Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum Therapists in Sandy Springs, GA

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Cierra Harris
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Sandy Springs, GA 30328  (Online Only)
Whether addressing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, or personal development, I am committed to creating a safe and non-judgmental space for healing in you.
I have extensive experience counseling women and teens. I am dedicated to fostering a therapeutic alliance built on trust, empathy, and mutual respect for all those I partner with. I am a dedicated and compassionate Licensed Professional Counselor with 10 years of experience in providing therapeutic support and guidance. My mission is to empower individuals to overcome life's challenges, fostering personal growth and well-being.
Whether addressing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, or personal development, I am committed to creating a safe and non-judgmental space for healing in you.
I have extensive experience counseling women and teens. I am dedicated to fostering a therapeutic alliance built on trust, empathy, and mutual respect for all those I partner with. I am a dedicated and compassionate Licensed Professional Counselor with 10 years of experience in providing therapeutic support and guidance. My mission is to empower individuals to overcome life's challenges, fostering personal growth and well-being.
(470) 536-8917 View (470) 536-8917
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Jessica Bauer
Psychologist, PhD, PMH-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sandy Springs, GA 30342  (Online Only)
Jessica Bauer is a certified Perinatal Mental Health provider and she specializes in pregnancy/postpartum counseling (birth trauma, pregnancy loss, stillbirth, high risk pregnancy, pregnancy after loss, and fertility struggles).
With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Jessica Bauer has her doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology and is the owner of Informed Therapy Group, a group practice that specializes in transforming lives through both individual and couples therapy. We help you find solutions, heal trauma, process emotions, increase connection and work through past negative experiences. We want our clients to feel seen and heard in the therapeutic space, as we believe this is the only way to create meaningful change in their lives.
Jessica Bauer is a certified Perinatal Mental Health provider and she specializes in pregnancy/postpartum counseling (birth trauma, pregnancy loss, stillbirth, high risk pregnancy, pregnancy after loss, and fertility struggles).
With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Jessica Bauer has her doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology and is the owner of Informed Therapy Group, a group practice that specializes in transforming lives through both individual and couples therapy. We help you find solutions, heal trauma, process emotions, increase connection and work through past negative experiences. We want our clients to feel seen and heard in the therapeutic space, as we believe this is the only way to create meaningful change in their lives.
(404) 640-5578 View (404) 640-5578
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Step by Step Perinatal Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, PMH-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Since 2016, Step by Step Perinatal Services has been helping women and families find their optimal wellness through developing a deeper understanding of their needs and goals as new parents.
I am a psychotherapist, that specializes in perinatal mood disorders. Are you a mother struggling with the demands of motherhood? In my practice, I utilize a holistic and client-centered approach, I draw upon evidence-based therapeutic techniques tailored to meet the unique needs of each client. I firmly believe in the power of building a strong therapeutic alliance, fostering open communication, and empowering individuals to make informed decisions about their mental health and overall well-being.
Since 2016, Step by Step Perinatal Services has been helping women and families find their optimal wellness through developing a deeper understanding of their needs and goals as new parents.
I am a psychotherapist, that specializes in perinatal mood disorders. Are you a mother struggling with the demands of motherhood? In my practice, I utilize a holistic and client-centered approach, I draw upon evidence-based therapeutic techniques tailored to meet the unique needs of each client. I firmly believe in the power of building a strong therapeutic alliance, fostering open communication, and empowering individuals to make informed decisions about their mental health and overall well-being.
(470) 243-8915 View (470) 243-8915
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Joy Freilich
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Sandy Springs, GA 30342
I have 20 years of counseling experience and have done extensive post graduate training in marriage and family therapy as well as in perinatal mental health.
Life can be hard. Sometimes we have difficulty communicating with our boss or loved ones. Sometimes we have difficulty adjusting to new circumstances. At times, we may feel stuck and unsure of how to initiate change. Other times we may want to delve deeper and truly understand our motivations and desires. Sometimes we just want to feel heard. I strive to create a space safe where my clients feel comfortable sharing. I actively engage in conversation with my clients, meet them where they are and work collaboratively with them to bridge the gap between their current state of being and living their most fulfilled lives.
I have 20 years of counseling experience and have done extensive post graduate training in marriage and family therapy as well as in perinatal mental health.
Life can be hard. Sometimes we have difficulty communicating with our boss or loved ones. Sometimes we have difficulty adjusting to new circumstances. At times, we may feel stuck and unsure of how to initiate change. Other times we may want to delve deeper and truly understand our motivations and desires. Sometimes we just want to feel heard. I strive to create a space safe where my clients feel comfortable sharing. I actively engage in conversation with my clients, meet them where they are and work collaboratively with them to bridge the gap between their current state of being and living their most fulfilled lives.
(770) 999-9685 View (770) 999-9685
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Lauren A. Evans
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Sandy Springs, GA 30327  (Online Only)
I offer treatment for issues related to pregnancy, motherhood, relationship distress, postpartum depression/ anxiety, and much more.
Being a mother is challenging. You have more worries, less time, and no room for "self-care." You may question your abilities, your partner, your career path, and more. You may even be anxious about delivering your baby. Have you completely lost yourself in a sea of stress, worry, and sadness? You are not alone. I am a mother, wife, and survivor of perinatal anxiety. I understand the fluctuating hormones that can cause our mood disturbances. I want to help you to manage your anxiety, replace your depressive thoughts, and understand the chemical changes that cause them. With individual or couples therapy you will be well!
