Counselling for New Mothers
Welcoming a child into your family can be wonderful, challenging, stressful, beautiful, and all of the above. For new moms, it can be upsetting and frightening to have thoughts and feelings about motherhood that don’t seem “right.”
For some women, a morning run, a healthy diet, and receiving help and support from family and friends are sufficient enough to get through the initial adjustment period. For others, talking to a therapist who specializes in dealing with new motherhood issues can be comforting, relieving, and enlightening.
Therapists who have education and training in postpartum disorders understand that hormone changes, personal and family history, and social support are all vital factors in understanding and alleviating postpartum symptoms.
Common postpartum/perinatal anxiety/depression 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 in a constant state of worry or panic
If one or more of the above symptoms resonates with you, I invite you to contact me today for a free consultation. Together, we’ll create a strategy for moving forward. Contact me today to see how I can help.