Therapy can prove to be helpful for many people. Some people experience extreme mental health conditions while others just need someone to talk to. Sometimes there is nothing wrong. Maybe a decision needs to be made and you need a conducive space to sort things out or even a different perspective. Therapy is a space for self exploration, new discoveries and healing.
Not quite. If you build a strong rapport with your therapist, it can feel like you're talking to a friend. The major difference is that your therapist is trained to identify clinical symptoms that cause impaired functioning, psychologically, emotionally, and behaviorally. Your therapist is unbiased and what you share is confidential. Family and friends may not be as private.
Therapy usually starts with a consultation. Consultation is usually 10-15 minutes where I get to know you and you get to know me. We discuss your interest in therapy, and how I practice. You have an opportunity to ask me any questions you have at that time.
Sessions are structured by an intake, followed by subsequent sessions (50+ minutes). In the first session, we determine your goals for therapy and a treatment plan. The length of therapy is dependent on the client.
Maternal Mental Health is a term used to bring awareness to mental health disorders mothers experience during the prenatal, pregnancy and postpartum periods of birth. These clinical disorders include depression, anxiety and sometimes birth-related psychosis. Support is usually offered to mothers up until the baby's first year of life.
Maternal Mental Health support extends beyond the baby's first year of life. Mothers still experience mental health concerns and stressors when children are toddlers, school age, teens and even young adults. Mothers deserve ongoing support to cope with the many developmental changes of their children as well as unexpected experiences that occur in everyday life.
No, coaching is not covered by insurance.