Pregnancy, birth, and becoming a parent are some of the most intensive transitions that women experience in their lifetime. For many women, these events are joyful and grounding at the same time that they cause tremendous strain on their bodies, minds, and family relationships. The common cultural narrative tends to downplay the significant stressors that accompany this period.
These Stressors Can Include:
Hormonal shifts and physical changes in the body
Feelings of isolation and loneliness
Sleep deprivation and confusion
Loss of professional identity
Conflict in primary relationships
Parental guilt and anxiety
I provide therapeutic intervention to women across this continuum from those who are trying to conceive to parents of young children. I also treat a variety of symptoms from pregnancy and postpartum “blues” to birth trauma and Postpartum Anxiety and Depression. The good news is that with therapeutic support, many women find that they can access even greater stores of love, compassion, and tenderness towards themselves, their babies, and their partners.