Find it difficult to develop the parts of yourself that have traditionally been seen as masculine, such as being independent, self-assured, competitive, or standing up for your own interests?
Feel confined by roles that are traditionally feminine?
Struggle to find a balance between embracing the feminine parts of yourself that are of value and allowing yourself to develop beyond cultural expectations?
Experience depression? It affects twice as many women as men.
Have a history of sexual or physical abuse?
Have an eating disorder?
Struggle with alcohol or drug abuse?
Psychotherapy can be effective in offering women a forum in which to explore their difficulties, challenge roles that they do not want to embrace, and to move forward in ways that are more satisfying.