Online Counseling for Pregnancy, Postpartum and more
You could really use some help.
You're feeling overwhelmed, exhausted and like no matter how hard you try you're still not making the progress you need to feel whole.
You're wondering why you feel so worn out, resentful, and fearful that it will always be this way since this isn't sustainable.
You may feel:
Not really sure who you are anymore
Uncomfortable in your body
You're never "enough" as a parent, spouse, child or friend
Dissapointed or unsettled by your pregnancy or birth experience
Unbalanced managing parenthood, household tasks, and working
Anger or crying freqently
Lonely and comparing yourself to others
You're barely taking care of yourself
Guilty no matter what you do
Worried or anxious
Conflict in your relationships
Low sexual desire
Pelvic pain or maternal birth injury
Your friendships have changed
Disagreements with your parents, siblings, or inlaws
You're not getting the support you need
This isn't how you envisioned things would be.
People have told youthat it takes time to concieve, that pregnancy can be uncomfortable, birth is challenging, or that becoming a parent will change your life. However you weren't expecting it to be quite this hard.
Therapeutic support for:
New parent adjustment (both mothers and fathers)
Pregnancy and postpartum sex therapy (individuals and couples)
Antenatal depression (depression while pregnant)
Antenatal anxiety (anxiety while pregnant)
Emotional support during IVF or IUI
Grief after miscarriage
The term "perinatal" includes pregnancy and the first year after birth. However I also work with individuals and couples who:
Want to have a child and are not able to concieve
Are going through fertility assistance treatments such as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) or Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
Are undecided on or in disagreement about whether or not to have a child (or more children)
Conflicted over birth control method or sterlization
Experienced a loss through miscarriage, abortion, or termination for medical reasons (TFMR)
Still feel that issues from the past related to infertility, miscarriage, pregnancy, birth, or postpartum are still unresolved and are carrying forward to the present, no matter how long ago they occured
You're ready to:
Respect your own limits and communicate them to others
Find the right balance between being a parent, working, and taking care of yourself
Get in touch with aspects of yourself that exsisted before you were a parent so you can feel whole again
Tune into your own feelings and needs that you may have been neglecting
Release the guilt that comes with some of the difficult decisions you have to make
Makes some changes to create a life you are content with
Feel calmer, more stable, and less anxious or angry
Break the cycle that you experienced growing up
Be the kind of parent and person that you are proud of
Feel joy and contentment again
I can help.
I have advanced training and education in pregnancy and postpartum issues including being certified in perinatal mental health through Postpartum Support International. I am passionate about reproductive wellness and I am currently pursing my Ph.D. in Clinical Sexology.
I am familiar with the all too common struggles that accompany this time of life and have years of experience supporting many men and women through these difficulties. I love guiding others to get to a place where they feel joy again so they (and the next generation) feel more whole and fulfilled. You don't have to go through this alone anymore.