Overnight, you have a small human relying on you to meet their every need. Your days and nights become a sleep-deprived merry-go-round of feeding, diapering, and cries you don’t yet understand. If you're being honest, you don't really know what you're doing and an internet full of conflicting parenting advice hasn't been as helpful as you'd hoped it'd be.
You miss your old life and secretly wish things could be how they used to be. You miss feeling in control of your schedule. You miss uninterrupted time with your partner. You miss spontaneous nights out with friends. You miss using your brain for things other than tracking an endless list of baby-care to-dos. You miss SLEEP. You want to enjoy this season with your newborn, but you're feeling crushed about the loss of your pre-baby life and afraid that you'll never feel like yourself again.
If you did, they’d know how "not okay" you feel. You’re either crying or on the verge of tears all day. You can’t sleep (even when the baby sleeps) because you’re constantly checking on them to make sure they’re okay. Your mind is racing with scary thoughts about you or someone else accidentally harming your baby. You’re feeling irritable with your partner, baby, dog, and/or anyone who crosses your path. Of course you love your baby, but you haven’t felt that magical bond you’ve heard so much about. Maybe you even regret having a baby or worry that you’re not cut out for parenting.
We'll cheers our tea from afar because you have put in the work and are ready to graduate from therapy! You'll be on your way with a shiny new set of tried-and-true strategies to create a life you love.
We'll set a goal you're excited about and create a game plan to reach it. During weekly sessions, we'll break up that goal into actionable, do-able baby steps that you can take in your real life between sessions.
During your free virtual consultation, we'll talk logistics of therapy, answer any questions you have about our potential work together, and see if we're a good fit. No pressure or obligation — pinky promise.