Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders
Have you felt sad or depressed, more irritable or angry with those around you, have difficulty bonding with your baby, anxious or panicky, problems with eating or sleeping, having upsetting thoughts that you can’t get out of your mind? Do you feel as if you are “out of control” or “going crazy”, like you never should have become a parent or worried that you might hurt your baby or yourself?
Any of these symptoms, and many more, could indicate that you have a form of perinatal mood or anxiety disorder, such as postpartum depression. Parents of every culture, age, income level and race can develop perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Symptoms can appear any time during pregnancy and the first 12 months after childbirth. Although the term “postpartum depression” is most often used, there are actually several forms of illness that parents may experience, including: depression, anxiety, OCD, post trauma stress disorder and time during pregnancy or postpartum.
There is no reason to continue to suffer. We can help walk along side you towards your healing.
Once you have made the decision to invest in your mental wellness, we will schedule your initial session. This also ensures that your time slot is protected. The following sessions will be scheduled at the end of each session.
*Length of Commitment: This will look different for everyone. We recommend meeting with your therapist weekly in the beginning (first 3-4 months) in order to establish a therapeutic rapport and see significant results .
*Length of Following Perinatal Therapy Sessions: 50 minutes