Counseling for New Mothers
Becoming a new parent is one of the most exciting and also terrifying moments in a person’s life. Even with intense amounts of joy, there can be anxiety, loneliness, fear, insomnia, and so much uncertainty. Some transition into motherhood with ease, but many others need more therapeutic support and assessment.
Therapists who have extensive 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 symptoms include:
- Feeling overwhelmed and wondering if you should have become a mother in the first place
- Feeling guilty due to high self-expectations/perfectionism
- Not feeling “bonded” with the baby
- Racing or intrusive thoughts
- Inability to quiet the mind
- Feeling empty and numb as if you’re just going through the motions
- Lack of focus and concentration
- Significant changes in appetite or body image
- Being afraid that if you reach out for help, others will judge your inabilities
- Thoughts of running away or leaving your baby behind
- Being constantly in a state of worry
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 find the underlying issues that make you feel disconnected from your baby and create a strategy for moving forward. You are not alone.