Counseling For Women | Gloucester, VA & Across Virginia
Being A Woman Isn’t Easy. Counseling For Women Can Help You Today
Why Therapy For Women?
You've been feeling too stressed or anxious to keep going on. You wonder how much more you can handle. Everything feels like a chore, even showering or doing the dishes. You don't know where your brain is and you find yourself forgetting the most simple of things.
It feels like there is a cloud over your head all the time. Like you are looking at a map and don't know which way to go. You may ask yourself, do other people feel this way? Why am I this way?
The world is on your shoulders and you can't seem to keep up. Maybe there's a feeling of worthlessness or hopelessness or never feeling good enough. You may be having trouble sleeping, repeating thoughts, and can't seem to relax. When you do get enough sleep, you still feel tired.
You are worried so much that there are bouts of crying or you even lost the ability to cry. Social media and friends make it worse. Everyone else seems so happy or doesn't understand when you are sad for no reason.
You deserve to feel better and a place to talk. A place to learn how to handle life's stresses without feeling overwhelmed or judged, and the ability to approach life in a calmer, healthier manner. We want to give you the place to become your best, happiest, self and build your confidence to have the life of your dreams.
How Is Counseling For Women Different From “Regular” Counseling?
As a woman, you face a unique set of mental health challenges, which can affect you physically, emotionally, and your happiness/mental health. These effects can be mild or they can be far more challenging and difficult to cope with without help.
Being a woman comes with its own set of unique needs for therapy. Many women share counseling is a place to feel heard and validated, to fully open up without feeling judged or being told “all will be okay” or “perhaps you should smile more” or “be nicer to him.” You are not living in the same world as your mothers and grandmothers, and it can be difficult to find someone to trust with your story who won’t judge you for not being their version of a woman.
Counseling for women is a safe place where you can open up about your challenges. If you are looking for a place to feel heard and validated about the difficulties of being a woman, this is the place for you.
What Female-Specific Areas Can You Help Me With?
Women’s issues can represent a lot of mental health concerns and conditions that women can face at some point in their life.
Challenges Adolescent Girls and Women Are More Likely To Experience:
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Higher stress levels than men
Struggles to make ends meet
Managing more of raising children or household chores
Self-esteem and self-worth
Struggles to regulate emotions
What If I’m Inquiring For My Daughter, Can You Help Her Too?
Absolutely. We love to work with young girls, tweens, teens, college students, and women. Girls have their own unique challenges during puberty and becoming a teen. Our therapists give them the space to work through those changes and come out the other side happier and healthier, while also understanding the world around them.
What Is PCIT?
If you are looking for support for your little girl (or boy), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is great. PCIT works well for kids ages 2-7 who struggle with not listening, disobeying rules, or exhibit frustrating behaviors. You can read more about it here.
How Is Your Counseling Different From Other Counselors Near Me?
Our counselors have walked the walk of being women and are ready to hear your story. We know the struggles that women can face and we are here for you. Therapy works best when you feel connected to your therapist, and it helps to select a female therapist so you can let your guard down more easily.
Do You Offer Teletherapy Or A Remote Option?
We do. Teletherapy will allow you the freedom to not have to worry about asking for too much time off work, scheduling childcare, or a commute to the office and losing precious time waiting in a waiting room. Online therapy works well around your busy schedule.
How Can We Get Started?
To get started on your journey to healing, call us at 757-296-8794.