In today’s society, being a woman is not easy. We are expected to be nurturing caregivers, which is not always an easy role to handle. Women who desire to become mothers, but struggle with infertility and miscarriage often suffer in silence. And some women become mothers, but experience feelings of anxiety and hopelessness around the idea of being a mother. Counseling for women addresses postpartum depression, infertility challenges, miscarriages, and difficult health diagnoses.
Postpartum depression presents differently in every woman and doesn’t necessarily occur within the first months after having a baby. Women have experienced symptoms of postpartum within the first year after giving birth. You should seek help if you’re experiencing feelings of hopelessness or anxiety or hostility towards your baby. These feelings are a sign of postpartum depression. Postpartum depression is not an illness that will go away with time, but it’s highly treatable with therapy. With therapy, you can recover and improve your relationship with your baby.
Infertility and Miscarriages
In a world that places so much importance on motherhood, it can be hard to deal with infertility issues or miscarriages. The feeling of grief and loss can be great for women who suffer from infertility or miscarriages. Seeking therapy during this challenging time is important to your mental wellness. I will work with you to find ways to cope with your grief and pain. But most importantly, I will listen to your concerns and provide support.
New Health Diagnosis
Receiving news of a health diagnosis whether it’s chronic, a sexually transmitted disease, long-term, or serious illness can cause stress, anxiety, fear, and lead to depression. It’s normal to have feelings of hopelessness and frustration, but it could be helpful to talk to a professional about your feelings. When diagnosed with a serious illness, it’s important to work on improving both your physical and mental wellness. I can help you work through your feelings and find a way to cope with your diagnosis. We will work together to make sure your mental wellbeing is strong for your journey ahead.