Therapy for mothers provides you space to reconnect with who you are and reclaim your vision of what motherhood can look like for you. As we work together in therapy we will explore how the experiences you’ve had throughout your pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting journeys have shaped your perceptions of who you are. The pressure of “doing it all” as a mother can leave you feeling guilty, burned out, and unacknowledged. Oftentimes this results in longer term experiences with anxiety, indecision, and self-blame that impact how women perceive themselves as mothers. I want to help you set realistic boundaries, expectations, and routines that support your needs as a mother, woman, and partner.
I work with women whose experiences of motherhood don’t align with what they envisioned it would be. I’ll help you shift out of self-judgement so that you can be more present with your family and compassionate towards yourself.
Why Do Mothers Seek Therapy?
I often work with women who find that their experiences of motherhood aren’t aligning with how they envisioned it would be. They feel like they’ve lost touch with themselves and the ideas of what they thought their future would look like. They find it difficult to balance all of the expectations of being partner, mother, professional, and woman. Many of them have also had experiences during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum that felt overwhelming or out of their control. Therapy for mothers can help you reconnect with who you are and reclaim your vision of what motherhood can look like for you.
Some of the topics we may explore in therapy include:
- You have a hard time relaxing, making decisions, or letting go of unrealistic expectations
- You are exhausted and overwhelmed by trying to “do it all”
- Your focus on motherhood has caused you to feel disconnected from who you are and what you want for your future
- You find it hard to balance the needs of yourself and the needs of your family
- Pregnancy and postpartum adjustments have caused you to feel anxious, overwhelmed, or insecure
- Distressing pregnancy or birth experiences are impacting the way you feel about your body
- Your sexual experiences have been impacted by anxiety, shame, or decreased desire
You don’t have to do this alone. Therapy can provide you with the support you need to move forward.
My approach to therapy for mothers is collaborative, compassionate, and trauma-informed. My hope for each client that I work with is that they can begin to explore their symptoms with a sense of compassion, and in doing so begin to understand their own stories from a place of strength and empowerment. I look forward to learning more about what this may look like for you!