Women’s Counseling

Women today experience a unique set of challenges and stressors. In their countless roles and responsibilities, women feel pressure to meet unrealistic expectations and fulfill an impossible standard. The desire to do good, be good, do it all, and be their best leaves so many women feeling emotionally exhausted and spent. Women carry the emotional load of societal and cultural pressures, gender-based discrimination, sexism, gender-based violence, reproductive health concerns, pregnancy and childbirth, motherhood, menopause, and other gender-related issues, often suffering in unseen and unspoken ways. To address the mental health needs of women, our counseling services are designed to consider the complexity of a woman’s experience, with an understanding of the roles, responsibilities, life experiences, and physical health concerns that many women face.

At BPC, we value promoting women’s mental health, female empowerment and well-being, and addressing the impact of gender-related challenges on women’s mental health. Here, women are provided a space where they can share their unique experiences and emotions with confidence that they will be understood and supported. Our goal is for women to feel understood and empowered with the tools they need to address their unique concerns and experiences.

As women who specialize in women’s counseling, we create a collaborative environment to help our clients live a life they value. If you are facing an of these or many other issues as a woman, BPC is here to support you and your journey:

Common topics for Women’s Counseling include:


Gender-based Violence


Reproductive Health Concerns

Pregnancy & Childbirth




Sexual Assault or Harassment

Domestic Violence

Balancing Professional & Personal Expectations

Workplace Stress or Discrimination


Teletherapy & Video Counseling Sessions Available

Biltmore Psychology and Counseling offers teletherapy sessions as a way to participate in counseling without needing to be physically present at our office.

Request A Free Consultation

Fill out the form below or call us at (480) 999-7070 for a free 10 minute consultation to see if counseling is right for you.

Women’s Counseling FAQs

What are considered “Women's Issues” in therapy?

While women and men face many similar experiences in life, women face unique challenges and process many of these life experiences differently. At BPC, we create a supportive environment to empower women to grow, heal, and utilize their innate strengths. With warmth and support, women can find a safe place to process their history of hurt, find their voice, connect with their values, and live a life they find fulfilling. 

What to Expect During Women’s Counseling?

Women’s focused counseling is about identifying the obstacles that are getting in the way of becoming the best version of yourself and living life with joy. Together, your psychologist or counselor will help you clarify your goals, overcome feelings of shame, and find practical solutions to life’s frustrations.  At BPC we do not define what it means to be a healthy woman, but empower women to discover what they need to be whole and fulfilled.  

What Are Common Reasons Women Seek Therapy?

Many women seek counseling when they are burned out and utterly exhausted. Due to a history of trauma, a frustrating relationship, impossible work pressures, parenthood, or disappointment, many women seek help when they are just “done” living life the same way and need to make a change.   

What to look for in a Women’s Therapist?

A good women’s therapist is there to help a woman be the best version of herself. The goal is not for a therapist to define her values, life goals or needs. But instead, it is to help her better understand herself, why she may be struggling, and how to become the person she wants to be. 

Can I bring a support person (spouse, family member, friend)?

Of course! Just be sure to clarify with your therapist if you are looking for your support person to sit in just for one session or if you would like for them to participate in your therapy on an ongoing basis. 

Do you offer telephone or video chat sessions?

Yes, teletherapy and video counseling sessions are available for all services provided by Biltmore Psychology and Counseling. You can find more information and frequently asked questions here.

Meet our Team

Dr. Melissa Estavillo, PsyD


Doctorate and Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Arizona School of Professional Psychology
Practice Areas: Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Relationship / Marriage Counseling, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD / Trauma, Grief, Spiritual Integration, Medical Counseling

Audrey Sessions PsyD at Biltmore Psychology & Counseling in Phoenix, AZ


Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Arizona School of Professional Psychology
M.A. Clinical Psychology, Arizona School of Professional Psychology
M.S. Mental Health Counseling, Walden University
Practice Areas: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Emotional Regulation, LGBTQ+, Race-Based Stress, Military and Veteran-Related Issues, General Mental Health, Couples Counseling, Multicultural Diversity and Inclusion, Mindfulness

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Susan Self


M.S. Counseling and Human Services, University of Toledo
B.S. Psychology, Bowling Green State University

Practice Areas: Relationship / Marriage Counseling, Pre-marital Counseling, Parenting, General Counseling, Anxiety and Depression, Individual Therapy, Career Decisions, Caring for Aging Relatives, Life Changes, Work/Life Stressors


M.C. Counseling, Arizona State University
B.A. English (Literature), Arizona State University

Practice Areas: Adjustment Disorders, Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Cbt), Depression, Disability Counseling, Existential Therapy, Faith-Based Counseling, General Mental Health Counseling, Gerontological Counseling, Grief Counseling, Individual Counseling, Mindful Self-Compassion (Msc)


M.A. Human Resources and Substance Abuse, Ottawa University
M.A. Professional Counseling, Ottawa University
B.A. Psychology, Ottawa University

Practice Areas: Trauma, Anxiety, PTSD, Grief, Life Transitions, Women’s Focused Issues, LGBTQ+, Parenting, Depression, Couples Counseling, Family Counseling, Faith-based Counseling, General Mental Health Counseling

Heather Wheeler LCSW at Biltmore Psychology & Counseling in Phoenix, AZ


Masters in Social Work, Arizona State University
B.A. Psychology, Arizona State University

Specialties: Anxiety, CBT, Depression, Grief Counseling, Couples Counseling, LGBTQ+, Mindfulness, Family Counseling, General Mental Health Counseling, Women-Focused Issues/New Mothers Counseling, and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)

Our Location in Phoenix, AZ

We’re here for you.

Our women’s counselors apply professional expertise and understanding to provide the best holistic counseling services in Phoenix, AZ.

A 10-min consultation can help you determine whether our services would be the right fit for you. Call us today for a free phone consultation.

(480) 999-7070