Counseling for Single Women
A woman is the full circle.
Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.
– Diane Mariechild
Being a single woman today
With many cultural and economic changes in our society, being a single woman and having a full and meaningful life is possible, even becoming a new norm. It might be because of benefits like having freedom to use your time for what you choose, pursuing your own interests and making decisions without considering others first. Being single offers financial freedom and the range of possibilities of choosing where, with whom and how one lives. Options about friendships, travel and dating seem greater, too.
What is it like for you to be a single woman?
Are you a single woman by choice or by circumstances like a divorce or a breakup? If being a single woman by preference, are you content with your single life or are you also open to a possible romantic partnership? Are you taking advantage of the single life freedoms and enjoying all you chose to have in your life? Or are you figuring out how to be yourself again and what is right for you, now that you have much more space to feel and know yourself.
Getting pressure for being single
Are you being seen as a single woman as if something is wrong with you? Do people try to fix you, tell you that you should date or get married? Do your family or friends judge you or blame you for being single and you find yourself more isolated, feeling guilty or ashamed? How do you deal with these pressures to explain or defend yourself? Do you wish to learn how to navigate these kinds of situations so that you can live freely?
What do you want to do with your life?
We will help you find what has meaning and purpose so that you can create a satisfying and enjoyable single life, even while searching for a partner or being content on your own. We will also focus on how to navigate relationships with friends, family, coworkers, other singles, both men and women, and with partnered people of various stripes.
The Summer Day
Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean—
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down—
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?
– Mary Oliver
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“Jane has been an amazing therapist to work with. She provides a comfortable environment that allows you to open up and feel heard. She is also very personable and empathetic which makes you feel at ease during difficult conversations. I appreciate her challenging my thoughts to get me out of my old thinking pattern. She has been so flexible with scheduling and truly makes it easy to find the right time to meet. I highly recommend Jane!”
– NS, San Diego
Resources for Single Women – to inform, support and inspire you
PODCAST - A Single Serving by Shani Silver Do you want to rethink what it means to be single? Would you like to know how to respond to questions and challenges about your single life? Shani Silver offers a new way of looking at the single life for women and gives us...
"She I Dare Not Name" - Book by Donna Ward Do you want help to know how to deal with living a different life? Donna Ward chronicles her book She I Dare Not Name what it's like to live with unexpected singlehood and solitude and how she found herself and a...
"It's Not You: 27 (Wrong) Reasons You're Single" - Book by Sara Eckel “You’re too picky. Just find a good-enough guy and you’ll be fine.” “You’re too desperate. If men think you need them, they’ll run scared.” “You’re too independent. Smart, ambitious women always...