“Strong women aren’t simply born. We are forged through the challenges of life. With each challenge we grow mentally and emotionally. We move forward with our head held high and a strength that can not be denied. A woman who’s been through the storm and survived. We are warriors.” Unknown
Women’s Counseling & Therapy
Are you ready to grow? Do you want more from your life, relationships, and career? Perhaps you are struggling with keeping it all together, balancing all of your responsibilities.
Do you feel like your marriage or relationship is at risk? Do you and your spouse or significant other fight and argue all of the time? Or maybe you have grown a part and are not sure how to rekindle your love.
If you are ready to take charge of your personal growth but don’t know how or even where to begin you may benefit from seeing a professional counselor who focuses on the specific issues facing women today. Our counseling and therapy services for women is like having your very own “personal growth coach” who can come along side you in a supportive way, but who will also give you honest feedback so that you can be equipped with the skills and tools needed to be more confident and effective.
In women’s counseling, consideration for the unique challenges facing women today is integrated into the counseling approach. Women are often expected to be like trapeze artists in balancing all of life’s demands and responsibilities. The cultural pressure on women to be loving parents, to be a great spouse or partner, to be beautiful and the ideal weight, and to have an amazing professional and fulfilling career is immense. Messages of failure and feelings of shame surrounding not doing enough or being enough can be implicitly or explicitly communicated.
Our therapists understand the pressures women face. Furthermore, many of them, being women themselves, have personally dealt with the societal pressures of doing it all and being it all. Our counselors understand how toxic shame can result in experiencing a lack of meaning, but how it can also result in more severe manifestations such as depression and anxiety.
The answer to fighting shame, depression, and anxiety is vulnerably connecting with others and getting professional help from a trained therapist. Brene Brown, a shame researcher and author, says:
“Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.”
Individual counseling, or even group counseling with a Crossroads therapist, focuses on creating a safe place while giving women the resources and support they need along with the courage to be vulnerable. All together, this is a recipe for growth and change.
Women’s counseling at Crossroads takes a holistic approach to growth, meaning we focus on the whole person: mind, body, and soul. If you are struggling with a relationship issue, professional challenge, or spiritual difficulty then counseling can help.
You may be asking, “Would I benefit from therapy?” If you want to grow in the following areas the answer is yes:
- Emotional Intelligence. Emotional Intelligence is the capacity to understand emotions and emotional needs both in self and others. Developing self-awareness, self-discipline, and empathy are all a part of Emotional Intelligence (EI). Counseling can help you to increase your EI so you will be better able to connect with those around you.
- Relationship/Marriage. Many women struggle finding ways to connect with their husband or significant other. “No matter how hard I try I just can’t reach him,” is a common sentiment for women. Also, women can also struggle with vulnerability and knowing how to create safety. Couples counseling for the relationship that matters the most to you can help you to stop negative relationship cycles. You will learn how to create healthy patterns and how to build relationships built on trust, safety, and connection. To learn more about marriage and couple’s counseling click here.
- Shame. Shame is a universal human problem that impacts men and women alike. Learning how to deal with shame through the power of vulnerability, self-acceptance, and receiving love and acceptance from others is how shame is combatted. Our individual therapy and our group therapy are both excellent ways to find victory over shame.
- Fear. Fear, a close relative to shame, can stop you from living a free and fulfilling life. Fear often manifests itself in the form of anxiety or worry. Learning how to isolate negative and fearful thoughts, while also practicing disciplines such as contemplative prayer, meditation, mindfulness, and mind-body techniques with your therapist, will help you to move from fear to freedom. The fear that results from a traumatic experience can also be processed through therapy. We offer EMDR which has helped thousands or people overcome the pain of trauma.
- Spiritual Growth. For those who have a faith background Crossroad’s Coaching and Counseling for Women can partner with you in your spiritual journey. Engaging in the spiritual disciplines such as community, silence, solitude, fasting, and meditation are all ways to grow spiritually. Your Crossroad’s coach/therapist will be by your side in your growth journey. To learn more about Crossroads faith background click here.
But, You Still May Have Questions of Concerns…
I don’t need anyone. I can manage my life on my own.
The first step to growth is accepting the reality that no one can do it alone. Look at any successful and strong woman and you will see that along the way she has had someone invest in her. Every woman can benefit from having a personal therapist who can help you to increase your strengths and to decrease your weaknesses, help you identify your blind spots, and to challenge you in a supportive manner to be your absolute best!
Counseling is a sign of weakness.
Getting professional help is not a sign of weakness! Vulnerability is not for wimps. In fact, it takes real strength and courage to ask for help. Weakness is hiding, pretending, not dealing with your issues, and not asking for help when it’s needed. If you want to be a better version of you then working with a trained women’s therapist will help you to get past your stuck areas and reach a new level of growth.
I’m not sure what to expect.
No problem. Just call Crossroad’s Counseling at 623-680-3486 or text us at 623-688-5115. and ask to speak with one of our women’s counselors for a 20 minute complementary phone consultation. You can ask all the questions you have and see if we are a good fit for you. A location is near your with 3 offices in Valley: Biltmore-Arcadia, North Phoenix-Anthem, and Scottsdale.