Therapy for Perimenopause and Menopause2022-11-03T13:45:37-05:00

Perimenopause and Menopause

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Did you know that in the years leading up to menopause, a woman’s occurrence of depression increases? Research is also indicating that Panic Attacks may happen more frequently. There are so many changes that a woman’s body goes through during this time such as hormonal changes, sleep
disturbances and physical changes. Women may feel unsupported and unseen at this stage of life because American culture is obsessed with youth. For example, look at the booming anti-aging industry. Some research has even shown that women are more likely to experience age discrimination in the workplace.

what is

Perimenopause

Perimenopause means “around menopause”. Some women start perimenopause in their 30’s. The average age of perimenopause is around 47. During this time, a woman’s ovaries gradually stop working. The menstrual cycle becomes irregular and erratic.

what is

Perimenopause

Perimenopause means “around menopause”. Some women start perimenopause in their 30’s. The average age of perimenopause is around 47. During this time, a woman’s ovaries gradually stop working. The menstrual cycle becomes irregular and erratic.

symptoms of

Perimenopause

  • Irregular periods

  • Hot flashes

  • Vaginal dryness

  • Gut health issues / bloating

  • Mood Swings

  • Brain fog

  • Metabolic up heal

  • Worsening of mental health issues…anxiety and depression feel more intense
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

*Many women report feeling dismissed by their doctors when they report these symptoms

what is

Menopause

Menopause

Menopause happens when a woman’s menstrual cycle ends. Menopause is official when a woman has not gotten her period (no bleeding or spotting) for 12 consecutive months. Estrogen declines during menopause; when estrogen is low, women typically report a decrease in energy levels. The average age for menopause in the USA is 51.

physical symptoms of

Menopause

Menopause

  • hot flashes and night sweats

  • heart palpatations

  • thinning hair

  • increased facial hair

  • osteoporosis

  • low libidio / painful intercourse

  • weight gain

  • dry skin and dry eyes

  • frequent uti’s

  • digestive issues

  • headaches

  • incontinence

  • hearing sensitivity

  • vaginal dryness

  • sagging breasts

  • sleep disturbances / insomnia

mental health symptoms of

Menopause

Menopause

poor self image
brain fog
anxiety

anxiety
panic attacks
social anxiety

depression
mood swings
rage

hopelessness
low self esteem
loss of identity

low motivation
low concentration

can therapy help

Perimenopause and Menopause?

Perimenopause and Menopause

Yes, therapy is beneficial for managing mental health symptoms of menopause. CBT, ACT and Mindfulness Based Therapies are helpful for managing depression, anxiety, stress, and negative thoughts. CBT-I is also beneficial for insomnia. If you would like to improve your mental wellness due to perimenopause and menopause, book an appointment with Blackbird Therapy. You will be heard and an individualized treatment plan will be created.

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