Our women’s issues intensive outpatient program (IOP) here at Grace Counseling is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of women experiencing trauma, abuse, or abandonment. If you feel misunderstood, minimized, guarded, lonely, or scared, you can find healing and freedom here. Our therapy for women program is designed to only include female participants and leaders. Get the support and develop the skills necessary to find freedom and healing through our program. Our women’s issues therapy and counseling are based on the work of Stephanie Covington, who has done pioneering work as an advocate, clinician, and author on women’s issues.
Importance of Women’s Issues Therapy
Women across all cultures face a range of unique issues requiring special techniques to address. Often the best way to do so is through gender-specific counseling. Women’s therapy explores several issues, such as:
- Domestic violence and intimate partner abuse: Millions of women are physically and sexually assaulted every year. It cuts across race and class. Over the last few decades, clinicians have been tracking and treating intimate partner violence or IPV. This is when women in unmarried relationships are stalked, harassed, or assaulted by their romantic partner or partners. For some women, working through this kind of trauma is best done with gender peers to avoid triggers and allow them to open up completely during therapy.
- Infertility Counseling: Women who choose to pursue having children can find infertility extremely difficult to deal with emotionally and mentally. It can put a strain on relationships, whether they’re intimate, family, or friendships. Talking with peers going through similar situations can be a boon and help stabilize and return an individual to positive mental health.
Our Approach to Women’s Therapy
We use a program called Beyond Trauma in addition to dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills training. DBT is a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy, a talk therapy, and deals specifically with learning how to express emotions appropriately to better cope with, overcome, and change negative behavioral habits.