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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Many women face specific challenges related to child-bearing. Perinatal issues can really impact a woman's life, and can impact hormones, mood, and overall life outlook. I work with women who are going through various struggles, such as: infertility, miscarriages/stillborn deaths, loss of a child, health issues associated with pre-pregnancy/pregnancy/post-pregnancy, and postpartum anxiety and depression.

— Lana Royle, Licensed Professional Counselor in Draper, UT

My training and clinical focus has centered on women's issues. This has included trauma treatment, grief work, eating disorders, anxiety, and a wide variety of therapeutic concerns. My doctoral dissertation focused on women's experiences as mother's and partners managing the challenges specific to work and parenting and "having it all." I am interested in supporting women in pregnancy and postpartum in the transition to parenthood.

— Mirella Young, Clinical Psychologist in Longmeadow, MA

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

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

Growing up with five sisters, women's issues have always been near and dear to me. Personal background aside, I approach the entirety of my therapeutic practice from a feminist lens due to my training as well as my sociopolitical beliefs.

— Melanie Grundvig, Student Therapist in Broomfield, CO

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 in Austin, TX

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

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

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

I have experience working with women of all ages, and love to help women (and girls!) through the concerns they are facing at all stages of development. Each woman's journey is different, but all women face systemic pressures that affect them personally. I love to help women contextualize the their own concerns within these systemic pressures, and help them navigate their world in ways that work for them.

— Amelia Bird, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR

In today's society, women are more empowered and more stressed out than they have ever been. As their voices and visibility grow louder and brighter, so does the pressure women feel to "have it all" and to "do it all flawlessly." This cultural and internal pressure has detrimental effects on physical, emotional and spiritual health. I open my door to you to have a safe space to make mistakes, embrace your flaws as beautiful, and to own that you are enough just as you are.

— Stefanie Landau, Psychologist in Arlington, MA

Who run the world (girls)! Societal expectations. Family demands. Glass ceilings. Whoa. No wonder you're stressed! Anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, relationship challenges, discrimination, hormonal changes, and low self-esteem are just a few of the issues women are commonly facing. Let's face that stuff head-on together! We'll work together to help you gain new insight, self-awareness, coping skills, communication skills, and emotion regulation skills to get you feeling in control.

— Dr. Dana Avey, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Colorado Springs, CO

Tessa works with women who are stepping into adulthood, exploring identity and purpose, and building meaningful relationships.

— Tessa Kinsey, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Philadelphia, PA

While I enjoy working with all people, I specialize in working with women and issues faced by women. Women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with a mental health disorder, but treatment programs are so often geared towards the symptoms men experience, rather than what women experience. Let me help you navigate your mental health, life experiences, and life transitions in a way that is geared towards YOU, and not by society "standards."

— Kasey Wiggam, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Indianapolis, IN

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

My counseling approach is rooted in a comprehensive understanding of the intricate and multifaceted issues that women often encounter. With specialized knowledge in women's issues, I am adept at addressing a wide range of challenges that can uniquely affect women's lives. From navigating relationships and career aspirations to managing self-esteem, body image, and life transitions, I am attuned to the specific emotional landscape that women navigate.

— Katie Hunter, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Carmel, IN

I provide a space where your voice and perspectives as a woman are prioritized throughout the process of therapy. I recognize that your self-perception has been influenced by the experiences you’ve had in your body and relationships. As we work together we will explore the unique issues that are intertwined with your identity, beliefs, and worldview. I want to help you build trust in yourself so that you can feel comfortable navigating the world in a way that is authentic to you!

— Jessica Byrd, Counselor in Tempe, AZ