MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

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Maternal Mental Health Support

woman with anxiety covers her face with her hands as she deals with postpartum anxiety and postpartum depresssion. She gets maternal mental health therapy from an online therapist for anxiety at Synergy therapy, an online counseling practice.

You are trying to get pregnant and it just isn’t happening. Why do your friends get pregnant on the first try, yet here you are, it’s been a year and you’re still not pregnant.

You’ve had a miscarriage. Grief and loss over a baby you love and lost is unbearable.

You got pregnant easily and had a flawless birth. Now, you feel sad all the time. You can’t seem to connect to this new human you gave life to. You wonder if you are just not cut out for motherhood.

IVF has been emotionally draining. You just want to talk to a psychologist who “gets it.” You want to work with a specialist who is trained to help and is supportive of the journey you’re on.

If any of these scenarios seem like what you are going through, online therapy with Synergy Etherapy can help. Maternal Mental Health is a specialty area that many therapists are unfamiliar with But, several of our therapists at Synergy eTherapy can walk with you on your journey into pregnancy, motherhood, and beyond. Specifically, Dr. Elizabeth Merrill and Nicole Smith have received training from Postpartum Support International (PSI), which is a recognized name and leader in maternal mental health therapy.

Postpartum Depression and/or Postpartum Anxiety is Very Common 

Know the Symptoms of Postpartum Depression (PPD)

Postpartum depression occurs in 1 in 8 women. It’s not just the “baby blues” it is something deeper, more severe, and can be debilitating for new moms. It typically appears a few days after delivery but can last months or even years after birth.

Symptoms of Postpartum Depression (PPD) include:

  • woman copes with postpartum depression while holding her infant son. She gets maternal mental health therapy from a Synergy eTherapy online therapistsadness
  • difficulty concentrating
  • mood swings
  • hopelessness
  • self-harm or suicidal thoughts
  • harmful thoughts towards your baby

Know the Symptoms of Postpartum Anxiety (PPA).

Many new moms suffer from Postpartum Anxiety Disorder (PPA) which is characterized by uncontrollable worry about your baby or other things in your life. According to the American Pregnancy Association, PPA affects about 10% of new moms.

Some of the symptoms associated with Postpartum Anxiety Disorder (PPA) include:

  • severe sleep disruptions (the kind where you can’t ever fall asleep),
  • major changes in eating habits
  • increased rapid heart rate
  • panic attacks
  • sense of dread or danger
  • excessive, uncontrollable worry

Online Therapy Offers Support for Women who are Trying to Conceive (TTC), New Moms, and Families

You do not need to live with all-consuming anxiety or depression every day, and you don’t have to let Postpartum Anxiety and/or Postpartum Depression rob you of the joy of being a new mom. There is hope. Talk to your partner or spouse, a best friend, or your doctor. It is important to acknowledge when you’re feeling anxious in order to find an effective treatment plan to help you coping and enjoy this time with your family.

Synergy eTherapy’s Approach to Maternal Mental Health Support

happy mother gets maternal mental health therapy from an online therapist with Synergy eTherapy who provides online therapy in many statesSuccessful treatment of postpartum mood disorders, the mental health concerns that arise when you are trying to conceive, and grief from a pregnancy loss include therapy, medication, and other approaches like meditation, relaxation, and mindfulness practices. During your treatment, we will also encourage you to seek support from family, friends, and your community.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Maternal Mental Health Support

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a common depression and anxiety treatment. CBT focuses on how your thoughts and emotions influence behavior. CBT will help you learn to cope with negative thoughts and make changes in your behavior to relieve your anxiety or depression. While you can’t control everything that happens in your life, you can control how you respond to challenging situations like new motherhood or the challenges that accompany trying to get pregnant. CBT will teach you coping strategies to help you respond in a healthy way.
 
Schedule your FREE Synergy eTherapy consultation with a therapist in your area today!

What to Expect From Online Counseling for Maternal Mental Health Support?

Online counseling or eTherapy is a wonderful, easy, convenient, and flexible way to access therapy on your terms, where you are comfortable. Life with a new baby is tough. And, some days you may not be feeling up to leaving your house or commuting to a therapy appointment. So, you put off therapy and are becoming more anxious.

Synergy eTherapy is here to work WITH you in your day. We certainly don’t want to add another layer of anxiety to your life. Online therapy is easy, all you need to do is log in to a portal and meet with your therapist in a place where you’re comfortable. There you will engage in a goal-oriented, compassionate, and insightful hour of therapy. You will feel heard and validated. Then, you will learn new skills to help you better manage those negative thoughts that cause you to feel anxious and worried, sad, or unstable.

woman injects herself with fertility drugs, She receives support from an online therapist providing online therapy with Synergy eTherapy

Online Postpartum Counseling Can Help You Feel Better

Why wait? It can be miserable to live with constant worry, panic attacks, or putting mental energy into fighting the constant “what ifs” and fears in your mind. But you don’t have to live this way. Counseling can help you overcome these obstacles and live a happy and fuller life. Conquering and sadness the fears that cause you distress will not only build confidence, it will lift a huge weight off your shoulders. There is no need to suffer when your postpartum anxiety or postpartum depression can be treated. Take control of your mind so it doesn’t take control of you.

 

BEGIN ONLINE THERAPY FOR MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

mom enjoys her time with her baby after getting maternal mental health therapy from an online therapist working with synergy etherapyIf you are suffering from a postpartum mood disorder, or trying to cope with the emotions that arise when you’re trying to conceive, or the unimaginable grief of pregnancy loss, we can help. Our therapists are trained to provide the highest quality maternal mental health support no matter where you are on your journey to become a parent. To begin online postpartum counseling in your state with three simple steps:

  1. Visit our FAQ page for information about online therapy with Synergy eTherapy
  2. Meet with the online therapists in your state.
  3. Begin working on the issues that matter most to you and find relief from anxiety!

OTHER MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AT SYNERGY ETHERAPY

As an online counseling practice, we are proud to offer a variety of online therapy services to help you focus on you. Our goal is to take the stress out of getting the mental health treatment you deserve with our flexible, convenient, and easy to use mental health services.  We offer online therapy in several states including Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Florida, Kansas, California, Illinois, Maine, and Georgia. Depending on the online therapist you go to for counseling, we can offer counseling for traumadepression, substance abuse, medical conditions, and more.  Our online therapists provide treatment for teenscollege students, adults and couples. Also, we are able to offer psychiatric medication management in some locations. For questions regarding the cost of telehealth, please visit the cost of investment page. Getting support for life’s challenges doesn’t have to be complicated. Online therapy may be the answer you’ve been looking for.

Synergy eTherapy really helps me to open up my mind and see things from a different perspective. The conversations are nice because I feel a lot less alone…

If at any time you feel suicidal, STOP and please call 9-1-1 immediately or go to your local emergency room. This site is not intended, nor equipt to handle crisis situations.

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