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Postpartum Therapy

Supportive postpartum therapy for women on their motherhood journey.

Are You A New Mom Who Worries About Doing Everything Right?

Do you ever feel like you’re not connecting with or being emotionally present for your infant? Are you so stressed out and worried about everything that you don’t even have the energy to bond with your child? Does it seem like no one around you understands what you’re going through?

Maybe you expected a village of help for you and your newborn, but now you feel isolated and discouraged. Perhaps you spend so much time making sure your baby is safe that you have trouble relaxing and enjoying each moment. Or it could be that your exhaustion and anxiety are driving a wedge between you and your partner.

The Signs Of Postpartum Problems Aren’t Always Obvious

You may not feel depressed or anxious, but you find yourself feeling guilt or shame about all the things you think you should be doing. Or maybe every little stressor sets you off and—once you’re upset—you have a hard time controlling your irritability or anger. Many of these signs might not seem like postpartum symptoms at first glance. However, if your guilt or irritability is making it harder for you to adjust to life as a new mom, these feelings can still leave you overwhelmed. If symptoms of postpartum depression or anxiety are getting in your way, therapy can help you cope with them and connect with your baby.

You Can Get Back To Feeling Like Yourself Again With Postpartum Therapy

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.

I Offer Treatment Options Fitted To Your Postpartum Counseling Needs

Because the brain and the body work in tandem, I believe in providing a holistic approach to the healing process. That means teaching you how to interpret what your emotions and body are trying to tell you. I want to help you understand the sensations you experience and how your brain and body contribute to how you’re feeling.

One method I use with this process is Brainspotting. This brain and body-based intervention uses eye movements and bodily sensations to identify and process a variety of issues that can contribute to postpartum depression, including trauma. 

We know that certain emotional wounds can get “stuck” in the body, so using a mind-body approach to healing can help you access that original source of pain and move past it. As you learn more about yourself, you can retrain how you respond to fear, disconnection, and feelings of inadequacy, allowing you to embrace and enjoy motherhood. 

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FAQ:

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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Shaina Feingold, LCSW

1499 W Palmetto Park Rd
Suite 212A
Boca Raton, FL 33486

561-223-1524

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