MISCARRIAGE + LOSS
MARITAL + RELATIONSHIP CHANGES
ADJUSTING TO A NEW ROLE + IDENTITY
RETURNING TO WORK
Coping with Infertility, Miscarriage and Loss
If you have difficulty conceiving or have experienced a pregnancy loss, I will help you manage the difficult emotions, stress, and grief that accompany these issues. Whenever necessary, I provide direction to outside resources that you may need and I offer you compassion, support, and guidance throughout this complicated process.
Mood Changes and Anxiety
During pregnancy and after your baby is born, many women experience symptoms of depression (like feeling sad for no apparent reason) or have overwhelming anxiety about the baby or about being a mother that makes it difficult to get through the day. There are many possible reasons for this and it is important that you know when to seek support for yourself and for your baby's wellbeing.
I value a holistic approach to health and your journey to motherhood is no exception. To offer you the best possible care, I provide resources and coordinate care with other professionals when necessary: fertility specialists, perinatal psychiatrists, acupuncturists, massage therapists, nutritionists, and doulas, etc.
Treatment to Suit Your Needs
In addition to in-office visits, I offer alternative options to make treatment easily accessible to you throughout your pregnancy and the postpartum period. I provide In-Home Therapy where I travel to your home or office for our sessions and Distance Therapy which is done through video chat or by phone.
Embracing Your Changing Role
A New Identity
Nothing can prepare you for the tremendous changes - both positive and negative - that happen when you become a parent. Maybe it seems like your life is overrun by routines or you feel out of control with the unpredictability of your baby's mood or sleep patterns. Roles and responsibilities must be renegotiated with your partner. Perhaps you miss aspects of your former life. All of these factors can leave you feeling anxious and depressed.
Adjustment to Stay-At-Home Parenting
Making the decision to be a stay-at-home parent is deeply complex and is often motivated by an inadequate family leave policies or the financial burden that comes with the high cost of childcare. This time with your child is undeniably special and rewarding, but it can feel overwhelming, exhausting, and lonely at times. You may also worry about reclaiming your professional identity when or if you decide to return to the workforce.
How I Can Help
I will be your advocate helping you to navigate the challenges of your new identity. You will be given the tools you need to find greater fulfillment in this ever-evolving role. Whether you are pregnant, on maternity leave, a stay-at-home parent or are contemplating returning to work, I have the clinical expertise and firsthand knowledge to support you through these emotional transitions. Contact me and we will discuss developing a treatment plan that works for you.