pregnancy & postpartum
Therapy for Pregnancy & Postpartum Experiences
Pregnancy can be an exciting time, but it is also a period of many changes and much anxiety for many women. The postpartum period is filled with many challenges as a family is created or added to, a woman recovers from the birth experience and a couple transitions from husband and wife to mom and dad.
1 in 5 women will suffer from a mental health issue during pregnancy or in the first year following the birth of a child. Postpartum depression is perhaps the most well known of these mood disorders, but postpartum anxiety, OCD and PTSD can also occur. These problems are temporary and respond very well to treatment, which often includes psychotherapy and medication. Perhaps you suffered from depression after the birth of your first child and are now pregnant or are contemplating a second child - I can help you prepare and set up a successful support system in order to avoid the same experience.
I have completed several specialized training/certifications in perinatal mental health through Postpartum Support International and the Postpartum Stress Center in Philadelphia, PA, a nationally known treatment center for perinatal mental health. I offer compassionate and solution focused support during this challenging time of transition. I am excited to offer this type of specialized care to the women of SW Florida. Please contact me for a consultation today.
I also offer new mom support groups and NICU support groups periodically. Please contact me if you are interested in group options.