I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, and postpartum depression. Treatment focuses on rapid relief from unpleasant symptoms, so that you can begin to feel more "like yourself" as soon as possible.
Postpartum Depression is a crisis. As a licensed Marriage and Family therapist, my treatment approach is to provide short-term counseling to help new Moms feel better- as soon as possible. This usually means helping her regain functioning if her symptoms are severe. I utilize an action-oriented plan, emphasizing "areas of wellness", which include finding practical and emotional support, linking with resources, and medical referrals if necessary. What is known is that PPD is treatable. Although a woman may feel as if she will "never pull out of it", she will recover- with treatment. Without treatment, the illness can linger, at times even between pregnancies.