Ubuntu Psychotherapy & Wellness

Therapy for women

In a world that sometimes asks too much, it can feel overwhelming to balance the roles you play. We help you rediscover yourself, uncover what gives you meaning and start filling your cup!

Manage Stress

Set Healthy Boundaries

Live With Confidence

Do you find yourself saying:

  • "I feel overwhelmed and exhausted all the time."
  • "It's like I'm running on empty."
  • "I'm anxious about everything."
  • "I can't shake this constant worry and fear."
  • "I feel disconnected and numb."
  • "I've lost interest in things I used to love."
  • "I feel like I'm always on edge, always ready to snap."
  • "I can't concentrate and my mind is foggy and scattered."

Do you experience:

  • Loneliness
  • Consistent crying
  • Having no motivation
  • Feeling Tired
  • Being less enagaged
  • A short fuse
  • Feeling misunderstood
  • Low self confidence
  • Self doubt
  • Feeling disconnected
  • Shame or guilt
  • Low libido

Therapy For Women

You are more resilient than you believe and more courageous than you think. With the right support and guidance, we can help you navigate life’s complexities with confidence and strength.

Therapy For Women

How do I know if I need therapy?

There is no right or wrong reason to attend therapy for women. Whether you are going through a major life event, or are overwhelmed and looking for someone to talk through things with so you can gain clarity and support, we are here to listen to you, help you understand yourself and your situation better, and face any challenges with resilience, and confidence.

Some of the reasons women may benefit from therapy:
Women experiencing persistent feelings of sadness, worry, or fear may seek therapy to manage these emotions. Therapy can provide coping strategies and techniques for managing these mental health conditions.
Problems in relationships with a partner, family members, or friends can lead women to seek therapy. A therapist can provide guidance and tools to improve communication, set boundaries, and navigate conflicts.
Major life changes such as moving, career shifts, or becoming a parent can be stressful. Therapy can provide support during these transitions, helping women navigate the emotional challenges they may bring.
Women struggling with low self-esteem or self-worth may find therapy beneficial. A therapist can help them challenge negative self-beliefs and cultivate a healthier self-image.
Women dealing with body image dissatisfaction or disordered eating might seek therapy to help understand and manage these issues. Therapy can support the development of a healthier relationship with food and body image.

The loss of a loved one can be an incredibly painful experience. Therapy can provide a safe space to express and process grief, helping women navigate the journey of healing.

Women who have experienced traumatic events may find therapy helpful in managing symptoms of PTSD, which can include flashbacks, anxiety, and avoidance behaviours. Therapy can provide tools to process trauma and regain control.

Chronic stress can take a toll on both physical and mental health. Women facing high levels of stress might seek therapy to learn effective stress management techniques, promoting overall well-being.

An experienced therapist can help you recognize self destructive thoughts and develop a strategy to help you live as your authentic, powerful self!

Who We are

About Ubuntu Psychotherapy & Wellness

We believe you are the expert of your story and your life.

Whether you are a CEO, an athlete, a mom, a daughter, husband, caregiver or a person seeking greater meaning – you will find caring and compassionate support at Ubuntu Psychotherapy & Wellness.

As therapists, it is our job to help you uncover your potential and build the connections you need to live a better story.

Karen Rezk, Owner of Ubuntu Psychotherapy in Markham and Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Karen Rezk

Clinical Director & Founder

Karen Rezk, Owner of Ubuntu Psychotherapy in Markham and Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Karen Rezk

Clinical Director & Founder

We ask that you:

Come As You Are

You do not need to have all the answers – we will help you find the clarity you need to move forward.

Stay As Long As You Need

We offer therapy that works toward lasting change. Our therapists have the experience and tools to help you achieve your goals.

Create A Connection That Heals

We provide a safe space with therapists who are warm, approachable and ready to listen without judgement.
Group of therapists at Ubuntu Psychotherapy & Wellness in Markham

Meet Our Team

It’s important to find a good fit between you and your therapist.

We help you find the right match!

Therapy is not a Bandaid solution; it is a process through which we can help you heal in a way that allows you to live unapologetically as yourself.

Therapy can help you live the best story of your life.

Our Approach

How Our Therapy For Women Works

We Learn About You

We listen to your story and learn what is keeping you from living your best life. By exploring together, we can understand the roots of your pain.

We Develop A Plan

Together, we uncover your goals for therapy. We build a toolbox of strategies you can use to manage situations as they arise.

We Assess & Adapt

We understand that every journey is unique, and provide space to adjust your treatment as you grow.

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How Therapy Can Help Women

In time, you may experience:

  • Improved self esteem
  • Better stress management
  • Emotional regulation
  • Healthier relationships
  • Reduced anxiety and depression
  • Reduced anxiety and depression
  • Better sleep
  • Improved body image
  • Increased resilience
  • A more satisfying and fulfilling life

Every person and situation is unique, therefore it is difficult to predict how long it will take for you to experience positive results from therapy. However, with consistency and dedication, it is common to see results specific to your situation within 12-20 sessions (50min-1h each) on a weekly basis.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Women-specific therapy is an approach that recognizes and addresses the unique challenges and experiences faced by women. We take into consideration how societal expectations, gender roles, biological factors, and personal experiences shape a woman’s mental health. Our therapy sessions take into account your personal experiences and are a safe space for open dialogue, introspection, and healing.

While we can’t promise you will feel better after a certain amount of time, a majority of people find that the emotional suffering becomes more bearable with time. Everyone’s recovery process is unique, and there is no ‘due date’ by which you should feel better. Your healing journey is determined by a variety of factors, including the nature of the trauma or stressor you’re dealing with, your personal resilience, your support network, and your consistency in attending therapy.

Everyone faces periods of stress, anxiety, and sadness at different points in life, and how we react to these situations varies widely. These experiences, while difficult, are part of the human condition and do not define your worth or character. In therapy we help you uncover the strength that is already inside of you so that you can face your difficulties with confidence and wisdom. Remember, there’s no ‘normal’ way to feel, and it’s okay to seek help when you’re struggling.

It can be hard to distinguish between depression and simply feeling tired, as both can share similar symptoms like fatigue, lack of motivation, and difficulty concentrating.

However, there are a few key differences:

If you’re just tired, you may find that getting a good night’s sleep, reducing stress, or making certain lifestyle changes like eating a healthier diet or increasing physical activity helps you feel better.

On the other hand, depression is a mental health condition that typically involves persistent feelings of sadness or a lack of interest in activities you once enjoyed, along with other symptoms, which might include:

  • Changes in appetite or weight
  • Difficulty sleeping or oversleeping
  • Feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt
  • Difficulty thinking, concentrating, or making decisions
  • Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide

Depression is not simply a state of feeling tired; it’s a persistent condition that impacts your daily life and doesn’t get better with rest or lifestyle changes alone. If you’re experiencing symptoms of depression, it’s essential to reach out to a mental health professional for an assessment.

Therapy can be very beneficial to you alone. In woman specific therapy, we provide a safe and judgment free zone where you can vent your feelings and work through confusing emotions. We offer support in whichever way you need it the most, whether that is simply listening, or providing the tools and skills you need to make informed choices in your daily life. Therapy will help you better regulate your emotions so that you can set healthy boundaries and connect on a deeper level with the people you love most. It’s a common misconception that therapy is a luxury. However, taking care of your mental health is one of the most valuable steps you can take in living a well balanced and fulfilled life.

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