10 Holiday De-Stress Tips

Symptoms that are inflamed by stress are difficult to endure, especially with the added pressure to "be on" with company around.

Are You Treating a Postpartum Woman in Distress?

With weariness at the center of this undertaking, she musters enough strength to go through the motions while she braces herself in the face of crushed expectations and unforgiving symptoms.

How Has Postpartum Depression Impacted You?

Stressful events hold the possibility of change, both positive and negative.

6 Reasons Why You Might Not Want to Let Go of Your Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal and predictable part of motherhood. Even so, it doesn’t feel good so why would you not want to learn to let go of it?

Countertransference: When is yours, mine?

The ache I felt in my chest as Monica recounted the events of that heartrending evening at the hospital was too deep and too personal to ignore.

Think You Can Do This On Your Own?

Asking for help means taking a risk that the person you talk to knows what to do and will act accordingly.

6 Affirmations for Postpartum Self-Esteem

It’s just that your pretense is not as well developed and you are not as good at faking it as they are.

Pregnant and Anxious?

A woman who feels anxious during her pregnancy might think this is just what it feels like to be pregnant.

7 Things I Love About Women With Postpartum Depression

When we can harness that arousal, we can guide her toward support resources that she is unable to utilize distress is high.

Postpartum Depression: Whose Problem Is It?

When a medical condition intersects with several areas of specialization, the focus becomes diluted, thereby making it impossible for it to be given full attention from any one of the multidisciplinary areas of study or practice.

6 Signs You Might Want to Call a Therapist

Depressive thinking can inhibit help-seeking behaviors.

Back to You Two

When inertia sets in, it can feel like nothing will ever get better

Not Sure if You Should Take Medication?

Many women wonder why we don’t just prescribe hormone replacements if part of the problem may be their hormones.

A Plea to Healthcare Professionals and Mamas in Distress

It's hard to admit outloud that having a baby doesn't feel good for some women. And for 1 out of 7 women who give birth, it makes them very sick.

Should We Call it Postpartum Depression?

For reasons that are both straightforward and extremely complex, I just think the terminology should be different.

Postpartum Depression Is Hard on a Marriage

After symptoms have improved and healthy coping skills begin to emerge, remnants of the earlier ambush can, and will, create various degrees of turmoil in your marriage.

I'm a New Mother and I'm Anxious!

Experts and mothers equally agree, with no reservations, that all new mothers experience anxiety; this is irrefutable and unconditional.

Let's Face it: Sometimes Being a Mother Doesn't Feel Good

A woman may hear how motherhood will change her life forever. Indeed. But what is often not said is that some of these changes will be profoundly disquieting, often launching her into a crisis, the likes of which she has never known.

Tips for Coping With Scary Thoughts

It has been estimated that as many as 91 percent of ALL postpartum women experience negative, unwanted, intrusive thoughts about their baby!

Find Your Holiday Brave

If you have a history of depression or are currently depressed, the weeks before and during the holidays can descend with crushing anxiety.

PeRfEcTLy Postpartum

The sooner to begin to accept that there are things you cannot change or control, you sooner you will feel free to successfully navigate this unpredictable course of motherhood.

How Can I Help You?

I am, simultaneously, both an agitator and a follower, outspoken and deferential, self-confident and apprehensive, enlightened and traditional.

The Voice of Depression

Women who are severely ill can present well and look good. Really good.

A Little Kindness Does Go a Long Way

Problem solving is a process that is best achieved by the acceptance of a common goal and a kind heart.

Ask for Help

If your provider responds inappropriately or in any way that makes you feel worse, acknowledge to yourself that you tried and acted on your own behalf and then, go find another provider.

The Dance of Togetherness

Are you really collaborating with your partner or are you merely a participant with no emotional investment?

Is Suicide Contagious?

Someone else’s suicide feels dangerously intimate.

Keys to a Happy Marriage After PPD

Compromising is another way of saying you prefer to behave in ways that are more effective in the long run, than triumphant in the heat of the moment.

Professional, Screen Thyself

Therapists who do not specialize in this area of treatment may not be attuned to the nuances that can easily slide by unnoticed.

The Incubator

What if, I were to spend much of my adult life trying desperately to grow up in spite of a profound desire to stay put or go back, perhaps, to put closure on that which was left undone. A raw, unfinished innocence. Organic anxiety.