THERAPY & COUNSELING
Private Office In BOCA RATON
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Issues & Concerns
Tired Of Feeling 'Outside-In'?
It's very common for women to struggle with the pressure to meet expectations of parents, friends, romantic partners, employers and society in general. Is life full of an immense pressure to succeed, but also shame for struggling? Do you wear a strong mask to the outside world, but take it off in private and feel insecure, inadequate or confused? Let me help you in a sensitive, understanding and non-judgmental environement.
It is often difficult to cope with having different values, belief and judgments than your parents. Do you feel confused about how to balance these different beliefs? Do your parents "guilt" or "shame" you for having different values or views than they do? How do you stay connected to parents and family while maintaining your independence as a woman? Let's explore your family relationships and make new "knots."
Finding "Myself" In The "Me" Generation
Women in the "Me" generation reap the benefits of being powerful, independent, educated and skilled . Yet, despite these achievements, Women are often left feeling unsure as to their true identity. I often hear women in their 20s-40s ask me: "am I really "good-enough?" The dichotomy between their outward successes as compared to their inner feelings of inadequacy or insecurity is striking, confusing and frustrating. Let's dive deep together and find your true "Selfie."
Romance Without 'Strings' Attached
Many women want romance and substantive relationships with their partners, but are choosing to delay or avoid long-term commitment and marriage. It can be confusing to seek satisfying and meaningful romantic relationships in a "swipe-left/right" world where "quickies" are becoming the expected norm. According to Pew Research, today's women are 10 to 20 percent less likely to have wed in their 20s than their parents, and the median age at first marriage is now the highest in modern history: 29 for men and 27 for women. Let's explore your emotions and find the perfect balance of love, commitment and satisfaction in your romantic relationships.
Other Commons Issues & Concerns
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Erica Epstein, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
I am passionate about working with women who is searching to feel heard, validated, understood, and, above all else, accepted. I understand that you want a safe space to process your feelings in order to balance life, work, school, relationships and family pressures. Women face enormous challenges in today's society. I am dedicated to creating an environment for you to explore your emotions, inner thoughts and feelings with me in an unbiased, non-judgmental and relatable way. As a professional woman, I understand the challenges that today's modern woman faces in her many roles. It's okay to need help. It's okay to feel vulnerable. It's okay to just be you.
Women experience many issues that are beyond their control, but dramatically and significantly impact their lives. Regardless if it results from depression, anxiety, eating-disorders, substance-use/addiction, postpartum depression, abuse/intimate-partner violence, infertility, self-esteem, relationships, sexuality or parent-child interactions, women often suffer in silence - as they feel the pressure from society, friends and family to be a “strong woman” - or, as in commonly referred to today, a “Badass Woman.”
I believe women have unique therapy needs. This is especially true of women who are in the demographic cohort with starting birth years in the early 1980s and the mid-1990s to early 2000s as ending birth years. The central difference between these women and previous generations is how they communicate. This generation deserves a tailored approach and therapists who are able to relate to womens’ concerns others might dismiss. I am dedicated to meeting people where they are, not try to change them.
Despite the best intentions of our girlfriends and family members who may occasionally lend an-ear to hear our stories and sympathize or give common-sense advice, they are not equipped to help us process and explore our emotions in a healthy and productive manner. As a women, mother, daughter, wife and, most importantly, a mental health professional, I am dedicated to providing a safe, understanding and non-judgmental place to help women of all ages and backgrounds to “explore their emotions” so that they can process their feelings and grow healthier as women.
My experience working with women taught me that even the most clinically sophisticated approaches to treatment and interventions are only effective if the therapist delivering them comes from a place of connection, compassion, and hope. I pride myself on joining with my clients using different strategies and modalities best suited to their unique needs and personality. Therapy helps women to process and cope with the feelings, emotions and issues they may be experiencing that result from the struggles they face on a daily basis. It provides an effective way to combat shame, find their inner-voice that may have been stifled or shutdown, or to simply develop better tools to cope with life’s endless challenges.
As an experienced Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I have helped numerous women recover from domestic violence, sexual trauma, substance abuse, depression, anxiety and marital, family and other important relationship challenges. I love to guide women to recognize self-defeating patterns and unhealthy or unsatisfying relationships, and to heal past pain and hurt..
I encourage my potential clients to always ask themselves the following 2 questions:
- Would you like your next decade to be different from your previous one?
- Are you ready to take the steps now to make that much more likely happen?
If you answer YES to both of these questions, then I am here to help you in a safe, private and non-judgmental setting.
I’d love to talk with you and explain how I can help you become the best woman you can be!
I Get You
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Erica is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist License #MT3814
Eric is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist License #MT3842