PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH AND NEW PARENT ADJUSTMENT
The transition to parenthood is often more difficult than we expected it to be. Depression, anxiety, loss of identity, and an overall feeling of imbalance can happen when trying to conceive, during pregnancy, and during the postpartum period. I work with women and their spouses/partners during this overwhelming time in life to cope with the ups and downs and to heal from depression, loss, and trauma. Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are treatable with therapy. I'm here to support you. Let's work together to get to where you want to be; happy, connected, and whole.
The thought of going to couples therapy can be scary and taking those first steps takes courage. It may have been a long time since you felt you could be vulnerable with your partner. Whether you and your spouse or partner are experiencing high levels of conflict, devastating distance, or just need support to get through a tough time, I can help. I receive ongoing training in Emotionally Focused Therapy; a warm, nonjudgmental approach that helps couples create a positive, more secure bond. This approach has been validated by research as effective for many couples. My goal is to help couples experience more intimacy, understanding, and stability.
My experience, both personally and professionally, has led me to believe that having the whole family involved in treatment can create the most positive change. I can help you and your family establish mutually agreed upon goals for treatment and steps to reach them. Through family therapy, clients learn to interact in more authentic and productive ways and often experience a deeper sense of connection and belonging.
Merging families after remarriage can be an exciting new chapter, but comes with some major adjustments for everyone involved. Family rules and dynamics are changing and family members may be trying to find their way in a new, unfamiliar reality. I've helped many clients find ways to relate to each other and connect through this transition.