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:
- Low Self-Esteem
- Post-Partum Depression
- “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.