Unfortunately, in many cases, getting pregnant or having a newborn is not an experience that brings joy. Treating stressors or existing emotional problems before, during, and after pregnancy can reduce suffering and isolation, strengthen families, and prevent risks of early developmental delay. 
If you have concerns about how you are feeling or just need answers, I am available to support and guide you through the process.

Maternal and Child

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Holding the Belly

Feeling some level of restlessness or negative thoughts during pregnancy is normal, but if you feel like they are keeping you from fully enjoying your pregnancy and you have tried various things to cope with your state of mind and have not been able to, then seeking professional help may be a wise decision.

Signs of Depression in Pregnancy

  • Little interest in eating.

  • Trouble sleeping.

  • Constant feelings of sadness, hopelessness or worthlessness.

  • Crying spells.

  • Loss of interest or pleasure in previously joyful activities.

  • Significant lack of energy.

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Pregnant Woman
Mother and Baby

Signs of Postnatal Depression

      In addition to the symptoms experienced in prenatal depression, postanal depression includes:

  • Difficulty bonding with or taking care of your newborn or other children.

  • Significant anxiety.

  • Frightening thoughts.

  • Irritability.

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Signs of Paternal Postpartum Depression in New Fathers

      Yes, for many years it was just known of postpartum (postnatal) depression in women, but new fathers can also experience it and the common signs are as follow:

  • Sadness and/or Fatigue

  • Overwhelmed

  • Anxiety

  • Changes in usual eating

  • Changes in sleeping habits

  • Relationship problems

  • Financial concerns

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Parenthood
Lending a Helping Hand

Help offered:

  • Consultation

  • Anxiety

  • Baby Blues

  • Depression

  • Self-Esteem

  • Stress

  • Relationship Issues

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Life Balance

  • Parenting Conflicts


 

Teen Psychologist

Consultation

30 Minutes

$50

Pregnant Woman

Individual Sessions

1 Hour

$95

Family Shopping Together

Couple

1 Hour

$130