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Therapy for Birth Trauma

Supportive postpartum therapy for women on their motherhood journey.

Do You Feel Guilty Because You Have Painful Memories Of Your Child’s Birth?

Are you a new mother who had a difficult pregnancy or childbirth? Do you find yourself reliving traumatic moments of your delivery that interrupt the happiness of bonding with your newborn? When someone asks about your birth experience, do you feel bad or anxious because you can’t give them the fairytale they’re expecting?

Maybe your baby suffered perinatal trauma and had to go to the NICU, and you feel ashamed even though it wasn’t your fault. Or perhaps you’re so overwhelmed with nightmares, intrusive imagery, and negative feelings toward the birth of your baby that you push everyone away because you’re afraid they will judge you.

It Can Be Hard To Find Support When Your Pregnancy Doesn’t Go As Planned. If you can relate to any of the following, therapy for birth trauma may help you cope.

You feel like no one understands what you’re going through.

You don’t want to take away from the happiness of your new baby’s arrival, so you stay quiet about the disappointment you experienced.

You feel a profound sadness or detachment when recalling your delivery, unlike the joy you expected to feel.

You experience intense fear or panic when thinking about medical settings or the possibility of another pregnancy.

You feel disconnected from your baby or partner, struggling to bond.

You have recurring, intrusive memories or nightmares about your childbirth experience.

Meet the Expert

Hi, I’m Shaina Feingold, LCSW, PMH-C And I’m Glad You’re Here.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Certified Perinatal Mental Health Practitioner, and a mother of three.  I strive to support women and moms, who have felt defeated by life demands, redefine their life experiences and take back their power.

As a woman with her own timultuous journey into motherhood, I know what it’s like to feel like life is unfair, disappointing and filled with frustration. As a result, I have fine-tuned the methods I use to make sure my clients get the best results possible.

Meet the Expert

Hi, I’m Shaina Feingold, LCSW, PMH-C And I’m Glad You’re Here.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Certified Perinatal Mental Health Practitioner, and a mother of three.  I strive to support women and moms, who have felt defeated by life demands, redefine their life experiences and take back their power.

As a woman with her own timultuous journey into motherhood, I know what it’s like to feel like life is unfair, disappointing and filled with frustration. As a result, I have fine-tuned the methods I use to make sure my clients get the best results possible.

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FAQ:

What To Expect In A Therapy Session For A New Mom

In each postpartum therapy session, you can expect a safe place where you are able to open up and process the stress that comes with motherhood. As your counselor, I’m in your corner and I’ll listen to your perspective and everything you’ve endured.

During your first visit, we talk about the issues you are experiencing and decide the best way to get you where you want to go. Though we will spend a bit of time exploring your symptoms and working to understand where they come from, our primary focus will be on building a future for yourself where life feels more hopeful and motherhood more enjoyable.

Does treatment mean I need medication for postpartum depression or anxiety?

Medication is a viable treatment option, but it’s based in part on individual preference. We will discuss options so that you feel comfortable in whatever treatment you are receiving. Medication is not my specialty, so if that’s something you’d like to try, I will refer you to someone who can help.

How do I know my symptoms are not just the baby blues?

Therapy isn’t just for diagnosable postpartum issues. My focus isn’t your diagnosis, it’s making sure you get the help you need. If you’re a mom who feels like you aren’t at your best, therapy could be beneficial to you. I’d love to understand what you’re struggling with and work with you to overcome the obstacles you’re facing.

Will counseling help me feel like myself again?

I know things seem hard right now. Being a new mom is difficult, and sometimes, it can feel like these overwhelming emotions will never fade—but this isn’t permanent. Don’t let the fear, sadness, and sense of powerlessness stop you from experiencing the positive benefits of therapy. With the right tools and support, you can absolutely feel like yourself again.

FAQ:

What To Expect In A Therapy Session For A New Mom

In each postpartum therapy session, you can expect a safe place where you are able to open up and process the stress that comes with motherhood. As your counselor, I’m in your corner and I’ll listen to your perspective and everything you’ve endured.

During your first visit, we talk about the issues you are experiencing and decide the best way to get you where you want to go. Though we will spend a bit of time exploring your symptoms and working to understand where they come from, our primary focus will be on building a future for yourself where life feels more hopeful and motherhood more enjoyable.

Does treatment mean I need medication for postpartum depression or anxiety?

Medication is a viable treatment option, but it’s based in part on individual preference. We will discuss options so that you feel comfortable in whatever treatment you are receiving. Medication is not my specialty, so if that’s something you’d like to try, I will refer you to someone who can help.

How do I know my symptoms are not just the baby blues?

Therapy isn’t just for diagnosable postpartum issues. My focus isn’t your diagnosis, it’s making sure you get the help you need. If you’re a mom who feels like you aren’t at your best, therapy could be beneficial to you. I’d love to understand what you’re struggling with and work with you to overcome the obstacles you’re facing.

Will counseling help me feel like myself again?

I know things seem hard right now. Being a new mom is difficult, and sometimes, it can feel like these overwhelming emotions will never fade—but this isn’t permanent. Don’t let the fear, sadness, and sense of powerlessness stop you from experiencing the positive benefits of therapy. With the right tools and support, you can absolutely feel like yourself again.

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561-223-1524

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