"If you can’t fly, then run.  If you can’t run, then walk.  If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward."

- Martin Luther King Jr. -
Dr. Sharleen McDowall, Psy.D., C.Psych.
Registered Psychologist
Women's Issues Women's Issues

Women's Issues

“I was abused when I was younger”, “I am currently being harassed in my workplace”, “I always get degrading comments at work because of the way I dress”, “I don’t know how manage my personal and business life”

Does this sound like you?

Have others treated you differently because of the way you look? Do you have trouble communicating your issues to your loved ones due to gender differences? Have these issues been severely impacting your personal, work or social life for a long time?

Women face issues of marginalization, lower work wages, and sexual harassment in places such as work or social events. They might feel worried about the way they dress and whether it might be seen as ‘provocative’ by others. As well, they are sometimes the victims of domestic violence and are most often the victims of sexual assault by men.

Women are more often the primary caregivers in families and can experience stress balancing their multiple roles: mother, employee, friend, etc. They are often so busy taking care of others that they may neglect taking care of themselves. Often women are socialized to express their feelings in certain ways, and not others; they also tend to be more emotional than men. Additionally, working women might have trouble balancing their home and work life, as well as returning to work following maternity leave.

Due to these oppressions, it is normal for some women to lack assertiveness and low self-esteem. Thus, counselling is a significant component for women in figuring out the underlining beliefs for their actions and ways they can improve themselves or reduce their stress levels.

How we can help:

At MCCG, we will help you to improve your assertiveness, self-esteem, dealing with assault, or other issues specific to women. We will work with you one-on-one to help you address these issues and to help you empower yourself. It can be helpful to talk to someone about what you are going through. For some problems, your partner might have trouble understanding you due to gender differences. Here at MCCG, you can feel open to express yourself to a female therapist who will be able to help you with the struggles you are going through or have encountered in the past, such as childhood abuse.

 

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