Often, busy high-achieving women don’t slow down long enough to recognize and attend to their own feelings and needs until a crisis occurs.
Do you often experience “imposter syndrome?”
Do you sometimes feel like you “sabotage” yourself?
Do you feel frustrated that you haven’t tapped fully into your potential?
Are you angry watching others less competent than you pass you by?
Do you sometimes feel lonely because you don’t have anyone who understands your interests, ambitions and challenges — and also has the time to get together?
Why do high-achieving women have trouble seeing themselves as successful?
- Their authenticity makes them more aware of their weaknesses than their strengths
- High empathy and conscientiousness tend to lead them to take criticism too much to heart
- Numerous studies show that both men and women have more negative judgments of high-achieving women, more negative reactions to their authority, and are more likely to question their ability to lead
- Many received limited or even no support as children for their high goals and ambitions, and may still get ambivalent reactions from their families
As a high-achieving woman, you face a barrage of additional daily pressures and challenges:
- If you have children, you’re probably still the one they turn to the most, the one who keeps track of their schedules and remembers to make doctors’ appointments.
- You may also be the one to take care of all the social responsibilities women typically do, such as taking care of elderly parents and maintaining social connections.
- Because of how competent you are, everybody acts like you’re “Superwoman.” Everything you do for others get taken for granted, and you don’t get the help and support you need.
- You could be experiencing difficulties in your marriage, related to the fact that your career and earnings have gone far beyond your husband’s. This frequently brings up feelings in both partners that neither knows how to address.
Despite all the challenges you have faced and still face in your life, you have succeeded. All around you, people depend on you and rely on your knowledge and abilities.
But what about your happiness and fulfillment?
If you all too often put off thinking about your own feelings, needs and desires, maybe it’s time to put yourself back into the equation.
Despite all the challenges in your life, you have succeeded.
But what about your personal happiness and fulfillment?
At this time, my practice is completely virtual, seeing clients through Zoom.
I am a licensed psychologist in Maryland, and also hold the PSYPACT license, which grants me the ability to practice Teletherapy in Washington DC, Virginia, North Carolina, New Jersey, Washington state, Minnesota and 26 other states.
Let me help you work through the challenges facing you, and help you become as good at taking care of yourself as you are at taking care of everything and everyone else.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Teletherapy Effective?
I have worked virtually for over 20 years with clients throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. When the pandemic began in March 2020 I went fully virtual with my practice, seeing all my clients through Zoom, and I have remained virtual since. My clients and I have found that teletherapy is every bit as effective as therapy in the office, and much easier to fit into their busy lifestyle.
Is Teletherapy Recognized if I Live Out of State?
Teletherapy is becoming increasingly accepted by state licensing boards and health insurance companies throughout the United States. Through the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT), I have attained authorization to practice telepsychology in the District of Columbia and 32 states, including Maryland, Virginia, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin. More states are being added every year.
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