online services are also available to non-local residents statewide in South Carolina
Maybe you've been to therapy before and it went something like this: you learned some coping skills, learned a little bit about yourself, and overall the experience was fine.
The highs of postpartum have been so high, and the lows have been so low.
You notice a constant battle within you: trying stay engaged and present for your baby, while the other part of you is fighting what's going on in your mind.
I know what you're thinking: "Okay, but HOW do I release stored emotion?"
I'm so glad you asked. By asking this simple question, you're already on your way to letting it go.
You feel ready to experience the freedom that my method can help you access. You don't want feel like you're wasting any more time. You want out of your current emotional express - repress cycle. The motherhood experience that you want and that you know is FOR YOU is available and waiting on you.
how you will
through working with me
It feels painful when we realize that reality doesn't match our expectations of what having a child is like. We might feel angry, let down, and disappointed. Sometimes this can feel like grief and loss.
Becoming a mother: it's the transition of all transitions. Our society tends to minimize the magnitude of the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual shifts that take place for women during pregnancy and the postpartum period. On top of that, you're feeling the heavy weight of responsibility on your shoulders. The worst part? No one really talks about this stuff.
After you've have a baby, its normal to struggle when you're trying to adjust to all of the changes taking place. Pregnancy and postpartum are times of rapid change. Sometimes, old wounds resurface, or anxiety and depression rear their ugly heads. Trying to balance and cope with the emotional complexity and responsibilities of motherhood can feel lonely.
You should know this before working with me: I view postpartum struggles as the thing that's going to transform you and your life for the better. If you're ready to make sense of all the chaos you're experiencing, I'm here for you.
Now, on to the customary stuff you were probably expecting in this section: I'm a licensed marriage & family therapist with advanced training in perinatal mental health, I have a B.S. in Psychology from Wofford College, and a Master's degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Converse College. I'm a wife and a mother too - and you can always bring your baby to our sessions.
You're here because you've finally decided that you don't want to feel like this anymore. Maybe you're 6 months or more postpartum and you're experiencing emotional changes so forcefully and rapidly that it scares you. Your thoughts feel out of control. Maybe you just brought your baby home from the hospital and you're finding that life is unfolding faster than you can handle.
You're feeling depths of emotion that you've never experienced before. You don't feel like yourself. In fact, you feel so distant from the person you know yourself to be - asking yourself, "who am I? How did I get here?" It's hard to recognize yourself in the mirror.
I love helping postpartum women get to the root of their symptoms, improve their mental wellness, start living the lives they want to live, and ditch the mental health labels in the process.
You're still not sure how your family got to this place. You don't remember the last time everyone actually had a conversation with one another. It seems like everyone is leading separate lives, even though you're all under the same roof. The thought of talking about your family's junk to someone else seems daunting.
+ 75 minute sessions to allow for some real work
+ I don't take sides - the family's health and success is my goal
+ Big families don't scare me (I come from a big one)
+ Together we'll figure out what the issues are - and what can be done to get your relationships back
Pregnancy and the postpartum period are times of rapid change. You're experiencing deeper emotions and unpleasant thoughts that feel difficult to allow. You feel like you don't have any more time to spare in getting your mental wellness on track. There IS a solution and what you're experiencing is recoverable and temporary:
+ 55 minute sessions where we keep your goals our main focus because your time is valuable
+ I'm easily accessible, and my client portal makes it convenient and fast to manage appointments with me. Your baby is always welcome!
*NEW* ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP for pregnant and postpartum moms who want more help with stress, anxiety/OCD (intrusive thoughts), and safety behaviors
+ Open to all SC moms (pregnant and 0-2 yrs PP)
+ Ask questions, learn strategies and important information about what's actually keeping you STUCK (hint: its not the intrusive thoughts) alongside other moms who get what you're going through
+ Group begins June 7th and will take place on the first and third Wednesday of each month.
+ This is an OPEN group, so you can join us at anytime. Request a consultation to join group.
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