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's rights, access to appropriate health care and mental health care, changing roles in socio-economic community and in personal relationships.

— Susan Roggendorf, Therapist in Bettendorf, IA

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
 

My goal is to motivate women to share their voice and ideas. Together, we will learn to trust in your gut to guide you. You deserve to step into leadership in all domains of life. I offer specialized, evidence-based care for women. I will give you the tools to break free from years of internalized patriarchal narratives that are often manifested as chronic self-doubt, paralyzing fear, and the compounding everyday traumas of being a woman in this world.

— Juliet Kinkade-Black, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

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
 

I have focused my work with women around the issues that impact them most. Deciding whether or not to start a family, struggling with pregnancy loss and infertility, balancing work and family, managing and coping with internal and external negative biases. My goal is to lift women up in all areas of their lives and help them become what they want to be.

— Rebecca Rondeau, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Merrimack, NH

I have experience offering therapy to women for a variety of issues and needs including: helping form and maintaining healthy boundaries, processing challenging circumstances, exploring and countering negative self-talk, understanding and processing feelings around life changes, gaining tools such as mindfulness and self-soothing strategies, developing strategies around social anxiety, and other areas of need.

— Shohreh Schmuecker, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Lafayette, CA
 

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

Juggling job pressures, family schedules, money issues, career and educational advancement and child and elder-care concerns are only a few of the common stressors confronting women. Additional stressors include divorce, marriage, children, work and money. In our work we will explore your values and goals in your different roles. I will teach you the tools you need to increase your psychological flexibility. Women’s roles are multi-faceted and complex. I can help.

— Paige L. Freeman, Ph.D., PLLC, Psychologist in Houston, TX
 

For over 25 years, I have worked with individuals and led groups and workshops on a variety of women's health and wellness issues including family stress, career challenges, relationships, depression, and nutrition.

— Michelle May, Counselor in West Bloomfield, MI

The world of women is a unique and exciting place. It can also be a space of hardship, high stress, & exhaustion. Whether you are wading through the muck of sadness and anxiety or struggling with finding who you are in a world that tells you all the things that you should be, I can help you get where you want to be. We can grow the person that you are seeking to be and build the life that makes you feel whole. It's time to learn to be your own best friend & I can help you with that!

— Helen Jennings-Hood, Psychotherapist in Wynne, AR
 

Self-esteem. Sexual trauma. Attachment trauma. Being a woman coping with patriarchy. Relationship challenges. Generally being a more badass empowered you.

— Ayala Kalisher, Counselor in Oakland, CA

The impacts of our culture and society on our experiences as women are always at the forefront of my mind when interacting with each person that sits across from me during therapy sessions. I look for ways to empower and affirm everyone in my practice to push back against these pressures to have a strong identity or become advocates and allies for the women in their lives.

— Heather Romero, Counselor in Atlanta, GA
 

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

As a therapist, I continue to do personal and professional work on recognizing and undoing the power of the patriarchal system we live in and how it specifically impacts women identifying people.

— Jessica Dyer, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oakland, CA
 

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 specialize in supporting women who want to address reproductive concerns such as infertility, fertility preservation, parenthood indecision, living childfree, reproductive trauma, and family building. Reproductive Counseling provides you with a space to build clarity about your reproductive future and navigate the complex, often overwhelming, emotions that have accompanied your reproductive experiences. I especially enjoy working on anxiety or indecision that impacts reproductive experiences.

— Jessica Byrd, Counselor in Tempe, AZ
 

Being a woman means that you face a unique set of challenges. Although opportunities for women in the workforce are greater than ever before, they are still fraught with challenges when it comes to being respected for our work and being afforded the same opportunities for advancement as men. In addition, women typically assume primary responsibility for children and elderly parents. A focus of my work is on helping women navigate this treacherous and often confusing landscape.

— Marla Cass, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Mateo, CA