Breaking the Ice: Tips on Making Female Friends at Work for Women

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Friendships In The Workplace When we’re school aged, it’s easy to make friends. But as adults, women can sometimes feel on-guard around other women, especially in the workplace, and friendships can be harder to foster. Not only does this lack of friendship make going to work each day feel more challenging, but studies have found friendships, or a lack of...[ read more ]

What Does Postpartum Depression Feel Like?

Most new mothers are handed their swaddled baby along with a brochure about postpartum depression (PPD) when they are discharged from the hospital. And while it’s great that awareness of PPD is growing, each woman’s experience of it can vary greatly and include everything from obsessive anxiety, OCD, to a sense of disconnect to unremitting rage A tiny brochure simply...[ read more ]

When to Worry: Recognizing Signs of PTSD Trauma in Your Loved Ones

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Over the past several years, there have been numerous traumatic events all across the country. From incidents of mass violence to devastating natural disasters, hundreds of thousands of Americans have experienced or witnessed a disastrous or life-threatening event. In addition to tragedies such as these, anyone who has experienced a shocking or dangerous incident (such as a car accident or...[ read more ]

Navigating Parenthood with Your LGBTQIA Partner

LGBTQIA couples in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC find parenthood support at Postpartum Wellness.

The phrase "traditional family" no longer means one mom, one dad and two-point-five kids. Today’s families are diverse, with many lesbians and gay men forming a family unit through adoption, foster care, artificial insemination and other means. Research estimates that between six to 14 million children live with at least one gay parent in the United States alone. Though it is,...[ read more ]

3 Ways Individual Counseling Can Help Your Marriage

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Even happily married couples throughout Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC can hit obstacles along the way. When this happens, couples can either go at it alone and try to work through their issues themselves, or they can seek the guidance of a trained and experienced couples counselor. While some couples feel their problems should be kept private, many more are...[ read more ]

3 Emotional Challenges of Being a Stay-at-Home Mom — And How to Overcome Them!

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Being a stay-at-home mom in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC can be very rewarding, but also incredibly challenging. There’s the guilt about not bringing home a paycheck combined with, at times, significant loneliness. If you’ve ever felt joy when a salesman shows up unannounced at your front door, you know what I’m talking about! OMG! An adult to talk to...[ read more ]

Coping with Working from Home During COVID-19 – Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC

Expert counselors support mothers through coronavirus and teleworking while caring for their kids at home.

How many mornings have you shut off that alarm, wishing you could just work from home in your PJs? Well now many of us are getting our wish thanks to coronavirus (COVID-19). While in theory working from home may seem ideal, the reality for many of us is that it’s, well, kind of a pain. Particularly if you have young...[ read more ]

Post-Baby Disconnect? 3 Ways to Stay More Connected After Having a Baby

New Parents in Arlington, VA receive help from counselors at Postpartum Wellness

No matter how many times they were warned, few new parents are prepared for the life-changing event of the birth of their first child.  This is even more so in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC!   No more sleeping in on Saturday, then heading to your favorite restaurant for brunch with friends. These leisurely activities are replaced with sleepless nights and...[ read more ]

Why Did I Feel Fine Yesterday? The Causes of Depression

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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 ]

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Help after coronavirus in bethesda, md

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 ]
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