Women sometimes face challenges unique to their gender. The term “women’s issues” can be applied to a wide range of concerns that a woman might face, including sexual assault, woman-specific health problems, post-partum depression, body image problems, self-esteem, sexuality, discrimination, sexism or stereotyping. Therapists specializing in women’s issues will help to empower their clients and encourage them to self-nurture and seek balance and equality in life.
Local Experts in Women’s Issues
As a woman who has lived in three different countries, I consider myself an expert when it comes to gender and cultural conditionings we have undergone that could be causing the current low self-esteem most women are experiencing. It is my mission and passion to process those earlier conditionings and help women live an empowered life.
I work with women around gender identity and expectations, sexuality and intimacy, and empowerment. I provide a safe space for all women (transgender and cisgender) to explore their power, vulnerabilities, and desires. My background in sex-positive sex education along with my training in trauma healing prepares me support women in healing sexual trauma and locate their authentic expression.
This is an area of practice that I have cultivated as I enjoy accompanying women through the process of exploration and growth. I have extensive experience in this area of practice.
BA in Women's Studies.
I have dedicated my practice to working with a variety of women’s issues including perfectionism, work-other-self balance, fertility issues, romantic relationships, mother/daughter relationships, and coping with experiences of sexual abuse.
I personally specialize in supporting women's sexual empowerment and the process of understanding women's social conditioning. I use somatic awareness to help women develop a felt-sense of their own boundaries, truth, and expression.
Juggling a family, career, relationships, and societal expectations as a woman can be challenging. I help women who are looking to change the course of their relationships by breaking patterns, learn how to create healthier boundaries, overcome people pleasing habits and perfectionism, build self-esteem, and embody the full version of themselves through self-acceptance, compassion and love.
I am open and skilled in treating all genders and those who identify as non-binary also. I have specific background in working with women for the past 30 years, however in various clinical settings in all developmental phases.
I have spent much of my career supporting women through many of life\'s challenges. Often times these challenges come in the form of abuse, trauma, divorce, grief and life transitions. This can interfere with how we perceive ourselves. It has been my experience that women often possess an inner strength that with help they can identify and grow.
I specialize in helping women through life transitions. Whether a breakup, relocation, loss, new motherhood, relationship change with a parent, we can explore the challenges at hand in a way that values your strengths and intuition, while exploring toxic patterns that may be holding you back from creating the life you desire.
Sexuality can be incredibly difficult to discuss, but critically important to our sense of personal happiness and well-being. Women face huge challenges ranging from cultural pressures toward self-blame and low self-worth to physical disempowerment, all of which can color life experience. We can work together to figure out how these issues impact your life.
We offer individual therapy specifically tailored to meet a woman’s needs. Women reach out for therapy for a wide variety of reasons, and we would like to support you on your journey towards finding YOUR happy.
There are a countless issues that women deal with, on a day to day basis, in the present world ... living up to the expectations/roles...etc. I truely believe in empowering self, finding the authentic person within, building the self confidence in spite of messages received from the society and finding/discovering one's true/innate self.
My work is deeply concerned with the ways in which our culture influences and codes our experiences as women regarding sex and relationships
Throughout the years I have done work around empowering women to find their strength within, resist or challenge social expectations, and open conversations around 'taboo topics'.
In working with high achieving SUPERwomen, I come from a place of understanding the journey. I work with you to become free from overwhelm, rediscover yourself, prioritize according to your desires, and find ways to truly be your best while remaining true to YOU.
We are a cultural turning point for women, a reckoning coming at a time where women still face enormous amounts of misogyny, internalized misogyny, role expectation, discrimination, harassment and social expectations about everything from looks to childbearing to relationships. I love working with women as they process trauma and transitions, explore their identity and come into their own power.
I work with women of all ages to address any number of phase of life and life transition issues. These include times of anxiety, depression, and uncertainty as well as personal growth and empowerment. I particularly enjoy working with women who are in middle life transitions.
Being a queerfemme woman and experiencing the deep harms of sexist social and cultural conditioning throughout my lifetime, I have walked a 15+ year road of healing self-worth, restoring boundaries and reappropriating both anger and pleasure. It is my joy to support other womxn in this experiencing of reclaiming personal power and self-confidence.
I help current and aspiring professional women navigate gender issues in the workplace and in their families. I offer client-centric, culturally-informed support that helps women act congruently with their values around issues of gender.
I specialize in supporting individuals in working through what have traditionally been known as women's issues including issues related to fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum/birth/perinatal experiences.
Since beginning my career as a counselor, I have worked extensively with women of all walks of life, on a variety issues, including abuse (i.e., physical, sexual, emotional, etc.), rape, sexual assault, body issues, attachment, codependency, relationships, self-esteem, career counseling, empowerment, sexual issues, anxiety, depression, grief, loss, assertiveness, motivation, addiction, and more.
My educational background is in feminist psychoanalysis, and I approach women's issues - body image, reproductive issues, sex and relationships, parenting, trauma, etc - from a strong feminist perspective.
My long history of education and training in Child and Adult development has well prepared me to understand and address in therapy the many issues women face in dealing with themselves and the world around them. My significant training and experience in treating depression, anxiety and working with sexual abuse survivors adds to this work.
