Counseling For Pregnancy and Post-Natal

Are you a new mom finding this experience challenging? Maybe you feel your thoughts and feelings SHOULDN’T be what they are? And maybe motherhood is not what you expected? Postpartum anxiety or depression can ruin the experience many mom’s set out to have.

Whether your anxiety/depression was present prior to pregnancy or has developed during this time, it’s important to get help. Just having someone who gets what you’re experiencing and can walk you towards a different experience can help. Counseling for pregnancy and post pregnancy can help.

Signs of Concern

  • Believing you are ‘wrong’ for feeling how you feel during this time.
  • Sadness, numb, empty, loss of meaning and purpose in this experience
  • Overwhelmed and overcome by thoughts of worry and anticipation
  • Sleep problems beyond normal pregnancy/newborn- unable to fall asleep due to worry or fear
  • Guilt and/or Shame related to not being enough or expectations that didn’t happen
  • Fear of sharing your story because you feel you shouldn’t feel this way.
  • Intrusive and unwanted thoughts that are scary and alarming to you because they are not your pre-pregnancy normal thoughts.
  • Feeling no hope for your future

Benefits of Counseling

  • We can help you navigate the many challenges of motherhood by understanding first and foremost that you are not alone. We hear and see you!
  • Helps you understand what is happening in your body and mind.
  • Provides tools or strategies that work to reduce the symptoms.
  • Normalize what’s healthy and what is not for YOU!
  • Helps you identify and re-wire those unhealthy thoughts that get in your way.
  • Helps you to develop mastery of your symptoms so you can lead the life you want.

Methodology

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Exposure Response Prevention
  • Creative Arts Interventions
  • Dance movement therapy
  • EMDR

Clinicians