Issues Impacting Women

Do you feel suffocated by gender norms?

Are you tired of others telling you to “get over it”?

Do you think you should not be feeling what you are feeling right now?

Do you wish things around you would change but are unsure as to how to achieve that?

Women and female-identified folk often experience certain specific environmental, psychosocial and on occasion biological challenges related to gender that can affect their mental well-being

According to the World Health Organization issues like “Depression, anxiety, psychological distress, sexual violence, domestic violence and escalating rates of substance use affect women to a greater extent than men across different countries and different settings ” (

We work with women individually or with their partners from a feminist-informed approach.  We also do it in a way that recognizes the role of race and lingering social-racial issues in women’s mental health and well-being.

Some of the most common reasons women seek our services are:

If you are facing any of these challenges and would like to talk to a caring professional about it, please reach out to us. Either of our Guelph therapistsJane Kraft or Shane Smyth (your choice!), would be glad to schedule a free 20-minute discussion to see how we might be able to help.

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We offer a down to earth, compassionate approach combined with scientific evidence-based therapy. Please feel free to connect with us to see if you think we are a good fit to help you with your life.