Foundations Counseling in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor offers women’s therapy and counseling to help women cope with the unique issues they face throughout their lives. Traditionally, women have been expected to fill certain roles, especially in their family relationships. Now, many women are being pulled in more directions than ever before, and some have difficulty balancing their desire to “do it all”. Other women struggle with social and cultural issues, motherhood, and healthy sexuality. These issues, and many more, can all affect physical, emotional, and mental health and can lead to depression, relationship problems, anxiety, stress, and anger, among other things.
Our counselors are familiar with the unique challenges that women face throughout their lives, and they can help you address these issues in a confidential and understanding environment. Statistically, women are more likely than men to develop mental illness. Historically, (and quite incorrectly) women have also been deemed “the weaker sex” and are more likely to be considered, by certain segments of society, crazy or hysterical. These negative stigmas in our society have marginalized the emotional challenges and mental health struggles of many women, but a caring therapist can help you work toward a state of mental health and happiness.
What You Can Expect with Women’s Counseling
Foundations Counseling offers women’s therapy in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor. Our therapists know that even though women have concerns about their well-being and mental health, each person’s experience will be vastly different. Regardless of what you are experiencing at the moment, we can help you foster confidence and a sense of contentment using a number of different approaches and techniques.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a useful approach that can help you reprogram unwanted habits of thinking, feeling, and doing. The clear and structured steps used in CBT can help you address a variety of different emotional challenges. Psychodynamic therapy is also useful when working through emotional difficulties, as this process encourages you to better understand the why behind your thoughts and actions.
Another therapy option to consider is couple’s counseling. Couple’s therapy is especially helpful if you are the partner of someone with a sexual addiction, or if you are having trouble communicating effectively in intimate relationships.
When to Ask for Help
While anyone can struggle with their mental well-being, women are more likely to experience certain disorders:
- Eating disorders, like bulimia and anorexia
- Postpartum depression and psychosis
- Borderline personality disorder
Furthermore, research has shown women are more likely to become victims of abuse, especially from intimate partners. Physical and psychological abuse can cause a woman to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and severe anxiety. Conversely, life changing events like motherhood, can usher in seemingly endless amounts of joy and love. It can also be a difficult time, filled with complexities that are difficult to process. Your counselor will help you unravel your feelings so that you can make peace with all of life’s changes and transitions.
We’ll also help you make sense of how your gender impacts your everyday life. Our therapists understand that you are more than your gender, but that it does have an effect on many of the problems and challenges you may be facing. According to the National Institute of Mental Health Disorders, men are four times more likely than women to commit suicide, but women are more likely to attempt suicide. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or other overwhelming negative feelings, we cannot stress enough how important it is to seek help.
Set up a Free Consultation
If you or someone you know would benefit from women’s counseling and therapy, please contact Foundations Counseling in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor to arrange a free consultation.