Women have unique needs, demands, and changes both biologically and as they relate to their roles in society. Everyone from blossoming young women to experienced adults often have transitions and stresses that they may feel they’re struggling to deal with alone and could benefit from professional, ongoing support.
Long Island Psychology offers personalized psychotherapy and counseling for women that are ready to get the extra help they deserve. We are available to help with common issues that affect womanhood, including:
- Motherhood Challenges
- Working Professional Women
- Disordered Eating & Body Positivity
- Women’s Health Struggles
- Family Planning / Infertility / Recurrent Miscarriage
- Pregnancy Anxieties / Postpartum Depression
- Work-Life Balance
We also work with women on mental health issues that include anxiety, depression, addiction, and more that affect those of all ages and gender identification, but the approach to support may differ for women.
If you’re struggling with the process of family planning, unable to cope with the challenges of infertility or miscarriage, being mistreated at work or home, or experiencing any other life challenge associated with womanhood, please give Long Island Psychology a call today at (516) 732-0273. We have two offices, one in Garden City, NY and one in Rockville Centre, NY, and we offer remote therapy via phone or video that opens the door for therapy anywhere in New York state.
The Women’s Issues Toolbox
Our Approach to
At Long Island Psychology, we offer counseling for women seeking greater support, guidance, empowerment, and control in navigating the unique challenges women face. Dr. Atara Wertentheil, along with Dr. Marc Shulman, create a non-judgmental space where we treat you with care, respect, and as the unique individual you are.
Any treatment that we recommend is based on you and your unique challenges, so the approach we use may differ depending on your needs/goals. But our treatment may include components that help you:
- Uncover the root of specific issues and emotions you may be experiencing, in order to enhance both self-awareness and understanding.
- Recognize the many overlapping chapters, roles, and responsibilities in a woman’s life and what those may be affecting.
- Understand the shift in a woman’s identity that results from various life changes and transitions, such as parenting, “empty nest,” going off to college, menopause, and more.
- Assess, challenge, and restructure preconceived notions surrounding the expectations of women.
- Teach skills like assertiveness, intended to give greater voice to a woman’s needs, her emotions, her perspective, and her contributions.
- Provide support and comfort in coping with loss, unfair treatment, unpredictability, and unexpected change.
- Offer practical strategies and techniques to use and experiment within the process of navigating through the problem.
- Create a safe space in which to confront and overcome vulnerabilities, fears, self-judgments, and frustrations.
- Highlight negative self-talk to avoid and build skills for more positive messages of self-affirmation.
- Foster better feelings of self-worth, compassion, confidence, fulfillment, forgiveness, and acceptance in all different aspects of your life.
Depending on your struggles, our local psychologists will present solutions that address your specific needs and adapt them for who you are and your past experiences.
We deploy a variety of therapeutic modalities to address any concerns you may have, integrating the different techniques depending on what we feel will provide the most benefit. Treatment may include:
- Techniques from therapy styles such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT);, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Positive Psychology, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Dynamic Experiential Learning.
- Homework and/or small task assignments that our clients complete outside of each session to gain more experience and skills in between meetings.
- Ability to include spouse, family members, or other individuals that are important to helping you work through any issues.
- Recommendations that will be uniquely customized to you as a person, based on factors like age, severity of the issues, how ready you are (and feel) for treatment, influence of other medical, physical, or mental health disorders, and more.
We’ll speak with you more about treatment styles, but you’re also welcome to give us a call with any questions or talk to us about your own feelings regarding what you’d like to learn more about. We may be the experts, but we always value your input.
YOUR ROLE IN
The more someone is ready for therapy, the more effective and helpful the therapy will be. That’s why it’s also important to better understand your role in the treatment process. This may include:
- Openness to noticing, documenting, and sharing potentially uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
- Readiness to complete tasks and practice strategies both at home and at work that you have learned within our sessions.
- Willingness to confront and challenge the social and cultural factors and expectations that may be influencing some of the problems you experience.
- Readiness to involve other parties, such as romantic partners or family members within treatment when necessary, so that you can better advocate for yourself.
- Willingness to be vulnerable, opening yourself up to learning, change, and new ways of thinking, along with prioritizing the self-compassion and self-care that you need.
Therapy is effective. But it is even more effective when a client is ready to dive into it and put in the effort that will offer the best possible results.
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