Counseling for Women in Pooler, GA—Counselors and Therapists

Counseling for Women in Pooler, GA—Counselors and Therapists

All of our experiences are in some way, entirely unique to ourselves. No one has been through exactly what you have, and no one ever will. But there are some experiences that are easier for similar people to empathize with.

Even though each experience is unique, there are many situations in a woman’s life that are commonly shared amongst other women. These experiences can be full of joy, or they can be darkened with sorrow, pain, and frustration. When you feel as if you are all alone, know that Thriveworks Pooler is here to extend an empathetic hand and walk beside you as together, we fight for the happy, healthy life you deserve.

What Is Counseling for Women?

In many ways, Counseling for Women is very similar to counseling not specific to women. At Thriveworks Pooler, you will always be the center of the counseling session. Afterall, you know yourself better than any counselor ever will. Our job is walk with you and guide you towards a healthier, happier path. Only you can determine what path that is exactly.

Thriveworks Pooler also practices judgment-free counseling. Part of growing will always be failing, and it’s easier to fail in a safe, protected space. That is why we strive to first and foremost be empathetic towards whatever your situation is. Your emotions are entirely valid, no matter how wild or incomprehensible they may seem. Together, we can work through the lies intertwined with the truth, heal from any pain, and grow together towards that life you’ve always dreamed of.

Great, but what is counseling for women specifically? What’s great about counseling for women at Thriveworks Pooler is that it is specific to whatever you need it to be. The idea behind counseling for women is that some issues aren’t comparable to what a man might experience, or how you react to it might be very different. It’s easier to heal and grow when you feel like you have someone who truly understands at your side, which is why it’s important to have a counselor you’re comfortable with. Thriveworks Pooler is making that easier to find by offering counseling specifically for women

What Does a Counseling for Women Session Look Like?

There is never an issue too big or too small for Thriveworks Pooler counseling. Any battle, concern, insecurity, or hurt you’re facing is welcome in a counseling session.

With Women’s Counseling, there are some topics we address more frequently than others. Some examples include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Infertility
  • Post-Partum Depression
  • Menopause
  • “Empty Nest” issues
  • Domestic Violence or Abuse
  • PTSD related to Past Abuse or Sexual Assault
  • Eating Disorders
  • Relationship stress

Again, these are just a few of the issues we can address in a Counseling for Women session. Studies have shown that women are more likely to experience anxiety and depression than men. Although far from being gender-specific, anxiety and depression can look differently in women than men, and personalized therapy can go a long way in the healing and growth process.

It’s a sad but true fact that gender-stereotyping and assumptions have not gone away. For a long time, it was believed women’s hippocampus—the emotional regulation part of the brain—was larger than men’s, leading many to claim it was the cause for women’s higher distress levels. But a study published in 2015 showed the brains of men and women to be strikingly similar. Which leads many of the differences to stem from the unique biological, environmental, and psychosocial factors women face.

These are factors we can address, along with other cross-gender factors, in a counseling session with Thriveworks Pooler. Our goal is to get you to a place where you are happy, healthy, and fulfilled. It may seem like a dream right now, but with a little work it is more than possible.

  • Reaching out for help isn’t an easy feat, but it is sometimes necessary, particularly when your health is at risk. 
  • Counseling can help many address the issues they face; when it comes to women, there are several issues that are commonly addressed and managed in counseling.
  • First, many women experience depression and anxiety, due to many biological as well as environmental factors.
  • Additionally, many women present a low self-esteem, often as a result of the pressure they experience to meet today’s expectations.
  • Women also work through problems in the workplace with their counselor—these include bullying, harassment, and gender discrimination.
  • Finally, counselors often help their female clients overcome guilt and self-blame as well as improve their relationships. 

Asking for help isn’t easy—but it is necessary, especially when your health and wellbeing is at risk. When it comes to women, common problems include mental illnesses like depression and anxiety, low self-esteem, problems in the workplace, guilt and self-blame, and relationship issues. Fortunately, counseling can help women to address these issues as well as many others. Let’s take a closer look at these issues that commonly plague the female population:

1. Depression and anxiety.

“For women, anxiety and depression are two of the top complaints when it comes to therapy and coaching,” Rebecca Sutton, Solo Coach, explains. “Biologically speaking, women have a genetic predisposition to depression and deal with fluctuating hormones, unlike men. Between menstrual cycles, childbearing, and menopause, not to mention medical procedures like hysterectomies, a lot of women I talk to feel that they struggle because of these issues. Women are complex creatures. Postpartum depression, fear of sexual inadequacy, insecurities, and related anxiety all stem from this.”

2. Low self-esteem.

Connie Habash, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, emphasizes the stress and anxiety that women experience in today’s world, which can also lead to low self-esteem: another common issues discussed in counseling for women. “Women are dealing with more stress and anxiety than ever before. There is great pressure to embody all the qualities that women are perceived to have in the 21st century: successful in the workplace, attentive mother who takes her children to multiple activities, devoted partner yet independent with her own life. They’re expected to be ultra-fit (and who has time for getting to a yoga class or can afford a Peleton?) and magazine-cover sexy at the same time,” she explains. “As a result, many women feel low self-esteem because they compare themselves to this superwoman image and feel they come up short. It’s not sustainable or realistic, and it inhibits each of us from being our authentic, and more fulfilled, selves.”

3. Problems in the workplace.

Many women also experience workplace issues, of which may cause or worsen mental health problems like those mentioned above. “Female clients with mental health disorders (such as anxiety and depression) frequently report career problems that have negatively impacted their mental health, including workplace bullying, sexual harassment, and gender discrimination in promotions and raises,” says Kerin Groves, Licensed Professional Counselor and Career Coach. “Many women declare that their mental health problems were precipitated by workplace issues, not the other way around, but they avoided bringing their concerns to management out of fear of retaliation.”

