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Individual Therapy

Women may seek individual therapy for many reasons. They may be ready for a change in their lives and seek support outside their circle of friends, or family.This may be to talk to a qualified therapist who has the expertise to work collaboratively, provide information, education, and can objectively assess the complexities of the various issues they are dealing with. 

 

This also requires a therapist who has strong boundaries, who is direct, cares about her work, is approachable, and always put the needs of their clients first and foremost. Transparency with the client is essential. A safe space is most important. Listening is key.

 

One may also need to be seen immediately while if in crisis. That requires a therapist who can maintain a strong presence, and have the expertise to carefully assess the client’s needs. Perhaps speaking with other health professionals, is important to the client, but  that can only be done with  written consent.

The following are some of the issues that women may seek individual therapy for:

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  • Stress management

  • Interpersonal relationships  

  • Partner concerns

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Sadness

  • Bereavement

  • Caregiving

  • Anger

  • Family of Origin

  • Separation/Divorce

  • Empowerment

  • Communication skills

  • Work

  • Aging

  • Self-esteem