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  • Online therapy for moms who love their children, but aren’t loving motherhood.

    If we’re being honest,
    motherhood really sucks sometimes. 

    It’s not that you don’t love your kid, but who knew that it would be this hard?

    You expected some sleepless nights, diaper blowouts and temper tantrums, but not the huge emotional toll that comes with being a mother.

    You weren’t prepared to be angry with your child for not sleeping, to be so worried about every little thing or for the rage you feel when your kid just won’t do what you need them to do!

    AND THE GUILT!

    Nothing prepared you for the guilt and insecurity you feel every day. That nagging thought that you’re screwing it all up. The disappointment and sadness that you’re not the mother you want to be.

    I get it. I’ve been there. IT SUCKS.

    You’re here because you’re tired of being tired. You know that pretending that everything’s okay when it’s clearly not is overwhelming and exhausting.

    You’re over feeling alone, crazy and less than. You’re sick of worrying if everyone can see that you’re failing. You’re ready to feel confident, empowered and you want to actually enjoy your kids!

    I want that for you too.

    Schedule a free 15-minute consultation

    I’m Orlesa- therapist, coach, wife and mother. I’m here to help you get out of your current rut and live a life that’s enjoyable and fulfilling- without guilt!

    I won’t be changing any diapers and I can’t help with the never-ending pile of laundry, (let me know when you figure that one out) but I CAN help you learn effective coping strategies and skills that can bring calm to the chaos.

    Being a mother is hard, but you don’t have to do it alone. Together, we’ll create a plan to tackle every challenge and barrier that’s stealing your joy. The end result? Happiness, peace and contentment in your role as a mom.

    Therapy for
    Stress & Burnout

    You’ve poured your heart and soul into parenting, working, keeping your house feeling like a home. You care so much for your family, but at the end of the day, you don’t even know who YOU are anymore. Therapy will help you learn to prioritize your needs and find what brings you joy. We’ll also work on smashing any guilt that gets in our way. 

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    Postpartum
    Depression

    This isn’t what you were expecting. You’re so sad and you worry that you’re not the parent your child deserves. Therapy will help you identify the thought patterns that are keeping you down. You’ll also learn to reframe them for a more realistic and rational point of view. We’ll focus on developing a happiness habit for long-term results.

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    Postpartum
    Anxiety

    You are consumed with worry about what could happen to you, your partner or your baby, spending hours thinking up worst-case scenarios that you must avoid. You feel like you’re doing it all wrong. It’s exhausting. Therapy will help you stop the anxiety spiral. You’ll learn to live in the present moment so that you stop missing out on what’s happening now.

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    Parent-Child
    Interaction Therapy

    You’re looking for help with your child’s outbursts and mood swings. You’ve tried everything, but they don’t seem happy. You love your child, but you’re finding it hard to like them right now. Through play, you’ll learn skills to communicate with your child in a way that builds their confidence and decreases challenging behaviors.

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    Please click around to learn more about my specialties, approach to therapy, and qualifications. If you like what you see, schedule a free 15-minute consultation to see if we’re a good fit. 

    Schedule a free 15-minute consultation