“For when a child is born the mother also is born again.” —Gilbert Parker
There is no more powerful or absolute life transition than that of becoming a mother. Holding one’s child can be the most joyful experience of life. Those baby sounds…those baby smells…the softness of that baby skin. But what if that isn’t your experience? What if, when staring down at your sleeping child you are filled with anxiety and panic rather than peace and happiness? What if things don’t go as planned? What if you don’t feel the way everyone said you would?
You’re not alone. Many women struggle with their transition into motherhood. Some studies estimate 1 in 5 women will be diagnosed with a Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD). You don’t have to suffer in silence and you don’t have to “tough it out” on your own. I regularly attend trainings on PMADs and am skilled at working with women at all stages of pregnancy, post partum, and parenthood. Whether you need treatment for a formal diagnosis of PMAD or simply want some supportive and nonjudgmental guidance during this time of change, I am here to help you find your footing and improve your confidence and enjoyment of this time in your life.
To learn more about my work with moms, please click on the video below. To schedule an appointment, you can call my office at 210-774-8292.
PLEASE WELCOME SHANNON MANUSZEWSKI, LPC-INTERN TO THE PRACTICE!!
Shannon works with clients age 12+ and offers evening and Saturday appointments. To learn more about Shannon, visit the Specialties page. To schedule, call Shannon directly at 210-330-6502.
PLEASE NOTE THE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON THE FOLLOWING DATES OVER THE SUMMER:
May 29 - June 2
July 3 - July 4
July 17 - July 21
Aug. 18 and Aug. 21
***The office will be closed on these days so that I can spend quality time with my husband and daughter over the summer. I appreciate your support and understanding.