I've designed this website to provide mental health tips, support and advice to my female clients.
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 optimizing their mental health. I learn continuously and provide this information through my website.
I created this website for my women clients in therapy and for others who want information about how to best help themselves to feel better. Clients often don't know where to access accurate and good information on the internet so I designed this site for them so they can find good mental health tips!
I continuously add to these pages for my clients and you are welcome to all of the information.
I rarely see new clients so I like to provide help through other vehicles. My current main areas of specialty when providing therapy for women are anxiety treatment and ADHD. These two issues often interact. 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 do my best to provide good mental health tips and information to help you spot patterns that may be harming you 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, childhood, and relationships 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 tips 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.
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. In these pages I will attempt to include mental health tips and information about the importance of the work of :
I will share some thoughts, ideas and tips that help my female clients with areas of their lives that they often struggle with.
You will find information on women and depression including:
Therapy information for women and anxiety including:
Therapy, information, and support for women with ADHD including:
Therapy, information and support for women about relationships and communication including:
What being assertive means, why it's important, tips about it and how to be more assertive at work. Trust. Information about codependency , boundaries, emotional abuse, and healthy relationships. There are even tips here for you to help for you to figure out if you should end your relationship. The impact of fear of abandonment and fear of failure on your self esteem as well as information on how criticism can have an impact on healthy self concept. Learn about asking for help and communicating better . Friendships and their importance
Therapy, information, and support for women about stress include pages on :
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. I hope that learning about research, and applying the mental health knowledge and wisdom is helpful for you!
You may not need a therapist. It may be that after exploring these pages, and other self help resources applying those good mental health tips, 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. I am continuously adding good mental health tips for you! You can also find good mental health tips on my youtube channel here.
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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.