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Women’s Issues Counselling Calgary

Women’s Issues And Mental Health Counselling In Calgary

Why is women’s issues and mental health counselling in Calgary so important? Because it is good for women to examine and assess their mental health on a regular basis. By doing so, they will be able to detect any abnormalities before they escalate due to neglect or lack of awareness. Women can also get in touch with the people in their lives that are important to them so they can receive support and help if they are finding themselves at a breaking point emotionally. This practice of attaining stability within one’s self is of importance because ultimately, we want to maintain the most well-rounded and capable version of ourselves. 

Women’s mental health is a spectrum of emotions and moods that define how a woman feels, thinks and acts. There is always room for personal growth within oneself, seeking patience in different situations that women may face through relationships, parenting and growing in their life choices. Many women are diagnosed with some type of mental illness during their lifetime, and the choice to seek help is an important step in good mental health.

What Qualifies As Women’s Issues In Therapy?

Life is full of challenges and struggles, but the ability to adapt and overcome can often be traced back to our mental health. However, the weight of these challenges can be magnified by certain factors. Social stigma, gender roles and expectations, discrimination, prejudice, bullying, abuse and trauma all take a toll on women’s mental health. While mental health is relevant to everyone in a way that affects them uniquely as individuals, women face a distinctive set of mental health challenges that are specific to the female experience.

Listed below are some of the issues that commonly affect women:

  • Mood and anxiety disorders;
  • Eating disorders;
  • Domestic violence;
  • Sexual abuse;
  • Discrimination;
  • Low self-esteem;
  • Infertility
  • Hormonal changes;
  • Postpartum depression; and
  • Role overload.

Even in an information age, full of sources both objective and anecdotal, women can feel isolated in their experience. The increased ability for women to come together as a collective voice has been hindered by the negative stigmas attached to mental health issues. Seeking professional counselling and therapy for women’s issues in Calgary is the first step in facing those challenges and coming out stronger on the other side.

Infertility Counselling For Women And Their Partners In Calgary

Infertility counselling for women and their partners In Calgary can help address issues which may be contributing to infertility. While the main goal is to achieve a successful pregnancy, various intrapersonal and interpersonal issues of couples relating can arise during treatment. Having a therapist who is trained in infertility counselling can allow individuals to benefit from exploring feelings, thoughts, and behaviours in order to address these personal concerns and improve the relationship with their partner.

Women’s Issues Counselling Calgary

Prenatal and Pregnancy Counselling

The basis of prenatal, pregnancy and postpartum counselling is the idea that pregnancy isn’t just about a mother’s physical health, but also her emotional wellbeing. It is quite common to be apprehensive in anticipating the pending birth of your child as well as contemplating what life with a new baby will be like after giving birth.

Some of the more common prenatal counselling topics include: 

  • Relationships (particularly those in the family);
  • The role of a mother and father; 
  • Childbirth and its accompanying concerns; 
  • Out-of-body experiences (OBEs); and 
  • Cravings.

It’s also important to distinguish between what people typically expect from counselling/psychotherapy vs. prenatal advice. Prenatal and pregnancy counselling in Calgary can be used to tackle a host of other problems such as substance abuse, depression and anxiety disorders, grief, work leave etc. Pregnancy is an inherently joyful but stressful transition for many women. Some moms-to-be will experience stress or anxiety that may interfere with the pregnancy itself; this is especially true when the pregnancy was unexpected or unplanned or when the prospective parents are not prepared or they have limited resources.

Postpartum and Depression Counselling In Calgary

Postpartum depression(PDD) is a psychological and hormonal disorder. There is no way to predict who may become depressed after childbirth. PPD can affect any mother – young or old, single or married, with a history of mental illness or not. It can also strike fathers and other family members of the new baby.

No matter what you’re going through, having a baby changes your life in so many ways. You’re not alone. From postpartum depression, to anxiety, and everything in between, it’s okay to reach out for support. If you are struggling with panic attacks, mood changes, or any other overwhelming symptoms (physical or mental), don’t be afraid to talk about it. Talk about how you feel and take steps towards a resolution today by contacting Virtuous Circle Counselling. You are powerful and you will get through this. 

Women’s Issues Counselling Calgary

Female Role Overload And Counselling Options

Female roles have always been home-oriented and child-centric, which is why most women who were married were more likely to take up the role of being a mother by nature. However, in today’s working world, it’s becoming more and more common to see women who value their professional careers while also finding the time to raise families at the same time. This overwhelming juggling of multiple roles has led to greater levels of stress among female professionals. 

Scheduling a mentoring session with an impartial Calgary counsellor might be just the remedy that you need in female role overload. If a chat over the phone or through meetups doesn’t feel like it’s enough, a counsellor who specializes in dealing with women’s issues might be able to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

It is important for both women and men to maintain good mental health; however, women specifically are at greater risk of neglecting that part of their lives. Whether or not the neglect is purposeful is less important; the result is the same. This can damage a woman’s mental state and well-being, affect her relationships with friends and family, and negatively impact her ability to be successful in all aspects of her life.

This is a question that many people have to face, but it isn’t one that has a one-size-fits-all answer. You need to take your job and your position within the company into account, as well as the culture as a whole, when you’re trying to figure out how to tell your boss that you need time off for your mental health. Remember that mental health is just as important as physical health. Don’t let social stigma keep you from doing what you need to do for yourself. Walk in there confidently and put your needs first, and let your boss know that you’ll be more efficient after your day of rest.

May 2nd is World Maternal Mental Health Day. This day raises awareness about maternal mental health problems, as well as encouraging the development and implementation of new programs and policies to address them. It’s a way to acknowledge the prevalence of maternally related mental problems and serve as a catalyst for action.

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We at Virtuous Circle Counselling acknowledge Moh’kinstsis, the lands where the Bow and Elbow rivers meet, in what we currently call Calgary. We acknowledge that we are visitors on Moh’kinsstis and acknowledge the Blackfoot are those who named this area as Moh’kinsstis. In the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation, we recognize the ancestral territories, cultures, and oral practices of the Blackfoot people, the Îyarhe Nakoda Nations, the Dene people of the Tsuut’ina Nation, and the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.