Bringing a child in to your family is a BIG change for everyone—including the little baby!

Developing emotional resources before getting pregnant or adopting will give you, your baby and family a healthier start that lasts a lifetime.

Key benefits of pre and perinatal psychotherapy include:

  • Increased ability for self-regulation (how to cope under stress)
  • Increased self awareness (how to turn your attention inward and identify triggers)
  • More social-emotional support (create a circle of support around you)
  • Authentic connection to yourself and to others (being connected and separate at the same time)
  • Compassion for yourself (working through intergenerational trauma)
  • Pre and perinatal psycho education (building secure attachments)
  • Healing from PMADs (Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders)
  • Healing from loss (miscarriage)

Areas we can address together:

  • Fears around parenthood
  • Early childhood trauma
  • Birth trauma
  • Your strengths and skills
  • Body image
  • Pre-conception planning
  • Attachment & bonding
  • Relaxation practices
  • Pre & perinatal psycho education
  • Trusting your own instincts
  • Understanding & relating to cultural & institutional pressures around becoming a parent
  • Being a ‘good enough’ parent
  • PMADs
  • Adjusting to parenthood
  • Identity Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Creating a circle of support