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Counseling for Women

Are you struggling with confidence and want to feel more secure again?

Has the stress and anxiety of being a modern-day woman in America become exhausting?

Have you been the victim of sexual assault or domestic violence and find yourself trying to rediscover your confidence?

Counseling for Women & Domestic Violence in the St. Petersburg, FL area

Women today face more challenges, unrealistic expectations, and responsibilities than they ever have in history. Females are inundated with societal expectations for how we should look, what our body weight should be, how we need to be a perfect parent and spouse. All of these social expectations are in addition to facing gender discrimination at work and in public. The struggles are very real and can be extremely taxing to a woman’s physical and mental health.

Counseling for women’s issues addresses any and all concerns about being a woman in the 21st century. Our problems are unique given the amount of roles we are expected to play. The challenges specific to woman are vast and our counseling together will identify what you’re struggling with, focus on self-empowerment, and liberate you towards who you want to be as a woman. Counseling for women’s issues can range from general mental health issues to challenges specifically related to women and women only.

Gender-specific mental health issues

Women often face challenges that are unique to their gender, such as sexism, stereotyping, motherhood, childbirth issues, and infertility struggles.

When it gets to be too much, many women struggle with gender roles and may feel pressured to balance a career and family. Other women seek counseling with parenting and marriage difficulties.

Mental Health Treatment

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), women are more prone to mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.

Some common reasons women seek out counseling include

  • Domestic Violence Therapist in Pinellas County 33701Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image or Dysmorphia
  • Postpartum depression and/or anxiety
  • Stress
  • Eating disorders
  • Mood-related challenges
  • Low self-esteem
  • Self-harming behaviors
  • Infertility
  • Role Conflicts or feeling inadequate as a wife/mother/friend/daughter
  • Gender identity issues

Counseling for Domestic Violence

UN Global report recently found that Domestic Violence was the number one killer of women across the globe. In fact, the home is considered to be the most dangerous place for a woman. When people think of the word Domestic Violence they often think of what they see in the movies – an angry husband beating his wife or even worse, killing her. While these exist, we must remember that physical harm is only one of the things abusers use against their victims. There can be psychological, emotional, sexual and even financial abuse that becomes so strong that women become afraid to leave.

This silent suffering is all encompassing. Victims of Domestic Violence are broken down so much from who they used to be that they can not think for themselves and make decisions solely based on what will keep them inside the boundaries with their abuser. Often times women go to great lengths to cover up this abuse that reaching them and getting them to agree to leave is a difficult task for a therapist. It’s my job to empower my client to show them that they can get away from the abuse and become stronger than ever before. Seeking help is one of the most difficult decisions a victim can make but it doesn’t have to be done alone.

You can heal, find your strength & regain your voice.  It is possible to feel like yourself again. Our expert St. Petersburg area mental health counselors can help.  Please, reach out and contact McNulty Counseling today.

Get Counseling for Women’s Issues

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Whether you need help navigating family relationships or coping with life’s challenges, we are here to help you live a rewarding, successful, and joyful life.

Sometimes, you just want to talk to another woman who understands.  While male counselors can be amazing, we understand that there are some sensitive topics that may bring you to our office where you’d prefer a female counselor.  Someone who can relate to be a woman in this society and who has helped countless other women in situations similar to your own. McNulty Counseling has female counselors who can speak to you woman to woman in the safety of the therapy office.

At McNulty Counseling, we want to meet your mental health needs as a female. Providing compassionate counseling for mental health needs that may be different, more common or experienced differently by women is important to us. We are here to help meet the mental health needs of individuals & families in the St. Petersburg, FL area. Whether you’re finding it hard to balance home and work, anxious, having relationship problems, stressed about parenting or recovering from a rape or domestic violence situations-we can help. Call McNulty Counseling today to begin your journey to recover.

Meet Soula: A Female Counselor Specializing in Women’s Issues

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One of the McNulty Counseling expert therapists specializing in women’s issue is Soula.  Soula Hareas, LMHC, is a mother of three. She specializes in counseling for women’s issues. Soula can help you restore balance in your life. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Soula began her career working with victims of trauma such as Domestic Violence, Sexual Abuse and Rape. Soula continues to help those who have experienced difficulty in their lives due to trauma. She is passionate about helping women who are struggling with Depression, Anxiety, and other more severe issues. Soula also partners with the charity Hands Across The Bay to their victims and families counseling for Domestic Violence.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are concerned about your relationship, and you would both like to work with me, I would initially work with both of you together. After this work, if one of you would like to continue in individual sessions, I could work with only one of you. It is not helpful to move from individual into couple’s work with the same therapist because of potential trust issues.

I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication is crucial to your success. After all, we only see each other for a session a week depending on where you are in treatment. It’s the work you do outside of our sessions that will really help you see your personal growth and development.
Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time therapy can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek therapy in the first place.
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs.
Medication alone cannot solve all issues. What medication does is treat the symptoms. Our work together is designed to explore the root of the issue, dig deep into your behavior and teach strategies that can help you accomplish your personal and/or relational goals. Sometimes medication makes it more difficult to realize the underlying problems so if getting off of medication is something you’re interested in, I would be glad to help you in your journey.
A Licensed Mental Health Counselor has the training and qualifications that are equipped to handle a multitude of problems. They can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, therapy is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, if you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.
Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the ability to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. You already have some strengths that you’ve used before, that for whatever reason isn’t working right now. Perhaps this problem feels overwhelming and is making it difficult to access your past strengths. In our work together, I’ll help you identify what those strengths are and how to implement them again in what is happening now.

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