4. Guilt and self-blame.

Another common issue among women that is addressed in counseling is guilt and self-blame, two results of assault. “Working with women survivors of assault, there is a great deal of undeserved self-blame that comes from the freeze response,” explains Amy Oestreicher, PTSD Specialist and Creative Arts Therapist. “Many survivors ‘know’ that being sexually assaulted was not their fault. Now, I’m one of them. But the question I’ve worked to answer after a decade of ‘healing’ and ‘processing’ what happened to me is, ‘Well, then why didn’t I do something?’ I had heard this dozens and dozens of times—in my own head and with students who have opened up to me during my programs. Many victims of abuse, molestation, and domestic violence often feel a guilt that they are not deserving of.”

5. Relationship problems.

Finally, many women experience relationship issues, which they can learn to manage in counseling. These might be romantic relationships or relationships with family members. Ruthie Kalai, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, explains: “Relationship issues can include problems with current partners or difficulty finding a meaningful relationship. Oftentimes, they are trying to uncover the meaning behind persistent patterns of behaviors that pose problems in relationships such as gaps in communication. Many of my female clients struggle with setting healthy and appropriate boundaries with family members. Perhaps they are taking care of an elderly parent and are struggling to balance taking care of themselves and their loved one.”

Many of us are so busy taking care of everything else—our jobs, families, friends—that we don’t take care of the top priority: ourselves. If we stop to focus on ourselves for a bit, we will have more to give to our relationships and other important areas of life. If you are struggling with the above issues, or others, consider working with a counselor. 

Roanoke Counseling for Women’s Issues

Many of life’s experiences are specific to women, and while some can be immensely rewarding, others can be incredibly difficult. Processing and coping with these challenges yourself is often possible, but usually are very difficult. Plus, a whole half of the population can’t relate or understand many of the experiences and challenges that are unique to women…even though they may try! Recent studies show that 1 out of 8 women will experience depression during their lifetime, but depression is only one issue among many that may challenge a woman during her lifetime. The following list is just a brief glimpse of the issues a woman may find herself facing at some point in her life:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Infertility
  • Post-Partum Depression
  • Menopause
  • “Empty Nest” issues
  • Domestic Violence or Abuse
  • PTSD related to Past Abuse or Sexual Assault
  • Eating Disorders

Most of these issues are very personal, and can also be very painful and frightening. Frequently, they bring with them a deep sense of shame and the feeling that nobody else understands. You may find yourself struggling with the decision to bring them to light, especially if that means seeking professional help from a licensed Roanoke counselor. Well-meaning family and friends may try to help, but they probably misunderstand and say things like, “You just have to get over it and move on.” During these times, it is absolutely vital to have someone to listen, validate your concerns, and support you – someone who understands what you’re facing. At Thriveworks Roanoke Counseling for Women’s Issues, we have a highly skilled and passionate team of professionals who are here to help you!

You’re not alone.

Taking the step forward to seek guidance and help from a highly experienced, specifically trained Roanoke therapist can be of great benefit to you. At Thriveworks Counseling Roanoke, VA we understand that these issues are very real. Our counselors each have many years of both personal and professional experience with women’s issues, and are honored to be able to work together with you to develop coping mechanisms to use during your daily life, and beyond that, even help you overcome your struggles and put them behind you!

When you are in the midst of these struggles, all you want is relief. Our counselors and therapists can help you find that relief by providing you both with immediate strategies and long-term solutions. In addition to this essential understanding, validation, and support, our experienced Roanoke therapists can provide you with actual tools you can use and techniques you can practice outside of your therapy sessions to heal, grow, and implement changes that can become a permanent part of your lifestyle. It’s possible to actually change your thinking, your automatic emotional reactions, and your responses to the problems you’re facing so that you can begin to create healthy, positive results in your life! Our Thriveworks Roanoke counselors can also point you toward powerful resources and tools that will enhance your personal growth outside of your sessions.

We’re ready to begin when you are.

You deserve immediate care, so at Thriveworks Roanoke Counseling, we schedule most new clients within 24 hours of the time they contact us. Our expert team is ready to begin working with you right away.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Call Thriveworks Roanoke Counseling today at 540-788-5090!

Counseling for Women’s Issues – Counselors and Therapists in Reading, PA

Being a woman isn’t easy and there are definitely life experiences that are specific to woman. Some of these life experiences are rewarding, and some of things you face are challenging to say the least. If you are struggling with some of these same life issues, give Thriveworks Reading-Wyomissing a call. We understand that these issues are real and would love to help. Many of our counselors have professional and personal experiences with women’s issues and would be honored to be by your side on this incredible life journey. Sometimes there are just things a woman can understand. We get that!

What are some Specific Issues that Woman Face?

There are an endless number of issues that woman face, but some of the most common problems that woman come to counseling for, in addition to anxiety and depression, include:

  • Role Expectations
  • Infertility
  • Peri and Postpartum Depression
  • Motherhood
  • Menopause
  • Empty Nest Syndrome
  • Sexual Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Career Issues

How Can Thriveworks-Reading/Wyomissing Help?

At Thriveworks Reading-Wyomissing, we have experienced and professional counselors and coaches to help navigate the way through these life issues that women endure. Our staff is caring and compassionate and can help you process some of these joyous, yet other painful and frightening life experiences. We can listen, validate what you are going through, and support you along the way. We can give you resources and tools to assist you. We can help you enhance your personal growth. Trust us; we are patient, dependable, and trustworthy. Call now! “Let’s get thriving!”

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