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Women & Adolescents

Therapy for women & adolescents

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.

Adolescent females 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 teens today. 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 adult and adolescent females 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,

"You were born to be real, not perfect."

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