I offer treatment for issues related to pregnancy, motherhood, relationship distress, postpartum depression/ anxiety, and much more.
Being a mother is challenging. You have more worries, less time, and no room for "self-care." You may question your abilities, your partner, your career path, and more. You may even be anxious about delivering your baby. Have you completely lost yourself in a sea of stress, worry, and sadness? You are not alone. I am a mother, wife, and survivor of perinatal anxiety. I understand the fluctuating hormones that can cause our mood disturbances. I want to help you to manage your anxiety, replace your depressive thoughts, and understand the chemical changes that cause them. With individual or couples therapy you will be well!
(470) 570-4745 View (470) 570-4745
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Jana Glass
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MAC, PMH-C, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
I am Certified in Brainspotting, Trained in EMDR, Certified in Perinatal Mental Health, and am a Licensed Counselor, Master Addiction Counselor, & Board Certified in Telemental Health providing in-office, secure video & phone sessions.
Connection & Sense of Belonging: We all want to be accepted and know we matter. Challenging life experiences disrupt these connections and leave you feeling isolated and alone. My first priority is creating a meaningful relationship through respect and non-judgement by listen to your story and what brings you to seek support and guidance. People I work with struggle with anxiety, depression, and often have negative core beliefs from past experiences that inform present decisions and actions. I help people find relief and re-define beliefs in a more positive direction.
I am Certified in Brainspotting, Trained in EMDR, Certified in Perinatal Mental Health, and am a Licensed Counselor, Master Addiction Counselor, & Board Certified in Telemental Health providing in-office, secure video & phone sessions.
Connection & Sense of Belonging: We all want to be accepted and know we matter. Challenging life experiences disrupt these connections and leave you feeling isolated and alone. My first priority is creating a meaningful relationship through respect and non-judgement by listen to your story and what brings you to seek support and guidance. People I work with struggle with anxiety, depression, and often have negative core beliefs from past experiences that inform present decisions and actions. I help people find relief and re-define beliefs in a more positive direction.
(404) 238-7248 View (404) 238-7248
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Tara Towler Cumby Towler Counseling Llc
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CPCS
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Sandy Springs, GA 30338
Accepting new clients! Are you a mom, new mom or trying to become pregnant? Do you find you are dealing with mom guilt? Do you see yourself comparing yourself with others? I am here to help. As a mom, myself I can relate. I work with women in all stages of motherhood. I work with new moms who are suffering from postpartum. I work with women trying to become pregnant who are dealing with stress or infertility issues.If you are tired of being tired and ready for a change, reach out today. At Towler Counseling, I’m committed to helping you navigate the complexities of motherhood with confidence and support.
Accepting new clients! Are you a mom, new mom or trying to become pregnant? Do you find you are dealing with mom guilt? Do you see yourself comparing yourself with others? I am here to help. As a mom, myself I can relate. I work with women in all stages of motherhood. I work with new moms who are suffering from postpartum. I work with women trying to become pregnant who are dealing with stress or infertility issues.If you are tired of being tired and ready for a change, reach out today. At Towler Counseling, I’m committed to helping you navigate the complexities of motherhood with confidence and support.
(770) 501-3782 View (770) 501-3782
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Push Thru Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC, CPCS, PMH-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sandy Springs, GA 30319  (Online Only)
We have a group of culturally competent therapists that have experience in working with trauma, anxiety, self-worth, identity, depression, stress management, life transitions, women issues, infertility, infant loss, and maternal mental health (postpartum depression & anxiety).
Having a hard time getting through past traumas from your childhood and you recognize how it's showing up in your relationships? Dealing with the stress of balancing work, family, while also juggling your own needs? Healing from a bad break-up that shattered your idea of where you thought you'd be at in life right now? Then Push Thru Therapy is for you. There is no issue too small or too big to receive help for. Push Thru Therapy is a group practice geared to help women push through various tribulations in their lives. This is a space for women and for mothers.
We have a group of culturally competent therapists that have experience in working with trauma, anxiety, self-worth, identity, depression, stress management, life transitions, women issues, infertility, infant loss, and maternal mental health (postpartum depression & anxiety).
Having a hard time getting through past traumas from your childhood and you recognize how it's showing up in your relationships? Dealing with the stress of balancing work, family, while also juggling your own needs? Healing from a bad break-up that shattered your idea of where you thought you'd be at in life right now? Then Push Thru Therapy is for you. There is no issue too small or too big to receive help for. Push Thru Therapy is a group practice geared to help women push through various tribulations in their lives. This is a space for women and for mothers.
(678) 374-3818 View (678) 374-3818
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Jessica Bosson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Sandy Springs, GA 30319
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Feeling stuck, hopeless, or stressed can be overwhelming. You’ve come to the right place! I offer a warm and casual style to help you reach your toughest goals. I will encourage you to make positive changes toward personal growth while helping you understand yourself better. I can teach you effective coping skills that you can use now and later. I recognize the vulnerability it takes to begin therapy; thus, I take a personalized psychotherapy approach with each client while utilizing evidenced-based practices.
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Feeling stuck, hopeless, or stressed can be overwhelming. You’ve come to the right place! I offer a warm and casual style to help you reach your toughest goals. I will encourage you to make positive changes toward personal growth while helping you understand yourself better. I can teach you effective coping skills that you can use now and later. I recognize the vulnerability it takes to begin therapy; thus, I take a personalized psychotherapy approach with each client while utilizing evidenced-based practices.
