What are your areas of expertise?
Managing Motherhood does online therapy specifically on women in any stage 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.
Managing Motherhood supports clients with:
- Postpartum depression, anxiety, and PTSD
- Pregnancy mood challenges such as anxiety and depression
- Intrusive or scary thoughts
- Stress, overwhelm, and burnout
- 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
I’m stressing, but I’m surviving, should I consider online therapy in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, D.C.?
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.
Why shouldn’t I just take medication, instead of doing online therapy?
Medication can be effective but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with counseling. Our work together is done to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on the strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals.
How does it work? What does online therapy look like?
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.
How long will online therapy in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, D.C. take?
There is no way to determine for sure how long you will be in online therapy. Some issues can be solved in a few sessions while others require more long-term treatment. Other factors that affect the length of treatment include your personal desire for change, your commitment to completing homework and implementing skills learned outside of session, and the frequency of sessions.
What happens if I miss a session? Will I get take-off as a client?
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 of $200.
Do you take insurance?
Depending on your current health insurance provider or employee benefit plan, it is possible for services to be covered in full or in part. Please contact your provider to verify how your plan compensates you for psychotherapy services. Refer to my rates page for more information.
Begin in Online Therapy in Washington, D.C. With Managing Motherhood!
If you’re ready to begin your therapy journey, then consider working we me at Managing Motherhood, where you will receive specialized help specific to your needs. In my online Washington, D.C. counseling practice, you will meet with me, your online therapist, who specializes in postpartum depression, anxiety, support, parent coaching, and parent-child interaction therapy among other family-related topics.
To get started with therapy follow these simple steps:
- Contact Managing Motherhood
- Meet with Orlesa Poole, your online therapist
- Begin working toward a more fulfilling life for you and your family.
Other services at Managing Motherhood
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.