Who knew having a baby would be so hard?
When you decided to have a baby, you probably knew it would be hard. Just not this hard. And not like this.
Reasons to Start Postpartum Counseling in Clackamas or Hillsboro
Maybe you should talk to someone? Postpartum counseling can help you heal.
One of the most important parts of getting help is being able to talk about what you’re going through. Opening up about your experiences relieves you of carrying the burden and keeping these things private. It’s a heavy weight to carry. Talking about your struggles with someone else also helps you clarify what’s going on for you. This can break it down into something more understandable or expose it for what it truly is. Sharing your experience also brings someone else into it so you’re not alone!
The Life Discovery Counseling Approach to Postpartum Support
Talk with us about how you’re feeling so we can help take the power out of the isolation and feelings you’re experiencing, which no one around you understands. It’s not your fault that you feel this way! You didn’t do something wrong and you’re not a bad person for having those thoughts!
Postpartum depression is very common with 1 in 7 moms and 1 in 10 dads suffering from it.
Our caring postpartum specialists work with a number of postpartum issues, including:
- prenatal and postpartum depression
- postpartum and prenatal anxiety
- birth trauma and postpartum post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- pregnancy or postpartum OCD
We can help you develop healthy coping strategies and process your thoughts and emotions in a safe space. Our goal is to help you better understand why you feel the way you do so you can begin to heal and develop healthier ways to manage those emotions. In many cases, people cope the best way they know how without even realizing there are other ways that are more effective. Being able to separate from the loneliness and shame helps to see things clearly like this.
Support Through the Counseling Process
While you may be struggling to gain your footing as a new parent, your partner might be struggling with knowing how to support you. It can be challenging when they don’t understand what you’re going through and don’t know how to help. We understand and encourage spouses and partners who want to better support to join the process with you.
As they grow in understanding about postpartum issues, they can learn to support you. To listen better, know how to respond, and give you the support you need to get through this challenging time. Rather than being something that divides you and makes you feel even more alone, it can become a time that connects you and causes you to deepen your relationship together.
Start Postpartum Counseling in Hillsboro, OR and Clackamas, OR
You can live the life you’ve dreamed of with your baby. Postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD and birth trauma do not get to steal this time of joy. Our Christian counselors near Portland, are ready to help you. Right now, Sara Graves in Hillsboro and Megan Coggins in Clackamas are our postpartum support specialists. We can help your family get back on track with the right coping skills and tools. When you are ready to start postpartum counseling, follow these simple steps:
- Learn about our counselors in Clackamas and our therapists in Hillsboro
- Schedule an appointment with your preferred therapist, or contact us with questions
- Get the help you need to finally be able to enjoy being a parent
Other Therapy Services at Life Discovery Counseling in Oregon
Our therapists don’t just work with postpartum issues. We can help the whole family with counseling in multiple locations near Portland, and anywhere in the state with online therapy in Oregon. Whether you are in Clackamas, Happy Valley, Damascus, or Hillsboro, we can help. Christian counseling is the cornerstone of our approach to therapy. We also work with depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, relationship issues, marriage problems, and child counseling. Once you’re ready to start, we’re ready to meet you. Let’s connect!