Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Therapy

Congratulations. After months of yearning and waiting, your baby is finally here. This time is meant to be a special one for you and your partner. Despite this, however, you find yourself feeling anxious, depressed, numb, disconnected from your baby, excessively worried, scared, or disoriented. You may be questioning your capacity to take care of your baby, feel like a terrible parent or doubt your ability to handle your child’s needs. 

Did you know that maternal mental health conditions impact 15-20% of new mothers?  The occurrence of postpartum depression, anxiety, Obsessive compulsive disorder and postpartum psychosis can occur up to 12 months following the birth of your child.

Common emotional challenges of postpartum depression, anxiety and other perinatal mood conditions include:

  • Marked changes in eating and sleeping patterns

  • Difficulty in making decisions

  • Feelings of helplessness or hopelessness

  • Isolation or withdrawing from friends and family

  • Feeling acutely overwhelmed

  • Intrusive thoughts, images, fears of harm your baby may experience

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Feelings of numbness

  • Difficulty to bond with your baby

  • Irritability

  • Disconnection from reality


As a trained perinatal and postpartum therapist, I support you to take charge of the way you think and feel during your distressing postpartum period. Together we help you cope with the worry consuming you, enhance self-resiliency, bond with your child and utilize essential relationships as key supports during this period. Furthermore, we process the changes that come with having a new baby and may include your partner in helping you to adjust to the demands that new parenthood generates.

For women experiencing postpatrum difficulties accompanied by a fear of traveling outside their home, I provide REMOTE COMPUTER-BASED SESSIONS so that therapy and support are offered to you as you remain in the comfort of your home.

Together, we tailor postpartum treatment to include all the necessary pieces of support. These may also include collaboration with a clinician who could prescribe medications that engender relief from postpartum symptoms.

POSTPARTUM STRESS SUPPORT GROUP

This group provides a safe & supportive environment for sharing the feelings and concerns associated with the post-birth period. Participants are helped to process the experiences associated with newly acquired motherhood and gain the coping skills to combat the challenges that arise after the birth of their babies.

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