Being a new parent is one of the most intense and emotional events of our lives. It can also be a stressful time and can affect how you feel about yourself and your relationships. As a parent, I have experienced these emotions. As a therapist, I have worked with many new parents who need help adjusting their new role(s). Together, we can work to foster self-compassion, open communication and access new perspectives. We’ll look at the entire picture to discover how you can find the right balance as a new parent.
Supportive new parent counseling can include:
- postpartum anxiety/depression treatment
- new parent coaching
- parent couple counseling
- work/life decision coaching
- techniques to find balance and reduce stress
- connecting parents to community resources
Are you feeling overwhelmed now that your baby is here?
Whatever your road to parenthood, the adjustment can feel like a shock to the system. Sometimes, feelings of anxiety and depression may surface. Much of these changes in mood can be attributed to hormonal changes and/or sleep deprivation. In some cases, these stressful feelings can lessen over time. But in other instances they can be hard to work through on your own. Even if you have a caring partner and family it may be hard to get the assistance you need.
Any new parent can feel stressed after their baby arrives. Lack of sleep along with feeling a loss of predictable schedules can be hard. Postpartum anxiety and depression can affect all parents no matter a person’s gender or sexual orientation. Adoptive parents can also experience symptoms. The most common treatment for PPD is supportive counseling and (sometimes) medication. A few helpful resources are listed below:
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Contact me to see if I might be able to help or connect you to other resources. rofessionalsyou. If not, I am happy to can refer you to other professionals, if needed. Call/text 202-215-2790 or email me at JKogan@Jennifer Kogan.com.