Treatment Services

Individual Psychotherapy, Mommy Sessions Group, Couples Therapy and Life Coaching

Individual Psychotherapy

Infertility -is a medical condition that is defined by a couple’s inability to become pregnant after a year of having unprotected sexual intercourse. Infertility often creates one of the most distressing life crises that a couple has ever experienced together. The long term inability to conceive a child can evoke significant feelings of loss. Coping with the multitude of medical decisions and the uncertainties that infertility brings can create great emotional upheaval for most couples. If you find yourself feeling anxious, depressed, out of control, or isolated, you are not alone. (www.reproductivefacts.org)

Antepartum Depression – occurs during the course of a pregnancy. It is a potentially debilitating mental condition that can impact a mother’s readiness to provide for her child. Contributing factors include: changes in hormone levels; a difficult pregnancy; medical problems (mother or baby); lack of sleep; feeling alone; loss of freedom; sudden changes in routines; personal or family history of depression; prior experience with postpartum depression; and high levels of stress. (www.postpartum.net)

Postpartum Depression – is a clinical depression that occurs after childbirth characterized by sadness, low energy, changes in sleeping and eating patterns, reduced desire for sex, crying episodes, anxiety, irritability and hopelessness. Other postpartum concerns include postpartum anxiety, postpartum rage, postpartum OCD, postpartum psychosis. (www.postpartum.net)

Reproductive Trauma – is the experience of trauma and loss due to complications with reproduction such as infertility, stillborn, miscarriage, high-risk pregnancy/delivery, pregnancy loss, SIDS, postpartum depression/anxiety, and menopause. Many women and families as a result experiences profound distress which can lead to clinical depression. (www.reproductivepsych.org)

Depression/Anxiety – are two of the most common mental health disorders. Depression generates emotions such as hopelessness, despair and anger. While anxiety is characterized by panic attack, constant worry, and fear. Without treatment, anxiety and depression disorders can restrict a person’s ability to work and maintain healthy relationships. Some common causes of depression stem from childhood trauma-physical, sexual, abandonment/ineffective parenting. (www.psychcentral.com)

Women’s Psycho-oncology – according the American Cancer Society, the cancers that most often affect women are breast, colorectal, endometrial, lung, cervical, skin, and ovarian cancers. The adjustment process to accept a cancer diagnosis is heart wrenching, and it requires having psychological support to effective navigate the psychosocial distress, the stresses of medical treatment, emotional needs, relationships and caregiving, coping with pain, insomnia and other symptoms. (www.cancer.org)

Relationship Issues/Couples Therapy – Chronic relationship conflict or stress can contribute to mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, for one or both partners. Relationship problems can also affect one’s self-esteem which may lead to feelings of guilt, shame, or anger. Issues of power and control may result in emotional and physical abuse. Poor communication, infidelity, unresolved emotional pain and difference in parenting views can lead couples to question whether they want to remain in a relationship. (www.goodtherapy.org)

Stress-Management issues – Are normal psychological and physical reactions to the ever-increasing demands of life. One’s body organically responses to a “fight or flight” state. Over time, high levels of stress lead to serious health problems. Don’t wait until stress has a negative impact on your health, relationships and quality of life. (www.mayoclinic.org)


 

Group Therapy

Mother 2 Bee:Fears and expectations

Group Therapy for Pregnant Moms

5 session series for pregnant moms.Am I at risk for postpartum depression/anxiety?; Gender disappointment; Emotional preparation during the birthing experience; Learn coping skills to manage emotional changes after the birth; Expect the unexpected; Dealing with lost and Reclaiming your selfesteem.
Affordable fee per session. View our flyer


I Have Survived Postpartum, Now What?

Group Therapy for Warrior Moms

5 session series for survivors of postpartum mood disorders. Rekindling relationships; Who am I?/Rebuilding Me; Deciding to stay home or returning back to work; Managing the feelings of guilt and Learn Effective coping skills.
Affordable fee per session. View our flyer


Group Therapy For Postpartum Moms

Suffering with Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Rage and Psychosis

8 session series for postpartum moms Recognizing your postpartum symptoms; Understanding your mood; Breaking negative thoughts and behaviors; Realistic expectations/fantasies of motherhood; Healing your birth trauma; Effective communication; Learn strategies to cope effectively; Building your maternal/infant connection; Reconnecting in your relationships; Exploring your losses and Reclaiming you.
Affordable fee per session. View our flyer


Other Professional Services: Conference/ Workshop Presenter and Professional Consultation on any topics that relates to women’s maternal mental health.