Nurture Your Emotional Health
You’re in the postpartum phase of this motherhood journey…and nothing is as you were led to expect.
There are days you feel overwhelmed. Some days you feel anxious. Days certainly where everything feels like it is out of your control. The guilt mounts, as does the fear. And you can’t shake it.
You feel like you can't delight in this beautiful, amazing new bundle. In fact, feelings of motherly joy are nowhere to be found. And attachment and bonding? A thing you only dream about experiencing with your baby.
There are days you feel like you're on the edge; defensive and headed for conflict.
There are other days you cannot stop crying. The sadness is so deep it aches.
Sometimes, it’s the intrusive thoughts that get in the way. The ones that make you feel like you have to be hyper-alert so no harm comes to your baby. On the worst days, you wonder nervously if it might be you that could hurt your baby.
Postpartum wasn’t supposed to be like this.
It was supposed to be a little bumpy but nothing like this.
This time was supposed to be more than “just existing.”
It was supposed to be fulfilling...like your life felt whole.
Instead, it is tedious and overwhelming.
A constant mess of feelings of depression or anxiety or both.
Instead, it is like you are a stranger to yourself. “Where did I go?”
You don’t know if this is the normal worry that moms
talk about or if this is a new battle with anxiety.
You don’t know if it’s the “baby blues” that people talk
about or if it’s postpartum depression.
You want to feel heard, understood, and supported. Without being made to feel less-than or inadequate.
You want to have moments of bliss and magic with your baby. To feel confident, able, and excited for the rest of the motherhood journey.
You want to know you can handle the stressors and still be the best mom for your family.
Counseling for Postpartum Can Really Help You!
Through therapy, we will find the tools that work best for you so you can manage the negative emotions that come with parenthood—with life!—without crumbling or having to fight so hard to get through them. We will help you understand your emotions and thoughts and learn how to interact with them in a non-threatening way.
Together, we will build a new lens for your thought process, so you can be the person who best supports you. So you can detect faulty thought patterns and substitute them with healthy, more accurate ones.
I will work with you to manage feelings of depression, anxiety, and overwhelm so your confidence in working through those feelings sees a major increase. So you believe you can navigate hard days without crumbling or beating yourself up for being unproductive. I will help you find ways to routinely care for yourself so you don’t feel like you’re losing yourself and your interests.
Most importantly, we will help you grow into your role as a mother in a way that you feel balanced, and like you are the best version of yourself.
And, you don’t know how to talk about being overwhelmed.
Other people look like they’re doing it so normally.
So effortlessly. If you share with them the things going
on in your head, they wouldn’t understand.
Or even worse, they’ll think you’re crazy.
Now, you're considering postpartum counseling in St. Louis, or online therapy for women in Missouri
You want to find practical, concrete, real-world strategies. Strategies that you can use not only to adjust to this role, but to use throughout your life as a parent.
Begin Postpartum Counseling in St. Louis, MO
It's time to get started on your journey toward healthier and happier motherhood. Luckily, in our Kirkwood, MO counseling clinic, we can help. We can also chat via telehealth for online therapy in Missouri. Taking this first step is a big deal, so you are already making great progress! Just follow these simple steps and we will get started.
Contact Marble Wellness to schedule an appointment
Chat with me, Stephanie, your therapist
Start to feel healthier and happier, with more energy for your baby now
Other Mental Health Services at Marble Wellness
At Marble Wellness, our goal is simple: Counseling services in St. Louis, MO designed to help set you on a path of living a more fulfilled, calm, and happy life. We specialize in anxiety, depression, and maternal overwhelm. I can also help new moms with various postpartum concerns, moms in the thick of parenting, and moms with teens. We can also chat from wherever you are in the state with online therapy in Missouri. No matter where you are in your journey, I would love to support you.