Are you or somebody that you love suffering from postpartum depression?
We all expect the birth of a baby to trigger powerful feelings of excitement and joy, as well as fear and anxiety.
Many new moms also experience postpartum baby blues. It is not uncommon to experience mood swings, crying spells, anxiety and difficulty sleeping lasting for a couple of weeks.
Some new mothers face a more severe emotional challenge known as postpartum depression. Postpartum depression isn’t a weakness or a character flaw. Sometimes it’s just an outcome of giving birth. Therapy can help you cope with your feelings, solve problems, set realistic goals, and respond to your challenges in a positive way.
Getting help for postpartum depression
As a mother of three, I empathize with the unique struggles of motherhood and incorporate this knowledge and experience into my work in a non-judgmental and supportive environment. In addition to being a mother, I am a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialty in maternal mental health. I work extensively with women in all stages of their reproductive life with a particular focus on emotional health in pregnancy and postpartum adjustment, depression, and anxiety. My goal is to help mothers develop the confidence and coping ability to manage the challenges of parenthood and find joy and fulfillment in the experience.
I utilize an integrative approach to therapy and employ Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy techniques to help women develop more practical coping techniques, increase their self-confidence, and manage symptoms effectively. Click here to find out more about what to expect in therapy.
I have a certificate in Maternal Mental Health from Postpartum Support International and am a member of the Women’s Mental Health Consortium, American Psychological Association, and the New York State Psychological Association. You can view my profile on the Postpartum Project.
Reach out now for help
If you have postpartum depression, treatment can be very effective. Prompt treatment can help you manage your symptoms and enjoy your baby. With appropriate treatment, postpartum depression usually goes away within six months. Reach out for help today.