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
My long time work with women spans the challenges of young adult years to later life including depression, identity, or sense of self problems. I also successfully support change in professional goals. Finding purpose and meaning are central subjects and often relate to phase of life. I see gender fluid individuals.
Our culture is addicted to productivity and the speed of doing more, now, better and faster. We’ve been taught to be more concerned with external appearances versus internally knowing. All focus and energy is directed outward. This is the masculine way. It's time to reclaim the feminine.
In my work, I see gender issues as a systemic part of how we are told to be in the world. I am here to aid you in exploring your identity and how you want to further your empowerment in whatever way you desire. There is space for you here.
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.
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.
I operate from a feminsist perspective and welcome and encourage all female-identified clients to my practice.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
I work with women at all stages in their lives. I have particular training and background with perinatal mental health challenges including infertility, infant loss, new parents, new identities and mom and parenting challenges. I have been working with the Baby Blues Connection organization for over 10 years and work with clients individually, a couples and in groups.
BA in Women's Studies.
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.
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
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.
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.
Sorting out who you are, life transitions, support and listening, motherhood, identity in relationships
I have a strong interest in and commitment to helping women confront the cultural pressures and biases that may be operating against them in a patriarchal culture.
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.
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.
My therapeutic work has centered largely on working with women. In particular, helping women rediscover their identity and strength in the face of new roles such as new mother, divorcee or healing from past struggles. I am a member of Baby Blues Connection and Postpartum International. I focus my continued training on issues such as self-esteem, perfectionism, co-dependency and personal growth.
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.
Midway throug midlife, I have rich, first hand experience as a woman with many of the issues women face and embrace today. From exploring identity, sexuality, body-image, consent, harassment, to self-esteem, parenthood, single parenthood, aging and menopause, and more. 11 years as a Waldorf high school teacher also give me important insight and skill for working with female youth and young adults.
Women face unique barriers, many times due to cultural expectations. Family, work, life-balance, burnout, self-esteem, transitions from motherhood to empty-nesting, retirement: these all look different for women, and we'll explore what they look like for you as the individual person you are, and for what you would like from your life.
I completed a year long internship at OHSU Center for Women\'s Health, working with perinatal mental health, pelvic pain and reproductive health.
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.
There can be so much pain and difficulty in being a woman. Even if there have been some changes in recent decades, there\'s still a lot there. Fortunately, we have an incredibly powerful tool to heal ourselves, and it\'s right between our legs. Reconnecting to your sexuality is an incredible way to heal and thrive as a woman... no matter what the patriarchy says.
As a woman, I specialize in supporting other female identified clients with issues such as pregnancy loss, abortions, relationships, body image, and any other items you would like to bring into the room.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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'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.
Even though we are in the millennium, patterns of lesser-than, undervaluing and victimization of women still prevail. You may have been belittled, shamed, abused, passed over, just because you are female. I have supported women through domestic violence, eating disorders and addictions, difficult relationships, work challenges, and helped them grow in empowerment, happiness and self-esteem.
I work with women and couples experiencing issues with infertility, pregnancy, pregnancy loss, and post-partum adjustment. These experiences change fundamental aspects of who we thought we were or who we thought we were going to be. It is a time that can be full of overwhelming challenges, but can also provide a unique motivation for shifting old perspectives.
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.
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.
I co-facilitate a process group that provides space for women to connect and explore the various ways that gender-based pressures impact our personal lives as women. Please see my website for more information!
Women face unique challenges which may include but are not limited to restrictive gender norms as well as inequality on multiple levels both within and outside of home life. If interested, women are allowed the space in individual sessions to explore their own unique experiences as women and to discover and build upon their inherent power and value.
In alignment with my cultural studies, I see gender issues as an intimate piece of our identity, often without conscious choice or recognition. Often, therapists spend your time trying to solve society's problems by making them your problems. There is a difference. I want to facilitate your empowerment, however that looks to you.
In therapy we may attend to the impacts of gender oppression: prejudice, objectification, hostility, unpaid labor, deferred dreams, violence, subtle intimidation, lower expectations, and so on. For many, cultural gender discrimination leads to various problems, such as self-loathing, disordered eating, low confidence, impostor syndrome, dampened voice, a focus on appearance over meaningful living.
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 enjoy working with women around areas of Personal growth, self exploration, issues around self esteem, body image issues, parenting and family relationships, and transitions of all kinds. I utilize art therapy and counseling to help deepen personal awareness of\' limitations\' that are holding you back from enjoying your life .
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.
Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders