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  • Women’s Issues

    Have you lost much of the joy you once felt?

    Are you struggling in an abusive or toxic relationship?

    Have years of living with low self-worth resulted in a less-than-desirable life?

    Throughout the ages, women have been called “the fairer sex.” Nevertheless, if you ask women about their life experiences, many would admit their life’s events have not always seemed fair.

    Women may experience specific environmental, psychological, and biological challenges related to gender that significantly impact their mental health and well-being. If not appropriately addressed, these challenges can turn into burdens that often lead to anxiety, depression, and a lost sense of self.

    Are Women More at Risk of Developing Mental Health Issues?

    Daniel Freeman, Oxford University clinical psychologist, analyzed 12 large-scale studies and concluded that women might be between 20% and 40% more likely to develop a mental illness than men. According to Freeman, “Women tend to view themselves more negatively than men, and that is a vulnerability factor for many mental health problems.”

    Women’s Mental Health Issues

    • ADHD
    • Body Image
    • Anorexia/Bulimia
    • Alcohol & Substance Use
    • Bipolar Disorder I & II
    • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
    • Borderline Personality Disorder
    • Break-Ups
    • Career Stress
    • Depression
    • Divorce
    • Eating Disorders
    • General Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
    • Low Self-Confidence
    • Low Self-Worth
    • Marriage Problems
    • Mood-Swing Challenges
    • Menopause
    • Panic Attacks
    • Parenting Style
    • Perinatal Anxiety & Mood Disorders (PMAD)
    • Postpartum Depression
    • Postpartum Psychosis
    • Posttraumatic Stress (PTSD)
    • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
    • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
    • Relationship Issues
    • Self-Harming Behaviors
    • Single Mother

    Why Seek Therapy for Women’s Issues?

    Women’s issues can take a severe toll on a woman’s emotional, physical, and mental health. The effects can be mild to extreme, and in many cases, women cannot cope with their issues on their own. By seeking therapy, a woman can get the help she needs in overcoming an issue she has been struggling with.

    Several therapies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), can offer coping tools and new perspectives. Seeking therapy can be an empowering first step on the road back to YOU. Moreover, while each step you take may sometimes feel challenging, uncertain, and intimidating, you will have someone right there with you listening and encouraging you to cross that finish line.

    If you or someone you know would like to explore treatment options, please contact me. I would be honored to walk with you on your journey. 

     

    References

    Burt, V. K., & Hendrick, V. C. (2007). Clinical manual of women’s mental health. American Psychiatric Pub.

    Cussins, A. M. (2001). The role of body image in women’s mental health. Feminist Review, 68(1) 105- 114.

    Parcells, D. A. (2010). Women’s mental health nursing:  depression, anxiety, and stress during pregnancy. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing, 17(9), 813-820.