Women's Issues

January 31, 2010

Both men and women certainly have stressors inherent in living busy lives, trying to manage all the things that come their way. Women, with the challenge of balancing many roles and with typically being raised to be caretaking, sometimes feel pulled in many different directions to meet the needs of others. To manage all the stressors while also nurturing herself is a difficult balance at times.

Women are twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with depression. Self-esteem issues, lack of assertiveness, and negative thoughts can contribute to depression. Expectations women have about how they look and act can contribute to eating problems, relationship problems, and poor self-image. In addition, hormone changes can play a role in altering mood.

Therapy can allow women a safe place to discuss worries and fears, and it can provide assistance with identifying and working on goals. Building patterns of healthy action in relationships, along with making self-care a priority, can help with a more satisfying lifestyle.

Hoover & Associates’ team of licensed psychologists, counselors, and social workers is here to offer you help and guidance. We’ve been providing mental health services in the southwest suburbs of Chicago since 1985. We’re conveniently located at 16325 S. Harlem Ave., Suite 200 (2nd floor), Tinley Park, IL, 60477. Our offices are conveniently located near Orland Park, Orland Hills, Homer Glen, Mokena, Frankfort, Matteson, Country Club Hills, Flossmoor, Homewood, Hazel Crest, Markham, Oak Forest, Midlothian, Crestwood, Palos Heights, Palos Park, and Palos Hills. Call to make an appointment: 708-429-6999.