(678) 324-3601 View (678) 324-3601
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Alisha M. Padilla
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SSW
Verified Verified
Sandy Springs, GA 30327  (Online Only)
I am also trained in Perinatal Mental Health in which we can address symptoms related to infertility, childbirth, parenting and more.
Do you find yourself attempting to dismiss negative thoughts or memories? Possibly avoiding situations, scenarios, and places that remind you of something not so great? Do these memories invoke some kind of negative belief about yourself that you know is not true? You might notice areas of your life are impacted in some way such as your level of self confidence and ability to manage everything at once. Do you desire to decrease the intensity of these memories, thoughts or experiences so they are no longer as intrusive and demanding of your attention?
I am also trained in Perinatal Mental Health in which we can address symptoms related to infertility, childbirth, parenting and more.
Do you find yourself attempting to dismiss negative thoughts or memories? Possibly avoiding situations, scenarios, and places that remind you of something not so great? Do these memories invoke some kind of negative belief about yourself that you know is not true? You might notice areas of your life are impacted in some way such as your level of self confidence and ability to manage everything at once. Do you desire to decrease the intensity of these memories, thoughts or experiences so they are no longer as intrusive and demanding of your attention?
(912) 214-3116 View (912) 214-3116
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Nickesha Douglas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Sandy Springs, GA 30338  (Online Only)
Mental illness can be isolating and leave you with doubts about who you are. I have seen this show up in many ways throughout my work with individuals struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, disordered eating and anxiety related disorders. Individuals with OCD might find themselves scared and confused by their thoughts. Most struggle with intrusive images and thoughts that are not aligned with their values and who they know themselves to be. I have worked with individuals for whom their depressive symptoms made it difficult to show up for themselves and their loved ones and complete daily tasks/activities.
Mental illness can be isolating and leave you with doubts about who you are. I have seen this show up in many ways throughout my work with individuals struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, disordered eating and anxiety related disorders. Individuals with OCD might find themselves scared and confused by their thoughts. Most struggle with intrusive images and thoughts that are not aligned with their values and who they know themselves to be. I have worked with individuals for whom their depressive symptoms made it difficult to show up for themselves and their loved ones and complete daily tasks/activities.
(470) 228-4555 View (470) 228-4555
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Katie Raskin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, HHC, RYT, CCH, PMH-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sandy Springs, GA 30327
Whether you are pregnant, new to Motherhood, a seasoned parent, or struggling with body image - you may be experiencing feelings of loneliness, anxiety, fear, identity crisis, or trauma. You may feel as though you’ve lost control, as both your body and seemingly your whole life have changed. Are you told to “enjoy every minute” or “bounce back after birth”? These unwelcomed pressures can also add to our feelings of guilt and shame. I am here to support you. Know you are not alone. Together, we will use mindfulness practices, imagery, and therapeutic strategies to help you be present, release self-doubt, and cultivate confidence.
Whether you are pregnant, new to Motherhood, a seasoned parent, or struggling with body image - you may be experiencing feelings of loneliness, anxiety, fear, identity crisis, or trauma. You may feel as though you’ve lost control, as both your body and seemingly your whole life have changed. Are you told to “enjoy every minute” or “bounce back after birth”? These unwelcomed pressures can also add to our feelings of guilt and shame. I am here to support you. Know you are not alone. Together, we will use mindfulness practices, imagery, and therapeutic strategies to help you be present, release self-doubt, and cultivate confidence.
(470) 594-2220 View (470) 594-2220
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Workthrough Wellness & Consulting LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Sandy Springs, GA 30319  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Life happens to the best of us, and it can be very overwhelming in general. With women juggling more roles, there has been an overwhelming increase in pressure to push through when you may feel like you are operating on fumes. Whether you are amid a positive, exciting life event or more stressful experience, life transitions are inevitable. This is for the woman who may be functioning well on the outside but falling apart inside. You came here because maybe you are feeling disconnected from yourself & others, feeling chronically exhausted and questioning this version of you.
Life happens to the best of us, and it can be very overwhelming in general. With women juggling more roles, there has been an overwhelming increase in pressure to push through when you may feel like you are operating on fumes. Whether you are amid a positive, exciting life event or more stressful experience, life transitions are inevitable. This is for the woman who may be functioning well on the outside but falling apart inside. You came here because maybe you are feeling disconnected from yourself & others, feeling chronically exhausted and questioning this version of you.
(770) 626-4623 View (770) 626-4623
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Maria Gonzalez-Iglesias
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sandy Springs, GA 30342
Maria is passionate about building on client strengths to overcome obstacles in life. It is in teaching clients coping strategies that they are able to be successful in life regardless of past trauma. Maria uses an eclectic approach to therapy, including psychodynamic theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and a strengths-based approach. She has experience in working with clients dealing with anxiety and depression, suicidal ideation, abuse, parenting issues and divorce.
Maria is passionate about building on client strengths to overcome obstacles in life. It is in teaching clients coping strategies that they are able to be successful in life regardless of past trauma. Maria uses an eclectic approach to therapy, including psychodynamic theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and a strengths-based approach. She has experience in working with clients dealing with anxiety and depression, suicidal ideation, abuse, parenting issues and divorce.
