Women & Adolescents
If you recognized yourself in the questions on the home page, and landed here, I want you to know that change is possible and you don’t have to continue to feel this way. I want to offer you a safe space where you can be yourself. A space where there is no need to pretend like you’re feeling “fine” when you’re not.
As a woman, you know you can do hard things. You want to make a change, but maybe you aren’t sure how? Taking the step to choose yourself, your needs, and deciding to face your concerns in therapy takes courage.
You got this!
“The healer you have been looking for is your own courage to know and love yourself completely.”
– yung pueblo
Therapy for women & adolescents
The life transitions of a female in our society comes with unique opportunities and challenges. Whether this means moving from adolescence to young adulthood, adulthood into relationships, motherhood, or middle and later-life changes.
Women have many competing roles in society today. You may be working or a stay-at-home mom, a parent to a newborn, toddlers, older children, or adolescents, parenting as a single mom, or with a partner. Perhaps you are managing care of elderly parents along with the regular day-to-day upkeep of a household, or any combination of these situations and roles. There can be significant pressure to measure up to impossible standards. A woman’s self-care is often the first thing to go. With these increased demands, it is no wonder that women are twice as likely as men to experience anxiety.
Women of all ages face growing pressures today due in part to social media. Body image, peer relationships with both sexes, and academics are only a few challenges faced by women today, regardless of age. By mid-adolescence, girls are often twice as likely to develop mood disorders as boys. This difference may in part be due to the increased rate of development that girls experience, which increases their level of sensitivity to emotional stimuli, resulting in a vulnerability for anxiety disorders.
In my practice, I work with women, from adolescents, to women who have matured through a few life stages, to help them learn to manage distressing emotions that can impact their day-to-day life. I work to help this client population understand their unique experiences with mood and mental health challenges and to manage these concerns, specific to their situation and stage of life. I strive to create a collaborative, enriching and safe environment to work through these challenges together.
~As Life Grows,