Maternal Mental Health Counseling for Moms During Pregnancy, Postpartum, & Parenthood
Becoming a mother is one of the most profoundly transformational experiences. It brings the most rewarding and most challenging experiences we could ever imagine. Children enrich our lives in so many ways and can also push us beyond our limits.
Parenthood often brings up issues we weren't previously aware of such as: identity changes, memories of our own childhood, past traumas or hurts, changes in our world views, changes in our relationships with partners, family, friends, and work.
It's also important to note the many physiological and emotional effects with rapid hormonal changes, chronic sleep deprivation, and mixed feelings of joy, love, fear, sadness, and perpetual "mom guilt". Many moms even struggle with grief and may feel bad for missing aspects of what life used to look like when things were much more simple.
Whether you're a working mom or a stay at home mom, it doesn't matter. Motherhood is not easy! It's one of the hardest, yet most rewarding jobs we will ever have.
Many moms struggle and suffer in silence, because they are afraid of talking about how they really feel due to feelings of shame/embarrassment or fear of being judged by others. Let's face it, society paints a pretty picture of what motherhood "should" look like and when it doesn't look for feel that way, women can feel like a failure.
There is no such thing as a perfect parent. No perfect moms. No perfect dads. Don't put that pressure on yourself to have to keep it all together all the time.
As parents, we do our best to manage the stress of "normal" life along with the responsibility of keeping someone else alive and thriving, which can feel completely overwhelming at times.
The saying that "it takes a village" is so true. Moms need support during pregnancy, postpartum, and parenthood. Sometimes the support in our personal life is not enough.
That's why we're so passionate about being a source of support for moms throughout the continuum from trying to get pregnant, to expecting a baby, to the postpartum experience, or being a mom with multiple children...
Mom, You're Not Alone...
You don't have to do this alone!
It's ok to not feel ok... There's no shame in asking for help.
Let us help you become the best version of yourself for you, your children, partner, family, friends, and/or co-workers.
Give us a call at 954.391.5305 to connect with a caring therapist today! Our team has several clinicians who specialize in maternal mental health and work with both individuals and couples during pregnancy, postpartum, and parenthood.
We offer face-to-face sessions as well as online therapy via phone or video sessions on a secure, HIPAA compliant platform for busy moms who need support during nap time. Our team of expert counselors in Fort Lauderdale and Coral Springs are here to help!
Maternal Mental Health Counseling Services
Pregnancy Coaching & Therapy
We offer compassionate maternal mental health counseling for new and expectant moms who are looking for support and tools to cope better with the many changes taking place in preparation for the baby's arrival.
Pregnancy therapy is also a great resource for couples who want to transition more smoothly into parenthood. You will learn to stay connected as friends, keep intimacy intact, communicate effectively, co-parent successfully, be on the same page with roles/expectations, and nurture strong child/parent attachments.
Infertility & Pregnancy Loss Counseling
Having a child is an incredible gift and blessing, but it's not an easy journey for everyone. For individuals and couples who struggle with through the fertility journey, you're not alone.
When pregnancy doesn't go as hoped, it can feel like you're on an emotional and hormonal rollercoaster with no end in sight. Your pregnancy dreams may be shattered due to unexpected losses, fertility challenges, or the dreaded diagnosis of infertility. Each one of these challenges deeply affects individuals, couples, and families on many levels.
Miscarriages are sometimes described as an invisible loss, but the shock, grief, sadness, sense of betrayal, and anger can impact you and your life on many levels. It's hard to accept when you may not understand why the loss happened. You may feel your loved ones don't understand the depth of your pain or why you're having such a hard time recovering after your loss.
You wish you could find a sense of peace, acceptance, and make meaning of what you've been through and that's where therapy can help. Working with a supportive, compassionate, and understanding therapist can help you successfully navigate the emotional rollercoaster of reproductive and pregnancy challenges.
Perinatal & Postpartum Mood & Anxiety Disorders
Although many women experience perinatal mood and anxiety disorders during pregnancy, it's not frequently talked about. Pregnancy creates many changes in mood, thoughts, hormones, and relationships. It can be the perfect combination creating symptoms of anxiety, fears, phobias, sadness, depression, and mood instability.
Many women also struggle with postpartum mood and anxiety disorders after the birth of their baby. These experiences can range from minor hormonal imbalances such as the baby blues to full-blown postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD, or even psychosis.
Working with a therapist during pregnancy and postpartum can significantly help women and their partners to better navigate the mental, emotional, physical, and relational changes.
We offer compassionate counseling to provide relief from the affects of perinatal and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders to moms and their partners as well.
Counseling for New & Expectant Couples:
Transition Smoothly into Parenthood
Even the strongest, most connected couples experience difficulties with the exciting and overwhelming adjustment to parenthood.
With lack of sleep, shits in roles, loss of spontaneity for time as a couple, and increased financial responsibilities, it can feel extremely stressful. Research shows that 67% of couples report a decline in relationship satisfaction for several years after having a baby. Therefore, pregnancy and postpartum therapy are highly recommended!
Parents who are expecting a child can benefit immensely from seeing a therapist for pregnancy and postpartum therapy. Whether an individual or couple participates in the pregnancy and postpartum therapy process, they can gain effective tools to help them successfully transition into the exciting new world of first-time parenthood.
Therapy can increase your connectivity as a couple by keeping intimacy intact, enhance your communication and conflict management skills, teach you effective co-parenting approaches, highlight roles and expectations to ensure you’re on the same page, and introduce tips for nurturing parent-child bonding to create secure attachments. These benefits significantly reduce the potential for developing postpartum depression and relationship conflict.
The next 9 months will fly by, so we invite you to be proactive by calling our team of expert therapists to schedule your initial pregnancy and postpartum counseling consultation today at 954.391.5305.
We offer face-to-face sessions as well as online therapy via phone or video sessions on a secure, HIPAA compliant platform. Our team of expert counselors in Fort Lauderdale and Coral Springs are here to help!