We all walk through life a little differently. No one has the same background, genetics, or personality as you do. But even in this incredibly diverse world, some experiences are more commonly shared amongst certain people.
Women commonly experience events that are unique to women. Even if it is a broader experience shared between both men and women, women might experience it differently because of genetics, social norms, and upbringing.
Of course, many of these experiences are full of joy and excitement. But there are situations that can pull you down with their sorrow, pain, and frustration. If you are walking through such a time, know that Thriveworks Woodstock is here for you. We understand that some issues can only be truly understood by other women. This fact shouldn’t be ignored, and we have the specific tools and empathetic approach that can help you heal and grow.
What Is Counseling for Women?
Counseling for Women is much the same as counseling for the general populace. You will always be the driving force in the counseling session, that doesn’t change. Our focus will be on your concerns, your goal, and your situation. Our job as counselors is to give you tools so you can build the life you desire and provide encouragement, support, and empathy as we walk with you.
Women’s Counseling is no different. You are still empowered to be in charge of your own path. The difference is in how we approach and solve problems. Thriveworks Woodstock understands that the issues you as a women face aren’t entirely comparable to what a man might face. These differences shouldn’t just be brushed aside, they should be inspected and used to further your healing and growth.
Counseling is made more powerful through a shared connection. By walking through your trials with someone who understands, you are more likely to open up and push yourself to grow. Counseling for Women’s Issues at Thriveworks Woodstock strives to provide you with exactly that.
Your experiences as a woman are important and valid. Sometimes, they can be trying. But you are never without hope. Thriveworks Woodstock is fighting in your corner. Together, we can build the life you dream of.
What Does a Counseling for Women Session Look Like?
As always, Thriveworks Woodstock believes issues of all magnitude are important and worth addressing. The concerns, insecurity, and pain you’re fighting are holding you back from the person you want to become and the life you want to live. But it doesn’t have to be that way forever. Thriveworks Woodstock is here to expedite the process of healing and growth so you can live with freedom now.
With Women’s Issues Counseling, we can take a focused look on the issues that plague you because of your gender. We can also address topics experienced by the population at large but affect women a little differently. A few 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
This is far from a complete list, and we can talk about whatever comes up in a counseling session. As mentioned before, counseling is all about you!
Research has suggested that women are more likely than men to experience symptoms of depression and anxiety. And many mental health issues look differently in women than they do in men. These differences are isolating and confusing, but personalized therapy can be a big step in combatting it and healing.
On top of gender differences as they relate to the mental health world, gender stereotypes and assumptions continue to plague women. The belief that women are simply more emotional, less competent, or not as smart are a few examples of stereotypes that- while have lessened significantly- still persist.
It’s worth noting here that studies have been done on women and men’s brains and determined they are strikingly similar. What does this mean? The differences in mental illness rates are not because women are more emotional or weaker as many stereotypes lead you to believe. While they do have a genetic proponent, they are also driven by the unique situations a woman experiences.
The individualized nature of mental health combined with a history of negative stereotyping means counseling for women’s issues should be a little different than counseling for the general populace. We are not the same nor should we be, and that remains true on an individual and gender-wide level.
Thriveworks Woodstock always offers nonjudgmental, empathetic counseling. We strive to walk with you to a healthy, happy place where you can grow on your own. It’s a future not far out of reach.