Do you find that women have unique issues stemming from the culture in which we live? Do you find that they have issues stemming the culture in which you live? Is it difficult for you to do anything that is traditionally considered masculine, such as being competitive, strong, self-confident, or independent? Do you struggle to be strong and feminine or to have a family and work? You aren’t alone. Many women feel that way. As a woman, you face unique challenges. You must balance want you want with the role assigned to you by society. Being a woman is difficult. Psychotherapy is a helpful way for women to tackle all the problems and issues that they face.
Mental illnesses affect both men and women; however not all mental illnesses are the same. Certain disorders are far more common in women than in men, including depression. As a woman you are also are more likely to suffer from eating disorders and anxiety disorders. Disorders effecting mood, such as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PDD), PMS (premenstrual syndrome), child bearing issues, and postpartum and perimenopausal depression are unique to women like you and can make your life miserable. The physical changes that occur in your body are often stressful and upsetting. Women are also more likely to be victims of domestic violence, childhood sexual abuse, and rape than males.
As a woman, you are probably expected to be responsible for the family and relationships, which is tremendously stressful. You have to control not only your life, but the lives of your family members. You are the one who is most likely care for disabled family members or elderly parents. If you work you face additional challenges. Psychotherapy can effectively help you learn how to cope with many of the stresses and obstacles you face, bring stability into your life, and can help you to recognize primary problem areas in your life.
In a confidential, supportive, non-judgmental atmosphere, psychotherapy or counseling with a licensed psychologist, counselor, psychotherapist, psychiatric nurse practitioner, social worker, or psychiatrist can help the individual with the disorder to gain awareness, achieve positive behavioral change, and improve functioning in school, work, and relationships.
It is important for someone with an anxiety disorder to seek psychotherapy and/or medication as soon as possible from a licensed psychologist, clinical social worker, psychotherapist, counselor, psychiatric nurse practitioner or psychiatrist. In a confidential, supportive, non-judgmental atmosphere, psychotherapy or counseling with a licensed psychologist or psychotherapist can help the individual gain awareness, achieve positive behavioral change, and improve overall functioning. Medication can be prescribed by a psychiatric nurse practitioner or psychiatrist. The sooner treatment is begun, the sooner the anxiety can go into remission.
If you or someone you know is suffering from an anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder, phobias, fears, constant worry, or generalized anxiety disorder, and you would like more information about treatment for anxiety, want to discuss your specific needs, or make an appointment, call our office today to speak to someone.
We have licensed psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, counselors, clinical social workers, and psychiatric nurse practitioners, qualified and experienced in effectively treating anxiety disorders, and we can help suggest the therapist that best meets your needs. Our telephone number is 212-996-3939.