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In today’s world, it’s no surprise that more Americans than ever are seeking mental health treatment. While some still see the need for counseling as a weakness and continue to stigmatize it, that outdated view is changing and people are understanding just how important it is. There has also been an unsurprising increase in the discussions surrounding mental health treatment specifically for women.
If you’re seeking counseling regarding women-specific issues, it’s important that you find a professional who understands where you’re coming from, what you’re going through, and how to help you reach your goals. Common women’s issues that counseling can help with include anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, pregnancy issues, sexism, substance use disorders, and anything else that is negatively affecting your life.
While there’s no hard and fast rule that women should be in counseling groups with only other women or should only see female therapists, both scenarios provide unique benefits, including the following:
While you will likely be able to find something relatable to anyone you’re in group therapy with, many women find themselves better able to relate with other women because of the similar experiences they go through. The same holds true for seeing a female therapist. This is particularly true if the issues you’re struggling with are specifically related, at least in part, to walking through this world as a woman.
Many women who are struggling with their mental health have had negative experiences with men, making a mixed gender treatment group or a male therapist feel less safe. Both men and women should have the opportunity to seek therapy in a safe and comfortable space, and this is often accomplished through gender-specific treatment.
These benefits are not universally true; we understand that every person is unique and has different treatment needs. We always use proven treatment methods but never subscribe to a one-size-fits all model.
Being willing to ask for help is the first step, but it can be confusing and scary to figure out what’s next. What kind of treatment do you need? Where should you go? How much does it cost? How do you find a qualified therapist? All of these are valid questions, but with research and patience, you will find what you’re looking for. It’s difficult to put yourself out there, and we will do everything we can to make sure you’re comfortable and that you receive the treatment you want and deserve.
At Counseling Littleton, we are dedicated to and focused on finding ways to help women receive effective mental health treatment through individual and group counseling. We realize that everyone has a unique perspective and must go through their own process, and we will be with you every step of the way. If you’re struggling to deal with women’s issues, don’t hesitate to reach out for help. And remember, counseling doesn’t have to wait until things feel overwhelming; it can be used to process day-to-day life and can help you develop coping skills that will benefit you in any stressful situation. Contact us today to set up a Consultation for Women’s Counseling.