"We will have to give up the hope that, if we try hard, we somehow will
always do right by our children. The connection is imperfect. We will sometimes do wrong."
- Judith Viorst
As a new mother, you might be feeling the opposite of how you think you are supposed to feel, Perhaps the demands of motherhood are so overwhelming that you have forbidden feelings, like walking away or giving up. Or you might be critical of yourself because you aren't connecting with your baby the way you thought you would, or think you should. It might be easy to think you should just get over these feelings and blame yourself that you don't.
These feelings are very common after childbirth. Even so, too few women talk about it. Consequently too many women who struggle with these feelings believe they are terrible moms, blame themselves and feel alone. You might be one of them.
If so, I would like to offer you the guidance and support you may be needing to make this new journey easier for you. If you are a mother for the first time or many times over, a new baby marks an enormous change in your life and in your identity. Regardless of your circumstances, difficulties in adjusting to this change are completely understandable and valid.
Together we will:
Yes, this is a difficult passage you are in. It is temporary. It won't last forever, And it is important that you don't suffer it alone.
"Thank you for your help through a rough time in my life. I think of you and our sessions fondly. You really helped me learn how to think clearly and sanely about things."
Take some time to contemplate your situation. If you feel that you would like to meet me and see if therapy might be helpful for you, I offer a free 50 minute consultation. That will give you a chance to meet me, ask questions and we can each get a sense of what it would be like to work together.
If you'd like to speak with me or make an appointment, please call at 707-792-2654.