Women’s Counseling

Women today experience a unique set of challenges, stressors, and pressures. 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, have it all, and be their best leaves so many women feeling emotionally exhausted and spent. 

At BPC, we are women who specialize in Women’s Counseling. Our work focuses on the concerns that women face today from body image, discrimination, and glass ceilings, to burnout, infertility, parenting distress, and relationship problems. We understand the unique experiences that women face today and create a collaborative environment to help them live a life they value.

Common topics for Women’s Counseling include:

Career & Work/Life Balance

Stress / Anxiety

Marital/Relationship Issues

Communication Skills / Assertiveness

General Depression

Irritability / Frustration

Motherhood / Postpartum Depression

Parenting

Infertility / Pregnancy loss

Intimacy

Trust Issues

Sexuality & Identity

PTSD, Trauma & Sexual Abuse

Self-Esteem / Self Worth

Body Image / Aging

Divorce

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

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

DR. AUDREY SESSIONS, PsyD

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

SUSAN SELF, LPC

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

NICOLE ELLIOTT, LPC

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)

ELIZABETH FELIX, LPC

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

HEATHER WHEELER, LCSW

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