Women’s Mental Health Services

Women seek to counsel with us because of anxiety, depression, panic attacks and distress related to life changes and situational stressors. Women face challenges across the lifespan that may be related to work, relationships and life transitions. Such concerns can include marital problems, divorce, pregnancy, being a stay at home or a working mother, kids leaving the home, or caretaking responsibilities for elderly parents. Even normal life stressors can create a strain on coping skills and challenge our beliefs about ourselves, others, life’s meaning, and direction.

Women’s Mental Health and Relationships

We work with women to understand themselves and their relationships. Through evaluation and treatment, we assist women with reducing the frequency and severity of their distress, learning new coping skills, gaining support, finding new ways of relating interpersonally and making positive life changes that can prevent future difficulties.

Counseling may focus on:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Coping Strategies
  • Loss, Change, and Life Transitions
  • Communication and Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Resolving Trauma
  • Breaking the Cycle of Long Term Destructive Patterns
  • Decisions about Careers, Retirement, and Family Relationships
  • Self-Esteem, Body Image, and Healthy Lifestyles
  • Exploring Underlying Beliefs, Patterns, and Behaviors

Family Psychology Associates creates a caring, non-judgmental and supportive environment to help women of all ages from adolescence through maturity. Counseling sessions are held individually, with loved ones or in supportive groups. We tailor your treatment to your individual needs and goals, which we identify with you in early therapy sessions. Counseling can be brief, educational and goal-oriented or more open-ended, with a focus on gaining insight and negotiating life changes.

At all times, we respect your right to confidentiality and privacy.

Here is a list of a few of the books that you might find interesting:

The Highly Sensitive Person. Elaine Aron, 1997.

I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t): Making the Journey from “What Will People Think?” to “I Am Enough.” Brene Brown, 2007.

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are. Brene Brown, 2010.

The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognize It and How to Respond. Patricia Evans, 1992.

Venus and Mars on a Date: A Guide for Navigating the Five Stages of Dating to Create a Loving and Lasting Relationship. John Gray, 2011.

The Dance of Anger. Harriet Lerner, 2005.

Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself. Kristin Neff, 2011.