I work with many different people who are ready to make changes to their lives. Whether it’s symptoms of anxiety or depression, transitioning into parenthood, or just trying to figure out where to go next- I’m here to take that journey with you. Here are a few things I specialize in:
Chances are, if you clicked on this link, I don’t need to explain anxiety to you. You’ve got the symptoms down.
- Racing thoughts? Check.
- Trouble sleeping? Check.
- Intrusive and repetitive negative thoughts? Check and check.
Maybe you have been struggling with it for a few months, or maybe it has been hanging around for as long as you can remember. Regardless of the whys or hows of your anxious feelings, therapy has been shown to be helpful in treating it for many people.
I have a strong background in working with people dealing with anxiety just like you on a one to one basis.
But it IS manageable and you DON’T have to live with worry and fear.
I know big changes can be scary. Maybe you’re anticipating the birth of your first child or you’ve just added another tiny human to your family.
Everyone talks about what a magical time pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood is, but no one prepares you for the hard parts.
You might be worried about whether you’re actually cut out to be a mom or you feel a million different things- not one of them includes magical. Maybe your brain starts running on overdrive and you suddenly wonder how you turned into a big ball of anxiety, waiting for something terrible to happen at ANY MOMENT.
Or maybe, you feel like you’ve lost yourself and you don’t know how to get back to functioning like you used to.
Anxiety and depression during pregnancy and afterwards are things that many women experience! Research shows that 1 in 7 moms will experience postpartum depression or anxiety. There is help and you can get better. Needing a little extra support during this time doesn’t make you a bad mother, it simply means you are human.
If you think you might be experiencing prenatal or postpartum anxiety or depression, please reach out to a support person or professional you trust. Click here for symptoms that commonly show up with maternal mental health issues http://www.postpartum.net/learn-more/pregnancy-postpartum- mental-health/). If you’d like more information on how therapy can help, please email or call me.
I have completed additional training on pregnancy and postpartum issues with Postpartum Support International- a leader in this field. I know that you have your own unique experiences, life story, and family, and work with every client on individualized treatment plans, not a cookie cutter approach. You don’t have to face these issues on your own!
If you’ve been struggling with depression, there is hope. I know it’s hard to ask for help, I’m here when you’re ready.