Willow Rose Counseling, LLC

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Women's Issues 

Women's issues refers to any concern that might impact a woman’s mental health and wellbeing. These concerns might be related to gender stereotyping or concerns related to women's health, but they are likely to include other challenges faced by women that have nothing to do with gender. Women may experience certain biological, environmental, and psychosocial challenges related to gender, and these concerns can have a significant impact on mental health and well-being. Therapy to ease uncertainty about life after years of marriage can help reduce the effects of anxiety, a low mood, stress, and depression. I can help you find your sense of identity, explore your creative outlets/strengths, identify coping skills and problem solving strategies to confront problems within your life, and reduce overall feelings of loneliness, resentments, and stress. Some mental health issues commonly experienced by women include: 

  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Postpartum depression
  • Motherhood
  • Post traumatic stress
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-esteem/identity search
  • Mood-related challenges
  • Self-harming behaviors
  • Divorce and affairs
  • Relational/Social problems

                                                      Girls, Tweens, and Teens 

Teen girls live in a complicated, contradictory, and media-saturated world, and the paths they must navigate extend beyond their physical bodies and minds. Some of these issues include: discovering a unique identity, taking on aspects of adulthood while leaving aspects of childhood behind, and developing independence while maintaining healthy communication, safety, and family bonds. It is not uncommon to run into girls who have not yet discovered what is important to them. Girls often need help recognizing their own skills and strengths, identifying influences that are shaping them, and learning to make logical and safe decisions. I offer a protected and safe space for those conversations to take place. I have extensive experience working with young girls on the topics of body image, self esteem, peer pressure, life transitions, and academic, athletic, extracurricular, and social pressures. Within my practicum at The Lucy Cross Center, I provided expertise, counseling, and group therapy to young adult women targeting self-compassion and the foremost topics. Below are some reasons you may bring in your daughter or young adult for counseling:                                                    

  • Being the victim of bullying
  • Social skills or not "fitting in"
  • Difficulty making or keeping friends
  • Self-esteem and self-confidence/shyness
  • Poor grades
  • Excessive worry or anxiety
  • A sudden change of friends or mood
  • Risky sexual behaviors/using drugs, alcohol or illegal substances
  • Transition in family life - moving, divorce, loss of a family member
  • The loss of a close friend, girlfriend/boyfriend 
  • Oppositional and defiant behaviors/frequent temper tantrums or rages
  • Persistent nightmares
  • Self injury, such as cutting/feelings or thoughts of suicide
  • Aggressive behaviors/unhealthy dating relationships
  • Rapid weight gain or loss
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Lack of interest in activities she used to enjoy
  • Angry or emotional outbursts

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life