Women’s Issues

Sherman Counseling

Simply put, we want to improve the quality of life for our clients. We take this very seriously and make all of our organizational and clinical decisions based on the principle of what is in the best interest of our clients and how can we improve the services offered. 

Miss Representation

The Representation Project inspires individuals and communities to create a world free from gender stereotyping and social injustices. Miss Representation is a film that displays how the media is selling the idea that girls’ and women’s values lie in their youth, beauty, and sexuality […]

Oliver-Pyatt Centers

We at Oliver-Pyatt Centers strive to genuinely connect with each individual, to address the core issues driving the eating disorder, and to provide the tools needed to live a meaningful life, free from food and weight preoccupation. Our treatment for anorexia, bulimia, binge […]

Thrive Postpartum, Couples and Family Therapy

Welcome to Thrive Postpartum, Couples and Family Therapy. We are an experienced practice of clinicians who specialize in the treatment of Pregnancy & Postpartum Mood Disorders, Perinatal Grief/ Loss and Parent-Infant Bonding.

Pulling Down the Moon

For the past 12 years since the inception of our company, we have had a vision for a new kind of health care that not only focuses on the treatment of ailments but on the creation of health. This is a new paradigm of health care that honors the mind and heart as well as […]

Women Who Run with the Wolves (Audio Cassette)

New enhanced edition of the original underground classic by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D., features rare interview excerpts with this internationally acclaimed Jungian analyst and cantadora (keeper of the old stories). 

Healthy Transitions: A Woman’s Guide to Perimenopause, Menopause, & Beyond

This authoritative and user-friendly information source is designed to guide women through the experience of menopause. Written by well-known medical educator Dr. Neil Shulman and a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Edmund Kim, this accessible and highly informative handbook will answer the many questions a woman may have about menopause. 

The Dance of Connection: How to Talk to Someone When You’re Mad, Hurt, Scared, Frustrated, Insulted, Betrayed, or Desperate

In her most affirming and life-changing book yet, Dr. Harriet Lerner teaches us how to restore love and connection with the people who matter the most. In The Dance of Connection we learn what to say (and not say) when: We need an apology, and the person who has harmed us won’t apologize or be accountable.

Chicago Women’s Health Center

Flexible sliding scale fees for all services Longer appointments which allow time to focus on health education Emphasis on preventive and self care including breast and cervical self-exam Education about & referrals for alternative care such as Traditional Chinese Medicine Street-level accessible exam room for people with disabilities Person-centered therapy services Affordable emergency contraception.

Secret Society of Women: Share Your Secrets

Secret Society of Women was started by Sophia Kim and Lisa Ling to offer women a confidential community to freely share thoughts and advice, and by doing so, learn from each other. What you’ll find here is that no matter what the topic may be, you’re not alone.


Dr. Laura Berman is a world renowned sex and relationship expert who is considered a thought leader and innovator in her field.  As a sex and relationship educator, researcher and therapist  for more than 20 years, she has helped countless couples build stronger relationships, improve their sex […]

Will I Ever Be Good Enough?: Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers

The first book for daughters who have suffered the abuse of selfish, self-involved mothers, Will I Ever Be Good Enough? provides the expert assistance you need in order to overcome this debilitating history and reclaim your life. Drawing on more than two decades of experience […]

This Isn’t What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression

A major addition to both maternity and psychology literature, here is a guide to self-help and professional treatment of postpartum depression–one of the most misunderstood and misdiagnosed mental illnesses. The authors debunk the myths surrounding PPD and provide compassionate support and solid advice for women with PPD.

The Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Depression Support Book

‘I thought I was the only one…’ After she gave birth to a bouncing baby girl, Sandra Poulin felt like crying. And she did—for months. But they weren’t happy tears—Sandra felt worthless, could hardly sleep, and had thoughts of death.  Like too many mothers around the world, Sandra had no idea that this common but […]

Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression

When Brooke Shields welcomed her newborn daughter to the world, her joyful expectations were quickly followed by something unexpected–a crippling depression. In what is sure to strike a chord with the millions of women who suffer from depression after childbirth, Brooke Shields shares how she, […]

Beyond the Blues: A Guide to Understanding And Treating Prenatal And Postpartum Depression

Newly updated, Beyond the blues contains the current information about risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mood disorders in pregnancy and postpartum.

Overcoming Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

Every year nearly 400,000 women—approximately 15% of all new mothers—face postpartum disorders. Postpartum depression is the most common complication of pregnancy, yet few understand it are prepared to deal with it.

