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Meno-PAUSE Therapeutic Support Group

"Menopause is ubiquitous, so why is it often stigmatized and ignored?"

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Starting in May 2024...

As mental health professionals, we have identified puberty, pregnancy, and menopause as three windows of vulnerability for women. 

The dramatic hormone fluctuations during these phases can make some women more susceptible to mental health challenges, including anxiety and depression.

Menopause is divided into three basic stages: perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause. During this time, the ovaries begin to atrophy which causes a decline in the production of the hormones that stimulate the menstrual cycle; estrogen and progesterone.

For many women, none of these stages feels much like a PAUSE. In fact, women experience a lot of action during this major time of transition (that lasts an average of seven years). Here are just a few ways you may be impacted...

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Additionally, some women identify with almost a quarter of Americans called the “sandwich generation”, middle-aged adults who are simultaneously raising children (or grandchildren) and supporting aging parents.

 

For some women, menopause coincides with the experience penned "empty-nester",

 

Women in this age bracket are typically at the height of their careers, maybe weighing the merits of a job change or retirement to allow for more personal time, or to attend to the many physical and psychological changes.

 

This crucial transition in women takes a lot of endurance. Yet, these experiences are rarely talked about. Men and younger people cannot fully relate. Doctors shrug their shoulders at suffering they deem inevitable.

Join other women like you for a time of grieving, support, reflection, healing and empowerment.

Learn about healthy aging - Diet, Exercise, Relaxation, Sleep and Purpose​

Inclusive and safe. Reach out if you are interested.

Details:

  • Meets weekly in small groups (in-person) at Pearl Street office in downtown Napa

  • Sessions are 60 minutes, and include a mix of sharing with peers and therapist/coach as well as learning skills around coping, communication and resilience + psychoeducation on relevant topics

  • Between Session check-in prompts and session-specific content emailed to you to help you maintain progress toward your goals

  • 2 month (eight week) commitment, renewable 

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