Psychotherapy

WomanSafeHealth offers a number of services that specifically address a woman's emotional and psychological needs, including individual psychotherapy sessions. We offer coordination of care with in-house physicians Elizabeth Shadigian, MD and Marnie Burkman, MD and/or psychiatrists and/or primary care physicians, and midwives.

Are You Considering Psychotherapy?

Many women find psychotherapy helpful when stress overpowers the enjoyment of their lives:

  • Are you having too many sleepless nights?
  • Does guilt or anxiety rule your day?
  • Have you forgotten how to take pleasure in the small things?
  • Do you often feel stuck or trapped?
  • Do you feel uninspired or have you lost your passion for life?
  • Did you have an event or relationship that still makes you doubt yourself?
  • Do you hate your body?

If you answered 'yes' to many of these questions, psychotherapy may be an option for you. Psychotherapy may effectively address many conditions, including the following:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Attacks
  • Chronic Pain
  • Relationship Concerns
  • Parenting Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Insomnia
  • Addiction
  • Eating Disorders/ Body Image Issues
  • Effects of Abuse
  • Coping with Chronic or Acute Illness
  • Grief Support
  • Sexual Concerns
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Childbearing Issues
  • Fears and Phobias
  • Employment issues
  • Couples therapy
  • Separation issues
  • Child and parent family issues including step-parent and adolescent issues
  • Attention deficit disorder and ADHD
  • Women currently being battered and/or want help getting out?
  • Sex therapy
  • Identity issues
  • Spiritual concerns
  • Mindfulness and behavioral techniques
  • Coping/confronting with harassments

Is Psychotherapy Right For You?

How do you know when it is time to reach out for professional, psychological support? Many women act as primary caretakers for friends and loved ones but let self-care slide away. Maintaining health is a balancing act, an important one that is taken seriously at WomanSafeHealth. Choices are faced daily about how to spend time, give time to others and when to accept nurturing from others. Psychotherapy can help set these boundaries.

Holistic Psychotherapy & Ayurvedic Consultation Brochure (204 kb PDF file)
Psychological Services Empowerment Pocket Guide (75 kb PDF file)
Integrative Psychiatry Brochure (248 kb PDF file)

Psychotherapy and Ayurvedic Consultation services are provided by:

Carisa Wilder, L M S W, R A P

Psychotherapy and Integrative Psychiatry services are provided by:

Doctor Marnie Burkman M D