The perinatal period can include so much change such as, medical interventions, possible loss, body changes, identity changes, hormonal shifts, relationship, family and work changes.
Women need a space to process these experiences, especially when it can be difficult to talk with family, friends or a partner. And sometimes talking with loved ones is not enough as a woman may be experiencing a mental health condition. Therapy can provide a confidential, non-judgmental space to feel all the feelings related to these changes. Together, we find ways to help you heal and recover.
Some topics we may cover:
- Body changes
- Grief and Loss
- Relationship changes with friends and family
- Reflections on how to become a parent
- Feelings of stress and burnout
- Exploring family of origin and how you were parented impacts your parenting
- Identity changes/adjustments
- Work identity changes
- Boundaries with others and prioritizing your health/wellness
- Hormone changes
- Division of labor/Invisible Labor
- Mental Load
- Growing your family
- Healing from childhood wounds
We begin by being curious about your experiences and providing a sense of safety and coping while we unpack your feelings and reactions. I use a combination of strategies including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mind-Body approaches, Grief and Loss guidance as relevant, with a trauma informed lens. All with the added layer of perinatal expertise, my clients begin to feel seen and understood.
I would be honored to work with you.
Are you having a hard time with recent changes, transitions, adjustments, or loss in your life? Are you unsure of who you are? Do you feel stuck and need guidance and support through this challenging time of life?
Life often presents us with expected or sudden change. These changes, even if they are planned, can throw us into a tailspin and leave us feeling stressed, worried, depressed confused and vulnerable.
Some of the most common life transitions I support clients navigate are:
- Reproductive/conception challenges
- Unexpected/unwanted pregnancy
- A planned pregnancy
- Pregnancy Loss
- Birth itself
- Unexpected birth outcome
- Birth trauma
- Becoming a parent
- Identity shifts
- Work/career changes or loss
- Relationship changes with partner
- Relationship changes with family and others
- Parenting a toddler and older children
- Financial gain/loss
- Serious illness or medical condition of self or loved one
- Issues pertaining to aging
- Death of a loved one
- Questioning the meaning of life
- Questioning faith/spirituality
If you or someone you love is struggling with a life transition and would like to have support please be in touch. You don’t need to struggle alone.