Pregnancy and parenthood are difficult times in life that can lead to depression, stress, and anxiety. Since parenthood is also considered an exciting and joyous experience, many people neglect to see the struggles that are associated with it. It’s okay if you feel both happy and anxious about pregnancy and parenthood – these are complicated issues that bring complex emotions.
Our culture tends to connotate therapy with weakness. In fact, realizing that something’s off and seeking help to address your mental health is a sign of strength. It shows you’re willing to undertake a difficult journey toward strengthening your resolve and healing what might be hurting you.
At Luna Counseling Center, our therapists will help you make sense of the turbulent emotions that result from pregnancy, parenting, and child loss. Navigating your reproductive mental wellness isn’t intuitive and it isn’t easy. When your new baby arrives and you’re experiencing feelings of depression, you shouldn’t be expected to “just deal with it.” Many of us aren’t equipped to handle the complicated mental struggle that arises from parenting, perinatal mood disorders, infertility, or traumatic birth. Our therapists are trained specifically for these reproductive mental wellness issues. As professionals in this area, we have the tools to help you make sense of your struggles. We can help you find your way back to empowerment, peace, and balance.
Not every woman goes through the same thing when it comes to reproductive mental health. Some women show overt signs of depression as a result of hormonal lifestyle changes, others may just feel overwhelmed by being a new parent. At Luna Counseling Center, we emphasize that every experience is valid. It doesn’t matter what you’re going through – if you’re struggling, then we are here to help.