“Life is brief, but if you’re brave, it’s deep.”
~ Elissa Schappell
Have you lost much of the joy you once felt? Are you struggling in an abusive or toxic relationship? Have years of living with low self-worth resulted in a less-than-desirable life? Or do you sometimes feel as though you deserve more, but you aren’t sure how to get it? Are you looking for a women’s therapist?
Women may experience certain environmental, psychological and biological challenges related to gender that have a significant impact on their mental health and well-being. If not addressed properly, these challenges can turn into burdens that often lead to anxiety, depression and a lost sense of self.
Are women more at risk of developing mental health issues?
Daniel Freeman, an Oxford University clinical psychologist, analyzed 12 large-scale studies and concluded that women may be between 20% and 40% more likely to develop a mental illness than men. According to Freeman, “Women tend to view themselves more negatively than men and that is a vulnerability factor for many mental health problems.”
Some common mental health issues experienced by women include:
- Postpartum depression
- Postpartum psychosis
- Post-traumatic stress
- Eating disorders
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Mood-related challenges
- Low self-esteem
- Self-harming behaviors
Therapy for Women’s Issues
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is just one of many approaches that can offer new skills and different perspectives. Seeking therapy can be an empowering first step on the road to your best self.