Counseling for Moms
Do I need treatment for anxiety and depression?
Motherhood is one of the most rewarding and life-changing roles a person can experience.
And, being a mom is super stressful.
Not only are you dealing with stressors of paying bills, making time for constant doctor visits and checkups, and trying to stay functional as a human being, you are also learning how to be a new mother or how to raise a growing family!
As the stressors pile up, many mothers (especially those who lack support) begin to feel strained and overwhelmed.
Over time, this can lead to burnout. Some of the most common signs of this can include:
If you or a loved one experience symptoms of burnout, if the stress of motherhood feels overwhelming, or if you simply feel lost – let us help. In some cases, these warning signs can point to more serious concerns such as perinatal or postpartum anxiety and depression (ppd). You can follow those links to learn more about those issues (and how we can help make things better).
We are here for you. Our caring counselors are experts and believe that all mothers deserve the love and care they need to be successful and find joy. We provide premier therapy services specifically tailored to the cultural and psychological needs of women and mothers.
Our top-ranked counseling practice serves women from all over Northern Virginia (McLean, Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Vienna, Reston, Herndon, Springfield, Chantilly, and beyond) because we believe that everyone – including you – deserves a chance to thrive.
If you are ready to sign up today, or if you’d like to learn more about our practice, contact us today. To learn more about how therapy can help, read on!
How will therapy help?
Therapy for mothers is designed to do three main things: provide support, improve your coping, and unlock your inner strengths.
Therapy happens in the safety of confidentiality, which means that you can speak freely without fear of judgment or shame. You get to have the chance to be open, share your thoughts and feelings, and express yourself with someone who is specially trained to help you feel heard and recognized. The power of connection and empathy can make such a significant difference in helping you de-stress and find clarity in your situation.
Improve Your Coping
Whether they are new or veterans at motherhood, many women struggle to find and use effective coping strategies for their stress. Often, moms are so focused on taking care of others that they become quick to neglect themselves, setting aside their own needs for the needs of their partner or their child. Therapists can help you learn coping skills that actually work, ones that are specifically tailored to your personality and preferences. Over time, you can learn how to master your stress and focus on the things that matter most.
Unlocking Your Inner Strengths
Each of us has inner strengths and potential for incredible growth. Many of our talents and abilities go unrecognized, and so we tend to brush those qualities aside. As you progress in therapy and begin to discover more of your unique self, you can learn how to appreciate and use those strengths to enhance your life experience.
You don’t have to do this alone.
Here at Postpartum Wellness, you can finally receive the help and support you deserve. Contact us today to learn how.
Do you feel like you never should have become a mother?
What Does Counseling Look Like at Postpartum Wellness?
We are here for you!
Postpartum Wellness provides individual therapy for mothers from all over Northern Virginia area because we believe in the healing power of connection.
Our premier services are designed to incorporate the latest research while offering relational, compassionate and solution-focused treatment. Treatment draws directly from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Interpersonal Therapy to provide you with a holistic approach to healing.
Each session is completely confidential and held here in the comfort of our McLean office (1305 Vincent Place) or Arlington office (2611 Jefferson Davis Highway). Our therapists also offer online or in-home counseling services. We often work together in collaboration with your primary care physician to ensure your success, as well as to provide medication options for addressing issues with chemical imbalances if relevant.
The initial session is called the “intake interview,” which involves a thorough review of your life story and current situation. This allows us to accurately pinpoint the problem and collaborate on a plan moving forward. From there, we meet for regular individual therapy sessions – which is where the real work begins.
As you progress in therapy, you can learn to:
Let go of uncontrollable stress and worry
Recover from burnout
Learn strategies for raising a happy, healthy family
Think positively and understand your emotions
Build connection and love for your child
Use coping strategies that actually work
Feel confident and have self-control
Find wellness and joy
We call our practice Postpartum Wellness for a reason.
We started this practice because we are passionate about providing a safe and caring space for women to process their pregnancy and postpartum experiences. The silent struggle that many women experience impacts their relationships with self, partner, friends, family, colleagues, and the rest of society. The shame and stigma around pregnancy and postpartum stress needs to be recognized – and we want to be part of that change.
If you or a loved one is struggling with depression, anxiety, or any other issues, let us help. Contact us today to get started on your wellness journey.
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Want to learn more about how we can help?
We would love to hear from you. Call (703) 772-5097 or click on Contact in the menu above!