Identifying as a woman in today’s world can be so empowering yet has a unique set challenges.
“Compared with men, women don’t consider themselves as ready for promotions, they predict they’ll do worse on tests, and they generally underestimate their abilities. This disparity stems from factors ranging from upbringing to biology.”
From shattering glass ceilings, trying to create tiny humans (if that’s for you), and taking care of everyone around you, it can certainly feel overwhelming at times to identify as a woman. These challenges can manifest into symptoms of anxiety, depression and a lost sense of self.
Why Seek Therapy for Women’s Issues?
Sometimes, taking care of ourselves is the best way to care for others. Like the saying goes, “you can’t pour from an empty cup”. Seeking support for yourself can benefit your children, partner, co-workers and friends. There are several therapies, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), that can offer coping tools and new perspectives to achieve the changes you wish to see. Seeking therapy can be an empowering first step on the road back to you. While each step you take may, at times, feel challenging, uncertain and scary, you will have someone right there with you listening and encouraging you to cross that finish line.
A few issues I have worked through with past female identifying clients are:
- Imposter syndrome
- Sex/love addiction
- Postpartum depression
- Postpartum anxiety
If you are ready to explore counseling for women’s issues, please get in touch with me. I would be honored to walk with you on your journey.
Kay, K., & Shipman, C. (2014). The Confidence Gap. The Atlantic. Published. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/05/the-confidence-gap/359815/