Moms - You expected to be joyful, to feel complete and enthralled with your little bundle of joy. But instead, you find that your thoughts and feelings are being overrun by worry, fear, agitation, and self-doubt.
You don’t recognize yourself anymore. You’re finding that you just don’t have it in you to put a smile on your face. But, you do your best to put on a happy face because you think that no one could possibly understand what you’re feeling; that they’ll think you’re a terrible person, and no one needs to deal with your negativity.
You’ve found yourself thinking, “Women have been doing this since the beginning of time, why is this so hard for me? What am I so upset about? I can tell my husband is getting frustrated with me….something’s gotta change. I can’t keep going like this or we’re never gonna make it.”
You’re wondering what all this stress is doing to your baby.
Dads - You’ve been so excited to grow a family with your wife. You dreamed about it together. But now, she seems so unhappy, so irritable and frustrated with you all the time; so frustrated with the baby. You’re confused. How could something meant to be so beautiful seem to bring out the worst in us. You’re doing your best to support her but nothing seems to be good enough.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IS THAT YOU’RE NOT ALONE
1 in 5 to 7 women experience these same issues and struggle with Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders in the pregnancy and postpartum period.
I CAN HELP
With therapy, I can help you to get a grasp on your thoughts and feelings, where they’re coming from, and how to manage them. Moms and Dads, you’ll learn how express yourself in healthy ways, take care of yourselves, and get your needs met.
Throughout the counseling process, in individual and/or couples therapy, we will work together in a safe, non-judgmental relationship where we will explore your unique circumstances, your thoughts and feelings, and learn the skills and tools you’ll need as you embark on this new journey in life.
You need to know the skinny on the reality of how things change when growing a family; the experience of a changing lifestyle, a changing body, changing values, changing dynamic in the marital relationship, and oh yeah…giving that baby what he/she needs to thrive!
You need to know how these changes, when moved through well, can strengthen you with confidence, help to move you out of the fog so that you’re feeling stronger and more connected, help deepen your relationship, and then, can create a beautiful foundation for your children and the trajectory of your family life.
I help moms and dads find peace and confidence within themselves and with each other so that they can prepare and build a solid foundation for their children to grow and thrive in. Building a family is a beautiful and incredibly challenging endeavor. I give moms and dads tools to cope, communicate and connect. You don’t have to stay stuck in this stressful place that threatens your relationship with your baby and your partner any longer.
Contact me now to schedule a 15 minute phone consultation to get started on a healthier you and a healthier relationship so that you can begin to FIND JOY in this new stage of life. Call me now at (530) 913-8545, send me a message here, or click the link below for direct access to my calendar to schedule your consultation now!
And for those of you who have chosen a Christ-centered faith, and those who are contemplating bringing Christ-centered spirituality into your family, this is an open place to explore, reflect and integrate your faith into your healing and growth journey.