Counseling for New or Soon To Be Caregivers
For new caregivers, it can be upsetting and frightening to have feelings about motherhood or fatherhood that don’t seem “right.”
For some people, a morning run, a healthy diet, and receiving help and support from partners, family, and friends are sufficient enough to get through the initial adjustment period. For others, talking to a therapist who specializes in dealing with new parenting issues can be comforting, relieving, and enlightening.
Therapists who have education and training in post-partum disorders understand that hormone changes, personal and family history, and social support are all vital factors in understanding and alleviating postpartum symptoms.
Common postpartum symptoms include:
- Feeling overwhelmed and wondering if you should have become a parent in the first place
- Feeling guilty due to high self-expectations
- Not feeling “bonded” with the baby
- Thoughts race and you can’t quiet your mind
- Feeling empty and numb as if you’re just going through the motions
- Lack of focus and concentration
- Being afraid that if you reach out for help, others will judge your inabilities or shortcomings
- Thoughts of running away or leaving your baby behind
- Being constantly in a state of worry
If one or more of the above symptoms resonates with you, I invite you to contact me today for a free consultation. Together, we’ll find the underlying issues that make you feel disconnected from your baby and create a strategy for moving forward.