Counseling for New Mothers
For new moms, it can be upsetting and frightening to have feelings about motherhood that don’t seem “right.”
For some women, a morning run, a healthy diet and receiving help and support from family and friends are sufficient enough to get through the initial adjustment period. For others, talking to a therapist who understands the complexities of new motherhood issues can be comforting, relieving and enlightening.
The scope of complexities of motherhood is broad and may include adjustment difficulties to this life transition, challenges with coping with new caregiving duties (such as lack of sleep), hormonal changes, changes in relationshps dynamics, to anxiety, and postpartum depression.
Common postpartum symptoms include:
- Feeling overwhelmed and wondering if you should have become a mother in the first place
- Feeling guilty due to high self-expectations
- Not feeling “bonded” with the baby
- Your thoughts are racing 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
- 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 or you want to explore other things coming up with new motherhood, I invite you to contact me today for an initial consultation to decide together if I am the right professional to guide you through this challenge.