All Women’s Health

If you have an unwanted pregnancy and are considering an abortion, you’re not alone. More than one out of three women in the U.S. will have an abortion in their lifetime. It’s safe. It’s legal. And it’s your choice as a woman. All Women’s Health offers a range of reproductive health […]

Mother-Daughter Wisdom

With such groundbreaking bestsellers as Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause, Dr. Christiane Northrup is one of today’s most trusted and visionary medical experts. Now she presents her most profound and revolutionary approach to women’s health… 

North Shore University Health System’s Post Partum Depression Program

Postpartum Depression Support Group

Postpartum Support Group

Are you worried that you (or a loved one) may have postpartum depression?Before you research any further, please read the following 3 points until they really make sense to you. If you are looking for info for a loved one, read this to her as many times as she needs to hear it.

Lotus Blossom Consulting

Our mission, as the premier international infertility consulting firm based in Chicago, is to enrich the lives of the people we touch. At Lotus Blossom Consulting we offer a unique, unbiased infertility consulting service to help you explore your family building options.

The Domar Center for Mind/Body Health

The Domar Center for Mind/Body Health helps you create measurable, positive changes in your health, and your life, by enhancing the mind-body connection.

Single Mothers By Choice

Whether you are just beginning to consider the possibility of becoming a single mother, are trying to adopt or conceive, or are already a single mother by choice, we can provide you with information, resources, and the opportunity to create a unique

The Hidden Feelings of Motherhood: Coping with Stress, Depression, and Burnout

In the popular imagination, motherhood is supposed to evoke fresh-faced kisses, moments of sweet connection, and indescribably powerful feelings of love and devotion. 

When He’s Only Into Himself … : A Memoir & Guide to Understanding a Narcissist

Awareness of the pernicious epidemy of pathological narcissism has been steadily growing over the last decade and has resulted in a prodigious and copious output of self-help guides,textbooks,and personal memories. 

Our Bodies, Ourselves

Our Bodies Ourselves (OBOS), also known as the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective (BWHBC), is a nonprofit, public interest women’s health education, advocacy, and consulting organization. Beginning in 1970 with the publication of the first edition of […]

Domestic Violence Support Group

Between Friends provides a safe, violence-free, supportive, self-help environment for women and children in crisis. Between Friends’ counselors support women in making their own decisions and choices, rather

Facing Love Addiction: Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love

In this revised and updated version of Facing Love Addiction, bestselling author of Facing Codependence and internationally recognized dependence and addiction authority Pia Mellody […]

Women Who Love Too Much: When You Keep Wishing and Hoping He’ll Change

The #1 New York Times bestseller that asks: ‘ARE YOU A WOMAN WHO LOVES TOO MUCH?’ Do you find yourself attracted again and again to troubled, distant, moody men — while ‘nice guys’ 

Finding Your Way Home: A Soul Survivor Kit by Melody Beattie

Melody Beattie gives you the tools to discover the magnificence and splendor of your being.” — Deepak Chopra, author of Jesus and Buddha “Beattie understands being overboard, which helps her throw bestselling lifelines to those still adrift.”

My Mother/Myself by Nancy Friday

When Nancy Friday began her research for My Mother/My Self in the early 1970’s no work existed that explored the unique interaction between mother and daughter.   Today psychotherapists throughout the world acknowledge that if women are to be able to love without possessing, to find work that fulfills […]

You’re Wearing That? by Deborah Tannen

Tannen analyzes and decodes scores of conversations between moms and daughters. These exchanges are so real they can make you squirm as you relive the last fraught conversation you had with your own mother or daughter. But Tannen doesn’t just point out the pitfalls of the mother-daughter relationship […]

Connections for Abused Women and their Children

Connections for Abused Women and their Children, formerly Chicago Abused Women Coalition, is committed to ending domestic violence. Using a self-help, empowerment approach, we provide a shelter for women and children, and counseling, advocacy, and a 24-hour hotline for people affected by domestic violence. 


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Sara Connell, LLC

Sara Casey Connell is a writer, life coach, and speaker who specializes in women’s health and empowerment. Sara began her career in in London, where she studied and trained with some of the UK’s leading coaches and healers. She managed a team of therapists at The Organic Pharmacy and led workshops on women’s health and […]

Healing Your Emotional Self

Parents act as a mirror to show a child who she or he is. Throughout childhood there will be other mirrors, but children inevitably return to the reflection in that original mirror in order to determine their goodness, importance, and self-worth.

Self-Esteem: A Proven Program of Cognitive Techniques for Assessing, Improving, and Maintaining Your Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is essential for our survival. Without some measure of self-worth, life can be enormously painful, with many basic needs going unmet. 

The Self-Esteem Companion: Simple Exercises to Help You Challenge Your Inner Critic

This book is designed to work together with our bestseller Self-Esteem. It develops many of the most powerful techniques from the original book into sixty easy-to-learn and fun-to-do exercises that build and maintain a healthy self-image.

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