Women’s Issues

Have you lost much of the joy you once felt? Do you find yourself tussling with the complexities of a harmful or unwholesome relationship? Has enduring prolonged periods of diminished self-esteem led to a life that doesn't reflect your worth and longings?

Women may encounter a range of environmental, psychological, and biological factors linked to their gender, which can profoundly affect their mental health and overall wellness. If these factors are not appropriately acknowledged and managed, they can become overwhelming burdens, frequently resulting in anxiety, depression, and a diminished sense of self-identity.

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:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Postpartum depression
  • Postpartum psychosis
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Eating disorders
  • Borderline personality
  • Mood-related challenges
  • Low self-worth
  • Self-harming behaviors

Why Seek Therapy for Women’s Issues?

Challenges specific to women can exert a considerable strain on their emotional, physical, and mental well-being. The impacts can range from mild to severe, and often, women find it challenging to manage these concerns independently.

By reaching out for therapeutic assistance, a woman can find the support necessary to triumph over difficulties she's been grappling with.

Numerous therapeutic approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), can provide invaluable coping mechanisms and fresh viewpoints. Embarking on a therapeutic journey can be a liberating initial stride toward rediscovering your true self. Despite certain steps along this path possibly feeling daunting, uncertain, and intimidating, you will be accompanied by a supportive presence, attentively listening, and encouraging you to reach your goal.

Should you, or someone you are acquainted with, wish to delve into the potential therapeutic pathways, please feel free to contact me. It would be my privilege to accompany you throughout your healing journey.