Although I see men and women in my practice, I have found that women have unique struggles that require special recognition and treatment.
- Post-partum depression and anxiety
- Transition to motherhood issues
- Finding a balance between work and family
In my practice, I particularly enjoy working with women, and helping them to address issues specific to navigating life as a woman.
20% of women who give birth each year will suffer from post-partum depression, that is roughly 600,000 women. Symptoms of PPD can develop for up to one year past delivery and include:
- Crying easily
- Feeling sad, hopeless, or empty
- Constantly feeling overwhelmed
- Feeling moody and irritable
- Unable to sleep when your baby is sleeping
- Avoiding friends or family
- Eating too much or too little
- Trouble concentrating
- Feelings of anger or rage
- Feeling anxious or restless
- Physical aches and pains
- Trouble bonding with your baby
- Doubting your ability to care for your baby
- Thinking about harming yourself or your baby
Modern motherhood can be very isolating, and many women struggle alone and in silence. Becoming a mother is a completely transformational experience, and can be a difficult adjustment for many women. Society makes it difficult for mothers to discuss these difficulties because mothers are expected to have only positive feelings about the experience. Talking about the reality of your experience is very important.
If you think you could be suffering from post-partum depression or anxiety, please call me for a free 15 minute phone consultation to see if therapy could help you. 281-456-3941