Gynecological disorders and pelvic floor dysfunction can cause psychological distress which is often underdetected and undertreated. At Wildflower, we recognize that mental health is an integral part of physical health and that when you are experiencing pain, illness, hormonal changes or functional impairment, it is not only your body that suffers.
Women might find themselves feeling down, anxious or misunderstood, and struggle with loss of confidence. Many report poor body image and a sense that their body has betrayed them. It may be difficult to experience relaxation and pleasure which can contribute to low libido and relational distress.
When the medical issues a woman experiences affect her ability to conceive, a profound sense of shock, loss and anxiety may follow. Other issues, such as incontinence or premenstrual syndrome, affect the ability to feel at ease and carefree in the body and have other distressing psychological sequelae.
As you face these complicated emotions and experiences, it is understandable to feel at a loss about how to cope with them. Psychotherapy provides an important outlet for the many feelings that you may be in touch with. It is a supportive space in which you can figure out how to navigate and manage your condition.