Mental Health illness is different in women than in men, women are more likely to seek help and are more comfortable talking about their issues. Talk-Therapy is remarkably successful connecting a persons subconscious past to their conscious present. ((see an article i have written, a Case Study of a recent patient – our journey together. http://www.bcsnygroup.com/why-talk-therapy-works/)
I believe that women do well when they have a strong support system. A female psychotherapist that understands and provides a safe environment will provide this “strong support system”.
Psychotherapy can a provide encouragement to have a voice, a safe place to have their feelings validated and the ability to help connect with their past and how they would like to see themselves change.