Through therapy, peoples’ stories unfold, allowing them to create new meanings, connections, capacities and pathways forward.
We recognize that each person’s story and struggle is unique. Our therapists offer respect, presence, compassion and mutuality.
At Womencare, we specialize in working with survivors of trauma and abuse, and practice therapy from a relational and feminist framework. This means we work collaboratively, taking into account the intersections of culture, family of origin, relationships, and one’s own sense of safety and identity. We take a stance against abuse and all forms of oppression. We strive to co-create a space where all individuals can gain insight, understanding, growth and connection.
While we are all trained in the treatment of trauma, each of our therapists also brings a unique set of skills, specialties, and clinical orientations. These may include family systems, attachment-based, psychodynamic, cognitive, dialectical, and mind-body approaches.
- Relational Trauma
- Sexual Abuse
- Identity Issues
- Relationship Difficulties
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Complex PTSD
- Depression and Anxiety
- Body Image and Esteem Issues
- Grief, Loss and Complicated Grief
- Mind-Body Healing
- Sexuality and Sexual Identity
- Trust and Intimacy
- Non-Traditional Families
- School Difficulties
- Life Transitions
- Dissociative Disorders
- Eating Disorders
The therapy process is not always easy. It requires commitment from both the client and the therapist.
The first step toward starting counseling with us is to call our intake counselor. We will speak with you about your counseling needs, discuss appointment times and fees with you, and try to make a good fit with one of our therapists.
We welcome your call.
For questions or to discuss an initial appointment, please contact our intake counselor, Jan Smallwood, MS.ED, LCPC, CADC, at 847-475-7003 x 10, or email her at [email protected]
We look forward to having the opportunity to work with you.