Many women identify anger as a reason they are seeking therapy. They feel angry and they don't like it. In reality, anger is not the problem, it's the way our anger plays out that usually bothers us. Are we yelling at our kids? Boiling over toward a spouse? Avoiding, becoming distant, shutting down, etc.?Read More
Self-compassion is all about your self-talk. Self-talk is basically the things you say to yourself. Allll day long we are talking to ourselves.Read More
It's helpful to figure out how anxiety and depression are linked. Sometimes anxiety can lead to depression. For some people, anxiety is like a train, climbing a hill. Read More
We have automatic thoughts (thoughts that immediately follow a trigger) all day long and it's worth taking time to examine them.Read More
Naming and recognizing negative patterns can help lead to more balanced thoughts, and in turn more positive, or at least neutral, emotions.Read More
Is there a link between maternal and paternal depression?Read More
What is postpartum depression?
Postpartum depression is depression that starts 2 weeks-1 year after having a child. (Though untreated, symptoms can linger longer than 1 year.) About 15% of women experience postpartum depression. While certainly hormonal/chemical changes that occur during pregnancy and delivery can affect mental health; women who adopt and new fathers can also experience postpartum depression.Read More