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Women's Issues

Are you exhausted and feeling like you're taking care of everyone else but yourself?

Are you beating yourself up, feeling like you're falling short and aren't being the parent or partner that you want to be?

Does work and home life overwhelm you so much that you are just exhausted?

Do you feel alone and like things will never change?

 

 

It's not a question that women today face a growing array of life stressors. The challenges, responsibilities and expectations on women can often be overwhelming and effect their mental health and physical health. It can even lead to the development of unhealthy coping mechanisms such as alcohol and substance use.  

 

Issues common amongst women include aging concerns, relationship and parenting conflicts, unique medical concerns, discrimination in the workplace, societal expectations around body image, sexism, stereotyping and the pressure to look "perfect" and be “perfect” in every role.  Often, their roles of parent, partner, professional and family member can conflict with one another. Considering this, it is not surprising that women are at much greater risk for developing mental health and addiction issues. 

 

Some common mental health challenges/concerns that women often come in with include:

 

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Postpartum Depression

  • Infertility and Hormonal Issues 

  • Codependency and Relationship Conflict

  • Issues around Sexuality 

  • Life Transitions (including separation/divorce, having a child, menopause and hormonal changes, retirement)

  • Grief and Loss Issues (including miscarriage, divorce, children leaving for college, caring for elderly/ill parents)

  • Low self-esteem

  • Body Image Issues

  • Prescription drug use

  • Alcohol Abuse

 

I focus a significant part of my practice providing specialized therapy for women and helping them navigate these challenges.  Together, I will work with you in a supportive, non-judgmental, compassionate and safe space, helping you work through difficult emotions and opening the door for you to feel empowered to create the life you want. I aim to help you achieve all of your goals - whatever they may be.  Your privacy is my biggest priority.  All services are available in my office or via a secure video platform at your convenience.  Let's work together to help you find clarity and enjoy your life.