Depression and anxiety will rob you of your joy.
Don't let it steal another day from you.
Are you pregnant and not feeling at all like you thought you would?
Wondering why every other pregnant woman around you looks gleeful and you don't recognize yourself in the mirror?
Do you find yourself feeling anxious, sad, irritable, or having difficulty sleeping and concentrating? Are you having difficulty adjusting to life as a new mom?
Welcoming a child into the world is supposed to be a happy time, but for many, that is not their experience. Many moms feel this way and it is certainly not your fault. And with help, you can feel more like yourself again.
Most new moms experience the “baby blues” in the first days and weeks after their baby arrives. For some, these feelings subside with time, but sometimes the feelings can linger.
Decided this was the right time to have a baby only to be devastated by infertility?
Or maybe you are able to get pregnant only to experience the tragic loss of a pregnancy or a stillbirth.
Counseling for Fathers
Fathers also struggle with the adjustment during the first few weeks, months or even years of their child's life.
Approximately 4% of fathers experience depression in the first year after their child’s birth.
By a child’s 12th birthday, about 1 out of 5 fathers will have experienced one or more episodes of depression.
Counseling for Parents
Maybe your children are a bit older but you are finding now that you ignored previous episodes of depression. Or maybe depression and anxiety are creeping in more and more as your children get older.
Parenting can feel harder at certain stages of your child's development. We are here to help.
Counseling for College Students
Wondering how you will ever make it through this semester, let alone graduate?
Finding you lack the motivation to go to classes and are falling behind on assignments?
Are you finding the social scene at college to be overwhelming and difficult to navigate?
WHY GET HELP NOW?
All too often, the stresses of major life transitions like becoming a parent or starting or completing college are overlooked and underestimated because we get messages from a very early age that these parts of our life are just supposed to happen. The truth of the matter is that major life transitions often are met with increased levels of stress, anxiety and even depression. Just because it is "time" to start a family or "time" to go to college, does not mean it will be easy. Therapy has the power to help you tap into your inherent strengths so that you can come out of this time in your life stronger and more prepared for what is in store next.
Seeking help DOES NOT make you weak or a bad parent. It actually is a sign of strength because you know what you can handle on your own and you know when you need to ask for a little extra help. I am here to help you through this time in your life so you can be your best self possible. You just need a little extra support as you adjust to this time of transition in your life.
I'M AN ORIGINAL CATCHPHRASE
We are probably more alike than we are different. I understand how the quest for perfection can lead to depression and anxiety, both as a parent and as a student. And I consider myself a recovering perfectionist.
Having spent many years in college completing both a Bachelor's and a Master's Degree, I understand well the tedious balancing act that is required. And the social pressures that you are faced with every day. I love working with students just like you to help you improve your self-confidence and develop or redefine your sense of self.
I am also a parent who loves helping new parents navigate the adjustment as they develop in their new role while juggling existing roles. I have received specialized training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder treatment from Postpartum Support International and from well known international maternal mental health expert Karen Kleiman (author and founder and owner of the Postpartum Stress Center).
Prior to opening my practice, I worked in management for a Fortune 100 corporation, so I get it! It is not easy! New moms often experience a "career crisis" after having a baby and don't understand what is going on inside of them, let alone around them. I love working with new moms to help them figure out how to get back to work, how to shift their career focus, or how to adjust to a new role as a career mom.