OUR APPROACH - WOMEN'S ISSUES
Your #1 Resource For Therapy For Women in Oakville
Therapy which addresses the unique experiences and concerns of women is a central part of the support that we provide at Whiteboard. While women’s issues are incredibly varied, there are general goals that can be met while undergoing therapy for women in Oakville:
#1 - Managing Stress and Anxiety
Women often shoulder a significant amount of responsibilities, both at home and in the workplace. These unique pressures can often lead to high levels of stress and anxiety. Therapy can not only help women learn coping mechanisms and strategies for managing stress and anxiety, it can also help reveal deeper truths—such as values and identity concerns—which are tremendously important as well.
#2 - Addressing Trauma and Abuse
Many women have experienced some form of trauma or abuse in their lives. These effects may be related to emotional, verbal or physical harm, and these experiences can often leave lasting marks. Proven, effective therapy techniques can be an important tool for helping women process and heal from these experiences.
#3 - Improving Self-Esteem and Body Image
Women often face societal pressure to conform to beauty standards which can negatively impact their self-esteem and body image. Far from being surface concerns centred on appearance only, these sorts of beliefs are ultimately destructive to a woman’s sense of self and confidence. Therapy can help women develop a healthier relationship with their bodies and ultimately feel better about themselves and their place in the world.
#4 - Understanding and Expressing Needs
Women’s voices have traditionally been unheard and marginalized. As women seek to express themselves, they are often on a journey of self-awareness regarding their needs and how to best express them in a way which will bring about change. Pursuing ongoing therapy for women in Oakville will often help provide the tools and the guidance necessary to come to this sort of understanding.
#5 - Improving Relationships
Women's therapy can often help women unpack the depths of their relational concerns. Part of this involves understanding how societal gender roles play a role in their relationships, while also addressing core concepts related to how they can better improve their relationships with their partners, family members, and friends.
#6 - Addressing Reproductive and Maternal Mental Health
Therapy can be beneficial in addressing depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues that can arise during pregnancy, postpartum and menopause. By doing so, women can improve their outlook, find peace amidst the storms of life, and ultimately live a rich life full of joy and fulfillment.
Many of our therapists who provide therapy for women in Oakville do so using the following techniques: Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Narrative Therapy; Person-Centred Therapy; Solution-Focused Therapy; Existential Therapy; Family Systems Therapy; Multimodal Therapy; and Motivational Interviewing.