feminist counseling

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Therapy for Women


Have you ever thought deeply about how societal gender norms influence your self-worth and aspirations? How does the scope of societal judgments and criticisms influence your thoughts as a woman? Why does failure appear more daunting for women, and how have societal and family roles molded the roles you’ve settled into? At Atlantic Mental Health, we encourage women to inquire into these vital questions and more. Our therapy provides a space to tackle the particular challenges and obstacles women face, offering understanding into the realities of womanhood in the modern world. Together, we will navigate the challenging terrain of societal expectations and personal identity. Book your appointment today to start a journey of understanding, empowerment, and transformation, custom-made to the distinct experiences of women. Searching for feminist counseling? Atlantic Mental Health is here to assist you.

Understanding Women: A Scientific and Empathetic Approach


Searching for feminist counseling? Were you aware that women are generally more likely to experience anxiety than men? Or that societal pressures commonly lead women to higher incidences of concerns about body image? How do societal norms around physical attractiveness and achievement affect your view of yourself? How does the expectation to juggle everything – a rewarding career, a caring household, and a rewarding private journey – influence your mental state? At Atlantic Mental Health, we are keenly aware of the distinct challenges faced by women, utilizing both scientific knowledge and empathic insight. We encourage women to delve into these and other pertinent questions in a nurturing setting. Our therapy provides an opportunity to traverse the various challenges of womanhood, encompassing everything from societal expectations to individual goals. Book your appointment today to embark on a journey of self-discovery, empowerment, and comprehensive well-being, designed to meet the unique experiences of women.

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Dr. Wendy Cook | Clinical Psychologist

Book a Consultation with Dr. Wendy Cook


Embark on a transformative journey with Dr. Wendy Cook, a Licensed Psychologist at Atlantic Mental Health. As both a woman and an immigrant, Dr. Cook thoroughly comprehends the complex challenges faced by many. Her own experiences, melded with her prestigious education at Yale University, have bestowed upon her deep insights and expertise. At Yale, she was privileged to learn from leaders in the Mental Health field, and she remains dedicatedly updated on the latest psychological advancements. This commitment certifies her ability to provide the exceptionally compassionate treatment to her patients. Opting to work with Dr. Cook is not just about obtaining premier therapeutic care, but also about forming a partnership with someone who deeply resonates with and is dedicated to steering you towards a more enlightened, empowered future. In search of feminist counseling? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Cook today.

Discover, Laugh, Heal.


Engaging with Dr. Wendy Cook offers a remarkable and transformative journey. As a trauma-informed clinician, she centers you, the patient, in the healing process. Her method is heartfelt, cultivating an environment where you feel respected. Sessions with Dr. Cook are treasured by many patients, who find them to be profoundly insightful. She skillfully incorporates humor in the therapeutic journey, balancing moments of tears with those of joy. Most importantly, Dr. Cook establishes a safe environment that is free from judgment, fostering a space for you to reflect and heal. Opting for therapy with Dr. Cook means starting a path focused on personal evolution. If your search for feminist counseling led you here, take the next step and schedule a consultation today.

Dr. Wendy Cook | Clinical Psychologist

feminist counseling FAQ's

Here are some of the common questions we receive related to feminist counseling:

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How does Atlantic Mental Health's approach to Women’s Health Therapy stand out? +

Atlantic Mental Health's approach to Women’s Health Therapy is distinctively attuned to the multifaceted experiences and challenges inherent to womanhood. Recognizing the waves of emotions and challenges shaped by societal norms, expectations, and roles, our therapy is tailored to resonate with the unique intricacies faced by women. Our trauma-informed, patient-centered approach ensures that every session offers a sanctuary of safety and understanding. We blend moments of profound reflection with humor, creating a therapeutic experience that is both insightful and empowering. At Atlantic Mental Health, therapy is not just about healing; it's a transformative journey of self-discovery, where women are encouraged to navigate life's complexities and embrace their authentic selves.

Can therapy help with managing the emotional impact of hormonal changes? +

Absolutely, therapy can be a pivotal tool in managing the emotional impact of hormonal changes. Hormonal shifts, from menstrual cycles to menopause, can influence emotions, leading to mood swings, anxiety, or sadness. At Atlantic Mental Health, we recognize this intricate connection. Our therapeutic approach equips individuals with coping strategies and insights to navigate these emotional waves. By understanding and addressing the emotional nuances of hormonal changes, therapy offers a balanced and supportive path to well-being.

How can I balance the demands of work, family, and personal well-being? +

Navigating the waves of work, family, and personal well-being can often feel overwhelming. At Atlantic Mental Health, we understand the unique pressures and expectations women face in these roles. Balancing these demands requires not just time management, but also emotional and mental resilience. Therapy offers a space to explore these challenges, providing insights and strategies tailored to your unique circumstances. Together, we'll delve into the complexities of your life, helping you set boundaries, prioritize self-care, and cultivate a sense of balance.

What therapeutic techniques do you use for managing the challenges associated with women’s health? +

At Atlantic Mental Health, we utilize a trauma-informed, patient-centered approach tailored to the unique challenges faced by women. Our focus is on providing women with the tools and insights needed to navigate life's complexities with resilience and empowerment.

How often should I attend Women’s Health Therapy sessions? +

The frequency of attending Women’s Health Therapy sessions varies based on individual needs and circumstances. At Atlantic Mental Health, we believe in a collaborative approach, working together to determine the best schedule for you. Some clients find it beneficial to start with weekly or twice-a-week sessions to establish a foundation and address immediate concerns. As they progress in their therapeutic journey, the frequency might be adjusted to align with their evolving needs and lifestyle. Ultimately, the cadence of sessions is informed by your unique needs, ensuring that therapy remains a supportive and adaptive resource in your journey to well-being.

Begin Your Healing Journey


Starting a therapeutic journey is a important step towards self-discovery and healing. At Atlantic Mental Health, we are committed to aiding you at every step. We warmly invite you to book a consultation with us, an opportunity to delve into your needs and aspirations. To begin, just submit details on our information form, and we will follow up to arrange a meeting time that suits your schedule. Your path towards a more whole and empowered self starts here. If feminist counseling is what brought you here, let us assist you further.


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