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  • Counseling for New Mothers

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    For new moms, it can be upsetting and frightening to have feelings about motherhood that don’t seem “right.”

    For some women, a morning run, a healthy diet and receiving help and support from family and friends are sufficient enough to get through the initial adjustment period. For others, talking to a therapist who specializes in dealing with new motherhood issues can be comforting, relieving and enlightening.

    Therapists who have extensive education and training in post-partum disorders understand that hormone changes, personal and family history, and social support are all vital factors in understanding and alleviating postpartum symptoms.

    Common postpartum symptoms include:

    • Feeling overwhelmed and wondering if you should have become a mother in the first place
    • Feeling guilty due to high self-expectations
    • Not feeling “bonded” with the baby
    • Your thoughts are racing and you can’t quiet your mind
    • Feeling empty and numb as if you’re just going through the motions
    • Lack of focus and concentration
    • Being afraid that if you reach out for help, others will judge your inabilities
    • Thoughts of running away or leaving your baby behind
    • Being constantly in a state of worry

    If one or more of the above symptoms resonates with you, I invite you to contact me today for a free consultation. Together, we’ll find the underlying issues that make you feel disconnected from your baby and create a strategy for moving forward. Contact me today to see how I can help.

    Counseling for Mothers:

    1. Depression and or anxiety in pregnancy
    2. Postpartum depression and stress
    3. Intrusive thoughts and feelings in pregnancy and postpartum
    4. Feeling anxious postpartum
    5. Adjusting to parenthood
    6. Exploring additional children
    7. Processing traumatic birth experiences
    8. Supportive care for medical complications for mother or infant
    9. Adjusting to life with a-typical baby or child
    10. Single parenthood by choice support
    11. Single parenthood adjustment when not by choice
    12. Identity and career decision support and exploration
    13. Building relationship skills
    14. Improving bonding with infant or child
    15. Improving coping skills for parenting anxiety
    16. Building parenting skills
    17. Identifying new ways of parenting that are different from your upbringing
    18. Identifying and setting boundaries and limits with others
    19. Support for secondary labor and deliveries after birth trauma
    20. Building confidence in your decision making