I have been providing therapy for women for the last 26 years. This website is full of resources for my clients and anyone else that finds it helpful. 

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Helping Women  Live Happier Lives

Therapy for women in unique. Although I am trained in the best and most evidenced based  techniques available to treat anxiety and depression, I am a feminist therapist. I believe women face obstacles in society based on the fact that they are women and  that traditional therapy styles fail to focus on this. I like to combine evidenced based techniques with a focus on empowering my clients to become their authentic selves, to learn to recognize their power, and to tap into and trust their expertise and intuition. So often it's society that contributes to a women's anxiety and depression but women have been made to feel like they are the problem. Learning this and practicing self compassion are keys to restoring emotional health.

Throughout  this website, I will share some of what I have learned about therapy for women struggling with anxiety, depression, adhd.  All of these issues occur on a spectrum and I have studied and helped clients with each of these. 

I created this website for my women clients and for others who want information about how to best help themselves to feel better. 

I continuously add to these pages for my clients and you are welcome to all of the information. 

My current main areas of specialty when providing therapy for women are anxiety treatment and ADHD. I Please see my resume an about me. 

Therapy for women consists of examining your thoughts, feelings and behavior patterns, some of which you may be unaware of, are contributing to your unhappiness.  In these pages, I will teach you to recognize these unconscious patterns and work on breaking them.

Anxiety, depression an other issues which impact your mental health and happiness originate and are maintained through an intricate and delicate relationship between our mind ,brain, body, and behavior. Our environment, life circumstances, community, relationships, and family also play a role, as do our genetics. For women, understanding how societal expectations have been internalized is key here. 

These pages  will teach you some of the things that you can do (on your own or as an adjunct to therapy) to feel better. This website may not be enough to help everyone. Depending on the severity of  what you are struggling with, for example your level of anxiety and depression you may require therapy or medication. If you have suicidal ideation, for example, please seek help immediately.

Philosophy

I believe we can all improve our happiness, regardless of our life circumstances. My goal as a therapist is to help women  become empowered to take back control of their lives. Your past does not predict your future. You can begin making small changes at any moment that will impact the rest of your life. I began my therapy career with a strict adherence to evidenced based practice, CBT,  and the medical model and am very well versed in all of these treatments for anxiety, depression, and ADHD. However, I have found these fall short and neglect the needs of women.  As an advanced level therapist I have come to expand my understanding of how we heal to include the important work of :

  • Our relationship with ourselves including self compassion work
  • Our relationships with others including boundary work and work on assertiveness 
  • Our relationship with our bodies including embodiment work
  • Our spiritual practices whatever your particular one is including your relationship with pets and nature ( not necessarily religion which can and often has been damaging for so many of my clients)
  • The therapeutic relationship including the importance of relationship with a safe, non judgmental person who knows and understands you and  is on your side

In the pages of this website, I will share some thoughts, ideas and information that help my female clients with areas of their lives that they often struggle with. You will find information specific to anxiety treatment,  help for depression , and adhd 

Also general areas such as relationships, happiness, parenting, and self compassion. 

I used to specialize in child therapy and so all of that information is also included on this site and may also be helpful to you if you are a parent who is working to help your children through some of these issues. 

I am interested in keeping up with ideas and research that comes out in the field of therapy for women and psychology, and sometimes it's hard to understand. One of the goals of this website is to translate it for you as best as I can understand it! I hope that it becomes a place that helps and interests you. 

Do I need a therapist?

You may not need a therapist. It may be that after exploring these pages, and other self help resources, you can help yourself to improve your own happiness. 

However, it's hard to make changes. The persistence and motivation required to be happy is great. A therapist can help you sort through and focus on what will help, make suggestions about medication or natural treatments, and provide you with the support and cheer leading necessary to beat it!

I don't often take new clients, but I am happy to try to help you find another therapist in the Charlotte, North Carolina or South Carolina area who provides therapy for women. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have questions or I can be of some service to you. 

My email is Kristenlynnmcclure@gmail.com

This website is under constant construction. 

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Medical information obtained from this website is not intended as a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you have a problem, you should consult a healthcare provider.