Women Matters

There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise.

W.E.B. Dubois

Welcome to Women Matters

An online counselling practice in Ontario, specifically designed to support women journeying through all walks of life.

Laura Cutrone (the founder of Women Matters) is committed to delving into the profound emotional journey women face with infertility and pregnancy loss- capturing the complex interplay of sadness, a sense of loss, and the daunting anxiety that accompanies the uncertainty of what lies ahead. Laura supports women seeking to understand and explore their experience with surrogacy and assisted fertility options such as IVF.

At Women Matters, counselling supports are also offered to women experiencing anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, life transitions and relationship difficulties. No matter what struggles you’re facing, Laura is here to assist you in developing introspection, self-acceptance, and personal growth. We will explore your needs, situations, strengths, and support networks to determine your goals and help you adjust to the changes and challenges in your life.

Join me in unveiling the nuanced layers of emotions experienced by women and discover the solace of understanding as we navigate this challenging terrain together.

How We Can Support You

Areas of Specialty


Infertility can be an emotionally challenging experience, and individuals or couples facing fertility issues often deal with significant mental stress and financial stress. The emotional impact of infertility can be multifaceted and may include a sense of loss and grief, feelings of inadequacy and guilt, anxiety and uncertainty, impact on self-esteem, strain on relationships, social isolation, medical procedures and hormonal changes. The prolonged nature of infertility challenges can contribute to mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety.

Pregnancy Loss

Experiencing a miscarriage can be an emotionally and mentally challenging event for individuals and couples. The mental stress associated with miscarriages can vary from person to person, but it often includes a range of emotions such as grief, sadness, guilt, anger, and anxiety. In some cases, the cause of a miscarriage may remain unknown, leaving individuals with unanswered questions. This uncertainty can contribute to ongoing distress.

In-Vitro Fertilization

Undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) can be a mentally and emotionally challenging experience due to the physical and emotional demands of the process. Individuals or couples pursuing IVF often have high hopes for a successful outcome. The uncertainty of whether the treatment will be successful can contribute to anxiety and stress. IVF involves a series of medical procedures, including hormone injections, frequent medical appointments, and invasive interventions. The physical demands of the treatment can be exhausting, and the side effects of medications may contribute to mood swings.


The desire to have a child and the financial and emotional investment in the surrogacy process can create high levels of emotional stress for intended parents. There is a rigorous screening and legal process involving surrogacy arrangements that aim to ensure the suitability of all parties involved, which can be emotionally draining. The period after birth of the child can also be emotionally challenging. Intended parents may experience a mix of emotions, including joy and relief, while surrogates may have a range of feelings, including attachment and potential postpartum emotions.

Anxiety and Stress

These are interconnected mental health issues that can have profound effects on individuals’ well-being. Anxiety often involves persistent and excessive worry about various aspects of life, including future events, personal health or daily activities. Stress arises from external pressures and demands that exceeds an individual’s perceived ability to cope, leading to feelings of overwhelm.

Low Self Esteem

Low self-esteem is a condition characterized by a negative perception of oneself and a persistent sense of inadequacy. Individuals with low self-esteem often engage in negative self-talk, consistently criticizing and devaluing themselves. This inner dialogue can contribute to a cycle of negative thoughts and emotions. People with low self-esteem may feel unworthy of love, success or happiness. This sense of inadequacy can lead to feelings of hopelessness and despair.

Life Transitions

Facing a new phase of life often involves stepping into the unknown. The uncertainty about what lies ahead can lead to anxiety and stress. Even positive life transitions can involve leaving behind aspects of one’s previous life. This loss of transitioning into a new life stage can trigger feelings of grief. Changes in roles, relationships, or environments can prompt self-reflection and a reevaluation of one’ s identity. Life transitions often come with expectations for success or achievement. The pressure to meet these expectations can contribute to stress and a fear of failure.

Embrace Healing With Expert Guidance

Your Journey to Emotional Wellbeing

Laura, an expert in women’s mental health, offers personalized solutions for those grappling with life’s challenges.

Expert Guidance

Laura's specialized expertise ensures empathetic, non-judgemental, and compassionate support.

Tailored Solutions

Personalized strategies to address individual emotional needs and concerns.

Holistic Approach

Comprehensive counseling for a healthy and balanced emotional well-being.

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