Postpartum & Pregnancy Counseling
Are you an expectant mother struggling with feelings of depression and anxiety
or perhaps you a new mother feeling that motherhood is everything but what you expected it to be like?
At Hope Counseling, we know that your pregnancy is special and that your child’s growth and development is paramount. While it’s normal to have emotional ups and downs, many women experience more of the downs or have increasing anxiety during this time. They may find that their low moods keep them from enjoying pregnancy and new parenthood as much as they had hoped. They may feel sad, confused, overwhelmed or anxious – and sometimes all of these at the same time.
We help women assess their moods, with the goal of developing a personalized mental health plan for each patient that can bring back joy and excitement. Treatments may include medication, therapy, support groups or a combination of these approaches. Angela provides specialized counseling for women experiencing depression and anxiety during and after pregnancy.
Secure attachment and healthy cognitive growth start with the mother and father’s mental and emotional health.
We work with young families as they transition through this new phase in their lives. We support our clients with targeted psychotherapeutic interventions that are shown to lower anxiety, alleviate depression, and help new parents regain their equilibrium.
Common Question of New Parents
- How do we parent on the same page if we have different parenting ideas?
- How will we stay connected when we are sleep deprived and taking care of a baby?
- What if I have scary thoughts and don’t want to worry my partner or family?
- What can we do to show each other care, compassion, and kindness?
- How do we not attack each other, but come together to tackle problems?
- How do we stay intimate and sexually connected?
If you are a new mother and recognize any of these questions or emotions, you should know that, with help, pregnancy and postpartum depression and anxiety are very treatable. Women can, and do respond well to treatment. You do not need to continue to feel this way.
If you feel that you may be experiencing pregnancy or postpartum mood disorder, or worry that you may be at risk of developing it, please contact our counseling center to setup an appointment with Angela Jensen-Ramirez.