Frequently Asked Questions
Managing Motherhood provides online therapy specifically for women on the journey of motherhood, from conception to pregnancy and beyond. I have advanced training in treating perinatal disorders, Parent-child therapy, and parent coaching. Since I specialize in pregnancy and parenting, I am able to utilize interventions that are evidence-based and proven to work for issues faced by moms and struggling parents. Research is always discovering new ways of dealing with mental health concerns. Through continuing education specifically about pregnancy, motherhood, and parenting, I stay aware of the most recent findings so that I am best able to serve my clients.
I can support you if you’re experiencing:
- Postpartum depression, anxiety, and PTSD
- Pregnancy mood challenges such as anxiety and depression
- Intrusive or scary thoughts
- Stress, overwhelm, and burnout (see my 8-week burnout program)
- Relationship changes/challenges (especially as they relate to parenting and adding new family members)
- Birth trauma
- Feeling down, low, or unmotivated
- Fertility challenges
- Pregnancy loss, stillbirth, and infant loss
- Managing life stress, changing roles, family dynamics
- Returning to work
- Effective parent-child communication and discipline
- Parenting kids with “big” emotions.
Why survive when you can thrive? Untreated maternal stress can leave you feeling drained and can have negative effects on your home, social, and work life. Stress can be overwhelming and leave mothers feeling like they have no time for themselves and no identity outside of their children. While society will tell you that motherhood is supposed to be a struggle, you don’t have to suffer just because you’ve chosen the role of mother. We can work together to figure out the source of your stress and create a plan that makes things easier to manage. Explore my therapy for moms and book your free 15-minute consultation today.
The first session looks very much like an interview. I ask questions to get to know you and the issues you are facing. Then, I allow you to share about whatever is going on and we work together to figure out a game plan moving forward. Since my approach is person-centered, the plan is tailored to your specific needs and comfort level with certain interventions. As your personal needs change over time, the plan we’ve made might also change to best cater to your current situation. Ongoing sessions are less formal and are more of a conversation. We discuss the issues you are facing with a focus on finding solutions. Every session is a little different, but you are always provided a safe and non-judgmental space to let it all out and figure out how to cope a little better. If you’re ready to dive in, book a free consultation.
If you can’t make it to a session, please let me know as soon as possible so that we can reschedule your appointment. Your access to services, however, is not threatened by your attendance. If you cancel, reschedule, or do not show for an appointment with less than 24 hours’ notice, you will be charged the full session fee (see our Rates & Insurance to learn more).
At Managing Motherhood, I offer a wide range of services via online therapy. Other services include postpartum depression, therapy for stress and overwhelm, pregnancy and motherhood, parenting support, parent-child interaction therapy, counseling for new mothers, and therapy for postpartum anxiety. My work also includes birth trauma and parent coaching. Additionally, I offer online therapy in Maryland, online therapy in Washington, D.C., online therapy in Virginia. I look forward to being able to hold space for you to work through anything that is holding you back today. If you’re looking for therapy, I am here to help.
What’s the difference between therapy and coaching?
While therapy and coaching are both designed to give you the space and time to work on your wellbeing and growth, they are quite different. My solutions focused therapy can support you to work through past and present issues that are affecting your mental health, while coaching is aimed at helping you name and achieve your future goals. Coaching is not mental health treatment and can actually be a great addition to therapy you might already be receiving. In both cases, you’re in the driver’s seat and are responsible for the kind of results you’ll see.
Can I do therapy and coaching at the same time?
Great question – unfortunately, no. Therapy and coaching are two distinct services. In order to have clear boundaries between the two, I do not coach therapy clients (and vice versa). The best way to figure out which offering is right for you is to book a free 15-minute consultation with me.
I think I’m burnt out, should I do coaching or therapy?
This really depends on your goals and what’s present for you. Both services can support you on your journey out of burnout, but first it’s important to discover whether you actually are burnt out, or if you’re just tired. Take the quiz at the bottom of this page to gain some insight then book a free 15-minute consultation with me to see how I can help you.
My husband wants to be a part of my therapy journey, is that allowed?
Absolutely! I’ve worked with many parents in the past, especially in learning more about their child and how to handle tantrums and unusual behaviours. I offer parent coaching and support that not only addresses your roles as parents, but can also help to improve your relationship and further open the lines of communication. Get in touch to see if I’m a good fit for you and your partner.
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