Women’s Issues

Women’s Issues

Women face a variety of issues throughout the course of life that are often overlooked. Whether it’s due to how you were raised, your environments or society, you may feel ashamed and alone in your struggles. You may have been taught to take care of others first and how to neglect your needs. These practices can worsen the emotional and mental distress you’re experiencing. You do not need to suffer alone.

Relational

It is not uncommon to struggle with relationships, intimate or social, at some point. There are periods in life when your plans may not have gone the way you had hoped. Some women feel disempowered due to being divorced, unmarried, or without biological children. Some women feel isolated from their friends and family as they struggle as mothers, with childlessness or as empty-nesters. Getting support from an experienced counselor can assist you with addressing your fears or other underlying issues that may be affecting your ability feel as though you are thriving in your life.

Common Challenges:

  • Shame
  • Low self-esteem/ low confidence
  • Unfulfilled relationships
  • Role adjustments/ identity
  • Infertility
  • Motherhood/ Parenting
  • Childless or child-free stress
  • Irritability/anger
  • Domestic violence/intimate partner violence
  • Trauma (sexual, emotional, mental, verbal, physical)

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Depression and Anxiety

Changes in mood can be due to a variety of factors. A commonality between most mood issues is that your suffering can feel like a heavy cloud that just won’t lift. Some know healthier things that can help, but struggle to find the motivation to make changes. Others may not know where to start. Whether it’s hormonal, biological, or situational, meeting with an experienced professional can assist you with getting to the root of the issue.

Common Challenges:

  • Depression
  • Perinatal Depression
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Situational Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability/anger
  • Hormone changes
  • Anxiety
  • Excessive worry about everyday things
  • Racing thoughts
  • Fatigue
  • Inability to control worries
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Sad mood
  • Feeling helpless or hopeless
  • Loss of appetite

Transitional

Determining the next steps of any phase of life can be challenging. We often struggle with the “shoulds.” “I should be (here) by now.” These expectations of yourself and others can create additional pressure that worsens emotional and mental distress. Whether you’re trying to adjust to a new relational status or career dilemma, our counselors are able to affirm your experiences and understand what you have been going through.

Common Challenges:

  • Sleep disturbance
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability/anger
  • Feeling empty
  • Role adjustment/Identity issues
  • Lack of confidence/ self-esteem issues
  • Confusion/indecisiveness
  • Impulsive decision-making