Have you lost much of the joy you once felt?
Are you struggling in an abusive or toxic relationship?
Do you have years of living with low self-worth resulting in a less-than-desirable life?
Are you struggling with feeling sexual desire and it is causing you anxiety, depression or interfering in your relationship?
Have you experienced trauma in your past and it is affecting your ability to enjoy parts of your life?
Are you experiencing a life change (new relationship, break up, pregnancy, birth, raising kids, empty nest, career change, retirement, etc.) and feel overwhelmed at times?
Throughout the ages, women have been called “the fairer sex.” And yet, were you to ask women about their life experiences, many would admit their life events haven’t always seemed so fair.
Women may experience certain environmental, psychological, and biological challenges related to gender that have a significant impact on their mental health and well-being. If not addressed properly, 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 may 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.”
Some common mental health issues experienced by women include:
- Sexual issues (pain, low libido, no desire, shame)
- Orgasm difficulties
- Religion & Sexuality
- Body image issues
- Trauma, PTSD
- Relationship issues
- Postpartum depression
- Divorce/Break up
- Mood-related challenges
- Low self-worth/self-esteem
- Self-harming behaviors
Why Seek Therapy for Women’s Issues?
Women’s issues can take a serious toll on a woman’s emotional, physical, and mental health. The effects can be mild to extreme, and in many cases, women are not able to 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.
Seeking therapy can be an empowering first step on the road back to YOU. And while each step you take may, at times, feel challenging, uncertain, and scary, 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 fill out the Request an Appointment form. I would be honored to walk with you on your journey.