Women have never been busier or felt more overwhelmed. We are juggling the multiple roles and numerous responsibilities we have to manage. Women have never had more on our figurative plates than we do today. So, women’s counseling has emerged as a vital piece of an overall healthy lifestyle.
Of course, the mental health statistics are reflective of the social, emotional, relational, and professional weight we are carrying. According to the Office on Women’s Health, more than 1 in 5 women in the United States experienced a mental health condition in the past year. This includes depression or anxiety, which is 60 percent more common in women than in men.
Reasons to Consider Women’s Counseling
Here are a few of the most common challenges impacting women’s mental health:
- Life changes – new job/job loss, a recent move, marriage, divorce/separation, motherhood
- Postpartum support
- Grief & loss
- Relationship difficulties
Women are incredible and complex. Counseling for women should be as unique as you are.
Aside from these common women’s issues, we must also acknowledge the role that our genetic makeup and hormones have on our mental health. Women’s mental health is impacted by their hormones. These fluctuate frequently. Especially during our cycle, pregnancy, the postpartum period, and menopause. Some women are especially sensitive to hormonal shifts and it greatly impacts their mood.
Women’s Counseling Can Help
You can feel more grounded through therapy with a skilled women’s counselor. In women’s counseling, we use therapy methods that work and take your whole person into account. Hormone shifts, pregnancy/postpartum seasons, trauma history, and more will be considered as you work with a therapist to figure out a treatment plan. We know women are dealing with a multitude of concerns on a daily basis, and our therapists are ready to help. At Flourish Counseling and Wellness, we offer the following counseling services for women:
Therapy for Women with Anxiety
Anxiety is one of the most common mood disorders for women. And, it’s also one of the most treatable. Our treatment plan will be customized to you, your life, and your goals. This will help you go from surviving to thriving. We use CBT and mindfulness to help inform your unique treatment plan. This will allow for holistic anxiety treatment for women in Chicago and beyond.
Women and Depression Treatment
Whether brought on by pregnancy or postpartum, or a longer-standing concern, depression can stop you in your tracks. With focused depression treatment for women, our therapists take a holistic approach to help you feel better.
Pregnancy and Postpartum Support
Flourish Counseling & Wellness specializes in working with women across the lifespan. This means we can help you from preconception, during pregnancy, throughout the postpartum period, and your parenting journey. We have particular expertise in treating perinatal mental health, specifically Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs). Postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, pregnancy anxiety, and more. If you don’t have a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder, we can still help. We offer postpartum support in Chicago and beyond.
Counseling for Women Going Through Life Changes
Life as a woman is inherently marked by changes. We are constantly adapting and growing, and so is the world around us. These changes might be huge, like a wedding, separation, or divorce. Perhaps you are getting a new job, leaving a job, or considering a move. You’ve recently become a parent, or your children are “leaving the nest.” No matter what the change, the question is often the same: “What’s next?” In therapy for life transitions, we can help you figure this out.
Therapy for Grief and Loss
A change of this size, the loss of a loved one, will take time to process. Life has shifted in a way that may never make sense. But, you still have to move forward. Not only are you faced with “What’s next?” but also the question of “How?” Our therapists offer grief counseling and can help you process your loss, cope with grief, and figure out how to keep living your life in this new normal.
Couples Therapy, Marriage Counseling, and Relationship Support
Flourish Counseling & Wellness provides couples therapy and marriage counseling with a specialization in perinatal mental health. Our couples therapists are informed by Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and the Gottman Method. Specifically, we offer couples therapy with particular expertise in challenges during the perinatal period and throughout parenthood. That way, marriage counseling can help with a wide variety of struggles in your partnership.
Parent Coaching for Moms
Children do not come with a handbook, and even if they did, it would have to have so many volumes. Motherhood can feel isolating, overwhelming, and crazy-making. But, you do not have to deal with the stress and overwhelm alone. We can help you sort out the noise. Parent coaching for moms in Chicago is here for your journey.
Online Therapy in Illinois
Flourish Counseling & Wellness offers online therapy services for women throughout the state of Illinois. Our goal in offering online counseling during this time is to reduce barriers, making therapy more accessible for new and existing clients. We provide teletherapy via a secure, private video platform allowing us to offer confidential, high-quality care remotely. Our therapists envision a world where families have the information and support they need to heal, connect, and flourish. We are committed to our vision even more so amidst the global pandemic.
Begin Counseling for Women in Chicago, IL
If you are experiencing any of the above common challenges, you are not alone. At our Chicago, IL therapy practice, we specialize in women’s and perinatal mental health. One of our skilled, compassionate therapists can support you in navigating the challenges you are facing, finding solutions that allow you to heal, connect, and flourish. When you are ready to begin counseling in Chicago, IL or online therapy in Illinois, follow these simple steps:
- Contact us to request an appointment for your first therapy session
- Meet with one of our professional women’s therapists
- Find your way from surviving to truly flourishing
Other Services at Flourish Counseling & Wellness
Women’s counseling is not all we do from our Chicago-area counseling practice. In addition to all of the therapy services above, we also provide guidance and support for couples going through third party reproduction and experiencing infertility. Our therapists hold presentations and training, group therapy, and workshops. We offer supervision and consultation services for other Illinois therapists who need support. You can also read our blog for regular tips and tools to help you flourish, wherever you are.