The female experience can be accompanied by unique challenges that require specialization and expertise to address in a holistic and integrated way. These challenges can be exacerbated by both external and internal pressures perpetuated by societal expectations and role assumptions. Issues may include:
- Perinatal Loss
- Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
- Transitions and Life Changes
- Sexual Assault
- Military Aexual Assault
- Veterans’ Issues
How Therapy Can Help
Research shows that 15-20% of women experience significant mental health symptoms during pregnancy. Most are unaware that their symptoms are secondary to the perinatal experience and often do not seek support. However, therapy in this population has been proven to help alleviate symptoms and promote full recovery of these mental health complications.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 5 women have experienced sexual assault. Therapy can assist in helping victims of sexual assault in telling their truth, addressing the trauma, and alleviating the symptoms of psychological distress that accompanies the experience of violent trauma.
Our therapists are committed to building a genuine and sincere connection with our clients and believe therapeutic work can only be done in the context of a safe therapeutic alliance. Our therapists are skilled in working with women and families experiencing Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs), have presented on PMADs in the community and to other health professionals, and have advocated for PMAS screening and intervention in the community.
We bring unique and varied approaches to our work together to include:
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Yoga, Mindfulness, Breathwork
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Trust-Based Relational Intervention® Model
- Motivational Interviewing
You will not be alone on your path to healing.
To schedule an appointment with one of our therapists or for more information about our services, please complete the form here or give us a call on our main line at 703.963.4261. We will respond to your call or email within 24 hours, or on the next business day.