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The Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 on Families

If you asked any of us a year ago what would life be like in 2020, it’s doubtful anyone would have guessed we’d be going through a global pandemic, replete with lockdowns and self-quarantining. At the beginning of the year, some families might have thought of being forced to stay home from work and school would be a fun little...[ read more ]

Feeling Disconnected? Here are 3 Ways to Reconnect

Thanks to Hollywood, many couples have been led to believe the secret to reconnecting and rekindling the passion is through a Caribbean cruise, sports cars, or jewelry. But the reality is, once there’s a disconnect between partners, gifts and vacations simply won’t cut it. It may seem counterintuitive, but love is mended not through grandiose deeds, but through small acts...[ read more ]

How Does Therapy Help Families Remain Resilient During COVID-19

All of us have struggled in our own way to deal with the effects of the pandemic. But if you are a parent, you most likely have even more concerns about the impact the virus and subsequent lockdown have had on the emotional health of your children. You’ve most likely taken certain precautions over the past few months to ensure...[ read more ]

Stress Management for People of Color Dealing with Microaggressions

Most human beings don’t get through life without dealing with their fair share of stress. But some people seem to deal with more stress than others. For instance, according to a report by the American Psychological Association (APA), both low-income populations and racial minorities have a greater risk of developing mental and physical health issues as a result of stress....[ read more ]

5 Way To Handle Birth Trauma Flashbacks

Childbirth Trauma Flashbacks are our brain’s way of processing traumatic events that we’ve experienced. But what tends to happen is, our subconscious goes to our storage cabinet to access some important memories regarding the event, and everything sort of tumbles out of the cabinet all at once. This falling out or flashback experience can feel almost as traumatic as the...[ read more ]

Tips For Making Friends At Work

Counseling for women at postpartum wellness

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 ]

How To Tell If Your Loved One Has PTSD

PTSD treatment for moms in Virginia

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 Relationship

Postpartum anxiety treatment is in Arlington, VA and Bethesda, MD.

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 ]



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