Why Did I Feel Fine Yesterday? The Causes of Depression

With 322 million people suffering with depression worldwide, it's not surprising to learn that in America, depression is among the most common mental disorders. The cause of depression is often simplified as a chemical imbalance in the brain, but the reality is that the disease is far more complicated. Scientific research has yet to completely understand the biology of depression....[ read more ]

Silver Lining

It has been weeks of social distancing and it can still feel unreal. This time a few months ago, it would have been considered rude to stand 6 feet away from someone while waiting in a line, or for your food delivery driver to sit your food at the door and walk away. Never could we have imagined that every...[ read more ]

Are You Married to a Narcissist?

When you met your spouse, did it seem like love at first sight? Was there a familiarity to them and a feeling that you were somehow drawn to them? Soon after you said “I do,” did they begin to change? Were they giving you less attention and making everything about them? Did they show fits of rage or suddenly start...[ read more ]

Helping Kids Cope with Loss

Parents do their best to shield their children from the harsh realities of the world. But as much of an effort as they put in, parents can’t always protect their children from experiencing the pain of loss. Whether it’s the loss of a beloved pet, a childhood friend, or the loss of a sibling, young children are often unequipped to...[ read more ]

It’s Okay to Take a Break! Tips for New Moms on Asking for Help

As a new mother, you’ve probably noticed that taking care of yourself and a new baby at the same time is next to impossible. How are you supposed to make sure you are getting what you need to thrive when you are on call 24/7, responsible for keeping a new human being alive and happy? It’s no wonder that so many new moms feel...[ read more ]

Do New Moms Struggle with Low Self-Esteem?

Having a child is one of life’s most incredible experiences. It is also one of the most challenging situations that come with mood swings and psychological changes. If you’re a new mother who has been experiencing low self-esteem, you’re not alone. A group of researchers recently took a look at why new mothers experience low self-esteem and dissatisfaction with their...[ read more ]

Who Wouldn’t Want Their Own Personal Cheerleader?

Counseling for postpartum depression is available at Postpartum Wellness in Arlington, VA

Motherhood comes with a range of changes both physical and emotional. It is an exciting and challenging time. You have this new bundle of joy that requires all of your attention and care, not to mention lack of sleep, changes in friendships and other relationships, anxiety, guilt, and the dilemmas surrounding career and family. While it might feel overwhelming to...[ read more ]

Too Many Choices: Breast, Formula, Work, SAHM, Daycare?

Mom holding a baby, looking shamed as a bunch of fingers point at her from every direction. Postpartum wellness counseling can help new parents feel confident and calm about their parenting choices in Northern Virginia - therapist for women in Reston, va - counseling after perinatal complications northern Virginia

Wow. Our world is more complicated every single day. We’re all too busy. And, no. It has not always been this way. We live in a time of unprecedented access to information and expertise. While this sounds like a great thing, it can be detrimental to new parents. What are you supposed to do? Who are you supposed to listen...[ read more ]

It’s Complicated: How To Deal With Relationship Changes After Baby’s Arrival

People on a rollercoaster, headed into a dark tunnel. Just like the rollercoaster of emotions you may be experiencing as a new parent! Postpartum Wellness - therapist in Reston, VA - Northern Virginia Counseling

Baby is here! The busy time in the hospital, or with your midwife, is over. You are over the moon that your sweet baby is happy and healthy. As a couple, you've never been more in love. Now that you're home, things should get smoother and easier, right? While Simple, Taking Care of a New Baby is NOT Always Easy...[ read more ]

Am I Dealing With Baby Blues or Postpartum Depression?

Newborn Baby, snuggled and sleeping on beige fuzzy carpet. Our maternal mental health therapists offer postpartum support in Northern Virginia and Fairfax county to help you and your baby thrive!

“Everyone experiences this, right?”, “It’s totally normal to feel a little down after having a baby.”, and “...maybe I’m just going crazy.” Yes. I know. We’ve heard all of those sentiments and SO many more. Is it normal? Absolutely. Especially during the first couple weeks after the baby is born. In fact, the majority of women will have symptoms of...[ read more ]
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