Parents & Parents To Be
AS A CAREGIVER and baby specialist, I am passionate about helping babies AND FAMILIES get the help they need during an incredibly vulnerable time.
Becoming a parent is a life altering experience. For some, entering parenthood may be an challenging and lonely journey consisting of feelings of: sadness, depression, anxiety, hyper-vigilance, panic attacks, anger, irritability and fear.
Parents may also find themselves struggling with adjustment as they grapple with the loss of a former life, a changing identity while trying to get to know their new baby and family dynamic.
The risk for a Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMADS) is greater if women experience pregnancy complications, traumatic delivery, premature birth, history of infertility, miscarriage or other pregnancy losses.
Oftentimes, shame, mommy guilt and lack of access to information/resources prevent parents from reaching out. You are not alone and therapy is an effective form of treatment for the above-mentioned struggles.
I have a certificate of completion by PostPartum International in attending a two day Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Components of Care training and extensive clinical experience working with parents, and parents-to-be who have experienced trauma, loss or other incredibly trying experiences. I specialize in treating the mental health needs of pregnant, postpartum women and their families; women transitioning from pregnancy to parenthood; pregnancy loss; women's issues; and trauma exposure.