Have you lost much of the joy you once felt? Are you hanging on to a relationship that is not right for you? Do you have years of living with low self-worth resulting in a less-than-desirable life? Do you keep dating the same type of man, feeling hurt, and wasting your precious time and affection?
Many women settle for less than what they want and deserve. They allow others to treat them poorly, yet they keep investing in situations or relationships that are detrimental to them. Whether it’s your job, your career, or your significant other that are keeping you stuck, it’s time to empower yourself to figure out how to create what you want to see happen in your life, instead of letting life happen to you.
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 physical and mental health issues experienced by women include:
- Postpartum depression
- Poor self esteem
- Post-traumatic stress
- Relationship problems
- Hormonal imbalances
- Mood-related challenges
- Burn out from over-functioning
- Difficulties with effective parenting
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, you can get the help you need to overcome issues that you are struggling with. You can learn that you are worthy and unique. You deserve love, respect, support, and to feel good about yourself. If you didn’t learn that while you were growing up, now is the time to become all that you were created to be.
I offer effective interventions that can help you acquire the tools and new perspectives that can make all the difference in your life. 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 get in touch with me. I would be honored to walk with you on the amazing journey of reinventing yourself.