Womencare unequivocally stands against the violence, oppression, and injustice perpetrated on Black and Brown people by White individuals and institutions.  The intergenerational infliction of trauma continues to do harm.  Racism kills. Racism kills by unequal access to health care, by unclean water, air and soil, and by the systems of oppression designed to keep Black and Brown people down.   Read more.
Regarding COVID-19: Womencare recognizes the many difficult, traumatic and compromising impacts of the coronavirus on our individual lives, relationships, sense of security and mental health and well-being.  We are currently providing secure teletherapy, easily accessed from your home.  We welcome your call.  Read more.
Womencare is proud to be offering free workshops during COVID-19 that help support three local non-profits.  If you are able, join us in making a difference by donating to one of these organizations:

                                                           


Specializing in the relational treatment of trauma, Womencare Counseling & Training Center offers individual, relationship and family counseling aimed at restoring life’s meaning and the capacity to form healthy relationships.

Womencare, founded by Laurie Kahn in 1978, is committed to encouraging and sustaining healthy relationships with self, others, family and community.  Collaboration, mutuality and careful pacing are key to our relational approach.  We welcome people of all races, ethnic groups, religions, genders, sexual orientations and abilities.*

*Womencare is located in an ADA accessible building.

“Trauma is hard to speak and hard to hear. But, stories unshared don’t disappear; they return in relationships silently taking prisoners. Telling your story to a compassionate witness, in contrast, can be healing.”

-Laurie Kahn


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2 days ago

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For me: Pretending was the wrong kind of hard. Divorce was the right kind of hard.

For me: Drinking was the wrong kind of hard.
Sobriety is the right kind of hard.

For me:
Directness is the right kind of hard.
Empathy is the right kind of hard.
Speaking up is the right kind of hard.
Being a fully human public woman is hard as hell but it’s the right kind of hard.

It’s all effing hard. So maybe it’s just about deciding on the right kind of hard.

What’s your right kind of hard?

#GetUntamed
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3 days ago

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5 days ago

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As we mourn 500,000 COVID deaths in the US, I was reminded of this quote from David Kessler. When he said it during our conversation about grief on Unlocking Us, it hit me as truth.

Often a number like 500,000 seems too big to get our heads and hearts around. The loss seems incomprehensible. But as our friends, family, and neighbors reckon with their grief, and do so without funerals and many of the important witnessing rituals that are part of our healing, it's important to remind them that they are seen, loved, and not alone.

This is the full quote:

“Each person's grief is as unique as their fingerprint. But what everyone has in common is that no matter how they grieve, they share a need for their grief to be witnessed. That doesn't mean needing someone to try to lessen it or reframe it for them. The need is for someone to be fully present to the magnitude of their loss without trying to point out the silver lining.”
—David Kessler
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