COVID-19 Guide to Managing Anxiety

We are living in difficult times and have all been impacted in some way by what’s happening in our world. A public health crisis has raised anxiety for a lot of people. Anxiety and the immune system have an interesting relationship. Elevated levels of anxiety can compromise the immune system by weakening it and making…

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When Your Postpartum Experience Isn’t What you Expected

Just like the journey to motherhood is different for everyone, so is the same for the postpartum experience. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines the postpartum period as the most critical yet most neglectful period in the lives of mothers and babies. In my therapy work, I often have clients engage in a deep exploration…

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Resources for Pregnancy Loss

Chances are high that you probably know someone who’s experienced a pregnancy loss. If you don’t know someone directly, then you’ve likely heard of someone else’s story of loss. There are certain things in life that we take for granted and the ability to conceive and bring a living baby home is one. If you’ve…

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using affirmations to create a vision

How to Use Affirmations to Create Your 2020 Vision

I’ve been asking my clients this past month to reflect on their progress for 2019. I believe it’s helpful to celebrate successes and not only focus on the problems that exist. We sometimes look for success to appear in dramatic ways, when really, it often manifest in small but meaningful ways. We just miss them…

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mom with perinatal mood and anxiety disorder

Risk Factors for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

One in seven women experience mood disturbances during or after pregnancy. The perinatal period is a difficult time for a lot of women and many of them suffer in silence. Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are considered the number one complication of childbirth. It can affect anyone at any time from conception through the first…

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