Areas of Expertise
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs)
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders include mental health diagnoses such as Postpartum Depression, Postpartum Anxiety, Postpartum OCD, and Postpartum PTSD (just to mention a few). One in five women and one in ten men have a Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder. Given the amount of change the body and person goes through when becoming a parent without any real guidance from others, it is not surprising that it is such a high number.
We offer individual therapy to new parents who want to process their pregnancy journey, delivery, and adjustment to parenting. We use evidence-based strategies to support you in identifying how to regain control of your life and improve your sense of self.
Having a baby changes everything in the home but nothing changes as much as your relationship with your partner. Lack of sleep, lack of intimacy, and different expectations around parenting are all things that can add to conflict between partners. In couples counseling you will learn ways to improve your communication and teamwork as you adjust together to your new roles as parents.
We focus our therapy sessions on key topics that will support you in becoming the parent that you wish to be. Key topics can include sleep and feeding schedules, increasing your support system, improving communication skills with others, and increasing positive self-talk.
During our initial assessment we will dive into how you became a parent, the type of parent you want to be, and what has gotten in the way of you achieving your goals. We will speak about your current support system as well as your dreams about parenthood.
During our weekly therapy sessions we will discuss how you're doing and work together to find ways to improve your quality of life. We understand that families come in all shapes and sizes, and will never judge you for yours. Instead, we will support you with validation and empathy as we create plans collaboratively that you can put in place to become the parent that you wish to be.