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Women's Issues

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Women in today’s world are likely to experience some form of biological, environmental, or social challenges related to their gender, which can have a negative impact on their mental health and well-being.

 

Some challenges described as women’s issues may include:

 

· Experiences of sexism

· Reproductive health/General health concerns

· Gender-based violence or harassment

· Navigating motherhood

· Hormonal difficulties

· Gender-based discrimination

· Body image concerns

· Marriage or divorce concerns

· Parenting difficulties

 

If you find yourself identifying with one or more of these challenges, know that you have an ally to aid you in navigating these concerns. Therapy targeting women’s issues aims to explore these challenges and identify how these factors can influence one’s mental health. Treatment for women’s issues can include gaining an understanding of one’s relation to her female identity, exploring beliefs centered around being a woman, recognizing the influence society and relationships have on one’s role as a woman, and gaining empowered perspectives surrounding one’s identity as a female. Popular approaches that can contribute to addressing such concerns include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Interpersonal Psychotherapy. Talk to your provider about your concerns to determine which treatment would best address your needs

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