Reproductive Mental Health
Pregnancy, parenthood, and trying to conceive can all be times of great excitement and growth. However, many can also experience worry, sadness, frustration, and guilt as they navigate these profound transitions. Often, the reality of this time can feel quite different from one's hopes and expectations, creating a sense of loss and disappointment. Depression, anxiety, relationship distress, increased stress, and other concerns can often arise.
During this vulnerable time, psychotherapy can be a valuable tool to address these and other concerns, enhancing not only the individual, but also the family and child. In addition to my general psychotherapy practice, I specialize in women's reproductive health issues, with a focus on fertility and prenatal/postpartum concerns. I provide a safe, supportive space for women, and often their partners, to process their complex emotions and to identify steps to best care for themselves.
Psychotherapy offered for Individuals Struggling with:
- Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders in pregnancy and postpartum
- Pregnancy Complications
- Termination of Pregnancy
- Traumatic or Disappointing Childbirth Experience
- Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Newborn Loss
- Premature Birth and NICU stays
- Changing Identity
- Attachment Concerns
- Family Dynamics and Relationship Concerns
- Work/Life Balance
- Guilt and Worry
- Body Image Concerns