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
- 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.