Specializing in the traumas and challenges of infertility and pregnancy
arising when life doesn't go as planned.
Infertility Therapy for Women
Make no mistake: infertility is traumatic and devastating. For those who have been there, few things are more soul-crushing than to want a pregnancy, do everything to achieve it, and then to not succeed. It is common to feel helpless, sad, out of control, or angry. Treatment for infertility is physically invasive and emotionally draining.
Infertility is a rollercoaster, and being on it month after month can leave us feeling exhausted and stuck. The process can be lonely, and it can feel like people in our lives don't understand. We get it. Kimberley has specialized training in working with this population, and additionally she is an IVF warrior and an infertility survivor herself.
Hardships often prepare ordinary people
for an extraordinary destiny.
- C.S. Lewis
Infertility therapy can help with the following:
> Overwhelming emotions such as sadness or anger
> Feeling like no one understands what you're facing
> Strained relationships
You don't need to walk this path alone
Support, new skills, and perspective can change everything. Wherever you are on your journey towards motherhood, we can help you find the way though.
Therapy for Pregnancy and Post-Partum Concerns
Societal norms tend to portray pregnancy and motherhood as blissful experiences for women. While it can be, it is very common for women to struggle through periods of adjustment as they move into this new role. Pregnancy and motherhood can be stressful and overwhelming.
Complications and losses can arise that cause additional stress, grief, confusion. Therapy can help you manage the challenges of the transition to motherhood..
Perinatal mood disorders are common and treatable
While it is normal to face mild mood changes following the birth of a child, 15% to 20% of women develop more serious symptoms of mood disorders, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, or OCD. These symptoms can arise at any point during pregnancy or within a year of delivery. If you are struggling, know that it is not your fault. Know that with skilled treatment, symptoms will significantly improve, and you will fuller recover.
Some reasons to seek therapy:
> Overwhelming emotions such as sadness, anxiety, anger, or hopelessness
> Feeling out of control or not like yourself
> Repetitive thoughts of harm coming to your baby that are hard to shake
> Persistent thoughts that you're a bad mom
> Sadness about a birth experience that was not as you'd hoped
> Intense loneliness and/or pulling away from others