix, AZ

Our mental health doesn't exist in a vacuum. As women, we face unique challenges at work and at home -- such as experiences of bias and discrimination, gendered role expectations in our families, or lack of professional support and mentorship -- that can profoundly impact our well-being. My practice supports women to address common concerns like work-life balance, boundary setting, or navigating male-dominated workplaces with confidence, self-compassion, & resilience.

— Maya Borgueta, Psychologist in San Francisco, CA

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

I am a graduate of the Women's Therapy Center's clinical training program which centered on providing culturally-sensitive and relational psychotherapy to women, trans, and non-binary folx.

— Sophia Boissevain, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

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

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

Are societal expectations of women hanging over your head and casting a shadow of anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem over your life? That's something we can look at together--where the clouds are gathered and where you'd like to head instead. I am especially passionate about shining a light on the pressure women often feel to 1) look young forever, 2) minimize hormone-related health issues, and 3) put their lives on hold to care for others.

— Meredith Lynne Simonds, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

As women we often put ourselves last after everyone else's needs are met. This can lead to feelings of fatigue, burn out, frustration, resentment , lack of fulfillment and underachievement. Relationship dissatisfaction can lead to feelings of despair and depression. Confusion about sexual orientation can be isolating and scary. These are only a few of the issues women face. I can help you explore your own personal truth so you can connect to your authentic self and feel empowered.

— Joan Tibaldi, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Saint Augustine, FL