Licensed Professional Counselor
Are you pregnant? Have you recently had a baby? Sometimes new moms experience surprising symptoms in the weeks/months leading up to or following childbirth. Are you concerned about the way you're feeling? If you're concerned about your thoughts, feelings, connection to your baby or your family, you are NOT alone! There is help for postpartum stress disorders and you will begin to feel better!
Some typical presenting issues include anxiety, depression, obsessive thoughts and working through life transition. Pregnancy and transition into motherhood can be a wonderfully rewarding experience but it can also present a woman and her family with a new set of struggles. I am here to help these families work through that transition and/or to address the anxiety, depression, obsessive thoughts that have come along with parenthood.
I have completed the basic and advanced training courses through the Postpartum Stress Center for the assessment and treatment of perinatal and postpartum stress disorders. I work with women and their families before/during/after pregnancy.
- Get the facts http://postpartum.net/
- Postpartum Dads http://postpartummen.com/
- Books (I know...who has time to read a book, but these are worth the time)
--This isn't what I expected (Karen Kleiman & Valerie Raskin
--The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook: Practical Skills to Help You Overcome Anxiety, Worry, Panic Attacks, Obsessions, and Compulsions (Kevin Gyoerkoe Psy.D. ACT, Pamela Wiegartz Ph.D. ACT, Laura Miller MD
--The Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for Living with Postpartum Depression (Karen Kleiman)
--Beyond the Blues: A Guide to Understanding And Treating Prenatal And Postpartum Depression (Pec Indman & Shoshanna Bennett)