Counseling for New Mothers

For many new mothers, experiencing emotions toward motherhood that deviate from societal expectations can be unsettling and alarming.

While for some women, adhering to a wholesome diet, regular exercise, and garnering assistance and support from loved ones suffices to navigate the initial postnatal period, others may find solace, relief, and enlightenment in consulting a therapist specialized in postnatal issues.

Such therapists, equipped with comprehensive education and training in postpartum disorders, comprehend that hormonal alterations, individual and familial history, as well as social support all play crucial roles in understanding and mitigating the symptoms of postpartum disorders.

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

Should you identify with any of the aforementioned symptoms, I extend an invitation for you to reach out to me for a complimentary initial consultation. Together, we will uncover the underlying issues that contribute to the sense of disconnection with your baby and devise an effective roadmap for progress. Please don't hesitate to contact me today to explore how I may assist you.