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This is a fantastic question. The phrase "Women's Issues" can mean a whole lot of things. What it means to me is that, in general, it's not easy to be a woman in this world. Those of us who identify as women face our own unique set of concerns. These range from dealing with the stress of often doing the majority of emotional labor in our families, to enduring discrimination and lower pay in the workplace, to experiencing greater pressures to find a partner and have a baby, to juggling so many roles (e.g. friend, daughter, breadwinner, spouse or partner, mother, stepmother), to the experiences of birth trauma and postpartum depression.
All of these stressors can lead to depression, anxiety, and feelings of isolation.
It's just different for us, and it is important to work with a clinician who understands that.
Still curious? Here are some common concerns that fall into the category of Women's Issues:
Singlehood and dating concerns
Divorce and separation
Perinatal concerns including:
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (e.g. baby blues and postpartum anxiety)
How Do I Know if I Need to Seek Help?
This question is easier than it sounds. It's time to seek help when you feel like you need it! Contrary to what I've heard many of my clients worry about, you don't have to be in great distress to "deserve" therapy. In fact, imagine how wonderful it would be if everyone did therapy at some point in their life. If you want some extra support for any reason, then it's a great time to find a therapist.
How Therapy at Hazel Tree Counseling Can Help
While it's so important for women to have a network of support in their lives, oftentimes we don't. Whether that's due to a recent move or change in life circumstance, such as a divorce, break-up, or new baby, social support ebbs and flows. And even when we do have friends and family around, it can be especially difficult to find other women to connect with who understand our current life circumstances. Single women often find that they are surrounded by all couples and women struggling with postpartum depression may find that their friends have either moved on or aren't experiencing the same distress.
That's where I come in.
I have specialized training in women's issues, including eating disorders and body image and perinatal and maternal mental health. I also a have a lifetime of being a women under my belt, and a long history of working with women in just about every life stage. So when you need someone who understands and cares, you have someone to reach out to.
I do my very best to meet you where you are. If you are really struggling with your mental health and need clinical support via cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based therapy, that is what we will work on. If you're doing pretty well overall but you need someone to motivate you and hold you accountable for creating better self-care, exploring a new dating or relationship strategy, or finding a new career path, then that is what I will help you do.
I also try to make it easy on you to get the help you need, by offering both in-office therapy in Asheville and online video counseling sessions. Many of my clients meet with me in between classes or during their lunch break from their office. Many of the mothers I work with meet while their babies sleep or their older kids entertain themselves in another room.
So what are you waiting for?
There is absolutely nothing to lose by calling me to see if we can get you on the road to feeling better. I have helped many women before you and will help many after. So why not you too? Click the button below to schedule your free 15-20 minute consultation. I promise you will not regret it.