Women are commoditized to what we can offer, not for who we are. We're culturally programmed to serve, not to be. Often, at mid-life, what we've previously 'offered' is no longer acknowledged by our culture. We're left feeling adrift, unvalued, alone. We'll discuss mid-life in the context of our culture, and how to recreate the narrative. We'll redefine our role, and reclaim our power.
The major events in a woman's life can be challenging. Relationship growth or difficulty, becoming a mother or deciding not to have children, managing work and family, coming into your own as a woman. These transitions are rich times to take stock of who you are, claim your power, and choose to live your life with heart and creativity. I've been there. I can help you find your way.
As a woman, you may be going through life suffering from deep feminine wounding. These wounds often occur from disempowering experiences that have made you feel powerless, weak, and unimportant. If you are looking to heal, find strength, or work through difficult transitions then contact me. I want to support you to become empowered and recapture the essence of who you are!
I believe there is amazing potential for women who have been scarred in their relationships with men. For some women, the place to do this work is with a man who can hold space for their experience. I am honored to play a role of a man who can hold space for strong women, to work with limiting beliefs, trauma, and the cultural constructs that may come up.
As a counselor with a Feminist focus, I place importance on empowerment, awareness of systems of oppression that impact people of all genders and how that shows up in the content we discuss, as well as the relationship between us in our respective identities. You can expect that we can talk about the differences between our identities in a respectful and affirming way.
Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
I have dedicated my 20+ year career to the work of healing & working with women. My extensive experience is in addressing issues affecting women such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, postpartum depression, anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting, life transitions, and relationships. I have also created & lead an all girls life skills group for middle & high school young women.
As women, we are constantly defining and re-defining ourselves. As we journey through different phases of our lives, we sometimes face challenging decisions and difficult transitions. Therapy can help women develop a stronger identity, increased well-being and a sense of empowerment. Writing therapy can be enormously healing.
As a gal getting into middle age, I\'ve got a great deal of life under my belt. I\'m also well versed in current issues as well as client issues.
A woman's development, physiology, and psychic journey is unique to her female identity. The historical domination of patriarchy has ignored the generative, creative, and intrinsic value of the female, leading to feelings of insecurity, low self-esteem, and unworthiness. I am passionate about changing this paradigm, and view my work with women and their unique issues as crucial to this process.
As women, we are often inculcated to meet others' needs & expectations, to denigrate our own needs, and to strive for perfection based on external criteria. I help women discover the power of compassion to soften their inner critic; to grow solid enough to listen and trust their own voice; and ultimately to cultivate self-acceptance and the courage to be true to themselves.
I am committed to the culture change necessary to heal and uplift women, non-binary folks, and everyone who experiences gendered violence. My approach includes processing internalized oppression due to systemic violence, healing interpersonal violence, and building a critical awareness of everyday sexism. Together we work toward self-power, community power, and honest expression of our experiences
Infertility, postpartum issues, self-esteem, being enough, measuring up are issues that can envelop our lives, yet how we treat and heal our hurts and pains further defines our future. Let me support you through these experiences, using a variety of tools: narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, Cognitive Behavioral therapy.
Women have a difficult time in this world, and sometimes they need an extra person on their team.
Burnout! As women we live with the expectation of putting everyone else\'s needs first! I hear the unspoken embarrassment of not being able to “keep up” or “lean in” or “get it all done.” These women have nothing left for themselves and they feel “empty”, “hopeless”, “stuck”.\n
This is an interesting and challenging time for both men and women as we navigate changing gender norms and expectations. I’ve worked with many women on the unique experiences caused by these changes, especially struggles with relationships.
I operate from a feminsist perspective and welcome and encourage all female-identified clients to my practice.
I want to support women through challenges, expectations, and transitions that impact her functioning. Offering support, resources, and skills that lead to relief and satisfaction.
As a parent who returned to graduate school in mid-life I have experience with the challenges and transitions that many clients face such as parenting issues, divorce, caring for elderly parents, grief, and career change. One of my passions is working with women who struggle with self-esteem issues or relational power dynamics to become empowered and find their voice.
Women's issues have always been a passion of mine. Through education and experience, I have become knowledgeable in the unique experiences that women have and that can affect mental health. Gestalt therapy emphasizes how a person's environment influences their lived experience, and so I am always looking for how gender and other demographic traits (race, religion, etc.) impact people's lives.
I have training in feminist therapy modalities and an extensive background in domestic violence advocacy, which have provided a strong foundation of understanding how marginalization and oppression of women impact women's psychology and experience in the world.
If there are painful thought/feeling patterns that are taking too much of your time--preoccupying your mind--and/or getting in the way of living well--individual therapy can provide a safe space to attend to these urgent experiences and pressing feelings that need to be spoken, heard/received, and worked through.
Women experience psychological and sexual consequences from living in a male dominated society. I am passionate about working with women on the specific challenges we face in our society each day. In addition, I specialize in working with women during life transitions including pregnancy, motherhood, perimenopause, and menopause.
When women are empowered, humanity will finally be able to live peaceably upon the Earth. The patriarchy has subjugated, repressed and shamed the feminine, women and the Earth for thousands of years. Indeed, we live in what some call a rape culture. It is the unique responsibility of women to empower themselves in the face of this oppression, changing the paradigm from within.