Why Women Need a Place of Their Own

Not feeling like you belong. Distracted from your purpose. Uncomfortable. Judged.

Unfortunately, many women feel this way on a day-to-day basis. Imagine feeling this way while attempting to get treatment for a mental health disorder. Not good!

You should feel comfortable, safe and as if you have a specialized plan just for you when receiving mental health treatment. Fortunately, a place that offers the safe and specialized environment women NEED when receiving care exists.

The Wave of Clearwater does this by treating issues such as trauma, anxiety and depression, PTSD and addiction at the facility. Maybe the most unique aspect of The Wave of Clearwater location – it’s a women-only treatment center. The WAVE International CEO, Chris Fox, explains the decision.

“We thought it was important to offer a safe and nonjudgmental space, so women can stop suffering in silence and begin the path to a happier and healthier life.”

So, is he right? Are women more likely to assimilate and react quicker in a women-only treatment facility? Fox details the many layers that go into a women-only treatment environment.

“For one, treating only women allows us to structure the treatment to be gender specific. This gives us a specialized approach that a mixed facility would not allow. Also, from our experience, women are much more comfortable discussing delicate matters with other women.

Interesting take. It’s easy to see why a women-only facility would be a great choice for a woman in need of treatment and care.

“When speaking to the women working in the facility, they cannot think of any reason why a women-only facility would not be the number one choice for a woman in need of treatment. They tell me, ‘I would be looking for a place I could really relax and be myself. And not have to wear the mask I wear out in regular society,” Fox said.


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