Counseling for pregnant women with anxiety

Welcoming a new baby into the world and your family can be one of the biggest life changes you experience. And while we hope there is tremendous joy, it’s also reasonable to expect there will be worry and other challenges for a family. While many of these stressors are temporary, the support counseling offers can improve the experience for mothers and families during this vulnerable and critical time.

What you can expect from counseling:

  • examine your thought patterns, and challenge or replace unproductive or self-defeating thoughts with more realistic and helpful ones. We work collaboratively to do this, because on your own you may be stuck in negative thinking patterns and not know how to escape them. Counseling provides the framework to embrace new ways of thinking and understanding.

  • improving communication in relationships to experience greater connectedness and receive support from others. You can get started with ideas on how to receive more help by starting here.

  • develop a realistic self-care plan for you, one that is compatible with motherhood

If you’re experiencing anxiety during pregnancy or following the birth of your baby, you’re not alone. As many as one in seven women experience a diagnosable anxiety disorder during this time. However, even more common is the reality of learning how to live your life while now caring deeply and intensely for your child. Counseling helps many women learn how to manage these worries and vulnerabilities. Counseling is not pre-structured or one size fits all, but rather what we focus on and examine and the strategies I offer to you are uniquely tailored to your needs, strengths, and goals.

The Wall Street Journal shines light on the valuable resource psychological therapy can be for women during the perinatal period.

If you’d like to learn more about counseling, read our FAQs here. Or contact Jaime for an initial conversation to help you determine if you’re ready to being counseling. And yes, babies are welcome to join you in session.