Women's Issues

Mental Health Services located in Jacksonville, FL
Women's Issues

Women's Issues services offered in Jacksonville, FL

Women experiencing problems like premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or postpartum depression require compassionate support from therapists who understand their condition. Heath Counseling and Consultation Services in Jacksonville, Florida, has a team of highly skilled counselors on hand who specialize in women’s issues. To benefit from their expertise, call the office today or go online to book an in-person or telehealth appointment.

Women's Issues Q&A

What are women’s issues?

Men and women encounter many of the same psychological conditions, such as depression, substance misuse, and anxiety. They also go through experiences like trauma and grief. Women’s issues are emotional and mental health problems that only affect women or that cause different symptoms in women.

Some disorders are ones only women get, such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS), postpartum depression, and menopausal depression. Women also suffer from serious psychiatric disorders, such as postpartum psychosis and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).

These conditions relate to fluctuating estrogen and progesterone hormone levels that don’t affect men. The Heath Counseling and Consultation Services team is sensitive to differences between the sexes and gender-related issues experienced by LGBTQIA+ people.

The team also specializes in women’s issues that develop in childhood and persist into adulthood, particularly women with unresolved issues related to their maternal relationships.

What symptoms might women’s issues cause?

Symptoms of women’s issues vary depending on the kind of mental health condition you have and its severity, but common problems include:

  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Substance misuse
  • Difficulties sleeping
  • Unintended weight changes
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Constant worry and anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Visual or aural hallucinations
  • Switching between high and low moods
  • Irritability and lack of patience
  • Social withdrawal
  • Self-harm
  • Thoughts of suicide

Many women also suffer from musculoskeletal aches and pains, digestive upsets, or headaches that have no clear cause.

What help is available for women’s issues?

Many women benefit from treatments that address the hormonal imbalances underlying their condition. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is highly effective for women experiencing menopausal symptoms, which include hot flashes, night sweats, and depression.

Some conditions, especially the more severe ones, benefit from antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications. Women with bipolar disorder might require a mood stabilizer, and those affected by schizophrenia may need antipsychotic drugs.

The Heath Counseling and Consultation Services team offers a range of talk therapies to help women through their problems. They use various techniques to restore your mental health, selecting the one best suited to your needs. Examples of therapies that could benefit you include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and individual psychotherapy.

To get expert help from the compassionate Heath Counseling and Consultation Services team for any women’s issues, call the office or book an appointment online today.