Feminist therapy is informed by the essential feminist belief that gender has an integral and at times unconscious influence over our life experiences and perspectives. Women face many unique challenges in our culture, including socialized belief systems about how we should think, behave, and appear that often undermine our sense of independent self-worth and identity.
Feminist therapy is not just for women, and can be a powerful tool for any individual interested in using the lens of gender and sexuality to gain self-awareness and empowerment in taking ownership of their life.
In my practice I frequently draw on Relational-Cultural Therapy (RCT), a feminist-derived perspective that our growth, identity, and well-being as individuals are fundamentally connected to our relationships throughout life, which in turn are shaped by the norms and beliefs of our cultures particularly as they relate to gender roles and sexual identity.
Using RCT we can gain insight into your core beliefs of self and identity as they are shaped by your integral relationships, and use our own therapeutic relationship to deepen your sense of worth and connection in the world.