(678) 990-9212 View (678) 990-9212
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C C Williams
Psychologist, PsyD, MSW
Verified Verified
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Therapeutically, my goal is to create a warm, kind and safe environment where my clients can achieve growth and balance. I endeavor to make the journey valuable and enjoyable, even when it's uncomfortable. I generally work with clients experiencing difficulties with transitions (school, career, etc), becoming a Mother/Parent and all the related, often unspoken changes that accompany this new role, relationship issues, issues of identity (ethnic, sexual), sexual abuse, obtaining & maintaining greater independence from parents or spouse, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, social fears, addiction, diversity, divorce, parenting, communication skills, spirituality, growing as a therapist, health & fitness and self development.
Therapeutically, my goal is to create a warm, kind and safe environment where my clients can achieve growth and balance. I endeavor to make the journey valuable and enjoyable, even when it's uncomfortable. I generally work with clients experiencing difficulties with transitions (school, career, etc), becoming a Mother/Parent and all the related, often unspoken changes that accompany this new role, relationship issues, issues of identity (ethnic, sexual), sexual abuse, obtaining & maintaining greater independence from parents or spouse, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, social fears, addiction, diversity, divorce, parenting, communication skills, spirituality, growing as a therapist, health & fitness and self development.
(770) 450-5818 View (770) 450-5818
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Lamecia Eaddy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Hi, you took the first step! Therapy is a major step towards regaining control of your life and moving towards healing. Being vulnerable and trusting a stranger with your innermost secrets and thoughts can be uncomfortable, intimidating, or just not your thing. Let me give you a space where you can be speak your truth with ease and honesty without judgement. An opportunity to eliminate unhealthy patterns, learn new life strategies, re-discover your strengths. Together we can help you create and fulfill the vision for new you!
Hi, you took the first step! Therapy is a major step towards regaining control of your life and moving towards healing. Being vulnerable and trusting a stranger with your innermost secrets and thoughts can be uncomfortable, intimidating, or just not your thing. Let me give you a space where you can be speak your truth with ease and honesty without judgement. An opportunity to eliminate unhealthy patterns, learn new life strategies, re-discover your strengths. Together we can help you create and fulfill the vision for new you!
(678) 899-6534 View (678) 899-6534
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Sala Hilaire
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
My name is Sala Hilaire. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Master Addiction Counselor, Certified Anger Management Specialist, and a Certified Grief Informed Professional. My clinical expertise and many years of experience include work with individuals in crisis; survivors of emotional and physical abuse/trauma; the LGBTQ+ community and persons addressing issues related to addictions, grief/loss, self-esteem, and stress. I have over 30 years of experience as a therapist.
My name is Sala Hilaire. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Master Addiction Counselor, Certified Anger Management Specialist, and a Certified Grief Informed Professional. My clinical expertise and many years of experience include work with individuals in crisis; survivors of emotional and physical abuse/trauma; the LGBTQ+ community and persons addressing issues related to addictions, grief/loss, self-esteem, and stress. I have over 30 years of experience as a therapist.
(678) 509-6255 View (678) 509-6255
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Chelsea Ward
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Sandy Springs, GA 30342
I have worked in the mental health field for a long time now. I have a pending addictions CACII specialty. I have worked with ED clients for a year. I am very confident in my CBT skills and solution focused techniques.
I have worked in the mental health field for a long time now. I have a pending addictions CACII specialty. I have worked with ED clients for a year. I am very confident in my CBT skills and solution focused techniques.
(404) 800-9643 View (404) 800-9643
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Melissa Bosch
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked with people from many different cultures, sexual/gender identities, and active duty/veteran populations for over 10 years. I help my clients deal with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, family and relationship problems, career changes, and many other issues at different points in their lives. My counseling approach is eclectic and includes cognitive-behavioral, strength-based, person-focused, psychodynamic, and solution-focused counseling modalities.
Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked with people from many different cultures, sexual/gender identities, and active duty/veteran populations for over 10 years. I help my clients deal with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, family and relationship problems, career changes, and many other issues at different points in their lives. My counseling approach is eclectic and includes cognitive-behavioral, strength-based, person-focused, psychodynamic, and solution-focused counseling modalities.
(470) 735-2024 View (470) 735-2024
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Tara Lozano
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
I strongly believe in the healing potential and wholeness within every individual. I specialize in working with adults, parents, and families who experience anxiety/overwhelm, developmental and specific trauma(s), difficult life transitions, challenging relationship dynamics, and feelings of "not good enough." Utilizing a somatic, trauma-informed approach that incorporates practical and deeply connecting tools, I support my clients in promoting growth and healing. When we are in distress, or experiencing a longing for deeper connection, we can benefit from having assistance to turn inward and open to our immediate experience.
I strongly believe in the healing potential and wholeness within every individual. I specialize in working with adults, parents, and families who experience anxiety/overwhelm, developmental and specific trauma(s), difficult life transitions, challenging relationship dynamics, and feelings of "not good enough." Utilizing a somatic, trauma-informed approach that incorporates practical and deeply connecting tools, I support my clients in promoting growth and healing. When we are in distress, or experiencing a longing for deeper connection, we can benefit from having assistance to turn inward and open to our immediate experience.
(678) 647-7851 View (678) 647-7851

