Maternal Mental Health

Growing a family can be a very joyous time. It can also be a very stressful, emotional, overwhelming time.

Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs)—including prenatal and postpartum depression and anxiety are very common! – affecting 1 in 7 mothers.

Maternal mental health issues can present in many different ways, some examples include:

  • Issues in prenatal, pregnancy, postpartum
  • Infertility
  • Miscarriage or loss
  • Family planning
  • Marital and relationship changes
  • Adjustment to new role as parents
  • Mood changes such as sadness, anxiety, anger/irritability, etc.
  • Difficulty controlling worry, feeling like a failure, etc.
  • Stay at home parenting challenges
  • Returning to work challenges
  • Difficulty adjusting
  • Feelings of overwhelm

I use an integrated approach which focuses on psychodynamic, humanistic, solution focused and cognitive behavioral perspectives that address the underlying issues, and help process, identify, and effectively manage symptoms.