Pregnancy and Postpartum
You may be wondering: “Is this type of therapy right for me?”
Has pregnancy left you physically and emotionally exhausted?
Are you constantly worried about what could go wrong instead of enjoying this new phase in your life?
Do you wake up every morning feeling anxious, to the point that you worry this is what motherhood is going to be like from now on?
Have you experienced the loss of a pregnancy or baby?
Pregnancy and postpartum can be particularly vulnerable times for your mental health. Postpartum depression affects 20% of postpartum women and postpartum anxiety affects approximately 15%. Postpartum depression is the #1 most common complication of child birth. If you’re struggling with a related mood and anxiety disorder, grief and loss and/or bonding with your baby, we can help.
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) are common, treatable and temporary. PMADs can cover a range of pregnancy and postpartum related conditions. Symptoms can range from bothersome to debilitating.
Depression and/or Anxiety
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from a traumatic birth experience
Our therapists are trained to utilize the latest research to tailor evidence-based therapeutic interventions specific to each client's individual diagnosis.
*Postpartum psychosis symptoms include hearing and seeing things others can’t and periods of confusion/memory loss and mania. If you are experiencing these symptoms, please seek immediate medical attention.
Miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss
The loss of a child at any age can be absolutely devastating. It is common to feel overwhelming sadness, inappropriate guilt, anger, disbelief and numbness. At times, it may be difficult to function.
Our therapists want you to know you are not alone in your pain. We understand this unique loss and are able to compassionately guide you through your grief. We will create a safe, non-judgmental space where you can in your own time unravel and release your feelings.
Mother and baby bonding and attachment
Building a solid connection with your baby will play a defining role in the way your baby grows socially, emotionally, intellectually, and physically.
Like many relationships, the attachment bond between mom and baby forms over time. It is an interactive, two-way process and is not always intuitive.
If you need guidance connecting or just wish to enhance the bond you already have, we can help.
Postpartum Support International Certification
To help promote high-quality care, our specialists are certified by Postpartum Support International, a leading organization that researches and advocates for women’s mental health and therapeutic intervention.