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Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum Therapists

What are the most effective ways to address pregnancy, prenatal, and postpartum concerns?

The most effective way to address pregnancy, prenatal, and postpartum concerns is by finding a therapist who has prior experience helping other patients overcome the challenge being faced. For example, a marriage and family therapist may have experience helping couples adjust to their new relationship dynamic. An anxiety specialist may have experience helping with phobias or illness anxiety related to the child’s health. A depression specialist may have experience treating postpartum depression.

When should I seek treatment for prenatal or postpartum concerns?

Pregnancy and the postpartum period involve intense physical and mental changes; a degree of upset and instability is normal. However, if these changes impair daily functioning, it may be time to seek help. This distinction is pertinent for postpartum depression: A period of teariness, irritability, and distress is difficult but normal in the one to two weeks after childbirth (sometimes called the “baby blues.”) But if feelings of sadness and hopelessness persist beyond that period, the person should seek treatment.

How do I manage worries during pregnancy or the postnatal period?

A therapist can help patients develop the tools they need to manage anxieties during or after pregnancy. Cognitive behavioral therapy can help people identify and reframe harmful patterns of thought, and change their behaviors. Other techniques and skills can allow people to develop acceptance, psychological flexibility, self-compassion, communication skills, and more.

Are there specific medications for postpartum depression?

In 2019, the FDA approved the first medication designed to treat postpartum depression. The medication is called brexanolone and is delivered intravenously by a medical professional over the course of a few days. However, typical antidepressants, which are more accessible, can also treat postpartum depression. The disorder is often best treated through a combination of medication and therapy.