No one knows better than a therapist that relationships take work! In a perfect world, you would seek out the perfect counselor before problems arose in your relationship; however, most couples don’t even think about counseling until there’s a real need for it. In any case, I have the knowledge and experience to counsel you and your significant other through good times as well as significant life experiences. If you commit to the work that it takes to build a strong relationship, you will see rewards.
Although pregnancy is a joyous journey for many people, it is still a time of uncertainty, anxiety and stress – and that’s in a perfect scenario. When the mother is under high levels of stress, it can affect the baby as well. Expectant mothers often feel the weight of parenthood before their partners, which can lead to very different expectations during pregnancy, birth and in the weeks and months after.
Couples who experience infertility can become so preoccupied with getting pregnant that they lose focus or motivation for anything else. My infertility counseling can help you and your partner deal with feelings of anxiety, sadness, and guilt that can be brought on by prolonged infertility and infertility treatments. The pressure of planning intercourse and the mounting disappointment of infertility can lead to marital problems. Don’t hesitate to reach out for support!
Once a woman becomes pregnant, whether it’s planned or unplanned or after years of infertility, there are still worries and struggles even after birth. Pregnancy loss is quite common, although it is not a topic that has always been openly discussed. Therefore, women and partners who go through pregnancy loss can feel very much alone. Counseling can be very beneficial for both partners individually and as a couple.
Postpartum depression can affect anyone, in any situation. Outside opinions can weigh heavily on new mothers’ minds, as can thoughts that your life as you knew it was over. I have personally counseled women with postpartum issues for weeks, months, and some for over a year. There is no timeline on your feelings.
Marriage is one of the most important relationships in a person’s life. Couples therapy is a good idea even when things are going well, but most couples only see a counselor when their marriage is on the rocks. Whether it’s pre- or post-divorce counseling, several issues need to be discussed, including financials and co-parenting. My divorce counseling also focuses on conflict resolution. If your marriage does end in divorce, it will be as important as ever that the two of you can still communicate civilly.