Women’s Issues

Today women are stronger than ever and are able to create the life they want for themselves. When women experience difficulties, they are often caught up what they “should” do versus what they are passionate about. Many women do not know what would make them happy because they have been taking care of others for so long that they have not stopped to think about themselves.

Woman with Mental Health Issues --- Image by © Corbis

Many women deal with issues relating to their self-worth, power, and self-esteem due to the social, cultural, and political forces that have defined their gender. The years of a young woman include roles and relationships such as a mother, daughter, working mom, middle-aged woman, friend, and a spouse, that can be in conflict with one another at different points in her life.

For example, a wife has been raised to be the nurturer in her family, but then she becomes passionate about teaching and decides to have a career. When she has children, she may have felt like it was her responsibility to take care of things in her family as that is what she discussed with her husband. Now, she realizes that she has different needs and she struggles with standing up for what she wants. Things in your life may change and just because you made an agreement, it does not mean you don’t have the right to alter what you had previously decided on.

Women’s issues cover a wide-ranging number of topics in the field of psychotherapy.

The issues I work with are:

  • Self-Esteem
  • Grief
  • Trauma
  • Infertility
  • Eating Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexuality
  • Divorce
  • LGBT Issues
  • Menopause
  • Shame

I work with women to:

  • Reconnect  their needs.
  • Be assertive and communicate their feelings in a direct way.
  • Have increased self-esteem in the face of failure and not being “enough” to others.