We absorb so many messages about what it means to be a woman, even in a relatively evolved place like San Francisco. How you should look, how you should behave, what your role should be, how much power you can have, how angry you can be. Some do not question these messages while others do; regardless, very few escape without internalizing them.
The statistics tell the story:
- Women earn 77 cents to every dollar that men earn.
- Women hold only 5% of top positions in publishing, entertainment, telecommunications and media.
- 1 in 4 women is abused by her partner.
- 65% of US girls and women report eating disordered behavior.
I work with women around issues of identity, self-esteem, anger, power dynamics, career, sexuality, body image and eating disorders. Depending on your history, this may or may not include treating past trauma such as sexual assault and emotional abuse.
A concern that is becoming increasingly prevalent for women in San Francisco is the question of having children, fertility, and the biological clock. Despite societal norms, you might be unsure that you want to have children at all; if you are sure, you might not yet have found the right partner; you might be considering having a child alone; or you might be unable to get pregnant with your partner. These situations are a huge source of stress, agony, and conflict. I will support you in working through pain, anxiety, fear, and a sense of disempowerment to find clarity, self-love, empowerment, and when appropriate, a practical plan of action.
CONTACT ME to see if we are the right fit.
“It’s not what you look at that matters,
it’s what you see.”
— Henry David Thoreau