Women, regardless of their lifestyles, have a wide range of responsibilities and challenges – earning a living, raising children (sometimes on their own), providing care to extended family members, participating in community activities, as well as dealing with loss and change. Juggling multiple roles – such as wife, mother, worker and caretaker – can be frustrating. Sometimes, these roles may become overwhelming and difficult to manage without support and help.
The Department of Psychiatry and Psychology recognizes that women have unique needs. Our programs and services are designed to address women's needs with compassion and understanding.
Do you need help?
If you are experiencing any of the following problems or situations, professional help would be beneficial:
- Depression or post-partum depression
- Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Mood swings related to menopause or other hormonal changes
- Attention deficit disorder (ADD)
- Panic disorder
- Marital or family conflict or tension
- Difficulty dealing with the problems a child or loved one may be having
- Alcohol and drug use
- Career stress
- Difficulty balancing work and family responsibilities
- Managing a personal chronic illness or that of a loved one
Professional help can make the difference between continuing unproductive patterns and finding new ways to solve problems.
How we can help
The Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Cleveland Clinic helps women meet daily challenges and cope with problems. Services offered include:
- In-depth assessment
- Individual therapy
- Couples’ counseling
- Family and group therapy
- Medication management
- Biofeedback and stress management
- Occupational therapy (job coaching) to support better working relationship